If you've been with us for a few years now, you'll remember our lottery system where fans can sign up for the chance to win guaranteed panel seating to our biggest stages and the opportunity to buy limited exhibitor exclusives.
For some fans the system was easy and painless, and for others who experienced tech issues, it was a nightmare (We get it. It was frustrating for us, too.). We listened to your feedback and worked with our vendor to implement a NEW system that puts you in control of your lottery winnings and turns them into reservations you can book pre-NYCC.
Gimme the quick overview:
Reservations are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
You can reserve an unlimited amount of panels per day between the Main Stage and Empire Stage and 1 exhibitor exclusive shopping opportunity per participating exhibitor per weekend.
We will be adding 100% of the seats in the Main Stage and Empire Stage in this reservation system. If you don't secure your reservation, there will be a small standby line onsite, but seating is not guaranteed.
You will be required to enter the same email address that is tied to your NYCC badge at the beginning of the reservation process.
You must activate your badge prior to arriving on-site. If your badge is not activated, your reservation info will not appear when you try to check-in for your reservation and you will not be admitted.
Reservations are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. It bears repeating because this is a big change from how we’ve done it previously!