Play Creators Festival

Mojo Nation’s Play Creators Festival moves to new summer slot for 2023

2023’s Play Creators Festival will take place from June 27th to 29th at London’s Stamford Bridge, with events including the Play Creators Conference, Play Creators Awards and Mojo Pitch.

Carine Rosalia on support for new inventors – and the story behind her first licensed concept

Fresh from winning the Rising Star Award at this year’s Play Creators Awards, we sit down with inventor Carine Rosalia.

Talking Tables joins Virtual Mojo Pitch

“We are looking forward to being introduced to the inventor community, creating new connections and of course hearing lots of fantastic ideas,” said Lauren Chatterton, Senior Product Developer for Games at Talking Tables.

Play Creators Awards 2022 winners revealed

A celebration of the toy and game industry’s design and inventor talent, among the winners this year are Moose Toys, Fun-Damental Invention and Hasbro’s Tanya Thompson, while Spin Master’s Tal Schrieber scooped the Design Icon accolade.

Janene Russell, Senior Product Development Manager at Educational Insights, on having and pitching ideas

What does Educational Insights look for in ideas? Janene Russell discusses putting fun first…

Sweet Spot Studio’s Jon Vanderbeek to discuss ‘How to Thrive as a Small Studio’ at Play Creators Conference

In his session, Jon will be revealing six key learnings that have proved vital to Sweet Spot Studio’s enduring success over the past 15-plus years.

Creative hows and collective wows with Heath Saber: Inventor Relations, Moose Toys

What’s the best way to pitch to Moose Toys? Heath Saber tells all!

How do you keep the Barbie brand fresh? Mattel’s Kenna O’Brien discusses staying creative

Kenna O’Brien – Senior Product Design Manager for Barbie – on tools that keep brands fresh.

Hasbro’s Angus Walker and Tanya Thompson to discuss ‘Driving “Revolutionary” Innovation’ at this year’s Play Creators Conference

Angus and Tanya from Hasbro’s Inventor Relations and External Innovation Team will talk about the difference between ‘evolutionary’ and ‘revolutionary’ innovation – and why they are both so important.

James Austin-Smith to discuss Moose Toys’ approach to innovation at Play Creators Conference 2022

The session – titled ‘Innovate or Die’ – will detail Moose’s quest to be the world’s most innovative toy company.

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