Professional Registration

Professional Registration Is Now Open!

Please review the following information regarding NYCC Professional tickets carefully

NYCC welcomes professionals across the full spectrum of pop culture industries and is happy to provide a Professional ticket 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 tickets 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 tickets are limited and are not guaranteed for all who apply.  Receiving a Professional ticket in the past does not guarantee you will be approved this year. If you are caught submitting multiple applications using different email addresses, all applications will be automatically denied and barred from submitting in the future

Your Professional ticket  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 ticket. You will have access to panel drawings.

The Professional Application will be live until Monday, September 25, 2023 at 5:00 PM ET.
Professional Badge Registration will be open until Saturday, October 1, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET

Professionals who submit by June 4, 2023 will hear back about the status of their application before the Fan Verification Presale and applicants who apply before June 14, 2023 will hear back about their application before the General Onsale.

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

Application Process

  • Professional Badge Registration will be open until Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET
  • There will be NO onsite Professional registration. Should you wish to attend as a professional ticket holder, you MUST apply online and complete the full application by Monday, September 25thNote: If your application is approved, you must purchase your Professional ticket by Tuesday, October, 10.  Should you not receive the status of your application by October 6, 2023,  NYCC Professional Email Inbox.

Professional Pricing

Thursday Pro Ticket


Thursday Only

4-day Pro Ticket


All Days

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

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 ticket is issued individually and is non-transferable. You may not transfer or sell your NYCC Professional ticket and any individuals conducting such behavior will have this badge canceled and be disqualified from Professional tickets 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 2023!