If you’ve been keeping up with PiercingMetal on the social networking side, you know that it’s been a busy week already as over the last few days I’ve been spending time exploring the Book Expo that was being held at the Javits Center. While some of the discoveries at that convention have made their way here, a larger part of it gets posted on our Lifestyle Blog partner website “The Chronicles” of Piercing Ken. With the Book Expo completed it was time to get down to business at the still new Five Points Festival which has returned for its second year as a convention. This year it would move to the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and this space is very well known to me as its the same place where I attend the NYC Hot Sauce Expo every year. The Five Points Festival is loaded with sights and designer toys galore. Let’s take a walk.
Hey so remember a couple of months ago when I did a post about the first-ever “Anime NYC” convention that was going to happen in November next year? If you are shaking your head or are among our newer readers, the news was broadcast on THIS LINK so please check it out before we continue. Okay, so the other day they announced that the tickets for this sure to be massive anime and manga event were on sale to the general public. Check it out and I’ll return at the close with some thoughts.
The Press Release:
ANIME NYC TICKETS ON SALE NOW: Creator & Director LeSean Thomas Announced As First Guest
LeftField Media today announced tickets to the inaugural Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll are on sale now. A Japanese pop culture convention launching November 17-19, 2017 in New York’s Javits Center, Anime NYC will bring fans together with anime and manga publishers including Crunchyroll, Funimation, and VIZ Media and guests from both America and Japan. And coupled together with its ticket launch, Anime NYC is very proud to announce its first Official Guest – Cannon Busters and Children of Ether creator LeSean Thomas.
Tickets to Anime NYC are available now at animenyc.com and range from Day and Weekend passes – starting at $35 – to a $275 VIP package which includes early access, reserved seating, and guaranteed autographs. Built with the close support of Crunchyroll, the world’s largest anime streaming portal, Anime NYC additionally offers Crunchyroll Premium Members a $10 discount on Weekend tickets along with further perks at the event. Continue reading Tickets For First Ever “AnimeNYC” Convention On-Sale Now!→
While I continue to present the vast amount of findings from this years NY Comic Con posts, I wanted to take a breather from them to share the information about a brand new event experience that will be happening next year. It’s for fans of the medium and that of designer toys and crafts and goes by the title “Five Points Festival”. You can check out the full press release below along with the “about” the various organizers and of course I’ll return at the close with some editorial insight. Here we go.
The Press Release:
Clutter Magazine and LeftField Media today announced the debut of the Five Points Festival, a new convention focused on designer toys and comic art launching next year in New York City’s Lower East Side. The first Five Points Festival will take place May 20-21, 2017 inside Pier 36’s Basketball City, and the event presents itself as the antidote to the average con – a showcase for artists, creators, independent brands, and the counterculture they make.
Five Points will bring together influential names across the designer toy and comic worlds, with a roster already pledging their support. Clutter Magazine, a leading voice in the designer toy world, will curate the Five Points Festival’s toy guests and exhibits, with brands Kidrobot, Super7, Popaganda, Cotton Candy Machine, and Toy Tokyo taking part, and Ron English and Tara McPherson leading the art toy luminaries who’ll appear as guests. On the comic side, Five Points will be presented overall by Midtown Comics, the largest comic retailer in America, and confirmed comic artists and writers in attendance – known for their independent, avant garde, and creator-owned work – will include Bryan Lee O’Malley, Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare, Kate Leth, Cliff Chiang, Ivan Brandon, Christopher Hastings, and James Tynion IV.
Further designer toy and comic brands and creators will be announced over the coming weeks and months, as will details about show exclusives, parties, and special events. “The Five Points Festival is a celebration of art and its creators,” said Josh Kimberg, Clutter’s Managing Partner. “There’s a commonality, a shared creative culture, that crosses between designer toys and comics, and we’re honored to bring them together and build a home for the fans, collectors, and misfits ignited by this spirit.” Continue reading Awesome News! Clutter And Leftfield Announce The Five Points Festival→
As you read this notice, I am getting more and more excited for this years NY Comic Con at the Javits Center which will begin in the coming weeks. I might have mentioned elsewhere that I am once again attending as a member of the accredited press and I look forward to bringing you hundreds and hundreds of images across a wide number of posts. Now, the other day I caught wind of a brand-new convention that will be happening in Javits at the end of 2017 called “Anime NYC” and since its a new event and sounded like something you would enjoy I am presenting the full press release that I discovered. Read it at your leisure and I will return with a few thoughts about it afterward.
The Press Release:
ANIME NYC CONVENTION TO LAUNCH IN 2017: “Crunchyroll Presents Celebration of Anime and Manga in New York City”
LeftField Media today announced the debut of Anime NYC, a new convention focused on anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture launching next year in New York City. The first Anime NYC will take place November 1719, 2017 in Midtown Manhattan’s Javits Center and bring fans together with guests from Japan and publishers across America. Anime NYC will be presented by anime streaming portal Crunchyroll and built with the support of industry partners Funimation, VIZ Media, and Kinokuniya Bookstore.
Anime NYC is the creation of LeftField Media, a boutique event company also responsible for PlayFair, a toy and family entertainment celebration run with the Toy Industry Association, and Awesome Con, Washington DC’s Comic Con.
“Anime and manga have never been more prolific in America, with anime conventions in other cities bringing together as many as 100,000 attendees,” said Greg Topalian, founder of LeftField Media. “Yet while New York City is the largest city in America, no large event championing Japanese pop culture calls it home. Anime NYC will change this, and once established, we believe Anime NYC has the potential to become the largest anime convention on the East Coast.”
“It’s been years since there’s been a dedicated anime convention in the Javits, and we’re excited to have The opportunity to support a show in New York,” said Dallas Middaugh, Crunchyroll’s head of content management. “The LeftField team already has amazing experience working on anime shows, and it’s great to have the chance to help bring the best of anime and manga to East Coast fans at Anime NYC.” Crunchyroll the world’s largest anime streaming service, with more than 20 million registered users and Over 750,000 paid subscribers will present premiere screenings and special guests throughout Anime NYC, and Crunchyroll Premium Members Can expect exclusive benefits at the event. Attendees overall will enjoy appearances by some of the biggest creators in Japan, extensive screenings, robust panel sessions, and features from anime, manga, and cosplay to Japanese toys, games, food, and fashion from brands across the Japanese pop culture spectrum, headlined by Funimation, VIZ Media, and Kinokuniya Bookstore. Continue reading Leftfield Media Announces “Anime NYC” Convention For 2017→