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The Official "Kaiju Convention Appearances" Thread

Postby TheSecondComing » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:56 pm

This thread is for sharing with the rest of TK info about conventions that our kaiju heroes will appear at. Letting fans know when they have a chance to meet some of these folks is a cool thing to do, so anybody that finds out about these things can post here.


Original Godzilla Haruo Nakajima is coming to Indianapolis for the Days of the Dead con, June 30th-July 2nd.
http://www.daysofthedead.net/indianapolis/

GMK Godzilla Mizuho Yoshida is coming to Pasadena for Monsterpalooza, April 7th-9th.
http://monsterpalooza.com/spring/guests.html
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Postby TheSecondComing » Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:04 pm

Shin Godzilla director Shinji Higuchi and cameraman Keiichi Sakurai will appear at the Famous Monsters of Filmland Convention in Dallas, Texas May 26-28.

https://www.famousmonstersconventions.com/guests/

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King Kong Escapes' Linda Miller will join Nakajima at the South Carolina Mad Monster Party event.

http://madmonster.com/events/carolina2017/guests.php

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Mad Monster Party announced that Mr. Nakajima has to miss the March event in South Carolina for health reasons, but fellow Godzilla Tsutomu Kitagawa will replace him there. Mr. Nakajima still plans to attend their May event.
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 9414375098

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MICHIGAN: Tsutomu Kitagawa and Haruo Nakajima are coming to Grand Rapids Comic Con October 20-22.

http://www.grcomiccon.com/tsutomu-kitagawa/
http://www.grcomiccon.com/haruo-nakajima/


NEW JERSEY: Megumi Odaka and Shinji Nishikawa are coming to Chiller Theater Expo April 21-23.

http://chillertheatre.com/gt/gtc4.htm

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INDIANA: Tsutomu Kitagawa is coming to Days of the Dead Indianapolis June 30-July 2. Haruo Nakajima is also appearing at this event, which was already announced. :)

http://www.daysofthedead.net/indianapolis/

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Mad Monster Party announced that Mr. Nakajima has to miss the March event in South Carolina for health reasons, but fellow Godzilla Tsutomu Kitagawa will replace him there. Mr. Nakajima still plans to attend their May event.
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 9414375098



ARIZONA: May 19-21.
Doctor's orders are preventing Haruo Nakajima from appearing at Mad Monster Party Arizona, but he is once again being replaced there by Tsutomu Kitagawa. Bin Furuya of Ultraman fame will also be there.

https://www.facebook.com/events/3539967 ... 284829932/
http://madmonster.com/events/arizona2017/guests.php
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Postby G-Matt » Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:47 am

This year's G-Fest's guest list:

- Michiru Oshima (composer; Megaguirus, Kiryu saga)
- Shinji Higuchi (director/special effects director; Gamera trilogy, Shin Godzilla)
- Robert Scott Field (actor; GvsKG, Ultraman Neos)
- Yuji Kaida (designer/illustrator)
- Ryuki Kitaoka (suit actor; GFW, Ultraman Tiga)
- Kazuhiro Nakagawa (assistant director; Shin Godzilla)
- Kiyotaka Taguchi (director/assistant special effects director; Ultraman Orb, GMK)
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Postby Godzilla21 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:37 pm

G-Matt wrote:This year's G-Fest's guest list:

- Michiru Oshima (composer; Megaguirus, Kiryu saga)
- Shinji Higuchi (director/special effects director; Gamera trilogy, Shin Godzilla)
- Robert Scott Field (actor; GvsKG, Ultraman Neos)
- Yuji Kaida (designer/illustrator)
- Ryuki Kitaoka (suit actor; GFW, Ultraman Tiga)
- Kazuhiro Nakagawa (assistant director; Shin Godzilla)
- Kiyotaka Taguchi (director/assistant special effects director; Ultraman Orb, GMK)


This will be my first ever G Fest this year. The list is a little meh. But I'm looking forward to it nonetheless
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Postby UltramanGoji » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:26 pm

Oshima, Higuchi, and Nakagawa are cool, but I have to agree with G21. It's not the best, but oh well. I'll have to find a Shin Godzilla print and GXMG CD for them to sign.
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Postby TheSecondComing » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:42 pm

You guys should've gone to G-Fest in 2007, when the only Japanese guest was a pianist.

CALIFORNIA: Japan World Heroes is bringing Hirofumi Fukuzawa, who played Gamera in Gamera 3: Revenge of Irys, to their convention in Pasadena on August 26-27. This is Furuzawa's first US appearance.

https://japanworldheroes.com/about/hirofumi-fukuzawa/

Also appearing at this event are Noboru Kaneko, who played lead character Yoshito Chujo in Godzilla X Mothra X Mechagodzilla: Tokyo SOS.

https://japanworldheroes.com/about/noboru-kaneko/

As well as the original Ultraman, Bin Furuya.

https://japanworldheroes.com/about/bin-furuya-ultraman/

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KENTUCKY: Fandom Fest is bringing Peter Shinkoda to Louisville July 28-30. Shinkoda had a minor role in Legendary's Godzilla as one of the MUTO's nest techs.

https://www.facebook.com/10955977911531 ... =3&theater

You can also meet Ian Ziering, who voices Dr. Nick Tatopoulous in Godzilla: The Series.

https://www.facebook.com/10955977911531 ... =3&theater

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NEW JERSEY:

It's a triple threat of kaiju actors! Chiller Theatre is bringing Carl Craig of Gamera vs. Viras, Linda Miller of King Kong Escapes and Linda Haynes of Latitude Zero to its' convention in Parsippany, October 27-29.

Also artist Bob Eggleton will be there.

http://www.chillertheatre.com/gt/gtc4.htm

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TheSecondComing wrote:MICHIGAN: Tsutomu Kitagawa and Haruo Nakajima are coming to Grand Rapids Comic Con October 20-22.

http://www.grcomiccon.com/tsutomu-kitagawa/
http://www.grcomiccon.com/haruo-nakajima/



Grand Rapids' Comic Con has announced the addition of GMKGoji himself Mizuho Yoshida.
http://www.grcomiccon.com/mizuho-yoshida/

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CALIFORNIA: Monsterpalooza 2018 has listed MillenniumGoji Tsutomu Kitagawa, original Ultraman Bin Furuya, and artist extraordinaire Shinji Nishikawa on their site for this year, April 13-15. Looks like that announcement hasn't been made on social media yet.

http://www.monsterpalooza.com/spring/guests.html

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FLORIDA: Florida Supercon has just announced MillenniumGoji Tsutomu Kitagawa and original Ultraman Bin Furuya for their convention in Fort Lauderdale, July 12-15. Also announced is Terry Notary, who mocapped Kong in Skull Island.

http://floridasupercon.com/tsutomu-kitagawa/
http://floridasupercon.com/bin-furuya/
http://floridasupercon.com/terry-notary/
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Postby UltramanGoji » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:02 pm

>July 12-15

Same days as G-FEST. :(

Kinda disappointed, honestly. Was hoping for them to show up this year.
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Postby TheSecondComing » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:06 pm

I only went to G-Fest once myself. Probably went on a lousy year, but of the handful of cons I've been to, it was no question the worst.

I got to meet Kitagawa-san at Monsterpalooza. I've now gotten to meet 3 of the Godzillas :-D

FLORIDA: A very early announcement for Pensacon 2019, but they have already announced original Ultraman Bin Furuya! February 22-24, 2019.

https://www.facebook.com/Pensacon/posts ... 7807019868

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CALIFORNIA: Heisei Godzilla designer and artist Shinji Nishikawa has been announced for The Official Power Morphicon in Anaheim, August 27-29.

https://www.facebook.com/CelebrityICONS ... =3&theater
http://officialpowermorphicon.com/guests-2018/
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Postby Godzilla21 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:14 pm

TheSecondComing wrote:I only went to G-Fest once myself. Probably went on a lousy year, but of the handful of cons I've been to, it was no question the worst.


I've heard a few G Fests from 1999-2002 were bad. Which one did you go to?
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Postby UltramanGoji » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:19 pm

Yeah, you must have gone a pretty bad year because the G-FEST's I've been to have by far been my absolute favorite conventions. It blew away all my local cons, that's for sure.
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Postby G-Matt » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:02 pm

Tyrant_Lizard_King wrote:Captain Gordon is coming to G-Fest!

https://mobile.twitter.com/GFEST_GFAN/s ... 3905658881

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Postby TheSecondComing » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:23 pm

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TheSecondComing wrote:I only went to G-Fest once myself. Probably went on a lousy year, but of the handful of cons I've been to, it was no question the worst.


I've heard a few G Fests from 1999-2002 were bad. Which one did you go to?



I went in 2007. For me, the highlights were witnessing the self-destruction of a then-hyped fan film made by a group of titanic fools, and being present for a private interview with Don Glut that was intended for a documentary that also wound up not being made.
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Postby Godzilla21 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:50 pm

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TheSecondComing wrote:I only went to G-Fest once myself. Probably went on a lousy year, but of the handful of cons I've been to, it was no question the worst.


I've heard a few G Fests from 1999-2002 were bad. Which one did you go to?



I went in 2007. For me, the highlights were witnessing the self-destruction of a then-hyped fan film made by a group of titanic fools, and being present for a private interview with Don Glut that was intended for a documentary that also wound up not being made.


Do tell about this self destruction. I’ve never heard this story
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Postby UltramanGoji » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:05 pm

Godzilla21 wrote:
TheSecondComing wrote:
Godzilla21 wrote:
I've heard a few G Fests from 1999-2002 were bad. Which one did you go to?



I went in 2007. For me, the highlights were witnessing the self-destruction of a then-hyped fan film made by a group of titanic fools, and being present for a private interview with Don Glut that was intended for a documentary that also wound up not being made.


Do tell about this self destruction. I’ve never heard this story


Just look up “Godzilla: Zero Hour” and you’ll probably find a lot of info.

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Postby G-Matt » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:38 am

UltramanGoji wrote:Ken Satsuma is headed to G-FEST this year! It's a Heisei reunion!

https://twitter.com/GFEST_GFAN/status/1 ... 8895539200

I still can't believe this is happening! I'm finally going to meet one of the Godzilla suit actors! :D
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Postby Maritonic » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:48 am

UltramanGoji wrote:
Godzilla21 wrote:
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I went in 2007. For me, the highlights were witnessing the self-destruction of a then-hyped fan film made by a group of titanic fools, and being present for a private interview with Don Glut that was intended for a documentary that also wound up not being made.


Do tell about this self destruction. I’ve never heard this story


Just look up “Godzilla: Zero Hour” and you’ll probably find a lot of info.


I tried this and didn't find much except back story into the kid's life. What actually happened at G-Fest/what self-destruction did you witness?
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Postby UltramanGoji » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:03 am

Maritonic wrote:
I tried this and didn't find much except back story into the kid's life. What actually happened at G-Fest/what self-destruction did you witness?


I wasn't at the con unfortunately, but here's some more information:

http://www.scifijapan.com/forum/viewtop ... r+#p256820

http://www.scifijapan.com/forum/viewtop ... &start=475
(Scroll down on this one for an explanation from the guy behind it himself)
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