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[HanCinema's Event Coverage] The Top 7 Things to Do at KCON 2016

2016/07/27 | 699 views | Permalink

(Photo courtesy of CJ E&M)

It is D-2 days before KCON LA 2016 presented by Toyota and we're getting pumped here at HanCinema. The three day convention held at the staples center from July 29 to July 31 is going to be jam packed full of activities for Hallyu lovers. Here's a list of the top 7 things to check out and do while you're there.

While at KCON you gotta:

1 - Eat


A person's got to eat, and eat you can at KCON. And not only can you eat at KCON, but you can eat delicious Korean food of all sorts. KCON New York 2016 had stalls from favorites like Bibigo and Tous Les Jours, and you can find that and more at KCON LA. Bring some cash as not all vendors take card - Korean street food style.

2 - Workshop

If you ever wanted to learn to bust a move like BTS, or imitate style queen CL's amazing eyeliner, KCON is the place to go. There are workshops held by Soko Glam, Glow Recipe, and more, on skincare and style tips. Up and coming youtubers, gamers, and musicians perform and teach their crafts. Directors and writers come to talk about working on amazing shows like "Signal" and "Pinocchio". You don't wanna miss it. Download the KCON app on iphone or Android to keep track of all the amazing events and create a personalized schedule.

3 - Panel

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Experts on Hallyu will be on panels from 11 AM to 5 PM everyday talking about the hottest topics, trends, and concepts in beauty, cooking, K-pop, K-drama, and more. HanCinema will be moderating two of those panels and will sit on two more. Check out the full schedule at kconusa.com or on your KCON app!

HanCinema's Panel Schedule:

Friday - July 29
The Secret Lives of K-pop Fans Over 30
1:30PM-2:30PM
Panel 153A

Friday - July 29 - HanCinema is Moderating!
The Evolution of K-drama Genres from 2010 to Now
4:30PM-5:30PM
Panel 153B

Saturday - July 30
From K-pop Fan to K-pop Professional
11:00AM-12:00PM
Panel 153B

Sunday - July 31 - HanCinema is Moderating!
Western Media with KOFICE
4:00PM-5:00PM
Panel 152

4 - Shop

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Another great reason to bring some extra green is to buy some great merch. Beauty booths will be selling product. Fan booths will have goods to sport in support of favorite K-pop groups and actors. Up and coming artists will have albums and merch. And of course, you can shop food and condiments at the visiting food trucks.


5 - Haggle

(Photo courtesy of CJ E&M)

Fan engagement is hard to come by at KCON. It's very expensive or received by sheer luck. In every nook and cranny of KCON you will find fans haggling, trading, and selling fan engagements. It's an exciting auction that you won't want to miss.

6 - Rock out

With big names like SHINee, BTS, TaeTiSeo, Eric Nam, and more, no fan is going to want to miss the concerts. They were a huge hit at KCON New York 2016, and the anticipation is high for KCON LA. Concert tickets are a hot commodity and they run the gamut in terms of price and location. If you're ready to sing along in your best Korean and dance your best SHINee dance step, come on down to the January 30 and January 31 concerts!

7 - Meet other Hallyu lovers

Last, but not least, come to KCON to enjoy the mass of people who love what you do. If you feel alone in your love for the wave known as Hallyu, feel lonely no more. All around you are people who can sing every word to "Fire", who know what the ten-step skin care routine entails, and who stock kimchi that they made themselves in their fridge. They've seen the latest episode of "Doctors", love Lee Min-ho (even with his "Boys over Flowers" hair), and can top VIXX's Ken with aegyo. These are your soul people. So come on down to the Staples Center July 29 to July 31 and join us. We are your people.

Here's a short compilation of the fun at KCON New York 2016 just to whet your appetite for KCON LA.

Music: Energy by Bensound.com

Written by: Lisa Espinosa AKA Raine from 'Raine's Dichotomy'

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