Twitter has been flooded with news of a stabbing prior to the Marvel Studios panel in Hall H. According to Andy Khouri:
“Hearing conflicting details but it sounds like a dude was stabbed in the face with a pen before the Marvel Studios panel for seat squatting.”
Some people on Twitter claim one of the participants was wearing a Harry Potter T-shirt but it’s not clear if this us a joke or not.
Whatever happened, it will probably be one of the most reported stabbings in history.
Earlier in the day, I read some grousing about the Chuck panel being cut short before getting audience questions. I would guess, from afar, the con folks have to scramble like mad trying to make the trains run on time and probably thanklessly too. I’m surprised there isn’t more violence, especially regarding the Movie Con portion of SD, because of line frustration or seat squatting or the general anger of being in a room with thousands of people.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.