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- Across the Border

OTHER EVENT AND GROUP SOURCES

 

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

 

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

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

 

Current Print Issue: #25, Jul 2015 / Last Online Update: 2016-08-24

 

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

 

San Diego Dungeons and Dragon Society: D&D Encounters (Aug 25, 6 pm)

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

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

 

Crash Course Cosmos (Aug 24, 8 10 pm) - Science Lecture

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

 

Nerd-Con (Aug 26 - 28, 2016)

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

Guests: Flint Dille, Harley Kat Cosplay, DLO Cosplay, Random Gibberish, others.

Passes: $35

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5th Year Anniversary SALE! (Aug 26 - 28, 2016)

Villainous Lair, 3220 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA

 

Little Fish Comic Savvy! (Aug 26, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

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

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

 

FNM Conspiracy Drafts + BOX SALE (Aug 26, 7 pm - 1 am)

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

 

Summer Movies in the Park: The Princess Bride (Aug 26, 7 - 10 pm)

Heritage County Park, 2454 Heritage Park Row, San Diego CA 92110

 

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

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Conspiracy 2 Draft (Aug 26, 7:30 - 11 pm) - Tabletop Gaming

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

 

Summer Movies in the Park: The Incredibles (Aug 27, 8 - 10 pm)

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

 

Summer Movies in the Park: The Incredibles (Aug 27, 8 - 10 pm)

Lindo Lake Park, 12660 Lindo Lane, Lakeside,CA 92040

 

Summer Movies in the Park: Zootopeia (Aug 27, 8 - 10 pm)

Kate O Sessions Memorial Park, 5115 Soledad Mountain Rd, San Diego, CA 92109

 

Summer Movies in the Park: Zootopeia (Aug 27, 8 - 10 pm)

Heritage Park, E Palomar St, Chula Vista, CA 91911

 

Summer Movies in the Park: Kung Fu Panda 3 (Aug 27, 8 - 10 pm)

Colina Del Sol Recreation Center, 5319 Orange Avenue San Diego, CA 92115

 

San Diego San Diego LAN: Extra Life San Diego Rocket League Tournament (Aug 27, 9 am - ?)

San Diego LAN, 4319 Corral Canyon Rd, Bonita, CA 91902

Facebook

 

SoCal Project M Arcadian #3 (Aug 27, 10 am - 11 pm) - Video Gaming

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

$15

 

Warhammer 40k Doubles Tournament (Aug 27, 10 am - 7 pm)

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

$15/player

 

X-Wing Dogfight Tournament (Aug 27, 10 am - 6 pm)

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

$8

 

Order of Rebel Knights Weekend Practice (Aug 27, 10:30 am)

Must join Group to see event.

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

 

Sagaugust (Aug 20, noon) - Tabletop Gaming

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

 

NintenDiego Summer 2016 Pokemon League Finale + NES 8 Bit Music Contest (Aug 27, 1 - 6 pm) - Video Gaming

La Jolla Village Square Community Room 8657 Villa La Jolla Dr., La Jolla CA

 

Okore: Anime Screening and Potluck (Aug 27, 5:30 pm)

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

 

Geek Girls of San Diego: Harry Potter Pub Quiz (Aug 27, 5:30 pm)

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

Quad Alehouse, 868 Fifth Ave., San Diego CA 92101

 

Underground Lightsaber Fighters Battle (Aug 27, 8 pm)

Balboa Park Fountain, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Midnight Madness: Belladonna of Sadness (Aug 27, 11:55 pm)

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

Tickets: $8.50

Facebook

 

Take the Crown: Conspiracy 2 Release Event (Aug 28 - 29)

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

$15

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Nerdy Book Club presents Harry Potter & the Cursed Child, parts 1 & 2 (Aug 28, 1 - 3 pm)

You may have to join Group to see event.

Presidio Park, 4288 Cosoy Way, San Diego , CA 92103

 

Signing: Patrick Duffy (Aug 28, 2 pm)

The Man from Atlantis

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

Facebook

 

San Diego Steampunk Safari to the Nighttime Zoo (Aug 28, 4 - 8 pm)

San Diego Zoo, 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: San Diego Zoo Admission, $50

 

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

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

$6 - 10

 

San Diego Association for Rational Inquiry: Sunday Lecture: Rats, Robots, & Reciprocity (Aug 28, 7 pm)

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

Facebook

 

Pathfinder Society for Organized Play (Aug 29, 6 pm)

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

 

Order of Rebel Knights Weekday Practice (Aug 30, 8 pm)

Must join Group to see event.

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

 

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

Must join Group to see events.

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

 

San Diego Dungeons and Dragon Society: D&D Encounters (Sep 1, 6 pm)

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

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

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Sep 2, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Harry Potter Group: Half Blood Prince Book, Deathly Hallows I (Sep 2, 6 pm)

You will have to join Group to see event.

Location: Shown only to group members.

 

Waltz and Such (Sep 2, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Order of Rebel Knights Weekend Practice (Sep 3, 10:30 am)

Must join Group to see event.

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

 

San Diego Role Playing Society: Play Old School Style... (Sep 3, noon)

Villainous Lair, 3220 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA

 

Magic the Gathering Grand Prix Trial: Atlanta (Sep 3, 1 - 4 pm)

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

 

All Out Steampunk Fashion Show (Sep 3, 3 - 4 pm)

Part of the Alley Art Festival

AVO Playhouse, 303 Main St, Vista, CA 92084

 

Galactic Pleasures Opening Reception (Sep 3, 6 - 8 pm) - Art Show Reception

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

 

Midnight Madness: Mars Attacks! (Sep 3, 11:55 pm)

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

Tickets: $8.50

Facebook

 

San Diego Vintage Flea Market (Sep 4, 9 am - 3 pm)

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

Facebook

 

Midnight Madness: Mars Attacks! (Sep 4, 11 am)

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

Tickets: $7.50

Facebook

 

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

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

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Sep 4, 6 - 9 pm)

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

$6 - 10

 

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival (Sep 7 - 11, 2016)

1649 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $160 ($200 for VIP), individual day tickets available.

Facebook

 

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

Must join Group to see events.

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

 

San Diego Dungeons and Dragon Society: D&D Encounters (Sep 8, 6 pm)

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

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

 

Lightsaber Team Escondido Friday Night Workout (Sep 9, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

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

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Writer Mike Johnson and IDW Editor Sarah Gaydos Celebrate Star Trek 50th Anniversary (Sep 9, 7:30 pm)

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

 

Order of Rebel Knights Weekend Practice (Sep 10, 10:30 am)

Must join Group to see event.

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

 

Pathfinder Society for Organized Play: At Ease Games Anniversary Minicon (Sep 10, 11 am)

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

 

San Diego Role Playing Society: Meetup and Chat (Sep 10, noon - 1 pm)

Lestat's Cafe, 3343 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA

 

San Diego Role Playing Society: Story Games Meetup (Sep 10, 1 - 5 pm)

Villainous Lair, 3220 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA

 

San Diego Harajuku Fashion Walk #2 (Sep 10, 3 - 5 pm)

Seaport Village, 849 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Galactic Pleasures featured artist Ramona Szczerba (Sep 10, 6 - 8 pm) - Art Show Reception

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

 

Midnight Madness: Akira (Sep 10, 11:55 pm)

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

Tickets: $8.50

Facebook

 

Akira (Sep 3, 11:55 pm)

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

Tickets: $7.50

Facebook

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Sep 11, 6 - 9 pm)

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

$6 - 10

 

Signing: Niki Shawl (Sep 12, 7:30 pm)

Everfair

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

 

Signing: Blake Charlton (Sep 14, 7:30 pm)

Spellbreaker

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

 

San Diego Dungeons and Dragon Society: D&D Encounters (Sep 15, 6 pm)

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

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

 

Harry Potter Group: Storm Front - Dresden Files Bookclub (Sep 16, 6 pm)

You will have to join Group to see event.

Location: TBA

 

Mars Movie Night (Sep 16, 7 pm)

Jeff Waynes Musical Version of the War of the Worlds Alive On Stage! The New Generation (UK 2013)

Martian American (2014)

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

 

Waltz and Such (Sep 16, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Signing: Robert J. Peterson (Sep 16, 7:30 pm)

Omegaball

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

 

Caidan Fall Crown Tourney (Sep 17, 8:30 am - 5 pm) - SCA event

Opening Court at 10 am or at their Royal Majesties leisure

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

 

Faeries in The Garden, A Family Friendly Daytime Event (Sep 17, 10 am - 3 pm)

The Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, Rancho San Diego, CA 92019

Tickets: $5, Kids under 18 $2

Facebook

 

Faeries in The Garden, A Magical VIP Evening Event (Sep 17, 6 - 9 pm)

The Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, Rancho San Diego, CA 92019

Tickets: $75, VIP $125

Facebook

 

San Diego Vintage SciFi (Sep 17, 7 pm)

Forbidden Planet (1956)

The Invisible Boy (1957)

The Thin Man: Robot Client (1958)

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

 

Movies By The Pier Presents: Zootopia (Sep 17, 8 pm)

Junior Seau Pier Amphitheatre, 200 N The Strand, Oceanside, CA 92054

Free

 

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: Flint Dille, Harley Kat Cosplay, DLO Cosplay, Random Gibberish, others.

Passes: $35

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

 

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival (Sep 7 - 11, 2016)

1649 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $160 ($200 for VIP), individual day tickets available.

Facebook

 

ESCon (Sep 9 - 11, 2016)

The McMahan House, California State University San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos, CA 92096

Tickets: $35

Contact - Twitter

 

Vista Viking Festival (Sep 24 - 25, 2015)

Location: TBA

Tickets: TBA

Facebook

 

Pirate & Mermaid Village at Oceanside Harbor Days 2016 (Sep 24 - 25, 2015)

The Beach at Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside, CA

Free

 

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

 

Twitch Con (Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2016) - Computers, Gaming

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

Guests: 2MGoverCSquared, Annemuntion, Maria Ho, Swiftor, many others.

Tickets: $159

Facebook - Twitter

 

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

Balboa Park, San Diego CA 92101

Tickets: $15/day

Facebook

 

Rendezvous in Poway (Oct 1 - 2, 2016) - Old West Reenactment

Oct 1: 10 am - 4 pm, Oct 2: 10 am - 2 pm)

Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Rd., Poway, CA 92064

 

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

 

San Diego Costume Guild Annual Swap Meet (Oct 16, 2016)

Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108

Admission: $3, Vendor Tables: $25

 

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

 

Fantastic Horror Film Festival (Oct 28 - 30, 2016)

Ultra Star Mission Valley Cinemas-Hazard Center, 7510 Hazard Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92108

Tickets: Early Bird VIP passes $165, more TBA

Facebook

 

Fall Escondido Renaissance Faire (Oct 29 - 30; Nov 5 6, 2016; 10 am - Dusk)

Felicita County Park, 742 Clarence Lane, Escondido CA 92029

Tickets: $15/day

 

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

Theme: Revolution

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

Membership: $40, Registration limited to 150

Special Guest: Mark Herman

Facebook Group

 

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

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

Tickets: TBA

 

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

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

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

Memberships: $50

Facebook - Twitter - Instagram

 

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

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

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

Facebook

 

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

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

Contact

 

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

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

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

Facebook

 

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

 

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

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

General Admission: $12.50

 

 

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

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

General Admission: $19.95

 

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

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

General Admission: $9.00

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

Free

 

Never Say Never (Aug 24 - Sep 7)

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

 

Galactic Pleasures (Sep 2 - 25)

The Studio Door, 3750 30th St, San Diego, California 92104

 

Groups

 

SF/Fantasy

 

- General

 

Com Station Z

A forum for persons with and interest in Science Fiction and Fantasy to meet like-minded individuals and contribute in positive ways to our community.

Contact: Kathy Frizbie - Facebook

 

Darkstar

The science fiction, fantasy and gaming club at UCSD.

Email - Facebook

 

San Diego Science Fiction and Fantasy Meetup

Hosts various SF&F and gaming events.

Facebook

 

S.T.A.R. San Diego

Online social SF group that also participates in local conventions and holds an birthday celebration in October.

The organization was founded in 1972.

Facebook

 

- Media

 

501st Stormtrooper Legion

A Star Wars fan club celebrating the movies using costumes and props of the stormtrooper characters in their various incarnations.

Facebook

 

California Association of Pop-culture Enthusiasts

 

Crazed Imaginations

Shadow casts midnight shows of The Rocky Horror Picture Show every Friday in at the La Paloma Theatre Encinitas and third Saturdays at the Ken Cinema in Kensington.

Check website for special events and themed showings.

Facebook

 

Doctor Who and Other Cool Shows/Movies meetup

The group gathers to watch, discuss, and celebrate Doctor Who and other SF media.

 

Doctor Who San Diego

Online group for local fans of The Doctor

 

East County Ghost Busters

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

 

IKV Stranglehold

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

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

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

 

Imperial Sands Garrison

Stormtrooper Garrison for San Diego and Imperial Counties.

 

The Mars Society of San Diego hosts The Mars Movie Night

Monthly showings, usually third Friday of the month.

Contact: Gerry Williams

 

San Diego Browncoats

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

Contact - John Monteaguado - Facebook

 

San Diego Fan Force

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

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

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

Contact: James Floyd - Facebook

 

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

 

San Diego 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

 

- 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

 

Experience RPG

 

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

 

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

 

Carlsbad Warcraft Hearthstone/Card Games/SDCC Meetup

 

 

Couch Conflict! Meetup

Multiplayer Video Games.

Facebook

 

NintenDiego

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

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

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

Facebook

 

Pokemon Go Dog Walkers

 

Pokemon Go Players of San Diego

 

Pokemon Go Team Instinct of San Diego

 

Pokemon Go Touring Co

 

SanDiegoLan.net

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

Facebook

 

San Diego Pokemon Go

 

San Diego Smash 4 Community

 

San Diego Team Mystic - Pokemon

 

StreetPass San Diego

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

Facebook - Twitter - Google+ - Reddit - Instagram

 

San Diego Video Gaming Society

 

Science and Technical

 

Geek Girl - San Diego

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

 

Geek Girls of San Diego

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

 

Open Source Makers Lab

2591 Pioneer Ave., Suite G, Vista CA 92081

 

San Diego Association for Rational Inquiry (SDARI)

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

Facebook - Meetup

 

San Diego Makers Guild

 

San Diego Robotics Club (meetup)

 

San Diego Space (Meetup)

 

Other Groups of Interest

 

San Diego Furries

 

San Diego Sphinxes- A Muggle Quidditch team

 

Meetup.com

 

Fandom Across the Border

 

Fuerza Rebelde Base Tijuana

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

Facebook

 

Rebel Legion, Mexican Base, Tijuana

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

 

Tijuana Nerd & Geek Meetup

 

OTHER EVENT AND ORGANIZATION SOURCES:

 

Geek City Guide: San DIego

 

San Diego Eventful (books)

 

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