First rule of Comic-Con: No one talks about Comic Con, no wait sorry wrong direction. The first rule of Comic Con is have fun. Second rule of Comic-Con: is technology has many rules to it.
Comic-Con international has released their rules to how technology can be used during this years convention and here is your breakdown.
- No Selfie Sticks or Similar Devices at Comic-Con: “We know you want that perfect photo of yourself and the gang at Comic-Con and your arms just aren’t long enough, but please be aware that selfie sticks, GoPro poles, or any device that extends your camera or phone away from your hand, are not allowed at Comic-Con. With so many people in attendance, protruding cameras or phones sticking up in the air are a definite hazard. If you’re caught with a selfie stick, you will be asked by security to put it away and not use it at Comic-Con. This includes all of the Convention Center: Exhibit Hall, Programming and Event rooms, etc., and on Convention Center grounds outside, and any official Comic-Con events outside the Center, including the Marriott Marquis, Manchester Grand Hyatt, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, and Omni San Diego hotels, the Horton Grand Theatre, and the San Diego Central Library.” What this really means is that security is having an issue protecting the rights of actors who wish to charge for their photo and with a selfie stick security is unable to step in front of the actor to block your shot.
- No Live Streaming of Any Program or Event: “Technology is now at the point where live streaming video on your phone, tablet, laptop or other electronic device has become a reality. While the ease of doing this might have improved in the past few years, it’s something you cannot do at Comic-Con.” So all you Glassholes might want to think about bringing a different pair of glasses if the ones you wear are prescription. Bottom line is that the panels we all attend are owned by those creators putting them and we should honor their property.
- No Smoking of any kind: No smoking at Comic-Con includes traditional cigarettes, pipes, cigars, plus E-cigarettes and any vaping product or device. If you must smoke, please go outside the Convention Center to the designated areas on the front walk. Comic-Con has a strict policy on no smoking of any kind at the event; non-compliance may result in you being ejected from the convention. Time to hit the stairs where all the cool kids hangout.
- No Drones or Flying Devices: No devices may be flown or tethered within the confines of the Exhibit Hall or in any of the Program Rooms at Comic-Con, including inside or outside the Convention Center, and the offsite Programming venues. This includes helium balloons and helium filled products, drones, or any lighter than air objects either powered or un-powered.
For a breakdown of all rules and restrictions use the link here: Comic Con-policies
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