Sci-Fi Speed Dating was a hit for self-proclaimed geeks and nerds at New York Comic Con this year -- 200 people signed up and got real fictional.
But a love scandal ripped hearts in two during one of the sessions on Saturday, leaving lusty Princess Leias and sexy Superwomen without partners in crime fighting.
“This is my third Comic-Con, but it’s the first year I was old enough to do this,” Ash Ketchum says, gesturing to the 82 men and women seated in pairs in a conference room in the basement of the Javits Center.
Lamenting the tyranny of football at his high school, he offers to show me his Pokall, but a Jedi knight with spiked hair yells, “Time’s up! Weekend Jedi warrior Ryan Glitch is the 27-year-old owner of Sci-Fi Speed Dating, which in three years has organized hundreds of speed-dating events at dozens of super-fan conventions.
He doesn’t think he’s the fastest Walmart assembler in the world, but admits that in 25 years he’s gotten pretty good. In the craft economy of costuming, his specialty is fabricating armor.
Norwalk, CT, February 16, 2012: Sci-Fi Speed Dating, the enormously popular dating event which has figured prominently at several Reed POP shows will return to C2E2 in 2012.
This past weekend I attended Dallas Comic Con Fan Days at the Irving Convention Center.What better way to extend that concept than by pairing people off?Nerds want to be with other nerds and this is the perfect way to meet your ideal mate!After a successful launch at Celebration V in 2010, Sci-Fi Speed Dating gathered considerable momentum at C2E2 and New York Comic Con (NYCC) in 2011.Organized by founder Ryan Glitch, Sci-Fi Speed Dating has taken the geek romance world by storm by providing venues where like-minded and passionate fans can meet each other and indulge their common – and sometimes not so common! Camera crews followed the Sci-Fi Speed Dating staff around NYCC in October 2011 for a two-part special called .com, among others.