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Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 29th September, 12pm onwards.

Bad book swap!  Please bring any book which you don’t want, for any reason (wrong colour for your decor, too many unicorns, etc.) and take away books other people don’t want.

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.

My email is Kate DOT Towner AT Gmail DOT com

(October meetup will be on the 27th.)

NUMBER ELEVEN. We are coming up on one year of meetups, friends!

Please note: certain important details of this meetup are DIFFERENT than has previously been the case! You have my advance apologies that this meetup is not going to be the most convenient for all, but it is what I can manage with my current work schedule. If you’d like to organize a meetup at a less weird time, please mosey toward the forums and let the people know!

NOTE: a mistake was made in scheduling previously. Location has been changed to reflect that.

When: SUNDAY, September 30th, 2018, 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 SHALL ENDEAVOR TO GET SOME COLORING SHEETS THIS TIME. And crayons. Yeah, crayons!

What to bring: Crayons, paints, coloring sheets, a puzzle, thoughts on the historical evolution of small cakes, interesting stories about mummies.

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 15th September, 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. I will also be bringing a board game or two.

How to find us:
I will get there 5-10 mins early and put a sign on the table that says FOCA. I have long 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 a wonderful time!

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 1st September, 12pm onwards.

Crafting!  Feel free to bring any craft which won’t damage the venue, and bring stash/needles/etc for others to learn on if you can.  I can teach knitting to intermediate.  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 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.

My email is Kate DOT Towner AT Gmail DOT com

(September meetup proper will be on the 29th.)

Hey friends! My apologies for organizing this, our TENTH MEETUP, at the last minute, but life has been somewhat hectic for me!

When: Saturday, August 11th, 2018, 1 pm

Where: Boston Public Library Newsfeed Cafe, 700 Boylston Street, Boston

The closest T stop is Copley, on the green line. The library is directly outside the exit.

Venue: The cafe is in the newer Johnson building (the entrance that faces Boylston Street). The Johnson building entrance is accessible. There are some vegetarian sandwich options, but no vegan ones which I recall.

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 still have no coloring sheets! Please bring your own coloring sheets if you desire coloring sheets! Also crayons! See below.

What to bring: Crayons, paints, coloring sheets, a puzzle, the philosophy of porcupines, meta-analysis of films featuring trombones.

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 18th August, 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 long 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).
Enjoy the day!

Greetings Awkward Folk! Time for MEETING NUMBER NINE.

When: Saturday, July 21st, 2018, 1 pm

Where: Boston Public Library Newsfeed Cafe, 700 Boylston Street, Boston

The closest T stop is Copley, on the green line. The library is directly outside the exit.

Venue: The cafe is in the newer Johnson building (the entrance that faces Boylston Street). The Johnson building entrance is accessible. There are some vegetarian sandwich options, but no vegan ones which I recall.

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 still have no coloring sheets! Please bring your own coloring sheets if you desire coloring sheets! Also crayons! See below.

What to bring: Crayons, paints, coloring sheets, a puzzle, the philosophy of porcupines, meta-analysis of films featuring trombones.

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

Looking forward to seeing you all there!