So, you want to attend NYCC 2018? Here's what you need to know!

Attention NYCC fan, all orders placed for badges after September 16, 2018 are Will Call only. You can pick up your badge at Will Call in the Crystal Palace from Tuesday through Sunday at the below hours. We HIGHLY recommend that you pick up your badges on Tuesday or Wednesday as our Will Call line on Thursday can get quite long.

  • Tuesday, October 2: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 3: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 4: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday, October 5: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 6: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 7: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

NYCC will be requiring Fan Verification again this year in order to buy a NYCC 2018 badge or have one bought for you. Fan Verification is open once again this year in a two-step process. Click the Fan Verification button below on the available badges you'd like to purchase to create your Fan Verification account. Once your account is created, you can be assigned to a badge someone else is buying for you OR you'll receive an email with your unique link to buy your badges for yourself.!

If you have any questions about this process, please read our Fan Verification FAQs carefully. (Seriously. Read them. If you ask us questions on social and haven’t read them, you'll have to face the wrath of the seductive Lord of Thunder. Wait… that's not a punishment. You know what? Nevermind. Just read them.)

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Badge Prices

  • NYCC badges cannot be purchased over the phone.
  • You cannot purchase more than four (4) badges per type or sixteen (16) badges total per order. If we determine that you are ordering under different names and multiple addresses, all of your orders will be cancelled immediately. Any and all scalpers that are identified will have their order(s) canceled and badge(s) voided.
  • Sunday Kids badges are only valid on Sunday, October 7 for kids ages 6-12.
  • Prices above do not include state taxes, local taxes, or shipping cost. Taxes and shipping cost will be added to your badge purchase during checkout.
  • Do not lose your badge. You will be charged full price if a replacement badge is needed. Badges will only be replaced if they are activated and activation of all NYCC 2018 tickets is required. Info will be included on your badge.
  • Companions for those that require medical assistance need to buy a badge. If your companion will be provided by a company, please email us at so that we can help you make arrangements.
  • NYCC merch purchased when buying your badges will ship separately. If you have a question about your merch order, please email

Magic Order #1NYCC Merch

We'll have some sweet, sweet merch available to buy during the presale and general onsale. Everyone who buys merch during this time will get a free copy of Magic Order #1 with their order!

Who Needs a Badge

All fans age 6-years-old and up need a badge in order to attend New York Comic Con 2018. Kids 5-years-old and under can attend NYCC free of charge.

Sunday Kids Badges

Sunday Kids badges are only valid for kids 6-12 while supplies last and purchase of an adult Sunday badge is required. The child must be aged 6-12 on the first day of New York Comic Con 2018 to qualify for a kids badge. We highly recommend that you purchase your Sunday Kids badges early as they will sell out quickly after they go on sale. Please be prepared to show proof of age onsite.

If a kid 6-12 would like to attend NYCC on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday (or Sunday if Sunday Kids badges are already sold out), the purchase of an adult single day badge for them is required. Kids 13 and older will need to purchase adult badges.

Important Shipping Deadlines

Changing your mailing address:

You can update your mailing address until July 15 at 11:59 PM ET if you purchased your badge during the presale and August 19 if you purchased your badge during the general onsale.

Shipping price increase:

If you're buying your badges on or before August 19, you can choose between standard shipping or priority shipping. If you order five (5) or more badges, priority shipping will be automatically added to your order to ensure delivery. After August 19, the shipping price increases and only priority shipping is available.

Priority shipping is the only way for you to track your badges once they mail. If you choose standard shipping prior to August 19 and we confirm your badges have shipped, they're in the hands of the USPS with no way to track when they'll arrive to you.

Badge mailing deadline:

If you're purchasing your badges on or before September 9, your badges will be mailed via USPS to the address you enter. Any badges purchased after September 9 at 11:59 PM ET, you will need to bring a copy of your email confirmation to the Will Call counters onsite at the Javits Center to pick up your NYCC badge.

International Orders will have the option to have tickets mailed or picked up onsite.

NYCC badges are non-refundable, non-transferable, non-resellable and non-upgradeable.

Please note: NYCC badges will not begin to mail until late August and will mail through late September 2018.

And Now a Word from Our Legal Team...

Tickets and/or badges (“Badges”) for the event (“Event”) are non-refundable and non-transferable and cannot be reproduced, resold or upgraded. The unauthorized resale or attempted resale of the Badge is prohibited and will constitute a forfeiture of the Badge without compensation. Each Badge must be used by the same person (the “Attendee”) for each day of the Event. The Event’s operating hours, schedules, guests and speakers are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Each Badge is a revocable license to attend the Event. All panels, autographing, photo ops, special events, show features and performances are subject to availability and access is not guaranteed and/or may require an additional fee. ReedPOP is not responsible for lost or stolen Badges. The Attendee acknowledges there are hazards and risks of physical injury or illness to Attendees of the Event and that not all such hazards or risks can be fully eliminated. By accepting this Badge and attending the Event, the Attendee freely and voluntarily agrees to assume the full risk of bodily injury or property damage, regardless of severity, or death that Attendee may sustain as a result of attending the Event, whether or not caused by the negligence or gross negligence of ReedPOP.

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