That magical time of the year is upon us again… the time when thousands of kaiju lovers converge on Chicago to celebrate a mutual love for all things Godzilla! Panels will be attended, movies will be watched, autographs will be signed, and wallets will be dramatically depleted.
And we fans will love every precious second of it!
I’ve been fortunate enough to have attended G-FEST for the last 10 consecutive years, and it is truly the BEST weekend of the year for Godzilla enthusiasts. This year is set to be another fantastic experience, and once again, I’ll be representing the GODZILLA NOVELIZATION PROJECT at this most special gathering of like-minded fans! As with last year, I cannot wait to discuss the project with my fellow attendees, and I hope that I’ll be able to meet some of my readers in person!
However, that’s not all I’ll be up to this weekend. This year, as I mentioned in a previous update, I’ll not only be attending the con, but I’ll be a part of it, as well!
On Friday, July 12th at Noon (tomorrow at the time of this update!), the GODZILLA NOVELIZATION PROJECT will join forces with friend/fellow writer Nate Marchand for an in-depth discussion on the careers and lives of two pivotal players in the history of Godzilla/Kaiju films: screenwriters Shinichi Sekizawa and Takeshi Kimura.
Once again, here’s the official description of the panel:
Most of Toho’s classic tokusatsu films started with scripts penned by the Showa era creative team’s unsung heroes, Shinichi Sekizawa and Takeshi Kimura. Join Nathan Marchand (professional writer and co-creator of Kaijuvision Radio) and Daniel DiManna (creator/author of the Godzilla Novelization Project) as they explain how these polar opposite storytellers revolutionized the kaiju genre.
Sounds fascinating, no?
If you’re attending G-FEST this year, be sure not to miss Nate and I delve into the careers of these two titans of the genre! It’ll be a fun time, and hopefully it’ll shed some much needed light on two guys who tend to be overshadowed by the Ishiro Hondas and Eiji Tsuburayas of Kaiju history.
(Also, be sure to watch for my name in association with the KAIJU CRESCENDO concert! Thanks to Kickstarter, I’m an Executive Producer on the event, and I couldn’t be more thrilled! Be sure to secure your tickets while you can and witness this historic performance!)
So, yeah… this G-FEST is definiteiy shaping up to be a memorable one! Between co-hosting a panel and having my name associated with a live Kaiju concert, the GODZILLA NOVELIZATION PROJECT will be receiving a ton of exposure, hopefully bringing in more readers, fans, and supporters!
I hope to see you all here at the con! If you’re at the show this year, be sure to look for a guy in a “Godzilla Novelization Project” shirt, and stop me if you want to chat!
Let the fun begin!