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The San Diego Sci-Fi/Fantasy Meetup Group Pages

This is the place to find out what's going on in San Diego science fiction and fantasy fandom.

See our Calendar for upcoming events.

Directory of San Diego shops that carry science fiction & fantasy books, comic books and role-playing games.

Directory of SF&F authors' websites/blogs.

Local Conventions

ConDor, March 2-4, 2012
--ConDor YahooGroup
Guest of Honor: Lowell Cunningham

Anime Conji, March 16-18, 2012

KingdomCon (gaming), April 20-22, 2012

Gaslight Gathering (steampunk), May 11-13, 2012
--San Diego Steampunk Convention YahooGroup

San Diego Comic-Con, July 12-15, 2012
--San Diego Comic-Con YahooGroup

Gam3rcon, July 12-15, 2012

Conjecture, October 5-7, 2012
Guest of Honor: Patricia C. Wrede

The Non-Profits Behind the Local Conventions

SanSFiS, the San Diego Speculative Fiction Society
--Anime Conji
--publishes the San Diego Fandom Index

CAASM, the California Association for the Advancement of Speculative Media
--Gaslight Gathering

SDSFC, San Diego Science Fiction Conventions
--ran Conzilla (Westercon) in July 2006
--World Fantasy 2011

Local Groups

General Fandom
Darkstar, based at UCSD but open to everyone
SD SF Fans
San Diego Fandom LJ Community
SDQSF, San Diego Queer Science Fiction

Film Groups
Mars Movie Nights, usually the 3rd Friday of the month, downtown
San Diego Vintage Sci-Fi, usually the 3rd Saturday of the month, downtown

Crazed Imaginations, San Diego's Rocky Horror Picture Show cast

Book Groups
Mysterious Galaxy Book Discussion Group

Star Trek
Com Station Z
--Com Station Z YahooGroup
IKV Stranglehold (a ship in the Klingon Assault Group)

Star Wars
San Diego Star Wars Society
San Diego Fan Force
501st Legion, San Diego Squad
Sunrider Base of the Rebel Legion

San Diego Browncoats YahooGroup
SoCal Browncoats YahooGroup

Comics, Manga, Anime
Comic Gallery Online YahooGroup
SD-Anime YahooGroup
San Diego Animanga Club
Cal Animage Beta at UCSD
--Cal Animage Beta YahooGroup
Tri-City Anime Club YahooGroup (Carlsbad/Oceanside/Vista)

San Diego Steampunk
Chrononaut Club
Machina Fatalis Steampunk Social Club
The Manticore Society
SoCal Steam YahooGroup (event postings)
SoCal Steam Social YahooGroup (general discussions)
The League of Gentlemen Adventurers

The San Diego Zombie Walk

San Diego's Roleplaying Resource
San Diego RPG Events YahooGroup
San Diego Gaymers YahooGroup
San Diego North County D&D Meetup
San Diego Dungeons & Dragons Meetup
The San Diego Roleplaying Association

San Diego Costumers' Guild
--SD CostumeNet YahooGroup
San Diego Cosplay
Just a Bit of Trim, the local SCA Costumers' Guild

Local Science

San Diego Astronomy Association
The San Diego Space Society -- they have now opened the Space Travelers' Emporium
San Diego Association for Rational Inquiry
San Diego Futurists
DART: San Diego's Model Rocket and High Powered Rocketry Club
Greater San Diego Science & Engineering Fair
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
San Diego Aerospace Museum
San Diego Supercomputer Center
Birch Aquarium

Southern CA Cons

LosCon, November 25-27, 2011
----Writer Guest of Honor: John de Chancie
----Artist Guest of Honor: Aldo Spadoni
----Science Guest of Honor: Rick Searfoss

Gallifrey, February 17-19, 2012
--Gallifrey YahooGroup

OrcCon, February 17-20, 2012

Gamex, May 25-28, 2012

WyrdCon, June 21-24, 2012

Gateway, August 31 - September 3, 2012

Southern CA Groups

OCSFC, the Orange County Science Fiction Club
--OCSFC YahooGroup
LASFS, the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society
SCIFI, the Southern California Institute for Fan Interests
SOCAL RPG YahooGroup

Northern CA Cons

DunDraCon, February 18-20, 2011
Potlatch, March 4-6, 2011
FOGcon, March 11-13, 2011
BayCon, May 27-30, 2011
Westercon, July 1-4, 2011
----Writer Guest of Honor: Patricia A. McKillip
----Artist Guests of Honor: Kaja & Phil Foglio
SiliCon, October 2011
SorcererCon, November 2011

Northern CA Groups

BASFA, the Bay Area Science Fiction Association
SPFII, the Society for the Promotion of Fannish Interests, Inc.
San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc.
San Francisco Bay Area Science Fiction Fans LiveJournal Community

Media Resources

The Internet Movie Database Movie Release Dates

Free SF

Infinite Matrix
Infinity Plus
Free Speculative Fiction Online
Futurismic Fiction
Strange Horizons
Baen Books Free Library Free and Public Domain SF
100 Classic Sci-Fi Movies You Can Watch Online For Free

What to Read?

Gnooks Book Recommendation Engine
The Locus Index to SF&F Awards
Book Reviews at
Book Reviews at SFSite
2004 Nebula Award Ballot
The SF Book Club's "The Most Significant SF & Fantasy Books of the Last 50 Years (1953-2002)"
Phobos Entertainment's "100 Science Fiction Books You Just Have to Read"
China Miéville's "Fifty Fantasy & Science Fiction Works That Socialists Should Read"

SF Resources

Science Fiction & Fantasy Research Database
SF Link List from
Emerald City
The Science Fiction Book Club Blog
The Science Fiction Resource Guide
Science Fiction & Fantasy at Bella Online
Feminist Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Utopia
Hazel's Picture Gallery w/photos taken at SF&F cons
Jay Lake's Handy Guide to Genre Distinctions


SFWA, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.
Speculative Fiction Markets
How Much Does a Science Fiction or Fantasy Writer Make?
Critters Online Writers' Workshop


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Article: Five Fan Social Fallacies
Article: Why Nerds are Unpopular
Article: Fannish Accent

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Online January 3, 2007 6:22 PM former member
Bookstores by Area September 14, 2006 6:57 PM former member
San Diego Bookstores January 3, 2010 7:54 PM former member
About The San Diego Sci-Fi/Fantasy Meetup Group November 8, 2011 3:57 PM former member

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