Indie Toymaker Roundtable:
Turning Characters Into Toys
Thursday, July 12th 6:30PM – 7:30PM Room 4
+ Nitin Bhargava, the director of merchandising at Kidrobot, which creates collectible toys in collaboration with the world’s best pop culture artists.
+ Shawn Smith of Shawnimals, the character design studio behind adorable plush ninjas, huggable moustaches and 400+ other fuzzy friends.
+ Dan Goodsell, creator of the lovable breakfast characters who populate The World of Mr.Toast.
+ Kerry Horvath and Darth Rimmer are the cold creamy center of Evil Ice Cream, those diabolical frozen treats.
+ Dov Kelemer of DKE Toys, distributors of the world’s finest collectible vinyl toys, and the brains behind the Vader Project and Spoonful of Star Wars.
+ Joshua Ben Longo of Longoland gives life to bizarre plush monsters with a sewing machine.
+ Kris Schantz, a co-founder of Happy Worker, a
specialty toy and gift manufacturer, will discuss how to turn your ideas into toys.
+ Moderated by Wendy Bryan of I Heart Guts, home to plush internal organs.