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SDCC Beefs Up Cosplay Weapon Security Measures

Written by Jude Terror on Wednesday, June 27 2012 and posted in News with Benefits
SDCC Beefs Up Cosplay Weapon Security Measures

Security will be ramped up at Comic Con International in San Diego this year, targeting both illicit cosplay weaponry and counterfeit badges.

We reported earlier this month on a story where Canadian artist Craig Wilson was prevented from entering the country to attend Phoenix Comic Con. We also mentioned in that article that San Diego Comic Con was going to require attendees to carry identification at all times, so that they could be stopped for random badge checks. Apparently, counterfeit comic con badges are a growing problem. Attendees caught with counterfeit badges will either be ejected from the show, or given a free college education, depending on the political leaning of the guards who catch them.

Even more ridiculous, however, is the increased focus on cosplay weapon security. Cosplayers will be required to register at the Weapons Check Desk in Lobby E, where they will have their costumes inspected. Among the new requirements, projectile weapons must be proven to be nonfunctional, and swords, lightsabers, and replica Doctor Manhattan penises will need to be attached to the costume so that they cannot be drawn and swung. If cosplayers are caught walking around the con without a properly tagged costume, they will be executed immediately.

Oh sorry, we read that wrong. They will be escorted by security goons to the desk for reinspection.

The weapons whoopity-doo is probably a response to last year's incident where an attendee stabbed someone with a pen, an obvious sign that chubby cosplayers carrying giant foam Rob Liefeld swords were a danger to everyone around them that needed to be controlled. The Outhouse appreciates these anti-freedom measures being taken to insure the safety of attendees, and encourages hysterical overreaction whereever applicable.

Source: MTV Geek
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Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. A certified trash eater ruining the pristine field of comics journalism with his sarcasm and goofiness, Jude Terror is secretly friendly and congenial, so if you've got a complaint, why not just bring it up to him instead of subtweeting like a jackass, jackass? You can find him on Twitter or try your luck with an email, but keep in mind that he is notoriously unreliable and may not get back to you right away. Unless you want to send him free stuff, in which case he'll get back to you immediately.

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