Chicago Toy & Game Fair Power Kid Podcast

In a special episode of the “Power Kid Podcast,” host Phil Albritton of Power Kid Design shares interviews recorded live at the 2019 Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG).

During the nation’s largest consumer toy and game fair, Albritton — a first-time judge for the Young Inventors Challenge —captured conversations with Challenge winners, along with select winners of the 12th annual Toy and Game Innovation (TAGIE) Awards. Additionally, Albritton speaks with Robert Victor of Kite and Rocket Research about the launch of the World’s Largest Kid-Powered Rocket, and spends time with ChiTAG Lifetime Achievement Honoree Award winner Ivan Moscovich.

Finally, the voices of the “Power Kid” and “Toy Report” podcasts come together for a discussion about ChiTAG and the toy industry as a whole as we head into the holiday season.

Part of the Adventure Media and Events Podcast Network, the “Power Kid Podcast” presents in-depth interviews and conversations with some of the biggest names and rising stars in the toy, game, and family entertainment industries.

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Adventure Media and Events (AM&E) is the publisher of the Toy Bookthe Toy Insider, and the Pop Insider. Composed of an editorial team with more than 75 years of combined experience in the toy and entertainment industries, AM&E publications provide consumers, press, and trade audiences with the latest news and updates on all things play and pop culture.

About the author

James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.