Anti-Harassment Policy

New York Comic Con has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind, including but not limited to:

  • Stalking
  • Offensive Verbal Comments
  • Harassing Or Non-Consensual Photography Or Recording
  • Bathroom Policing
  • Unwelcome Physical Attention
  • Intimidation
  • Physical Assault And/Or Battery
  • Sustained Disruption Of Panels, Signings, And Other Events
  • Inappropriate Physical Contact
  • Hate Symbols

In relation, but not limited to:

  • Race
  • National Origin
  • Gender Identity
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Body Size
  • Appearance
  • Citizenship
  • Color
  • Gender
  • Gender Presentation
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Religion
  • Pregnancy

Hate symbols are not permitted at New York Comic Con (NYCC), including as part of cosplay, and NYCC will not allow costumes that contain hate symbols or appropriate the symbolism of hate groups, including, but not limited to, historical/comic-related/satirical costumes that are associated with Nazis. Whether a behavior or a costume violates this policy shall be determined by NYCC in its sole discretion.

To report an incident onsite at NYCC via the the NYCC App, tap the NYCC Report Harassment button and follow the steps in the form provided. Please fill out the form in as much detail as possible so we can address the situation immediately and thoroughly. If you're still in the area where the incident took place and it's safe to stay where you are, our Security Team will meet you there.

If a person engages in harassing behavior, NYCC Staff will take prompt action in any form they deem appropriate, including expulsion from NYCC with no refund. Our policy applies to EVERYONE at the convention. Exhibitors, fans (attendees), speakers, guests, professionals, press, staff, crew, and security are all subject to our Anti-Harassment Policy.

Anyone can report harassment. If someone’s behavior has made you uncomfortable, or if you witness the same happening to someone else, you should immediately contact NYCC Staff, Security Team, or a Crew member. You may also come to NYCC's Show Office or report the incident via the NYCC App.

If necessary, we will contact local law enforcement, provide escort, offer a safe place or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to make sure they feel safe for the rest of NYCC.

Keep your hands to yourself. If you would like to take a picture with or of another NYCC fan, always ask first and respect that person's right to say no. When at NYCC, be respectful, be nice, be cool and be kind to each other.

ReedPOP’s mission is to create a fun, safe, welcoming, awesome event where fans of all kinds can come together and celebrate. We want you to not only have the most amazing weekend ever, but to experience it in an environment where you are safe and accepted. As fans ourselves, we understand the importance of creating a safe space for everyone who attends NYCC.