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Title: Speed Dating!?
Post by: HeyItsMeeEE on May 21, 2010, 09:40:44 PM
Is anyone planning to attend the speed dating event at FanimeCon?

I know I will! I'd probably flunk out with the ladies, but it'll probably be a fun experience.  8)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: HarpB on May 21, 2010, 11:52:27 PM
I be surprised if a girl showed up.
If there are all males, I am gonna laugh so much!
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: AuroraDreamer on May 22, 2010, 12:27:11 AM
I was just thinking that too. I know of like 3 girls though who are going.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Takumaru on May 22, 2010, 11:11:21 AM
Hey you know what, I'm going, I'm a guy who is eager to find love in this world!
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Nephilim on May 22, 2010, 11:31:21 AM
Since its with the Fanime crowd, I'm sure it'll be fun and gender-balanced. ^^
Thankfully I have no need for it this year~
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on May 22, 2010, 01:26:46 PM
I'm going.
Like I said on the facebook page, I'm sure it'll be an interesting social experiment at the very least.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: HeyItsMeeEE on May 22, 2010, 01:46:59 PM
I be surprised if a girl showed up.
If there are all males, I am gonna laugh so much!

If it's all males then we can all play magic the gathering!!
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: AuroraDreamer on May 22, 2010, 02:40:54 PM
I be surprised if a girl showed up.
If there are all males, I am gonna laugh so much!

If it's all males then we can all play magic the gathering!!
I'm not male, but should I bring my deck anyways XD
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on May 22, 2010, 02:43:08 PM

I'm not male, but should I bring my deck anyways XD

I was thinking the same thing. xD
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: SimaSeph on May 22, 2010, 02:49:33 PM
I find it more likely that men would make up the majority of the speed dating event. They just seem to be more likely to want to go out of their way to date someone. Also, the vast majority of our community is probably a little on the shy side, and this might be a good way for them to break out of their shells. I'll probably go just for laughs. I may be single, but I rarely have trouble finding dates. I'll bring my Magic deck too, just in case it gets to that point.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: isshinkun on May 22, 2010, 03:07:51 PM
rofl MTG FTW
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: HeyItsMeeEE on May 22, 2010, 07:56:54 PM
what are you guys going to ask?

Me:Did you shower today?
Girl1: Yes
Me: Good
Girl1: You?
Me:....No....
Girl1: .................can I switch partners!?


ahaha!  :D

this is going to be great
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: AngelWings on May 22, 2010, 08:05:53 PM
Awww. I'd actually enjoy going. If only to meet more people. Unfortunately I'll be busy going to the LM.C concert!!! (What wonderful torture.) Let us non-goers know how it went?  My god that was idiotic. Flow is Friday.....  Nvmd. I might sign up now unless it's too late. Dratted brain and not paying attention
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on May 22, 2010, 08:11:44 PM
I have no idea!
I'm really shy.
o Ao;;

I'm probably just gonna be boring and say elongated "uhms" a lot..

Or I'll be hyper and talk a lot...
It really could go either way I guess? xD;;
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NSC on May 22, 2010, 09:21:29 PM
well i signed up but it will be a miracle if i actually go seeing as i'm a total scaredy cat when it comes to interacting with people.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on May 22, 2010, 09:34:45 PM
You're going.
:']
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NSC on May 22, 2010, 09:46:44 PM
You're going.
:']

yep. and maybe i'll actually talk to people. maybe even people of the opposite sex.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on May 22, 2010, 09:49:14 PM
yep. and maybe i'll actually talk to people. maybe even people of the opposite sex.

O:
...
It's a FanimeCon Miracle?

<3
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NSC on May 22, 2010, 09:54:30 PM
yep. and maybe i'll actually talk to people. maybe even people of the opposite sex.

O:
...
It's a FanimeCon Miracle?

<3
yep, it's a miracle alright. a miracle that i shouldn't feel proud of  >:(
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on May 22, 2010, 09:58:20 PM

yep, it's a miracle alright. a miracle that i shouldn't feel proud of  >:(

Aw, come on.
c: <3
YOU'LL ALWAYS HAVE MEEEEEEE.

Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: HarpB on May 22, 2010, 10:00:29 PM
wah wah? is there some lesbian love going on here that I should watch? ;p
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NSC on May 22, 2010, 10:03:02 PM
wah wah? is there some lesbian love going on here that I should watch? ;p
If i didn't know any better, i'd have to say that those two were LESBIANS! ... oh wait you were talking about me.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on May 22, 2010, 10:08:49 PM
I'm straight with lesbian tendencies.
That is all.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NSC on May 22, 2010, 10:11:44 PM
I'm straight with lesbian tendencies.
wait what?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: HarpB on May 22, 2010, 10:13:50 PM
i believe and support u in ur 'enjoyment'
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NSC on May 22, 2010, 10:18:56 PM
i believe and support u in ur 'enjoyment'
does that mean your giving me permission to run around groping other girls and flipping their skirts?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on May 22, 2010, 10:32:02 PM
I'm straight with lesbian tendencies.
wait what?
It's how Johnny describes my sexuality.
xD

I liek caulk.
But I can revel in the beauty of a girl too, I just wouldn't actually love her.
As far as I know.

BUT ANYWAY, BACK ON TOPIC: Speed Dating.
I doubt it would happen, but it'd be SUPER AWK if my ex signed up too.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NSC on May 22, 2010, 10:51:24 PM
I'm straight with lesbian tendencies.
wait what?
It's how Johnny describes my sexuality.
xD

I liek caulk.
But I can revel in the beauty of a girl too, I just wouldn't actually love her.
As far as I know.

BUT ANYWAY, BACK ON TOPIC: Speed Dating.
I doubt it would happen, but it'd be SUPER AWK if my ex signed up too.
that would be an awkward conversation.
You: umm
Ex: yeah ...
You: remeber that time we broke up? YEAH, that was some real crazy shit there.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: HeyItsMeeEE on May 22, 2010, 11:07:54 PM
i will be the guy wearing a tuxedo!! look for me!!
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Takumaru on May 23, 2010, 12:47:49 AM
Who knows, maybe I'll be lucky, I am searching for romance in my life right now, maybe the perfect girl will show up there.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: AuroraDreamer on May 23, 2010, 12:49:04 AM
Who knows, maybe I'll be lucky, I am searching for romance in my life right now, maybe the perfect girl will show up there.
Hopefully most people plan to take it somewhat seriously. Like you are.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Takumaru on May 23, 2010, 12:58:53 AM
Who knows, maybe I'll be lucky, I am searching for romance in my life right now, maybe the perfect girl will show up there.
Hopefully most people plan to take it somewhat seriously. Like you are.
Thank you =)  Im actually very anxious to meet new people out there, hopefully one will even be my dream girl.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: EJAY420 on May 23, 2010, 01:36:16 AM
is this really gonna happen??? nice!!
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Neo-Zaku on May 23, 2010, 09:12:58 AM
Well I bit the bullet and decided to sign up. It'll be interesting to see how it goes.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Takumaru on May 23, 2010, 11:46:48 AM
Come on, more people sign up, even if I dont find love here, I would like to find more friends!
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: leslie on May 23, 2010, 12:25:54 PM
Can you still sign up for speed dating? ???
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: AuroraDreamer on May 23, 2010, 12:27:21 PM
Can you still sign up for speed dating? ???
You can try to. It might be filled up by now, but it doesn't hurt to try :)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: leslie on May 23, 2010, 12:34:41 PM
Ok, thanks AuroraDreamer!
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: ELDEMONIO on May 23, 2010, 02:40:47 PM
Well, i'm not. I'll be too bussy taking pics and vid and even if I did find a girl, she might hate me for not spending enough time with her.>.>
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 23, 2010, 04:40:49 PM
woohoo!! ppl ARE doin the speed dating
it should be interesting
i might be runnin around like a chicken wit my head cut off
but im also in the karaoke competition that night so ill be SLIGHTLY busy

i dnt really need a legit date (im happily taken)
but i woudl like to make friends
also, my boyfriend doesn't like anime as much as i do
but yay more friends!!
plus meeting someone to possible dance wit at the B&W ball is always nice :)
otherwise, ur standin there like a wall flower :(

im excited  :)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on May 23, 2010, 07:59:51 PM
Maybe I'll find someone to dance with. c:

I don't know what to wear though!
A pretty dress, or my Ashley Graham cosplay?

My pretty dress is for the dance though... but I want to dress to impress!
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 23, 2010, 08:14:06 PM
ill be slightly dressed up for karaoke, but nothing too flamboyant
but pretty is always good

go for the pretty dress :)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NSC on May 23, 2010, 09:50:33 PM
oh shit, i just realized that the speed dating is also the same time as the FLOW concert. well, i guess i'm not going to this then after all.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on May 23, 2010, 09:56:35 PM
D:
But now I'mma be alone.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NSC on May 23, 2010, 10:03:43 PM
i'm sorry baby.
we could go to the nerd courting panel together. i still plan on going to that.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 23, 2010, 10:04:50 PM
D:
But now I'mma be alone.

:p ill go with u
but i dnt kno which round ur gonna be in, the 7pm round or the 8:30 round
ill be in the karaoke competition which starts at 6pm
hehe..friends? :)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on May 23, 2010, 10:08:36 PM
i'm sorry baby.
we could go to the nerd courting panel together. i still plan on going to that.


...Ok, then I forgive you. <3<3


Quote from: princesskitty18
:p ill go with u
but i dnt kno which round ur gonna be in, the 7pm round or the 8:30 round
ill be in the karaoke competition which starts at 6pm
hehe..friends? :)

I want to do karaoke, but I'm only good at singing if I do it at my own pace with my own sort of touch to the song. xD;

I wish I knew what round I was going to be in myself. xD;;

Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 23, 2010, 10:12:57 PM
hahaha
yea ive been talkin wit the guy thats in charge of the event cuz i had questions wit the karaoke and speed dating conflict
so u should get an email either tonight or tomorrow

hahaha karaoke's always fun
this would be my 5th year at fanime
and i always did the open mic
but my 2nd time doin the karaoke competition cuz i can drive myself now :p
so who knows..maybe see u at the speed dating
if not..than around? :)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on May 23, 2010, 10:16:19 PM
hahaha
yea ive been talkin wit the guy thats in charge of the event cuz i had questions wit the karaoke and speed dating conflict
so u should get an email either tonight or tomorrow

hahaha karaoke's always fun
this would be my 5th year at fanime
and i always did the open mic
but my 2nd time doin the karaoke competition cuz i can drive myself now :p
so who knows..maybe see u at the speed dating
if not..than around? :)

This is my 7th year going. c:
I've done open mic a few times, but I get super nervous if I sing alone and usually I can't convince anyone I know to do songs we're both familiar with.
Here's hoping we get assigned the same time slot!
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NSC on May 23, 2010, 10:17:56 PM
i'm sorry baby.
we could go to the nerd courting panel together. i still plan on going to that.


...Ok, then I forgive you. <3<3




Yay, i luv you too.
hehe ... i was just thinking that i could imagine helen at this event, groping people left and right.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on May 23, 2010, 10:20:25 PM

Yay, i luv you too.
hehe ... i was just thinking that i could imagine helen at this event, groping people left and right.


Lawwwlll.
I couldn't, she only does it to people she knows.
It would be more like
"Mm, yes, I am seeking new potential gropees. No, not groupies, groppies -- I might want to grope you in the future. "
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NSC on May 23, 2010, 10:25:44 PM

Yay, i luv you too.
hehe ... i was just thinking that i could imagine helen at this event, groping people left and right.


Lawwwlll.
I couldn't, she only does it to people she knows.
It would be more like
"Mm, yes, I am seeking new potential gropees. No, not groupies, groppies -- I might want to grope you in the future. "
why wait for the future when you can just grope now.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 23, 2010, 10:28:43 PM
hahah..future gropees..thats funny :pp

ash_chan: i kno for a fact that im placed on waitlist for the 8:30 time slot
i didnt sign up early enough so i kno im on waitlist
im singin in the 'early as possible' group
since it starts at 6pm, im maybe the 10th person..each song is 2.30 mins..
hahahaha ill be done loooong before the 8:30 timeslot

again
heres to hoping!!
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on May 23, 2010, 10:41:23 PM
hahah..future gropees..thats funny :pp

ash_chan: i kno for a fact that im placed on waitlist for the 8:30 time slot
i didnt sign up early enough so i kno im on waitlist
im singin in the 'early as possible' group
since it starts at 6pm, im maybe the 10th person..each song is 2.30 mins..
hahahaha ill be done loooong before the 8:30 timeslot

again
heres to hoping!!

D: I hope I'm not on the waitlist...
When did you sign up?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 23, 2010, 10:43:52 PM
uhhh...good question...
sometime last week
i wanna say maybe wednesday or thursday?
but i can't say for certain
*shrugs*
how about u?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on May 23, 2010, 10:47:47 PM
uhhh...good question...
sometime last week
i wanna say maybe wednesday or thursday?
but i can't say for certain
*shrugs*
how about u?

Well, I believe the earlier one could sign up was on Thursday because that's when the post/announcement was made, and I signed up as soon as I got the tweet, but if you signed up early too, that's no help in finding out if I'm waitlistd or not! xD;
Guess I'll have to wait until the email tomorrow.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 23, 2010, 10:51:31 PM
ohhh i guess ur right XD
uh ohh
well they DID say that space was limited
if u signed up as soon as u got the tweet, i think ur good
i probably signed up either thursday or friday...most likely friday
so *shrugs*
good luck!! :)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Jerry on May 24, 2010, 09:05:55 AM
*** to be approved by fellow staff members of the Speed dating department ***

just trying to help out those few who might be shy and have no idea what their getting themselves into   :P
random advice-

remember you only have 3 minutes [per the rules that ive seen]
This actually passes by pretty quickly -
so if you DONT just wanna stare at each other and dont say anything: 

The girls sometimes use these conversation topics at the FaniMaid Cafe!

conversation topics:
talk about the Con [this should be a given] like why your there-
going to buy stuff at Dealers, Artist Alley or Swap meet?
favorite anime or manga?
favorite foods?
know japanese?
Cosplay? how did you make or buy your costume?
Going to specific events? B&W Ball? Masquerade? Cosplay meet ups? MusicFest?
favorite activities other than anime or video games?
whats your favorite subject in school?
other topics of interest- sense of humor, talking about internets, reading, sci-fi, music, collectables etc.
favorite joke or anime momment?

this is the easiest way to share info!

Remember PLEASE do not give out too much personal info about your self!
to be safe, try to use an Alias, such as screen name nick name or something along those lines.
DONT give out personal info such as phone numbers, websites, or e-mails--- this is done by the staff once the speed dating process is complete!

Good luck single ladies and gents!   :D
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on May 24, 2010, 03:23:54 PM
I just got my confirmation!!!
I'm in the 7 pm slot!!

c:

My friend is in the 8:30 slot, so boo.
I wish I could be in every slot, I mean...
What if the man of my dreams is in another pod!!
Haha.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: HarpB on May 24, 2010, 04:29:18 PM
congrats.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Knightfire on May 24, 2010, 07:09:57 PM
I signed up for fun. Kind of curious how it will come out. On the waiting list, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 24, 2010, 07:25:59 PM
I just got my confirmation!!!
I'm in the 7 pm slot!!

c:

My friend is in the 8:30 slot, so boo.
I wish I could be in every slot, I mean...
What if the man of my dreams is in another pod!!
Haha.

yayy so u did make it!!!
and i got confirmed for the 8:30 spot
but yea it sucks.. :(
oh well
we'll still find a time to hang out and shtuff
u could always come watch me sing :)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: c2chaos on May 24, 2010, 07:44:19 PM
I'm thinking that I got put on the wait list.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 24, 2010, 07:51:53 PM
did u get an email?
i thought they would send an email even if u were on the waitlist... =/
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: c2chaos on May 24, 2010, 08:06:11 PM
I haven't got one yet. Although, I did sign up 15 minutes before the deadline.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 24, 2010, 08:07:26 PM
uhh..yea...
than ur probably most definitely on the waitlist..  :-\
sryyy
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: cptaizen on May 24, 2010, 08:09:05 PM
I signed up. weird but I hope I get picked. should be fun if nothing else.
any off-con singles' meet ups?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: c2chaos on May 24, 2010, 08:11:59 PM
Isshikun tried that but the mods suggested that people not do that.



I should of done my app earlier when I had the chance.
(http://www.cute-factor.com/images/smilies/onion/189bbdde.gif)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: leslie on May 24, 2010, 08:15:46 PM
Isshikun tried that but the mods suggested that people not do that.



I should of done my app earlier when I had the chance.
(http://www.cute-factor.com/images/smilies/onion/189bbdde.gif)

You'll still get to meet people around fanime so that's a plus right! ;)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Knightfire on May 24, 2010, 08:19:27 PM
It is a plus. Check your spam boxes, because my notification came in my spam box.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 24, 2010, 10:25:39 PM
for those that made the 7pm slot, have fun!
for those that made the 8:30 slot, I'LL SEE U THERE!! :)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Lan Moore on May 24, 2010, 10:36:44 PM
I signed up but I didn't find out about it till the last minute so I'm hoping I get picked, it sounds fun a perfect for a why Otaku like my self.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: DarkMoonlitStar on May 24, 2010, 10:58:06 PM
I got a 7pm slot! hmm...to cosplay or not to cosplay..?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: RandR on May 24, 2010, 11:29:37 PM
oh man, hope i get off that waitlist lol
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: HarpB on May 24, 2010, 11:35:39 PM
I guess I be standing outside at the window, looking at everyone talking with each other, and trying to creep them out >D
i kid.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: leslie on May 24, 2010, 11:46:37 PM
What is everyone going to wear?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Knightfire on May 24, 2010, 11:47:23 PM
for those that made the 7pm slot, have fun!
for those that made the 8:30 slot, I'LL SEE U THERE!! :)

I'm on the waiting list for the 8:30 hopefully I can get in
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Shepherd01 on May 24, 2010, 11:52:25 PM
Awesome! I just got my confirmation for the 8:30 slot. It'll be fun just having a laugh with everyone, see you guys and gals there. :D
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: cptaizen on May 24, 2010, 11:55:40 PM
ugh! i just got the FU-reply ...

"Dear FanimeCon Member,
Thank you so much for your interest in FanimeCon Speed Dating. Unfortunately, due to the limited space; the Speed Dating event, as well as our wait list have been filled. We greatly appreciate the response to this event, and we hope that you may find other things of interest for you at the convention."

ouch!? should I show up anyway for a possible no-fill spot? just for funsies?

so much for adding late. =P
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: HarpB on May 24, 2010, 11:56:18 PM
Quote
Thank you so much for your interest in FanimeCon Speed Dating. Unfortunately, due to the limited space; the Speed Dating event has been filled. At this time, we have placed you on the wait list.


You are currently on the waiting list for the 7pm round on Friday May 28, 2010


If you would like to stay on the list or if you would like to be removed from participating in this event, please let us know.

If a space does open up, you will be notified via email. If you are not notified via email prior to Friday May 28, 2010, you may choose to check in at the actual event space to see if there are any no-shows or anyone else forfeiting his/her position. We cannot guarantee if you a space will open up or not.

 

Thank you so much for your interest, and please respond if you would like to remain on the waitlist.
>_>
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Knightfire on May 25, 2010, 12:01:48 AM
I say show up early and wait. Things happen and people change their mind.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: cptaizen on May 25, 2010, 12:15:52 AM
OSS!
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: tearraspades on May 25, 2010, 12:38:49 AM
I got hella rejected too, but then again I only found out about it and signed up last night.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: cptaizen on May 25, 2010, 12:51:00 AM
must ... kill ... Lincoln ....

(Family Guy lulz)

edit:
why I'm asking about non-con singles meet up? I vote O'Flahtery's for those 'rejected'
alcohol + singles = win

twit me for time & location
@mark_peck :: twitter
http://twitter.com/oflahertys
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: cptaizen on May 25, 2010, 01:08:50 AM
am organizing "Speed Dating Rejects" toward O'Flaherty's Bar at the same time
stand in line for jailbait if you want. or join us "adults" on San Pedro at O'Flaherty's Bar for a more fun equivalent. =)

cosplay optional, but encouraged.

~will talk to O'Flaherty's management in am. 5/25.
updates soon. viral, pm, or post if interested.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: tearraspades on May 25, 2010, 01:10:47 AM
Legal, but too young for a bar. ;n;

Being stuck in the grey area of 18-20 is no bueno.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: cptaizen on May 25, 2010, 01:30:54 AM
sucks to hear that! ill buy you a drink... zing!

any/all adult fanime rejects wanna meet up after hours...

i'll talk to mangement 5/25 about having us
@captaizen ~ twitter
http://www.oflahertyspub.com/ for location
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Lan Moore on May 25, 2010, 05:12:58 AM
ugh! i just got the FU-reply ...

"Dear FanimeCon Member,
Thank you so much for your interest in FanimeCon Speed Dating. Unfortunately, due to the limited space; the Speed Dating event, as well as our wait list have been filled. We greatly appreciate the response to this event, and we hope that you may find other things of interest for you at the convention."

ouch!? should I show up anyway for a possible no-fill spot? just for funsies?

so much for adding late. =P
Yeah I know how that feels *Sad face* I think they should just make it bigger so they can get more people, obviousely this is popular.

am organizing "Speed Dating Rejects" toward O'Flaherty's Bar at the same time
stand in line for jailbait if you want. or join us "adults" on San Pedro at O'Flaherty's Bar for a more fun equivalent. =)

cosplay optional, but encouraged.

~will talk to O'Flaherty's management in am. 5/25.
updates soon. viral, pm, or post if interested.
Hey not a bad idea, I don't drink but I might enjoy this.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on May 25, 2010, 08:05:36 AM
I think anyone who was waitlisted should go check it out and see if they can get a spot @con...
People get busy, people forget, plans change...I'm sure there'll be openings.


Legal, but too young for a bar. ;n;

Being stuck in the grey area of 18-20 is no bueno.

I know, right?
I turned 20 in Feb.
The novelty of being able to legally buy porn, cigarettes and vote has long since worn off.
Now it's like "Ok. Great. One more year til I can actually have fun.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Knightfire on May 25, 2010, 09:03:49 AM
You can gamble in Vegas once you turn 21 : )
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: c2chaos on May 25, 2010, 09:57:38 AM
I got rejected but on the bright side I get to go see FLOW.
(http://www.cute-factor.com/images/smilies/onion/016.gif)
I'm gonna rock out hard!!!
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 25, 2010, 10:25:02 AM
I guess I be standing outside at the window, looking at everyone talking with each other, and trying to creep them out >D
i kid.
haha thats really funny but still kinda scary :p

Awesome! I just got my confirmation for the 8:30 slot. It'll be fun just having a laugh with everyone, see you guys and gals there. :D
woohoo!! see u there!! :)

as for the cosplay or not to cosplay: i say do it
if u put time, energy and money into ur cosplay outfit, might as well show it off :)
im not a cosplay person but i will be dressed up a lil bit for the karaoke competition
but not too much
YAY IM EXCITED!!
3 DAYS AWAY!!!! <3
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: tearraspades on May 25, 2010, 10:27:40 AM
I think anyone who was waitlisted should go check it out and see if they can get a spot @con...
People get busy, people forget, plans change...I'm sure there'll be openings.


Legal, but too young for a bar. ;n;

Being stuck in the grey area of 18-20 is no bueno.

I know, right?
I turned 20 in Feb.
The novelty of being able to legally buy porn, cigarettes and vote has long since worn off.
Now it's like "Ok. Great. One more year til I can actually have fun.

Yeah. Especially when I was able to get that stuff when I was underage. Hell, I'll probably bring a 40 to the convention. c: <
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Jerry on May 25, 2010, 10:35:44 AM
you mean there isnt an age cut off for old people at fanime?

then again, im suppose to be assisting the elderly for my badge [ Disney/pixar  UP  movie reference ]
then again assisting the nerdly socially awkward fanboy/girls is just as challenging :P
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: tearraspades on May 25, 2010, 10:39:56 AM
you mean there isnt an age cut off for old people at fanime?

then again, im suppose to be assisting the elderly for my badge [ Disney/pixar  UP  movie reference ]
then again assisting the nerdly socially awkward fanboy/girls is just as challenging :P

Age cut off is 35 and over! u_u
(Nah, just kidding. I don't really know/care. I make like the best of friends with senior citizens, but then I have to go through the pain of them dying on me so soon... :c )

 
  lol. Are you assisting the elderly, or "Assisting" the elderly? c;<
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Jerry on May 25, 2010, 10:45:51 AM

  lol. Are you assisting the elderly, or "Assisting" the elderly? c;<



*swooshes over my head*  blink blink.   I dont get it.     ._.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: tearraspades on May 25, 2010, 10:50:15 AM
xD Augh.
In a sexual connotation!
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: c2chaos on May 25, 2010, 11:02:19 AM
Here Jerry, use this!
vvvvvvv
(http://www.cute-factor.com/images/smilies/onion/efb50fe2.gif)
^^^^^
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Jerry on May 25, 2010, 11:07:41 AM
xD Augh.
In a sexual connotation!

Dont try to corrupt me  :-[  its fan girls like you that try to make be blush for no apparent reason.

I tire of the nosebleeds my 4 girls roommates give me on a regular basis.  >_<

again, the anime guy stuck in a harem home is not what its cracked up to be.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: tearraspades on May 25, 2010, 11:10:19 AM
xD Augh.
In a sexual connotation!

Dont try to corrupt me  :-[  its fan girls like you that try to make be blush for no apparent reason.

I tire of the nosebleeds my 4 girls roommates give me on a regular basis.  >_<

again, the anime guy stuck in a harem home is not what its cracked up to be.

You get nosebleeds from thinking about "assisting" the elderly? >; P
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: c2chaos on May 25, 2010, 11:13:06 AM
Poor Jerry.

That's because they aren't in the format of: a maid, a little-sister type, a gangster, and a bookworm.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Jerry on May 25, 2010, 11:18:35 AM
xD Augh.
In a sexual connotation!

Dont try to corrupt me  :-[  its fan girls like you that try to make be blush for no apparent reason.

I tire of the nosebleeds my 4 girls roommates give me on a regular basis.  >_<

again, the anime guy stuck in a harem home is not what its cracked up to be.

You get nosebleeds from thinking about "assisting" the elderly? >; P

why do you pick on me so?
(http://www.cute-factor.com/images/smilies/wanwan/1775465362wan.gif)
your hurting my feelers.

Michi protect me prease! ...

blink blink...

where did she go?  :-\

uh oh.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: tearraspades on May 25, 2010, 11:21:53 AM
xD Augh.
In a sexual connotation!

Dont try to corrupt me  :-[  its fan girls like you that try to make be blush for no apparent reason.

I tire of the nosebleeds my 4 girls roommates give me on a regular basis.  >_<

again, the anime guy stuck in a harem home is not what its cracked up to be.

You get nosebleeds from thinking about "assisting" the elderly? >; P

why do you pick on me so?
(http://www.cute-factor.com/images/smilies/wanwan/1775465362wan.gif)
your hurting my feelers.

Michi protect me prease! ...

blink blink...

where did she go?  :-\

uh oh.

c;< Eheheheh. Not my fault, you fell right into that one.

You don't have anyone to protect you now. -puts on plastic gloves- time for a full-body cavity search... >: )
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: c2chaos on May 25, 2010, 11:26:04 AM
(http://www.cute-factor.com/images/smilies/onion/d582d79f.gif)
OMG!
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Jerry on May 25, 2010, 11:30:08 AM
talk about Rick Rolling this thread!

I need an adult! ~

or maybe we should get back on the forum thread at hand?

or is this tearraspades way of speed dating, teasing boys like me on this thread?

T_T
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: tearraspades on May 25, 2010, 11:50:21 AM
talk about Rick Rolling this thread!

I need an adult! ~

or maybe we should get back on the forum thread at hand?

or is this tearraspades way of speed dating, teasing boys like me on this thread?

T_T

What's wrong, sweetheart? LICK MY BOOTS.


x)  I desperately wanted to do Speed Dating, though. I thought they would make an exception and fit me in because I'm a girl. ;_;
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Jerry on May 25, 2010, 12:17:37 PM
there is going to be a wait list, so dont be so hard on yourself.

heck, i have better success speed dating in line if anything.

Then again im constantly meeting people while walking up and down lines, or jumping in on random conversations... with "line dating" i think you may have better chances.

heck, might as well make a Waitlist Group gathering outside of speed dating at this point.

i come up with such random ideas.  :P
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: c2chaos on May 25, 2010, 12:23:20 PM
Even the wait list is full. What's going to happen to the rejects?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 25, 2010, 12:25:14 PM
still wait around?
like ash_chan said, theres always a chance
dont give up! :)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: c2chaos on May 25, 2010, 12:29:15 PM
No one's giving up.
Everyone is looking to the brighter side.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Jerry on May 25, 2010, 12:30:06 PM
as popular as the concept of this event, theres a chance that people will drop out, goto the concert, be wandering around swap meet or other shiny distractions at the convention.

if you really want in, and dont mind the wait, then join the mini wait list group outside- per the speed dating staff's instructions and hope for the best.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: AuroraDreamer on May 25, 2010, 12:34:06 PM
I bet some people on the waitlist will not even try showing up, because they think it will be too full, then you end up get the spot if you wait :)

Or you could just have a dork like me... who got accepted twice.(I messed up my first request, so I submitted another... they both were accepted >.<) So there is one spot at 8:30.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Jerry on May 25, 2010, 12:35:48 PM
registering twice?

why didnt i think of that. :P
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: AuroraDreamer on May 25, 2010, 12:37:57 PM
registering twice?

why didnt i think of that. :P
You probably would have just ended up having yourself registered for the same time twice lol. 6 minute talking time?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 25, 2010, 12:52:03 PM
hahh 6 minute talking time
the guys would be lucky then

and i really do wanna kno the ratio
that would be interesting
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: c2chaos on May 25, 2010, 01:22:09 PM
(http://www.cute-factor.com/images/smilies/onion/044.gif)
As I recall from the staff meeting, there were 40 seats for speed dating, however, there were already 112 people that signed up. Sign ups have obviously gone up since the announcement and from what's been posted there are only 2 time slots for speed dating, 7 and 8:30. So that's 80 people, and those who are on the wait list will have to beat out 20 other people waiting (assuming that half of the wait list is female). Then those of us not on the wait list (or waiting to get on the wait list) will have to beat out X number of people where X is greater than 40.
(http://www.cute-factor.com/images/smilies/onion/5c745924.gif)
The ratio can be assumed to be 1:1.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Lan Moore on May 25, 2010, 03:20:07 PM
I wanted to try this soooooo bad
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on May 25, 2010, 03:45:00 PM
I'm so excited!
This is gonna be super special AWESOME.


...God, I need to stop watching YGOTAS.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 26, 2010, 03:49:45 PM
for those that got the confirmation: who's in the 8:30 time slot?
just wondering... :D
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: HeyItsMeeEE on May 26, 2010, 09:52:54 PM
(http://www.cute-factor.com/images/smilies/onion/044.gif)
As I recall from the staff meeting, there were 40 seats for speed dating, however, there were already 112 people that signed up. Sign ups have obviously gone up since the announcement and from what's been posted there are only 2 time slots for speed dating, 7 and 8:30. So that's 80 people, and those who are on the wait list will have to beat out 20 other people waiting (assuming that half of the wait list is female). Then those of us not on the wait list (or waiting to get on the wait list) will have to beat out X number of people where X is greater than 40.
(http://www.cute-factor.com/images/smilies/onion/5c745924.gif)
The ratio can be assumed to be 1:1.

If anything, we can always have the other 80 people speed date around the round tables in the hall.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Knightfire on May 27, 2010, 09:45:14 PM
I made it in to the 8:30 Tome Slot!
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 27, 2010, 09:47:14 PM
I made it in to the 8:30 Tome Slot!

WHOOT WHOOT!! :)
immm excited
ill be somewhat casual..
but wearin a pink-poncho type thingy :p
that should be easy enough to spot
see u there :)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Knightfire on May 27, 2010, 10:08:14 PM
Yep yep, see you there
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 28, 2010, 11:51:50 PM
so speed dating was fun :p
my throat was parched by the end of the hour but it was fun nonetheless
:)
hope they continue it for next year
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Knightfire on May 29, 2010, 09:54:21 AM
It was enjoyable ^^
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: coolguy on May 31, 2010, 02:20:33 AM
so....can anyone describe how the speed dating went? I couldn't make it this year because they told me it was full. (hey, there's always next year)

Can anyone describe how it worked or what you thought of it? Did anyone "hook up" at the end of it? "Hook up" in the sense that they hung out afterwards, or did everyone go their separate ways after it was over

I'm pretty curious, I'm sure there are others that wanna know as well. ;D
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: HarpB on May 31, 2010, 10:00:19 AM
I was in 7pm slot. They had 8 girls and 11 guys. Guys had letters as their name tag and girl had numbers. Each were given 1 piece of paper with rules and talking advice, 1 page to take notes on the person you talked with, one smaller paper on which you indicate whether you would like to date that person or not, and a pen.
Girl and guy sit on the opposite of each other and have 3 mins for talking. I enjoyed the talking, don't know about the others. The time just goes by real quickly, and it took me mostly by surprise when the 3 mins were up and the sound was made. On the table you had 3 electronic color-changing objects to set the mood: small candle, a round ball and a square. After 3 mins, the guys got up and went to the next girl.
At the end of it, I gave the small paper to them with my choices. They first let out the guys and then the girls. Once I was out, I told the person that I wanted to be contact by email rather than phone. I did not hung out afterward, and just went my own way.
after 2 days, the people send an email as to whether you got a match or not. Don't  know what is said if you get a match, since I did not had one. In the one where you have no match there is just generic, "I am sorry it is did not work out" sort of message.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 31, 2010, 12:04:20 PM
im pretty sure that a lot of ppl went their own ways

i was in the 8:30 time slot
and we had 16 girls and 15 guys
i got matches
and basically they gave you the letter of the guy (so like, F or B or AA)
the first name of the guy and than either their phone number or email address
out of 6 matches, i got 2 wit email addresses and 4 with phone numbers XD

the sad/idiotic thing for me, is that the paper i had written my notes on?
i accidentally threw it away so some of the guys i actually dnt remember who they are specifically (sorry!! XD)
but it'll be interestin to see wat happens and stuff
good luck for next year! :)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on May 31, 2010, 05:26:52 PM
They need to give more time to take notes...
The only notes I had for the one match I got was "Video games, cool guy."  because I had to rush with each note.
Which isn't helpful since I talked about video games with like ALL of the people.
Oops.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Knightfire on May 31, 2010, 07:28:29 PM
Seriously, my notes lack any real info.

...So, should the guys try to establish contact first?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 31, 2010, 07:35:07 PM
haha i think it doesn't matter who contacts who first
but for the ones that i got phone numbers..
i feel SUPER SUPER awkward
if i were to call or text them up and be like..
"hey..so i was at fanime speed dating..do you remember me?" XD
so i really dont know what to do >_<

and the speed dating team needs to give us more time to write ntotes
3 minutes talking is fine
but like 20 seconds to write notes? not cool
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Knightfire on May 31, 2010, 07:41:47 PM
I can hardly read some of my notes. I had a hard time trying to remember who was who.

You can always send them a text : 3
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 31, 2010, 07:57:43 PM
textin is always a good option

i already kno who YOU are, knightfire :p
so i suppose thats 1 down, 5 to go
and i kno one of the guys by his fb
so 2 down, 4 to go

but i still feel awkward >_<

how many matches did u get?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Knightfire on May 31, 2010, 08:08:15 PM
Five, which really surprised me. I thought I would get like, one.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 31, 2010, 08:15:13 PM
awww how cute
ppl liked u :p

i still remember
im like "wats ur name?"
and ur all like "uhh..i thought we werent supposed to give out names"
and im like "alright..ill call u bob"
:D

i actually saw u a couple more times around the convention
but i was wit my friends and we were walkin in opposite directions
so i didnt bother :)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Knightfire on May 31, 2010, 08:28:20 PM
You must be a really good Ninja, don't think I saw you after the event.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 31, 2010, 08:34:46 PM
*sniff sniff*  :'(
its okay..
i just fade into the background
:p

anyways
it was nice meetin u and actually knowin who u were
maybe ill see u next year too :D
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Knightfire on May 31, 2010, 08:48:10 PM
I didn't mean anything...mean by that  :P

Likewise. You can count on me being there!
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 31, 2010, 08:52:43 PM
haha no worries
i kno wat u meant :)
im sneaky like that  ;)

hahaha
i wonder if ppl will actually contact the matches
i wanna kno if ppl do!
that would be so cool :)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Knightfire on May 31, 2010, 08:56:25 PM
this song relates to the current situation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMyCa35_mOg
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 31, 2010, 08:59:37 PM
hahah!
totally!!
lets wait and see what happens :p

im still glad to just meet different ppl
even if i dont remember who they are right now XD
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: coolguy on June 01, 2010, 02:07:43 PM
I was in 7pm slot. They had 8 girls and 11 guys. Guys had letters as their name tag and girl had numbers. Each were given 1 piece of paper with rules and talking advice, 1 page to take notes on the person you talked with, one smaller paper on which you indicate whether you would like to date that person or not, and a pen.
Girl and guy sit on the opposite of each other and have 3 mins for talking. I enjoyed the talking, don't know about the others. The time just goes by real quickly, and it took me mostly by surprise when the 3 mins were up and the sound was made. On the table you had 3 electronic color-changing objects to set the mood: small candle, a round ball and a square. After 3 mins, the guys got up and went to the next girl.
At the end of it, I gave the small paper to them with my choices. They first let out the guys and then the girls. Once I was out, I told the person that I wanted to be contact by email rather than phone. I did not hung out afterward, and just went my own way.
after 2 days, the people send an email as to whether you got a match or not. Don't  know what is said if you get a match, since I did not had one. In the one where you have no match there is just generic, "I am sorry it is did not work out" sort of message.


Thanks for the awesome description/explanation of how the speed dating works daiphyer.com, never been to one so I had no idea how it was set up (the only thing I had to go on, was the speed dating they did in the movie hitch. Funny movie btw)

Sounds like it was pretty cool and from what I read princesskitty18, ash_chan, and Knightfire they seemed to like it. Other than the note taking process being too short,  they enjoyed their experience.

Thanks for all the responses guys, I will definitely sign up early next year. Hopefully more will respond to tell us the experiences they had.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on June 01, 2010, 03:12:24 PM
I wish the guys would contact me first.
Only because I don't like making phone calls and I don't want to text since I don't know if he has text or not.

Of course, I only got the one match...

Bummer.
Next year?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on June 01, 2010, 04:41:16 PM
awww don't worry ash_chan, there is always next year :)
and yea, i think i would feel better if the guys made contact first

and hopefully, next year, the staff will be more organized and give us more time to take notes :p
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: God91125 on June 01, 2010, 11:24:33 PM
I should join next year :/ I wanted to do it but I didn't sign up online >_< nor knew about it till way after sign ups, I'd give a call back and respond >_<
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: c2chaos on June 02, 2010, 12:46:52 AM
Maybe I'll sign up next year...



--if I'm still available.
(http://www.cute-factor.com/images/smilies/onion/0fbbf481.gif)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Jerry on June 02, 2010, 08:34:50 AM
For those who actually went to Speed dating-

why not give us some insight on what was the format?

what kind of questions were you usually asked?

do you feel the crowd was sociable ?

heck why not make this thread its own pseudo "get to know each other better" threads.

its not like we already talk/post amongst ourselves enough as is. :P
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: AuroraDreamer on June 02, 2010, 08:58:02 AM
Basically you are given a paper with a list of letters(Males) and numbers(Females) with yes and no beside it. You also receive a paper for notes with the numbers and letters again, so you can attempt to remember the people when deciding people.
The layout of the room was kind of a circle zigzag thing. (Recommend changing that. Some guys kept getting confused XD) Basically all the females sat at the tables and the guys traveled from table to table. Afterwards we handed in the paper of our choices to the very kind people running the event.

I ended up asking most the questions, when the guys came over. I asked stuff like what their favorite genres of manga/anime were, what kind of music they liked, what hobbies other then anime/manga/etc did they like? A common question was why are you at Fanime? Sometimes you would get to caught up in answering questions that you wouldn't get to start the next question. The time does pass by fast if you keep the questions coming.

I feel parts of the guys were sociable. Sometimes it was very easy to chat with the person, while other times it seemed like they were too shy or didn't know how to answer questions. =/

I feel next year, if it runs again to maybe give some more time to write notes in between transitions. I remember that I was grateful when the no show guy or my friend came around to me. Gave me time to look around and back track. XD

Overall it was a very interesting experience. I don't know if I would do it again though. Not my cup of tea. I think though that it should be hosted again for others.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on June 02, 2010, 09:52:29 AM
I pretty much stuck to the "Why are you at Fanime" question, and with the exception of 2 guys, it lead on to normal conversation and I didn't have to try so hard.

Suggestions:
-Circle/ Square seating pattern instead of zigzag, as it cuts into the "date" if someone is lost and has to check for where they go next.

-A quick break in between each person to write notes. I didn't want to write notes when the person was right there close enough to read them, so I was stuck trying to write them in the middle of the next "date" and cutting into that time and I ended up falling behind and having to run back and find the previous guy's letter to mark him down and that was a bit troublesome. Not long, just like 10 seconds when people stand in limbo, just enough to write some abbreviated notes.

-Shoot out a twitter reminder or give an announcement over the loud speaker to remind people of times. It wasn't so much a problem in the 8:30 slot, but I think the reason the 7:00 slot was so empty was because people had forgotten about it until it was too late. I had almost forgotten myself. I was so excited for the Speed Dating and definitely wanted to make it, but I got so caught up in parading around my just finished Gyarados that I lost track of time. I was lucky to look at my phone at 6:51 so I could skidaddle over to the room just in time to check in.

-Don't let one group (guys or girls, depending on who's sitting) come in until the event starts. We ended up sitting with the same person for a very long time (15 minutes, at least). If you weren't lucky enough to be seated with someone you connected with, it would be super awkward.


As for making this a psuedo getting to know you better thread...

Hi!
I'm Ashley aka #5 at the 7:00 slot of Speed Dating '10.
I'm a 20 year old 1st year college student who enjoys video games and cooking.
I'm a food/health science major with an emphasis on nutrition.
I cosplay.
I doodle.
I'm local to the Fanime area (In the San Jose/Sunnyvale/Cupertino area.)


Let's make friends and maybe something more~? (Insert Suggestive Wink Here)
xD
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Knightfire on June 02, 2010, 03:02:17 PM
From the guys perspective:

The ladies went in first, thus began the wait. The dudes all waited outside in line waiting for the OK to come in. The ladies were given numbers, the dudes were given letters. We went in, and we were assigned to the first person based on letter/ number. Every three minutes we would rotate in a clockwise and then zig zag matter.

I was most nervous at the very beginning, but then I got really comfortable as the event went on. The atmosphere, lighting, and ambiance were of suprisingly high quality, so props to the speed dating staff wanting to set the right mood. I liked alot of the girls I met there, they were really fun to talk to. There were a few that were too soft spoken, where it was really hard to hear them, or the amount of time given wasn't enough to get to know them.

The 8:30 slot was short by one guy, so all the dudes went back at the end to their 1st date, by that time, the awkwardness was gone and had a really great time talking to her.

Following suit similar to ash-chan,

Hey,

I'm Nick AKA Letter "S" of the 8:30 slot
23 year old Photo Major with an emphasis in Studio practice
Enjoys Photography, video games, music, model kits, and movies
I love the beach and dining out... and zombies
San Jose native

Stay Sharp! ; )
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on June 02, 2010, 03:37:17 PM
...F*ck Yeah, Zombies. :'D
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on June 02, 2010, 05:25:21 PM
going along wit the same thing as ash_chan and knightfire
they really needed to change the layout
i felt sorry for the guys because they didnt kno where to go half the time
and definitely more time
thats always good

following the others:

hey!
i'm jackie AKA #27 in the 8:30 time slot
19-year-old 1st year college student
psychology major with asian studies minor and social work minor (YAY PSYCH MAJORS!! :D )
i likes dancing, music, shopping and just chillin out wit my girls
sadly..NOT san jose native..im more up near san francisco
i had to drive to and from fanime every night :'( my poor gas...

and ewwww no zombies :(
for some reason i can't watch scary movies
but i can watch resident evil..all of them
i think theres soemthign wrong wit me XD
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: AuroraDreamer on June 02, 2010, 05:38:50 PM
I never put my info o.O

Kristi
#21
19, doesn't feel like it =/
Computer Science or Digital Art- 3D Animation Major(depending). I'm still marked undecided at my school, eventhough I know I what I want.
I like dancing, singing, music, video games, comedy movies, and such. Big Disney Fan. Yay DisneyWorld!
I'm actually from Sacramento, but I am in school in the Bay Area :)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on June 02, 2010, 05:41:54 PM
YAY DISNEY!! :)
i heart all things disney and stuff
still a lil girl at heart <3
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Jerry on June 02, 2010, 05:55:17 PM
does Russell from UP count at Disney? or Pixar? :P
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Shepherd01 on June 02, 2010, 06:31:14 PM
I was letter "R" I think? in the 8:30 slot.
Anyways I cosplayed the Warden from SuperJail, I was the only one in a Purple Suit haha.

I'm 20, Working full time and taking some cc classes on the side.
2nd Year of Fanime and loving it
I should really contact the people that said yes to me :)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on June 02, 2010, 06:40:26 PM
I was letter "R" I think? in the 8:30 slot.
Anyways I cosplayed the Warden from SuperJail, I was the only one in a Purple Suit haha.

I should really contact the people that said yes to me :)


ur the one that looked like willy wonka? :p
i saw u around afterward
haha nice meeting u...again :)
im one of the ones that got matched wit u
kimo i think is ur name? :p

I'm Nick AKA #17 of the 8:30 slot
i thought the guys were letters
what was ur letter?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: HarpB on June 02, 2010, 07:26:28 PM
I am the guy with the round, white thing on his head. That's pretty much all the description is required for people to know who I am.

@AuroraDreamer, I do have bachelors in Computer Science, so if u ever need help, feel free to ask.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on June 02, 2010, 07:33:39 PM
I am the guy with the round, white thing on his head. That's pretty much all the description is required for people to know who I am.

well mr.mysterious
wat time slot were u in?
since the event was like 5 days ago
things might have slipped ppls minds
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: HarpB on June 02, 2010, 07:35:48 PM
sadly, not the one u were in :(

I was letter L. Too bad I didn't realize until it was over, otherwise I would have introduced myself as, "Hi. I am L from Death Note. Usually I am dressed in white shirt and blue jeans, but today I have dressed up for you. I like sugar! nom-nom-nom"
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on June 02, 2010, 07:37:11 PM
sadly, not the one u were in :(

ahh
than that is quite unfortunate
i would have been interested in seein this 'round, white thing' :p
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: HarpB on June 02, 2010, 07:39:07 PM
That can be arranged:
Image removed since it has served its purpose
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on June 02, 2010, 07:41:01 PM
hahahh
nice
round, white thing it is :p

yea i was a number and i didnt cosplay
so i couldn't really say anything to that extent :D
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Knightfire on June 02, 2010, 07:51:34 PM
I was letter "R" I think? in the 8:30 slot.
Anyways I cosplayed the Warden from SuperJail, I was the only one in a Purple Suit haha.

I should really contact the people that said yes to me :)


ur the one that looked like willy wonka? :p
i saw u around afterward
haha nice meeting u...again :)
im one of the ones that got matched wit u
kimo i think is ur name? :p

I'm Nick AKA #17 of the 8:30 slot
i thought the guys were letters
what was ur letter?

...oops! I was letter S
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Knightfire on June 02, 2010, 07:53:55 PM
I never put my info o.O

Kristi
#21
19, doesn't feel like it =/
Computer Science or Digital Art- 3D Animation Major(depending). I'm still marked undecided at my school, eventhough I know I what I want.
I like dancing, singing, music, video games, comedy movies, and such. Big Disney Fan. Yay DisneyWorld!
I'm actually from Sacramento, but I am in school in the Bay Area :)

I remember you! We talked about Tekken 6
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: HarpB on June 02, 2010, 07:54:15 PM
kitty, why did u go to the speed dating? I thought u would already have a bf.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on June 02, 2010, 07:57:50 PM
knightfire: good job for remembering different details about conversations  :D

daiphyer.com:
i do have a boyfriend and im perfectly happy wit him
i went for the meeting of new ppl and possibly new friends
my boyfriend has no real interest in big conventions soley dedicated to anime
granted, he likes anime, but he wouldn't come to somethign like this of his own free will
*sigh* id probably have to drag him along :p (heheh that could be fun)
so i went for the meeting of ppl and new friends

and i actually have 2 new friends..ish
haven't actually met them yet except for the ones in my time slot
but talked enough that we're acquaintences..i hope
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Knightfire on June 02, 2010, 08:28:10 PM
Well I try my best ^^
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on June 02, 2010, 09:21:53 PM
I wish more people had showed up to our slot.
It was so empty and pathetic.

T_T
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on June 02, 2010, 09:24:24 PM
awww im sorry
yea ours was full
we had 16 girls and 15 guys
so thankfully we had a break for 3 minutes :p
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: AuroraDreamer on June 02, 2010, 11:03:21 PM
does Russell from UP count at Disney? or Pixar? :P
Can't it be both?

I want to get a job at Pixar or atleast their internship. I got the idea, because of Pixar's association with Disney lol. Wow I feel like a nerd.
@AuroraDreamer, I do have bachelors in Computer Science, so if u ever need help, feel free to ask.
Awesome :D I'm sure though if I will stick with CS though. I really want to focus in on 3D animation (reason above), but then I feel I have more options with going CS. I would at least think. Hmmm... I need to decide this soon D:
I remember you! We talked about Tekken 6
:D Yay someone remembered me!
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on June 02, 2010, 11:06:47 PM
I remember you! We talked about Tekken 6
:D Yay someone remembered me!

heyy!! i remembered u! :p
meanie..only focusing on the guys
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: AuroraDreamer on June 02, 2010, 11:08:52 PM
I remember you! We talked about Tekken 6
:D Yay someone remembered me!

heyy!! i remembered u! :p
meanie..only focusing on the guys
>.< I know you remembered me! I meant someone else as well! I find myself forgettable.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on June 02, 2010, 11:10:32 PM
hahaha im kidding
dont trip :p
its always nice to be remembered
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Knightfire on June 02, 2010, 11:34:28 PM
I remember you! We talked about Tekken 6
:D Yay someone remembered me!

heyy!! i remembered u! :p
meanie..only focusing on the guys

lol
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Rhornez on June 03, 2010, 09:51:25 PM
sigh i was 17 when this thing happened i wish they woulda cut some slack for someone 1 year younger HNNNNNGGG
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on June 03, 2010, 10:13:13 PM
aww its okay
theres always next year
i think they're worried abotu corrupting your poor young mind :p
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Ayanami Rei First Child on June 03, 2010, 10:20:57 PM
I didn't want to go this year, because I wasn't sure how good it would be.

#1  How would you all rate the Speed Dating? Would you recommend me going next year?

#2 Next time you should have the GIRLS wait outside, while GUYS at the table. Why? It's because of my Psychology Today or Scientific American Mind Magazine said that GIRLS are LESS PICKY when they are the ones MOVING from TABLE TO TABLE.  Just thought you might want to increase those chances of success for next year. ^_^   If you want I can go digging around for the article about it.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on June 03, 2010, 10:36:51 PM
i like it
out of a scale of 10, id put it at a 8 or 9
the only reason i say that with a lower score is cuz this was the first time
and they need to change some of the tactics and stuff

it didn't matter about the whole picky thing
we had numbers and we sat at particular numbers (the girls i mean)
and the guys had letters and at first they sat at a particular letter
and than they rotated in order
there was no picky-ness of the tables and stuff
they moved in order of the rotation
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Ayanami Rei First Child on June 03, 2010, 10:44:26 PM
i like it
out of a scale of 10, id put it at a 8 or 9
the only reason i say that with a lower score is cuz this was the first time
and they need to change some of the tactics and stuff

it didn't matter about the whole picky thing
we had numbers and we sat at particular numbers (the girls i mean)
and the guys had letters and at first they sat at a particular letter
and than they rotated in order
there was no picky-ness of the tables and stuff
they moved in order of the rotation
You totally missed what I was trying to get across.

What I meant was: When it's the guys moving from table to table, Girls are LESS LIKELY to pick ANY guy to date/give their e-mail to/etc.

When it's the GIRLS moving from table to table, they are MORE LIKELY to give out their e-mail/choose a guy to date/etc.

Boys sit + Girls Move = Higher % Chance girls will find a guy they like. (Better Dating Odds)
Girls sit + Boys Move = Lower % Chance girls will find a guy they like. (Lower Dating Odds)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on June 03, 2010, 10:52:13 PM
ohhh i get it!!
well than..ionooo
u can suggest that to the speed-dating staff
it will be interesting to see what happens
if thats the case, id still be willing to do it next year too :)

could you find the article?
that would be awesome to read
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Knightfire on June 03, 2010, 11:05:12 PM
As would I, it was a great way to meet new people : )
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: c2chaos on June 04, 2010, 04:21:15 PM
hahaha. After reading up to this point. I just thought that it'd be kinda a cool to see one of those dating-game shows at Fanime, where they put 3 bachelors behind a screen and the bachelorette asks the three guys the same questions from the other side and at the end of the show she picks the mystery bachelor she likes most.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on June 04, 2010, 07:03:48 PM
haha
okay THAT i would NOT do
thats just too awkward...
and too mean to choose someone based on ONE question
XD
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Rhornez on June 04, 2010, 07:07:15 PM
i like it
out of a scale of 10, id put it at a 8 or 9
the only reason i say that with a lower score is cuz this was the first time
and they need to change some of the tactics and stuff

it didn't matter about the whole picky thing
we had numbers and we sat at particular numbers (the girls i mean)
and the guys had letters and at first they sat at a particular letter
and than they rotated in order
there was no picky-ness of the tables and stuff
they moved in order of the rotation
You totally missed what I was trying to get across.

What I meant was: When it's the guys moving from table to table, Girls are LESS LIKELY to pick ANY guy to date/give their e-mail to/etc.

When it's the GIRLS moving from table to table, they are MORE LIKELY to give out their e-mail/choose a guy to date/etc.

Boys sit + Girls Move = Higher % Chance girls will find a guy they like. (Better Dating Odds)
Girls sit + Boys Move = Lower % Chance girls will find a guy they like. (Lower Dating Odds)
oh Psychology how i love thee
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on June 04, 2010, 07:09:58 PM
oh Psychology how i love thee

gotta love psychology
yay psyc majors!! :p

i was tellin an adult friend how to approach her 14-year-old daughter about startin high school and dating and stuff
and im only 19
gotta love it XD
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Rhornez on June 04, 2010, 07:17:03 PM
oh Psychology how i love thee

gotta love psychology
yay psyc majors!! :p

i was tellin an adult friend how to approach her 14-year-old daughter about startin high school and dating and stuff
and im only 19
gotta love it XD
^now wont you be confusing people with Psychology at the speed dating eh ? haha  ;D well then...Fanime Con 2011 Speed Dating here i come...
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on June 04, 2010, 07:38:00 PM
hahaha. After reading up to this point. I just thought that it'd be kinda a cool to see one of those dating-game shows at Fanime, where they put 3 bachelors behind a screen and the bachelorette asks the three guys the same questions from the other side and at the end of the show she picks the mystery bachelor she likes most.

I actually think this is bloody brilliant!
I think it would be hilarious and fun at the very least.

I wish we could have a re-do.
I don't want to wait a year for another chance!
Haha.
c:
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on June 04, 2010, 07:43:15 PM
HAHAHA
we should create our own speed dating :p
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Knightfire on June 04, 2010, 07:55:47 PM
hahaha. After reading up to this point. I just thought that it'd be kinda a cool to see one of those dating-game shows at Fanime, where they put 3 bachelors behind a screen and the bachelorette asks the three guys the same questions from the other side and at the end of the show she picks the mystery bachelor she likes most.

Sounds like it might make for a great stage zero event
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: c2chaos on June 04, 2010, 09:45:35 PM
haha
okay THAT i would NOT do
thats just too awkward...
and too mean to choose someone based on ONE question
XD
It wouldn't be one question but a series of questions that all three bachelors would have to answer as best as they can.


Sounds like it might make for a great stage zero event
hahaha. I can already imagine it.

It could also go the other way where there would be one bachelor and three bachelorettes.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: HeyItsMeeEE on June 05, 2010, 12:41:48 AM
I was surprise how small the speed dating room was, hopefully next year they at least quadruple the size of it.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Knightfire on June 05, 2010, 12:59:20 AM
I was surprise how small the speed dating room was, hopefully next year they at least quadruple the size of it.

I thought it was the right size, given the amount of people. But that's just me.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Impulse on June 05, 2010, 01:23:01 AM
^To be fair people had to register for that.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on June 05, 2010, 11:44:31 AM
I was surprise how small the speed dating room was, hopefully next year they at least quadruple the size of it.

Then it would have made the 7 slot look even more empty than it was!
Super empty, we had barely anyone...
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on June 05, 2010, 11:49:50 AM
I was surprise how small the speed dating room was, hopefully next year they at least quadruple the size of it.
I thought it was the right size, given the amount of people. But that's just me.

well knightfire, the thing for us is that we had almost all of our ppl
like wat ash_chan said, their group had a lot of ppl missin
so if the staff could guarantee that all the ppl would be there
than yea maybe we could get a bigger table

Sounds like it might make for a great stage zero event
hahaha. I can already imagine it.

It could also go the other way where there would be one bachelor and three bachelorettes.
now THAT would be itneresting to see as a stage zero
omg we could totally do that next year
since our group was the initial guinnea (i dnt think i spelled that right..) pigs for the speed dating event
:)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Knightfire on June 05, 2010, 12:07:56 PM
You do make a good point
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: HarpB on June 05, 2010, 05:30:45 PM
Here is an example of how it might go down
--------------------
Bachelor: Bacheloreete 1, are you for SasuNaru?
*all of the Bacheloretters squeal*
*Girls in audience scream yaoi*
who cares what happens after that...
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on June 05, 2010, 05:45:31 PM
Here is an example of how it might go down
--------------------
Bachelor: Bacheloreete 1, are you for SasuNaru?
*all of the Bacheloretters squeal*
*Girls in audience scream yaoi*
who cares what happens after that...


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAA :D
i like ur train of thought
that WOULD be hilarious
i woudl totally sit thru the entire thing if the questions were along those lines :p
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: HarpB on June 06, 2010, 03:36:35 AM
Ex. 2
---------------------
Bachelorette: I am sakura, and you are sasuke, how would you hit on me?
Bachelor 1: Baby, you know how I am very sensitive. Your one touch can will turn on my curse seal and spread it on my  body faster than I get my Chidori on.
Bachelor 2: My sharingans may cast illusions, but my love for is more real than annoyance is in Naruto. You know his and my kiss meant nothing to me, what I really want is you.
Bachelor 3: The way you lay your eyes on me, its more thrilling than when Orochimaru laid the curse on me.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on June 06, 2010, 10:29:35 AM
hahahahahaha
daiphyer.com: iono if they would let us do a stage zero event if questions were along THOSE lines
gotta keep it at least PG or PG-13 or osmething :p
unless u make it an 18+ event
than that would be funny
hahahahahaha :D
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: HarpB on June 06, 2010, 11:35:02 AM
If u want a pg version, then that would be:
Bachlorette: I am fighting a water type pokemon, which pokemon should I use?
Bachelor 1: I would go with Charizard be-
*me in the audience goes "Woo-hoo. CHARIZARD!!!!" *

Bachelorette: Bachelor 2, ur response.
Bachelor 2: It would defnitely be Dragonite.
*some random fangirl squeals*
Bachelor 2: yeh! Dragonite has that electricity, which would pretty much zap any pokemon to smitherin. Dragonite is so awesome! Anyway, like, I have this plushie of him in my room. sometime, I like huggle and cuddle with him. When I get real-real bored, I start to have a tea part with him and my other poke-
Bachelorette: NEXT!

Bachelor 3: Can it be a Digimon? Pokemon are just no match for the digimons. Greymon alone can whip dragonite down and put some sense in PsyDuck.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: c2chaos on June 06, 2010, 02:02:44 PM
Ex. 2
---------------------
Bachelorette: I am sakura, and you are sasuke, how would you hit on me?
Bachelor 1: Baby, you know how I am very sensitive. Your one touch can will turn on my curse seal and spread it on my  body faster than I get my Chidori on.
Bachelor 2: My sharingans may cast illusions, but my love for is more real than annoyance is in Naruto. You know his and my kiss meant nothing to me, what I really want is you.
Bachelor 3: The way you lay your eyes on me, its more thrilling than when Orochimaru laid the curse on me.

ROTFLOL!
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Ayanami Rei First Child on June 09, 2010, 10:43:33 PM
That sounds super hilarious! I think we should totally do it! XD
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Admiral Donuts on June 10, 2010, 01:47:07 AM
So was speed dating full or not? You had to pre-reg, and it was full, but people are saying there were empty slots?

I'm encouraging doing a bachelor/ette game-show type thing at stage 0, but I think it'd be super-fun if people did it in character.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Ayanami Rei First Child on June 10, 2010, 02:53:40 AM
Yeah I think that sounds like a lot of fun! Cosplay Bachelor/ette show! <3

If we do that I totally want to sign up! <3
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Jerry on June 10, 2010, 08:45:19 AM
You may want to talk to the Department Head of Stage Zero, and take it up with the Division Head of Live Programming I believe if you really seriously want to have this  "The Dating Game" format like event to work out.

The point of "Speed Dating" is that you can meet many ppl over a short time. The Dating game format, would be funnier, but less time effective compared to speed dating.

Even though its private information, my real question is has any real connections [friendship or otherwise] has started because of speed dating? anyone?

Heck, I wanted to participate, couldnt because the waitlist was full and they didnt accept anyone because it was full, but I'm still making friends because of the epic cosplay I had- go figure.  :P
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on June 10, 2010, 01:36:20 PM
I made friends with a few!

I've been texting one of them since the...Tuesday..? After the con.

It was a great way to strike up friendships at the very least, I think.

And I made friends with people in this thread because we were so excited for it from the get-go!


All in all, I'd call it a success.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: c2chaos on June 10, 2010, 05:40:19 PM
I started a thread for the dating game show.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: HarpB on June 10, 2010, 08:00:23 PM
^ url needs to be fixed
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: c2chaos on June 11, 2010, 03:33:49 AM
Gah! Thanks daiphyer.com.

Dating Game Show (http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,14593.0.html")
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: sakurakiss on June 11, 2010, 12:17:51 PM
Just out of sheer curiosity I was going to pop my head in. Oh well
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Rhornez on June 14, 2010, 02:32:33 PM
what happens if you meet Light at speed dating with a death note.....
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: HarpB on June 15, 2010, 12:31:53 AM
each person is assigned letters and numbers, so he won't know the people's actual name unless he got the eyes from Shinigami
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: himitsu_ on July 08, 2010, 03:23:54 PM
what happens if you meet Light at speed dating with a death note.....
SCARY.

I fully support both options- The Dating Game and Speed Dating.
They both seem super fun  haha, and I'll be 19 at Fanime 2011! :p
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Lan Moore on October 18, 2010, 02:11:00 AM
I so still want to try this
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: endymon on October 31, 2010, 03:26:53 PM
I totally support a speed dating event. I think it would be far more practical than those "how to talk to guys" & "how to talk to girls" panels.

I am entirely shocked that I somehow missed the fact that there was such an event for fanime 2010..... and here I thought I was brilliant to think of such an idea.

Is there any place where the feedback on this event was posted? Basically, did it go well, or was it a disaster? I certainly hope the event is renewed (and or expanded) for 2011 so that I might have a chance to participate.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: c2chaos on October 31, 2010, 11:04:14 PM
^ Ah, most people didn't know about it because it was a last minute thing. Sign up had appeared on the main Fanime Page about a week just before the con, even so only a few lucky people had that experience. Unfortunately, I was not one of them. (I saw the application for it but I procrastinated. :P)
I don't recall seeing an official feedback thread for Speed Dating but I guess this would be it, just backtrack a bit. :P
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Jerry on November 01, 2010, 09:02:14 AM
from the very sparse info that was buzzed about - spots filled up VERY quickly and even though there was wait-lists --- they couldnt take anyone 'new' in. The event was totally booked and pretty popular despite having time conflicts with evening events such as concerts and etc.

Rules were expressed VERY sternly. and the time limit was strictly enforced, as well as nonpersonal or specific questions.  and the results of a 'match' only happen when both parties tell the speed dating staff that a match is considered.

overall it was a great popular/ decent execution for their first run, and they may likely bring back the event.

Here's to hoping for all you single Fanime Con-goers or peeps who'd like to make new friends around the Convention.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: endymon on November 01, 2010, 06:36:11 PM
Good to know Jerry. If I may make a further suggestion(s).

1) (this should go without saying) Give advanced warning when sign-ups are to be made active, OR have multiple events such that number of seats becomes less of a limitation, OR assign seats via a raffle so that it no longer matters whether you signed up early, or 5 min before deadline.
2) Provide time for both the men and the women to be the ones rotating. Reason being, its fair, and according to recent studies, the party that is stationary, is more picky than the one that is moving (regardless of gender, they controlled for that).
3) (this may be a moot point if it was already addressed in the sign-up form, which I didn't see, and don't have access to). Age might be a factor, so sorting participants into age ranges may be beneficial. Perhaps 3 categories: Age doesn't matter (self identified on the sign-up sheet), 18-22 (college), 23+ (after college) (those ranges could be whatever... just throwing out there), and then each range has their own rotation setup.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Jerry on November 02, 2010, 12:13:09 AM
just fyi I'm not part of the fanime speed dating team - so you may want to e-mail your suggestions to the email addy of the fanime speed dating staff once they've established an event for fanime 2011.

from what i remember the event in 2010 was very last minute, and all things considering with their first run thru did very well.

tho from what i heard i think the men/boys were the only ones moving rotating, and for all intense purposes, i think the girls have a right to be picky (in my opinion) :P

as for the age ranges, i think some tinkering with the cut-offs will need some adjustment. but thats for the staff of this department will decide.  that said...of course with concept of potential "dating" thrown in there... parents of an 18yr would definitely have issues with them meeting/seeing someone around 30+ im sure the staff has also considered it and will factor it into the rules.

once fanime meetings and departments are established, keep the comments, questions and support up.

FanimeCon hype 2011!  :D
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: endymon on November 03, 2010, 05:25:53 PM
My bad you sounded so authoritative. I was thinking about sending an email to the old email, gogospeeddate @ fanime . com or whatever it was.

Hopefully they read this anyways, cause by the time they announce an email for it, it'll probably be too far along to make many changes.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Jerry on November 05, 2010, 09:21:39 AM
My bad you sounded so authoritative. I was thinking about sending an email to the old email, gogospeeddate @ fanime . com or whatever it was.

Hopefully they read this anyways, cause by the time they announce an email for it, it'll probably be too far along to make many changes.

just remember that fanime is all about "by fans and for fans" mantra - so they'll take your suggestions into consideration and tune the procedure/event as they Fanime Staff sees fit.

if you 'really' want to make a change - then goto one of the many Fanime General Staff meetings that will be announced sooner or later. by being involved and speaking to the people in person and actually volunteering you see first hand whats goes on behind the scenes and the how stuff actually happens in order for FanimeCon to be as epic as it already is.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Steve.Young on November 11, 2010, 02:17:32 AM
Remember ladies and gentlemen, harassment is NOT okay in the real world...neither is stalking. So please, don't do it at Fanime, especially during/after Speed Dating.

Thanks,
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Cybermisadventures on November 21, 2010, 06:38:50 AM
Yeah I guess lol. I'm a girl, single, why the hell not. I didn't know the majority were guys.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: TheMaKaKi on December 03, 2010, 02:33:35 AM
I just like to meet new people! I hope this works out. I'll help/support this if I can ^___^
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Post by: Hisuitsume on December 08, 2010, 11:40:34 AM
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Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Jerry on December 08, 2010, 11:44:10 AM
it literally popped up on the Fanime website like less than a week before Fanime ---

You may want to ask around at the next general meeting because I wouldnt know the first thing or whom to contact in regards to Speed dating :P
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: jemz on December 08, 2010, 01:45:52 PM
Jerry, is there an actual separate official Fanime department for this event? Or does it actually fall under Live Programming Division or Panels Department?

I'm very interested in seeing if this event is coming back for the 2011 Fanime year and if it is coming back, then when they will start releasing information about the event: info//sign-ups//etc.

It was under Special Projects last year. I'm not sure about it's status this year.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: TheMaKaKi on December 08, 2010, 03:41:47 PM
Who was the head of this? :) Hopefully people (like me) can help out with it this year and it'll be more established!
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Jerry on December 08, 2010, 03:55:37 PM
last years e-mail address was
that was considered the  speed dating e-mail...
good luck to you if the e-mail still works.

go speed go AT fanime DOT com

again otherwise, ask around the next fanime general meeting --- next meeting is on
12/18 - Santa Clara ROOM (not city), San Jose Hilton Hotel
time of meeting 3pm to 5pm.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: bossyman15 on December 26, 2010, 07:16:07 PM
mmm I'm thinking about signing up this year. (never knew about it last year :/ )

But the problem is... I'm deaf so i would need to use papers that i will bring with me to be able to communicate.

would that cause any problem in some way? In my experience, many girls are understanding about it.

But my question is this... what are the rules of speed dating? is notebook allowed?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Artes on January 05, 2011, 05:57:11 PM
I'm gonna sign up this year to check it out. Gonna be a fresh 18 year old so its going to be interesting to see what will happen.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: kgHapa on January 10, 2011, 09:30:29 PM
rofl just got out of a 2 year relationship...so why the hell not  ;D
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: elfgirlkaname on January 11, 2011, 03:59:33 AM
mmm I'm thinking about signing up this year. (never knew about it last year :/ )

But the problem is... I'm deaf so i would need to use papers that i will bring with me to be able to communicate.

would that cause any problem in some way? In my experience, many girls are understanding about it.

But my question is this... what are the rules of speed dating? is notebook allowed?

I personally wouldn't object to it ^^ but sometimes people surprise you and know some ASL
I don't think it would be a big deal though ^_^

on another note: I'll prolly be going if this event is happening again, last year I couldn't because I was almost chained to my Artist Alley table for most of the con :(

as for age ranges 18-24 and 25-30 then 30-50 and 50+ depending on how many people sign up maybe combine some of the age groups or split them up, like if there's alot of 18-24 make it 18-20 and 21-24
or something ^^
this would definately help make fanime fun I think... not that I went last year >>  ... but still fun!
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Admiral Donuts on January 11, 2011, 06:52:22 AM
Yeah, I gotta say age ranges would make me feel a whole lot more comfortable.

As long as there's still a gender mix in my age group...
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: dolore on January 12, 2011, 08:42:24 AM
I was in 7pm slot. They had 8 girls and 11 guys. Guys had letters as their name tag and girl had numbers. Each were given 1 piece of paper with rules and talking advice, 1 page to take notes on the person you talked with, one smaller paper on which you indicate whether you would like to date that person or not, and a pen.
Girl and guy sit on the opposite of each other and have 3 mins for talking. I enjoyed the talking, don't know about the others. The time just goes by real quickly, and it took me mostly by surprise when the 3 mins were up and the sound was made. On the table you had 3 electronic color-changing objects to set the mood: small candle, a round ball and a square. After 3 mins, the guys got up and went to the next girl.
At the end of it, I gave the small paper to them with my choices. They first let out the guys and then the girls. Once I was out, I told the person that I wanted to be contact by email rather than phone. I did not hung out afterward, and just went my own way.
after 2 days, the people send an email as to whether you got a match or not. Don't  know what is said if you get a match, since I did not had one. In the one where you have no match there is just generic, "I am sorry it is did not work out" sort of message.


I came across this and noticed that you wouldn't get that contact info until after a few days.  Sounds like a bummer if you'd want to hang out with them during the con.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Zero_Kirby on January 14, 2011, 08:52:15 PM
Why the hell not? Sign me up
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Sleepy15 on January 14, 2011, 10:56:05 PM
This sounds like it could be interesting. Does anyone know if it will be happening this time?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on January 15, 2011, 12:30:28 AM
im assuming that it will considering there was so much hype about it before, during and even after the con

i went to it last year and barely made it because i was in the karaoke contest at the same time
it was definitely a rush to run from one end of the convention all the way to the other end XD
it sucked

but i really like the idea of age groups
and really hope that fanime brings it back
it helps to make friends! :)

and for bossyman15, i kno asl :) studied it for 4 years in high school
probably rusty now but kno the basics at least :D
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: BerrySinh on January 15, 2011, 03:52:36 AM
This sounds fun, I heard about this event too late last year. How did you guys enjoy it? I'm thinking of signing up this year hope to make new friends! :) Are we going to be paired up according to age? Hmmm... is there a rule/guide to this event? *Going to search*
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: elfgirlkaname on February 04, 2011, 11:04:32 PM
last year you had to be 18+ 

I would assume it would still be this way because of minor's having legal issues regarding this
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: squarebubblex on February 15, 2011, 02:15:34 PM
HAHAHAHAHAH OMG SERIOUSLY XD Speed dating at Fanime?! LOLOL............. I WANNA DO IT!!! Bring it back this year, LOL I want cute guys dressed like Luffy!! HAHAHAHAH
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Necara on February 15, 2011, 03:02:16 PM
Fuck I wanna do this!
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: kgHapa on February 17, 2011, 08:56:37 PM
ROFL I missed out on this last year but it sounds too wacky to miss this year. I am very curious how the event will exactly go down but Im sure it'll be fun regardless  ;D
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: luffy77 on March 01, 2011, 11:34:17 PM
Sounds awesome.  :)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: endymon on March 04, 2011, 12:07:17 AM
Still hoping for an official post announcing details of the event this year.

Or at least with more warning for it than what.... 2 weeks last time?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: luffy77 on March 12, 2011, 12:29:17 AM
How would you sign up if its announced?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: c2chaos on March 12, 2011, 01:46:04 AM
There would probably be an announcement posted on the Fanime page and there would be a link to an application provided. That's how it was last year. It could be different this year.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: jigoku_shoujo on March 30, 2011, 10:40:04 PM
Im so sad I missed this last year T.T I hope it still happens this year.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: bebop on April 18, 2011, 12:42:13 AM
wait, when's the time, date, and location of this event?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on April 18, 2011, 05:52:08 AM
i dont kno if they're still doin the event this year
i havent seen anythign about it
which makes me sad
cuz the event was fun..more or less XD
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: bluebomber on April 28, 2011, 01:03:22 AM
What's the word on this?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: jingko on April 28, 2011, 09:47:27 PM
Is anyone planning to attend the speed dating event at FanimeCon?

I know I will! I'd probably flunk out with the ladies, but it'll probably be a fun experience.  8)



when is this taking place? was there one last year? cause this sound funny! be fun to try><
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: RoseNitemare on May 05, 2011, 11:46:43 PM
I was too late last year in signing up for this, but it sounds so friggin' fun! >.< Anyone know how it went last year?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Rhornez on May 07, 2011, 03:56:15 PM
there should be one where u determine if u get a new friend or not lolz
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Zero_Kirby on May 08, 2011, 06:28:39 PM
awesome
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 08, 2011, 08:50:04 PM
im really wondering whether or not they're gonna host it this year
i would hate it if they made the timing to be 2 weeks again
because that sucked last time
but it was still a lot of fun

and as for how u kno whether or not u made a 'friend', they'll email u contact information for the other person and watnot :D
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: bossyman15 on May 19, 2011, 02:14:10 AM
still nothing? no speed date this year?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: otakuya on May 19, 2011, 02:28:50 AM
*ahem*
http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,16171.0.html (http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,16171.0.html)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Necara on May 19, 2011, 08:22:00 AM
I just signed up! I hope I'm not the only girl. ;-;
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: God91125 on May 19, 2011, 09:23:54 AM
It's back :O I also signed up since I heard it was much fun last year >_> but kinda hoping it doesn't eat up too much of my time and much nervous too. >_>
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 19, 2011, 11:52:40 AM
I just signed up! I hope I'm not the only girl. ;-;

haha dont worry for sure u arent the only girl :) im a girl too :D

It's back :O I also signed up since I heard it was much fun last year >_> but kinda hoping it doesn't eat up too much of my time and much nervous too. >_>

and no sweat. i was nervous last year but it was still fun and basically u just let loose. its not any more weirder then startin a random conversastion with someone in registration line :p
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: God91125 on May 19, 2011, 12:31:57 PM
I just signed up! I hope I'm not the only girl. ;-;

haha dont worry for sure u arent the only girl :) im a girl too :D

It's back :O I also signed up since I heard it was much fun last year >_> but kinda hoping it doesn't eat up too much of my time and much nervous too. >_>

and no sweat. i was nervous last year but it was still fun and basically u just let loose. its not any more weirder then startin a random conversastion with someone in registration line :p

Haha that is true! Can't wait till Thursday, registration line is one of my fav things about Fanime xD Always love getting in line like around noon and just waiting and chatting. :3
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on May 19, 2011, 01:06:38 PM
There we go, all signed up. Here's hoping this year will go better than last year. :)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: AoiNinja on May 19, 2011, 11:14:00 PM
^////^ I signed up.
Its my first Fanime...so it couldn't hurt for me to try my first time at speed dating.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Lan Moore on May 19, 2011, 11:19:13 PM
I signed up too, I'm glad I noticed it in time this time, with any luck I'll also get picked. I don't care that much if I get some one interested in me as much as maybe making a new friend, maybe I'll be looser when I'm forced to talk to some one :P.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: SilentJ on May 20, 2011, 10:19:20 PM
Hahaha!! This is gonna be an interesting Fanime for sure!! I can't wait to do this! I don't know about finding true love there, but it sure sounds like it'll be one heck of an experience! Now I just gotta make sure my application gets accepted :P
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: zeroelement on May 21, 2011, 12:00:37 AM
what are you guys going to ask?

Me:Did you shower today?
Girl1: Yes
Me: Good
Girl1: You?
Me:....No....
Girl1: .................can I switch partners!?


ahaha!  :D

this is going to be great

epic
I sent the email in to try and join but im guessing its full already. Last time i went to Sac Anime's there was a 3:2 ratio of girls to boys and thats a small con so at a big one their might be a big group just to go for giggles.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: lonemeditater on May 22, 2011, 12:54:36 PM
The guys parts filled up really fast. What a shame, I was really looking forward to it too...
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on May 22, 2011, 01:39:37 PM
The guys parts filled up really fast. What a shame, I was really looking forward to it too...
Could be worse, i sent out my application first day and never got a confirmation or a wait list.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: lonemeditater on May 22, 2011, 01:43:06 PM
The guys parts filled up really fast. What a shame, I was really looking forward to it too...
Could be worse, i sent out my application first day and never got a confirmation or a wait list.

I sent mine of the first day too and didn't get confirmation (of being on the waitlist) until yesterday, i'm pretty sure they're just sorting through it right now. They probably got a lot of applications...
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on May 22, 2011, 01:47:02 PM
The guys parts filled up really fast. What a shame, I was really looking forward to it too...
Could be worse, i sent out my application first day and never got a confirmation or a wait list.

I sent mine of the first day too and didn't get confirmation (of being on the waitlist) until yesterday, i'm pretty sure they're just sorting through it right now. They probably got a lot of applications...
Well that certainly gives some solace to know.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: lonemeditater on May 22, 2011, 01:53:00 PM
Besides, we can always just meet people the old-fashioned way if we don't get in...
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: abcbadcat on May 22, 2011, 03:02:45 PM
I mentioned on the main page for this event:

You can still hang out for the wait list and talk to people there so all hope is not lost folks!
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Lan Moore on May 22, 2011, 03:24:46 PM
have they sent confirmations or waiting list confirmations? I haven't gotten either
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 22, 2011, 03:25:20 PM
yea emails got sent out already i think this morning
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: lonemeditater on May 22, 2011, 03:46:18 PM
yea emails got sent out already i think this morning

That's when I got mine...
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: zeroelement on May 22, 2011, 04:01:47 PM
yea emails got sent out already i think this morning

That's when I got mine...
yea i got mine today to. But i sent my in the day it was annouced early on
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: lonemeditater on May 22, 2011, 04:10:36 PM
yea emails got sent out already i think this morning

That's when I got mine...
yea i got mine today to. But i sent my in the day it was annouced early on

Same here...

Edit: Someone dropped out and I got in >^_^< ...excitement
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 23, 2011, 12:26:02 AM
anyone got friday?
yes...
maybe...
plz? 0.o
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: abcbadcat on May 23, 2011, 12:35:45 AM
I got waitlisted. I said I wanted Friday but I now can do Friday &/or Sunday. I dunno who to email about that though.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 23, 2011, 12:37:31 AM
I got waitlisted. I said I wanted Friday but I now can do Friday &/or Sunday. I dunno who to email about that though.

reply back to the email that said you got waitlisted
or email the...email address and tell them that
or...just show up :)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: abcbadcat on May 23, 2011, 12:39:28 AM
I got waitlisted. I said I wanted Friday but I now can do Friday &/or Sunday. I dunno who to email about that though.

reply back to the email that said you got waitlisted
or email the...email address and tell them that
or...just show up :)

I might do a combination of all the above
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 23, 2011, 12:40:28 AM
I got waitlisted. I said I wanted Friday but I now can do Friday &/or Sunday. I dunno who to email about that though.

reply back to the email that said you got waitlisted
or email the...email address and tell them that
or...just show up :)

I might do a combination of all the above

well there ya go!
that works too
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: lonemeditater on May 23, 2011, 12:59:23 AM
Is anyone going on Sunday, i feel like a lot of people might drop out on sunday for the ball...
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: zeroelement on May 23, 2011, 01:25:17 AM
Is anyone going on Sunday, i feel like a lot of people might drop out on sunday for the ball...
If they are going to the ball then they probly dont need to do speed dateing
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: SilentJ on May 23, 2011, 01:29:11 AM
I got on the waiting list as well, but I'll probably go wait in line for a chance to get in and who knows how long the waiting line will be! Could have fun just talking to people there and then haha
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: lonemeditater on May 23, 2011, 03:33:11 AM
Is anyone going on Sunday, i feel like a lot of people might drop out on sunday for the ball...
If they are going to the ball then they probly dont need to do speed dateing
Not necessarily, I'd totally go if I could dance and had something to wear...
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: God91125 on May 23, 2011, 10:22:09 AM
anyone got friday?
yes...
maybe...
plz? 0.o

I got Friday >_> much hoping that doesn't interfere with any of the other events I'll be checking out, karaoke Finals mostly xD
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 23, 2011, 11:41:22 AM
anyone got friday?
yes...
maybe...
plz? 0.o

I got Friday >_> much hoping that doesn't interfere with any of the other events I'll be checking out, karaoke Finals mostly xD

u and me both..u and me both
im gonna sing my round 1 song, then leave to go to speed dating and probably leave around 9pm to see if i made it into finals =/
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: God91125 on May 23, 2011, 11:58:28 AM
anyone got friday?
yes...
maybe...
plz? 0.o

I got Friday >_> much hoping that doesn't interfere with any of the other events I'll be checking out, karaoke Finals mostly xD

u and me both..u and me both
im gonna sing my round 1 song, then leave to go to speed dating and probably leave around 9pm to see if i made it into finals =/

Same D: Well prob singing at 6:30 since I'm # 12 on the list and then Speed Dating at 8 will also probably leave at 9 so I can check if I got into the finals and if I didn't will probably go and watch Redeath haha. Do you know if like well do they tell you if you got into the finals before they start? It would be awesome if they could send a text message saying you got in haha.

Hard cause like Redeath, Karaoke Finals and a AVGN marathon all start at like the same time. xD Anyways hey maybe if I see ya heading out to the karaoke finals at 9 wanna head there together? xD Or something haha.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 23, 2011, 12:18:01 PM
anyone got friday?
yes...
maybe...
plz? 0.o

I got Friday >_> much hoping that doesn't interfere with any of the other events I'll be checking out, karaoke Finals mostly xD

u and me both..u and me both
im gonna sing my round 1 song, then leave to go to speed dating and probably leave around 9pm to see if i made it into finals =/

Same D: Well prob singing at 6:30 since I'm # 12 on the list and then Speed Dating at 8 will also probably leave at 9 so I can check if I got into the finals and if I didn't will probably go and watch Redeath haha. Do you know if like well do they tell you if you got into the finals before they start? It would be awesome if they could send a text message saying you got in haha.

Hard cause like Redeath, Karaoke Finals and a AVGN marathon all start at like the same time. xD Anyways hey maybe if I see ya heading out to the karaoke finals at 9 wanna head there together? xD Or something haha.

yea for sure, we can head out together
i messaged galewolf yesterday and he said that i shoudl have enough time since check-ins arent until 7:45 and the contest start at 6
im number #21 which means i should be done before 7-ish but he said that the judges could take a break between group 1 and group 2 *sigh*
this is all very nerve wracking >_<
i was hopin to get the number of someone and if they were stayin at the contest, they coudl text me wit the results or when the final contestent sang
we'll see how it goes :)
random side comment: u goin to the karaoke get-together at 5:30?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: God91125 on May 23, 2011, 12:28:41 PM
anyone got friday?
yes...
maybe...
plz? 0.o

I got Friday >_> much hoping that doesn't interfere with any of the other events I'll be checking out, karaoke Finals mostly xD

u and me both..u and me both
im gonna sing my round 1 song, then leave to go to speed dating and probably leave around 9pm to see if i made it into finals =/

Same D: Well prob singing at 6:30 since I'm # 12 on the list and then Speed Dating at 8 will also probably leave at 9 so I can check if I got into the finals and if I didn't will probably go and watch Redeath haha. Do you know if like well do they tell you if you got into the finals before they start? It would be awesome if they could send a text message saying you got in haha.

Hard cause like Redeath, Karaoke Finals and a AVGN marathon all start at like the same time. xD Anyways hey maybe if I see ya heading out to the karaoke finals at 9 wanna head there together? xD Or something haha.

yea for sure, we can head out together
i messaged galewolf yesterday and he said that i shoudl have enough time since check-ins arent until 7:45 and the contest start at 6
im number #21 which means i should be done before 7-ish but he said that the judges could take a break between group 1 and group 2 *sigh*
this is all very nerve wracking >_<
i was hopin to get the number of someone and if they were stayin at the contest, they coudl text me wit the results or when the final contestent sang
we'll see how it goes :)
random side comment: u goin to the karaoke get-together at 5:30?

Much gah D: but damn 40 singers bout 2 mins each, more or less, much singing. xD
That's a good idea though if you do find someone to text out the results. And yeah I'll prob drop by for the karaoke get together at 5:30
Also probably going to check in as early as possible so I can practice, I hope I can get into the finals but I do have my doubts. xD Should work out though but yeah knowing the finals results before Speed Dating would help ease my stress out and what not haha.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 23, 2011, 02:58:25 PM
Much gah D: but damn 40 singers bout 2 mins each, more or less, much singing. xD
That's a good idea though if you do find someone to text out the results. And yeah I'll prob drop by for the karaoke get together at 5:30
Also probably going to check in as early as possible so I can practice, I hope I can get into the finals but I do have my doubts. xD Should work out though but yeah knowing the finals results before Speed Dating would help ease my stress out and what not haha.

i suppose it gives u somethign to talk about to the fellow speed daters :p
im hopin to sign in around 3-4 ish
not so much practice but just hear the music and see how its bein played
note to self: make a cd
i forgot to make a cd last time and i had to play my ipod XD oppsiee
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: God91125 on May 23, 2011, 03:01:57 PM
xD Karaoke is a good topic indeed if I do see ya there. I need to see how I sound with a mic cause I know my voice is different on those things xD and then gotta adjust a bit. Not to mention I don't know if I sound too good we'll see. >_> Should make your CD though! I just made mine cause yea one year I had to run the music off my PSP. xD
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 23, 2011, 03:07:28 PM
that sounded like it would have been fun XD
hahaha we'll see if we get paired together during karaoke then we can talk abotu how well or how bad we sang XD
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: God91125 on May 23, 2011, 03:10:01 PM
Indeed! haha Friday is always my favorite day at Fanime xD

Anyone else that scheduled for Friday? :O
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 23, 2011, 04:36:04 PM
Indeed! haha Friday is always my favorite day at Fanime xD

Anyone else that scheduled for Friday? :O

i just got moved to #2 in group 1
meaning ill be done within the first 10 mins so then i can breathe
i suppose its better for me that way
and turns out im 2nd cuz i was the 2nd person to sign up
that's intense XD
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: God91125 on May 23, 2011, 04:41:23 PM
:O Awesome haha I guess I'll be watching you sing first then xD I like it better when I sing asap lets me relax >_> though I don't wanna rush myself haha
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 23, 2011, 04:44:00 PM
:O Awesome haha I guess I'll be watching you sing first then xD I like it better when I sing asap lets me relax >_> though I don't wanna rush myself haha

the first year i sang last and last year i sang 2nd. i always seem to ahve a pattern. i cant sing in the middle XD
but yea might as well get it over with right? happy practicing!!
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: God91125 on May 23, 2011, 04:47:15 PM
Last year I had a bit of a audio problem soooo yeah >_> Just wanna redeem myself after last year ugh haha
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on May 24, 2011, 03:12:22 PM
I got in for Friday. O:
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: zeroelement on May 24, 2011, 05:34:13 PM
I wonder if the people who signed up for the speed dating are locals.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 24, 2011, 08:52:47 PM
I got in for Friday. O:

ash_chan!! u exist!!! last year we didnt get put together in the same time frame, maybe this time will be different! yay!!

I wonder if the people who signed up for the speed dating are locals.

that is somethign to consider
but i doubt it
wit the wonders of internet, u could be from anywhere and still keep in touch wit friends and watnot
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: zeroelement on May 24, 2011, 09:20:04 PM
I got in for Friday. O:

ash_chan!! u exist!!! last year we didnt get put together in the same time frame, maybe this time will be different! yay!!

I wonder if the people who signed up for the speed dating are locals.

that is somethign to consider
but i doubt it
wit the wonders of internet, u could be from anywhere and still keep in touch wit friends and watnot
Yea but if your trying to date its harder
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 24, 2011, 09:21:17 PM
Yea but if your trying to date its harder

very very true. i speak from personal experience on the issues of long distance relationship
my last one ended because the distance was too great and the relationship too long
but depending on the ppl, it works
but forget that: this is just to have fun! meet new ppl! :D
hopefully someone wit the same interests as u :)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Geoff on May 24, 2011, 10:49:14 PM
I'll probably go to meet new people. Sounds like fun.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: zeroelement on May 24, 2011, 11:24:48 PM
Yea but if your trying to date its harder

very very true. i speak from personal experience on the issues of long distance relationship
my last one ended because the distance was too great and the relationship too long
but depending on the ppl, it works
but forget that: this is just to have fun! meet new ppl! :D
hopefully someone wit the same interests as u :)
I tried a local cosplayers meet up thing but it failed
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on May 24, 2011, 11:53:46 PM
I do indeed exist~
I think most of them are local~
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on May 25, 2011, 02:11:50 AM
I do indeed exist~
I think most of them are local~
i'd expect 90% of them to be within 100 miles of san jose, if not 30 miles, which isn't necessarily a desirable distance for most, but more manageable than other states.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: zeroelement on May 25, 2011, 02:40:19 AM
I do indeed exist~
I think most of them are local~
i'd expect 90% of them to be within 100 miles of san jose, if not 30 miles, which isn't necessarily a desirable distance for most, but more manageable than other states.
im in the 10-15 mile range lol
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Kaycea on May 25, 2011, 03:34:22 AM
I was gonna sign up..but then I forgot and that was the end of that :P
I'll prolly meet alot of new people anyway so it's all good.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: abcbadcat on May 25, 2011, 10:21:56 AM
I'm on the waitlist but I'm within ~5 miles from the convention center

:P
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Geoff on May 25, 2011, 11:03:44 AM
Where do we sign up?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Necara on May 25, 2011, 11:07:31 AM
If you haven't already you won't get in.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: zeroelement on May 25, 2011, 11:14:47 AM
If you haven't already you won't get in.
no at door sign ups have a very small chance. But to answer his question there was an email up to send an email to  in order to sign up. Those who get to the door and sent the email and were on the waiting list get first in. Waitlist position is worthless unless someone formally drops out via email. But at the door they will ask waitlist? yes ? ok you go in. OK WERE OUT OF ROOM!!!! everyone says awwwww
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on May 25, 2011, 01:24:10 PM
there should be a waitlist party.  :3
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: abcbadcat on May 25, 2011, 01:53:56 PM
there should be a waitlist party.  :3

Friday night, yeah!
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: zeroelement on May 25, 2011, 01:56:59 PM
there should be a waitlist party.  :3
they need a link button on here
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: lonemeditater on May 25, 2011, 02:01:47 PM
It seems like most people are on friday...
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 25, 2011, 02:24:40 PM
It seems like most people are on friday...

well black and white ball's on sunday and so is masquerade plus a bunch of other stuff
so it seems likely that friday has the most ppl cuz most of the other BIG events arent until later
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on May 25, 2011, 02:29:51 PM
there should be a waitlist party.  :3
they need a link button on here
you mean a like button?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: lonemeditater on May 25, 2011, 02:33:28 PM
there should be a waitlist party.  :3
they need a link button on here
you mean a like button?

We have no need for buttons, we have apostrophes =P
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: zeroelement on May 25, 2011, 02:58:15 PM
there should be a waitlist party.  :3
they need a link button on here
you mean a like button?
yea like not link XD
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: God91125 on May 30, 2011, 11:24:29 PM
Blarg sadly wasn't able to get into Speed Dating >_> odd mix up happened and thus I was really bummed out about it V_V
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on May 30, 2011, 11:28:22 PM
I was there on Friday AND Saturday.
Ahah.
I had tons of fun. :)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 30, 2011, 11:28:58 PM
I was there on Friday AND Saturday.
Ahah.
I had tons of fun. :)

it was nice to FINALLY meet u
AND we saw each other at bingo ;)
ahhh loved it :D
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on May 31, 2011, 09:12:03 AM
I know~
I just wish I was able to meet more forum friends!
But then, there aren't very many that I actually interact with...
Ahah. <3
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Necara on May 31, 2011, 09:20:26 AM
I know~
I just wish I was able to meet more forum friends!
But then, there aren't very many that I actually interact with...
Ahah. <3
;O
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on May 31, 2011, 09:27:07 AM
I know~
I just wish I was able to meet more forum friends!
But then, there aren't very many that I actually interact with...
Ahah. <3
;O
Hay bbycakes. <3
FANCY SEEING YOU HERE.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Necara on May 31, 2011, 09:40:43 AM
I know~
I just wish I was able to meet more forum friends!
But then, there aren't very many that I actually interact with...
Ahah. <3
;O
Hay bbycakes. <3
FANCY SEEING YOU HERE.
teehee
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: KusanagiShiro on May 31, 2011, 04:17:45 PM
I was busy with work for my friend's California Conventions Blog and couldn't make it due to obligations for that... -.- Man I'm disappointed.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 31, 2011, 04:45:54 PM
this year was fun
met some new ppl and watnot
even tho it was kinda hectic wit fanime bein on the same night
but yay for new friends! :D

hopefully its better organized next year and watnot =/
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: KusanagiShiro on May 31, 2011, 04:54:03 PM
this year was fun
met some new ppl and watnot
even tho it was kinda hectic wit fanime bein on the same night
but yay for new friends! :D

hopefully its better organized next year and watnot =/

You said you were in karaoke...what spot were you in the contest? I was #5.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 31, 2011, 04:58:25 PM
this year was fun
met some new ppl and watnot
even tho it was kinda hectic wit fanime bein on the same night
but yay for new friends! :D

hopefully its better organized next year and watnot =/

You said you were in karaoke...what spot were you in the contest? I was #5.

technically on the list i was #2 but during the contest i was #3
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: KusanagiShiro on May 31, 2011, 10:12:37 PM
this year was fun
met some new ppl and watnot
even tho it was kinda hectic wit fanime bein on the same night
but yay for new friends! :D

hopefully its better organized next year and watnot =/

You said you were in karaoke...what spot were you in the contest? I was #5.

technically on the list i was #2 but during the contest i was #3

Cool; I'm the guy who dedicated his song to his gf. ^^
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 31, 2011, 10:17:36 PM
Cool; I'm the guy who dedicated his song to his gf. ^^

yeaaa i remember u
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: c2chaos on June 01, 2011, 03:03:18 AM
this year was fun
met some new ppl and watnot
even tho it was kinda hectic wit fanime bein on the same night
but yay for new friends! :D

hopefully its better organized next year and watnot =/
Haha. Yeah. XD
I don't know if Ash_chan told you but I was the staff that checked in the men.
The disorganization thing was on me. Jade and I were both new to it, but it was especially me, who had not seen the set-up last year.
My epic fail. DX
It was a good thing there was someone who came in and gave us good ideas to incorporate. He became an unofficial volunteer.
It went much better on Sunday despite my raspy voice.

To anyone who attended, please share more of your input, so next year can be better, if it happens.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on June 01, 2011, 12:24:13 PM
this year was fun
met some new ppl and watnot
even tho it was kinda hectic wit fanime bein on the same night
but yay for new friends! :D

hopefully its better organized next year and watnot =/
Haha. Yeah. XD
I don't know if Ash_chan told you but I was the staff that checked in the men.
The disorganization thing was on me. Jade and I were both new to it, but it was especially me, who had not seen the set-up last year.
My epic fail. DX
It was a good thing there was someone who came in and gave us good ideas to incorporate. He became an unofficial volunteer.
It went much better on Sunday despite my raspy voice.

To anyone who attended, please share more of your input, so next year can be better, if it happens.


I did.
I also told her to be totes jelly because we had oodles of noodles of fun without her.
:)

YOU...should have told me what to do! I told you I could help~ I just couldn't like...run the whole thing.
NEXT YEAR JUST LET ME KNOW.
I'm more than willing to be a helper~
<3
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on June 01, 2011, 12:51:44 PM
hahaha same here
i think its really fun
and i would like to help out as well :D
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: c2chaos on June 01, 2011, 01:01:51 PM
this year was fun
met some new ppl and watnot
even tho it was kinda hectic wit fanime bein on the same night
but yay for new friends! :D

hopefully its better organized next year and watnot =/
Haha. Yeah. XD
I don't know if Ash_chan told you but I was the staff that checked in the men.
The disorganization thing was on me. Jade and I were both new to it, but it was especially me, who had not seen the set-up last year.
My epic fail. DX
It was a good thing there was someone who came in and gave us good ideas to incorporate. He became an unofficial volunteer.
It went much better on Sunday despite my raspy voice.

To anyone who attended, please share more of your input, so next year can be better, if it happens.


I did.
I also told her to be totes jelly because we had oodles of noodles of fun without her.
:)

YOU...should have told me what to do! I told you I could help~ I just couldn't like...run the whole thing.
NEXT YEAR JUST LET ME KNOW.
I'm more than willing to be a helper~
<3
Heheh. When I saw you having so much fun I couldn't bring myself to take you away from that. XD
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on June 01, 2011, 03:03:20 PM
ftp://
It was a good thing there was someone who came in and gave us good ideas to incorporate. He became an unofficial volunteer.
It was me and then the other girl helping out.

I messaged jade my recommendations for next year. I dunno if I should post them here or not
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on June 02, 2011, 12:22:03 AM
this year was fun
met some new ppl and watnot
even tho it was kinda hectic wit fanime bein on the same night
but yay for new friends! :D

hopefully its better organized next year and watnot =/
Haha. Yeah. XD
I don't know if Ash_chan told you but I was the staff that checked in the men.
The disorganization thing was on me. Jade and I were both new to it, but it was especially me, who had not seen the set-up last year.
My epic fail. DX
It was a good thing there was someone who came in and gave us good ideas to incorporate. He became an unofficial volunteer.
It went much better on Sunday despite my raspy voice.

To anyone who attended, please share more of your input, so next year can be better, if it happens.


I did.
I also told her to be totes jelly because we had oodles of noodles of fun without her.
:)

YOU...should have told me what to do! I told you I could help~ I just couldn't like...run the whole thing.
NEXT YEAR JUST LET ME KNOW.
I'm more than willing to be a helper~
<3
Heheh. When I saw you having so much fun I couldn't bring myself to take you away from that. XD

You should have that second time around.
Wasn't quite as fun, but that's because I knew 2 of the guys in there [and I was trying to avoid one of them].
Next year I am at your disposal, sir!
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on June 02, 2011, 12:33:30 AM
me too!! me too!! i wanna help out too!! :D
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on June 02, 2011, 01:09:57 AM
Next year i was thinking of seeing if we could get 6 2.5 hour blocks.

2 18-24 age range blocks on friday
2 24+ blocks on saturday
then 1 Lesbian block and 1 Gay block on Sunday.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on June 02, 2011, 01:18:30 AM
Next year i was thinking of seeing if we could get 6 2.5 hour blocks.

2 18-24 age range blocks on friday
2 24+ blocks on saturday
then 1 Lesbian block and 1 Gay block on Sunday.

Wow.
I went to 'like' this, then realized this wasn't facebook.
I feel like a failure.

The age range thing is good since a lot of people (myself included) do take age into consideration sometimes.
Being queer friendly is also awesome, I have so many friends interested in it, but swing for the other team so they couldn't join in the fun! I think we should be equal opportunity.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on June 02, 2011, 01:25:26 AM
Next year i was thinking of seeing if we could get 6 2.5 hour blocks.

2 18-24 age range blocks on friday
2 24+ blocks on saturday
then 1 Lesbian block and 1 Gay block on Sunday.

Wow.
I went to 'like' this, then realized this wasn't facebook.
I feel like a failure.

The age range thing is good since a lot of people (myself included) do take age into consideration sometimes.
Being queer friendly is also awesome, I have so many friends interested in it, but swing for the other team so they couldn't join in the fun! I think we should be equal opportunity.


I also arranged it so that the younger (likely to be less independent) would be able to hang out with the person that they like during the con [con hookups :3]

the older individuals would likely be more mobile and able to meet up outside of the con if given the opprotunity

unless the LGBT individuals should get saturday, i dunno man.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on June 02, 2011, 01:25:53 AM
Next year i was thinking of seeing if we could get 6 2.5 hour blocks.

2 18-24 age range blocks on friday
2 24+ blocks on saturday
then 1 Lesbian block and 1 Gay block on Sunday.

Wow.
I went to 'like' this, then realized this wasn't facebook.
I feel like a failure.

The age range thing is good since a lot of people (myself included) do take age into consideration sometimes.
Being queer friendly is also awesome, I have so many friends interested in it, but swing for the other team so they couldn't join in the fun! I think we should be equal opportunity.


hahah i wanna like it too
dnt worry ash, ur not the only one obsessed wit facebook :D
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: c2chaos on June 03, 2011, 01:58:47 AM
Alright then. I guess we have our team for next year! XD
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on June 03, 2011, 02:07:52 AM
Alright then. I guess we have our team for next year! XD


And Jade was Worried about not having enough volunteers :3

Is helping out a speed dating event just to be around single girls a bad thing?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on June 03, 2011, 05:55:29 AM
Alright then. I guess we have our team for next year! XD


And Jade was Worried about not having enough volunteers :3

Is helping out a speed dating event just to be around single girls a bad thing?
Nope.
If anything, it makes you look cool, 'cause you're helping an event.

At least, I think so.

-shrug-
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: c2chaos on June 03, 2011, 11:39:47 AM
Well, I'm just in it for the harem. Lol. Jk. XD
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: NerdyBirdAsh on June 03, 2011, 02:16:04 PM
Well, I'm just in it for the harem. Lol. Jk. XD

You need to post this on your facebook so I can like it.
I was in like 3 harems this year.
Crazy.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on June 03, 2011, 10:57:01 PM
Next year i'm modifying the ranking system so that rather than modifying things to be like how much i like somebody and hope i get 1 match, but rather than a binary where you might match people with someone that they only have mild interest in.

There can be 3 choices:
-Relationship interest
-Friendship interest
-No interest

In B4 all girls just want to be "just friends"
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on June 04, 2011, 03:49:11 PM
Next year i'm modifying the ranking system so that rather than modifying things to be like how much i like somebody and hope i get 1 match, but rather than a binary where you might match people with someone that they only have mild interest in.

There can be 3 choices:
-Relationship interest
-Friendship interest
-No interest

In B4 all girls just want to be "just friends"

i like that idea much better
because it simplifies things and makes it more straightforward
and can we not have it during the karaoke contest next year? XD
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on June 04, 2011, 09:38:42 PM
Next year i'm modifying the ranking system so that rather than modifying things to be like how much i like somebody and hope i get 1 match, but rather than a binary where you might match people with someone that they only have mild interest in.

There can be 3 choices:
-Relationship interest
-Friendship interest
-No interest

In B4 all girls just want to be "just friends"

i like that idea much better
because it simplifies things and makes it more straightforward
and can we not have it during the karaoke contest next year? XD

It's hard to say really when it would be.

It would probably be from 7-12 on all 3 days anyway.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on June 04, 2011, 09:39:43 PM
It's hard to say really when it would be.

It would probably be from 7-12 on all 3 days anyway.

*grumble grumble grumble*
oh well
ill find a time to go regardless or help out :D
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on June 04, 2011, 11:20:50 PM
It's hard to say really when it would be.

It would probably be from 7-12 on all 3 days anyway.

*grumble grumble grumble*
oh well
ill find a time to go regardless or help out :D

Just help one of the other 2 nights.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Steve.Young on July 21, 2011, 01:56:43 PM
I'm already having *facepalming* moments reading this thread.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on July 21, 2011, 02:33:53 PM
I'm already having *facepalming* moments reading this thread.
What do you mean?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: c2chaos on July 26, 2011, 10:50:39 AM
Recalling some bad dates, Steve?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: persiandragon on August 15, 2011, 04:24:09 PM
hopefully they will have this event next year so i can try it out.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: otakuapprentice on August 15, 2011, 05:37:11 PM
eh, I'll glance it over if I'm bored.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on August 15, 2011, 05:46:03 PM
hopefully they will have this event next year so i can try it out.
well we have enough operators this year to probably do it with more ease than last year.

and i will likely try and wrangle things together with them with more than a few weeks foresight. (ideally a few months, but admittedly, this isn't something i'm particularly concerned with starting to set up until January.)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: jimsha on December 08, 2011, 09:31:36 PM
hey, saw this was just updated last month, are apps being accepted already??

http://www.fanime.com/events/speed-dating/

(and with this post, i just got myself waitlisted.. again orz )
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on December 09, 2011, 04:53:57 AM
hey, saw this was just updated last month, are apps being accepted already??

http://www.fanime.com/events/speed-dating/

(and with this post, i just got myself waitlisted.. again orz )

Me and jade haven't even figured everything out yet. That's basically a word for word repost from last year's.  Unless I wasn't told something.

I wasn't planning on doing anything official until after preregister even opened up. And we were talking about abandoning the 2011 format in favor of the 2010 model. But again this is all speculation. 

I do however intend to give far more than a 7 days worth of notice if I can. I want to try and get a solid system set up. I also plan to bounce ideas off of forum goers to gauge expected output.

But after I meet up with some of the others ill definitely try and keep the forums updated.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on December 13, 2011, 12:58:03 AM
Me and jade haven't even figured everything out yet. That's basically a word for word repost from last year's.  Unless I wasn't told something.

I wasn't planning on doing anything official until after preregister even opened up. And we were talking about abandoning the 2011 format in favor of the 2010 model. But again this is all speculation. 

I do however intend to give far more than a 7 days worth of notice if I can. I want to try and get a solid system set up. I also plan to bounce ideas off of forum goers to gauge expected output.

But after I meet up with some of the others ill definitely try and keep the forums updated.

good luck with that
not sure if i'll participate this year but id definitely like to help plan it
i've been going since it started (all of twice XD) but hey its still fun :D
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on December 13, 2011, 01:23:23 AM
Me and jade haven't even figured everything out yet. That's basically a word for word repost from last year's.  Unless I wasn't told something.

I wasn't planning on doing anything official until after preregister even opened up. And we were talking about abandoning the 2011 format in favor of the 2010 model. But again this is all speculation. 

I do however intend to give far more than a 7 days worth of notice if I can. I want to try and get a solid system set up. I also plan to bounce ideas off of forum goers to gauge expected output.

But after I meet up with some of the others ill definitely try and keep the forums updated.

good luck with that
not sure if i'll participate this year but id definitely like to help plan it
i've been going since it started (all of twice XD) but hey its still fun :D
Eh, I'm not too worried. I'm not sure if well be able to fill them to capacity if we do as many as I'd like to do. I figure we have about a 6:1 ratio of guys to girls. I'm hoping if I give 5 months notice and planning I might be able to get it to 2:1.   :3
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on January 11, 2012, 12:01:28 AM
in any case, you might want to tell the ppl of the webpage to take some of the information down
or at least have it say that its not recent information
otherwise ppl might get confused XD
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on January 11, 2012, 01:33:38 AM
in any case, you might want to tell the ppl of the webpage to take some of the information down
or at least have it say that its not recent information
otherwise ppl might get confused XD

I'll look into that at the next meeting on the 21st, i still need to lock down both Speed Dating threads on the forums and just make a new one for 2012 Discussion and Troubleshooting. But i'm still waiting to have a meeting with the Speeddating head, and to get more of a grasp of our room setups. If things haven't changed from what i was last told, we will hopefully get a room to our own for the whole convention in a satellite hotel. If that's the case i'm wondering if i will do like 2 longer ones each day, or like 3 or 4 of ones like the previous years. It honestly depends on the turnout and demand. I can probably say that we are going to try to accommodate the LGBT community this year; but again, it's all a matter of registration and space allotments.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: MaraKurohi on January 14, 2012, 12:24:19 AM
Don't know if I want to do something like this. Seems silly. But FUN silly~ How do I get signed up anyways? Can someone message me personally on that info, pwease?

Name's Mara.
21 yrs of age. May act younger or much older depending on situation.
Major: Biology
Minor interests: Graphic Design, Rollerblading, Traveling, Dancing (Ballroom and recently Belly Dancing)
Other interests: Some gaming and definitely SnuSnu<3 xD
Currently single. More interested in a cuddle partner than a relationship, hahaha

Also, if you see me zooming around during Fanime, I WILL be the azn Ramona on Rollerblades<3 I JUST dyed my hair recently, not sure if i'll keep it this way or dye it red or purple or green by Fanime =3 Will decide later hehe
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on January 14, 2012, 03:49:46 PM
I'm going to try and get a proper registration set up by February. Edit: May

Also aren't blades banned in the con center?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Rhornez on January 14, 2012, 07:41:48 PM
Don't know if I want to do something like this. Seems silly. But FUN silly~ How do I get signed up anyways? Can someone message me personally on that info, pwease?

Name's Mara.
21 yrs of age. May act younger or much older depending on situation.
Major: Biology
Minor interests: Graphic Design, Rollerblading, Traveling, Dancing (Ballroom and recently Belly Dancing)
Other interests: Some gaming and definitely SnuSnu<3 xD
Currently single. More interested in a cuddle partner than a relationship, hahaha

Also, if you see me zooming around during Fanime, I WILL be the azn Ramona on Rollerblades<3 I JUST dyed my hair recently, not sure if i'll keep it this way or dye it red or purple or green by Fanime =3 Will decide later hehe
I like this girl :3
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: PinkHairSasuke on January 18, 2012, 06:16:40 AM
Are they taking sign ups for the 2012 Speed Dating already? I think I might actually do this event this year, seems interesting.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: forever adel on January 19, 2012, 02:02:59 PM
hahah never been to one of these xD

Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: lovelessneko on January 19, 2012, 02:27:45 PM
I might sign up just to see how it is. Sounds fun though.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Roguemagus on January 20, 2012, 10:12:19 PM
I went to the last one and I really enjoyed it. There were some great people there I enjoyed talking to, but sadly I lost the notepad with their names :-[

I'd highly recommend it for this year.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on January 24, 2012, 11:05:45 PM
Are they taking sign ups for the 2012 Speed Dating already? I think I might actually do this event this year, seems interesting.

they aren't takin sign up yets but it SUPPOSEDLY should go up sometime in february if not march. ppl are still getin the facts together. and its pretty fun if a bti chaotic sometimes XD

I might sign up just to see how it is. Sounds fun though.

it IS fun. i went to both the first one and the second one. if it hits off this year, it'll only be the third time. and even if theres no romantic connection, i actually hung out wit a couple of the guys that i got matched wit and it was all in good fun :D
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on January 25, 2012, 12:13:28 AM
they aren't takin sign up yets but it SUPPOSEDLY should go up sometime in february if not march. ppl are still getin the facts together. and its pretty fun if a bti chaotic sometimes XD
That is the goal. It's mostly trying to plan and keep everything going smoothly. We'll probably end up Locking this thread and the other speed dating thread by February and create a new Speed Dating 2012 thread in which to pose a lot of the thoughts we got bouncing around.

So far i'm trying to figure out a suitable round robin meathod for LGBT pools. My friends jokingly suggested splitting them by Seme and Uke, but that's just silly.

It's not that it's hard for me to figure out; i just haven't really... done more than find the problem.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Steve.Young on January 25, 2012, 01:50:12 PM
Recalling some bad dates, Steve?

I'm late on the response, but comments made in this thread just make me glad I'm no longer in charge on Rovers.

*Does the not my problem dance*
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: raenef on January 29, 2012, 12:47:22 PM
I might try it if they open application again...I'm always so late to the party on these things.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on January 29, 2012, 01:08:46 PM
I might try it if they open application again...I'm always so late to the party on these things.
More when. Less if.

Usually the guys are the ones to worry. Girls are usually outnumbered 4:1
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: raenef on January 29, 2012, 02:28:25 PM
I might try it if they open application again...I'm always so late to the party on these things.
More when. Less if.

Usually the guys are the ones to worry. Girls are usually outnumbered 4:1

Do you know what day/rough time it would be?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on January 29, 2012, 03:27:25 PM
All of the Days.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: raenef on January 30, 2012, 05:16:02 PM
Are you going to sort by age group at all? Or just 18+?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on January 30, 2012, 05:55:27 PM
Are you going to sort by age group at all? Or just 18+?
It depends on what the turnout looks like. If we have enough adultish people well probably herd them into their own timeslot.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: raenef on January 30, 2012, 06:36:00 PM
Are you going to sort by age group at all? Or just 18+?
It depends on what the turnout looks like. If we have enough adultish people well probably herd them into their own timeslot.
Adultish? ???
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Geoff on January 30, 2012, 10:42:02 PM
Probably the 24+ folks.

I missed this event last time, since I had no idea it was there until a month before the con, fail.
Never been to a speed-dating, so if there's any I'd want to go to it's one in an anime convention

Not missing it this time, that I can help it :]
Other people told me it was really cool, interesting people to meet at least ^^
Hope I get into a cool group
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: raenef on January 30, 2012, 11:52:18 PM
Probably the 24+ folks.

Ahh that's good ^ ^. Yea I haven't had a chance to go before, it should be fun if I can make it this year :)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on January 31, 2012, 12:26:12 AM
Probably the 24+ folks.

I missed this event last time, since I had no idea it was there until a month before the con, fail.
Never been to a speed-dating, so if there's any I'd want to go to it's one in an anime convention

Not missing it this time, that I can help it :]
Other people told me it was really cool, interesting people to meet at least ^^
Hope I get into a cool group

Last year it wasn't opened up until like 9 days before the Con. I'm hoping to allow for at least 3 months of sign ups available. Though i hope that the ratios even out over an extended period of time, rather than polarizing further.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on February 02, 2012, 02:07:42 AM
Edit : ignore this. Found better options.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Navashuryn on February 06, 2012, 08:10:40 PM
I might be interested in joining in, lol. I have never taken part in anything like it before, so it would be a new experience. I'll keep an eye out for the sign-ups on it. :D
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: RoseLove19 on February 06, 2012, 10:37:49 PM
I really want to try this out. Now it's just where to look to sign up. Hmmm
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on February 07, 2012, 12:52:40 AM
I really want to try this out. Now it's just where to look to sign up. Hmmm
Uhhh, we'll see what happens soon. It's mostly a matter of just having a sit down meeting/lunch with the SD head and being like "Hey, how do you wanna do this? this is how i think we should do this!" and then messaging the webteam and the announcement people and being like "ITS OPENING ON THIS DATE".

Update: opening early may.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: avemcul on February 07, 2012, 12:39:24 PM
I'm really excited for sign ups. I've never done anything like this, so I think it would be a really fun experience and it would be nice to know people at the con besides my own group  :)
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: YjayR on February 10, 2012, 08:24:27 PM
this actually sounds like fun. i'd love to go
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: echoshadow on February 11, 2012, 06:15:09 AM
Hopefully I'll get in this time. The last couple of years I missed out. I always wanted to see what the fun is all about.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on February 12, 2012, 03:20:48 PM
Update:

Lgbt speed dating has found a far simpler solution that I haven't even considered. Derp.

Possible number of events are still being determined.

Sadly, we will not be opening applications in March. It will likely open up start of May, so you guys should have a good month to get signed up.

We would like to hear from you guys about how long you would want each "date" to be. We are debating between 3 and 5 minutes.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: PinkHairSasuke on February 13, 2012, 07:17:10 AM
Update:

Lgbt speed dating has found a far simpler solution that I haven't even considered. Derp.

Possible number of events are still being determined.

Sadly, we will not be opening applications in March. It will likely open up start of May, so you guys should have a good month to get signed up.

We would like to hear from you guys about how long you would want each "date" to be. We are debating between 3 and 5 minutes.

I think 5 mins would be good
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Nonprofitpigeon on February 15, 2012, 08:38:45 PM
sounds like fun, how does such a thing work? Is it like really fast dates?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on February 15, 2012, 09:44:14 PM
sounds like fun, how does such a thing work? Is it like really fast dates?

20 people, 3 minutes each, mark your top 3, if they match you back, then your contact information is shared between the two of you.

Sadly, we can't arrange a beach for people to walk on.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: jimsha on February 16, 2012, 12:40:32 PM
Sadly, we can't arrange a beach for people to walk on.
.. or even a fountain, apparently.. :/
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on February 18, 2012, 01:15:45 AM
i think 5 minutes is sufficient
i remember thinkin after the initial 3 minutes "what the heck...who did i just meet wit..?"
and i was really floundering around kinda

is there anyway for the sign ups to open earlier?
or did the head of the event say may for sure probably?

thanks :D
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on February 18, 2012, 07:05:28 AM
i think 5 minutes is sufficient
i remember thinkin after the initial 3 minutes "what the heck...who did i just meet wit..?"
and i was really floundering around kinda

is there anyway for the sign ups to open earlier?
or did the head of the event say may for sure probably?

thanks :D

That's what I thought too, you wouldn't even have a chance to start a good conversation with anyone.

The Speeddating committee does not want to open sign-ups until the beginning of May
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: princesskitty18 on February 18, 2012, 10:02:51 AM
That's what I thought too, you wouldn't even have a chance to start a good conversation with anyone.


the problem is that it takes some ppl a lil bit of time to first get over the initial awkwardness of meetin a new person every couple of minutes
some are pretty open to just talking (like me) and there are others that are kinda shy at first
so that lil extra time might do well in cushioning the conversation
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: yaki-ika on February 21, 2012, 09:15:21 PM
i think 5 minutes is sufficient
i remember thinkin after the initial 3 minutes "what the heck...who did i just meet wit..?"
and i was really floundering around kinda

is there anyway for the sign ups to open earlier?
or did the head of the event say may for sure probably?

thanks :D

Hi princesskitty18,

The reason sign-ups aren't open earlier is because the event fills up ridiculously fast. I have no doubt that there will be enough people to fill up all the times we have set aside for the event.

Thank you for your input about the time allowed per person. I am still debating on whether or not I want to make it 3 or 5 minutes. It sounds like 5 minutes is preferred, so I will try to adjust the event to suit the longer time. I will let you know when I decide.

Thank you for being so patient with this event :) I look forward to seeing you all at FanimeCon!

Jade
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: airanimechiic on March 04, 2012, 12:57:21 AM
i'm a girl and i'm going... but please tell me there will also be girls and not just hordes of foreveralone guys right?... >.>
hmm... what happens if all the slots are filled with guys first? will it be nothing but IRL awkward boys love? xD
btw, what time is the speed dating event this year?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: echoshadow on March 04, 2012, 04:47:54 AM
i'm a girl and i'm going... but please tell me there will also be girls and not just hordes of foreveralone guys right?... >.>
hmm... what happens if all the slots are filled with guys first? will it be nothing but IRL awkward boys love? xD
btw, what time is the speed dating event this year?
well. there has to be an even amount of boys and girls for the speed date to work.
As far as the schedule goes, it will be posted up soon. But if I recall in the years before it was around 6pm or later.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on March 04, 2012, 11:08:44 AM
i'm a girl and i'm going... but please tell me there will also be girls and not just hordes of foreveralone guys right?... >.>
hmm... what happens if all the slots are filled with guys first? will it be nothing but IRL awkward boys love? xD
btw, what time is the speed dating event this year?

There is a cap for each gender.

Time will vary depending on the day.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: RoseLove19 on March 04, 2012, 06:28:45 PM
i'm a girl and i'm going... but please tell me there will also be girls and not just hordes of foreveralone guys right?... >.>
hmm... what happens if all the slots are filled with guys first? will it be nothing but IRL awkward boys love? xD
btw, what time is the speed dating event this year?

There is a cap for each gender.

Time will vary depending on the day.


Okay that makes things a whole lot more comfortable. So there wont be like 3 times as many guys to girls or vise versa.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on March 04, 2012, 07:50:55 PM
i'm a girl and i'm going... but please tell me there will also be girls and not just hordes of foreveralone guys right?... >.>
hmm... what happens if all the slots are filled with guys first? will it be nothing but IRL awkward boys love? xD
btw, what time is the speed dating event this year?

There is a cap for each gender.

Time will vary depending on the day.


Okay that makes things a whole lot more comfortable. So there wont be like 3 times as many guys to girls or vise versa.

There probably will be in terms of signups, but not in terms of how many actually get in.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: zer0 on March 08, 2012, 10:24:05 AM
i will prolly roll through to see whats up. meet people make friends play magic >_> <_< ill bring my deck just in case
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: renalcul on March 08, 2012, 11:09:44 AM
i will prolly roll through to see whats up. meet people make friends play magic >_> <_< ill bring my deck just in case
Dowhatnow?
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Aoiro on March 08, 2012, 11:54:29 AM
Totally didn't know there were sign-ups for this. Just thought you could walk in whenever it started! Guess not. xD

Well, I'll definitely try this out. Never done it before. And it sounds so exciting! C:
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: TheMaKaKi on March 08, 2012, 01:13:39 PM
It is better if you sign-up beforehand via registration since the event is so popular. We will also anticipate people just lining up for wait-list, but no guarantees! Keep an eye out on the website and forums later in May for sign-ups.


Totally didn't know there were sign-ups for this. Just thought you could walk in whenever it started! Guess not. xD

Well, I'll definitely try this out. Never done it before. And it sounds so exciting! C:
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Kpmonkeygirl on March 09, 2012, 04:49:28 PM
Could you go, even if you are not interested in dating? Just to hang out with a bunch of people and make friends? Because I have no interest in dating, but I want to make lots of friends, and I am afraid I am rather shy............>.>
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: TheMaKaKi on March 09, 2012, 05:22:12 PM
Could you go, even if you are not interested in dating? Just to hang out with a bunch of people and make friends? Because I have no interest in dating, but I want to make lots of friends, and I am afraid I am rather shy............>.>

We apologize, the Speed Dating event is ONLY for Singles who are Interested in meeting other Singles.

We might address the request for Friend events if the interest is strong enough among attendees for future cons.

If PEOPLE HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, PLEASE DIRECT THEM TO THE OFFICIAL FANIMECON 2012 SPEED DATING THREAD HERE--> http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,16967.0.html  (http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,16967.0.html)

Where our Head or Staff can answer all your questions! Thanks!
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: TheMaKaKi on March 09, 2012, 05:23:41 PM
Is there anyway to lock this thread or re-direct people to our 2012 Thread? So people can reply in the appropriate, current Thread about Speed Dating 2012? This started in 2010. We are in 2012 for pete's sake lol. Thanks!!!
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Kpmonkeygirl on March 09, 2012, 05:32:10 PM
Could you go, even if you are not interested in dating? Just to hang out with a bunch of people and make friends? Because I have no interest in dating, but I want to make lots of friends, and I am afraid I am rather shy............>.>

We apologize, the Speed Dating event is ONLY for Singles who are Interested in meeting other Singles.

We might address the request for Friend events if the interest is strong enough among attendees for future cons.

If PEOPLE HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, PLEASE DIRECT THEM TO THE OFFICIAL FANIMECON 2012 SPEED DATING THREAD HERE--> http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,16967.0.html  (http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,16967.0.html)

Where our Head or Staff can answer all your questions! Thanks!


Yes! Please do!!!!!!! If they have speed dating, they should have speed friendship!!!!!! So could someone please create an event like that!? Thanks!
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: TheMaKaKi on March 09, 2012, 05:36:07 PM
Yes! Please do!!!!!!! If they have speed dating, they should have speed friendship!!!!!! So could someone please create an event like that!? Thanks!

Like I said, for FanimeCon 2011, we are planning a Speed DATING Event. There is not "Speed Friendship" or any event like that for this 2012 con. If you have inquiries about the events we plan or have suggestions/ideas, please direct them to our Main 2012 Thread. We are open to suggestions or comments, but there is no "Speed Friendship" thing for 2012 and no further comments about this subject will be elaborated on.
Title: Re: Speed Dating!?
Post by: Mizuki on March 09, 2012, 06:31:12 PM
Locked on behalf of staff. Please go here for questions

http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,16967.0.html