Where is the show and where will Artist Alley be located?
New York Comic Con is being held at the Javits Center (655 West 34th Street) in Midtown Manhattan. This year NYCC Artist Alley will be moving to the North Pavilion of the Javits Center. Javits North is a beautiful, state of the art space with lots of windows to allow for plenty of natural light and the open floor plan will feature wider aisles to improve traffic flow.
What are the dates/hours of Artist Alley?
We asked creators if they would be interested in extending the hours of Artist Alley and the response was overwhelmingly positive. The new location allows us to extend the hours beyond those of the show floor, giving creators even more opportunity to meet with attendees and increase sales. We will be extending the hours for Friday & Saturday ONLY; the new hours are as follows:
- Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
(Only open to Press, Professionals, VIPS and fans that purchase a 4-Day Pass.)
- Friday, October 12, 2012 - 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM (1 hour past closing of the show floor)
- Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM (1 hour past closing of the show floor)
- Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
What is my table number?
Table assignments have not been finalized yet; we will be contacting you with your table numbers later on in the summer.
What is the size of my table and what comes with it?
A full table is 6ft long and comes with 2 chairs and 2 exhibitor badges. A half table is 3ft long and comes with 1 chair and 1 exhibitor badge.
What if I need an extra chair?
We recommend you bring your own extra chair, but if you need to order an additional chair you can do so through the Official General Contractor of NYCC, FREEMAN; the exhibitor manual for order information and pricing will be available shortly with further details.
What does my exhibitor badge provide me with?
An exhibitor badge will provide you with the same access as a 4-Day attendee pass, plus access to the show floor before and after hours for set up/break down.
Where do I get my exhibitor badges?
All exhibitor badges must be picked up on site at the Javits in the Crystal Palace. Badges can be picked up starting Tuesday, October 9 at 2:00 PM.
What if I need extra exhibitor badges?
If you have not already purchased additional badges, they can be purchased by contacting Chris Malico. The price is $100 per exhibitor badge. Please be aware that this is the pre-show pricing and that prices for additional exhibitor badges will increase on-site.
When is move in / move out and what are the specific rules regarding that process?
Artist Alley move in will being at 2:00 PM on Tuesday and continue until 6:00 PM. Artists can stay and work on their display after 6:00 PM, but the front doors will close at that time. Move in will resume at 8:00 AM on Wednesday morning and continue until 6:00 PM. We encourage you to bring your display and product to the building as early as possible in order to help prevent congestion on Wednesday and Thursday. You may begin breaking down your display at 5:01 PM on Sunday, October 14. For rules and regulations regarding move in/out, please see the exhibitor manual.
What are acceptable dimensions for a banner to promote my space/work?
All banners must be free standing and only a few inches deep. Please make sure they are no more than 8ft tall and 6ft wide.
What items can I sell in Artist Alley?
Artist Alley table cannot be used to sell merchandise such at t-shirts, pins, CDs/DVDs, plushies or customized crafts. Artist Alley tables are exclusively for use by creators who have artwork or other items directly related to their work for sale at their table (i.e. sketchbooks, original art, prints, comics etc.); If you have questions about what you are selling in Artist Alley, please contact Mike Negin.
What is the parking situation at the convention center?
There is no on-site parking at the Javits Center. However, there are many parking garages in the vicinity. The average price for parking is between $30-$50 a day and is subject to change depending on the Center’s activity. Check the Javits website for nearby parking garages and directions on how to get to the Center by car or truck.
How do I order electricity or internet access?
Electricity is handled exclusively by the convention center. You may order it through the electrical order forms section of the exhibitor manual; the exhibitor manual for order information and pricing will be available shortly with further details.
How do I order WiFi internet access?
WiFi access is available throughout the Javits Center for $4.95 per hour, $29.95 per Show day or $69.95 for 3 days. Simply connect to the network "Javits" and open up your Internet browser. When the browser loads, it will automatically open a Javits WiFi entry page. Select your service and pay via credit card. A receipt for will be emailed to you. The Javits Center wireless system is used primarily by our Fans and Exhibitors to check email and browse the internet.
Is there shuttle bus service to the Javits Center?
Yes, free shuttle bus service to and from the Javits Center and the Official NYCC Hotels are available on Show days; further details will be available closer to the show.
Do you have any information regarding hotels in New York City?
Through our official housing partner OnPeak, we are able to offer discounted rates at a selection of New York City hotels. Book with OnPeak at and stay at an official NYCC hotel and save with discounted rates! The reservation deadline is September 18, 2012.