Another comic con, Los Angeles Comic Con (#LACC) has adopted a stricter weapons (#props & #costumes) #policy. The new policy bans all prop guns:
- Effective immediately, Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con will be a GUN FREE and PROP-GUN FREE SHOW. This means that anyone who brings a GUN, FIRE ARM and/or PROP-GUN to Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con will NOT be allowed to enter the LA Convention Center. Furthermore, GUNS, FIREARMS, and/or PROP-GUNS will NOT be allowed on the show floor.
- PROP-GUNS: To be clear, props including, but not limited to those that resemble historical guns, science fiction guns, or fantasy guns. Simply put, if it looks like a GUN (and is NOT a banana or your finger), DON’T BRING IT!
In other words, if you were planning to take a prop that resembles any kind of gun (including purely fictional ones) it won’t be allowed in.
So what kind of prop weapons are being allowed? Only if they conform to the following:
- Prop Weapons will be allowed, providing they are composed of cardboard, foam, wood or other lightweight materials.
Additionally, metal light sabers will also not be allowed: they have to be made of plastic.
- Lightsabers must be light-weight and made of plastic.
Clearly LACC organizers (and/or the venue) are concerned about metal light sabers potentially being used as blunt force weapons at the comic con, which seems a bit extreme; but increasingly this is the world that we live in: one of increased security, even when it isn’t necessarily justified imho.
Our only advice to everyone planning to attend LACC to be sure to fully read and understand the complete weapons policy and to not bring anything that won’t be allowed in.