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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.

 

Last Online Update: 2017-8-15

 

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

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Events

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

 

Upcoming Events

Conventions, Faires, Balls, and Festivals

 

 

Games and Food by Thai Burger Company (Aug 16, 5 - 8 pm)

At Ease Games and Barrel Harbor Brewing, 8990 Miramar Road #150, San Diego, CA

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: At Ease Adventures (Aug 16, 6 - 8:30 pm)

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

 

Clank Demo (Aug 16, 6 pm)

138 Comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, California, CA 91945

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Wednesday night board game night (Aug 16, 6:30 pm)

At Ease Games and Barrel Harbor Brewing, 8990 Miramar Road #150, San Diego, CA

 

San Diego Sabers: Wednesday Sparring Session (Aug 16, 7:30 pm)

Cadman Park and Recreation Center, 4280 Avati Drive San Diego, CA 92117

 

Twilight Pokemon League (Aug 17, 5 - 8 pm)

Arcane Nova Cards & Games, 3085 Beyer Blvd., San Diego, CA 92154

 

Scugnizzi Pizza & Trivia Night (Aug 17, 6 - 9 pm)

At Ease Games and Barrel Harbor Brewing, 8990 Miramar Road #150, San Diego, CA

 

San Diego North County Board Games: Board Games and Beer Tasting (Aug 17, 6 - 8 pm)

Longship Brewery, 10320 Camino Santa Fe, San Diego, CA

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D Encounters (Aug 17, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Yu-Gi-Oh! Thursday (Aug 17, 6:30 pm)

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

 

Darkstar Dinner (Aug 17, 7:30 pm)

 Ototo Sushi Co., 5651 Balboa Ave, San Diego, California 92111

 

RiffTrax Live: Doctor Who The Five Doctors (Aug 17, 8 pm)

Mira Mesa Stadium 18, 10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, CA 92126

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

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

La Jolla Village 12, 8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037

San Marcos Stadium 18, 1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, CA 92069

Oceanside 16, 401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92054

 

Gamer Social Club (Aug 17, 8 pm - 1 pm)

The Merrow, 1271 University Ave, San Diego, California 92103

Tickets: $5

 

Geek Girls of San Diego: Used Book Sale (Aug 18, 3 pm - Aug 20, 4 pm)

University Heights Library, 4193 Park Blvd., San Diego CA

 

Sci-Fi Fridays: Little Shop of Horrors (Aug 18, 6 - 8 pm)

San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado, San Diego, California 92101

 

Movies & More by the Lake - Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Aug 18, 6 - 9:30 pm)

Santee Lakes, 9310 Fanita Pkwy, Santee, California 92071

 

San Diego Roleplaying Games: Old School Style (Aug 18, 6:30 - 10:30 pm)

Villainous Lair, 3220 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA

 

Mars Movie Night (Aug 18, 7 - 11 pm)

Devil Girl from Mars (UK 1954)

The Wizard of Mars (UK 1964)

My Favorite Martain: How to be a hero without really trying (1963)

Free but Contact: Gerry Williams filmist@mac.com to RSVP as space is limited.

 

Magic: Friday Night Draft (Aug 18, 7 pm)

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

 

Waltz and Such (Aug 18, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

The Nuclear Option: Little Boy, Fat Man, & the End of World War2 (Aug 25, 8 - 9 pm)

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

 

Terre Neuve's 25th Anniversary (Aug 19 - 20)

Yorba Linda CA

 

TwainFest 2017 (Aug 19, 2017; 11 am - 5 pm)

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

 

California Jedi (Aug 19, 11 am - 2 pm)

Lindbergh Park, 4141 Ashford St. , San Diego, CA

 

San Diego Pathfinder Society Organized Play (Aug 19, 11 am)

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

 

The San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group (Aug 19, 11 am - 8 pm)

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

 

Humans Vs Zombies - Game 2: The Outbreak! (Aug 19, 11 am - 2 pm)

Morley Field Sports Complex, 2221 Morley Field Drive, San Diego, CA

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Halloween Party Planning Committee Meeting (Aug 19, 11:30 pm)

Eclipse Chocolate, 2145 Fern St., San Diego, CA 92104

 

August X-Wing Tournament (Aug 19, 11:30 am - Aug 20, 5 pm)

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

 

Signing: Eric Red (Aug 19, noon)

The Wolves of El Diablo

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

Facebook

 

San Diego Furries (Aug 19, noon)

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

 

Voidstate (Aug 19, 2 pm - 4 am)

GamerConSD, 930 Tenth Avenue, San Diego, California 92101

Free, but Register Here

 

San Diego Gay Board Game and Table Top Gaymers (Aug 19, 2 pm - 4 am)

Location shown to members

 

Star Wars Q2 Store Contest (Aug 19, 2:15 pm)

138 Comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, California, CA 91945

 

Personal Genomics: A Matter of Taste (Aug 19, 3 - 5 pm) - Science Lecture

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

 

Games and Food by J.A.P in the Box (Aug 19, 5 - 8 pm)

At Ease Games and Barrel Harbor Brewing, 8990 Miramar Road #150, San Diego, CA

 

Write Out Loud presents Twain After Dark (Aug 19, 6 - 9 pm)

Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant, 2660 Calhoun Street, San Diego, California 92110

Tickets: $25, $23 public library card holders

 

Frights & Pints Pinups For Pitbulls Benefit (Aug 19, 6 pm - midnight)

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

Free

 

Allison Lonsdale: Literature & Intoxication Show (Aug 19, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

San Diego Vintage SciFi (Aug 19, 7 - 11 pm)

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

Attack of the 50-foot Woman (1958)

My Living Doll: Rhodas First Date

Free but Contact: Gerry Williams filmist@mac.com to RSVP as space is limited.

 

Repo! The Genetic Opera w/ LIVE Shadowcast (Aug 19, 11:30 pm - 2 am)

The Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St, Ste 100, Santa Ana, California 92701

 

The Southbay Pokemon League (Aug 20, noon - 3 pm)

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

 

Provisioners Guild- Knife safety and technique (Aug 20, noon) - Society for Creative Anachromism

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

 

Big Trouble in Little Cinema: Big Trouble in Little China (Aug 20, 1 pm) - SOLD OUT

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

$11

Facebook

 

StreetPass San Diego: Splatfest 2.0 (Aug 20, 1 - 5:45 pm)

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

Free

 

San Diego North County Board Games (Aug 20, 3 - 5 pm)

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

 

The San Diego Skeptical Society: The Secrets of Mental Math (Aug 20, 3 - 5 pm)

Joyce Beers Community Center, 3900 Vermont St, San Diego, California 92103

Facebook

 

Magic the Gathering: Modern Sunday (Aug 20, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

San Diego English Country Dancers Aug 20, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

The Great American Eclipse Viewing (Aug 21, 9 am - 12 pm)

Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego, California 92101

Free

 

Sky Party (Aug 21, 10:15 - 11 am)

Mira Mesa Library, 8405 New Salem St, San Diego, California 92126

 

Monday Night Game Night (Aug 21, 6 pm)

Brick 15, 915 Camino del Mar , Del Mar, CA

 

San Diego North County Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: Open Monthly Campaign (Aug 21, 6:15 pm)

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

 

Comic Book Club (Aug 21, 7 pm)

CAPE (California Association of Pop-culture Enthusiasts) and Geek Girls of San Diego

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Brian's 24, 828 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA

 

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

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

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

 

San Diego Space: Space Night Out at the Movies: Starship Troopers-Traitor of Mars (Aug 21, 7:30 pm)

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

 

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

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

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

 

Comic Lovers Book Club (Aug 22, 6 - 7 pm)

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

 

San Diego North County Board Games: Trivia Night and Beer Tasting (Aug 22, 6 pm)

Longship Brewery, 10320 Camino Santa Fe, San Diego, CA

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: Your weekly alternative to Encounters (Aug 22, 6 - 9:30 pm)

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

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Game Night: Settlers of Catan (Aug 22, 6:30 pm)

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

 

Bigger Trouble in East Village (Aug 22, 7 pm - midnight) - Art Exhibit Inspired by Big Trouble in Little China

Basic Bar/Pizza, 410 10th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

Ages 21+

 

Big Trouble in Little Cinema: Big Trouble in Little China (Aug 22, 9:10 pm)

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

$11

Facebook

 

Games and Food by Thai Burger Company (Aug 23, 5 - 9 pm)

At Ease Games and Barrel Harbor Brewing, 8990 Miramar Road #150, San Diego, CA

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: At Ease Adventures (Aug 23, 6 - 8:30 pm)

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

 

San Diego Gay Board Game and Table Top Gaymers (Aug 23, 7 - 10 pm)

Location shown to members

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Nerdy Book Club (Aug 24, 1 - 3 pm)

The Aeronaughts Windlass by Jim Butcher

Panama 66, 4150 El prado, San Diego, CA

 

Twilight Pokemon League (Aug 24, 5 - 8 pm)

Arcane Nova Cards & Games, 3085 Beyer Blvd., San Diego, CA 92154

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D Encounters (Aug 24, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Scugnizzi Pizza & Trivia Night (Aug 23, 6 - 9 pm)

At Ease Games and Barrel Harbor Brewing, 8990 Miramar Road #150, San Diego, CA

 

Yu-Gi-Oh! Thursday (Aug 24, 6:30 pm)

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

 

RiffTrax Live: Doctor Who The Five Doctors (Aug 17, 7:30 pm)

Mira Mesa Stadium 18, 10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, CA 92126

-          Active Lifestyle Nerds is going

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

-          San Diego Who Con is going

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

La Jolla Village 12, 8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037

San Marcos Stadium 18, 1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, CA 92069

Oceanside 16, 401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92054

 

Flix on the Bricks: Groundhogs Day (Aug 24, 7:30 pm)

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St, La Jolla, California 92037

Tickets: $17 for members, $22 for non members

 

Geeks Who Drink Nintendo Quiz (Aug 24, 8 - 10 pm)

At Ease Games and Barrel Harbor Brewing, 8990 Miramar Road #150, San Diego, CA

 

Marvel Universe Live: Age of Heroes (Aug 24 - 27, 2017; various showtimes)

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

Tickets

Facebook

 

Games and Food by Papitas Flavored French Fries (Aug 25, 6 - 9 pm)

At Ease Games and Barrel Harbor Brewing, 8990 Miramar Road #150, San Diego, CA

 

Crossover: Where Comics and Science Meet - My Little Pony and Neuroscience (Aug 25, 7 pm)

The Fleet After Dark, 1875 El Prado, San Diego, California 92101

Tickets: $15

Facebook

 

Magic: Friday Night Draft (Aug 25, 7 pm)

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

 

Waltz and Such (Aug 25, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

The SkyGlow Project (Aug 25, 8 - 9 pm)

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

 

Summer Nerf Wars (Aug 26, 9:45 am - 5 pm)

Bird Park, Upas St at 28th St, San Diego, California 92104

Free

All Ages

 

PokeOasis 2 Johto and Alola Region (Aug 26, 2017; 10 am - 6 pm)

Oceanside Pier, The Strand N, Oceanside CA 92054

 

San Diego Festival of Books (Aug 26, 2017; 10 am - 6 pm)

Venues Liberty Station, 2640 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, California 92106

Free but Tickets for discussions are $3 each

 

California Jedi (Aug 26, 11 am - 2 pm)

Lindbergh Park, 4141 Ashford St. , San Diego, CA

 

Infinity Tournament (ITS 2017) (Aug 26, 11 am - 11 pm)

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

 

Okore: Anime Screening and Potluck 3rd of 2017! (Aug 26, noon)

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

 

12th Annual Suffrage Parade (Aug 26, 4 - 6 pm)

Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado, San Diego, California 92101

 

Godzilla: King Of Monsters Art Exhibit (Aug 26, 5 - 10 pm)

Subterranean Coffee Hillcrest, 412 University Ave, San Diego, California 92103

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Disney Movie Night (Aug 26, 5:30 pm)

Monsters Inc.

Location: TBA

 

Games and Food by Papitas Flavored French Fries (Aug 26, 6 - 9 pm)

At Ease Games and Barrel Harbor Brewing, 8990 Miramar Road #150, San Diego, CA

 

Rogue One In The Park (Aug 26, 6 - 10 pm)

Morley Field Sports Complex, 2221 Morley Field Drive, San Diego, CA

 

All-Night Gaming at the Fleet (Aug 26, 6:30 pm - 8:30 am)

The Fleet After Dark, 1875 El Prado, San Diego, California 92101

Tickets: $55 - 75

 

Avant-Garde Cosplay Fashion Show Cruise (Aug 26, 7:30 pm - 2 am)

N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

Tickets: $55 - 150

 

Movies in the Park: Moana (Aug 26, 8 - 11 pm)

Adams Avenue Park, San Diego, California 92116

 

Underground Lightsaber Fighters August Battle (Aug 26, 2017; 8 pm)

Bea Evenson Fountain, 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

 

The Southbay Pokemon League (Aug 27, noon - 3 pm)

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

 

Farmer's Guild Launch Event - Guild Ball (Aug 27, noon - 8 pm)

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

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Nerdy Bookclub (Aug 27, 1 - 3 pm)

Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch

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

 

Harry Potter Group of San Diego: Talk HP and Have a Picnic (Aug 27, 1 - 4 pm)

Liberty Station NTC Park, 2500 Cushing Rd Sates, San Diego, CA

 

August Armored HEMA Session (Aug 27, 1 - 3 pm) - San Diego Longsword

Team Touche Fencing Center, 11468 Sorrento Valley Rd, San Diego, California 92121

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Free Arcade Play Sunday (Aug 27, 3 pm)

Coin-Op Game Room, 3926 30th Street, San Diego, CA

 

Pokemon Burning Shadows S1 League Challenge (Aug 27, 4:30 pm)

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

 

Magic the Gathering: Modern Sunday (Aug 27, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

San Diego English Country Dancers Aug 27, 6 - 9 pm)

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

 

August San Diego Costume Guild meeting (Aug 27, 6:30 pm)

Front of Japanese Tea Garden, Balboa Park, 2215 Pan American Rd E, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Monday Night Game Night (Aug 28, 6 pm)

Brick 15, 915 Camino del Mar , Del Mar, CA

 

Cosplay For Romeo+Juliet Movie (Aug 28, 7 - 10:15 pm)

Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, California 92101

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: Your weekly alternative to Encounters (Aug 29, 6 - 9:30 pm)

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

 

Games and Food by Thai Burger Company (Aug 30, 5 - 8 pm)

At Ease Games and Barrel Harbor Brewing, 8990 Miramar Road #150, San Diego, CA

 

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

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

 

Munchkin Demo Awesomeness (Aug 30, 6 pm)

138 Comics, 7905 Broadway, Lemon Grove, California, CA 91945

 

Signing: Victor Milan (Aug 30, 7:30 - 8:30 pm)

The Dinosaur Princess

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

Facebook

 

Twilight Pokemon League (Aug 31, 5 - 8 pm)

Arcane Nova Cards & Games, 3085 Beyer Blvd., San Diego, CA 92154

 

CAPE (California Association of Pop-culture Enthusiasts): Monthly Dinner (Aug 31, 6 pm)

Fung Fung Yuen, 10660 Camino Ruiz, San Diego, CA

 

San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group: D&D Encounters (Aug 31, 6 - 8 pm)

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

 

Scugnizzi Pizza & Trivia Night (Aug 30, 6 - 9 pm)

At Ease Games and Barrel Harbor Brewing, 8990 Miramar Road #150, San Diego, CA

 

Yu-Gi-Oh! Thursday (Aug 31, 6:30 pm)

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

 

Active Lifestyle Nerds: Board Games Domination (Aug 31, 6:30 pm)

Villainous Lair, 3220 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA

 

Sci-Fi Movie Night (Sep 1, 6:30 - 9:30 pm)

The Machine

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

 

Magic: Friday Night Draft (Sep 1, 7 pm)

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

 

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

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

Suggested Donation: $2

 

MicroRNAs: One biologistís junk is another cellís regulatory molecule (Sep 5, 6:30 - 7:30 pm) - Science Lecture

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

 

Geek Girls of San Diego: Book Club (Sep 13, 7 pm)

Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor

Location: TBA

 

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group (Sep 18, 7:30 pm)

Deadly Curiosities by Gail Z. Martin

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

 

I sleep, therefore I am (Sep 21, 6:30 - 7:30 pm) - Science Lecture

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

 

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group (Oct 16, 7:30 pm)

Steal the Dragon by Patricia Briggs

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

 

 

TwainFest 2017 (Aug 19, 2017; 11 am - 5 pm)

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

 

Marvel Universe Live: Age of Heroes (Aug 24 - 27, 2017; various showtimes)

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

Tickets: $17.50 - $82.50 (Goldstar has discount tickets)

 

PokeOasis 2 Johto and Alola Region (Aug 26, 2017; 10 am - 6 pm)

Oceanside Pier, The Strand N, Oceanside CA 92054

 

San Diego Festival of Books (Aug 26, 2017; 10 am - 6 pm)

Venues Liberty Station, 2640 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, California 92106

Free but Tickets for discussions are $3 each

 

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival (Sep 8 - 10, 2017)

Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $75 for full festival

Facebook Group

 

Toshiba Tall Ships Festival (Sep 8 - Sunset Parade Sail; Sep 9 - 10, 2017)

Dana Point Harbor, CA

Tickets: By event (see site).

 

Annual San Diego Costume Guild Sale (Sep 9, 2017; 8:30 am - 3 pm)

American Legion, 8118 University Ave, La Mesa, CA

Free Entry

 

San Diego Who Con (Sep 15 - 17, 2017)

Crown Plaza Hotel Mission Valley, 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, California 92108

Guests: Frazer Hines, Morgan Sheppard, Chase Masterson, Doc Phineas, others

Memberships: $60

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

Vista Viking Festival (Sep 23 - 24, 2017)

Norway Hall, 2006 E. Vista Way, Vista CA 92084

Tickets: $10

Facebook Group - Facebook Events - Pinterest

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Gaslight Steampunk Expo (Oct 6 - 8, 2017) - Gaming Convention

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

Rooms: $120 - $130 single/double, +$20 Triple, +$40 Quad

Guests: Tim Powers, more TBA

Memberships: $50 in advance, $125 VIP

Contact Page - Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

San Diego Maker Faire (Oct 7 - 8, 2017)

Balboa Park, San Diego CA 92101

Tickets: $22 to 8/31, $30 to 10/6, $38 at the gate

Facebook Group - Facebook Event

 

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

Rate: $145

Membership: $40 , Registration limited to 150

Special Guest: Mark Herman

Facebook Group

 

Escon (Jan 26 - 28, 2018) - Gaming Convention
McMahan House, Cal State San Marcos, San Marcos, CA
Tickets: TBA

 

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: TBD

Registration: $90 to ?, then TBA

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

 

Escon (Jul 27 - 29, 2018) - Gaming Convention
McMahan House, Cal State San Marcos, San Marcos, CA
Tickets: TBA

 

Exhibitions

 

Exhibit Opening: Infinity Cube (Apr 7 - Dec 31 (or longer))

Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037

Tickets: $18.50

 

Game Masters: The Exhibition (Jul 1, 2017 - Jan 15, 2018)

Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Dias de Los Muertos Art Exhibition (Jul 29 - Aug 12)

Mesheeka, 2113 Logan Ave #4, San Diego, California 92113

 

Resurfaced: Works by JL Minerva (Jul 29 - ?) - Art Show

Subterranean Coffee Boutique, 3764 30th St, San Diego, California 92104

 

Godzilla: King Of Monsters Art Exhibit (Aug 26 - Sep 30)

Subterranean Coffee Hillcrest, 412 University Ave, San Diego, California 92103

 

Art Of Stranger Things (Sep 1 - 9)

Mesheeka, 2113 Logan Ave #4, San Diego, California 92113

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

IKV Stranglehold

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

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

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

 

Imperial Sands Garrison

Stormtrooper Garrison for San Diego and Imperial Counties.

 

The Mars Society of San Diego hosts The Mars Movie Night

Monthly showings, usually third Friday of the month.

Contact: Gerry Williams

 

San Diego Browncoats

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

Contact - John Monteaguado - Facebook

 

San Diego Fan Force

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

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

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

Contact: James Floyd

 

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

 

San Diego MSTies - Mystery Science Theatre fans

 

San Diego My Little Pony Convention Planning

 

San Diego Sabers - Light Saber combat group

 

San Diego Star Wars Society

Active in the area for charitable and community wide events.

Contact - Facebook

 

San Diego Vintage Sci-Fi

Meets, usually on third Saturdays, to watch films, TV, and serials made through 1969. Rubber monster suits, cheesy dialogue, and scripts by Robert A. Heinlein and others!

Contact: Gerry Williams

 

Sci-Fi Movie Night

Monthly meetings in Vista CA

 

U.S.S. Copernicus - Star Trek interest community

 

Walking Dead D&D (Dead & Dinner) Night

 

- Anime

 

Cal Animage Beta Chapter

UCSD anime society, but non students are welcome.

Contact - Facebook - Yahoo

 

Okore

Anime and Manga Group

 

SD Animanga

Live, eat, and drink anime? Members participate in countless anime events, meetups, and conventions around So-Cal.

 

sd-anime

Meets in the local San Diego area for discussion, anime viewing, and the occasional potluck.

If you like to watch anime until your eyes ache, and enjoy the company of other anime and manga fans, join this group!

 

- Other

 

Fantastic Harry Potter Fans and Where To Find Them - North County Group

 

Harry Potter Group of San Diego (Meetup)

Facebook

 

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-Tijuana Metropolitan Area Nerdfighters

Getting Nerdfighters together for geeky activities.

 

Vista Nerd Club

 

Books/Reading/Comics

 

Cyborg Knights Book Club

Carlsbad, CA

 

La Mesa Comic Lovers Book Club

Meets every 3rd Tuesday at La Mesa Library, 8074 Allison Ave., La Mesa CA 91942

Ages 18+

 

San Diego Book Discussion Group

Meets monthly to discuss SF&F literature at Mysterious Galaxy bookstore, 5943 Balboa Ave., Suite 100, San Diego CA 92117

 

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group

Meets monthly at the Oceanside Barnes and Noble, El Camino North Shopping Center, 2615 Vista Way, Oceanside CA 92054

 

Writing

 

Clarion Writers Workshop

The annual Clarion workshop is widely recognized as a premier proving and training ground for aspiring writers of speculative fiction.

Applicants must submit two complete short stories and be age 18 or older to apply. Scholarships are available.

 

Science Fiction Writers of San Diego meetup

Dedicated to getting you whatever you need to produce really great SciFi and Fantasy, whatever your career stage.

 

Steampunk and Victoriana

 

San Diego Steampunk Events

A place where local Steampunk events can be posted and advertised.

 

San Diego Tea Duelists

Enthusiasts of the art of tea dueling (obviously).

 

San Diego Steampunk Meetup

 

Starburner Galactic Courier Service

Facebook

 

Costuming/Cosplay

 

San Diego Cosplay and Costume Support Group

Online group for cosplayer and costumer mutual support.

 

San Diego Comic Con Cosplayers

This group is for anyone who cosplays at Comic Con (The one in San Diego)

 

San Diego Costume Guild

A group of costumers, professional and hobbyist, who meet to learn and share costuming information and events.

We enjoy creating, displaying, and wearing historical, fantasy, and genre costumes.

Facebook

 

San Diegostuck

Local community serving as way to get cosplayers of all stripes (Homestuck, anime, comics, etc.) together at events.

Tumblr

 

SD Cosplay

Resource for cosplay events, news, guides, and communities. We hold regular gatherings, photo shoots, and parties, as well as convention reviews.

Contact - Facebook

 

Period Dancing

 

The Playford Plodders

Dances of England of the mid-17th century.

Facebook

 

San Diego English Country Dancers

Dances of the late 18th and early 19th century

Dances most Sundays at the RB Swim & Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr., San Diego, CA 92128

Contact - Facebook

 

San Diego Vintage Dance Society

Dancing in Time....delving into the history and art of social dance, music, manners, & clothing ... from 1800 to 1960.

Facebook

 

Waltz and Such

A group of San Diego, CA dancers dedicated to spreading the joy of vintage social dance through weekly classes, practice sessions, and occasional special dance events.

Dances of the late 19th and early 20th century. The focus is on having FUN, and dancing with musicality.

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

 

Re-enactors and Recreationists

 

Barony of Calafia

The regional chapter of the worldwide Society for Creative Anachronism,

which studies and reenacts pre-17th-century European society: tournaments, heraldry, crafts, workshops, cuisine, etc.

Facebook - Calendar

 

Scholars of Alcala - Renaissance Sword Fighting

 

The Historical Martial Arts Preservation Society of San Diego

Associated with the Poly Unified Martial Arts Association (PUMAA),

the goal of the Preservation Society is to preserve and revive traditional forms of martial arts training, such as bartistu, ninjitsu and pankartion.

 

The Southern Horde

The Southern Horde is the San Diego Chapter of the Norse Hollywood Dining Vikings.

We welcome Vikings, Valkyries and barbarians of all shapes and sizes to join us on our raids!

 

Gaming

 

Gam3rcon

 

Game Night in Hillcrest

 

Gaymers San Diego

 

San Diego Gaymer Group

 

- Live Action Role Playing (LARP)

 

Carlsbad Medieval/Fantasy LARP

 

Dystopia Rising SoCal - South

Post zombie apocalypse LARP

 

Night Terrors Vampire LARP

3rd Saturdays, 3 - 9 pm

Laws of Night Revisited

Contact: mal2011st@gmail.com

 

San Diego LARP Community

A community resource for all LARP games, players, and announcements/updates for the San Diego County CA region.

 

- Role Play Gaming

 

The San Diego Dungeons and Dragons Meetup Group

 

San Diego North County Dungeons and Dragons Meetup

 

San Diego Pathfinder/D&D 3.5 (RPGs) Meetup

 

San Diego Pathfinder Society

Started to connect the Pathfinder Society Organized Play opportunities in the greater San Diego area. See website calendar for details.

 

San Diego Roleplaying Association

Meet local GMs who need players, players who need games, and discuss RPGs in general. Many roleplaying events on calendar each month.

 

- - Table Top/Strategy

 

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

 

Hobwogs of San Diego - History Buffs and War Gamers Society

 

North County Board Games Group

 

Point Loma and OB Strategy Game Nights

 

San Diego Board Game and Magic the Gathering Meetup

 

San Diego Board Games Group

 

San Diego Couples Game Night

 

San Diego Magic the Gathering

 

San Diego Redditors Gaming Club

 

San Diego Star Trek Attack Wing

 

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

 

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 Chromatin Meetup

 

San Diego Makers Guild

 

San Diego Robotics Club (meetup)

 

San Diego Robots in Research (meetup)

 

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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