Due to demand, we will conduct two sessions each day of Pensacon.
You can sign up at the Sci-Fi Speed Dating table during Pensacon, which can be located in the west hall on the 2nd floor outside the panel rooms.
I signed a photo release, picked up my badge, and headed around the corner to the girls’ holding pen. Two long tables were at either side of the room, with 30 or so numbered sheets of paper that were otherwise blank.
The host of the show introduced himself and gave us The Talk.
If we felt uncomfortable or unsafe during a date, we were to stretch our arms and arch our back.
Once the date was done, he would follow up, get the story, and probably toss the guy out.
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.Since the conventions are at a notorious gender imbalance, women come first, they get to cut the events lines, and survey the crowd of men before the dates kick off.It seems that Comic Con Speed Dating has tapped into meeting a unique demand: finding love in a group where you feel an inherent connection, speak a common sci-fi savvy language, and where a Magic: The Gathering player can happily out themselves to a date dressed as Doctor Who.If you’ve been to one of over thirty Comic Cons that happen annually in the United States, you might have found yourself fawning over a buxom Wonder Woman or a lithe Link from across the convention hall.This year, New York Comic Con cut out the middle man (or Captain America) and hosted eight different speed dating events, including two rounds for gay geeks.