My Monster Mania was marvelous! The stars and planets lined up. And I did too right in line to meet the Godzilla suit actors, Kenpachiro Satsuma (Heisei Godzilla, Hedorah, Gigan) and and Mizuho Yoshida (GMK Godzilla). I had been waiting to meet Satsuma-san since 1999 when upon exiting the New Yorker Hotel my friends and I meet him as he entered. Without a camera in hand we only had our memories and stories to share. So there was no way I could miss this con!
The best experience of the weekend was presenting Satsuma with a MyKaiju Godzilla vs Destroyah mini-poster. Thanks to these special guests and to those who helped to make their appearance possible.
Another big bonus was to see some of my facebook Godzilla friends for the first time and others to say hello again. I got a picture with Rich of Fresh Vinyl HQ and Kyle of Kaiju Cast. I meet facebook friends—the incredible illustrator John of Robo7.com, Godzilla collector and aficionado Dell, and fellow toy photographer Alex with his dad. Others I regrettably missed. But it was a great day to be together.
All great cons bring a great haul! It was a great day with a nice haul of Godzilla goodies!