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Comic-Con Bans Drones, Selfie Sticks and E-Cigs

Comic-Con bans drones, Google Glass, selfie-sticks and E-Cigs.

With only a few days to go before San Diego Comic-Con 2015, organizers have announced new rules for attendees that deal with the threats posed by selfie-sticks, Google Glass and e-cigarettes. Revealed in a post on Comic-Con's official blog, Toucan, the new rules ban the use of "selfie sticks, GoPro poles, or any device that extends your camera or phone away from your hand" at Comic-Con. Similarly banned are "drones or flying devices of any kind," including helium balloons and "any lighter than air object, either powered or unpowered." comic-con-logo Inside the show, live streaming of any event and the recording of any footage shown on screen is prohibited. In itself, this isn't a new rule, although the blog specifically points out that this rule includes Google Glass. "You cannot wear Google Glass during footage viewing in any program room," the blog states. "If your Google Glass is prescription, please bring a different pair of glasses to use during these times." In addition, Comic-Con bans all use of smoking. "No smoking at Comic-Con includes traditional cigarettes, pipes, cigars, plus E-cigarettes and any vaping product or device," the blog states. Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.