San Diego Fandom Index

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OTHER EVENT AND GROUP SOURCES

 

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: 2017-6-26

 

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

- CA Conventions, Faires and Events

- San Diego Comic Con Offsite Events 2017

- 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

 

 

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: $18/day

 

The Beautiful Machine, A Musical (Jun 22 - Jul 2, 6 - 9 pm)  - Steampunk

Centro Cultural de la Raza, 2004 Park Blvd, San Diego, California 92101

 

Manga Club (Jun 27, 1 - 2 pm)

Julian Branch Library, 1850 Highway 78, Julian, California 92036

 

Comic Club meeting (Jun 27, 6 - 7:30 pm)

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

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: Weekly Alternative to Encounters (Jun 27, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Game Night: Settlers of Catan! (Jun 27, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Magic the Gathering Draft (Jun 27, 6:30 - 9:30 pm)

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

 

Signing: Kiersten White (Jun 27, 7 - 8 pm)

Now I Rise

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

Facebook

 

Harry Potter Trivia (Jun 27, 7 - 8 pm)

Next Door Craft Beer & Wine Bar, 7235 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California 92115

 

Space Flight Trivia Night with Bill Carton (Jun 27, 8 - 9 pm)

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

 

Smash Bros Doubles Tourney (Jun 27, 8 pm - 12:30 am)

PECS BAR, 2046 University Ave, San Diego, California 92104

 

Games and Food by Thai Burger Company (Jun 28, 5 - 9 pm)

At Ease at Barrel Harbor, 8990 Miramar Rd #150, San Diego, California 92126

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: At Ease Adventures (Jun 28, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Mighty Blood League Kick-Off (Jun 28, 6 - 10 pm)

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

 

Magic the Gathering - Draft! (Jun 28, 6:30 - 8 pm)

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

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: 5th Annual San Diego Comic Con Preparation Meetup! (Jun 28, 6:30 - 8:30 pm)

Eclipse Chocolate, 2145 Fern St., San Diego, CA 92104

 

The Rocky Horror "POP" Show (Jun 28, 6:30 - 8 pm)

La Paloma Theatre, 471 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

 

Whisper of the Heart - Studio Ghibli Festival (Subtitles) (Jun 28, 7 pm)

Angelika Film Center, 11620 Carmel Mountain Rd, San Diego, California 92128

 

Regalia Committee Meeting (Jun 28, 7 pm) - Society for Creative Anachronism

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

 

Signing: Clarion Instructors Dan Chaon and Lynda Barry (Jun 28, 7 pm)

One! Hundred! Demons! (LB), Ill Will (DC)

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

Facebook

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Wednesday night board game night (Jun 28, 7 - 10 pm)

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

 

Whisper of the Heart - Studio Ghibli Festival (Dubbed) (Jun 28, 7 pm)

Angelika Film Center, 11620 Carmel Mountain Rd, San Diego, California 92128

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D Encounters (Jun 29, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Game Night for Horrible People (Jun 29, 6:30 - 9:30 pm) - Cards Against Humanity

Duck Foot Brewing Company, 8920 Kenamar Dr, Ste 210, San Diego, California 92121

 

An evening with author Sheila Finch (Jun 29, 7 - 8:30 pm)

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 100 N 3rd Ave, Covina, CA 91723

 

Games and Food by Papitas Flavored French Fries (Jun 30, 5 - 9 pm)

At Ease at Barrel Harbor, 8990 Miramar Rd #150, San Diego, California 92126

 

San Diego Gay Board Game and Table Top Gaymers (Jun 30, 6 pm - ?)

Brick Bar, 1475 University Avenue, San Diego, CA

 

Summer Community Movie Night (Moana) (Jun 30, 6:30 - 9 pm)

La Jolla Community Church, 4377 Eastgate Mall, San Diego, California 92121

 

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

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Movie on the Beach: Raiders of the Lost Ark  (Jun 30, 8 - 10 pm)

Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

 

The Beauty of the Summer Sky with Dr. Lisa Will (Jun 30, 8 - 9 pm)

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

 

80s TRON-Themed New Wave Dance Party at Blonde (Jun 30, 9 pm)

Blonde, 1808 W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103

No cover to 10 pm, $5 after 10 pm

 

Star Wars Armada Store Championships (Jul 1, 10 am - 6 pm)

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

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: San Diego Comic Book Club (Jul 1, 4 pm)

Paper Girls 1-5 By Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang

Young Hickory, 4096 30th St San Diego, CA 92104, San Diego, CA

 

California Jedi (Jul 1, 11 am - 8 pm)

Lindbergh Park, 4141 Ashford St. , San Diego, CA

 

Faeries in the Garden (Jul 1, 11 am - 3 pm)

Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, California 92019

Tickets: $5

 

Bolt Action Tournament (Jul 1, 11 am - 6 pm)

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

 

Comic Signing - Mark Roslan (Jul 1, noon - 4 pm)

Bubble Gun #2

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

 

Happy Birthday 138 Comics (Jul 1, 2 pm)

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA

 

Games and Food by Thai Burger Company (Jul 1, 3 - 9 pm)

At Ease at Barrel Harbor, 8990 Miramar Rd #150, San Diego, California 92126

 

The Doctor Who and Other Cool Shows/Movies Meetup: Doctor Who Season 10 Season Finale Night! (Jul 1, 5 - 7:30 pm)

Shakespeare Pub & Grille, 3701 India St., San Diego, CA 92103

-          Active Lifestyle Nerds are going

 

Free Movie in the Park: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Jul 1, 5:30 - 10 pm)

Mount San Miguel Community Park, 2335 Paseo Veracruz, Chula Vista, California 91914

 

Force of July Boat Party Meetup (Jul 1, 6 - 10 pm)

1800 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, United States

Tickets: $34 - 54

 

Magic the Gathering: Standard Showdown (Jul 1, 6 pm)

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

 

San Diego Vintage Flea Market (Jul 2, 9 am - 3 pm)

The Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave, San Diego, California 92104

 

Magic Open House Hour Of Devastation (Jul 2, 10 am)

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

 

Victorian Swimwear Day at the Fair (Jul 2, 11 am - 2 pm)

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

 

The Southbay Pokemon League (Jul 2, noon - 3 pm)

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

 

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

Mikes Pizzeria, 1158 West San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, CA

 

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

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

 

Pokemon - Standard Tournament! (Jul 3, 6 - 10 pm)

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

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: BBQ for the 4th of July! (Jul 4, 9 am - after dark)

Crown Point Park, 3500 Crown Point Dr, San Diego , CA

 

Wild West, Steampunks, & Victoriana on Parade (Jul 4, 12:15 - 2:15 pm)

Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92104

 

San Diego Gay Board Game and Table Top Gaymers: Guys, Games and Grub (Jul 5, 6 pm - ?)

The Center SD, 3909 Centre Street, San Diego, CA

 

San Diego Gay Board Game and Table Top Gaymers (Jul 5, 7 - 10 pm)

Location shown only to members

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Wednesday night board game night (Jul 5, 7 - 10 pm)

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

 

Exploring Artificial Colors in Food (Jul 7, 3 - 5 pm)

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

 

San Diego Gay Board Game and Table Top Gaymers (Jul 7, 6 pm - ?)

Brick Bar, 1475 University Avenue, San Diego, CA

 

SciFi Movie Night: I Origins (Jul 7, 6:30 - 9:30 pm)

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

 

Parkin: The Difference Between Success and Heart Failure (Jul 7, 6:30 - 7:30 pm)

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

 

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

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

California Jedi (Jul 8, 11 am - 8 pm)

Lindbergh Park, 4141 Ashford St. , San Diego, CA

 

Magic the Gathering: Standard Showdown (Jul 8, 6 pm)

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

 

The Southbay Pokemon League (Jul 9, noon - 3 pm)

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

 

San Diego North County Board Games (Jul 9, 2 pm)                                

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

 

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

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

 

Pokemon - Standard Tournament! (Jul 10, 6 - 10 pm)

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

 

Anime, Manga and Collectables Meet Up (Jul 13, noon - 2 pm)

Chopstix Too, 4240 Kearny Mesa Rd., San Diego, CA 92111

 

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

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

California Jedi (Jul 15, 11 am - 8 pm)

Lindbergh Park, 4141 Ashford St. , San Diego, CA

 

Magic the Gathering: Standard Showdown (Jul 15, 6 pm)

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

 

The Southbay Pokemon League (Jul 16, noon - 3 pm)

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

 

San Diego North County Board Games: Board Games, Pizza, and Beer (Jul 16, 2 pm)

Mikes Pizzeria, 1158 West San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, CA

 

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

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

 

Pokemon - Standard Tournament! (Jul 17, 6 - 10 pm)

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

 

San Diego Nerd Nite (Jul 18, 7 pm)

Nates Garden Grill, 3120 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92105

 

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

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

California Jedi (Jul 22, 11 am - 8 pm)

Lindbergh Park, 4141 Ashford St. , San Diego, CA

 

Magic the Gathering: Standard Showdown (Jul 22, 6 pm)

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

 

The Southbay Pokemon League (Jul 23, noon - 3 pm)

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

 

San Diego North County Board Games (Jul 23, 2 pm)

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

 

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

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

 

Pokemon - Standard Tournament! (Jul 24, 6 - 10 pm)

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

 

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

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

California Jedi (Jul 29, 11 am - 8 pm)

Lindbergh Park, 4141 Ashford St. , San Diego, CA

 

Magic the Gathering: Standard Showdown (Jul 29, 6 pm)

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

 

The Southbay Pokemon League (Jul 30, noon - 3 pm)

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

 

San Diego North County Board Games: Board Games, Pizza, and Beer (Jul 30, 2 pm)

Mikes Pizzeria, 1158 West San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, CA

 

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

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

 

Pokemon - Standard Tournament! (Jul 31, 6 - 10 pm)

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

 

 

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: $18/day

 

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)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Tiki Oasis: International Espionage (Aug 10 - 13, 2017)

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

(Thursday: Bali Hai, 998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109)

Tickets: $135 and up

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

San Diego Sea Shanty Festival (Aug 13, 2017; noon - 6 pm)

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

 

Marvel Universe Live: Age of Heroes (Aug 24 - 27, 2017; various showtimes)

Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego, CA 92110

Tickets: TBA

 

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival (Sep 8 - 10, 2017)

Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $75 for full festival

Facebook Group

 

Toshiba Tall Ships Festival (Sep 8 - Sunset Parade Sail; Sep 9 - 10, 2017)

Dana Point Harbor, CA

Tickets: By event (see site).

 

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

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

Guests: TBA

Memberships: $60

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Vista Viking Festival (Sep 23 - 24, 2017)

Norway Hall, 2006 E. Vista Way, Vista CA 92084

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Pinterest

 

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 Maker Faire (Oct 7 - 8, 2017)

Balboa Park, San Diego CA 92101

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group

 

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

Theme: Revolution

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

Rate: $145

Membership: $40 , Registration limited to 150

Special Guest: Mark Herman

Facebook Group

 

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

 

Exhibit Opening: Infinity Cube (Apr 7 - Dec 31 (or longer))

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

Tickets: $18.50

 

The Art of Dr. Suess: Rare Editions (May 13 - Jun 4)

Chuck Jones Gallery: 232 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

 

 

 

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 Magic the Gathering

 

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 Chromatin Meetup

 

San Diego Makers Guild

 

San Diego Robotics Club (meetup)

 

San Diego Robots in Research (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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