As deftly reported by ABC News, fans in attendance at the Star Wars Celebration V convention had an opportunity to boldly go where they probably haven’t gone before… on a date*.
This year’s Celebration gave way to the Star Wars Speed Dating Service! 34 Jedi Knights and 34 Slave Leias sat opposite each other in a room. 3 space-minutes were added to a clock, and ding… off the date goes. While not allowing the initial sharing of personal information (where you live, how to contact you, and what inter-gender species you represent on the message boards) is barred… with the common ground of 3 amazing and 3 amazingly horrendous movies and a huge universe to discuss, there’s plenty to discuss. Then after a blazing 180 seconds, fire the ion cannons… time to move to the next lad or lass and commence socialization once more! But be mindful… Darth Vader is in attendance too, to ensure you don’t get all dark-sidey with each other.
After the musical chairs ends, those droid and droidettes you found most appealing are given your preferred method of contact (you know, e-mail, cell phone, or mind-force-talking). Then it’s just a matter of whether you’d like to actually talk after that. And if things move faster than the Millennium Falcon ran the Kessel Run… well, come back to Celebration VI, and head on down to the Imperial Chapel, and make things legal before the galactic empire! Makes us wonder… do you step on the glass and say “May the Force Be With You”?
We here at ComicMix hope those kids at the Celebration had a good time… and made themselves a love connection. Lest we forget that when nerds don’t get proper affection, they get intoxicated and molest D-list celebrity models… Face it, we geeks are a minority, and the only way we’ll ever defeat the jocks and cheerleaders is to out-number them with our nerdling daemon spawn. Here’s to love!
* Yes, we know we just mixed Star Wars and Star Trek references… like you don’t love both… And yes, we know some of you have dated, are of decent build and character, and it shouldn’t be insinuated otherwise. But hey, it was funny.