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KCON18NY – SPECIAL GUESTS!

Hello East Coast KCON-ers! Are you all ready for KCON!? We are so excited to meet you all and are thrilled to have so many great programs for you to experience during the largest Hallyu event. From panels, interactive art workshops, dance workshops and a new fan club meeting space, meet all our special guests who are making these events happen!

 

 

Ryan Jhun is the creative force behind Marcan Music Production. Ryan possesses an impressive talent for musical tastes and reading trends. He is a hands-on producer, who has established an immense music catalogue with the top K-Pop artists in Korea. Ryan’s productions have become successful hits in Korea as well as Asia, and is recognized as one of the top producers in the K-Pop industry. He recently appeared in the successful reality girl group survival show called “Produce 101” produced by Mnet as the guest producer.

 

 

Performance Director and Choreographer, fromis_9

2006~ NANA SCHOOL & NANA Girl Dance Crew
2009~ IDMYO Dance Crew 2008 Super Junior Super Show Dance Team
2009~2010 Girl’s Generation Concert Into the New World Dance Team
2011~2012 JYJ World Tour Concert Dance Team Xia Asia Tour Dance Team
2013 Xia Asia & Japan Tour Dance Team (was the only female dancer in the team) JYJ Tokyo dome Tour “The Return of the JYJ” Dance Team
2014 JYJ Asia Tour “THE RETURN OF THE KING Dance Team Incheon Asian Game Opening Ceremony Dance Team
2015~ The 2nd Loen Music Camp Dance Trainer
2016~ Creative Director

 

 

DJ GINJO has been a member of TraxX since March 2018 as a DJ and Producer. Birth : April 12, 1983 DEC 2013 Debuted with Single ‘I’m gonna kick’em out’ AUG 2015 DJ performance at ‘Pentaport Rock Festival’ JULY 2016 DJ performance at ‘STORM MUSIC FESTIVAL’ in China MARCH 2018 Released ‘You (Feat. ANGEL)’ as 51st SM ‘STATION SEASON 2’

 

 

 

 

 


 

eSNa is a singer, songwriter, producer from LA based in Korea. She has written for and worked with some of the biggest names in Korea like Madclown, Hyolyn, Jo Kwon, Sane E, Mamamoo, Bastarz, Jun. K, etc. and has released several albums of her own. She made her big break as a songwriter with the song “Some” by Soyou and Jungigo, which put her on the map and put her in high demand by other singers and producers. She is continuing her career in Korea and plans to bring her career over to the states.

 

 

 

 

 

Jun Sung Ahn, better known by his stage name JuNCurryAhn, is a Korean-American YouTube artist with over 1.4 million subscribers on YouTube. He is a classically trained violinist who is known for his Violin and Dance covers of various Pop and K-Pop music. He is also a member of the K-Pop group BGA (Boys Generally Asian) and currently active as a solo artist as well. Jun wishes to continue his solo artist career for the time being, but eventually wants to pursue his passion in film and become a director.

 

 

 

 

Gil Smith is a sought-out American music director, producer and arranger who has played an intricate role in creating some of the highest grossing K-Pop tours.

 

 

 

 

 

Andreas Oberg is a songwriter, producer born in Sweden. He started out as a pro guitarist mainly focusing on jazz & blues. After some years of touring he got into writing songs and discovered the booming Asian music market. Since then Andreas has written/produced songs for many of the big K-Pop idols such as EXO, TWICE, Super Junior, SHINee, Red Velvet, Girls Generation, (f)x, NCT, TAEYEON, TVXQ, VIXX, MONSTA X & many others. Andreas is known for his use of interesting chords and harmonies as well as his rich vocal arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

Melvin Timtim is a world renowned choreographer and teacher sought after for his swag, insane choreography, and unique style. He is the founder of S Rank, the first U.S. team in the History of HHI to win the USA and World Gold Medal in the Adult Division. Melvin has taught all over the world and has choreographed for such artists as Ne-Yo and several K-Pop Artists.

 

 

 

 

Alexandra Reid made history as the first ever non-Asian, black K-Pop Idol. A major label U.S recording artist, Sony ATV songwriter, model in Seventeen Magazine (etc.), and diehard K-Pop fan; Alexandra’s wildest dream came true when she was scouted at a recording studio in Los Angeles, California and less than a week later found herself in Seoul, South Korea preparing to debut. The strenuous training, learning Korean, and acclimating to a new culture all on an idol’s schedule of music shows, interviews, tv appearances and more proved to be the adventure of a lifetime. Fans instantly fell in love with Alexandra’s charismatic stage presence, vocal talent, and endearing personality; embracing her as an inspiration and trailblazer in the K-Pop industry. In late 2017, Alexandra’s abrupt departure from the group left fans with more questions than answers. Alexandra is ready to relive some of her fondest memories, offer advice, and spill the tea on what it was really like to live the dream of boys and girls all over the world. Look out for Alexandra’s upcoming solo release in summer 2018.

 

 

A perfect blend of Neo-Soul, R&B, and Pop is how Annalé best describes her music. Currently based in LA, Annalé was born in New York, and raised in South Korea and New Jersey. With influences from her parents who are classical musicians, she started out by playing piano at the age of 4 and transitioned into contemporary music when she discovered her talent and passion for singing in middle school. Her debut single “Roses” has gained a notable buzz on Billboard’s R&B Airplay charts and she is now back with her follow up single “Showtime.”

 

 

 

 

 

Danny Lim is a Korean American actor and MC known for hosting numerous K-Pop events and fanmeet tours in the U.S. He has worked with artists such as GOT7, KARD, DAY6, SF9, RED VELVET and has hosted KCON and MAMA 2017 Red Carpet. Danny has also appeared in videos for Buzzfeed, Dingo, and BgA – “Who’s it gonna be.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donna Kim is a founding partner and Chief of Content at Engage Media Group – a creative and marketing agency for brands in bridal, luxury, and beauty. She has held roles as a digital editor at Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, xoJane and consulted for many lifestyle brands and publications in the past 10 years. She is a frequent guest on TV outlets nationwide talking about the latest bridal and beauty trends.

 

 

 

 

 

Edward Avila began his YouTube career nearly a decade ago. After a failed attempt at comedy videos he began discussing K-Beauty products to, at the time, a small community. Now, the K-Beauty industry is booming and Edward likes to pretend he had some hand in that (which he really didn’t). After moving to Seoul, his channel into lifestyle, vlogging, and K-Pop. He even began a (failed) music career with his friends, Trophy Cat. As YouTube expands, Edward hopes to continue to provide what little he does to the world of K-Beauty and Korean tourism.

 

 

 

Ellen Min and Brian Li are a Chinese American couple that met through dance when they first started dancing together in 2010. They are most known for their K-Pop dance cover videos that have gotten over 20 million views on Instagram. Bonding over their passion for dancing, K-Pop, food, fashion and more, Ellen and Brian started a YouTube channel in November 2017 to share what they love via the creation of K-Pop dance tutorials, covers, vlogs, and other creative content.

 

 

 

 

 

Ellie Lee is a TV host/actress/dog rescuer! She’s been a host for MTV K, VH1 News, People Style, Complex, & has been on “The Wendy Williams Show” & “The Steve Harvey Show”. When she’s not hosting, she’s acting in short films and just completely her first feature film as the female lead in a movie called “I CAN I WILL I DID”. She is currently the digital host at iHeartRadio where she’s interviewed KPOP stars, BTS, EXO, and Eric Nam.

 

 

 

 

 

GoToe is a Korean YouTuber making various videos all about K-Pop who thinks his room background is more famous than him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heesun Lee is a rapper and spoken word artist breaking stereotypes! As a mother and wife, she isn’t afraid to show her audience that she goes against the standards of what people expect out of a female rapper. She believes in empowering women and being a positive influence. Rapping for over 15 years, she placed #7 on iTunes Christian/Gospel charts & #24 on Billboard Christian/Gospel charts for her Sophomore Album “Stereotypes.” In 2017, she was the only female in the U.S. to make it on popular Korean Hip-hop show, “Show Me the Money.”

 

 

She’s an expert in fangirling, in fact, it’s her career. Her DNA *wink* consist of KPOP, makeup, skincare, 3 ultimate biases, and podcasts (irrelevant). Meet the girl on the weird side of the internet: Fei!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Benjamin has been Billboard’s K-Pop columnist for more than five years. He’s written about K-Pop for The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and NPR, while being asked to share his expertise with The Washington Post, CNN, USA Today and beyond. He has shared groundbreaking stories about K-Pop in America, including exclusives with BTS, CL, Seventeen, Psy, while hosting events with KARD and Kevin Woo. In 2017, The New York Times referred to him as “the most knowledgeable person in America about K-Pop.”

 

 

Jim Wolf, American Singer/Songwriter and Producer best known for his self-produced hit song “Make You My Lady” first landed at #29 on MNET K-Pop chart and #44 on MNET International chart after being the music bed for ChaeRim and Gao Zi Qi’s private wedding. The song is currently at #25 on Melon’s Country / Folk / Blues chart where it has maintained Top 100 status for the last year. Jim Wolf’s music has since appeared on Heart Signal 2 (하트시그널 시즌 2) in 2018, My Secret Romance (애타는 로맨스) in 2017, KBS TV program 청년대한민국 잘 부탁드립니다는 in 2016.

 

 

 

Joan Kim is a Korean American YouTuber based in Seoul. She started off uploading K-Beauty and fashion content, but has recently garnered popularity for her personal joanday vlog entries. So if you want to vicariously travel to Seoul, check out her YouTube channels!

 

 

 

 

 

JRE from the YouTube Channel JREKML has 1.1 million subscribers and over 200 million views. JRE reacts, relates, and expresses his feels on today’s KMusic world!

 

 

 

 

 

Guitarist Maddie Rice played for Big Bang’s Taeyang on both of his world solo tours. Currently, she can be spotted playing in the house band on CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, as well as with several NYC-based bands. Maddie is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, and enjoys studying Korean in her spare time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meejmuse channels her understanding of both Korean and Western cultures directly into her content with real care for her viewers that they can feel. Strategically located at the heart of it all from Seoul, in native English, Meejmuse reports K-Beauty + K-Life to the rest of the world with quality yet fun, informative & Globally-relevant ways.

Nina Park is a New York-based makeup artist. After training Ecole de Maquillage Fleurimon in Paris, Park moved to New York City where her solo career flourished. Today, her loyal celebrity clients include Bella Hadid, Zoe Kravitz, Kate Bosworth, Kaia Gerber, Camilla Belle, and Olivia Cooke. Nina has shot campaigns for Tiffany & Co, Bvlgari, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Rag & Bone, Victoria Beckham, Chrome Hearts, and Nike. Her editorial work has appeared in domestic and international editions of W, Harper’s Bazaar, and ELLE.

 

 

 

Shin Kim, a native of Seoul, Korea, is the founder/owner of Banchan Story, a culinary studio in New York City that showcases cultural stories and tasty Korean dishes through cooking classes and culinary events. Shin has taught cooking classes at the Korea Society, Natural Gourmet Institute, and other institutions throughout New York City. Her cookbook Vegetarian Dishes from My Korean Home features recipes that are tailored for home cooks in the U.S. Her latest online course Korean Buddhist Cooking can be found on the Tricycle Magazine website.

 

 

 

 

Stevie Chong is K-Beauty retailer Glow Recipe’s Senior PR Manager, overseeing all communications with media and beauty influencers. With over 8 years of experience in fashion and beauty, he is integral in spearheading their external communications and positioning in the media, working closely with co-founders Sarah Lee and Christine Chang to tell Glow Recipe’s story – both the brand’s namesake skincare line as well as the best natural K-Beauty brands curated on their website. If he wasn’t a publicist, he would be a professional mukbang YouTuber.

 

 

 

 

Sunny from Sunny’s Channel is a K-Beauty Youtuber based in NYC. She has over 1 million subscribers on YouTube, making a variety of K-Pop Cover Makeup tutorials and vlogs.

 

 

 

TerryTV is a Korean-American YouTuber currently living in Seoul, South Korea. Over the 2 years he’s been doing YouTube full-time he’s amassed almost 1 million subscribers on his YouTube channel by making various reaction, commentary, and comics videos where he speaks on various subjects or voices and reviews popular webcomics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uzuhan is a Korean-American Hip-Hop artist hailing from Atlanta. He made his debut in 2010 with “Never Change” ft. Sam Ock which garnered 1.5M views. He has worked with notable Korean musicians: R&B legend, Ra. D on “Miscalculated,” and Monsta X’s I.M and Brother Su from Starship Ent. on “Madeleine.” In 2017, he won the national grand prize at Kollaboration, which landed him an official spot at SXSW 2018. He is a talent on the rise bringing a lot of energy to the Hip-Hop community. His summer ’18 is filled with many exciting collaborations!

 

 

 

 

Alex Ocho is fluent all things pop music. Whether it’s in English, Spanish or Korean: he’s got his finger on the pulse of what’s hot on the scene. He’s spent most of his career behind-the-scenes at iHeartRadio working with the likes of Lady Gaga, Shawn Mendes, Kelly Clarkson and countless others. He pioneered the creation of original K-POP content and coordinated your favorite iHeartRadio interviews with artists like BTS, EXO and Monsta X. He hopes to continue to connect you (the fans!) with the artists you love.

 

 

Amy is a co-founder of The Ahjummas, a K-Pop and K-Drama fan community with the motto “You’re Never Too Old to Fangirl.” Amy has been a K-Drama and K-Pop enthusiast since 2010, and has been diligently studying the Korean language and culture for two years. Her phone ringtone is the Healer theme, and she can often be caught humming Spring Day by BTS. When she’s not expressing her fangirl self with dramatic gifs online and in chats, she is a professional author and mom of two.

 

 

 

 

Beatrice is a Content Insights Associate and K-Pop expert at Tumblr. She works on Tumblr’s Fandometrics and specializes in fandom’s influence across social media. Her research has been featured in Billboard and Forbes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black K Taekwondo is the official Demo Team of the state of New Jersey! They have placed 1st and 2nd at the NJ Championship and are going to the nationals in July for competition! They are pleased to present their Demo Team Demonstration and hope you enjoy their performance!

 

 

BRISxLIFE is someone who loves music in general and recently found and fell in love with K-Pop. His YouTube channel (BRISxLIFE) is about him reacting to K-Pop and showing his love for BTS. He is an ARMY and he has the most LIT YouTube community called the BRISxGANG. BRISxLIFE is from Compton, CA and grew up listening to Hip Hop, R&B, Soul etc. RM from BTS is what made him love K-Pop BRISxLIFE being able to relate to RM is what started BRISxLIFE’s journey into K-Pop.

 

 

 

 

 

Caro Malis is a vlogger and writer with a focus on K-Beauty and K-Pop, born in Chile, based in NYC. She has written about pop culture and beauty for Nylon (US and Latin America), Soompi (US and Latin America), and more. You can find her trying the latest K-Beauty trends, sharing the secrets about your favorite idols’ skincare routines always accompanied by an industry insider willing to try things on camera with her, or doing #masKaraoke. She’s interviewed some of your (and her) faves such as BTS, NCT 127, SF9, KARD, Eric Nam and GOT7.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cortney is 1/2 of the lively duo 2MinJinkJongKey. You can consider them professional fangirls. Whether they’re spazzing over the latest MV’s reviewing their favorite albums, or discussing serious topics, they love sharing their passion for K-Pop with the world!

 

 

 

 

 

 

DANakaDAN is an alternative rap artist from Los Angeles, CA. He recently put out his 2nd album “Escape from LA” which features artists like Lydia Paek and Dia Frampton. Find him online at @DANakaDAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devon Abelman is Allure’s digital beauty reporter, covering viral makeup trends, rainbow hair, K-Beauty and more. Since joining Allure in 2016, she has made a mark as the first reporter to interview members of K-Pop groups like BTS, NCT, KARD, and The Rose about their skin-care routines for a Western audience. When she’s not writing, you can catch Devon shopping at her favorite Brooklyn thrift stores for outfits to fit her signature Boca Raton grandma aesthetic, smiling at dogs, and covering her face with the most colorful makeup she can find.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He’s a charismatic YouTuber & multifandom that loves music, art & making people laugh!

 

 

Dravvie is a moderator on Reddit’s /r/kpop, one of the largest online K-Pop communities,as well as it’s sister subreddits. A former music education major, Dravvie is usually up lurking the subreddit to moderate it late at night, however, the rest of the time she can be found doing various charity work in the video game community, working as an editor, photographer, and podcasting in her free time.

 

 

 

 

Founded in 2010, East2West is a performance dance crew based in Montreal that aims to bring the Eastern and Western cultures together by introducing the Hallyu wave to their audience. With consistent weekly video uploads, they have garnered a following of over 850K subscribers and 10M + views, becoming one of the largest K-Pop cover groups. All aspects of East2West are self-produced, including video editing, filming, learning/teaching dances, creating choreography and more. East2West is super excited to be back at KCON NY for the second year!

 

 

 

 

Elise Hsiung, also know as Silv3rT3ar, is known for her covers of K-Pop songs on YouTube, where she has over 500,000 subscribers. She loves singing, writing lyrics, and playing guitar. Elise’s English covers, where she writes and sings English lyrics to K-Pop songs, are among her most popular uploads. Her favorite artists include BTS, SEVENTEEN, Wanna One, EXO, NCT, DAY6, and DEAN, and she enjoys songs from various other artists and genres as well.

 

 

 

 

 

This fandom interacts with other LEGGOs and talks about future comebacks and concepts on their EXIDWORLD twitter account!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s Ring It! GoldenFansUnion is here for all fans of Woollim Entertainment’s rookie boy group Golden Child! Our team loves the positive energy Golden Child always bring on stage and we are here to share them with the world.

 

 

 

 

 

HARU is a K-Pop dance cover club at Rutgers New Brunswick founded in November of 2011. They perform choreography from popular songs in Korea and seek to pass on the specific style of Korean Pop music to their audience. Since their founding, they have grown to be a multi-ethnic group gathered together in similar appreciation for Korean music and culture. HARU aims to show diverse and quality performances and hopes to spread the appreciation of Korean culture through the portal of pop music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Having a passion for anything and everything K-Pop, Eddi is the Diva of Dancing and King of all things Korean! His love for K-Pop has driven him to find a career in the entertainment industry and he now makes aegyo-filled MVs, original K-Pop dance routines, and entertainment videos online! He strives to bring quality content to his followers/friends every time. This year he will be in the spotlight at KCON NY’s first LGBT+ panel!

 

 

 

 

I LOVE DANCE launched in 2006 by MJ Choi, and since its founding, it has evolved to galvanize the K-Pop culture in the greater NYC Area. Today, it provides K-Pop Dance Classes in Manhattan, Queens, and soon, in Fort Lee, NJ. Beyond offering top notch Dance Classes, I LOVE DANCE produces professional K-Pop Cover Videos (11M+ aggregate views to date on YouTube), hosts Flash Mobs for K-Pop Stars, and works to serve as an ambassador to spread the K-Pop culture in the U.S.

 

 

 

 

 

Nathan is the personality behind the YouTube channel InternetsNathan and has been a K-Pop fanboy for years through reaction videos, K-Pop news, and sketches. He shares what K-Pop means to him with others, who also love K-Pop to death and he hopes to have a great time this year with y’all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jasmine is one half of the youtube duo 2MinJinkJongKey! This fun loving channel provides in depth reaction videos, vlogs, challenges, and all things K-Pop!

 

 

 

 

 

Joon is an actor, comedian, and MC best known for his Asian mom (ahJOONma) skits on Instagram. He is also known for his dance performances on stage and high energy while emceeing. Whether it’s seeing his skits behind camera or watching him live, you are sure to be entertained!

 

 

 

 

 

Justine, also known as justinebujo on instagram, is a creative bullet journalist. She also uses K-Pop related images and items in her bullet journal spreads, sharing her love for K-Po. Justine has also been doing calligraphy for over a year now, and has been practicing calligraphy with K-Pop song lyrics and group names.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Established May 1st, 2017 Kang Daniel USA is a USA based fanbase for Kang Daniel of Wanna One and MMO Entertainment.

 

 

Lai is a multimedia music journalist, producer, and self-proclaimed girl group enthusiast based in NY and NJ. She is currently a producer for upcoming documentary, The Hallyu Wave, while being a contributor at PopCrush and KpopStarz’ editor. Her editorial work consists of bylines in Allure, Billboard and tmrw magazine. She also co-hosted and produced CBS Radio’s Delivery Room Show podcast at the former 92.3 AMP Radio. Outside of work, Lai enjoys wearing tracksuits in public, body rolling and daydreaming more K-Pop girl groups go on a world tour.

 

Maya has been a loving fan of Golden Child since their debut. She enjoys making new friends to share her passion for K-pop. Her favorite groups include EXO, Golden child, Infinite, Pentagon, and more!

NCTzen Union USA is the only active NCT fan base from the United States. We provide updates, guides, translations, and community. At the root of all of this, our priority is the safety and interests of the NCT members. We can be described as a friendly, outgoing fan base that likes to get its followers involved. ​NCTzen Union USA was officially launched in October 2017.

 

 

Fromily would love to talk about all things fromis_9! Come and get hype to see our girls perform!

 

 

For Preeta, what started off as a small K-Pop reaction channel gradually transformed into a K-Pop cover channel with over 100,000 subscribers! She sings, mixes, and edits all of her covers on her own and while she does covers of a variety of groups, her love for her favorite group, EXO, is always obvious. Off of the internet, she’s a 19 year-old college student at Princeton University suffering through neuroscience and pre-med classes, hoping to become a doctor in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

ReacttotheK is a YouTube channel centered around classical music majors who react to and musically analyze K-Pop songs. Through their videos, they hope to not only entertain their audience, but also highlight the cool melodic, harmonic, rhythmic and instrumental things are happening in the songs they react to. Attending this year’s KCON NY will be the channel creator/french horn player Umu, and reactor/pianist, Kevin. This will be their first time attending KCON NY, and are looking forward to meeting and interacting with K-Pop fans!

 

 

 

 

Riley T (get it? Cha?) got into K-Pop thanks to the irresistable charm of a certain maknae, and now works as a fashion photographer living in Seoul. She dedicated her life to K-Pop after the Ring Ding Dong MV, and dreams of one day shooting another K-Pop album. She spends her days thinking about shoot locations, her ideal Pokémon team, and wondering why more men don’t wear short shorts. She loves bright colors, femme men, and snorkelling (and also Roy Kim).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RVDoingThings is an archive of Red Velvet that showcases their funny, questionable, and amazing moments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Han is a BuzzFeed writer in NYC whose interests revolve around gushing about K-Pop and beauty. She has interviewed BTS, iKON, Winner, K.A.R.D, Jessica Jung, NCT 127, and Eric Nam, which account for 95% of her achievements thus far in life. Things Sarah does without fail: wear lipstick, devour ramen, drink copious amounts of wine, binge K-Dramas, go down rabbit holes of Korean variety show clips, and wait for Red Velvet to recruit her as their sixth member.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelby is super excited to meet all the fellow UNIVERSEs at KCON NY this year! Ever since her friend showed her the music video for “Gorilla”, Shelby has been head over heels for the adorkable boys of PENTAGON. Whether through watching their shows, music videos, or buying merchandise, Shelby supports the boys and helps grow the UNIVERSE fanbase. She cannot wait to sing along to all their songs with her fellow UNIVERSEs and help new fans learn too.

 

 

SJWORLD, the first international fanbase who supports all SJ members and subunits, launched as a forum on March 3, 2009 just in time for the audio teaser release of Sorry Sorry. They are currently active as a blog (sjworld.net), via twitter (@sjworld) and Instagram (@sjworldnet), and are ready to PLAY with Super Junior at KCON NY 2018. SJWorld’s slogan towel shows 슈주세계제패‏ which means SuJu World Domination and it has been held by SJ members in many events around the world, including most recently, KCON LA 2015.

 

 

 

International fanbase for NCT!

 

 

 

StillNotDavid (David Le) is a veteran YouTuber who’s been around for 10 years! David has over 10 million views and 100k subscribers on his channel and is best known for his K-Pop covers and comedy videos/vlogs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stray Kids Global is a fan base that supports JYP’s Stray Kids and posts updates for International fans all around the world!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susan Kelly is a Fine Artist and K-Pop Enthusiast. Susan channels her love for K-Pop idols into creating detailed stained glass portraiture. Her 2017 Master’s Thesis, EXOLANSIS, explored the visual relationship between K-Pop idols and the fans that worship them, using a traditional stained glass technique to create a new wave of modern iconography. She returns to KCON with new interactive art workshops: KCON Paint Nite, Create your own Embroidered KCON Patch, and customize your KCON tote bag! Come meet new friend while creating unique artwork!

 

 

 

 

Tamar covers K-Pop and Asian entertainment as a columnist and contributor for Billboard and Forbes. Over the past few years, she’s interviewed heavy-hitting artists like BTS, Girls’ Generation, TVXQ!, BoA, SHINee, Red Velvet, Twice, and Psy, and has been featured on CBC Radio. She’s obsessed with social media’s affect on the global spread of K-Pop, so hit her up @TamarWrites on Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

 

 

 

Part time filmmaker, part time YouTuber, The Producer comes from a world of film and music video production, and brings their insights to a K-Pop audience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tucker is a moderator of the /r/kpop subreddit- one of the largest K-Pop communities on the internet. When he’s not managing their twitter, moderating conversations, and chatting with community members on the site, you can find him studying at the University of Oxford- where he makes videos about his Uni Life, is majoring in linguistics, and has been learning Korean ever since he studied abroad in Seoul in 2016.

 

 

 

Victoria can’t wait to meet the rest of the UNIVERSE at KCON New York. Ever since she first heard Jinho sing ballads in his pre-debut, she longed for him to debut as a member of a full-fledged Idol group. It wasn’t until years later that she finally saw him debut as a member of PENTAGON! Victoria enjoys singing along to any PENTAGON’s song, and breaks into dance whenever she hears Shine. She is hyped to be at KCON New York 2018, and can’t wait to see a sea of UNIVERSEs!

 

 

Whitneybae is an African-American YouTuber living in South Korea. While speaking Korean fluently, she makes videos testing quirky Korean products, attempting Korean makeup and hair tutorials to no avail, eating unique Korean foods, and more! While her comedic personality has captured the attention of the Korean youth as well as a global audience, she has a deep passion for Korean language and culture, having studied both for over 10 years. She also shares about her daily life in Korea on her YouTube vlogging channel, ‘whitneybaeIRL.’

 

 

 

 

Young Ajummah is a 30+ year old K-Pop fan turned Hallyu freelance writer. She has a monthly podcast on Aewen Radio where she plays the latest and the greatest Korean hip hop and R&B. Young Ajummah also spends her nights binging the latest action/horror Korean movies and K-Dramas (no romance please) so make sure you join her hysterical adventures by following her on social media.

 

 

 

 

WKCAC was established in 1998 in New Jersey by Director Eunjoo Kang. WKCAC’s mission is to preserve and expand awareness of Korean culture throughout the Tristate area. With such inspiration and dedication, WKCAC successfully instituted one of the first Korean traditional dance studios in Bergen County, marking it as a historical moment for the Korean community. One of their main goals has been set to outreach and instill cultural pride in younger generations by introducing exceptional forms of dance and instrumental music of Korea.

 

 

 

 

 

Ilanna and Peggy, Your Sweet Guys, are cousins that loudly love and appreciate too many artists to count. Although they are dedicated to a select few (Monsta X, Seventeen & Got7) they truly enjoy everything about being K-Pop fans! With their equally loud and expressive YSG FAMILY, there’s never a shortage of laughter and good times. If you’re looking for people to yell with (about thighs + more), the Sweet Guys are your girls! It’s always a party with YSG! Remember to stay sweet & love Monsta X!

 

 

 

Who else is excited for the convention and all our amazing special guests!? Make sure to check out the programming schedule on our website here and don’t forget to download the official KCON app to stay up to date on all things KCON!

 

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