G-FEST XXVII (Archive)
G-FEST is the largest regular gathering of Godzilla and Japanese monster fans in the world. Held each summer, it typically attracts more than 1000 attendees, but has seen a gradual increase in attendance over the past few years. G-FEST 2019, its 26th anniversary, was the most successful convention to date, bringing in about 3,500 Japanese science fiction and fantasy film fans!
G-FEST is a family-oriented convention which caters to a wide variety of interests within the kaiju genre. G-FEST features presentations and Q & A sessions by actors and crew from the Japanese Godzilla films, fan presentations on topics of interest, contests and gaming, new and classic kaiju movies, the western world’s largest kaiju-oriented dealers room, and lots of fun and camaraderie.
The 2022 Convention: July 15th–17th, 2022
After a two year hiatus, G-FEST finally returned for summer 2022! It was held in a new and larger venue, The Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, IL, from July 15th to 17th, 2022.
Special guests for G-FERST XXVII were actors Hiroyuki Kawase, star of Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster and Godzilla vs. Megalon; and Tomoko Ai, star of Terror of Mechagodzilla. See the Special Guests page for the details.
The G-FEST double double feature film festival returned to the Pickwick Theatre. The Kaiju Eiga Film Fest consisted of Godzilla vs. Hedorah, Godzilla vs. Megalon, Godzilla (1954), and Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster. The Friday and Saturday main features were Godzilla vs. Kong and Terror of Mechagodzilla. See the Movies page for the details.