(UPDATE 7/9/15) Tickets have long been sold out for New York’s 2015 Comic Con, but fans hoping to channel their inner superhero during the four-day event between October 8 and 11 will find falling prices on the secondary market. The annual convention held at the Javits Center was met with so much demand following its ticket on sale in May that average price for a four-day pass skyrocketed to nearly $600. The smoke has cleared slightly, and according to TicketIQ, four-day NY Comic Con passes now average at $485.
Fans planning to attend all four days can find the cheapest available pass for $300. If shooting for the three-day option, passes own a secondary average of $403, down 11.1% from last month’s average of $453.67, and the cheapest pass is now $243. Three-day passes allow access to the convention from Friday, October 9 to its final day on Sunday, October 11.
Multiple-day passes will likely be the best money-saver as individual-day tickets are still high. October 10 Comic Con tickets are the most expensive, owning a secondary average of $228 and a get-in price of $138. All three other days also have a single-day ticket average above $100, with October 9 owning the cheapest at $119.
Heralded as the East Coast’s biggest pop culture gathering, NY Comic Con serves as a gateway between creators and fans. Greater than 151,000 attended 2014’s event and this year’s convention is slated to host even more. It is the second largest pop culture convention behind San Diego’s rendition of the massively popular series.
2015 New York Comic Con Tickets On Sale Now, 4-Day Passes Nearing $600 Average on Secondary Market
Like Flash himself, tickets to the 2015 New York Comic Con came and went in a matter of minutes. The massively popular comic book convention saw tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 12 and was met with overwhelming demand, so much so that multiple servers selling tickets crashed and left many scrambling to get their hands on the ever-coveted access pass. Things gradually worked themselves out over the course of the day, but by Wednesday evening, Thursday tickets are the only option that remains on the official homepage.
Held in New York City’s Javits Center, the event begins on Thursday, October 8 and runs through Sunday, October 11. If still planning to attend, Thursday tickets cost $40. Make sure to get your hands on tickets soon, as they are expected to sell out along with each other ticket option.
NYCC is taking proactive measures against scalpers, so be weary of where you buy your tickets. Any and all scalpers looking to profit from the event run the risk of being caught by NYCC management and having their ticket(s) voided. For those fans who are willing to take that risk, the average price for a 4-day pass to the 2015 New York Comic Con is currently $595.98 on the secondary market. 3-day passes on TicketIQ average at $453.67.