In the know
The KPOPCON team wants to ensure that you've got everything you need to know to have an amazing time at our convention. Browse the topics and FAQs below to find what you're looking for!
What is KPOPCON?
KPOPCON is the first K-pop convention in the United States, and second in the world (the Philippines K-pop convention came first!). At this annual event, we gather K-pop fans, dancers, professionals, educators, and leaders from across the nation to share, express, support, learn, and empower each other in a two-day convention at UC Berkeley. It all begins on day one with an inspirational keynote speech followed by a couple workshop sessions, a delicious Korean lunch and opportunity for some impromptu dance moves, more workshops, and a special performances showcase to top off the night. Then on day two, we have a huge fan meetup where people can connect with their K-pop community and fandoms with ongoing open mic/talent performances and dance workshops throughout the afternoon.
Is there an age requirement to attend?
There is no age requirement for attending the convention, though those under 18 may need to sign an on-site waiver in order to participate or receive free housing.
Where do I park?
More parking information for Meetup 2015 coming soon!
Will there be checked baggage?
More checked baggage information for Meetup 2015 coming soon!
Will [favorite K-pop artist] be there?
At KPOPCON, we strive to empower a meaningful, supportive, and bias-free experience that is exclusively by the fans, for the fans. There are many K-pop concerts in America as artists reach out to more and more people each year, so as of now, there is not a need for KPOPCON to invite any of these artists in the coming years, though their participation and support is always welcomed.
How much is registration?
All Day Access registration is $10 and Performances Only is $5. You can register here!
Can I register or pay at the convention?
You may register on-site at the meetup for $15 for All Day Access and $7 for Performances Only. In addition, due to our maximum capacity of 250 guests, waiting to register on-site may not guarantee entry to the event.
I can't make it to KPOPCON anymore, what can I do?
If you paid for registration but can no longer make it to KPOPCON, your registration payment is transferable, but unfortunately, not refundable. To transfer your registration to another recipient, send an email to [email protected] with your full name and email and your recipient’s full name and email. You’ll be missed!! :’(
How can I contribute?
KPOPCON attracts over 500 guests each year and is an intimate part of the K-pop community. If your organization is looking for a way to support, contribute, and be a part of the success and growth of this beautiful and diverse event, consider partnering with KPOPCON! We provide exclusive media recognition, waived registrations, engagement events, our bottomless appreciation, and much more :]
Contact Karen Yu, the Director of Communications, at [email protected] to get started!
How can I get involved?
Our team is always looking for passionate individuals to help make this amazing event spring to life. If you've got some spare living space or a knack for guiding guests, organization, or smile delivery, then we want YOU!
What workshops should I expect?
At Meetup 2015, we hope to deliver 9 workshops in 3 sessions. Every session will include a dance workshop and an interactive, enlightening, or empowering panel that will span creative topics in K-pop. Check out our full schedule here!
How can I perform at Meetup 2015?
Every year during our meetups, we have an open mic/talent session for day-of impromptu performances, which are often awarded with free giveaways! However, if you're interested in showing off your K-pop skills in front of hundreds of attendees during the special performances showcase, you may want to sign-up to perform.
Want to perform? The submission period for Meetup 2015 performances ends on Friday, April 10th at 11:59 PM! If you have any questions or wish to perform, please contact the Entertainment Coordinator, Allison Inocencio, at [email protected].
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