The producers of the annual Boston Comic Con have announced today that they will go forward with the event this weekend as scheduled at the Hynes Convention Center.
In an email, public relations coordinator Colin Solan said, “We hope to stand as an example of the resilience of Bostonians in the wake of this horrific tragedy. The many statements of solidarity we have received from fans and guests alike have been very encouraging.”
In a wonderful expression of community support they have also expressed that a portion of their art auction proceeds will be going to the Red Cross for the Boston Marathon victims relief effort.
However given the heightened security throughout the city, cosplayers are asked to not bring prop weapons of any kind this weekend. In addition, it would likely be wise to use common sense in costume selection and hijinks (e.g. the ever favorite classic Batman costume with the huge oversized ACME style bomb might not be the best of selections at the moment).
This is a tragic situation that Bostonians are heroically working through, and anything allowing them to continue forward showing that the human spirit will not be deterred in the face of these cowardly attacks. The air will be subdued, almost without question, however it sends a loud signal that life will go on, and people will not cower in their homes.
The convention is scheduled this Saturday and Sunday running from 10am until 7pm. Showcasing a range of talent, artists, and popular culture icons, the Boston Comic Con will be a great way to come together as a community.