March 18 (UPI) — Potential attendees for the 2017 edition of New York Comic Con must complete an online fan profile before they are eligible to buy passes to the event, organizers said.
The preregistration process is to begin on April 19. No on-sale date for ticket purchase has been announced yet.
People who applied for tickets using the fan-verification system last year do not have to fill out a new form, however.
When tickets do become available for purchase, there will not be a three- and four-day pass option.
“We’re going to be real with you, this is a very bittersweet announcement – we are eliminating three-day and four-day tickets. We will only be selling single-day Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Sunday Kids tickets to NYCC 2017,” the convention’s website said. “You may or may not know that the Javits Center is going to be under construction. This means we’ll be working with some space limitations and we want to make sure as many people have the opportunity to buy a ticket and come to the show as possible. Selling only single-day tickets will give more fans the chance to buy a ticket for at least a day to experience the fun of NYCC.”
The annual event at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan features special screenings, panel discussions, celebrity photo opportunities and an enormous, pop culture-themed marketplace.
Many of the tens of thousands of attendees dress as their favorite characters, as well. The 2017 convention is scheduled for Oct. 5-8.