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Kassie's article enthuses about the simplicity of the New York Comic Con's policy on "weapons"--basically, don't be an idiot.
Which reminds me of a trip back to Portland from LA, when a Dr. Botox had loaded me up with a bunch of re-gifts from someone at the studio that produced Buffy the Vampire Slayer (that person's name rhymes with "Snail Furman" but I'm in no way dropping names). Among my paraphernalia was a Buffy action figure (mint in package) with a plastic sword approximately the size of the skewers on uses in a martini.
The Transportation Safety Alliance was having none of that shit. No toy swords!
"But it's a toy's toy," I replied.
I don't recall where things went from there, but I believe the TSA let me go through. And I probably still have that action figure mint in package. Or not, it's been a while.