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G-FEST XVIII

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The 2011 Convention

G-FEST XVIII was held from July 15th through July 17th, 2011 at the newly renovated Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare.

Guest of honor for the 2011 convention was director and special effects director Shinji Higuchi, receiving the Mangled Skyscraper Award for his contributions to the science fiction and fantasy film genre. Also appearing was actor Hiroyuki Watanabe, master maquette sculptor Hiroshi Sagae, actor Robert Scott Field, and special presenter film historian August Ragone. Go to the Special Guests page to read about some of their accomplishments and details.

Films that were screened were Gamera: Super Monster, Mothra, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, Gamera: Guardian of the Universe, Ultraman Gaia: The Battle in Hyperspace, and Gamera 2: Advent of Legion with introduction by our special guest of honor, Shinji Higuchi. Go to the Movies page for details.