Professional Registration

Please review the following information regarding NYCC Professional badges carefully

NYCC welcomes professionals across the full spectrum of pop culture industries and is happy to provide a Professional badge to approved artists, buyers, creators, editors, educators, librarians, licensors, producers, publishers, tastemakers, retailers, and writers currently working or retired from comics and popular arts. Due to the volume of applications, we cannot provide Professional badges to support staff, such as administrative staff, facilities, IT, operations and others who are not directly involved in the creative process. All employees must apply and will be evaluated on an individual basis.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to an overwhelming amount of applications, NYCC Professional badges are limited and are not guaranteed for all who apply.  Receiving a Professional badge in the past does not guarantee you will be approved this year.

Your Professional badge will not get you:

  • Early access into the building, special access or guaranteed seating
  • The ability to cut lines
  • Free access into any events requiring an additional ticket
  • Access to exhibitor exclusive drawings

PLEASE NOTE: To enter exhibitor exclusive drawings you will need a fan badge

You will have access to panel drawings and off site panel venues such as The Hulu Theater Madison Square Garden, the Hammerstein Ballroom at The Manhattan Center, and the New York Public Library.

Once the NYCC Professional registration period has closed, no late applications will be accepted, due to volume of applicants and limited number of Professional badges available. 

Application Process

There will be NO onsite Professional registration. Should you wish to attend as a professional badge holder, you MUST apply online and complete the full application.

Note: Once your application is approved, you must purchase your Professional badge by Wednesday, August 12, 2020. 

Professional Pricing

Thursday Professional Badge


Thursday Only

4-Day Professional Badge


All Days

If your application is approved, you will be prompted by email to complete your registration by selecting either the free Thursday badge or the 4-day badge.

All application decisions are final. NYCC reserves the right to approve or deny all applications. This decision is final and cannot be appealed. You will not be able to submit further information later on if your application is not approved.

Each Professional badge is issued individually and is non-transferable. You may not transfer or sell your NYCC Professional badge and any individuals conducting such behavior will have this badge cancelled and be disqualified from Professional badges at future ReedPOP events.


Have you read all the above? If so, please complete the application below to begin the Professional registration process for NYCC 2020!

Professional Badge Application Librarians and Educators Application

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