WIT to hold panel discussion at New York Comic Con

Women in Toys, Licensing and Entertainment has curated a panel for the New York Comic Con, discussing The Power of Narrative: Iconic Characters and How They Reflect a dynamic Culture.

WIT has assembled leaders from Nickelodeon, WWE, Saban Brands, Nelvana and Random House for the 2017 NY Comic Con taking place on October 5th this year.

Zuri Rice, VP of production and development at Nickelodeon will lead the discussion that will explore the ways storytelling and narrative in the contemporary world reflect and reinforce cultural changes from gender to interaction and identification.

Rice will be joined by Casey Collins, EVP of consumer products at WWE, Melissa Flores, director of development and production at Saban Brands, Tonya Lindo, director for licensing for North America at Nelvana and Bill Doyle, kids author, Random House.

“WIT is thrilled to once again have a presence at this year’s NY Comic Con,” said Chris Byrne, WIT’s panel committee chair.

“We are excited to bring together a group of dynamic brand builders and content creators of some of today’s hottest entertainment brands to touch on how they’re creating product and content that reflect today’s cultural climate, and the impact and influence it has on the way kids play.”

The Power of Narrative: Iconic Characters and How they Reflect Dynamic Culture takes place on October 5th at 5.30pm at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@biz-media.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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