Cosplay Speed Dating 18+

This forum covers Anime Boston events that don't fit in the above forums, such as the charity auction, game shows, dances, and karaoke.
Post Reply
Bangaren
I'm new!
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:56 pm

Cosplay Speed Dating 18+

Post by Bangaren »

Had an idea for a panel I thought might be fun. A lot of geeks (myself included), have trouble meeting people or socializing at events and need a little extra push.

How about a speed dating game?

People can register in advance or have 20-30 minutes to register before the start, choose what group they'd like to go in (straight, gay, lesbian, bi, etc), then each group has 5 minutes to chat with one person in a row, then move onto the next.

Everyone gets a number and a card to write down the number of the person they meet. At the end we can collect the cards and let them know if anyone they were interested in, was also interested in them.

I'm thinking this would work better in the Sheraton rather than the Hynes, but either could work.

Any thoughts on whether or not this would be of interest?
Xias
Veteran Poster
Posts: 161
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:59 pm

Re: Cosplay Speed Dating 18+

Post by Xias »

in theory i think this could be a good idea, but you would need several panelists in charge of it, including people who are specifically looking out for signs of harassment, unwanted touch/contact, etc. this could easily attract predators, unfortunately, so i think you need to be very careful if you're going to do it and make sure everyone's safety is a big priority.
Panelist, Anime Boston 2014-2019
Presenting 3 panels at AB 2019
-New Japan Pro Wrestling
-Japan Travel Tips: Planning Your First Trip
-Bemani: From DDR to IIDX to SDVX
User avatar
tehscribbles
AB Executive
Posts: 361
Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:54 pm
Location: NH

Re: Cosplay Speed Dating 18+

Post by tehscribbles »

I understand that AB is a great place to meet people. However, speed dating doesn't fall with in our programming guidelines as an event or panel. We understand that people want to make friends at AB though! We do plan on having more social programming this year. :)
Kate-lyn Skribiski Gingerich (Scribbles)
Director of Programming 2022
User avatar
casuallyironicknight
Experienced Poster
Posts: 34
Joined: Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:47 pm
Contact:

Re: Cosplay Speed Dating 18+

Post by casuallyironicknight »

Just read the schedule today, do you have a list of the social programming prepared for this year to help out the geeks trying to socialise? I’m a bit overwhelmed by all of the panels, heh.
User avatar
tehscribbles
AB Executive
Posts: 361
Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:54 pm
Location: NH

Re: Cosplay Speed Dating 18+

Post by tehscribbles »

We have alot! To name a few;

Draw meet room
Karoke
Maid cafe (new!)
21+ at Kings
Live gaming room (board games and table top)
Gundam building room (new!)(build the Gundams you bought with friends!)
Photoshoot meet ups (head over to cosplay forums to check out to meet ups)
Workshops
Game shows
Cosplay games (fun to watch with friends!)
Formal and semi formal
Video games

These are all events that you can check out and make new friends at. :)
Kate-lyn Skribiski Gingerich (Scribbles)
Director of Programming 2022
MichaelZed
Getting the hang of this...
Posts: 9
Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:50 am
Location: sportzfuel.com
Contact:

Cosplay Speed Dating 18

Post by MichaelZed »

Dating to Relating From A to ZHey guys,

I was wondering if anyone has read or gotten a copy of Dating to Relating From A To Z. I heard really good things about it Please let me know

Thanks,

VocalE.
Kiralupe
I'm new!
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2022 9:09 am

Re: Cosplay Speed Dating 18+

Post by Kiralupe »

How do I sign up for the speed dating?
User avatar
tehscribbles
AB Executive
Posts: 361
Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:54 pm
Location: NH

Re: Cosplay Speed Dating 18+

Post by tehscribbles »

Hello!

There is no speed dating. We have speed friending which is similar, but the focus is finding new friends not necessarily a date. There is no sign up ahead of time for speed friending.
Kate-lyn Skribiski Gingerich (Scribbles)
Director of Programming 2022
Post Reply