mon character hitting on an older woman, the kid is surprisingly suave.
“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.
“And that’s just what we know from people telling us on our Facebook page! “We got lucky, we hit on a good idea, and we ran with it.” Since then, he and a rotating staff of friends have organized speed-dating events at about twenty cons per year; Sci-Fi Speed-Dating reality show Geek Love aired briefly on TLC, then moved to gaming website IGN.
” A “big old nerd” from a family of NASCAR enthusiasts in upstate New York, Glitch is a gleeful one-man show of movie quotes, silly voices, and fart jokes. “Next year I’m going to try to push it to 35 [conventions],” Glitch says. Well, live meagerly, I should say.” Between cons, Glitch works in the back room of a local Walmart, assembling floor model displays.
His Darth Vader costume is worth an estimated ,000. Starting weight, 367, current weight 346.2,” he blogged last week.
Glitch’s most prized costume is an Episode III Anakin Skywalker worth ,000, but weight gain currently prevents him from wearing it. Glitch’s speed date hosting style is part stand-up comedy, part Soup Nazi.
We couldn't be happier or more in love and we have you to thank for it. I can never thank you enough for bringing us together.
My speed dates include a Peruvian movie buff, a Wall Street financier in Final Fantasy armor, and a cosplay photographer from Hong Kong.
He first tried speed dating five years ago, at Atlanta’s Dragon Con. He estimates he is the third or fourth fastest assembler of bicycles in the Walmart corporation.
“It was like twenty guys and five girls,” he recalls. Later that year, he emailed the organizers of Stars Wars Celebration V to suggest they try speed dating. He says his friend and speed-dating collaborator Jeff Hubbard is the best assembler in the world. Hubbard has been assisting Sci-Fi Speed-Dating setup and ticket sales since the beginning.
Rob had never been to one (he got lucky his first time out lol).
Anyway, a married couple who had also met speed dating was running the event that night. Rob said he drove by the place several times as his friend who was supposed to go that night too cancelled and he was thinking of backing out. We hit it off right away (although I did not hear from him afterward even though we matched and I broke my rule and contacted him first after about a month lol).
Matt proposed by arranging his Star Wars figurines in a diorama version of a Sci-Fi Speed-Dating room.