San Diego Fandom Index

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The San Diego Fandom Index is a guide to all aspects of San Diego's SF/Fantasy and related Fandom. It reflects the most current information known to your editor.

 

A NEW GROUP OR EVENT! To add, update or correct entries in the Index, please send e-mail to James H. Hay.

 

The Index is also published quarterly, and is distributed by a team of volunteers to local area bookstores, libraries, and conventions in Southern CA. This web page forms the basis for the next issue.

Current Print Issue: #25, Jul 2015 / Last Online Update: 2017-3-29

 

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 2016

Events

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

 

Upcoming Events

Conventions, Faires, Balls, and Festivals

 

 

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch - SES10 (Mar 30, 3 - 6 pm)

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

 

Comic Signing - Dan Parsons (Mar 30, 5 - 8 pm)

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

 

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

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

 

AEG/Smash Up Demo (Mar 30, 6 - 9 pm) - Gaming

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

 

Okore: Ghost in the Shell (Live Action) (Mar 30, 6:30 pm)

AMC Chula Vista 10, 555 Broadway, Chula Vista CA

 

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

Villainous Lair Comics & Gaming, 3220 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA 92116

 

Legecy Tournament (Mar 30, 7 pm)

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

 

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

Tofu House Mira Mesa, 9089 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92126

 

Crown FUN War (Mar 31 - Apr 2)

Created for The Kingdom of Terre Neuve

Potrero County Park, Potrero Park Dr., Potrero, California 91963

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Mar 31, 6:30 - 9 pm)

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

 

Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn Meetup & Learn to Play (Mar 31, 7 - 9 pm)

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

 

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

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Space Hipsters Trivia Night (Mar 31, 8 - 9 pm)

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

 

Carnage: Age of Sigmar Tournament (Apr 1 , 10 am - 8 pm)

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

 

X-Wing Monthly Dogfight (Apr 1 , 10:30 am - 1 pm)

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

 

GPT Richmond (Apr 1 , 11 am - 6 pm)

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

 

J7's MadHatter Tea Party - Flaming Rabbit Hole (Apr 1 , 11:11 am - 1:11 pm)

McGregor's San Diego, 10475 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108

Ages 21+

 

San Diego Furries: LMFAO (Apr 1 , noon - 4 pm)

Admiral Baker Recreation Area, 2510 Admiral Baker Rd., San Diego CA

 

Weekly Frontier Tournament (Apr 1, 1 pm)

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

 

Signing: Roshani Chokshi and Stephanie Garber (Apr 1, 2 pm)

A Crown of Wishes (RC), The Star-Touched Queen (RC), Caraval (SG)

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

Facebook

 

Comickaze Presents: Colectivo Mapache Comic Art Workshop (Apr 1, 3 - 6 pm)

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

 

English Country Dancers May Faire Ball Practice #1 (Apr 1, 3 - 6 pm)

Christ Lutheran Church's Garman Hall, 4761 Cass St., San Diego CA

 

Star Wars Destiny Spirit of Rebellion Pre-Release (Apr 1, 5 - 10 pm)

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

 

Operation: Foothold (Apr 1, 6 - 9 pm) - LARPing event

10th Avenue Theater, 930 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Closing Reception: The Toy Room (Apr 1, 6 - 9 pm) - Art Show

A solo show by Zard Apuya

Thumbprint Gallery, 920 Kline St, La Jolla, CA 92037

 

Midnight Madness: Steamboy (Apr 1, 11:59 pm)

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

Tickets: $8.50

Facebook

 

Steamboy - Matinee (Apr 2, 11 am)

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

Tickets: $7.50

Facebook

 

The Writers Coffeehouse Led By Jonathan Maberry (Apr 2, Noon - 3 pm)

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

 

San Diego North County Board Games (Apr 2, 2 pm)

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

 

Star Wars Destiny Spirit of Rebellion Pre-Release (Apr 2, 2 - 6 pm)

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

 

Comickaze Presents: The Walking Dead Season 7 Finale! (Apr 2, 4 - 8 pm)

THE LOT - Liberty Station, 2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106

 

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

Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo 92128

$6

 

Darkstar Book Club (Apr 3, 6 pm)

Seeker by Jack McDevitt

Darkstar Office, UCSD

 

Pokemon - Standard Tournament! (Apr 3, 6:30 - 9:03 pm)

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

 

United State of Cinema National Screening of 1984 (Apr 3, 7 &9:30 pm)

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

Tickets: $11

 

Barony of Califia: Middle East Guild (Apr 3, 7 pm) - Society for Creative Anachronism

Location: Contact Guild Steward

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: Weekly Alternative to Encounters (Apr 4, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Nerd Night San Diego (Apr 4, 7 - 9:30 pm) - Tech talks

32 North Brewing Company, 8655 Production Ave Ste A, San Diego, CA

Tickets: $10

-          Active Lifestyle Nerds is going

 

Provisioners Guild Dinner and Cheese Talk (Apr 4, 7 pm) - Society for Creative Anachronism

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

 

Star Wars Destiny $5 Mini-Tournament (Apr 5, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: At Ease Adventures (Apr 5, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

A Game of Thrones LCG Q2 Tournament #1 (Apr 5, 6:30 - 9 pm)

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

 

San Diego Gaymers: Guys, Games, and Grub at The Center (Apr 5, 7 - 10 pm)

The Center SD, 3909 Center St., San Diego CA

 

Barony of Califia: Newcomers Meeting - Camping Tips (Apr 5, 7 - 8:45 pm) - Society for Creative Anachronism

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

 

San Diego Sabers: Wednesday Sparring Session (Apr 5, 7 pm) - light sabers

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

 

San Diego Gaymers: Wednesday Game Night (Apr 5, 7 - 10 pm)

Location shown only to members.

 

Brain Candy Live! (Apr 5, 7:30 pm)

With Adam Savage and Michael Stevens

Broadway San Diego, 3666 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Tickets: $39.50 - 62.50

 

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

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

 

Android Netrunner LCG Q2 League (Apr 6 - 20)

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

 

Cyborg Knights Book Club (Apr 6, 6:30 - 9 pm)

Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Mercedes Lackey

Smashburger, 1711 University Dr., Vista CA

 

Actkve Lifestyle Nerds: Uptown Meet-n-Greet, All Welcome (Apr 6, 6:30 pm)

Parc & rec bar, 4612 Park Blv, San Diego, CA

 

Huge Frocking Sale - Get Sprung! (Apr 7 - 9)

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

 

Exhibit Opening: Infinity Cube (Apr 7, 9 am - 5 pm)

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

Tickets: $18.50

 

Comic Signing: Howard Chaykin (Apr 7, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Sci-Fi Movie Night: Arrival (Apr 7, 6:30 - 9:30 pm)

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

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Apr 7, 6:30 - 9 pm)

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

 

Game Night in Hillcrest/North Park (Apr 7, 6:30 pm)

Lestats, 3343 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

 

Maker Hour: The Science of Hydroponic Farming (Apr 7, 6:30 - 8 pm)

Sponsored by The Fleet After Dark

Border X Brewing, 2181 Logan Ave, San Diego, California 92113

Tickets: $15

 

Ashes: The War Within Tournament Series - Act 1 (Apr 7, 6:30 - 11:30 pm)

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

 

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

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Actkve Lifestyle Nerds: Your Name (Anime Movie) (Apr 7, 7:15 pm)

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

 

Global Forest Link: May the Forest Be With You (Apr 7, 8 - 9 pm) - Science Lecture

Dr. Yvonne Marie Andres and Dr. Elena Yulaeva

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

 

Opening Reception: Nightmares (Apr 8, 5 - 10 pm) - Art Show

Thumbprint Gallery, 920 Kline St, La Jolla, CA 92037

 

Pancakeology: Experience the Science of Breakfast (Apr 8, 7:30 - 9:30 am) - Breakfast & Science Lecture

STEAM Maker Workshop, 4619 Mission Gorge Pl, San Diego, CAa 92120

Free (donations accepted)

 

Atlantean Foundation Cruise to Adventure! (Apr 8, 10 am - 7:30 pm) - CURRENTLY FULLY BOOKED

Chula Vista Marina, 550 Marina Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Tickets: $50

 

Guild Ball Regional Qualifier (Apr 8, 10 am - 9 pm)

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

 

A Game of Thrones LCG: Watchers on the Wall Release Tourney (Apr 8, 11 am - 7 pm)

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

 

Guild Ball Tournament (Apr 8, 11 am - 6 pm)

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

 

House of England Annual Village Fair (Apr 8, Noon - 5 pm)

International Houses at Balboa Park, 2215 Pan American Rd E, San Diego, CA 92101

 

English Country Dancers May Faire Ball Practice #2 (Apr 8, 3 - 6 pm)

Christ Lutheran Church's Garman Hall, 4761 Cass St., San Diego CA

 

Super Awesome Showdown: Turbo Time (Apr 8, 8 - 10 pm) - SF/Comic themed wrestling

Super Awesome Showdown, Quasar Terminal, San Diego, CA 92126

 

Geeky Guys and Gals for God: Bumper Crop (Apr 9, 8 am)

Charity food drive and worship service

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

 

The Adventure Continues- Atlantean Safari (Apr 9, 11 am - 5 pm) - Steampunk

San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, California 92027

 

Comic Signing: James Tynion IV (Apr 9, 1 - 4 pm)

Yesteryear Comics, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste D2, San Diego, CA 92123

 

San Diego North County Board Games: Board Games, Pizza and Beer (Apr 9, 2 pm)

Mikes Pizzeria, 1158 West San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92078

 

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

Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo 92128

$6

 

TPG Indie Film Society presents Planet of the Apes (Apr 9, 7 - 9 pm)

Thumbprint Gallery, 920 Kline St, La Jolla, CA 92037

Free, limited seating available

 

Pathfinder Society Meetup (Apr 10, 6 - 9 pm) - Roleplay Gaming

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

 

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea (Apr 11 & 12, 11:30 am - 3 pm)

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

$39.95

 

Family Movie Night: Shrek (Apr 11, 5:30 - 10 pm)

Waypoint Public North Park, 3794 30th Street, San Diego, California 92104

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: Weekly Alternative to Encounters (Apr 11, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Company of St. Catherine's April Meeting (Apr 4, 7 pm) - Society for Creative Anachronism

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: At Ease Adventures (Apr 12, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

San Diego Sabers: Wednesday Sparring Session (Apr 12, 7 pm) - light sabers

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

 

San Diego Gaymers: Wednesday Game Night (Apr 12, 7 - 10 pm)

Location shown only to members.

 

Book Discussion Group (Apr 12, 7 - 10 pm)

A Head Full of Ghosts by Pul Tremblay

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

Facebook

 

Red Dragon Inn Demo (Apr 13, 6 pm)

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, California 91945

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D Encounters (Apr 13, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Geeky Guys and Gals for God: Drax Bible Study (Apr 13, 7 pm)

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

 

Hanadoki Con (Apr 14 - 16, 2017)

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

Rates: $89

Guests: TBA

Memberships: $40 to 3/31/17, $45 to 4/12/17, $50 at door.

Facebook Group

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Apr 14, 6:30 - 9 pm)

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

 

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

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Juno Mission Update (Apr 14, 8 - 9 pm)

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

 

Pokemon Spring Season League Cup (Apr 15, 10 am - 8 pm)

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

 

San Diego Pathfinder Society for Organized Play: 3rd Saturday Games (Apr 15, 11 am - 8 pm)

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

Facebook

 

Warhammer 40K April 2017 ITC Tournament (Apr 15, 11 am - 7 pm)

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

 

Win ATicket To Amonkhet (Apr 15, 1 pm) - Gaming

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, California 91945

 

Doctor Who Season 10 Premiere Night (Apr 15, 5 - 7:30 pm)

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

-          Active Lifestyle Nerds is going

-          Geek Girls of San Diego is going

Shakespeare Pub & Grille, 3701 India St., San Diego CA

 

Harry Potter Group of San Diego: Movies and Smores (Apr 15, 6 pm)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Location shown to members

 

San Diego Vintage Sci-Fi (Apr 15, 7 - 11 pm)

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

Screenings TBA

Free but Contact: Gerry Williams to RSVP as space is limited.

 

San Diego Symphony: The Wizard of Oz - Film with Orchestra (Apr 15, 8 pm)

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

Tickets: $20 68

 

Midnight Madness: The Rocky Horror Picture Show w/ Crazed Imaginations Live! (Apr 15, 11:59 pm)

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

Tickets: $8.50

Facebook

 

San Diego North County Board Games (Apr 16, 2 pm)

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

 

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

Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo 92128

$6

 

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

Dragon Keeper (Rain Wilds Chonicles #1) by Robin Hobb

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

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: Weekly Alternative to Encounters (Apr 18, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: At Ease Adventures (Apr 19, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Star Wars Destiny $10 Mini-Tournament (Apr 19, 6:30 - 9 pm)

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

 

San Diego Sabers: Wednesday Sparring Session (Apr 19, 7 pm) - light sabers

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

 

San Diego Gaymers: Wednesday Game Night (Apr 19, 7 - 10 pm)

Location shown only to members.

 

Disney and Musicals Karaoke Night (Apr 19, 9 pm - 1:30 am)

The Bancroft, 9143 Campo Rd, Spring Valley, California 91977

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D Encounters (Apr 20, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Apr 21, 6:30 - 9 pm)

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

 

Signing: John Scalzi (Apr 20, 7 - 8 pm)

The Collapsing Empire

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

Facebook

 

Mars Movies (Apr 21, 7 - 11 pm)

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

2-Part Miniseries: Race to Mars (Canada 2007)

My Favorite Martian: How To Be A Hero Without Really Trying (1963)

Free but Contact: Gerry Williams to RSVP as space is limited.

 

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

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Magic the Gathering: Amonkhet Prerelease (Apr 22, midnight - 8? pm)

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, California 91945

 

The Canton of Tanwayour Anniversary Tournament (Apr 22, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Sweetwater Summit Park, 3218 Summit Meadow Road, Bonita, CA 91902

 

March for Science San Diego (Apr 22, 10 am - 4 pm)

San Diego Civic Center Plaza, 1200 Third Ave, San Diego, California 92101

 

Tribute Costume Walkabout to Ringling Brothers Circus (Apr 22, 11 am - 2 pm)

Del Mar Antique Show & Sale, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, California 92014

 

Magic the Gathering: Amonkhet Prerelease (Apr 22, noon - Apr 23, 10 pm)

Villainous Lair Comics & Gaming, 3220 Adams Avenue, San Diego, California 92116

Get free tickets at facebook page above.

 

Magic the Gathering: Amonkhet Prerelease (Apr 22, noon - Apr 23, 10 pm)

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

 

Pokemon: Guardians Rising Prerelease (Apr 22, 12:15 pm)

669 Palomar St, Chula Vista, CA 91911-2623, United States

$30

 

Book Release Party: Linda Thomas-Sundstrom (Apr 22, 1 - 3 pm)

Angel Unleashed

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

Facebook

 

English Country Dancers May Faire Ball Practice #3 (Apr 22, 3 - 6 pm)

Christ Lutheran Church's Garman Hall, 4761 Cass St., San Diego CA

 

Terre Neuve Coronation Feast (Apr 22, 6 pm)

VFW Sable Post #2275 136 Chambers Street El Cajon, CA 92020

 

Magic the Gathering: Grand Prix Trial Omaha 2017 (Apr 22, 6 pm)

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, California 91945

 

Midnight Madness: Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban (Apr 22, 11:59 pm)

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

Tickets: $8.50

Facebook

 

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban - Matinee (Apr 23, 11 am)

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

Tickets: $7.50

Facebook

 

Signing: Margaret Dilloway and Jill Diamond (Apr 20, 2 pm)

Momotaro: Xander and the Dream Thief (MD), Lou Lou & Pea and the Mural Mystery (JD)

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

Facebook

 

San Diego North County Board Games: Board Games, Pizza and Beer (Apr 23, 2 pm)

Mikes Pizzeria, 1158 West San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92078

 

Magic the Gathering: Amonkhet Two-Headed Giant Prerelease (Apr 22, 3 pm)

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, California 91945

 

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

Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo 92128

$6

 

San Diego Symphony: Dr. Suess - The Sneeches (Apr 23, 8 pm)

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

Tickets: $20 68

 

Pathfinder Society Meetup (Apr 24, 6 - 9 pm) - Roleplay Gaming

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

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: Monthly Meet, Greet & Demo (Apr 24, 6 pm)

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

 

Signing: Jonathan Maberry (Apr 20, 7 - 8 pm)

Dogs of War

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

Facebook

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: Weekly Alternative to Encounters (Apr 25, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: At Ease Adventures (Apr 26, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

San Diego Sabers: Wednesday Sparring Session (Apr 26, 7 pm) - light sabers

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

 

San Diego Gaymers: Wednesday Game Night (Apr 26, 7 - 10 pm)

Location shown only to members.

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D Encounters (Apr 27, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Apr 28, 6:30 - 9 pm)

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

 

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

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

San Diego North County Board Games (Apr 30, 2 pm)

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

 

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

Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo 92128

$6

 

Hanadoki Con (Apr 14 - 16, 2017)

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

Rates: $89

Guests: TBA

Memberships: $40 to 3/31/17, $45 to 4/12/17, $50 at door.

Facebook Group

 

Kingdom-Con (Apr 28 - 30, 2017) - Gaming Convention

Crowne Plaza San Diego, 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108

Rooms: $114

Memberships: $50 in advance, $60 at door

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Escondido Renaissance Faire (Apr 29 - 30, May 6 - 7, 2017)

Felicita Park, 742 Clarence Ln., Escondido CA 92029

Facebook Group

 

San Diego English Country Dancers May Faire Ball (May 6, 2017; 5 - 10 pm)

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

Registration: $35 to 4/1/17, then $40

 

Gaslight Gathering (May 12 - 14, 2017)

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

Rate: $120

Guests: Doc Phineas, Chief Inspector Erasmus Drake and Dr. Sparky McTrowell

Tickets: $50, additional for certain special events

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter

 

Pirate Days (May 20 - 21, 2017)

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

Tickets: $17 (adults), less for children, additional for BOARDED pirate adventure.

Facebook

 

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

Theme: How the West was Fun

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

Tickets: TBA

 

Geek Girl Tech Conference (Jun 17, 2017)

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

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

 

North County Mini Maker Faire (Jun 17 - 18, 2017)

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

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Clarion Writers Workshop (Jun 25 - Aug 5, 2017) - Seminar on fundamentals of SF&F writing

University of California San Diego

Applications accepted Dec 1, 2016 - Mar 1, 2017 (nonrefundable fee - $50 to 2/15/17, then $65)

Writers in Residence: Dan Chaon, Lynda Berry, Nalo Hopkinson, Andrea Hairston, Cory Doctorow, C. C. Finlay, Rae Carson

Fee: $4957 (includes Tuition, Room and Board)

 

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

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

Contact

 

Gam3rcon (Jul 5 - 9, 2017) - Gaming Convention

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

Memberships: $30 to 2/28/17, then $?

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Escon (Jul 28 - 30, 2017) - Gaming Convention
McMahan House, Cal State San Marcos, San Marcos, CA
Tickets: TBA

 

Tiki Oasis: International Espionage (Aug 10 - 12, 2017)

Location: TBA, San Diego CA

Tickets: TBA

 

San Diego Who Con (Sep 15 - 17, 2017)

Location: TBA

Guests: TBA

Memberships: TBA

Facebook Group

 

Gaslight Steampunk Expo (Oct 6 - 8, 2017) - Gaming Convention

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

Rooms: TBA

Guests: TBA

Memberships: TBA

Contact Page - Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

San Diego Historical Gaming Convention (Nov 10 - 12, 2017)

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

Rate: $145

Membership: $40

Contact

 

Escon (Jan 26 - 28, 2018) - Gaming Convention
McMahan House, Cal State San Marcos, San Marcos, CA
Tickets: TBA

 

Costume Con 36 (May 11 - 14, 2018)

Theme: Ports of Call

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

Rate: TBD

Registration: $90 to ?, then TBA

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

 

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

 

Exhibitions

 

The Toy Room (Mar 11 - Apr 2) - Art Show

A solo show by Zard Apuya

Thumbprint Gallery, 920 Kline St, La Jolla, CA 92037

 

Karen & Tony Barone: "Down The Rabbit Hole" (Mar 14 - Apr 13) - Art Show

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

 

Nightmares (Apr 8 - May 7) - Art Show

Thumbprint Gallery, 920 Kline St, La Jolla, CA 92037

 

 

Groups

 

 

SF/Fantasy

 

- General

 

Com Station Z

A forum for persons with and interest in Science Fiction and Fantasy to meet like-minded individuals and contribute in positive ways to our community.

Contact: Kathy Frizbie - Facebook

 

Darkstar

The science fiction, fantasy and gaming club at UCSD.

Email - Facebook

 

San Diego Science Fiction and Fantasy Meetup

Hosts various SF&F and gaming events.

Facebook

 

S.T.A.R. San Diego

Online social SF group that also participates in local conventions and holds an birthday celebration in October.

The organization was founded in 1972.

Facebook

 

- Media

 

501st Stormtrooper Legion

A Star Wars fan club celebrating the movies using costumes and props of the stormtrooper characters in their various incarnations.

Facebook

 

California Association of Pop-culture Enthusiasts

 

Crazed Imaginations

Shadow casts midnight shows of The Rocky Horror Picture Show every Friday in at the La Paloma Theatre Encinitas and third Saturdays at the Ken Cinema in Kensington.

Check website for special events and themed showings.

Facebook

 

Doctor Who and Other Cool Shows/Movies meetup

The group gathers to watch, discuss, and celebrate Doctor Who and other SF media.

 

Doctor Who San Diego

Online group for local fans of The Doctor

 

East County Ghost Busters

 

Escondido Anime Club

 

Haran'galaar Clan San Diego - Mandalorian Mercs - Star Wars Cosplay group

 

IKV Stranglehold

Dedicated to preserving the Klingon lifestyle through costuming, reenactment, outings, and social events.

We also welcome Pirates at the Stranglehold, and do Steampunk as the League Of Supremely Evil Revolutionaries otherwise known as L.O.S.E.R.

Contact (K'Han Den yo' aj') - Facebook (Klingons) - Facebook (Pirates) - Facebook (L.O.S.E.R)

 

Imperial Sands Garrison

Stormtrooper Garrison for San Diego and Imperial Counties.

 

The Mars Society of San Diego hosts The Mars Movie Night

Monthly showings, usually third Friday of the month.

Contact: Gerry Williams

 

San Diego Browncoats

Local fan group for Joss Whedon's Firefly TV show and Serenity movie.

Contact - John Monteaguado - Facebook

 

San Diego Fan Force

A Star Wars fan club and the official San Diego chapter of Fan Force (a global Star Wars fan community).

We meet regularly to socialize and share our love of Star Wars and other geeky things. We have movie nights, picnics, and monthly meetings.

We also participate in events for children's charities, and attend conventions and theme parks.

Contact: James Floyd

 

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

 

San Diego MSTies - Mystery Science Theatre fans

 

San Diego My Little Pony Convention Planning

 

San Diego Sabers - Light Saber combat group

 

San Diego Star Wars Society

Active in the area for charitable and community wide events.

Contact - Facebook

 

San Diego Vintage Sci-Fi

Meets, usually on third Saturdays, to watch films, TV, and serials made through 1969. Rubber monster suits, cheesy dialogue, and scripts by Robert A. Heinlein and others!

Contact: Gerry Williams

 

Sci-Fi Movie Night

Monthly meetings in Vista CA

 

U.S.S. Copernicus - Star Trek interest community

 

Walking Dead D&D (Dead & Dinner) Night

 

- Anime

 

Cal Animage Beta Chapter

UCSD anime society, but non students are welcome.

Contact - Facebook - Yahoo

 

Okore

Anime and Manga Group

 

SD Animanga

Live, eat, and drink anime? Members participate in countless anime events, meetups, and conventions around So-Cal.

 

sd-anime

Meets in the local San Diego area for discussion, anime viewing, and the occasional potluck.

If you like to watch anime until your eyes ache, and enjoy the company of other anime and manga fans, join this group!

 

- Other

 

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

 

Harry Potter Group of San Diego (Meetup)

Facebook

 

General Geek/Nerd

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds

 

Geek Girls of San Diego

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

Facebook

 

North County Nerdfighters

Getting Nerdfighters together for geeky activities in North County.

 

San Diego Geeks

Created to give local geeks a way to find each other and talk about all the Geekary they might not be able to with others at work or as often as they might like

... or just geek out over all things nerdy from Conventions, comics, cosplay to gaming.
Sub Group of SoCal Geeks

 

San Diego-Tijuana Metropolitan Area Nerdfighters

Getting Nerdfighters together for geeky activities.

 

Vista Nerd Club

 

Books/Reading/Comics

 

Cyborg Knights Book Club

Carlsbad, CA

 

La Mesa Comic Lovers Book Club

Meets every 3rd Tuesday at La Mesa Library, 8074 Allison Ave., La Mesa CA 91942

Ages 18+

 

San Diego Book Discussion Group

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

 

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group

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

 

Writing

 

Clarion Writers Workshop

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

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

 

Science Fiction Writers of San Diego meetup

Dedicated to getting you whatever you need to produce really great SciFi and Fantasy, whatever your career stage.

 

Steampunk and Victoriana

 

San Diego Steampunk Events

A place where local Steampunk events can be posted and advertised.

 

San Diego Tea Duelists

Enthusiasts of the art of tea dueling (obviously).

 

San Diego Steampunk Meetup

 

Starburner Galactic Courier Service

Facebook

 

Costuming/Cosplay

 

San Diego Cosplay and Costume Support Group

Online group for cosplayer and costumer mutual support.

 

San Diego Comic Con Cosplayers

This group is for anyone who cosplays at Comic Con (The one in San Diego)

 

San Diego Costume Guild

A group of costumers, professional and hobbyist, who meet to learn and share costuming information and events.

We enjoy creating, displaying, and wearing historical, fantasy, and genre costumes.

Facebook

 

San Diegostuck

Local community serving as way to get cosplayers of all stripes (Homestuck, anime, comics, etc.) together at events.

Tumblr

 

SD Cosplay

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

Contact - Facebook

 

Period Dancing

 

The Playford Plodders

Dances of England of the mid-17th century.

Facebook

 

San Diego English Country Dancers

Dances of the late 18th and early 19th century

Dances most Sundays at the RB Swim & Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr., San Diego, CA 92128

Contact - Facebook

 

San Diego Vintage Dance Society

Dancing in Time....delving into the history and art of social dance, music, manners, & clothing ... from 1800 to 1960.

Facebook

 

Waltz and Such

A group of San Diego, CA dancers dedicated to spreading the joy of vintage social dance through weekly classes, practice sessions, and occasional special dance events.

Dances of the late 19th and early 20th century. The focus is on having FUN, and dancing with musicality.

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

 

Re-enactors and Recreationists

 

Barony of Calafia

The regional chapter of the worldwide Society for Creative Anachronism,

which studies and reenacts pre-17th-century European society: tournaments, heraldry, crafts, workshops, cuisine, etc.

Facebook - Calendar

 

Scholars of Alcala - Renaissance Sword Fighting

 

The Historical Martial Arts Preservation Society of San Diego

Associated with the Poly Unified Martial Arts Association (PUMAA),

the goal of the Preservation Society is to preserve and revive traditional forms of martial arts training, such as bartistu, ninjitsu and pankartion.

 

The Southern Horde

The Southern Horde is the San Diego Chapter of the Norse Hollywood Dining Vikings.

We welcome Vikings, Valkyries and barbarians of all shapes and sizes to join us on our raids!

 

Gaming

 

Gam3rcon

 

Game Night in Hillcrest

 

Gaymers San Diego

 

San Diego Gaymer Group

 

- Live Action Role Playing (LARP)

 

Carlsbad Medieval/Fantasy LARP

 

Dystopia Rising SoCal - South

Post zombie apocalypse LARP

 

Night Terrors Vampire LARP

3rd Saturdays, 3 - 9 pm

Laws of Night Revisited

Contact: mal2011st@gmail.com

 

San Diego LARP Community

A community resource for all LARP games, players, and announcements/updates for the San Diego County CA region.

 

- Role Play Gaming

 

The San Diego Dungeons and Dragons Meetup Group

 

San Diego North County Dungeons and Dragons Meetup

 

San Diego Pathfinder/D&D 3.5 (RPGs) Meetup

 

San Diego Pathfinder Society

Started to connect the Pathfinder Society Organized Play opportunities in the greater San Diego area. See website calendar for details.

 

San Diego Roleplaying Association

Meet local GMs who need players, players who need games, and discuss RPGs in general. Many roleplaying events on calendar each month.

 

- - Table Top/Strategy

 

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

 

Hobwogs of San Diego - History Buffs and War Gamers Society

 

North County Board Games Group

 

Point Loma and OB Strategy Game Nights

 

San Diego Board Game and Magic the Gathering Meetup

 

San Diego Board Games Group

 

San Diego Couples Game Night

 

San Diego Redditors Gaming Club

 

San Diego Star Trek Attack Wing

 

UTC Board Game Society

 

- Video Games

 

Couch Conflict! Meetup

Multiplayer Video Games.

Facebook

 

NintenDiego

Nintendo-based meetup group oriented towards adults but open to all.

We connect Nintendo fans together throughout San Diego county through tournaments, socializing and enjoying the amazing things San Diego has to offer.

Our monthly meetups take place at various county locations, from north to south and east to west!

 

Pokemon Go Players of San Diego

 

Pokemon Go Team Instinct of San Diego

 

SanDiegoLan.net

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

Facebook

 

San Diego Smash 4 Community

 

San Diego Team Mystic - Pokemon

 

StreetPass San Diego

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

Facebook - Twitter - Google+ - Reddit - Instagram

 

Science and Technical

 

Geek Girl - San Diego

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

 

Open Source Makers Lab

2591 Pioneer Ave., Suite G, Vista CA 92081

 

San Diego Association for Rational Inquiry (SDARI)

An educational and investigative organization which advocates the application of scientific method and open rational inquiry to extraordinary claims of all kinds.

Facebook - Meetup

 

San Diego Makers Guild

 

San Diego Robotics Club (meetup)

 

San Diego Space (Meetup)

 

Other Groups of Interest

 

San Diego Furries

 

San Diego Science Advocacy Group

 

San Diego Sphinxes - A Muggle Quidditch team

 

OTHER EVENT AND ORGANIZATION SOURCES:

 

Geek City Guide: San Diego

 

San Diego Eventful (books)

 

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