“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.
He also told us that we “better have a sense of humor,” cause he was going to be lightening the mood with some “edgy jokes.” Get me out of here.“I got an e-mail back asking, ‘How does speed dating work? The day I met him, he was wearing an Indiana Jones costume rigged to play the movie theme song when he walked.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.I try not to roll my eyes at the guy sitting across from me, dressed in normal clothes amongst a sea of superheroes.
Finally, I had an excuse to wear the eight-year-old-boy-sized Pokémon shirt I’d bought a couple years ago. Speed dating at New York Comic Con, which ran October 9-12.If we felt uncomfortable or unsafe during a date, we were to stretch our arms and arch our back.