New York Comic Con 2017: 5 Important Things to Know If You’re Buying Tickets

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WGN America'’s Underground star Aldis Hodge poses with a fan during fan signing at New York Comic Con 2016 at Jacob Javits Center on October 9, 2016 in New York City.

It may seem early, but New York Comic Con is back and better than ever in 2017. The massive New York City-based fan convention returns to Javits Center October 5-8, and we’ve got (almost) all of the details fans will need to purchase tickets.

Fan Verification is Back

Fan Verification will be mandatory once again to purchase tickets. What is Fan Verification? It’s an online profile you create through NYCC’s site to establish whether you’re a con attendee or a scalper (with the intention of preventing the latter from purchasing). For anyone who didn’t create a NYCC profile last year, you can create one starting April 19. Any other Fan Verification questions can be answered here.

To the Fans Who Verified in 2016…

Your profile will carry over for 2017! Isn’t that a relief? These fans will also get the first crack at purchasing NYCC 2017 tickets during a special presale. It pays to play the game, folks.

3-Day and 4-Day Tickets are Gone

Say it ain’t so! Only single day Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Sunday Kids tickets will be available for purchase this year. As for why NYCC is implementing this change, we are brought to our next point…

Javits Center is Under Construction

The home of NYCC will be going through some tweaks (understatement of the year), which began in December 2016. The plan is to expand Javits Center by 1.2 million square feet. Therefore, in October, there will be limited space for con-goers. In order to make NYCC 2017 accessible to the maximum amount of fans, only single day tickets will be sold.

Tickets are Going on Sale, When?!

The weekend! We don’t know which weekend yet, but you’ll finally be able to grab your tickets on a Saturday or Sunday. Unfortunately, one thing that isn’t going away is the virtual queue, but according to NYCC Show Manager Lance Fensterman, the queue keeps the site from crashing. We can give them a pass on this one thing, right?