New York Comic Con announced its ticket prices and on-sale dates today on both social media and their website. Big changes are afoot for the ticket buying process this year. The 4-Day Pass has returned. NYCC has teamed up with Lyte this year to offer fans the ability to return tickets for a full refund, or sell their ticket to another fan if they can’t make it to to the convention. There is no word yet if there will be a price cap set on Lyte in order to discourage scalping.
Yes, the 4-Day Pass is back, but with a significant price increase over the last time it was offered. In 2016, the last time NYCC sold 4-Day Passes, the ticket cost $115. This year, it will cost $190. The 3-Day Pass is not returning this year.
For the first time ever, single day tickets will all be the same price, $55, no matter if you plan on going on Thursday or Saturday.
If you purchased a NYCC ticket last year or are already fan verified, you can buy your tickets to NYCC in an exclusive pre-sale on Sunday, May 5. Free Comic Book Day and NYCC tickets going on sale on the same weekend? The first weekend in May is going to be a perfect storm of nerd heaven.
If you are not yet fan verified, you will be able to set up your Fan Verification on May 8 and buy tickets on June 12.
Mark your calendars now! May 5 will be here before you know it.
Billy Henehan writes for The Beat. In his free time, he likes to hunt down foreign language reprints of Todd McFarlane Spider-Man comics.