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!
J.D. Lees – Editor and Publisher, G-FAN Magazine
G-FEST XXIII schedule now available
The full schedule of sessions and events for G-FEST XXIII is now available. See the Schedule page for the full details. Session details and times are subject to change leading up to the convention.
More movies and guest appearances at G-FEST XXIII
The movie lineup for G-FEST XXIII is now complete: The Kaiju Eiga Film Fest will consist of Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah and Gamera vs. Viras on Thursday afternoon, with Yongary, Monster from the Deep, and The Green Slime playing on Thursday evening. The Friday and Saturday main features will be King Kong Escapes, and Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend. See the Movies page for details and times.
Additional guests have also been added. Carl Craig, one of the stars of Gamera vs. Viras will be returning for his fourth appearance. Also attending is super kaiju-fan Sojiro Uchino, who had small roles in episodes of Ultra-Q and Ultraman; and veteran comic book writer/editor Tony Isabella. See the Special Guests page for the full details.
G-TOUR 3.5 coming this Summer!
We’re pleased to announce G-TOUR 3.5, a return to Japan this July! This 2016 tour is aimed at fans who weren’t able to attend last year’s tour, as it had sold out so quickly. Some of the highlights include: staying at Godzilla’s hotel, the Hotel Gracery in Shinjuku; Wonder Festival 2016; visiting the Studio Ghibli museum; the 50th Anniversary Ultraman Festival; seeing the Shin-Godzilla movie premiere; and much more! Go to the G-TOUR 3.5 page for more details and registration form.
Secondary hotel arrangements made for G-FEST XXIII
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 XXIII attendees. Go to the Hotel page for details.
Massive guest list announced for G-FEST XXIII
We’re pleased to announce an exciting line-up of special guests attending G-FEST XXIII. Returning as our Guest of Honor is actor Akira Takarada, star of the original 1954 Godzilla, as well as many other Toho science fiction classics. Also returning are Ultraman suit actor Bin Furuya, actor Robert Scott Field, assistant special effects director Yoshikazu Ishii, model maker Hiroshi Sagae, and film historian August Ragone. Newcomers for the 2016 convention will be actress Hiroko Sakurai, famous for her role as Science Patrol member Akiko Fuji, from many of the Ultraman series and films; and actress Linda Miller, one of the stars of King Kong Escapes. See the Special Guests page for more details.
G-FEST XXIII registration now open
Register for G-FEST XXIII before February 28th to get the early bird rates. You can register by regular mail with the printable registration form, or online via PayPal. See the G-FEST XXIII Registration page for details and instructions.
First movies announced for G-FEST XXIII
This year, to tie in with our special guests Akira Takarada and Linda Miller, we will be screening the classic King Kong Escapes. Also playing will be Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah. Additional movies to be announced. See the Movies page for details.