NYC Toy Enthusiasts: Five Points Festival is Back and Better than Ever for its Second Year

As winter changes into spring, convention event planners emerge from their winter hideaways as con season picks up speed. For New Yorkers, that means there are a lot of awesome events heading their way as the days get longer and the temperatures get warmer.

If you are itching to get back into the world of conventions then you’re in luck. June 2nd and 3rd will bring about the second annual Five Points Festival, a show dedicated to showcasing designer toys, video games, comics, and delicious food and beer. 

We attended last year and you can check out the highlights right here and see all of our coverage here. This year Five Points Fest has moved to Brooklyn into the Brooklyn Expo Center. 

Below you will find the press release and additional information about the show. Be sure to get your tickets now and secure a spot at this one-of-a-kind event. You might also want to check out the VIP options for tickets, as well as look into attending the Designer Toy Awards. Whatever path you choose, it will be an entertaining weekend. 

Five Points Festival returns with a new home in Brooklyn NY!

Designer Toys, Street Art, and NYC’s Best Craft Breweries and Food Trucks Collide at the Brooklyn Expo Center!

New York, NY (April 19, 2018) – Five Points Festival, a designer toy, street, and alternative art festival is excited to announce the return of the much-anticipated event for 2018! Taking place the weekend of June 2-3rd, 2018 – at the awesome Brooklyn Expo Center, the festival will bring together the shining stars of the Designer Toy, Kaiju & Sofubi, Craft Beer, Food and alternative art worlds.

Featuring a dynamic lineup of counterculture artists and artisans from around the world. The event is a 2-day celebration of toy designers and customizers with an extensive international Neo-Kaiju and Sofubi section, original street art, independent comic artists,  gourmet food trucks and craft beer presented by Clutter Magazine and sponsored by 50 Years of The Outer Spacemen, and Lagunitas Brewing Company.

Enthusiasts familiar with art toys will have the chance to meet some of the world’s most iconic artists and brands like Huck Gee, Instinctoy, Kidrobot, James Groman, Jason Freeny, Ron English, Super7, Tara McPherson, and Mighty Jaxx on the show floor, where they will be featured alongside artists from the U.S., Japan, Germany, Korea, the U.K. and elsewhere, some showcasing in NYC for the first time, and all with unique, original pieces for sale. Anyone who has attended mainstream art shows or comic cons will find something completely unique at Five Points – a gathering of visual innovators, rebels, creators, and the misfits that are driving the future of commercial & counterculture art.

Tickets to Five Points also include access to a gathering of some of NYC’s outstanding craft breweries and food trucks serving during all regular Festival hours. VIP Ticket holders will gain special early access privileges each day of the Festival, as well as entry to Friday night’s Designer Toy Awards, the world’s premier accolade for designer toy artists, and an all-around excellent party.  

Join us at Five Points Festival at the Brooklyn EXPO Center for designer toys, art, craft beer & food, and so much more…

When:
Designer Toy Awards @ The Brooklyn Bazaar

Friday, June 1st: 7pm

Five Points Festival:
Saturday, June 2nd: 11am – 6pm
Sunday, Jun 3rd: 11am – 5pm
Doors open at 10am for VIPS

Where:
Brooklyn EXPO Center
72 Noble St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Cost:
Daily and full weekend passes available.
Saturday only admission: $30*
Sunday only admission: $25*
Weekend Pass: $40*
VIP Pass: $12*

VIP Passes. Roll like a P.I.M.P – Get a VIP ticket for Five Points Fest 2018, Designer Toy Awards & Early Access and MORE! Benefits include: DTA Ticket – Party with us at the Designer Toy Awards and rub elbows with the best in the industry! – THE ONLY WAY TO GET A TICKET! Exclusive Toy – Mini Erosion Molly by Kenny Wong and Instinctoy from Japan. Exclusive Badge – With swank art just for VIPs. VIP Preview – Get in an hour early both days. Saturday Night Party – VIP Access to our Saturday Night shindig, too!

Official event poster is below. Designed by amazing West Coast poster and tattoo artist, Thomas Fernandez (https://www.instagram.com/liveradstudios/ ).

Five Points Festival