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Current Print Issue: #22, July 2014 / Last Online Update: 2014-07-01

The San Diego Fandom Index is a paper-format guide to all aspects of San Diego's SF/Fantasy and related fandom. The Index is published quarterly, and is distributed by a team of volunteers to local area bookstores, libraries, and conventions in Southern California.

An online version of the Index is available below; it reflects the most current information known to your Editor, and will form the basis of the next issue.

To add, update, or correct entries in the Index, please send e-mail to Adam Tilghman, index@sansfis.org.

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    Last update: 2014-07-01

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      Upcoming Events Calendar   Other Local Groups of Interest
      General Interest   SF/Fantasy Outside San Diego
      SF/Fantasy Clubs   Anime (Japanese Animation) Clubs
      Media (TV/Movie) Fan Clubs   Live-Action Role-Playing (LARP)
      Book Groups / Reading Groups   Role-Playing Gaming (RPG)
      Special Interest Fan Groups   Tabletop (Board/Strategy) Groups
      Writers' Events/Groups   Local Gaming Conventions/Events
      San Diego SF/Fantasy Conventions   Costuming Clubs/Events

    Upcoming Events Calendar

    Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton features Danny Elfman's famous film scores brought to life on stage by orchestra, and enhanced by visuals on the big screen of Tim Burton's original film sketches, drawings and story boards. Highlights include Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Batman, Batman Returns, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and more!
    Contact:Sandra Hawkins (619) 615-3942
    Website:www.sandiegosymphony.org
    Place:Embarcadero Marina Park South
    Date:Fri, Jul 25, 2014, 8pm
     
    San Diego Comic-Con Off Site Events lists activities running near the con, open to non convention members, and are almost as many and varied as in the convention itself: parties, art exhibits, panel events, zombies, podcasts, shows, concerts, meetups, even a separate gaming convention.
    Website:https://www.facebook.com/events/1435588906698935
    When:July 23-27, 2014
     
    Video Games Live returns: popular game music themes given the full symphonic treatment just in time for Comic-Con. This visual and action-packed sensory extravaganza combines memorable video game music with synchronized lighting and even some real on-stage game-playing!
    Contact:Sandra Hawkins (619) 615-3942
    Website:www.sandiegosymphony.org
    Place:Embarcadero Marina Park South
    Date:Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 8pm
     
    Lady Mari's Costume Walkabout: Strictly Victorian (and Victorian Steampunk) - Come Walk With Us at the La Jolla Arts Festival at UCSD in June! This is the 2nd Costume Walkabout at this wonderful charity event! Stroll the beautiful grounds, admire the wonderful artworks, crafts, and food in the attire of all things Victorian! (Vintage, historical, fanciful, futuristic AND Steampunk!)
    Contact:costumewalkabout@yahoo.com
    Website:http://www.costumewalkabout.com
    When:June 21, 2014 – 11:00am
    Where:UCSD in La Jolla
     
    Lady Mari’s Costume Walkabout: Characters from the Films of Tim Burton A wonderful walkabout opportunity to break out your film characters from the delightful films of Tim Burton! Singing not required! This walkabout will happen on the Friday of COMIC-CON! So come walk with us and enjoy a wonderful evening at the Embarcadero for a Summer Pops evening of starlight and music!
    Contact:costumewalkabout@yahoo.com
    Website:http://www.costumewalkabout.com
    When:Friday, July 25, 2014
    Where:Summer Pops at The Embarcadero
     
    San Diego's Comic-Con International is the biggest comic book and pop culture and media event in the country. Memberships sell out, so buy your membership immediately after they become available.
    Website:http://www.comic-con.org
    When:July 24-27, 2014
    Where:San Diego Convention Center
     
    Star Trek fans: Star Trek: The Movie (2009) screens with the San Diego Symphony performing the movie soundtrack live on stage and takes you out-of-this-world.
    Contact:Sandra Hawkins (619) 615-3942
    Website:www.sandiegosymphony.org
    Place:Embarcadero Marina Park South
    Date:Sat, Jul 26, 2014, 8pm
     
    The Fall Escondido Renaissance Faire celebrates the reign of Elizabeth I with Renaissance pageantry, battles, music, dancing, plays, and cuisine.
    Contact:goldcoastfestivals@gmail.com
    Website:www.goldcoastfestivals.com
    Where:Felicita Park, Escondido
    When:October 25-26 & November 1-2, 2014
     
    The Spring Escondido Renaissance Faire celebrates the reign of Elizabeth I with Renaissance pageantry, battles, music, dancing, plays, and cuisine.
    Contact:goldcoastfestivals@gmail.com
    Website:http://www.goldcoastfestivals.com
    When:April 25-26 & May 2-3, 2015
    Where:Felicita Park, Escondido
     
    Third Annual 3 day LAN-A-THON: 3 Days of Gaming, Food, Prizes and more. $15. Register at http://www.meetup.com/lanparty-158
    Contact:Brian Kruise, admin@SanDiegoLan.net
    Website:www.SanDiegoLAN.net
    When:Nov 14-16, 2014
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SanDiegoLan
    Registration:http://www.meetup.com/lanparty-158
     
    Conjecture, San Diego's Fall literary-oriented SF/Fantasy convention. For the third year in a row Conjecture is teamed with ConChord, Southern California's filk music convention. GoHs: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Sue Dawe, Bill Roper, Matt Leger, and Mary Mulholland
    Contact:info@conjecture.org
    Website:http://www.conjecture.org
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/ConjectureCon
    When:October 10-12, 2014
    Where:Town & Country Resort Hotel, Mission Valley
     
    GAM3RS the Play at Gam3rCon.
    Website:http://www.gam3rsthewebsite.com
    When:July 25 (evening), July 27 (afternoon)
    Where:Gam3erCon
     
    15th annual Civil War Re-Enactment is a full-scale camp of historians, entertainers, food vendors, merchants and hundreds of Civil War re-enactors.
    Contact:goldcoastfestivals@gmail.com
    Website:http://goldcoastfestivals.com/vistacivilwarhome.html
    When:March 7-8, 2015 - 10 am-5 pm
    Where:Antique Gas & Steam Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave,Vista
     

    General Interest

    SF/Fantasy Clubs

    Com Station Z is an SF club and community service organization for those interested in Star Trek as well as general SF, fantasy, Disney, and Ren Faires. Meets every other Tuesday evenings at local restaurants.
    Contact:Kathy Frisbie, kthlfrisbie@aol.com
    When:Every other Tuesday evenings
    Where:See Facebook
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/groups/50918284225
     
    Darkstar is the SF/Gaming club based out of UCSD which welcomes student and nonstudent members alike. Maintains a 4000+ item SF/F lending library, meets Thursday evenings at local restaurants, and other social gatherings at the Darkstar library, gaming, etc.
    Contact:darkstar@ucsd.edu
    Website:http://darkstar.ucsd.edu
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/groups/darkstar.at.ucsd
    When:Thursday evenings
    Where:Join mailing list for locations
     
    Geek Girls of San Diego meet around the county to play games, watch films, discuss books, and geek out in a variety of ways.
    Website:http://www.meetup.com/Geek-Girls-of-San-Diego
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/groups/111298102304966/
     
    S.T.A.R.-San Diego is an on-line social SF group that also participates in local conventions (ConDor, Conjecture, Comic-Con, and others) and holds its annual birthday celebration in October. (See the Facebook page for details; site and date TBA.) The organization was founded in 1972.
    Contact:Moderator
    Website:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/STAR-SD
    Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/groups/74082091170/
     
    USS Copernicus is a Star Trek based Sci-Fi Club and Community Service Organization; interests span all genres of SF&F. Community service includes working with children and volunteering at cancer society fundraisers.
    Contact:Mike Witt, papaekim@sbcglobal.net
    Website:http://www.usscopernicus.org
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pages/USS-Copernicus/73193796662
    When:Weekly evenings at local restaurants
    Where:E-mail Mike for time and place
     
    The San Diego SF&F Meetup hosts a calendar of local SF&F events on our website.
    Website:http://scifi.meetup.com/31
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/SanDiegoSFFMeetup
     

    Media (TV/Movie) Fan Clubs

    IKV Stranglehold is a group 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', captain@hmsstranglehold.org
    Website:http://www.ikvstranglehold.org
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/IKVStranglehold
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/LOSERevolutionaries
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/PirateShipStranglehold
     
    San Diego Fan Force is 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, jawajames@gmail.com
    Website:http://www.sandiegofanforce.com
    Website2:http://www.facebook.com/groups/18350664456
     
    San Diego Star Wars Society is active in the area for charitable and community wide events.
    Contact:SanDiegoStarWars@gmail.com
    Website:http://www.sandiegostarwars.com
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/groups/SanDiegoStarWarsSociety
     
    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! Admission is free. Please RSVP, as space is limited.
    Contact:Gerry Williams, filmist@mac.com
    Website:http://www.sdvsf.org
    When:Usually third Saturdays
    Where:Studio 106, The San Diego Reader Building, 2323 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92102
     
    The Mars Society of San Diego hosts the Mars Movie Night usually on third Fridays. Showtime is 7 pm. Admission is free. Please RSVP as space is limited.
    Contact:Gerry Williams, filmist@mac.com
    Website:http://marsmovieguide.com
    When:Usually third Fridays
    Where:Studio 106, The San Diego Reader Building, 2323 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92102
     
    Crazed Imaginations performs the Rocky Horror Picture Show every Friday night in Encinitas and third Saturdays in Kensington. Check website for special events and themed showings.
    Website:http://www.crazedimaginations.net
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/crazedimaginations
    When:Fridays, 12 Midnight
    Where:La Paloma Theatre, 471 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
     
    The 501st Stormtrooper Legion is a Star Wars fan club celebrating the movies using costumes and props of the stormtrooper characters in their various incarnations.
    Website:http://www.scgarrison.net
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/The501stLegion
     
    The Colonial Cylon Alliance, Sector 8, is a San Diego based Battlestar Galactica Fan Club. We are a Nationwide Community and are considered one of the largest Battlestar Galactica Fan Clubs. We gather locally, on a monthly basis, to discuss, watch, and enjoy everything in the BSG Fandom. Whether you are looking to play some pyramid or just meet to connect with other fans, there is a spot for any nugget!
    Contact:Cdr. Gunner Ruiz <Socalcca@gmail.com>
    Website:www.colonialcylonalliancesector8.wordpress.com
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/cdrgunner.ruiz
     
    The Madman With a Box meetup group gathers to watch, discuss, and celebrate Doctor Who.
    Website:http://www.meetup.com/Madman-With-a-Box
     
    The Rebel Legion Sunrider Base is a costuming club dedicated to promoting the "good guy" costumes of the Star Wars universe. Sunrider Base covers the Southern California area and members generally communicate online. We attend a variety of events in costume including parades, charity events, children's hospital visits, and more. Membership requires a high quality "good guy" costume and anyone 18 years or older may apply.
    Website:http://www.sunriderbase.com
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/SunriderBase
     
    The San Diego Geek Club meets several times a month to hit Happy Hour and go to a sci-fi/fantasy movie together. See our website calendar for details.
    Website:http://www.meetup.com/Geeky-San-Diego
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/groups/111298102304966
     
    The San Diego Browncoats are the local fan group for Joss Whedon's Firefly TV show and Serenity movie. See the mailing list for parties and screenings.
    Contact:John Monteagudo, john_monteagudo@yahoo.com
    Website:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sdbrowncoats
     

    Book Groups / Reading Groups

    Mysterious Galaxy Books hosts a book discussion group several times a month, and has authors come in to do readings and signings on a regular basis.
    Contact:mgbooks@mystgalaxy.com
    Website:http://www.mystgalaxy.com
    Where:7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego
    When:Weekly, usually Wednesday evenings
     

    Special Interest Fan Groups

    ConChord, Southern California's filk music convention, is teamed with Conjecture, San Diego's Fall literary-oriented SF/Fantasy convention. Filk concerts, workshops, panels.
    Website:http://conchord.org
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/ConChordFilk
    When:October 10-12, 2014
    Where:Town & Country Resort Hotel, Mission Valley
     
    San Diego Monthly Filking is the regular filk circle in San Diego. Filk is the folk music of fandom. We intend to offer a place for anyone who wants to read, sing or listen to complex, funny or strange lyrics on subjects of fannish interest. Common topics include SF, fantasy, or histories and myths, but other topics are also popular. Many filk songs use common, well-known tunes, but there are also many tunes unique to filk (often with multiple sets of lyrics). You can bring your own lyrics, or other people's, rehearsed or not, a capella or accompanied, or just come to enjoy what others bring. While skilled performers are certainly welcome, it is not a performance space. The host has a large collection of filk songbooks, and wireless internet will be available for looking up more. Some beverages and snacks will be available, offerings of more will be gratefully accepted. The location is a ground floor apartment, in University City, near UCSD. Parking is available on the street.
    Contact:SDFilk@WeFu.org
    Website:http://www.sandiegofilk.com/filk.html
    When:1st Saturdays, starting 6:30 pm
    Where:4158 Decoro St., San Diego, CA 92122 (email for apartment number)
     

    Writers' Events/Groups

    Join the North County Writers of Speculative Fiction meetup.com group for a fun and productive evening of sharing thoughts, exchanging critiques, etc.
    Website:http://writers.meetup.com/747
     

    San Diego SF/Fantasy Conventions

    ConDor 22, San Diego's longest-running SF/Fantasy/Gaming convention. Theme: Geek Chic. GoH: TBA
    Contact:condorcon@gmail.com
    Website:http://www.condorcon.org
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/ConDorCon
    When:March 13 - 15, 2015
    Where:Town & Country Resort Hotel, Mission Valley
     
    Conjecture, San Diego's Fall literary-oriented SF/Fantasy convention. For the third year in a row Conjecture is teamed with ConChord, Southern California's filk music convention. GoHs: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Sue Dawe, Bill Roper, Matt Leger, Mary Mulholland, and Marilyn Miller.
    Contact:info@conjecture.org
    Website:http://www.conjecture.org
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/ConjectureCon
    When:October 10-12, 2014
    Where:Town & Country Resort Hotel, Mission Valley
     
    Gaslight Gathering, San Diego's Steampunk and Victoriana convention, celebrates the culture and marvels of the Steam Age. GoHs: TBA
    Contact:Anastasia Hunter, chair@gaslightgathering.org
    Website:http://www.gaslightgathering.org
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/gaslightgathering
    When:Fall 2015
    Where:A Hotel in San Diego
     
    Hanadoki Con is a fan-run convention devoted to Japanese animation, manga, and related media; the inspirations behind Japanese animation, and the influence on American popular culture and what Japanese animation/Culture has contributed to our culture.
    Contact:info@hanadokicon.org
    Website:http://www.hanadokicon.org
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/hanadokiconSD
    When:March 20 - 22, 2015
    Where:Town & Country Resort Hotel, Mission Valley
     
    San Diego Comic Fest, recalling the early days of Comic-Con, is a friendly, fan-focused comics, science fiction, and film convention with a casual atmosphere and an intimate scale.
    Website:http://www.sdcomicfest.org
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pages/San-Diego-Comic-Fest/139148722856535
    When:October 17-19, 2014
    Where:Town & Country Resort Hotel, Mission Valley
     
    So Cal Comic Con. Comic Book convention for comics, and related collectibles. Annual since 2010. Guests of Honor: Len Wein and Herb Trimpe.
    Contact:Rey Reyes 760-505-5932
    Website:http://www.socalcomiccon.com
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/SoCalComicCon
    When:October 5, 2014
    Where:QLN Corporate Center, 1938 Avenida del Oro, Oceanside, CA 92056
     
    Westercon 68 - the West Coast regional science fiction convention comes to San Diego! Guests of Honor: Spider Robinson, John Picacio, Seanan McGuire, William F. Nolan. Combined with Conjecture and ConChord for 2015. Guests of Honor: Author: Steven Brust, Music: Vixy & Tony, Morva Bowman and Alan Pollard.
    Contact:info@westercon68.org
    Website:http://www.westercon68.org
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Westercon68
    When:July 2-5, 2015
    Where:Town & Country Resort Hotel, Mission Valley
     
    Winkie Con - Oz Con international! Celebrating L. Frank Baum and the Land of Oz for 50 years! Each summer fans of every aspect of Oz gather together on the west coast of the USA to meet each other, talk about the Oz phenomenon in all its forms, and trade and sell new and vintage Oz books and merchandise. Whether you loved the Oz books as a child or first encountered them as an adult, whether you’re a fan of the 1939 MGM Wizard of Oz, loved Wicked as either a book or stage show, or returned to Oz through the recent movie Oz the Great and Powerful, you’re the kind of person who belongs at the Winkie Con.
    Website:http://www.ozconinternational.com
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Winkie-Con-The-Longest-Running-Wizard-of-Oz-Event
    When:August 8-10, 2014
    Where:Town & Country Resort Hotel, San Diego
     
    Anime Conji is San Diego's annual anime & manga convention. Programming and events include workshops, voice acting, karaoke, cosplay, artist alley, dealers, art show, films, manga, and much more.
    Website:http://www.animeconji.org
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/animeconji
    When:April 3-5, 2015
    Where:Sheraton Harbor Island and marina, San Diego
     

    Other Local Groups of Interest

    The Barony of Calafia is 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.
    Contact:chatelaine@calafia.org
    Website:http://www.calafia.org
     
    The Mars Society, San Diego works towards the exploration and settlement of Mars via research, outreach, and education. Activities include support of Mars Society International research projects, movie nights, and more.
    Contact:MarsSocietySanDiego@yahoo.com
    Website:http://chapters.marssociety.org/SanDiego
     

    SF/Fantasy Outside San Diego

    CFM: Cienca Ficcion Mexicana es un grupo de discusion, sobre lo que hacen autores, editores y otros interesados por el genero en Mexico.
    Website:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cfm
     
    Fuerza Rebelde Base Tijuana is a Star Wars fan club located in Tijuana, B.C.
    Contact:Abel Cervantes, dr_abelcervantes@hotmail.com
    Website:http://www.fuerzarebeldebasetijuana.tk
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/fuerzarebeldetj
     
    Members of Rebel Legion, Mexican Base engage in costume recreation at charity events and SF conventions in Tijuana and beyond.
    Contact:Roberto Mancera, fuerzarebelde@hotmail.com
    Website:http://www.legionrebeldemexico.com
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/legionrebelde.mexico
     
    The Inland Empire SF&F Readers is part of the Riverside SciFi meetup, which meets monthly. Its enthusiastic members are into Dr. Who, Star Trek, and the usual geeky stuff.
    Contact:Allan
    Website:http://www.meetup.com/riversidescifi
     
    The Orange County Science Fiction Club meets monthly in Fullerton to discuss the latest happenings in Science Fiction, books, films, TV, conventions, etc.
    Contact:Greg, info@ocsfc.org
    Website:http://www.ocsfc.org
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/groups/103359626380866/
     

    Anime (Japanese Animation) Clubs

    Cal-Animage Beta Chapter is UCSD's campus Anime society, but non-student members are welcome! Weekly Anime showings, video library, and more!
    Contact:animage@ucsd.edu
    Website:http://acs.ucsd.edu/~animage
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/CalAnimageBeta
     
    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!
    Website:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sd-anime
     
    Live, eat, and drink anime? Join the San Diego Animanga Club! Members participate in countless anime events, meetups, and conventions around So-Cal.
    Website:www.facebook.com/groups/SDAnimanga
     

    Live-Action Role-Playing (LARP)

    Pawn's Gambit is independent Vampire: the Masquerade modern Neonate Camarilla Live Action RP. Not affiliated with the national Camarilla organization.
    Website:http://pawnsgambit.proboards.com
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/groups/167409176620253
     
    Siar Geata is part of Amtgard, a free, full-contact medieval/fantasy boffer combat organization. Newcomers welcome!
    Contact:https://www.facebook.com/SiarGeata
    Website:http://www.caamtgard.com/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=11
    More Info:http://www.amtgardinc.com/bldocs/AmtgardRoPv7_2.pdf
    When:Wed evenings & Sat afternoons
    Where:Kit Carson Park, Escondido
     
    The Camarilla Domain of San Diego coordinates activities among the local White Wolf LARP groups, and helps match new players with existing games and Storytellers.
    1st Friday is Requiem LARP
    4th Saturday is Sabbat OWOD LARP
    4th Friday is Cam/Anarch OWOD LARP
    Contact:sdcamanarch@gmail.com
    Website:http://currentwiki.mindseyesociety.org/index.php/Domain_of_San_Diego
    When:1st Friday, 4th Friday. 4th Saturday
    Where:Grape Day Park, 340 N Escondido Blvd., behind the California Center for the Arts
     
    The San Diego LARP Community (WoD) is a community resource for all World of Darkness LARP games, players, and announcements/updates for the San Diego County region. New or old WoD welcome!
    Website:https://www.facebook.com/groups/356133524397636
     

    Role-Playing Gaming (RPG)

    Starbase 619 is the home for Decipher CCG gaming in the San Diego area: Star Trek CCG (1st and 2nd edition), Star Wars CCG, Lord of the Rings, and Battlestar Galactica. Meets twice a month or more for tournaments.
    Website:http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/sb619
     
    Warlords @ Game Empire offers two rounds of new D&D/RPGA modules. New players welcome.
    Contact:Tom Kee, tfkee@cox.net
    Website:http://www.warhorn.net/warlords
    When:3rd Saturday of each month
    Where:Game Empire, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
     
    rpg-sandiego.org is San Diego's online roleplaying resource, featuring discussion forums, announcements, calendars of events, and links to local gaming groups.
    Contact:owner@rpg-sandiego.org
    Website:http://rpg-sandiego.org
     
    Come to the San Diego Roleplaying Association to meet local GMs who need players, players who need games, and discuss RPGs in general.
    Website:http://www.meetup.com/Role-Players-San-Diego
    When:1st Saturdays, 1:00 PM
    Where:Filters Coffeehouse, 4096 30th St. in North Park
     
    The SD RPG Events mailing list carries discussion and news of RPGA and other RPG system events in San Diego and around Southern California.
    Website:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sdrpgevents
     
    The San Diego Pathfinder Society was started to connect the Pathfinder Society Organized Play opportunities in the greater San Diego area. See our website calendar for details.
    Website:http://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Pathfinder-Society-Organized-Play
     

    Tabletop (Board/Strategy) Groups

    San Diego Strategy Gamers plays European strategy board games and card games on Tuesday evenings at Game Empire, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego. Call (858) 576-1525 for directions.
    Contact:Bryant - (619) 405-6125
    Website:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sdstrategygamers
    When:Tuesdays, 7:00 pm
     
    The Game Empire Message Board helps connect those who play games at Game Empire, and carries announcements of new players, game schedules, Game Empire store special events. Strategy/RPG/Miniatures. Recently noted to be spam-ridden.
    Website:http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/GameEmpire
     
    We live in the golden age of boardgames and microbrews. Board Games and Beer is San Diego group that combines the two at fun events for those who would like to play strategy, social, or other type of game, while enjoying a tasty beverage in local bars and eateries. We are a community of awesome, intelligent 21+ people who share similar interests!
    Contact:Brian Rubinstein
    Website:http://www.meetup.com/boardgames-beer
     

    Local Gaming Conventions/Events

    Gam3rCon showcases interactive entertainment from dice, cards, and tabletop games to the latest innovations in video games. Four floors of Gaming Tournaments, Live Theater, Rooftop Parties, Gaming Art, and Industry Panels. Taking place downtown the same week as Comic-Con International, Gam3rCon is THE destination for gaming enthusiasts and members of the gaming industry.
    Contact:josh.stolze@gam3rcon.com
    Website:http://Gam3rCon.com
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Gam3rConSD
    When:July 23-27, 2014
    Where:The 10th Ave Arts Center, 930 10th Ave., San Diego
     
    Kingdom Con is a 3-day gaming convention of board games, miniature games, card games, LARPs, and RPGs.
    Contact:kingdomconsd@gmail.com
    Website:http://www.kingdom-con.com
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kingdom-Con/131288604225
    When:April 2015
    Where:Crowne Plaza Hotel, Mission Valley
     
    StreetPass San Diego offers the largest Nintendo 3DS Miit Ups in the country. Our local community of Nintendo enthusiasts meet at least once monthly to share our passion for gaming, exchange StreetPasses, participate in tournaments, and more!

    StreetPass San Diego is always free and always open to everybody. Please follow us on Facebook or our other social media pages to learn more about our events!
    Contact:info@spsd3ds.com
    Website:http://www.streetpasssandiego.com
    Where:Various locations in San Diego county
    When:Monthly meetups
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/287928381355995/
     
    www.SanDiegoLan.net hosts PC LAN parties, 10-15 per year, in San Diego and the South Bay (Bonita).
    Contact:Brian Kruise, admin@SanDiegoLan.net
    Website:www.SanDiegoLan.net
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/SanDiegoLan
     

    Costuming Clubs/Events

    SD Cosplay is a resource for cosplay events, news, guides, and communities. We hold regular gatherings, photo shoots, and parties, as well as convention reviews.
    See us next at our photo booth at San Diego Comic Con Mezzanine Level, Booth 10. Come and get shots of your costume with professional equipment and backdrops free!
    Contact:BrianAnim@sdcosplay.org
    Website:http://www.sdcosplay.org
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/SDcosplay.org
     
    Tournament of the Phoenix 2014. 3 day international jousting competition with living history camps, vendors, food and activities.
    Contact:info@worldjoust.com
    Website:http://www.TournamentofthePhoenix.com
    When:October 17-19, 2014
    Where:Poway Rodeo Grounds, 14336 Tierra Bonita Road, Poway CA 92065
    Producers:Gwen Nowrick, Jeffrey Hedgecock
     
    The San Diego Costume Guild is 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.
    Contact:Cindy Piselli, sdcostumers@yahoo.com
    Website:http://www.sandiegocostumeguild.webs.com
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/groups/333057183295
    When:4th Monday, even months, 7 pm
     


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