Soooo, we're just back from the Mostratón!VIDEOS
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Past year videos:www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_Z3dq…
As stated in previous entries, it was a mini-convention, composed of a marathon of kaiju movies, along with video game tournaments, souvenir area and now an Artist Alley, everything themed with Godzilla-Gamera-Ultraman and the like, organized by
and yours truly
This year the location was set at a place called "Central Park Eventos" at San Pedro City, Nuevo León, México (not New York! XD)
The place featured very confortable lounge-like seats, and a stage that was promptly adapted to screen our movies, next to it there was a bar where the owners served snacks and food like pizza, hot dogs, burritos, cake, brownies, ice cream, frappucino, soft drinks and delicious chilled green tea!
Near the entrance was another spot that was used for the video games area.Movie Marathon:
The movies were screened in the main area, the chosen films were Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla (Heisei), Gamera: Guardian of the Universe, and Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy, with some earlier screenings of Ultraman animations and commercials while people arrived.Souvenirs:
I got into the task of gathering a bunch of small kaiju toys and miscellaneous merchandise during this summer, so I could offer them to the visitors; I contacted friends and searched for vendors overseas, because local stores on and offline carried absolutely nothing...you think being a kaiju fan in the US is difficult?
Think again! :'D Artist's alley:
We invited friends and fellow artists
to participate with goodies of their making plus they were doing commissions on-the-spot; they brought some really cute pins and stickers, you could arrange your own scenario with kaiju, buildings and explosions!Art Gallery:
This year, the convention featured a kaiju themed gallery, I got submissions from
as well as
, Sasa was in charge of printing while I mounted them on the walls behind the seats as well as the video game area!
Thanks for participating you guys!Video games:
was in charge of the gaming area, the chosen videogames were Godzilla:Unleashed and Daikaiju Battle Colosseum.
For this special ocassion, I sculpted a monster head, and made several copies of it as keychains, which were given away as prizes for the video game tournaments. Their crazy colors are in honor of those Godzilla Marmit/Marusan special figures (I always wanted one myself). I want to make more models in the future XD, they were a lot of fun!
I also made a bunch of pinback buttons and stickers with my own art to be given away as a part of the prize pack (yay for Power Rangers loot bags!)Maquette:
Like every year, this one also had its miniature city for its destruction....think of a pinata taken down by stomping....or something like that XD. People volunteer to pose for photos and videos, they can even re-enact scenes from their favorite kaiju movie. The owners of CP also had a laser machine which they turned on in front of the maquette, it looked so pretty and shiny!!!
At the exit, Sasa taped a big piece of paper so visitors could scribble on it, like a massive guestbook page!
You can see everything from the photos above (the fotos were taken early, before we got busy XD, I hope visitors tag more pictures in our Facebook page)
So that's it, next year, we hope to make it yet bigger, and with yet more surprises!
I am really thankful to people who offered their support on this! I just cannot thank you enough! :'D
Now I'm back to continue with pending commissions, answering messages and comments, and keep uploading artwork!