2023 BADGE FAQ
Please see here for common questions and answers around Anime NYC’s 2023 badge launch. If you have any questions not answered here, please email us at email@example.com. This is the best and fastest way to get answers for your Anime NYC questions.
Badges will be available starting at 6 PM Eastern on April 19.
The link to the 2023 registration website will be shared at 6 PM Eastern on April 19 on Anime NYC’s Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook channels as well as on animenyc.com/badges.
All badges additionally have a 8.875% sales tax. Shipping will be free until May 3, 2023. Please see our mailing schedule for pricing after May 3rd.
Anime NYC will cap Anime NYC+ and 3-Day badges at two (2) per order given their limited number. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday badges will all be capped at six (6) per order, the same number as previous years.
We are only able to accept payments made via credit or debit card.
Our badge limits are per order. If you want additional badges for family or friends, you’ll be able to place them in a separate order as long as quantities remain.
Our customer service, registration, and website teams will all be monitoring our badge launch live, and based on our preparations, we believe it will be highly unlikely. This said, we will be posting a direct link to the registration website through Anime NYC’s Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook channels. Even if AnimeNYC.com is offline, you will be able to directly enter our virtual queue from this link.
We cannot promise there will be additional 3-Day badges later in 2023. We would encourage you to either get a 3-Day or 1-Day badge now and if you wish to purchase a sold out badge type to visit Lyte to request the badge.
I want a Professional / Panelist / Crew / Artist Alley badge. Should I wait to see if I’m accepted or buy a fan badge now?
Will cosplayers accepted into the Masquerade still get a free badge? Should I wait to see if I’m accepted or buy a fan badge now?
Anime NYC offers Accessibility wristbands. They are free to fans with mobility, vision, hearing, ASL, and other medical or accessibility needs. Accessibility wristbands are picked up onsite at Anime NYC. Accessibility wristbands do not mail in advance. Please note, Accessibility wristbands do not provide admission to Anime NYC. Accessibility wristbands only indicate to staff that you have accessibility needs. You must purchase a 3-Day or 1-Day badge to attend the convention. Companions must also purchase 3-Day or 1-Day badges.
Anime NYC’s 3-Day badges have sold out every year since we began, and every year after they’ve sold out, we’ve seen both scalpers and badge scams. No matter what we do, when we sell out, we’ll see bad actors try to prey on anime fans. Anime NYC is doing two things to try to minimize this. First, Anime NYC will police suspicious sales on various online platforms as best we can. Second, we will again create an official badge exchange for fans legitimately looking to resell badges. This official exchange will be regulated to assure all badges offered are official, and prices will be controlled to prevent high price scalping. Our combined goal is a safe, structured, and secure solution which will counteract criminals.
All fan and pro badges will be mailed to eliminate lines at registration. There will be no onsite pickup. To accomplish this, Anime NYC will have multiple mailing deadlines in 2023. Please see the following chart for mailing deadlines:
|BADGES PURCAHSED BETWEEN:||SHIPPING PRICE||MAILING BEGINS:|
|April 19 – July 31||$5.50||Mid/Late August|
|August 1 – September 15||$10.00||TBA|
|September 16 – October 15||$15.00||TBA|
|October 16 – November 6 *Final Deadline for Shipping||$20.00||TBA|
If you have any issues with badge delivery, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. With all badges mailed with tracking numbers, we’ll be able to help locate your badge.
Please buy your badge online, and then email email@example.com for additional information. International orders will be the only orders held for pick up onsite, and details will be shared directly with you.
Anime NYC is offering the option to pick up from one of our retailer partners later this year. This option is for pick up only, and all badges must still be purchased online.
- 1073 6th Ave, New York, NY 10018
- Midtown Comics
- Times Square: 200 W. 40th Street (corner of 7th Ave) · New York, NY 10018
- Grand Central: 459 Lexington Avenue (corner of 45th St.) · New York, NY 10017
- Downtown: 64 Fulton Street (corner of Gold St.) · New York, NY 10038
- Astoria*: 32-11 41st St (Corner of Broadway) · Queens, New York, NY 11103
* Midtown Comics Astoria location is only open on Saturdays and Sundays
These pick up options have a limited quantity of badges available and can only be picked up from one of our retail partners after purchasing your badge on AnimeNYC.com. Retailer badges include a processing fee. Please see the fee chart below. Badges can be picked up beginning late summer. Check back here for more information in the coming months!
|BADGES PURCHASED BETWEEN:||PROCESSING FEE||PICKUP BEGINS:|
|April 19 – May 3||Free||TBA|
|May 4 – July 31||$5.50||TBA|
|August 1 – November 19th (or until sold out)||$10.00||TBA|
Lyte prices are based on fair market value and may be higher than original prices if there are significantly more requests than tickets. However, Lyte’s prices are always lower than third-party websites. Lyte technology drives prices back to the original value. Also, by using the official exchange, you are helping us in our fight against scalping.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is the best and fastest way to get answers for any Anime NYC questions.