After three years of exponential growth, KCON 2015 USA presented by Toyota expanded for the first time to a bicoastal event, with three days of panels, workshops, and star-studded k-pop concerts held at the Los Angeles Convention Center and Staples Center in LA, in addition to a one day convention and concert held at the Prudential Center in the New York metro area. Over 75,000 fans of Korean entertainment and culture attended KCON 2015 USA, with 58,000 fans converging on the flagship event in LA, and another 17,000 celebrating KCON’s arrival to the east coast.
This year’s KCON boasted appearances by leading Korean acting talent such as Kim Soo Hyun, Daniel Henney, and Ki Hong Lee, along with musical performances by the biggest names in k-pop, including Girls’ Generation, Super Junior, Shinhwa, AOA, GOT7, Sistar, Zion. T & Crush, and more.
Television specials of the concerts will be shown in the U.S. by Mnet America, the first and leading 24/7 English-language TV network for fans of Asian pop culture. The two-hour special “M COUNTDOWN Feelz in LA” debuts Saturday, August 15 at 3:00pm ET, and the one-hour special “M COUNTDOWN Feelz in NY” debuts Monday, August 17 at 5:00pm ET.
KCON 2015 USA, co-produced by CJ E&M and its global music channel Mnet, offers fans the chance to experience “All Things Hallyu,” from artist meet and greets to k-pop dance choreography classes, beauty workshops, k-drama panels, Korean cuisine, and much more.
KCON USA (kconusa.com) is the largest North American convention dedicated to ‘All Things Hallyu’ and includes celebrity panels, autograph sessions, contests, fan workshops, amazing food and star-studded k-pop concerts. The convention launched in 2012 with over 10,000 fans attending and has since grown to over 75,000 fans. KCON is now established as an annual event for American fans of Hallyu and Asian pop culture to meet, providing the largest forum for fans to directly connect with each other as well as artists and professionals from the Korean entertainment industry in person. KCON 2015 USA presented by Toyota was held in both New York and Los Angeles over two weekends and four days, and has been listed by FUSE as one of the “Best Music Festivals of 2015.” Also in 2015, the brand expanded internationally, presenting the first KCON Japan at the Saitama Super Arena on April 22.
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