Get your New York Comic Con Fan Verification now, because things are a running a bit differently this year at the convention. They’ve added an extra step to get your ticket, making things a big more complicated. Basically, Fan Verification is required for every individual who would like to attend NYCC 2016. It’s similar to San Diego’s Member ID.
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What does Fan Verification mean? It means we are requiring anyone interested in attending NYCC to fill out a profile between Friday, May 20 and Monday, June 13. We recognize that this is an extra step before buying your Tickets and requires more commitment from you, but we also know that as true Fans of the Show, you won’t mind making it tough for the supervillains out there. It means you guys have to do a bit more work to get your Ticket, but it will help make sure NYCC Tickets get into the hands of Fans. We truly thank you for your maximum effort (as our favorite merc with the mouth would say). Below is a quick snapshot of the changes in the process and you can read full details here.
Also of interest, this change might actually adjust the way that NYCC counts attendees, thus giving a better picture of real attendance. They claimed over 167,000 last year! But according to Forbes, there’s more to these numbers than meets the eye.
“The reality is we have well over 130,000 attendees to our show (our badges have names on them) so a four day badge holder is counted as one unique attendee,” says David Glanzer, Director of Marketing and PR for San Diego Comic-Con. “This was considered a benefit to exhibitors because it would let them know how many people they could encounter over the course of the event. If we counted unique attendees per day, our number would be way in excess of 300,000 attendees.”
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