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Even Comic-Con Won't Condone Google Glassholery

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If Comic-Con isn't fully on board with Google Glass, where exactly can you wear it? TechHive reports that the sci-fi and fantasy industry trade show in San Diego has banned attendees from wearing Google Glass during panels or footage viewing sessions. The glasses can be worn on the main convention floor, but organizers want to prevent sneak previews from being recorded and leaked online. Comic-Con's official convention policy states: "If your Google Glasses are prescription, please bring a different pair of glasses to use during these times."

Comic-Con joins a growing list of establishments that have banned the use of Google Glass. But still, Comic-Con probably has the highest percentage of attendees who actually own Google Glass. An 2013 essay on CNET from a writer who wore his Google Glass to the show begins with the statement: "If there's any place you'd expect Google Glass might be warmly received, surely that would be Comic-Con." Not this year, Glassholes.
· Heading to Comic-Con? Check Your Google Glass at the Door [TechHive]
· Even Comic-Con Has Banned Google Glass [ValleyWag]
· Finally, a Use for Google Glass: Hair Tutorials [Racked]
· The Daily Show Articulates Everything Wrong With Glassholes [Racked]