“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.Instead, everyone is assigned a number, and at the end of dozens of rounds, they put the numbers they liked down on paper and hope their number shows up on the other person’s list. of Love”, says some of the people who met at one of these things have gotten engaged, but as with other events of this sort, it doesn’t always work out.He makes sure to give everyone a comforting speech at the end, about how it’s ok if they didn’t get the phone numbers they wanted.Ryan Glitch, the man who came up with the idea for Sci-Fi Speed dating, actually met his girlfriend at one of these events and is now on a mission to help fellow geeks find their Princess Leia, Catwoman, or whatever other fictional character they might fancy.He travels the country attending Comic Con events looking for single male and female attendants willing to give his speed dating session a try.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.
Since then Glitch’s Sci-Fi Speed Dating has kept him busy full-time.of Love” Glitch said 8 couples who met at Sci-Fi Speed Dating were currently engaged, and 37 other were dating seriously.“And those are just the people that check in with us on Facebook.Dressed as a Jedi Knight he hosted the event with a comedic air that playfully poked fun at himself and every stereotype.The routine helped loosen the tension before the dating began. If they felt something click, they jotted down the number pinned on their date’s shirt.His Darth Vader costume is worth an estimated ,000. Starting weight, 367, current weight 346.2,” he blogged last week.