G-FEST is the largest regular gathering of Godzilla and Japanese monster fans in the world. A family-oriented convention, it 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 vendors room, and lots of fun and camaraderie.
After skipping two years due to Covid, G-FEST returned in 2022 to a new venue, the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, 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 2023 Convention: July 14th–16th, 2023
We are pleased to announce that G-FEST will be returning to the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, IL, from July 14th–16th, 2023. Please consider joining thousands of Godzilla and kaiju fans as we once again celebrate the King of the Monsters and all his kaiju kin.
Special guests, movies, and schedule of events for G-FEST XXVIII will be posted when available. Please explore past G-FESTs to see many of the exciting guests, movies, and presentations that have featured at previous conventions.