Dating science fiction fans

Sci-Fi Speed Dating is coming to Phoenix Comic Con! Well you asked for them by name, and we got them... Must be 18, must be Single, and must be willing to have fun!

Evening activity will include a ceilidh, as well as a play, disco and costume ball.

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre will also perform.

There will be swap meet, where delegates can trade and buy books, T-shirts, jewellery, ceramics and other memorabilia.

"It's about providing a platform for discussion, networking and knowledge exchange among the world's science fiction community.

"There's far more than the costumed Klingon in the foyer that popular imagination thinks of as the archetypal sci-fi fan.

"The support we have received from Glasgow City Marketing Bureau and the Crowne Plaza Hotel has been fantastic and we're looking forward to welcoming our members from around the world to Glasgow." The convention has a strong emphasis on sci-fi literature, but also covers film, TV, art, music, space science and technology.The programme includes a range of panel discussions, specialist talks, workshops, games and quizzes themed around the science fiction and fantasy genres.More than 850 delegates from across the UK, Europe and the US will attend the convention, which runs from today until Monday.Attendees include science fiction fans, authors, artists and publishers.Guests of honour include authors Juliet E Mc Kenna and John Meaney, artist Jim Burns and world-renowned British scientist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell.John Wilson of Satellite 4 said: "This is the largest, and longest-running, general science fiction convention held in the UK.

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