NYCC's Weapons Policy Now Cardboard And Foam Only – And Take Your Mask Off When You Come In

This year's New York Comic Con has amended its weapons policy. Last year, it read,

Prop weapons will be allowed providing they are composed of foam or cardboard only. Prop firearms are allowed only if they cannot be mistaken for real weapons. The barrel of all prop firearms must be covered with brightly-colored caps. Prop bows will be allowed providing all arrows have soft tips.

That has now been extended to read,

Prop weapons and prop firearms will be allowed providing they are composed of foam or cardboard only. The barrel of all prop firearms must be covered with brightly-colored caps. Prop bows will be allowed providing all arrows have soft tips made of foam or cardboard.

Plastic is not allowed… let alone metal. Additionally there is a new ruling on cosplay,

Any masks should be removed until you've cleared security and have entered into the Javits Center.

NYCC has also banned drones and selfie sticks as well.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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