For those who don’t know, G-Fest is the annual Godzilla convention held in Chicago. It celebrates all things relating to Japanese science fiction, fantasy, and horror. This is a photographic summary of the events that took place on July 15, 16, and 17th. Special guests were Shinji Higuchi (Gamera Trilogy special effects, co-writer/storyboards for Neon Genesis Evangelion, director of Sinking of Japan), actor Hiroyuki Watanabe (Gamera Trilogy, GMK), and actor Robert Scott Field (android M-11 of Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah).
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The dealer’s room.
A sea of Ultra vinyl!
Shoowat Video’s Lenell Bridges is ready to team up with Ultraman for the inevitable kaiju invasion.
Nice hat (?)
Power Rangers, Ultraman, Marvel, Freddy Kreuger, and Arnold hanging out in the dealer’s room
Varan hungover in someone’s backseat.
A nerd hungover in the hallway.
This guy wanted people to ask him about his helmet. Nobody did.
Crazy Doug with his original Gamera 3 ticket.
Embroidered custom made Space Godzilla shoes.
This guy is having a BLAST!
The game room.
The great horror/sci-fi artist Bob Eggleton.
Shinji Higuchi Q&A
He wanted a picture with his new friends!
“Fighto!”- Hiroyuki Watanabe
In addition to being an awesome actor, he also does badass calligraphy!
This furry was running around licking toys and being weird… This scarred everyone for life.
Like this kid, who just lost part of his soul.
Hedorah smokes up.
IDW Godzilla comics cover artist Jeff Zornow. Zornow Must Be Destroyed!
Byrd being a nyrd.
I forget what was going on here. I think it was miniatures for a fan-film.
The monsters have to go home to Monster Island until next year.