Once again, the world is in peril and giant monsters are stomping around the Washburn University campus!
The eighth annual Godzilla and Friends Festival on May 2 and 3 at Washburn University. No admission is charged and the public is invited to this event that celebrates the cultural history behind the giant title creature and his friends, such as Gamera, the flying turtle, in all of their bizarre diversity.
Events will be 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 2 and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 3 with film and trailer screenings, various commentaries, contests and giveaways in room 112 of the Henderson Learning Resources Center (19th and Jewell Streets).
A contest to see who can put forth the best imitation of the monster Japanese film star will be Saturday afternoon. All films will be shown in English.Seating may be limited, so it is advisable to come early.
The schedule is:
10 a.m.: “Godzilla vs The Sea Monster” (1966) features the titanic battle between Japan’s most loved giant prehistoric monster and the newcomer giant crab-like sea beast.
The Godzilla and Friends Film Festival VII is made possible with support from the Washburn University office of international programs, office of multicultural affairs and Center for Diversity Studies, the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Kansas and donations from audience members. Media sponsors are KTWU – Public Television and Vintage Stock of Topeka.For information, call Bill Shaffer at 785.670.1111.
Contact: Dena Anson, university relations, 785.670.1711, email@example.com ***PHOTOS AVAILABLE on request