Security provided by Elite and Staff Pro at Comic-Con went over items brought by intergalactic role players and other fans entering the San Diego Convention Center. Faux weapons are cleared, real ones confiscated. Image: John Gastaldo
Comic-Con — it’s all nerdy fun and games until someone loses an eye to a razor-sharp stilleto.
Or a two-foot long machete.
Or an honest-to-Rambo AR-15 rifle.
“What we are trying to do,” said a member of the Con’s weapons checking team, who wouldn’t give his name, “is keep people from getting hurt and Comic-Con from getting sued.”
When Frodo enters the convention center, say, someone from a team of 10 ex-cops makes sure his replica Middle Earth sword can’t lop off any real world limbs.
“Weapons” that pass this inspection are marked with a bit of sparkling tape. Those that don’t are held until their owners leave.
Friday, the pile of seized weapons included two machetes, one dagger, a commando-style K-bar knife and a lead pipe. No rifles — unlike Thursday, when a fan tried to enter with an actual AR-15.
Security provided by Elite and Staff Pro at Comic-Con went over items brought by…
by Tactical-Life.com / Aug 2, 2011