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Ideas and Suggestions / Registration for Speed Dating
« on: May 29, 2014, 09:44:08 PM »
Overall I had an awesome time at Fanime! My favorite things by far were the Zelda Murder Mystery Panel and the Black & White Ball. One thing that I was really looking forward to was speed dating, but I didn't end up making it into the sessions.

One suggestion that I had to improve speed dating was to institute pre-registration, and also do things that might encourage more gals to come out. I tried attending three out of the four heterosexual speed dating sessions, but was turned away every time due to an overabundance of guys vs girls. One of the sessions I showed up a half hour early, but still wasn't even close to getting in (I'm just grateful that one of the staff members mentioned that someone twenty guys ahead of me was the cutoff point so I had the opportunity to leave early for a different activity).

Pre-registration would be nice so that people who are interested in attending could sign up ahead of time and know what session(s) they would be able to attend without having to wait or miss other events on the chance that they could make a session. Maybe the event could charge guys a few dollars and that money could be used to provide refreshments for both guys and gals who attend the event. Free drinks or desserts might possibly do a bit more to encourage interested ladies to attend and also get their single friends to come too. Just a suggestion.

Again, Fanime was awesome and I very much look forward to attending again next year! Thanks!

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