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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: 2016-06-29

 

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


 




 

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

 

CAPE (California Association of Pop-culture Enthusiasts): Monthly Dinner (Jun 29, 6:30 pm)

Cape Town, 7580 Miramar Rd., San Diego CA

 

About Last Night Live Podcast with Kevin Eastman (Jun 29, 7 - 8:30 pm)

San Diego Comic Art Gallery, 2765 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, California 92106

$15 - 30

Facebook

 

Signing: Ted Chaing and Adam Rakunas (Jun 29, 7:30 pm)

Stores of Your Life (Chaing) and Like a Boss (Rakunas)

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

Facebook

 

San Diego Sabers Wednesday Sparring Session (Jun 29, 7:30 pm)

Waypoint Public, 3794 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

 

D&D Encounters (Jun 30, 6 pm)

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

 

Book Club with Adriene (Jun 30, 6 pm)

The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

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

 

Harry Potter Group of San Diego: Chamber of Secrets - Escape Room (Jun 30, 7 pm)

Escape Room SD, 3956 Fourth Ave., San Diego CA 92101

 

Signing: Richard Kadrey (Jun 30, 7:30 pm)

The Perdition Score

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

 

Little Fish Comic Savvy (Jul 1, 6 pm)

Little Fish Comic Book Studio, 4837 Voltaire St, San Diego, CA 92107

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Jul 1, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Harry Potter Group of San Diego: Goblet Book and Phoenix Movie (Jul 1, 6 pm)

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

 

Signing: Greg Grunberg and Lucas Turnbloom (Jul 1, 6:30 pm)

Nightmare Escape (Dream Jumper Book 1)

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

Facebook

 

Sci Fi Movie Night: Battlefield Earth (Jul 1, 6:30 pm)

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

Free

 

Summer Movies on the Lawn: The Wizard of OZ (Jul 1, 7 - 10 pm)

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

Free

 

The Chemistry of Fireworks with Professor Shane Haggard (Jul 1, 8 - 9 pm) - Science Lecture

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

Ages 21+

 

Waltz and Such (Jul 1, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Light Saber Team: San Diego Weekend Work-Out (Jul 2, 10:30 am)

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

Facebook

 

Warmachine and Hordes All New War Steamroller (Jul 2, 6:15 pm)

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

 

Pathfinder Society Organized Play (Jul 2, 11 am - ?)

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

 

The San Diego Roleplaying Association: A song of ice and fire RPG: First Nights Watch pt. 2 of 3 (Jul 2, noon)

Villainous Lair, 3220 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA

 

Magic the Gathering: GTP Montreal (Jul 2, 12:55 - 8 pm)

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

 

Ghostbusters (Original) (Jul 2, 6 pm)

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

Free

 

Summer Movies in the Park: Kung Fu Panda 3 (Jul 2, 8 - 10 pm)

Lake Morena County Park, 2550 Lake Morena Dr., Campo, CA 91906

Free

 

Summer Movies in the Park: Minions (Jul 2, 8 - 10 pm)

Poway Community Swim Center, 13325 Civic Center Dr, Poway, CA 92064

Free

 

Summer Movies in the Park: Field of Dreams (Jul 2, 8 - 10 pm)

U. S. Midway Museum, 910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

Free but most go to site and get ticket.

Facebook

 

Midnight Madness: 2001: A Space Odyssey (Jul 2, 11:55 pm)

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

Tickets: $8.50

 

The Writers' Coffeehouse with Jonathan Maberry (Jul 3, noon)

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

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Jul 3, 6 - 9 pm)

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

$6 - 10

 

Steampowered Giraffe at the San Diego County Fair (Jul 3; 8 - 9:30 pm)

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

 

The San Diego LAN Party Meetup Group: BBQ / LAN / Board game day! (Jul 4; 11 am)

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

Facebook

 

San Diego Steampunk on Parade at the Fair (Jul 4; 11:30 am)

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

 

 

Feminist Comic Book Club Meeting (Jul 5, 6:30 - 8:15 pm)

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

 

Fantastical Summer Reading (Jul 5, 7:30 pm)

Sarah Kuhn, Seanan McGuire, Mira Grant and Amber Benson

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

Facebook

 

Light Saber Team: San Diego Weekday Work-Out (Jul 5, 8 - 10 pm)

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

Facebook

 

Signing: Clarion Instructor Andy Duncan (Jul 6, 7:30 pm)

Wakulla Springs

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

Facebook

 

Game Night in Hillcrest (Jul 6, 8:15 pnm - ?) - Gaming

Tabletop Commons, 1263 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

$1

 

D&D Encounters (Jul 7, 6 pm)

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/1762912237257235/

 

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

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

 

Magic the Gathering: Super FNM (Jul 8, 6:55 - 11:59 pm)

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

$10

 

Get Pop Cultured: Finding Dory (Jul 8, 7 pm)

Come dive into the fun as we celebrate family and all things Dory! Join in a swimmingly fun scavenger hunt as well as other activities and giveaways.

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

Free

 

Summer Movies on the Lawn: The Princess Bride (Jul 8, 7 - 10 pm)

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

Free

 

Summer Movies in the Park: Minions (Jul 8, 8 - 10 pm)

La Mesa Municipal Pool, 5100 Memorial Dr, La Mesa, CA 91941

Free

 

Summer Movies in the Park: Hotel Transylvania 2 (Jul 8, 8 - 10 pm)

Berry Street Park, 7071 Mt. Vernon Street, San Diego CA

Free

 

Summer Movies in the Park: Minions (Jul 8, 8 - 10 pm)

Ocean Aire Community Park, 4770 Fairport Way, San Diego, CA 92130

Free

 

Summer Movies in the Park: Minions (Jul 8, 8 - 10 pm)

Felicita County Park, 742 Clarence Ln, Escondido, CA 92029

Free

 

Summer Movies in the Park: King Fu Panda 3 (Jul 8, 8 - 10 pm)

Rolling Hills Neighborhood Park, 11171 Almazon St, San Diego, CA 92129

Free

 

Waltz and Such (Jul 8, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Signing: Kara Platoni (Jul 8, 7:30 pm)

We Have the Technology

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

Facebook

 

Light Saber Team: San Diego Weekend Work-Out (Jul 9, 10:30 am)

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

Facebook

 

The San Diego Roleplaying Association: Play some DCC RPG (Jul 9, noon)

Villainous Lair, 3220 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA

 

The San Diego Roleplaying Association: Meetup and Chat (Jul 9, noon)

Lestats Cafe, 3343 Adams Ave., San Diego CA

 

The San Diego Roleplaying Association: Story Games Meetup (Jul 9, 1 - 5 pm)

Villainous Lair, 3220 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA

 

Comickaze Presents - Doctor Who Comic Book Day (Jul 9, 2 - 6 pm)

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

 

San Diego Okore: Meet and Greet, State of Okore (Jul 9, 6 pm)

Dennys, 4280 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego CA

 

Summer Movies on the Lawn: The Wizard of OZ (Jul 9, 7:30 - 9:30 pm)

Adams Avenue Park, 3491 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

Free

 

Summer Movies in the Park: King Fu Panda 3 (Jul 8, 8 - 10 pm)

Balboa Park/Morley Field, 2221 Morley Field Dr, San Diego, CA 92104

Free

 

Midnight Madness: Attack the Block (Jul 9, 11:55 pm)

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

Tickets: $8.50

 

Thanks for Playing! A Farewell Party (Jul 10, 7 pm - 1 am) - Gaming

Tabletop Commons, 1263 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

$10

 

The San Diego Roleplaying Association: Traveller (Jul 10, noon)

Villainous Lair, 3220 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA

 

Heritage Park 40th Year Celebration (Jul 10, 1 - 6 pm )

Heritage Village Park, 220 Peyri Dr, Oceanside, CA 92057

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Jul 10, 6 - 9 pm)

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

$6 - 10

 

MST3K The Reunion Show (Jul 12, 7:30 pm)

UA Horton Plaza 8, 475 Horton Plaza, San Diego CA 92101

Tickets: $12.50

AMC Mission Valley 20, 1640 Camino Del Rio North, San Diego 92108

Tickets: $15

 

Light Saber Team: San Diego Weekday Work-Out (Jul 12, 8 - 10 pm)

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

Facebook

 

Geek Girls of San Diego: Book Club (Jul 13, 6 pm)

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Location: TBD

 

Drink Skeptically! (Jul 13, 7 pm)

A Meeting of the San Diego Association for Rational Inquiry

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

Facebook

 

Signing: Clarion Instructor Victor LaValle (Jul 13, 7:30 pm)

The Ballad of Black Tom

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

 

Tabled: Ghostbusters (Jul 13, 7:30 pm)

Local comics do table reading of movie scripts.

Whistle Stop Bar, 2236 Fern St (30th& Juniper), San Diego, CA 92104

Free

 

D&D Encounters (Jul 14, 6 pm)

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

 

CAPE (California Association of Pop-culture Enthusiasts): Tea, Coffee and Conversation. (Jul 14, 6 pm)

Corner Bakery Cafe, 1025 Camino De La Reina, San Diego CA

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Ju1 15, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Mars Movie Night (Jul 15, 7 pm)

http://marsmovieguide.com/

Lost on Mars (2002)

Empire of Danger (2003)

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

Free, but please RSVP as seating is limited.

 

Get Pop-Cultured: Star Wars (Jul 15, 7 pm)

All ages are welcome for a special offer, trivia, bingo, giveaways, cosplay and a learn-to-play Star Wars X-Wing Game event.

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

Free

 

Signing: David Levine (Jul 15, 7:30 pm)

Arabella of Mars

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

 

For most events Jul 16 - 25, see San Diego Comic Con Offsite Events 2016

 

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market (Jul 16 - 17, 9 am - 4 pm)

2640 Historic Decatur Road San Diego, CA 92106

 

Light Saber Team: San Diego Weekend Work-Out (Jul 16, 10:30 am)

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

Facebook

 

A Week of Film Classics: Raiders of the Lost Ark (Jul 16, 1:40, 4:20, 7:00 & 9:35 pm)

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

Tickets: $7.50 - $10

 

San Diego Vintage Sci-Fi (Jul 16, 7 pm)

When Worlds Collide (1951)
Conquest of Space (1955)

The Jetsons: Jane's Driving Lesson (1962)

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

Free, but please RSVP as seating is limited.

 

Pathfinder Society Organized Play (Jul 16, 11 am - ?)

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

 

D&D Encounters: Warlords (Jul 16, 11 am)

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

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Jul 17, 6 - 9 pm)

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

$6 - 10

 

VISTA Game Night (Jul 19, 5:30 - 7 pm) - Gaming

Cards Against Humanity!

Tabletop Commons, 1263 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Please RSVP so by Jul 18, so they know how many are coming

 

Light Saber Team: San Diego Weekday Work-Out (Jul 19, 8 - 10 pm)

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

Facebook

 

San Diego Comic-con International (Jul 20 - 24) - Comic and Media Convention SOLD OUT

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

Contact

 

D&D Encounters (Jul 21, 6 pm)

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

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Jun 22, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Light Saber Team: San Diego Weekend Work-Out (Jul 23, 10:30 am)

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

Facebook

 

The San Diego Roleplaying Association: Play some DCC RPG (Jul 23, noon)

Villainous Lair, 3220 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Jul 24, 6 - 9 pm)

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

Free

 

SDARI Monthly Meetup: Skeptical Topics (Jul 24, 7 pm)

Hosted by the San Diego Society for Rational Inquiry

Joyce Beers Community Center, 3950 Vermont St., Bldg. M-100, San Diego CA

Facebook

 

D&D Encounters: Monthly Meet, Greet & Demo (Jul 25, 6 pm)

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

 

Signing: Sherrilyn Kenyon (Jul 25, 7:30 pm)

Dragonmark

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

 

Light Saber Team: San Diego Weekday Work-Out (Jul 26, 8 - 10 pm)

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

Facebook

 

Signing: Clarion Instructors Delia Sherman and Ellen Kushner (Jul 27, 7:30 pm)

Through a Brazen Mark (DS), Welcome to Bordertown (EK)

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

 

Harry Potter Trivia Night (Jul 27, 6:30 & 9 pm)

Mission Brewery, 1441 L St., San Diego, CA 92101

- The Harry Potter Group of San Diego is going at 5:30

 

League of Extraordinary Pop-culture Nerds Monthly Dinner (Jul 27, 6:30 pm)

Studio Diner, 4701 Ruffin Rd., San Diego CA

 

D&D Encounters (Jul 28, 6 pm)

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

 

Signing: Daniel O'Malley (Jul 28, 7:30 pm)

Stiletto

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Light Saber Team: San Diego Weekend Work-Out (Jul 30, 10:30 am)

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

Facebook

 

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

Location: Fellow Witchs House

Ages 21+

 

Summer Movies on the Lawn: Star Wars, Episode IV A New Hope (Jul 30, 7 - 10 pm)

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

Free

 

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

- The Harry Potter Group of San Diego is going.

 

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

 

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

 

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+

 

San Diego County Fair (Jun 3 - Jul 4, 2016)

Mad About the Fair: A Steampunk Alice In Wonderland theme

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

Tickets: $15

 

Lionheart Academy presents Summer Lightsaber Camps (Jul 18 - 22)

Lionheart Academy, 1331 N Cuyamaca St., El Cajon, CA 92020

$160

Facebook

Ages 7 and up

 

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 SOLD OUT

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

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

Contact

 

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

 

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

 

Exhibitions

 

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

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

General Admission: $8

 

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

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

General Admission: $8

 

Movie Poster Art Show (Jun 4 - Jul 13)

Kimchi Cosplay, San Diego, CA 92123

 

Trek Nation: 50th Anniversary Tribute Art Show (Jun 8 - 22)

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

 

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

Facebook

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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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