BOOM! That is the noise of the drinking drum, summoning you lot into action, because the London branch of the Rock, Paper, Shotgun Social Club has finalised the dates for its next three meets. Including, no kidding, a Ladies Night.
What are you doing on Saturday the 16th of July, Saturday the 13th of August and Saturday the 27th of August? That's a trick question, by the way.
You're attending these fine events, surely. The following information is plucked straight from this thread on our forums, where Social Club organiser, RPS fan and general Nordic go-getter Siri Hommelsgård is eager to hear you pledge your attendance, your allegiance, or anything else you care to pledge.
SATURDAY 16th OF JULY
We (which is a euphemism for "you", since I'm tragically stuck in the Northern Wastes) are gathering at the Blue Posts once again to enjoy fine alcoholic beverages and discuss the important things in life, such as games, quantum mechanics and the finer points of Munchkin.
Function room booked from 6pm - midnight.
SATURDAY 13th OF AUGUST
We're gathering in Soho Square to get Drunk In a Park. Since quite a few of you seem to have problems Finding Things (tm), we figured a small park would be better than a large one. Or no park at all. You'll find us near the middle of the square from 2pm come sun or nasty weather, and we'll stay until we can't take it no more. Bring your own booze, a blanket if you like and an umbrella if it looks like you might need one.
SATURDAY 27th OF AUGUST
What's the common denominator between percentage of meat in cat food and number of ladies present at the average RPS meet-up?
We're solving the problem right away by inviting you all to RPS LADIES' NIGHT, where all the guys are required to bring along someone of the opposite sex. It's a great opportunity to invite your partner or that cute girl you like, or just your friend, sister, mum or auntie for others to enjoy.
We're not letting you in without a female on your arm. Your only alternative if you can't find any is to dress up like one. Your choice. It will be awesome and there will be women. Lots of them. But only you can make it happen.
Blue Posts function room booked from 6pm - midnight.
WHERE IS THE BLUE POST?
The Blue Post is a charming pub just off Leicester Square, at 28 Rupert Street, postcode W1D 6DJ. It's very close to Piccadilly and Leicester Square tube stations, and fairly close to half the ones in central London. You can find maps and directions over at trusty old Google Maps.
There's decent food available, and there's a bar upstairs in the function room, as well as a toilet. This saves you from associating with the proles and beggars likely to be found downstairs, and ensures that you won't fall down the stairs when collecting your tray of Jäger shots.
The last social club saw me playing Father Christmas and handing out boxed copies of such sterling PC games as Tow Truck Simulator, Cities In Motion and King's Bounty, so if you were going to go but didn't then I bet you feel silly now. Seriously though, it is a lovely time with lovely people, and I hope to see lots of you there.