Speed dating at comic con
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.
Glitch’s sessions have resulted in five marriages, two babies, nineteen engagements, “and over a hundred couples dating seriously,” he tells me at one of New York Comic-Con’s eight Sci-Fi Speed Dating sessions.
Matt proposed by arranging his Star Wars figurines in a diorama version of a Sci-Fi Speed-Dating room.
Keri’s engagement ring was hidden underneath Padmé Amidala of Naboo.
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.Who, Poison Ivy, and more obscure, casually dressed heroes and villains.Many Comic Con attendees dress like their favorite comic book, video game, anime, sci-fi, movies, and TV characters to celebrate their fandom — a ritual called cosplay.Some men are looking for girlfriends, but most say they’d be happy even with the dreaded friend zone.“Just someone who accepts me,” a Power Ranger with a Long Island accent says, gesturing to his spandex-clad body.