KCON 2015 in Los Angeles. From Billboard

The dates and venues for this year’s upcoming KCON have been announced. KCON is the largest convention celebrating Korean culture and music in the world. The exciting event is returning to the United States this summer  – KCON will be held in Los Angeles, California, for the West Coast, and in Newark, New Jersey, near New York, on the East Coast.

 

KCON 2016 official logo. From KCONUSA.com
KCON 2016 official logo. From KCONUSA.com

 

Last year KCON gathered a total audience of 75,000 fans from both Los Angles and New York conventions for several activities like concerts, meet-and-greets, different panels, food and fashion, and learning and enjoying new things about Korean culture and entertainment. The artist roster included Girls’ Generation, AOA, VIXX, Teen Top, GOT7, Shinhwa, and Sistar. There were also dance lessons for K-pop fans and special screenings for K-drama fans.

 

Final day of KCON 2015 in Los Angeles. From Billboard

Final day of KCON 2015 in Los Angeles. From Billboard

 

The plans, events, and surprises for this year are going to be announced soon. According to officials representing CJ E&M, the company responsible for KCON, this year will feature more panels and vendors compared to past conventions. There will be more focus on Korean beauty products, food, and even e-Sports, with Korea being a major producer and top competitor when it comes to these industries.

 

This is the schedule for KCON this year:

 

East Coast (New York area): 24-25 June 2016, Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey

West Coast: 29-31 July 2016, Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

 

In the mean time, check out the video teasers that have been released on the KCON YouTube channel:

 

 

 

Keep updated with news about KCON 2016:

Web site: www.kconusa.com

Twitter: @KCONUSA

 

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