Panels

TIme Friday Saturday Sunday
10:00
10:30  KAIJU KINGDOM
11:00 Tokusatsu 101: An Introduction to the Tokusatsu Genre Mystic patrol
11:30
12:00 Ultraman Panel/ Bin Furuya 12noon Hirofumi Fukuzawa (Gamera to Gokaiger) Q&A
12:30
1:00 1pm Bin Furuya (Ultraman) Q&A 1pm Noboru Kaneko (Gaoranger to Godzilla) Q&A
1:30
2:00 2pm Renn Kiriyama (Kamen Rider W) Q&A Motion Capture!/ TJ Storm Panel!
2:30  Ultraman Towards the future ( Dore Kraus)
3:00 Adapting Tokusatsu: From Japan to America fujiyama ichiban panel
3:30 Spider-Man’s Giant Robot: The Japanese Origins of Power Rangers Beyond Super Hero Time: Learn more about Ultraman, GARO, Metal Heroes, and more
4:00  Cosplay Contest
4:30 Leatherwork and armour making 101
5:00
5:30
6:00

 

Cosplay Contest

Contest Rules!

*Anyone and Everyone can enter!

*Cosplays are judged by Craftsman, Creativity and Presentation!
*Commissioned Cosplays will not receive craftsmanship points
*There will be a 1st,2nd and 3rd place!
*No vulgar or lewd cosplays please(keep them family friendly)
*Children under the age of 12 will be judged in a different category for prizes!
 *There will be a sign up sheet up, must be signed up to compete at least 30min before the contest
*Must have badge to compete
Judges
Procrastiranger cosplay
Jake Moore Cosplay
The Grandmaster Ranger
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New Guest TJ Storm

TJ Storm

American Actor TJ Storm has just appeared as Colossus in the Marvel Film: DEADPOOL. Storm has also recently finished principal photography on Kickboxer: Vengeance (with Guardian of the Galaxy’s Dave Bautista), The Martial Arts Kid and Boone The Bounty Hunter. Storm appeared in Marvel Comic’s “The Punisher: Warzone” as the Irish gang’s warlord “Maginty”. Storm also stars in “Black Cobra”, as a South African who comes up against the head of the Yakuza (Cary Tagawa) when he tries to sell his families diamonds to rescue his father, a political prisoner of Apartied. Storm also starred as “Bayu,” a fierce, quick-witted warrior who fights for justice and freedom in the action-adventure television series CONAN: THE ADVENTURER.

Storm, a graduate of the Joanne Barron/ D. W. Brown Acting Academy, has worked on numerous Films and TV including J.J. Abrams “Star Trek”, as well as Falling Skies, Mortal Kombat, Martial Law, and The Bold and the Beautiful,

Storm is also a Motion capture artist having appeared in many films including GODZILLA(2014), James Cameron’s “Avatar”, Green Lantern, Terra Nova and Falling Skies as well as countless Video Games including: Resident Evil 5, Spider-Man 3, Call of Duty, X-Men Destiny, Devil May Cry IV, Dead Rising, Prototype 2, Battlefield and many others.

Born in Indiana, raised in Hawaii, this world class martial artist and 5 time Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame inductee (Martial Art “Masters Hall of Fame, 2003 HMAIS-Chinese Athletic Arts Academy Award winner and International Martial Arts Hall of Fame” Inductee) Storm has trained in various styles for over 30 years. Storm, an 8th degree Black Belt, holds belts in Arashi-Ryu Karate, Shito-Ryu Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Ninjitsu, Jujitsu and Northern Shaolin Kung Fu.

Storm’s production company, Eye of the Storm Entertainment has several projects in various stages of development. He enjoys working with Big Brothers of L.A., Children Uniting Nations, Stars for Charity Expo and the Shriners Children Hospital, LA.
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New Artist Guest Jeff Zornow

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 The legend of the Zornow can be heard murmuring in the back alleys from the seedy underbelly of society. Be it a split personality, possession, or a family curse, he is stricken with violent seizures that drives him into a lucid state of artistic genius. Raised on a steady diet of tokusatsu,  kaiju, and horror, illustrating thus helps exorcise his demons. One thing is for sure, he can draw a mean Godzilla.

Comic book publisher IDW was persistent enough to diligently hunt down the Zornow and convince him to do their bidding and illustrate Toho’s King of Monsters, Godzilla. Since, the Zornow has drawn several issues for Godzilla: Rulers of the Earth, Godzilla: Rage Across Time, and the Godzilla: IDW Era One-Shot. 

His other comic projects include Tyrannosaurus Rex, Day of the Dead: The Rising of Bub, Gene Simmons’ House of Horrors, Vampirella Magazine, Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery, Grimm Fairy Tales, Long Night of the Full Moon, Cryptic Magazine, and Image Comic’s zombie book ’68 (Hardship, Jungle Jim, Rule of War, Guts ‘N Glory). 

Known for creating art for T-shirt companies (such as Fright-Rags and The House of Mysterious Secrets), he also has worked on many film projects. Fright Rags’ #1 selling shirt featured his art depicting the iconic Zombie vs Shark scene from Fulci’s Zombie. It was even featured in the apocalyptic comedy “This Is The End” in 2013. 

The Zornow has also created artwork for various record labels and underground bands including The Misfits, Gruesome Stuff Relish, Blood Freak, Profanatica, Gluttony, Horrific, Kaiju, Calabrese, and Ex Dementia.

He will have several tokusatsu & kaiju art prints and other Zornow madness for sale to corrupt your minds. Beware to those that don’t feed this beast what he desires, for if not, Zornow must be destroyed. 

Michi Yamato and Fujiyama Ichiban!

Michi Yamato

Stunt coordinator, and producer.

Michi Yamato used to be a member of Ono Kenyukai Action Studio in Japan and an suit actor Toei TV programs, Robot Hacchana and Super Sentai, Kamen Rider series Stage show. He worked for Saban’s Masked Rider, Beetle Borgs and Beetle Borgs Metallix as a stunt coordinator and suit actor. Also he created Hollywood Tokusatsu, “Fujiyama Ichiban”

Fujiyama Ichiban

“Fujiyama Ichiban Ultimate” is a Japanese VFX “Tokusatsu” Hero. Fujiyama Ichiban was released as a web series on YouTube with a Y-7 rating in 2015. Creator Michi Yamato, who has worked on various Tokusatsu series such as Super Sentai and Big Bad Beetleborgs, developing a Tokusatsu action feature film that adults could enjoy. And that brings us to where we our today!

Fujiyama Ichiban will be doing meet and greets at the convention all weekend

http://www.fujiyamaichiban.com/

Super Suit Actor Hirofumi Fukuzawa

New Guest Hirofumi Fukuzawa 福沢 博文  He is a Japanese suit actor. He is an affiliate of the Red Action Club and a former affiliate of Japan Action Enterprise. He is most known for his work in the Super Sentai series as a suit actor. Most recently as Gokai Red for Gokaiger and in the Japanese footage used for Power Rangers Super Megaforce japanese. Not to mention a huge history of other rangers, Kamen Riders, Metal heroes, Ultraman, even a Kaiju as Gamera in Gamera 3.

Super Sentai Series

  • Choujuu Sentai Liveman (1988-1989) – Red Falcon, Jimmers
  • Kousoku Sentai Turboranger (1989-1990) – Wular Soldiers
  • Chikyu Sentai Fiveman (1990-1991) – Five Red, Batzler Soldiers
  • Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger (1992-1993) – Tyranno Ranger
  • Gosei Sentai Dairanger (1993–1994) – Ryuuseioh
  • Chōriki Sentai Ohranger (1995-1996) – Machine Beasts, Oh Red (sub)
  • Gekisou Sentai Carranger (1996-1997) – Zelmoda, Red Racer (sub), Emperor Exhaus
  • Seijuu Sentai Gingaman (1998-1999) – Budoh, Ginga Red (sub), Biznella
  • Kyuukyuu Sentai GoGoFive (1999-2000) – Cobolda, Go Red (sub)
  • Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger (2001-2002) – Gao Red, Gao Muscle, Gao Hunter
  • Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger (2002-2003) – Hurricane Red, Gouraijin
  • Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger (2003-2004) – Aba Red, Killer-Oh
  • Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger (2004-2005) – Deka Red, Deka Base Robo, Gyoku Rou
  • Mahou Sentai Magiranger (2005-2006) Magi Green, Magi Taurus, Lunagel, Magi King, Magi Legend, Titan (main)
  • GoGo Sentai Boukenger (2006-2007) – Bouken Red, Daitanken
  • Juken Sentai Gekiranger (2007-2008) – Geki Red, Geki Tohja, Geki Fire
  • Engine Sentai Go-onger (2008-2009) – Go-on Red, Engine-Oh
  • Samurai Sentai Shinkenger (2009-2010) – Shinken Red, Shinkenoh
  • Tensou Sentai Goseiger (2010-2011) – Gosei Blue, Gosei Ultimate
  • Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger (2011-2012) – Gokai Red

Kamen Rider Series

  • Kamen Rider Kuuga (2000-2001) – Gurongi
  • Kamen Rider 555 (2003–2004) – Kamen Rider Faiz
  • Kamen Rider Kabuto (2006–2007) – ZECTroopers
  • Kamen Rider Kiva (2008–2009) – Fangire
  • Kamen Rider Decade (2009) – Shinken Red, Kamen Rider Faiz, Kamen Rider Kabuto, Taurus Ballista
  • Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider The Movie: Cho-Den-O Trilogy: Episode Yellow: Treasure de End Pirates (2010) – Kamen Rider Kabuki
  • Kamen Rider W Returns: Kamen Rider Accel (2011) – Kamen Rider Accelaccel4

Metal Hero Series

  • B-Robo Kabutack (1997-1998) – Spidon (Super Mode)

Chouseishin Series

  • Chouseishin Gransazer (2003-2004) – Sazer Tarious
  • Genseishin Justirisers (2004-2005) – Riser Glen
  • Chousei Kantai Sazer-X (2005-2006) – Lio-Sazer

Ultra Series

    • Ultraman Gaia (1998-1999) – Ultraman Gaia
    • Ultraman Max (2005-2006) – Ultraman Max
    • Superior Ultraman 8 Brothers (2008) – Ultraman Gaia

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Gamera

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New Guests announcements and Tickets go Live

Guest announcements today

Renn Kiriyama

He is a Japanese stage and television actor. Kiriyama is also known for his role in Shotaro Hidari, the male lead and half of the eponymous hero of the television series Kamen Rider W, alongside Masaki Suda as Philip.

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Note Appearances are tentative to any Film work that may come up as with all guests

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