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Comic-Con Pulls A Cannes And BANS The Selfie Stick! See What Else Is Banned HERE!

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Cannes may have requested that celebs not take selfies on the red carpet — but Comic-Con ain't asking!

The massive geek gathering has officially banned the use of the selfie stick.

According to a new set of rules based on new technology, Comic-Con International and WonderCon have also prohibited live streaming, vaping, and drones! So if Enrique Iglesias decides to cosplay as a one-handed Luke Skywalker, he'll be perfectly safe.

[ Related: Marvel Is Skipping 2015's Comic-Con! ]

We guess that's all fine and good, but half the fun of Comic-Con is taking pics of yourself with all the like-minded super fans in awesome costumes.

Wouldn't the selfie stick help with that? Not according to the new rule. The official blog explains:

"We know you want that perfect photo of yourself and the gang at Comic-Con and your arms just aren't long enough, but please be aware that selfie sticks, GoPro poles, or any device that extends your camera or phone away from your hand, are not allowed at Comic-Con. With so many people in attendance, protruding cameras or phones sticking up in the air are a definite hazard. If you're caught with a selfie stick, you will be asked by security to put it away and not use it at Comic-Con."

Hmm, the floor at these conventions CAN get pretty densely populated! Not much room to stick out your arms without hitting someone in the head.

And we wouldn't want anyone to lose an eye and have to change costumes from Mace Windu to Nick Fury. LOLz!

But at the same time, people carry toy swords, crossbows, and lightsabers all day long. Is a selfie stick really that much more obtrusive?

What do YOU think of the new rule??

Should Comic-Con ban the selfie stick?

View Results

Should Comic-Con ban the selfie stick?

  • NO! They make it so much easier to take pics! (26%)
  • YES! They're annoying and dangerous! (74%)

Total Votes: 273

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