*Kaiju Con-Line Panels & Presentations - Sunday*
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*Kaiju Con-Line Photo Groups*
*Kaiju Con-Line Panels & Presentations - Saturday*
ANNUAL KAIJUCAST LISTENER PARTY
On July 17, 1966, the first episode of ULTRMAN aired on TV in Japan and was an immediate hit.
BUT prior to that, on July 10, 1966 to be exact, a special promotion event named “ULTRAMAN Eve: The Birth of Ultraman,” was filmed in front of a live audience at Suginami Koukaidou Hall in Tokyo, and broadcast all across Japan. Ultraman, Ultra Kaiju, and members of the Special Science Search Party all appeared with Eiji Tsuburaya, the creator of ULTRAMAN.
Thus, ULTRAMAN DAY was born and is still celebrated each year in Japan.
With Ultraman’s return to North America, we celebrate this iconic superhero along with millions of fans around the world. The multicast will stream on Shu.Watch.
(Note: Twitch feed coming soon)
*Schedule (Note: Time Are PDT)*
MORNING / JULY 10, 2020
THE BIRTH OF ULTRAMAN pre-roll and introduction.
HOST INTRO & GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
Kevin Winston of DigitalLA and Jaron Ray Hinds intro of Elevated Games. AR photo contest and Ultraman Day Stickers announced.
This is a instruction clip of how to correctly do the Spacium Ray.
30 years of toys and the significance of the Ultraman brand in toys.
30 years of translating Japanese to English subtitles and the joy of dubbing.
AMA w/ August Ragone. Stump him and win prizes.
AFTERNOON / JULY 10, 2020
Matt will release the Kaiju Kombat game Poster and then do line art for 30 minutes of Gomora versus Ultraman which will be raffled off at the end of the livestream.
How Ultraman has affected his life and his forecast for the future. Transmedia!
FUTURE OF GAMING
Jaron Hinds and Liam Slyne will share the Ultra AR project and previews of Kaiju Kombat.
INTERVIEW WITH MARVELS C.B. CEBULSKI & TOM BREVOORT
Marvels excitement to be releasing the comic book series and what the future beholds.
This will be a 25 minute content share by MillCreek of the new THE BIRTH OF ULTRAMAN.
Michiru Oshima and John DeSentis have announced their concert, and Kickstarter, to happen at this years G-Fest. Kaiju Crescendo will include works by Michiru Oshima as well as other selections, check out many of the details below and head on over to Kickstarter to support this awesome project.
About Kaiju Crescendo
Japanese Monster Music Returns to Chicago in July, 2019!
Fans and attendees of G-FEST 2014 and 2015 were treated to two incredible and memorable nights of their favorite kaiju music. "IFUKUBE 100: A LEGACY OF MONSTER MUSIC" and "SYMPHONIC FURY: THE MUSIC OF JAPANESE MONSTERS" brought many kaiju fans and professionals together to celebrate the tapestry of wonderful scoring that has been the Godzilla series. After a three year break, monstrous music is back in a big way with the most varied offering yet. "KAIJU CRESCENDO: AN EVENING OF JAPANESE MONSTER MUSIC" will bring some of the most incredible Tokusatsu film scores together for an unforgettable performance during G-FEST XXVI weekend, July 12-14th, 2019.
MICHIRU OSHIMA WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU!
Which of the cues from her three scores do you want to hear the MOST? Please leave a comment, or write a message to this Kickstarter page and let us know about your favorite musical tracks and we will take a consensus as we finalize the set list! YOU can help decide the program!
In addition, John will be stepping up to perform some of the most requested score highlights from the Godzilla series and other beloved films from the Golden Era of Tokusatsu. The legacy of Akira Ifukube will be celebrated beginning with "Rodan" (1956) which is the most requested film score by the maestro to get the live treatment with the orchestra.
Also being honored: the great Masaru Sato and his scores from "Son of Godzilla" (1967) and "Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla" (1974). These two works represent some of the most popular of his distinguished career and Mr. Sato's musical legacy is one that we cannot wait to salute.
All works will be appropriately licensed for recording and performance from JASRAC (Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers, and Publishers) through the Harry Fox Agency in the United States as well as ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers). The CDs will be manufactured professionally and be of the highest quality, as will any other rewards.
Please join us in helping to create yet another memorable and incredible night of Japanese monster music. Remember that even if you cannot attend the concert, your contribution becomes a building block toward the ultimate goal and we have some exciting ways to thank you. Take a look at the Kickstarter rewards we have to offer and pick the one that works best for you (financially or otherwise).