REEDPOP FIGHTS TICKET RESELLERS WITH
New Fan Verification Process Meant to Stem the Tide of Resellers; Transition of New York Super Week to NYCC Presents Supports Bold Expansion Plans for Show in Manhattan
NORWALK, CT – May 17, 2016 – In true superhero fashion, ReedPOP, the world's leading producer of pop culture events, is taking a stand against the live event industry's greatest supervillains - ticket resellers. Today, the producer of New York Comic Con announces the introduction of a new Fan Verification process to help limit the amount of resellers and get Tickets into the hands of Fans along with other Ticketing changes. As part of today's announcement, ReedPOP will also transition the New York Super Week brand to NYCC Presents, representing a shift that will support a broader range of NYCC content throughout Manhattan. New York Comic Con will take place October 6-9, 2016.
The Fan Verification system will launch on Friday, May 20, when Fans will fill out a profile in order to be eligible to purchase Tickets when they go on sale. Fan Verification will close Monday, June 13 and anyone who has not completed a Fan Verification profile will be unable to purchase Tickets. For the first time, purchasing Tickets will only be possible online through the NYCC Ticket website and there will be no retail sales.
"At ReedPOP we put our fans first and this process is to get as many tickets into the hands of those fans, plain and simple," said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. "We know it is a little more work for our fans but we hope they will happily work with this new system if it helps to thwart ticket brokers and ticket resellers."
Also new this year, ReedPOP will roll New York Super Week into new series, NYCC Presents. This will continue the rapid expansion of New York Comic Con content throughout New York City and under a brand and banner that fans will recognize. NYCC Presents will include a massive array great evening events at multiple locations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. Each of these events will require a separate Ticket.
These changes have been done with the hope that more Fans will get the opportunity to experience NYCC 2016. The full Fan Verification process and NYCC Show news can be found here and at NewYorkComicCon.com/FanVerification.
Additional exciting details about New York Comic Con and NYCC Presents events, talent and sponsors will be announced in the coming months. For more information, please visit NewYorkComicCon.com and NYCC's social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).