It’s hard to believe that in less than 24 hours, I’ll be making my way to the West Coast for the one, the only, KCON 2017 LA! *insert various exclamations of jubilation here*
As excited as I am by the fact that tomorrow I’ll be in LA, surrounded by friends I haven’t seen in over a year (believe me, that reunion is going to be F-U-N!) I’m also quite excited by the fact that I’ll be returning to KCON as a special guest… for the 4th year in a row! (Is it okay if I do a little squee here?)
While being on a panel at KCON is pretty cool all on its own, being on a returning panel is even cooler, and that’s why I’m super stoked (is it okay to use that term?) to announce that this year I’ll be returning as a panelist on the ever-popular THE RETURN OF THE SECRET LIFE OF K-POP FANS OVER 30 panel. Along with the returning, SO YOUR KID IS A K-POP FAN panel and the brand new, introduction to dramas panel, SO MUCH DRAMA. (Which I’ll actually be moderating. Yikes!)
I kinda feel like I need some sort of drum roll or fanfare or something here… Oooh! Wait! I know!
That’s not really the right fanfare, is it?
But SF9’s gonna be in LA so it kinda works! Doesn’t it???
Oh whatever! The point is, if you’re going to be in LA this weekend I’d love it if you stopped by a panel or two (heck, I’d love it if you stopped by all three!) and checked them out. Of course I’d love it even more if you hung around a bit afterwards to say hi. There’s nothing I love more than meeting fellow drama lovers and K-pop fans!
If you’re wondering where, exactly, you’ll be able to find me, you’re in luck because I’m about to tell you! My first panel, SO MUCH DRAMA, will take place on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 15:30 (that’s 3:30 PM) in Panel Room 501BC. My second panel, SO YOUR KID IS A K-POP FAN, will be on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 11:30 (that would be 11:30 AM) in Panel Room 501A) and my third panel, THE RETURN OF THE SECRET LIFE OF K-POP FANS OVER 30, will also be on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 14:00 (that’s 2:00 PM) in Panel Room 502A.
(And yes I am totally singing “10점 만점에 10점” right now!)
It might be a bit late for this but one of the awesome ladies on the Over 30 panel came up with the idea to collect as many photos of K-Pop fans over 30 as we could and put them together in a slide show which would then serve as the opener for our panel on Sunday. We’ve all been pushing this idea on SNS with the #KPopFansOver30 and so far, the response has been AMAZING! I know we’re only days away from KCON but if you still have photos you want to share, whether you’re going to be at KCON or not, feel free to share them! Just post your photos on your favorite SNS using the #KPopFansOver30. We’ll do our best to get these photos into the slide show and even if they don’t quite make it, at least we’re all having fun, getting to know other Over 30 K-Pop fans! I don’t now how it’s been for all of you, but it’s been fantastic, seeing so many of you proudly sharing your love of K-Pop with the world! Really, all I can say is, THANK YOU!
I really hope I get to see a lot of you at KCON this weekend. I’ll be running all over the place all weekend so you never know where you might find me. If you see me, please stop me and say hi! If you don’t happen to run into me somewhere, I hope you have a fantastic time and that all your KCON dreams come true!