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Welcome to the World of Giant Monsters

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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Shinji Higuchi

Guest Reception meet and greet at G-FEST XXIV

There will be a ticketed reception on Thursday night, July 13th from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the Balmoral ballroom, that will offer a limited number of fans the opportunity to meet and mingle with the convention guests and the convention organizing committee. Attendees will receive a shikishi (Japanese autograph board) signed by our special guests: Shinji Higuchi, Michiru Ōshima, Yuji Kaida, Ryuki Kitaoka, and Kazuhiro Nakagawa. There will also be the opportunity to take pictures with the guests, and finger food will be served. In order to keep it classy, attire should be business casual (collared shirt and long pants - no shorts). The event is now sold out, thank you to those G-fans participating.


G-FEST XXIV schedule now available

The full schedule of sessions and events for G-FEST XXIV is now available. See the Schedule page for the full details. Session details and times are subject to change leading up to the convention.

Black Heart 1964 Godzilla Bust

Paint Godzilla at G-FEST XXIV!

On Friday, July 14th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Black Heart, Badger Air-Brush Co., and Kaiju Modeler will host an airbrushing class at G-FEST XXIV. Click here for the details and pricing.

Shin Godzilla

Full movie schedule announced for G-FEST XXIV

We’re pleased to announce the movie lineup for G-FEST XXIV: The Kaiju Eiga Film Fest will consist of King Kong vs. Godzilla and Dragon Wars: D-War on Thursday afternoon, with Godzilla X Megaguirus, and Godzilla (2014) playing on Thursday evening. The Friday and Saturday main features will be Kong: Skull Island, and Shin Godzilla. See the Movies page for details and times.

Jet Jaguar

Detailed Costume Contest information and rules changes

Revised rules for entering the G-FEST XXIV Costume Contest and Parade are now available. Make sure your costume is up to spec, and see which Costume Parade division you should be entering. Go to the dedicated Costume Contest rules page for details.

Hyatt Regency O'Hare

Additional hotel options for G-FEST XXIV

An additional block of rooms has been secured at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare for those needing more hotel options for G-FEST. Across the street from the Crowne Plaza, and next to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, it’s just a 5 minute walk away. The room rate is $129.00 (plus taxes) and parking is $15.00 per day. Click here to make online reservations with the G-FEST rate, or call (888) 421-1442.

Michiru Oshima

Special Guests appearing at G-FEST XXIV

We are pleased to announce that the following guests will be attending G-FEST XXIV: composer Michiru Ōshima, designer/illustrator Yuji Kaida, director and special effects director Shinji Higuchi, actor Ryuki Kitaoka, assistant director Kazuhiro Nakagawa, director Kiyotaka Taguchi, actor Robert Scott Field, and comics industry veteran Tony Isabella. See the Special Guests page for details.

Comfort Inn

Secondary hotel arrangements made for G-FEST XXIV

At this time, all rooms at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare are sold out. Arrangements have been made with the Comfort Inn O'Hare for additional accomodations at special rates for G-FEST attendees. Go to the Hotel page for details.