How many variations on the word “kpop” can you have before you start to overlap with other Kpop fandom organizations? KCON (presumably pronounced Kay-Con) added itself to the K-fan list with its convention announcement today. Organized and produced by Mnet, its a “hallyu” convention at the Verizon Amphitheater in LA featuring Kpop, Kdrama, celebrity panels, autograph sessions, contests, fan workshops and a concert.
A concert in itself would be enough to attract the legions of fans across the country — adding a convention to the mix will likely guarantee a max capacity setting. There have been other fan-created kpop conventions across the states, we participated at Kpop Con ourselves, though the Mnet-led convention will be the first of its kind to have any sort of real celebrity presence.
DJs of Spin Kpop, are you spinning at this convention? Let us know so we can give you hype!
Details of the release:
KCON is coming to Los Angeles on October 13th, 2012. This convention for hallyu fans will include celebrity panels, autograph sessions, contests, fan workshops, amazing food, and a star-studded k-pop concert! Experience it ALL in one day. Tickets start at just $40.
The event will be produced by Mnet, a youth entertainment brand for all things Asian cool, which includes the only national, English-language lifestyle network in the U.S. for fans of Asian pop culture.
Concert line-up details will be released at a later date.