Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo FAQs

Will there be a general admission pass to Anime Fest @ NYCC this year?

This year Anime Fest @ NYCC is a little different. Instead of having a general pass to browse a show floor, we are focusing more on exclusive panels and experiences with separately ticketed events. There will still be some exciting things to check out on the 1st floor of Anime Fest @ NYCC, and your entrance to that will be covered by either a NYCC Badge valid for that day or a ticket to an Anime Fest @ NYCC event.

Will there be a show floor/Artist Alley?

Due to space limitations inside Hudson Mercantile, we won't have a formal Artist Alley in our venue, but there will still be a full and robust Artist Alley at the Javits Center as part of NYCC, so be sure to stop by! As far as a show floor goes, we will have vendors and activities for fans to experience while they come to Anime Fest @ NYCC on the 1st floor, which you can access with either a ticket to an Anime Fest @ NYCC event or a valid NYCC Badge for the day you're attending.

What does a ticket to an event at Anime Fest @ NYCC give me?

A ticket to a specific event happening at Anime Fest @ NYCC will grant you access to that specific event on the 6th floor of the Hudson Mercantile plus any perks that come with your ticket like autographs, meet & greets and more. Your ticket also includes the ability to browse the 1st floor of the Hudson Mercantile which will be setup with vendors & activities for you to experience.

Please note: Save up to $10 on ticket prices before Wednesday 10/2 at 11:59 PM! Browse all the events here.

Do I need to have a NYCC Badge or be Fan Verified to attend Anime Fest @ NYCC?

Nope! All you need to attend Anime Fest @ NYCC is a ticket to an event.

If I have a NYCC Badge, can I get into the first floor of Anime Fest @ NYCC?

Yes! A valid NYCC Badge for the day you are attending Anime Fest @ NYCC will give you access to the 1st floor where we'll have vendors, activities and experiences to take part in.
Please note: A Badge for a different day of NYCC will not give you access to Anime Fest @ NYCC. If you would like to check out the floor of Anime Fest @ NYCC that day, you would need to purchase a ticket to one of our events that day as an alternative.

Will Anime Fest @ NYCC be at Pier 94 again?

In order to bring Anime Fest @ NYCC closer to the action of NYCC, we have moved the location of the show to the Hudson Mercantile at 36th street, one block away from the Javits Center. Bonus? More Anime content is happening at NYCC this year too!

What is the Hudson Mercantile?

The Hudson Mercantile, located at 500 W36th St, New York NY 10018, is just a block away from the Javits Center and will be completely dedicated to anime all weekend long. The 1st floor will be where we have vendors, activities & experiences setup – check back closer to October for more details on what will be there. The 6th floor will be where our events, panels and signings will happen. All events on the 6th floor require a ticket to attend, unless otherwise noted in the event description.

Want to get a feel for what it looks like? Check out the Hudson Mercantile website.

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