Source: Collabsco

Like most live events this year, Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) is going virtual with the debut of Comic-Con@Home. While SDCC won’t be happening in-person, a full programming schedule is bringing the usual panel presentations to audiences around the world.

The toy and game industries will be represented on Thursday morning during a panel titled “Transforming Together Time: Family Gaming and the Future of Play.” In a year when gaming has experienced record numbers both in terms of sales and the number of players logging on, this timely discussion will delve into the growing world of family gaming experiences and what is yet to come.

Tommy Palm (CEO, Resolution Games), Tommy Tallarico (president, CEO, Intellivision), and Valerie Vacante (connected play expert, LiveArea, Collabsco) will share a discussion on how creators are designing new experiences across various platforms utilizing emerging technologies to shape the future of family gaming and play.

The panel will stream  on July 23 at 10 a.m. ET.

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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.