Sci fi speed dating
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.(LGBT speed dating generally occurs in separate sessions.) He is strict about lines.“In Denver we had bigger lines than their A-listers.Glitch’s most recent relationship started at his first-ever speed-dating session; he was only hosting, but she found him on Facebook and they dated for several years. 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.
” 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.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.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.The molten hot asteroid of several women's eye was a man dressed up as Bane, one of Batman's arch enemies.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.The pair live in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with Matt’s 7-year-old daughter, whom Keri is helping make a Princess Leia costume for Halloween. ” “There are a couple people from the first session who I’ve already seen walking around holding hands,” Glitch tells me after the session. When Keri and Matt called to say, hey, we’re getting married, I was like—” He drops his jaw and pantomimes speechless excitement, hands flapping at the wrist.Stopping by the Sci-Fi Speed-Dating room at Chicago Comic Con this year, “I was like, awww,” Keri recalls. “In my contracts for a while, underneath where you sign, it would say ‘Ryan Glitch, Geek Pimp.’ They put it on the official contracts! It’s a cool feeling and I like it.” The geek pimp himself, however, is single. If speed dating didn’t happen again, if we never filmed again, I wouldn’t care if I had a wife and kids.” But he isn’t sure whether he’ll mix business with pleasure again.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.