Back on June 30, movie theaters around the United Kingdom announced that Google Glass would not be allowed in auditoriums. Now, Google Glass can take on one more place where it isn’t allowed: San Diego Comic-Con screenings, as reported by TechHive.
Comic-Con is banning Google Glass during screenings: “If your Google Glasses are prescription, please bring a different pair to use…” — Harry McCracken (@harrymccracken) July 23, 2014
While it seems that Comic-Con is singling out Glass, the convention policies forbid recording any footage shown during panels from any device. In other words, if you have your smartphone out, it is just as likely to get the boot as Glass. “Remember recording of footage on the screens during panels is prohibited,” states Comic-Con’s convention policies. “This includes Google Glasses. You cannot wear Google Glasses during footage viewing in any program room.” No preferential treatment is given to those who have prescription-based Google Glasses, so that means you’ll just have to bring another pair of regular glasses if that’s the case. However, you can still wear Glass on the convention floor. While there have been plenty of interesting uses when it comes to Glass, the wearable has also faced its fair share of controversy. Glass is currently available as the Explorer Edition for $1,500, with no indication as to when there will be wide availability.