After having a successful inaugural event last year, KPOPCON is back again this year at Northern California to let fans celebrate and share their love of K-Pop! KPOPCON is a two-day K-Pop convention that unites fans of all backgrounds to celebrate the continuously evolving K-pop world in a social, creative, and academic setting.
This year’s Keynote speaker is famed choreographer Aimee Lee Lucas. She is known for working with many big names in the K-Pop industry such as Big Bang, Taeyang, G-Dragon, Se7en, 2NE1, SHINee, Girls’ Generation, BoA, and more!
Like last year, the first day will feature the keynote address, K-Pop and K-Drama related panels, choreography workshops, and performances. The second day consists of a fan meet with various K-Pop fan sites for DBSK, B1A4, SHINee, as well as YesStyle/YesAsia, Viki, and Soompi as well. The fan meet will include a cosplay competition, talent show, and many raffle giveaways.
Below is a run-through on the basics on the convention:
What: KPOPCON’13 – Volume Up, a K-Pop convention for fans, by fans
Where: UC Berkeley, California
When: February 16-17, 2013
About: Join fellow K-Pop fans and enthusiasts at the second KPOPCON! The two-day convention brings fans together to foster stronger fan relationships, provide university-level educational workshops and discussions, and positively impact fan identity. Fans can share their talents, thoughts, and interests in a dynamic setting while learning from one another and creating lasting memories.
Soompi’s founders were the keynote speakers last year. Check out our brief review of last year’s event.
If you are attending, be sure to say hi to us at the Soompi table on Sunday! We will be giving away a few goodies and also signed albums by EXO, 4Minute, 2PM, Brown Eyed Girls, and JeA!