Official Press Release
Officials at New York Comic Con have today revealed the details of this yearÃ¢‘‚¬™s VIP Packages which will provide a new degree of comfort for those who are eager to have exclusive entrance to the show. These special access tickets will get fans in early and will provide a place to unwind when they need a break from the craziness of the con. If it's access you crave and lines you hate, a VIP Pass is for you! (For fans that are looking for guaranteed autographing tickets and guest packages, those will be available separately in the coming weeks.)
The VIP Access Ticket will take the convention experience to another level with early access, a dedicated entrance to the show floor, a special lounge just for VIPs, discounts on show exclusives, and sweet swag! The VIP Access Tickets are always limited and always sell out, so everyone is encouraged to grab theirs before it's too late! (Already bought a Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or Weekend pass and want to upgrade? Simply e-mail Kim Mueller at firstname.lastname@example.org).
DonÃ¢‘‚¬™t miss Show Manager Lance FenstermanÃ¢‘‚¬™s blog about New York Comic Con (www.MediumAtLarge.net) where he explains his thinking about the VIP Packages and provides further details about the passes. He comments: "Lines are a part of con culture, but as an impatient person myself, I thought it would be smart to create a ticket option that allows you to skip the lines and even gives you a place to hang your coat, stash your swag and have lunch."
VIP Passes are on sale effective immediately at www.nycomiccon.com!
New York Comic Con VIP Access Ticket - $150
Includes: Weekend Access with Priority Shipping!
The VIP Access Pass gets you in all three days of NYCC and will be delivered to your door by FedEx so you can waltz right into the con.
Includes: Exclusive Neal Adams Badge and Poster!
Famed artist Neal Adams is creating exclusive art for NYCC that will grace the VIP Access Ticket and a limited edition 17x22 poster that will be delivered to your door, too.
Includes: Separate Entrance to The Show Floor!
Don't bother waiting in line to enter New York Comic Con's Exhibition Hall as VIPs will have their very own entrance! Skip ahead of all other attendees and walk into the show through our VIP entrance.
Includes: Early Access to The Show Floor!
NYCC is opening the Exhibition Hall to fans at 1 PM on Friday and 10 AM on Saturday and Sunday, but we're giving VIPs a head start. With the VIP Access Ticket, fans will be able to walk onto the floor at 12:30 on Friday and jump ahead of everyone on Saturday and Sunday with a 15 minute head start.
Includes: Access to The VIP Lounge!
Want a place to unwind? Want a place to rest your feet? Want a place to store your swag? Fans will want to come to New York Comic Con's VIP Lounge. Open only to VIPs and always-staffed by a NYCC team member, the VIP Lounge is a place where you can go to get a break from the show floor, keep your swag safe, or just hang your coat. (Remember, we're in February!).
Includes: A NYCC Store Discount!
New York Comic Con's Show Store will have limited edition shirts and collectables, and with a VIP Access Ticket, VIPs will be able to receive 10% off all apparel and merchandise purchases.
Includes: New York Comic Con 2009 Shirt!
Take home the official NYCC 2009 T-Shirt. These have sold out each year of the show, and by buying a VIP Access Ticket, you'll be guaranteeing yours.
Only 300 VIP Passes will be made! Grab yours before they're gone!
New York Comic Con IGN Edition VIP Access Ticket - $200
Includes: Everything in The VIP Access Ticket PLUS Reserved Seating in The IGN Theater!
With the IGN Edition VIP Access Ticket, fans will get everything in the VIP Access Ticket -- the exclusive art, the separate entrance, and more -- along with a guaranteed seat in New York Comic Con's IGN Theater. Last year, the IGN Theater saw star-studded panels and premieres including Hellboy, Battlestar, Narnia, The Dark Knight, and Harold and Kumar. What will this year bring? Only the biggest panels New York Comic Con has ever seen. With your IGN Edition VIP Access Ticket, you'll be able to bypass the line and take a seat in our reserved section dedicated to IGN Edition VIP Access Ticket holders.
There will be only 100 IGN Edition VIP Passes created! Consider it the ultimate badge of honor!
All VIP Access Ticket purchases will be confirmed within two business days. If you do not receive a confirmation within this time, please contact Kim Mueller (mail to email@example.com).
VIP Access Tickets will be sent by FedEx on or around January 15, 2009. VIP Access Tickets will be sent only to addresses within the United States. VIP Access Tickets for international customers will be held by New York Comic Con for pick-up at the show. VIP Access Tickets ordered after January 15 will also be held by New York Comic Con for pick-up at the show.
ABOUT NEW YORK COMIC CON: New York Comic Con (February 6 - 8 at the Jacob K. Javits Center) is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture event. An enormous show floor plays host to top entertainment industry leaders showcasing the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, television, and more. New York Comic Con gives attendees access to top entertainment industry talent, panels, and autograph sessions as well as sneak peaks at upcoming television shows and motion pictures. And with dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con provides an ideal business setting for the major players in the worlds of comics, film, and television.
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