KPOPCON 2013

Dear followers,

It’s been a long time since we last updated and so many things have happened this year in kpop that it’s difficult to know where to begin. So let’s start with the basics: We’ve begun planning for KPOPCON 2013! Our website is currently down and has a temporary logo but rest assured that soon it will be back with a new design that looks hella fly. We’re still looking for members if anyone is interested in participating, feel free to send us an email. You don’t need to go to UC Berkeley but you do need to be able to meet with your committee heads and members that predominantly reside in Berkeley.

Right now most of our social media outlets look outdated and boring but publicity is working on logos so not to worry, soon we will look shiny and new. We know there’s many kpop concerts and conventions happening across the US now and many clubs popping up left and right at schools so if you’re sticking with us, thank you!

This convention is being put on by fans for fans! We don’t have the resources to bring you big artists like Bigbang or SNSD but we try to make up for that by bringing lots of fans together to make long lasting friendships! Last year many of us made good friends with convention attendees and we would love to continue spreading those KPOP loving friendships all across the bay and beyond.

Let’s hope we can make next year a sucess. Tell all your friends.

- KPOPCON’13 Social Media Team♥

[EVENT!] BANA Meet-Up @KPOPCON12!

Hey guys~! Yes, it’s true! Our home base FLIGHTB1A4 is having our first meet-up at KPOPCON12!! -throws confetti-

On January 28-29, there will be a 2-day Kpop Convention being held at the University of California (Berkeley campus), in the San Francisco Bay Area! There will be workshops, food, entertainment, an afterparty, fan meet-up, you name it!  And FLIGHTB1A4 will be tabling at the fan meet-up on Jan. 29th!

We invite all Banas~! We promise, it will be fun! B1A4 trivia games, candy giveaways, sign-ups, a chance to represent B1A4 and meet your fellow BANAs! Also, do you dare to show-off your Sprout Dancing skills? ;)

To register for KPOPCON12 and for more info, hit up the official website HERE! Please also visit their FB page and Tumblr site!

And for more info about FLIGHTB1A4’s 1st meet-up, visit our thread about it here!

If you are in the area, join us! Let us know if you’ll be able to attend! See you there!♥

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- All of us here @ FLIGHTB1A4 Staff. xoxo

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KPOPCON’12 :) CASSIOPEIA representing!

The host asked us what music video they showed play next before they start introducing the guests and officially start the program. Guess what happened? Well, let’s say Cassiopeia made it happen, followed by the most amazing fan chants ever.

KPOPCON’13, get ready, CASSIOPEIA is COMING.

We will begin official planning on Thursday!

Today we held out elections and though it was tough, the majority of the spots were filled with the exception of a few. I’m happy to say I am now returning as your loyal tumblr girl and will help lead what will be some intense social media campaigning this summer. So get ready for a lot more blogging and reblogging. We have big plans for KPOPCON 13 so please, as we are still fairly new, take care of us!

If you are interested in helping any committee (Housing and volunteering, meet up, workshops, finance, publicity, outreach, social media, food, logistics, and entertainment) please come by and join our KPC family. Committee members are not required to be Berkeley students. The more you help the more you will be able to not only get inside knowledge but make great new friends. We need all the help we can get to make this coming convention successful. 

Thank you again. Planning again will be in Dwinelle at a time to be determined. We will update as soon as possible but please keep Thursday evening available!

If you’re really interested in helping a committee but cannot attend, please let us know so that we can try to connect you with the committee head(s) in charge and they can better tell you how to help them. ^___^

Still unsure what committee does what? Click here to get more info.

-KPC13

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KPOPCON...

A convention where lines don’t mean waiting for hours just to meet an artist for a second and miss out on an interesting pannel in the mean time.

A convention where you might find yourself running up with a group of strangers to dance to the same song.

A convention where you can spaz about your favorite groups one minute and then have a heated debate about the music industry with actual professors and professionals the next.

A convention where dance workshops are run by KPOP fans that understand how much you love your groups.

A convention where you won’t be concerned with meeting idols or embarrassing yourself in front of them because you’ll be having too much fun talking to other fans.

A convention where the money isn’t used for profit but simply to make fans happy.

A convention run for fans by fans.

We may not have idols coming to attend our convention but we have the most important people in idols’ lives that are coming and that’s all of us fans. Without our support they wouldn’t be able to dish out all kinds of entertainment. So join us at our second annual convention this year to converse with loving fans and make wonderful new friends.

KPOPCON’13 VOLUME UP!

February 16th & 17th at UC Berkeley

HEY KPOPCON FANS!

How is the tumblr crowd doing? We hope everyone has been having a fabulous summer so far, and just wanted to check in and let you all know that KPOPCON will be returning in full force in the next months!

We’ll be coming to you with regular staff planning updates, special sneak peeks, a new website, the game plan for our 2014 convention and much more. Thank you for your continued support, we wouldn’t be here without you guys. KPOPCON staff has missed you all and we hope that you’re ready for another great convention in 2014!

Stay tuned and let your friends/followers know about us :)

 
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Much like the JYJ fans, these up and comers had serious swag to give away! I’ll admit, B1A4 was not on my radar before kpopcon but boy did they change my mind! Too adorable for words and some of the nicest kids in town, this fan club is one to melt your heart. If you’re a B1A4 fan you should definitely join the fansite! Check em out! Check em out!

https://www.facebook.com/flightb1a4com

-Your KPOPCON12 spy

HELLO

KPOPCON12

@ UC Berkeley

January 28-29 2012

http://www.kpopcon.com/

Watch on kpopcon.tumblr.com

These girls had serious energy. Given that I am a super spy, here’s a little short story about them: 

They took a flight up from SoCal early in the morning with NO SLEEP. They ran the I Am The Best dance session and still continued throughout the day without sleep. Taking some time to sit down and rest the girls were ready to pass out! With a rehearsal and performance later that day, how were they going to make it?! Well, this is going to sound sort of silly but the power of boba saved the day! They ran off to get themselves some boba (bubble tea) and then found themselves with enough energy to deliver a performance chalk full of energy. Don’t believe me? Watch the video. They were definitely one of my favorite performances. Did I also mention that they only came together for this event? They had all been part of the same dance crew but never did anything together until now. KPOP fandom unites!

Check out their youtube video and relive the greatness!

-Your KPOPCON12 spy

HELLO

KPOPCON12

@ UC Berkeley

January 28-29 2012

http://www.kpopcon.com/

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Here at KPC, we know all of us would like nothing more than to receive an idol as a gift but because we also know that’s impossible we can only hope for the next best thing, KPOP swag! And even then, we know the merch is hard to come by and sometimes too much money for our wallets. So come to KPOPCON’13, where we will have our annual merchandise selling/reselling plus giveaways. Why buy an autographed album when you can win one at KPOPCON’13? 

See you soon!

KPOPCON’13 VOLUME UP!

February 16th & 17th at UC Berkeley

How did we find some of our amazing performers?

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Kollaboration SF! This was one of the coolest events ever! Fans near and far, but mostly near, came to show of their cover skills. Some of the best dancing we saw? From Kollaboration! If you hadn’t already seen the T-ara flash mob, you would have noticed that two of the talented boys in there just happened to be 2Nite! These guys are T-ara’s back up dancers. =O So thanks to Kollaboration we met up with some of the most talented fans and brought them to you. Want to attend next year’s? Visit their facebook and like their page! 

http://www.facebook.com/kollab.sf

-Your KPOPCON12 spy

HELLO

KPOPCON12

@ UC Berkeley

January 28-29 2012

http://www.kpopcon.com/

Happy 100th Day!

It’s officially been 100 days since the first ever KPOP Convention took place in the United States. While we here at Cal kick off our finals week, we are also diligently planning next year’s convention. Did you make history with us? Over 300 fans made our first convention beyond successful by exceeding our attendee goal by double. So what do we have in store for 2013? You’ll just have to wait and see! With so many concerts, debuts, and come backs this year seems to have KPOP skyrocketing across the world as one huge global force. Be on the look out for KPC members attending SM Town, Jay Park’s concert and more as the year progresses. We want you to come to next year’s convention more pumped up than ever before.

Oh, and one last thing. There will be a new committee member debut here. That’s right, I will no longer be running this thing alone! Once finals come to an end the series of never ending tumblr spam will flood your dashboards by not just one but two admins. ^__^

See you all again soon!

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Okay, these two guys probably got the most fan girl screams of the night. Not only were they super talented but got girls screaming for them to take it off. (You know who you are) Here’s a mini truth behind them:

We found these jewels at Kollaboration SF doing dance covers. From there they were scouted by T-ara’s production company to do back up dancing for their concert that was supposed to be held in January (that has been moved to April since then). You may have seen them on them take over the San Jose mall with a kpop flashmob if you spend a lot of time on youtube or in SJ. But, can you believe we ALMOST didn’t get these guys to perform?! When we first emailed them they told us that they would be unable to do it and then a week or two later they decided, why not? I think they definitely have a reason to come back. Everyone was in love with their work.  Perhaps they will come back next year and teach another session and or perform. 

Check out their youtube video and relive the greatness!

 

-Your KPOPCON12 spy

HELLO

KPOPCON12

@ UC Berkeley

January 28-29 2012

http://www.kpopcon.com/

Check out our spiffy new theme!

We’ve added links to the rest of our social media outlets and FAQ archives from this year’s convention and last year’s that you can check out before asking us a question that’s already been asked before. We’d like to get to know all our followers so we’re following back! Talk to us! Don’t be shy! 

We have committee members attending KCON this weekend as well as myself and other committee members that will be attending the Bigbang concert in November. If you’d like to get to know us before the official convention or get involved, talk to us!!!

Pump up the volume on February 16th and 17th of 2013 at UC Berkeley’s KPOPCON!

-KPC’13 Social Media Team

Watch on kpopcon.tumblr.com

These were some of the most professional high school kiddies ever! If you’re a high school volunteer that’s reading this, you were equally professional, don’t worry. For being so young, they showed up great great skills! They were also found via Kollaboration and ran dance sessions. How could you not love these balls of energy? Check out their youtube page for more videos including footage of the dance session!

http://www.youtube.com/user/Dachirim

-Your KPOPCON12 spy

HELLO

KPOPCON12

@ UC Berkeley

January 28-29 2012

http://www.kpopcon.com/

It's over.

As we wrapped up the days events and looked back on everything nothing made us more happy and proud than the smiles on every attendees face. The unity I witnessed and the love and appreciation left and right was unbelievable. As Richard Choo said in our session, KPOP fans are on a whole different level. Thank you attendees, volunteers and staff. I am thankful for having been part of history and thankful to have met so many wonderful people. If you have any footage please email it or tag it via tumblr, facebook or wherever else you know you might find us. Tag it under kpopcon and kpopcon12 please.  If you have a facebook and attended feel free to add yourself to the official KPOPCON12 Fam Bam group. We will be using this as a way to not only get feedback but grow as an even bigger kpop loving family. Look out for us throughout the year as we will be having more news and give aways. Thank you again! I love you guys. Feel free to add me on facebook as well. 

Group facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/271477956251020/

My facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000743984975

 

-Your KPOPCON12 spy

HELLO

KPOPCON12

@ UC Berkeley

January 28-29 2012

http://www.kpopcon.com/registration/

SMTown + Korean Music Wave in Google concerts

What a crazy week for KPOP we’re having! Forget all the crazy debuts and comebacks, this weekend might be one of the most historic moments in KPOP history with it’s back to back concerts! Rest assured the KPC13 staff will be on the scene! Kicking it in Socal the day before SMTown? Plan to look for idols at Disneyland? Guess I’ll see you there. Attending the massive meet and greet and the convention center before SMTown on Sunday? Guess I’ll see you as well. Oh and Norcal how could we forget- attending the free Korean Music Wave in Google concert? I guess if you’ll be going to all three you are bound to see me! But not just me, most of our staff will be at one of the events or all three. We’re excited to meet with fans and past attendees so if you recognize us say hello or better yet wear your name tag! You’ll be meeting all kinds of new people so what better what to help introduce yourself? ^__^ We’re taking in all the details, all the fan accounts and reactions to help make KPOPCON13 one of the most anticipated events next year. See you all very soon!

-KPC13 Social Media Team

Last Meeting Before Fall!

Our second committee meeting will happen this Thursday at 9PM in 182 Dwinelle. This will be the last one before we leave for the summer. If you still want to help, this will be the last time to meet everyone in person before the fall! Come one come all! Helpers, staff, minions, whatever you’d like to call yourself- we need you!

Even if you’re a little bit curious (yeaaaaah) please email us to see how you can help!

-KPC13

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If you don't like K-Popular, there will be no KPOPCON13.

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Seriously. If you don’t like K-Popular but you like KPC, there is something wrong with you. KPC would have never happened had it not been for K-Popular. The baby of our fearless leader, K-Popular is UC Berkeley’s KPOP Music Appreciation club and the first registered KPOP collegiate club to ever make US’s history. So of course, we also had to be the first one to put on the convention. Even if you don’t go to Cal and you’re from the bay area you are more than welcome to come. Get more information from their facebook page and like them while you’re at it.

https://www.facebook.com/kpopular

-Your KPOPCON12 spy

HELLO

KPOPCON12

@ UC Berkeley

January 28-29 2012

http://www.kpopcon.com/

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