How to Attend the New York Comic Con as A Member of The Press

How to Attend New York Comic Con as a Film Critic and get a Press Badge is a simple process. Attending the New York Comic Con is important to a movie critic and a webmaster because multiple interview opportunities are available with actors and directors attending the convention, movie trailers are shown for the first time there, there are film/TV panels, and photos and posters for upcoming TV and film projects are premiered.

New York Comic Con Logo

New York Comic Con Logo

Background on the New York Comic Con:

[Usually held in October,] The New York Comic Con is an annual New York City fan convention dedicated to comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television…The New York Comic Con is a for-profit event produced and managed by ReedPOP, a division of Reed Exhibitions and Reed Elsevier…Starting in 2010 the New York Anime Festival has been held with the New York Comic Con, bringing the two cultures together.

The Pass

Email the New York Comic Con about acquiring a Press Badge here: [email protected]

Approved Press are provided with complimentary Press Badges, which are valid for entry to all un-ticketed events held at NYCC…If you applied for a Press Badge for NYCC this year, you will hear back from NYCC [a few weeks before the Comic Con.] If you have not heard about the status of your application…, please write to us at [email protected]

Please be aware that:

*Your Press Badge allows access as long as space is permitting.
*Your Press Badge does not allow early access, special access, or guaranteed seating.
*Your Press Badge does not allow you to cut lines.
*Your Press Badge will not allow access into any events requiring an additional ticket beyond a general entry badge. Should you wish access to a special, ticketed event, you must first have your 2012 NYCC Press Badge application approved, and you must then request access for specific ticketed events directly with NYCC’s Press Office.
*Complimentary Press Badges are extended as a courtesy of New York Comic Con. Each is issued individually and non-transferable. You may not transfer or sell your NYCC Press Badge, and any individuals conducting such behavior will be disqualified from Press Badges at future ReedPOP events.

Press Badges are limited in nature and issued only to professionally employed adults. Badges are not issued to children, family, or guests.

Closing Thoughts

Like the Telluride Film Festival and CinemaCon, The New York Comic-Con is a great way to meet entertainment professionals and to see the premiere of visual and audio promotional materials for upcoming film and television projects.

Source: Newyorkcomiccon, Wikipedia

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Rollo Tomasi

A cinephile who started ProMovieBlogger to educate others on what he had learned through trial and error. Cinema and TV addict. Former writer at Empire Movies, Blogcritics, and Alternative Film Guide. In addition to writing for FilmBook (, he also edits the copy published on the website, manages its writing staff, manages the back-end operations, site finances, its social network accounts, and works with publicists, actors, and companies on press coverage and promotions.

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