The phrase “nervous sexual tension” might not be the first thing that comes to mind if Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Harry Potter, Harley Quinn, Wolverine and several Jedis were all gathered in a room.
But that’s just what took place Thursday on starting nights Sci-Fi Speed Dating at Salt Lake Comic Con, where about 100, mostly costumed, pop-culture fans arrived together within the hopes of creating a nerdy love connection.
Or at land that is least a date for the brand brand brand new “Thor” film.
It was the initial of 10 speed that is hourlong sessions during Comic Con — two of these reserved for LGBTQ folks — and it is a huge draw every year, stated Ryan Glitch, the evening’s referee, whom hosts these dating occasions at around 60 conventions each year.
“With conventional rate relationship, there are not any guarantees you’ll have any such thing in typical with anyone,” Glitch stated. “ right Here, also at least understand the ‘Star Wars’ fandom because you’re a fan of something too if you’re not a ‘Star Wars’ fan, you. That commonality is had by you to meet up with individuals and build from.”
That does not suggest all Comic Con folks are naturally appropriate.
“Star Trek” fans versus “Star wars fans that are?
“Those never appear to work,” Glitch says.
Marvel fans versus DC fans?
“That frequently leads to a handful of systems.”
Before things started, Glitch laid straight down a ground that is few: this can be anonymous speed dating, therefore no exchanging of names or cell phone numbers — that’ll be sorted down later if there’s a match. Each pairing has precisely three minutes to obtain familiarized ahead of the guys need to slip one seat off to the right and get to the woman that is next.
Glitch, a natural standup comedian, kept things entertaining: a Utah-is-so-white break, a dig at one dater whoever Spider-Man costume he declared become “too Walmart,” and a tip that “Hi, do you need to see my number of peoples fingernails?” is a truly bad starting line. Read More