We know you have lots of questions! Some of the answers might be below!
When Is The Five Points Festival?
Five Points Festival is June 8-9, 2024 at ZeroSpace Brooklyn.
Saturday, June 8, 2024
10:00 AM – VIP & Media Preview
11:00 AM to 6:00 PM – Open to the Public
7:00 PM – Designer Toy Awards Ceremony (Info to come).
Sunday, June 9, 2024
10:00 AM – VIP & Media Preview
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Open to the Public.
Where Is The Five Points Festival?
Do you have air conditioning?
Yes, ZeroSpace has AC in the building. But remember it is June in NY. The weather can be HOT or RAINING! So come prepared, especially if you are standing in line outside, or plan to arrive early.
Why Is It Called The Five Points Festival?
We built a marketplace inspired by one of New York’s most storied neighborhoods – the Five Points of Old New York. Five Points was an area of 19th century Lower Manhattan between Centre Street to the West, Bowery to the East, Canal Street to the North, and Park Row to the South – an area very close to where the Five Points Festival took place in its first year.
While the physical Five Points of old is long gone, we know the independent spirit of historic Five Point is still alive in the rebel artists of today, and the Five Points Festival welcomes them home.
How Can I Be a Sponsor?
We offer many sponsorship opportunities from small to large. You do not have to be a vendor to sponsor. If you are interested in being part of DesignerCon by sponsoring us please contact us at [email protected]. We are always open to hearing sponsorship ideas as well.
Do you have hotel discounts?
Yes! We are happy to provide you with discounted hotel rates with our hotel partners. Information on this can be found here.
We do want to warn everyone that if you received an email from an “Event Partner” or someone claiming to be working with us for a special hotel rate, IT IS FAKE! Please ignore we do not want you to be scammed.
You can also use reputable sites such as Hotels.com and Expedia.
Air b&b is no longer available in NY for short-term rental. Please be aware of any scams associated with this.
Do I Need A Ticket?
Yes, tickets are needed to attend the Five Points Festival and can be purchased online.
Tickets are available Saturday, Sunday, Weekend and VIP flavors. Want to go to the Designer Toy Awards? Grab a VIP Pass to party with the biggest names in Designer Toys.
How do I collect my VIP pass?
Congratulations on being one of our VIP guests! As part of your ticket, you get in 1 hour earlier, at 10 am (EST). Lines form early on Saturday (sometimes Friday night), so be aware that it may be hot, or raining, so dress appropriately and bring water/shade – BE PREPARED!
You will be receiving a QR code from us before the event. This will be used to collect your VIP goodie bag. If you have attended as a V.I.P before, this is new, so please be on the lookout for it.
Your V.I.P badge and goodie bag, will NOT be mailed to you. You must be at the festival to collect them. You can do this in two ways:
Registration to collect your pass starts at 8 am, but you will not be able to gain access until 10 am.
You must bring your ticket confirmation and Valid ID for the name on the ticket to collect your passes.
Don’t forget as part of your V.I.P ticket you are also a special guest at the 10th annual Designer Toy Awards ceremony.
Can I bring kids? Are they Free?
Children aged ten and under get free admission to Five Points Fest!.
Everyone 11 years and older requires a ticket.
Before you bring your kids, please understand Five Points is a celebration of designer toys and comics that will feature everything from super cute to super adult.
So be aware that not everything at Five Points Festival is appropriate for kids.
Can I Cosplay?
Absolutely. We LOVE a good costume!! Cosplay is a huge part of convention culture, and we’re not looking to limit your creativity, but please note that costumes must be appropriate to wear in public – if you can’t wear it on the streets of New York City, you can’t wear it at Five Points Fest. Please look to the following parameters about what is and is not allowed at Five Points:
- Don’t wear anything that’s sharp, pointy, or could hurt another attendee
- Don’t be a jerk!
- Prop firearms are NOT allowed.
- Prop bows will be allowed providing all arrows have soft tips and will not be shot
- No metal weapons, sharp weapons, blunt weapons, cap guns, airsoft guns, BB guns, or vuvuzelas at all.
What If I’m Uncomfortable Or Harassed?
Five Points is an open celebration of art and its creators, and harassment of any kind is the opposite of the community we want to be.
Five Points is committed to fostering an atmosphere where attendees can count on a safe, inclusive, and rewarding experience – with zero tolerance for harassment, groping, stalking, and inappropriate photography.
Harassment includes, but isn’t limited to, verbal defamation based on gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion; deliberate intimidation; following or stalking; forceful photography or recording; sustained disruptions; and non-consensual physical contact or sexual attention.
Harassment of any kind is unwelcome at Five Points and will not be tolerated. Anyone involved in harassing behaviour will be removed from the premises, with no re-entry, and face a lifetime ban from the event,
If you feel harassed in any way during the event, please contact a member of our team, or security as soon as possible.
I lost my pass! Can I get a replacement?
Badges and wristbands that are lost, stolen or damaged cannot be replaced. Please take care of your badge—it is your only valid entry into the event.