Don’t forget the Femmosphere meetup in Sydney on Sunday December 18, ie this Sunday.
Location: Manly Wharf Hotel, East Esplanade, Manly.
Date and time: Sunday 18th December, 11:00am, for chat and, if it suits you, lunch.
The original posts said 11:30am, and you’re still welcome to arrive then or later if it suits you! However, the Hotel does not have table reservations, so if you can come by 11 when they open, I’d appreciate the help securing a large table!
Who: There’s no level of existing involvement in the femmosphere required. Creators, commenters, lurkers, newcomers and familiar faces all welcome. Friends, partners and children all welcome.
RSVP: an idea of numbers would be handy for any reservation. If you didn’t reply to the poll yet, I’ve edited it to show only December 18, so you can RSVP using the poll.
Public transport: any transport that delivers you to central Manly will work.
- Ferry: catch the Manly ferry from Circular Quay. Go out past the wharf shops onto the footpath, turn right, and the Manly Wharf Hotel is less than 200 metres away. The 10:30 and 11:00 departures from Circular Quay suit this meetup, if people want to coordinate meeting up for the ferry ride over, comment here!
- Buses: Manly Wharf is served by an astounding array of buses, including the 131, 132, 139, 142, 155, 156, 158, 169 from the Northern Beaches and suburbs to their west, the 136 from Chatswood via the Northern Beaches, and the 143 and 144 from Chatswood/St Leonards via Military Road.
Car parking: free street parking is likely to be very limited with restricted times of 1 to 2 hours. And the parking inspectors are very attentive on summer weekends. There is very pricey paid parking at the wharf and cheaper paid parking in the multi-storey Council carparks with prices suitable to a 2 to 3 hour stay.
The staff said:
We have excellent wheelchair accessibility and a disabled toilet.
The staff said:
Children are most welcome provided they are with their parent or guardian and well behaved.
Note that it’s simply a sit-down relaxed pub atmosphere, they don’t cater specifically to children. However there is a calm beach very nearby and several parents are coming along, so there should be a place and people to escape with if your child wants out.
A quick should-be-obvious: respect people’s pseudonyms. Many people will use their meatspace name at the meetup (although if you want to introduce yourself by a pseudonym feel free). That doesn’t mean you can use their meatspace name if you blog/tweet about the meetup.
Again, should-be-obvious: if you come to the event please do not take photographs of participants without their express permission (or that of their parent/guardian in the case of young children). In particular, if you’re intending to publish it on the web or elsewhere let them know before taking the photograph.