PLEASE NOTE, this meetup DOES have a physical location! The location changes every month, so providing a specific address didn’t play well with setting it up as a recurring event. For the latest information on any given month’s meet and instructions on how to RSVP, see the meetup home page. To join the meetup and receive announcements of upcoming events, visit the mailing list and scroll down to the section “Subscribing to sfbayotherkin“.
The San Francisco Bay Otherkin Meetup has short meetups (2 to 3 hours long) once a month, on alternating second Saturdays and second Sundays. (Saturdays in January, March, May, July, September, and Novemeber; Sundays in February, April, June, August, October, and December.) They are held at various locations around the San Francisco Bay Area, moving around the bay so that everyone has a chance to have a meetup nearer to them at least every few months: south bay (San Jose area), San Francisco proper, southeast (Fremont/Hayward area), southwest or peninsula (Redwood City area), and northeast (Oakland/Berkeley area). By special request we may have meetups in the north bay (e.g. San Rafael) or on dates other than our usual ones. Once a year we host a special meetup at PantheaCon on President’s Day weekend.
Adults 18+ only, please. No unattended minors. Minors may only attend meets if their parent or guardian is present.
The meetup is mostly aimed at mythic and theriomythic otherkin, e.g. elves, faeries, sidhe, unicorns, dragons, gryphons, nature spirits, angels, Tuatha De Danann, gryphons, and any other kind of mythical, magical, fantastic, or spiritual non-human folk. However, therianthropes are also welcome if they identify with a mythic and otherworldly “feel”, or even if they just want to talk to some otherkin now and again.
The focus of the group is social interaction. We are not a disciplined study/magical group. The aim is mainly to be able to chat and form connections with people we know will understand the idea of having an other-than-human nature, so we can feel comfortable not having to skirt the issue. Thus, discussion subjects can vary widely. Sometimes we are right on topic with past lives, similarities and differences between kinds of ‘kin, awakening, memories, community happenings, magical practices, etc.; other times we wind up talking about books, RPGs, computer programming, or crafts.