Stars to visit KCON in U.S.
A number of renowned Korean celebrities, including Kim Soo-hyun, Daniel Henney and Son Ho-jun, have been confirmed to be attending KCON 2015 USA, according to CJ E&M on Friday.
The stars are scheduled to leave for Los Angeles on July 31 in one of the largest Korean culture conventions held in North America, where they will help spread Korean culture.
Many North American fans have high expectations for the celebrities’ visit. Actor Kim, for example, earned a solid fan base there after starring in various mega-hits, such as the KBS 2TV drama “The Producers” (2015) and SBS’s “My Love from the Star” (2013-14).
The upcoming cultural event, which marks its fourth anniversary this year, has organized various programs along with a star-studded lineup that also includes K-pop acts like Sistar, Girls’ Generation and Shinhwa.
The annual flagship event for American fans of Hallyu and Asian pop culture first started in Irvine, California, in 2012. The following year, the location was changed to Los Angeles, and since then the size of the event has doubled every year.
By Jin Min-ji