Anime Expo is teaming up with MNET to co-create the inaugural K-Pop Cosplay Masquerade at KCON, the first ever large scale convention dedicated to the hottest entertainment coming out of Asia. “There is an increasing popularity of K-pop among J-pop and anime fans,” says Marc Perez, CEO of Anime Expo and the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation. “It is only natural to be working with KCON to create this major partnership.” Tickets are available at www.kconusa.com.
KCON is offering a 5% discount to AX friends and supporters, just enter the promo code AXKCON12 when purchasing your ticket! And here’s something else sure to get everyone excited, Anime Expo and MNET and will be collaborating to bring a K-Pop act to Anime Expo in 2013!
KCON (www.kconusa.com) is the first ever convention dedicated to ‘All Things Hallyu.’ KCON hopes to establish an annual flagship event that will improve the American fan experience by providing an affordable way for them to connect with each other as well as artists and professionals in the K-pop industry.
About Anime Expo
Held annually in Los Angeles, Anime Expo is North America’s largest celebration of Japanese culture, giving fans the rare opportunity to meet and hear from some of the most famous anime, manga and musical artists from Japan and get into the action through everything from cosplay, karaoke and video competitions to exclusive screenings, video gaming competitions and the wildly popular Masquerade, a costume contest in which fans transform themselves into their favorite characters and put on their own show before an audience of thousands. Anime Expo 2013 will be held July 4 – 7, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. To register, or for more information, please visit www.anime-expo.org.
About the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
Since 1991, the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) has presented North America with premiere events highlighting the best in Japanese animation, manga, music, fashion and pop culture. The SPJA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to popularize and educate the American public about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more popularly known by its entertainment properties, Anime Expo®, Anime Conji, and Project Anime. For more information, please visit www.spja.org.
Mnet (www.mnetamerica.com) is a youth entertainment brand for all things Asian cool. It uses video, digital, experiential and social media to reach Millennials with lifestyle content inspired by Asian pop culture and entertainment. This includes the first and leading 24/7 English-language television network in the U.S. targeting fans of K-pop music, anime and other genres of entertainment growing in popularity throughout Asia and around the world. An advertiser-supported network –distributed in over 30 DMAs through Comcast Cable, Time Warner cable, FIOS TV, Cox Communications and via TV Everywhere – Mnet is the first U.S. television cable, Charter property of CJ Entertainment & Media Group, Asia’s leading vertically-integrated entertainment company and a unit of CJ Corporation. Mnet is headquartered in Los Angeles, can be found on http://www.facebook.com/MnetUSA and on Twitter @MnetLA.