KCON Red Carpet “Mission Possible” Event with CGV Cinemas!

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We all know that KCON 2015 is right around the corner and there are so many things for everyone to look forward to, and now CGV Cinemas is here to give you the opportunity to make your experience at KCON 2015 even more sweet!

Planning to host their own both, CGV cinemas has launched some pre-KCON fun for the movie junkie in us all with the “CGV Mission Possible” event. Between now and the start of KCON fans have the opportunity to complete missions in exchange for awesome prizes (while they last). And what exactly is the prize? The chance to win red carpet access at KCON to see your favorite stars up close and personal. With three days of greatness this year, who knows the odds?!

Mission #1: Take a photo with the “Mission Impossible” standee inside of the CGV cinema lobby.

Mission #2: Take a picture with a CGV Hero (staff member).

Once you have completed one of the two mission all you have to do is take your photo to the CGV booth at KCON 2015 and see if you have won. This is a very exciting event so don’t forget to take them up on the challenge, and catch your next flick with CGVcinemas.com. Good luck and see you at the event!

KakaoTalk Wants You To Connect To Hallyu!

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When we think of KakaoTalk we think of a great way for us to connect with our friends at home and abroad. As the very first messaging system we were introduced to, KakaoTalk keeps us up to date with what is happening with our friends, music, and entertainment, and now they want to help you keep up with all things Hallyu!

With KCON 2015 right around the corner KakaoTalk plans to be there, at the Staples Center in their very own special booth, giving North American K-pop fans plenty to connect with by opening up Fan Chatrooms accessible right at your fingertips.

 

KakaoTalk to Connect Passionate Hallyu Fans Worldwide

– Fan Chatrooms to help hallyu fans across the globe connect and share their love!

– Online and offline activities surrounding KCON 2015 to fuse new bonds between K-pop fans in North America

 

KakaoTalk, the #1 messenger in Korea, now aims to be the number one messenger for hallyu fans across the globe. Not only is KakaoTalk a free, fast, fun way to connect to anyone across the globe, it is also used and beloved by the brightest stars of the hallyu universe, making it the most natural place for Hallyu fans to gather.

This year, KakaoTalk is excited to open Fan Chatrooms, in addition to hosting a KakaoTalk booth KCON 2015, in effort to concretize its position as the leading hallyu messenger. Hosted by CJ E&M America, KCON 2015 is an annual convention & concert in its 4th year featuring some of K-pop’s hottest groups with events in Los Angeles and New York. KCON celebrates “All things Hallyu” from Korean pop music and television dramas to fashion, beauty and food.

Before KCON kicks off, KakaoTalk will be inviting interested fans into group chatrooms to facilitate planning and bonding for KCON and beyond. During KCON, KakaoTalk will be greeting attendees at KCON LA with more fun ways for fans to connect offline.

 

CONNECT TO HALLYU FANS ON KAKAOTALK

Here’s how!

1.     KakaoTalk has partnered with Korean pop-culture media hub Koreaboo to hold a Fan Chat Invite Request – open through July 17.

a.    Add Koreaboo as a Plus Friend here:  bit.ly/koreabooplus (mobile only.)

2.     You will receive a message from Koreaboo about the Fan Chat Invite Request. Tap the link to start.

3.     By answering the questions and filling in information, you could be invited to chatrooms that include:

a.    Fans who love your favorite artist as much as you do!

b.    Got7, BlockB—whoever you love, meet fans near you who love them too!

c.     Attending KCON LA? KakaoTalk will also invite you to chatrooms with similar fans in your seating section in LA!

4.     Completing the form will also give users a chance to win Kakao Friends emoticons (for a limited time).

 

KakaoTalk group chatrooms that stay active up until KCON will be eligible to win cheering tools such as slogan banners for the fandom/artist they support.

“We want our users to not only enjoy the free and fun communication that KakaoTalk offers, but to also find their K-pop community here,” said Brayden Lee, who heads Global KakaoTalk efforts at Daum Kakao. “KakaoTalk’s natural place in hallyu world makes it a great place for those who love Korean pop culture to bond and connect.”

VISIT KAKAOTALK’S BOOTH AT KCON LA FOR MORE WAYS TO BOND

Stop by KakaoTalk’s booth at KCON LA for a Kakao Friends Photo Zone, and a series of fan challenges encouraging fans to connect and work together for Kakao Friends prizes and cheering items for favorite artists at KCON.

New and existing KakaoTalk users can start plugging into all of the news, announcements and online events surrounding KCON by adding @kconusa as a Plus Friend on KakaoTalk. From now through the end of KCON, Plus Friends of @kconusa will receive timely updates on all the KCON activities, events, lineups, giveaways and more.

Download KakaoTalk today and enjoy a whole new chatting experience and complete connectivity. Keep up with KakaoTalk at facebook.com/kakaotalk or @kakaotalk_official on Instagram.

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About KakaoTalk

KakaoTalk is a mobile messaging application and global mobile social platform that launched in 2010. Since launch, the service has grown as a leader in the mobile industry, being the first to expand its service beyond messaging to a social platform encompassing games, digital contents, marketing, commerce and more. KakaoTalk currently has more than 180 million registered users from 196 countries, and billions of messages are delivered every day in form of text, photos, video, voice and more. As a global, cross-platform application, it is available in 15 languages, on Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone. For more information, visitwww.kakao.com/talk/en.

So think of KakaoTalk as another destination for Hallyu fun! Participate in their chatrooms and prepare to take advantage of what the KakaoTalk booth has to offer at KCON 2015 at the Staples Center starting July 31-August 2.

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Son Sung Deuk Brings Dance Workshop to North America

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One of the first things anyone can think of when it comes to enjoying K-pop are the dances! Whether they are hype, chill, sultry, or utilize glow microphones, the choreography is key! That is why every dancer or ARMY for that matter should be excited about Son Sung Deuk, the choreographer behind the hard hitting and fast paced moves of the Bangtan Boys, coming to North America for a special dance workshop!

Thanks to MyMusicTaste, Mr. Son will be holding seven workshops across the United States almost simultaneously with the BTS “The Red Bullet” Tour. If that doesn’t get you hype, I don’t know what else would!

The workshops will be held at:

Mark Morris Dance Center: July 15 – New York City, NY

Minnesota Dance Theatre & School: July 17 – Minneapolis, MN

Ballroom Surge: July 19 – Dallas, TX

Danzhaus: July 20 – San Francisco, CA

Xtreme Dance Center: July 23 – Chicago, IL

IDA Hollywood: July 25 – Los Angeles, CA (2 dance slot times)

Workshop prices are $40 and include a special Q&A session, so to purchase your tickets head over to MyMusicTaste to sign up!

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BTS “Dope” Dance Practice

Mr. Son “BTS” Dance Workshop

Mr. Son “BTS” Dance Workshop

A Good Amount Of Drama Is Headed to KCON 2015

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They are the very things that keep us up late at night, searching for subtitles, and binge watching through Dramafever all day long! Korean dramas and movies have become an essential part of the Hallyu experience with their dynamic storylines and powerful deliverance, but even more captivating are the STARS! This year KCON will be living up the drama with special appearances by four very talented, and very attractive, Korean actors! Daniel Henney (super excited for), Kim SooHyun, Son HoJun, and Ki Hong Lee will be gracing us with their presence at the famed Staples Convention Center in Downtown Los Angeles!

Will you be there!?

KCON 2015 USA PRESENTED BY TOYOTA

Largest North American Festival for All Things Hallyu

Confirms Appearances by Top Drama Stars,
plus Writer and Director

Los Angeles – July 9, 2015 KCON 2015 USA presented by Toyota, America’s biggest event for All Things Hallyu is going big on drama in 2015 with confirmed appearances by top actors from television and film from Korea and the U.S. being featured at the annual celebration alongside the many top K-Pop artists previously announced. Living up to its mission to bring fans the most comprehensive celebration of all aspects of Korean entertainment, KCON 2015 USA has just confirmed stars KIM Soo Hyun, Daniel Henney, SON Ho Jun and Ki Hong Lee to participate in the Los Angeles dates of the event. (Bios below).

Beyond the appearance of these top actors, KCON 2015 will also further spotlight drama on Saturday and Sunday sessions titled “All That K-Drama with KOCCA” featuring two of Korea’s hottest creative talents behind the camera; star writer PARK Ji-Eun (“Producer” “My Love From The Star”) and top television director JIN Hyuk (“Master’s Sun” “Doctor Stranger”), being sponsored and organized by the Korea Creative Content Agency.

With these latest additions, KCON 2015 USA presented by Toyota, becomes one of the starriest events of the summer counting more than 90 celebrities scheduled to appear between the drama and musical stars.

Previously announced, KCON 2015 LA at the Staples Center and Los Angeles Convention Center is confirmed to feature AOA, Block B, GOT7, MonstaX, Red Velvet, Roy Kim, SHINHWA, SISTAR, Super Junior, and Zion.T & CRUSH in concert. Artists scheduled to perform at KCON 2015 New York at the Prudential Center include AOA, Girls’ Generation, TEEN TOP, and VIXX.

Last year, over 43,000 passionate fans of Korean pop culture traveled from around the U.S. to solidify KCON as a summer Los Angeles staple. Once again droves of K-entertainment fans will come together to experience unforgettable concerts, panels, workshops, food, fashion and much more. Now with sister events on both sides of the country for the first time, this year’s KCON is on track to be the largest ever.  KCON 2015 Los Angeles takes place over three days – July 31- August 2 taking over Downtown Los Angeles’ Staples Center and Convention Center. Additionally, KCON 2015 New York will be a one day convention and concert held in the metro area at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

About the Stars:  

KIM Soo-Hyun is one of the hottest, if not THE hottest working actor in the Korean entertainment industry today with fans worldwide. Since debuting onscreen with a role in 2007’s Kimchi Cheese Smile, 2011’s wildly popular Dream High provided KIM with his breakout role. Since then, KIM has seen his career skyrocket in film and television, even being awarded “Best Actor” at Korea’s prestigious Baeksang Awards for his 2012 role in Moon Embracing The Sun. The massively popular My Love from The Star, which became a global phenomenon, solidified KIM as one of the most in demand actors. He just finished appearing in this summer’s Producer series, another massive hit in his unbroken string of successes.

Daniel Henney started his acting career in Korea with “My Lovely Sam Soon” and almost immediately became one of its most sought after stars, despite speaking almost no Korean in the beginning. Since then, he’s parlayed fame on both sides of the Pacific with leading roles in film and television, as well as a number of notable appearances, including: “Three Rivers,” “Hawaii Five-0,” and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”  Earlier this year he has been announced to the cast of “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” starring Gary Sinise which will premier in the Fall of 2015.

SON Ho Jun is best known for playing the character Haitai in campus drama Reply 1994, which swept Korean television with the final episode recording an all-time high rating for cable television. Since garnering numerous Best New Actor nominations for the role, SON has appeared as a regular member and guest star in some of the most popular Korean variety shows including Three Meals A Day, Youth Over Flowers, and Running Man.

Actor Ki Hong LEE scored his breakout role as ‘Minho’ in 2014’s dystopian science fiction film The Maze Runner and was named of of People’s ‘Ones to Watch’ that year. Since 2010, Lee has guest starred in TV shows such as The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Modern Family before landing his first main role in The Nine Lives of Chloe King. He currently stars as romantic male lead ‘Dong Nguyen’ in the Netflix comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, created and written by Tina Fey. LEE returns to the big screen in the highly awaited sequel Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials in September 2015.

 

KCON 2015 in Los Angeles will be held at the Los Angeles Staples Center from July 31-August 2. To purchase your tickets you can visit KCONUSA for more information.

BTS Returns With Highlight 2015 Tour To Promote Community 54 Collaboration

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First was the single announcement of “The Red Bullet Trilogy Tour” and already ARMYs have even more good news to look forward to. In collaboration with Community 54, a clothing brand based out of Manhattan, NY , BTS will be returning to the U.S. and Toronto, Canada to help promote a specially launched clothing line for the companies expansion via the “Highlight Tour 2015“. The limited edition streetwear titled “F/W2015″ will be released alongside special photo campaigns for the launch.

BTS will be promoting with the “Highlight 2015″ tour sometime in September and we are still anticipating the announcement of a second collaborative artist for the event. Who could it possibly be? Right now however, the greatest news here is that BTS is being recognized as the powerhouses that they are, and that we already can anticipate seeing them again despite their official tour even starting!

The Highlight 2015 tour will be making stops at: 

September 22 – San Francisco, CA

September 24 – Houston, TX

September 26 – Atlanta, GA

September 27 – Toronto, Canada

This event is made possible by Community 54 and TGM Entertainment and more information can be found on their official Facebook page!

Now if you want to get tickets to the event you have to be willing to expand on your wardrobe because entry into the event means ordering t-shirts for $70 at Tictail.com. Just chose your event location, tell them what size, and tell them where to ship your new merchandise. This t-shirt gets you a hi-touch moment with BTS, and other opportunities, such as autographs and group photos will be announced.

We will definitely be there to support BTS and we hope you all will to, and don’t forget to show your love for their upcoming TRB tour in North America.

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