Fan Verification FAQs

Fan Verification will reopen in 2018. Keep an eye on our social pages and sign up for our newsletter for updates.

If you're new to NYCC or a veteran that's looking for info on Fan Verification, we have FAQs below that will outline what it is and who needs a Fan Verification profile. Our team will update these FAQs prior to the launch of NYCC 2018 Fan Verification.

Fan Verification FAQs

What is Fan Verification?

Fan Verification is a mandatory process for any fan interested in attending New York Comic Con. It’s a profile you’ll fill out to help us identify if you’re a fan buying tickets for yourself and your crew or if you’re a scalper buying tickets in bulk to resell at outrageous prices. We’re working on eliminating the latter and this process helps with that. Any known scalpers and resellers as well as anyone who shows signs of supervillain activity (creating false emails, creating multiple profiles, etc.) will not be verified and will be unable to purchase NYCC tickets.

Is Fan Verification required?

Yes, it' s required whether you plan to buy your ticket yourself or someone is buying a ticket for you. Everyone who would like to attend NYCC or buy tickets for themselves or someone else needs a Fan Verification profile.

When does Fan Verification reopen for new NYCC fans and how long is it open for?

Fan Verification has reopened for NYCC 2017 and will remain open until all tickets are sold out.

What if I have a Fan Verification profile from last year? Do I need to fill it out all over again?

Nope! Your profile will carry over and you'll be able to purchase tickets using your Fan Verification account from 2016. .

Who needs to fill out a Fan Verification profile for NYCC 2017 tickets?

All Fans (13 years of age at the time of NYCC and older) who hope to attend NYCC 2017 must fill out a Fan Verification profile. You will not be able to purchase a ticket or have one purchased for you if you have not created a Fan Verification profile.

You can only fill out one Fan Verification profile per email address and each fan can only have one profile.

If you do not fill out a Fan Verification profile, you will not be able to buy NYCC Tickets or have someone who has been Fan Verified buy tickets for you.

Do my kids need a Fan Verification profile?

The only Fans who do not need to be Fan Verified are kids who will be ages 6-12 at the time of NYCC 2017 and will be using an adult ticket or a Sunday Kids ticket. Kids Tickets are currently sold out so if your kid ages 6-12 would like to attend on Sunday (or any other day), you will need to purchase a regular ticket for them. Kids 5 and under will be admitted for free to NYCC and no Ticket is required.

I plan to apply for a Press badge, do I need to complete a Fan Verification profile?

We recommend it. Our Press application is live now, but if you are not approved and would still like to attend NYCC then you'll need a Fan Verification account to buy tickets.

Does filling out the Fan Verification profile mean I’m automatically Fan Verified?

For the most part, yes. Once you complete your Fan Verification profile, you’ll receive a confirmation email and you’re all set!

You’ll likely only hear from us if we have questions about your profile.

Does Fan Verification guarantee NYCC 2017 tickets?

No, it does not guarantee NYCC tickets or that you will get the NYCC t icket type that you want, but it does give you the opportunity to purchase NYCC tickets that are left over from the presale and general on-sale earlier this year.

Should I create more than one Fan Verification profile?

No way. You can only fill out one Fan Verification profile per email address and each fan can only have one profile.

Anyone who is identified as having multiple Fan Verification profiles or as a known reseller will have their Fan Verification voided and will not have the opportunity to purchase NYCC tickets.

What if I want to buy a Ticket for my friend and they haven’t filled out a Fan Verification profile?

They'll need to fill out a Fan Verification profile and then you can buy a ticket for them and assign them to it.

I anticipate needing Medical Assistance onsite. Does my companion need a NYCC badge and a Fan Verification profile?

Yes, please make sure anyone assisting you onsite fills out a Fan Verification profile. They must have a NYCC badge in order to attend the event with you and they can only get one through Fan Verification.

If your companion is going to be provided by a company, please email us at so we can help you out!

NYCC Tickets On-Sale

What NYCC Ticket types are being sold this year?

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Sunday Kids tickets are available this year. NYCC is no longer selling 3-Day or 4-Day t ickets.

With the Javits Center construction beginning, we need to make sure we’re creating as many opportunities as we can for fans to buy a NYCC ticket. This doesn’t eliminate the basic law of supply and demand, but this will allow more tickets to be available per day. We hope this means many of you will be able to attend on the day you want.

How many NYCC tickets can I buy?

Each fan has the opportunity to purchase a maximum of four (4) tickets per type and sixteen (16) tickets in total. Remember: Each ticket must be tied to a person who filled out a Fan Verification profile and there is a limit of one ticket per person per day.

Will NYCC Tickets be sold at retailers?

No, NYCC 2017 tickets will only be sold online. NYCC tickets will not be on sale at retailers or any events leading up to NYCC 2017. Fan Verification and purchasing tickets online through the NYCC ticket website is the only opportunity to buy NYCC tickets.

Can I share my unique link with my friends who also want to buy tickets?

Do not share your link with your friends – even if they’re your besties. Once you’ve purchased the maximum ticket allotment, the link will expire.

Assigning NYCC Tickets

How do I individually assign my friends and family to each ticket I buy?

You must include the email address used in Fan Verification to assign each individual ticket. Each person must be Fan Verified and there is a limit of one Ticket type per person per day. If your friend or family member did not fill out a Fan Verification profile, you will not be able to purchase their ticket.

When do I assign my tickets?

You will assign your tickets during checkout. Have your friends’ and family’s names and email addresses that they used when Fan Verifying handy! You’ll have a few more minutes added to check out, but having them on hand will help you check out quickly. Check out our assigning tickets walkthrough for more assistance.

Since kids 6-12 don’t need to fill out a Fan Verification profile, how do I assign a kid to their ticket(s)?

As you are filling out your Fan Verification profile (or if you filled it out last year and checked this box), you will be asked if you would like the opportunity to buy tickets for kids 6-12. (Kids tickets for kids 6-12 are only available on Sunday, and they are now sold out. Kids ages 6-12 will require a regular priced adult ticket for NYCC ).

When you buy tickets, it will be noted in your profile that you may be purchasing one or more of those tickets for a kid ages 6-12. You will then be able to assign a kid to that ticket by clicking Kids and their age in the drop downs . Check out our assigning tickets walkthrough for more assistance.

Any NYCC tickets assigned to kids will only be valid for kids ages 6-12 at the time of NYCC. This will be noted in their NYCC badge RFID chip as the kid taps in and out of NYCC. If a NYCC badge assigned to a kid is used for anyone over the age of 12 at the time of NYCC, the wearer will be removed from NYCC without a refund and the wearer and buyer will be unable to purchase Tickets to any future NYCC or ReedPOP events. Be prepared to show proof of age onsite.

Kids ages 5 years old and younger do not need a Ticket and get into NYCC for free.

How long do I have to assign my friends and family to the tickets I buy for them?

You must assign your tickets during checkout so have their Fan Verification details handy (name and email address). Check out our assigning tickets walkthrough for more assistance.

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