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Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 21st April, 12pm onwards.

Colouring in time!  Please bring copyright-free colouring sheets, pens, pencils, paper.  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 (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

(May meetup will be on the 19th.)

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

Bad book swap!  Please bring any book you don’t want, whether because the cover is purple or it has too few unicorns.  Take away someone else’s book if you 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 food market will be closed but there are sandwich shops locally, 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

(April meetup will be the 21st.)

Info from your host, C.:

Hello, Awkwardeers in Atlanta!

I will be hosting a meetup in Inman Park, at Proof Bakeshop, on Saturday, March 3, from 3 – 5 pm.

Address: 100 Hurt St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

The bakeshop is right across the street from the Inman Park MARTA station, Dekalb Avenue side.  It is handicapped accessible.  I’m not sure what dietary options they have, but the tea at least is good and herbal varieties are available.

I will be in a corner, with a notebook or some sewing (haven’t decided which).  I have a long brown braid and glasses and a little plush orange calico cat toy.  Feel free to bring something to do with your hands, stay for as long or short a time as you like.

I’m also looking to form an awkward dungeons and dragons group, so if that’s something you are interested in but can’t come to this meetup, leave a note in the Atlanta meetup thread in the forums.  Completely new players welcome, your prospective dungeon master will also be new to this.

I love how chill these Meetups sound. Have the best time!

From your host, Jane_the_chicken:

Hello Awkwardeers! GOING IN FOR NUMBER FOUR, WHOO.

When: Saturday, February 17th, 2018, 1 pm
Where:Boston Public Library Newsfeed Cafe, 700 Boylston Street, B

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).

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. Last time we were outside the glass wall that delineates the cafe; we’ll see what seats are free when we get there.

What to bring: Crayons, more fun coloring sheets, a puzzle, thoughts about heritage potatoes.

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

I hug you all in the Jedi fashion. ❤

From your host/planner:

Here are the details:

San Francisco Bay Area Awkward Meetup!

When: Sunday, January 21st at 2 pm

Where: PIQ in Berkeley – UPSTAIRS is the plan, but it’s usually wherever we can find enough seating
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 ideally be on the second floor which is fully handicap accessible (there’s an elevator on the main floor). If we are not there, check the main floor, also fully accessible. 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 I’ve got blue short hair, so I should be decently easy to spot. I will try to remember to make a foldover sign saying “CA Meetup” to put on the table. Again if you don’t see me on the second floor (aka there wasn’t enough space), I’ll be on the first floor.

If you’re shy or nervous, feel free to bring a book or crafts so you can chat as little or as much as you wish! Last time we got some excellent crafting done during our hangout. ^_^
For more info:
Feel free to pm me on the forums (boxed_light), or leave a comment on the post, I’ll be monitoring them up til the event.

Hope to see you there!

-Boxed_LIght
Thanks and have a great time!

From your host, Jane_the_chicken:

Hello Awkwardeers! Are we making this a regular thing? We may be making this a regular thing!
When: Saturday, January 20th, 2018, 1 pm
Where: Diesel Cafe, Diesel Cafe, 257 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144
The closest T stop is Davis Square, on the red line. The cafe is about a 2-5 minute walk from the station.
Venue: The cafe will be on the left side of the street if you’re coming from Davis. They’ve got sandwiches, a couple salads, breakfast foods, and various drinks. They say on their website that they can try to accommodate food allergies or dietary needs.
We’ll be meeting in the back of the cafe! I will get there early and try to sit at the big wooden table. That being said, because of the layout of the cafe, we may have to spread out among neighboring tables a bit.
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, interesting etymological facts about the language of your choice.
If you need more information, you can inquire on the “Boston” thread at FOCA or PM me (Jane_the_chicken.)
Enjoy!

Edit: apparently the food market is closed this month, so maybe bring a sandwich or something?

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 13th January, 12pm onwards.

For New Year, it’s time to donate resolutions!  Please write down on a slip of paper anything you think would be a good positive resolution for someone else to follow, and take away inspiration from other people.  (Normal Awkward and body positive rules apply: no diet talk etc. please.)  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 will be closed but there are sandwich shops locally, 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

(February meetup will be the 17th.)