Wizard World Fans Enjoying Event Despite Increased Security

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SACRAMENTO -- A popular Sacramento event ups its security in light of the tragic Orlando nightclub shooting. Wizard World at the Sacramento Convention Center has plans in place this weekend to tackle any threatening situation.

"We have a police officer at the door to make sure there aren't any real weapons coming in," said John Maatta, CEO of Wizard World.

They're not taking any risks. The event works with the Sacramento Police Department, private security and off duty police officers.

If something happens they're ready.

"We had a planning session this morning. It's an unfortunate fact of modern life that you have to go through these things but we do it and take it seriously," said Maatta.

While real weapons aren't allowed in, you can buy some at vendor booths but buying one doesn't mean you get it right away.

"You have to go to the weapons check area you get a little stub when you buy it you go over there when you're leaving the show everything is taped up and secure then you get to take it home with you," said vendor Douglas Mitchell with True Edge.

Fans can bring in mock weapons but they have to be marked. Some use orange tape and others use zip ties.

Thousands are expected at the convention center throughout the next three days. Wizard World said in all the years they've been putting on this event they've never had any major safety issues come up.

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