The Five Points Festival will hit New York City in just over a month. The festival is going to be a comic book convention on steroids as it wraps in artists, writers, toy creators, food makers, and craft beer into a single two day event.
The Five Points Festival is a collision of toys, comics, and counterculture curated by Clutter Magazine and presented by Midtown Comics. A designer toy and comic convention in New York’s Lower East Side, Five Points is two days and nights of comic artists and writers, vinyl and plastic toys, original art, resin, plush, blind boxes, graphic novels, indie comics, blanks, minis, kaiju, Japanese vinyl, posters, prints, apparel, food trucks, and craft breweries – capped off by the 2017 Designer Toy Awards. The antidote to the average con, Five Points brings tastemakers, misfits, and rebels together with the new, retro, and infamous in a one-of-a-kind marketplace.
In other words if you like a thing, odds are you will find it at this festival. The Five Points Festival aims to draw in a large audience, from the comic book nerd looking to meet their favorite artist to their best foodie friend who wants to get their grub on. There will be cosplay, food trucks, vendors galore, exclusive toys, and, for VIP ticket holders, the 7th Annual Designer Toy Awards, which occurs the night before the festival.
Interested yet? You should be. This is a come one, come all, one-of-a-kind event in NYC’s Lower East Side. Come for the convention, stay for the all night party that only NYC provides. You can find more details in the press release below:
5/20 – 5/21: FIVE POINTS FESTIVAL
Designer Toys, Comic Art, and NYC’s Best Craft Breweries and Food Trucks Collide at Pier 36
New York, NY — The Five Points Festival, a designer toy and comic convention, lands on Pier 36 in Manhattan’s Lower East Side this spring, featuring a dynamic lineup of counterculture artists and artisans from around the world. The inaugural event is a celebration of comic artists and writers, toy designers and customizers (with an extensive Neo-Kaiju and Sofubi section), original street art, and gourmet food trucks and craft beer presented by Clutter Magazine and Midtown Comics and sponsored by Playcrafting.
Enthusiasts familiar with art toys will have the chance to meet some of the world’s most iconic artists and brands like Huck Gee, Kidrobot, James Groman, Jason Freeny, Ron English of Popaganda, Simone Legno of Tokidoki, 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. The festival’s ‘Artist Alley’ will be an intimate, curated showcase of some of the most notable comic and toy art from mainstream and independent creators across the world’s emerging pop art scene – with participants including Annie Wu, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Cliff Chiang, Khary Randolph, Magdalene Visaggio, and Sean Gordon Murphy. 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 who are driving the future of commercial, counterculture art.
Tickets to Five Points also include access to a gathering of some of NYC’s most outstanding craft breweries and food trucks serving during all regular Festival hours. VIP Ticket holders will also have early access privileges each day of Five Points, as well as entry to the 7th Annual Designer Toy Awards presented by Lagunitas on Friday night, the world’s premier accolade for toy artists, and an all-around excellent party.
Designer Toy Awards
Friday, May 19, 7pm – 10pm
125 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
Five Points Festival
Saturday, May 20; 11am – 8pm
Sunday, May 21; 11am – 5pm
299 South Street
New York, NY 10002