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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: 2016-12-04

 

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Events

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

 

Upcoming Events

Conventions, Faires and Festivals

 

Horrible Imaginings Presents: Los Pericidos (Dec 2 - 8, various start times)

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

Tickets: $11

Facebook

 

To the Moon and Beyond with SpaceIL Co-Founder (Dec 5, 3:30 - 4:30 pm)

Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182

 

Barrel Harbor Krampusnacht Party (Dec 5, 6 - 11 pm)

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

 

Suds & Science: Rum Tasting and the Science of Distilling (Dec 5, 6:30 - 8:30 pm)

Malahat Spirits Co., 8706 Production Ave, San Diego, CA 92121

Tickets: $20

 

OK Anime!: An Anime Fan Art Show (Dec 6, 7 pm - midnight)

Basic Urban Kitchen + Bar, 410 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Nerdy Newbie Night (Dec 7, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

Magic The Gathering: Draft! (Dec 7, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

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

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

 

Barony of Califia December Newcomer - Yule Potluck (Dec 7, 7 - 8:45 pm) - Society for Creative Anachonism

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

 

San Diego Sabers Wednesday Sparring Session (Dec 7, 7 - 8:45 pm) - lightsabers

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball (Dec 9, 7 pm)

Dress like your favorite Harry Potter character, wear your holiday best or come as you are and join us for dancing, music, activities and giveaways

Barnes and Noble, 9938 Mission Gorge Rd., Santee, CA 92071

Barnes and Noble, 5500 Grossmont Ctr. Dr., Suite 331, La Mesa, CA 91942

Barnes and Noble, 11744 Carmel Mountain Rd., San Diego, CA 92128

Barnes and Noble, 7610 Hazard Center Drive #315, San Diego, CA 92108

Bookstar, 8650 Genesee Ave. Ste 230, San Diego, CA 92122

Bookstar, 3150 Rosecrans Place, San Diego, CA 92110

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

-          Wafflesurprise Cosplay will be attending.

Barnes and Noble, 2015 Birch Road Suite 700, Chula Vista, CA 91915

Barnes and Noble, 1040 N. El Camino Real Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024

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

Barnes and Noble, 810 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025

Free

 

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

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Signing: James S. A. Corey (Dec 9, 7:30 pm)

Babylons Ashes

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

Facebook

 

Knowhere's GRAND Opening Party! (Dec 10, 11 am - 10 pm)

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

 

Guild Ball Food Drive Tournament (Dec 10, 11 am - 7 pm)

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

 

Mega Battle for a Cause: Kings of War (Dec 10, 11 am - 6 pm)

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

Entry Fee: Donated Toy

 

Evolutions 2 Season SouthBay Pokemon League Challenge (Dec 10, 11:30 am)

Palomar Toys, 669 Palomar St, Chula Vista, CA 91911

 

San Diego Role Playing Association: Meetup and Chat (Dec 10, noon)

Lestat's Cafe, 3343 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA

 

Force of Will Holiday Player Appreciation Event (Dec 10, noon - 8 pm) - Gaming

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

$25

 

Magic the Gathering: Standard Showdown Tournament (Dec 10, noon - 6 pm)

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

$5

 

San Diego Role Playing Association: Story Games Meetup (Dec 10, 1 - 5 pm)

Villainous Lair, 3220 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA 92116

 

San Diego Harajuku Meetup #3 (Dec 10, 1 - 5 pm) - Cosplay

Hiton Bay front, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Mysterious Galaxy Holiday Party (Dec 10, 2 - 5 pm)

With: Gini Kock, Maria Alexander, Leigh Bardugo, Terresa McFionn, and others.

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

Facebook

 

Grand Prix Trial San Jose (Dec 10, 3 pm)

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

$6

 

Doctor Who & Other Cools Shows/Movies Meetup and Harry Potter Group of San Diego: Harry Potter and Doctor Who Crossover (Dec 10, 4:30 pm)

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

 

Ways of the Force - Star Wars Group Art Show (Dec 10, 5 - 11 pm)

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

 

Heroclix - Chaos Gravity Feed (Dec 10, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

Frontier Format Magic the Gathering (Dec 10, 6 - 9 pm)

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

$5

 

San Diego Okore: Meet, Greet and State of Okore (Dec 10, 6 pm)

Dennys, 4280 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA

 

Geeky Guys for God Christmas Party (Dec 10, 6:15 - 8:30 pm)

The Church at Rancho Bernardo, 11740 Bernardo Plaza Ct, San Diego, CA 92128

 

San Diego Sabers Saturday Sparring Session (Dec 10, 7:30 pm) - Lightsabers

You will have to join the Group to see the event and location

 

Midnight Madness: Edward Scissorhands (Dec 10, 11:59 pm - 2 am)

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

Tickets: $8.50

Facebook

 

8th Annual San Diego Tweed Ride (Dec 11, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm) - Costumed bike ride

Start: approximately 11:30 am at Panama 66, 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Edward Scissorhands (Dec 11, 11 am)

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

Tickets: $7.50

Facebook

 

December Crawl Classics (Dec 11, 1 pm) - Role-Play gaming

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

 

Get Hammered Horror Series: The Devil Rides Out (Dec 11, 1 pm)

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

Tickets: $11

Facebook

 

Local Author Meet and Greet (Dec 11, 2 - 5 pm)

With: Cody Goodfellow, T. E. Grau, David W. Coons Jr., Brent J. Griffiths, and others.

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

Facebook

 

Malifaux - Henchman Hardcore (Dec 11, noon - 4 pm)

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

$5

 

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

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

$6 - 10

 

Comickaze Presents: The Walking Dead Season 7 Mid Season Finale (Dec 11, 8 - 11 pm)

Crazy Goose Bar & Lounge, 789 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $5.13

 

San Diego Steampunk Holiday Party (Dec 12, 6:30 - 9 pm)

Fuddruckers , 8285 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92126

 

ConDor Committee Meeting (Dec 13, 7 - 9 pm)

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

 

Hellion Rebellion: a Star Wars Fan Art Show (Dec 13, 7 pm - midnight)

Basic Urban Kitchen + Bar, 410 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Robo Universe (Dec 14 - 15, 2016) - Robots, Drones and the Internet of Everything.

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

Tickets: Exhibition Free, tickets rates run from $197 - $1497

Facebook

 

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

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

 

Magic The Gathering: Draft! (Dec 14, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

Geek Girls of San Diego: December Book Club (Dec 14, 7 pm)

Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

Needs a location

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D Encounters (Dec 15, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

La V's 90th Birthday Gatsby Gala (Dec 15, 6 - 9 pm)

La Valencia Hotel, 1132 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037

Tickets: $290 and up

 

Anne & Christopher Rice Book Signing! (Dec 15, 6:30 - 9:30 pm)

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

Free

 

Frock The Halls! Huge Frocking Sale (Dec 16 - 18)

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

 

Beyond the Gates returns to San Diego! (Dec 16 - 22) Movie

Sponsored by the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

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

Tickets

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Dec 16, 6:30 - 9 pm)

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

 

Doctor Who & Other Cools Shows/Movies Meetup: Rogue One (Dec 16, 7 pm)

Location: TBA

 

Mars Movies (Dec 16, 7 - 11 pm) - Star Trek goes to Mars

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

Star Trek Voyager: One Small Step (1999)

Star Trek Enterprise: Demons (2005)

Star Trek Enterprise: Terra Prime (2005)

Free but please RSVP as seating is limited.

 

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

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Glow Sword Battle San Diego 2016 (Dec 16, 2016; 8 - 11 pm)

Tickets: $7.50+

 

San Diego Pathfinder Society Organized Play (Dec 17, 11 am)

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

 

X-Wing Charity Food Drive (Dec 17, 11 am - 7 pm)

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

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: Warlords (Dec 17, 11 am)

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

 

Star Trek Attack Wing: Corbomite Maneuver Tournament (Dec 17, noon - 6 pm)

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

$10

 

Magic the Gathering: Standard Showdown Tournament (Dec 17, noon - 6 pm)

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

$5

 

San Diego Vintage Sci Fi (Dec 17, 7 - 11 pm)

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

Star Trek: Balance of Terror (1966)
Star Trek: Devil in the Dark (1967)

Star Trek: Space Seed (1967)

Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever (1967)

Free but please RSVP as seating is limited.

 

San Diego Sabers Saturday Sparring Session (Dec 17, 7:30 pm) - Lightsabers

You will have to join the Group to see the event and location

 

StreetPass San Diego Holiday Party (Dec 18, 6 - 9 pm) - Video Games

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

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

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

$6 - 10

 

Feminist Comic Book Club Meeting (Dec 18, 7:15 pm)

Villainous Lair, 3220 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA 92116

 

San Diego North County Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: Open Monthly Campaign (Dec 19, 6 pm)

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

 

San Diego Space: "Passengers" advanced film screening (Dec 19, 6:15 pm)

Reading Cinemas Town Square 14, 4665 Clairemont Dr., San Diego, CA 92117

 

Christmas Lightsaber Battle (Dec 18, 7 - 10 pm)

San Carlos Jedi Academy, 6445 Lake Badin Ave, San Diego, CA 92119

$20

 

Comic Lovers Book Club Meeting (Dec 20, 6 - 7 pm)

La Mesa Library, 8074 Allison Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942

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

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

 

Magic The Gathering: Draft! (Dec 21, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D Encounters (Dec 22, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Dec 23, 6:30 - 9 pm)

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

 

Waltz and Such: Holiday Dance Party (Dec 23, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Ho Ho Horrible Imaginings Holiday Party! (Dec 23, 7:30 10:30 pm)

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

Tickets

 

San Diego Role Playing Association: Play Old School Style (Dec 24, noon)

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

 

San Diego Sabers Saturday Sparring Session (Dec 24, 7:30 pm) - Lightsabers

You will have to join the Group to see the event and location

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: Monthly Meet Greet and Demo (Dec 26, 6 pm)

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

 

Fathom Movie Event - Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio (Dec 27, 7 pm)

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

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

-          The California Association of Pop-Culture Enthusiasts is going

-          Doctor Who and Other Cool Shows/Movies Meetup is going

Horton Plaza 8, 475 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

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

San Marcos Stadium 18, 1180 W San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92069

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: At Ease Adventures (4701 Rufff, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Magic The Gathering: Draft! (Dec 28, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D Encounters (Dec 29, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

League of Extraordinary Pop-culture Nerds Monthly Dinner (Dec 29, 6 - 9 pm)

Studio Diner, 4701 Ruffin Road, San Diego CA

 

Fathom Movie Event - Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio (Dec 29, 7 pm)

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

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

-          The California Association of Pop-Culture Enthusiasts is going

Horton Plaza 8, 475 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

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

San Marcos Stadium 18, 1180 W San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92069

Fathom Movie Event: The Power of the Daleks (Nov 14, 7 pm)
http://fathomevents.com/?gclid=CLqW--TZnNACFdcWgQodW2kPMg#event/doctor-who/more-info/details
Plaza Bonita 14 3050 Plaza Bonita Rd, National City, CA 91950 Buy
Mira Mesa Stadium 18, 10733 Westview Pkwy, San Diego, CA 92126 Buy
- San Diego Doctor Who and Other Cools Show/Movies Meetup will be going
San Diego CA
Mission Valley 20, 1640 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA 92108 Buy
San Diego CA
Horton Plaza 8, 475 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101 Buy
San Diego CA
Oceanside 16, Regal Oceanside Stadium 16, 401 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92054 Buy
San Marcos Stadium 18, 1180 W San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92069 BuyFathom Movie Event: The Power of the Daleks (Nov 14, 7 pm)
http://fathomevents.com/?gclid=CLqW--TZnNACFdcWgQodW2kPMg#event/doctor-who/more-info/details
Plaza Bonita 14 3050 Plaza Bonita Rd, National City, CA 91950 Buy
Mira Mesa Stadium 18, 10733 Westview Pkwy, San Diego, CA 92126 Buy
- San Diego Doctor Who and Other Cools Show/Movies Meetup will be going
San Diego CA
Mission Valley 20, 1640 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA 92108 Buy
San Diego CA
Horton Plaza 8, 475 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101 Buy
San Diego CA
Oceanside 16, Regal Oceanside Stadium 16, 401 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92054 Buy
San Marcos Stadium 18, 1180 W San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92069 BuyFathom Movie Event: The Power of the Daleks (Nov 14, 7 pm)
http://fathomevents.com/?gclid=CLqW--TZnNACFdcWgQodW2kPMg#event/doctor-who/more-info/details
Plaza Bonita 14 3050 Plaza Bonita Rd, National City, CA 91950 Buy
Mira Mesa Stadium 18, 10733 Westview Pkwy, San Diego, CA 92126 Buy
- San Diego Doctor Who and Other Cools Show/Movies Meetup will be going
San Diego CA
Mission Valley 20, 1640 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA 92108 Buy
San Diego CA
Horton Plaza 8, 475 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101 Buy
San Diego CA
Oceanside 16, Regal Oceanside Stadium 16, 401 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92054 Buy
San Marcos Stadium 18, 1180 W San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92069 Buy

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

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

 

Waltz and Such: Auld Lang Syne Dance Party (Dec 30, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

 

Fathom Movie Event: The Power of the Daleks (Nov 14, 7 pm)
http://fathomevents.com/?gclid=CLqW--TZnNACFdcWgQodW2kPMg#event/doctor-who/more-info/details
Plaza Bonita 14 3050 Plaza Bonita Rd, National City, CA 91950 Buy
Mira Mesa Stadium 18, 10733 Westview Pkwy, San Diego, CA 92126 Buy
- San Diego Doctor Who and Other Cools Show/Movies Meetup will be going
San Diego CA
Mission Valley 20, 1640 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA 92108 Buy
San Diego CA
Horton Plaza 8, 475 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101 Buy
San Diego CA
Oceanside 16, Regal Oceanside Stadium 16, 401 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92054 Buy
San Marcos Stadium 18, 1180 W San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92069 BuyFathom Movie Event: The Power of the Daleks (Nov 14, 7 pm)
http://fathomevents.com/?gclid=CLqW--TZnNACFdcWgQodW2kPMg#event/doctor-who/more-info/details
Plaza Bonita 14 3050 Plaza Bonita Rd, National City, CA 91950 Buy
Mira Mesa Stadium 18, 10733 Westview Pkwy, San Diego, CA 92126 Buy
- San Diego Doctor Who and Other Cools Show/Movies Meetup will be going
San Diego CA
Mission Valley 20, 1640 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA 92108 Buy
San Diego CA
Horton Plaza 8, 475 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101 Buy
San Diego CA
Oceanside 16, Regal Oceanside Stadium 16, 401 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92054 Buy
San Marcos Stadium 18, 1180 W San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92069 BuyFathom Movie Event: The Power of the Daleks (Nov 14, 7 pm)
http://fathomevents.com/?gclid=CLqW--TZnNACFdcWgQodW2kPMg#event/doctor-who/more-info/details
Plaza Bonita 14 3050 Plaza Bonita Rd, National City, CA 91950 Buy
Mira Mesa Stadium 18, 10733 Westview Pkwy, San Diego, CA 92126 Buy
- San Diego Doctor Who and Other Cools Show/Movies Meetup will be going
San Diego CA
Mission Valley 20, 1640 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA 92108 Buy
San Diego CA
Horton Plaza 8, 475 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101 Buy
San Diego CA
Oceanside 16, Regal Oceanside Stadium 16, 401 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92054 Buy
San Marcos Stadium 18, 1180 W San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92069 Buy
On With The Show: Psychadelic Masquerade (Dec 31, 8 pm - 2 am)

Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, 2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104

Tickets: $60 - $205

 

San Diego English Country Dancers: New Year Dance and High Tea (Jan 1, 1 - 6 pm)

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

$20 til 12/25, then $25

 

Duel at Dusk 2017 (Jan 14, 6 - 10 pm

Steampunk nerf gun dueling, tea dueling, compliment dueling, & traditional Olympic-style foil fencing!

Team Touche Fencing Center, 11468 Sorrento Valley Rd. Suite A-1, San Diego, CA 92121

Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at door

 

Robo Universe (Dec 14 - 15, 2016) - Robots, Drones and the Internet of Everything.

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

Tickets: Exhbition Free, tickets rates run from $197 - $1497

Facebook

 

Pacific Pony Con (Jan 6 - 8, 2017) - My Little Pony Convention

Wyndham Bayside, 1355 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

Rooms: $144/night

Guests: Nicole Oliver, Tabitha St. Germain, Mary Bellamy, Tony Fleecs,

Memberships: $60. VIP memberships more.

Contact Page - Facebook Group - Facebook Event- Twitter

 

Escon (Jan 20 - 22, 2016) - Gaming

McMahan House, Cal State San Marcos, San Marcos, CA

Tickets: $35

 

Gam3rBowl (Feb 3 - 5 , 2017)

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

Tickets: $10 to 10/31, $15 to 11/30, $17 to 12/31, Then $20

 

Viennese Nights: A Victorian Ball (Feb 4 , 2017; 7 - 10:15 pm)

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

Tickets: $35

Facebook

 

Animefest 2017 (Feb12, 2017; 11 am - 8 pm)

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

Free

 

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: $60

Facebook Group

 

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

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

Tickets: TBA

 

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

Located Throughout San Diego County

Facebook Group - Twitter - Instagram - Pintrest

 

Cos-Losseum (Mar 11 - 12, 2017) - Cosplay Convention

The US Grant Hotel, 326 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

Rooms: TBA

Guests: TBA

Memberships: TBA

Facebook Group

 

Kingdom-Con (Apr 28 - May 1, 2017) - Gaming Convention

Location: TBA

Rooms: TBA

Memberships TBA

Facebook Group

 

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

Theme: How the West was Fun

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

Tickets: TBA

 

Geek Girl Tech Conference (Jun 17, 2017)

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

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

 

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

 

ROGUE ONE / A Star Wars Story - Artist Reception (Nov 19 - Dec 16)

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

 

Groups

 

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- 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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