03.16.2011: Godzilla friends, the miniseries & the Emerald City

Godzilla Fans, friends & long-time listeners Bryan and Rachel visited me way out here in Orygun (all the way from Colorado). We talked movies and monsters and had a blast!

And we’re baaaaack! So at the beginning of the month we (meaning Heather, Justin, T’Igor & I) went to the 9th annual Emerald City Comicon. It was the fourth year that I’ve gone (because I do love the convention), but the first time as press because I’m usually encased in plastic with the other Imperial Stormtroopers of the 501st Legion. This year, however, I went specifically for coverage (as I will be doing for Wondercon and maybe that big deal in San Diego, too). I was going to do an entire recap of Emerald City with Heather, but both she and Justin got the convention ick afterwards and timing just didn’t work out.

But fret not, dear listeners, for my proverbial butt was saved by the extremely timely visitation of Bryan and Rachel Cook who I met in Colorado last year. So this month you do get to hear from some hardcore Godzilla fans about Godzilla stuff. Plus, I do go over some Emerald City recapping including but not limited to an interview with comic author John Layman about his new miniseries. And if that wasn’t enough, I also review the first issue of IDW’s Godzilla Kingdom Of Monsters – just a quick and fairly spoiler-free review, so immediately following the posting of this episode, I’ll be posting a full written review here on the blog.


John Layman at Emerald City Comicon

John Layman took the time to talk with me about his Godzilla miniseries while at Emerald City Comicon

1. “Main Title” by Richiiro Manabe from Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
2. “Godzilla’s Rampage” by Akira Ifukube from Gojira (1954)
3. “Main Title” by Kuniyo Miyauchi from Godzilla’s Revenge (1969)
4. “Garamon’s Death 1” by Kuniyo Miyauchi from Ultra Q (1966)
5. “Citysmasher” (remix of Cloverfield’s ROAR remixed by Fatboy Roberts available on Geek Remix 3)


Tsunami/Quake Relief Efforts [Red Cross] [Doctors Without Borders] [Kaiju Fans 4 Japan] [Google’s Directory]

August’s Destroy All Monsters review in Famous Monsters #70

Shout Factory Winners Announced at SciFi Japan

Winter Wonder Festival recap


Monsterpalooza (don’t forget, Haruo Nakajima will be at the show!)


March 26th: Geeklesque (21 & Over Event)

April 16th & 17th: Stumptown Comics Fest


Go on, Megalon!! So I know this movie isn’t really widely available in DVD format, but if you are able to submit your thoughts on this gem, make sure you get your thoughts, questions and reviews sent to controller@kaijucast.com before March 26th!

So if you don’t subscribe to the show on iTunes or Zune, you can download the episode number 29 right here. I hope the show continues to please your brain through your ear holes. I’ll make sure I get the next episode online before I head south to San Francisco!