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August 27, 2012

KCON: convention heads to Irvine on October 13th

KCON, the first-ever large scale convention dedicated to the hottest entertainment coming out of Asia including K-pop music, Korean dramas (K-dramas) and movies, announced today the initial line-up for the star-studded concert scheduled to cap off the full day convention. 4Minute and VIXX are already confirmed with more acts to be announced in the coming days. Hyuna, from the 5 member girl group 4Minute, recently guest starred alongside PSY in his viral hit “Gangnam Style” videos, which have an amassed over 65 million hits this summer on YouTube. Tickets, starting as low as $40 and are on sale now.

The event will be produced by Mnet, a youth entertainment brand for all things Asian cool, which includes the only national, English-language lifestyle television network in the U.S. for fans of Asian pop culture. Panels and workshops looking deep inside the Korean Wave will fill the day. From the music and the fashion to Korean cinema, YouTube celebrities and a cosplay contest, every aspect of Hallyu will have a home at KCON. 

KCON is set to take place on October 13 at the Verizon Amphitheater in Irvine, CA. In addition to affordable $40 tickets, a VIP package for $100 is available, and includes a ticket in the concert pit, exclusive pre-show access and additional access. All tickets include admission to the concert and the entire convention programming slate. For more information about how to purchase tickets, please

“Hallyu has fans around the world buzzing and the signs of this craze reaching the U.S. can be seen all around us,” added Mr. Kim. “From K-pop sensation 2NE1’s reality show airing in the U.S. on Mnet to Internet rumors that Paris Hilton will be in Kim Jang Hoon’s next video; from PSY’s incredible rise to stardom including a recent performance at Dodgers Stadium, and Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre performing at the MAMA music awards in front of two billion worldwide viewers, it is no longer possible to avoid this trend. KCON is the next logical step.”

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.

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