Sunday, March 28, 2010

Dr. San Guinary.Org

From 1971 until 1981, John Jones donned the mantle of Dr. San Guinary and hosted Dr. San Guinary's Creature Feature, a program of really cheezy monster movies starting at 10:30 PM Saturday nights on KMTV. Nirvana for adolescent science fiction fans. His show was moved back to midnight when NBC took the 10:30 time slot for SNL.

In 1995 Fredd Gorham created the Dr. San Guinary WebLab which is still available on the internet. With clips and photos from the shows run. Recently Amanda Shannon built a Dr. San Guinary’s Creature Feature Facebook page which has generated a lot of interest, not to mention over 5100 fans linked to it. Chris Palmer has been working on a biography of Dr. San Guinary which should be out either late this year or early next.

With all this interest coming together, Chris and Jason Jones (one of John Jones’ sons) decided it was time to bring fans together and build an organization that could further the charity work that John Jones did as Dr. San Guinary. DrSanGuinary.Org is the web site they built to facilitate this cause. They are hoping fans will work on events that will help generate donations to organizations like the MDA.

They first met in Donohue's Bar on Saturday, March 27th to kick things off. They plan to keep coming together, as that is what fandom is really all about: fans of whatever genre coming together to share their experiences with others like minds. And once we get the word out about these activities, sharing those passions with those who have never experienced them.

OSFest wants to help this group get rolling by getting the word out about them. We will be hosting a panel discussion about Dr. San Guinary, with Jason Jones, Fredd Gorham, and others. And possibly other events over the weekend to showcase the fun you can have with old “B” movies and charity activities. So join us the weekend of July 23-25, 2010 and learn about this fun part of your heritage.


  1. Thank you so much for the excellent write up!

  2. I agree. Thanks for the great write up!!