What to expect
A laid back, fun chat with fellow fans! Sit down, talk for a few minutes, write down the number and name and move on to the next one. Afterwards, we’ll check if you have a match. If so, we’ll send you the necessary contact info!
MINI SECRET MESSAGE PARTY:
Every participant will give a Gamertag or nickname through the registration form (or on-site) and Dates & Geeks will make and hang your personal envelope on a clothes line at the party. Then head to the party, start talking to each other and put messages in someone else’s envelopes. At the end of the evening, take your envelope with you and check your messages. You never know what will happen next!
This edition, the Belgian dating organisation Dates & Geeks will take care of the hosting and matches of the FACTS Speeddates. This is a specialised group where fellow geeks can find friendship and maybe even more.
So if you don’t get a match or didn’t get a chance to participate in the speeddates, then head to their platforms and try your luck there!
- 12 – 13 PM: first hetero speeddate
- 14 – 14:30 PM: LGBTQ+ men
- 15:30 – 16 PM: LGBTQ+ women
- 17 – 18 PM: Mini Secret Message Party
- 12 – 13 PM: first hetero speeddate
- 13:30 – 14 PM: LGBTQ+ men
- 15- 15:30 PM: LGBTQ+ women
- 16- 17 PM: Mini Secret Message Party
The sessions will be held in the FLEX rooms, where the workshops and panels are held.
Head under the big balcony in Hall 1 (Exhibitor Hall) and go under the staircase.
The data in the registration form of Dates & Geeks
will only be used for the communication around the speeddate sessions of FACTS Spring 2020.
After that, all data will be deleted.
can anyone enter these sessions?
We are organising sessions for heterosexuals, homosexual males and homosexual females. But of course, bisexuals and people with other preferences can still apply for the sessions in which they feel best.
All 18+ ages are welcome
…but not necessarily all ages will be represented. Selections are based on age, because putting an 18-year-old with a 50-year-old wouldn’t be much fun. If a certain age group is not represented enough, that session will be made available for other age groups.
you have to be 18 or older
Such is the law. Sorry!
No, you still have to get selected. We base our selections on age, gender and sexual preference, to ensure the best combination of participants.
EVERYONE receives an e-mail, even if you didn’t get selected.
One session on Saturday and one on Sunday? No problem! Just fill it in twice.
If applicable: multiple sessions on one day will not be allowed. We want to give as many people as possible a chance to participate.
Send an e-mail to email@example.com for further instructions. You may have to redo the registration.
If you don’t get selected, then don’t worry, you still have a chance. We accept ‘back-ups’ during the speeddates. Just show up early and register as a back-up on a piece of paper in the speeddate room. You can fill in the spots of the people that don’t show up. No guarantees though!
Yes, everyone gets an e-mail. The ones that are selected will be assigned a certain session, the others will receive a ‘you’re not selected’-mail.
You will receive an e-mail saying that you didn’t get any matches. Better luck next time!
It might take a while before all matches are found. Remember: first we have to cross-reference all papers manually, then each participant has to receive an individual e-mail with individual contact information of multiple matches. So yes, it’s A LOT of work and it might take a while, so please be patient. ^^
Yes. Every mail has to be sent individually, so it’s perfectly possible that some people receive their matches later than others. Not to worry, you will get yours too!