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G-FEST XXI

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G-FEST XXI

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. G-FEST 2013 was the most successful convention to date, bringing in more than 2000 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 2014 Convention

G-FEST XXI will be held from July 11th to July 13th, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare. Registration and hotel information is now available.

Special Guests appearing at G-FEST XXI are actors Tomoko Ai, Katsuhiko Sasaki, Don Frye, and Robert Scott Field; special effects director Koichi Kawakita; sculptor/model maker Hiroshi Sagae; directors Shinpei Hayashiya, Shingo Maehata and Kazuhiro Nakagawa; and award winning artist Bob Eggleton.

Movies screening at G-FEST XXI are King Kong (1976), and King Kong Lives on Thursday afternoon, July 10th as part of the double double feature film festival. Yongary, Monster From the Deep and Gamera vs. Barugon will play on Thursday evening. Godzilla vs. Destroyah will be the feature film on Friday, July 11th, and Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah will be Saturday’s feature film, on the 12th. See the G-FEST XXI Movies page for additional details and times.

Additional details regarding special guests, movies, and schedules for G-FEST XXI will be posted when available. Explore past G-FESTs to see many of the exciting guests, movies and presentations that have featured at previous conventions.