Hallyu – also known as the Korean Wave and long relegated to an afterthought at other conventions – finally steps into the spotlight with KCON, the first-ever large scale convention dedicated to the hottest entertainment coming out of Korea including K-pop, K-drama and Korean movies. 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. KCON will be a full-day event ranging from autograph signing sessions and celebrity panels to contests and fan workshops aimed at everyone from the super fan of K-pop and K-drama to those ready to be initiated into the global Korean Wave. Capping off a day of total Korean entertainment immersion will be a star-studded K-pop concert. Concert line-up details will be released at a later date.
KCON is set to take place on October 13 at the Verizon Amphitheater in Anaheim, CA. Tickets for KCON start at only $40 and go on sale August 24. For more information, please visit www.kconusa.com.
KCON is the first ever convention dedicated to ‘All Things Hallyu.’ KCON hopes to establish an annual flagship event that will improve the American fan experience by providing an affordable way for them to connect with each other as well as artists and professionals in the K-pop industry.
Mnet (mnetamerica.com) is a youth entertainment brand for all things Asian cool. It uses video, digital, experiential and social media to reach Millennials with lifestyle content inspired by Asian pop culture and entertainment. This includes the first and leading 24/7 English-language television network in the U.S. targeting fans of K-pop music, anime and other genres of entertainment growing in popularity throughout Asia and around the world. An advertiser-supported network –distributed in over 30 DMAs through Comcast Cable, Time Warner cable, FIOS TV, Cox cable, Charter Communications and via TV Everywhere – Mnet is the first U.S. television property of CJ Entertainment & Media Group, Asia’s leading vertically-integrated entertainment company and a unit of CJ Corporation. Mnet is headquartered in Los Angeles, can be found on facebook.com/
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