Hey guys and gals. Over Valentine’s Day weekend I attended the Dallas Comic Con Fan Days 2016 with my bestie, where we decided to go in costume and attend the speed dating event hosted by SciFi Speed-Dating. Ah, Nerds in Love! The headline practically writes itself.
|Meet a life size Ninja Turtle is off my bucket list.|
“Do it for the story!” I urged my also single, best friend. “We will go in costume! It’ll be hilarious.” I promised. This seemed to me to have all the potential in the world to be the best meet-cute scenario in the history of adorkability.
|Photo from SciFiSpeedDating|
I had my cosplay all put together and carefully thought out. I dressed as Marceline, the Vampire Queen from Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time. I made the red axe-guitar from cardboard and a hockey stick, made a custom French Fry shaped purse emblazoned with the phrase “Daddy, why?” (as in her famous song, “Daddy, why did you eat my fries?”), and even found a plushie of Marceline’s stuffed bear, Hambo, to attach to my purse.
|Yes, I'm using a selfie stick because I live alone and am too lazy to use a tripod, or get a timer.|
Unfortunately, Sci-Fi Speed-Dating, turned out to be no different than regular, normal, every-day speed-dating, just without booze or the opportunity to have a drink. The guys still skewed younger, somehow a 16-year old managed to sneak his way in. The guys are still super-shy, not willing to give a connection a chance, despite the fact that I managed to talk somewhat knowledgeably about Death Note, Soul Eater, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and Deadpool in a seamless flow. There were a lot of guys rocking the Green Lantern and Captain America t-shirts. At least this time it was free, for the ladies at least.
I did get to meet some super-chill nerd ladies, which actually happens to me, a lot. I tend to walk away from speed dating with a new lady friend to add to my squad.
The convention itself was cool. The speed-dating event sucked up so much time that I didn’t get to sit in on any panels. I definitely loved seeing all the various cosplays, kept an eye out for amazing plus-size cosplay.
|How much do you love this Agent Carter cosplay from @feministafatale?|
I’m still going to get my dork on going to more conventions, but for now I’ll stick to striking a conversation in line rather than rely on speed-dating. Not even the potential presence of superheroes can save it from being a waste of time.
(Unless noted, all photos are my own. Please let me know if you'd like to be credited as one of the above cosplayers. Thanks)