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Archive: G-FEST XX Special Guests

The following special guests appeared at G-FEST XX:

Shinichi Wakasa

Guest of Honor: Shinichi Wakasa

We were very happy to welcome back kaiju suit maker Shinichi Wakasa, who last attended G-FEST way back in 2001. Mr. Wakasa has a long history of making monsters, and is best known for creating most of the suits seen in the Heisei and Millennium Godzilla series. He also built suits for Yamato Takeru, Gamera 2: Advent of Legion, and the Rebirth of Mothra series. Mr. Wakasa was the recipient of the coveted Mangled Skyscraper Award for 2013.

Tsutomu Kitagawa

Special Guest: Tsutomu Kitagawa

Tsutomu Kitagawa is a suit actor and stuntman best know for playing Godzilla in the Millennium series. He is the third actor to wear the Godzilla suit, making his debut in Godzilla 2000, although his first suit acting role was as King Ghidorah in Rebirth of Mothra III. Mr. Kitagawa previously played the costumed Blue and Black Rangers in many of Toei Company’s Super Sentai series during the 1980s.

Shizuo Nakajima

Special Guest: Shizuo Nakajima

If you attended G-FEST XIX and saw the special session on the fan film: Wolfman, the Legendary Colossal Beast vs. Godzilla, you know it caused quite a stir. This year, the film’s director Shizuo Nakajima was at G-FEST XX. He showed stills and a digest version of his full length film, discussed the production, and answered questions.

Robert Scott Field

Special Guest: Robert Scott Field

The star of Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, Scott has become an integral part of G-FEST since he first attended in 1999. Each year, G-FEST attendees look forward to renewing their friendship with Scott, and hearing about the latest happenings in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Frank H Woodward

Special Guest: Frank H. Woodward

Frank H. Woodward, is the producer and director of the documentary film Men In Suits, which looks at the art of suit acting and includes interviews from Haruo Nakajima to Guillermo Del Toro. He presented a screening of his film as a question and answer session, and also assisted in the tokusatsu thread with Paul Gavins.

Cleve Hall

Special Guest: Cleve Hall

Cleve Hall is a special effects artist, make-up artist, and actor who starred on the SyFy reality television series Monster Man. He might be best know to kaiju fans for building and acting in a Godzilla suit for the film Pee Wee's Big Adventure. Cleve creates physical based special effects and make-up through his company, Imagimation Productions, working on films, commercials, and in theater.

J.D. Lees

Special Guest: J.D. Lees

The driving force behind G-FAN Magazine, G-FEST, and G-TOUR, J.D. Lees was present at G-FEST XX all weekend.