Fans wishing to get the full four-day experience of New York Comic Con will have to change up their game plan when it comes to purchasing tickets to the massively popular convention's 2017 edition. NYCC has announced that there will be no 3-Day or 4-Day tickets to the 2017 show. The announcement comes via the New York Comic Con site, which states that only single-day tickets for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be available for purchase when tickets go on sale at an unrevealed future date. Additionally, Sunday Kids tickets will also be available for purchase.
In the announcement, senior VP of ReedPOP Lance Fensterman called the announcement of the elimination of the multi-day passes "bittersweet," adding that the decision came in response to NYCC's Javits Center home being under construction this October 5-8 when NYCC takes place.
"You may or may not know that the Javits Center is going to be under construction," wrote Fensterman. "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."
This move follows in the footsteps of San Diego's Comic-Con International, which eliminated its multi-day passes back in 2014. That show also cited a desire to give more people the opportunity to attend the show as a reason for dropping the weekend tickets.
While NYCC has yet to announce when their single-day passes will go on sale, the convention did reveal that tickets will instead go on sale on a Saturday or Sunday as opposed to a weekday. "We hear you and we want to make the ticket buying process as smooth as possible," reads the announcement. "This year, tickets will go on sale during the weekend. We polled our Facebook event and you answered saying Saturday and Sunday were the best days for us to launch tickets. We’ll do what we can to choose the most requested day and use the second choice as a backup." The changes made to the ticket ordering system won't include the elimination of the virtual queue, however, as Fensterman says it keeps the show's website from crashing. "We’re working with ShowClix to improve the queue," he adds in the statement.
New York Comic Con returns to the Javits Center in New York City this October 5-8.