Fan Verification Process to Continue Fighting Badge Resellers
NORWALK, CT – May 7, 2018 – ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, today announced presale and general on-sale NYCC badge dates for the upcoming New York Comic Con from October 4-7 in New York City. ReedPOP will once again utilize a Fan Verification process aimed at curbing resellers and putting badges directly into the hands of fans.
NYCC badges will first be available during a presale starting on Sunday, June 10 for fans who were verified in 2016 and 2017; for new fans, Fan Verification will open on Wednesday, June 13 through Sunday, July 8. Anyone who has not completed a Fan Verification profile will be unable to purchase NYCC badges. For any new Fan Verified fans, NYCC badges will be available for purchase during general on-sale on Sunday, July 15. Fans will only be able to purchase badges online through this system.
“At ReedPOP, we put our fans first and over the past couple of years have worked tirelessly to develop this added layer to ensure that we put New York Comic Con badges in their hands,” said Lance Fensterman, Global President of ReedPOP. “For any new fans, this extra step is in place in order to thwart ticket brokers and resellers from purchasing up blocs of tickets and allow you to have a great time at NYCC in October. ”
Full details regarding the Fan Verification process and NYCC news can be found at NewYorkComicCon.com.
- Wednesday, May 9 – Launch of Fan Verification rollover for previous Fan Verified fans
- Sunday, June 10 – Presale badges on sale for those Fan Verified in 2016 and 2017
- Wednesday, June 13 – Fan Verification opens for new fans. Fans will create an account in order to be eligible to purchase badges when they go on sale
- Sunday, July 8 – Fan Verification will close
- Sunday, July 15 – General on-sale
Additional exciting details about NYCC, talent, and sponsors will be announced in the coming months. For more information, please visit NewYorkComicCon.com and NYCC’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions – the world’s leading events organizer. Launched in 2006, the group has become the number one producer of pop culture events across the globe as well as a full service digital content provider and media company. Delivering once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences curated specifically for localized audiences, ReedPOP currently features events in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India, Africa and Australia, including: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), PAX West, East, South and Australia, Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC), MCM Comic Con, BookCon, Oz Comic Con, Eurogamer Expo (EGX), Comic Con India, Comic Con Paris, Comic Con Seoul, Comic Con Africa, Star Wars Celebration, and ComplexCon. In addition to organizing and managing events, ReedPOP also runs and operates the Gamer Network and its portfolio of leading gaming websites including Eurogamer, Rock Paper Shotgun and GamesIndustry.Biz. The staff at ReedPOP are a fan-based, globally focused group of professionals that are uniquely qualified to build and serve the communities with whom they share a common passion. (www.reedpop.com).