Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Let's Get Pumped Up: KCON 2013!

It's that time of year when every Kpop and Kdrama fangirl and fan boy's dreams are about to come true at KCON 2013! KCON is a convention organized by the Korean network, Mnet, that will take place on August 24th-25th in Los Angeles. The convention features concerts from top Kpop artists, workshops and panels on Korean pop culture, fun contests, and artist engagements. This year, I am lucky enough to get to go and represent Kdrama Fighting! to the Kfan community.

Confession: I am much more of a Kdrama fangirl than a Kpop fangirl, so I am not well versed on Kpop groups. However, I figured that in order to be an informed reporter and an enthusiastic concert goer I better do my research. I just happen to be visiting ViVi this last week, so a couple days ago we were working on the blog and I started playing songs by EXO and f(x). I kind of didn't want to love Kpop, but as we sat there, we got sucked in! It's just so catchy! It shouldn't come as all that big of a surprise considering that I was American pop fangirl in the 90's. As we listened, I kept saying, "Oh no, no, no. I can't help it. I didn't expect I would like it. Now I'm going to be a Kpop fangirl!" I guess Kpop just sneaks up on you!



Now I've joined the ranks of the Kpop fangirls, and there's no escaping, so what better way to prepare for an amazing Kpop lineup than to listen to a YouTube playlist featuring all the bands that will be at KCON 2013? This year, we will be graced with the presence of G-DRAGON, EXO, f(x), 2AM, and TEEN TOP. I've created this KCON playlist for those of you who, like me, may be a little rusty on the songs of some of the groups, those of you who just can't contain your excitement until the big weekend, and those of you far away who will have to just shut your eyes and imagine you are there.

                

I just bought all my tickets for the event and I am super pumped to go! I hope that some of you can make it and that I get to meet you. I'm going to be walking around wearing a Kdrama Fighting t-shirt, taking photos of fun people and events for a slide show, and handing out stickers so that people can come see themselves on the site afterwards. I hope some of you cosplay because Vivi and I get absurdly excited about costumes. I look forward to reporting on all the fun booths and activities for you after the event!

So, who's going? Who are you most excited to see and what convention workshop or panel are you looking forward to? Anyone dressing up? Comment below. 

6 comments:

  1. Oh my God I never knew a KCON existed! But I can't go 'cause it's on the other side of the world. :'( I'll be looking forward to your updates!

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    1. Yeah, I only found out about it about a month ago, myself! Hopefully there will be one near you soon!

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  2. Hello Coco & Vivi,

    I just found your sight and I think you girls are amazing! I'm going to tell all my friends about it... but there is a good chance that my friend Alora already knows about you. She always seems to find all the coolest k-pop sites before I do, so she's probably already been here. Oh well.

    What's funny is that I also have a k-pop culture inspired blog that I share with my friends! It at f4plus1.blogspot.com. It bonds us. I hope you check it out.

    I think you girls are hilarious and smart and cool. I hope to see you at KCON. We'll be there with F4Plus1 T-shirts. I you spot us, be sure to say hi!
    ~Autumn

    f4plus1.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! Your blog looks fun :) I'll keep an eye out for you guys at KCON! Look for the blonde girl with the Kdrama Fighting shirt and camera.

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  3. Welcome to Kpop fangirl-dom. xD I've been stuck here for quite some time. And I fought it too, wave after wave.

    I just got twice as excited about KCON now that Henry is going to be there too. Didn't think it was possible to be more freaked out, but apparently it is! I just listened to Trap about 5x in a row. This is going to be great. Maybe I'll see you! I'll probably be wandering around with some combination of mismatched GD/TeenTop/Henry merchandise and maybe some gear from Dramafever. Chances are I'll be in the dance workshop tent learning some new kpop moves haha

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  4. Wow!!Watch our for Henry! He is Canadian who made it big in Asia so he can speak English! Yes and EXO is pretty good too! Take lots of pics and enjoy!

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