IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) – The Comic Con Sci-fi Expo is coming to North Texas this weekend. But for any Sci-fi fans planning on going, be prepared to check your light saber at the door.
As a result of recent mass shootings across the country, Mark Walters, the event manager of the Expo (which will be held at the Irving Convention Center), says officers with the Irving Police Department will be performing weapons checks on anyone showing up in full costume.
“Anybody that comes through the door has to check in their weapons and make sure that everything is safe – that nothings going to hurt anybody,” says Walters. “Because of all the stuff that’s happened in the last year or so, people are obviously very sensitive to that sort of thing.”