G-Fest XVII Current News - Past News  
Date: 05/24/2010
Author: (Press Release)
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North American Godzilla fans will be gathering July 9-11, 2010 at the Rosemont Hotel at O'Hare in Rosemont, IL for G-FEST XVII. The special guests for G-FEST XVII are Akira Takarada, who has appeared in a half century of Godzilla films: Godzilla (1954) to Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) as well as the classics: Half Human (1955), Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964), Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965), Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966), King Kong Escapes (1967), Latitude Zero (1969) and Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992); Robert Scott Field, who appeared in Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) as android M-11; Dr. William M. Tsutsui, author of Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters; David Kalat, author of A Critical History and Filmography of Toho's Godzilla Series; Bob Eggleton, Hugo Award winning artist and author; and JD Lees, Editor and Publisher of G-FAN, North America's longest running magazine devoted to Godzilla and other Japanese monsters.

G-FEST XVII will feature panel discussions with Akira Takarada, Dr. William M. Tsutsui and Robert Scott Field, David Kalat and Bob Eggleton along with fan movie historians. There will also be a giant dealers room, video game contests, video contests, art contest, modeling contest, costume contest & parade, special programming for young fans and more. Movie screenings will be held at the Pickwick Theater in Park Ridge, Illinois. This year includes the return of the "Double-Double Feature" on July 8th (Son of Godzilla, Godzilla vs. Mothra, Godilla 2000: Millennium and Godzilla vs. Megaguirus). In addition, Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966) will be screened on July 9th and Godzilla (1954) on July 10th.

Weekend admission tickets are $40.00 for adults, $20 for youth (15 and under). Daily admission (at the door) is $25.00 for adults, $10.00 for youths. Children 5 and under are admitted FREE. For more information, log onto www.g-fan.com.