Fan Verification FAQs

Fan Verification is open! If you don't already have a Fan Verification account, create yours today to level up your NYCC experience. With a Fan Ver account, you'll have access to our presale for NYCC 2020 as well as pre-show lotteries for exhibitor exclusives, private autographing signings with celebrities, reserved seating in some of our biggest panels and much more.

If you've already purchased badges to NYCC, please create your Fan Ver account with the same email address you used to purchase badges. If someone purchased badges for you already, give them the email address you use to Fan Verify after you create your account and they can assign you to your badges!

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Fan Verification FAQs

What is Fan Verification?

Fan Ver is an account you'll create in order to purchase New York Comic Con 2019 badges. 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 were required for buying badges during our presale and onsale earlier this summer. You can now create a Fan Ver account before or after buying your Thursday badges to NYCC 2019. While it's no longer a requirement for buying available badges through October, we still recommend everyone attending create one, as it provides access to our lotteries, exclusives, and a few other pretty neat perks.

Is Fan Ver open and how long is it open for?

Fan Ver is currently open and will stay open through NYCC 2019.

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

Nope! Your Fan Ver account automatically rolled over to give you access to the presale and onsale. If you didn't buy badges during the presale or onsale, you can still use your unique link to buy any available badges right now. Just head to the Fan Ver Hub to get your unique link.

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 2019 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 general 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 2019 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 2019 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.

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

No problem! You will be able to purchase and assign badges for anyone regardless if they have a Fan Ver account or not. We still recommend everyone attending create one as it'll make your NYCC experience so much better.

PRO TIP: to make things easier, make sure your friend Fan Verifies with the email you used to assign them a badge.

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. A Fan Ver account is not required if someone who does have an account is purchasing the badges for them during the general onsale. 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 adanycc@reedpop.com 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 rolled over a Fan Ver account from 2018. Anyone who is filling out a Fan Ver account from May 8-June 2 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 a valid email address to assign each individual badge. If the person(s) you’re buying badges for has a Fan Ver account, use that email to assign. If your friend doesn’t have a Fan Ver account, you can just use their email to assign.

Each person must be assigned using a valid email address 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 Ver account, you will be able to assign them a badge and they can create a Fan Ver account afterwards.

For the presale, you must assign the badges to a Fan Verified email address.

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 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 2019 FV emails. You will NOT be able to assign a badge to someone who did not have a FV account in 2018.

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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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 privacy@reedexpo.com.

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

For any other questions, please email inquiry@nycomiccon.com.

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