Opening Night Gala with Necronomidol and Chiaki J. Konaka

Live Event
Main Theater
Date and time: 
Friday, October 5, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for the big festival opening! A short musical performance by the Lovecraft-themed all-female Japanese band NECRONOMIDOL will be followed by a short keynote with Guest of Honor Chiaki J. Konaka, on the influence of the Cthulhu Mythos in Japanese horror and TV, including clips from Ultraman episodes penned by Konaka.  

Short Film Block 1 will begin immediately after this presentation.

Formed in 2014 NECRONOMIDOL are the dark heroines of Japan's independent idol world. Playing songs in such diverse genres as darkwave, black metal and NWOBHM and featuring strong influence from the author H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, NECRONOMIDOL boasts legions of devoted fans around the world. Based in Tokyo but playing shows in Taiwan, Thailand, New Caledonia, England, Italy, France and the US, NECRONOMIDOL plans to further their quest of world domination in the name of the Great Old Ones to even more far-flung corners of the globe in 2018!

We are extremely pleased to introduce our Guest of Honor for 2018!