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-          Reenactors and Recreationists

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o   Video Games

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-          Other Groups of Interest

-          Across the Border

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 California. This web page forms the basis for the next issue.

 

Current Print Issue: #24, March 2015 / Last Online Update: 2015-09 -02

 

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

-          California Conventions

-          California Faires and Reenactment Events

-          San Diego Comic Con Offsite Events 2015

 

Events

 

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

 

Upcoming Events

Conventions, Faires and Festivals

 

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

 

Darkstar Dinner (Sep 3, 7:30 9 pm)

Studio Diner, 4701 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, California 92123

 

Star Wars Toy Release event for San Diego Star Wars Society (Sep 3, 8:30 pm)

Toys"R"Us, 1240 W Morena Blvd, San Diego, California 92110

 

Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know and Star Wars: Moving Target Party in San Diego (Sep 3, 9:30 pm - Midnight)

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego CA 92117

Free

Facebook

The Imperial Sands Garrison will be there.

 

Teacher and Educator Appreciation Night (Sep 4, 5 9 pm)

Signings by Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Sara Richard (My Little Pony, Jem & The Holograms) 6:30 7:30 pm

San Diego Comic Arts Gallery, 2765 Truxtun Road San Diego, CA 92106

Free

 

Waltz and Such weekly class (Sep 4, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

45 minute lesson (beginner/intermediate) followed by open dancing, mixers and requests.

Cada del Prado, Room 207, Balboa Park, 1650 El Prado, San Diego CA 92101

$2 suggested donation

 

Turbo Kid presented by Horrible Imaginings and The Film Geeks (Sep 4, 9 pm)

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

$11

 

LAN Party (Sep 5, 11 am 11:45 pm) Online gaming

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

 

Come Play Some DCC RPG with the San Diego Roleplaying Association (Sep 5, noon)

Villainous Lair, 3220 Adams Ave., San Diego CA 92116

 

Tabletop with Digital Lizards of Doom (Sep 5, 1 pm)

Hang withGabe from Digital Lizards of Doom and talk about all things cool and nerdy.

Tabletop Commons, 1263 University Av., San Diego CA 92103

 

Writer's Coffeehouse with Peter Clines (Sep 6, Noon - 3 pm)

Fire Walker

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego CA 92117

Free

Facebook

 

Movie By the Pier "Frozen" (Sep 5; Activities at 6 pm, movie starts at dark)

Oceanside Junior Seau Amphitheatre, Oceanside, California 92054

Free

 

$500 Legacy GPT Seattle for Staples (Sep 6, noon) Magic the Gathering Tournament

San Diego Games & Comics, 9910 Mira Mesa Blvd, Suite C, San Diego, CA 92131

Entry: $20

 

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

RB Swim & Tennis Club,, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr., San Diego, CA 92128
Caller: Ellen Riley
$6 8

 

Opening Reception for A Back to the Future Comic Art Exhibition (Sep 9, 6 10 pm)

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

Free

 

San Diego Book Discussion Group (Sep 9, 7 pm)

The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure; The "Good Parts" Version (Paperback) by William Goldman

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego CA 92117

Free

 

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival (Sep 11 - 13)

Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El PradoSan Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $80

 

Waltz and Such weekly class (Sep 11, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

45 minute lesson (beginner/intermediate) followed by open dancing, mixers and requests.

Cada del Prado, Room 207, Balboa Park, 1650 El Prado, San Diego CA 92101

$2 suggested donation

 

Signing: Stephanie Diaz (Sep 11, 7:30 pm)

Evolution

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego CA 92117

Free

Facebook

 

San Diego Roleplaying Association Meetup and Chat (Sep 12, noon 1 pm)

Location shown only to members

 

CostumeCon 2018 Planning Meeting (Sep 12, 2 pm)

Toby Wells YMCA, 5105 Overland Ave, San Diego, California 92123

 

Cindy Pon Launch Party (Sep 12, 4 pm)

Serpentine

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego CA 92117

Free

 

Geek Girls of San Diego Play Cards Against Humanity (Sep 12, 4 8 pm)

Tabletop Commons, 1263 University Av., San Diego CA 92103

 

Meet & Greet, State of the Okore (Sep 12, 6 pm)

Denny's / Banquet Room, 4280 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA

 

Movie in the Park: The Mask (Sep 12, 7:30 pm)

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

Free

 

Super Mario Brothers 30th Anniversary Celebration (Sept 13, 1 - 6 pm)

La Jolla Village Square, 8657 Villa La Jolla Dr, San Diego, California 92037

Free

 

Learn to Play Quidditch!! (Sep 13, 4 - 6 pm)

The San Diego Sphinxes are organizing a team, come learn to play and maybe join the team!

Kearny Mesa Park, 3170 Armstrong St., San Diego CA

The Geek Girls of San Diego and Harry Potter Group of San Diego will be in attendance

 

San Diego English Country Dancers Sunday Dance (Sep 13, 6 - 9 pm)

RB Swim & Tennis Club,, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr., San Diego, CA 92128
Caller: Terri Akin
$6 - 8

 

San Diego Who Con Group goes to Doctor Who in 3D (Sep 15, 7 pm)

Movie starts at 7:30 pm

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

Tickets: $18

 

Geek Girls of San Diego Book Club (Sep 16, 7 pm)

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Location: TBA

 

Doctor Who in 3D (Sep 16, 7:30 pm)

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

Tickets: $18

 

Gaslight Gathering (Sep 18 - 20, 2015) - Steampunk Convention

Theme: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Steampunk in the Media

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

Guest of Honor: Scott Brodeen, Harry Turtledove, Steampunk Boba Fett, Bob Mogg

Rooms: $119 s/d, $139 Triple, $159 Quad

Memberships: $50, $70 at door

Contact - Facebook - Twitter

 

The Mars Society-San Diego's Mars Movie Night (Sep 18, 7 - 11 pm)

Movies: TBA

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

Free, RSVP to Filmist@mac.com as seating is limited

All Ages

 

Waltz and Such weekly class (Sep 18, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

45 minute lesson (beginner/intermediate) followed by open dancing, mixers and requests.

Cada del Prado, Room 207, Balboa Park, 1650 El Prado, San Diego CA 92101

$2 suggested donation

 

Signing: R. A. Salvatore (Sep 18, 7:30 pm)

Archmage

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego CA 92117

Free

 

San Diego Pathfinder Society game day (Sep 19, 11 am)

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

 

 

Doctor Who and other Cool Shows/Movies Meetup: Doctor Who Season 9 Premiere! (Sep 19, 4:40 pm)

Shakespeare Pub & Grille, 3701 India St., San Diego CA

 

San Diego Vintage Sci-Fi (Sep 19, 7 - 11 pm)

Movies: TBA

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

Free, RSVP to Filmist@mac.com as seating is limited

All Ages

 

Imperial Sands Garrison Goes To the Ride for Kids (Sep 20, 7:30 am - 2:30 pm)

Benefit for Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

Poway Library 13137 Poway Rd. Poway, CA 92064

 

Streetpass San Diego: Under Construction (Sep 20, 1 6 pm) Video Games

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

Free

 

San Diego Star Wars Society September Meeting (Sep 20, 3:30 pm)

Toby Wells YMCA, 5105 Overland Ave, San Diego, CA 92123

Free

 

San Diego English Country Dancers Sunday Dance (Sep 20, 6 - 9 pm)

RB Swim & Tennis Club,, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr., San Diego, CA 92128
Caller: Chris Page
$6 - 8

 

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

Seeds of Earth by Michael Cobley

Barnes and Noble, El Camino North Shopping Center, 2615 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054

Free

 

San Diego Book Discussion Group (Sep 23, 7 pm)

The Galaxy Game by Karen Lord

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego CA 92117

Free

 

Imperial Sands Garrison goes to UCSD First Friday (Sep 25, 10 am - 2 pm)

9500 Gilman Dr, San Diego CA 92093

 

Vista Viking Festival (Sep 25, 10 am - 8 pm; Sep 26, 10 am - 8 pm; 2015)

Norway Hall, 2006 East Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084

$8/day

 

Ball Practice for L.A. Playford (Sep 25, 7 - 9:30 pm) - Dance

So Cal Dance, 12227 Poway Rd, Poway, California 92064
Caller: James Hutson

 

Waltz and Such weekly class (Sep 25, 7:15 - 9:45 pm)

45 minute lesson (beginner/intermediate) followed by open dancing, mixers and requests.

Balboa Parks Cada del Prado, Room 207, 1650 El Prado, San Diego CA 92101

$2 suggested donation

 

Signing: Jonathan Maberry (Sep 25, 7:30 pm)

Bits and Pieces, Deadlands: Ghostwalkers, other books.

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego CA 92117

Free

 

Vista Viking Festival (Sep 26 - 27, 2015)

Sep 26, 10 am - 8 pm; Sep 27, 10 am - 6 pm

Norway Hall Foundation, 718 Sycamore Ave, Vista CA

Tickets: $8 on site, $4 parking

Facebook

 

Signing: Jen Klein (Sep 27, 2 pm)

Jillian Cade (Fake) Paranormal Investigator

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego CA 92117

Free

 

The Universal Suspects (Sep 27, 1 pm) - Classic Horror Film Showings

Showing: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, The Invisible Mans Revenge

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

$12

 

San Diego English Country Dancers Sunday Dance (Sep 27, 6 - 9 pm)

RB Swim & Tennis Club,, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr., San Diego, CA 92128
Caller: Sharon Green

$6 - 8

 

Geek Girls of San Diego Comic Book Club (Sep 27, 7 pm)

Topic: Daredevil, Vol 1.

Location: Shown only to members

 

Signing: Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Diancott (Sep 30, 7 pm)

Zeroes

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego CA 92117

Free

 

Maker Faire San Diego (Oct 3 -4, 2015; 10 am - 6 pm)

San Diego gets a FULL SIZED maker fair with events inside 10 participating museums.

Balboa Park, San Diego CA 92101

Facebook

 

Rendezvous in Poway (Oct 3 - 4, 2015) Old West Reenactment

Oct 3: 10 am 4 pm, Oct 4: 10 am 2 pm)

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

 

Costuming for the Fun of it! Goes To: Rendezvous in Poway (Oct 3, 10 am 2 pm)

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

 

 

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival (Sep 11 - 13)

Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El PradoSan Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $80

 

Gaslight Gathering (Sep 18 - 20, 2015) - Steampunk Convention

Theme: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Steampunk in the Media

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

Guest of Honor: Scott Brodeen, Harry Turtledove, Steampunk Boba Fett, Bob Mogg

Rooms: $119 s/d, $139 Triple, $159 Quad

Memberships: $50, $70 at door

Contact - Facebook - Twitter

 

Vista Viking Festival (Sep 26 - 27, 2015)

Sep 26, 10 am - 8 pm; Sep 27, 10 am - 6 pm

Norway Hall Foundation, 718 Sycamore Ave, Vista CA

Tickets: $8 on site, $4 parking

Facebook

 

Maker Faire San Diego (Oct 3 -4, 2015; 10 am - 6 pm)

San Diego gets a FULL SIZED maker fair with events inside 10 participating museums.

Balboa Park, San Diego CA 92101

Facebook

 

Rendezvous in Poway (Oct 3 - 4, 2015) Old West Reenactment

Oct 3: 10 am 4 pm, Oct 4: 10 am 2 pm)

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

 

Tournament of the Phoenix (Oct 16 - 18, 2015)

Jousting competition with living history camps, food and activites.

Poway Rodeo Grounds, 14336 Tierra Bonita Road, Poway CA 92065

Email - Facebook

 

So Cal Comic Con (Oct 18th, 2015)

QLN Corporate Center, 1938 Avenida del Oro, Oceanside CA 92056

Guest of Honor: Rob Liefeld

Tickets: $7

Contact Page - Facebook - Twitter - Flickr

 

Fantastic Horror Film Festival (Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2015)

Reading Cinemas Gaslamp, 701 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets: $160, $250 for VIP passes; events can also be purchased separately.

Contact - Facebook

 

Space-up San Diego (Oct, 2015) - Space Interest Unconference

Participants decide on the topics, schedule and structure.

Location: TBA

Facebook - Twitter - Google+

 

Fall Escondido Renaissance Faire (Oct 31; Nov 1, 7, 8, 2015; 10 am - Dusk)

Felicita County Park, 742 Clarence Lane, Escondido CA 92029

Tickets: $18/day; $30 for weekend

Facebook

 

Robouniverse Conference and Expo (Dec 14 - 16, 2015)

Tradeshow for Service Robotics industry.

Exploring the incredible field of robotics, including their development, application, and use.

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

Tickets: TBA

Contact - Facebook - Twitter - LinkedIn - YouTube

 

Pacific Pony Con (Jan 8 - 10, 2016) - My Little Pony Convention

Kona Kai Resort, 1551 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego , CA 92106

Rooms: $139/night

Guests: Andrea Libman

Memberships: $60. VIP memberships more.

Contact - Facebook - Twitter

 

Winter GameFest (Jan 16 - 17 , 2016) - Videogames

Price Center Ballrooms, UCSD, San Diego CA

FREE: But register online in advance to assure a position in tournaments

Bring your own controller or computer policies on all games.

Contact - Facebook - Twitter

 

Cos-Losseum (Feb 6 - 7, 2016; 10 am - 5 pm) - Cosplay Con

Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Comino Del Rio South, San Diego CA 92108

Guests: Jevocas Green, Logan Green, Rashaad Santiago, Russ Adams, others.

Memberships: $40

Facebook

 

San Diego Comic Fest (Feb 12 - 15, 2016)

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

Guests: Greg Bear, Ajani Brown

Memberships: $50

Facebook - Twitter - Instagram

 

ConDor XXIII (Feb 26 - 28, 2016) - Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention

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

Rooms: $115 s/d; $130 triple; $150 quad

Guests of Honor: David Gerrald, Bjo and John Trimble, D. C. Fontana

Memberships: $35 to 9/30/15, $35 to 2/15/16, then $60

Contact - Facebook - Yahoo - Twitter

 

San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering (May 5 12, 2016)

Located Throughout San Diego County

Facebook Twitter Instagram - Pintrest

 

Anime Conji (Mar 25 - 27, 2016) - Anime Convention

Sheraton Hotel and Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Dr., San Diego, CA, 92101

Guests: TBA

Memberships: $35 to 10/01/15, then $40 to ?

Facebook

 

Grand Pacific Steam (Apr 2 - 3, 2016) - Steampunk event

Antique Gas and Steam Museum, 2040 North Santa Fe Avenue, Vista, California 92083

Cost: TBA

Contact - Facebook - Twitter

 

Kingdom-Con (Apr 28 - May 1, 2016) - Gaming Convention

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

Rooms: TBA

Memberships: TBA

Facebook

 

Gam3rcon (July 20 - 24, 2016) - Gaming Convention

10th Avenue Theatre and Arts Centre, 930 10th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Memberships: TBA

Facebook

 

San Diego Comic-con International (July 21 - 24, 2016) - Comic and Media Convention

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

Hotels

Special Guests: TBA

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

Contact

 

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: TBA

Memberships: TBA

Facebook

 

Exhibitions

 

Ingenius! The World of Dr. Suess (Nov 22, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015) - Art

San Diego History Center, Balboa Park, 1649 El Prado, Suite #3, San Diego, CA 92101

Museum Admission: $10

 

The Art of Kevin Easterman (June 5 - Dec 31, 2015)

San Diego Comic Art Gallery, 2741 Truxtun Road San Diego, CA 92106

Open Wed - Fri, 10am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 6 pm, Sat - Sun, 11 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 6 pm)

Free

 

Balboa Park: Centennials of the 1915 Panama-California & 1916 Panama-International Exhibitions - "LOOK TO THE PAST, Think of the Future" (Aug 17 - Dec 17)

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

Free

 

Steampunk Themed art by Victoria Bearden (Aug 28 - Oct 2)

Arcana Brewing Company, 5621 Palmer Way, Suite C, Carlsbad, CA 92010

Free

Ages 21+ (Bar)

 

A BACK TO THE FUTURE COMIC ART EXHBITION (Sep 9 - 28)

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

Free

 

Groups

 

SF/Fantasy

 

       General

 

Com Station Z

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

Contact: Kathy Frizbie - Facebook

 

Darkstar

The science fiction, fantasy and gaming club at UCSD.

Email - Facebook

 

San Diego Horror, Sci-Fi and

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

 

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 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

 

Schlockfest (Monthly B Movie Film Showings

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

Free

 

The Universal Suspects - Monthly Classic Horror Film Screenings

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

$12 - 15

 

       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

 

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.

 

Books/Reading/Comics

 

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.

Apply: Dec 1, 2014 - Mar 1, 2015 Dates: Jun 21 - Aug 1, 2015

 

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.from 1800-1960

Facebook

 

 

Waltz and Such

A group of San Diego, California 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

 

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!

d Martial Arts Association (PUMAA). The goal of the preservation society is to preserve and revive traditional forms of martial arts training.d Martial Arts Association (PUMAA). The goal of the preservation society is to preserve and revive traditional forms of martial arts training.

Gaming

 

Gaymers San Diego

 

San Diego Gaymer Group

 

       Live Action Role Playing (LARP)

 

Carlsbad Medieval/Fantasy LARP

 

Diego Dungeon Crawlers DCC RPG Meetup

 

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

 

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

 

Board Games and Beer

Combines boardgames and microbrews at fun events for those who would like to play strategy, social, or other type of game, while enjoying a tasty beverage in local bars and eateries.

 

Game Night San Diego - Social Board Games

 

North County Board Games Group

 

Point Loma and OB Strategy Game Nights

 

San Diego Board Games Group

 

San Diego Couples Game Night

 

       Video Games

 

Couch Conflict! Meetup

Multiplayer Video Games.

 

NintenDiego

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

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

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

Facebook

 

SanDiegoLan.net

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

Facebook

 

San Diego Smash 4 Community

Online Group

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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