17 MARCH 2017
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Are you still sulking over your SDCC badge sale loss last weekend? Then there's no better time to think about New York Comic Con - you know, the Con that's constantly breaking out a ruler to measure up against SDCC - and that means getting yourself ready.
No, tickets aren't going on sale yet. But you do need to create a Fan Verification profile to be eligible for that future sale. Did you create one last year? Then you're good. In fact, you're better than good - you're eligible for a small and limited pre-sale. You should get an email asking you to confirm your profile details in the next few days. If you don't get it by 21 March, email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask about it.
Now here's the part you won't like. The Javits Center will be under construction - and that means the Con is dealing with "space limitations." I know that is a horrible phrase to hear in association with a Comic Con but it is what it is. At least ReedPOP came out and said it. As a result, there won't be any 3-day or 4-day tickets on sale - just single day tickets to allow the most people to experience the Con.
They're also finally moving the ticket sale to a weekend. Otherwise it'll look the same. If you have feelings about these changes, you might want to attend their live Facebook Q&A this Monday, 20 March, at 3:30 pm Eastern time.
And yes, I really think you should consider NYCC. Maybe you'll get lucky next month for SDCC and maybe you won't. But it doesn't hurt to put yourself in the running for NYCC by creating your Fan Verification profile and watching for the sale.