Now, speed-date at the speed of light – Star Wars style

Washington: The Annual ``Star Wars`` Convention in Orlando sure was a stellar event this year, with would-be Lukes and Princess Leias looking for love through speed dating.

34 Jedi knights stood up and moved to the next chair to strike up a three-minute conversation with their prospective Princess Leias, as DJ MADKID sets the mood by playing "Star Wars" theme party music.

"There isn`t usually any common ground to work from but, with this, if you`re here at Star Wars Celebration V, you`re obviously a gigantic fan and that`s something that`s a big part of your life," ABC News quoted organizer Ryan Glitch of Gorham, NY, as saying.

Darth Vader, the storm trooper, stood guard watching over the event, and an Imperial Storm Trooper, who patrolled the aisles.

Each participant is identified by a number taped to his or her shirt. At the end of the event, the participants go to the back of the room and write their preferred method of contact on a sheet of paper that correlates to the number assigned to the guy or girl they liked.

"At worst, you came in, you talked to some girls and you had a great time. It was fun. I enjoyed that. It was a really good time," said Troy Stull, a first-timer.

When asked how the women responded to his Jedi costume, 38-year-old Mark from Oregon replied, "The Jedi force is working, man."


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