United just can’t catch a break these days. Between the awkwardness of #LeggingsGate and that passenger who got literally dragged from the plane by TSA agents, you’d think the airline would learn to tread softly in the following months, especially during an event as stressful and crazy as Comic Con. But passengers heading back from the convention on Sunday who had spent the event loading up on pristine first editions and omnibuses of their favorite comics were dismayed when a message popped up on TV screens at the United check-in line: “Remove all books from checked bags.”
For some movie stars, attending Comic-Con is a chore; a contractual obligation to be fulfilled as quickly and painlessly as possible. For others, Comic-Con is a massive perk, a chance to embrace their inner geek at the greatest celebration of the inner (and outer) geek on the entire planet.