Enigma at UCLA

The Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Gaming Club at UCLA

Enigma includes everyone from undergrads to graduate students and alumni, encompassing every department from both South Campus and North Campus. If you're interested in science fiction or fantasy (whether books, art, or film), or gaming (video games, card games, board games, roleplaying games, etc.), even just a bit, you're always welcome with us.

All Enigma meetings on UCLA's campus are open to the public and are free of charge. There is no formal membership, so drop by any time! Students, staff, faculty, and local community members are all welcome.



Andrew Gordeev

Andrew is a 4th year Physics major/Mathematics minor, and a PC gamer almost since birth. He spends his free time playing games of all sorts, both physical and virtual, and is always up for swapping recommendations with fellow Enigmans! Andrew got hooked on Enigma through Avalon, so you'll usually see him coaxing others into playing all night. He also manages this website!


Grace Bower


Grace is a 3rd year MIMG major/Biomedical Research minor. She's been a fan of sci-fi and fantasy since childhood, when the only films she watched were Return of the Jedi and Atlantis: The Lost Empire on a rotating basis. Since then she's expanded her interests to books, games, and more. If you have any books recs, she'd love to hear them (and not just because it’s her job).



Hayden Parsley
(Vice President)

"The inner machinations of my mind are an enigma." Hayden is allegedly a third year English major at UCLA, currently serving as the vice president of Enigma and also as the president of the unrelated Kung Fu Club.


Daniel Mitchener
(Social Chair)

Daniel is a 3rd year Computer Science and Engineering major/prospective Theatre minor. Throughout his childhood, Daniel was exposed to a variety of films, and has become a voracious consumer of the medium ever since. Despite his fascination with the form, his library is far from complete, and he is always in desperate need for recommendations for new films (and books and games). If you have any ideas, or if you want to talk about anything pertaining to Disney, come and find him at the next meeting!


Akshay Manjarekar

Akshay is a 3rd year Neuroscience major. Relatively new to “nerd culture”, he still enjoys being around the people of Enigma, usually because he is quite adept at pretending to know what he’s talking about. Whenever he isn’t busy, you’ll find him busy playing games online or binging Netflix. He’s always looking for good recommendations in any media form to expand his knowledge and is a great listener, so you can rest assured your love for sci-fi and fantasy won’t fall on deaf ears. If you’d like to meet him in real life, an Enigma meeting is a safe bet.