Play Creators Conference

Illustrator Phil Corbett to discuss the art of creating compelling characters at Play Creators Conference

His session, ‘Lore & Order’, will explore the art of creating worlds and compelling characters, the importance of narrative and the difficulties in trying to craft something that appeals to everyone.

Spin Master to lift the lid on its Toy Invention Programme at Play Creators Conference

The talk will be helmed by Spin Master’s Tal Schrieber, alongside TIP graduate Vered Shapiro and Fun-damental Invention’s Gary Pyper and Fuse’s Chantal Drenthe, both contributors to the recent London course.

Jazwares’ Lauren Mershon, KidsKnowBest’s Jack Day and Triclops Studio’s Rob Ames to talk trends at Play Creators Conference

Panellists will be discussing how social virality influences the product selection process, the key to successful trendspotting and TikTok’s role in shaping trends.

The Department’s Hamish Jenkinson to explore ‘Immersive Experiences: The New Frontier for Kids Entertainment’ at Play Creators Conference 2022

The Department specialises in designing multi-sensory, immersive experiences for some of the world’s biggest brands.

Cantaloop designer Friedemann Findeisen to discuss his creative process at Play Creators Conference 2022

As well as designing games, Friedemann Findeisen­ has been a magician, songwriter, author and film composer.

TOMY’s Alpesh Patel, Moonbug’s Claire Broad and FSV Design ApS’ Frederica Scott Vollrath to discuss bringing brands into toys at Play Creators Conference

The ‘Brand Designs’ panel will see Alpesh, Claire and Frederica discuss the key to designing great licensed toys and games.

TrendBible CEO Joanna Feeley to discuss ‘Broadening the Narrative’ at Play Creators Conference 2022

As we move towards better representation for all across toys, movies, books and games, TrendBible’s Joanna Feeley will explore the characters and stories set to resonate with the next generation.

Spin Master’s Rich Mazel, Fun-Damental’s Gary Pyper and Gamley’s Hazel Reynolds join Toy Room 101 panel at Play Creators Conference 2022

All three will compete to banish their biggest pet peeves about the world of toy and game design to Room 101, in a session hosted by Mojo’s own Deej Johnson.

Mojo Nation’s Play Creators Festival 2022 to span both in-person and digital events

The Play Creators Festival will take place at London’s Twickenham Stadium from September 5th to 7th, with events including conferences, awards and pitching sessions.

WATCH: Inside Gameboard

This session focuses on how The Last Gameboard is looking to bring innovation to the tabletop space and features Gameboard co-founder and CEO Shail Mehta, COO and co-founder Tim Schukar, with Raising Nerd’s Lee Allentuck chairing.

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