University of California, Berkeley
Hello Hallyu!: Kpop Fictions, Facts and Fans in the Global Academy
KPK Presenters: Crystal S. Anderson, PhD, Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S., Mark Jaehoon Byon, Kuylain Howard
All Kpop fans are tweenage Asian girls. Idols are manufactured and have no talent. Male Kpop idols aren’t “real” men. Kpop music is unoriginal. It doesn’t matter where you get your Kpop news.
What do you really know about Kpop fans, artists and the industry? How – and why – has Kpop spread around the world? KPK: Kpop Kollective will host an interactive session that will reveal surprising details about the heart of the Korean wave: the fans. We’ll talk about the unique connection Kpop fans have to the music, take a look at issues surrounding the evolution of the Kpop image as it has migrated to the United States, and explore the roles of social media and Internet publishing in the spread of Kpop music. Cover dance your way to our session and find out how We Do Hallyu!
Find out more at KPOPCON.com!