Welcome to the World of Giant Monsters
Welcome to G-FAN.com, brought to you by Daikaiju Enterprises (DKE), publisher of G-FAN magazine, the world’s only journal devoted to giant movie monsters, especially those hailing from Japan. DKE also hosts the annual convention known as G-FEST, attracting over 2500 monster fans for a weekend celebration of the genre. In 2004, DKE organized G-TOUR, a voyage to Japan, in celebration of Godzilla’s fiftieth anniversary, and returned in 2011 for G-TOUR II, and 2015 for G-TOUR III. If you love Godzilla and other giant monsters from Japan, please explore G-FAN.com, you’ll find much of interest!
J.D. Lees – Editor and Publisher, G-FAN Magazine
Special rate hotel reservations now available for G-FEST
Hotel reservations for G-FEST XXIV at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare are now available. Rooms for the 2016 show sold out quickly, so G-fans may want to book early at the special rate while available. The special rate for G-FEST attendees is $110.00 per night (single, double, triple, or quad). Parking is $7.00 per day. Click here to make your reservation online, or call (877) 337-5793 and ask for the G-FEST group rate (Group code: G17). The dates for G-FEST XXIV are July 14 to 16.
Huge turnout for G-FEST XXIII and 2017 show dates
G-FEST XXIII is in the history books and it will rank as another success. In all, about 2800 fans attended to shop for G-goods, consider informative sessions, see the costumes, art, and models, and meet and mingle with Akira Takarada, Hiroko Sakurai, Bin Furuya, Linda Miller, and the many other guests and celebrities.
Ultraman/Ultra-Q actress Hiroko Sakurai accepted the coveted Mangled Skyscraper Award, the first woman recipient in its nearly twenty year history. As well, inducted into the G-fan Hall of Fame were Damon Foster, Ed Godziszewski, and the late John Rocco Roberto for their significant contributions to kaiju eiga fandom.
Also, this year many generous G-fans made donations to G-Fans Helping G-Fans. The donation total, in excess of $4,200.00 dollars, was sent to the Ratliff Memorial Fund. Thanks to all who helped make the convention a success!
The dates for G-FEST XXIV have been announced as July 14 to 16, 2017, once again at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, IL. When the reservation system is set up, a notification will be posted here. (Don’t forget our Twitter link if you want to receive a notification.) It is recommended to book hotel rooms as soon as possible, as the hotel sold out very early this year. Photos from this year’s G-FEST are coming in issue #113 of G-FAN magazine.