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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.

 

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.

 

Last Online Update: 2019-01-18

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 Upcoming Events

Conventions, Faires, Balls, and Festivals

 

Star Wars Destiny: 2019 Regional Event (Jan 19, 9:30 am - 10:30 pm)

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

 

First Quarter 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (Jan 19, 10 am - 5 pm) - Society for Creative Anachronism

Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel, 4041 Harney Street, San Diego CA 92110

 

Saturday Morning Light Saber Exercises (Jan 19, 10:30 am - noon) - Order of Rebel Knights

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

 

Keyforge Tournament (Jan 19, 11 am - 2 pm)

Game Empire San Diego. 5037 Shawline Street, San Diego, California 92111

 

MtG: Ravnica Allegiance Pre-Release Event (Jan 19, 11 am - 10 pm)

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

 

San Diego Furries (Jan 19, noon - 5 pm)

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

 

Ravnica Allegiance Prerelease (Jan 19, noon - 10 pm; registration: 10 am & 5 pm)

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

 

San Diego Historical Miniature Wargamers: Battle of Talavera (Jan 19, 1:30 - 4:40 pm)

Pechanga Arena San Diego, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego CA 92110

 

Free Middleschool Workshop: Viruses–Zombies of Biology (Jan 19, 1 - 5 pm)

Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Library, 9005 Aero Dr, San Diego, California 92123

Advanced Registration is required

 

Oceanside Medieval/Fantasy LARP: Fight Club Meetup (Jan 19, 1 - 5 pm)

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

 

Library Next Physics of Fidget Spinners (Jan 19, 2 - 5 pm)

City Heights Library, 3795 Fairmount Ave, San Diego, California 92105

 

Active Lifestyle NERDS: M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass with dinner afterwards  (Jan 19, 4:50 - 8 pm)

Reading Cinema, 4665 Clairemont Dr., San Diego CA

 

Lonsdale & Brooks: Geeky Music (Jan 19, 5 - 7 pm)

Lestat's West Music Venue, 3343 Adams Ave, San Diego, California 92116

 

Pokemon - Standard/Expanded Tournament (Jan 19, 5 - 9 pm)

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

 

San Diego Gulls Star Wars Night (Jan 19, 7 pm; tailgate 5 - 7 pm)

Pechanga Arena San Diego, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego CA 92110

 

San Diego Vintage Sci-Fi (Jan 19, 7 - 11 pm)

Sci-Fi Social Commentary

The Man in the White Suit (1952)

Desk Set (1957)

Please RSVP to Gerry Williams as seating is limited.

 

Dungeons & Dragons (Jan 19, 7 - 10 pm)

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

 

LanDiego Monthly #0 (Jan 19, 7:30 pm - 12:30 am)

Majesty in Motion Dance Company 6380 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California 92115

 

Raging FUR (Jan 19, 10 pm) - Adult Furry event

San Diego Eagle, 3040 N Park Way, San Diego, California 92104

 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show w/ Crazed Imaginations Live  (Jan 19, 11:55 pm - 2 am)

Landmark's Ken Cinema, 4061 Adams Ave, San Diego, California 92116

Tickets: $9

Facebook

 

Geek Girls of San Diego: Annual Holiday Brunch and Gift Exchange (Jan 20, 10 am - 1 pm)

New Members Encouraged

Private Residence

 

MtG: Ravnica Allegiance Pre-Release Event (Jan 20, 11 am - 10 pm)

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

 

The Southbay Pokemon League (Jan 20, noon - 3 pm)

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

 

Feminist Comic Book Club of San Diego: Creative Workshop (Jan 20, noon - 3 pm)

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

 

Ravnica Allegiance Prerelease Two Headed Giant (Jan 20, noon - 5 pm)

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

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds! North County Chapter: Mystery Puzzle Part 2: Sleuth Sundays (Jan 20, 1 - 3 pm)

Culver Beer Company, 2719 Lake Ave. W, Suite D, Carlsbad CA

 

StreetPass San Diego: SSB Ultimate Singles Tournament (Jan 20, 1 - 5 pm) - Video Games

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

 

Pokemon TCG MeetUp/Learn2Play/Tournament  (Jan 20, 1 - 5 pm)

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

 

Indie Creatives San Diego: Game Development Session (Jan 20, 1 - 5 pm)

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

 

San Diego North County Board Games (Jan 20, 2 - 5 pm)

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

 

Pokemon Tournament (Jan 20, 2:30 - 5:30 pm)

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

 

Sky Tonight Special—Lunar Eclipse (Jan 20, 4 - 9:30 pm)

Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego CA

Tickets: $22

 

The Bored Gamers Group (Jan 20, 4 - 8 pm)

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

 

MonPoc League - Double Trouble (Jan 20, 6 - 10 pm)

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

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Jan 20, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

Magic Draft Sundays (Jan 21, 3 - 6 pm)

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

 

San Diego Boardgames Group: Play Ascension (Jan 21, 4 - 7 pm)

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

 

San Diego Boardgames Group (Jan 21, 5 - 8:45 pm)

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

 

San Diego Wargamers (Jan 21, 5 - 9 pm)

AleSmith Brewing Company, 9990 AleSmith Ct., San Diego, California 92126

 

Monday Night Blood Bowl League (Jan 21, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

The San Diego North County Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: Open Monthly Campaign (Jan 21, 6:15 - 9:15 pm)

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

 

Gaslight Planning Committee: January Committee Meeting (Jan 21, 6:30 - 8:45 pm)

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

 

The 56 Board Game Group: Strategy Monday - Scythe (Jan 21, 6:30 - 11 pm)

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

 

Pokemon - Standard Tournament (Jan 21, 6:30 pm)

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

 

San Diego Boardgames Group (Jan 21, 7 - 10 pm)

Barnes and Noble, 10775 Westview Parkway, San Diego CA

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz (Jan 21, 7:30 pm)

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

 

Free Middle School Workshop: Slimy Sea Creatures (Jan 22, 4:30 - 7:30 pm)

Logan Heights Library, 567 S 28th St, San Diego, California 92113

 

San Diego Board Games (Jan 22, 5 - 10 pm)

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

 

San Diego Board Games (Jan 22, 5 - 11 pm)

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

 

Board Game Night (Jan 22, 5 - 8 pm)

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

 

Pulp Era Jungle Adventure (Jan 22, 5:30 pm) - RPG

Game Empire San Diego, 5037 Shawline Dr., San Diego CA 92111

 

Winter WonderHammer League (Jan 22, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

San Diego North County Board Games: Trivia Night and Beer Tasting (Jan 22, 6 pm)

Longship Brewery, 10320 Camino Santa Fe, San Diego CA

 

Active Lifestyle NERDS: Game Night: Settlers of Catan (Jan 22, 6:30 - 9:30 pm)

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

 

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

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

 

Cal Animage Beta Winter 2019 GBM #3: Build-a-Panel Workshop (Jan 22, 8 - 11 pm)

Location: TBA

 

Natural History 101: Insects of San Diego County (Jan 23, 10:15 - 11:15 am)

San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado, San Diego, California 92101

Facebook

 

Climate Change 10 Scaleable Solutions: Feat. Prof. Ramanathan (Jan 23, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm)

Tom Ham's Lighthouse, 2150 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, California 92101

Tickets: $35

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: At Ease Adventures (Jan 23, 6 - 8:30 pm)

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

 

San Diego Boardgames Group (Jan 23, 6 - 9 pm)

Fuddruckers, 8285 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego CA

 

Pokemon Tournament (Jan 23, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

Nichola Brenden's Happyness Runs Amok Tour: VIP Meet and Greet (Jan 23, 6:30 - 9:30 pm)

Location: TBA

Tickets: $48 - 100

 

Magic the Gathering- Draft (Jan 23, 6:30 pm)

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

 

San Diego Book Discussion Group (Jan 23, 7 - 8 pm)

The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, The Vampire Accountant by Drew Hayes

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

 

San Diego Gaymers: Guys, Games and Grub (Jan 23, 7 - 9 pm)

Private Residence

 

The San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: 138 Adventurers League (Jan 23, 7 pm)

138 Comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA

 

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

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

 

San Diego Sci-Fi/Fantasy Writers Group: Critique Sesh (Jan 23, 7 - 9 pm)

Subterranean Coffee Boutique, 412 University Ave., San Diego CA

 

Active Lifestyle NERDS: SWT: The Innocents Ep 5 & 6 (Jan 23, 7:30 - 10:30 pm)

Private Residence, Clairemont Area

 

San Diego Sabers Wednesday Sparring Session (Jan 23, 7:30 pm)

Cadman Park and Recreation Center, San Diego, California 92117

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz (Jan 23, 7:30 pm)

Novo Brazil Brewing, 901 Lane Ave #100, Chula Vista, CA 91914

 

Game Night in Hillcrest/North Park (Jan 23, 8 pm)

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

 

Couch Conflict! San Diego Local Multiplayer Games (Jan 23, 8 - 10 pm)

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

 

AGoT 2nd LCG - Winter League 2019 (Jan 24, 5 - 9 pm)

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

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D Encounters (Jan 24, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Modern Magic Tournament (Jan 24, 6:30 - 10 pm)

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

 

Force of Will Tournament (Jan 24, 6:30 - 10 pm)

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

 

The 56 Board Game Group: Shelf of Shame Night (Jan 24, 7 - 10 pm)

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

 

Baronial Household (Newcomers) Meeting (Jan 24, 7 - 9 pm)

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

 

San Diego Regency English Country Dancers (Jan 24, 7 - 9:30 pm)

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

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz (Jan 24, 7 pm)

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

 

Fathom Events: The Final Wish (Jan 24, 7:30 pm)

Theaters throughout San Diego County

 

Darkstar Dinner (Jan 24, 7:30 pm) - UCSD SF Club

Apollonia, 8650 Genesee Ave #106, San Diego, CA 92122

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz (Jan 24, 8 pm)

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

 

Escon (Jan 25 - 27, 2019) - Gaming Convention
McMahan House, Cal State San Marcos, San Marcos, CA
Tickets: $40

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Global Game Jam 2019 (Jan 25 - 27, 2019) - Game Design Events

Art Institute of California, 7650 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, California 92108

Tickets: $40

 

Aztec Nights: Who's Got Game (Jan 25, 10 am - 2 pm)

Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, 5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, California 92182

 

Star Wars Legion (Jan 25, 5 - 11 pm)

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

 

San Diego Boardgames Group: Newbie Game Night (Jan 25, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

Friday Night Magic the Gathering (Jan 25, 6:30 - 10 pm)

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

 

Friday Night Magic the Gathering (Jan 25, 7 - 10 pm)

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

 

Waltz and Such (Jan 25, 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 (Jan 25, 7:30 - 10:30 pm)

UCSD

 

Pokemon Sun & Moon Team Up Prerelease (Jan 26, 10 am - 2 pm)

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

 

A Game of Thrones Store Championships 2018 (Jan 26, 10:30 am - 5 pm)

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

 

Saturday Morning Light Saber Exercises (Jan 26, 10:30 am - noon) - Order of Rebel Knights

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

 

San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy: Exploration -- Science of Flight! (Jan 26, 11 am - noon)

1309 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014

Tickets: Free by RSVP

 

SD Nerf Meet (Jan 26, 11 am - 3 pm)

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

 

The San Diego LAN Party Meetup Group (Jan 26, noon - 11 pm)

San Diego LAN HQ, 4319 Corral Canyon RD, Bonita, CA 91902

 

Ravnica Allegiance Draft Week (Jan 26, noon - 7 pm)

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

 

Netrunner NISEI Q1 2019 GNK (Jan 26, noon - 8 pm)

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

 

Oceanside Medieval/Fantasy LARP: Fight Club Meetup (Jan 26, 1:30 - 4:40 pm)

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

 

Pokemon - Standard/Expanded Tournament (Jan 26, 5 - 9 pm)

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

 

Steam Powered Giraffe: The Echo Engine (Jan 26, 6 - 8 pm)

California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, California 92025

 

Dungeons & Dragons (Jan 26, 7 - 10 pm)

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

 

Midnight Madness: The Dark Crystal (Jan 27, 11:59 pm - 1:30 am)

Landmark's Ken Cinema, 4061 Adams Ave, San Diego, California 92116

Tickets: $9

Facebook

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OUT OF TOWN - San Diego Cosplay: Apocalypse in the Desert (Jan 27, 10 am - 5 pm)

Salton Sea Rd, Thermal, CA 92274

 

The San Diego LAN Party Meetup Group: Smash 2 (Jan 27, 11 am - 6 pm)

San Diego LAN HQ, 4319 Corral Canyon Rd., Bonita, CA 91902

 

Matinee: The Dark Crystal (Jan 27, 11 am - 12:30 pm)

Landmark's Ken Cinema, 4061 Adams Ave, San Diego, California 92116

Tickets: $9

Facebook

 

L5R Stronghold Tournament (Jan 27, 11:30 am - 5:30 pm)

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

 

The Southbay Pokemon League (Jan 27, noon - 3 pm)

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

 

Feminist Comic Book Club of San Diego: Creative Workshop (Jan 27, noon - 3 pm)

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

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Monthly Book Club (Jan 27, 1 - 3 pm)

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Presidio Park 4288 Cosoy Way, San Diego CA

 

Pokemon TCG MeetUp/Learn2Play/Tournament  (Jan 27, 1 - 5 pm)

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

 

Indie Creatives San Diego: Game Development Session (Jan 27, 1 - 5 pm)

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

 

San Diego North County Board Games (Jan 27, 2 - 5 pm)

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

 

Fathom Events: The Wizard of Oz 80th Anniversary (Jan 27, 2 pm)

Theaters throughout San Diego County

 

Pokemon Tournament (Jan 27, 2:30 - 5:30 pm)

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

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Jan 27, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

Magic Draft Sundays (Jan 28, 3 - 6 pm)

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

 

San Diego Boardgames Group: Play Ascension (Jan 28, 4 - 7 pm)

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

 

San Diego Wargamers (Jan 28, 5 - 9 pm)

AleSmith Brewing Company, 9990 AleSmith Ct., San Diego, California 92126

 

Monday Night Blood Bowl League (Jan 28, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

SD Steampunk Meetup (Jan 28, 6:30 - 8:30 pm)

Fuddruckers, 8285 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, California 92126

 

Pokemon - Standard Tournament (Jan 28, 6:30 pm)

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

 

Fathom Events: A Silent Voice (Sub) (Jan 28, 7 pm)

Theaters throughout San Diego County

 

San Diego Boardgames Group (Jan 28, 7 - 10 pm)

Barnes and Noble, 10775 Westview Parkway, San Diego CA

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz (Jan 28, 7:30 pm)

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

 

San Diego Board Games (Jan 29, 5 - 10 pm)

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

 

San Diego Board Games (Jan 29, 5 - 11 pm)

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

 

Board Game Night (Jan 29, 5 - 8 pm)

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

 

San Diego Makers Guild North Monthly Meeting (Jan 29, 6 - 8 pm)

Rancho Bernardo Branch Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Dr., San Diego, California 92128

 

San Diego North County Board Games: Trivia Night and Beer Tasting (Jan 29, 6 pm)

Longship Brewery, 10320 Camino Santa Fe, San Diego CA

 

Winter WonderHammer League (Jan 29, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

Fathom Events: The Wizard of Oz 80th Anniversary (Jan 29, 7 pm)

Theaters throughout San Diego County

 

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

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

 

Freeman Dyson and Gregory Benford Lecture : Foreseeing The Next 35 Years — Where Will We Be In 2054 (Jan 30, 4 - 5:30 pm)

Roth Auditorium, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr., San Diego, CA 92037

Tickets: Free but RSVP

 

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

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

 

San Diego Boardgames Group (Jan 30, 6 - 9 pm)

Fuddruckers, 8285 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego CA

 

Pokemon Tournament (Jan 30, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

CAPE (California Association of Pop-culture Enthusiasts): Monthly Dinner and Nerd-out (Jan 30, 6:30 - 8 pm)

Anny's Fine Burgers, 5373 Kearny Villa Rd., San Diego CA

 

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

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

 

Bloomsbury Winter YA Fantasy Tour (Jan 30, 7 - 8 pm)

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

Facebook

 

Fathom Events: The Wizard of Oz 80th Anniversary (Jan 30, 7 pm)

Theaters throughout San Diego County

 

San Diego Gaymers: Guys, Games and Grub (Jan 2, 7 - 9 pm)

Private Residence

 

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

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

 

San Diego Sci-Fi/Fantasy Writers Group: Critique Sesh (Jan 30, 7 - 9 pm)

Subterranean Coffee Boutique, 412 University Ave., San Diego CA

 

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

Cadman Park and Recreation Center, San Diego, California 92117

 

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

Novo Brazil Brewing, 901 Lane Ave #100, Chula Vista, CA 91914

 

Game Night in Hillcrest/North Park (Jan 30, 8 pm)

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

 

Couch Conflict! San Diego Local Multiplayer Games (Jan 30, 8 - 10 pm)

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

 

Gamercon (Jan 31 - Feb 3, 2019) - Gaming Convention

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

Memberships: $45

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

AGoT 2nd LCG - Winter League 2019 (Jan 31, 5 - 9 pm)

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

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D Encounters (Jan 31, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Indie Creatives San Diego: Comics Session (Jan 31, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

Modern Magic Tournament (Jan 31, 6:30 - 10 pm)

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

 

Force of Will Tournament (Jan 31, 6:30 - 10 pm)

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

 

Fathom Events: A Silent Voice (Dub) (Jan 28, 7 pm)

Theaters throughout San Diego County

 

San Diego Regency English Country Dancers (Jan 31, 7 - 9:30 pm)

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

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz (Jan 31, 7 pm)

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

 

Darkstar Dinner (Jan 31, 7:30 pm) - UCSD SF Club

Tender Greens, 4545 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92122

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz (Jan 31, 8 pm)

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

 

San Diego Symphony: Jurassic Park in Concert (Feb 9, 8 pm)

Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $22 - 72

 

Indie Creatives San Diego: Comics Session (Feb 14, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

Indie Creatives San Diego: Comics Session (Feb 28, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

 

 

Escon (Jan 25 - 27, 2019) - Gaming Convention
McMahan House, Cal State San Marcos, San Marcos, CA
Tickets: $40

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Global Game Jam 2019 (Jan 25 - 27, 2019) - Game Design Events

Art Institute of California, 7650 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, California 92108

Tickets: $40

 

Gamercon (Jan 31 - Feb 3, 2019) - Gaming Convention

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

Memberships: $45

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Jurassic Quest (Feb 1 - 3, 2019)

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

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

The Mad Hatter's Ball: Down the Rabbit Hole (Feb 1, 2019; 7 pm)

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

Tickets: $35 (Goldstar has discount tickets)

Facebook

 

The San Diego Comic Book Show (Feb 2, 2019; 8 am - 5 pm)

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

 

Cal Animage Beta Animefest 2019 (Feb 2, 2019; 11 am - 8 pm)

Price Center, 9500 Gilman Dr, San Diego, California 92093

 

Viennese Nights: A Victorian Ball (Feb 2, 2019; 6:45 - 10:15 pm)

The Balboa Park Club, 2144 Pan American Rd W, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $35

Facebook

 

Cal Animage Beta Animefest 2019 (Feb 10, 2019; 11 am - 8 pm)

Price Center, 9500 Gilman Dr, San Diego, California 92093

 

Breakthrough: The Roaring Twenties (Feb 16, 2019; 7 - 10 pm)

Vanguard Culture, 895 Park Blvd. #124, San Diego, California 92101

Tickets: $25

 

ConDor 26: Thru the Looking Glass (Feb 22 - 24, 2019) - SF&F Convention

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

Rate: $120/night

Guests: TBA.

Memberships: $30 to ?, then TBA

Facebook Group

 

San Diego Comic Fest (Mar 7 - 10, 2019)

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

Guests: Sergio Aragones, Bill Schelly, John Semper, James Robinson, others.

Memberships: $50

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Instagram

 

San Diego Rocket Con (Mar 9, 2019, 10 am - 7 pm; Mar 10, 2019; 10 am - 5 pm)

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

$10

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

San Diego Oddities & Curiosities Expo (Mar 9, 2019, 11 am - 6 pm)

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

 

Spring LAN-A-THON 2018 Under the Sun (Mar 29 - 31, 2019) - Video Games

San Diego LAN Headquarters, 4319 Corral Canyon Rd., Bonita CA 92901

Tickets: $30

 

The San Diego Comic Book Show (Apr 6, 2019; 8 am - 5 pm)

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

 

Kingdom-Con (Apr 11 - 14, 2019) - Gaming Convention

Crowne Plaza San Diego, 2100 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108

Rooms: TBA

Memberships: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Gaslight Gathering (Apr 12 - 14, 2019)

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

Rate: $110

Guests: Abney Park, Doc Phineas, Dino Staats, Dude Vader, others.

Tickets: $100

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter

 

Spring Escondido Renaissance Faire With a Pirate Flair (Apr 27 - 28, May 4 - 6, 2019; 10 am - 6 pm)

Felicita Park, 742 Clarence Ln., Escondido CA 92029

Tickets: $19/day

Facebook Group

 

Party like Gatsby San Diego (May 3, 2019; 7 - 11:45 pm)

The Belasco, 1050 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles, California 90015

Tickets: $33 early bird, then $37.

Facebook Group

 

San Diego English Country Dancers May Faire Ball (May 4, 2019; 6 - 10 pm)

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

Tickets: $40 to April 1, then $45

 

Pirate Days (May 18 - 19, 2019; 10 am - 4 pm)

Maritime Museum, 1492 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego CA 92101

Facebook Group

 

Anime Conji (May 31 - Jun 2, 2019)

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

Rate: $139

Guests: TBA

Membership: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter

 

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

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

 

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

Facebook Group

 

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

 

Cos-Losseum (Jan 4, 2020)

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

Guests: TBA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Exhibitions

 

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

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

Tickets: Included with Aquarium Admission of $18.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 (Aug 9, 7 - 9:30 pm)

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 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

 

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.

 

- - 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

 

Bored Gamers Group

 

La Jolla Board Game 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

 

Couch Conflict! Meetup

Multiplayer Video Games.

Facebook

 

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

 

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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