San Diego Fandom Index

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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: 2017-5-22

 

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

- CA Conventions, Faires and Events

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- San Diego Halloween 2016

Events

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

 

Upcoming Events

Conventions, Faires, Balls, and Festivals

 

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: Weekly Alternative to Encounters (May 23, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Game Over Man!: an Aliens Fan Art Show (May 23, 7 pm - midnight)

Basic Bar/Pizza, 410 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Trivia Night: Crash Course Astronomy (May 23, 8 - 9 pm)

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

 

Jane Austen Afternoon Tea (May 24, 11:30 am - 5:30 pm)

Shakespeare's Corner Shoppe & Afternoon Tea, 3719 India St, San Diego, CA 92103

$39.95

 

Magic the Gathering: Modern Sunday (May 24 noon - 10 pm)

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

 

Legendary The Deck-building Game (May 24 noon - 10 pm)

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, California 91945

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: At Ease Adventures (May 24, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Magic the Gathering - Draft! (May 24, 6:30 - 9:03 pm)

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

 

San Diego Sabers: Wednesday Sparring Session (May 24, 7 pm) - light sabers

Cadman Park and Recreation Center, 4280 Avati Drive San Diego, CA 92117

 

Game Night in Hillcrest/North Park (May 24, 8 pm - midnight)

Tiger!Tiger!, 3025 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104

 

Summer Movies in The Park: Moana (May 25, 5 - 10 pm)

County of San Diego Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101

Free

 

Summer Movies in The Park: Moana (May 25, 5 - 10 pm)

County of San Diego Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101

Free

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D Encounters (May 25, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Darkstar Dinner (May 25, 6:30 pm) - UCSD SF Club

Tajima, 4681 Convoy St, San Diego, California 92111

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Board Games - Dominion! (May 25, 6:30 pm)

Villanous Lair, 3220 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA

 

ASCE Presents: Power Rangers (2017) (May 25, 8 - 11 pm)

UCSD Matthews Quad, San Diego, California 92093

 

Documentary Screening: Particle Fever (May 25, 9 - 10:30 pm)

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

 

Potrero War (May 26 - 29, 11 am - 10 pm) - Society for Creative Anachronism Event

Portrero Regional Park, Potrero, California 91963

Facebook

 

2017 Memorial Day LAN-A-THON (May 26, 5 pm - May 29, 5:30 pm)

San Diego LAN HQ, 4319 Corral Canyon RD, Bonita, CA

$20

 

Kids Night Out - Star Wars (May 26, 5 - 9 pm)

Kid Ventures, 10760 Thornmint Rd, San Diego, CA 92127

Tickets: $40/family

 

Crossover Where Comics & Science Meet: The Universe and Alien Life (May 26, 6:30 - 8 pm)

San Diego Comic Art Gallery, 2765 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106

Tickets: $16.74

 

Waltz and Such (May 26, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

When Quarks Collide: High Energy Physics with Daniel Klein (May 26, 8 - 9 pm)

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

 

Triton Gaming Expo (May 27 - 28, 11 am - 10 pm) - Electronic Games

Price Center Ballrooms, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla CA 92093

Free

Facebook Group

 

GPT Las Vegas (May 27, 11 am - 6 pm)

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

 

California Jedi Meetup (May 27, 11 am - 2 pm)

Lindbergh Field, 4141 Ashford St., San Diego CA

 

Android Netrunner Regionals (May 27 - 28)

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

 

A Twisted Heart Puppet Affair (May 27, 1:30 - 4 pm)

Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Dr, Encinitas, California 92024

 

40th Anniversary Star Wars Party (May 27, 2 pm)

Imperial Beach Library, 810 Imperial Beach Blvd, Imperial Beach, CA 91932

 

Pirate Party (May 27, 2 pm)

Barnes and Noble, 10775 Westview Parkway, San Diego, CA 92126

-          The Stranglehold will be there

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Comic Book Club (May 27, 4 pm)

Descender #1-7 by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen

Private Residence:  Location will be sent to those who RSVP

 

Comic Signing: Mike Wellman and Rafael Navarro! (May 27, 5 - 7 pm)

Guns A Blazin

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

 

Magic the Gathering: Standard Showdown (May 27, 6 pm)

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, California 91945

 

ULF - May Lightsaber Tournament (May 27, 8 - 10 pm)

Balboa Park Water Fountain, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Midnight Madness: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (May 27, 11:59 pm - 2:15 am)

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

Tickets: $8.50

Facebook

 

Matinee: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (May 28, 11 am)

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

Tickets: $7.50

Facebook

 

Magic the Gathering: Standard Showdown (May 28, 4 am)

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, California 91945

 

Magic the Gathering: Modern Sunday (May 27, 5 - 7 pm)

Guns A Blazin

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

 

Build a Telegraph Key and learn Morse Code (May 28, noon - 3 pm)

San Diego Lapidary Society, 5654 Mildred St, San Diego, CA 92110

 

The Southbay Pokemon League (May 28, noon - 3 pm)

South Chula Vista Library, 389 Orange Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91911

 

Unrivaled Tournament Quest #4 (May 28, noon - 8 pm)

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

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Pirates of the Caribeen: Dead Men Tell No Tales, with lunch (May 28, noon - 4 pm)

Os American Kitchen, 10673 Westview Pkwy, San Diego, CA 92126

Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX, 10733 Westview Pkwy, San Diego, CA

 

Big Trouble in Little Cinema Double Feature: The Thing & The Thing From Another World (May 28, 1 - 4:30 pm)

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

Tickets: $16

Facebook

 

North County Board Games (May 28, 2 pm)

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

 

UCSD Tritons Quidditch Practice (May 28, 2 - 4 pm)

Marshall Field, UCSD

 

Game Of Thrones, Dragons & Dinner: Season 6 Catchup (May 28, 5 pm)

Location: Shown to members

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (May 28, 6 - 9 pm)

Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA 92128

 

Magic the Gathering GPT for Vegas #7 Standard  (May 29, 1 - 10 pm)

Sky High Comics, 625 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos, California 92078

 

Pokemon - Standard Tournament! (May 29, 6 - 10 pm)

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

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: Weekly Alternative to Encounters (May 30, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Signing: James M. Hough (May 30, 7:30 - 8:30 pm)

Injection Burn

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

Facebook

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: At Ease Adventures (May 31, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

League of Extraordinary Pop-culture Nerds Monthly Dinner (May 31, 6:30 - 9 pm)

Studio Diner, 4701 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA

 

Star Wars Day (May 31, 3 - 5 pm)

Mast Park, 9125 Carlton hills blvd, Santee, CA 92071

-          The Imperial Sands Garrison will be there.

 

Magic the Gathering - Draft! (May 31, 6:30 - 9:03 pm)

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

 

San Diego Skeptics: Drink Skeptically (May 31, 7 pm)

Waypoint Public, 3794 30th Street, San Diego, CA

 

San Diego Sabers: Wednesday Sparring Session (May 31, 7 pm) - light sabers

Location: TBA

 

Game Night in Hillcrest/North Park (May 31, 8 pm - midnight)

Tiger!Tiger!, 3025 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D Encounters (Jun 1, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

University Centers Presents: Beauty and the Beast (Jun 1, 6:30 - 9 pm)

UCSD University Centers (Price Center and Student Center), 9500 Gilman Dr, # 0076, La Jolla, CA 92093

 

A Game of Thrones LCG Q2 Tournament #3 (Jun 1, 6:30 - 9 pm)

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

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Watch Wonder Woman (Jun 1, 7 pm)

Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX, 10733 Westview Pkwy, San Diego, CA

 

Gaymer Night at The Rail (Jun 1, 9 pm - midnight)

The Rail, 3796 5th Ave, San Diego, California 92103

 

The Vintage Marketplace (Jun 2 - 3, 9 am - 3 pm)

The Vintage Marketplace, 4815 5th St,, Fallbrook, CA 92028

 

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

 

Califaux - Malifaux 2E Weekend (Jun 2 - 4)

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

 

Sci-Fi Movie Night: Passengers (Jun 2, 6:30 - 9 pm)

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

 

Comic Signing: Stan Sakai & Kevin Eastman (Jun 2, 6:30 - 8:30 pm)

San Diego Comic Art Gallery, 2765 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106

 

Waltz and Such (Jun 2, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Star Party  (Jun 3, 6 am - 10 pm)

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

 

Wonder Woman Day (Jun 3, aa am - 6 pm)

Comickaze - Liberty Station - Barracks 15, 2750 Historic Decatur Rd, Ste 101 - Barracks, San Diego, CA

 

San Diego Furries: LMFAO (Jun 3, noon - 4 pm)

Admiral Baker Recreation Area, 2510 Admiral Baker Road, San Diego, CA

 

Wonder Woman Day (Jun 3, noon - 11 pm)

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

 

Magic the Gathering: Amonkhet Win A Box (Jun 3, 3 pm)

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, California 91945

 

Workshop: Model Organisms (Jun 3, 3 - 5 pm)

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

 

Harry Potter Group of San Diego: First Years (New Member) Potions Class (Jun 3, 4 pm)

True North Tavern, 3815 30th St., San Diego, CA

 

Magic the Gathering: Standard Showdown (Jun 3, 4 pm)

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, California 91945

 

Midnight Madness: Kikis Delivery Service (Jun 3, 11:59 pm - 2 am)

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

Tickets: $8.50

Facebook

 

Game Day : Steve Jackson June! (Jun 4, 9 am - 8 pm) - Gaming

GamerConSD, 930 Tenth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Midnight Madness: Kikis Delivery Service (Jun 4, 11 am)

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

Tickets: $7.50

Facebook

 

San Diego Cosplay Association at Comickaze Liberty Station (Jun 4, noon - 7 pm)

Comickaze - Liberty Station - Barracks 15, 2750 Historic Decatur Rd, Ste 101, San Diego, CA

 

The Southbay Pokemon League (Jun 4, noon - 3 pm)

South Chula Vista Library, 389 Orange Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91911

 

CostumeCon36 Ports of Call: All Hands Meeting! (Jun 4, 1 pm)

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

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Nerdy Bookclub (Jun 4, 1 pm)

Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

Presidio Park, 4288 Cosoy Way, San Diego , CA 92103

 

North County Board Games: Board Games, Pizza, and Beer (Jun 4, 2 pm)

Mike's Pizzeria, 1158 West San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, CA

 

Game Of Thrones, Dragons & Dinner: Season 6 Catchup (Jun 4, 5 pm)

Location: Shown to members

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Jun 4, 6 - 9 pm)

Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA 92128

 

Suds & Science: Colonizing Mars (Jun 5, 6:30 - 8 pm)

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

 

Pokemon - Standard Tournament! (Jun 5, 6 - 10 pm)

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

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: Weekly Alternative to Encounters (Jun 6, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Environmental DNA: Searching for a Signal (Jun 6, 6:30 - 7:30 pm)

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

 

45th Anniversary of Apollo 16 (Jun 7, 5:30 pm)

Guests: Charlie Duke (Apollo 16 Lunar Module Pilot), Gerry Griffin and Glynn Lunney (Mission Control Flight Directors), others.

San Diego Air & Space Museum, 2001 Pan American Plz., San Diego, CA

Tickets: $295

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: At Ease Adventures (Jun 7, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Magic the Gathering - Draft! (Jun 7, 6:30 - 8 pm)

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

 

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

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

 

Lake Elsinore Storm (minor league baseball): Geekend 4, Cosplay Night (Jun 8, 7 pm)

Lake Elsinore Diamond, 500 Diamond Dr, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

 

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

Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA 92128

 

Lake Elsinore Storm (minor league baseball): Geekend 4, Superhero Night (Jun 9, 7 pm)

Lake Elsinore Diamond, 500 Diamond Dr, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

 

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

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Age of Sigmar- Coalescence NEO Event (Jun 10, 10 am - 6 pm)

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

 

Star Wars Destiny Store Championships (Jun 10, 10 am - 7 pm)

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

 

Library Got Game (Jun 10, 1 - 4 pm)

Carlsbad Georgina Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008

-          North County Board Games are going

 

San Diego Okore: Meet & Greet, State of Okore (Jun 10, 6 pm)

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

 

Lake Elsinore Storm (minor league baseball): Geekend 4, Star Wars Night (Jun 9, 6 pm)

Lake Elsinore Diamond, 500 Diamond Dr, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

 

FrightOut Horror Short Films at FilmOut San Diego! (Jun 10, 10 pm - midnight)

FilmOut San Diego, 2891 University Ave, San Diego, California 92104

 

Midnight Madness: Poltergeist (Jun 10, 11:59 pm - 2:15 am)

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

Tickets: $8.50

Facebook

 

Poltergeist (Jun 11, 11 am)

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

Tickets: $7.50

Facebook

 

San Diego County Fair Space Cowboy Rodeo/Obstacle Course (Jun 11, 11 am)

San Diego County del Mar Fair, San Diego, California 92173

 

Lake Elsinore Storm (minor league baseball): Geekend 4, Gamer Day (Jun 10, 1 pm)

Lake Elsinore Diamond, 500 Diamond Dr, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

 

San Diego cosplay: June meet up (Jun 11, 3 - 7 pm)

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

 

Women of Munchkin (Jun 11, 6:30 - 9 pm)

The Slidebar Rock N Roll Kitchen, 122 E Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, California 92832

 

Women of Wonder (Jun 11, 7 - 10 pm)

The Slidebar Rock N Roll Kitchen, 122 E Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, California 92832

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Jun 11, 6 - 9 pm)

Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA 92128

 

Pokemon - Standard Tournament! (Jun 12, 6 - 10 pm)

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

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: Weekly Alternative to Encounters (Jun 13, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: At Ease Adventures (Jun 14, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Magic the Gathering - Draft! (Jun 14, 6:30 - 9:03 pm)

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

 

Geek Girls of San Diego Book Club (Jun 14, 7 pm)

"The Rook" by Daniel O'Malley

Location: TBA

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D Encounters (Jun 15, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

The American Gut Project: Crowdsourcing Human Microbiome Research (Jun 15, 6:30 - 7:30 pm)

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

 

Waltz and Such (Jun 16, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

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

Facebook

 

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

 

Star Wars Day (Jun 17, 10 am - 3 pm)

Orange County Zoo, 1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA 92862
Tickets: $2 for Orange County Zoo Admission

Facebook

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D Encounters (Jun 17, 11 am - 8 pm)

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

 

San Diego Furries (Jun 17, noon)

Bonita Cove Park, 1100 West Mission Bay Dr., San Diego, CA 92109

 

PotterCon Presents: PotterParty San Diego (Jun 17, 2 - 8 pm)

House of Blues San Diego, 1055 5th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

Tickets: $15

 

Exploring Bacterial Diversity (Jun 17, 3 - 5 pm)

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

 

Magic the Gathering: Standard Showdown (Jun 17, 6 pm)

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, California 91945

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Jun 18, 6 - 9 pm)

Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA 92128

 

Pokemon - Standard Tournament! (Jun 19, 6 - 10 pm)

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

 

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group (Jun 19, 7:30 pm)

Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn

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

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: Weekly Alternative to Encounters (Jun 20, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Ghosts Love Candy (Jun 21, 6 pm) - Gaming

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: At Ease Adventures (Jun 21, 6 - 8 pm)

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

945

 

Magic the Gathering - Draft! (Jun 21, 6:30 - 8 pm)

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

 

San Diego Skeptics: Drink Skeptically (Jun 21, 7 pm)

Karl Strauss Brewing Co, , 9675 Scranton Road, San Diego, CA 92121

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D Encounters (Jun 22, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Waltz and Such (Jun 23, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Harry Potter Group of San Diego: Wizard Cooking (Jun 24, 3 pm)

Location: Shown only to members

$5

 

Magic the Gathering: Standard Showdown (Jun 24, 6 pm)

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, California 91945

 

The Doctor Who and Other Cool Shows/Movies Meetup: Old School & New Doctor Who Episodes Night! (Jun 24, 5:30 - 9:30 pm)

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

 

Midnight Madness: Teenage Mutatnt Ninja Turtles (Jun 24, 11:59 pm - 2:15 am)

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

Tickets: $8.50

Facebook

 

Midnight Madness: Teenage Mutatnt Ninja Turtles (Jun 25, 11 am)

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

Tickets: $7.50

Facebook

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Jun 25, 6 - 9 pm)

Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA 92128

 

San Diego Skeptics: How to have conversations across the divide with Peter Boghossian (Jun 25, 7 pm)

Joyce Beers Community Center., 3950 Vermont St., Bldg. M-100, San Diego, CA

 

Pokemon - Standard Tournament! (Jun 26, 6 - 10 pm)

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

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: Weekly Alternative to Encounters (Jun 27, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: At Ease Adventures (Jun 28, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Magic the Gathering - Draft! (Jun 28, 6:30 - 8 pm)

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

 

The Rocky Horror "POP" Show (Jun 28, 6:30 - 8 pm)

La Paloma Theatre, 471 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, California 92024

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D Encounters (Jun 29, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Waltz and Such (Jun 30, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

 

 

Potrero War (May 26 - 29, 11 am - 10 pm) - Society for Creative Anachronism Event

Portrero Regional Park, Potrero, California 91963

Facebook

 

Triton Gaming Expo (May 27 - 28, 11 am - 10 pm) - Electronic Games

Price Center Ballrooms, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla CA 92093

Free

Facebook Group

 

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

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

 

Vista Viking Festival (Sep 23 - 24, 2017)

Norway Hall, 2006 E. Vista Way, Vista CA 92084

Tickets: 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 Maker Faire (Oct 7 - 8, 2017)

Balboa Park, San Diego CA 92101

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group

 

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

Doubletree by Hilton San Diego - Mission Valley, 7450 Hazard Center Dr., San Diego CA 92108

Rate: TBD

Registration: $90 to ?, then TBA

Contact - Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Instagram - Flickr

 

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

 

Exhibitions

 

Exhibit Opening: Infinity Cube (Apr 7 - Dec 31 (or longer))

Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037

Tickets: $18.50

 

The Art of Dr. Suess: Rare Editions (May 13 - Jun 4)

Chuck Jones Gallery: 232 Fifth 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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