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
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 effectivley wiped out all of Rodan’s Roost on that
computer. The information all still resided on AT&T’s 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
villiany at its purest. With all hope lost, the AT&T account was promptly cancelled and Rodan’s Roost: A Kaiju Site was put to
While remaining in the hearts of its creators, the passion for creation had been erased, and Rodan’s Roost 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
In 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 relaunched in a very bare bones form. Since that date Rodan’s Roost has been added to at an incredible rate,
now all of the information that was present in the original site has been added to the new. This occurs three years to the
date of the original site’s computer failure.
And it is with great fanfare we bring you our mega update, and a small name change, Rodan’s Roost: The Kaiju
Site. The new name reflects our commitment to becoming the largest information source for all things Kaiju. We hope
you enjoy our creation, and hope you will continue to visit us as we add to our already ‘monster’ sized site!
Brandon Waggle & C. L. Werner – Rodan’s Roost: The Kaiju Site, co-creators