Five Points Festival debuts in NYC this weekend
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Are you into discovering some of the best toys hitting the market soon? Do you enjoy meeting some of your favorite artists in the comic book industry? Well, this weekend, the fine folks at Clutter Magazine and Midtown Comics are bringing a new kind of festival to the Big Apple.

The Five Points Festival unites the worlds of toys, comics, street art and food inside Pier 36. On the comic book side of things, Amy Reeder, Christopher Hastings, Dan Slott, and Jamal Igle are among those slated to appear. Midtown Comics will have special signings with a handful of comic guests, including Greg Capullo and Scott Snyder. Tickets for these signings, which will be very limited, will be given away for free at the Midtown Comics ticket booth starting at 11:15 a.m. each day.

Several toy and art guests will be on hand, including Amanda Louise Spayd, Simone Legno and Tara McPherson. Signing tickets will also be available at 11:15 a.m. at the Clutter ticket booth. While you're at Five Points Festival, there will be a handful of food trucks available there to satisfy your hunger, including Korilla BBQ and Phil’s Steaks. This event is cosplay friendly, so come dressed as your favorite character.

Tomorrow (May 19), Five Points Festival will hold the seventh annual Designer Toy Awards inside The Grand Ballroom at Webster Hall, which is located on 125 E 11th St. The ceremony will features awards voted by both an esteemed panel of judges and the fans. Oscar-nominated writer/director Morgan Spurlock is slated to host the event.

Two day and single tickets for Five Points Festival are still on sale here. A limited amount of VIP tickets are also still available. Included with the VIP selection is a ticket to the Designer Toy Awards, an exclusive Kidrobot dunny designed by Gary Ham, and early entry. If you're in NYC, you can pick up a physical ticket over at Midtown Comics. Follow the festival on Facebook and Twitter for updates. Pier 36 is located on 299 South St., which is a few blocks away from the F, J, M, Z, B, D trains.