This year's incredible G-Fest Charity print by Chris Scalf!
Yes, it's time to return to the the Windy City, Chicago (it's really in Rosemont at the Crown Plaza O'Hare) for the annual event known as "G-Fest", the longest-running all-kaiju event in North America. I've been asked to return as a convention guest, but this year, I've been given the moniker of "Special Guest Presenter" (sure, I'll take that, thank you).
For the 22nd show, I'll be stationed at my booth in the Dealer's Room (between my pals, Bob Eggleton and Michael Cherkowski's "Vampire Robots"), and will be signing copies of the paperback edition of "Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters" while supplies last — and yes, you can bring your pre-purchased copies (I'll deface those for free, too).
There's going to be a lot happening, especially with the guests from Japan, autograph signings, fan sessions, presentations, panels, a costume contest, vendors and more (see the convention links for details). Here's a list of my whereabouts for the weekend:
—FRIDAY JULY 10, 2015—
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM • Book Signing (Dealer’s Room)
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM • Book Signing (Dealer’s Room)
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM • Opening Ceremonies (Ballroom 2)
6:45 PM - 7:00 PM • Book Signing (Dealer’s Room)
—SATURDAY JULY 11, 2015—
10:00 AM - 11:45 PM • Book Signing (Dealer’s Room)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • “50 Years of Gamera” (Ballroom 2)
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM • Book Signing (Dealer’s Room)
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM • “Monster Zero” Live!” (Ballroom 2)
5:15 PM - 7:00 PM • Book Signing (Dealer’s Room)
—SUNDAY JULY 12, 2015—