ReedPOP has announced several changes to passes for its annual New York Comic Con - which takes place this year from October 3 to October 6.
The most notable change is, due to popular demand, 4-Day passes for New York Comic Con will once again be available (in 2017, ReedPOP eliminated those passes). Although the price hasn't been finalized, it will be cheaper than buying four individual day passes. The only catch is that the 4-day passes will only be available during pre-sales.
In addition to this, all NYCC passes will be fully refundable and exchangeable through Lyte, an approved reselling platform ReedPOP partnered with earlier this year. The conventioneer said this is being done to stymie "outrageous" scalpers and third-party resellers.
The process of Fan Verification has also changed slightly. While those who want to buy tickets during the pre-sale will continue to need to do the Fan Verificiation process, during the general on-sale window those who have been verified can purchase them for friends who haven't been verified. But if you want access to NYCC's lotteries, exclusives, and other unspecified "neat perks," you'll need to still do the Fan Verification.
The last major change is the seating lottery for the major stages. For the past few years the NYCC Main Stage's reserved seating was given away via a lottery, and now with the 2019 convention this October that will also be the case for the Hammerstein Ballroom (at the Manhattan Center) and the Hulu Theater (at Madison Square Garden). There will still be non-reserved seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.
NYCC ticket pre-sale begins May 5 for those already Fan Verified. Those who need to do the Fan Verification process can do so from May 8 to June 2. The general onsale for passes is June 12.
Whether or not you are going however, Newsarama will once again be covering the convention live for you.