2016 NYCC Fan Verification Carries Over to 2017, Provides Access to Presale

stan lee and kevin smith at nycc
Some notable peoples at NYCC, Stan Lee and Kevin Smith via NYCC Media Gallery

I received a nice little email reminder/notification from ReedPop, the organizers behind New York Comic Con, about 2017 NYCC fan verification, their process for weeding out scalpers. In case you don’t know, NYCC is the strongest contender for SDCC’s current crown of the top comics/popular media convention in the United States. The size in attendance numbers is comparable and the A-level talent attracted for panels is equally impressive–for example, when I went to NYCC they had the John Wick 2 panel. The con competition is definitely some more fuel for the east coast – west coast battle.

Anyway, here’s the email:

Hi Sunny Mui,

You are now Fan Verified and will have the opportunity to purchase NYCC 2017 tickets when they go on sale. You will only hear from us if we have questions, so you can rest easy!

Please note: Fan Verification provides you the opportunity to buy NYCC tickets, but does not guarantee them. NYCC tickets will still be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Prior to NYCC tickets going on sale, you will receive a unique link to purchase NYCC tickets in your inbox. Make sure you add [email protected] and [email protected] to your contacts and mark it as safe so emails from us don’t filter into your spam or junk folders. The unique link will arrive in your inbox approximately 48 hours before on-sale. We will not be announcing the on-sale date prior to 48 hours before tickets sales are live so continue to monitor your inbox and follow the NYCC social channels for updates.

If you have any questions please reach out to our team via email [email protected]

Thank you,


New York Comic Con
October 5-8, 2017
Javits Center | NYC

And some relevant juicy info from the NYCC FAQ:

What if I have a Fan Verification profile from 2016? Do I need to fill it out all over again?

Nope! Your profile will carry over in 2017. As an extra thank you for going through the process last year when it was new, we’re giving fans with NYCC 2016 Fan Verification profiles first crack at tickets with a NYCC 2017 presale. (emphasis mine)

I’d predict NYCC will be going the same direction of SDCC, offering first chance at tickets to attendees of the previous year’s con. It’s still not a guarantee for tickets, but every chance to get them is desperately appreciated by the hordes.

If it’s your first time attending, you’ll need to go through the fan verification process when it opens on April 19th.

New York Comic Con 2017 will be taking place October 5 – 8 at the Javits Center in New York City.

Some ticket price info for the curious of budget:

ticket prices per day for NYCC - 45 for thursday, 50 for all other days
Cheaper than Coachella
Sunny Mui

Post Author: Sunny Mui

Native to the SF Bay area with a decade of Comic Con experience. Reader of books, comics, and more. He also writes short stories and poetry once in a while, when he's feeling to the task. Designer, developer, and marketer by trade, but professional fun person by night. He's the lead in everything technical when it comes to Destroy the Comics. He built it on Wordpress, hardened the security, optimized the page speed performance, implemented search engine optimizations, set up marketing automation tools, and customized the design. When something breaks, he's the guy that either broke it or has to fix it (usually both). He's also the guy coordinating the author team, handling marketing, and sourcing guest content--not to toot his own horn too hard. A graduate of SFSU with degrees in Marketing and English Literature, he's got experience working in digital marketing agencies, startups, and in his own freelance ventures wearing a multitude of hats in every role. He's currently upping his technical game with a Udacity Nanodegree program in front end web development.

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