Welcome to the World of Giant Monsters
Welcome to G-FAN.com, brought to you by Daikaiju Enterprises (DKE), publisher of G-FAN fanzine, the world’s only journal devoted to giant movie monsters, especially those hailing from Japan. DKE also hosts the annual convention known as G-FEST, attracting over 2500 monster fans for a weekend celebration of the genre. In 2004, DKE organized G-TOUR, a voyage to Japan, in celebration of Godzilla’s fiftieth anniversary, and returned in 2011 for G-TOUR II, and 2015 for G-TOUR III. If you love Godzilla and other giant monsters from Japan, please explore G-FAN.com, you’ll find much of interest!
J.D. Lees — Editor and Publisher, G-FAN Fanzine
G-FEST XXVIII registration now open
The dates for G-FEST XXVIII are July 14th–16th, 2023. Register by December 25th at the dedicated G-FESTcon.com website to get the early bird rates.
Third hotel option added for G-FEST XXVIII
Arrangements have been made with the Comfort Inn O’Hare for additional accommodations at special rates for G-FEST XXVIII attendees. The room rate is $119.00 per night. Click here to make an online reservation with the G-FEST rate.
Additional hotel option for G-FEST XXVIII
A block of rooms have been reserved at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare for anyone needing another hotel option for G-FEST XXVII. The room rate is $119.00 per night. Click here to make an online reservation with the G-FEST rate.
G-FEST XXVIII dates and hotel reservations for 2023
We are pleased to announce that G-FEST will be returning to the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago in 2023, from July 14th–16th. Rooms are now available for G-FEST attendees at special rates: $130.00 (single or double + children), $155.00 (three adults), and $180.00 (four adults) per night. Discounted overnight self parking is available for $20.00 per night. Click here to make an online reservation with the G-FEST rate.
G-FEST XXVII an incredible success!
After skipping two years due to Covid, G-FEST returned in 2022 and scored another success with its best turn-out yet. More than 3500 G-fans turned out and picked right up where they left off in 2019. The new venue, the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, drew mostly rave reviews from attendees thanks to its expansive exhibition space and towering ceilings.
Special guests Tomoko Ai and Hiroyuki Kawase seemed to have an excellent time and were kept busy all weekend signing autographs and greeting fans. (An unexpected hospitalization kept Don Frye from attending; fortunately, he is on the mend.)
All the popular G-FEST activities resumed, including the amazing costume parade, the ultra-popular video game tournaments, model instruction and display (including Make It and Take It), Dojo Studios, art show, film festival, photo scavenger hunt, Minya’s Place for kids’ activities, and the largest kaiju-oriented vendors room on planet Earth!
Meanwhile, the all-Godzilla movie program at the Pickwick Theatre saw a record turn-out! Plans are already underway for G-FEST XXVIII, July 14–16, 2023, again at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago. Rooms are available now, with registration to be available later this fall.