Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New York Comic Con Expands To Four Days

We've got some big news for you today. We've got some big news in every sense of the word. After hosting nearly 100,000 fans, guests, and professionals at the 2010 New York Comic Con and talking with fans, exhibitors, and partners about 2011, we're honored, humbled, and proud to announce NYCC will take place over four days this October. New York Comic Con has experienced exponential growth since it was launched in 2006, and our expansion into a fourth day now will allow the show to accommodate even more attendees and provide additional programming and business opportunity for the artists, creators, and exhibitors who are the foundation of the show's success. (And, never far from our mind, the fourth day will allow NYCC to expand overall, but better manage and limit crowds on each, individual day.)

The next New York Comic Con will be Thursday, October 13 – Sunday, October 16, 2011. The show will be open to the public for the first time for three full days – Friday (10/14), Saturday (10/15), and Sunday (10/16). This will mean more hours and opportunities for fans to interact with their heroes throughout the popular culture universe and allow the show to expand the Cultyard and New York Anime Festival -- two shows-within-the-show. NYCC's additional day of convention activity will take place on Thursday (10/13) with academic programming beginning at 12 noon. The convention floor will officially open for professional hours and a new preview night on Thursday from 4pm – 7pm. And, for the first time, a very limited number of dedicated and committed fans will also have access to the convention floor during this professional time.

A total of 10,000 4-day passes will be available for purchase, and this 4-day pass includes admittance to the convention floor both on NYCC's three dedicated public days as well as on Thursday during professional hours. There will be no single day tickets sold for Thursday. NYCC's 4-day ticket as well as 3-day and daily tickets will go on sale on February 7 at 12 noon Eastern Time at newyorkcomiccon.com.

NYCC's grown into a big boy, and it's now shepherding in new shows at ReedPOP. From Star Wars, to C2E2, to Singapore, there's a lot in the works, and -- across all our shows -- we couldn't have done it without you. We strive to be a place where fans and professionals can meet, where we can show and share the latest in comics, movies, toys, anime, and wide world of the popular arts, and we thank you.

We thank you for your support.  We thank you for your belief.  We thank you for your passion.  2011 is going to be big.

28 comments:

Josh S. said...

That's great, Peter! Quick question,though: will Professional passes also go on sale that same day? Don't want to miss out!

Thanks!!!

Lita R. said...

Woo-hoo!!!

Jason said...

how much will the passes be for 4 days?

saunwolfgirl said...

Will the weekend only tickets be returning?

Other than that looks fun ^_^

dr5who said...

What about VIP tickets. Will that include Thursday also?

JZ

Timothy said...

Make sure you keep hiring ItsJustSomeRandomGuy to make ads for you as well as keep giving him a panel! He's the reason I went to c2e2 and nycc last year!

Natasha said...

I just wanted to check i know VIP passes always go on sale closer to the show, so if we buy the 4 day pass now will we be able to get a refund when we buy the VIP passes later in the year. Same as last year. Thanks.

Lance Fensterman said...

Josh, Dr5Who and Natasha -

Yes, pro passes will also go on sale next week but VIP tix will not. We'll push those out in a few months but you will be able to upgrade so you shold buy whatever ticket you like and when the VIPs go on sale you can upgrade then.

Saunwolfgirl, yes, there will be weekend passes (fri, sat, sun) also available.

Jason, damn, I cannot remember the price for the 4 day passses. Sorry. But it is around 100 bucks I'm pretty sure. Take a look at nycomiccon.com, I think we've posted all of those details as of today.

-Lance

william said...

Peter and Lance... quick question! When will *VIP* passes go on sale? You must consider, because they are a bit more costly, some prep time would be helpful. Thank you gents!

william said...

Lance- didn't see that answer when I posted my question. Thanks for answering!

t0kid0kigeekmaiku said...

Lance do you know this goes for NYAF as well?

Josh S. said...

Thanks so much, Lance! Excited for my 5th NYCC!!! :D

Miguel said...

The NYCC site says 3-day passes (Fri,Sat,Sun)are $65. 4-day passes are $85. They also go up $5, if you purchase them at the Javits:

http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/NYCC/Tickets/

russel said...

Will the VIP passes also let you in for four days? Also, will the VIP pass let you go in durring the professional hours on Thursday?

Peter Tatara said...

Russel, yes, a VIP Pass will also get you in all four days. Both the 4-Day Pass and VIP Pass will get you in on Thursday. The 4-Day Pass will be available this coming Monday, but the VIP ticket won't be for a few more months as we craft it.

t0kid0kigeekmaiku, yes, the same applies to NYAF as well. As NYAF takes place within NYCC, like last year, one badge will get you into all the events -- you won't need a separate pass to attend the anime content, or the toy content, or the movie content, etc.

takesu said...

Will there be an early bird price for tickets like last year? I remember paying only $30 for a Saturday pass.

pgreis1 said...

looking for some help with 4 day vs. 3 day....

I know this is the first time NYCC is doing 4-day with a preview night, but for a newcomer to CC altogether, what are the main advantages of this? Especially for someone who is more interested in the action figure / tv / movie / video games side of the event.


With those interests, what are the benefits to Thursday night?

Dave of Apocalypse said...

As a longtime fan (and attendee of every NYCC thus far), I'm glad to hear of the fourth day being added, and am excited to get in on the ground floor for these four-day tickets on Monday!

However, as a New York City resident whose lease ends in the summer (which I assume applies to a good amount of folks) I'm curious as to what my options are in terms of purchasing the ticket so far in advance. I want to buy the ticket ahead of time and ensure my being able to attend on Thursday, but I also would like to be able to get the ticket delivered directly to me rather than via USPS forwarding service. I'm wondering - come Monday, will I be able to enter a work address as the delivery address - or something similar?

Lance Fensterman said...

Dave of Apocalypse - Yes you can certainly enter a work addy. You can also log in at a later date and change your mailing addy or call our customer servce line to chnage it. Any of these should work.

-Lance

Ein Österreicher in Irland said...

I'll probably come from europe for a second time \o/ really excited. I'm hoping that tomorrow this years SDCC ticket sale disaster won't affect NYCC too.

Tiffany said...

Hi Lance, I was wondering..my school club would love an opportunity to attend NYAF and we were wondering..is there any discounts if we go as a large group? We would be paying all together instead of buying separate tickets.

Tiffany said...

Hi Lance, I was wondering..my school club would love an opportunity to attend NYAF and we were wondering..is there any discounts if we go as a large group? We would be paying all together instead of buying separate tickets.

Tiffany said...

Hi Lance, I was wondering..my school club would love an opportunity to attend NYAF and we were wondering..is there any discounts if we go as a large group? We would be paying all together instead of buying separate tickets.

Lance Fensterman said...

Tiffany, you can contact our registration manager, Allison (ataylor at reedexpo dot com) and she can work with you on group tickets....

-Lance

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Tiffany said...

Thanks :)

Tiffany said...

Hi Lance,

I have emailed Ms. Taylor about the tickets almost a month ago and she hasn't replied yet. I don't mean to be impatient as I know she might be busy, but is there any other way to perhaps contact her?

Lance Fensterman said...

Tiffany, can you email me directly at lfensterman at reedexpo dot com. That's the eastiest way for me to make sure you get taken care of.