It’s All Happening: Welcome To International Autostraddle Meet-Up Weeks!

International Autostraddle Meet-Up Weeks start today! Do a little dance, make a little love and all that jazz, because we’re all about to meet each other and aside from panicking about what I’m going to wear, I literally could not be happier!

In case you missed our monster post announcing this epic event, here’s a quick recap.

We promised that if we hit $60,000 [in our fundraiser] we would host an International Autostraddle Meet-Up Week, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do. And actually, because we’re overzealous and wildly optimistic and just wanna hang out with you all the damn time, we’ve turned it into International Autostraddle Meet-Up Weeks, and it will officially take place from Friday, October 12 – Sunday, October 28.

Today is Friday, October 12, which means we’re about to embark on the best adventure ever and make so many new friends and attend so many brunches! Find your meetup below, take some deep breaths, and go meet your fellow weirdos. If you still want to host an event in your area, just email autostraddlemoderators [at] gmail [dot] com the details. We’ll continue to update both this post and the original meetup post all the way through the end of the month.

Also! Also also also. It is our greatest hope & dream to create a giant photographic recap of all these meetups at the end of the month, but in order to do that we need some photos from you. So if you are planning to attend an event, please take a couple of photos! Camera phones are okay but real cameras are better. And of course, please check in with everyone at the meetup, make sure they know your photos may end up on the Internet, and do not take their picture if that makes them uncomfortable, because duh.

We hope you know how much we love you, and how much fun we had planning these meetups for you, and how appreciative we are to all the readers who are hosting meetups in cities all across the globe. And we’re proud of you for being brave and attending a meetup! You’re awesome (and smart, and funny, and your hair looks really good, seriously). We love you so much. Now go enjoy yourself — you’ve definitely earned it!

Happy International Autostraddle Meet-Up Weeks!

PS: Although Autostraddle is a safe community, unfortunately not everyone on the world wide web is as lovely as we are. For your own personal safety, please do not post your phone number in the comments and if you are writing an email address, format it like this to avoid spam and heartache: weloveyou [at] forever [dot] com. Thanks!

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United States

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Fairbanks, AK

Cuppa Joe
Host: Erin
Date: Saturday, October 13
Activity: Coffee
Location: Alaska Coffee Roasting Co. (4001 Geist Road)
Time: 11am
RSVP
Special Instructions: Dates and times are flexible, so let Erin know if there is another time that would be better.

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Montgomery, AL

Day at the Museum
Host: Eris
Date: Saturday, October 27
Activity: Day at the Museum
Location: Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Time: 1pm – Meet for lunch at the cafe
RSVP
Special Instructions: Please RSVP so we know if we need to get reservations.

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Little Rock, AR

Whip It
Host: Sara Strickland
Date: Saturday, October 20
Activity: Roller derby!  Let’s watch the Big Dam Rollers trounce South Central!
Location: Skate World on Mabelvale Cut Off
Time: 6:45pm
RSVP
Special Instructions: Tickets are $10 with a portion of proceeds going to charity.  Bout starts at 7pm, but get there early if you want decent parking and seats.

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Phoenix, AZ

Harvest Potluck & Pumpkin Party
Host: Amy7
Date: Saturday, October 13
Activity: We’ll be eating foods, drinking drinks and decorating pumpkins! BYOP and something delicious to share with your new/old friends (vegan & nonvegan options appreciated, all the fall food your heart can stand, pumpkin everything maybe, go crazy).
Location: Amy7’s Place
Time: TBD
RSVP TOTALLY REQUIRED.

Happiest Hour Bar Skedaddle
Host: Laneia & Cynthia
Date: Monday, October 15
Activity: It’s a teeny tiny happy hour bar crawl, a bar scoot, a bar skedaddle. We’ll start out at SanTan because duh, then make our way to Irish Republic. After that, who even knows??! Bourbon Jacks? Coach & Willies? Maybe bring your passport just in case.
Location: SanTan Brewery (8 South San Marcos Place, Chandler)
Time: 4pm
RSVP

Hipster Ghosts Under The Stars
Host: Laneia
Date: Saturday, October 20
Activity: Let’s take over a huge corner of Casey Moore’s patio and just queer the fuck out. Will we see the ghosts? I hope so.
Location: Casey Moore’s (850 South Ash Avenue, Tempe)
Time: 9:30pm
RSVP

Nooner Hike
Host: Laneia & Megan
Date: Saturday, October 27
Activity: We’re going streaking! JK we’re hiking up South Mountain via the ‘easy to moderate’ Javelina Canyon trail. Learn more about it here. Dogs are welcome! Bring snacks and water!
Location: Meet at the cul-de-sac parking lot at 8800 S. 46th St., just south of Baseline Road.
Time: 12pm
RSVP

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Los Angeles, CA

Queeraoke
Host: Alex Vega
Date: Monday, October 15
Activity: Karaoke
Location: Dimples in Burbank (3413 West Olive Ave, Burbank)
Time: 11pm-2am
RSVP

Runyon Canyon Hike
Host: Sarah Croce
Date: Saturday, October 20
Activity: We’re walking around outside! Puppies more than welcome!
Location: Runyon Canyon (2001 N Fuller Ave., meet at the entrance at the top of Fuller Ave)
Time: 10am
RSVP

Brit Pub Takeover
Hosts: Tali & Jess
Date: Tuesday, October 23
Activity: Ladies take over a British Pub
Location: The Fox and Hounds Pub (11100 Ventura Blvd. Studio City, CA)
Time: 8pm – 1:30am
RSVP

Boobs, Booze and Burritos Brunch
Host: Brittani
Date: Sunday, October 28
Activity: A park potluck!
Location: Barnsdall Park (4800 Hollywood Blvd)
Time: 12-4pm
RSVP
Special Instructions: Let us know what you’re bringing on the Facebook wall for the event. Either a mix-in for the burrito (eggs, soy churizo, etc.) or beverage (champagne, OJ, etc.)

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San Francisco/East Bay, CA

Castromendous Day of Fun
Host: Marni
Date: Saturday, October 20
Activity: Tour of the GLBT Museum and drinks in the Castro
Location: Meet up at the GLBT Museum (4127 18th St.)
Time: 2pm
RSVP

Temescal Yoga + Din
Host: Jaclyn
Date: Friday, October 26
Activity: Donation based yoga and post class chat and chow across the street.
Location: Flying Yoga Shala (4308 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland and beyond)
Time: Yoga starts at 6pm, goes til’ 7pm, dinner and drinks til’ whenever.

BYOBasket Picnic In The Park
Host: Marni
Date: Saturday, October 27
Activity: Picnic at Lake Merritt in Oakland
Location: Exact location by the lake TBD
Time: 2pm
RSVP
Special Instructions: Bring your own beverages and, if you want to be extra nice, a snack to share!

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San Diego, CA

Brunch @ Bourbon Street City
Host: Kristin & Nicole
Date: Sunday, October 21
Activity: Brunch @ Bourbon Street. Eat some eggs. Drink some coffee. Meet some friendz.
Location: Bourbon Street (4612 Park Boulevard)
Time: 11am
Special Instructions: RSVP to krisaerickson[at]gmail[dot]com. We’re making reservations, so RSVPing is important.

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Colorado

General Shenanigans
Host: Dana Henderson
Date: Friday, October 12
Activity: Coffee/tea drinking, card playing, general shenanigans. I’ll make cookies! Come hang out. You don’t have to bring anything, just your smiling face! Or whatever face you have that day. It would help if you wore an Autostraddle shirt, but I’m hypocritical because I don’t have one. Be there or be square!
Location: Pike’s Perk Coffee & Tea House (14. S Tejon, Colorado Springs)
Time: 7pm
RSVP

“8” Play Date
Host: Hansen
Date: Monday, October 15
Activity: “8” The Play
Location: Denver Center for the Performing Arts (1101 13th St, Denver)
Time: 7pm
RSVP

Volunteer & Potluck
Host: Hansen
Date: Saturday, October 20
Activity: Volunteer & Potluck
Location: Art for the Nations (Denver)
Time: 3pm
RSVP

Taproom Crawl
Host: Hansen
Date: Saturday, October 27
Activity: Local Brewery Taproom Crawl
Location: Fort Collins Brewery (1020 East Lincoln Ave., Fort Collins)
Time: 1pm
RSVP

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Washington, DC

The Revival
Host: Carmen & Morgan
Date: Saturday, October 13
Activity: Attend a performance of THE REVIVAL and the official after party. Flag that you’re here / queer with AS gear.
Location: American University Kay Spiritual Center (4400 Massachusetts Ave NW)
Time: 7-11pm
RSVP: Tickets

Self Evident Truths Photoshoot
Host: Carmen
Date: Sunday, October 14
Activity: The self-evident truths project is an amazing photography-based piece of activism that presents lgbtq people across the spectrum as human beings and the photographers have set aside a block of time for Autostraddle ladies!
Location: Meet up at Logan Circle
Time: 1-2pm
RSVP

Queeraoke
Host: Carmen & Morgan
Date: Thursday, October 18
Activity: Karaoke at Phase One w/ a pregame. WEAR AN AUTOSTRADDLE SHIRT!
Location: Phase One Eastern Market (525 8th St SE)
Time: 9pm pregame, 10:30pm at the bar
RSVP

Pet All The Puppies
Host: Carmen & Morgan
Date: Saturday, October 20
Activity: PUPPY PLAYDATE AND PICNIC POTLUCK: bring blankets, food, and drankz.
Location: Adams Morgan Leashless Dog Park
Time: 1-4pm
RSVP

Pumpkin Carving
Host: Carmen & Sophia Bonde / Skinz
Date: Saturday, October 27
Activity: Pumpkin Carving with Sophia & Carmen: bring a gourd and probably your favorite leather jacket.
Location: Sophia Bonde’s house (2-time camper)
Time: 3-6pm
RSVP

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Orlando, FL

Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Host: Intern Chelsey
Date: Sunday, October 21 (DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED)
Activity: Let’s go be geeky at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Also, butterbeer.
Location: Universal Orlando – Islands of Adventure
Time: 2pm (park closes at 8pm)
RSVP
Special Instructions: If you don’t have an annual pass, buy tickets through the website!

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Atlanta, GA

Pride Dyke March Social
Host: Brooke & Joy
Date: Saturday, October 13
Activity: Atlanta Pride’s Dyke March (Pre-Party Social & Crafting)
Location: Piedmont Park Charles Allen Gate
Time: 4:30pm
RSVP: By emailing bwex29[at]mail.com
Special Instructions: http://atlantapride.org/events/festival-weekend-events

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Iowa City, IA

You were a-wandering out on the hills of Iowa
Hosts: Lisa & Sam
Date: Sunday, October 14
Activity: Brunch! Let’s eat pancakes, hash browns, and pie milkshakes.
Location: Hamburg Inn No. 2 (214 N. Linn St., Iowa City, Iowa 52245)
Time: 3pm
RSVP

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Chicago, IL

BONUS MEETUP
Date: Saturday, October 13
There is a queer event that is not hosted by a Chicagostraddler, but that many Chicagostraddlers will be attending. It’s Homo-Coming 2012 at Beauty Bar. It’s an annual queer party for charity that is thrown by the promoters that throw most of the queer dance parties in Chicago. It would be an excellent place for a sort of impromptu meet up since we didn’t have a chance to plan anything that quickly.
RSVP
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Halloween Party
Host: Amanda Walters
Date: Friday, October 26
Activity: Halloween Party
Location: Walters’ Residence
Time: 10pm-3am
Special Instructions: BYOB please
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Potluck/Game Night
Host: Elizabeth (Elli) Bradshaw
Date: Saturday, October 27
Activity: Potluck/Game Night
Location: Nerd Nest (Elizabeth’s house as it is called on Foursquare)
Time: 5pm-?
RSVP
Special Instructions: BYOB/Post what you are bringing to the potluck on the FB event (and join Chicagostraddle!)

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Lawrence, KS

Queer Brunch
Host: Haley
Date: Sunday, October 28
Activity: Come have brunch with us! Bring a dish!
Location: Miller Scholarship Hall (1518 Lilac Ln)
Time: 1pm
RSVP

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New Orleans, LA

GAYCATION
Host: Crawzby
Date: October 14th
Activity: Endless Gaycation POOL PARTY
Location: The Country Club (634 Louisa St.)
Time: 8pm
RSVP 
BONUS EVENT
Name: Jessica
Date: October 11-14
Activity: Endless Gaycation! This is an entire weekend of events – if Autostraddlers want to meet up for one in particular or pre-game at some point to hang out, send me a message – Jessica Anne Wheeler on Facebook, I’m in the list of people attending the event on Facebook.

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Boston, MA

Queeraoke
Host: Cara
Date: Thursday, October 11
Activity: Queeraoke takeover + Pre-party at Cara’s!
Location: Cara’s apartment and then Midway Cafe (3496 Washington St, JP)
Time: Meet at Cara’s place in JP at 8pm or find us at Queeraoke at Midway Cafe around 10pm
RSVP

Pool & Drinks
Host: Boston ‘straddler Britta + Lizz
Date: Saturday, October 13
Activity: Flat Top Johnny’s – Come play pool, drink drinks and hang out in a place where you can actually hear each other talk. It’s also a good pre-gaming option if you’re heading to DykeNight at Machine later on (we will be!).
Location: Flat Top Johnny’s (1 Kendall Square, Cambridge) Machine (1254 Boylston St, Boston)
Time: FTJ’s at 5pm; Machine after 10pm
RSVP

Regatta Ragamuffins
Host: Carrie
Date: Sunday, October 21
Activity: Head of the Charles Regatta Meetup – Come sit by the river with Boston area queermos and watch some rowing! Bring your own blanket and a fall snack or drink to share if you want (i.e. muffins, cider, pumpkin-anything).
Location: Meet at the riverside near the John W. Weeks Bridge — we’ll be east of the bridge on the Cambridge side. Wear an Autostraddle shirt if you have one!
Time: 1pm
RSVP

GirlSpot Halloween Party
Host: Carrie
Date: Saturday, October 27
Activity: Drink specials and cute queers in costumes!
Location: Harvard Square — The venue will be announced by GirlSpot on the week of the event
Time: 9pm
RSVP

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Northhampton, MA

All Things Fall
Host: Michelle Gonzalez
Date: Saturday, October 20
Activity: Let’s meet at the park, watch the leaves fall, and decorate pumpkins; we’ll bring decorating tools, you bring your own pumpkin and yummy snacks to share. After that, we’ll go back to our place for mulled wine & cider!
Location: Childs Park
Time: 3pm
RSVP

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Baltimore, MD

Girl-illa Activism
Host: Amy
Date: Sunday, October 21
Activity: Come create some signs in support of Question 6 on the MD ballot. We can all come together and pool resources and be crafty to create a bunch signs that will encourage voters to vote in favor of love and equality. Then after we can all go around the city/counties/state overnight and put them where people will see them during Monday morning rush hour. All are welcome!
Location: TBA, probably the part of Wyman Park on Keswick Road
Time: 3:30pm
RSVP
Special Instructions: Please bring supplies!!

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Ann Arbor, MI

Drinks With Batman OR Circus Clowns
Host: Rachel
Date: Saturday, October 27
Activity: I have not confirmed this with my own eyes but I am told there is a Batman-themed bar in Ann Arbor. If I cannot confirm that this actually exists, we can meet at the circus-themed bar, which I do know exists. Optional brunch attendance the next day at AutBar, the gay bar with brunch!
Location: Batman Bar OR Circus Bar & Billards (210 S First) / AutBar (315 Braun Court)
Time: 9pm Saturday night at the bar, 10am the next day at brunch
RSVP

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St. Louis, MO

Indie Drag Show
Host: Heather
Date: Saturday, October 13
Activity: Come check out Off the GRID, the (free) Genderfuck Retro-Alternative Indie Drag Show hosted every second Saturday at St. Louis’s sex-positive coffeeshop, Shameless Grounds.
Location: Shameless Grounds (2650 Sidney Street)
Time: 9pm
RSVP

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Minneapolis, MN

Coffee Talk
Host: Paige and Kara
Date: Friday, October 19
Activity: Coffee and chit chat!
Location: Common room @ Common Roots Cafe
Time: 8pm
RSVP: Email mplsmeetup[at]gmail[dot]com with your name and if you are bringing any guests.

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Durham, NC

Fall BBQueer
Name: Amanda Drury
Date: Sunday, October 21
Activity: Come drink some beer, have BBQ from Mama Jean’s or enjoy food from the KoKyu food truck! There will also be live music (probably bluegrass) starting at 5.  And most importantly, meet all the wonderful queers from around the Triangle!
Location: Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Avenue)
Time: 3:30pm
RSVP

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Albany, NY

FuZeBoX FuN
Hosts: Emily & Natalia
Date: Saturday, October 20
Activity: Totally 80’s party! Drinks & dancing!
Location: Fuzebox (12 Central Ave)
Time: 11pm
RSVP
Special Instructions: Send Emily a facebook message if you want to meet a bit earlier for pregame drinks!

Fallbany Brunch
Host: Ariel
Date: Saturday,October 27
Activity: Brunch in the park! Bring along your favourite fall foods and blankets and hang out with cool people. Maybe a fall craft will be involved?
Location: Washington Park (exact location TBD)
Time: 12pm
RSVP
Special Instructions: Please respond on Facebook with what you plan to bring, so that we don’t have 200 cups but no cupcakes.

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New York City, NY

Lesbian Herstory Archives Tour
Host: Gabrielle
Date: Saturday, October 13
Activity: Take a private tour of the Lesbian Herstory Archives with coordinator and Autostraddler Gabrielle; optional drinking & dancing afterwards
Location: Lesbian Herstory Archives + Gingers (484 14th St, Park Slope/Prospect Park, Brooklyn + 363 5th Ave, Park Slope, Brooklyn)
Time: 7:30pm
RSVP

Tour de Bronx
Host: Gabby Rivera
Date: Sunday, October 14
Activity: Tour de Bronx : 25 mile bike ride through the Bronx! There’s also a 40-mile ride if you’re a pro. This ride is amateur-friendly and open to kids and families and hippies like me.
Location: Bronx County Building (Grand Concourse and 161st St)
Time: Check in time 9:30am – 25 mile route departure: 10:40am
RSVP: Register on your own and then email me lunagabby[at]yahoo[dot]com and let me know to look out for you.

Lesbian Cabaret
Host: Rachel K.
Date: Sunday, October 14
Activity: LezCab, by womyn for womyn (boys allowed) seeks to produce and host musical-theatre events by, for, and about queer womyn in order to foster support and a forum for queer womyn in the musical theatre community. Proceeds will benefit Autostraddle and Unicorn Plan-It and risen star Haviland Stillwell will be performing!
Location: The Duplex (61 Christopher Street at 7th Ave)
Time: 7pm
RSVP
Special Instructions: You must make a reservation here — if you do not make a reservation you won’t be able to attend! (RSVPing on FB is not enough!)

Fall Into Fall Picnic
Host: Vanessa & Lemon
Date: Saturday, October 27
Activity: Let’s decorate mini pumpkins, drink cider, eat pumpkin pie, and play in the leaves. Pumpkin-decorating supplies will be provided but please BYOP (bring your own pumpkin) and bring something delicious to share (pumpkin flavored beer, pie, your grandma’s Thanksgiving stuffing…whatever makes your gay little heart scream “fall!”). Feel free to wear your Halloween costume or a grandpa sweater.
Location: McCarren Park (meet at the corner of North 12th St & Berry St and we’ll pick a nice grassy spot)
Time: 2pm
RSVP

Tea & Brooklyn Flea
Host: Vanessa
Date: Sunday, October 28
Activity: Come drink tea and explore the famous Brooklyn Flea. We’ll meet on the lawn outside the Flea at 11am; bring your own thermos of tea and hang out for an hour or so. At 12pm we’ll venture into the market and everyone can browse at their own pace; if you get there after noon just go right in and look for girls in Auto-swag. (Wear some Auto-swag! Yes, I keep saying swag! Come hang out with me anyway!)
Location: Brooklyn Flea, East River Waterfront (between North 6 + 7 St, Williamsburg)
Time: 11am
RSVP

OktoberPHRESH
Host: Katrina “KC Danger”
Date: Sunday, October 28
Activity: Hair Force One Presents: OktoberPHRESH, a queer pop-up barbershop and block party
Location: TBD
Time: 4-10pm
RSVP

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Syracuse, NY

Coffee & Burritos
Host: Whitney
Date: Saturday, October 20
Activity: Nom on coffee and vegan baked goods at Recess, the local coffee shop and roastery in the Westcott neighborhood; possibly burritos after at Alto Cinco
Location: Recess Coffee House and Roastery (110 Harvard Place) 
Time: 2pm
RSVP

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Cleveland, OH

So Much Yum
Name: Tiara
Date: Monday, October 15
Activity: Veggie Dogs and Coffee
Location: Happy Dog (5801 Detroit Ave)
Time: 4:30pm
RSVP
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Columbus, OH

Rugby Is So Gay
Host: Intern Grace
Date: Saturday, October 20
Activity: OSU Women’s Rugby Game vs. Michigan, free admission
More info to come ASAP

Picnic Time
Host: Intern Grace
Activity: Picnic
More info to come ASAP

Pot Luck
Host: Rachael
Date: Saturday, October 27
Activity: Potluck event. All the pies.
Location: North Campus / South Clintonville
RSVP

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Philadelphia, PA

Drink & Dance
Host: Kate
Date: Monday, October 22
Activity: Tigerbeats @ The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave). No cover. Bump and grind to awesome music (set list favorites are Beth Ditto and Le Tigre) and get drunk with each other.
Time: 10:30pm
RSVP: Just show up / email kateseverance[at]gmail[dot]com

Queer Rittenhouse Extra Awesome Potluck / QREAP
Host: Kate
Date: Saturday, October 27
Activity: We’ll have lots of blankets and a nice sunny spot in Rittenhouse Square. Bring something delicious to share, i.e. beer, quinoa, cupcakes, and other picnic items. There will be excellent music and possibly crafts.
Time: 12pm
RSVP

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Pacific Northwest

Portland Yoga & Dive Bar Drinkin’
Host: Sullivan
Date: Friday, October 12 A
ctivity: Queer/trans yoga (for the under 21s) and then we’ll head next door for some dive bar drinkin’.
Location: North Portland Yoga & Rooster Pub
Time: Yoga starts at 6pm, goes till 7:15pm, drinks till whenever
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Fall Sunset Picnic at the Skidmore Bluffs!*
Host: Taylor & Cee
Date: Monday, October 15
Activity: Bring fallsy things to eat, drink, and/or share! Apple cider in mason jars, seasonal pies, and things pumpkin, naturally. Obviously this is all-ages and non-drinking friendly, though booze is fine too.  Cee and I will be there on bike and you’re encouraged to bike too if you want to cruise around and maybe trickle over to a different spot  afterward. Nom!
Location: Skidmore Bluffs
Time: 5-7pm
RSVP (The details will also live in this FB event, so check there for updates in case we have to reschedule)
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Kaki King at Mississippi Studios*
Host: Taylor & Cee
Date: Wednesday, October 17
Activity: Kaki King Show at Mississipi Studios. Show is at 8, doors at 7. Get there at 6:30 if you want to chill and have  drinks/dinner at Bar Bar beforehand. Venue and event are 21+
Location: Mississipi Studios
Time: 6:30pm – bed time
RSVP (The details will also live in this FB event, so check there for updates in case we have to reschedule)
Special Instructions: Buy tickets in advance
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*If you have any questions or get lost in the great wilderness that is North Portland, contact taylor[at]autostraddle[dot]com or cee[at]autostraddle[dot]com. Or tweet at us: @tayhatmaker and @ceeweb!
Dinner and/or drinks at Sweet Hereafter
Host: Maeve
Date: Thursday, October 18
Activity: Sweet Hereafter is a bar with an awesome food menu, and it’s all-ages early in the evening so everyone is welcome. Come hang out for drinks, food, or both if you’re feeling super fancy.
Location: Sweet Hereafter (3326 SE Belmont, Portland Oregon)
Time: 5-8pm
RSVP

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Providence, RI

Roller Derby!
Host: Lizz
Date: Sunday, October 14
Activity: Let’s watch some roller derby!! Come watch the Sakonnet River Roller Rats vs. The Providence Mob Squad at the RI Convention Center.
Location: To find each other, meet inside the Starbucks at the Biltmore Hotel (11 Dorrance St). Latecomers join up at the convention center.
Time: Doors open at 5pm, so meet at 4:30pm
RSVP

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Nashville, TN

Bagel Face Brunch
Hosts: The Gayelles of Nashville
Date: Sunday, October 21
Activity: Autostraddle Meet-Up Brunch at Bagel Face, Round Two. A sequel to the successful first Autostraddle Meet-up at Bagel Face in July, come for some guaranteed queer lady camaraderie, tantalizing bagels, and sparkling conversation.
Location: Bagel Face Bakery (700 Main Street East)
Time: 10am-1:30pm
RSVP: RSVP on the Nashville FB group. If you’re not part of the Nashville FB group, or if you have any questions at all, email Emily at em.wheelwright[at]gmail[dot]com and she will give you more info!

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Austin, TX

Karaoke!
Host: Mary Ann
Date: Friday, October 19
Activity: Karaoke!
Location: Austin Karaoke (6808 North Lamar Blvd.)
Time: 8pm
RSVP

Choose Your Own Adventure
Host: Julia
Date: Saturday, October 20
Activity: Brunching at Bouldin!
Location: Bouldin Creek Cafe
Time: 12pm
RSVP

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Dallas, TX

Night Out in the Gayborhood
Host: Christina
Date: Friday, October 19
Activity: Night out in the Gayborhood. Let’s meet at Sue’s and see where the night takes us!
Location: Sue Ellen’s + ?
Time: 9:45pm
RSVP

Queer Brunch! 
Host: Christina
Date: Sunday, October 21
Activity: Brunch! Bottomless mimosas! Queers! L
ocation: Mattito’s – Routh St.
Time: 11am
RSVP
Special Instructions: Please RSVP so we know how many to expect

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Houston, TX

Potluck Picnic
Host: Marisa
Date: Saturday, October 20
Activity: Potluck Picnic! We will meet in the park between the Menil and the Rothko Chapel.  Please bring a food/drink/dessert to share with everyone.  I will make sure we have plenty of blankets.  I’m incredibly flexible and open to any other ideas as well.
Location: Menil Park. Right by the Rothko Chapel/Menil Collection.
Time: 3pm
RSVP: Email crowdeddeclaration[at]gmail[dot]com

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San Antonio, TX

Candelight Brunch
Host: Chris U
Date: Sunday, October 21
Activity: Brunch
Location: Candlelight Coffeehouse, Wine Bar & Cafe
Time: 10am
RSVP
Special Instructions: Brunch at a local queer hangout with bottomless mimosas! More info to come!

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Seattle, WA

Autumn Harvest Potluck
Host: Vanessa
Date: Sunday, October 14 (unless this conflicts with another meet up, in which case it can be changed)
Activity: Bring your favorite Fall inspired treat! Also, it looks like Autumn weather is finally hitting us here in the Northwest so it might be a good idea to dress warmly. Check out the FB event page for more info, ideas as to what to bring, and more!
Location: Fremont Brewery’s All Ages Urban Beer Garden (3409 Woodland Park Avenue North)
Time: 4:30pm
RSVP

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Madison, WI

Spooky Speakeasy
Host: Emma
Date Friday, October 12
Activity Peach Pies Caburlesque presents Spooky Speakeasy. Halloween themed cabaret/burlesque show.
Location: Inferno Nightclub (1718 Commercial Avenue). 21 and up. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Time 10:30-2:00am (pre-game tbd)
RSVP

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Canada

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Calgary, Alberta

Drinks and Twisted Element
Host: Liz Sanderson
Date: Friday, October 12
Activity: Drinks coffee or alcoholic, yummy dinners or baked goods at the lovely Higher Ground Roastery, possibly a live band going on that night. We can also head towards Twisted Element later on in the evening or another club of choice.
Location: Higher Ground Roastery / Twisted Element
Time: 8pm to whenever
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Edmonton, Alberta

Hippie Hummus & Beer
Host: Malaika
Date: Friday, October 19
Activity: The first-ever Edmonton meetup! Eat hummus and drink beer like good queer hippies.
Location: Remedy Café South Side (8631 – 109 St). Upstairs where all the big tables are.
Time: 7pm
RSVP: Email Malaika at a.s.meetup[at]gmail[dot]com and say “Hey! looking forward to the meetup!” if you plan to attend!

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Medicine Hat, Alberta

BYOB (Beer and Boardgames)
Host: Liz Sanderson
Date: Wednesday, October 17
Activity: Drinks (BYOB), snacks, a campfire if its nice out (bring your own lawn chair or sitting device), if its lousy out boardgames inside :) Bring any rad boardgames. If you’d like to bring a dish to share please do!
Location: Once RSVP’d to event my address will be provided.
Time: 7pm – midnight
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Vancouver, BC

Open Mic Night
Host: Kelsey
Date: Thursday, October 18
Activity: Let’s eat yummy vegetarian food, drink coffee (or beer, whatever you like!) at Open Mic night on the drive!
Location: Cafe Deux Soleil (2096 Commercial Drive)
Time: 7pm
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Harvest Potluck
Host: Christie L.
Date: Thursday, October 25
Activity: Come and meet folks, carve pumpkins, drink some cider, and perhaps throwdown Autumn/Harvest potluck styles. Friends, partners, and anyone interested in meeting up and hanging out welcome.
Location: See FB event
Time: 7pm (PDT)
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Ottawa, Ontario

Meet Me At The Lookout
Host: Carolyn
Date: Saturday, October 13
Activity: We’re going to The Lookout for drinks and dancing.
Location: The Lookout (41 York St)
Time: 8pm – late
RSVP: With your presence. We will be flagging with “You Do You” bags.

Picnic In The Park
Host: Kristen Fardy
Date: Sunday, October 21
Activity: Picnic. Let’s eat lunch and run around in nature.
Location: The Park (TBD which one)
Time: 1pm
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Special Instructions: Can you bring something to sit on? Something to keep hot chocolate warm with? Something to play games with?

Potluck & Boardgames Night
Host: Carolyn
Date: Friday, October 26
Activity: Bring something delicious to share and something fun to play!
Location: Carolyn’s Apartment
Time: 7pm
RSVP: Maybe tell everyone else on the wall so we don’t end up with 23 containers of hummus and an accidental Scrabble tournament. Not that either would be a bad thing.

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Toronto, Ontario

Soup Swap!
Host: Camilla
Date: Sunday, October 28
Location: Camilla’s house –  see facebook group for details
Time: 2pm
RSVP
Special Instructions: Post any dietary funks and also what soup you plan to bring. Alternatively, feel free to bring dippy products, not limited to bread, cornbread, bagels. If someone makes bread bowls I will die.

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Potluck
Host: Emma Hachey
Date: Saturday, October 27 (tentative, if there’s a time that works better for anyone we can figure something out)
Activity: Potluck
Location: TBA
Time: TBA
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Montreal, Quebec

Queeraoke
Host: Judyna, but might go as ‘Judacris’ for the evening
Date: Saturday, October 13
Activity: Warm up your vocals, ‘straddlers! We’re taking over Club Date and crooning to classics such as Call Me Maybe and so forth.
Location: Club Date (1218 rue Ste-Catherine East)
Time: 9:30pm
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Collective Munch @ Brunch II
Host: Judyna
Date: Saturday, October 27
Activity: For those who couldn’t make it that earlier weekend of the meetup, here’s take 2! Come munch and brunch!
Location: La Petite Marche (5035 St-Denis, metro Laurier between Laurier and blvd St-Joseph)
Time: 12am
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Hummus Hike!
Host: Queer McGill

Date: Friday, October 19
Activity: We’ll be hiking up Mount Royal and enjoying hummus, fall colors, and good company up there at the summit.
Location: Meet at the George-Étienne Cartier Monument on the eastern base of the mountain (Avenue du Parc & rue Rachel ouest)
Time: 4:30pm
RSVP
Special Instructions: Hummus and various dipping things will be provided, but you’re welcome to bring your own snacks as well.

Collective Munch @ Brunch II
Host: Judyna
Date: Saturday, October 27
Activity: For those who couldn’t make it that earlier weekend of the meetup, here’s take 2! Come munch and brunch!
Location: TBD
Time: 11am
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Festive Fucking Gourding & Potluck
Host: Kristen
Date: Sunday, October 28
Activity: Meet up at Jean Talon Market to peruse and pick the perfect pumpkin. Head back to my place (short walk!) to carve and consume.
Location: Jean Talon Market (7070 Avenue Henri Julien) and Kristen’s place
Time: 1pm
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Mexico

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Mexico City, Mexico

An Afternoon on the Trajineras
Host: Caitlin
Date: Sunday, October 14
Activity: An afternoon on the trajineras at Xochimilco. Beer, mariachis, canals, etc.
Location: Xochimilco–meet in front of the tren ligero Xochimilco stop–last one on the line.
Time: 12pm
RSVP

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Europe

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Vienna, Austria

Coffee/Beer & Cards
Host: Lina
Date: Friday, October 19, 20, 21 (any of these dates)
Activity: Food / drinks
RSVP: Email Lina if interested lila.apfel[at]hotmail.de

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Marseille, France

Potluck-y
Host: Sam White
Date: Saturday, October 27
Activity: Potluck/chat/talk/eat/drink wine
Location: Chez Moi
Time: 1pm
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Paris, France

Boire et Danser
Host: Jill
Date: Saturday, October 13
Activity: Drinks and Dancing at Le Troisième Lieu
Location: 62 rue Quincampoix, 3ème arrondissement
Time: 7pm
RSVP

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Toulouse, France

Drinks and Music
Name: Gemma
Date: Saturday, October 2o
Activity: Drinks/Music by La Garonne
Location: Prairie des Filtres
Time: 8pm
RSVP

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Berlin, Germany

Pumpkin Playdate: 3D Crazy Bowler & 3D Minigolf
Date: Friday, October 26
Activity: I‘m seeing colours flowing through my mind
Location: 3D Schwarzlich Minigolf und Bowling (Goerzallee190, 14167 Berlin)
Time: 8pm

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Dublin, Ireland

Sapphic Samhain Shindig
Host: Aimee
Date: Saturday, October 27
Activity: Samhain is the Celtic version of Halloween, for those of you not from Ireland! Taking inspiration from the lovely American Autostraddlers we’re going to have a potluck in my house then head out to The Front Lounge/Pantibar/Mother/wherever the night takes us. So bring some food and drink and get ready to have an awesome night!
Location: Rialto, Dublin 8
Time: 7pm
RSVP  so we know how much food we need!

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Rome, Italy

Better Than A Bar Crawl
Host: Aline
Date: Saturday, October 20
Activity: Gelato Crawl + vintage stores
Location: La Gelateria Frigidarium (Via del Governo Vecchio, 112)
Time: 2pm
RSVP

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Utrecht, Netherlands

Brunch at the Bakkerswinkel
Host: Angela (MileHighFemme)
Date: Saturday, October 20
Activity: Brunchin’ it up at the Bakkerswinkel
Location: De Bakkerswinkel
Time: 12pm
RSVP

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Glasgow, Scotland

Drinks Now, Mailing List for the Future!
Host: Seph
Date: Saturday, October 13
Activity: Drinks
Location: The Flying Duck, Renfield Street
Time: 4pm
RSVP: Seph doesn’t have a Facebook account so people who are interested should e-mail Seph at josy[at]lavabit[dot]com and ze will add you to the mailing list for future events.

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Santiago, Spain

Coffee/Beer & Cards
Host: Laura
Date: Friday, October 19
Activity: Drink coffee and/or beer, play cards, have fun!
RSVP
Special Instructions: Laura is very flexible so head over to Facebook (via RSVP link) to make plans!

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London, United Kingdom

Club Lesley
Host: Twat Boutique
Date: Friday, October 19
Activity: drinking, dancing and chasing honies
Location: Dalston Superstore (117 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2PB)
Time : 9pm – 3am
RSVP

Drinky Dinner and Dancing
Host: Anna
Date: Tuesday, October 16
Activity: A dinner in Soho followed by a trip down to Ku Bar’s Ruby Tuesdays
Location: Provisionally Soho Joe (£5 lovely pizzas), followed by chatting & mingling at an audible bar, then we’ll head on down to Ku Bar’s Ruby Tuesdays.
Time: 7:30pm
RSVP

Heart to Art
Host: Angela (MileHighFemme)
Date: Saturday, October 27
Activity: Walking tour of London’s street art
Location: Spitalfields Market
Time: 3pm for tour, earlier for brunch if there is interest
RSVP
Special Instructions: RSVP early and pay attention to facebook messages. Depending on our size we may have to organize something special with them or it may not be possible and we’ll have to change plans or just do brunch!

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Manchester, United Kingdom

Let’s Plan Something!
Host: Mollie Staples
Date: Saturday, October 27
Activity: We’re going to pool ideas and come up with a thing on the events page, so TBC for the moment
RSVP: The fb event will be private. Message Mollie Staples (studying at University of York) on Facebook to be added

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Australia & New Zealand

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Adelaide, South Australia

Wine, Tea, Art and Cards
Host: Cat
Date: Saturday, October 20
Activity: Wine, tea, art and cards.
Location: Reading Room (Hindley Street)
Time: 2pm

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Newtown, Sydney

Picnic In The Park
Host: Crystal
Date: Saturday, October 20
Activity: Picnic!
Location: Camperdown Park
Time: Midday
RSVP

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Auckland, New Zealand

Fall Cocktails
Host: seemsforever
Date: Saturday, December 1
Activity: Cocktails!
Location: Suite
Time: 8pm
RSVP

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Christchurch, New Zealand

Drinks and Socializing
Host: Hazel Shanks
Date: Thursday, October 25
Activity: Drinks, socializing, hanging out together
Location: Volstead Trading Company (55 Riccaton Rd).
Behind Anytime Fitness and St Pierre’s Sushi
Time: 7pm
RSVP
Special instructions: We’ll be sitting at the tables outside. Also, the regular LGBT Social Network Canterbury meetup is later that night (8:30pm) in the exact same place, so we’ll be hanging out with them too. Interested straddlers should also join the Autostraddle NZ
facebook group.

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Wellington, Aotearoa, New Zealand

Labour Day Picnic (Yes, Labour With A ‘U’)
Host: Nicole, Frith and Nicola
Date: Monday, October 22
Activity: Picnic lunch!
Location: Sound Shell Lawn, Wellington Botanic Gardens
Time: 12:30pm
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Potluck & Gig
Host: Nicola
Date: Friday, October 26
Activity: Potluck dinner and drinks, then gig celebrating Wellington Rape Crisis’ 35th Birthday
Location: Potluck in Aro Valley (address will be provided on Facebook closer to the time), then Meow Bar on Edward St.
Time: 7pm
RSVP
Special instructions: To see the event you may have to join the “Autostraddle New Zealand” Facebook group

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China

Beijing

Hiking and Dinner
Name: Kirsten Corrao
Date: Saturday, October 27
Activity: Hiking and dinner
Location: Xiangshan Park
Time: 1pm
RSVP
Special Instructions: We’ll meet up at exit A of Beigongmen Line 4 subway station, then head over to Xiangshan Park together.
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    Intern Grace! I want to RSVP for the rugby game in Columbus! (But it is the only event on this page without an RSVP option?)

    Also, I know you’re probs super busy but when can we expect to know a specific time and location? Since my friend and I are driving from Cincinnati it would be helpful to know this asap! :)

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    omg i’m so happy there’s going to be an event in montgomery. i don’t live there anymore, BUT I’M SO PLEASED FOR THE SAKE OF ALL THE QUEERS WHO DIDN’T REALIZE THERE WERE OTHER QUEERS THERE (like me last year) :) :) :)

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    OH MY GAWD. I was just looking at the GLBT museum in the Castro-because I just arrived back in the Bay Area. Now I get to have Autostraddle+Queer museum fun.

    So many feelings. So. Many.

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    Just to add a little more gayness to the Ann Arbor, MI meetup:

    The University of Michigan women’s soccer team (currently ranked in the top 25) is playing a 10/27 home game a few hrs before the meetup. Free admission for students or really cheap public tickets.

    I will likely be at the soccer game and hopefully at the Circus Bar meetup – barring a debilitating hangover from the previous night’s Halloween party.

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    I’m going to try to make it to at least one of the NYC events; reaally want to go to OktoberPHRESH, but I can’t get a haircut because I love my current hairdresser and she would kill me if I cheated on her. But. I want to go and meet people! Who’s down?

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    Omg. it si so hard to get dressed for a meet up. I’m in hour 2.5 of WTF DO I PUT ON MY BODY?
    It’s like a first date mixed with court for yer first drinking violation and an 80’s night club night all rolled into one for wardrobe anxiety.

    I settled on a bowtie.

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    i KNOW there are more of us in Guatemala – there must be some super good hiding spots i’m unaware of… i’ve only been here a little more than a year. I’LL FIND THEM AND MAKE A MEETUP NEXT TIME. it’s a goal.

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    Coucou! Is the Facebook page or more info about the Toulouse meet up available? Where is it happening exactly? I don’t know Toulouse at all. I am considering coming from Nîmes so would need to work out a place to stay and stuff. I just wanted to get a little more info so I can make some plans.

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    Updates for both of the ones I’m hosting since I way underestimated the turnout for them…

    Utrecht, The Netherlands – Sunday the 21st at Cafe Olivier. Possible outing to Bockbierfestival afterwards.

    London – Brunch on Saturday the 27th at 1pm at The Blues Kitchen in Camden.

    Facebook has been updated to reflect the changes but message me if there are any questions(and sorry for putting this on each article. I just want to make sure nobody gets messed up!)

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    Is any of you people from London going to see the Tegan & Sara show on Nov. 15th? Cause I’m coming over from Europe but don’t really wanna go alone.. Mini pre-/after meet-up maybe?

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