This is our G-Fest Conference panel, which took place at 12:00pm (CDT) on July 14, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. In it, we compare and contrast alien invasion stories in movies from the Godzilla franchise and from American kaiju/sci-fi movies. I connect the stories from the Godzilla movies to events and trends in Japanese history, while Taylor connects the stories from American films to events and trends in American history. I highlight events from World War II, post-war globalization, nationalism, and the Japanese stock market crash in 1989/1990. Taylor highlights events from the Great Depression, the Red Scare, resource management, and technology.
I’d like to send a shout-out to our patrons Kyoei Toshi, Sean Stiff, William Mize, and Eric White. Thank you for your support! I really appreciate it.
Co-Hosts: Brian Scherschel and Taylor Hensley
Editor/Director/Video: Brian Scherschel
Video Location: Crowne Plaza O’Hare, Rosemont, Illinois
“Torii Gate” Banners: Kevin Geary (kevincgearydesign.com)
Logos: Nanoparticles (www.fiverr.com/nanoparticles)
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