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

 

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

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

 

Current Print Issue: #25, Jul 2015 / Last Online Update: 2016-07-28

 

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 2015

Events

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

 

Upcoming Events

Conventions, Faires and Festivals

 

Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (Jul 22 - 28; check site for times)

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

 

Dobby and the House Elves New Sock and New Book Drive (Jul 24 - Aug 4, 9 am - closing)

Bring new socks or pick up a new book to donate. You'll get a S.P.E.W. Badge and be entered in a special prize drawing for each donation! Books and socks will be donated to Adams Elementary School.

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

 

Cool Kids Read: Superhero Edition (Jul 29, 3 pm)

Warwicks, 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037

 

Magic the Gathering August Sealed League (Jul 29, 4 pm)

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

$25

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Jul 29, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Imperial Assault Skirmish Tournament (Jul 29, 6 - 8 pm)

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

$8

 

Something Fictitious This Doctor Comes (Jul 29, 7 - 10 pm) - Doctor Who meetup

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

-          The Doctor Who and other Cool Shows/Movies Meetup is also going

 

Annual Pirate Party (Jul 29, 7 - 1:30 am)

The Haunted Head Saloon, 207 N Tremont St, Oceanside, CA 92054

 

Waltz and Such (Jul 29, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

The Worlds of Star Trek with Dr. Lisa Will (Jul 29, 8 pm)

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

 

Summer Movies in the Park: Star Wars, Episode IV A New Hope (Jul 29, 8 - 10 pm)

Memorial Recreation Center, 2902 Marcy Ave, San Diego, CA 92113

Free

 

San Diego Dungeons and Dragons Meetup: Stradhcon (Jul 30, 9 am)

You may have to join the Group to see this event.

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

 

Pokemon Card Game Steam Siege Prerelease (Jul 30, 9:30 am)

Artifex Entertainment, 10045 Carroll Canyon Rd, Ste C, San Diego, CA 92131

$30

 

$1200 Force of Will Trading Card Game Open (Jul 30, 10 am - 11 pm)

Artifex Entertainment, 10045 Carroll Canyon Rd, Ste C, San Diego, CA 92131

$25

 

Guild Ball Monthly Tournament (Jul 29, 10 am - 8 pm)

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

$10

 

Harry Potter Group of San Diego: Harry Potter's Birthday (Jul 30, 10:30 am)

Location: Fellow Witchs House

Ages 21+

 

Pathfinder Society (Jul 30, 11 am) - Gaming

You may have to join the Group to see this event.

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

 

Magic the Gathering PPTQ Dublin (Jul 30, 11 am)

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

$25

 

Pokemon Go Bar Crawl - San Diego Edition (Jul 30, Noon - 6 pm)

Starts at The Deck at Moonshine Flats, 335 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Magic the Gathering GPT Standard (Jul 30, noon - 11 pm)

Artifex Entertainment, 10045 Carroll Canyon Rd, Ste C, San Diego, CA 92131

$10

 

Maker Hour: Recycled Comic Book Covers (Jul 30, 4 - 6 pm) - Sponsored by The Fleet After Dark

Sycamore Den, 3391 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

Tickets: $20

Ages 21+

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Disney Movie Night (Jul 30, 6 pm)

You may have to join Group to see event.

Needs a location

 

Epic Card Game Tournament (Jul 30, 6 - 9 pm) - Gaming

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

$5

 

Steampunk Night at Sweeney Todd (Jul 30, 7 pm)

Casa Del Prado Theater, 1600 Village Pl., San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $12 - $15 (Goldstar has half price tickets)

Facebook

 

San Diego Sabers Review of Forms I - VI (Jul 30, 7:30 pm) - lightsabers

Must join Group to see events.

Mira Mesa Park and Recreation Center, 8575 New Salem St, San Diego, CA 92126

 

Local Artist Showcase (Jul 30, 7 - midnight)

8 bit Brewing Company, 26755 Jefferson Ave, Murrieta, CA 92562

 

Summer Movies in the Park: Star Wars, Episode IV A New Hope (Jul 30, 8 - 10 pm)

Cadman Community Park, 4280 Avanti Dr., San Diego CA 92117

Free

 

Summer Movies in the Park: The Good Dinosaur (Jul 30, 8 - 10 pm)

Silver Wing Neighborhood Park, 3737 Arey Dr., San Diego CA 92154

Free

 

Summer Movies in the Park: The Good Dinosaur (Jul 30, 8 - 10 pm)

Rancho Bernardo Community Park, 18448 West Bernardo Dr., San Diego CA 92127

Free

 

Summer Movies in the Park: Inside Out (Jul 30, 8 - 10 pm)

Hourglass Community Park, 10440 Black Mountain Rd., San Diego CA 92126

Free

 

Galacticadia 3 (Jul 30, 8 pm) - Video game inspired wrestling

San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $20

Facebook

 

Harry PotterCountdown to Midnight Party (Jul 30, 8 pm - midnight)

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

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

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

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

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

Bookstar, 3150 Rosecrans Place, San Diego, CA 92110

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

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

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

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

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

 

Release party for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Jul 30, 9 pm - 1 am)

Comickaze, 2750 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106

 

Midnight Release party for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Jul 30, 9 pm - midnight)

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

Facebook

- The Harry Potter Group of San Diego is going.

 

AL1ce, Lolita Dark and the Velveteen Band (Jul 30, 10 pm - 2 am) - Concert

Bar Sinister, 1652 N Cherokee Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: The Fifth Element Screening (Jul 31, 10:45 am - 1:15 pm)

You may have to join Group to see event.

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

 

Magic the Gathering Cube Draft (Jul 30, 9:30 am; First event 11 am, Second 3 pm)

Artifex Entertainment, 10045 Carroll Canyon Rd, Ste C, San Diego, CA 92131

$5

 

San Diego 2016 International Cosplay Day Gathering! (Jul 31, 2016; noon - 6 pm)

Butterfly Garden-Balboa Park, San Diego, California 92101

 

Pokemon Steam Siege Prerelease  (Jul 31, noon )

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

$25

 

Get Hammered Horror Series: Countess Dracula & Brides of Dracula  (Jul 31, 1 pm)

The Film Geeks at The Digital Gym Cinema, 2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104

Tickets: $11

Facebook

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds Bookclub (Jul 31, 1 - 3 pm)

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein

You may have to join Group to see event.

Presidio Park, 4288 Cosoy Way, San Diego , CA

 

Doomtown: June Doom Episode 3 (Jul 31, 4:30 - 9 pm)

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

$7

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Jul 31, 6 - 9 pm)

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

$6 - 10

 

Pathfinder Society (Aug 1, 6 pm) - Gaming

You may have to join the Group to see this event.

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

 

Feminist Comic Book Club Meeting (Aug 2, 6:30 - 8:15 pm)

Comickaze Comic Books & More, 2750 Historic Decater Rd. #101 Barracks 15, San Diego, CA

 

Signing: Mary E. Pearson (Aug 2, 6:30 - 9 pm)

The Beauty of Darkness

Carlsbad Dove Library, 1775 Dove Ln, Carlsbad, CA 92011

 

Lightsaber Knights Weekday Practice (Aug 2, 8 pm)

Must join Group to see event.

San Diego Hall of Champions, 2131 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Harry Potter Group: Phoenix book and Half-Blood Movie (Aug 3, 6 - 9 pm)

You may have to join Group to see event.

Shawnest, 3801 Marquette Pl., 2D, San Diego CA 92106

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Nerdy Newbie Night!! ice breaker and mingling (Aug 3, 6 pm)

You may have to join Group to see event.

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

 

San Diego Sabers Wednesday Practice (Aug 3, 7:30 pm) - lightsabers

Must join Group to see events.

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

 

D&D Encounters (Aug 4, 6 pm)

You may have to join the Group to see this event.

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

 

Guild Ball: The Big League (Aug 4, 6:15 pm)

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

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Aug 5, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Dinner and Suicide Squad (Aug 5, 6 - 9:30 pm)

You may have to join Group to see event.

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

 

Sci-Fi Movie Night: Sphere (Aug 5, 6:30 - 9:30 pm)

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

 

Waltz and Such (Aug 5, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Alien Moons of the Solar System with Prof. Scott Kardel (Aug 5, 8 pm)

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

 

Summer Movies in the Park: Inside Out (Aug 5, 8 - 10 pm)

Renette Park, 935 Emerald Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020

Free

 

Summer Movies in the Park: Inside Out (Aug 5, 8 - 10 pm)

Woodland Park, 1148 Rock Springs Road San Marcos, CA 92069

Free

 

Summer Movies in the Park: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Aug 5, 8 - 10 pm)

Penn Athletic Field, 2555 Dusk Dr., San Diego, CA 92139

Free

 

Summer Movies in the Park: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Aug 5, 8 - 10 pm)

Flinn Springs County Park, 14787 Old Hwy 8, Guatay, CA 91931

Free

 

Summer Movies in the Park: The Lego Movie (Aug 5, 8 - 10 pm)

Tecolote Park, 4675 Tecolote Rd, San Diego, CA 92110

Free

 

Summer Movies in the Park: The Good Dinosaur (Aug 5, 8 - 10 pm)

Willie Henderson Sport Complex, 1035 South 45th Street, San Diego, CA 92113

Free

 

Summer Movies in the Park: Inside Out (Aug 5, 8 - 10 pm)

Renette Park, 935 Emerald Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020

 

Summer Movies in the Park: Inside Out (Aug 5, 8 - 10 pm)

Renette Park, 935 Emerald Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020

 

Star City Games Regionals $5K - Standard (Aug 6, 10 am - 6 pm)

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

$40

 

Lightsaber Knights Weekend Practice (Aug 6, 10:30 am)

Must join Group to see event.

San Diego Hall of Champions, 2131 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

 

A Game of Thrones LCG Tournament (Aug 6, 11 am)

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

$5

 

San Diego Roleplaying Association: Play Old School Style... (Aug 6, noon)

Villainous Lair, 3220 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA

 

NintenDiego Johto Classic Tournament (Aug 6, 1 - 5 pm)

5454 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942

Preregister at http://tinyurl.com/z6sz2zp

 

Signing: S.B. Divya and Greg Van Eekhout (Aug 6, 2 - 4 pm)

Runtime (SBD), Pacific Fire (GVE)

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

Facebook

 

San Diego Fan Force: Post Convention meetup and swag swap (Aug 6, 5 pm)

Lolita's Taco Shop, 7305 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, California 92111

 

The Writers Coffeehouse led by Jonathan Maberry (Aug 7, noon - 3 pm)

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

Facebook

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Aug 7, 6 - 9 pm)

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

$6 - 10

 

Get Pop-Cultured: Marvel (Aug 7, 7 pm)

Come and explore the Marvel Universe with a special offer and exclusive samplers, including the first storyline for Mosaic. Also enjoy trivia, coloring, cosplay and more.

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

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

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

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

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

Bookstar, 3150 Rosecrans Place, San Diego, CA 92110

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

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

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

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

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

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Learn and Play Settlers of Catan (Aug 9, 6 - 9:30 pm)

You may have to join Group to see event.

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

 

Lightsaber Knights Weekday Practice (Aug 9, 8 pm)

Must join Group to see event.

San Diego Hall of Champions, 2131 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

 

San Diego Sabers Wednesday Practice (Aug 10, 7:30 pm) - lightsabers

Must join Group to see events.

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

 

D&D Encounters (Aug 11, 6 pm)

You may have to join the Group to see this event.

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

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Dinner and a Movie (Batman, 1989) (Aug 12, 6 - 9:30 pm)

You may have to join Group to see event.

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

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Aug 12, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Star Trek & the Science of Space Travel (Aug 12, 6:30 - 8 pm)

San Diego Comics Art Gallery, 2765 Truxton Rd., Barracks 3, San Diego CA 92106

Tickets: $15

Ages 21+

 

Waltz and Such (Aug 12, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

The Chemistry of Combustion with Prof. Shane Haggard (Aug 12, 8 pm)

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

 

Lightsaber Knights Weekend Practice (Aug 13, 10:30 am)

Must join Group to see event.

San Diego Hall of Champions, 2131 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Signing: Christopher Farnsworth (Aug 13, 2 pm)

Killfile

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

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Aug 14, 6 - 9 pm)

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

$6 - 10

 

Lightsaber Knights Weekday Practice (Aug 16, 8 pm)

Must join Group to see event.

San Diego Hall of Champions, 2131 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

 

San Diego Sabers Wednesday Practice (Aug 17, 7:30 pm) - lightsabers

Must join Group to see events.

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

 

D&D Encounters (Aug 18, 6 pm)

You may have to join the Group to see this event.

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

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Aug 19, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Mars Movie Night (Aug 19, 7 pm)

Invaders From Mars (1953)

War of the Worlds (1953)

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

 

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

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Lightsaber Knights Weekend Practice (Aug 20, 10:30 am)

Must join Group to see event.

San Diego Hall of Champions, 2131 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

 

San Diego Vintage SciFi (Aug 20, 7 pm)

The Invaders: The Innocent

The Invaders: Condition: Red

The Invaders: Valley of the Shadow

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

 

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

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

$6 - 10

 

Lightsaber Knights Weekday Practice (Aug 23, 8 pm)

Must join Group to see event.

San Diego Hall of Champions, 2131 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

 

San Diego Sabers Wednesday Practice (Aug 24, 7:30 pm) - lightsabers

Must join Group to see events.

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

 

D&D Encounters (Aug 25, 6 pm)

You may have to join the Group to see this event.

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

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Aug 26, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

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

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Lightsaber Knights Weekend Practice (Aug 27, 10:30 am)

Must join Group to see event.

San Diego Hall of Champions, 2131 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Signing: Patrick Duffy (Aug 13, 2 pm)

The Man from Atlantis

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

 

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

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

$6 - 10

 

Lightsaber Knights Weekday Practice (Aug 30, 8 pm)

Must join Group to see event.

San Diego Hall of Champions, 2131 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

 

San Diego Sabers Wednesday Practice (Aug 31, 7:30 pm) - lightsabers

Must join Group to see events.

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

 

The Writers Coffeehouse led by Jonathan Maberry (Sep 4, noon - 3 pm)

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

 

 

 

Go For Launch (STEM event for Highschoolers) (Aug 22 - 24, 2016)

San Diego Air and Space Museum, 2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA

$250

 

Nerd-Con (Aug 26 - 28, 2016)

California Center for the Performing Arts, 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025

Guests: TBA

Passes: $35

Facebook- Twitter - Instagram - Google+ - Pinterest - Tumblr

 

San Diego Who Con (Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2016)

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

Rooms: $125

Guests: Karen Hallion, Daphne Ashbrook, Isaac Pierce, The Velveteen Band, others

Memberships: $60

Facebook

 

San Diego Maker Faire (Oct 1 - 2, 2016)

Balboa Park, San Diego CA 92101

Tickets: $15/day

Facebook

 

Gaslight Gathering (Oct 7 - 9, 2016) - Steampunk Convention

Theme: Things at go Bump in the Night

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

Rooms: $120

Guest of Honor: Gail Carriger

Memberships: $50

Contact - Facebook - Twitter

 

Project Oracle (Oct 28 - 30, 2016) - Gaming Convention

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

Memberships: $30 to 7/25/16, $40 to 10/24/16; then $50

Facebook

 

Viennese Nights: A Victorian Ball (Feb 17 , 2017)

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

Tickets: TBA

 

San Diego Comic Fest (Feb 17 - 20, 2017)

Four Points by Sheraton, 8110 Aero Dr., San Diego, CA 92123

Guests: David Brin, Eric Lewald and Julia Lewald, Vivek J. Tiwary, more

Memberships: $50

Facebook - Twitter - Instagram

 

ConDor (Mar 3 - 5, 2017) - SF&F Convention

Four Points by Sheraton, 8110 Aero Dr., San Diego, CA 92123

Memberships: $30 to 7/1/16; then ?

Facebook

 

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

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

Contact

 

Gam3rcon (July 19 - 24, 2017) - Gaming Convention

NewSchool of Architecture & Media Design, 1249 F Street San Diego, CA 92101

Memberships: $30 to 3/1/16, then $60

Facebook

 

 

Exhibitions

 

Monsters! (Oct 25, 2014 - Dec 31, 2016) - Art Show

San Diego Museum of Man, 1350 El Prado, San Diego CA 92101

General Admission: $12.50

 

My Hero: Contemporary Art and Superhero Action (May 21 - Aug 14) - Art Show

California Center for the Preforming Arts, 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025

General Admission: $8

 

The Entertaining Art of Neville Page (May 21 - Aug 14)

Art and Costumes by Famed Creature and Concept Designer

California Center for the Preforming Arts, 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025

General Admission: $8

 

Unlocking Wonderland: The Exhibit (May 21 - Aug 14) - Art Show

California Center for the Preforming Arts, 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025

General Admission: $8

 

Science Fiction, Science Future (May 21 - Sep 5) - SF inventions become reality

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

General Admission: $19.95

 

Star Cars (Jun 3 - Sep 30) - Cars from TV and the movies

San Diego Automotive Museum, 2080 Pan America Plaza, San Diego CA 92101

General Admission: $9.00

Larry Caveney Solo Show - Super Freaks (Jun 11 - Aug 21) - Art Show

Sparks Gallery, 530 Sixth Ave., San Diego CA 92101

Free

 

Cute, Cute Kawaii! Japan's Pop Culture Movement (Jun 23 - Oct 23)

Japanese Friendship Garden, 2215 Pan American Rd E, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $35 ($30 for Garden members), $15 for makeup

 

Party Lines: The History, Art, and Politics of Editorial Cartoons (Jun 23 - Sep 4) - Art Show

SDSU Downtown Gallery, 725 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

Free

 

Dude Vader Draws? (Jul 1 - 31) - Art Show

Pannikin La Jolla, 7467 Girard Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

 

Creature Feature part 4 (Jul 2 - Aug 8) - Art Exhibit

Left Hand Black Tattoo, 1947 Fern St, Ste 5, San Diego, CA 92102

 

Comic Art 2 (Jul 20 - Aug 3) - Art Exhibit

Mike Hess Brewing Company North Park, 3812 Grim Ave, San Diego, CA 92104

 

Heroes vs Villains Art Exhibition (Jul 23 - 31)

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

Free

All Ages

 

Galactic Pleasures (Sep 2 - 25)

Call for Artists (til Aug 6)

The Studio Door, 3750 30th St., San Diego, CA 92104

 

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

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

 

IKV Stranglehold

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

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

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

 

Imperial Sands Garrison

Stormtrooper Garrison for San Diego and Imperial Counties.

 

The Mars Society of San Diego hosts The Mars Movie Night

Monthly showings, usually third Friday of the month.

Contact: Gerry Williams

 

San Diego Browncoats

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

Contact - John Monteaguado - Facebook

 

San Diego Fan Force

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

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

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

Contact: James Floyd - Facebook

 

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

 

San Diego My Little Pony Convention Planning

 

San Diego Sabers - Light Saber combat group

 

San Diego Star Wars Society

Active in the area for charitable and community wide events.

Contact - Facebook

 

San Diego Vintage Sci-Fi

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

Contact: Gerry Williams

 

Sci-Fi Movie Night

Monthly meetings in Vista CA

 

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

 

- Anime

 

Cal Animage Beta Chapter

UCSD anime society, but non students are welcome.

Contact - Facebook - Yahoo

 

Okore

Anime and Manga Group

 

SD Animanga

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

 

sd-anime

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

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

 

- Other

 

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

 

Harry Potter Group of San Diego (Meetup)

Facebook

 

Science Fiction Writers of San Diego Meetup

 

General Geek/Nerd

 

Geek Girls of San Diego

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

Facebook

 

North County Nerdfighters

Getting Nerdfighters together for geeky activities in North County.

 

San Diego Geeks

Created to give local geeks a way to find each other and talk about all the Geekary they might not be able to with others at work or as often as they might like... or just geek out over all things nerdy from Conventions, comics, cosplay to gaming.
Sub Group of
SoCal Geeks

 

San Diego-Tijuana Metropolitan Area Nerdfighters

Getting Nerdfighters together for geeky activities.

 

Vista Nerd Club

 

Books/Reading/Comics

 

Cyborg Knights Book Club

Carlsbad, CA

 

La Mesa Comic Lovers Book Club

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

Ages 18+

 

The Royal Manticorian Navy, The Official Honor Harrigton Fan Club

Dedicated to David Webers books series.

 

San Diego Book Discussion Group

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

 

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group

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

 

Writing

 

Clarion Writers Workshop

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

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

 

Science Fiction Writers of San Diego meetup

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

 

Steampunk and Victoriana

 

San Diego Steampunk Events

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

 

San Diego Tea Duelists

Enthusiasts of the art of tea dueling (obviously).

 

San Diego Steampunk Meetup

 

Starburner Galactic Courier Service

Facebook

 

Costuming/Cosplay

 

San Diego Cosplay and Costume Support Group

Online group for cosplayer and costumer mutual support.

 

San Diego Comic Con Cosplayers

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

 

San Diego Costume Guild

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

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

Facebook

 

San Diegostuck

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

Tumblr

 

SD Cosplay

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

Contact - Facebook

 

Period Dancing

 

The Playford Plodders

Dances of England of the mid-17th century.

Facebook

 

San Diego English Country Dancers

Dances of the late 18th and early 19th century

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

Contact - Facebook

 

San Diego Vintage Dance Society

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

Facebook

 

Waltz and Such

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

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

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

 

Re-enactors and Recreationists

 

Barony of Calafia

The regional chapter of the worldwide Society for Creative Anachronism,

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

Facebook - Calendar

 

Scholars of Alcala - Renaissance Sword Fighting

 

The Historical Martial Arts Preservation Society of San Diego

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

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

 

The Southern Horde

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

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

 

Gaming

 

       ������Gam3rcon

 

         ��������Game Night in Hillcrest

 

Gaymers San Diego

 

San Diego Gaymer Group

 

- Live Action Role Playing (LARP)

 

Carlsbad Medieval/Fantasy LARP

 

Dystopia Rising SoCal - South

Post zombie apocalypse LARP

 

Night Terrors Vampire LARP

3rd Saturdays, 3 - 9 pm

Laws of Night Revisited

Contact: mal2011st@gmail.com

 

San Diego LARP Community

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

 

San Diego By Night: Crimson Citadel Meetup

A World of Darkness/Minds Eye Theater Vampire LARP

 

- Role Play Gaming

 

Diego Dungeon Crawlers DCC RPG Meetup

 

The San Diego Dungeons and Dragons Meetup Group

 

San Diego North County Dungeons and Dragons Meetup

 

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

 

San Diego Pathfinder Society

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

 

San Diego Roleplaying Association

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

 

-        Table Top/Strategy

 

         ��������Game Night San Diego - Social Board Games

 

Late Night Magic the Gathering

 

North County Board Games Group

 

Point Loma and OB Strategy Game Nights

 

San Diego Board Game and Magic the Gathering Meetup

 

San Diego Board Games Group

 

San Diego Couples Game Night

 

San Diego Redditors Gaming Club

 

San Diego Star Trek Attack Wing

 

- Video Games

 

Couch Conflict! Meetup

Multiplayer Video Games.

Facebook

 

NintenDiego

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

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

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

Facebook

 

Pokemon Go Dog Walkers

 

Pokemon Go Players of San Diego

 

Pokemon Go Team Instinct of San Diego

 

SanDiegoLan.net

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

Facebook

 

San Diego Pokemon Go

 

San Diego Smash 4 Community

 

San Diego Team Mystic - Pokemon

 

StreetPass San Diego

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

Facebook - Twitter - Google+ - Reddit - Instagram

 

San Diego Video Gaming Society

 

Science and Technical

 

Geek Girl - San Diego

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

 

Geek Girls of San Diego

Our main focus is to provide a safe social setting for geek girls of similar interests to meet and interact and hopefully create bonds of friendship that will last a long time.

 

Open Source Makers Lab

               2591 Pioneer Ave., Suite G, Vista CA 92081

 

San Diego Association for Rational Inquiry (SDARI)

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

Facebook - Meetup

 

San Diego Makers Guild

 

San Diego Robotics Club (meetup)

 

San Diego Space (Meetup)

 

Other Groups of Interest

 

San Diego Furries

 

San Diego Sphinxes- A Muggle Quidditch team

 

Meetup.com

 

Fandom Across the Border

 

Fuerza Rebelde Base Tijuana

A Star Wars fan club located in Tijuana, B.C.

Facebook

 

Rebel Legion, Mexican Base, Tijuana

Aother Star Wars which engages in costume recreation at charity events and SF conventions in Tijuana and beyond.

 

Tijuana Nerd & Geek Meetup

 

OTHER EVENT AND ORGANIZATION SOURCES:

 

Geek City Guide: San DIego

 

San Diego Eventful (books)

 

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