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The San Diego Fandom Index is a guide to all aspects of San Diegos 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.

 

 

Last Online Update: 2019-05-19

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 Upcoming Events

Conventions, Faires, Balls, and Festivals

 

Magic Draft Sundays (May 20, 3 - 6 pm)

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

 

San Diego Boardgames Group (May 20, 4 - 8 pm)

Growlers Sub Shack, 214 Town Center Pkwy., A2, Santee CA

 

San Diego Boardgames Group: Play Ascension (May 20, 4 - 7 pm) 

Game Empire, 5037 Shawline St., San Diego, CA

 

San Diego Wargamers (May 20, 5 - 9 pm)

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

 

Poochie's Hooch Game Night (May 20, 5 - 10 pm)

Poochie's Hooch Urban Cidery, 7559 Mission Gorge Road, San Diego, California 92120

 

San Diego Roleplaying Association: Star Wars Saga Edition: The Sith Academy (May 20, 6 - 10 pm)

Game Empire, 5037 Shawline St., San Diego, CA

 

Library Got Game (May 20, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Portacade (May 20, 6 - 9 pm) - Video

NES Classic Giveaway

Thorne Brewery North Park, 3176 Thorn St, San Diego, CA 92104

 

The 56 Board Game Group: Strategy Monday - The Gallerist (May 20, 6:30 pm)

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

 

Pokemon - Standard Tournament (May 20, 6:30 pm)

Knowhere Games & Comics, 744 Grand Ave, Ste. 102, San Diego, California 92078

 

Fathom Events: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind: 35th Anniversary (Dubbed) (May 20, 7 pm)

Theaters throughout San Diego County

 

Mario Kart Mondays (May 20, 7:30 - 10:30 pm)

Woodstock's Pizza SDSU, 6145 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California 92115

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz (May 20, 7:30 pm)

Effins Pub & Grill, 6164 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115

 

Cal Animage Beta General Business Meeting (May 20, 8 pm)

Solis Hall, UCSD

 

Jane Austen Afternoon Tea (May 21, 3 - 5 pm)

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

 

San Diego Board Games (May 21, 5 - 10 pm)

Game Empire, 5037 Shawline St., San Diego, CA

 

San Diego Board Games (May 21, 5 - 11 pm)

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

 

San Diego Historical Miniature Wargamers: Dragon Knight Rampant (May 21, 5:30 - 8 pm)

Private Residence

 

San Diego North County Board Games: Trivia Night and Beer Tasting (May 21, 6 pm)

Longship Brewery, 10320 Camino Santa Fe, San Diego CA

 

WH40K League - Kharn's Easter Egg Hunt (May 21, 6 - 10 pm)

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

 

Fathom Events: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind: 35th Anniversary (Subbed) (May 21, 7 pm)

Theaters throughout San Diego County

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz (May 21, 7 pm)

Rip Current Brewing North Park, 4101 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

 

Order of Rebel Knights: Tuesday Night Workout (May 21, 7:30 pm)

Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, San Diego, California 92101

 

PoundTown @PECS (May 21, 9 pm - 2 am) - Video Games

PECS BAR, 2046 University Ave, San Diego, California 92104

 

Jane Austen Afternoon Tea (May 22, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm)

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

 

Jane Austen Afternoon Tea (May 22, 3 - 5 pm)

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

 

San Diego Wargamers (May 22, 5 pm)

TC's Rockets, 5155 Waring Road, La Mesa, California 92120

 

San Diego Boardgames Group (May 22, 5 - 9 pm)

Wendy's, 9290 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego CA

 

San Diego 2049 Keynote Speach: Kim Stanley Robinson (May 22, 5:30 - 7:30 pm)

Robinson Auditorium, UCSD

Free by RSVP Required

 

D&D Night (May 22, 5:30 pm)

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

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: At Ease Adventures (May 22, 6 - 8:30 pm)

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

 

Pokemon Tournament (May 22, 6 - 9 pm) 

Level Up Gaming, 3762 Mission Ave, # 103, Oceanside, California 92058

 

Board Game Night Chula Vista (May 22, 6 - 9 pm)

Fuddruckers, 340 3rd Ave., Chula Vista CA

 

Magic the Gathering - Draft (May 22, 6:30 pm)

Knowhere Games & Comics, 744 Grand Ave, Ste. 102, San Diego, California 92078

 

Book Signing: Claire Legrand (May 22, 7 - 8 pm)

Kingsbane

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

Facebook

 

San Diego Sabers: Wednesday Sparring Session (May 22, 7 pm)

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

 

San  Diego Dungeons and Dragons Meetup Group (May 22, 7 - 10:30 pm)

200 E 12th St., San Diego CA

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz (May 22, 7 pm)

Herb and Eatery Cafe, 2210 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

 

The San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group (May 22, 7 - 10 pm)

138 Comics, 7905 Broadway Lemon Grove CA

 

Harry Potter Trivia (May 22, 7:30 pm)

Woodstocks Pizza Pacific Beach, 1221 Garnet St., San Diego CA

-          Wands Up San Diego is going

 

San Diego Sabers Wednesday Sparring Session (May 22, 7:30 pm)

Cadman Park and Recreation Center, San Diego, California 92117

 

Game Night in Hillcrest/North Park (May 22, 8 pm)

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

 

Couch Conflict! San Diego Local Multiplayer Games (May 22, 8 - 10 pm)

Rip Current Brewing North Park, 4101 30th Street, San Diego, CA

 

Potrero War (May 23 - 27, 2019) - Society for Creative Anachonism War

Protrero Regional Park, 24800 Potrero Park Drive, Potrero, CA 91963

Period garb required of all attendees but Day Trippers. Day Trippers must be off site by 7 pm

Registration: $50

Email - Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

SW Legion - Solar Legion League (May 23, 6 - 10 pm)

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

 

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

Game Empire, 5037 Shawline St., San Diego, CA

 

Modern Magic Tournament (May 23, 6:30 - 10 pm)

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

 

Force of Will Tournament (May 23, 6:30 - 10 pm)

Level Up Gaming, 3762 Mission Ave, # 103, Oceanside, California 92058

 

San Diego Regency English Country Dancers (May 23, 7 - 9:30 pm)

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

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz (May 23, 7 pm)

Legacy Brewing Company, 363 Airport Rd, Oceanside, CA 92058

 

Nerd Comedy Night (May 23, 7 - 8:30 pm)

El Tejate Carlsbad, 3050 Pio Pico Dr, Carlsbad, California 92008

Tickets: $10

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz (May 23, 7 pm)

Indian Joe Brewing, 2123 Industrial Ct, Vista, CA 92081

 

Darkstar Dinner (May 23, 7:30 pm) - UCSD SF Club

Studio Diner,  4701 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA 92123

 

Professor Brian Cox (May 23, 8 pm)

Balboa Theatre, 868 4th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

Tickets: $50 - 60

 

WH40K League - Kharn's Easter Egg Hunt (May 24, 6 - 10 pm)

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

 

San Diego Boardgames Group: Newbie Game Night (May 24, 6 - 9 pm)

Game Empire, 5037 Shawline St., San Diego, CA

 

The 56 Board Game Group: Party Friday (May 24, 6:30 - 11 pm)

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

 

Friday Night Magic the Gathering (May 24, 6:30 - 10 pm)

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

 

Reel Science Film Series: Damnation Alley (May 24, 7 - 10 pm)

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

Tickets: $12, $9 for SDNHM members

Facebook

 

Friday Night Magic the Gathering (May 24, 7 - 10 pm)

Knowhere Games & Comics, 744 Grand Ave, Ste. 102, San Diego, California 92078

 

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

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Darkstar board game night (May 24, 7:30 - 10:30 pm)

UCSD

 

Professor Brian Cox: Universal Adventures in Space and Time (May 24, 8 pm - midnight) - SOLD OUT

Balboa Theater, 868 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Saturday Morning Light Saber Exercises (May 25, 10:30 am - noon) - Order of Rebel Knights

Balboa Tennis Club, 2221 Morley Field Dr, San Diego, California 92104

 

Weekly Chainbound Archon Tournament (May 25, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm)

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

 

Triton Gaming Expo 2019 (May 25, 2019; noon - 10 pm)

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

Free

 

Infinity the Game - Escalation League (May 25, 2019; noon - 5 pm)

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

 

San Diego Gamers 2: Commander League (May 25, 1 pm)

Empire Collectibles, 5795 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA. 92115

 

Oceanside Medieval/Fantasy LARP: Fight Club Meetup (May 25, 1:30 - 4:40 pm)

Oceanside Park, 5130 Alamosa Park Dr., Oceanside CA 92057

 

Pokemon - Standard/Expanded Tournament (May 25, 5 - 9 pm)

Knowhere Games & Comics, 744 Grand Ave, Ste 102, San Diego, California 92078

 

Force of Will - Weekly Meet Up (May 25, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

Dungeons & Dragons (May 25, 7 - 10 pm)

Level Up Gaming, 3762 Mission Ave, # 103, Oceanside, California 92058

 

The Southbay Pokemon League (May 26, noon - 3 pm)

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

 

Feminist Comic Book Club of San Diego: Creative Workshop (May 26, noon - 3 pm)

Lestat's, 1045 University Ave., San Diego CA

 

San Diego Gamers 2: Dungeons and Dragons (May 26, 1 pm)

Empire Collectibles, 5795 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA. 92115

 

Andor Fighter Practice (May 26, 1 - 6 pm)

Morley Field North Park, San Diego, California 92104

 

San Diego Gamers 2: Casual Commander/Modern (May 26, 1 pm)

Empire Collectibles, 5795 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA. 92115

 

Lightseekers - Casual Play (May 26, 1 - 5 pm)

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

 

Pokemon TCG MeetUp/Learn2Play/Tournament (May 26, 1 - 5 pm)

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

 

Indie Creatives San Diego: Game Development Session (May 26, 1 - 5 pm)

Lestat's, 1041 University Ave., San Diego CA

 

San Diego North County Board Games (May 26, 2 - 5 pm)

Knowhere Games & Comics, 744 Grand Ave, Ste 102, San Diego, California 92078

 

San Diego Star Wars Society General Meeting (May 26, 2:45 pm)

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

 

Magic Draft Sundays (May 26, 3 - 6 pm)

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

 

Weekly Keyforge Sealed Tournament (May 26, 4 - 7 pm)

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

 

The Bored Gamers Group (May 26, 4 - 8 pm)

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

 

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

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

 

Magic Draft Sundays (May 27, 3 - 6 pm)

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

 

San Diego Boardgames Group: Play Ascension (May 27, 4 - 7 pm)

Game Empire, 5037 Shawline St., San Diego, CA

 

San Diego Wargamers (May 27, 5 - 9 pm)

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

 

Poochie's Hooch Game Night (May 27, 5 - 10 pm)

Poochie's Hooch Urban Cidery, 7559 Mission Gorge Road, San Diego, California 92120

 

Pokemon - Standard Tournament (May 27, 6:30 pm)

Knowhere Games & Comics, 744 Grand Ave, Ste. 102, San Diego, California 92078

 

Mario Kart Mondays (May 27, 7:30 - 10:30 pm)

Woodstock's Pizza SDSU, 6145 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California 92115

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz (May 27, 7:30 pm)

Effins Pub & Grill, 6164 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115

 

San Diego Board Games (May 28, 5 - 10 pm)

Game Empire, 5037 Shawline St., San Diego, CA

 

San Diego Board Games (May 28, 5 - 11 pm)

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

 

San Diego North County Board Games: Trivia Night and Beer Tasting (May 28, 6 pm)

Longship Brewery, 10320 Camino Santa Fe, San Diego CA

 

WH40K League - Kharn's Easter Egg Hunt (May 28, 6 - 10 pm)

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

 

San Diego Steampunk May Meetup (May 28, 6:30 - 8:30 pm)

Old Town, San Diego (Main Plaza under the Flagpole)

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz (May 28, 7 pm)

Rip Current Brewing North Park, 4101 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

 

Order of Rebel Knights: Tuesday Night Workout (May 28, 7:30 pm)

Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, San Diego, California 92101

 

PoundTown @PECS (May 28, 9 pm - 2 am) - Video Games

PECS BAR, 2046 University Ave, San Diego, California 92104

 

San Diego Boardgames Group (May 29, 5 - 9 pm)

Wendy's, 9290 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego CA

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: At Ease Adventures (May 29, 6 - 8:30 pm)

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

 

Pokemon Tournament (May 29, 6 - 9 pm) 

Level Up Gaming, 3762 Mission Ave, # 103, Oceanside, California 92058

 

Board Game Night Chula Vista (May 29, 6 - 9 pm)

Fuddruckers, 340 3rd Ave., Chula Vista CA

 

Magic the Gathering - Draft (May 29, 6:30 pm)

Knowhere Games & Comics, 744 Grand Ave, Ste. 102, San Diego, California 92078

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz (May 29, 7 pm)

Herb and Eatery Cafe, 2210 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

 

The San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group (May 29, 7 - 10 pm)

138 Comics, 7905 Broadway Lemon Grove CA

 

San Diego Sabers Wednesday Sparring Session (May 29, 7:30 pm)

Cadman Park and Recreation Center, San Diego, California 92117

 

Game Night in Hillcrest/North Park (May 29, 8 pm)

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

 

Couch Conflict! San Diego Local Multiplayer Games (May 29, 8 - 10 pm)

Rip Current Brewing North Park, 4101 30th Street, San Diego, CA

 

SW Legion - Solar Legion League (May 30, 6 - 10 pm)

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

 

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

Game Empire, 5037 Shawline St., San Diego, CA

 

Modern Magic Tournament (May 30, 6:30 - 10 pm)

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

 

Force of Will Tournament (May 30, 6:30 - 10 pm)

Level Up Gaming, 3762 Mission Ave, # 103, Oceanside, California 92058

 

San Diego Regency English Country Dancers (May 30, 7 - 9:30 pm)

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

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz (May 30, 7 pm)

Legacy Brewing Company, 363 Airport Rd, Oceanside, CA 92058

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz (May 30, 7 pm)

Indian Joe Brewing, 2123 Industrial Ct, Vista, CA 92081

 

Nerd Comedy Night (May 30, 7 - 8:30 pm)

El Tejate Carlsbad, 3050 Pio Pico Dr, Carlsbad, California 92008

Tickets: $10

 

Darkstar Dinner (May 30, 7:30 pm) - UCSD SF Club

Ariana Kabob House, 9910 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92131

 

San Diego County Fair: Ozsome (May 31 - Jul 4, 2019)

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

Tickets: $20

 

Anime Conji (May 31 - Jun 2, 2019)

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley, 8757 Rio San Diego Dr, San Diego, CA 92108

Rate: $139

Guests: Kimlinh Tran, Lemar “Da 1 Afroninja” Harris, Deborah Crane, Dorah Fine

Membership: $45

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter

 

WH40K League - Kharn's Easter Egg Hunt (May 31, 6 - 10 pm)

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

 

San Diego Boardgames Group: Newbie Game Night (May 31, 6 - 9 pm)

Game Empire, 5037 Shawline St., San Diego, CA

 

The 56 Board Game Group: Party Friday (May 31, 6:30 - 11 pm)

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

 

Friday Night Magic the Gathering (May 31, 6:30 - 10 pm)

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

 

Friday Night Magic the Gathering (May 31, 7 - 10 pm)

Knowhere Games & Comics, 744 Grand Ave, Ste. 102, San Diego, California 92078

 

Waltz and Such (May 31, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Family Movie Night: Back to the Future (May 31, 7:30 pm)

Moonlight Amphitheatre, 1250 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, CA 92084

Tickets: $5 - 10

 

Darkstar board game night (May 31, 7:30 - 10:30 pm)

UCSD

 

Science Events Summit (Jun 2 - 5, 2019; public events Jun 2) - Event for Science Event planners

Joan A. Irwin Jacobs Common, The San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common, 330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $150 - 250

 

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert (Aug 1, 7:30 pm)

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

Tickets: $28 - 108

Facebook

 

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert (Aug 2, 7:30 pm)

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

Tickets: $28 - 108

Facebook

 

The Not-So-Silent Short Film Fest: Steampunk Celluloid Soiree (Aug 3, 2019; 7 - 9 pm)

IDEA1 Use F Street Entrance, 895 Park Blvd., San Diego, California 92101

Tickets: $15

 

 

 

Potrero War (May 23 - 27, 2019) - Society for Creative Anachonism War

Protrero Regional Park, 24800 Potrero Park Drive, Potrero, CA 91963

Period garb required of all attendees but Day Trippers. Day Trippers must be off site by 7 pm

Registration: $50

Email - Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Triton Gaming Expo 2019 (May 25, 2019; noon - 10 pm)

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

Free

 

Anime Conji (May 31 - Jun 2, 2019)

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley, 8757 Rio San Diego Dr, San Diego, CA 92108

Rate: $139

Guests: Kimlinh Tran, Lemar “Da 1 Afroninja” Harris, Deborah Crane, Dorah Fine

Membership: $45

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter

 

San Diego County Fair: Ozsome (May 31 - Jul 4, 2019)

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

Tickets: $20

 

The San Diego Comic Book Show (Jun 1, 2019; 8 am - 5 pm)

The Hilton Garden Inn, 3805 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego CA

 

North County Mini Maker Faire (Jun 15 - 16, 2019; 9 am - 4:30 pm)

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

Tickets: $10

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Clarion Writers Workshop (Jun 23 - Aug 3, 2019) - Seminar on fundamentals of SF&F writing

University of California San Diego

Applications accepted Dec 1, 2018 - Mar 1, 2019 (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 17 - 21, 2019) - Comic and Media Convention

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

Contact

 

Konizia (Jul 18 - 21, 2019) - Gaming Convention Dedicated to games of Reiner Knizia

Escondido Charter High School 1868 E. Valley Parkway Escondido, CA 92027

Tickets: $25

 

Escon (Jul 26 - 28, 2019) - Gaming Convention
McMahan House, Cal State San Marcos, San Marcos, CA
Tickets: $40

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Mythcon 50 (Aug 2 - 5, 2019) - Theme: Looking Backward, Moving Forward

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Room and Board: $430 single/$350 double (Deadline Jul 15)

Guests of Honor:  John Crowley, Verlyn Flieger

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

- Facebook Event

 

Fangaea Con (Sep 14 - 15, 2019)

Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108

Guests of Honor: TBA

Tickets: $40

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Vista Viking Festival 2019 (Sep 21 -22, 2019)

Vista Viking Festival, 2006 E Vista Way, Vista, California 92084

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

Gaslight Steampunk Expo (Sep 27 - 29, 2019)

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley, 8757 Rio San Diego Dr, San Diego, CA 92108

Guests: Gail Carriger, more TBA

Memberships: $65 to 2/1/19, then TBA

Contact Page - Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Twitchcon (Sep 27 - 29, 2019)

San Diego Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

Hotels

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event (TBA)

 

San Diego Who Con: Who Dunnit (Oct 4 - 6, 2019)

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

Guests: Alisa Stern, Harry Van Gorkum, Doc Phineas, Barbara Hambly

Memberships: $65

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

San Diego Historical Games Convention (Nov 8 - 10 , 2019)

Handlery Hotel, 950 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108

Rate: $109

Membership: $55

Facebook Group

 

Cos-Losseum (Jan 4, 2020)  - CANCELLED

 

San Diego Rocket Con (Mar 21 - 22, 2020)

Location: TBA

Rate: TBA

Facebook Group

 

San Diego Historical Games Convention (Nov 13 - 15, 2020)

Handlery Hotel, 950 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108

Rate: TBA

Membership: TBA

Facebook Group

 

Exhibitions

 

Oddities: Hidden Heroes of the Scripps Collection (Jun 29, 2018 - ?)

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

Tickets: Included with Aquarium Admission of $18.50

 

Passion for Pop, the art of Attiba Royster (May 11 - Jun 7)

Subterranean Coffee boutique, 412 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 a 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.

 

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

 

Harangalaar 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 (KHan 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 Whedons Firefly TV show and Serenity movie.

Contact - John Monteaguado - Facebook

 

San Diego Doctor Who meetup

 

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 childrens charities, and attend conventions and theme parks.

Contact: James Floyd

 

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

 

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

 

- 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.

 

- Other

 

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

 

Harry Potter Group of San Diego (Meetup)

Facebook

 

Wands Up San Diego - Harry Potter Meetup Group

 

General Geek/Nerd

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds North County Chapter

 

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

 

Nerdy 30s Ladies of San Diego

 

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 Geekery 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 Geeky Fun Times - for geeks in the 20s and 30s

 

San Diego-Tijuana Metropolitan Area Nerdfighters

Getting Nerdfighters together for geeky activities.

 

Vista Nerd Club

 

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+

 

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.

 

San Diego Sci-Fi/Fantasy Writers Group

 

Steampunk and Victoriana

  

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

 

SD Cosplay

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

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 - Meetup

 

San Diego Regency English Country Dancers

Balboa Parks Casa del Prado, room 207, 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

 

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 Parks 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 Realm of Andor

The San Diego chapter of Belegarth Medieval Combat Society.

We practice every Sunday from 1pm - Sundown at Morley Field in Balboa Park.

Facebook

 

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 (Meetup.com)

 

Gaymers San Diego

 

 - Live Action Role Playing (LARP)

 

Oceanside Medieval/Fantasy LARP

 

Midgard LARP

 

Night Terrors Vampire LARP

3rd Saturdays, 3 - 9 pm

Laws of Night Revisited

Contact: mailto:mal2011st@gmail.com

 

- Role Play Gaming

 

Dice and Dragons (La Mesa)

 

The San Diego Dungeons and Dragons Meetup Group

 

San Diego North County Dungeons and Dragons 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.

 

San Diego Star Wars RPG

 

- - Table Top/Strategy

 

The 56 Board Game Group - Gaming for those along the 56 corridor

 

Board @ The Library - Board Games at the National City Library

 

Board Game Night Chula Vista

 

Bored Gamers Group

 

La Jolla Board Game Group

 

Miramar/Scripps Magic: The Gathering EDH Group

 

North County Board Games Group

 

Play Magic

 

Point Loma and Immediate Area Minature/Board Wargamers

 

Rancho Bernardo Board Games & Group Games

 

San Diego Board Games Group

 

San Diego Euro Board Games Meetup

 

San Diego Historical Miniature Wargamers

  

San Diego Redditors Gaming Club

 

San Diego Strategy Games 

 

San Diego Wargamers

 

UTC Board Game Society

 

- Video Games

 

Casual Gamer Parents

 

Couch Conflict! Meetup

Multiplayer Video Games

Facebook

 

Diablo 3 Nintendo Switch Meetup

 

La Mesa LAN Party Meetup

 

Monthly San Diego North County Virtual Reality Meetup

 

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!

 

North County Game Development Meetup

 

SanDiegoLan.net

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

Facebook

 

San Diego Gaming Group

 

San Diego Smash 4 Community

 

StreetPass San Diego

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

Facebook - Twitter - Google+ - Reddit - Instagram

 

Unity3d.College Game Architecture Meetup

 

Virtual Reality Gaming Tournaments

 

 - Field Games

 

San Diego Nerf Club

Facebook

 

San Diego Tactical Lazer Tag (BRX)

 

Science and Technical

 

Build A Robot Workshop

 

BOoM - Benevolent Order of Makers

 

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 Science (Meetup) - Family Science Activities

 

San Diego Space (Meetup)

 

Teen Science Cafe, Southeast San Diego

 

Teen Science Cafe, Expanding Your Horizons, San Diego

 

Other Groups of Interest

 

Indie Creatives San Diego

 

Pacific Puzzlers

 

San Diego Furries

 

San Diego Robots Club

 

San Diego Science Advocacy Group

 

San Diego Sphinxes - A Muggle Quidditch team

 

OTHER EVENT AND ORGANIZATION SOURCES:

 

San Diego Eventful (books)

 

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