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Title: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on March 23, 2021, 06:55:43 AM
It seems surreal and maybe I'm jumping ahead but I feel certain there will be a in person nycc this year. I have nothing to go on but my gut so please don't think i've got any 'inside information', the timing just makes too much sense.

i have gone ahead and booked cancelable accommodations.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on March 23, 2021, 07:55:20 AM
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It seems surreal and maybe I'm jumping ahead but I feel certain there will be a in person nycc this year. I have nothing to go on but my gut so please don't think i've got any 'inside information', the timing just makes too much sense.

i have gone ahead and booked cancelable accommodations.
Has there been an announcement?  I can't find anything and Reed Pop's website is not helpful at all.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on March 23, 2021, 08:23:09 AM
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Has there been an announcement?  I can't find anything and Reed Pop's website is not helpful at all.
there was an email earlier this year regarding the date- Plus nycc is always on that weekend ;)
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on March 23, 2021, 09:11:32 AM
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there was an email earlier this year regarding the date- Plus nycc is always on that weekend ;)
I'm just going to say it...

ReedPop is AWFUL with their communication!!!

I've been to NYCC for the past 3 years.  Hell (sorry) I LIVE IN NY!!!

I have not gotten an email since the last con in 2019.  And yes, I've checked my spam. 

To top it off, there's no good website to get any good information.  There's no excuse for that in this day and age. 

Sorry for the rant.   Just had to get it off my chest.   :)
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 23, 2021, 09:45:57 AM
FWIW, I suspect that ReedPop is being purposely vague this year, because they don't want to announce an in-person con and then have to cancel it.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on March 23, 2021, 01:56:23 PM
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FWIW, I suspect that ReedPop is being purposely vague this year, because they don't want to announce an in-person con and then have to cancel it.
i agree
but the dates are out there.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on March 23, 2021, 02:34:21 PM
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i agree
but the dates are out there.

Alyssa

Can you direct me to the where the dates are posted.  I'd appreciate it.

Thanks
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on March 23, 2021, 02:46:55 PM
This was part of the communication from RP that spoke to future events.

http://images.campaign.reedexpo.com/Web/ELOQ_OBU_001_RXUS/%7Be2f29678-1119-47cf-b54a-3f591a507a29%7D_ReedPop_2021_Event_Calendar.pdf?querytoken=wsevr4U1I6rZWXoolonhw%20evwwdjfmEMcPxabcvoUKeLBIhS8DRG6i2khJ3PMkhbZ9nnuyCtb7CbXU1atRzHBA%3D%3D (http://images.campaign.reedexpo.com/Web/ELOQ_OBU_001_RXUS/%7Be2f29678-1119-47cf-b54a-3f591a507a29%7D_ReedPop_2021_Event_Calendar.pdf?querytoken=wsevr4U1I6rZWXoolonhw%20evwwdjfmEMcPxabcvoUKeLBIhS8DRG6i2khJ3PMkhbZ9nnuyCtb7CbXU1atRzHBA%3D%3D)
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Miclpea on March 23, 2021, 03:25:47 PM
https://thepopinsider.com/news/2021-convention-updates/

This site has more info about con dates.


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Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: chocolateshake on April 22, 2021, 11:41:09 AM
It's a go. In person with limited capacity.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: AzT on April 22, 2021, 12:26:56 PM
https://www.findthemetaverse.com/film-tv/a-letter-from-our-event-director-on-the-return-to-physical-events-in-2021

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To our community—

As I write this, I'm filled with hope and excitement for the year ahead. There's much in the works at ReedPop that we'll announce in the coming months, but today I'm bringing you an update on the return of our physical events and the first look at our plans to promote health and safety.

To give you a peek behind the curtain, events folks have to plan six to nine months down the road. We must put ourselves forward from where we are today into where we think we may be tomorrow, and continue making the next best decisions.

Today, I share what we’re planning with this assurance: ReedPop’s number one priority is the wellbeing of the people that come to our shows.

Right now, we see a path forward for safe, amazing events that are going to look a bit different than usual, so that's where we’re heading. Keep in mind what we communicate is subject to changeas state and local guidelines are adjusted. I encourage you to stay connected with us via our newsletters, social channels, and websites to keep on top of the latest information right up to the shows.

ICYMI, our schedule for 2021 is:

    Florida Supercon, Miami Beach Convention Center: September 10-12
    New York Comic Con, Javits Center: October 7-10
    Emerald City Comic Con, Washington State Convention Center: December 2-5
    C2E2, McCormick Place: December 10-12

With the return of physical events comes so much we were missing this past year. Supporting small businesses and indie creators more directly, old friends reconnecting, the energy of a panel room when a cast first takes the stage…

I can't even believe I'm saying this, but I almost miss the awkward camaraderie of the women's restroom line. Almost.

Speaking of lines, let's talk capacity and a few other key safety measures we’ll be taking...

    We will be running all our shows with reduced capacity. With our new safety precautions in place, attendance and badges will be very limited so that we can ensure physical distancing. We’re working closely with each convention center to determine how many people are permitted in the building every day and at a given time.
    We are requiring approved face coverings for all individuals attending our events, including our exhibitors and staff. They must be worn at all times within our venues. For more information, you can visit the FAQ pages on each of our show websites.
    Temperature screening upon entry will be required to enter our events. Anyone with an elevated temperature will not be permitted to enter the event.
    We will have increased sanitization and cleaning with enforced physical distancing throughout the event.
    We have also adopted a firm no handshakes, no high-fives, no hugs policy. We’re all going to have to get very smooth and cool-looking at either the elbow bump or air high-fives. Please start practicing now.

I know there are a lot more questions than what I’ve shared here. You're probably wondering what the heck a photo op may look like and how panel seating will work. We’ll be sharing more information in the months leading up to our shows, and we are committed to being as transparent as possible.

Our goal remains the same: bring together our fan communities to celebrate the best pop culture has to offer. Alongside all of our physical events, we'll be running a virtual event companion through FindtheMetaverse.com. So whether or not you join us in person, you can attend each of our shows and have a pretty excellent time. Save the date for the next Metaverse event — June 7-13 — and follow our newly launched social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

More announcements are coming soon with on-sale dates, guests, panels, and so much more. We promise it will be worth the wait.

Finally, thank you for your continued support in what has been a difficult time for our entire community. Thank you for your patience with us at every turn, and for your understanding as we continue to navigate the future of pop culture events together.

Higher, further, faster,

Kristina Rogers (she/her)
US Comic Portfolio Director
ReedPop

https://www.instagram.com/p/CN-dBrYr9im/
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on April 22, 2021, 12:52:47 PM
LOCK in airbnb..... just sayin'
i've got both my plane tix & airbnb sorted
now to acquire tix!
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on April 22, 2021, 02:09:07 PM
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LOCK in airbnb..... just sayin'
i've got both my plane tix & airbnb sorted
now to acquire tix!

So you don't want to go  :D

I kid, I kid
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on April 22, 2021, 02:39:40 PM
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So you don't want to go  :D

I kid, I kid

LOL
i understand a lot of people's hesitancy to shift gears into a more 'inPerson' society but i think NYCC will be safe to do in six months. Look how far we've come in 6 months. Last Nov (6 months ago) we were heading into the scariest of time.  Lets assume the amount of progress will be close to the same going forward as the past six month.
I am NOT suggesting going against science recommendations.

if we backslide or a variant becomes a real issues according to Fauchi- i'll change my vote.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on April 22, 2021, 02:51:52 PM
I'm pretty sure of one thing.

I won't get any communication from ReedPop...And I've been to NYCC for the last 3 years, and...I LIVE HERE!!!   :) :P
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on April 22, 2021, 02:54:17 PM
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I'm pretty sure of one thing.

I won't get any communication from ReedPop...And I've been to NYCC for the last 3 years, and...I LIVE HERE!!!   :) :P

i'm just glad they've gotten it together to make a formal announcement about inPerson Fall con's! it took a while LOL
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on April 22, 2021, 03:45:14 PM
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LOL
i understand a lot of people's hesitancy to shift gears into a more 'inPerson' society but i think NYCC will be safe to do in six months. Look how far we've come in 6 months. Last Nov (6 months ago) we were heading into the scariest of time.  Lets assume the amount of progress will be close to the same going forward as the past six month.
I am NOT suggesting going against science recommendations.

if we backslide or a variant becomes a real issues according to Fauchi- i'll change my vote.


I am with you, I think my main concern now is the need for a booster.  With the 6 month estimate mine will fall around the event.  Otherwise, I have my vaccine card and lots of masks. 
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on April 22, 2021, 04:09:08 PM
I just need to figure out now if I want to make it a full weekend con or just Sat.  I have a hotel room for Sat night, might need to grab Fri as well...decisions, decisions...
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on April 22, 2021, 07:47:35 PM
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I just need to figure out now if I want to make it a full weekend con or just Sat.  I have a hotel room for Sat night, might need to grab Fri as well...decisions, decisions...
you already know the answer to that question.... or do you want encouragement to take the full weekend ?
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Miclpea on April 22, 2021, 08:59:14 PM
Have hotels opened yet?


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Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on April 22, 2021, 10:09:43 PM
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Have hotels opened yet?


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tickets haven't even happened yet.....
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on April 23, 2021, 06:14:59 AM
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Have hotels opened yet?


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Are you asking if NYC hotels are open, or asking if there's a hotel lottery for NYCC.

I don't remember that there's ever been a lottery.  It's NYC.  They don't care.  Then again, I'm close to NYC, and never planned to stay in the city for NYCC, so I could be wrong.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: RighteousRita on April 26, 2021, 06:10:28 AM
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I am with you, I think my main concern now is the need for a booster.  With the 6 month estimate mine will fall around the event.  Otherwise, I have my vaccine card and lots of masks.
I'm in the same boat. I just got fully vaccinated and to see if they will be offering boosters. Because my 6 months coverage ends in October.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on April 26, 2021, 06:55:33 AM
according to family medical friends, a annual covid shot will be as routine as an annual flu shot is now.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: chocolateshake on April 26, 2021, 11:09:13 AM
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I'm in the same boat. I just got fully vaccinated and to see if they will be offering boosters. Because my 6 months coverage ends in October.

There's no coverage end point yet.  That's 6 months so far.  If it's like other coronaviruses, no reason to believe it's not, it should be 1-2 years. Hopefully in a year we'll have oral vaccinations.  The pills are going through trials now.  There are different ways to get vaccinated being evaluated.  A nasal spray has the advantage of local immunity.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on May 27, 2021, 12:35:23 PM
Website updated.  Deadline dates for panels and AA are interesting.  Hoping this means a ticket announcement soon.


New York Comic Con site (https://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/)
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Ultron32 on June 04, 2021, 07:09:26 AM
https://twitter.com/NY_Comic_Con/status/1400807707846889474?s=20

7/11 tickets will be on sale to a) people who were fan-verified in 2019 and b) people who spend $99 on a metaverse Superfan membership. Single-day passes only.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: debster on June 04, 2021, 08:26:47 AM
They clarified in a reply tweet about dates:

https://twitter.com/NY_Comic_Con/status/1400813388524048387?s=20

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July 11 is the Fan Verification and Superfans will have access to buy before July 8.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: jamiesugah on June 04, 2021, 09:02:00 AM
Scrolled through the thread for the announcements and saw that press and professional badge information is coming later.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on June 04, 2021, 10:16:29 AM
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https://twitter.com/NY_Comic_Con/status/1400807707846889474?s=20

7/11 tickets will be on sale to a) people who were fan-verified in 2019 and b) people who spend $99 on a metaverse Superfan membership. Single-day passes only.
Wow...just...wow...

In order to participate even in purchasing a badge, you gotta pay them ~$100 to be a "superfan" in order to then be able to purchase single-day badges for this year??  How is this nothing more than a money grab?  That's just...wrong.

(I get the 2019 fan verified, that's not my issue here)

Somebody enlighten me here if I'm not reading that right...
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: jamiesugah on June 04, 2021, 10:18:59 AM
Oh, it's absolutely a money grab. I figure they're trying to recoup their losses from not having an in-person event last year.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on June 04, 2021, 10:28:51 AM
My head is exploding with expletives...
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Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on June 04, 2021, 03:22:19 PM
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Oh, it's absolutely a money grab. I figure they're trying to recoup their losses from not having an in-person event last year.


That and for not being able to sell as many tickets to the event.  I don't like it but I do understand it. 

The thing I hate about this is when things are back to normal they will keep it going.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on June 04, 2021, 04:45:52 PM
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Wow...just...wow...

In order to participate even in purchasing a badge, you gotta pay them ~$100 to be a "superfan" in order to then be able to purchase single-day badges for this year??  How is this nothing more than a money grab?  That's just...wrong.

(I get the 2019 fan verified, that's not my issue here)

Somebody enlighten me here if I'm not reading that right...

You all beat me to the punch!!!  Money grab definitely!!!

I live in NY, and have gone to NYCC from 2016 thru 2019.  In 2019, I only went for one (1) day, because that's all I wanted.  And that day was Thursday.  I had actually decided to skip it for 2020 before the pandemic, as I wasn't really that interested in going.  It's definitely NOT as much fun as SDCC (IMO). I wasn't leaning on going this year either, but if I have to pay for the privilege to buy a ticket, No thanks.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on June 04, 2021, 04:58:22 PM
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Wow...just...wow...

In order to participate even in purchasing a badge, you gotta pay them ~$100 to be a "superfan" in order to then be able to purchase single-day badges for this year??  How is this nothing more than a money grab?  That's just...wrong.

(I get the 2019 fan verified, that's not my issue here)

Somebody enlighten me here if I'm not reading that right...

You’re not reading that right.  $100 if you want to guarantee tickets for you and a +1.  Otherwise you can take your chances with everyone on 7/11.  Think of the $100 as a way to get access to a presale for NYCC tickets and other ReedPop cons.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: hikanteki on June 04, 2021, 06:45:45 PM
ReedPop posted the same thing for ECCC. I hate this and I'm not going to bite.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: squidward on June 04, 2021, 08:44:50 PM
I'll be paying for the extra membership. I plan to attend NYCC and ECCC and if it helps me get badges with less stress, then it is worth it.
If I buy 2 badges for each event, then 4 days for one person costs $265 instead of $240. Not a huge premium.
I'm also hoping to use the early access to autographs and photo ops, but I don't typically do those. Maybe I can help my friends.
lastly, I would love if the Superfans were given some extra entries into the Funko lottery. :-) But I doubt that will happen.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on June 04, 2021, 09:47:20 PM
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I'll be paying for the extra membership. I plan to attend NYCC and ECCC and if it helps me get badges with less stress, then it is worth it.
If I buy 2 badges for each event, then 4 days for one person costs $265 instead of $240. Not a huge premium.
I'm also hoping to use the early access to autographs and photo ops, but I don't typically do those. Maybe I can help my friends.
lastly, I would love if the Superfans were given some extra entries into the Funko lottery. :-) But I doubt that will happen.

Jealous you get to do ECCC!
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on June 05, 2021, 03:46:46 AM
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I'll be paying for the extra membership. I plan to attend NYCC and ECCC and if it helps me get badges with less stress, then it is worth it.
If I buy 2 badges for each event, then 4 days for one person costs $265 instead of $240. Not a huge premium.
I'm also hoping to use the early access to autographs and photo ops, but I don't typically do those. Maybe I can help my friends.
lastly, I would love if the Superfans were given some extra entries into the Funko lottery. :-) But I doubt that will happen.
All cards on the table, I'm writing this w/o having my full cup of coffee first, so I'm breaking a rule of mine here ;)

The math works above, and when you break it down that way it becomes palatable (shoot, I've paid $10 for a beer, what's an extra $20 to get a ticket right?), but the whole messaging and timing just screams like they're giving a big middle finger to fans.

Are you strapped cause this pandemic threw off your business? Welcome to the club for a ton of other folks. To hide this cash grab behind the guise of a "superfan" membership where you'll get 'some' perks? BS there too.

What they should have done is change the messaging. "Hey, sign up for our 'superfan' package and get great discounts on merchandise including discount ticket packages". I can see folks jumping in for that. But what they're calling out is just a blatant, well, gotta keep it clean folks, so, yeah.

"Pay me $100 for the opportunity to buy this thing before anyone else"...ugh...I'm gonna go have my coffee and then take the stress out on a few golf balls...
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on June 05, 2021, 05:51:40 AM
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I'll be paying for the extra membership. I plan to attend NYCC and ECCC and if it helps me get badges with less stress, then it is worth it.
I don't begrudge anyone who has the means to pay extra, but I have one question.  What stress are you talking about.  I don't know about ECCC, but if you're talking badges, the tickets for NYCC don't sell out quickly.  They can take a few days.  As a matter of fact, you could have bought tickets for Thursday NYCC  up until that day in 2019.  Of course, all of that was pre-pandemc.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on June 05, 2021, 06:27:14 AM
No stress?  In 2015 they had so many people trying to buy tickets when the sale went live that the site kept crashing while people were trying to check out.  Saturday (and when they had them, 4 day) tickets have sold out the day they go on sale every year since then, and people were out of luck if they got in the queue late.  So sure, Thursday tickets are easy, but if you’re wanting to go all weekend, ticket buying can be stressful.
It also guarantees being able to buy tickets to other cons too, and ECCC 4 day tickets have been selling out very quickly after going on sale.
Plus in terms of added stress, I’m in CA on July 11, and I leave on July 8 … so the opportunity to buy tickets without doing the craziness while I’m out of town is very tempting, especially since I haven’t ruled out ECCC or C2E2.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on June 05, 2021, 07:58:34 AM
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No stress?  In 2015 they had so many people trying to buy tickets when the sale went live that the site kept crashing while people were trying to check out.  Saturday (and when they had them, 4 day) tickets have sold out the day they go on sale every year since then, and people were out of luck if they got in the queue late.  So sure, Thursday tickets are easy, but if you’re wanting to go all weekend, ticket buying can be stressful.
It also guarantees being able to buy tickets to other cons too, and ECCC 4 day tickets have been selling out very quickly after going on sale.
Plus in terms of added stress, I’m in CA on July 11, and I leave on July 8 … so the opportunity to buy tickets without doing the craziness while I’m out of town is very tempting, especially since I haven’t ruled out ECCC or C2E2.
That was 2015 and a site crashing is a result of not allocating enough resources.
I don't stress out for NYCC.  I know all I have to do is to decide if I want to go or not.
In 2019 ,there were no problems with the site, and tickets for all days did not sell out immediately.  It took a few days for Fri - Sun to sell out, and Thurs never did.   It may be a different story for this year, with them limiting attendance, but I'm leaning toward not going, and my decision has nothing to do with my concern over being with crowds.  NYCC doesn't have the allure for me that SDCC has.  I wish it did.  It would save me a lot of money.   :)
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on June 05, 2021, 08:25:37 AM
2019 Saturday and 4 day badges sold out day of.  Friday & Sunday took longer; the next badge type to sell out after Saturday and 4 day was Sunday Kids badges.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on June 05, 2021, 09:21:22 AM
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2019 Saturday and 4 day badges sold out day of.  Friday & Sunday took longer; the next badge type to sell out after Saturday and 4 day was Sunday Kids badges.

Don't get me wrong.  NYCC is a big event, but...

You're making my point for me.  There's no stress.  Tickets take time to sell out (days and sometimes weeks) and Thursday never did.

Tickets for SDCC...  All days gone in approximately 60 minutes and you PRAYING you're one of the 900,000 people picked to buy even one day. Now that's stress.  :)
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: hikanteki on June 05, 2021, 01:47:41 PM
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I don't begrudge anyone who has the means to pay extra, but I have one question.  What stress are you talking about.  I don't know about ECCC, but if you're talking badges, the tickets for NYCC don't sell out quickly.  They can take a few days.  As a matter of fact, you could have bought tickets for Thursday NYCC  up until that day in 2019.  Of course, all of that was pre-pandemc.

Most ECCC tickets don’t sell out quickly either...only 4-day passes and that’s because 4-days are a fair amount cheaper than all 4 days individually. Paying $99 for a presale (or even $50 x 2) more than negates the benefit of that. Saturday might take a week or longer to sell out and the other days don’t sell out until close to the con, if at all. Also ECCC, while nice, is far from being a top tier convention. Not sure about NYCC as I’ve never been but this just plain doesn’t make sense for ECCC. (And of the 120 current reactions to their FB post on the ECCC page, 80 of them are the angry face.)

Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: squidward on June 05, 2021, 07:27:11 PM
I just don't know how many tickets will be sold to each of these cons this year, and I really want to attend and see my friends.

Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: waltbionik on June 07, 2021, 08:02:26 AM
I go to NYCC every year on Saturday. I have ALWAYS (yes, ALWAYS) seen people selling badges a few blocks away from the Javitz and even right outside EVERY year.
I know we don't condone that here, but NYCC badges are not that hard to get. It's New York. You can get anything on the street.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on June 07, 2021, 03:22:10 PM
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I just don't know how many tickets will be sold to each of these cons this year, and I really want to attend and see my friends.

Can I be your friend?
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: squidward on June 07, 2021, 07:37:35 PM
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Can I be your friend?
Hmm. You can only be my friend if you attend NYCC this year.  :) ;) :D ;D >:( :( :o 8) ??? ::) :P :-[ :-X :-\ :-* :'( >:D ^-^ O0 O:-) :blank:
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on June 07, 2021, 08:11:25 PM
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Hmm. You can only be my friend if you attend NYCC this year.  :) ;) :D ;D >:( :( :o 8) ??? ::) :P :-[ :-X :-\ :-* :'( >:D ^-^ O0 O:-) :blank:

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Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: jamiesugah on June 08, 2021, 06:48:03 AM
Press & Pro apps open June 11.

https://twitter.com/NY_Comic_Con/status/1402260657626619910
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: SamTurtledove on June 08, 2021, 08:14:46 AM
https://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en-us/badges.html

Our Metaverse Membership will launch on June 30.

NYCC Tickets $60/Day


Digital Ticket $20
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on June 08, 2021, 10:30:08 AM
presale to metaverse superFan (the $99 member id) - is July 8th
gensale is July 11th

@SamTurtledove (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1732) where'd you get the info that Metaverse was launching on the 30?
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on June 11, 2021, 05:35:27 AM
Check your emails for your "New York Comic Con 2021 Fan Verification Rollover" email.

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NYCC 2021: Action Required for NYCC badges

We’re back, baby! We’ve missed the Show Floor, panels, Artist Alley, cosplaying, and most importantly, YOU. We are incredibly excited to be heading back to the Javits Center this Fall, but before we do so, we need you to confirm or update your personal details from your 2019 Fan Verification account. This is critical for us if you’ve moved in the last year or two, so please take the time to update your information!

IMPORTANT: If you choose not to confirm or update your info, your Fan Verification account will be automatically rolled over with the info from 2019. Pro-tip: It’s better for you to confirm your info to be safe.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on June 11, 2021, 08:53:49 AM
sunday kids tix price just changed to $20
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: jamiesugah on June 11, 2021, 09:23:00 AM
Pro registration is up, still waiting on press.

https://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en-us/industry/professional-registration.html

Press is up now.

https://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en-us/industry/press/press-registration.html
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on June 11, 2021, 09:41:19 AM
press & pro applications are open
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: SamTurtledove on June 11, 2021, 07:16:27 PM
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presale to metaverse superFan (the $99 member id) - is July 8th
gensale is July 11th

@SamTurtledove (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1732) where'd you get the info that Metaverse was launching on the 30?
The info was on the first iteration of the badge prices page, under Memberships, on June 6th, along with the not-$20-yet Child tix prices.

The info has been changed to "Our Metaverse Membership will be on sale later this month."


Edit 6/16:

Added the page text for dates.


Badge Onsale Dates

Late June, 2021

Memberships launch. Memberships are available to anyone who wants to sign up. Super Fan Members will have first access to purchase a maximum of two (2) badges per badge type to New York Comic Con 2021 from launch - July 8 at 11:59 PM ET

July 11, 2021

Fan Ver Onsale. Only available to 2019 Fan Verified fans.



https://twitter.com/NY_Comic_Con/status/1403375772191137794?s=19



Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on June 11, 2021, 08:12:25 PM
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The info was on the first iteration of the badge prices page, under Memberships, on June 6th, along with the not-$20-yet Child tix prices.

The info has been changed to "Our Metaverse Membership will be on sale later this month."


thx, i assumed the site had been changed but wasn't sure
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on June 25, 2021, 10:37:03 AM
Badge Onsale Dates


June 30, 2021

Membership launches. The Metaverse Membership is available to anyone who wants to sign up. Superfan members will have first access to purchase a maximum of two (2) badges per badge type to New York Comic Con 2021 from July 1-8 at 11:59 PM ET.


July 11, 2021

Fan Ver Onsale. Only available to 2019 Fan Verified fans.

https://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en-us/badges.html
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on June 25, 2021, 10:39:47 AM
But we still don't know what time you can buy a membership on the 30th.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on June 25, 2021, 10:46:41 AM
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But we still don't know what time you can buy a membership on the 30th.
no not the time-- I'm assuming noon et/9am pt
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on June 25, 2021, 10:53:27 AM
That's SDCC timing.  NYCC usually prefers to 10am ET (that's when the badge sale is on 7/11) so that's what I was thinking.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on June 25, 2021, 11:59:11 AM
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That's SDCC timing.  NYCC usually prefers to 10am ET (that's when the badge sale is on 7/11) so that's what I was thinking.
that's a reasonable guess too ;)
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on June 28, 2021, 05:25:37 PM
And its official 12 noon et 9am pt

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Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: conventiongeek on June 29, 2021, 09:09:42 PM
Hello all... been a while.  Hope you are all doing well, healthy and ready to Con!

Did anyone notice that the memberships now state the the Super Fan Memberships are limited?  They might be as difficult to get as the badges...lol
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on June 30, 2021, 02:22:57 AM
They had said “[email protected] before.  And it makes sense — they probably only have a certain allotment of badges to sell to superfans to make sure there are badges available on the 11th.

Unfortunately I still haven’t seen a link for where to buy the memberships.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on June 30, 2021, 08:18:51 AM
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They had said “[email protected] before.  And it makes sense — they probably only have a certain allotment of badges to sell to superfans to make sure there are badges available on the 11th.

Unfortunately I still haven’t seen a link for where to buy the memberships.

@sefton42 (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2091) Yeah, I'm thinking the link will go live on their site at 9am PT (in 45 mins)

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Hello all... been a while.  Hope you are all doing well, healthy and ready to Con!

Did anyone notice that the memberships now state the the Super Fan Memberships are limited?  They might be as difficult to get as the badges...lol

@conventiongeek (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1151)  it's always had the word 'limited', which I agree is massively confusing due to the other descriptions they've used for SuperFan status.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: conventiongeek on June 30, 2021, 08:37:53 AM
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@conventiongeek (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1151)  it's always had the word 'limited', which I agree is massively confusing due to the other descriptions they've used for SuperFan status.

Not sure why I didn't notice that before... I've been thinking pretty much for the last month of how they were pretty much promising badges to memberships and how much of a hole they might be digging because of the likely demand for memberships. It appeared too easy to secure badges that way.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 30, 2021, 09:00:59 AM
Got one. They went live on the ECCC site about 8:56 am.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on June 30, 2021, 09:04:02 AM
Good thinking with the ECCC site.  I got one off the NYCC site but at like 12:01 or 12:02 pm EST.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on June 30, 2021, 09:04:19 AM
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Got one. They went live PN the ECCC site about 8:56 am.

i'm still a little confused.  where do you go?  i'm assuming i'm in the wrong place, but i'm on the nycc membership site, and it's not really saying anything.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: conventiongeek on June 30, 2021, 09:07:33 AM
Direct from the membership page after creating the account...
"Your first access to New York Comic Con 2021 badges begins on July 1, 2021. Each Metaverse Superfan member has access to reserve a maximum of two (2) badges per type (don't worry, we have enough NYCC badges for all of our Superfans!). Once you check out, your badges are guaranteed, but you will not be charged until after the presale ends on July 8. Check back tomorrow for your link!"
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on June 30, 2021, 09:08:40 AM
link for those link challenged LOL @sessionka (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=5681)
(i was too hehe)
https://reedpop.chargebee.com/pages/v3/4Throm2CjtTgOowZ9mi7a6LArI5cdmFEM/cart
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on June 30, 2021, 09:12:43 AM
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Good thinking with the ECCC site.  I got one off the NYCC site but at like 12:01 or 12:02 pm EST.
i was on the metaverse site, they didn't go live till abt 9:03

my gmail email came in at 9:08
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on June 30, 2021, 09:17:33 AM
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link for those link challenged LOL @sessionka (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=5681)
(i was too hehe)
https://reedpop.chargebee.com/pages/v3/4Throm2CjtTgOowZ9mi7a6LArI5cdmFEM/cart
Thanks for the link @alyssa (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1).  When I clicked on it initially, it said my order had already been processed.  I said (in my head) What Order?

Now it's asking me to proceed to checkout.

I know we're chomping at the bit to go to a Con, but I've said it before, and I'll say it again...

Reedpop is terrible with communicating and badge sales.

Good luck everyone!!!!
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on June 30, 2021, 09:21:02 AM
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Thanks for the link @alyssa (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1).  When I clicked on it initially, it said my order had already been processed.  I said (in my head) What Order?

Now it's asking me to proceed to checkout.

I know we're chomping at the bit to go to a Con, but I've said it before, and I'll say it again...

Reedpop is terrible with communicating and badge sales.

Good luck everyone!!!!

the wrong link was likely due to my copying the link just after i had processed my order. I went back and replaced the link with the corrected one (from a new browser with no cookies (the cookie indicated that a membership had already been bought))
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on June 30, 2021, 09:31:54 AM
And it looks like they’re still selling them, which is concerning.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: conventiongeek on June 30, 2021, 09:42:49 AM
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And it looks like they’re still selling them, which is concerning.

Hopefully that means that people just are not aware, they are not paying attention or they do not want to pay the extra $99 to guarantee getting a badge... a little over confidence with the general sale come next week.

My thoughts are that if they truly "reduce" the number of attendees, then badges will sell out much faster then in years past. There has got to be some pent up demand as well, being this is the first major con in 2 years.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Roshawn on June 30, 2021, 09:46:54 AM
I  think we gave reedpop $100 for no reason.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: conventiongeek on June 30, 2021, 09:55:28 AM
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I  think we gave reedpop $100 for no reason.

We may not know for sure until July 11th. If the site crashes and badges insta sell out, we'll all be patting ourselves on the back!  LOL
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on June 30, 2021, 09:57:39 AM
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Hopefully that means that people just are not aware, they are not paying attention or they do not want to pay the extra $99 to guarantee getting a badge... a little over confidence with the general sale come next week.

Probably all three.  If it wasn't for this forum, I wouldn't know the sale was occurring, as I didn't get any notification.  I'm still on the fence on whether or not I want to pay the extra $99.


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My thoughts are that if they truly "reduce" the number of attendees, then badges will sell out much faster then in years past. There has got to be some pent up demand as well, being this is the first major con in 2 years.

I agree on the pent up demand part.  Prior to the pandemic, I had decided to skip NYCC for 2020.  Now, I'm considering it, just to go to any con.  I may just take my chances with the regular sale though as opposed to paying the $99 to guarantee a badge.  I live close to NYC, so if I don't get a badge, I may just hang out outside the convention center to soak up some of the con vibe.   :)
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on June 30, 2021, 09:57:51 AM
personally, i think they'll continue selling them until they reach the min. venue capacity.
Why would ReedPop mind if all the attendees are Superfans?
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: conventiongeek on June 30, 2021, 10:15:48 AM
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personally, i think they'll continue selling them until they reach the min. venue capacity.
Why would ReedPop mind if all the attendees are Superfans?

That would not surprise me either... can see the notification on the 11th...

"Thank you to all of the Super Fans out there! Due to the high demand for memberships, we will not be having a general sale today! Please create your fan verification now for your chance to attend NYCC in 2022!

LOL LOL LOL  ???
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on June 30, 2021, 10:19:26 AM
My guess is they set the superfan sale to last a certain duration, underestimated demand, will realize that they oversold, and then won’t be able to guarantee badges.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: debster on June 30, 2021, 10:26:15 AM
I’m taking my chances and just waiting until July 11th…I figure if I don’t get a badge, it just wasn’t meant to be for this year. I don’t need to plan ahead that much since I don’t need to book a hotel or a flight, so that makes it a lot easier.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Roshawn on June 30, 2021, 10:36:00 AM
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My guess is they set the superfan sale to last a certain duration, underestimated demand, will realize that they oversold, and then won’t be able to guarantee badges.

I think we are overestimating the demand.  The only people who can buy on the open sale are the 2019 people. Plus, the convention center has expanded and covid 19 restrictions lifted for NYC.  We'll see.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: SamTurtledove on June 30, 2021, 10:52:24 AM
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Check that pesky spam folder for your confirmation email.

You'll be able to purchase NYCC 2021 badges tomorrow at 12:00 PM ET in your membership portal. We'll also be sending emails tomorrow morning to our Superfans!


https://twitter.com/NY_Comic_Con/status/1410276317292109827



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I  think we gave reedpop $100 for no reason.

Per year!  At least you don't have to go through this process each con.

I signed up, not planning to goon any conversations, but want to see if they add any other cons to their list in the future. Will enjoy watching panels online esp

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What if I forget to cancel my subscription before the renewal period?

Unfortunately we do not offer refunds and all subscriptions automatically renew unless cancelled prior to the renewal date.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: conventiongeek on June 30, 2021, 10:55:55 AM
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I think we are overestimating the demand.  The only people who can buy on the open sale are the 2019 people. Plus, the convention center has expanded and covid 19 restrictions lifted for NYC.  We'll see.

Perhaps...

It will be one or the other... it still amazes me how often these or similar events underestimate the demand and sites crash, or sell out in seconds. But with all that has been the last year, limiting attendees from 2019 (except new membership fans), and opening a new section of the convention center... we could see lower demand then expected.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on June 30, 2021, 11:01:02 AM
Well given that ReedPop is the same company that underestimated the demand for tickets in NYCC resulting page crashes while people checked out, I don't have a lot of faith in them properly estimating demand.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 30, 2021, 11:02:13 AM
I'm definitely surprised that they are still there. I think it's a combination of the price tag stumbling block (my impression is that NYCC and ECCC fans don't feel like they 'need' this to get badges) and lack of information. This being said, I'm sure ReedPop will assess tonight and figure out how many more they can sell.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on June 30, 2021, 11:15:41 AM
And there are lots of people posting on social media that they just bought their membership ...
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: conventiongeek on June 30, 2021, 11:35:18 AM
Good thing they haven't sold out... just received my "Fan Notification" at 2:07pm that I signed up for to be "notified at launch". Only 2 hours and 7 min late... oops.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on June 30, 2021, 11:38:11 AM
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Good thing they haven't sold out... just received my "Fan Notification" at 2:07pm that I signed up for to be "notified at launch". Only 2 hours and 7 min late... oops.
that could be due to the a number of IT related issues, not the speed in which the mail was sent. iow, email isn't instantaneous
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Roshawn on July 01, 2021, 01:48:57 AM
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And there are lots of people posting on social media that they just bought their membership ...

Many of those are people who went in 2019.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on July 01, 2021, 09:32:17 AM
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Your badges are reserved! It says Under Review because you will not be charged until on or after July 8 for your order.

Assigning badges will happen along with the Fan Ver Onsale. More information coming soon.
https://twitter.com/NY_Comic_Con/status/1410631677379072004

what the **?
We're going tobe contacted to assign those SuperFan bought badges?!?!

why are they adding this level of confusion?! I'm am flabergasted as to why they're making it more complicated

and 22 buck fee, 42 in taxes & 16.50 in shipping= $75+
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on July 01, 2021, 09:36:34 AM
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https://twitter.com/NY_Comic_Con/status/1410631677379072004

what the **?
We're going tobe contacted to assign those SuperFan bought badges?!?!

why are they adding this level of confusion?! I'm am flabergasted as to why they're making it more complicated

I am excited about it, not sure if I can go or what days.  Mine was bought this morning even though I said I wasn't sure.  I love that they want me there though.  But now I have to the 8th to figure it out since they can adjust
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on July 01, 2021, 11:00:15 AM
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https://twitter.com/NY_Comic_Con/status/1410631677379072004

what the **?
We're going tobe contacted to assign those SuperFan bought badges?!?!

why are they adding this level of confusion?! I'm am flabergasted as to why they're making it more complicated

and 22 buck fee, 42 in taxes & 16.50 in shipping= $75+

I don't like throwing shade (as the kids say), but ReedPop is terrible with communication and I'm going to add organization!!!!



Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on July 01, 2021, 11:16:19 AM
As of now, those superfan tix are still available.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: conventiongeek on July 01, 2021, 11:51:54 AM
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https://twitter.com/NY_Comic_Con/status/1410631677379072004

what the **?
We're going tobe contacted to assign those SuperFan bought badges?!?!

why are they adding this level of confusion?! I'm am flabergasted as to why they're making it more complicated

and 22 buck fee, 42 in taxes & 16.50 in shipping= $75+

Agreed... a bit confusing as if they did not have months to work out a plan for these badges. And the extra fees are excessive, especially being that the tickets prices all went up. I think Thursday badges were $35 in 2019 (now $60). Priority mail shipping in a flat rate envelope actually costs $7. They are keeping the additional $9.50 on top of the service fee and the increased prices. As a consumer, I'd rather just see 1 cost, like $65 per day with no additional fees or shipping costs... why nickel and dime us and make it appear cheaper.  I'm not 100% sure, but I think the cost to attend NYCC is more then SDCC.  ??? :o
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Mario Wario on July 01, 2021, 12:11:43 PM
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Agreed... a bit confusing as if they did not have months to work out a plan for these badges. And the extra fees are excessive, especially being that the tickets prices all went up. I think Thursday badges were $35 in 2019 (now $60). Priority mail shipping in a flat rate envelope actually costs $7. They are keeping the additional $9.50 on top of the service fee and the increased prices. As a consumer, I'd rather just see 1 cost, like $65 per day with no additional fees or shipping costs... why nickel and dime us and make it appear cheaper.  I'm not 100% sure, but I think the cost to attend NYCC is more then SDCC.  ??? :o
Having no shows last year most likely did hurt ReedPop. Gotta make up for it somehow.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on July 01, 2021, 12:17:00 PM
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Agreed... a bit confusing as if they did not have months to work out a plan for these badges. And the extra fees are excessive, especially being that the tickets prices all went up. I think Thursday badges were $35 in 2019 (now $60). Priority mail shipping in a flat rate envelope actually costs $7. They are keeping the additional $9.50 on top of the service fee and the increased prices. As a consumer, I'd rather just see 1 cost, like $65 per day with no additional fees or shipping costs... why nickel and dime us and make it appear cheaper.  I'm not 100% sure, but I think the cost to attend NYCC is more then SDCC.  ??? :o
So, first of all, I didn't buy the 'metaverse' ticket.

It's definitely a money grab (IMO), which I get.  I'm sure ReedPop is hurting financially with all the convention cancellations. 

I don't doubt NYCC is more than SDCC.  Along with that, Reedpop is not generous with their refund policy vs SDCC which at least gives you a deadline for requesting a refund. 
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: SamTurtledove on July 01, 2021, 01:09:38 PM
No email, but access link available on the portal.  Easy to Select #of badges (I bought none).  The adding of order name and email doesn't seem restricted to the account email?

Fee for three single day badges was around $8.  Since the portal contains Lyte, hopefully that will make it easier to get a "refund," via resell, if I buy a badge this weekend.

The digital ticket option ($15) likely for other people you buy badges for (who  want that perk) is much cheaper than the $20 advertised, although why buy it if the Superfan digital ticket can be used.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: MickeyJack on July 04, 2021, 09:38:28 PM
Ponied up to be a SuperFan. As speculated by others, it does seem like a money grab by ReedPop, but I get that they have to be hurting for capital. I'm still on the 50/50 about attending NYCC this year, but I'm definitely planning on C2E2, and many of you whose opinions I trust have been so effusive about ECCC that I see it in my near future too. So, I'm not overly bothered by "donating" $99 to secure badges. I'm choosing to see it as buying Tesla when it was still under $100/share.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on July 08, 2021, 04:14:30 PM
I’ve got a extra spot in the Superfan buy ending today. Anyone Interested?
Taken
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on July 09, 2021, 07:33:41 AM
now that superfan and press/pro is out

what say folks to an informal buying group for badges?
folks only buy for people they know ect

a simple google doc-

***note badges must be assigned when purchased! so we'll need the info. of folks who want to get a badge.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on July 09, 2021, 09:43:41 AM
Even though I'm still not sure I'm going, I have to say this email brought a little excitement into my life.   I am so looking forward to getting back to normal.  :)

"The link you've been waiting for is here! Please find your unique link for the New York Comic Con 2021 Fan Verification onsale below. Your link is currently active and will take you straight to registration when you click it, but you won't be able to purchase badges until Sunday, July 11 at 10:00 AM ET. We are selling Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Sunday Kids badges."
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: debster on July 11, 2021, 07:01:56 AM
Good luck to everyone who are trying for badges today!
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on July 11, 2021, 07:03:46 AM
anyone through yet?
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on July 11, 2021, 07:09:24 AM
Is NYCC not doing hotel deals this year?
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on July 11, 2021, 07:11:01 AM
I did not see any, but I reserved a hotel a while back just for the night.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on July 11, 2021, 07:12:08 AM
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Is NYCC not doing hotel deals this year?
they are
they just haven't een published yet
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on July 11, 2021, 07:14:14 AM
Spin spin...
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Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on July 11, 2021, 07:14:21 AM
It was through a 3rd party, Connections housing or something.  Usually didn’t that come up at the end of the sale?  You could also try booking through traditional ways too.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on July 11, 2021, 07:15:09 AM
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they are
they just haven't een published yet

Gotcha, I guess I expected it to be like the old days when the link went up with the sale. 
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: conventiongeek on July 11, 2021, 07:17:13 AM
Waiting.....  waiting...... waiting.....

Bet people are wishing they had the Super Fan now...?
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: mdla on July 11, 2021, 07:19:00 AM
Today is crazy as im doing Disneyland and NYCC Ticket fun... got boarding passes to Rise, waiting for the NYCC page to load
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on July 11, 2021, 07:19:47 AM
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Waiting.....  waiting...... waiting.....

Bet people are wishing they had the Super Fan now...?

I got mine under Super Fan and yet somehow I still had to wake up to help lol
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: conventiongeek on July 11, 2021, 07:23:03 AM
has anyone gotten in yet? 
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on July 11, 2021, 07:23:23 AM
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Gotcha, I guess I expected it to be like the old days when the link went up with the sale. 
there is a hotel page, it just says coming soon at this point ;)
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on July 11, 2021, 07:23:55 AM
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has anyone gotten in yet? 
nothing, i've been monitoring twitter too
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on July 11, 2021, 07:25:23 AM
I booked my hotel back in January (free cancellation) when it was unknown if NYCC would be in person — the rate was 2/3 what I normally pay through the NYCC hotel partner.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on July 11, 2021, 07:25:42 AM
Their marketing should have been "pay $99 and totally avoid a crappy queue experience"...bet *that* would have sold superfan tix :D
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on July 11, 2021, 07:26:14 AM
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there is a hotel page, it just says coming soon at this point ;)

I guess I was not as savvy, I couldn't find it.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: mdla on July 11, 2021, 07:26:38 AM
I see people on facebook saying that their showclix isnt working on the fan verification page as of 15 mins ago so it must be a very slow trickle rn...
https://www.facebook.com/newyorkcomiccon
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on July 11, 2021, 07:29:05 AM
Yeah, I tried to do fan verification for my tickets from the superfan sale, and you can’t even login.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: debster on July 11, 2021, 07:30:23 AM
Someone on that Facebook post commented they just got Saturday badges.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on July 11, 2021, 07:30:34 AM
Twitter now showing people getting through.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on July 11, 2021, 07:34:02 AM
@SwagCollector (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=6447) got in
ive heard Sat is low
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on July 11, 2021, 07:35:18 AM
I wonder by how much they cut tix back for this year.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: conventiongeek on July 11, 2021, 07:36:56 AM
I couldn't get on through showclix either... it was log jammed... 


Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: jamiesugah on July 11, 2021, 07:38:00 AM
I just got in a few minutes ago and bought Friday/Saturday. Everything was still available.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on July 11, 2021, 07:38:35 AM
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I just got in a few minutes ago and bought Friday/Saturday. Everything was still available.
Way to go! Hoping we get some movement soon
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: mdla on July 11, 2021, 07:39:53 AM
I'm so happy we have one year where at least we dont have to do this craziness re:SDCC  :P
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: conventiongeek on July 11, 2021, 07:44:13 AM
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I just got in a few minutes ago and bought Friday/Saturday. Everything was still available.

always good to see people get in for real... it must be slow going still.

Been so long since a real sale, i think i forgot about the wait... lol
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: jamiesugah on July 11, 2021, 07:47:34 AM
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Been so long since a real sale, i think i forgot about the wait... lol

I've been going as press since 2012 so this is the first time I've had to buy tickets in 10 years. It was NOT like this the last time I did this, haha.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on July 11, 2021, 07:48:46 AM
just about 50 minutes in and still spinning...I got a sinking feeling bout this...
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: debster on July 11, 2021, 07:52:48 AM
My screen says Saturday badges are 50% sold out.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on July 11, 2021, 07:53:45 AM
NYCC just posted that they are purposely going slower than normal...fingers crossed...
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on July 11, 2021, 07:56:15 AM
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NYCC just posted that they are purposely going slower than normal...fingers crossed...
super glad they're finally posting updates!!!
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: debster on July 11, 2021, 07:58:18 AM
One of my friends just got in...all badges still there.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: rabbitwarren on July 11, 2021, 08:01:17 AM
Saturday 90% sold out
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: SamTurtledove on July 11, 2021, 08:01:36 AM


Saturday badges are 90% sold out and the remaining Saturday badges are in the process of being purchased. When these purchases are complete, we will update the status to be 100% sold out.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: jamiesugah on July 11, 2021, 08:04:57 AM
It went from 50% to 90% really fast.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on July 11, 2021, 08:07:12 AM
One code finally got me in.  Got Sat badges.  Now ShowClix is down and can't accept them.  It never ends...
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: jamiesugah on July 11, 2021, 08:09:12 AM
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One code finally got me in.  Got Sat badges.  Now ShowClix is down and can't accept them.  It never ends...

Oh yeah I figured I wouldn't even try until after the sale. But yay for getting Saturday!
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on July 11, 2021, 08:11:27 AM
any one need help
I'm in

eta no saturday
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: conventiongeek on July 11, 2021, 08:40:53 AM
Sure Saturday sold out, but it appears the other badges may be available for a while...  anyone else having difficulties getting in?

edit... Friday Sold Out
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on July 11, 2021, 08:45:41 AM
I'm off line for a bit enjoying the last half of Black Widow ;)
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: conventiongeek on July 11, 2021, 08:50:04 AM
Updated...  i may have spoke too soon...

Friday, Saturday and Sunday all showing Sold Out now...  ouch.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on July 11, 2021, 08:54:38 AM
Thank you @alyssa (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1) for answering my call with your offer to help.

Thank you @Michael M (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2539) for helping!

Silly me I thought this would be easy. 

Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: MickeyJack on July 11, 2021, 08:54:59 AM
Got one badge for each of the four days.


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Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on July 11, 2021, 10:47:25 AM
Congrats to everyone who got what they wanted!

I got Thursday, which is all I wanted.   :)
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on July 11, 2021, 02:20:01 PM
I kept checking.

Now Thursday is sold out!!!  I think that's a first for NYCC in terms of the amount of time it took.  In 2019, Thursday didn't sell out at all.  Of course now we're talking limited capacity.

This might be a harbinger for SDCC Special Edition.   :)
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: conventiongeek on July 11, 2021, 04:05:54 PM
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I kept checking.

Now Thursday is sold out!!!  I think that's a first for NYCC in terms of the amount of time it took.  In 2019, Thursday didn't sell out at all.  Of course now we're talking limited capacity.

This might be a harbinger for SDCC Special Edition.   :)

I think someone mentioned they may only be at 33% capacity.  That would be very surprising. Not even sure what the convention hall would look like at 1/3 the number of people. Either way, really looking forward to it!  Can't wait!
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on July 11, 2021, 04:45:31 PM
This is a really good point.  33% capacity, I wonder what crowds might look like?
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: debster on July 11, 2021, 05:12:27 PM
I wonder if they’re going to keep everything in the Javits this year and not do MSG or Hammerstein.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: LaMaestra on July 11, 2021, 07:05:02 PM
Did anyone here accept tix on Showclix and the delivery method says "Print at Home"? My bro accept tickets that I got for him, and in his acct it says that. When I checked my Showclix to see if maybe it's due to the fact thst my I originally had his badges and I Transferred to him, but even on my end there's no delivery address showing. It did earlier in the day for sure.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on July 11, 2021, 07:13:19 PM
I wonder if it was 33% less, I know Denver is doing 75% capacity.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Roshawn on July 12, 2021, 07:01:42 AM
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As of now, those superfan tix are still available.

There was never a limit Superfan memberships or the limit was the stock of Saturday badges.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on July 12, 2021, 07:09:07 AM
Did anyone miss a day?
I may have a line on a couple of single days.

Taken

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Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on July 12, 2021, 10:30:41 AM
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There was never a limit Superfan memberships or the limit was the stock of Saturday badges.

Since I didn't participate in the Superfan memberships, I didn't keep track of its status.  So my question is, is the Superfan membership still ongoing.  If so, does that mean they may be withholding tickets for the Superfan memberships?  Just curious.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on July 12, 2021, 10:59:22 AM
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Since I didn't participate in the Superfan memberships, I didn't keep track of its status.  So my question is, is the Superfan membership still ongoing.  If so, does that mean they may be withholding tickets for the Superfan memberships?  Just curious.
i doubt it. the superfan may only be *not* applicable to nycc '21 con's
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on July 12, 2021, 11:07:37 AM
Remember, the Superfan membership also guarantees badges for some of ReedPop’s other cons, so it makes sense that they might continue selling memberships, even if the NYCC badge perk is past.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Roshawn on July 12, 2021, 12:51:46 PM
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Remember, the Superfan membership also guarantees badges for some of ReedPop’s other cons, so it makes sense that they might continue selling memberships, even if the NYCC badge perk is past.
Exactly
= excuse  to not limit superfan memberships
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on July 12, 2021, 02:30:34 PM
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Remember, the Superfan membership also guarantees badges for some of ReedPop’s other cons, so it makes sense that they might continue selling memberships, even if the NYCC badge perk is past.

I thought they stated it gave you first access to renew the superfan also. 
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: MickeyJack on July 12, 2021, 03:52:54 PM
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There was never a limit Superfan memberships or the limit was the stock of Saturday badges.

I'm not sure if they are still selling Superfan memberships, but they did put on their site that the number of memberships was limited. What that number is/was is anybody's guess.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: SlmDiva30 on July 13, 2021, 05:47:29 AM
In regards to the Superfan memberships, the presale for this con was July 1-8th.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on July 14, 2021, 09:20:56 AM
housing/hotels was split off to
https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=11864.0

meet up talk split to
https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=11865.0
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on July 14, 2021, 09:21:40 AM
any idea when the superfan tix have to be assigned by?
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: jamiesugah on July 14, 2021, 11:41:59 AM
Is anyone else still having issues with Showclix? When I log in, it looks like it glitched.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: MickeyJack on July 14, 2021, 12:13:56 PM
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Is anyone else still having issues with Showclix? When I log in, it looks like it glitched.
I am experiencing issues too.


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Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: MickeyJack on July 14, 2021, 12:14:59 PM
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any idea when the superfan tix have to be assigned by?
I was wondering same. I couldn’t suss it out myself.


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Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on July 14, 2021, 01:46:29 PM
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I was wondering same. I couldn’t suss it out myself.


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Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on July 15, 2021, 09:43:27 AM
So much for the "We also know scalping is one of your biggest frustrations when it comes to NYCC badge sales..."...from the Lyte Badge Exchange (https://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en-us/badges/lyte-badge-exchange.html) page.

And then the prices inside Lyte.
(https://bn1302files.storage.live.com/y4mFHFx-kj2bcBrvQR69JsIZTcetOOYvyTJPDKi4W7TyZpWQ-gCmrqDUzdtmdlNwFaasat3PO1h6X2IqKMPvSR7iGuEp2HMNzsENCOYCPWo-53VedkT_DgfV2jJ3o9ZWSItAirD1SeOZgJ8vdWzndcYYJDiZeStyqZtCrSYEWbrh3svqRaolX8ZMLQiVzW5CpHF?width=660&height=284&cropmode=none)
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on July 15, 2021, 06:36:06 PM
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So much for the "We also know scalping is one of your biggest frustrations when it comes to NYCC badge sales..."...from the Lyte Badge Exchange (https://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en-us/badges/lyte-badge-exchange.html) page.

And then the prices inside Lyte.
(https://bn1302files.storage.live.com/y4mFHFx-kj2bcBrvQR69JsIZTcetOOYvyTJPDKi4W7TyZpWQ-gCmrqDUzdtmdlNwFaasat3PO1h6X2IqKMPvSR7iGuEp2HMNzsENCOYCPWo-53VedkT_DgfV2jJ3o9ZWSItAirD1SeOZgJ8vdWzndcYYJDiZeStyqZtCrSYEWbrh3svqRaolX8ZMLQiVzW5CpHF?width=660&height=284&cropmode=none)

The whole it's not scalping or flipping if you are friends with the company kills me!
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: debster on July 15, 2021, 06:41:19 PM
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Is anyone else still having issues with Showclix? When I log in, it looks like it glitched.

I can see my badges when I log in.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: magicalme7 on July 23, 2021, 12:14:06 PM
Is there a thread for people who need tickets to post?? I didn’t get tickets and really want to go (Friday, Saturday mainly) and the Lyte badge service is a rip off selling at more than triple the price.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on August 04, 2021, 06:21:42 AM
NYCC Health and Safety Update as of August 4, 2021
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Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: magicalme7 on August 04, 2021, 06:52:38 AM
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NYCC Health and Safety Update as of August 4, 2021
(https://bn1302files.storage.live.com/y4mC4UAsOBmyuyzLmziCpWSz9BMDyI1Aa3TpWjerucf_7hiiG0e4ZoIp7foqut6KLrgr7zSduyB0MGDkimrUCWlAbGkLiRu4vG0QH1OcIHd1RnE4J6gFdkj8lAuoQnkDMPmsEZ1wx0ZOHVGtAifE1WLBDqOVACSWZEUr8bZ9quObjcB20EbGgGoz_o9MXsh-3ti?width=659&height=660&cropmode=none)

I’m hoping that due to this more tickets at retail will become available as I really would like to go and am fully vaccinated.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on August 04, 2021, 12:31:40 PM
More (related?) news incoming, as NYCC is held in Javits...

NY Auto Show Cancelled, press release below.
https://myemail.constantcontact.com/2021-New-York-Auto-Show-Cancelled.html?soid=1101460727699&aid=1ZijuvDCKqo (https://myemail.constantcontact.com/2021-New-York-Auto-Show-Cancelled.html?soid=1101460727699&aid=1ZijuvDCKqo)
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on August 16, 2021, 01:18:19 PM
crew applications close sept 10th
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on August 16, 2021, 01:28:29 PM
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crew applications close sept 10th

@alyssa (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1)

what are 'crew applications'? is it NYCC equivalent of volunteers?

Just curious.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on August 16, 2021, 01:55:42 PM
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@alyssa (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1)

what are 'crew applications'? is it NYCC equivalent of volunteers?

Just curious.

yeah volunteers but i believe they were a paid position with 8 hr days-
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on August 17, 2021, 07:22:10 AM
Proof of full vaccination just announced.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: magicalme7 on August 17, 2021, 09:17:34 AM
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Proof of full vaccination just announced.

Where do you see this announcement? I’m hoping that some don’t want to go because of this and cancel their tickets and more tickets are released as I missed out on tickets and don’t want to pay their highly escalated fees on Lyte.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: semigeekgirl on August 17, 2021, 09:29:44 AM
It's on their "health and safety" page. No mention on the front page of the website.
https://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en-us/about/health-and-safety.html

I'd assume they will also email people who've already purchased tickets, but I'm not a ticketholder so I wouldn't know for sure. The H&S page also states that they will verify proof of full vaccination at the door either from a physical vax card or a digital health pass.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on August 17, 2021, 09:48:07 AM
Email went out.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on August 17, 2021, 10:10:00 AM
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Where do you see this announcement? I’m hoping that some don’t want to go because of this and cancel their tickets and more tickets are released as I missed out on tickets and don’t want to pay their highly escalated fees on Lyte.

So do you think they'd have another ticket sale?  I kind of doubt that. 
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: magicalme7 on August 17, 2021, 10:26:06 AM
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So do you think they'd have another ticket sale?  I kind of doubt that.

Yeah. You are probably right. They will probably end up putting them on Lyte. I wish no one would buy the tickets at those rates. They are scalping their own tickets which is a dang shame.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on August 17, 2021, 10:42:50 AM
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Email went out.

hmmm....

Who was the email from.  I haven't gotten anything yet, and I'm not hopeful I will get anything.  I always get an email on the badge sale, but that comes from 'showclix'.  When it comes to Reedpop, I get nothing.  I've even tried to re-register, and have not gotten a thing.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on August 17, 2021, 10:47:34 AM
I didn't get an email, but I did see it come over twitter, pushing to here - NYCC21 Security, Health and Safety (https://nycc21.com/safety)
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on August 17, 2021, 11:03:54 AM
Email came from New York Comic Con
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on August 17, 2021, 12:13:13 PM
How do they know that people aren't presenting fake vaccine cards?  This doesn't really seem like a solution that can be put in play right now.  Feds just seized thousands of fake Vaccine cards.  NYCC employees aren't going to know what's real and what's not.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/08/16/border-patrol-fake-vaccine-cards/
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on August 17, 2021, 12:15:17 PM
They’re doing it based on NYC requirements.  Not like a random restaurant owner can spot fakes either.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: chocolateshake on August 17, 2021, 12:23:00 PM
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They’re doing it based on NYC requirements.  Not like a random restaurant owner can spot fakes either.

Two tourists in Hawaii were caught using fake proof of vaccination and are now facing a up to a $5,000 fine and up to 1 year in prison.

California is addressing the fake CDC card problem by pushing it's digital, don't call it a vaccine passport, vaccination verification system.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: debster on August 18, 2021, 05:23:17 AM
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hmmm....

Who was the email from.  I haven't gotten anything yet, and I'm not hopeful I will get anything.  I always get an email on the badge sale, but that comes from 'showclix'.  When it comes to Reedpop, I get nothing.  I've even tried to re-register, and have not gotten a thing.

Same with me. I don’t know how I was unsubscribed but no matter what I do, try to re-register, contacting ReedPop, I have never gotten emails from them in the last few years.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on August 18, 2021, 07:53:52 AM
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Two tourists in Hawaii were caught using fake proof of vaccination and are now facing a up to a $5,000 fine and up to 1 year in prison.

California is addressing the fake CDC card problem by pushing it's digital, don't call it a vaccine passport, vaccination verification system.

do u know if it will be able to verify CVS vax'es in CA?
i'm sorry for asking u to do the research - i'm just overwhelmed with family stuff & being bi-coastal at the moment. It looks as tho i'll have to get a booster in a different state then my original. [one more thing to deal with] 
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: MochiMonster on August 18, 2021, 08:08:13 AM
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do u know if it will be able to verify CVS vax'es in CA?
i'm sorry for asking u to do the research - i'm just overwhelmed with family stuff & being bi-coastal at the moment. It looks as tho i'll have to get a booster in a different state then my original. [one more thing to deal with] 

The California system (https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/) should have records for all COVID-19 vaccines administered in California with the exception of those administered by a federal agency. That should include any that are given by CVS. Is that what you're asking?
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: chocolateshake on August 18, 2021, 09:25:04 AM
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do u know if it will be able to verify CVS vax'es in CA?
i'm sorry for asking u to do the research - i'm just overwhelmed with family stuff & being bi-coastal at the moment. It looks as tho i'll have to get a booster in a different state then my original. [one more thing to deal with]

I think your best bet would be to show your CDC vaccination card to get the booster if needed.  I don't know if any other state recognizes California's system.  There may not even need to be any proof you were vaccinated over 8 months ago.  With the current booster program for the immunocompromised someone just attests to qualification.  If you say you qualify, you qualify.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on August 18, 2021, 09:35:26 AM
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hmmm....

Who was the email from.  I haven't gotten anything yet, and I'm not hopeful I will get anything.  I always get an email on the badge sale, but that comes from 'showclix'.  When it comes to Reedpop, I get nothing.  I've even tried to re-register, and have not gotten a thing.
you're on double super secret probation ;)
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on August 18, 2021, 10:03:49 AM
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you're on double super secret probation ;)

Me and @debster (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=3593)

 :)
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: chocolateshake on August 18, 2021, 07:49:16 PM
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do u know if it will be able to verify CVS vax'es in CA?
i'm sorry for asking u to do the research - i'm just overwhelmed with family stuff & being bi-coastal at the moment. It looks as tho i'll have to get a booster in a different state then my original. [one more thing to deal with]

I don't know how close local implementation will match a Presidential speech, but Biden said today that in order to get the third dose you will just show your vaccination card.  No other registration or ID needed.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on August 18, 2021, 08:02:33 PM
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I don't know how close local implementation will match a Presidential speech, but Biden said today that in order to get the third dose you will just show your vaccination card.  No other registration or ID needed.
thx
i haven't been in tune with news reports recently
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on August 19, 2021, 05:42:44 PM
Hayden Christiansen is the first guest to be announced, and photo ops will have plexiglass barriers.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: jamiesugah on August 24, 2021, 08:44:51 AM
The badges are NOT going to be The Walking Dead this year!! They'll be characters from Source Point Press Comics.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: mllNY on August 24, 2021, 04:45:40 PM
badge art. I am not familiar with source point press but I am digging the press art @jamiesugah (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2819)

https://bleedingcool.com/comics/source-point-press-is-the-official-badge-sponsor-for-nycc-2021/?fbclid=IwAR2dCPHZVpQXRKtcOfeDB0wH8y5jcETLJitmGdGeZXA3jAQwbdL_S13N4bk
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on August 27, 2021, 03:03:06 AM
Sneak peak of some panels.  https://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en-us/explore/panels/panels-and-screenings.html?utm_source=cmv3-attendee-prospect&utm_campaign=NYCC-Panels-Sneak-Peek-10-07-2021&utm_medium=social&utm_term=NPSP&fbclid=IwAR17qk0pfVmmNnG3x4WzS8JbG18RdMlQhyyfC4QE5_qKvgfKRXhuGiLpSPE
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on August 31, 2021, 09:47:44 AM
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A LIMITED NUMBER OF BADGES WILL GO BACK ONSALE FOR FAN VERIFIED FANS ON THURS. SEPT 2 AT 10:00 AM ET

If you have a Fan Verification account and didn’t get badges to NYCC, now’s your chance! Limited quantities of all badge types to NYCC 2021 will be back onsale Thurs, Sept 2 and are only available to folks who are Fan Verified. If you have a Fan Verification account, you'll receive an email in your inbox from ShowClix on Wednesday, Sept 1 containing your unique link to purchase badges on Sept 2 at 10:00 AM ET.
If you're eligible for the onsale, you will be able to buy badges for friends and family who want to attend for the first time or who haven’t attended for a few years and want to come back. You will have to assign those badges to your friend or family member’s email address, and they will be prompted to create a Fan Ver account to accept the badges after purchase.
IMPORTANT: At this time, everyone age 12+ will need to provide proof of full vaccination, and those under age 12 will need to provide proof of a negative rapid antigen or PCR lab COVID-19 test to enter NYCC. Please review our Health and Safety guidelines before buying your badges.
If you have any questions about this process, check out our assigning badges walkthrough!
We will continue to follow NYS requirements and as guidelines around large events are updated closer to October, we will alert fans if more badges become available.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on August 31, 2021, 01:39:13 PM
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@magicalme7

A LIMITED NUMBER OF BADGES WILL GO BACK ONSALE FOR FAN VERIFIED FANS ON THURS. SEPT 2 AT 10:00 AM ET

If you have a Fan Verification account and didn’t get badges to NYCC, now’s your chance! Limited quantities of all badge types to NYCC 2021 will be back onsale Thurs, Sept 2 and are only available to folks who are Fan Verified. If you have a Fan Verification account, you'll receive an email in your inbox from ShowClix on Wednesday, Sept 1 containing your unique link to purchase badges on Sept 2 at 10:00 AM ET.
If you're eligible for the onsale, you will be able to buy badges for friends and family who want to attend for the first time or who haven’t attended for a few years and want to come back. You will have to assign those badges to your friend or family member’s email address, and they will be prompted to create a Fan Ver account to accept the badges after purchase.
IMPORTANT: At this time, everyone age 12+ will need to provide proof of full vaccination, and those under age 12 will need to provide proof of a negative rapid antigen or PCR lab COVID-19 test to enter NYCC. Please review our Health and Safety guidelines before buying your badges.
If you have any questions about this process, check out our assigning badges walkthrough!
We will continue to follow NYS requirements and as guidelines around large events are updated closer to October, we will alert fans if more badges become available.
 (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=8453)

You got your wish.   :)
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on August 31, 2021, 02:27:27 PM
And John Cena!
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on August 31, 2021, 05:59:09 PM
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And John Cena!

Potato Salad?
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on August 31, 2021, 06:02:25 PM
No, he was announced as a Saturday guest today.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Andrew Costa Mesa on September 01, 2021, 07:11:35 PM
I would love to go, but I’m still too chicken to get on a plane even though my little brother and elderly mother were able to make a round trip to NYC last month without anybody getting sick.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on September 01, 2021, 07:21:12 PM
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I would love to go, but I’m still too chicken to get on a plane even though my little brother and elderly mother were able to make a round trip to NYC last month without anybody getting sick.
@Andrew Costa Mesa (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=460) I'm flying cross county every couple of weeks these days :(
I just hope i don't land in the hospital & if I do, it's in CA where my Insurance is
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on September 01, 2021, 08:18:21 PM
I have to admit I am beginning to wonder if this con is going to be worth the money we paid.  I want cons back as much as everyone else but it's a little over a month away and we basically have no announcements. 

We know a lot of studios won't send celebrities due to covid restriction on film sets.  Vendors (even in-state) are making the decision it's not safe to send their employees.  We don't even have a lot of artists announcing they are going for artist alley. 

Anyone else wondering the same thing?  I am curious to see how ticket sales are tomorrow.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on September 01, 2021, 08:43:38 PM
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@Andrew Costa Mesa (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=460) I'm flying cross county every couple of weeks these days :(
I just hope i don't land in the hospital & if I do, it's in CA where my Insurance is
I have to say I feel very safe flying.  Everyone is wearing a mask, and they are cleaning the planes AND the bathrooms like crazy. 
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Andrew Costa Mesa on September 01, 2021, 08:57:19 PM
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@Andrew Costa Mesa (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=460) I'm flying cross county every couple of weeks these days :(
I just hope i don't land in the hospital & if I do, it's in CA where my Insurance is

Brave!!!  Well, I did think about flying to NYC as recently as last June until Delta hit.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Andrew Costa Mesa on September 01, 2021, 09:00:28 PM
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I have to say I feel very safe flying.  Everyone is wearing a mask, and they are cleaning the planes AND the bathrooms like crazy.

That’s good to hear.  I might be brave after I get my booster and if positivity case rates go down again.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: jamiesugah on September 02, 2021, 08:38:47 AM
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badge art. I am not familiar with source point press but I am digging the press art @jamiesugah (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2819)

https://bleedingcool.com/comics/source-point-press-is-the-official-badge-sponsor-for-nycc-2021/?fbclid=IwAR2dCPHZVpQXRKtcOfeDB0wH8y5jcETLJitmGdGeZXA3jAQwbdL_S13N4bk

That's really cool!!
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on September 02, 2021, 09:12:31 AM
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I have to admit I am beginning to wonder if this con is going to be worth the money we paid.  I want cons back as much as everyone else but it's a little over a month away and we basically have no announcements. 

We know a lot of studios won't send celebrities due to covid restriction on film sets.  Vendors (even in-state) are making the decision it's not safe to send their employees.  We don't even have a lot of artists announcing they are going for artist alley. 

Anyone else wondering the same thing?  I am curious to see how ticket sales are tomorrow.
Thinking the same thing. I'm on the fence going myself, and even if I want to stay overnight now...
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on September 02, 2021, 10:09:45 AM
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Thinking the same thing. I'm on the fence going myself, and even if I want to stay overnight now...

Ticket sales did not go as they probably hoped today.  I wouldn't question going if I felt the content was up to standards.  Also I started a new job so I will be negative on PTO, so it needs to be worth doing that as it impacts things for the future.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: rabbitwarren on September 02, 2021, 11:04:43 AM
I'm going because I'm local but I only bought for one day.  I'm fine with it being smaller, but if I had to fly to NY or shell out for a hotel, I would have definitely passed. 
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on September 02, 2021, 11:40:29 AM
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I'm going because I'm local but I only bought for one day.  I'm fine with it being smaller, but if I had to fly to NY or shell out for a hotel, I would have definitely passed.

That makes a lot of sense.  I plan to attend the Denver one, local is cheap and does not involve taking as much time off.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: rabbitwarren on September 02, 2021, 12:40:27 PM
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That makes a lot of sense.  I plan to attend the Denver one, local is cheap and does not involve taking as much time off.

I think for now keeping it small and local is a good way to wade into the waters of a return to Con life. 
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on September 02, 2021, 01:15:22 PM
I have no problems going up; I have something I need Hayden to sign, and there were some panels I’m interested in that sneak leak they shared.  And I’ll get to see some friends up there.
But since NYCC > Wondercon, and CCI is comparing CCSE to Wondercon, if NYCC isn’t drawing exhibitors or studios/networks, CCSE certainly won’t, so I definitely don’t feel like I’ll miss anything not flying across the country over Thanksgiving weekend for CCSE.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: debster on September 02, 2021, 03:55:32 PM
https://twitter.com/ny_comic_con/status/1433549037404364803?s=21
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on September 02, 2021, 07:56:08 PM

New York Comic Con
@NY_Comic_Con
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5h
Heads up, NYCC fans: the hotel block opens tomorrow at 12:00 PM ET. More info coming tomorrow!
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NYRider on September 03, 2021, 07:14:15 AM
More guests announced. Photo Ops and Select Autographing go sale Tuesday, Sept 7th. Superfans presale access begins today:

https://twitter.com/NY_Comic_Con/status/1433781047502819367?s=20
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on September 03, 2021, 09:06:58 AM
Does anyone see where hotels went up?
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on September 03, 2021, 09:31:34 AM
Here.
https://book.passkey.com/event/50229670/owner/14227/home?mobile=true&dw=768
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: debster on September 07, 2021, 11:21:02 AM
Lotteries/reservations for Main stage/Empire stage panels and exclusives starting on September 20th:

https://twitter.com/ny_comic_con/status/1435305659696881665?s=21

It’s first come, first served, which seems like a bad idea to me:

https://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en-us/explore/reservations.html
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: RTFirefly on September 07, 2021, 11:32:34 AM
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Lotteries/reservations for Main stage/Empire stage panels and exclusives starting on September 20th:

https://twitter.com/ny_comic_con/status/1435305659696881665?s=21

It’s first come, first served, which seems like a bad idea to me:

https://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en-us/explore/reservations.html

Does this include the signings that were in the lotteries as well? I always kind of liked the lottery system since it gave everyone a shot at getting stuff.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: jamiesugah on September 07, 2021, 11:51:44 AM
That just sounds like an awful idea.

Also, it says that there are a limited number of reservations available, but that 100% of the seating is going to reservations. That sounds contradictory.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: smurph1125 on September 08, 2021, 09:07:19 AM
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Lotteries/reservations for Main stage/Empire stage panels and exclusives starting on September 20th:

https://twitter.com/ny_comic_con/status/1435305659696881665?s=21

Seems like most panels/guests would need to be announced in the next 12 days then.  This doesn't bode well for quality content since we haven't seen much so far.  Starting to worry my 3 days of tickets will be a waste.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Ultron32 on September 08, 2021, 09:23:50 AM
I think historically they've release a list of panels four weeks out, which is tomorrow. I have the same worries though.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on September 08, 2021, 09:35:45 AM
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I think historically they've release a list of panels four weeks out, which is tomorrow. I have the same worries though.

I had to remind myself of this, we have always just been spoiled by studios and such announcing before the schedule.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on September 08, 2021, 10:00:26 AM
There will be a panel for the new Ghostbusters movie.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on September 08, 2021, 10:24:18 AM
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There will be a panel for the new Ghostbusters movie.

Finally something good.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on September 11, 2021, 11:17:22 AM
Anybody else thinks it's a lil weird that there are still tickets left for this? While Saturday is sold out it looks like Thursday, Friday and Sunday are still available. Odd considering that they said that they'd scale back the attendee numbers.


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Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on September 11, 2021, 11:48:55 AM
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Anybody else thinks it's a lil weird that there are still tickets left for this? While Saturday is sold out it looks like Thursday, Friday and Sunday are still available. Odd considering that they said that they'd scale back the attendee numbers.


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Interesting...

I'm going to say something that's not popular.

I think part of the reason may be their change in attendance requirements, which they didn't inform everyone of until after the sale.  Requiring people to be vaccinated AND requiring people to wear masks inside.  I've said it before.  I don't understand why everyone has to wear a mask inside if you're requiring everyone to be vaccinated.  Just my opinion.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Ultron32 on September 11, 2021, 11:58:03 AM
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Interesting...

I'm going to say something that's not popular.

I think part of the reason may be their change in attendance requirements, which they didn't inform everyone of until after the sale.  Requiring people to be vaccinated AND requiring people to wear masks inside.  I've said it before.  I don't understand why everyone has to wear a mask inside if you're requiring everyone to be vaccinated.  Just my opinion.

Vaccinated folks can still catch and spread the virus, especially the delta variant based on what I've read, even if the symptoms are far less likely to be severe. Personally I feel pretty safe around vaccinated folks without masks, but given the sheer number of people in one building I don't blame them one bit for taking every precaution in preventing spread.

I think you're probably right that some folks decided against taking the trip after that change though. There's also probably folks on the other end of the spectrum, for whom no amount of precautions would make them feel safe in a convention right now. I'm not surprised if they're having trouble selling out this year (especially with so few guests and panels announced, this close to the show!).
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on September 11, 2021, 12:41:07 PM
First, with the delta variant, vaccinated people can carry as much of a viral load in their upper respiratory tracts as unvaccinated people.  You’re less likely to have serious effects from the illness, but vaccinated people are just as contagious as unvaccinated people if they get it.  This was not the case with earlier strains, and it’s why CDC reversed its position on indoor masking.

Second, there are other reasons why tickets are still available.  Big reason #1 — they were recently able to add capacity.  That’s why they were able to sell to the general public when they initially said they wouldn’t.  Second, let’s face it, the guest list and panel list IS lacking compared to this point in recent years.  There’s been a lot of complaining in social media about, saying that it’s not worth having and they should cancel.  Third, the vendors that canceled — people think without Funko it’s not worth going (even Funko only started going in 2015 or 2016).  Finally — Thursday badges basically never sell out.  I was more surprised when they sold out in the original sale.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on September 11, 2021, 01:46:46 PM
I don't think these were refunded badges, they increased capacity to the convention.  It sold out, they saw a demand and decided they could sell more badges. 

Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on September 11, 2021, 10:42:42 PM
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Second, there are other reasons why tickets are still available.  Big reason #1 — they were recently able to add capacity.  That’s why they were able to sell to the general public when they initially said they wouldn’t.  Second, let’s face it, the guest list and panel list IS lacking compared to this point in recent years.  There’s been a lot of complaining in social media about, saying that it’s not worth having and they should cancel.  Third, the vendors that canceled — people think without Funko it’s not worth going (even Funko only started going in 2015 or 2016).  Finally — Thursday badges basically never sell out.  I was more surprised when they sold out in the original sale.
Serious question...

Where or how did you find out they added capacity?
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on September 12, 2021, 03:28:27 AM
Same to the above question: I didn't see any notification via the NYCC social media options that they were able to increase capacity. That doesn't mean I totally missed it (highly possible) but would love to know when they said that happened.


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Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on September 12, 2021, 08:46:41 AM
I’m having a hard time finding it, but it was a reply to someone complaining about how tickets were available to purchase now after they had purchased through Lyte I think.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on September 12, 2021, 12:43:12 PM
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I’m having a hard time finding it, but it was a reply to someone complaining about how tickets were available to purchase now after they had purchased through Lyte I think.

I read it also, I am too lazy to search back. 
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on September 12, 2021, 12:57:19 PM
I found it.  It was a reply to a comment on their FB post from Aug 31.

Brian Fein We received updated capacity numbers at the end of last week! We can assure you everyone’s safety is still our top priority. Even with this increase in capacity, we are still selling fewer badges than we did in 2019.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NYRider on September 13, 2021, 09:16:14 AM
Midtown Comics won't be at NYCC this year:

https://twitter.com/MidtownComics/status/1437431431744180233?s=20
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on September 13, 2021, 09:43:38 AM
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Midtown Comics won't be at NYCC this year:

https://twitter.com/MidtownComics/status/1437431431744180233?s=20
WOW, that's disheartening
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: mllNY on September 13, 2021, 09:49:22 AM
https://twitter.com/NY_Comic_Con/status/1437455997052891140

Amazon Prime is in though with Wheel of Time and @Miclpea (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=4892) 's show the expanse
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on September 13, 2021, 10:56:18 AM
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https://twitter.com/NY_Comic_Con/status/1437455997052891140

Amazon Prime is in though with Wheel of Time and @Miclpea (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=4892) 's show the expanse

Okay I am confused

1. Does virtual mean we go into the room and watch a screen of a zoom panel?
2. Not all the pictures say virtual but the NYCC website says they are all virtual, are they?

     -https://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en-us/explore/panels/panels-and-screenings.html?utm_source=cmv3-attendee-prospect&utm_campaign=NYCC-Panels-Sneak-Peek-10-07-2021&utm_medium=social&utm_term=NPSP

Don't worry @mllNY (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1222) I don't expect you to answer.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: stl_ben on September 13, 2021, 12:05:19 PM
I 100% expect any larger names on panels to be virtual. 
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: mllNY on September 13, 2021, 12:32:17 PM
@NCDS (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2339) I'm almost reading it that way but like you say not all panels say that and there is discrepancies like you noted. I assume with the superfan and virtual pass all panels can be seen virtually so it almost seems like they are setting themselves up to say that that panel you go into the main stage to watch the panel on zoom.

I don't know if every large panel would be like that, if they did then there will be some serious complaints and maybe some real consequences to them doing that
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on September 13, 2021, 03:14:47 PM
Right now I am assuming it's only Amazon panels.  Kudos to Amazon, it's a smart move on their part.

Though others may see that and think it's a great idea. 
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on September 13, 2021, 05:29:06 PM
Scott Williams (https://twitter.com/ScottW_inks/status/1437570223519846404?s=20) just put out that he's backing out of NYCC '21...
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NYRider on September 14, 2021, 10:24:18 AM
Funimation will be at NYCC on the show-floor and with panels.

https://www.funimation.com/blog/2021/09/14/anime-happens-here-funimation-returns-to-new-york-comic-con-2021/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=org-social&utm_campaign=nycc-2021&utm_content=announcement&sf150735376=1
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on September 14, 2021, 07:04:43 PM
The Critical Role panel is definitely virtual.  Someone said they were told on Twitter that the Wheel of Time panel will also be virtual.  So yes, it seems that the Amazon panels will be get together in a room and watch a stream like you could do at home.  The only one I’m not sure about is The Expanse.  On the one hand, the NYCC page says virtual panel, but on the other hand, 2 of the show’s stars are photo/autograph guests.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on September 14, 2021, 07:35:12 PM
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The Critical Role panel is definitely virtual.  Someone said they were told on Twitter that the Wheel of Time panel will also be virtual.  So yes, it seems that the Amazon panels will be get together in a room and watch a stream like you could do at home.  The only one I’m not sure about is The Expanse.  On the one hand, the NYCC page says virtual panel, but on the other hand, 2 of the show’s stars are photo/autograph guests.

Expanse Geek says it's confirmed virtual https://twitter.com/TheExpanseGeeks/status/1437753821594324992
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on September 14, 2021, 07:39:11 PM
So I guess that’s all of the Amazon panels then.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Ultron32 on September 14, 2021, 07:44:44 PM
Getting nervous now. Just over three weeks to the show, barely any panels announced, half of them are just zooming in. Doesn't feel like there's going to be four days of things to do.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: mllNY on September 15, 2021, 12:13:01 PM
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Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on September 15, 2021, 12:56:48 PM
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I have never gotten through the panel list that fast before.  A lot of virtual, then that pre-recorded one. 
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on September 15, 2021, 01:05:11 PM
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I have never gotten through the panel list that fast before.  A lot of virtual, then that pre-recorded one.
And if I read the NYCC Twitter feed correctly, *all* the virtual ones are pre-recorded...that's...not cool...
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: chocolateshake on September 15, 2021, 01:31:29 PM
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And if I read the NYCC Twitter feed correctly, *all* the virtual ones are pre-recorded...that's...not cool...

No.  No it's not.  What's the point?

I guess it's better than sitting at home watching it by yourself but not by much.  I was once in a panel where it was just watching the premiere episode of a show.  The cast was there sitting up front watching it with us, but during the whole show I kept thinking I was wasting an hour of valuable con time watching something that I would be able to watch at home soon.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on September 15, 2021, 01:34:17 PM
There are maybe one or two virtual panels where my curiosity outweighs the lameness (I.e. the Psych movie panel), but otherwise virtual panels are going to be a pass for me.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Roshawn on September 15, 2021, 02:14:28 PM
This show is awful. Looks like I will be tourist while in New York. No CGC, Marvel, Image, DC, and Boom.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on September 15, 2021, 02:15:53 PM
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This show is awful. Looks like I will be tourist while in New York. No CGC, Marvel, Image, DC, and Boom.
@Roshawn (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=11) let be tourist together LOL
no cgc !?!? yikes
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on September 15, 2021, 05:47:32 PM
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There are maybe one or two virtual panels where my curiosity outweighs the lameness (I.e. the Psych movie panel), but otherwise virtual panels are going to be a pass for me.

The live panel a few years ago was sooooooooo good!   
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on September 16, 2021, 06:19:01 PM
@sefton42 (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2091) I don't see PSych on the schedule anymore.  Can you find it?
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on September 16, 2021, 06:23:16 PM
Huh.  I was just looking at it, but I hadn't refreshed.  You're right, it appears to be gone.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on September 16, 2021, 06:56:26 PM
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Huh.  I was just looking at it, but I hadn't refreshed.  You're right, it appears to be gone.

At least I am not crazy.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on September 16, 2021, 07:06:13 PM
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At least I am not crazy.

Oh, I certainly didn’t mean to imply that!   ;)
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NYRider on September 17, 2021, 11:34:26 AM
Some major publishers confirmed not attending NYCC this year due to the pandemic:

"Dark Horse, Oni Press and Archie Comics all confirmed to ComicsXF that they will have no physical presence at NYCC, citing concerns about the safety of travel and attending large, in-person events. Vault CEO and Publisher Damian Wassel said that, “for the safety of our team and other attendees, Vault will not be participating in any live events in 2021.” Dynamite Entertainment anticipated having team members at the event, but no booth. Sources confirmed to ComicsXF that Marvel and BOOM also will not be attending. "

https://www.comicsxf.com/2021/09/17/some-major-comics-publishers-are-not-attending-nycc/
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on September 17, 2021, 11:39:50 AM
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At least I am not crazy.
That's a *totally* different thread ;)
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: hikanteki on September 17, 2021, 04:20:38 PM
Yikes. The only thing worse than watching pre-recorded zoom panels online at home is watching pre-recorded zoom panels in person.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: jamiesugah on September 19, 2021, 04:57:27 PM
Does anyone have links to updated maps for this year? I assume the 400 panel rooms are in the expansion.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on September 19, 2021, 05:05:55 PM
They said the maps will be coming soon.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on September 20, 2021, 10:10:14 AM
Annnnnd their authentication process bites...
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on September 20, 2021, 10:13:33 AM
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Annnnnd their authentication process bites...

That's Reedpop/NYCC for you.😝
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on September 20, 2021, 10:20:43 AM
i even got a 500 error LOL

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Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on September 20, 2021, 10:22:07 AM
What really burns me is that these @$$#@7s are for-profit...get your junk working! </rant>
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on September 20, 2021, 10:22:27 AM
i'm must hoping CCI's volunteer reg que-it works LOL
but it'll be a lot less folks trying to get in
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on September 20, 2021, 10:23:39 AM
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What really burns me is that these @$$#@7s are for-profit...get your junk working! </rant>
profit or non-profit, they all need to make money ;)

anyone check twitter for updates?
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: chocolateshake on September 20, 2021, 10:27:11 AM
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i'm must hoping CCI's volunteer reg que-it works LOL
but it'll be a lot less folks trying to get in

I really think that the only reason CCI is having volunteers use the waiting room is to test out the new system before real badge sales start.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on September 20, 2021, 10:28:16 AM
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I really think that the only reason CCI is having volunteers use the waiting room is to test out the new system before real badge sales start.

I agree!!!
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on September 20, 2021, 10:30:17 AM
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I really think that the only reason CCI is having volunteers use the waiting room is to test out the new system before real badge sales start.

Well, to some extent i agree but it enables a randomization to all the volunteers which forestalls any suggestions of unfairness. Assuming there are more vol's then positions.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on September 20, 2021, 10:33:37 AM

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Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on September 20, 2021, 10:35:30 AM
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Well, to some extent i agree but it enables a randomization to all the volunteers which forestalls any suggestions of unfairness. Assuming there are more vol's then positions.
Maybe, but...

I've been volunteering since 2017.  From what I remember, it takes a while for the volunteer interest list to fill up.  Like days.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: chocolateshake on September 20, 2021, 10:38:55 AM
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Well, to some extent i agree but it enables a randomization to all the volunteers which forestalls any suggestions of unfairness. Assuming there are more vol's then positions.

There is that.  We'll know in half an hour.  It's so hard to judge what the demand will be for Turkeycon.  This will give us the first sign.

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Maybe, but...

I've been volunteering since 2017.  From what I remember, it takes a while for the volunteer interest list to fill up.  Like days.

You hit it during the easy years.  For years before that, it would open and close in minutes.  People would say it was harder to get to be a volunteer than buy a badge.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: debster on September 20, 2021, 10:42:16 AM
I got two confirmation emails, one with 3 panels and one with 1 panel (different panels). I wonder if they will combine or if I'll only get the 1 (or 3) panels.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on September 20, 2021, 10:44:00 AM
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I got two confirmation emails, one with 3 panels and one with 1 panel (different panels). I wonder if they will combine or if I'll only get the 1 (or 3) panels.
so glad you got through!!
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on September 20, 2021, 10:47:22 AM
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You hit it during the easy years.  For years before that, it would open and close in minutes.  People would say it was harder to get to be a volunteer than buy a badge.
it's my understanding there's a **lot** more volunteers then positions for SE
Interest by the vol's is in question tho.  I would **love** to know how many people are in the waiting room right now hehe
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: jamiesugah on September 20, 2021, 10:48:32 AM
It keeps saying my verification expired. I would much rather get up early and line up than do this stupid thing. I'm about ready to throw my phone.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: mdla on September 20, 2021, 10:50:46 AM
Between D23's debacle a few years back and now this id be wary of cons with reservations moving forward. Has any large con successfully implemented a reservation system so far?
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on September 20, 2021, 10:51:00 AM
I managed to get in early and got all of mine with minimal crashes.  Then tried to help a friend and it’s all gone to hell.  Which frankly is what I expected.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on September 20, 2021, 10:51:43 AM
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Between D23's debacle a few years back and now this id be wary of cons with reservations moving forward. Has any large con successfully implemented a reservation system so far?

I think this is the same engine that D23 used.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: debster on September 20, 2021, 10:56:38 AM
Heads up : They put (at least they did for me when I did it) The Ghostbusters panel to be from 4:45-7:15 instead of from 6:30-7:30 as listed on the schedule so I wasn't able to put George Takei on there who is supposed to be at 4:15-5:15. Maybe the Ghostbusters thing is an error? It has the same time (4:45-7:15) on my confirmation email also.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on September 20, 2021, 11:01:29 AM
i'm at 8 min to get in, for the SE vol que-it
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: mdla on September 20, 2021, 11:05:43 AM
"Message last updated: 1:53 PM
Hey NYCC Fans – we're working through some errors in the Reservation system so the queue is paused for the time being. You are welcome to wait and will be let back in once it reopens. New York Comic Con will also post on their social channels once the queue reopens and you can begin making reservations again."
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: debster on September 20, 2021, 11:08:08 AM
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"Message last updated: 1:53 PM
Hey NYCC Fans – we're working through some errors in the Reservation system so the queue is paused for the time being. You are welcome to wait and will be let back in once it reopens. New York Comic Con will also post on their social channels once the queue reopens and you can begin making reservations again."


What a surprise. :)
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: RTFirefly on September 20, 2021, 11:09:47 AM
My girlfriend got it and was able to snag the Outlander panel and the pigeon pop. I looked at the lists (for Sat and Sun) and they were pretty sparse. The vendor events were: the new pigeon pop, the new NYC rat pop, and a third thing I was not familiar with. There were a few panels per day. I think Saturday had: Outlander, David Harbour, the Expanse, Star Trek, Demon Hunter (whatever the popular anime is), and a few others.

I myself can't get in. I have been trying since 1:08. She got in at 1:03 and it worked with no errors.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: jamiesugah on September 20, 2021, 11:15:57 AM
I was finally able to get in after an hour and 15 minutes and multiple refreshes at various stages in the process.

But I still haven't gotten email verification, so who knows if my reservations actually took.

Confirmation just came in.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on September 20, 2021, 11:18:23 AM
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Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: mdla on September 20, 2021, 11:22:13 AM
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I was finally able to get in after an hour and 15 minutes and multiple refreshes at various stages in the process.

But I still haven't gotten email verification, so who knows if my reservations actually took.
Same situation here... signed up for a whole bunch of panels but who knows what i got.  Interesting to me that they changed the ghostbusters panel... it now stands at 2h 30 mins long... think we may get to watch the whole thing?
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: jamiesugah on September 20, 2021, 11:23:08 AM
I don't like that I wasn't able to reserve for conflicting panels. I understand why, but at the same time, you can ONLY attend these panels by reserving the spots, and if I have something come up and can't make it to the panel I reserved a seat in, I now have no options except the standby line.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: RTFirefly on September 20, 2021, 11:26:19 AM
I finally got in just now and it seems like almost everything was still available.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: alyssa on September 20, 2021, 11:31:38 AM
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I finally got in just now and it seems like almost everything was still available.
i thought they stopped ?
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: teriqueen on September 20, 2021, 11:35:28 AM
I'm still at the "paused" screen.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: jamiesugah on September 20, 2021, 11:35:57 AM
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i thought they stopped ?

The queue stopped, but if you were anywhere else in the process, it still "worked".
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on September 20, 2021, 11:54:43 AM
I was just able to refresh as my browser was still on their site and I think I got into the David Harbour panel...waiting for emails...
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: RTFirefly on September 20, 2021, 11:58:40 AM
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The queue stopped, but if you were anywhere else in the process, it still "worked".

Yeah I had a code already. Refreshing actually was not working. I went to the main NYCC21 reservation link and clicked on it and then I magically got in. I got my acknowledgement e-mail already too so it seems to have worked.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: jamiesugah on September 20, 2021, 12:30:19 PM
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Let's try this again, shall we? Our vendor is fixing the errors and we will be able to re-launch #NYCC Reservations tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept 21 at 10:00 AM ET.

So what does this mean for those of us who were successful?
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on September 20, 2021, 12:35:29 PM
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So what does this mean for those of us who were successful?

I will die if they cancel mine!  I have a job and have to work tomorrow.  Sure they let me slide today but they will be pissed if it continues another day.

I also have to do a cycle count tomorrow, so I can't be online all day why they figure it out.  This should have been done on a Saturday.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: jamiesugah on September 20, 2021, 12:36:32 PM
They just tweeted that anyone who got reservations today is all good, but we can make changes tomorrow.

https://twitter.com/NY_Comic_Con/status/1440036832620605447
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on September 20, 2021, 01:36:46 PM
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They just tweeted that anyone who got reservations today is all good, but we can make changes tomorrow.

https://twitter.com/NY_Comic_Con/status/1440036832620605447

Oh thank goodness!  If they want to keep this system they need to move it to a Saturday.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: squidward on September 20, 2021, 04:57:04 PM
Hi all. I had no idea this panel pre-registration was going on. I have not been on social media much.

Is there anything that I can do now to prepare for tomorrow morning? The walkthrough makes it look like you have to get somewhere to enter your email and then use a code that is sent to you in the next step of the process.

Can I get my code now somehow?

I just assumed we'd line up for panels. My child is coming with for the first time and desperately wants to get into My hero and Demon Slayer. If we don't get into those panels, that would really be sad.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on September 20, 2021, 05:07:44 PM
No, you can’t get the code now.  When you enter tomorrow you’ll be randomly assigned a place in a virtual queue.  When your turn comes up, that is when you’ll be prompted to enter your email address and do a recaptcha.  Then you’ll be sent the code to enter.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: debster on September 20, 2021, 05:20:48 PM
They just sent out an email saying the Ghostbuster panel time was wrong and it’s still an hour.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: mllNY on September 20, 2021, 05:43:58 PM
at least then you know they likely still have spots for that panel!
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: smurph1125 on September 21, 2021, 08:56:56 AM
What an awful process and misstep by NYCC.  I just saw on twitter that each individual person needs to make a reservation.  System was broken yesterday and shouldn't have asked how many will be attending the panel.  That was reserved for Children under 13.  So now I guess my group is just screwed since I didn't log on today.  They should have sent emails to everyone who was able to reserve explaining this to them...

https://twitter.com/NY_Comic_Con/status/1440048755886026761 (https://twitter.com/NY_Comic_Con/status/1440048755886026761)
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on September 21, 2021, 09:01:01 AM
They did.  It was in the email they sent on September 17.  It specifically said “Can I make reservations for a group?  Not at this time.  Everyone needs to make their own reservations separately.”   I agree that the reservation system was a mess, but that point they explicitly addressed.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: smurph1125 on September 21, 2021, 09:04:19 AM
They specifically asked yesterday during the process how many seats you would like to reserve for...

Not to mention that everything is buried on their pages and emails...I see it now, but don't give the option.  Awful.  Put this right in the middle of the work/school day.

And then tell us "If you were able to make reservations today, you're all set! You can make any changes to your reservations when we re-open."
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: teriqueen on September 21, 2021, 09:22:05 AM
The reservations are still open--your group might still be able to snag something. I was only looking for a few panels and had to wait in line for two hours (in addition to the two-plus hours I waited yesterday!), but I still got two of the three panels I was interested in. PLUS a reservation for a Pizza Rat. :-)
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: smurph1125 on September 21, 2021, 09:24:21 AM
Yeah trying now.  I got in at 10 with my wife's account to see if we could get The Boys that wasn't available yesterday since Ghostbusters time was screwed up and took almost 2 hours.  Logging on with others now to see what's left.  Hard when half the group are teachers...
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on September 21, 2021, 09:34:17 AM
The Boys wasn’t showing today.  Since that panel was never announced, I think it was a screw up for it to be on the list yesterday.  I tried just now to add George Takei since I couldn’t yesterday b/c of Ghostbusters, but I’m getting a message that it couldn’t be reserved.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: debster on September 21, 2021, 09:38:24 AM
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The Boys wasn’t showing today.  Since that panel was never announced, I think it was a screw up for it to be on the list yesterday.  I tried just now to add George Takei since I couldn’t yesterday b/c of Ghostbusters, but I’m getting a message that it couldn’t be reserved.

I couldn’t reserve George Takei either because of Ghostbusters. I sent them a DM but they haven’t gotten back to me yet.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: smurph1125 on September 21, 2021, 09:51:17 AM
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I couldn’t reserve George Takei either because of Ghostbusters. I sent them a DM but they haven’t gotten back to me yet.

They mentioned in an email to me last night about the timing being wrong on Ghostbusters that you can log on today to change your reservations and add any other panels.  The Boys wasn't available for me today either, but saw someone else that got in. Maybe that was the only panel that filled...
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on September 21, 2021, 11:44:03 AM
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The Boys wasn’t showing today.  Since that panel was never announced, I think it was a screw up for it to be on the list yesterday.  I tried just now to add George Takei since I couldn’t yesterday b/c of Ghostbusters, but I’m getting a message that it couldn’t be reserved.


Same!!!  I finally emailed them. 
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: loubert on September 21, 2021, 06:24:13 PM
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I couldn’t reserve George Takei either because of Ghostbusters. I sent them a DM but they haven’t gotten back to me yet.

I had the same issue with the George Takei/Ghostbusters conflict yesterday and then the George Takei error message this morning. Finally, mid-afternoon, I went back in and I was able to reserve a spot for George. So, @debster (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=3593) and @NCDS (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2339), if you haven't already done so, you might want to go back in and try again.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on September 21, 2021, 06:28:31 PM
I would really like to know if The Boys panel that was on there yesterday and not today is real. 
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: loubert on September 21, 2021, 06:32:39 PM
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I would really like to know if The Boys panel that was on there yesterday and not today is real.
I'm pretty intrigued by that, as well. If it was legit and is now "sold out," it will be interesting to see how they finally do announce it. "Hey, we have a new panel, but you can all ignore this announcement because you can't get into it unless you happened to reserve a spot before we even made this announcement!"
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on September 21, 2021, 06:34:59 PM
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I would really like to know if The Boys panel that was on there yesterday and not today is real.

Do you remember how in 2019 when the panel lotteries opened there was an unannounced panel for 20th century Fox, but then that got taken off, only to be formally announced right before the con and they did no lottery for it?  I’m thinking The Boys panel is a similar situation.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: loubert on September 21, 2021, 06:43:13 PM
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Do you remember how in 2019 when the panel lotteries opened there was an unannounced panel for 20th century Fox, but then that got taken off, only to be formally announced right before the con and they did no lottery for it?  I’m thinking The Boys panel is a similar situation.

I didn't know that. Interesting! I'll be curious to see how they will handle things if there are any other Main Stage or Empire Stage panels added in the next week.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: debster on September 21, 2021, 06:46:39 PM
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I had the same issue with the George Takei/Ghostbusters conflict yesterday and then the George Takei error message this morning. Finally, mid-afternoon, I went back in and I was able to reserve a spot for George. So, @debster (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=3593) and @NCDS (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2339), if you haven't already done so, you might want to go back in and try again.

Thanks, I tried again and it works!
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on September 21, 2021, 06:47:11 PM
I mean the reservation system is still open.  Probably just a matter of announcing that reservations for a panel will go live at a certain time.  And hope the system doesn’t crash.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: mllNY on September 22, 2021, 06:46:52 AM
The sandman panel wasn't in the reservation system on Monday or even Tuesday morning but then they added it, so it is possible they add it later.

that said it is an amazon panel so likely a virtual panel anyway which still tempers my thoughts on if it is worth going crazy over to get into
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on September 22, 2021, 07:19:02 AM
Well, some of the actors in the Boys have been doing in person cons, so an in person panel is not completely impossible.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on September 22, 2021, 07:22:04 AM
It didn't say virtual, however, I am inclined to agree it would be.  I think if the cast members were going to be there on their own they would be most likely be signed up to do photo ops and autographs like the expanse actors.   
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on September 24, 2021, 09:25:24 AM
So Superfan members got an email today with an invite to buy photos/autos for newly added quests.  They haven't been announced yet, but there are 4 actors from The Boys being announced, a couple from Battlestar, Matthew Wood, and Kate Mulgrew.  So it looks like that Boys panel is happening, since they're all listed as being there on Friday.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: smurph1125 on September 24, 2021, 10:23:31 AM
The Boys panel (Friday) and What We Do in the Shadows panel (Sunday) added to the reservation queue!

https://reg.events.thuzi.com/brand/5b9124fc02142311c0b23aef/event/60c0bb362c23509fadef73e8/activation/6148e03ab6331df5a8bbcd79/auth (https://reg.events.thuzi.com/brand/5b9124fc02142311c0b23aef/event/60c0bb362c23509fadef73e8/activation/6148e03ab6331df5a8bbcd79/auth)
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: mllNY on September 24, 2021, 10:41:08 AM
Y The last man was added to saturday
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on September 24, 2021, 11:37:38 AM
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The Boys panel (Friday) and What We Do in the Shadows panel (Sunday) added to the reservation queue!

https://reg.events.thuzi.com/brand/5b9124fc02142311c0b23aef/event/60c0bb362c23509fadef73e8/activation/6148e03ab6331df5a8bbcd79/auth (https://reg.events.thuzi.com/brand/5b9124fc02142311c0b23aef/event/60c0bb362c23509fadef73e8/activation/6148e03ab6331df5a8bbcd79/auth)

They canceled my flight and put me on an earlier one.  I am bummed I won't get to attend What we do in the Shadows
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: chocolateshake on September 24, 2021, 11:39:05 AM
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Y The last man was added to saturday

Good show.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on September 27, 2021, 12:36:32 PM
So, only cause their information/FAQ is confusing AF, or, I can't read (and it's probably the latter)...will photos of my vaccination card suffice for entry into NYCC? I know NYers need to use one of the two apps, but what of us non-NY folk? Would love to hear what folks know...thanks!
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on September 27, 2021, 12:59:21 PM
It just says “permitted to display proof on your smartphone” but doesn’t really say what that means, so I would err on the side of bringing the card.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on September 27, 2021, 01:15:57 PM
My state has an app I am hoping they take that.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: mllNY on September 27, 2021, 02:40:16 PM
It's so wishy washy. I've so far gotten away with just a photo of the vaccination card, but I live on the black sheep borough of NY which thinks the other person should have won the election; so YMMV.

For the first day at least i plan on having the physical card, after that I will play it by ear. i mean if you leave mid-day are you going to have to show it again.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: angoradebs on September 27, 2021, 04:19:41 PM
For what it's worth, I'm a non-New Yorker who just went to NYC last week, and I used the NYC Covid Safe app everywhere I went. It's just a photo storage app but there is a specific spot for a photo of your vax card and a photo of your ID (and also a spot for a negative COVID test). I didn't want to deal with grabbing my card and ID every time (was terrified of losing my ID because of plane travel), and no one ever asked me for my physical items.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: debster on September 27, 2021, 05:14:12 PM
The NYCC App has been updated for this year.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on September 27, 2021, 05:31:34 PM
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For what it's worth, I'm a non-New Yorker who just went to NYC last week, and I used the NYC Covid Safe app everywhere I went. It's just a photo storage app but there is a specific spot for a photo of your vax card and a photo of your ID (and also a spot for a negative COVID test). I didn't want to deal with grabbing my card and ID every time (was terrified of losing my ID because of plane travel), and no one ever asked me for my physical items.
Link to this NYC Covid Safe app?
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: debster on September 27, 2021, 05:41:49 PM
They added a Battlestar Galactica Retrospective at 3:30pm on Friday with Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell (apologies if this was listed all along, I just noticed it).
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on September 27, 2021, 05:47:24 PM
They added it a couple days ago without saying anything.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: angoradebs on September 27, 2021, 05:50:20 PM
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Link to this NYC Covid Safe app?

...I don't really know how to link to an app? But it's in the google play store if you search for "NYC COVID Safe" (from "City of New York"). Presumably it's in the apple store as well.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: mllNY on September 29, 2021, 06:45:52 AM
NYCC just tweeted about entering and vaccination throughout the weekend.

https://twitter.com/NY_Comic_Con/status/1443207404024442889

Basic points
They teamed up with clear pass to make it easier ahead of time
There is a verification site you go to to get a wristband before going to the Javits
Once you verify you get a wristband which is valid for the weekend (nothing can go wrong here)
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: debster on September 30, 2021, 06:29:23 AM
They finally put times in the photo ops and autographing sessions.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NYRider on September 30, 2021, 11:25:23 AM
@NY_Comic_Con
We’ve gone mobile Mobile phone with rightwards arrow at left

Our physical program guides have been replaced with the NYCC mobile app, presented by @webtoonofficial
, this year. Download the app & use it as your digital guide for navigating the show.

Download now: http://NYCCMobile.com


https://twitter.com/NY_Comic_Con/status/1443636770109853699
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on September 30, 2021, 11:49:45 AM
If only I could have a legit login and see my reservations in it.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: mllNY on September 30, 2021, 11:53:13 AM
i liked getting the print copy of the program, that's sad they got rid of it
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: jamiesugah on September 30, 2021, 01:21:22 PM
Oh, no, I hate using the app, it's such a battery drain. I always liked having a physical copy of the schedule that I could make notes on.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: teriqueen on October 01, 2021, 06:35:54 AM
First-time NYCC attendee here with a question. What is everyone's general impression of the temperature inside the Javits Center? After 10 years of SDCCs, I'm used to the switch from the warm outside to the sometimes freezing panel rooms inside, but I'm wondering whether it's going to be the reverse at NYCC. If I dress for a cool fall morning outside, am I going to regret it when I get into the building?
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: jamiesugah on October 01, 2021, 06:45:57 AM
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First-time NYCC attendee here with a question. What is everyone's general impression of the temperature inside the Javits Center? After 10 years of SDCCs, I'm used to the switch from the warm outside to the sometimes freezing panel rooms inside, but I'm wondering whether it's going to be the reverse at NYCC. If I dress for a cool fall morning outside, am I going to regret it when I get into the building?

I wear a hoodie in the morning and usually at some point have to take the hoodie off during the day. It's not that I've been uncomfortably hot, it's just that the hoodie hasn't been necessary, or I'm warm from moving around. But with less people and social distancing, it might be cooler inside than in normal years.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: mllNY on October 01, 2021, 07:41:36 AM
NYC weather can vary, there have been years where a t-shirt are fine and others where I wish I had a slightly heavier coat. That said since everything this year is mostly onsite (i.e. no Hammerstein or MSG) its mostly just the AM and evening you will be outside.

My best suggestion is what @jamiesugah (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2819) said, have a medium sweater which you can take off inside if you get a bit warm you take it off and carry it around but then at least it isn't too heavy. If you generally run a bit cold, then maybe add a beanie or scarf for the morning/evening to keep you a drop warmer which you can then tuck into your bag without much issue.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on October 01, 2021, 07:51:58 AM
Have an umbrella!  I actually pack my raincoat every year.  Some years didn't touch it, others couldn't have lived without it.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: debster on October 04, 2021, 10:13:49 AM
Shatner’s panel time got changed from 11am Thursday to 6:45pm on Thursday in case anyone needs to update their schedule.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on October 04, 2021, 10:58:20 AM
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Oh, no, I hate using the app, it's such a battery drain. I always liked having a physical copy of the schedule that I could make notes on.

That's ReedPop for you.  They'll tell you it's a safety issue, but it's about money.  I have to say that even BEFORE the pandemic, they didn't have a good supply of the physical programs.    :o
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: hikanteki on October 04, 2021, 07:34:00 PM
None of the other conventions I've been to this year had programs either (Rose City, Salt Lake FanX, and SiliCon...though with SiliCon, they'd stopped printing them a few years ago) but yeah, I don't see how getting of programs makes thing safer in any way, shape or form. That said...although I miss the programs and don't like having to rely on my phone for everything, there is a benefit and that's that it's easier to convey last-minute changes...most cons have more of those than usual this year.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: jamiesugah on October 06, 2021, 06:11:53 PM
I printed out all the maps because I'm old.  ;D I also have my schedule printed out.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: debster on October 07, 2021, 09:57:02 AM
Pics from the new section….haven’t been up to the Empire Stage yet but it’s a floor above these pics. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211007/77fa23e378300be3883d8ff93c08a070.jpg)
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Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NYRider on October 07, 2021, 05:46:12 PM
Turns out they did have a program guide. A Den of Geek NYCC Special Edition with Dune on the front cover.

(https://i.ibb.co/mSdBtLL/NYCCProgram-Guide.jpg) (https://ibb.co/HXR2YWW)
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Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on October 08, 2021, 12:32:26 PM
Any folks that have gone into this already have experience w/bag check? I'm trying to think of ditching a backpack tomorrow and just walking around.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: teriqueen on October 08, 2021, 01:50:16 PM
The bag check goes pretty quick. If you need to leave during the day and want to come back later, be sure you have someone scan your badge out so you can come back in.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: debster on October 08, 2021, 03:27:59 PM
Empire Stage

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Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: debster on October 08, 2021, 06:46:01 PM
They showed Ghostbusters Afterlife during the panel today… I feel bad for the people behind me who bailed in line because they thought it would just be the panel.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on October 08, 2021, 06:49:32 PM
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They showed Ghostbusters Afterlife during the panel today… I feel bad for the people behind me who bailed in line because they thought it would just be the panel.

Did they show the whole movie?  If so, what did you think.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: debster on October 08, 2021, 06:57:17 PM
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Did they show the whole movie?  If so, what did you think.

They did! I thought it was really good!
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on October 08, 2021, 06:58:58 PM
Loved it!
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on October 11, 2021, 06:52:47 PM
It was good!
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: rabbitwarren on October 12, 2021, 06:13:05 AM
So.... I went into Saturday with very low expectations and... I actually had a good time.  Without any panels or exclusives hanging over my head, I was able to browse and spend time in smaller booths.  Artist Alley got a bit crowded in the afternoon when Scott Snyder showed up and there were a few jerks (namely the catwoman cosplayer who kept cracking her whip while in a line), but otherwise a good way to wade back into con life. 

Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: debster on October 13, 2021, 03:23:12 AM
Publishers Weekly article says the attendance was around 150,000 this year:

 https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/comics/article/87603-back-in-business-150-000-attend-new-york-comic-con-2021.html (https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/comics/article/87603-back-in-business-150-000-attend-new-york-comic-con-2021.html)
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on October 13, 2021, 03:41:43 AM
I think that number is misleading, since they only sold single day badges.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on October 13, 2021, 04:50:25 AM
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Publishers Weekly article says the attendance was around 150,000 this year:

 https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/comics/article/87603-back-in-business-150-000-attend-new-york-comic-con-2021.html (https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/comics/article/87603-back-in-business-150-000-attend-new-york-comic-con-2021.html)
I went Saturday, wound up bumping into a ticket vendor/reseller (why people thought that they'd need to go through a reseller this year, I don't really know, but anyway...) at the hotel and he said that there was only 35K tickets sold for Saturday.  Down from what's normally 80K.  That's a *big* difference.

The con for me had a very..."2nd tier" vibe: Half the artists in AA, the exhibit hall was obviously down vendors (especially when you don't see the big hitters in comics and such), while at times it got a little tough to walk up and down an aisle, overall the # of peeps on the floor that day was definitely less. And then the lack of panels (for me at least): Marvel's Cup o' Joe/State of the union talk is one I always look forward to...the lack of any of those panels from those companies was almost glaring.  On the bright side, it felt good to not have to jostle w/peeps the entire time on the EH floor.

But, I think RP did a great job in the logistics of it.  I was totally prepared for a $#!7show of a line to get my vax-band: nope.  Walk up, show phone, get band, the end.  Easy peasy.  I would say, 95% of the folks I saw were wearing a mask, and not only if they were eating/drinking. I did read an article that RP was very much enforcing the rules, to the point of kicking out a vendor.  So kudos to RP for doing their job.  That helped w/my con experience this Saturday.

This was a great litmus test for a con during these crazy times.  Now we'll see what SDCCSE does.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on October 13, 2021, 06:50:24 AM
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Publishers Weekly article says the attendance was around 150,000 this year:

 https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/comics/article/87603-back-in-business-150-000-attend-new-york-comic-con-2021.html (https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/comics/article/87603-back-in-business-150-000-attend-new-york-comic-con-2021.html)
The question to be asked is how do they count attendees.  150,000 would be more than SDCC in July.  I'm pretty sure NYCC is NOT bigger than SDCC.  I don't think they go by each individual.  I think they just count attendees per each day.
On the plus side, this is positive spin, and I'm in favor of that.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on October 13, 2021, 11:14:33 AM
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The question to be asked is how do they count attendees.  150,000 would be more than SDCC in July.  I'm pretty sure NYCC is NOT bigger than SDCC.  I don't think they go by each individual.  I think they just count attendees per each day.
On the plus side, this is positive spin, and I'm in favor of that.

I thought NYCC had always claimed to be bigger than SDCC.

I will say Sunday felt like a normal con, it was packed.  There was even an aisle I didn't go down because it was insanely packed.  Also, they may have sold less but they had less which meant more people were in the same areas. 

I agree it was a 2nd tier con, people were very respectful on the mask front.  Fingers crossed that trend continues, though I think the fact that everyone was vaccinated in general shows it was an audience willing to work together to make things safe.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on October 13, 2021, 11:18:01 AM
I think NYCC has always counted the number of badges sold.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on October 13, 2021, 11:19:10 AM
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I think NYCC has always counted the number of badges sold.

Which is silly they have them tied to a fan verification account.  It's not hard to get the number of accounts with badges.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sessionka on October 13, 2021, 11:30:40 AM
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I thought NYCC had always claimed to be bigger than SDCC.


Maybe, but I've never seen their proof.  Do they count attendees the same way as SDCC? 

If NYCC was bigger, they would sell out just as fast as SDCC (IMO).  Maybe even faster.  That hasn't been the case.  In 2019 (before the pandemic) fri, sat, and sunday sold out, but NOT thursday..

I'm not trying to throw shade on NYCC.  I just think they're trying to spin it that way because they want people to think there's no way NY can be beaten. (I'm a New Yorker.  I know the attitude.  :).  )
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on October 13, 2021, 11:52:13 AM
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Maybe, but I've never seen their proof.  Do they count attendees the same way as SDCC? 

If NYCC was bigger, they would sell out just as fast as SDCC (IMO).  Maybe even faster.  That hasn't been the case.  In 2019 (before the pandemic) fri, sat, and sunday sold out, but NOT thursday..

I'm not trying to throw shade on NYCC.  I just think they're trying to spin it that way because they want people to think there's no way NY can be beaten. (I'm a New Yorker.  I know the attitude.  :).  )

Historically except for Thursday, it has sold out, but quantity and quality are two different things.  SDCC has historically brought more things to their show, also it's nicer to go to SD.  So I think the amount of badges is only one factor.

The article says " This year about 150,000 fans attended across the four-day event, compared to about 260,000 fans at the 2019 show, according to the ReedPop event director Kristina Rogers." 

Usually, SDCC is 130,000-150,000, so they definitely claim to be larger.

Since no one will say how they count attendees though it's really hard to say which show is actually bigger.   Denver claims to be in the 100K range but doesn't come near to being as crowded as SDCC is. 




Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on October 13, 2021, 12:02:44 PM
I think I heard one of the SDCC people at some point say something along the lines of “We count the number of people who bought badges, not the number of badges sold line some people.  If we counted things that way, we’d be much bigger.”  I think there was some implicit shade being thrown at ReedPop.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: hikanteki on October 13, 2021, 03:07:12 PM
According to this Forbes article, "ReedPop counts badges sold" (it's from 2015, but it doesn't sound like their methodology has changed):

https://www.forbes.com/sites/robsalkowitz/2015/10/15/how-many-fans-new-york-comic-con-sets-attendance-record/?sh=1de08b935514

Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: hikanteki on October 13, 2021, 03:09:39 PM
Did anyone attend any of the Virtual Panels/Virtual Screenings? I'm curious to hear how they ran those (as I fear we may be getting some during CCSE.)
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on October 13, 2021, 03:14:00 PM
I did a couple.  It’s what you would expect — a virtual panel like you’ve seen before played on a large screen in a large room.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: debster on October 16, 2021, 04:47:37 PM
They sent out a survey about NYCC yesterday, if you fill it out within 14 days, you are entered to win 2 Saturday badges for next year.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: mllNY on October 17, 2021, 11:34:41 AM
I'm publishing articles slowly but surely. I had 3 done earlier but kept tweaking them! 4 more to go!
Collectibles and Statues - https://www.hidefninja.com/2021/10/17/nycc-2021-collectibles-figures-statue-and-designer-toy-booths-on-the-show-floor-at-new-york-comic-con/
Art Galleries and Artists - https://www.hidefninja.com/2021/10/17/nycc-2021-art-galleries-and-artists-at-new-york-comic-con/
Activation's and a few stragglers from the show floor - https://www.hidefninja.com/2021/10/17/nycc-2021-a-final-look-at-the-show-floor-including-doom-patrol-audible-and-chucky-activations/

To come - Panels, eBay, Funimation, and Cosplay photo dump
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: mllNY on October 17, 2021, 11:49:50 AM
Panels and Screenings - https://www.hidefninja.com/2021/10/17/nycc-2021-panels-and-screenings/
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on October 17, 2021, 01:06:27 PM
Great reads @mllNY!


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Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: mllNY on October 18, 2021, 07:21:14 AM
@Michael M (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2539) Thanks! you should have pinged me at NYCC would have liked to walk the floor a few minutes and caught up. Will you be at Pax Unplugged?
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on October 18, 2021, 08:09:45 AM
I'll be at PAX-U, just trying to figure out which days.


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Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Ultron32 on October 18, 2021, 10:14:32 AM
Did anyone get a recording of the team Q&A on Sunday? I know someone here has posted those in past years.

And if not, anyone who went, anything interesting?
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: mllNY on October 18, 2021, 12:33:52 PM
I recorded some of it, i have to find it on my phone and see if it is in working order.

Mainly some praise and some complaints. The reservation system took the brunt.

An issue I felt was very valid and something I was talking a lot about pre-show with friends came up with regards to the extra fees paid by people who bought Saturday on lyte and then tickets went on sale later; the person who made the comment did get a refund of the difference when he reached out and RP did mention they had reached out to others who had overpaid, though a person came in later with the same complaint who had clearly not gotten a refund. RP said they would take care of him, I'll give RP the benefit of the doubt and say they were still working through getting people refunds. The issue with the second sale was not cause they wanted to trick people with lyte but that normally their numbers are set but this year after they set the numbers based on state allowance they were then told they could raise the limit

no activations on the inndoor roadway was not their decision but a state one this year.

and a few other things
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on October 18, 2021, 01:06:30 PM
I don't know how they would know if the reservation system worked, I was scanned for about 50% of them.  For example, if I joined a friend in line I would miss being scanned sense they were walking the line.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on October 18, 2021, 01:13:43 PM
I was scanned 100% of the time — Shatner, Boys, Ghostbusters, Discovery, and Prodigy.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: mllNY on October 18, 2021, 01:42:05 PM
Sorry by reservation system I was referring to sign up day, when it crashed

RE: the scanning that was brought up. IMO if you had a boys panel reservation and got locked out you have an extremely valid gripe right now. I can't speak to the main stage, but if I am going by what I think happened it was likely that Empire stage is a lot larger than Main Stage and is new but I think up until the Boys panel the room was not really filling up so maybe RP was taking it light wrt scanning people in since there was so much room and probably people not showing up even though they reserved the panel. I have a feeling that played into it, and at the beginning they probably were just waving people into the room for the Boys but then all of a sudden it turned bad when everyone started coming and people with reservations couldn't get in, despite getting there within the timeframe. That's also why they got real strict with the Ghostbusters panel right after. of course this is just my speculation

I don't think i was scanned in for Y or even WWDITS on Empire and those panels were after Boys and Ghostbusters
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on October 18, 2021, 01:51:13 PM
I don’t know about not being scanned for the Boys — I was scanned.  But the way they set it up on Friday, you entered the queue room in the middle, went straight down the center aisle to scan and then entered the queue.  Not long after I came in, a bunch of people came in, and the line down the center chute to the scanning station went out the door.  I don’t know if everyone scanned or not.  But you couldn’t go straight into the panel room, that panel was loaded from the queue room.
On Saturday, they changed how they loaded the queue room, so that people entered from a different door, they scanned you before entering the queue room, and the queue began by the door to the panel room on the opposite side of the room.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: mllNY on October 18, 2021, 01:57:39 PM
again this is speculation, I was scanned for the boys too, but I also heard and know people who had reservations for the Boys and were not allowed in because of capacity. So that's what I think happened with why people had different experiences
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: debster on October 18, 2021, 02:16:33 PM
I was scanned for everything for Empire Stage except Adam Savage, and I just assumed it was because I was fairly late to that one (still before the panel started but after the 35 minutes they stated) - Ghostbusters, Y the Last Man, Prodigy and WWDITS. Ghostbusters was a mess as they first directed me to the non-reservations line and then once I was in the correct queue, they weren’t monitoring the ends of the chute lines so people were coming in and joining the end of the first chute and cutting a bunch of people. They figured it out (sort of) for the other panels and put yellow tape to “close” the line once the chute was full.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on October 18, 2021, 02:48:10 PM
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I was scanned 100% of the time — Shatner, Boys, Ghostbusters, Discovery, and Prodigy.

I was scanned for Discovery, Prodigy, WWDITS, Wheel of Time, and Chucky.  Not for Ghostbusters, The Boys, Y the last Man, or David Harbour.

Maybe it depended on which door I went through.  I didn't always use the side door for Empire.

You would never catch me at a Shatner panel  :D

Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on October 18, 2021, 03:20:04 PM
I wanted to hear him talk about his upcoming space trip!
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on October 19, 2021, 07:14:06 AM
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I wanted to hear him talk about his upcoming space trip!

I have an analogy for that but I don't want to get kicked off the forum.  Overall though I admit that I just didn't care about it.  As Takei said boldly going where others have gone before  ;D
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on October 19, 2021, 07:23:10 AM
Others yes.  Someplace I’m likely to get to go to in my life — not so much.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on October 19, 2021, 01:20:21 PM
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Others yes.  Someplace I’m likely to get to go to in my life — not so much.

I am not sure about that, there was an interview I heard the other day where they discussed they want it to be a tourist thing.  Considering how old Shatner is, I think there is time for you to plan.  Don't give up hope!
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: sefton42 on October 19, 2021, 01:27:16 PM
John Hammond planned Jurassic Park to be a “tourist thing” too.  I’m not expecting Jeff Bezos or Richard Branson to have a “coupon day.”  Maybe if I win a massive lottery jackpot, but when the odds are one in 200 million, I’m not optimistic.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: NCDS on October 19, 2021, 01:44:48 PM
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John Hammond planned Jurassic Park to be a “tourist thing” too.  I’m not expecting Jeff Bezos or Richard Branson to have a “coupon day.”  Maybe if I win a massive lottery jackpot, but when the odds are one in 200 million, I’m not optimistic.

But one in 200 Million is still a chance  ;)

The idea of a coupon day to go to space seems like a bad sitcom.
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: Michael M on October 19, 2021, 02:48:40 PM
So you're saying I have a chance


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Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: mllNY on October 19, 2021, 06:34:23 PM
Two more articles live -
Funimation - https://www.hidefninja.com/2021/10/19/nycc-2021-funimation-sakura-park-panels-and-afterparty/
eBay - https://www.hidefninja.com/2021/10/19/nycc-2021-ebay-and-the-great-scavenger-hunt-of-new-york-comic-con-2021/

Just the cosplay photo dump left! Probably tomorrow
Title: Re: NYCC Oct 7-10, 2021
Post by: mllNY on October 19, 2021, 07:50:59 PM
Cosplay Photo Gallery - https://www.hidefninja.com/2021/10/19/nycc-2021-cosplay-photo-gallery/