The selfie stick ban is spreading, moving from music festivals to pop-culture events.

The latest to issue a ban on the devices is the Comic-Con International in San Diego, California.

The San Diego pop-cultural event allows fans to get up close and personal with the creators and artists of comic books such as Marvel hero Stan Lee, the co-creator of Spider-Man, Avengers, X-Men and Fantastic Four.

But the event is drawing the line when it comes to selfie sticks.


"We know you want that perfect photo of yourself and the gang at Comic-Con and your arms just aren't long enough, but please be aware that selfie sticks, GoPro poles, or any device that extends your camera or phone away from your hand, are not allowed at Comic-Con," the event's official blog reads.

The selfie-sticks haven't been banned for their lack of coolness but as a matter of safety.

"With so many people in attendance, protruding cameras or phones sticking up in the air are a definite hazard," the blog says.

The ban also extends to Google Glass, e-cigarettes, vaping products and drones.

The Comic Con rules follow on from the almost universal ban on selfie sticks at music festivals, including Australia's Splendour In The Grass.

However Supanova, Australia's fan event, kicks off in Sydney this weekend and hasn't issued a ban on the sticks.

According to the event's publicist, Lionel Mitford, it's because they've never actually had an issue with it.

"I don't think people have brought them before, we've never had the experience" Mitford told AAP.


It's hard to imagine that fans can resist taking selfies when Harry Potter stars Bonnie Wright and Jason Isaacs and Firefly's Nathan Fillion are in attendance, but apparently it isn't awash with the devices.

However, Mitford says selfies with the stars are actually restricted.

"They can't take selfies with the guests," Mitford said.