K-pop Chronicles Becomes Part of iFans Project

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K-pop Fandoms

If you are a regular reader of KPK, you might remember an announcement for a new site, House of Hallyu, which would feature content related to fan activity as well as house the kpop chronicles project, which collects fan narratives.  The House of Hallyu site will remain available (and may transform into something else in the future), but fan content and updates to the kpop chronicles project will become part of the iFans: Mapping Kpop’s International Fandom project.  This is an effort to consolidate work on fan cultures as well as expand the kinds of material collected.  iFans already documents fan activity such as song and dance covers, and will now begin to document fan projects, including comeback, anniversary and tribute projects by fans.

To remind you, k-pop chronicles is  project with one mission: to collect fan accounts about their favorite K-pop groups and artists.  The k-pop chronicles site seeks to become the world’s only repository for fan narratives, but it needs YOU to submit your fan narratives.  The project accepts  written and video narratives of your attitudes and opinions about your favorite K-pop artists. It does not accept fan fiction. Because of ethical concerns, the project only accepts written and video narratives from individuals 16 and over.

Creating Your Fan Narrative

In order to submit your fan narrative, you first have to create it. Submissions should be in English (or subtitled in English for video submissions), and should not include profanity, mature or inappropriate content, or bashing of other K-pop artists or fandoms (this is for a general audience). Fans may submit more than one narrative, but each submission should focus on only one artist/group. You may submit a written or video submission:

Written submissions: Written submissions should be 500-750 words in length and created in Word (or with a similar word processing software, including Google Docs).

Video submissions: Video submissions should be no longer than 3 minutes.

For each submission, fans should identify ONE group or solo artist and talk about the following:

  • How did you become a fan of the chosen group/artist?
  • What is  your favorite song OR video and why?
  • How do you show your support for your favorite group/ artist? Do you participate in activities like: comeback projects, Twitter trending, concerts, writing on a blog/running a Tumblr, fanmade video, album reviews, cover dance teams, YouTube channels, lyrics translation/interpretation, etc)?
  • What are one or two of your most important memories related to your chosen group/artist? This can be a live performance, performance or appearance on a music show, variety show, fan meet, interview, etc.

You will be able to add the URL of an image of your chosen artist/group to be used with your account  at the submission site.

Submitting Your Narrative

After you complete your narrative, you can submit it two ways:

Written submissions: Visit the submission site for written narratives, where you will complete the consent form, copy and paste your narrative and submit the URL for the image of your favorite group.

Video Submissions: Visit the  submission site for video narratives, where you will complete the consent form, submit the URL for the image of your favorite group and upload your video.

Submit NOW!!! kpop chronicles is the brainchild of Crystal S. Anderson.  Send any questions to drceefu@gmail.com.   

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TVXQ Fan Narrative on House of Hallyu

L to R: Junsu, Yoochun, Jaejong, Yunho, Changmin; Credit: TVXQ Promotional Photo 3rd Asia Tour

Credit: TVXQ Promotional Photo 3rd Asia Tour

House of Hallyu has its first fan narrative! See what Belinda says about TVXQ here.

Be a part of the kpop chronicles project. To make your own narrative about your fan experience, click here!

Changes at KPK!!!

People of the World!

KPK has recently undergone a change!  Are you looking for all those thought-provoking yet entertaining pieces by KPK members? Where did they go?

They are not far! Members of KPK are now writing those same kinds of pieces over on a new site, House of Hallyu. You can also find all your old favorites there, including:

CeeFu’s posts can be found on her blog, High Yellow, including classics like:

Why the change? KPK does so much, we wanted you to be able to see all the stuff we do, so we moved our popular writing to other sites, leaving the KPK blog for our publicly accessible research. That’s what happens when you do Hallyu!

Make a note of the change and subscribe to the other sites as well!