Fan Verification FAQs

Fan Verification is now open until July 8 at 11:59 PM ET. If you don't have a rolled over Fan Verification account already, create yours today!

AND TAKE YOUR TIME CREATING YOUR ACCOUNT. You're reading shouty-caps because this is important.

  • Triple check that your email address is spelled correctly
  • Make sure that you're providing the right mailing address with the correct zip code
  • Tell us your favorite parts of NYCC (this will help us deliver content you're most excited about)

You don't get a gold star if you're the first one to complete your application so don't rush through the process. It's better for the info to be correct so that you don't have any issues later.

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Fan Verification FAQs

What is Fan Verification?

Fan Verification is a mandatory process for any fan interested in attending New York Comic Con. It’s an account you’ll fill out to help us identify if you’re a fan buying tickets for yourself and your crew or if you’re a scalper buying tickets in bulk to resell at outrageous prices. We’re working on eliminating the latter and this process helps with that. Any known scalpers and resellers as well as anyone who shows signs of supervillain activity (creating false emails, creating multiple profiles, etc.) will not be verified and will be unable to purchase NYCC badges. If you're not a scalper (go you!), then your Fan Verification profile is what will allow you to buy badges when they go onsale.

Is Fan Verification required?

Yes, it's required whether you plan to buy your badge yourself or someone is buying a badge for you. Everyone who would like to attend NYCC or buy badges for themselves or someone else needs a Fan Verification account.

When does Fan Verification reopen for new NYCC fans and how long is it open for?

Fan Verification will open on June 13 and will remain open until July 8. After the general onsale, Fan Verification will reopen again until all NYCC badges are sold out for 2018.

What if I have a Fan Verification account from last year? Do I need to fill it out all over again?

Nope! But you will get an email from ShowClix that allows you to make any updates to your Fan Verification profile (change your answers about what you're most interested in seeing at NYCC, update your address, etc) and confirm you want to carry over your profile to 2018. If you do not confirm your profile for 2018 by May 30, it will be deleted. Make sure you confirm via that ShowClix email! Once your profile is rolled over to 2018 you'll be eligible to buy NYCC 2018 badges during the presale or general onsale.

Who needs to fill out a Fan Verification profile for NYCC 2018 badges?

All fans (13 years of age at the time of NYCC and older) who hope to attend NYCC 2018 must fill out a Fan Verification profile. You will not be able to purchase a badge or have one purchased for you if you have not created a Fan Verification profile.

You can only fill out one Fan Verification profile per email address and each fan can only have one profile.

If you do not fill out a Fan Verification profile, you will not be able to buy NYCC badges or have someone who has been Fan Verified buy badges for you.

Do my kids need a Fan Verification profile?

The only fans who do not need to be Fan Verified are kids who will be ages 6-12 at the time of NYCC 2018 and will be using an adult badge or a Sunday Kids badge. Make sure in your own Fan Verification profile that you check YES when asked if you're purchasing for a kid ages 6-12. Kids 5 and under will be admitted for free to NYCC and no badge is required.

What if my kid didn't need a Fan Verification profile last year, but will need one this year because they're 13? What do I do to make sure they can participate in the presale?

Please email our customer service team at and they will assist you!

I plan to apply for a press badge, do I need to complete a Fan Verification profile?

We recommend it. Our press application is live now, but if you are not approved and would still like to attend NYCC then you'll need a Fan Verification account to buy badges.

Does Fan Verification guarantee that I'll be able to buy NYCC 2018 badges?

No, it does not guarantee NYCC badges or that you will get the NYCC badge type that you want, but it does give you the opportunity to purchase NYCC badges.

Should I create more than one Fan Verification profile?

Nah. You can only fill out one Fan Verification profile per email address and each fan can only have one profile. Anyone who is identified as having multiple Fan Verification profiles or as a known reseller will have their Fan Verification voided and will not have the opportunity to purchase NYCC badges.

What if I want to buy a badge for my friend and they haven’t filled out a Fan Verification profile?

They'll need to fill out a Fan Verification profile and then you can buy a badge for them and assign them to it. If Fan Verification is already closed by the time they decide they want to come, they won't have the opportunity to buy a badge until Fan Verification reopens after general onsale. At that point, most likely only Thursday badges will still be available so make sure they Fan Verify while it's open initially.

I anticipate needing medical assistance onsite. Does my companion need a NYCC badge and a Fan Verification profile? Do you have a medical assistance program?

Yes to both questions! Please make sure anyone assisting you onsite fills out a Fan Verification profile. They must have a NYCC badge in order to attend the event with you and they can only get one through Fan Verification. You can find more information about our medical assistance program and apply for a medical sticker at our medical assistance page. If your companion is going to be provided by a company, please email us at so we can help you out!

Assigning NYCC Badges

Can I assign someone who's filling out a new Fan Verification profile to the badges I purchased during the presale?

Nope! The only fans eligible for the presale are the ones who rolled over a Fan Verification account from 2016/2017. Anyone who is filling out a Fan Verification profile from June 13-July 8 is only eligible for the general onsale and can only be assigned to badges purchased during the general onsale.

How do I individually assign my friends and family to each badge I buy?

You must include the email address used in Fan Verification to assign each individual badge. Each person must be Fan Verified and there is a limit of one badge type per person per day. If your friend or family member did not fill out a Fan Verification profile, you will not be able to purchase their badge.

When do I assign my badges?

You will assign your badges during checkout when  you're buying badges during the presale or general onsale. Have your friends’ and family’s names and email addresses that they used when Fan Verifying handy! You’ll have a few more minutes added to check out, but having them on hand will help you check out quickly.

Since kids 6-12 don’t need to fill out a Fan Verification profile, how do I assign a kid to their badges?

As you are filling out your Fan Verification account, you will be asked if you would like the opportunity to buy badges for kids 6-12. Check YES during that process. Then when you buy badges, it will be noted in your account that you may be purchasing one or more of those badges for a kid ages 6-12.

During checkout, you will assign the badge for your kid to your Fan Verified email address. You will be able to keep that badge as long as you answered YES to the kid question in your Fan Verification account. If you didn't answer YES to that question, and have more than one of any day in your My Tickets account on ShowClix, those badges will be removed from your order and refunded.

If a NYCC badge assigned to a kid is used for anyone over the age of 12 at the time of NYCC, the wearer will be removed from NYCC without a refund and the wearer and buyer will be unable to purchase badges to any future ReedPOP events. Be prepared to show proof of age onsite.

Kids ages 5 years old and younger do not need a badge and get into NYCC for free.

How long do I have to assign my friends and family to the badges I buy for them?

You must assign your badges during checkout so have their Fan Verification details handy (name and email address).

Other Useful Info

Why haven’t I received any emails from NYCC?

If you are not receiving emails from NYCC, it’s likely because you’re on our opt-out list for NYCC or one of our other ReedPOP Shows. To add yourself back onto our email list, please email

I have questions that weren’t answered here. Who do I contact?

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