Fan Verification FAQs

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If you don't already have a Fan Verification account, you will have to create one for NYCC 2020. With a Fan Ver account, you'll have access to our pre-show lotteries for exhibitor exclusives, private autographing signings with celebrities, reserved seating in some of our biggest panels and access to our NYCC 2021 Presale.

Fan Verification FAQs

What is Fan Verification?

Fan Verification is an account you'll create in order to purchase New York Comic Con 2020 badges during the onsale. Your Fan Ver account will also provide you access to our lotteries, exclusives, and a few other pretty neat perks.

Is Fan Ver required?

Fan Ver accounts are required for buying badges during our presale and onsale in 2020.

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

Your Fan Ver account will be automatically rolled over in 2020 to give you access to the presale and onsale.

Who needs to fill out a Fan Ver account for NYCC badges?

All fans (13 years of age at the time of NYCC and older) who will be attending NYCC 2020 should fill out a Fan Ver account.

You can only fill out one Fan Ver account per email address and each fan can only have one account.

If you do not fill out a Fan Ver account, you will not be able to buy NYCC badges during the 2020 onsale.

Do my kids need a Fan Ver account?

The only fans who do not need to be Fan Verified are kids who will be ages 6-12 at the time of NYCC 2020 and will be using an adult badge or a Sunday Kids badge. Make sure in your own Fan Ver account 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.

Does Fan Ver guarantee that I'll be able to buy NYCC 2020 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 during the general onsale.

Should I create more than one Fan Ver account?

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

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

They must have a NYCC badge in order to attend the event with you. If they are purchasing for themselves, they will have to create a Fan Ver account.

You can find more information about our ADA Assistance Program and apply for an ADA wristband at our ADA Assistance Program 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 Ver account to the badges I purchased during the presale?

Nope! The only fans eligible for the presale are the ones who have Fan Ver accounts from 2019. Anyone who is filling out a Fan Ver account in 2020 is only eligible for the onsale and can only be assigned to badges purchased during the onsale.

When do I assign my badges?

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

Reminder: For the presale you can only assign badges to rolled over 2020 FV emails. You will NOT be able to assign a badge to someone who did not have a FV account in 2019.

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

As you are filling out your Fan Ver 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. 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 Verified email handy!

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