By Dan Martin
I assure you the above image is not photo shopped in any way. I am just incapable of expressing joy. Also, I crossed my arms and Cat Woman decided to touch me. Why do people insist on touching me? Well its on her now, I have since washed my arm and burned that coat. Why am I so worried about germs you ask? Well it's about time, now we can talk about why we are really here... Comic Con RI 2013! The washed and unwashed masses alike join forces with celebrities that run the gamut from A to Z list. And me, creeping in with guest passes and running amok trolling my own. In this first blog of the Comic Con RI series, I would like to talk to you all about Sci Fi Speed Dating. Go, check the twitter and check out what happens when I leave the house below...
You read correctly above, Sci Fi Speed Dating is a thing. I also had no idea but keep up. It's not just a thing, its a fairly successful thing. I measure that on how many cons it has been to alone. One Hundred and Eighty-one as of this weekend at RI Comic Con in Providence, RI. I attended the Con with Comics Corner's own Moshing Maniac, Kenny Nardozza. We met the man behind the Sweaty Love Connections, Mr. Ryan Glitch. We failed to sign up on time before the inevitable happened and we sat in on the session any way.
The age range was also a concern. The sign ups are limited to 18 plus of course, but I am concerned that 21 plus may have been better for guys like Kenny and myself who are in our early 30's. A lot of the people I interviewed afterward were 18 and or 19. Not all, but most. But the appeal of Speed Dating seems to be the mystery. I talked to one happy couple after the panel, an 18 year old girl and 19 year old guy, both from RI and having a great time visiting booths together and chatting. Ryan tells me that there have been 6 marriages, 19 engagements, 102 couples dating seriously, and 2 babies on his watch. A great success rate for the past 4 years.
Be sure to check out all of the links I have included. Click the Show logo above to watch the TLC Specials on youtube. And be sure to tune in Wendnesday, November 5th 7pm on www.990wbob.com for Comic's Corner with Ryan Glitch. LIVE.