"We found out he was married," said a disheartened 22-year-old Jessie Sharcoff of New York."We heard it through the grapevine." GALLERY: Comic Con PHOTOS (Story continues below): In Sci-Fi Speed Dating, nobody gives out their names.Instead they're assigned a number -- to avoid the occasional stalker -- and at the end of dozens of rounds, each person writes down his or her favorite numbers. Other participants, like Batman -- also known as Kamel Nelson, 25 -- had a blast talking with other like-minded fanboys and girls.It's all in hopes that someone they picked out wrote down their number, too. "It was a lot of fun, I'd definitely do it again," Nelson said with a grin. If someone got the Studio Ghibli reference, we'd have something to talk about. In the end, I decided to play it low-key in a mostly black outfit and some Totoro-themed tights."We've had 19 engagements, five marriages, and three babies -- some of which were conceived during Comic Con.I know, because I did the math." He went on to crack a few jokes at the guys' expense, but it wasn't mean-spirited.
Spending three minutes talking about Gundam collectibles is more likely to excite a prospect instead of making their eyes glaze over.
The molten hot asteroid of several women's eye was a man dressed up as Bane, one of Batman's arch enemies.
Ladies who spoke to Huff Post Weird News said the man was a real charmer during the 2-hour quick-date fest, despite his character being a real nemesis. But it turned out that Bane was a real life Two-Face.
Glitch said his speed dating service has resulted in 167 marriages, 47 or 48 current engagements and 25 babies so far.
| The Times-Picayune reporters Aaron Fisher and Doug Mac Cash attended a Sci-Fi Speed Dating session at Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans on Jan.