Meetups: Washington DC on Oct. 11, Seattle on Nov. 27

Hello! There are two meetups on the books.

1. From Wiley in Washington, DC:

I’m interested in doing a meetup for DC. I’ll be at Penn Social ( on October 11th at 7pm. There is a reasonable beer selection, snacks, and best of all, board and arcade games! Last time I was there I played dominoes and Skee ball. The upper level, which is wheelchair accessible (as is the entire bar), has long tables perfect for gaming and/or coloring and/or chatting. It’s very metro accessible, and reasonably priced. I’d love to meet DC Awkwardites of all stripes, but ESPECIALLY queer DCites.

2. And from Foxipher Jones in Seattle:

Hello, Seattle Awkwardeers!

I heard that the first Seattle Meetup was a hit, and I’m so glad to hear it. Some of us (including myself) could not make it, so another event or two are in the works, including this one!

On November 27th at 6:30pm, we have the two large tables reserved (20~ people since people tend to rotate in and out) at Wayward Coffeehouse, which is an all-ages geeky venue that serves organic coffee and vegetarian/vegan food, including tasty baked goods. (This is NOT Wayward Cafe, which is also a vegetarian place.) Wayward Coffeehouse is located at: 6417 Roosevelt Way NE #104Seattle, WA 98115
(the southwest corner of 65th & Roosevelt next to Ten Thousand Villages)

There is street parking on streets surrounding the venue, and it is within walking distance of the Greenlake Park & Ride as well as other bus stops. ( has bus schedules and a tripplanner). I will post closer to the event what to look for; Quartzpebble and I are planning to be there.
Please, as a favor to those of us with life-threatening allergies, do not bring nuts/peanuts to the Meetup, and please do not eat peanuts right before either, as I highly enjoy breathing.

I look forward to meeting you all.


Foxipher Jones

Here’s what you do if you want to plan a meetup where you are.

  1. Kristin Leigh/Holden Cauliflower said:

    Greenlake is a bit inconvenient for me, but this past meetup was so much fun – I’ll definitely do my best to make it November 27.

    Who was thinking about organizing our Seattle Google Group/mailing list? We should do that, still!

    • SadieBlake said:

      If you are the Kristin Leigh I think you are, you should have my email address (I think?) – I believe I can forward you Google group info. I applied for membership (as it were) but I don’t think much activity has happened on it yet.

      Or I’m bad at checking things. That is also possible.

      • Kristin Leigh/Holden Cauliflower said:

        I am that Kristin Leigh, Sadie, and I found it! I wound up going back to the other meetup page to look. 🙂

  2. Irene said:

    Cool! I might try to make the Seattle meetup — missed the last one.

  3. Ellen Fremedon said:

    I was just on the verge of arranging a DC meetup for that same week and neighborhood! Count me in for the 11th.

    • JenniferP said:


    • Wiley said:

      Ha! How about that. 🙂

  4. L. said:

    Yeah meetups!

    On the “rural town” post recently there were a few people talking about a meetup in VT or NH after the new year. I enthusiastically posted but the spam filter ate my comments several times and I didn’t get it together to ask the Captain to unfilter them. Anyway, I’m very interested and will keep it in the back of my mind to maybe contact the Captain about making a similar post for northern New England at a later date. Thank you for facilitating us all, Cap’n.

    • JenniferP said:

      I think I’ve mostly un-fucked the spam queue, but there was a day that I blew up everything in it and started over, so maybe your stuff was lost. Email me when you guys pull together a date!

  5. SadieBlake said:

    Another Seattle meetup? This is definitely relevant to my interests.

  6. Bouncy Armadillo said:

    I’m in Vancouver BC but an Awkward Army meet up sounds like a good reason for a road trip!

  7. Are there many Vancouver/Vancouver Island Awkwardteers? Maybe we could pull one together of our own for those of us who can’t make Seattle.

    • Annafel said:

      I am one! Count me in =) (Preferably Victoria, but I would go to Vancouver if I could make it work!)

  8. Mp said:

    San Francisco on October 13 is still happening too, right?

    • JenniferP said:

      As far as I know!

    • Elisonna said:

      I couldn’t find if I got a twitter response from the person setting up the meet, but I am planning on going to the SF meet. How are people identifying each other? As an Awkward, it’s a little intimidating to somehow figure out which group of strangers in a crowded bar I’m trying to meet? My twitter is @elisonna if any bay area people want to communicate about this.

    • Thneedle-dee-dee said:

      I’m planning on attending that day! (if I can just get this one thing rescheduled, which is looking likely).

      We’ll all recognize each other somehow, and we’ll have so much awkwardness concentrated in one place that we might explode with awesomeness.

      Also: coloring pages.

      • That coloring book is amazing! I’m kind of bummed I didn’t know about this when I attended a Worldcon panel this summer called “Fat People in Space.”

    • I’m still planning on being there! I’ll be a few days out of minor surgery so there’s a chance I’ll have to stay home but I will do my best to come.

  9. LW said:

    Yay DC! Boyfriend (also a CA fan) and I will be there!

    Wiley, how will we identify you?

    • Katie said:

      Yay!!!! So excited! Also can’t wait.

    • What an excellent question! I will wear a bright red sweater. I am short and blonde and very gay looking. Does that sound like enough intel?

      • LW said:

        I’ll be on the lookout 😀

        Sooo excited for this!

      • Diane said:

        Probably late to the party, but in case you check: I am wearing orange tights and I have pin-curled red hair. I’m kind of hard to miss. If you see me awkwardly wandering, point me in the right direction!

      • Caitlan said:

        Lobster print skirt on self+ lobster print bow tie on SO.

      • Ellen Fremedon said:

        I will be in extravagantly striped wool knee socks.

  10. Sara said:

    I’m a DC person who just got into Captain Awkward over the summer! I’m kind of shy about these things but I might show as well! 🙂

  11. cass said:

    How long is the DC meetup likely to run? I get out of a class at 7.30 so I could pop in a bit after 8 if people were still around…

    • I will be there until at least 8:30-9.

    • Wiley said:

      cass, I had forgotten that the VP debate is that night, and I’ll be heading to another part of town to watch it around 8. I hope there’ll be people hanging out still at eight, but I wanted to let you know in case you wanted to catch us next time.

  12. Agnes said:

    Do you have many readers in Tokyo? I’m moving to Japan this week to teach English, and organizing a meet-up would be a good way to jump-start my social circle with awesome people.

    • JenniferP said:

      Once you’re settled in send an email with a time/place and we’ll find out. I know there are some people in Japan but not where they are dispersed.

  13. Oh my gosh! DC meetup!! I’ll do my best to make it. BUT EVEN IF I CAN’T it’s a great idea and we should totally do more.

  14. Diane said:

    I will be at the DC meetup!

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