Crystal S. Anderson, Director of KPK: Kpop Kollective launches a new site: House of Hallyu! House of Hallyu features content that reflects a greater array of fan activity than is represented on the Internet. Journalists and bloggers talk about fans rather than to fans. They tend to focus on gossip, fan wars, conflict and controversy in the K-pop fandom, and often characterize it as a negative experience. However, Mark Duffett defines a fan as someone with a “a relatively deep, positive emotional conviction” (Understanding Fandom, 18).
House of Hallyu seeks to provide a space for that positive experience. All comments are moderated and all content is curated. Its content reflects the array of fan activities that are creative and fun, such as fanmade video, song and dance covers and fan art (sorry, no fan fiction). It also houses the kpop chronicles project, which collects and archives fan narratives by fans of all ages, around the world. House of Hallyu values open access AND civil discourse for a general audience ( in other words, keep it clean, people!). Read more about House of Hallyu here!