So now it begins, the ridiculing of Star Wars fans to the point that they have announced speed dating at Celebration V in Orlando. And it's going to be televised no less! I'm not sure who came up with this idea but it's a stupid one in my opinion. Yes, conventions have a long history of shenanigans that take place AFTER HOURS when the con is closed but during the con? Standing in line for hours IS speed dating! You meet so many people that you don't need an arranged event. And with men far out numbering women, it's totally easy for a girl to get a date if she wants one. Some girls may disagree with me but if they can't get a date at a con, there is something seriously wrong!
Is Reed trying to attract women with this idea? Who knows. I would rather they take the time and space allocated to having a female-based collecting panel or exhibit of costumes worn by the heroines of the movies. I am sure there are better things that could be done. I would even go as far to say that I would attend a cooking seminar based on the Star Wars cookbook (Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes if you are interested) over speed dating and I think that is a whack idea too!
We are female FANS of the movie and genre, not halfwits looking for something to do during the con. I'll be there - in the dealers room, in the collector panels, in the exhibits but most certainly not in speed dating! I hope to see you there with me!