San Diego Fandom Index

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

 

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

 

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

 

Last Online Update: 2018-01-17

 

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

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Events

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

 

 

Upcoming Events

Conventions, Faires, Balls, and Festivals

 

 

Active Lifestyle NERDS: Anime Movie Night! Mary and the Witch’s Flower (Jan 18, 6 - 10 pm)

Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18, 10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego CA

 

Star Wars X-Wing Winter League & Tournament (Jan 18, 6 - 11 pm)

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

 

San Diego Boardgames Group: Beer Tasting and Board Games (Jan 18, 6 - 8 pm)

Longship Brewery, 10320 Camino Santa Fe, Suite C, San Diego CA

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D Encounters (Jan 18, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Thursday Night Magic the Gathering Standard (Jan 18, 6:30 pm)

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

 

Active Lifestyle NERDS: Non Fiction Book Club (Jan 18, 6:30 - 8:30 pm)

Soul of the Octopus by Sy Montgomery

Long Island Mike’s Pizza, 5250 Murphy Canyon Rd., San Diego CA

 

Star Wars Quiz Night (Jan 18, 7 - 9 pm)

Shakespeare Pub & Grille, 3701 India St, San Diego, California 92103

 

San Diego Gay Board Game and Table Top Gaymers (Jan 18, 7 - 10 pm)

Location shown to members

 

Darkstar Dinner (Jan 18, 7:30 pm)

Un Mundo Mexican Grill, 4150 Regents Park Row, Ste 170, La Jolla, California 92037

 

Rivals of Ixalan Midnight Release Event (Jan 18, 11:55 pm - 5 am)

SoCal Games and Comics, 40466 Winchester Rd, Temecula, California 92591

 

ConDor 25 (Jan 19 - 21, 2018) - SF&F Convention

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

Rate: $120/night

Guests: TBA

Memberships: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

17th Annual James R. Arnold Lecture (Jan 19, 4 pm)

Professor Eric Rignot, Sea level commitment from melting ice sheets

UCSD Natural Sciences Building

 

San Diego Boardgames Group: Newbie Game Night (Jan 19, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

Cosplay Figure Drawing! (Jan 19, 7 - 10 pm)

Little Fish Comic Book Studio, 6822B El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California 92115

 

Waltz and Such (Jan 19, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Signing: Kay Kenyon (Jan 19, 7:30 pm)

At the Table of Wolves

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

Facebook

 

Darkstar board game night (Jan 19, 7:30 - 10:30 pm)

UCSD

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Nerf Battle with the San Diego Nerf Club (Jan 20, 9:45 am - 4:45 pm)

2221 Morley Field Dr., San Diego CA 92104

 

Pokemon Ultraplatinum Pre Release (Jan 20, 10 am - 1:30 pm)

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

 

Pathfinder Mini Con (Jan 20, 10 am - 11 pm)

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

 

Order of Rebel Knights: Saturday Morning Workout (Jan 20, 10:30 am - noon)

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

 

The San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group (Jan 20, 11 am - 4 pm)

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

 

San Diego Furries (Jan 20, noon - 3 pm)

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

 

San Diego Cosplay Assocation: Comics, Coffee, And Cosplay (Jan 20, noon - 6 pm)

Panels Comic Book Coffee Bar, 713 Mission Ave, suite A, Oceanside, California 92054

 

The 56 Board Game Group: Beer and Board Games (Jan 20, 1 - 5:30 pm)

BTs BBQ, 7845 Highland Village Place, C101, San Diego CA

 

The Wet Lab: The Science of Dairy (Jan 20, 3 - 5 pm)

La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla CA 92037

 

Steve Jackson Demos (Jan 20, 5 - 8 pm)

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

 

Lonsdale & Brooks: Geeky Music (Jan 20, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Saturday Morning Cartoons Group Art Exhibit (Jan 20, 6 - 9 pm)

Subterranean Coffee Hillcrest, 412 University Ave, San Diego, California 92103

 

Dragonball Super Card Game tournament (Jan 20, 6 pm)

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

 

Commander Night (Jan 20, 6 pm)

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

 

2018 San Diego Winter Midseason Pokemon Showdown (Jan 21, 10:30 am - 10 pm)

UCSD Price Center East Ballroom, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, California 92093

 

The San Diego LAN Party Meetup Group: San Diego Rocket League Circuit 4 (Jan 19, 11 am - 2 pm)

Microsoft Store, 7007 Friars Rd., San Diego CA

 

Winter WonderLAN (Jan 19, noon - 10 pm)

PC West Ballroom, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093

Free

 

The Southbay Pokemon League (Jan 21, noon - 3 pm)

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

 

Local Author Meet and Greet (Jan 21, noon - 1 pm)

D. C. Lozar, Jordaniel Tiberius, A.J Padilla, C. G. Rousing, others.

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

Facebook

 

Fantastic Harry Potter Fans and Where To Find Them: Picnic and Games (Jan 21, noon - 3 pm)

Location shown to members

 

San Diego North County Board Games (Jan 21, 2 - 5 pm)

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

 

San Diego Boardgames Group: Monthly Sunday Game Day (Jan 21, 3 -6 pm)

Dennys, 2420 Coronado Ave., San Diego CA

 

Pokemon Ultra Prism Pre-release #1 (Jan 21, 4 - 7 pm)

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

 

Cheap Magic the Gathering Draft (Jan 21, 5 pm)

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

 

Active Lifestyle NERDS!: Anime Night!  (Jan 21, 5:30 - 9 pm)

The Secret World of Arriety plus others

Private Residence, Carlbad

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Jan 21, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

Star Trek Trivia Tournament Night 3 of 4 (Jan 21, 7 - 9 pm)

SPACE, 3519 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, California 92104

$5

 

San Diego Boardgames Group: Play Ascension (Jan 22, 4 - 7 pm)

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Nerd Beach - Video Game Tournament (Jan 22, 6 - 9 pm)

Helms Brewing Co., 4896 Newport Ave., San Diego CA

 

SD Steampunk Meetup (Jan 22, 6:30 pm)

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

 

Monday Night Modern Magic the Gathering (Jan 22, 6:30 pm)

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

 

Pokemon - Standard Tournament (Jan 22, 6:30 pm)

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

 

The San Diego Roleplaying Association: Rippers - The Search for Doctor Isa Hicks (Jan 22, 7 - 9 pm)

Private Residence, Del Cerro

 

San Diego North County Board Games: Trivia Night and Beer Tasting (Jan 23, 6 pm)

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

 

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

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

 

Monthly Calafia Barding guild Meeting (Jan 23, 7 pm) - Oct 23, 2018

10016 Allenwood Way, Santee, CA 92071

 

Signing: Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings (Jan 23, 7 pm)

Zenith

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

Facebook

 

Order of Rebel Knights: Tuesday Night Workout (Jan 23, 7:30 pm)

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

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: At Ease Adventures (Jan 24, 6 - 8:30 pm)

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

 

Active Lifestyle NERDS!: Nerdy Newbie Night!! ice breaker and mingling. Everyone Welcome! (Jan 24, 6 - 11 pm)

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

 

San Diego Boardgames Group (Jan 24, 6 - 9 pm)

Fuddruckers, 8285 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego CA

 

Magic the Gathering- Draft (Jan 24, 6:30 pm)

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

 

San Diego Sabers Wednesday Training Session (Jan 24, 7 pm)

Cadman Park and Recreation Center , San Diego, California 92117

 

San Diego Gay Board Game and Table Top Gaymers (Jan 24, 7 - 10 pm)

Location shown to members

 

Active Lifestyle NERDS!: Strangers Watching Dark - E3 & 4 (Jan 24, 7:30 - 9:30 pm)

Private Residence, Clairemont Mesa Area

 

Game Night in Hillcrest/North Park (Jan 24, 8 pm)

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

 

Couch Conflict! San Diego Local Multiplayer Games (Jan 24, 8 - 10 pm)

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

 

High Tech Fair: Family Night (Jan 25, 5 - 8 pm)

Balboa Park Activity Center, 2145 Park Blvd, San Diego, California 92134

Tickets: Free

 

 CAPE (California Association of Pop-culture Enthusiasts): Monthly Dinner (Jan 25, 6 - 9 pm)

Annys Fine Burgers, 5373 Kearny Villa Rd., San Diego CA

 

Pathfinder Assassin's Guild: Murder's Mark (For Character Levels 1-3) (Jan 25, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D Encounters (Jan 25, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

The Wet Lab: Space Biology 101 (Jan 25, 6:30 - 7:30 pm)

San Diego Public Library, 330 Park Blvd., San Diego CA 92101

 

Thursday Night Magic the Gathering Standard (Jan 25, 6:30 pm)  

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

 

The 56 Board Game Group: Tzolk’in Game Night (Jan 25, 7 - 10 pm)

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

 

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

 

2018 Global Game Jam! (Jan 26 - 28, 2018) - Game development conference

Coleman University, 8888 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92123

Tickets: $25

 

San Diego Boardgames Group: Newbie Game Night (Jan 26, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

Game Night in Hillcrest/North Park (Jan 26, 6:30 - 9:30 pm)

Lestats West Music Venue, 3343 Adams Ave, San Diego, California 92116

 

Mars Movie Night (Jan 26, 7 - 11 pm)

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

Best of 2017:

The Space Between Us (2017)

Life (2017)

My Favorite Martian: Who am I? (1963)

Free but RSVP Gerry Williams as seating is limited.

 

Waltz and Such (Jan 26, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Darkstar board game night (Jan 26, 7:30 - 10:30 pm)

UCSD

 

Order of Rebel Knights: Saturday Morning Workout (Jan 27, 10:30 am - noon)

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

 

12th Night Feast (Jan 27, 4 pm) - Kingdom of Terre Neuve

VFW SABLE Post 2275, 136 Chambers Street, El Cajon, California 92020

 

Commander Night (Jan 27, 6 pm)

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

 

San Diego Vintage Sci-Fi  (Jan 27, 7 - 11 pm)

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

The Lost World (1925)

King Kong (1933)

Free but RSVP Gerry Williams as seating is limited.

 

Supernatural Psychology (Jan 27, 7:30 pm)

Book Signing by various contributors

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

Facebook

 

The Southbay Pokemon League (Jan 28, noon - 3 pm)

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

 

Pokemon Ultra Prism Pre-Release #2 (Jan 28, 1 - 6 pm)

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

 

San Diego North County Board Games (Jan 28, 2 - 5 pm)

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

 

Signing: Dana Fredsti & David Fitzgerald  (Jan 23, 7 pm)

Time Shards

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

Facebook

 

Cheap Magic the Gathering Draft (Jan 28, 5 pm)

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

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Jan 28, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

San Diego Boardgames Group: Play Ascension (Jan 29, 4 - 7 pm)

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Nerd Beach - Video Game Tournament (Jan 29, 6 - 9 pm)

Helms Brewing Co., 4896 Newport Ave., San Diego CA

 

Monday Night Modern Magic the Gathering (Jan 29, 6:30 pm

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

 

Pokemon - Standard Tournament (Jan 29, 6:30 pm)

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

 

Star Trek Trivia Tournament Night 4 of 4 (Jan 28, 7 - 9 pm)

SPACE, 3519 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, California 92104

$5

 

Cosplay and Lightsaber Night (Jan 30, 6 - 9 pm)

Dave & Busters, 2931 Camino del Rio N, San Diego, California 92108

 

San Diego North County Board Games: Trivia Night and Beer Tasting (Jan 30, 6 pm)

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: At Ease Adventures (Jan 31, 6 - 8:30 pm)

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

 

San Diego Boardgames Group (Jan 31, 6 - 9 pm)

Fuddruckers, 8285 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego CA

 

Magic the Gathering- Draft (Jan 31, 6:30 pm)

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

 

San Diego Sabers Wednesday Training Session (Jan 31, 7 pm)

Cadman Park and Recreation Center , San Diego, California 92117

 

Game Night in Hillcrest/North Park (Jan 31, 8 pm)

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

 

Couch Conflict! San Diego Local Multiplayer Games (Jan 31, 8 - 10 pm)

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

 

 

ConDor 25 (Jan 19 - 21, 2018) - SF&F Convention

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

Rate: $120/night

Guests: TBA

Memberships: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

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

 

2018 Global Game Jam! (Jan 26 - 28, 2018) - Game development conference

Coleman University, 8888 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92123

Tickets: $25

 

Viennese Nights: A Victorian Ball (Feb 3 , 2018; 7 - 10:15 pm)

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

Tickets: $35

Facebook

 

GamerBowl (Feb 9 - 11 , 2018) - DATE CHANGE

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

Tickets: TBA

 

Animefest 2018 (Feb 11, 2018; 11 am - 8 pm)

Price Center, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093

Free

 

Southern California Writers Conference (Feb 16 - 19, 2018)

Crowne Plaza San Diego, 2270 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108

Memberships: $350 to 1/15/17, then $425

Contact Page

 

Black Com!x Day 2018 (Feb 17, 2018; 11 am - 5 pm)

Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market St, San Diego, California 92114

Guests: David Walker, Keithan Jones, Jason Reeves, John Jennings, many more

Free

 

JoCo Cruise 2018 (Feb 18 - 25, 2018; 11 am - 5 pm)

Leaves from San Diego CA

Guests: Jonathan Coulton, Paul and Storm, Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi, many others

Tickets: From $1333/guest

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Kingdom-Con (Apr  19 - 22, 2018) - Gaming Convention

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

Rooms: TBA

Memberships: TBA

Facebook Group

 

LAN-A-THON 2018 Under the Sun (Mar 30 - Apr 1, 2018) - Video Games

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

 

Gaslight Gathering (Apr 6 - 8, 2018)

Theme: Lux & Noir Carnival

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

Rate: $120

Guests: TBA

Tickets: $100

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter

 

San Diego Comic Fest (Apr 20 - 22, 2018)

Theme: Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus

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

Guests: Karen Berger, Nancy Kress, Maggie Thompson, Sara Karloff

Memberships: $50

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Instagram

 

TitanCon 2018 (Apr 21, 2018; 10 am - 8 pm) - Anime/Cosplay/Games

TSU - Titan Student Union, 800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92834

Free

Facebook Group

 

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

 

San Diego Comic-con International (Jul 18 - 22, 2018) - Comic and Media Convention

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

Contact

 

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

 

Gaslight Steampunk Expo (Oct 5 - 7, 2018)

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 Who Con (Oct 19 - 21, 2018)

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

Guests: TBA

Memberships: TBA

Facebook Group

 

Exhibitions

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Fans of the Winchester boys meet up

 

Harangalaar Clan San Diego - Mandalorian Mercs - Star Wars Cosplay group

 

IKV Stranglehold

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

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

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

 

Imperial Sands Garrison

Stormtrooper Garrison for San Diego and Imperial Counties.

 

The Mars Society of San Diego hosts The Mars Movie Night

Monthly showings, usually third Friday of the month.

Contact: Gerry Williams

 

Outlander TV Series Discussion Group

 

San Diego Browncoats

Local fan group for Joss Whedons 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 childrens 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

 

Humans vs. Zombies! - Field Game

 

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

 

Re-enactors and Recreationists

 

Barony of Calafia

The regional chapter of the worldwide Society for Creative Anachronism,

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

Facebook - Calendar

 

Scholars of Alcala - Renaissance Sword Fighting

 

The Historical Martial Arts Preservation Society of San Diego

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

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

 

The Southern Horde

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

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

 

Gaming

 

Gam3rcon

 

Game Night in Hillcrest

 

Gaymers San Diego

 

San Diego Gaymer Group

 

- Live Action Role Playing (LARP)

 

Carlsbad Medieval/Fantasy LARP

 

Dystopia Rising SoCal - South

Post zombie apocalypse LARP

 

Midgard 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

 

D&D 5th edition Adventure League

 

MidCity Dungeons and Dragons Getaway Group

 

Pathfinder: Assassins Guild San Diego Guild House

 

San Diego Star Wars FFG Roleplaying and Tabletop

 

The San Diego Dungeons and Dragons Meetup Group

 

San Diego North County Dungeons and Dragons Meetup

 

San Diego Pathfinder Society

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

 

San Diego Roleplaying Association

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

 

- - Table Top/Strategy

 

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

 

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

 

Bored Games at The Villainous Lair!

 

Magic the Gathering (Escondido CA)

 

North County Board Games Group

 

North County Magic: The Gathering (Oceanside CA)

 

North County Tabletop Gamers

 

Play Magic

 

Point Loma and OB Strategy Game Nights

 

San Diego Board Games Group

 

San Diego Magic the Gathering

 

San Diego Redditors Gaming Club

 

Something Something Games (West) (Oceanside CA)

 

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 League

 

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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