GFest is a season away and it’ll be my first since the late 90s. That was a special day in New York City at the New Yorker Hotel. We were a contingent, Eric, Jon, Henry, and I packed in a car driving up the Jersey turnpike. We had to leave early, but not until the highlight of the trip took place. As we approached the exit, we were knock back by the approach Godzilla suit actors! We said hello and shook hands. A day I will never forget. I’m looking forward to make new memorable experience and new friends at G-Fest XXII.
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, but has seen a gradual increase in attendance over the past few years. G-FEST 2014 was the most successful convention to date, bringing in about 3000 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 2015 Convention: G-FEST XXII will be held from July 10th to July 12th, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare. (Source: G-Fan)