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    Fri, 31 Aug 2012 14:27:26

    New KCON Details - It's the first-ever K-Pop convention

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    Calling all K-Pop-o-philes!

    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 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 five-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.

    "As the Korean wave spreads across the globe, and touches down in the States, it is so important that we provide fans with an interactive experience with their idols," said Ted Kim, acting president & CEO of Mnet. "KCON is an event that is long overdue and Mnet is committed to creating a positive fan experience by making it affordable and giving unprecedented access to the stars."

    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 visit www.kconusa.com.

    Who is going to KCON? Any K-Pop diehards out there?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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