No Plans to Ban Masks/Prop Firearms at DragonCon
All of the firearms on this table have one thing in common...none of them are real. They are prop replicas from several different science fiction film series and for the most part made of solid resin.
They are used as costume props. One of the places you would see items like these is DragonCon.
"I mean you see people walking around with prop weapons constantly but you never have an issue with them." -Hal Clay/Costumer
If you're not familiar, DragonCon is the world's largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film and when I say huge, last year the con which is held annually in Atlanta on Labor Day weekend, brought in nearly 50,000 attendees and this year looks to be bigger.
In the wake of the tragic shootings at the "Dark Knight" screening in Colorado movie theaters across the country are issuing a ban on masks and fake firearms, but will a similar ban put put into place at DragonCon?
"No it will not change at all we have always, and always will be careful about weapons. If it looks like a real weapon, its not gonna go. We're not gonna play that. Every weapon is gonna be peace bonded. Even from a knife, a sword, anything is. Which peace bonding means it will be in an inert position. There'll be no ammunition, there'll be no nothing allowed. With DragonCon there never has been, there never will be." -Pat Henry/Chairman DragonCon 2012