the traveler's resource guide to festivals & films
a site
part of Insider Media llc.

Connect with us:


Tech Takes Over the Town at CE Week

A meeting of the giants of tech is happening at the Jacob Javits Center. CE Week 2018, running June 20 to 21, features retailers, distributors, manufactures, and industry pros showcasing the latest in everything from 3D printing to wearable technology.

 You can also expect panels and lectures covering topics such as:

  • New Strategies for Consumer Tech Startup Success
  • Driving Customer Experiences in Retail
  • Smartphones
  • Connected Home
  • Mixed Reality
  • Connected Car
  • Improving TV Quality
  • Privacy and Security

Discover the future of tech and business at CE Week.

To learn more, go to:

CE Week 2018
June 20 - 21, 2018

Jacob Javits Center
655 W 34th St.
New York, NY 10001

Kaiju & Brews at Five Points Festival

Art by Thomas Fernandez (@liveradstudios).

What do you get when you get art, toys, and beer colliding in one event? You get The Five Points Festival, happening June 2 and 3 at the Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble St, Brooklyn, NY 11222). Now this isn’t convention for Funko Pops and mass produced products, Five Points Fest instead features designer statues, toys, soft vinyl (sofubi). Sometimes these toys look like vintage Godzilla figures from the 1970s, sometimes they look like creatures born from your strangest dreams, and often times they look like a combination of the two. The toys at this fest come from the likes of Super7, StrangeCat Toys, Wonder Goblin, Unbox Inudstries, Punk Drunkers, Hakaba Gallery, and more.

Sometimes these toys can be a little on the expensive side since they are hand made in very limited quantities, so some visitors might need to drop some inhibitions to drop the cash on them. That is where the other part of this festival comes in: the beer. Five Points Fest is co-sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Company and they will be providing a Beer Garden flanked by a phalanx of food trucks.

The Festival will also be kicking off the Designer Toy Awards. Curated by Clutter Magazine, the DTA celebrates excellence in the world of strange plastic, with public voting and special guest judges.

To learn more, go to:

Five Points Festival
June 2 - 3, 2018

Brooklyn Expo Center
72 Noble St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222


Barnes & Bernie at the 2018 Book Expo America


With over 150 exhibitors from across the world of publishing, the 2018 Book Expo America takes over the Jacob Javits Center from May 30th to June 1st. One of the largest publishing events in NYC, the Book Expo features a plethora of events for avid readers and insider editors alike. The Expo opens with a keynote discussion with Len Riggio, Chairman of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Bernie Sanders will appear on May 31 to discuss his new book, Where We Go from Here. There is also a selection of Education Sessions to help aspiring publishers and booksellers figure out how to best utilize their circulation data, get PR tips, and how to find emerging talent in the industry.

Autograph sessions include author Afsaneh Moradian (author, Jamie Is Jamie: A Book About Being Yourself and Playing Your Way), D. L. Hughley (author, How Not to Get Shot), Kate Hosford (author, Mama’s Belly), Leigh Bardugo (author, King of Scars), and many more.

To learn more, go to:

Book Expo America
May 30 - June 1, 2018

Jacob Javits Center
655 W 34th St.
New York, NY 10001

WantedDesign: Creativity, Sustainability, & Beyond


Promoting unique new designs and international talent, WantedDesign in Brooklyn and Manhattan forges new ground as part of NYCxDesign. Offering  a platform that brings together the design industry’s best and brightest, WantedDesign features events, panel discussions, and workshops highlighting 19 different countries. WantedDesign Brooklyn runs May 17 to 21 at Industry City (274 36th St, Brooklyn), with the Manhattan version running May 19 to 22 at Terminal Stores (271 11th Ave). The DMM Talks by Design Milk and Modenus, to be at the forefront of design thinking and be a part of an international dialog. Wanted Interiors : A living space, entertainment venue and product showcase

For when you get hungry, WantedDesing includes a Zero Waste Bistro by the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, creating a unique melding of food, design, and conservation.

To learn more, go to:

WantedDesign Brooklyn
May 17 - 21, 2018

Industry City
274 36th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11232

WantedDesign Manhattan
May 19 - 22, 2018

Terminal Stores
271 11th Ave.
New York, NY 10001

Newsletter Sign Up

Upcoming Events

No Calendar Events Found or Calendar not set to Public.