Last Saturday at Comic Con, I was waiting in line with Pat the NES Punk. We were hoping to get into the Marvel panel to to learn more about the upcoming Thor and Captain America movies. The line came to a halt due to “health reasons” and then rumor spread through the line that someone had been “stabbed in the eye” over a seating argument. We really didn’t know what happened.
Afterwards, I was able to read on news sources that the victim was “scratched near the eye” and judging from the pictures I’ve seen, the man being arrested was the one wearing a Harry Potter shirt and not the other way around. Whatever the case, it was serious enough to delay the following panels. We didn’t get in. So here’s the fly-on-the moment, hot on the spot reaction from both me and Pat who recorded, edited and posted this video.
Bottom line: Comic Con has a serious crowd issue and needs to solve it for next year. I believe the Comics and Movies should be separated into two conventions for one thing, and that they should sell individual tickets for each panel, so everyone can plan their day without rushing into lines. Also, if you’re a fan coming to Comic Con, and you’re going to hurt somebody, just don’t come!