New in 2022, all Anime NYC badges will be required to mail before the convention. This will eliminate crowding at our onsite pick up desks and give all fans more time to enjoy the show.
All badges to Anime NYC 2022 will be mailed with tracking on a rolling basis. See below for badge mailing schedule and shipping fees.
Badges purchased October 16 – November 6
Badges will be mailed 2-Day with tracking. There is a $20 secure mailing fee for all badges ordered October 16 – November 6. This is your last option to have your badge mailing to you in advance. Badges will be mailed in batches once each week.
Badges purchased starting November 7
Badges purchased starting on November 7 will need to be picked up from one of our participating Retailers (Kinokuniya or Midtown Comics) and will incur a $25 registration processing fee.
We highly recommend securing your badge early to save!
Please note, while we won’t have onsite pick up for general fan or pro badges, press and exhibitors will still pick up onsite. International badges will be available for pick-up at an offsite location.
A limited number of Friday and Sunday badges are available to purchase online and picked up at two official retailers, with 5 total possible pick-up locations. These pick up options have a limited quantity of badges available and can only be picked up at the location selected when purchasing your badge in Growtix. Retailer badges include a $10 processing fee. Badges can be picked up beginning September 28.
Retailer Pick-up Location Options:
- Midtown Comics Downtown – 64 Fulton Street (corner of Gold St.) · New York, NY 10038
- Midtown Comics Grand Central – 459 Lexington Avenue (corner of 45th St.) · New York, NY 10017
- Midtown Comics Times Square – 200 W. 40th Street (corner of 7th Ave) · New York, NY 10018
- *Midtown Comics Astoria Outlet – 32-11 41st St (Corner of Broadway) · Queens, New York, NY 11103
- *Only open Saturdays and Sundays
- Kinokuniya New York, 1073 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018
Anime NYC has opened an official badge exchange with Lyte.com as a way for fans who cannot attend to offer their badges to new fans. All badges provided through Lyte.com are verified as official and all exchanges are secure. Please do not buy Anime NYC badges from auction websites or accounts selling them on social media! Fans have been scammed previously, and Anime NYC is unable to refund fans for fake badges purchased or replace them with real badges.
Anime NYC 3-Day Badges are sold out, and 1-Day Badges have sold out in previous years. If you’re looking for a sold out badge, you can request one now through the official Anime NYC Badge Exchange. Anime NYC has partnered with Lyte.com as an official way for fans to get badges after they sell out, and all Lyte.com exchanges are safe, secure, private, and verified.
Can’t make it to Anime NYC this year but bought a badge? Offer your badge in Anime NYC’s Official Badge Exchange. You’ll be paid for your badge, another fan will be able to use it to enjoy Anime NYC, and all Lyte.com exchanges are safe, secure, private, and verified.
Anime NYC wants to keep our badges as affordable as possible, and we were able to keep badge prices nearly flat over the past several years; however, we need to adjust our pricing for 2022. This increase is based on increased prices from our vendors and providers as well as improvements being made throughout Anime NYC. Our prices are more expensive than previous years, but they remain in line with badges to large conventions in major cities.
You can pre-order an official Anime NYC T-Shirt, lanyard, and more with your badge. All merch will be held for pick up at the con. Merchandise will not mail before Anime NYC.
Are you a professional from the anime, manga, or Japanese pop culture industries; professional from the American licensing, publishing, streaming, media, marketing, or merchandising worlds; or a librarian, academic, or educator? If so, you may qualify for a Professional Badge. Professional Registration is open now! Apply by August 31!
All attendees six-years-old and up need a badge to take part in Anime NYC. We recommend all children under 18 attend with an adult, and all children under 13 must have an adult with them while attending the event.
All badge sales are final, and Anime NYC offers no refunds or cancellations. Want to upgrade your badge? We’ll do our best to accommodate as long as the new badge type you want is still available.