If you participated in the lightning-fast New York Comic Con ticket sale a few weeks back - one riddled with unhappy potential attendees - you might have flashed back to your last SDCC badge sale. It was that fast and frustrating. But NYCC is doing something I couldn't see SDCC doing in a million years: selling a limited number of tickets and Super Week cards through comic book stores. Well - some comic stores.
ReedPOP, the organizer of NYCC, has already differentiated itself by rolling out the Special Edition comic fest in June and then unleashing New York Super Week, a period of special events (galleries, concerts, readings, lectures) around the city. The latter requires a card, separate from the regular Con ticket.
If you missed out in the main sale, you now have a chance to try again on 7 August. Midtown Comics will sell both tickets for NYCC and New York Super Week; on 8 August, more tickets will be available at other stores in New York, New Jersey, Boston, Connecticut and Illinois. 4 per customer is the limit.
Please also note that though NYCC is currently being described as "sold out," Thursday badges are still available on site.