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Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 16th February, 12pm onwards.

Bad book swap! Please bring any book you don’t want (cover illustration too purple, book has too few dragons, etc.), and take away a book other people don’t want.  Or just come and chat with us!

The venue 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 requirements, or you can also bring a packed lunch.

Meet on the fourth floor, outside the Green Bar (go up in lift 1, sadly not as musical as lift 7).

Here is the accessibility map of the Royal Festival Hall: PDF map

I have shoulder length brown hair and glasses, and I will bring my plush Cthuhlu, which looks like this: 

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

(March meetup will be the 16th.)

From your host, Natalia:

NYC February Meetup!
Hello NYC Awkwardeers!
What: Captain Awkward NYC meetup
When: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 3pm onward
Where: Think Coffee, 123 4th Avenue, Manhattan
Feel free to bring games/board games, crafts, or just your wonderful selves! And please make note of the time change. January’s meet-up started at 2pm, but February’s will start at 3pm.
We’ll meet at Think Coffee at 123 4th Avenue on Saturday, February 9th starting at 3pm. It is right by the 14th Street – Union Square Station on the 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, W or R trains. The platforms for the L, N, Q, W, and R trains at this station are wheelchair accessible. The platform for the 4, 5, and 6 trains at this station is NOT wheelchair accessible. Think Coffee is on street level with an accessible bathroom.  They serve coffee, tea, soups, sandwiches and baked goods.  They have vegan options.
I will be wearing an orange hat and will be knitting a white hat or reading a book. I’ll be sure to have a little sign that says Captain Awkward so you can find me. Feel free to email me with any questions or to let me know you’re coming. My email is ciaonsd@gmail.com
I’m looking forward to meeting you soon/seeing everyone who came last month!
-Natalia
Thanks for putting this together, Natalia!
Reminder: Anyone anywhere can host a gathering, some guidelines are here.

Hello everyone! I hope you are all feeling refreshed and rejuvenated after a December break from meetups and are now prepared to return with Conversation and Opinions! In a little over a week we shall reconvene!

When: Sunday, January 27th, 2019 (!), 10 am

Where: Harvard Art Museum Cafe

32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

The closest T stop is Harvard, on the red line. The museum is about a ten-minute walk across the Harvard yard from the station.

Venue: The cafe is located in the atrium of the art museum. You do not have to pay the entrance fee to sit in the cafe area. The cafe has a small selection of pastries and other snacks, but if you have specific dietary requirements you may need to bring your own food. The building is accessible via a ramp on Prescott Street.

How to find us: I will claim a table and set up a paper sign. I will have my knitting and/or a painting project. I have coloring sheets, but you can also bring coloring sheets! Coloring sheets for everyone!

What to bring: Crayons, colored pencils, paints, coloring books, a puzzle, a delicate sense of hope, winter self-care tips for mammoths and giant ground sloths.

If you need more information, you can inquire on the “Boston” thread at FOCA.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

From your host, Jess:

Friends of Captain Awkward meetup – Perth, Australia

When:

Saturday 19th January, 2.30pm

Where:
Aroma Cafe
Kardinya Park Shopping Centre
Kardinya, WA

(Store 32 on this map – http://www.kardinyapark.com/stores/)

Details:
BYO craft or colouring in activity, and/or just come along to have a coffee and chat with other fans of this blog.

How to find us:
I will get there 5-10 early and put a sign on the table that says FOCA. I have dark brown hair.

Questions? Suggestions for future meetups? 

Please join our discussion thread in the Meetups section of the Friends of Captain Awkward forums. (Note: you will need to log in to the FOCA forum to see the thread).
Have the best time! If people are interested in hosting their own gatherings, some guidelines are here.

2019. TWENTY NINETEEN. Two Zero One Nine.

Sorry, don’t mind me, just marveling at how calendars work exactly the same way they have as long as I’ve been alive, and yet, every single time I get to December I am stunned that A WHOLE DIFFERENT YEAR is about to dawn.

Anyway, hi, New York! Natalia would like to invite you to a thing:

NYC January Meetup!

Hello NYC Awkwardeers! I know this is a little ahead of the curve, but I wanted to get this on people’s calendars and give us something to look forward to in the new year!

What: Captain Awkward NYC meetup
When: Saturday, January 12, 2019, 2pm onward
Where: Think Coffee, 123 4th Avenue, Manhattan

Feel free to bring games/board games, crafts, or just your wonderful selves!

We’ll meet at Think Coffee at 123 4th Avenue on Saturday, January 12th starting at 2pm. It is right by the 14th Street – Union Square Station on the 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, W or R trains. The platforms for the L, N, Q, W, and R trains at this station are wheelchair accessible. The platform for the 4, 5, and 6 trains at this station is NOT wheelchair accessible. Think Coffee is on street level with an accessible bathroom. They serve coffee, tea, soups, sandwiches and baked goods. They have vegan options.
Link: https://www.yelp.com/biz/think-coffee-new-york-3

(Props to NYC Meetup organizer Emma for finding this venue. I am new to the city, so I’m just going with a venue we’ve used in the past.)

I have shoulder-length brown hair and will be working on knitting a blue sock. I will also be accompanied by a brown stuffed bear. Feel free to email me with any questions or to let me know you’re coming. My email is ciaonsd@gmail.com

I’m looking forward to meeting you soon!

-Natalia

Sounds like a great venue and a great time. Enjoy it.

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 15th December, 12pm onwards.

It’s our Christmas meetup and six year anniversary, so that means shared food.  Please bring any type of food you want to share with others, just make sure you bring the ingredients list so that people can avoid things if necessary.  Also if you’re bringing something messy please bring plates/napkins, if you’re bringing something which needs to be sliced please bring a knife, and so on.

The venue 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 requirements, or you can also bring a packed lunch.

Meet on the fourth floor, outside the Green Bar (go up in lift 1, sadly not as musical as lift 7).

Here is the accessibility map of the Royal Festival Hall: PDF map

I have shoulder length brown hair and glasses, and I will bring my plush Cthuhlu, which looks like this: 

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

(January meetup will be the 12th.)

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 17th November, 12pm onwards.

Crafting!  Please bring crafts which won’t damage the venue, or just come and chat with us.  I can teach knitting to intermediate level if anyone wants?

The venue 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 food market outside can serve most needs, or you can also bring a packed lunch.

Meet on the fourth floor, outside the Green Bar.

Here is the accessibility map of the Royal Festival Hall: PDF map

I have shoulder length brown hair and glasses, and I will bring my plush Cthuhlu, which looks like this: 

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.

I have some health issues at the moment and may not be able to stay for the entire meetup, but I have some deputies on standby!

My email is Kate DOT Towner AT Gmail DOT com

(December meetup will be on the 15th, and will be our 6th birthday party.)