Meet and mingle friend making sessions?

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Meet and mingle friend making sessions?

Post by s0ra » Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:48 pm

As I'm sure most of you know, sometimes geeks can have trouble meeting other geeky people, whether for friendship or more. Even at cons, it's hard to judge who's open to meeting others and who already has everyone they need.

What if AB held a Meet and Greet event in one of the rooms? There could be two different sessions, one for people looking for friends, and one for people looking to date (18+ of course). At the dating one, people who receive different color wrist bands to wear, based on their gender preference. People in the rooms would know that others there are also looking to make connections, so they could feel more comfortable in getting to know one another. There could be volunteer moderators there that could steer people who are having trouble getting started in talking to someone. Maybe there could be sodas and snacks for an extra fee?

I think this idea is very important, because I'm sure many of us need a little help in finding like minded people. I can't run the event myself, but I really hope someone can make this a reality!
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Post by rendodashpunk123 » Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:59 am

This would be so awesome!!!
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Post by KariKessler » Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:47 am

THANK YOU. I've been wanting for this to happen before AB or before AX next year. You want to grab attention for this pannel-like event? Why not make awesome flyers and Signs and decorate the outside of this pannel. The signs should be bold and big and hard to not notice. Im crafty :D So.. >.> yeah..
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Post by ThornhartThreads » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:50 pm

I think it is a lovely idea. Sometimes it's hard in a sea of people to meet people, as everyone is always on the go.
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Post by Aurabolt » Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:46 am

I would actually be willing to run this kind of thing this year but I think it might be better if AB took the lead. If I were to run the Meet & Mingle this year or next year, it'd approach them differently.

For the friendship one, there'd be a series of questions I'd ask to see where certain shared interests are. After going through some questions, I'd have everyone group up by 6 to 12 for a bit to chat for a bit. The most effective time to do this kind of thing would be right after Opening Ceremonies.

For the Dating one, it would be 18+. Everyone will need to show ID at the door or they don't get in period. The questions would be similar to the Friendship one but I'd ask questions more specific to partner preference (Gay, Straight, Bi, Transgender, etc.). To make the Dating one more interesting, I wouldn't segregate the room along partner preference. The point is even if you don't find a special someone, you will at least make one new friend while there. After the question round folks would be dismissed to mingle for the remaining time. I think the most effective times to do this kind of thing would be Friday night after or during the Swap Meet or Saturday Night after or during the Swap Meet.


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Post by s0ra » Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:54 am

Yes, that's pretty much what I had in mind when I made this post :)
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Post by Twin Lakes » Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:50 pm

LET'S DO EEET!
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Post by ThatOneMandalorian » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:02 am

id be interested in doing this
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Post by KerriAnne827 » Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:56 am

This sounds like an awesome idea. Esp for those of us who are attending the event alone...and dont want to spend the entire event alone. If theres anything we can do it make it happen, let me know. Id totally be down to help. My first year...but def want to be involved.
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Post by Prince K-kyo » Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:39 am

YES YES YES!
Literally the reason why I'm planning a Kigu Party this year!!!
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Post by yugimay9 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:12 pm

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Post by Twin Lakes » Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:28 pm

The phrase "kigu party" made me think of Dejavudea (youtuber/con vlogger) since I was just at hers at Katsucon. But, yeah, I'd be down for that, too.
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Post by Prince K-kyo » Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:06 pm

Yeah, I love her youtube videos and since she doesn't go to AB, I thought someone should make one for us!!! ^-^
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Post by Twin Lakes » Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:53 pm

[quote="Prince K-kyo"]Yeah, I love her youtube videos and since she doesn't go to AB, I thought someone should make one for us!!! ^-^
Join the Facebook event page for updates if you want :D

https://www.facebook.com/events/8078803 ... tif_t=like

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She said she would like to go to AB someday. I really hope that happens! She's really great in person. Just as sweet and nice as in her videos.
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Post by Prince K-kyo » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:07 pm

If she goes she will most likely find out about the Kigu Party and be like "HEYYY......I'm in xD"
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Prince K-kyo wrote:Yeah, I love her youtube videos and since she doesn't go to AB, I thought someone should make one for us!!! ^-^
Join the Facebook event page for updates if you want :D

https://www.facebook.com/events/8078803 ... tif_t=like

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She said she would like to go to AB someday. I really hope that happens! She's really great in person. Just as sweet and nice as in her videos.
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Post by ren-chan » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:52 pm

I like this idea a lot! I hope it turns into a fully realized event!
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Post by moekou » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:48 am

I'd love something like this! What's the status on this idea? Any formal or informal meetups? Or did Hope turn to Despair? :lol:
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Re: Meet and mingle friend making sessions?

Post by SabiinDaadz » Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:09 am

This is a great idea! If AB isn't up for the task, then I'll definitely run a panel for it. Were you thinking a ballroom panel or a smaller panel?

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