Press Registration

Who Qualifies

NYCC press registration is open for journalists regularly making editorial contributions. Editorial press includes writers, reporters, reviewers, producers, photographers, videographers, etc. who are attending specifically to write about NYCC and/or cover the event for newspapers, magazines, TV and radio.

Non-editorial staff such as graphic designers, influencers, marketing, public relations and sales staff do not qualify for press badges and should instead register for a Professional badge.

Press Badge Access

NYCC press badges provide complimentary access to NYCC for all four days of the event. Press badges are extended as a courtesy of NYCC. As with all ReedPop events, NYCC is a fans first event which means your press badge allows access to panels as long as space is available.

Your press badge DOES NOT allow:

  • Early or special access into NYCC
  • Guaranteed seating at panels and events
  • The ability to cut lines
  • Free access into any events requiring an additional ticket
  • Entry into pre-show lotteries for exhibitor exclusives or private autographing (sorry, but these are reserved for NYCC fans buying badges)


Submitting an application does not guarantee approval. You'll be notified if you have been approved or denied within 21 business days of when you submitted your application. If approved, additional information will be provided in your confirmation email and receipt. Every individual applying for a NYCC press badge may only apply once.

Each press badge is issued individually. If you're applying with a team, each person on your team needs to apply and be approved separately.

(Psst, if you're approved and then email us saying you only received one badge and need more for your team, we reserve the right to shame you for not reading these guidelines before applying like we asked.)

Press badges are non-transferable and non-resellable. Any individuals caught selling their press badge will be disqualified from attending future ReedPop events. This is non-negotiable.


The NYCC press application will be open from June 11 until September 27, unless we reach maximum capacity at an earlier date. We strongly recommend you apply early as once all press badges are allocated, no more will be released. There will be no onsite Press registration at NYCC.

Press registration is now closed for NYCC 2021 and there will be no press registration onsite.