Comic con sci fi speed dating
The people who attend conventions catering to geeks—like the bustling celebration of video games, graphic novels, and anime that was last month’s New York Comic Con—don’t have the best reputations in the wider culture.
Straight male devotees are generally portrayed as awkward, socially inept, and pervy, a strange hybrid of None of these stereotypes are completely false (e.g.
Speed-dater Claire Gillette says this experience was helpful."It’s a good chance to meet friends in the LGBT community," Gilette says.
the anime convention that attracted a sex offender)—but they aren’t completely true, either.
In fact, New York Comic Con (NYCC) and other fan specific spaces also do a tremendous job of inverting many carefully crafted social norms.
This past weekend I attended Dallas Comic Con Fan Days at the Irving Convention Center.
Prior to the start of the conventions I noticed that they were hosting Sci-Fi Speed Dating.