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G-FEST XXVI Special Guests

The following special guests will be appearing at G-FEST XXVI:

Akira Takarada

Guest of Honor: Akira Takarada

Returning for his fourth visit is Godfather of G-FEST, actor Akira Takarada. Mr. Takarada had been scheduled to appear at G-FEST XXV, but unfortunately had to cancel due to emergency surgery. He previously made lasting impressions on all G-fans at the 2016, 2012 and 2010 conventions. Mr. Takarada was instrumental in arranging visits to Toho Studios on G-TOURs II and III. He is one of the most recognizable actors associated with the Godzilla series, portraying navy diver Hideto Ogata in the original Godzilla in 1954, and has appeared in numerous other Godzilla and Toho science fiction films to date. One of Toho’s most distinguished and successful actors, Mr. Takarada is a celebrity in Japan, still making appearances in television dramas, quiz shows, and commercials.

Sonoe Nakajima

Special Friend of G-FEST: Sonoe Nakajima

Sonoe Nakajima is the daughter of Haruo Nakajima, the original Godzilla suit actor. She will be joining us at G-FEST this year to express her appreciation to her father’s adoring fans. Ms. Nakajima’s visit is sponsored by a group of G-fans, in thanks for making it possible for us to meet her father at his later convention appearances, where she accompanied him.

J.D. Lees

Special Guest: J.D. Lees

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