Four Godzilla Suit Actors at Milwaukee Popcon 2017

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Four Godzilla Suit Actors at Milwaukee Popcon 2017

Postby canofhumdingers » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:15 pm

Just stumbled across this on pure luck. PopCon Milwaukee is going on this weekend (Nov 5 & 6). Looks like a fun show, but nothing too unusual.

But, NEXT YEAR, they're scheduled to have FOUR Godzilla suit actors all in attendance! Haruo Nakajima (Showa), Kenpachiro Satsuma (Heisei), Tsutomu Kitagawa (Millennium), and Mizuho Yoshida (GMK) are all on the list! Is that the most Godzilla actors that have ever attended the same con in North America? I dunno, but it wouldn't surprise me. Now I've got to figure out how to be here for that..!

http://popconmilwaukee.com/2017-guests/
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Re: Four Godzilla Suit Actors at Milwaukee Popcon 2017

Postby mbozzo » Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:03 pm

It's a pity that I won't be there. :cry:
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Re: Four Godzilla Suit Actors at Milwaukee Popcon 2017

Postby Stadawim » Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:32 pm

Oh this is gonna be GREAT! I am so going and getting them to sign their respective figures. May now have to get dupes so i can actually play with the unsigned versions. Or just get more in general :wink: Sorry. Old post i know. And i've seen it before. Dunno why i finally posting on it.
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Re: Four Godzilla Suit Actors at Milwaukee Popcon 2017

Postby Benjamin Haines » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:14 am

Heads-up to Godzilla fans in the American Midwest: this is coming up in just a few weeks!


Obviously Haruo Nakajima won't be there as originally planned. R.I.P.
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Re: Four Godzilla Suit Actors at Milwaukee Popcon 2017

Postby TripMasterMunky » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:33 pm

I'll be there! I'm based in WI right now so it works for me!

EDIT - On second thought, will they still be there? If you look at the website ( https://popconmilwaukee.com/guests/ ), it seems like no one is listed. Wonder if everyone backed out due to Nakajima... I sent an e-mail to confirm what the current status is on the other suit actors.
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Re: Four Godzilla Suit Actors at Milwaukee Popcon 2017

Postby TripMasterMunky » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:47 pm

UPDATE: Got an e-mail response back. None of the Godzilla suit actors will be there anymore. So I guess I'm not going after all.

Here's the response I got in e-mail:

"Thanks for your interest. Once Nakajima passed, we abandoned the reunion."

That's too bad.
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Re: Four Godzilla Suit Actors at Milwaukee Popcon 2017

Postby canofhumdingers » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:50 pm

That seems kinda lame. I mean, Nakajima was awesome; a real crowd pleaser and he’s certainly missed. But that’s no reason to quit on THREE OTHER Godzilla actors! It still would’ve been an awesome event.
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Re: Four Godzilla Suit Actors at Milwaukee Popcon 2017

Postby Benjamin Haines » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:54 am

That is lame. Fortunately for Godzilla fans in the Midwest, next weekend is the Grand Rapids Comic-Con featuring Tsutomu Kitagawa and Mizuho Yoshida in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

According to their guests page, they were originally scheduled to have Haruo Nakajima as well. They will instead have his daughter, Sonoe Nakajima, presenting a panel about her father. Here's the info from their website:

Haruo Nakajima, the first man in the Godzilla suit and originally scheduled to attend the Grand Rapids Comic-Con, passed away on August 7. We are honored to have in attendance at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con Sonoe Nakajima, who is Haruo’s daughter. She will be doing a retrospective-style panel on her father–not the Godzilla suit actor, not the kaiju legend, not the Japanese personality, but Dad–and she will share personal experiences and the home life of her unique childhood. Expect this to be a deeply personal and moving experience. This is a must-attend panel for all Godzilla fans who would like to know more about the real people behind the movie magic!


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Friday [October 20, 2017] at 8:00 pm

Monroe Rooms A-D

Sonoe Nakajima

Haruo Nakajima, My Father


Sonoe is the daughter of Haruo Nakajima, the famed original Godzilla suit actor who recently passed away. She will be doing a retrospective on her father—not the kaiju actor, not the Godzilla suit guy, but Dad—and will share a deep look at her famous father.


Saturday [October 21, 2017] at 3:30 pm

Main Stage

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Tsutomu Kitagawa and Mizuho Yoshida discuss Toho Pictures and their roles as the King Of All Monsters in various Godzilla films as well as their other kaiju roles.
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