Reminder: Hoyden meetup, Sydney, Sunday March 8

Reminder, there will be a Hoyden meetup on this Sunday, March 8.

Photograph of East Circular Quay promenade

East Circular Quay, by Australia Photos CC BY

Basic details

Location: Guylian Belgian Chocolate Cafe, Opera Quays, East Circular Quay

Date and time: Sunday 8th March, 12:00 noon.

Who: There’s no level of existing involvement in Hoyden About Town required. Creators, commenters, lurkers, newcomers and familiar faces all welcome. Friends, partners and children all welcome.

Wet weather: it’s a partly indoor venue, so the meetup will go ahead as planned.

The meetup coincides with International Women’s Day, and with the All About Women festival at the Sydney Opera House, with speakers including Anita Sarkeesian and Rosie Batty. (Timetable.)

Recognising us

Look for me: I’ll have a black laptop and a purple laptop sleeve.

Getting there

Public transport

Circular Quay train station is a 400m walk away. Many bus lines terminate south of the Circular Quay train station, about a 500m walk away. Circular Quay is also the main terminal for Sydney Ferries.

Car parking

The paid Sydney Opera House car park is the nearest parking venue with substantial spaces. Weekend parking is a flat $15.

Wheel accessibility

The Cafe is step-free and has level floors. The Cafe staff tell me that the entire space is wheel accessible and there is an accessible toilet.


Children are welcome, but the Guylian Cafe does not have specifically children’s entertainment.


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.

Full photo credits: the photograph of East Circular Quay is by Kevin Gibbons/Australia Photos, licensed Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 on Flickr, and was cropped, colour-adjusted and rotated by the author of this post.

Categories: arts & entertainment, gender & feminism, Life

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10 replies

  1. Additional reminder that I still don’t have a ticket for the Shakespeare and women session. Am thinking of hanging around the box office in a scavengerly fashion, but would be grateful if you all could continue to keep an ear to the ground for me.

  2. Have fun everyone. I haz a jelous.

  3. Guylian Belgian Chocolate Cafe

    Guylian Belgian Chocolate Cafe
    I had no idea such a paradise existed.
    *drools* *weeps for sad, chocolate-cafe deprived state of existence*
    Have a great time! And Happy International Women’s Day all!
    (Where ‘happy’ = may all our wishes for global women’s rights and lives come true :))

  4. I have an ill sprog at home and I think I might have a touch of what sprog’s got, so I’ll be staying home so I don’t pass it on to any of you. Have a lovely time, though!

  5. Testing if commenting is open…

  6. Recognising us
    Look for me: I’ll have a black laptop and a purple laptop sleeve.
    I would be interested to hear if anyone is coming, at this point, although I understand you may not be in a position to leave comments.

    • WordPress allows logged-in back-end users to leave comments on their own posts even when they’re closed to front-end users, and logged-in editors/admins can leave comments on any post.

  7. So, are we going to get a meet report for those of us who weren’t able to make it (for reasons of sickness, family commitments, or just being in a different state)?

    • There’s little to report, since as far as I am aware I was the only one who made it.
      I had their dark chocolate and raspberry cheesecake, it was quite good but maybe not quite as good as the name would lead you to believe.

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