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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: 2017-1-17

 

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

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Events

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

 

Upcoming Events

Conventions, Faires, Balls, and Festivals

 

 

Pokemon Sealed League (Jan 6 - 20)

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

 

Magic The Gathering: Draft! (Jan 18, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: At Ease Adventures (Jan 18, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Star Wars Destiny Mini-Tournaments (Jan 18, 6:30 - 9 pm)

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

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Wednesday Board Game Night (Jan 18, 6:30 pm)

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

Facebook

 

San Diego Skeptics Society: Drink Skeptically (Jan 18, 7 pm)

Waypoint Public, 3794 30th St., San Diego CA

 

San Diego Sabers: Wednesday Sparring Session (Jan 18, 7 pm)

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

 

Gamenight in Hillcrest/North Park (Jan 18, 8 pm)

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

Ages 21+

 

Circus Vargas: Steam Cirque (Jan 19 - 30; times vary)

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

Tickets: $22 - $72 (Goldstar has discount tickets)

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D Encounters (Jan 19, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Non-Fiction Bookclub (Jan 19, 6:30 - 8:30 pm)

The Planets by David Sobel

Panama 66, 4150 El Prado, San Diego CA

 

January Populace Meeting (Jan 19, 7 - 8:45 pm) - Society for Creative Anachronism

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

 

Flash Fantasy Sci-Fiction: Short Tales From the Mothership (Jan 19, 7:30 - 8:30 pm)

UCSD Geisel Library, 9500 Gilman Dr, # 0175, La Jolla, CA 92093

 

Escon (Jan 20 - 22, 2016) - Gaming

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

Tickets: $35

 

2017 Global Game Jam! (Jan 20 - 22, 2017) - Game development conference

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

Tickets: $0 - 10

 

Games plus Food by Comet Catering (Jan 20, 5 - 11 pm)

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

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Jan 20, 6:30 - 9 pm)

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

 

San Diego Gulls Star Wars Night (Jan 20, 7 - 10 pm)

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

Tickets

-          Underground Light Saber Fighters of San Diego will be there.

-          The Imperial Suns Garrison will be there.

 

Mars Movies (Jan 20, 7 - 11 pm)

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

Tin Can (2010)

Approaching the Unknown (2016)

My Favorite Martian: Rocket to Mars (1963)

Free but please RSVP as seating is limited.

 

Waltz and Such (Jan 20, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Amazing Stories of the Space Age with Author Rod Pyle (Jan 20, 8 - 9 pm) - Science Lecture

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

 

Warhammer 40000, Into LVO GT (Jan 21, 9 am - Jan 22, 5 pm)

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

 

Aether Revolt Release Tournament (Jan 21, 10 am - 7 pm)

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

 

Womens March on Washington in San Diego (Jan 21, 10 am)

Assembling at the Civic Center Plaza, 1200 Third Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

will be attended by:

Feminist Comic Book Club (10 am, Location TBA) and

Geek Girls of San Diego (assembling at 8 am, at Brian's 24, 828 6th Ave, San Diego, CA)

 

Star Wars Armada League (Jan 21, 11 am - 4 pm)

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

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: Warlords (Jan 21, 11 am - 8 pm)

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

 

San Diego Role Playing Association: Play Old School Style (Jan 21, noon)

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

 

Signing: Laura Anne Gilman (Jan 21, noon)

The Cold Eye

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

Facebook

 

San Diego Okore: Anime Screening and Potluck (Jan 21, noon - 6:30 pm)

The Webble Bldg. , 1133 Columbia Street Ste-206, San Diego, CA

 

Games plus Food by Tallis Tacos (Jan 21, noon - 11 pm)

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

 

Pokemon Sun and Moon Pre-Release (Jan 21, 12:15 - 3:15 pm)

Palomar Toys, 669 Palomar St, Chula Vista, CA 91911

 

San Diego Cosplay:The Tunnel Shootout! (Jan 21, 6 - 11 pm)

12161 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91915

 

Lonsdale & Brooks: Geeky Music for Geeky People (Jan 21, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

OPT Star Party (Jan 21, 6 - 11 pm)

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

 

MtG: Bi-weekly Star Wars Tournaments (Jan 21, 6:05 pm)

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

 

San Diego Sabers: Training (Jan 21, 6:30 pm) - lightsabers

Nobel Recreation Center, San Diego, CA 92122

 

Reel Science: Donnie Darko with Daniel Sheehan (Jan 21, 7 - 10 pm)

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

Tickets: $11

Facebook

 

San Diego Vintage Sci Fi (Jan 21, 7 - 11 pm)

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

Destination Inner Space (1966)
Fantastic Voyage (1966)

The Jetsons: Private Property (1962)

Free but please RSVP as seating is limited.

 

The San Diego VFW Toy Show (Jan 22, 2017, 8 am - 2 pm)

CDR Jack E. Carleton VFW Post 2111,  299 I St, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Facebook Group

 

2017 Winter Series SouthBay Pokeman League Premier Challenge #2 (Jan 22, 1 pm)

Palomar Toys, 669 Palomar St, Chula Vista, CA 91911

 

Kick Off A Year Of John Carpenter With Dark Star (Jan 22, 1 pm)

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

$11

 

San Diego Roleplaying Association: Dying Earth (Jan 22, 1 pm)

Villainous Lair Comics & Gaming, 3220 Adams Avenue, San Diego, California 92116

 

Streetpass San Diego: New Year, New Mii (Jan 22, 1 - 5 pm) - Video games

SDPL Central Library, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, California 92101

 

San Diego North County Board Games (Jan 22, 2 pm)

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

 

Pokemon TCG Sun & Moon Pre-Release (Jan 22, 2:30 - 7 pm)

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

 

Signing: Sherrilyn Kenyon (Jan 22, 4 pm)

Born of Vengence

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

Facebook

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Jan 22, 6 - 9 pm)

Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo 92128

$6 - 10

 

San Diego Skeptic Society: Doomsday Pessimism with Special Guest Michael Shermer (Jan 22, 7 - 8 pm)

SeeScan, 3855 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA 92123

$10 suggested donation

Facebook

 

TPG Indie Film Society presents Metropolis (Jan 22, 7 - 9 pm)

Thumbprint Gallery, 920 Kline St, La Jolla, California 92037

 

Pokemon - Standard Tournament (Jan 23, 6 - 7 pm)

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

$5

 

San Diego Steampunk January Meetup (Jan 23, 6:30- 9 pm)

Fuddruckers, 8285 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego CA

 

Comic Lovers Book Club (Jan 24, 6 - 7 pm)

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

 

San Diego Roleplaying Association: Mutant Epoch RPG Muddy Mayhem! (Jan 22, 6 pm)

Needs a location

 

Magic The Gathering: Draft! (Jan 25, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: At Ease Adventures (Jan 25, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Gamenight in Hillcrest/North Park (Jan 25, 8 pm)

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

Ages 21+

 

Cosmos Screening: "The World Set Free" (Jan 25, 8 - 9 pm)

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

 

Disney Karaoke Night (Jan 25, 9 pm - 1:30 am)

The Bancroft, 9143 Campo Rd, Spring Valley, California 91977

Ages 21+

 

CinemArt: Meet Me in Montauk (Jan 26, 6 - 9 pm)

This event will be based on the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, 2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California 92104

 

Geeks Who Drink - Trivia (Jan 26, 8 - 10 pm)

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

 

Academy Award Winning Documentary: Chasing Ice (Jan 26, 8 - 9 pm) - Science Movie

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

 

Games plus Food by Wholly Crepe that was Good! (Jan 27, noon - 3 pm)

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

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Jan 27, 6:30 - 9 pm)

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

 

San Diego Role Playing Association: Prevent a War (Jan 27, 7 pm)

Location shown only to members.

 

Waltz and Such (Jan 27, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Signing: David Brin and Stephen W. Potts (Jan 27, 7:30 pm)

Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World

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

Facebook

 

The Science of the Climate Change Consensus (Jan 27, 8 - 9 pm) - Science Lecture

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

 

Imperial Assault Regionals Tournament (Jan 28, 9 am - 11 pm)

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

 

Miniatures Paint & Take (Jan 28, 11 am - 3 pm)

Villainous Lair Comics & Gaming, 3220 Adams Avenue, San Diego, California 92116

 

A Game of Thrones LCG Store Championships (Jan 28, 11 am - 9 pm)

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

 

Flames of War Organized Play (Jan 28, 11 am - 5 pm) - Miniatures Gaming

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

Free

 

San Diego Role Playing Association: Fallout Shelter (Jan 28, noon)

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

 

San Diego Role Playing Association: Relic Knights (Jan 28, noon)

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

 

Pop Psychology Event with Dr. Janina Scarlet (Jan 28, 2 pm)

Insights from books on the psychology of Game of Thrones, Marvel Comics, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead and Star Wars.

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

Facebook

 

Games plus Food by Comet Catering (Jan 28, 4 - 10 pm)

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

 

Harry Potter Group of San Diego: Book Club and Fanfic Club - Sorcerer's Stone (Jan 28, 5 pm)

Needs a location

 

12th Night Celebration and Masked Ball (Jan 28, 5:30 pm)

The Kingdom of Terre Neuve

Sable VFW Post 2275, 136 Chambers Street, El Cajon, CA 92020

 

San Diego Sabers: Training (Jan 21, 6:30 pm) - lightsabers

Nobel Recreation Center, San Diego, CA 92122

 

Reel Science: Flash Gordon with Michael Wall (Jan 28, 7 - 10 pm)

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

Tickets: $11

Facebook

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Nerdy Bookclub (Jan 29, 1 pm)

The Warriors Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold

Presidio Park, 4288 Cosoy Way, San Diego CA

 

Modern GPT for Vancouver 1 of 2 (Jan 29, 1 - 6 pm)

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

 

San Diego North County Board Games (Jan 29, 2 pm)

Mike's Pizzeria, 1158 West San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, CA

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Jan 22, 6 - 9 pm)

Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo 92128

$6 - 10

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Board Game Night: Settlers of Catan (Jan 31, 6:30 - 10 pm)

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

 

Disney Trivia (Jan 31, 7 - 10 pm)

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

 

Barony of Calafia Regalia Committee meeting (Jan 31, 7 - 9 pm) - Society for Creative Anachronism

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

 

Image Comics Day featuring Brandon Thomas and Juan Gedeon (Feb 1, 10 am - 2 pm)

Yesteryear Comics, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste D2, San Diego, CA 92123

 

MAGIC - Draft! (Feb 1, 6:30 - 9:30 pm)

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

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Nerdy Newbie Night (Feb 1, 7 - 9 pm)

SOHO Gastropub, 4633 Convoy St., San Diego CA

 

Blood Bowl League Kickoff (Feb 2, 6:15 - 10 pm)

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

 

Netrunner Tournament (Feb 2, 6:30 - 11 pm)

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

 

Cyborg Knights Book Club (Feb 2, 6:30 - 9 pm)

Brokedown Palace by Steven Brust

Pieology Pizza, 2647 Gateway Rd #101, Carlsbad CA

 

Circus Vargas: Steam Cirque (Feb 2 - 13; times vary)

Mission Bay Park, 1101 Sea World Dr. San Diego CA 92110

Tickets: $22 - $72 (Goldstar has discount tickets)

 

Harry Potter Party San Diego (Feb 2, 9 pm - 1 am)

Mission Brewery, 1441 L St, San Diego, California 92101

Tickets: $8 - 15

 

Gam3rBowl (Feb 3 - 5 , 2017)

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

Tickets: $10 to 10/31, $15 to 11/30, $17 to 12/31, Then $20

 

Harry Potter Trivia (Feb 3 - 4)

Mission Brewery, 1441 L St, San Diego, California 92101

Tickets

 

Sci-Fi Movie Night: Morgan (Feb 3, 2017; 6:30 - 9:30pm)

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

 

The Remarkable Life of John Glenn with Francis French (Feb 3, 8 - 9 pm) - Science Lecture

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

 

X-Wing Monthly Dogfight (Feb 4, 10 am - 4 pm)

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

 

Star City Games Regional Championships (Feb 4, 10 am - 10 pm)

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

 

San Diego LAN Party and Caleb's Birthday (Feb 4, 11 am - 2 pm)

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

 

Android: Netrunner LCG - Championships (Feb 4, 11 am - 9 pm)

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

 

Magic the Gathering: 2nd Modern GPT for Vancouver (Feb 4, 1 - 7 pm)

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

 

Signing: Leah Thomas (Feb 4, 2 pm)

Nowhere Near You

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

 

SD Sabers 1st Birthday Party Potluck!! (Feb 4 , 2017; 5 pm) - lightsabers

South Park, San Diego, California 92104

 

Star Wars Destiny Tournament (Feb 4, 7 pm)

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

 

Viennese Nights: A Victorian Ball (Feb 4 , 2017; 7 - 10:15 pm)

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

Tickets: $35

Facebook

 

Steampunk Powered Photoshoot! (Feb 5, 11 am - 2 pm)

Sideshow Photowerks, 1111 Gale Street, Escondido, California 92027

 

Steampunk Powered Photoshoot (Feb 5, 11 am - 2 pm)

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Inc., 2040 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista, California 92083

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Feb 5, 6 - 9 pm)

Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo 92128

$6 - 10

 

Signing: Isaac Marion (Feb 8, 7:30 pm)

The Burning World

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

 

Signing: Kim Harrison (Feb 9, 7 pm)

The Turn: The Hallows Begins with Death

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

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Feb 10, 6:30 - 9 pm)

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

 

Waltz and Such (Feb 10, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Bees, Brains, and Beyond: Building Smart Machines with Biology (Feb 10, 8 - 9 pm) - Science Lecture

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

 

Star Wars Armada Regionals Tournament (Feb 11, 9 am 10 pm)

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

 

The Kingdom of Terre Neuve: Feb Archery (Feb 11, 10 am 10 pm)

Morley Field- Archery Range- San Diego Archery, 2221 Morley Field Dr, San Diego, California 92102

 

Signing: Stephen Blackmoore (Feb 11, 2 pm)

Hungry Ghosts

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

 

Game of Thrones Burlesque, a Storm of Striptease (Feb 11; 9 - 11 pm)

Lafayette Hotel, 2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California 92104

Tickets: $10 - 20 (Goldstar has discount tickets)

 

The Writers Coffeehouse lead by Jonathan Maberry (Feb 12, noon - 3 pm)

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

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Feb 12, 6 - 9 pm)

Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo 92128

$6 - 10

 

Signing: Greg Bear (Feb 13, 7:30 pm)

Hungry Ghosts

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

 

Welcome to the Night Vale Live! (Feb 13, 8 pm)

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

Tickets: $30

Facebook

 

Lonely Nerd Valentine's Day (Feb 14, 6 - 11 pm)

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

 

ConDor Convention Planning Meeting (Feb 14, 7 - 9 pm)

San Diego Lapidary Society, 5654 Mildred St, San Diego, California 92110

 

San Diego English Country Dancers Valentine's Day Dance (Feb 14, 7 - 9 pm)

4761 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109

 

Circus Vargas: Steam Cirque (Feb 16 - 27; times vary)

Westfield Plaza, 3030 Plaza Bonita Rd., National City CA 91950

Tickets: $22 - $72

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Feb 17, 6:30 - 9 pm)

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

 

Waltz and Such (Feb 17, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

WarmaHordes Steam Roller (Feb 18, 11 am - 6 pm)

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

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Feb 19, 6 - 9 pm)

Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo 92128

$6 10

 

TPG Indie Film Society presents Steamboy (Feb 19, 7 - 9 pm) - Art Show

Thumbprint Gallery, 920 Kline St, La Jolla, CA 92037

Free

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Feb 24, 6:30 - 9 pm)

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

 

Waltz and Such (Feb 24, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Signing: Marie Andreas (Feb 25, 2 pm)

The Sapphire Manticore

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

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Feb 26, 6 - 9 pm)

Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo 92128

$6 - 10

 

Escon (Jan 20 - 22, 2016) - Gaming

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

Tickets: $35

Facebook Group

 

2017 Global Game Jam! (Jan 20 - 22, 2017) - Game development conference

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

Tickets: $0 - 10

 

Gam3rBowl (Feb 3 - 5 , 2017)

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

Tickets: $10 to 10/31, $15 to 11/30, $17 to 12/31, Then $20

 

Viennese Nights: A Victorian Ball (Feb 4 , 2017; 7 - 10:15 pm)

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

Tickets: $35

Facebook

 

Animefest 2017 (Feb 12, 2017; 11 am - 8 pm)

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

Free

 

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: TBA

Facebook - Twitter - Instagram

 

Winter Gamefest (Feb 17 - 19, 2017) - Video Games

UCSD

Memberships: $50

Facebook Group

 

Southern California Writers Conference (Feb 17 - 20, 2017)

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

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

Contact Page

 

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

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

Memberships: $60

Facebook Group

 

Vista Civil War Reenactment (Mar 4 - 5, 2016; 10 am - 5 pm)

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Inc., 2040 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92083

Tickets: TBA

 

San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering (Mar 4- 11, 2017)

Located Throughout San Diego County

Facebook Group - Twitter - Instagram - Pintrest

 

Cos-Losseum (Mar 11 - 12, 2017)  CANCELLED

 

Gamercon BYOC LAN party (Mar 17 - 19, 2017)

Bring Your Own Computer

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

 

Hanadoki Con (Apr 14 - 16, 2017)

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

Rates: TBA

Guests: TBA

Memberships: $30 to 1/31/17, $35 to 2/28/17, $40 to 3/31/17, $45 to 4/12/17, $50 at door.

Facebook Group

 

Kingdom-Con (Apr 28 - May 1, 2017) - Gaming Convention

Location: TBA, San Diego, CA

Rooms: TBA

Memberships: TBA

Facebook Group

 

Escondido Renaissance Faire (Apr 29 - 30, May 6 - 7, 2017)

Felicita Park, 742 Clarence Ln., Escondido CA 92029

Facebook Group

 

San Diego English Country Dancers May Faire Ball (May 6, 2017; 5 - 10 pm)

Soledad Club, 5050 Soledad Road, San Diego, CA 92109

Registration: $35 to 4/1/17, then $40

 

Gaslight Gathering (May 12 - 14, 2017)

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

Rate: TBA

Guests: TBA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

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: TBA

 

Geek Girl Tech Conference (Jun 17, 2017)

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110

Tickets: $75 to 2/2/17, then TBA

 

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)

 

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 (Jul 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 Group

 

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

 

Costume Con 36 (May 11 - 14, 2018)

Theme: Ports of Call

Location: TBA, San Diego CA

Registration: $90 to 12/31/16, then TBA

Contact - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram

 

Exhibitions

 

Neoterikos (Jan 14 - Feb 5) - Art Show

Thumbprint Gallery, 920 Kline St, La Jolla, CA 92037

 

 

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

 

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

 

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 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!

 

Pokemon Go Players of San Diego

 

Pokemon Go Team Instinct of San Diego

 

SanDiegoLan.net

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

Facebook

 

San Diego Smash 4 Community

 

San Diego Team Mystic - Pokemon

 

StreetPass San Diego

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

Facebook - Twitter - Google+ - Reddit - Instagram

 

Science and Technical

 

Geek Girl - San Diego

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

 

Open Source Makers Lab

2591 Pioneer Ave., Suite G, Vista CA 92081

 

San Diego Association for Rational Inquiry (SDARI)

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

Facebook - Meetup

 

San Diego Makers Guild

 

San Diego Robotics Club (meetup)

 

San Diego Space (Meetup)

 

Other Groups of Interest

 

San Diego Furries

 

San Diego Sphinxes - A Muggle Quidditch team

 

OTHER EVENT AND ORGANIZATION SOURCES:

 

Geek City Guide: San Diego

 

San Diego Eventful (books)

 

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