There's a New Fest in town, Five Points. All the best parts of a Con without the over the top commercial hype.
Named after the infamous Manhattan neighborhood, Five Points Fest is trying to make its mark as a different kind of artist/merchandise venue. I was excited to hit the floor and see what this new con had to show for itself, so I arrived early and walked in with the press and VIPs. The first thing I noticed was the great mixture of artists, retailers, makers and comic vendors, all well represented. Retailers like Kid Robot, Midtown Comics and P!Q had great displays as did local street/graffiti artists like Wizard Skull and Vers.
It was nice to meet up with a few friends and artists whose work is usually found on the streets. Miss Zukie and JCorp together make an awesome team! Their booth is full of colorful characters and great merchandise!