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Fan Verification: What is it, and do I need it?

Fan Verification: What is it, and do I need it?

Fan Verification: What is it, and do I need it?

Have you heard about Fan Verification for New York Comic Con and wondered what it’s all about? Let’s break it down in a simple, friendly way. Fan verification is a pretty nifty system that NYCC has put in place to make buying tickets a smooth and fair process. Think of it as your personal key to unlocking the world of NYCC.

So, what exactly is fan verification? It’s essentially a quick online profile you create before buying tickets. This profile helps NYCC understand who’s attending and, more importantly, it keeps ticket sales in the hands of true fans, like you and me! It’s NYCC’s way of ensuring that everyone gets a fair chance to experience the magic of the con.

Now, the big question is: Do you need it? Well, if you’re planning to dive into the incredible world of NYCC, then yes, you do. It’s a must for purchasing tickets. The good news is, setting up your fan verification profile is easy and only takes a few minutes. Once you’re verified, you’re all set to grab those tickets and join the epic adventure that is New York Comic Con.

In short, fan verification is your first step towards the NYCC experience. It’s not just about buying a ticket; it’s about joining a community of fans who are just as passionate about pop culture as you are. So, make sure to get your fan verification sorted, and let the countdown to NYCC begin!

I’ve never been to NYCC, but I want to buy tickets this year! What do I do?

Well, well, well, you’ve come to the right place for some NYCC guidance! If you’ve never been to New York Comic Con but are excited to dive into the experience this year, the first thing on your to-do list is creating a fan verification profile. This is a must to get your hands on those coveted tickets.

Here’s the deal: head over to the NYCC website and create your fan verification profile. It’s like setting up your personal access pass to the world of NYCC. This profile helps the organizers know you’re a genuine fan and not someone looking to snap up tickets for resale. It’s all about keeping the event fun, fair, and fan-focused.

Once you’ve set up your profile and it’s approved, keep an eye on your email. You’ll receive a unique link that’s your golden ticket to buy NYCC tickets. It’s like getting a special invite to one of the coolest pop culture parties of the year!

So, don’t wait too long. Get that fan verification profile sorted, and you’re on your way to joining the amazing world of NYCC. It’s an experience packed with comics, movies, cosplay, and a community of fans that’s waiting to welcome you. See you there!

How does fan verification work, and how do I create a profile to buy tickets?

The process is super simple! Follow these steps, and you’ll be on your way.

Step 1: Create your profile

By creating a Fan Verification profile, you are telling us that you want to buy NYCC tickets (I mean, who doesn’t?) You’ll want to fill out the application accurately, so take your time and proofread to make sure there are no typos in your email address. You can create a profile right now! Want to participate in the general onsale on Wednesday, June 21 at 12:00 PM ET? Make sure to create your profile by Sunday, June 18 at 11:59 p.m. ET! At that time, fan verification applications will close until after the general onsale slows down.

Step 2: Wait for your confirmation email

You’ll get an email letting you know we received your application and that you are all set for the general sale. Keep in mind that this is now the email address you’ll be using to log in to your Fan Ver Hub, as well as the email address you’ll use to buy tickets during the general onsale. If you try to use another email address, you’ll find no profile, so make sure you’re using the right one (and yes, we see this in our Customer Service inbox enough that it’s worth a nice reminder).

Please note: if you’re trying to sign up with multiple email addresses, it will flag it in our system, and your profiles will be removed. You only need one.

Step 3: Get ready for the general onsale!

Now that you have your profile set before the June 18 deadline, you will be receiving an email with your unique presale link on Monday, June 19, to your Fan Verification email address. Save this email. The unique link you are sent is the only link you can use to buy tickets (remember, this is to prove you are you and you are not an evil bot trying to take over NYCC). If you are copying and pasting the URL into your web browser, make sure you copy the entire link. Missing just one character can make the link break, so triple check that you’re copying the whole URL.


You can login to the Fan Verification Hub with the email address and password you set up. If you haven’t set up your password yet, use the ‘Forgot Your Password?’ link and enter in the email address connected to your Fan Verification profile. Keep in mind: you must login to your profile before 10:00 AM ET to grab your link. Once 10:00 AM hits, the Fan Ver Hub will close during the general onsale.

Step 4: It’s the day of the General Onsale

Hooray! We’ve made it to Wednesday, June 21. The general onsale will begin at 12:00 p.m. ET. Make sure you have the following items ready to go before the virtual queue opens:

  • Your unique link
  • The correct Fan Verification email address
  • Your friends and family member’s email addresses that you might be purchasing tickets for
  • Your credit card
  • Snacks and coffee (the virtual queue can be long)
  • And a nice, mellow playlist to keep you cool, calm, and collected while you wait for your turn to buy tickets

Final thoughts

Wrapping up our NYCC chat, it’s clear that New York Comic Con is more than just an event; it’s a vibrant celebration of all things pop culture. Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned attendee, NYCC promises an unforgettable experience filled with comics, movies, cosplay, and an incredible community of fans.

Creating a fan verification profile is your first step towards being a part of this exciting world. It’s a simple process that opens the door to an event where your favorite fictional worlds come to life. Remember, NYCC is not just about the panels, the merchandise, or the guest stars; it’s about the energy, the people, and the shared passion for stories that inspire us.

So, if you’re gearing up to buy tickets for NYCC this year, get ready for an adventure. You’re about to join a gathering that celebrates creativity, imagination, and the joy of being a fan. NYCC is waiting for you with its unique blend of excitement and wonder. Get your fan verification done, grab your tickets, and dive into the heart of one of the biggest pop culture experiences in the world. See you at NYCC!