About the Authors.


The Founders of Kaijuphile. The Founders of Kaijuphile. The Founders of Kaijuphile.
Morgoth a.k.a. C. L. Werner
Interests: Beyond the obvious obsession with Godzilla and his monstrous comrades, I am a long-time fan of vintage monster movies, back when they had acting and writing in place of CGI effects. I maintain an immense collection of horror and sci-fi films, as well as an equally vast array of movie monster figures and models. I am also a voracious reader, placing particular emphasis on the exploits of Sherlock Holmes and The Shadow, as well as anything pertaining to the Cthulhu Mythos or Dr. Fu-Manchu. I have been a long-time wargamer and role-player and spend some of my free time painting orcs and skaven for my Warhammer armies and Mordheim gangs. I also study military history and the Old West. Oh yeah, and I enjoyed Star Wars, pre-Episode One.

Currently, I write stories for INFERNO! magazine, the Black Library's bi-monthly fiction magazine set in the worlds of Warhammer and Warhammer 40K. My most recent writing credit has been the inclusion of my short story 'A Choice of Hatreds' in the fantasy story anthology Lords of Valour. Future projects include writing a full-length fantasy novel, if I can ever manage to make the time. In the past, a number of my stories have appeared in such Lovecraftian magazines as 'Midnight Shambler' and 'Cthulhu Codex' and 'Elder Signs'.


Sauron a.k.a. Brandon Waggle
Interests: A one time computer programmer, I have an in depth knowledge of how computers operate. Over the past few years I have chosen to apply my computer 'know how' to the world of web page creation. Even now you are witnessing the fruits of my hours of collaberation with fellow kaiju fan, C. L. Werner, and many others. Although my knowledge of the hobby is fairly minute compared to that of Mr. Werner, I am learning about it at an alarming rate.

I am a big fan of videogames of all types. My favorite games at the moment are: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Halo 3, and Rock Band. I am also an avid reader, and at the time being, I am busy reading the output of one C. L. Werner, and Fight Club.


The Administrators of Kaijuphile. The Administrators of Kaijuphile. The Administrators of Kaijuphile.
Brian Mensik
a.k.a. Goji Son

Peter B. Hull
a.k.a. Gorgozilla

Steven Lee
a.k.a. Jet Jaguar

Mark Harris
a.k.a. SandwormPhish

Gertrude Smith
a.k.a. Raptor

Matt Rousseau
a.k.a. Melkor

Jon B.
a.k.a. Angilas

Bruce Parker
a.k.a. Demon Eyes Parker

Retired Administrators: Robert Ranting - John Martin (Bato-Goji) - Jeff Cooke (Saruman)

The Moderators of Kaijuphile. The Moderators of Kaijuphile. The Moderators of Kaijuphile.
Eric
a.k.a. Cam Eleon

Cory C.
a.k.a. Shadow

Rafael Gonzalez
a.k.a. Enshohma

Daniel "Trent" Arias-Maduro
a.k.a. Pyras Terran

Stephen Lovejoy
a.k.a. Seer235

Donny Winter
a.k.a. Eternal Mothra

David Henry
a.k.a. Gorjirus

Thomas Singleton
a.k.a. Tomzilla

Retired Moderators: James Webster (Earth Baragon)

The Kaijuphile Ring of Honor. The Kaijuphile Ring of Honor. The Kaijuphile Ring of Honor.
Goji Son

Zigra

Seer235

Keizer_ghidorah

Gorjirus

Raptor

Mecha74

David Lee Ingersoll

Gorgozilla

This section honors those who have donated money to the site. Their generosity has helped: keep Kaijuphile up to date with the latest Forum technology, buy new skins for the forum, and pay for monthly webhosting costs.

For that they receive our utmost thanks and a place in The Kaijuphile Ring of Honor.


The Contributors of Kaijuphile. The Contributors of Kaijuphile. The Contributors of Kaijuphile.
Rick Baxter
Video Games

Christine Graham
Original Fiction

Nick Hill
Original Fiction -- Desumacchi Fight Recaps

G.J. Hudgens
Original Fiction

John J. (Varan 101)
Original Fiction -- Desumacchi Fight Recaps

David Mcavoy
Original Fiction

Chris Montoya
Magazines

Charles "RocketBoy" Reilly
Original Fiction -- Kaiju Stats

Jeremy Sand
Original Fiction

Andrew Smith
Desumacchi Fight Recaps

George Thomas
Original Fiction -- Kaiju Stats

James Webster
Image Harvester -- Original Fiction -- Desumacchi Fight Recaps

Kaijuphile thanks all of those who have contributed in any form! We wouldn't be the same without your generosity.


The History of Kaijuphile. The History of Kaijuphile. The History of Kaijuphile.
From Rodan's Roost to Kaijuphile: A History of the Site
Birth...

Rodan's Roost: The Kaiju Site Rodan's Roost was first conceived in the mind of C. L. Werner in the latter part of 1997. He envisioned a Kaiju website that could cater to all things Kaiju, not just another Godzilla focused website, like those that already fill the Internet. After much thought and planning he approached his good friend, Brandon Waggle, who happened to know a good amount about computers, but not so much about web page creation.

After a few months of learning and planning, Rodan's Roost: A Kaiju Site debuted in its first iteration in April 1998. While not spectacular in design or content, this early form of the site still had a good deal of information and could hold its own against the other Godzilla/Kaiju sites out there. The site grew larger weekly and things were flowing smoothly.

Disaster struck Rodan's Roost on August 11, 1998. Early that morning, the computer housing all of Rodan's Roost's files, information, and graphics, had a major meltdown. A power surge effectively wiped out all of Rodan's Roost on that computer. The information all still resided on the host AT&T server however, and there was still hope.

All hope was lost a few weeks after the computer meltdown, when AT&T for no reason deleted all of Rodan's Roost off its web server. Despite paying a monthly fee, AT&T felt compelled to delete the files without warning or reason - scum and villainy at its purest. With all hope lost, the AT&T account was promptly cancelled and Rodan's Roost: A Kaiju Site was put to rest.

While remaining in the hearts of its creators, the passion for creation had been erased, and Rodan's Roost would lay dormant for two and a half years. During a domain name purchasing binge in late 1999, co-creator Brandon Waggle purchased rodansroost.com amongst other site names such as jodokast.com. The first glimmer of Rodan's Roost's return appeared. However, the two creators were now living far apart from each other and lack of communication, and varying work schedules kept Rodan's Roost from returning.

Reborn...

Rodan's Roost: Kaiju Forum 2.0In August 2000, Brandon Waggle moved within minutes of the dwelling place of C. L. Werner, and the two creative forces behind the site were reunited once again. In February 2001 the rebirth of Rodan's Roost: A Kaiju Site kicked into full swing and by April 26th, 2001 the site had re-launched in a very bare bones form.

The site grew at an alarming rate, adding content and features near daily. The addition of the Kaiju Forums in July 2001 would forever change the face of the Roost by changing it from a static website to an online community.

All was good for nearly two years. The Forums were swelling and switched to a brand new program to accommodate: Ikonboard. The site was still adding content at a good pace, and Rodan's Roost had become a common name in the world of Kaiju Fandom.

However, problems arose for the site once more. The Forum program suffered near daily errors, and would remain down for periods of hours until Sauron (now Brandon Waggle's adopted screen name) could tend to them. The company that was hosting the site offered only limited storage space, and it was near running out. With Forum growth out of control, the space limit was broken and the site shut down in November 2003. The site remained down for nearly one and a half months, a period known to regulars of the site as 'Black November'.

Rodan's Roost reopened its doors in late December of 2003. This was achieved by deleting several sections of the main site, to make room for Forum needs, and was only temporary while Sauron went on the hunt for a new host.

The Kaijuphile Era...

Kaijuphile: Monster Site. Monster ObsessionA new host was found in February 2004, and it was decided to expand the scope of the site when the switch was made. A new name would be adopted to preempt any legal actions from having a copyrighted name in the URL of the site. After much brainstorming, the name Kaijuphile.com was decided on, and the transition began.

After a month of intense work, Kaijuphile.com launched complete with a new Forum program to further improve the quality of the site. Rodan's Roost became a sub-site of this new larger venture and would remain the main place for Kaiju reference material.

All fan created material and activities were broken off into their own spin off site: Kaijuphile.com: Fan Nest, which launched later that month. The Fan Nest also offered to play host to two popular Forum creations: 'Roost Fighter', created by Bruce Parker and 'Roostville', the creation of Forum member GamingBoy.

American Kaiju...

American Kaiju!In late May 2004, Sauron was stunned by some new fan art he had received from an artist by the name of Todd Tennant. After many e-mails exchanges it was agreed upon that Kaijuphile would take over hosting and web mastering duties on Mr. Tennant's American Kaiju website, which was co-created by the talented Mike Bogue.

American Kaiju launched at its new Kaijuphile home on June 19th, 2004 and featured a host of original monsters and art pieces along with articles and reviews written by the much published Mike Bogue. American Kaiju became the 3rd Kaijuphile sub-site. and fast became a favorite.

American Kaiju now plays home to a new and exciting Godzilla graphic novel based on the original script for the American Godzilla movie. Another must visit is the American Kaiju Store, home to original high-quality artwork prints by Todd Tennant.

Guidolon.com

Guidolon: The Giant Space Chicken!

The next big thing to hit Kaijuphile came in the form of a 2-ton chicken from space...

Guidolon.com launched on June 24th, 2006 and plays home to a group of giant size monsters from the mind of Frank Wu. Guidolon The Giant Space Chicken And Friends Half-Power Half-Hour is a cartoon made possible by many talented people and will hopefully hit the air sometime in the near future.

All fans of giant monsters and off kilter humor should keep an eye out on Guidolon.com for news updates and make sure to give their feedback to the creators!

The Future...

At nearly 7 years old, Kaijuphile continues on stronger than ever. The remodel of Rodan's Roost is in full swing and will be completed in the near future. Kaijuphile continues to expand with some big suprises coming soon, and there is no telling what the future will bring...

Rodan's Roost: The Kaiju Site
Kaijuphile.com Forums
Kaijuphile.com Fan Nest


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