NYCC Badge Activation

NYCC XPActivate your NYCC Badge! (It's required, but it'll also give you a better experience at the show. We promise.)

New York Comic Con uses RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) in our badges. This means each NYCC badge contains a personalized microchip and is individually tied to you when you activate the badge to your Fan Verification profile.

Through your badge activation process, you'll now be able to tap your badge at any towers for standby lines at panels, activations, or exhibitor booths. You'll tap your badge, enjoy your next stop at the show, and then receive a text when it's time to come back to that panel, activation, or booth!  This will help cut down on the time you're waiting in line so you can experience all that NYCC has to offer. NOTE: Because these experiences will be tied to a specific badge, if you're activating for multiple friends and family in your squad, keep track of which badge you're activating for each person. You don't want your bestie to get a text for an exclusive you want! (Or maybe you do if they'll buy it for you.)

Activate Your Badge Today

Once you activate your NYCC badge, you can remove the activation sticker on the front of your badge.

How to use your activated NYCC badge

  1. Get your badge out and tap it with the NYCC Crew as you enter NYCC.
  2. Once you're tapped in, enjoy the show! You can tap your badge with exhibitors as you buy merch, to win prizes at NYCC XP tap towers, to reserve your seat in a panel or spot in line at an activation, to take a photo at our photo booths, and much more.
  3. When you're done for the day, use your badge to tap out and bring all your awesome NYCC experiences home with you!

Having issues activating your badge?

If you are experiencing problems activating your badge, please email the following information to

  • First and Last Name
  • Fan Verification Email
  • Confirmation ID
  • Badge Type
  • RFID #

Attach a photo of the badge and the RFID # for verification purposes. You will be notified via email when the problem is fixed.

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