Altercation Outside ConnectiCon Misinterpreted as Active Shooter Situation

Hartford, CT based ConnectiCon ended their Saturday with a scare, as an altercation outside the event was misinterpreted by many as an active shooter situation at the convention. What appears to have happened is that, coinciding with local fireworks, a fight broke out outside the event on a pedestrian bridge.

Unfortunately, due to the size of the crowd and the chaos, many ended up assuming the worst.

Thankfully ConnectiCon staff were quick to clarify that there was no actual danger to convention goers, and he situation appears to have been resolved.

It’s unfortunate that we live in a country where the threat of an active shooter at a convention is such a possibility that it is the first assumption of most attendees in a chaotic situation. It is good to know though that everyone was safe this time around.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”