Speed Dating

The place where instant connections are made and sparks ignited since 2011! The FanimeCon Speed Dating events are for 18 and over singles who are interested in meeting new people and potentially finding love!


Speed Dating sessions will be held at the Hilton Almaden Ballroom.
Speed Dating workshops will be held at Panels 1.


Saturday: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Saturday: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (LGBTQIA+ only)
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (LGBTQIA+ only

Friday: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sunday: 10:00 pm – 12:00 am


What is Speed Dating? How does it work? Speed Dating 101 is designed for those who want to find out more about our events before participating. Learn the basics, practice with us, and get out all those butterflies before the real deal! Experience low-stakes “friend-dating” under the guidance of Speed Dating staff. We will also be raffling Speed Dating fast passes!

Join us for our workshops on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.


Speed Dating sessions are only offered for attendees 18 years and older. Please bring valid photo ID (e.g., passport, driver’s license, state ID, etc.). Rotate between conversations with other singles while the Speed Dating staff coordinate your mutual matches! We also offer LGBTQIA+ only sessions. Please see the Registration section below for sign up information!


Speed Dating registration will open Friday, May 24 at midnight for Saturday sessions, and Saturday, May 25 at midnight for Sunday sessions. Forms will be available online at date.fanime.com. Participants will be selected via lottery and receive email confirmation if they are selected.

Please email us at speeddating@fanime.com for any questions/concerns, or visit us at con during our operating hours!

Speed dating will be reducing the number of participants allowed this year as a means to minimize the risk of COVID-19.

As a special reminder:
Our event does not provide water and snacks! It is your responsibility to bring your own!