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From your host, peregrinations:

San Francisco Bay Area Awkwardeer Meetup!

When: Sunday, December 11 at 1 pm

Where: PIQ in Berkeley – UPSTAIRS!
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, etc, or just yourself

About PIQ: PIQ is a bakery, cafe and pizzeria with a wide range of meat-based, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free 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 and a reasonably quiet atmosphere (good for talking). We will be on the second floor which is fully handicap accessible (there’s an elevator on the main floor). Bike parking available, street parking for cars.
PIQ’s website: http://www.piqbakery.com/berkeley

Menu: http://www.piqbakery.com/menu
Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/piq-bakery-berkeley

How to find us:
I’ll be seated inside on the second floor, and will have a floppy-legged buffalo plushie with me. I will make a foldover sign saying “CA Meetup” to put on the table.

For more info:
Feel free to pm me on the forums, or email me at peregrinations74@gmail.com.

Hope to see you there!

Have a wonderful time.

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 10th December, 11am onwards.

Unbelievably, it’s our four year anniversary! Please bring food to share – anything your want, just please bring the ingredient list so that people can avoid whatever they need to. And if it’s messy please bring plates and/or napkins…

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 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). I have tried to check with the centre to make sure the Blue Bar is free, but if not I will update this post and in the Facebook group to say where we are – or email me if you’re lost…

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/  I have shoulder length 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

(January meetup will be the 14th.)

Cheers,
Kate

**** UPDATE ****

We have moved to floor 2 near the Central Bar on the main floor

*********

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 22nd October , 11am onwards.

Colouring in time! Please bring paper, pens, pencils, any copyright free images to colour. Or just come and chat.

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 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). I have tried to check with the centre to make sure the Blue Bar is free, but if not I will update this post and in the Facebook group to say where we are – or email me if you’re lost…

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

(November meetup will be the 19th.)

Cheers,
Kate

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 24th September , 11am onwards.

Crafting meetup again.  Bring any crafts you’re working on, bring stash for others, or I can teach knitting up to intermediate.  Or just come and chat to people while they craft!

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 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). I have tried to check with the centre to make sure the Blue Bar is free, but if not I will update this post and in the Facebook group to say where we are – or email me if you’re lost…

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

(October meetup will be the 22nd.)

Cheers,
Kate

From your host, Emma:

Hi all,

I will be hosting a Captain Awkward meetup on Saturday September 10th starting at 5pm at Irving Park Coffee Roasters at their Union Square location at 71 Irving Place in Manhattan.

This is a coffee shop that serves a full menu of soups, salads, sandwiches and baked goods. There are some vegetarian and vegan options and sandwiches can be made on gluten-free bread. Their entrance is below street level so there are a few steps there.

Their website is: https://irvingfarm.com/pages/gramercy

I will be bringing the movie trivia card game Cineplexity (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/17209/cineplexity)
and maybe some coloring pages & crayons, feel free to bring anything you think would be a fun group activity.

I have chin length brown hair and will have a stuffed toy robot on the table with me.

My email address is pixarislife@yahoo.com.

Hope to see you there!

Have the best time!

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 20th August , 11am onwards.

Bad book swap!  Bring any book you don’t like, for any reason (cover too purple, too few zombies, etc.) and swap it for someone else’s bad book.  Or just come and chat!

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 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). I have tried to check with the centre to make sure the Blue Bar is free, but if not I will update this post and in the Facebook group to say where we are – or email me if you’re lost…

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

(September meetup will be on the 24th – EDITED SORRY.)

Cheers,
Kate

ALSO NINE WORLDS!

If you are at Nine Worlds (and I think there are still some day tickets going?) there will also be a meetup there at 1.30pm this Friday.  If you’re a CA regular or newbie, come join us for doodling and chat. A good way to meet people to say hi to later in the con!

I won’t have my Cthulhu with me for reasons of space, but I will be dressed as Rey and carrying a knitted BB8….

Your host LucySnowe24 has the details:

Hello everyone!

I’ve just moved to Manchester and I’m keen to meet new people, and who better than Captain Awkward readers? So I’m having a go at hosting a meetup.

The date and time is going to be 3pm on Saturday 25 June, and I picked Ziferblat on Edge Street, off the High Street in the Northern Quarter for the location. It’s located on the first floor, but there’s a sign that’s easy to spot. You have to press an intercom to be allowed in, but they let you in straight away and there’s a lift.

Ziferblat is unusual in that the food is free but they check you in on a computer when you enter and charge you for the time you spend there at 6p a minute (so £3:60 an hour). In exchange, you get to help yourself to the food and drink as long as you wash your dishes or put them in the dishwasher. There’s a really good selection of cakes, biscuits, cereal, toast, fruit, tea, coffee and squash, including gluten-free options. It’s a really cosy, friendly space, and there are board games if anyone wants to play them. The toilets are accessible and gender-neutral and dogs and children are welcome.

How to spot me: I’m a white woman in my twenties with short dark brown hair. I’ll have my teddy bear, Chester, who’s kindly sent a selfie, on the table. If you want to bring a teddy/ other toy as well as an identifier, feel free. I’ll also try to make a sign. Just a heads up, I am autistic, so while I’m very happy to chat to anyone who comes along, if I don’t make eye contact or struggle to think of something to say, please be patient – it doesn’t mean I don’t like you!

I’ve created a thread on the Captain Awkward forums for the meetup, and I’ll be reachable on the blog as well – my comment name is LucySnowe24. Here’s the Facebook page for the event:https://www.facebook.com/events/1712657202333952/

I’m looking forward to meeting you!

Here’s Chester:

manchesterbear