Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

I hope no one finds this post too "amateurish" (ha, ha), but I'd like to extend to all my readers my wishes for a very merry Christmas!

I thought waking up to find Christmas presents was a thing of the past for me, but I woke up to find some extremely wonderful news this morning. Sometimes things just work themselves out if you give them enough time.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Akira Takarada coming to G-FEST

Akira Takarada with some substantial reading material. Photo by totorom.

It's true, it's true.

Now that G-FEST has secured a new hotel during the previously announced weekend, we can announce our guest of honor for 2010: Mr. Akira Takarada.

Mr. Takarada has headlined the most popular Godzilla movies of all time, namely Godzilla '54, Godzilla vs. the Thing, and Monster Zero.

More details are to come. Stay tuned to this blog for any news about Mr. Takarada's appearance!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Remembering John Rocco Roberto

John Rocco Roberto celebrates Christmas in 2004 in his usual self-deprecating style.

Two years ago, in December 2007, John Rocco Roberto passed away. Not only was he one of the founding fathers of modern Godzilla fandom, helping establish G-FAN and G-CON, but he was a friendly, funny, down-to-earth guy. I had several phone conversations with him that I still cherish to this day. When he wasn't telling me about what things were like in the good old days of the '90s, he had me in stitches with his unique sense of humor.

John sent me the above photo during Christmas in 2004. I recently remembered that I still had the picture and wanted to share it. It really captures the lighter side of John's personality.

I only wish I'd be receiving more photos like it.