iFans Update: Anniversary Fan Projects

 

Screencap, 5th Anniversary Project by Italian Blackjacks

Screencap, 5th Anniversary Project by Italian Blackjacks

One of the most common projects for K-pop fans is the anniversary fan project. It is usually the result of a call for fans to participate in a project by sending a photo or making a video, then some enterprising K-pop fans combine them together for an anniversary video Because the iFans project seeks to document and curate K-pop fan culture, it has opened a new collection: Anniversary Fan Projects. This week’s videos range from a debut anniversary project by fans of UKISS to a 12th anniversary project by international fans of BoA. Click here to see more!

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iFans: Mapping Kpop’s International Fandom

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IFANS: Mapping K-pop’s International Fandom is a scholarly research project that examines global fan attitudes and activities through surveys, collection of information on online communities and analysis of websites. ¬†Crystal S. Anderson, PhD (Elon University) is the Principal Investigator of the studies and Curator of the iFans project site.

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