I’m pretty sure that our readers know how much we love the assorted conventions that come to our Media Metropolis and our favorites are probably the Geek Culture ones like the NY Comic Con and stuff like that and also the ones focused on the toy industry such as the brand new Five Points Festival. This event is mapping out its second year and the full release can be viewed down below the poster. Take a look.
The Press Release:
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…
Designer Toy Awards @ the Brooklyn Bazaar
Friday, June 1st: 7pm
Five Points Festival:
Sunday, June 3rd: 11am – 5pm
Saturday, June 2nd: 11am – 6pm
Doors Open at 10am for VIP’s.
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: $125
*Early bird rates
Roll like a P.I.M.P – Get a VIP ticket for Five Points Fest 2018, Designer Toy Awards & Early Access and MORE!
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 designed by amazing West Coast poster and tattoo artist, Thomas Fernandez (https://www.instagram.com/liveradstudios/ ).
ABOUT THE EVENT: The Five Points Festival is a collision of designer toys, street art, alternative art, and craft beer curated by Clutter Magazine and Fueled by Lagunitas Brewing Company. A designer toy festival in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint Neighborhood, Five Points Fest is two days and nights of vinyl and plastic toys, original art, indie designers, resin, plush, blind boxes, blanks, minis, kaiju, Japanese vinyl, posters, prints, apparel, craft beer and more – kicked-off by the 2018 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.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I had a chance to explore the first convention which was down on Pier 36 at the time or “Basketball City” as I’ve heard it was called and it was a very interesting event. If you’d like to see the posts that were loaded up to the website and all the photos just click HERE to enjoy them. I’m hoping to get there again this year and have already begun the process of working out the time to do so. It’s the same weekend as the Book Con and that little Slayer Farewell Tour that we’ve discussed in the recent past so a LOT to do in a small amount of days. I love the Brooklyn Expo Center and hope that more events decide to come here since its very spacious and accommodating. Did you attend the Five Points Festival last year? What did you think and what are your thoughts about the return to this different space? Chime in down below in the comments.