Originally Posted by musashi3000gt
Meh, I dont blame cops and security for doing thier job but it bothers me that airsoft and paintball guns piss them off so much when kids are wielding real swords and daggers at these shows. If I shoot someone with a toy gun its gonna tickle em. Yet the guys who carry real swords are okay?
I'm ex military and I counted at least 5 guys at the last con that are trained well enough to do more damage with a katana then I can with a gun.
The actors in the fight shows train for MONTHS ahead of the con to do this. That's the reason they're allowed the live steal weaponry and typically they are only allowed to have them when they're performing. Alot of them have been with Metro for years too.
But on the topic of should you go...I say....hell yeah! Between the shows (Chess Match, Fire Show and Masquerade, Star Pary), the lush dealers room, the ever amazing artist ally and the plathera of panels...it's totally worth every penny! I actually bought a VIP pass this year (that's $100 yo) plus putting forth money for the hotel and whatnot. My con schedule absolutely revolves around this con and I wouldn't miss it for the world!