Some Comic Conventions Are Banning Fake Weapons
There is a growing concern of the safety of attendees at comic conventions and this has led some producers to ban fake guns and other fake weapons.
Comic conventions are banning more items from entering the events and these include items like prop weapons and selfie sticks.
Flame Con, a comic convention that focuses on L.G.B.T.Q has announced that they will be banning all toy guns and firearms for their second event, which will take place in August at the New York Marriott.
This comic convention will also be banning any weapon that looks or feels real and any prop that is hard, heavy or sharp and could injure a person.
This decision was made after the mass shooting in Orlando and after security talks with law enforcement, venue representatives, security personnel and others.
The announcement was made by Flame Con on their website, on their social media platforms and via email messages to registered attendees. The announcement has not led to any vendors, sponsors, attendees or exhibitors cancelling.
The event is expected to draw about 4000 attendees this year, which is up from the previous year.
Many attendees find the fun is cosplay at comic conventions. This is where attendees dress up as characters from movies, comic books, video games and television.
Cosplay is a massive draw for comic conventions and many have costumes props and accessories for sale. Parts of these costumes are swords, guns, bows, arrows and knives.
Last year the Comic-Con International in San Diego banned selfie sticks and this ban was also applied to Wondercon in Los Angeles.
Other items that comic cons have banned include e-cigarettes, helium filled products, hover boards and vaping devices.