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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 CA. This web page forms the basis for the next issue.

Current Print Issue: #25, Jul 2015 / Last Online Update: 2017-2-23

 

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

 

Upcoming Events

Conventions, Faires, Balls, and Festivals

 

 

Circus Vargas: Steam Cirque (Feb 16 - 27; times vary)

Westfield Plaza, 3030 Plaza Bonita Rd., National City CA 91950

Tickets: $22 - $72 (Goldstar has discount tickets)

 

Huge Frocking Sale (Feb 24 - 26)

Frock You Vintage Clothing, 4121 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92103

 

XX: A Horror Anthology by 4 Female Directors (Feb 24 - Mar 2; Various times)

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

Tickets: $11

 

Escondido Anime Club: Let's Say Hello (Feb 24, 5 pm)

Kit Carson Park, 3333 Bear Valley Pkwy S, Escondido, CA 92025

 

Casual Star Realms Tournament (Feb 24, 6:30 - 10 pm)

Pair A Dice Games, 2020 Hacienda Dr, Ste A, Vista, CA 92081

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Feb 24, 6:30 - 9 pm)

Best Foot Forward Dance Studio, 426 W 2nd Ave, Escondido, CA 92027

 

Mars Movie Nights (Feb 24, 7- 11 pm)

It! The Terror From Beyond Space (1958)

The Angry Red Planet (1959)

My Favorite Martian: The Atom Misers (1963)

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

Free, but please RSVP as seating is limited.

 

Waltz and Such (Feb 24, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Severe Weather Road Trip with Chris O'Neal and Jeff Saurwein (Feb 24, 8 - 9 pm) - Science Lecture

Wavelength Brewing Company, 236 Main St, Vista, CA 92084

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: DLOD House Party - OG Disney Themed Gathering (Feb 24, 8 - 11 pm)

The Merrow, 1271 University Ave., San Diego CA

$10 per person

 

Bi-weekly Star Wars Competitive Tournament (Feb 25, 6 am)

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

 

San Diego LAN: Free Overwatch Party (Feb 25, 10 am - Feb 26, 2 pm)

San Diego LAN Headquarters, 4319 Corral Canyon Rd., Bonita CA

Facebook

 

Geeky Guys for God: The Creator Cosplay Club workshop (Feb 25, 10 am - noon)

McDonalds, 12510 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064

 

Cooperative LCG Meetup (Feb 25, 10:30 am - 4 pm)

Pair A Dice Games, 2020 Hacienda Dr, Ste A, Vista, CA 92081

 

Guild Ball Tournament (Feb 25, 11 am - 6 pm)

AT EASE Games, 8990 Miramar Rd., #140, San Diego, CA 92126

 

Build and Paint Models Day (Feb 25, noon - 4 pm)

Pair A Dice Games, 2020 Hacienda Dr, Ste A, Vista, CA 92081

 

Magic the Gathering, LCQ Amonkhet & Super Sale (Feb 25, noon - 10 pm)

Artifex Entertainment, 10045 Carroll Canyon Rd, Ste C, San Diego, CA 92131

 

San Diego Role Playing Association: 2300AD: Man's battle for the stars (Feb 25, 1 - 5 pm)

Villainous Lair Comics & Gaming, 3220 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116

 

San Diego Role Playing Association: RPG Anthology discussion (Feb 25, 1 - 5 pm)

Lestats Cafe, 3343 Adams Ave., San Diego CA

 

Signing: Marie Andreas (Feb 25, 2 pm)

The Sapphire Manticore

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Ste 100, San Diego, CA 92111

Facebook

 

Art, Beer & Video Game Nerds (Feb 25, 3 - 6 pm)

The SafeHouse, 2930 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104

 

Magic the Gathering: Win a box of Aether Revolt (Feb 25, 5 pm)

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

 

Weekly X-Wing Meetup (Feb 25, 6 pm)

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

 

OPT Wavelength Observatory Launch (Feb 25, 6 - 10 pm)

Wavelength Brewing Company, 236 Main St, Vista, CA 92084

 

San Diego Sabers Saturday Training (Feb 25, 6:30 pm) - light sabers

Nobel Recreation Center, 8810 Judicial Dr, San Diego, CA 92122

 

San Diego Vintage Sci-Fi (Feb 25, 7 - 11 pm)

Timeslip (UK, 1955)

Journey to the Center of Time (1967)

The Jetsons: Dude Planet (1962)

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

Free, but please RSVP as seating is limited.

 

Underground Lightsaber Fighters Battle (Feb 25, 8 - 11 pm)

Bea Evenson Fountain, Balboa Park, El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Midnight Madness: My Neighbor Totoro (subtitles) (Feb 25, 11:55 pm - 2:55 am)

Ken Cinema, 4061 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

Tickets: $8.50

Facebook

 

My Neighbor Totoro (in English) (Feb 26, 11 am - 1 pm)

Ken Cinema, 4061 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

Tickets: $7.50

Facebook

 

2017 San Diego Winter Midseason Showdown (Feb 26, 11:15 am)

669 Palomar St, Chula Vista, CA 91911

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Nerdy Bookclub (Feb 26, 1 - 3 pm)

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Presidio Park, 4288 Cosoy Way, San Diego CA

 

San Diego North County Board Games: Board Games, Pizza and Beer (Feb 26, 2 pm)

Mikes Pizzeria, 1158 West San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92078

 

Imperial Assault Skirmish (Feb 26, 4 pm)

AT EASE Games, 8990 Miramar Rd., #140, San Diego, CA 92126

 

Gunpla Build & Take (Feb 26, 6 - 9 pm)

Build the plastic replicas of the giant robots from Gundam.

Villainous Lair Comics & Gaming, 3220 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA 92116

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Feb 26, 6 - 9 pm)

Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo 92128

$6 - 10

 

A Study of Dark Matter (Feb 26, 6:30 - 8:30 pm) - Art and Science

Bread & Salt, 1955 Julian Ave, San Diego, CA 92113

 

San Diego Skeptics Society: Carol Tavris: Self-Justification in Everyday Life (Feb 26, 7 - 9 pm)

Joyce Beers Community Center, 3900 Vermont St, M-100, San Diego, CA 92103

Suggested Donation: $5

Facebook

 

Pokemon - Standard Tournament! (Feb 27, 6 - 9 pm)

Knowhere Games and Comics, 744 Grand Ave. suite 102, San Marcos, CA 92078

 

San Diego Pathfinder Society (Feb 27, 6 - 10 pm)

AT EASE Games, 8990 Miramar Rd., #140, San Diego, CA 92126

 

San Diego Costume Guild Meeting (Feb 27, 7 - 9 pm)

Dennys, 1065 Camino Del Rio, San Diego CA 92108

 

National Marine Mammals Foundation Dads & Daughters STEM Event (Feb 28, 6 - 8 pm)

Part of 52 Weeks of Science from The Fleets

Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Board Game Night: Settlers of Catan (Feb 28, 6:30 - 10 pm)

Game Empire, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Ste 306, San Diego, CA

 

Magic the Gathering Modern Tuesday (Feb 28, 6:30 - 10 pm)

Knowhere Games and Comics, 744 Grand Ave. suite 102, San Marcos, CA 92078

 

 

Harry Potter Trivia (Feb 28, 7 - 9 pm)

Next Door Craft Beer & Wine Bar, 7235 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115

 

ASCE Presents: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (Feb 28, 7:30 - 10:30 pm)

PC Theater - UCSD, San Diego, CA 92093

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: At Ease Adventures (Mar 1, 6 - 8 pm)

AT EASE Games, 8990 Miramar Rd., #140, San Diego, CA 92126

 

Star Wars Destiny $5 Tournament (Mar 1, 6:30 - 9 pm)

AT EASE Games, 8990 Miramar Rd., #140, San Diego, CA 92126

 

San Diego Sabers: Wednesday Sparring Session (Mar 1, 7 pm) - light sabers

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

 

Newcomer's Meeting - Baronial Household (Mar 1, 7 - 8:45 pm) - Society for Creative Anachronism

Allied Gardens Recreation Center, 5155 Greenbrier Ave., San Diego, CA 92120

 

Circus Vargas: Steam Cirque (Mar 2 - 13; times vary)

Westerfield North County, 272 E Via Rancho Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025

Tickets: $22 - $72 (Goldstar has discount tickets)

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D Encounters (Mar 2, 6 - 8 pm)

Game Empire, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Ste 306, San Diego, CA

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Board Games - Dominion! (Mar 2, 6:30 pm)

Villainous Lair Comics & Gaming, 3220 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA 92116

 

Netrunner Tournament (Mar 2, 6:30 - 11 pm)

AT EASE Games, 8990 Miramar Rd., #140, San Diego, CA 92126

 

StreetPass San Diego: Nintendo Switch Midnight Launch Party (Mar 2, 9 pm - midnight)

GameStop, 20 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910

 

ConDor (Mar 3 - 5, 2017) - SF&F Convention

Four Points by Sheraton, 8110 Aero Dr., San Diego, CA 92123

Memberships: $60

Facebook Group

 

Artists Salute: A Group Tribute to Captain America (Mar 3, 5 - 10 pm)

NTC Command Center. 2590 Truxton Rd., San Diego 92106

You can participate. Entries by Feb 27. Contact artshow@fxdojo.com

Free

 

SpaceX Trivia Night with Bill Carton (Mar 3, 8 - 9 pm) - Science Lecture

Wavelength Brewing Company, 236 Main St, Vista, CA 92084

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Logan at The Lot with dinner beforehand (Mar 3, 5:45 pm)

The Lot at Liberty Station, 2620 Truxtun Rd., San Diego, CA

 

Sci-Fi Movie Night: Operation Avalanche (Mar 3, 6:30 - 9:30 pm)

Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1600 Buena Vista Dr., Vista, CA 92081

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Mar 3 6:30 - 9 pm)

Kit Carson Park, 3333 Bear Valley Pkwy S, Escondido, CA 92025

 

Waltz and Such (Mar 3, 8:00 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

The Super Run 5K: Heroes vs. Villains (Mar 4, 8 am - 11 am)

Embarcadero Marina Park North, 500 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $40

 

Kingdom of Terra Neuve Archery (Mar 4 - 5, 2016; 10 am - 5 pm)

Morley Field North Park, Balboa Park, San Diego CA

 

Vista Civil War Reenactment (Mar 4 - 5, 2016; 10 am - 5 pm)

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Inc., 2040 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92083

Tickets: $12

Facebook

 

San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering (Mar 4 - 11, 2017)

Located Throughout San Diego County

Facebook Group - Twitter - Instagram - Pintrest

 

March Archery (Mar 4, 10 am) - The Kingdom of Terre Neuve

Morley Field North Park, San Diego, CA 92104

 

San Diego Science and Engineering Festival Expo Day (Mar 4, 10 am - 5 pm)

Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101

 

Coast to Coat Comic Con (Mar 4, 10 am - 5 pm)

Live streaming from Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle

Knowhere Games and Comics, 744 Grand Ave. suite 102, San Marcos, CA 92078

 

Coast to Coat Comic Con (Mar 4, noon - 10 pm)

Live streaming from Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle

Sky High Comics, 625 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., San Marcos CA

 

San Diego Furries (Mar 4, noon - 4 pm)

Admiral Baker Recreation Area, 2510 Admiral Baker Rd., San Diego CA

 

GPT Porto Alegre (Mar 4, noon - 7 pm)

AT EASE Games, 8990 Miramar Rd., #140, San Diego, CA 92126

 

March Cosplay Gathering (Mar 4, noon - 7 pm)

San Diego Hall of Champions, 2131 Pan American Plz, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Star Wars X-Wing Meet Up (Mar 4, 6 pm)

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

 

GamerCon Artists Sessions 2: Science Fiction and Fantasy (Mar 4, 6 pm - midnight)

GamerConSD, 930 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Free

 

San Diego Sabers Saturday Training (Mar 4, 6:30 pm) - light sabers

Nobel Recreation Center, 8810 Judicial Dr, San Diego, CA 92122

 

Game Day: Has Science Gone Too Far!?! (Mar 5, midnight - 9 pm)

GamerConSD, 930 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

 

San Diego Vintage Flea Market (Mar 5, 9 am - 3 pm)

The Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104

 

STEM in your Backyard: Vista (Mar 5, 9 am - 3 pm)

Main St, Vista, CA 92084, United States

 

The Writers Coffeehouse Led By Jonathan Maberry (Mar 5, Noon - 3 pm)

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Ste 100, San Diego, CA 92111

Facebook

 

Rope Making Class And Workshop (Mar 5, noon - 4 pm) - Society for Creative Anachronism

Allied Gardens Recreation Center, 5155 Greenbrier Ave., San Diego, CA 92120

 

STEM In Your Backyard: Vista Village (Mar 5, 1 - 5 pm)

Wavelength Brewing Company, 236 Main St, Vista, CA 92084

 

San Diego North County Board Games (Mar 5, 2 - 5 pm)

Sky High Comics, 625 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., San Marcos CA

 

2nd Chance For The Game Day Mat (Frontier Tournament) (Mar 5, 3 pm)

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Nerds, Laser Tag and Steve (Mar 5, 5 pm)

Ultrazone, 3146 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego CA

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Mar 5, 6 - 9 pm)

Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo 92128

$6 - 10

 

Suds & Science: Climate Change (Mar 6, 6:30 - 8 pm)

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, 2816 Historic Decatur Rd, # 116, San Diego, CA 92106

 

STEM In Your Backyard: Barrio Logan (Mar 7, 3:30 - 6:30 pm)

SDPL Logan Heights Branch Library, 567 S 28th St, San Diego, CA 92113

 

Invisible Universe: Seeing What Our Eyes Can't (Mar 7, 5:30 - 7 pm) - Science Lecture

Cal State University, San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos CA

-          The Science Advocacy Group is going

 

Think, Drink, Science (Mar 7, 6:30 - 8:30 pm)

Quartyard, 1102 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Muscle Dystrophy: Hope for Tomorrow (Mar 7, 6:30 - 7:30 pm) - Science Lecture

La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

 

Signing: Scott Sigler (Mar 7, 7:30 pm)

Alone

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Ste 100, San Diego, CA 92111

Facebook

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: A.A. Meeting (Arcaders Anonymous!) (Mar 7, 7 pm)

Brewski's Bar, 8670 Miramar Rd., San Diego, CA 92126

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: At Ease Adventures (Mar 8, 6 - 8 pm)

AT EASE Games, 8990 Miramar Rd., #140, San Diego, CA 92126

 

STEM In Your Backyard: Chula Vista (Mar 8, 3:30 - 6:30 pm)

Chula Vista Public Library, 365 F St, Chula Vista, CA 91910

 

Bushes & Beakers (Mar 8, 6 - 9 pm) - Hosted by the Fleet After Dark

57 Degrees, 1735 Hancock St, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $35

Ages 21+

 

San Diego Sabers: Wednesday Sparring Session (Mar 8, 7 pm) - light sabers

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

 

Spring Story Sensations (Mar 8, 7:30 pm)

Erika Lewis, R. A. Salvadorek, Sheryl Scarborough

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Ste 100, San Diego, CA 92111

Facebook

 

STEM In Your Backyard: Alpine (Mar 9, 3:30 - 6:30 pm)

Alpine Library, 1752 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D Encounters (Mar 9, 6 - 8 pm)

Game Empire, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Ste 306, San Diego, CA

 

California Association of Pop Culture Enthusiasts: Tea, Coffee and Conversation (May 9, 6 - 9 pm)

Corner Bakery Cafe, 1025 Camino De Le Reina, San Diego CA

 

A Scientist and an Artist Walk Into A Bar (Mar 9, various times in evening)

From The Fleet After Dark

Many Locations Throughout San Diego County

Facebook

 

Signing: Brian McClellan (Mar 9, 7:30 pm)

Sins of Empire

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Ste 100, San Diego, CA 92111

Facebook

 

A Week of Film Classics: Labyrinth (Mar 10; 2:25, 4:45, 7:05 & 9:25 pm)

Ken Cinema, 4061 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

Tickets: $7.50 - 10

Facebook

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Mar 10 6:30 - 9 pm)

Kit Carson Park, 3333 Bear Valley Pkwy S, Escondido, CA 92025

 

Fleet Night of Science: Detectives vs Engineers (Mar 10, 7 - 10 pm)

The Fleet After Dark, 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $19.95

 

Signing: Patricia Briggs and Anne Bishop (Mar 10, 7 pm)

Silence Fallen (PB), Etched in Bone (AB)

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Ste 100, San Diego, CA 92111

Facebook

 

Waltz and Such (Mar 10, 8:00 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

The First Stars of the Universe with Dr. Britton Smith (Mar 10, 8 - 9 pm) - Science Lecture

Wavelength Brewing Company, 236 Main St, Vista, CA 92084

 

San Diego Cosplay and Costume Support Group Meet & Greet (Mar 11, 10 am - 4 pm)

Wyng'd Lyon Creations, 7841 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92111

 

Changing the Tide: Understanding Climate Change (Mar 11, noon - 1:30 pm) - Science Lecture

Cabrillo National Monument, 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

Free

 

Costume Con 36 All Hands Meeting (Mar 11, 1 - 5 pm)

Mission Valley YMCA, 5505 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92110

 

STEM In Your Backyard: Lakeside (Mar 11, 1 - 5 pm)

Lakeside Community Center, 9841 Vine St, Lakeside, CA 92040

 

Spring into YA (Mar 11, 2 pm)

Elizabeth Briggs, Kali Wallace, Emily Skrutsie

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Ste 100, San Diego, CA 92111

Facebook

 

Harajuku Buy & Swap Fashion Walk (Mar 11, 2 - 5 pm)

Hilton Bay Front, 1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

 

San Diego Okore: Meet, Greet and State of Okore (Mar 12, 6 pm)

Dennys, 4280 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego CA

 

San Diego Steampunk Rides Again (Mar 12, 2 pm) - Carousel Ride

Seaport Village, 849 West Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 9210

 

San Diego North County Board Games: Board Games, Pizza and Beer (Mar 12, 2 pm)

Mikes Pizzeria, 1158 West San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92078

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Mar 12, 6 - 9 pm)

Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo 92128

$6 - 10

 

San Diego Pathfinder Society (Mar 13, 6 - 10 pm)

AT EASE Games, 8990 Miramar Rd., #140, San Diego, CA 92126

 

Star Wars Destiny $10 Tournament (Mar 13, 6:30 - 9 pm)

AT EASE Games, 8990 Miramar Rd., #140, San Diego, CA 92126

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: At Ease Adventures (Mar 15, 6 - 8 pm)

AT EASE Games, 8990 Miramar Rd., #140, San Diego, CA 92126

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Wednesday Board Game Night (Mar 15, 6:30 pm)

At Ease Games and Barrel Harbor Brewing, 8990 Miramar Rd. #150, San Diego CA

 

San Diego Sabers: Wednesday Sparring Session (Mar 15, 7 pm) - light sabers

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

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Nerdy Bookclub (Mar 16, 6 - 9 pm)

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Panama 66, 4150 El Prado, San Diego, CA

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D Encounters (Mar 16, 6 - 8 pm)

Game Empire, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Ste 306, San Diego, CA

 

Sleep and Temperature: Partners in Crime (Mar 16, 6:30 - 7:30 pm)

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

 

Karen & Tony Barone: "Down The Rabbit Hole" opening reception (Mar 17, 5 - 8 pm)

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

 

Gamercon BYOC LAN party (Mar 17 - 19, 2017)

Bring Your Own Computer

Gam3rCon, 930 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Mar 17, 6:30 - 9 pm)

Kit Carson Park, 3333 Bear Valley Pkwy S, Escondido, CA 92025

 

Signing: Meg Elison (Mar 17, 7:30 pm)

The Book of Etta

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Ste 100, San Diego, CA 92111

Facebook

 

Waltz and Such (Mar 17, 8:00 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Malifaux Madness Tournament (Mar 18, 10 am - 6 pm)

AT EASE Games, 8990 Miramar Rd., #140, San Diego, CA 92126

 

Warhammer 40k ITC Tournament (Mar 18, 10 am - 9 pm)

Pair A Dice Games, 2020 Hacienda Dr, Ste A, Vista, CA 92081

 

San Diego Pathfinder Society for Organized Play: 3rd Saturday Games (Mar 18, 11 am - 8 pm)

AT EASE Games, 8990 Miramar Rd., #140, San Diego, CA 92126

Facebook

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D (Mar 18, 11 am - 8 pm)

Game Empire, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Ste 306, San Diego, CA

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Play Capture the Flag Plus Plus (Mar 18, 1 pm)

Presido Park, 4288 Cosoy Way, San Diego CA

 

Comic Signing - Powerless with Booher & Gooden (Mar 18, 4 - 7 pm)

Knowhere Games and Comics, 744 Grand Ave. suite 102, San Marcos, CA 92078

 

Provisioners Guild- Cheese Demo (Mar 5, noon) - Society for Creative Anachronism

Allied Gardens Recreation Center, 5155 Greenbrier Ave., San Diego, CA 92120

 

San Diego North County Board Games (Mar 19, 2 - 5 pm)

Sky High Comics, 625 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., San Marcos CA

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Mar 19, 6 - 9 pm)

Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo 92128

$6 - 10

 

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group (Mar 20, 7:30 pm)

Book: TBA

Barnes and Noble, 2615 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: At Ease Adventures (Mar 22, 6 - 8 pm)

AT EASE Games, 8990 Miramar Rd., #140, San Diego, CA 92126

 

San Diego Sabers: Wednesday Sparring Session (Mar 22, 7 pm) - light sabers

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

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D Encounters (Mar 23, 6 - 8 pm)

Game Empire, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Ste 306, San Diego, CA

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Mar 24 6:30 - 9 pm)

Kit Carson Park, 3333 Bear Valley Pkwy S, Escondido, CA 92025

 

Waltz and Such (Mar 24, 8:00 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

San Diego Steampunk Spring Picnic (Mar 26, hours: TBA)

Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Rd., Poway CA 92064

 

San Diego North County Board Games: Board Games, Pizza and Beer (Mar 26, 2 pm)

Mikes Pizzeria, 1158 West San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92078

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Mar 26, 6 - 9 pm)

Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo 92128

$6 - 10

 

San Diego Skeptics Society: Skeptic Lectures: Dr. Shari Berkowitz (Mar 26, 7 - 9 pm)

Joyce Beers Community Center, 3900 Vermont St, M-100, San Diego, CA 92103

Suggested Donation: $5

 

San Diego Steampunk Monthly Meeting (Mar 27, 6:30 - 9:30 pm)

Fuddruckers, 8285 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: Monthly Meet, Greet & Demo (Mar 27, 6 pm)

AT EASE Games, 8990 Miramar Rd., #140, San Diego, CA 92126

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Game Night Settlers of Catan (Mar 28, 6:30 pm)

Game Empire, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Ste 306, San Diego, CA

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: At Ease Adventures (Mar 29, 6 - 8 pm)

AT EASE Games, 8990 Miramar Rd., #140, San Diego, CA 92126

 

California Association of Pop Culture Enthusiasts: Tea, Coffee and Conversation (May 29, 6:30 pm)

Studio Diner, 4701 Ruffin Rd., San Diego CA

 

San Diego Sabers: Wednesday Sparring Session (Mar 29, 7 pm) - light sabers

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

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D Encounters (Mar 30, 6 - 8 pm)

Game Empire, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Ste 306, San Diego, CA

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Board Games - Dominion! (Mar 30, 6:30 pm)

Villainous Lair Comics & Gaming, 3220 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA 92116

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Mar 31 6:30 - 9 pm)

Kit Carson Park, 3333 Bear Valley Pkwy S, Escondido, CA 92025

 

Waltz and Such (Mar 31, 8:00 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

ConDor (Mar 3 - 5, 2017) - SF&F Convention

Four Points by Sheraton, 8110 Aero Dr., San Diego, CA 92123

Memberships: $60

Facebook Group

 

Vista Civil War Reenactment (Mar 4 - 5, 2016; 10 am - 5 pm)

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Inc., 2040 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92083

Tickets: $12

Facebook

 

San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering (Mar 4 - 11, 2017)

Located Throughout San Diego County

Facebook Group - Twitter - Instagram - Pintrest

 

Cos-Losseum (Mar 11 - 12, 2017) - CANCELLED

 

Gamercon BYOC LAN party (Mar 17 - 19, 2017)

Bring Your Own Computer

Gam3rCon, 930 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Hanadoki Con (Apr 14 - 16, 2017)

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

Rates: TBA

Guests: TBA

Memberships: $30 to 1/31/17, $35 to 2/28/17, $40 to 3/31/17, $45 to 4/12/17, $50 at door.

Facebook Group

 

Kingdom-Con (Apr 28 - 30, 2017) - Gaming Convention

Location: TBA, San Diego, CA

Rooms: TBA

Memberships: $50 in advance, $60 at door

Facebook Group

 

Escondido Renaissance Faire (Apr 29 - 30, May 6 - 7, 2017)

Felicita Park, 742 Clarence Ln., Escondido CA 92029

Facebook Group

 

San Diego English Country Dancers May Faire Ball (May 6, 2017; 5 - 10 pm)

Soledad Club, 5050 Soledad Road, San Diego, CA 92109

Registration: $35 to 4/1/17, then $40

 

Gaslight Gathering (May 12 - 14, 2017)

Four Points by Sheraton San Diego, 8110 Aero Dr, San Diego, CA 92123

Rate: TBA

Guests: TBA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

San Diego County Fair (Jun 2 - Jul 4, 2017)

Theme: How the West was Fun

Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014

Tickets: TBA

 

Geek Girl Tech Conference (Jun 17, 2017)

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110

Tickets: $75 to 2/2/17, then TBA

 

North County Mini Maker Faire (Jun 17 - 18, 2017)

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Inc., 2040 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92083

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Clarion Writers Workshop (Jun 25 - Aug 5, 2017) - Seminar on fundamentals of SF&F writing

University of California San Diego

Applications accepted Dec 1, 2016 - Mar 1, 2017 (nonrefundable fee - $50 to 2/15/17, then $65)

Writers in Residence: Dan Chaon, Lynda Berry, Nalo Hopkinson, Andrea Hairston, Cory Doctorow, C. C. Finlay, Rae Carson

Fee: $4957 (includes Tuition, Room and Board)

 

San Diego Comic-con International (Jul 19 - 23, 2017) - Comic and Media Convention SOLD OUT

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

Contact

 

Gam3rcon (Jul 5 - 9, 2017) - Gaming Convention

GamerConSD, 930 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Memberships: $30 to 2/28/17, then $?

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Escon (Jul 28 - 30, 2017) - Gaming Convention
McMahan House, Cal State San Marcos, San Marcos, CA
Tickets: TBA

 

Tiki Oasis: International Espionage (Aug 10 - 12, 2017)

Location: TBA, San Diego CA

Tickets: TBA

 

San Diego Who Con (Sep 15 - 17, 2017)

Location: TBA

Guests: TBA

Memberships: TBA

Facebook Group

 

Gaslight Steampunk Expo (Oct 6 - 8, 2017) - Gaming Convention

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

Rooms: TBA

Guests: TBA

Memberships: TBA

Contact Page - Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

San Diego Historical Gaming Convention (Nov 10 - 12, 2017)

Hampton Inn, 5434 Kearny Mesa Rd., San Diego, CA 92111

Rate: $145

Membership: $40

Contact

 

Escon (Jan 26 - 28, 2018) - Gaming Convention
McMahan House, Cal State San Marcos, San Marcos, CA
Tickets: TBA

 

Costume Con 36 (May 11 - 14, 2018)

Theme: Ports of Call

Location: TBA, San Diego CA

Registration: $90 to 12/31/16, then TBA

Contact - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram

 

Escon (Jul 27 - 29, 2018) - Gaming Convention
McMahan House, Cal State San Marcos, San Marcos, CA
Tickets: TBA

 

Exhibitions

 

Steven Spielberg Art (Mar 1 - 15) - Art Show

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

 

Karen & Tony Barone: "Down The Rabbit Hole" (Mar 14 - Apr 13) - Art Show

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

 

 

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 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

 

Escondido Anime Club

 

Haran'galaar Clan San Diego - Mandalorian Mercs - Star Wars Cosplay group

 

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

 

San Diego Hetalians - Fans of anime/webcomic Axis Powers Hetalia

 

San Diego MSTies - Mystery Science Theatre fans

 

San Diego My Little Pony Convention Planning

 

San Diego Sabers - Light Saber combat group

 

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

 

Sci-Fi Movie Night

Monthly meetings in Vista CA

 

U.S.S. Copernicus - Star Trek interest community

 

Walking Dead D&D (Dead & Dinner) Night

 

- Anime

 

Cal Animage Beta Chapter

UCSD 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

 

Fantastic Harry Potter Fans and Where To Find Them - North County Group

 

Harry Potter Group of San Diego (Meetup)

Facebook

 

General Geek/Nerd

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds

 

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.

 

Vista Nerd Club

 

Books/Reading/Comics

 

Cyborg Knights Book Club

Carlsbad, CA

 

La Mesa Comic Lovers Book Club

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

Ages 18+

 

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.

 

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.

Tumblr

 

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.

Facebook

 

Waltz and Such

A group of San Diego, CA 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.

Facebook - Calendar

 

Scholars of Alcala - Renaissance Sword Fighting

 

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!

 

Gaming

 

Gam3rcon

 

Game Night in Hillcrest

 

Gaymers San Diego

 

San Diego Gaymer Group

 

- Live Action Role Playing (LARP)

 

Carlsbad Medieval/Fantasy LARP

 

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

A community resource for all LARP games, players, and announcements/updates for the San Diego County CA region.

 

- Role Play Gaming

 

The San Diego Dungeons and Dragons Meetup Group

 

San Diego North County Dungeons and Dragons Meetup

 

San Diego Pathfinder/D&D 3.5 (RPGs) Meetup

 

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 @ The Library - Board Games at the National City Library

 

Hobwogs of San Diego - History Buffs and War Gamers Society

 

North County Board Games Group

 

Point Loma and OB Strategy Game Nights

 

San Diego Board Game and Magic the Gathering Meetup

 

San Diego Board Games Group

 

San Diego Couples Game Night

 

San Diego Redditors Gaming Club

 

San Diego Star Trek Attack Wing

 

UTC Board Game Society

 

- Video Games

 

Couch Conflict! Meetup

Multiplayer Video Games.

Facebook

 

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!

 

Pokemon Go Players of San Diego

 

Pokemon Go Team Instinct of San Diego

 

SanDiegoLan.net

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

Facebook

 

San Diego Smash 4 Community

 

San Diego Team Mystic - Pokemon

 

StreetPass San Diego

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

Facebook - Twitter - Google+ - Reddit - Instagram

 

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.

 

Open Source Makers Lab

2591 Pioneer Ave., Suite G, Vista CA 92081

 

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.

Facebook - Meetup

 

San Diego Makers Guild

 

San Diego Robotics Club (meetup)

 

San Diego Space (Meetup)

 

Other Groups of Interest

 

San Diego Furries

 

San Diego Science Advocacy Group

 

San Diego Sphinxes - A Muggle Quidditch team

 

OTHER EVENT AND ORGANIZATION SOURCES:

 

Geek City Guide: San Diego

 

San Diego Eventful (books)

 

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