Meetups: Bay Area (Jan 17) and London (Jan 16)

From Kate in London:

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 16th January, 11amonwards.

For an awesome new year – please bring anything with you which you think is awesome, from a youtube link to an object of your choice, or a book you want to share.

This venue is working out really well.

PLEASE NOTE – the food market is closed this week, so please bring your own things if needed.

They sell food in a cafe (standard sandwiches etc.), but they also don’t mind people bringing food in from outside.

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:

I will have my Cthulhu with me, which looks like this:  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:  There is also a thread in the new forums for saying hello.

My email is Kate DOT Towner AT Gmail DOT com

(February meetup will be on the 13th.)


From “peregrinations” in San Francisco:

San Francisco Bay Area Awkwardeer Meetup!

When: Sunday, January 17 at 2 pm

Where: PIQ in Berkeley
91 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 (Google Maps link below)
1.5 blocks from Downtown Berkeley BART station (on Fremont-Richmond and Richmond-Daly City/Millbrae lines)

What: Bay Area Awkwardeer meetup! Feel free to bring knitting, crafts, books, or just yourself

About PIQ: PIQ is a bakery, cafe and pizzeria with a wide range of meat-based, vegetarian, and vegan options, and it looks like they have a couple salads for gluten-free folks as well. They have a big open floor plan with lots of seating, a reasonably quiet atmosphere (good for talking), and are handicap accessible. Bike parking available, street parking for cars.
PIQ’s website:!berkeley/c19ux

How to find us:
I’ll be wearing a bright red and gold Pashmina scarf, and will make a foldover sign saying “CA Meetup” to put on the table. I’ll be seated inside.

For more info:
Feel free to pm me here, or email me at

Hope to see you next weekend!

Google Maps link:,-122.2680894,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x67bb26f229ac728d?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjttO25i6DKAhUIeD4KHdbWCQUQ_BIIezAK

Have a great time!


7 thoughts on “Meetups: Bay Area (Jan 17) and London (Jan 16)

    1. Great to meet you today at our mini- (…or more like micro-)Awkward meetup! I’ve started Googling double clamps and umbrella diameters already….


  1. Oh no sorry you missed us, we were downstairs in a side room. Hope to meet you next time!

    1. Oh, what a shame! Were y’all the group over to the left when you walk in the door, up that one step?

      1. Yes that was us, there were about 10 of us by the end. Sorry, I got lost and was a bit late. We’re going to meet up again soon, stay tuned for announcements here and/or in the forums!

        1. Ah, that makes sense, then. We had a wheelchair-user among us, and as the announcement had highlighted handicap accessibility, we didn’t even bother checking up the step (and even had we, we would have been stymied nonetheless)!

          Hopefully we’ll all find each other next time, and it’d be really awesome if the group were to gather in an accessible location!

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