Five Points Festival 2017: Designer Toys, Comics & NYC

Press Release:

The Five Points Festival is a collision of toys, comics, and counterculture curated by Clutter Magazine and sponsored by Midtown Comics and Playcrafting NYC. A designer toy and comic convention coming May 20-21, 2017 to Pier 36 on New York’s Lower East Side, Five Points is two days and nights of comic artists and writers, vinyl and plastic toys, original art, food trucks, and craft breweries – bringing together 15,000 tastemakers, misfits, and rebels in a one-of-a-kind marketplace! Get your tickets now at the link…

  • The Midtown Comics booth will present mega signings with comic royalty including Greg Capullo, Scott Snyder, Nick Spencer, Dan Slott, and Bryan Lee O’Malley! And be on the look out for Five Points exclusives, too, with details coming soon to our Facebook, Twitter, and blog!
  • Meet amazing Designer Toy Artists including Ron English, Amanda Louise Spayd, Chris Ryniak, Gary Ham, Huck Gee, James Groman, Jason Freeny, Jeff Lamm, Peter Kato, Simone Legno, Tara McPherson, and many more!
  • Rub elbows with 150 amazing creators in our Artist Alley including Amy Reeder, Andrew MacLean, Annie Wu, Ben Templesmith, Christopher Hastings, Cliff Chiang, Jamal Igle, Mags Visaggio, Ronald Wimberly, Sean Gordon Murphy, Tini Howard, and more!
  • All of our vendors can be found here and the list keeps growing every day.
  • Outside Pier 36, you’ll find all delicious food trucks including Korilla, Nuchas Empanadas, and Big D’s Grub – and a craft beer garden!
  • Grab an exclusive Dunny designed by Gary Ham! Available in three colors, 3″ tall, and limited to 1000 pieces total (across the three versions), this is the first production Dunny created by Gary Ham in the world!
  • Want the yellow and black Gary Ham Dunny? You’ll want to be a VIP, as it is included with the VIP ticket! Our yellow and black Dunny is limited to only 250 pieces, and being a VIP is the only way to guarantee this colorway! You’ll also get a ticket into the Designer Toy Awards on Friday night, early access into Five Points, and access to the Saturday night party by Sonicboombox!
  • All the awesomeness kicks off at the Designer Toy Awards presented by Lagunitas! The entire art toy world comes together on Friday, May 19 at Webster Hall, and a a VIP ticket is the ONLY way for you to join ’em!

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NYC – Jean Grey #1 Signing

Hip hop star Jean Grae and artist Shawn Crystal appear at Forbidden Planet on Friday May 19th at 6:00 PM to sign copies of JEAN GREY #1!

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Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

Big Papi Signing Tour

Baseball legend David Ortiz signs PAPI: MY STORY an entertaining, unfiltered memoir by one of the game’s greatest, most clutch sluggers.

TOUR DATES:

Barnes & Noble Tribeca
97 Warren Street, New York, NY
Tuesday, May 16
5PM — 7PM

Barnes & Noble, Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Thursday, May 18
12PM — 2PM

Wellesley Books
82 Central Street, Wellesley, MA
Thursday, May 18
6PM — 8PM

Barnes & Noble College @ Harvard Coop
1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Friday, May 19
4PM — 6PM

BJ’s
100 Corporate Drive, Franklin, MA
Saturday, May 20
10AM — 12PM

NYC – FCBD: JHU Comics Signing

Press Release:

JHU Comic Books celebrates Free Comic Book Day 2017 and our 4th Birthday in a big way on Saturday May 6th! Come out and get your free comics and also take part in our huge FCBD Buy 2 Get One Free Sale!

Our Special Guests will be signing with ILYA for Image’s Kid Savage at 11:30am and Joe Illidge and Will Rosado for Catalyst Prime from Lion Forge at 2pm! These great talents are coming from far and wide to joine us, so you won’t want to miss them!

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JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

NY – Free Comic Book (Sun)Day 2017 Signing

Donny Cates, Kristen Gudsnuk, Joe Ciano, C. Spike Trotman, Gregory Benton, Robert Sikoryak, Ulises Farinas, Melody Often, and more sign at Escape Pod Comics on Sunday, May 7, 2017 in honor of Free Comic Book Day!

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Escape Pod Comics
302 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
(631) 923-1044

NYC – PEN World Voices Signing

Gabby Rivera, Natalie Diaz, Lilliam Rivera, and Renee Watson appear on Saturday May 6, 2017 at 3:00 PM for The PEN World Voices Festival 2017: Gender & Power Empower Yourself with Literature and Ideas Across Borders author panel. Priority seating with book purchase.

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

NY – FCBD: Fourth World Comics Signings

Fourth World Comics celebrates Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 6, 2017 with several creator signings!

  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Scott Snyder, John Romita Jr, Peter David
  • 1:00 – 3:00 PM: Charles Soule, Greg Pak, Fred van Lente, Reilly Brown, Cory Smith
  • 3:00 – 6:00 PM: Chandra Lee 
  • 5:00 – 6:00 PM: Sean Chen

Fourth World Comics
33 Route 111, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-366-4440

NYC – An Evening with George Takei

Actor and social justice activist George Takei, in conversation with Jay Kuo, brings his uncanny eloquence and signature wit to BAM on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 7:30 PM. In this very special evening, he shares the story of his Japanese-American family’s forced internment during World War II, a seemingly forgotten part of American history. He also takes audiences through his rise to celebrity as a sci-fi icon, his remarkable journey as social media mega power, and his passionate fight for LGBTQ rights and marriage equality in America—empowering others to beat the odds and make a difference. Get tickets at the link…

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BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 636-4100

NY – La Borinqueña Lecture

Join Colgate University for a discussion with the creator of the Afro-Puerto Rican superhero La Borinqueña and Colgate alum, Edgardo Miranda-Rodríguez (class of ’93) on Thursday April 27th at 6:00 PM. If you missed his visit last fall, you can check out a review of his talk and work in the Colgate Scene. This time he’ll be here to discuss the first issue of his comic with readers and fans.

Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is the writer and creator of the critically acclaimed and best-selling graphic novel La Borinqueña which he self-published under his own studio, Somos Arte. Edgardo’s debut as a writer for Marvel has been received with critical acclaim similar to his initial work with Marvel as curator of two exhibitions Santerians: The Art of Joe Quesada and Marvelous Color. Via Somos Arte, he has a client roster that includes Marvel, Atlantic Records, Columbia University, and various Latino non-profits like ASPIRA of New York, El Puente and the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute. Edgardo was the Artistic Director of Pa’lante Siempre Pa’lante, part of the acclaimed PBS POV Documentary Series which received the Silver Apple Award from the National Media Alliance. He is also co-founder of the graphic novel publishing company Darryl Makes Comics with his business partner, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels.

Co-Sponsored by LGBTQ Studies, Women’s Studies, CORE C&I, Romance Languages, Africana & Latin American Studies, Shaw Wellness, and Institutional Advancement & Alumni Relations.

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Colgate University
13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY, 13346
(315) 228-7000

NYC – Speed Racer 50th Anniversary Signing

Press Release:

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the classic anime series ‘Speed Racer’ with original voice actress Corinne Orr who will be in conversation with longtime anime voice actor, director, scriptwriter and producer Michael Sinterniklaas on Wednesday April 26th at 6:00 PM. Signing of DVD/Blu-Ray sleeve to follow.

Updated and Important information regarding the Speed Racer event on Wednesday:

We are hosting this event before Funimation releases the anniversary DVD of Speed Racer Mach Gogogo.

For the event you will receive an exclusive DVD slip for signing. In order to obtain the slip, you must pre-order the DVD at our location the day of the event. You may do so at the Customer Service desk or in our Music & Movies department. A bookseller will help you pre-order and direct you to the cash registers to pay.

Upon payment you will receive a wristband which is your ticket into the event along with the DVD sleeve. Please call for any additional info!

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Barnes & Noble – Tribeca
97 Warren St, New York, NY 10007
(212) 587-5389

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