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Though not everyone was dressed in costume, men and women flirted their way through conversations revolving around comic books, video games and conventions. When a man somewhat resembling Clark Kent sat down across from Leslie Fisher, 30, of Tampa, she had one question: Mosher, of Bradenton, came to the convention Saturday to celebrate his upcoming birthday with friends.
When he saw the sign for speed dating, he decided to give it a shot. He seemed to click with a few women sitting across the aisle, but at other times there were crickets.
Rusnak wasn't very interested in speed dating. Her friends had talked her into it, she said.
By the end of the almost-hourlong session, she hadn't written any names on her note card. She was more interested in what came next.
He was doing a panel on his work as the voice of Spider-Man in the current animated series of the Ultimate Spider-Man. When the final countdown ended, the men filtered slowly out of the ballroom's doors while most of the women stayed put.
In earlier versions of this story appearing in print and online, a Tampa Bay Times reporter not strong in the ways of the force or Star Wars lore quoted event moderator Croix Provence as asking, "Are you ready to find love in all the wrong places? Regret the error, we do. Notice Your privacy is important to us.
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