Have you ever wanted to make your own plush toys? Learn secrets of plushmaking from some of the biggest geeks in the collectible toy world at New York Comic Con! I Heart Guts will be moderating a panel entitled: "Indie Toymaker Roundtable: Turning Characters Into Toys" featuring the director of merchandising from Kidrobot, the world's most fabulous collectible art toy maker and shop; Shawn Smith of Shawnimals, creator of over 400 characters including the Ninjatown series; the monster mind behind Longoland; Brooklyn's finest plush robot and severed-leg outfitter Life With Tigers; and plushmaker Phil Barbato. All will spill their guts on how they make their stuffed creatures and offer tips on how to make your own. A representative from Happy Worker, a company that makes custom toys, will be on hand to help you realize your dream if you dare. The panel is October 14th at the wretched hour of 8:45-9:45 PM Friday night , but if you come, we will reward you with giveaways, tips, tricks and maybe a trip to a Hell's Kitchen dive bar afterwards, who knows? A peek at why I am personally obsessed with these artists, hope to see you there!