SDCC ’13: GODZILLA Encounter Photo Recap

The Godzilla Encounter was on one of the best Comic-Con experiences I’ve had in my 8 years attending the con. They took over an entire building in downtown San Diego and recreated an entire Toyko block. Just as you get adjusted to being “in Tokyo”, suddenly there’s a Godzilla attack and everyone has to evacuate. It’s a fun interactive experience that ends up in getting a sneak peek at the king of monsters. While the ’98 Godzilla film starring Hank Azaria and Matthew Broderick featured a new creature design, this one seems to go back to the classic Godzilla we’ve all known and loved.

The monster is a return to form with a few very minor updates to help amplify the scares and take advantage of the modern CGI technology. While I couldn’t take pictures of the beast, he has a shorter snout and beadier eyes. He emitted a terrifying roar that was similar to a T-Rex from Jurassic Park. We saw him creeping past the 25th floor, to give a sense of scale on how massive this beast is.

If you’re at the con, you can get in to the Godzilla Encounter by signing up for a time slot at the Legendary Booth on floor. I definitely recommend it if you have the time this weekend! And be sure to download the iPhone app if you do it too, as it’ll unlock a great concept art piece. If you can’t check it out for yourself, then scope out these pics I was able to take while in the “Toyko streets”.

Check out these photos from the Godzilla Encounter:


godzilla encounterIMG_3134IMG_3136
IMG_3146 IMG_3147 IMG_3148 IMG_3149 IMG_3150 IMG_3151 IMG_3152 IMG_3153 IMG_3154



Once you use the iPhone app to translate all 5 signs within the space, it unlocks the below concept art:


Previous post

Ratings: Still Golden

Next post

I DECLARE WAR Movie Review

The Author

Kristal Bailey

Kristal Bailey

With a soft spot for movies that fall into the “So Bad They’re Good” category, Kristal Bailey regularly watches B-movies, 80s comedies, and sci-fi from the 50s and 60s. She also refuses to grow up if that means she has to hide her love for Disney and Pixar films.

In her free time, she enjoys reading graphic novels or books that are soon to be turned into movies, watching hours and hours of television, and spending way too much time on Twitter.