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From your organizer, Jane_the_chicken:

Hello Awkwardeers! The meetup in November went really well, so let’s see about having another go!

When: Saturday, December 16th, 2017, 1 pm
Where: Boston Public Library Map Room Cafe, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

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

Venue: The cafe is to your right on the first floor if you enter through the McKim building (up the big stairs with the statues.) There is again a small selection of pastries and sandwiches. I don’t see anything on the website about vegan or allergen-safe options, so if these are concerns I would consider bringing your own snack.

Note: This cafe is in the older McKim building. If the meetup gets to be bigger than the space can handle, we may need to move to the courtyard or the Newsfeed Cafe (in the newly- renovated Johnson building.) If that’s the case, I’ll post on the Boston meetup page on FOCA, so if you don’t find us in the Map Room Cafe please check FOCA for updates.

How to find us: I will claim a table in the cafe area and set up a paper sign. I will have my knitting, some coloring sheets, and some art supplies.

What to bring: Crayons, more fun coloring sheets, a puzzle, thoughts on the impact lactose tolerance has had on world history.

If you need more information, you can inquire on the “Boston” thread at FOCA or PM me (Jane_the_chicken.)

Enjoy yourselves!

I forgot the Cthuhlu!

There is a sign instead.

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Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 2nd December, 12pm onwards.

It’s our Christmas meetup and five 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 13th.)

From your hostess, Chris:

Dear all,

We’re having a meet-up in Manchester, U.K.! It’s on Saturday the 25th of November, from 12 noon until 2pm. It’ll be at Ziferblat, a cafe where you pay 8p per minute to be there, but can help yourself to food and drink which is all included in the cost. It’s not on the ground floor, but there’s a lift so it should be accessible. Entry is via a buzzer. The address is: 1st floor, 23 Edge Street, M4 1HW, Manchester.

I’ll bring a couple of short 2-player table-top games, please feel free to bring some too, or even just bring your craft projects if you want relaxed chatting while you work on them. I’ll try to bring a plush toy hedgehog so you can find me. The hedgehog is brown and hand sized. I am a mid-20s white woman with short hair (pixie cut length) and will be wearing big plastic glittery earrings that are shaped like lightning bolts, so hopefully you’ll be able to find me okay!

I’ll make a Friends of Captain Awkward forum thread about this, but probably the best way to keep up is to add yourself to the ‘Manchester Friends of Captain Awkward’ Facebook group. This meet-up has an event that you can add yourself to for updates. You can message me as I’m the group admin. And if you are a group member you’ll get updates on future events.

Hope to see some of you there!

Thanks for putting this together, Chris. Enjoy the day!

EDIT: running 10 or 15 minutes late sorry, see you soon

 

This is our 60th meetup, believe it or not!  The December one noted below will be our five year anniversary.

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Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 11th November, 12pm onwards.  Please note slight change of location, same as last month – Green Bar rather than Blue, e.g. same thing as the previous location but the opposite side.  Also please note we are starting an hour later than previously.

Bad book swap time again.  Please bring any book you don’t like – cover too orange, too few werewolves, etc. – and swap it for someone else’s book  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 food 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

(December meetup will be the 2nd, and will be a shared meal.)

From your host, “Catmom”:

San Francisco Bay Area Meetup

Saturday November 18th starting at 1 pm (ending 3-pm-ish pm to 4-pm-ish as people wish.)
Location: Whole Foods, 3111 Mowry Ave, Fremont.
This location is .6 miles from Fremont BART (about a 15 minute walk).
I am told it is wheelchair accessible.
There is both indoor and outdoor seating — I expect we will be inside.
To find us: Look for convener Catmom who will be wearing a “Cat in the Hat” hat (classic red and white striped tall top hat).
Feel free to bring knitting, coloring pages, questions about life, etc.

Thanks,

Catmom

Enjoy!

From your host, Jane:

When: Saturday, November 18th, 2017, 1 pm
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 in the cafe area and set up a paper sign. I plan to bring my knitting, some coloring books, some art supplies, and possibly a puzzle.
What to bring: Crayons, more fun coloring sheets, other puzzles, opinions about the Peloponnesian War.
If you need more information, you can inquire on the “Boston” thread at FOCA or PM me (Jane_the_chicken.)
Have a nice time, Boston!

From your host Peregrinations:

When: Sunday, October 1 at 3 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, 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. They have a big open floor plan with lots of seating and a reasonably quiet atmosphere (good for talking). We will be in a handicap accessible area on either the first or second floor (there’s an elevator). 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 grab a table(s) either outside, downstairs, or upstairs (depending on room/weather), 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!

Enjoy the meetup!