Source: WonderCon/AFI/The Toy Book

With Comic-Con International’s WonderCon having gone virtual this year, the organizers behind WonderCon@Home put together another weekend filled with panels broadcast via YouTube.

Action Figure Insider‘s Daniel Pickett has been hosting toy panels at both WonderCon and Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) for around 20 years, and the digital editions are no exception. In 2015, Pickett’s SDCC panel focused on Women In Toys and this year’s WonderCon@Home delivered a follow-up.

The 2021 WonderCon@Home Women in Toys 2 panel includes Abby Pickett, licensing associate at Mattel; Ashly Powell, senior director of product development at NECA/Loot Crate/Rubies/Kidrobot; Hilary Gray, associate director of fan marketing at Funko; and Jen Cassidy, vice president of business development and licensing at Super7. Check out the full panel below to hear the stories of four women in the toy industry and what advice they offer to others interested in the field.

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Looking ahead, SDCC is going virtual again this summer with another free, virtual Comic-Con@Home event, which will take place from July 23-25. Organizers expect to hold a smaller, in-person event in November.