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*Before reading further, I want to reiterate that this group is a general postings group for community-nerd-science related events. There will be specific hosted MeetUP groups from time to time but this group is giving power to you (the member) to engage and show your interest in a general community event and make your own Batman signal for others to flock to.

If you’re like me (introverted, quiet, shy) and find it hard to meet people with your interests (fantasy, tech, sci-fi, gaming, anime, film enthusiast, renaissance fairs, Halloween fan, gothic culture, dead poets, Asian culture, suffer from depression or anxiety, liking weird things in general, LGBTQ, interracial dating, etc.), I hope you’ll find kindred spirits here.

I noticed that MeetUP has interest-specific groups, but what if we have or want a more general group to make friends? Or what if you want to attend an event and want a friend to join you? Well, here we are.

I hope that as a community, we can collectively come up with ideas on meetups, but if not, I will try my best to keep a steady flow of populated information on happenings around the Bay. Many events can be coordinated with sister MeetUP groups as well.

Upcoming events (5+)

Epic ACG Fest

1080 Linda Vista Ave

The one of the only Hollywood Style Geek Event --Epic ACG Fest will be in South Bay of San Francisco, oct. 26, 27. Over 50 great animation films from 15 counties, Comic art show, Game tournament, daily cosplay contest with prize, and a Red Carpet Masquerade Show at the award ceremony For More Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-epic-animation-comic-game-fest-tickets-71680382955

9th Annual Cosplay Picnic

Redwood Grove Park

If you’re interested, please find information and rules located on their official Facebook page. https://m.facebook.com/events/redwood-grove-nature-preserve/cosplay-picnic-vol-9-halloween-2019/329353647947242/

Creatures of the NightLife

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA 94118

(For rules on attendance, please see their website at https://www.calacademy.org/nightlife/creatures-of-the-nightlife-0) The creatures come out at NightLife as the Academy transforms into a spine-tingling and outrageous celebration of supernatural science on the spookiest night of the year. For this special Halloween edition, drag queen extraordinaire Heklina hosts our annual Halloween drag show and costume contest outside on the West Garden stage. Inside, African Hall transforms into a spooky haunted movie theater playing a reel of cursed movie clips from Balboa Theater’s favorite scary (and scary bad) films, hosted by local horror legend Lord Blood-Rah. Grab refreshments in the theater “lobby” and play some of the Pacific Pinball Museum’s scariest machines. Gather for a creepy round of Reimagine Festival's “Ghost Stories,” a live storytelling and stand-up comedy event exploring experiences with the afterlife and the things that haunt us. Downstairs in the aquarium, Reimagine Festival inhabits the Philippine Coral Reef with a colorful interactive Dia de Los Muertos altar. Curious spirits can learn about spiders, scorpions, and other creepy creatures with Academy scientists while enjoying Halloween-themed spirits and cocktails of their own. Throughout the night, DJ Omar Perez provides a fitting “Monster Mash” for a thriller of a dance floor bash. In the planetarium, embark on a “Haunted Tour of the Night Sky” or learn about lunar mysteries in “Moon Lore.”

Anime Destiny (Convention)

2475 Bancroft Way

Here is the description write-up from the host's website! Anime Destiny is UC Berkeley’s own anime convention! Held annually at our ASUC Student Center, AD promises to be bigger and better than ever in 2019, with a bigger game hall, more musical acts, more guests, and a ton more fun! Check us out at our website and Facebook page for more updates! https://calanimedestiny.com

Past events (24)

Lock Picking Class - Maker Nexus

Maker Nexus

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