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Welcome to G-FAN.com, brought to you by Daikaiju Enterprises (DKE), publisher of G-FAN magazine, 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!

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J.D. Lees – Editor and Publisher, G-FAN Magazine

Latest G-FAN News…
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Movie lineup announced for G-FEST XXVI

The G-FEST double double feature film festival is returning to the Pickwick Theatre. The Kaiju Eiga Film Fest consists of Godzilla’s Revenge and Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster on Thursday afternoon, with The X From Outer Space and Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack playing on Thursday evening. The Friday and Saturday main features are Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Monster Zero. See the Movies page for the details.

Kaiju Crescendo has been funded!

We’re happy to announce that Kaiju Crescendo has been funded, surpassing its goal of $35,000, and reaching a grand-total of $46,439 through 357 generous G-fans! After a three year break, monstrous music is back in a big way with the most varied offering yet. Kaiju Crescendo: An Evening of Japanese Monster Music will bring some of the most incredible Tokusatsu film scores together for an unforgettable performance during G-FEST XXVI weekend, July 12–14th.

Kaiju Crescendo

This year, musical director and concert conductor John DeSentis teams up with Godzilla series composer Michiru Oshima to bring her music to life with a live orchestra. The concert will showcase music from Oshima’s three powerful and dynamic Godzilla scores. In addition, John will be stepping up to perform some of the most requested score highlights from the Godzilla series and other beloved films from the golden era of Tokusatsu.

Read all the details on the Kickstarter project page. Date and times will be posted when available.

Shusuke Kaneko

More special guests coming to G-FEST XXVI

We are delighted to announce that renowned director of the Heisei Gamera series and GMK, Shusuke Kaneko, is coming to G-FEST XXVI. Mr Kaneko will be this year’s recipient of the coveted Mangled Skyscraper Award for his contributions to the kaiju eiga genre. Also attending is actress Peggy Neal, star of The Terror Beneath the Sea and The X From Outer Space. Returning to G-FEST is director Yoshikazu Ishii, bringing a new film to premiere: Attack of the Giant Teacher, a tribute to the late spfx director Koichi Kawakita. Finally, master model Takuji Yamada, famous for his award-winning dioramas will be attending. See the Special Guests page for details.

Akira Takarada

First guests announced for G-FEST XXVI

We are pleased to announce that actor Akira Takarada, Godfather of G-FEST, and star of the original 1954 Godzilla will be returning to G-FEST. Mr. Takarada had been scheduled to appear at G-FEST XXV, but unfortunately had to cancel due to emergency surgery. Also returning is Sonoe Nakajima, daughter of Haruo Nakajima, the original Godzilla suit actor. See the Special Guests page for details.

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G-FEST XXVI registration now open

Register for G-FEST XXVI by regular mail with the printable registration form, or online via PayPal. See the G-FEST XXVI Registration page for details and instructions.

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Additional hotel options for G-FEST XXVI

More hotel choices have been made available for G-FEST XXVI attendees at the Comfort Inn O’Hare, and the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. See the G-FEST XXVI Hotel page for the lodging details and rates.