"This was the result of a seating dispute because, as we all know, nerds enjoy sitting. Now a lot of people look at an incident like this as a strictly isolated event, not as a sign of things to come. I mean, for a show that pulls in more than 100,000 people, one eye-stabbing is pretty good. I don’t have the numbers in front of me, but I’m pretty sure the last Republican National Convention had at least 40 eye stabbings. But what makes the Comic-Con stabbing different is that one expects Republicans to attack each other’s faces with knives. With nerds, however, the violence is usually a top-down scenario with bullies and jocks doling out the noogies and the eye stabs."
-- journalist/cartoonist Steve Murray (aka Chip Zdarsky), on the "instance of nerd-on-nerd violence"at Comic-Con International