From Kate, your host:
July London meetup as follows:
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 18th July, 11am onwards.
And it’s time for the bad book swap again! Bring any book you don’t want any more (too many puns, too few dinosaurs, too much or too little sex, or anything else), take away someone else’s rejects! Or just come and chat.
This venue is working out really well.
They sell food in a cafe (standard sandwiches etc.), but they also don’t mind people bringing food in from outside. There are several other local places where you can buy stuff as well. The excellent food market outside has loads of different food options, which can fit most food requirements, or you can also bring a packed lunch.
Meet on the fourth floor, outside the Blue Bar (go up in the JCB lift, lift 7, which is bright yellow and quite musical).
Here is the internal map of the Royal Festival Hall: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/sites/default/files/documents/RFH_map.pdf
I will have my Cthulhu with me, which looks like this: http://forbiddenplanet.com/3950-cthulhu-baby-plush/ One time I forgot it but I will do my best this time, however if I forget again I will put up a sign. I have long brown hair and glasses.
The venue is accessible via a lift, and has accessible toilets. Waterloo tube station has step free access on the Jubilee line but not on the Northern line.
The London Awkward group has a Facebook page, which is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/549571375087294/. There is also a thread in the new forums for saying hello.
My email is Kate DOT Towner AT Gmail DOT com
Also, last year at Nine Worlds (https://nineworlds.co.uk/, a social justice-flavoured genre convention in London), lots of Awkwardeers were there but couldn’t find each other, so this year they’ve kindly agreed to list us in the programme! It isn’t up on the website yet, but I understand our meet will be on the Friday afternoon. Please come so I’m not sat by myself. 🙂
(August meetup will also proceed as normal on the 22nd.)