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 by USPS First Class Mail with Tracking on a rolling basis, with Expedited Mailing closer to the con. The first Mailing Deadline (June 15) has now passed. The next Mailing Deadline will be July 31 with shipping in August.
There is a $5 secure mailing fee for all badges ordered until July 31. After July 31, the fee will increase. 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, international attendees as well as press and exhibitors will still pick up onsite.
Anime NYC’s plan is to offer badges at retailers later this year; however, the types and numbers will be based on our availability. For example, if 3-Day Badges sell out online, we wouldn’t be able to offer them at anime and comic shops. If you want to guarantee a specific badge type, we recommend buying it online early.
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 opens this summer!
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.