You may have noticed several of the Hall H activities getting a delay today, not because there were so many people eager to see what Marvel had in store for everyone, but because violence broke out.
While one might like to imagine the fight occurred between two people who had a disagreement over the return of Barry Allen, or one person protecting the honor of a scantily clad female attendee who had been groped by a cad, it turns out these two idiots got into a fight over a hard to get seat. When Idiot One, wouldn’t give Idiot Two his seat, Idiot Two stabbed Idiot One in the eye with a pen.
STABBED HIM IN THE EYE WITH A PEN BECAUSE HE COULDN’T GET THE SEAT HE WANTED!
The victim has been stretchered out and the attacker (both adults) has been removed from the Convention Center by police in handcuffs, his exclusive Comic-Con Harry Potter T-shirt soaked in blood.
It’s really sad when this kind of stuff occurs, but pack a bunch of fans in a room and sooner or later something like this (or worse) is going to occur. I don’t care who started what, both of these people are jack-holes. One thing we all need to remember is we’re talking about comic books, not world peace, not the last loaf of bread – comic books. Let’s keep our disagreements verbal and somewhat respectful.
There is a silver lining in all of this, though, according to The Wrap, when the Cowboys and Aliens panel began, Harrison Ford gave the crowd a laugh by being escorted on stage in handcuffs.
UPDATE: USA Today has the full story.