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Archive: G-FEST XIV Schedule

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Registration opened Friday morning, and activities commenced on Friday afternoon. Dealer’s room opened Friday evening from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Activities continued Friday evening, all day Saturday, and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Movies were screened at the nearby Pickwick Theatre on Friday and Saturday night. Sessions involving special guests mostly took place on Saturday, along with autograph sessions. The Dealers room was open Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

G-FEST XIV Details

Several new activities were added to the G-FEST line-up. One of the most significant is the inauguration of a dedicated costuming thread to match the long-established modeling thread. It was run by Paul Gavins, and was geared to those entering the costume parade, as well as anyone who might be interested in getting into costuming in future years at G-FEST, for making their own kaiju films, or just for fun.

In what looks like the possible foundation for a future filmmaking thread, Franz Vorenkamp expanded his presentation of his amateur film Godzilla: Zero Hour to include a general session on filmmaking. Lewis Austin of TG2WAC Productions conducted sessions on kaiju acting, and acting in a kaiju movie.

A couple of new contests made their debut at this year’s G-FEST. Joey Leonard ran a Kaiju Klips contest over Friday and Saturday, wherein contestants were asked to choose between two familiar pieces of dialog from kaiju movies. Eventually one line would emerge the favorite, and if that line matched the one found in an attendee’s registration packet, that person won of one of the many great prizes Joey had assembled.

A tattoo contest was be staged by Scott Martens. A digital camera at the registration desk was used to record the kaiju tattoo(s) of anyone who wished to enter.

Far East Monsters debuted their new line of collectible kaiju figures at G-FEST, which involved give-aways to lucky attendees.

ZillaTrader’s Greg Rappin provided prizes for the model contest.

Nearly 180 figures of Godzilla and Minya available exclusively at G-FEST XIV were provided courtesy of Tony Preto, Tempting Toys, and Y-MSF Company of Japan. The only way to have a chance at one (or more) of these figures was to attend G-FEST XIV in person.

Of course, all the usual contests and activities took place, including the model thread and contest, the kids’ thread, the trivia contest, amateur and music video contests, the G-Pardy tournament, and the video game tournament.

For the first time this year, actual awards were handed out to the creators of the best films, and a trophy was created for the G-Pardy winner.