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
Written or Contributed by: Jude Terror