San Diego Fandom Index

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- Steampunk and Victoriana

- Costuming/Cosplay

- Period Dancing

- Reenactors and Recreationists

- Gaming

o Live Action Role Playing (LARP)

o Role Playing Gaming

o TableTop/Strategy

o Video Games

- Science and Technical

- Other Groups of Interest

- Across the Border

 

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: #26, Oct 2015 / Last Online Update: 2016-02-12

 

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

- CA Conventions

- CA Faires and Reenactment 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


 

Only a selection of the events created by or attended by the groups on this list.

 

Buffalo Breath Moving Sale (Feb 5 - 18) - Costume Sale

Buffalo Breath Costumes, 2050 Hancock St, San Diego, CA 92110

 

San Diego Comic Fest (Feb 12 - 15, 2016)

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

Guests: Greg Bear, Ajani Brown

Memberships: $50

Facebook - Twitter - Instagram

 

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

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Southbound: A Hallucinatory Horror Anthology (Feb 12, 13, 16, 17; time vary) - Film

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

 

Fior Fest (Feb 13 - 14) - Medieval Arms Training

Double Tree Hotel, 11915 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130

Tickets: $125

 

Winter Gamefest (Feb 13 - 14, 2016) - Video Games

Price Center, 9500 Gilman Dr, San Diego, California 92093

Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - Soundcloud

 

Geek Out Day Winter Quarter (for UCSD RPG Club) (Feb 13 noon)

Meet in front of Gilman Parking Structure, UCSD. Group outing to game stores.

 

Android: Netrunner Store Championships (Feb 13, noon) - Gaming

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

 

San Diego Sphinxes Quidditch Practice (Feb 13, noon)

Kearny Mesa Rec Center, 3170 Armstrong St., San Diego CA 92111

 

SDCA: Valentine's Day Heart-A-PaLOOZA! (Feb 13, 1 pm) - Cosplay

Balboa Park Fountain, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Magic the Gathering Tournament (Feb 13, 1 - 9 pm)

Comics N Stuff, Parkway Plaza, 415 Parkway Plz, El Cajon, CA 92020

 

Comikaze Presents: Paint Your Sneakers (Feb 13, 1 - 4 pm)

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

 

Training Session: Intro to Makashi, Continued (Feb 13, 1 - 4 pm) - Sword instruction

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

 

Harry Potter Party (Feb 13, 2 pm)

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

 

Okore Meet and Greet (Feb 13, 6 pm) – Anime

Denny’s (Banquet Room), 4280 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego CA

 

The Princess Bride (Feb 13, 7 pm)

Balboa Theatre - San Diego, 868 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $10

Facebook

 

Villain'tines Day (Feb 13, 7 pm) - Party

Location: TBA

Tickets: $10 in advance, $20 at the door

 

Retro Resale Second Sunday Pop Up Vintage Market (Feb 14, 9 am - 1 pm)

Retro Resale San Diego, 8170 Ronson Rd, Ste K, San Diego, CA 92111

 

X-Wing Dogfight Tournament (Feb 14, 9 am) - Gaming

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

 

StreetPass San Diego: I Choose You! Player 2 (Feb 14, 1 - 6 pm) - Video Games

New San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Disney Beauty and the Beast - Sing-a-long (Feb 14, 1 pm)

Balboa Theatre - San Diego, 868 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $9, $5 children

Facebook

 

San Diego English Country Dancers Sunday Dance (Feb 14 , 6 - 9 pm)

RB Swim & Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr., San Diego, CA 92128
Caller: Martha Wild and Jimmy Akin, Recorded Music
Admission: $6:00

 

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group (Feb 15, 7:30 pm)

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

 

Comic Lovers Book Club meeting (Feb 16, 6 pm)

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

-          California Association of Pop-Culture Enthusiasts is going

 

Street Fighter 5 Release Day Tournament (Feb 16, 6:30 pm) - Video Games

LanDiego, 9625 Black Mountain Rd, Ste 208, San Diego, CA 92126

 

Book Discussion Group (Feb 17, 7 pm)

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

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

 

Calafia Populace Meeting (Feb 18, 7 - 8:45 pm) - SCA event

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

 

Start-The-Riot Radio Presents SD Steampunk Night (Feb 19, 6:30 pm)

Arcana Brewing Company, 5621 Palmer Way, Ste C, Carlsbad, California 92010

$7

Ages 21+

 

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

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Mars Movie Night (Feb 19, 7 pm)

The Martian ( 2015)

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

Free, but please RSVP as seating is limited.

 

Signing: Susan Dennard (Feb 19, 7:30 pm)

Truthwitch, Strange and Ever After, Others

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

Facebook

 

College of St. Isidore Anniversary (Feb 20, 9 am - 5 pm) - SCA event

Santee Town Center Park (East) 550 Park Center Drive, Santee, CA 92071

 

Signing: Jeri Westerson (Feb 20, 2 pm)

The Silence of Stones, Shadow of the Alchemist, others

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

 

Watch Penny Dreadful Season 2 (Part 2) (Feb 20, 3:30 – 9:30 pm)

Doctor Who and & Other Cools Shows/Movies Meetup and California Association of Pop-Culture Enthusiasts joint event.

Filippi’s Pizza Restaurant and Bar, 5454 Kearny Villa Rd., San Diego CA

 

A Women and Black History in Horror Month Celebration (Feb 20, 4 - 11:30 pm) - Film

Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92103

Tickets: $15

 

Doctor Who Trivia Night (Feb 20, 5 - 8 pm)

Packards Coffee Shop, 680 Main St, Ramona, California 92065

 

San Diego Vintage Sci-Fi (Feb 20, 7 pm)

Fritz Langs Frau Im Mond (Woman in the Moon) ( 1929)

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

Free, but please RSVP as seating is limited.

 

Signing: Rancy Henderson (Feb 21, 2 pm)

Bigfootloose and Fancy Free: A Darkly Funny Urban Fantasy, Finn Fancy Necromancy

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

 

San Diego Star Wars Society Monthly Meeting (Feb 21, 3:30 pm)

Toby Wells YMCA, 5105 Overland Ave, San Diego, CA 92123

 

Feminist Comic Book Club of San Diego: Lets Talk About your Favorite Women in Comics (Feb 23, 6:30 pm)

Comickaze (2) Comic Books and More, 2750 Historic Decater Rd. #101 Barracks 15, San Diego, CA

 

Signing: D. J. McHale and Patrick Carman (Feb 23, 6 pm)

Voyagers: Omega Rising (and other books)

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

 

League of Extraordinary Pop-Culure Nerds Monthly Dinner (Feb 24, 6:30 pm)

Studio Diner, 4701 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA

 

ConDor XXIII (Feb 26 - 28, 2016) - Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention

Theme: Star Trek

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

Rooms: $115 s/d; $130 triple; $150 quad

Guests of Honor: David Gerrald, Bjo and John Trimble, D. C. Fontana

Memberships: $35 to 2/15/16, then $60

Contact - Facebook - Yahoo - Twitter

 

Okore goes to Theatrical Screening of Studio Ghibi’s “Only Yesterday" (Feb 26, 6 pm)

Landmark Ken Cinema, 4016 Adams Ave., San Diego CA 92116

 

Feminist Comic Book Club Pizza and A Movie (Feb 26, 6 pm)

Location:  Shown only to members

 

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

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

SanDiegoStuck's SpadeStuck 2016 (Feb 27, noon - 4 pm) - Cosplay Valentines Day

Pepper Grove Park, San Diego, California 92101

 

Signing: Ann A. MacDonald (Feb 27, 2 pm)

The Oxford Inheritance

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

 

Who Goes There Podcast Frights and Pints 666: An Affair to Dismember (Feb 27, 8 pm)

The Ugly Dog Pub San Diego, 6344 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California 92115

 

Underground Lightsaber Fighters Battle (Feb 27, 8 pm)

Balboa Park Fountain, San Diego, California 92101

 

Pokemon Party (Feb 28, 2 pm)

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

Children’s Event

 

Signing: V. E. Schwab, Kiersten White, Cecil Castellucci and Caragh M. O'Brien (Feb 29, 7:30 pm)

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

 

Heinous Hybrids: Pop Culture Concoctions (Mar 1, 7 pm - midnight) - Art Show

Mashups and Crossovers of pop culture iconography

Basic Urban Kitchen + Bar, 410 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Geek Girls of San Diego Cosplay Crafting Day (Mar 5, 11 am - 5 pm)

The Calamitorium, 5540 Aztec Dr., La Mesa CA 91942

 

2nd Annual Comic Convention Kick-Off (Mar 5, 9 am)

Excitement of a traditional con without leaving the store

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

 

Harry Potter Walk (Mar 6, 9:30 - 3:00 pm)

To raise funds for the Carmel Valley Library

Start: Canyon Crest Academy, 5951 Village Center Loop Rd., San Diego CA

Actual walk only a mile

Registration: $15 early bird (first 100 walkers), then $20

 

Writer’s Coffeehouse with Jonathan Maberry (Mar 6, noon)

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

 

C. S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters (Mar 6, 4 pm & 7 pm)

Balboa Theatre - San Diego, 868 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $45.50 - 79.50

 

Signing and Q&A: Travis Langley (Mar 12, 2 pm)

Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind, The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead

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

 

Signing: Rachel A. Marks, Cindy Pon and Debra Driza (Mar 13, 2 pm)

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

 

Signing: Patricia Briggs (Mar 13, 2 pm)

Fire Touched

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

 

Book Discussion Group (Feb 17, 7 pm)

14 by Peter Clines

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

 

Signing: Mishell Baker (Mar 19, 2 pm)

Borderline

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

 

Barnes and Nobel Batman Vs. Superman Day (Mar 19)

  Bookstar/Costa Verde (7 pm)  8650 Genesee Ave. Ste 230, San Diego, CA 92122

  Eastlake (7 pm) Otay Ranch Town Center 2015 Birch Road Suite 700 , Chula Vista, CA 91915

  Grossmont Center (7 pm) 5500 Grossmont Center Dr. Suite 331, La Mesa CA 91942

  Mira Mesa (6 pm) 10775 Westview Parkway, San Diego, CA 92126

  Oceanside (7 pm) 2615 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054

  Ranch Bernardo (7 pm) 11744 Carmel Mountain Road , San Diego, CA 92128

  Santee Trolley Square (7 pm)  9938 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, CA 92071

 

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group (Mar 21, 7:30 pm)

Monsterous Regiment by Terry Pratchett

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

 

Signing: Veronica Rossi, Kiersten White and Mary E. Pearson (Mar 22, 7:30 pm)

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

 

Signing: Lisa Yee (Mar 23, 6 pm)

Wonder Woman at Superhero High

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

 

Signing: David Brin (Mar 26, 2 pm)

Insistence of Vision

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

 

Signing: Sam Sykes (Mar 29, 7:30 pm)

The Moral Tally

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

 

Signing: Robert J. Sawyer (Mar 31, 7:30 pm)

Quantum Night

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

 

Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage (Mar 31, 7:30 pm)

Balboa Theatre - San Diego, 868 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $34.50 - $94.50

 

Gam3rbowl (Feb 6 - 7, 2016) - Gaming Convention

10th Avenue Theatre and Arts Centre, 930 10th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Memberships: FREE

Facebook

 

San Diego Comic Fest (Feb 12 - 15, 2016)

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

Guests: Greg Bear, Ajani Brown

Memberships: $50

Facebook - Twitter - Instagram

 

Winter Gamefest (Feb 13 - 14, 2016) - Video Games

Price Center, 9500 Gilman Dr, San Diego, California 92093

Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - Soundcloud

 

ConDor XXIII (Feb 26 - 28, 2016) - Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention

Theme: Star Trek

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

Rooms: $115 s/d; $130 triple; $150 quad

Guests of Honor: David Gerrald, Bjo and John Trimble, D. C. Fontana

Memberships: $35 to 2/15/16, then $60

Contact - Facebook - Yahoo - Twitter

 

San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering (Mar 5 - 12, 2016)

Located Throughout San Diego County

Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - Pintrest

 

Hanadoki Con (Mar 18 - 20, 2016) - Anime Convention

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

Guests: TBA

Memberships: $30 to 12/31/15, $35 to 1/31/16, $40 to 2/29/16, $45 to 3/15/16, $50 at door

Facebook - Twitter

 

Anime Conji (Mar 25 - 27, 2016) - Anime Convention - CANCELLED

 

Festival of Fools (Apr 1 - 3, 2016) - Steampunk event

Antique Gas and Steam Museum, 2040 North Santa Fe Avenue, Vista, CA 92083

Cost: $50 to 3/29/16, then ?

Facebook

 

Escon (Apr 15 - 16, 2016) - Gaming

McMahan House, Cal State San Marcos, San Marcos, CA

Tickets: $25

 

Kingdom-Con (Apr 28 - May 1, 2016) - Gaming Convention

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

Rooms: TBA

Memberships: TBA

Facebook

 

San Diego County Fair (Jun 3 - Jul 4, 2015)

Mad About the Fair: A Steampunk Alice In Wonderland theme

Tickets: $15

 

The Worlds First Pop-Up Resort (Jul 17 - 24) - Cosplay Ship

Includes Dining with the Stars luncheons

San Diego Harbor, San Diego CA 92101

Pricing: From $185.99 - $399.99 per person per night

Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - Pinterest

 

Gam3rcon (July 20 - 24, 2016) - Gaming Convention

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

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

Facebook

 

San Diego Comic-con International (July 21 - 24, 2016) - Comic and Media Convention

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

Hotels

Memberships: Sign up for membership ID for a chance to purchase tickets

Contact

 

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: TBA

Memberships: TBA

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: TBA

Guest of Honor: Gail Carriger

Memberships: TBA

Contact - Facebook - Twitter

 

Exhibitions

 

Unmasked - Comic Fest Art Exhibit (Feb 5 - 19)

Kimchicosplay Gallery, 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

 

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

 

Schlockfest (Monthly B Movie Film Showings

San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Free

 

The Universal Suspects - Monthly Classic Horror Film Screenings

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

$12 - 15

 

-       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

 

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.

 

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.

Apply: Dec 1, 2014 - Mar 1, 2015 Dates: Jun 21 - Aug 1, 2015

 

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

 

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

 

Board Games and Beer

Combines boardgames and microbrews 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.

 

Game Night San Diego - Social Board Games

 

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

 

SanDiegoLan.net

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

Facebook

 

San Diego Smash 4 Community

 

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.

 

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

 

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