You and Your NYCC-ID

New This Year

New York Comic Con is switching to RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Badges. These new Badges will be individual and personalized, your NYCC-ID. This means each NYCC-ID Badge now contains a unique microchip that is unique to only your Badge. This little chip is being integrated to make your NYCC experience better, smoother, easier, safer and more fun! This little chip also ensures pesky counterfeiters can’t sell you a crappy, wannabe NYCC Badge. If you’re caught with a counterfeit Badge you’ll be asked to leave NYCC 2013 immediately. It sounds harsh, but we’re cracking down on the crooks to make your experience 100x cooler!

Activate Your NYCC-ID Badge

Once you receive your 2013 NYCC-ID Badge, be sure to activate it online to unlock special features, show exclusives and sync it up with your social profiles! Please note: Badges for New York Comic Con 2013 will not begin to mail until mid-September.

Activate It Online

Once you activate your NYCC-ID be sure to remove the activation sticker on the front of your badge and get up close and personal with some killer artwork from AMC’s The Walking Dead. Watch out – it may bite!

If you are experiencing problems activating your badge, please email the following information to

First and Last name
Badge Type

Please attach an image of the badge and the RFID # for verification purposes if you are able toYou will be notified via email when this problem has been resolved. 

How To Use Your NYCC-ID Badge

There’s one last thing you should know about your NYCC-ID Badge. You’re going to have to tap your Badge with a member of the NYCC-ID Patrol (they’re those crew members you will see holding scanners at all the entrances and exits at the show). When you enter the building, you MUST tap your NYCC-ID Badge. When you exit the building, you MUST tap it again on your way out. Every time you see a NYCC-ID Patrol member on your way in or out, you MUST tap your NYCC-ID Badge. You can practice tapping your NYCC-ID Badge before you get to NYCC. When your cat walks by, tap it. When your little brother walks by, tap him. Make sure you teach your friends how to tap their NYCC-ID Badges too, so they’ll be ready to go when they get to NYCC!

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