One of the big attractions to NYCC is the exclusives major vendors will have on site. These exclusives are typically announced prior to the show via social media, so many attendees do a lot of research to plan and figure out which exclusive to prioritize first. After all that research and planning, it's getting to the exhibit hall as early as possible, because others are after the same thing. Trying to get exclusives during NYCC can be hard work, and requires a lot of patience waiting in lines, but for some attendees that's what makes NYCC for them.
Thanks to a little something called the Internet, we can still offer our exclusives to the fans across the US this year, which is by far pretty awesome since it doesn't require you to purchase a plane ticket.