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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: 2016-09-27

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

 

- CA Conventions, Faires and Events

- San Diego Comic Con Offsite Events 2016

- San Diego Halloween 2015

Events

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

 

Upcoming Events

Conventions, Faires and Festivals

 

The Addams Family - The Musical (Sep 14 - Oct 1, 7:30 pm)

Moonlight Amphitheatre, 1200 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista CA 92084

Tickets: $8 - 55

Facebook

 

CAPE (California Association of Pop-culture Enthusiasts): Monthly Dinner (Sep 28, 6:30 pm)

Studio Diner, 4701 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA

 

San Diego Sabers Wednesday Practice (Sep 28, 7:30 pm) - lightsabers

Must join Group to see events.

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

 

San Diego Dungeons and Dragon Society: D&D Encounters (Sep 29, 6 pm)

You may have to join the Group to see this event.

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

 

Harry Potter Meetup: Deathly Hallows Book and Part II (Sep 29, 6 pm)

You must join the Group to see the event

Location: Shown to members

 

San Diego Active Lifestyle Nerds: Board Game Domination (Sep 29, 6:30 - 9:30 pm)

Villianous Lair Comics & Gaming, 3220 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA

 

CW Channel 6 San Diego, Superhero Launch Party (Sep 29, 7 - 10 pm)

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

Free, but RSVP

Facebook

 

San Diego Sci-Fi/Fantasy Meetup Group: Dinner and Discussion (Sep 29, 7:30 pm)

Casa Machado, 3750 John J Montgomery Dr. (92123), San Diego, CA

 

An Evening with Fabio Frizzi (Sep 29, 8 pm)

The Maestro behind the dark and etherial music of whole scores of horror and other genre films in Italy!

Brick By Brick, 1130 Buenos Ave, San Diego, CA 92110

Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 on day

 

Feminist Comic Book Club: Laaaaaser Tag! (Sep 29, 8 pm)

ULTRAZONE San Diego, 3146 Sports Arena Blvd., Ste. 21, San Diego, CA

 

Crash Course Cosmos (Sep 29, 8 - 9 pm) - Science Presentation

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

Ages 21+

 

Gaymer Night Super Smash Bros (Sep 29, 9 pm - midnight)

Flicks, 1017 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Ages 21+

 

San Diego Who Con (Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2016)

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

Rooms: $125

Guests: Karen Hallion, Daphne Ashbrook, Isaac Pierce, The Velveteen Band, others

Memberships: $60

Facebook

 

Twitch Con (Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2016) - Computers, Gaming

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

Guests: 2MGoverCSquared, Annemuntion, Maria Ho, Swiftor, many others.

Tickets: $159

Facebook - Twitter

 

San Diego Active Lifestyle Nerds: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children with Dinner Beforehand (Sep 30, 6 - 8 pm)

Reading Cinemas Town Square 14, 4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Sep 30, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

The Pirate's Booty Ball (Sep 30, 6 - 8 pm)

Tin Roof San Diego, 401 G St, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $12

Ages 21+

 

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

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

$2 donation

 

UCSD SEDS: Flight of the Vulcan-1 (Sep 30, 8 - 9 pm) - Science Presentation

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

Ages 21+

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Beetlejuice movie screening (Oct 1, 9:45 am - noon)

Angelika Film Center and Cafe, 11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, CA

 

Rendezvous in Poway (Oct 1 - 2, 2016) - Old West Reenactment

Oct 1: 10 am - 4 pm, Oct 2: 10 am - 2 pm)

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

Facebook

 

San Diego Maker Faire (Oct 1 - 2, 2016)

Balboa Park, San Diego CA 92101

Tickets: $15/day

Facebook

 

Magic the Gathering: Kaladesh GPT for Denver (Oct 1, noon - 8 pm)

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

$30

 

Signing: Cindy Pon (Oct 1, 4 - 5:30pm)

Sacrifice

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

Facebook

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Lazer Tag and Carbs (Oct 1, 4:30)

ULTRAZONE San Diego, 3146 Sports Arena Blvd., Ste. 21, San Diego, CA

 

OPT Star Party (Sep 27, 8 - 9 pm)

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

Ages 21+

 

Writers Coffeehouse with Henry Herz (Oct 2, noon)

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

Facebook

 

Get Hammered: A Plague of Zombies (Oct 2, 1 - 3 pm) - Movie

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

Tickets: $11

Facebook

 

Learn to Dance to "Thriller" (Oct 2, 3 - 4 pm)

Part A, part B taught Oct 9 (and 30)

Infinity Dancesport Center, 4428 Convoy St, # 288, San Diego, CA 92111

$10

 

Signing: Henry Herz (Oct 2, 3:30 - 5 pm)

Mabel and the Queen of Dreams

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

Facebook

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Oct 2, 6 - 9 pm)

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

$6 - 10

 

Suds & Science: Statistically Speaking (Oct 3, 6:30 - 8 pm)

Sponsored by The Fleet After Dark

Turquoise Cellars, 5026 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109

Tickets: $5

 

League of Tritons: College Clash (Oct 3 - 15)

Gaming competition between all 6 UCSD colleges

Price Center Ballroom East, La Jolla, CA 92093

 

O-Side Smash Night #1: Singles (Oct 4, 6 pm - midnight) - Video Games

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

 

Stranger Paintings: a Stranger Things fan art show (Oct 4, 7 pm - midnight)

SOHO Gastropub, 4633 Convoy St Ste 102, San Diego, CA

 

Young Frankenstein, with Mel Brooks live from 20th Century lot.(Oct 5, 5 pm)

Mira Mesa Stadium 18, 10733 Westview Pkwy, San Diego, CA 92126

Mission Valley 20, 1640 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA 92108

Horton Plaza 8, 8 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

Regal Oceanside 16, 401 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92054

$12.50

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Nerdy Newbie Night!! (Oct 5, 6 pm)

Angelika Film Center and Cafe, 11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, CA

 

Mythical Mermaids Art Show (Oct 5, 7 pm)

La Bodega Gallery, 2196 Logan Ave, San Diego, CA 92113

 

San Diego Book Discussion Group (Oct 5, 7 pm)

The Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell

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

 

San Diego Sabers Wednesday Practice (Oct 5, 7:30 pm) - lightsabers

Must join Group to see events.

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

 

Signing: Michael Dante DiMartino (Oct 6, 6 pm)

Rebel Genius

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

Facebook

 

Gaslight Gathering (Oct 7 - 9, 2016) - Steampunk Convention

Theme: Things at go Bump in the Night

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

Rooms: $120

Guest of Honor: Gail Carriger

Memberships: $50

Contact - Facebook - Twitter

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Oct 7, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

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

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

$2 donation

 

Tim Dodd: The Everyday Astronaut (Oct 7, 8 - 9 pm)

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

Ages 21+

 

 

CoLANbus (Oct 8, 9 am - 11:45 pm) - Video Gaming

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

$5

Facebook

 

Magic the Gathering Preliminary ProTour Qualifier (Oct 8, noon - 10 pm) - Video Games

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

$30

 

Signing: Charlaine Harris (Oct 8, 3:30 pm)

All the Little Liars

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

 

San Diego Sabers Potluck Spar-B-Q (Oct 8, 5:30 - 8:30 pm) - lightsabers

Must join Group to see events.

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

 

Magic the Gathering Cub League Season One - Week 1 (Oct 8, 7 pm)

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

 

Something Creepy - Art Show and Halloween Party (Oct 8, 9 pm - 2 am)

Chee CheeClub SanDiego, 929 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Extra Life San Diego Rocket League Tournament (Oct 9, 9 am - 11:45 pm) - Video Gaming

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

$10

Facebook

 

STEM In Your Backyard: Vista Village (Oct 9, 1 - 5 pm)

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

 

Learn to Dance to "Thriller" (Oct 9, 3 - 4 pm)

Part B, part A taught Oct 2 (and 23)

Infinity Dancesport Center, 4428 Convoy St, # 288, San Diego, CA 92111

$10

 

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

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

$6 - 10

 

Nightbreed by Clive Barker, The Directors Cut (Oct 12, 7 pm)

Hillcrest Cinemas - Landmark Theatres, 3965 5th Ave., San Diego, CA 92103

Tickets: $10

Facebook

 

San Diego Sabers Wednesday Practice (Oct 12, 7:30 pm) - lightsabers

Must join Group to see events.

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

 

CAPE (California Association of Pop-culture Enthusiasts): Coffee, Tea and Conversation (Oct 13, 7 pm)

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

 

Signing: Kristin and P. C. Cast (Oct 13, 7:30 pm)

The Scent of Sand and Salt

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

 

Waltz and Such (Oct 14, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

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

$2 donation

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Oct 14, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Crossover: Orphan Black and the Science of Cloning (Oct 14, 6:30 - 8 pm)

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

Tickets: $15

 

San Diego Rocket Race: Puzzle Race (Oct 15, 9 am - 5 pm; 8:30 am registration)

Theme: The Reboot Strikes Back

Start: Nobel Athletic Fields and Recreation Center, San Diego, CA 92122

$40/team (2 - 4 members)

Teams must sign up by Oct 8.

Facebook

 

San Diego Costume Guild Annual Swap Meet (Oct 16, 2016)

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

Admission: $3, Vendor Tables: $25

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Oct 16, 6 - 9 pm)

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

$6 - 10

 

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group (Oct 17, 7:30 pm)

Lock In by John Scalzi

Barnes and Noble, El Camino North Shopping Center, 2615 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054

 

San Diego Sabers Wednesday Practice (Oct 19, 7:30 pm) - lightsabers

Must join Group to see events.

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

 

Waltz and Such (Oct 21, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

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

$2 donation

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Oct 21, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Whispers From The Abyss event (Oct 23, 2 pm) - Horror anthology

Featuring contributors and editor Kit Rocha

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

 

Learn to Dance to "Thriller" (Oct 23, 3 - 4 pm)

Part A, part B taught Oct 30 (and 9)

Infinity Dancesport Center, 4428 Convoy St, # 288, San Diego, CA 92111

$10

 

CAPE (California Association of Pop-culture Enthusiasts): Walking Dead Premiere Party (Oct 23, 5 - 8 pm)

The BullPen Sports Pub & Grill, 8199 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Oct 23, 6 - 9 pm)

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

$6 - 10

 

Teen Fall Series Stunners (Oct 25, 7:30 pm) - YA authors

Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff and Marie Lu

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

 

 

CAPE (California Association of Pop-culture Enthusiasts): Monthly Dinner (Oct 26, 6:30 pm)

Studio Diner, 4701 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA

 

San Diego Sabers Wednesday Practice (Oct 26, 7:30 pm) - lightsabers

Must join Group to see events.

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

 

Project Oracle (Oct 28 - 30, 2016) - Gaming Convention

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

Memberships: $30 to 7/25/16, $40 to 10/24/16; then $50

Facebook

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Oct 28, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Waltz and Such (Oct 28, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

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

$2 donation

 

Signing: Brent Weeks (Oct 29, 2 pm)

The Blood Mirror

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

 

Learn to Dance to "Thriller" (Oct 30, 3 - 4 pm)

Part B, part A taught Oct 23 (and 2)

Infinity Dancesport Center, 4428 Convoy St, # 288, San Diego, CA 92111

$10

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Oct 30, 6 - 9 pm)

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

$6 - 10

 

Halloween Book Celebration (Oct 30, 2 pm)

Patrick Sheane Duncan, Matt Lewis, Thommy Hutson, Robbie Angel, Vince Churchill

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

 

 

 

San Diego Who Con (Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2016)

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

Rooms: $125

Guests: Karen Hallion, Daphne Ashbrook, Isaac Pierce, The Velveteen Band, others

Memberships: $60

Facebook

 

Twitch Con (Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2016) - Computers, Gaming

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

Guests: 2MGoverCSquared, Annemuntion, Maria Ho, Swiftor, many others.

Tickets: $159

Facebook - Twitter

 

San Diego Maker Faire (Oct 1 - 2, 2016)

Balboa Park, San Diego CA 92101

Tickets: $15/day

Facebook

 

Rendezvous in Poway (Oct 1 - 2, 2016) - Old West Reenactment

Oct 1: 10 am - 4 pm, Oct 2: 10 am - 2 pm)

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

Facebook

 

Gaslight Gathering (Oct 7 - 9, 2016) - Steampunk Convention

Theme: Things at go Bump in the Night

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

Rooms: $120

Guest of Honor: Gail Carriger

Memberships: $50

Contact - Facebook - Twitter

 

San Diego Costume Guild Annual Swap Meet (Oct 16, 2016)

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

Admission: $3, Vendor Tables: $25

 

Project Oracle (Oct 28 - 30, 2016) - Gaming Convention

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

Memberships: $30 to 7/25/16, $40 to 10/24/16; then $50

Facebook

 

Fantastic Horror Film Festival (Oct 28 - 30, 2016)

Ultra Star Mission Valley Cinemas-Hazard Center, 7510 Hazard Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92108

Tickets: Early Bird VIP passes $165, more TBA

Facebook

 

Fall Escondido Renaissance Faire (Oct 29 - 30; Nov 5 - 6, 2016; 10 am - Dusk)

Felicita County Park, 742 Clarence Lane, Escondido CA 92029

Tickets: $15/day

 

San Diego Historical Games Convention (Nov 11 - 13 , 2017)

Theme: Revolution

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

Membership: $40, Registration limited to 150

Special Guest: Mark Herman

Facebook Group

 

Viennese Nights: A Victorian Ball (Feb 17 , 2017)

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

Tickets: TBA

 

San Diego Comic Fest (Feb 17 - 20, 2017)

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

Guests: David Brin, Eric Lewald and Julia Lewald, Vivek J. Tiwary, more

Memberships: $50

Facebook - Twitter - Instagram

 

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

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

Memberships: $30 to 7/1/16; then ?

Facebook

 

Kingdom-Con (Apr 27 - 30, 2017) - Gaming Convention

Location: TBA

Rooms: TBA

Memberships TBA

Facebook Group

 

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

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

Contact

 

Gam3rcon (July 19 - 24, 2017) - Gaming Convention

NewSchool of Architecture & Media Design, 1249 F Street San Diego, CA 92101

Memberships: $30 to 3/1/16, then $60

Facebook

 

Costume Con 36 (May 11 - 14, 2018)

Theme: Ports of Call

Location: TBA, San Diego CA

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

Contact - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram

 

Exhibitions

 

Monsters! (Oct 25, 2014 - Dec 31, 2016) - Art Show

San Diego Museum of Man, 1350 El Prado, San Diego CA 92101

General Admission: $12.50

 

 

Star Cars (Jun 3 - Sep 30) - Cars from TV and the movies

San Diego Automotive Museum, 2080 Pan America Plaza, San Diego CA 92101

General Admission: $9.00

 

Cute, Cute Kawaii! Japan's Pop Culture Movement (Jun 23 - Oct 23)

Japanese Friendship Garden, 2215 Pan American Rd E, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $35 ($30 for Garden members), $15 for makeup

 

Galactic Pleasures (Sep 2 - 25)

The Studio Door, 3750 30th St, San Diego, California 92104

 

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

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 - Facebook

 

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

 

- 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

 

Science Fiction Writers of San Diego Meetup

 

General Geek/Nerd

 

Geek Girls of San Diego

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

Facebook

 

North County Nerdfighters

Getting Nerdfighters together for geeky activities in North County.

 

San Diego Geeks

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

 

San Diego-Tijuana Metropolitan Area Nerdfighters

Getting Nerdfighters together for geeky activities.

 

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+

 

The Royal Manticorian Navy, The Official Honor Harrigton Fan Club

Dedicated to David Webers books series.

 

San Diego Book Discussion Group

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

 

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group

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

 

Writing

 

Clarion Writers Workshop

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

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

 

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.

 

San Diego By Night: Crimson Citadel Meetup

A World of Darkness/Minds Eye Theater Vampire LARP

 

- Role Play Gaming

 

Diego Dungeon Crawlers DCC RPG Meetup

 

Experience RPG

 

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

 

Game Night San Diego

 

Late Night Magic the Gathering

 

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

 

- Video Games

 

Carlsbad Warcraft Hearthstone/Card Games/SDCC Meetup

 

 

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!

Facebook

 

Pokemon Go Dog Walkers

 

Pokemon Go Players of San Diego

 

Pokemon Go Team Instinct of San Diego

 

Pokemon Go Touring Co

 

SanDiegoLan.net

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

Facebook

 

San Diego Pokemon Go

 

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

 

San Diego Video Gaming Society

 

Science and Technical

 

Geek Girl - San Diego

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

 

Geek Girls of San Diego

Our main focus is to provide a safe social setting for geek girls of similar interests to meet and interact and hopefully create bonds of friendship that will last a long time.

 

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 Sphinxes- A Muggle Quidditch team

 

Meetup.com

 

Fandom Across the Border

 

Fuerza Rebelde Base Tijuana

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

Facebook

 

Rebel Legion, Mexican Base, Tijuana

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

 

Tijuana Nerd & Geek Meetup

 

OTHER EVENT AND ORGANIZATION SOURCES:

 

Geek City Guide: San DIego

 

San Diego Eventful (books)

 

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