Hey guys, Jon @ UnCanny here with some exciting news!

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photo courtesy of David E. Dopko!

The schedule for G-FEST XXII a’la Summer 2015 is up, and some fantastic things are happening! I can’t remember if I gave the official “wohoo” on this or not, but I will be on the FRESH VINYL LIVE Panel with our good friend Rich Eso of Fresh Vinyl Reviews, Kyle Yount of Kaijucast, and David E. Dopko of DED Photography! We have some other friends joining us, and needless to say – it is going to be an absolute blast! Check out the rest of the schedule, there’s some amazing things happening with tons of other excellent panels and events scheduled! Kyle of Kaijucast alone is doing a good half-dozen fantastic panels, as well as several live Kaijucast recordings, so don’t miss out on those, either! As for our FVL panel, here’s the full details and time:

Fresh Vinyl Live!

(12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Kennedy) – Fresh Vinyl Live debuts at G-FEST XXII with the most recent toy news from X-Plus, S.H. Monster Arts, Marmit, Diamond, and NECA! Have you been on the fence about preordering that new figure you have been interested in? Are you curious to find out why the newest collectibles are fresh? Then Fresh Vinyl Live is where you need to be! Panelists: Richard Eso, Christine Chapin, David Eric Dopko, Kyle Yount, Samson West, and Jon Bumpus.

11062137_10204499180428625_5802057274497506576_nA few weeks ago we were also met with the unfortunate news that one of G-Fest’s special guests, actor Yukijiro Hotaru of the Gamera Trilogy, had to cancel due to a last minute filming schedule conflict. Our good friends at G-FEST delivered, however, and actor Noboru Kaneko of the Kiryu films will now be making his first U.S. appearance! Joining him, of course, will be the guest of honor and Kaneko-san’s director on said Kiryu movies, Masaaki Tezuka! I’m bringing several figures to get signed, very excited for this news as I really dig the Kiryu films.

Don’t forget that the incredible SYMPHONIC FURY is happening, and kaiju composer KOW OTANI himself will be present as a guest of honor at both this concert and G-Fest! Some great friends of the Kaiju genre put this concert-sequel-of-sorts together after the wonderful success of last years Ifukube symphony, so be sure to grab tickets if you’ll be attending G-Fest. You won’t want to miss hearing Otani-san’s scores for the Gamera Trilogy and GMK performed live by an orchestra for the first time ever! To purchase tickets, please visit: http://symphonicfury2015.brownpapertickets.com/  – or click on the image below (which also includes the time and date for said amazing concert!):

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This is all just the tip of the iceberg my friends, so be sure to check out the G-FEST SITE BY CLICKING HERE and getting all the information you need and/or desire! Less than two weeks to go! We’ll have plenty of updates, photos, videos, and all the rest for you as we attend! Until then, true believers!

Jon @ UnCanny

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