Alamo City Comic Con eases Alamodome bag restrictions
Alamo City Comic Con just made it easier to lug around all those action figures, superhero prints and other geeky goodies at the event.
The comic book and pop culture convention, which runs Oct. 26-28 at the Alamodome, will not allow full-size backpacks, but will allow tote bags, drawstring bags, poster tubes and portfolio carriers, no doubt a relief for fans of celebrity autographs and other convention merchandise.
The allowance loosens the restrictions of the Alamodome’s clear bag policy, which limits the size and type of bags brought into the facility, and is just for Alamo City Comic Con.
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“We have partnered with The Alamodome to ensure the culture and nature of our event reflect in the bag policy,” Alamo City Comic Con posted on Instagram. “Clear bags are not required, but as safety is the upmost importance to us all, bags will be subject to security checks.”
All guests also must go through metal detector security checks before they enter the event. As for costumed attendees, Alamo City Comic Con rules state that cosplayers will be subject to inspection by the San Antonio Police Department. Prop weapons must be plastic or foam; no real swords, knives, etc., will be allowed. Any item deemed a weapon may be confiscated.
This year’s Alamo City Comic Con promises a bumper crop of famous faces from the big and small screen as well as the comic book pages. Special guests include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jeff Goldblum, Rick Moranis, Neve Campbell and Daphne Zuniga, plus comic artist Jim Lee and comic writer Sean Kelley McKeever.
Special guests with ties to San Antonio include “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” star Henry Thomas and Hugo Award-winning fantasy artist John Picacio.
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