I realize that it’s very late in the game. I’ve known for a few weeks that I would be moderating a panel at KCON NY but I’ve been busy with the preparations that I haven’t had the chance to post the details yet. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make it to LA this year but I promise that the NY one is going to better than it’s ever been before. Better late than never, right?
Date: Saturday – June 24th
Time: 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Location: Panel Tent #2
Panelist: Chunkeemonkeeato (moderator), Joan Vos Macdonald, Young Ajummah, Zombie Mamma
Many know the big names in the industry such as Jun Jihyun, Lee Minho, Lee Jongsuk, and more, but as new K-Dramas continue to be released, who do you think the next K-Drama star will be? Even if you’re not an avid K-Drama watcher, this is the right panel to get you addicted to the drama, the K-Drama of course!
GETTING TO KCON:
It’s relatively easy getting to KCON. I recommend taking the train from Penn Station or the PATH train if you’re downtown. The stop you need to get off at is Newark Penn Station, not Newark Broad Street (which is a bit of a further walk) or Newark Liberty International Airport. Prudential Center is about a 2 (very long) block walk from the train station.
WHAT TO BRING/WHAT TO WEAR:
- When you registered for KCON, you may have received via email the Waiver and Release of Liability and Publicity. Print it up and get it signed before you come.
- Give yourself plenty of time to check-in as the line will be long. If you’re in the area, you can also check-in on Thursday, June 22nd from 1:00PM to 5:00PM.
- Both Friday and Saturday will be long days, starting at 7:00AM in the morning for check-in and finishing up late into the night for the concert.
- Wear comfortable shoes.
- Put on sunscreen.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Make sure to bring your camera, charge all of your batteries and bring an extra SD card. Do not bring a professional DSLR camera (or cameras with removable lenses) as they might get confiscated.
- If you get a Hi-Touch or Audience Fan Engagement ticket but it’s not the artist or star that you want to see, don’t despair. Say hello to the people around you and ask if they would be interested in trading with you. We all have our biases and it’s a case of win-win if we all help each other out.
- Be aware that most of the day will be spent waiting on lines. Waiting for food, waiting for entrance to the Fan Engagements, waiting to get into the concert. Be patient and don’t be afraid to say hello to a fellow fan. It makes the waiting all the more worthwhile if you make a new friend and have someone to gush with.
Please be sure to download the KCON app for last minute changes to the schedule and also for reminders to all the events. Otherwise, you can stay connected via their website and various social media outlets.
Here’s to another great year at KCON!