Some networks set up themed Escape the Rooms for comic conventions. Syfy went the pop-up wedding chapel route… with American Gods’ Orlando Jones officiating!
Fan couples are invited to “wear the one ring” or renew their vows at the Geek Love Chapel. The Hollywood Reporter has already profiled a few nuptials, from a pair of Star Wars fans where the bride wore a Poe Dameron dress (we approve) to Sharknado star Ian Ziering, who surprised his wife with a vow renewal.
Speaking of anniversaries, this is all part of Syfy celebrating 25 years; the pop-up chapel is just one attraction, alongside cosplay makeup stations and a karaoke bus. And it’s all legit: Jones tweeted proof that he’d been ordained, and told THR why the whole thing makes him feel all warm’n’fuzzy:
Marrying fans at the Syfy Geek Chapel is the most spectacular thing I’ve ever done. Everyone follows the same path to fandom: You read or watch a story unfold as your heart races, you laugh, you cry, you fall in love and become a fan. I will forever be in Syfy’s debt for not only partnering with me and my Cosmunity app, but boldly going where no network has ever gone before. Celebrating 25 years of Syfy by putting fans center stage and sharing in one of the most magical moments in a person’s life pays more than lip service to the idea that #ItsaFanThing.
Orlando Jones is the SFF godfather we do not deserve.