Google founder Sergey Brin poses for a portrait wearing Google Glass glasses before the Diane von Furstenberg  Spring/Summer 2013 collection show during New York Fashion Week

Although Google Glass is available to the public, it’s understandable that the wearable tech isn’t welcomed everywhere, however being barred from a convention full of nerds has a special kind of sting. Comic-Con is currently underway and while the San Diego Convention Center is packed to the gills with cosplayers, anyone dressed up as Google co-founders Sergey Brin or Larry Page better not be wearing Glass — at least not during the show’s video screening panels.

Now, if you think Glass owners are being singled out, don’t. Comic-Con’s policies treats smartphones, tablets and other video recording devices the same way.

Google Glasses/Video Recorders/Camera Phones

Remember recording of footage on the screens during panels is prohibited (see below: No Video or Audio Recording of Movie and TV Panels). This includes Google Glasses. You cannot wear Google Glasses during footage viewing in any program room. If your Google Glasses are prescription, please bring a different pair of glasses to use during these times.
Also, please turn off your device’s (phones, tablets, etc.) screens and put them away during the screening of panel footage. Not doing so interferes with everyone’s viewing quality and causes security to think you’re recording the clip.

When you think about it, the ban on Glass really shouldn’t be surprising. Studios show a lot of unfinished material during Comic-Con and just like any other movie or TV show, the footage is covered by copyright laws that require permission from its respective owners. That being said, we can’t help but feel sorry for the folks who use Glass with prescription lenses.

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