The above photo shows VCON 41 Fan Guest of Honour Stan G. Hyde who is (as of this posting) staying at a Godzilla-themed Hotel in Japan. He is on a quest for the latest information concerning upcoming Godzilla films.
This next photo above shows Stan at the recent G-Fest XXIII in Chicago (July 15th-17th) with two of the Stars of KING KONG ESCAPES: Akira Takarada and Linda Jo Miller.
Among other duties at G-Fest Stan interviewed (along with Robert Scott Field, who appeared in a number of ToHo films) Sojiro Uchino, one of the Directors of the Gotouchi Kaiju Project, and Hiroshi Sagae, master maquette sculptor and model maker for the film and toy collectables industries. In addition, Stan led an Ultraman story-telling session, and served as Ringmaster for the interactive closing ceremonies.
Stan and the Monster Attack Team Canada will have a room and programming track all their own at VCON 41! Expect detailed and entertaining lectures on the subject of Japanese Kaiju (men-in-suit) monsters and famous stop-motion critters. Stan and his fellow M.A.T.C. members bring a wealth of incredible expertise on these subjects and more! Some of the team (including Film Design Guest of Honour Eric Chu) are professional movie prop designers and builders for the local (Hollywood North) film industry. If you love SF&F film & TV media, these are the guys you want to meet!