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o   General

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o   Other

-          General Geek/Nerd

-          Books/Reading/Comics

-          Writers

-          Steampunk and Victoriana

-          Costuming/Cosplay

-          Period Dancing

-          Reenactors and Recreationists

-          Gaming

o   Live Action Role Playing (LARP)

o   Role Playing Gaming

o   Tabletop/Strategy

o   Video Games

-          Science and Technical

-          Other Groups of Interest

-          Across the Border

The San Diego Fandom Index is a guide to all aspects of San Diego's SF/Fantasy and related fandom. It reflects the most current information known to your editor.

 

A NEW GROUP OR EVENT! To add, update or correct entries in the Index, please send e-mail to James H. Hay.

 

The Index is also published quarterly, and is distributed by a team of volunteers to local area bookstores, libraries, and conventions in Southern California. This web page forms the basis for the next issue.

 

Current Print Issue: #24, March 2015 / Last Online Update: 2015-07-30

 

You might also be interested in our other California activities pages:

-          California Conventions

-          California Faires and Reenactment Events

-          San Diego Comic Con Offsite Events 2015

 

 

 

Events

 

Check back! New items are added to the lists on a continuing basis.

 

Upcoming Events

Conventions, Faires and Festivals

 

Only a selection of the events created by or attended by the groups on this list.

 

Winkie Con 51 (Jul 31 - Aug 2, 2015) - Oz Convention

Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle N San Diego, CA 92108

Rooms: $129    

Guests: Emma Ridley, Mike Ploog, Joan D. Vinge

Membership: $68, $50 additional for banquet

Newsletter - Facebook

 

Harry Potter’s Birthday Celebration (Jul 31, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm)

Balboa Library,  4255 Mt. Abernathy Ave, San Diego CA 92117

Free

Ages 18 months to 12 years

 

Harry Potter’s Birthday (Jul 31, 7 pm)

Celebration by Harry Potter Group of San Diego

The Burrow,  9896 Caminito Bolsa, San Diego, CA

 

Super Awesome Showdown: Galacticadia 2 (Jul 31, 7 – 10 pm)

Tango Del Rey, 3567 Del Rey Avenue. San Diego, Ca. 92109

Tickets: $5 – 15

 

Alternative Lifestyle Nerds 3rd Anniversary Party (Jul 31, 7 pm)

Quartyard, 1102 Market Street, San Diego, CA

Free

 

Annual Pirate Party! (Jul 31, 7 pm – 1:30 am)

The Haunted Head Saloon, 207 N Tremont St, Oceanside, California 92054

Ages 21+

 

Waltz and Such weekly class (Jul 31, 7:15 – 9:45 pm)

45 minute lesson (beginner/intermediate) followed by open dancing, mixers and requests.

This week: Hambo

Balboa Park’s Cada del Prado, Room 207, 1650 El Prado, San Diego CA 92101

$2 suggested donation

 

Chula Vista Smash 4 Tournament #1 (Aug 1, 1 – 8 pm) – Video Games

3526 Bonita Rd. Chula Vista, CA

$5

 

Bio Tech Workshop: DNA Barcoding (Aug 1, 3 – 4 pm)

San Diego Public Library, La Jolla/Riford, 7555 Draper Ave, San Diego CA 92037

Free

 

Closing Reception | Oh, the Places You'll Go! Exhibition (Jul 8, 4 – 7 pm) – Art of Dr. Seuss

Chuck Jones Gallery, 232 5th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

 

MECHA (Aug 1, 5 – 10 pm) – Art Show

TPG2, 1475 University Ave, San Diego, California 92103

Free

 

Practice for L.A. Playford Ball (Aug 1, 7 – 9:30 pm)

San Diego English Country Dancers

Jean Hart Dance Studio, 12227 Poway Rd, Poway, California 92064

 

League Of Legends Pool Party Shoot (Aug 2, 1 pm) – Cosplay Photoshoot

Mesa Ridge Apartments, 3502 Angelucci St, San Diego, CA 92111

 

Midian Unmade:  Tales from Clive Barker’s Nightbreed Signing (Aug 2, 2 pm)

With editors Del Howison and Joseph Nassise, and contributors Amber Benson, Nancy Holder, Stephen Woodworth, Kelly Dunn, Weston Ochse, and David Schow.

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego CA 92117

Free

Facebook

 

Sunday Dance, San Diego English Country Dancers (Aug 2, 6 – 9 pm)

RB Swim & Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA 92128

Caller: Chris Page

$ 6 - 8

All Ages

 

Mythology Talk: Zombies on the Brain (Aug 3, 6:30 – 8 pm)

UCSD Professor of Literature Lisa Lampert-Weissig

Central Library / Mary Hollis Clark Conference Room 151 330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101

Free

 

Art Against Humanity (Aug 4, 7 pm – midnight) – Art Show based on “Cards Against Humanity”

Basic Urban Kitchen + Bar, 410 Tenth Ave, San Diego, California 92101

Free

Ages 21+

 

Geek Girls of San Diego  August Book Club (Aug 5, 7 pm)

A Wizard of Earth Sea by Ursula LeGuin

Toma Sol, 301 W Washington, San Diego, CA

 

Waltz and Such weekly class (Aug 7, 7:15 – 9:45 pm)

45 minute lesson (beginner/intermediate) followed by open dancing, mixers and requests.

This week: Hambo

Balboa Park’s Cada del Prado, Room 207, 1650 El Prado, San Diego CA 92101

$2 suggested donation

 

Tanwayour Anniversary and Baron Talanque Memorial Tournament (Aug 8, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm) – SCA event

Sweetwater Summit Park, 3218 Summit Meadow Road, Bonita, CA 91902

 

Okoré Meetup goes to Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (Aug 8, 10:30 am)

AMC Mission Valley 20, 1640 Camino Del Rio North, San Diego, CA

 

Soldiers & Citizens (Aug 8, Noon – 4 pm)

Meet the early soldiers and citizens of early San Diego under the Mexican and US flags.

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, 4002 Wallace St, San Diego, California 92110

Free

All Ages

 

Signing:  Chris Farnsworth (Aug 8, 2 pm)

The Eternal World

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego CA 92117

Free

Facebook

 

Meet & Greet, State of Okoré (Aug 8, 6 pm) - Anime

Denny's / Banquet Room,  4280 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA

 

Carpe Noctern (Aug 8, 8 pm) – Masquerade

The Yard
5335 Market St. 92114

Tickets: $5 before 9 pm, then $10

 

Geek Girls of San Diego Superhero Comic Book Club (Aug 9, 5 – 6 pm)

Location: Shown only to members.

 

Disney in Concert: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Aug 8, 7:30 pm)

San Diego Symphony

Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $22 – 79

All Ages

 

Fab Lab Maker Camp 2015 (Aug 10 – 14; 9 am – 4 pm)

Fab Lab San Diego, 847 14th St, San Diego, California 92101

Tickets: $295 ($250.75 with Maker Family membership)

 

Signing:  Victor Milan and Melinda Snodgrass (Aug 12, 7:30 pm)

The Dinosaur Lords (VM) and The Edge of Dawn (MS)

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego CA 92117

Free

 

Waltz and Such weekly class (Aug 14, 7:15 – 9:45 pm)

45 minute lesson (beginner/intermediate) followed by open dancing, mixers and requests.

This week: Virginia Reel

Balboa Park’s Cada del Prado, Room 207, 1650 El Prado, San Diego CA 92101

$2 suggested donation

 

Coronado Movies on the Bay (Aug 14, 8 pm)

Monsters, Inc.

Tidelands Park, 2000 Mullinix Dr, Coronado, California 92118

Free

 

Twainfest (Aug 15, 2015; 11 am - 5 pm) - Celebrating 19th century writers

Historic Old Town, 4002 Wallace St, San Diego, CA 92110

Free

 

Think, Drink, Science (Aug 15, Noon – 6 pm)

Two sessions: Noon to 2 pm, 4 to 6 pm

San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering INAUGRAL adult-themed event

The Homebrewer, 2911 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA, US

Tickets: $27 per session

 

San Diegostuck's (Back to) SchoolStuck (Aug 15, Noon – 4 pm) – Cosplay

Anything school-based cosplay is perfectly fine, as long as it's in good taste. No weapons

Pepper Grove Park, Pepper Grove Park and Park Blvd, San Diego, California 92101

 

Local Author Meet and Greet (Aug 15, Noon)

Participants include: Better Hero Army, Ethan Howard, Joshua Rutherford, Abigal Borders, Shauna Roberts, Vic Warren, Marie Andreas, Ona Russell, Paula Margulies, Kristen Elise, Cynthia Diamond, Jan St. Louis, and Selena Jones, Rachel Marks, Lynne Kennedy, and Teri MacIntosh!

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego CA 92117

Free

 

Old School Doctor Who Night (The Second Doctor) – Part  2! (Aug 15, 5 – 9 pm)

“The Web of Fear”

Filippi's Pizza Restaurant and Bar, 5353 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA

 

Movie in the Park: Princess Bride (Aug 15, 7:30 pm)

Ward Canyon Neighborhood Park, 3905 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

Free

 

Geek Girls of San Diego: Unless your enemy has studied his Agrippa!  (Aug 16, 10 am – 1 pm)

(Fencing from the Princess Bride)

Allied Gardens Park,  5155 Greenbrier Ave, San Diego, CA

 

StreetPass San Diego: Game on! (Aug 16, 1 – 6 pm) – Video games

New San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Coronado Movies on the Bay sponsored by Port of San Diego (Aug 18, 8 pm)

Monsters, Inc.

Tidelands Park, 2000 Mullinix Dr, Coronado, California 92118

Free

All Ages

 

Signing:  Jason M Hough (Aug 18, 7:30 pm)

Zero World

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego CA 92117

Free

 

San Diego Book Discussion Group (Aug 19, 7 pm)

Hyde by Daniel Levine

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego CA 92117

Free

 

Myths and Realities of the DIYBio Movement (Aug 20, 6 – 7:15 pm)

San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Free

 

Friday Flix by the Bay: Splash (Aug 21, 6:30 pm)

Marina View Park, 900 Marina Pkwy, Chula Vista, Ca 91910

Free

 

The Mars Society-San Diego's Mars Movie Night (Aug 21, 7 - 11 pm)

Babylon 5: The Face of the Enemy, “Between the Darkness and The Light”, “Endgame”

Studio 106, San Diego Reader Building, 2323 Broadway, San Diego 92102

Free, RSVP to Filmist@mac.com as seating is limited

All Ages

 

Waltz and Such weekly class (Aug 21, 7:15 – 9:45 pm)

45 minute lesson (beginner/intermediate) followed by open dancing, mixers and requests.

This week: Cross-Step Waltz

Balboa Park’s Cada del Prado, Room 207, 1650 El Prado, San Diego CA 92101

$2 suggested donation

 

Leodamus of Thebes Tourney (Aug 22, 8 am – 5 pm) – SCA event

Scholars Drive South, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037

 

Nerdcon (Aug 22, 2015; 11 am - 6 pm)

California Center for the Arts, 340 North Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025

Tickets: $20, VIP $40

Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - Google+ - Pinterest - Tumblr

 

Get Smashed #4 - NO CUSTOMS (Aug 22, 1:30 – 8 pm) – Video Games

Til-Two Club, 4746 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California 92115

Ages 21+

 

San Diego Vintage Sci-Fi (Aug 22, 7 – 11 pm)

Showing: TBA

Studio 106, San Diego Reader Building, 2323 Broadway, San Diego 92102

Free, RSVP to Filmist@mac.com as seating is limited

All Ages

 

San Diego Star Wars Society August Meeting  (Aug 23, 3:30 pm)

Toby Wells YMCA, 5105 Overland Ave, San Diego, CA 92123

Free

 

Waltz and Such weekly class (Aug 28, 7:15 – 9:45 pm)

45 minute lesson (beginner/intermediate) followed by open dancing, mixers and requests.

This week: Cross-Step Waltz

Balboa Park’s Cada del Prado, Room 207, 1650 El Prado, San Diego CA 92101

$2 suggested donation

 

The Universal Suspects (Aug 30, 1 pm) – Classic Horror Film Showings

Showing: “Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy”, “The Mummy’s Ghost”

Digital Gym Cinema, 2921 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92104

$12

 

Signing: Christopher Moore (Aug 30, 3 pm)

Secondhand Souls

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego CA 92117

Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winkie Con 51 (Jul 31 - Aug 2, 2015) - Oz Convention

Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle N San Diego, CA 92108

Rooms: $129    

Guests: Emma Ridley, Mike Ploog, Joan D. Vinge

Membership: $68, $50 additional for banquet

Newsletter - Facebook

 

Twainfest (Aug 15, 2015; 11 am - 5 pm) - Celebrating 19th century writers

Historic Old Town, 4002 Wallace St, San Diego, CA 92110

Free

 

Nerdcon (Aug 22, 2015; 11 am - 6 pm)

California Center for the Arts, 340 North Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025

Tickets: $20, VIP $40

Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - Google+ - Pinterest - Tumblr

 

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival (Sep 11 – 13)

Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El PradoSan Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $80

Accepting Submissions!

 

Gaslight Gathering (Sep 18 - 20, 2015) - Steampunk Convention

Theme: TBA

Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle N San Diego, CA 92108

Guest of Honor: Scott Brodeen

Rooms: TBA

Memberships: TBA.

Contact - Facebook - Twitter

 

Maker Faire San Diego (Oct 3 -4, 2015; 10 am - 6 pm)

San Diego gets a FULL SIZED maker fair with events inside 10 participating museums.

Balboa Park, San Diego CA 92101

Facebook

 

Tournament of the Phoenix (Oct 16 - 18, 2015)

Jousting competition with living history camps, food and activites.

Poway Rodeo Grounds, 14336 Tierra Bonita Road, Poway CA 92065

Email - Facebook

 

So Cal Comic Con (Oct 18th, 2015)

QLN Corporate Center, 1938 Avenida del Oro, Oceanside CA 92056

Guest of Honor: Rob Liefeld

Tickets: $7

Contact Page - Facebook - Twitter - Flickr

 

Space-up San Diego (Oct, 2015)  - Space Interest Unconference

Participants decide on the topics, schedule and structure.

Location: TBA

 

Fall Escondido Renaissance Faire (Fall, 2015)

Felicita County Park, 742 Clarence Lane, Escondido 92029

Tickets: TBA

Facebook

 

Robouniverse Conference and Expo (Dec 14 - 16, 2015)

Tradeshow for Service Robotics industry.

Exploring the incredible field of robotics, including their development, application, and use.

San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: TBA

Contact - Facebook - Twitter - LinkedIn - YouTube

 

Pacific Pony Con (Jan 8 - 10, 2016) - My Little Pony Convention

Kona Kai Resort, 1551 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego , CA 92106

Rooms: $139/night

Guests: Andrea Libman

Memberships: $60. VIP memberships more.

Contact - Facebook - Twitter

 

Winter GameFest (Jan 16 - 17 , 2016) Videogames

Price Center Ballrooms, UCSD, San Diego CA

FREE: But register online in advance to assure a position in tournaments

Bring your own controller or computer policies on all games.

Contact - Facebook - Twitter

 

Cos-Losseum (Feb 6 - 7, 2016; 10 am - 5 pm) - Cosplay Con

Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Comino Del Rio South, San Diego CA 92108

Guests: Jevocas Green, Logan Green, Rashaad Santiago, Russ Adams, others.

Memberships: $40

Facebook

 

San Diego Comic Fest (Feb 12 - 15, 2016)

Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle N San Diego, CA 92108

Guests: Greg Bear, Ajani Brown

Memberships: $50

Facebook - Twitter - Instagram

 

ConDor XXIII (Feb 26 - 28, 2016) - Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention

Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle N San Diego, CA 92108

Rooms: $115 s/d; $130 triple; $150 quad

Guests of Honor: David Gerrald, Bjo and John Trimble, D. C. Fontana

Memberships: $35 to 9/30/15, $35 to 2/15/16, then $60

Contact - Facebook - Yahoo - Twitter

 

Grand Pacific Steam (Apr 2 - 3, 2016)  - Steampunk event

Antique Gas and Steam Museum, 2040 North Santa Fe Avenue, Vista, California 92083

Cost: TBA

Contact - Facebook - Twitter

 

San Diego Comic-con International (July 21 - 24, 2016) - Comic and Media Convention

San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Hotels

Special Guests: TBA

Memberships: Sign up for membership ID for a chance to purchase tickets

Contact

 

 

Exhibitions

 

Ingenius! The World of Dr. Suess (Nov 22, 2014 – Dec 31, 2015) - Art

San Diego History Center, Balboa Park, 1649 El Prado, Suite #3, San Diego, CA 92101

Museum Admission: $10

 

The Art of Kevin Easterman (June 5 – Dec 31, 2015)

San Diego Comic Art Gallery, 2741 Truxtun Road San Diego, CA 92106

Open Wed – Fri, 10am – 1 pm, 2 pm – 6 pm, Sat – Sun, 11 am – 1 pm, 2 pm – 6 pm)

Free

 

The Art of Comic Con (Jun 20 – Aug 30, 2015)

 

San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Free

 

Japanese Monster: A Group Exposition (Jul 15 – 27, 2015) - Art

Mike Hess Brewing Company, 3812 Grim Ave, San Diego, CA 92104

Free

 

BALBOA PARK 2015--  "The Centennial of the 1915 Panama- California Exposition  - "LOOK TO THE PAST, Think of the Future™" (Jul 18 – Aug 28)

Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Free

 

Super-Heroes, Graphic Novels and Pop Culture (Jul 20 – Aug 1, 2015)

  - Art

ArtHatch, 317 East Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025

Free

All Ages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Groups

 

SF/Fantasy

 

·       General

 

Com Station Z

A forum for persons with and interest in Science Fiction and Fantasy to meet like-minded individuals and contribute in positive ways to our community.

Contact: Kathy Frizbie - Facebook

 

Darkstar

The science fiction, fantasy and gaming club at UCSD.

Email - Facebook

 

San Diego Horror, Sci-Fi and

San Diego Science Fiction and Fantasy Meetup

Hosts various SF&F and gaming events.

Facebook

 

S.T.A.R. San Diego

Online social SF group that also participates in local conventions and holds an birthday celebration in October.

The organization was founded in 1972.

Facebook

 

·       Media

 

501st Stormtrooper Legion

A Star Wars fan club celebrating the movies using costumes and props of the stormtrooper characters in their various incarnations.

Facebook

 

California Association of Pop-culture Enthusiasts

 

Crazed Imaginations

Shadow casts midnight shows of The Rocky Horror Picture Show every Friday in at the La Paloma Theatre Encinitas and third Saturdays at the Ken Cinema in Kensington.

Check website for special events and themed showings.

Facebook

 

Doctor Who and Other Cool Shows/Movies meetup

The group gathers to watch, discuss, and celebrate Doctor Who and other SF media.

 

Doctor Who San Diego

Online group for local fans of The Doctor

 

East County Ghost Busters

 

IKV Stranglehold

Dedicated to preserving the Klingon lifestyle through costuming, reenactment, outings, and social events.

We also welcome Pirates at the Stranglehold, and do Steampunk as the League Of Supremely Evil Revolutionaries otherwise known as L.O.S.E.R.

Contact (K'Han Den yo' aj') - Facebook (Klingons) - Facebook (Pirates) - Facebook (L.O.S.E.R)

 

Imperial Sands Garrison

Stormtrooper Garrison for San Diego and Imperial Counties.

 

The Mars Society of San Diego hosts The Mars Movie Night

Monthly showings, usually third Friday of the month.

Contact: Gerry Williams

 

San Diego Browncoats

Local fan group for Joss Whedon's Firefly TV show and Serenity movie.

Contact - John Monteaguado - Facebook

 

San Diego Fan Force

A Star Wars fan club and the official San Diego chapter of Fan Force (a global Star Wars fan community).

We meet regularly to socialize and share our love of Star Wars and other geeky things. We have movie nights, picnics, and monthly meetings.

We also participate in events for children's charities, and attend conventions and theme parks.

Contact: James Floyd - Facebook

 

San Diego Star Wars Society

Active in the area for charitable and community wide events.

Contact - Facebook

 

San Diego Vintage Sci-Fi

Meets, usually on third Saturdays, to watch films, TV, and serials made through 1969. Rubber monster suits, cheesy dialogue, and scripts by Robert A. Heinlein and others!

Contact: Gerry Williams

 

Schlockfest (Monthly B Movie Film Showings

San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Free

 

The Universal Suspects - Monthly Classic Horror Film Screenings

Digital Gym Cinema, 2921 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92104

$12 - 15

 

·       Anime

 

Cal Animage Beta Chapter

UCSDs anime society, but non students are welcome.

Contact - Facebook - Yahoo

 

Okore’

Anime and Manga Group

 

SD Animanga

Live, eat, and drink anime? Members participate in countless anime events, meetups, and conventions around So-Cal.

 

sd-anime

Meets in the local San Diego area for discussion, anime viewing, and the occasional potluck.

If you like to watch anime until your eyes ache, and enjoy the company of other anime and manga fans, join this group!

 

·       Other

 

Harry Potter Group of San Diego (Meetup)

Facebook

 

Science Fiction Writers of San Diego Meetup

 

General Geek/Nerd

 

Geek Girls of San Diego

They hold several events every week around the county to play games, craft, watch films, discuss books, and geek out in a variety of ways.

Facebook

 

North County Nerdfighters

Getting Nerdfighters together for geeky activities in North County.

 

San Diego Geeks

Created to give local geeks a way to find each other and talk about all the Geekary they might not be able to with others at work or as often as they might like... or just geek out over all things nerdy from Conventions, comics, cosplay to gaming. 
Sub Group of SoCal Geeks

 

San Diego-Tijuana Metropolitan Area Nerdfighters

Getting Nerdfighters together for geeky activities.

 

Books/Reading/Comics

 

La Mesa Comic Lovers Book Club

Meets every 3rd Tuesday at La Mesa Library, 8074 Allison Ave., La Mesa CA 91942

Ages 18+

 

The Royal Manticorian Navy, The Official Honor Harrigton Fan Club

Dedicated to David Webers books series.

 

San Diego Book Discussion Group

Meets monthly to discuss SF&F literature at Mysterious Galaxy bookstore, 5943 Balboa Ave., Suite 100, San Diego CA 92117

 

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group

Meets monthly at the Oceanside Barnes and Noble, El Camino North Shopping Center, 2615 Vista Way, Oceanside CA 92054

 

Writing

 

Clarion Writers Workshop

The annual Clarion workshop is widely recognized as a premier proving and training ground for aspiring writers of speculative fiction.

Applicants must submit two complete short stories and be age 18 or older to apply. Scholarships are available.

Apply: Dec 1, 2014 - Mar 1, 2015 Dates: Jun 21 - Aug 1, 2015

 

Science Fiction Writers of San Diego meetup

Dedicated to getting you whatever you need to produce really great SciFi and Fantasy, whatever your career stage.

 

Steampunk and Victoriana

 

San Diego Steampunk Events

A place where local Steampunk events can be posted and advertised.

 

San Diego Tea Duelists

Enthusiasts of the art of tea dueling (obviously).

 

San Diego Steampunk Meetup

 

Starburner Galactic Courier Service

Facebook

 

Costuming/Cosplay

 

San Diego Cosplay and Costume Support Group

Online group for cosplayer and costumer mutual support.

 

San Diego Comic Con Cosplayers

This group is for anyone who cosplays at Comic Con (The one in San Diego)

 

San Diego Costume Guild

A group of costumers, professional and hobbyist, who meet to learn and share costuming information and events.

We enjoy creating, displaying, and wearing historical, fantasy, and genre costumes.

Facebook

 

San Diegostuck

Local community serving as way to get cosplayers of all stripes (Homestuck, anime, comics, etc.) together at events.

Contact - Facebook

 

SD Cosplay

Resource for cosplay events, news, guides, and communities. We hold regular gatherings, photo shoots, and parties, as well as convention reviews.

Contact - Facebook

 

Period Dancing

              

The Playford Plodders

Dances of England of the mid-17th century.

Facebook

 

San Diego English Country Dancers

Dances of the late 18th and early 19th century

Dances most Sundays at the RB Swim & Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr., San Diego, CA 92128

Contact - Facebook

 

San Diego Vintage Dance Society

Dancing in Time....delving into the history and art of social dance, music, manners, & clothing ... from 1800 to 1960.from 1800-1960

 

 

Waltz and Such

A group of San Diego, California dancers dedicated to spreading the joy of vintage social dance through weekly classes, practice sessions, and occasional special dance events.

Dances of the late 19th and early 20th century. The focus is on having FUN, and dancing with musicality.

Meetings most Fridays, Balboa Park's Casa del Prado, room 207, 1650 El Prado, San Diego CA 92101

 

Re-enactors and Recreationists

 

Barony of Calafia

The regional chapter of the worldwide Society for Creative Anachronism,

which studies and reenacts pre-17th-century European society: tournaments, heraldry, crafts, workshops, cuisine, etc.

Email - Facebook

 

The Historical Martial Arts Preservation Society of San Diego

Associated with the Poly Unified Martial Arts Association (PUMAA),

the goal of the Preservation Society is to preserve and revive traditional forms of martial arts training, such as bartistu, ninjitsu and pankartion.

 

The Southern Horde

The Southern Horde is the San Diego Chapter of the Norse Hollywood Dining Vikings.

We welcome Vikings, Valkyries and barbarians of all shapes and sizes to join us on our raids!

d Martial Arts Association (PUMAA). The goal of the preservation society is to preserve and revive traditional forms of martial arts training.d Martial Arts Association (PUMAA). The goal of the preservation society is to preserve and revive traditional forms of martial arts training.

Gaming

 

San Diego Gaymer Group

 

·       Live Action Role Playing (LARP)

 

Diego Dungeon Crawlers DCC RPG Meetup

 

Dystopia Rising SoCal - South

Post zombie apocalypse LARP

 

Night Terrors Vampire LARP

3rd Saturdays, 3 - 9 pm

Laws of Night Revisited

Contact: mal2011st@gmail.com

 

San Diego LARP Community (WoD)

A community resource for all World of Darkness LARP games, players, and announcements/updates for the San Diego County region. New or old WoD welcome!

 

San Diego By Night: Crimson Citadel Meetup

A World of Darkness/Minds Eye Theater Vampire LARP

 

·       Role Play Gaming

 

The San Diego Dungeons and Dragons Meetup Group

 

San Diego North County Dungeons and Dragons Meetup

 

San Diego OSR Fellowship

Old School Renaissance (retro RPG players)

 

San Diego Pathfinder Society

Started to connect the Pathfinder Society Organized Play opportunities in the greater San Diego area. See website calendar for details.

 

San Diego Roleplaying Association

Meet local GMs who need players, players who need games, and discuss RPGs in general. Many roleplaying events on calendar each month.

 

·       Table Top/Strategy

 

Board Games and Beer

Combines boardgames and microbrews at fun events for those who would like to play strategy, social, or other type of game, while enjoying a tasty beverage in local bars and eateries.

 

Game Night San Diego - Social Board Games

 

North County Board Games Group

 

Point Loma and OB Strategy Game Nights

 

San Diego Board Games Group

 

San Diego Couples Game Night

 

·       Video Games

 

Couch Conflict! Meetup

 Multiplayer Video Games.

 

NintenDiego

Nintendo-based meetup group oriented towards adults but open to all.

We connect Nintendo fans together throughout San Diego county through tournaments, socializing and enjoying the amazing things San Diego has to offer.

Our monthly meetups take place at various county locations, from north to south and east to west!

Contact - Facebook

 

SanDiegoLan.net

Nintendo 3DS meetups. Always free and open to all, and gathering at least monthly.

Contact - Facebook

 

San Diego Smash 4 Community

Online Group

 

StreetPass San Diego

Nintendo 3DS meetups. Always free and open to all, and gathering at least monthly.

Contact - Facebook

 

San Diego Video Gaming Society

 

Science and Technical

 

Geek Girl - San Diego

Our Mission: to educate and empower every girl and woman at every age level, on every skill level, at every income level on computer technology with fun and provide a legacy by giving back and paying it forward.

 

San Diego Association for Rational Inquiry (SDARI)

An educational and investigative organization which advocates the application of scientific method and open rational inquiry to extraordinary claims of all kinds.

Contact - Facebook - Meetup

 

San Diego Makers Guild

 

San Diego Robotics Club (meetup)

 

San Diego Space (Meetup)

 

Other Groups of Interest

 

San Diego Furries

 

Fandom Across the Border

 

Fuerza Rebelde Base Tijuana

A Star Wars fan club located in Tijuana, B.C.

Facebook

 

Rebel Legion, Mexican Base

Aother Star Wars which engages in costume recreation at charity events and SF conventions in Tijuana and beyond.

Facebook

 

Tijuana Nerd & Geek Meetup

 

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