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 2000 monster fans for a weekend celebration of the genre. In 2004, DKE organized G-TOUR, a voyage to Japan, the land of Godzilla, in celebration of his fiftieth anniversary, and returned in 2011 for G-TOUR II. 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
Massive guest list announced for G-FEST XXIII
We’re pleased to announce an exciting line-up of special guests attending G-FEST XXIII. Returning as our Guest of Honor is actor Akira Takarada, star of the original 1954 Godzilla, as well as many other Toho science fiction classics. Also returning are Ultraman suit actor Bin Furuya, actor Robert Scott Field, assistant special effects director Yoshikazu Ishii, model maker Hiroshi Sagae, and film historian August Ragone. Newcomers for the 2016 convention will be actress Hiroko Sakurai, famous for her role as Science Patrol member Akiko Fuji, from many of the Ultraman series and films; and actress Linda Miller, one of the stars of King Kong Escapes. See the Special Guests page for more details.
G-FEST XXIII registration now open
Register for G-FEST XXIII before February 28th to get the early bird rates. You can register by regular mail with the printable registration form, or online via PayPal. See the G-FEST XXIII Registration page for details and instructions.
First movies announced for G-FEST XXIII
This year, to tie in with our special guests Akira Takarada and Linda Miller, we will be screening the classic King Kong Escapes. Also playing will be Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah. Additional movies to be announced. See the Movies page for details.
G-FEST XXIII hotel rooms now available
G-FEST XXIII will return to the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’hare in 2016 from July 15th to July 17th. Special convention rate rooms are now available for attendees who want to make their reservation extra early. Room costs are $107.00 per night (single, double, triple, or quad). To make a reservation, call (877) 337-5793 and ask for the G-FEST group rate (Group code: F16).
G-FEST XXII another big success
G-FEST XXII was another big success, with more than 2500 G-fans in attendance. Special guests Masaaki Tezuka and Noboru Kaneko were both crowd pleasers, and shared interesting stories of their involvement in the Godzilla series. Mr. Kaneko also discussed his time as a Super Sentai star. Both Artist Alley and the G-FEST Film Festival were bigger than ever, and the Dealer Room featured more vendors than any previous G-FEST. The model sessions included the popular Make It & Take It, as well as a special session where “life size” GMK Godzilla heads were assembled and air-brush painted. For a full report on these events, as well as the costume parade, video gaming, tokusatsu filming, autograph signing, art display, and so much more, check out the coming issue of G-FAN magazine.