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KPK Presents at KPOPCON13!

KPK: Kpop Kollective will once again bring the knowledge at KPOPCON’13 February 16-17 at UC Berkeley!

BEYOND THE BIAS: WHAT K-POP FANS REALLY THINK AND DO

Crystal S. Anderson, Ph.D., KPK: Kpop Kollective

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S., KPK: Kpop Kollective

Bianca Flowers, KPK: Kpop Kollective

Do you troll the Internet for pictures of your bias? Watch dance versions of videos on YouTube?  Share your opinions on a forum? Go to K-pop concerts?

This interactive session will uncover the complex world of K-pop fandom and give tips on how you can be a better fan!  We’ll talk about the different kinds of fans and ways they interact with and support each other and their favorite K-pop artists and groups. We will also share how you can enhance your own fan experience by learning how to protect your original fan production (like fan art and fancam video), organize and properly attribute your stash of pictures collected from around the web, and properly share images and video.

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About DrCeeFu

K-pop Prof. Wuxia Woman. Queen of Afro-Asia. Post Soul Princess. CeeFu is Crystal S. Anderson (PhD), a public intellectual who writes on Asian popular culture. When she is not at her day job, she writes about Asian popular culture. On her blog, High Yellow, she publishes pieces on K-pop, K-drama, wuxia series and Asian film. You can view her portfolio at Digital Writing by CeeFu. She also makes some of her scholarly work on Korean popular culture available to the public though projects like iFans: Mapping K-pop's International Fandom (a series of surveys on global fandom and a digital project that curates material produced by global fans), Hallyu Harmony: A Cultural History of Kpop (a digital project that traces connections among artists and groups across genres, generations and geographies through visuals, music and choreography), House of Hallyu (a site that features fan activity) and kpop chronicles (a project that archives fan narratives). She is also director of KPK: Kpop Kollective, where scholars and select members of the public publish musings about K-pop and digital humanities and collaboratively collect and organize digital material. She also manages KPOPIANA, a collaborative and interactive database about groups and artists of Hallyu-era K-pop. As an associate professor at Elon University, she conducts research in comparative ethnic studies. In addition to her recently published the book, Beyond the Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production (University of Mississippi Press, 2013), she has several book articles forthcoming on masculinity in K-pop and the impact of rhythm and blues on K-pop. She teaches courses in Asian literature, American literature, American Studies and African American literature.

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