San Diego Fandom Index

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OTHER EVENT AND GROUP SOURCES

 

The San Diego Fandom Index is a guide to all aspects of San Diegos 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.

 

Last Online Update: 2018-04-19

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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

 

 

Kingdom-Con (Apr 19 - 22, 2018) - Gaming Convention

Crowne Plaza San Diego, 2100 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108

Rooms: Closed to New Reservations

Memberships: $50 in advance, $60 at the door

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Steampunk Night Out (Mead & Cider - Yummm) (Apr 19, 5:30 - 8 pm)

Serpentine Cider, 8665 Miralani Drive Suite 100, San Diego, California 92126

Facebook

 

Silents at the Library: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Apr 19, 6 - 8 pm)

City of Oceanside Public Library, 330 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, California 92054

 

Rabbitville Public Art Program (Apr 19, 6 - 9 pm)

Chuck Jones Gallery, 232 5th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D Encounters (Apr 19, 6 - 8 pm)

Game Empire, 5037 Shawline St., San Diego CA

 

Thursday Night Magic the Gathering Standard (Apr 19, 6:30 pm)

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

 

Harry Potter Group of San Diego: Marvel pub trivia night (Apr 19, 7 - 9 pm)

Shakespeares Pub and Grill, 3701 India St., San Diego

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz (Apr 19, 8 pm)

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

 

San Diego Comic Fest (Apr 20 - 22, 2018)

Theme: Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus

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

Guests: Karen Berger, Nancy Kress, Maggie Thompson, Sara Karloff

Memberships: $50

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Instagram

 

Sean Dietrich 2018 Art Tour (Apr 20, 1 pm - 1 am)

The Rabbit Hole, 3377 Adams Ave, San Diego, California 92116

 

San Diego Boardgames Group: Newbie Game Night (Apr 20, 6 - 9 pm)

Game Empire, 5037 Shawline St., San Diego CA

 

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

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

Darkstar board game night (Apr 20, 7:30 - 10:30 pm)

UCSD

 

Dread Central and HiffSD Presents: Imitation Girl (Apr 20, 7:30 - 10:30 pm)

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

Tickets: $11

Facebook

 

Dominaria Pre-release (Apr 21, midnight - Apr 22, 8 pm)

138 comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, California 91945

 

TitanCon 2018 (Apr 21, 2018; 10 am - 8 pm) - Anime/Cosplay/Games

TSU - Titan Student Union, 800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92834

Free

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Order of Rebel Knights: Saturday Morning Workout (Apr 21, 10:30 am - noon)

Balboa Tennis Club, 2221 Morley Field Dr, San Diego, California 92104

 

Harry Potter Group of San Diego: Ravenclaw Corner- Book Club April (Apr 21, 11 am - 1 pm

Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief by Rick Riodan

Library Public Market, 2820 Historic Decatur Rd., San Diego CA

 

Dominaria Pre-release (Apr 21, 11 am - 7 pm)

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

 

San Diego Pathfinder Society (Apr 21, 11 am - 9 pm)

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

 

San Diego Furries (Apr 21, noon - 3 pm)

Bonita Cove Park, 1100 West Mission Bay Dr., San Diego CA

 

The San Diego Roleplaying Association: Old World of Darkness MAGE 20th Anniversary (Apr 21, noon - 3 pm)

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

 

San Diego Okore (Apr 21, 1 - 3 pm)

Manna BBQ, 8188 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego CA

 

LAN Party (Apr 21, 1 pm - midnight)

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

 

Harry Potter Group of San Diego at Marvel Trivia Night (Apr 21, 2 - 5 pm)

Dublin Square Irish Pub, 554 Fourth Ave., San Diego CA 92101

 

San Diego Geeky Fun Times (20s - 30s) (Apr 21, 2 - 4 pm)

Trinitea, 8680 Navajo Rd. #109, San Diego CA

 

San DiegoWetlab Workshop: Environmental Water Quality Testing (Apr 21, 3 - 5 pm)

La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

 

Coronation of Sir Scorin and Dame Faye (Apr 21, 3:30 - 9:30 pm) - Society for Creative Anachronism

Carter Smith VFW, 12650 Lindo Ln, Lakeside, CA 92040

 

Harry Potter Group of San Diego: Food Adventures (Apr 21, 5 - 8 pm)

Pisco Rotisserie& Cevicheria, 2401 Truxtan Rd., San Diego CA

 

Commander Night (Apr 21, 6 pm)

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

 

STEM In Your Backyard: Mission Bay (Apr 22, 2018; 9 am - 5 pm)

San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering, 10996 Torreyana Rd, Ste 200, San Diego, California 92121

 

EarthFair 2018 (Apr 22, 2018; 10 am - 5 pm)

Balboa Park, San Diego CA

 

Harry Potter Group of San Diego: Ravenclaw Corner- Book Club April (Apr 22, 11 am - 1 pm)

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Liberty Public Market, 2820 Historic Decatur Rd., San Diego CA

 

San Diego Rocket League Circuit Finals (Apr 22, 11 am - 7 pm) - Video Games

Gamercon, 930 10th Ave., San Diego CA 92101

 

Taste of Science: Climate Science - Past, Present, and Future (Apr 22, noon - 2 pm)

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

 

The Southbay Pokemon League (Apr 22, noon - 3 pm)

South Chula Vista Library, 389 Orange Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91911

 

The 56 Board Game Group (Apr 22, 1 - 5:30 pm)

BTs BBQ, 7845 Highland Village Pl., C101, San Diego CA

 

San Diego North County Board Games (Apr 22, 2 - 5 pm)

Knowhere Games & Comics, 744 Grand Ave, Ste 102, San Marcos, California 92078

 

Coronation of Sir Scorin and Dame Faye (Apr 22, 4 - 10 pm) - Society for Creative Anachronism

Carter Smith VFW, 12650 Lindo Ln, Lakeside, CA 92040

 

Cheap Magic the Gathering Draft (Apr 22, 5 pm)

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

 

Active Lifestyle NERDS: 80ís, Anime, Earth Day Movie Convergence! Nausicaa (Apr 22, 5:30 - 8 pm)

Private residence, Carlsbad

 

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

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

 

San Diego Skeptic Society Lecture: We are the Paradoxical Ape (Apr 22, 7 - 8:45 pm)

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

Facebook

 

San Diego Boardgames Group: Play Ascension (Apr 23, 4 - 7 pm)

Game Empire, 5037 Shawline St., San Diego CA

 

Pokemon Ultra Prism S3 League Challenge (Apr 23, 4:30 - 8:30 pm)

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

 

Library Got Game (Apr 23, 6:30- 8 pm)

Georgina Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad CA

 

Monday Night Modern Magic the Gathering (Apr 23, 6:30 pm)

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

 

Pokemon - Standard Tournament (Apr 23, 6:30 pm)

Knowhere Games & Comics, 744 Grand Ave, Ste. 102, San Marcos, California 92078

 

Lets play Scythe (Apr 23, 7 - 10 pm)

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

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz (Apr 23, 7:30 pm)

Effins Pub & Grill, 6164 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115

 

San Diego Board Games (Apr 24, 5 - 10 pm)

Game Empire, 5037 Shawline St., San Diego CA

 

San Diego Board Games (Apr 24, 5 - 11 pm)

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

 

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

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

 

San Diego North County Board Games: Trivia Night and Beer Tasting (Apr 24, 6 pm)

Longship Brewery, 10320 Camino Santa Fe, San Diego CA

 

Active Lifestyle NERDS: Settlers of Catan (Apr 24, 6:30 - 9:30 pm)

Game Empire, 5037 Shawline St., San Diego CA

 

Tuesday Night Magic the Gathering Draft (Apr 24, 6:30 pm)

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

 

Signing: Roshani Chokshi (Apr 24, 7:30 - 8:30 pm)

Running Wild Anthology #2

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

Facebook

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz (Apr 24, 7 pm)

Rip Current Brewing North Park, 4101 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

 

Order of Rebel Knights: Tuesday Night Workout (Apr 24, 7:30 pm)

Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, San Diego, California 92101

 

Everyone Plays @ The Library (Apr 25, 5:15 - 7:30 pm)

Rancho Penasquitos Library, 13330 Salmon Rd., San Diego CA

 

Signing and Book Discussion: Cosmologist Brian Keatingwith David Brin (Apr 25, 5:30 - 7:30 pm)

Losing the Nobel Prize

Atkinson Hall Auditorium, UCSD

Tickets: Free but RSVP

 

Active Lifestyle NERDS: Nerdy Newbie Night (Apr 25, 6 - 9 pm)

Soho Gastropub, 4633 Convoy St. Ste 102, San Diego CA

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: At Ease Adventures (Apr 25, 6 - 8:30 pm)

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

 

San Diego Boardgames Group (Apr 25, 6 - 9 pm)

Fuddruckers, 8285 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego CA

 

Magic the Gathering- Draft (Apr 25, 6:30 pm)

Knowhere Games & Comics, 744 Grand Ave, Ste. 102, San Marcos, California 92078

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz (Apr 25, 7 pm)

Herb and Eatery Cafe, 2210 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

 

San Diego Sabers Wednesday Training Session (Apr 25, 7 pm)

Cadman Park and Recreation Center , San Diego, California 92117

 

Game Night in Hillcrest/North Park (Apr 25, 8 pm)

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

 

Couch Conflict! San Diego Local Multiplayer Games (Apr 25, 8 - 10 pm)

Rip Current Brewing North Park, 4101 30th Street, San Diego, CA

 

CAPE (California Association of Pop-culture Enthusiasts): Monthly Dinner (Apr 26, 6 - 8 pm)

Annys Fine Burgers, 5373 Kearny Villa Rd., San Diego CA

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D Encounters (Apr 26, 6 - 8 pm)

Game Empire, 5037 Shawline St., San Diego CA

 

Active Lifestyle NERDS: Epic Book Club (Apr 26, 6:30 - 8:30 pm)

The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks

Long Island Mikes Pizza, 5250 Murphy Canyon Rd., San Diego CA

 

San DiegoWetlab Lecture: MatriSys Bioscience: Pioneering Skin Microbiome Therapeutics (Apr 26, 6:30 - 8 pm)

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

 

Thursday Night Magic the Gathering Standard (Apr 26, 6:30 pm)

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

 

YA Book Club Meeting (Apr 26, 7 - 8 pm)

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

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

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz (Apr 26, 8 pm)

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

 

San Diego Boardgames Group: Newbie Game Night (Apr 27, 6 - 9 pm)

Game Empire, 5037 Shawline St., San Diego CA

 

Heroes & Villains Weekend (Apr 27, 2018; 5:45 - 11 pm)- Party

House of Blues San Diego, 1055 5th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

$15 in advance

All Ages

 

Superheroes vs Villains Bash (Apr 27, 2018; 7 pm - 1 am)

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, 207 5th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

Tickets: $15

Ages 21+

 

Party like Gatsby San Diego - The Mad Mansion (Apr 27, 2018; 7 - 11:45 pm)

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

Tickets: TBA

Facebook

 

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

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

NEA Big Read Panel, With Kali Wallace, S.B. Divya, & Kirsten Imani Kasai (Apr 27, 7:30 - 8:30 pm)

Pretty Monster

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

Facebook

 

Darkstar board game night (Apr 27, 7:30 - 10:30 pm)

UCSD

 

Wicked Wizards- A Potter Parody (Apr 27, 8 - 11pm) - Staged Reading

The Brooks Theatre, 217 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside CA

Tickets: $17

-          Harry Potter Group of San Diego is going

 

Escondido Renaissance Faire (Apr 28 - 29, May 5 - 6, 2018)

Felicita Park, 742 Clarence Ln., Escondido CA 92029

Tickets: $19

Facebook Group

 

Independent Bookstore Day 2018 Book Crawl (Apr 28 - 30, 2018; 10 am - 4 pm)

San Diego, California

 

San Diego Rocket Con (Apr 28, 2018; 10 am - 4 pm)

Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Camino Del R

$10

 

International Tabletop Day 2018 (Apr 28, 2018; 10 am - 10 pm)

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

 

Summergate Anniversary Tournament (Apr 28, 2018; 10 am - 5 pm) - Society for Creative Anachronism

Buddy Todd Park, 3000 Mesa Dr, Oceanside, California 92054

 

Tabletop Day 2018 (Apr 28, 10 am - 11 pm)

Game Empire San Diego, 5037 Shawline Street, San Diego, California 92111

 

Forbidden Light Prerelease (Apr 28, 10 am - 2 pm)

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

 

Order of Rebel Knights: Saturday Morning Workout (Apr 28, 10:30 am - noon)

Balboa Tennis Club, 2221 Morley Field Dr, San Diego, California 92104

 

San Diego Pathfinder Society (Apr 28, 11 am - 9 pm)

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

 

Dominaria Draft Day (Apr 28, 11 am - 9 pm)

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

 

Legendary ITTD Tournament (Apr 28, 1 pm)

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

 

TransMIGRATIONS Book Launch (Apr 28, 4 - 5 pm)

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

 

Steve Jackson Demos (Apr 28, 5 - 8 pm)

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

 

Commander Night (Apr 28, 6 pm)

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

 

San Diego Space: Feel the Gravity with Astronomy on Tap (Apr 28, 7 - 9 pm)

Intergalactic Brewing Company, 9835 Carroll Centre Rd. Ste 108, San Diego CA)

 

Baronial Regalia Committeee Meeting (Apr 29, 11 am - noon) - Society for Creative Anachronism

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

 

The Southbay Pokemon League (Apr 29, noon - 3 pm)

South Chula Vista Library, 389 Orange Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91911

 

San Diego North County Board Games (Apr 29, 2 - 5 pm)

Knowhere Games & Comics, 744 Grand Ave, Ste 102, San Marcos, California 92078

 

Cheap Magic the Gathering Draft (Apr 29, 5 pm)

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

 

San Diego English Country Dancers (Apr 29, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

San Diego Boardgames Group: Play Ascension (Apr 30, 4 - 7 pm)

Game Empire, 5037 Shawline St., San Diego CA

 

Monday Night Modern Magic the Gathering (Apr 30, 6:30 pm)

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

 

Pokemon - Standard Tournament (Apr 30, 6:30 pm)

Knowhere Games & Comics, 744 Grand Ave, Ste. 102, San Marcos, California 92078

 

Signing: Laura Sebastian and Jessica Cluess (Apr 30, 7 - 8 pm)

Ash Princess (LS), A Poison Dark and Drowning (JC)

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

 

Mario Kart Tournament (Round 2)(Apr 30, 7 - 11 pm)

Sandbar Grill, 718 Ventura Pl, San Diego, California 92109

 

Water Resources of San Diego County (Apr 30, 7:30 - 9 pm) - Science Lecture

San Diego Mesa College, Room G101, 7250 Mesa College Dr., San Diego CA

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz (Apr 30, 7:30 pm)

Effins Pub & Grill, 6164 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115

 

Harry Potter Group of San Diego: Game Night (May 5, 2018; 4 - 9 pm )

Location: TBA

 

The San Diego English Country Dancers May Faire Ball (May 5, 2018; 6 - 10 pm )

Soledad Club, 5050 Soledad Rd., San Diego CA

Tickets: $40

Facebook

 

Geek Girls of San Diego: Book Club (May 9, 7 - 9 pm)

Old Mans War by John Scalzi

Negociant Winery, 2419 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego CA

 

Puffs: Filmed Live Off Broadway (May 9, 7 - 9 pm) - Harry Potter parody play

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

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

Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX, 10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, CA 92126

Regal Oceanside Stadium 16, 401 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92054

Regal Carlsbad 12, 2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008

 

Utility and Truth in Model Design (May 10, 7:30 - 9 pm) - Science Lecture

San Diego Mesa College, Room G101, 7250 Mesa College Dr., San Diego CA

 

San Diego Scratch Day (May 12, 9 am - 12:30 pm)

Ada Harris Elementary, 1508 Windsor Road, Cardiff by the Sea, 92007

Scratch is a free computer programming platform and online community for kids

Tickets: Free but you must register in advance.

 

Puffs: Filmed Live Off Broadway (May 12, 12:55 - 3 pm) - Harry Potter parody play

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

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

Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX, 10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, CA 92126

-          Harry Potter Group of San Diego is going.

Regal Oceanside Stadium 16, 401 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92054

Regal Carlsbad 12, 2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008

 

Voidstate (May 12, 2 - 10 pm) - Video Games

GamerConSD, 930 Tenth Avenue, San Diego, California 92101

 

Mars Movies (May 17, 7 - 11 pm)

Movies: TBA

Studio 106: Williams microCINEMA, San Diego Reader Building,

Free, Please RSVP to Gerry Williams at filmist@mac.com as seating is limited.

 

San Diego Vintage Sci-Fi (May 18, 7 - 11 pm)

Wild Wild Planet (1966)

They Came From Beyond Space (1967)

My Living Doll: Ill Leave It To You (1962)

Studio 106: Williams microCINEMA, San Diego Reader Building,

Free, Please RSVP to Gerry Williams at filmist@mac.com as seating is limited.

 

 

 

Kingdom-Con (Apr 19 - 22, 2018) - Gaming Convention

Crowne Plaza San Diego, 2100 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108

Rooms: Closed to New Reservations

Memberships: $50 in advance, $60 at the door

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

San Diego Comic Fest (Apr 20 - 22, 2018)

Theme: Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus

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

Guests: Karen Berger, Nancy Kress, Maggie Thompson, Sara Karloff

Memberships: $50

Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Instagram

 

TitanCon 2018 (Apr 21, 2018; 10 am - 8 pm) - Anime/Cosplay/Games

TSU - Titan Student Union, 800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92834

Free

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Party like Gatsby San Diego - The Mad Mansion (Apr 27, 2018; 7 - 11:45 pm)

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

Tickets: $49 to 4/13, then $44

Facebook

 

Escondido Renaissance Faire (Apr 28 - 29, May 5 - 6, 2018)

Felicita Park, 742 Clarence Ln., Escondido CA 92029

Tickets: $19

Facebook Group

 

San Diego Rocket Con (Apr 28, 2018; 10 am - 4 pm)

Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Camino Del R

$10

 

Summergate Anniversary Tournament (Apr 28, 2018; 10 am - 5 pm) - Society for Creative Anachronism

Buddy Todd Park, 3000 Mesa Dr, Oceanside, California 92054

 

The San Diego English Country Dancers May Faire Ball (May 5, 2018; 6 - 10 pm )

Soledad Club, 5050 Soledad Rd., San Diego CA

Tickets: $40

Facebook

 

Costume Con 36 (May 11 - 14, 2018)

Theme: Ports of Call

Doubletree by Hilton San Diego - Mission Valley, 7450 Hazard Center Dr., San Diego CA 92108

Rate: $149 and up.Room Block ends Apr 18.

Guests: Karen Schnaubelt, Bob Mogg, Susan Lazear, Dial C Costume, Hokuprops

Registration: $100 to 4/28, then TBA

Contact - Facebook Group - Facebook Event - Twitter - Instagram - Flickr

 

Anime Conji (Jun 1 - 3, 2018)

Sheraton Mission Valley Hotel, 1433 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108

Rate: $139

Guests: Kyle Herbert, Takahashi Sokei

Membership: $40 to 4/15, $45 to 5/15, $50 to 5/31, $55 at the door

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

InterGalactiCon San Diego 2018 (Jun 15 VIP evening, Jun 16, 2018)

Town and Country San Diego, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, California 92108

Rate: $89and up

Speakers: Claudia Christian, Colin Cantwell, Noah Fledar, Ryan Schneider, others.

Tickets: $50.$90 VIP tickets.

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

San Diego Comic-con International (Jul 18 - 22, 2018) - Comic and Media Convention

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

Contact

 

Escon (Jul 10 - 29, 2018) - Gaming Convention
McMahan House, Cal State San Marcos, San Marcos, CA
Tickets: $38

 

Gamercon (Aug 9 - 12, 2018) - Gaming Convention

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

Memberships: TBA

Facebook Group

 

Days of the Vaquero (Stagecoach Days) (Aug 11, 2018; noon - 4 pm)

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, 4002 Wallace St, San Diego, California 92110

 

Vista Viking Festival 2018 (Sep 22 - 23, 2018)

Vista Viking Festival, 2006 E Vista Way, Vista, California 92084

Facebook Event

 

Gaslight Steampunk Expo (Oct 5 - 7, 2018)

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

Rooms: $130 s/d, $150 t, $170 q

Guests: James Blaylock, Scott Brodeen

Memberships: $55, $140 VIP pass

Contact Page - Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

San Diego Maker Faire (Oct 6 - 7, 2018)

Balboa Park, San Diego CA 92101

Tickets: TBA

Facebook Group

 

San Diego Who Con (Oct 19 - 21, 2018)

Handerly Hotel San Diego, 950 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108

Guests: TBA

Memberships: $60

Facebook Group

 

Winter WonderLAN 2018 (Dec 8, 11 am - 8 pm) - Video Games

Montezuma Hall, 6075 Aztec Cir Dr, San Diego, CA 92182

Tickets: $10 - 60

 

Cos-Losseum (Jan 5, 2019; 10 am - midnight)

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

Free

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

ConDor 26: Thru the Looking Glass (Feb 22 - 24, 2019) - SF&F Convention

Handlery Hotel, 950 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108

Rate: $120/night

Guests: TBA.

Memberships: $30 to ?, then TBA

Facebook Group

 

Exhibitions

 

Fleet Night of Science: Myth Busters: The Explosive Exhibition (Feb 22 - Sep 3)

Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego 92101

 

Wakanda Forever: Fan Art (Mar 24 - Apr 19)

Subterranean Coffee Boutique, 3764 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

 

Escondido Anime Club

 

Fans of the Winchester boys meet up

 

Harangalaar 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 (KHan 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

 

Outlander TV Series Discussion Group

 

San Diego Browncoats

Local fan group for Joss Whedons 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 childrens 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

 

Humans vs. Zombies! - Field Game

 

General Geek/Nerd

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds

 

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 Geeky Fun Times - for geeks in the 20s and 30s

 

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 Parks 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

 

Midgard LARP

 

Night Terrors Vampire LARP

3rd Saturdays, 3 - 9 pm

Laws of Night Revisited

Contact: mal2011st@gmail.com

  

- Role Play Gaming

 

D&D 5th edition Adventure League

 

El Cajon Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Meetup

 

MidCity Dungeons and Dragons Getaway Group

 

Ramona Dungeons & Dragons Meetup

 

San Diego Star Wars FFG Roleplaying and Tabletop

 

The San Diego Dungeons and Dragons Meetup Group

 

San Diego North County Dungeons and Dragons 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

 

The 56 Board Game Group - Gaming for those along the 56 corridor

 

Board @ The Library - Board Games at the National City Library

 

Bored Gamers Group

 

Magic the Gathering (Escondido CA)

 

North County Board Games Group

 

North County Magic: The Gathering (Oceanside CA)

 

North County Tabletop Gamers

 

Play Magic

 

Point Loma and OB Strategy Game Nights

 

Reroll Both Die - Board Games & Barfood

 

San Diego Board Games Group

 

San Diego Magic the Gathering

 

San Diego Redditors Gaming Club

 

Star Wars X-Wing Miniature Gamers

 

UTC Board Game Society

 

- 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 League

 

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

 

Virtual Reality Gaming Tournaments

 

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 Science (Meetup) - Family Science Activities

 

San Diego Space (Meetup)

 

Other Groups of Interest

 

San Diego Furries

 

San Diego Science Advocacy Group

 

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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