Korean Cultural Center Hosts “All About That Hallyu Com-On 2022”

By Editorial Team on September 12, 2022
Courtesy of Korean Cultural Center.
Event: Saturday, September 17 from 2pm to 9pm

The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. (KCCDC) proudly presents All About That Hallyu Com-On 2022, the center’s annual one-day celebration of all things Korean pop culture, featuring guest performances, activities, fan community meetups, workshops, and presentations on Saturday, September 17 from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

This special annual event aims to unite and grow Korean pop culture fan communities across the DC-Maryland-Virginia region, fostering crossover interest among diverse creative genres including music, dance, fashion, art, webtoons, dramas, and more. All are welcome, both fans and newcomers alike.

Special guest Justin Park will headline the event with a main stage performance at 5:30 p.m. Described by Billboard Korea as a promising Korean American R&B artist, Park has earned fans worldwide for his single “On the Low”, which was praised by BTS member Jungkook on Instagram in 2021. Park was invited as a special guest at LA’s K-Con in 2018 and 2021, and has been active in the music industry, including producing music videos with Amber, a member of the K-Pop group f(x).

Programs will be held on the outdoor mainstage and indoors at the KCCDC throughout the afternoon. The event kicks off with a performance by K-pop dance group Mythic, followed by a dance workshop with K-pop dance YouTuber Ky, K-Pop random dance play, a K-Talent showcase, and a special guest performance. Visitors can experience Korean culture through fun arts and crafts such as making traditional pattern knots and mini folding screens, and meet fellow K-Pop fans at the Hallyu Community Tent.

Indoors, an introduction to wildly popular K-webtoons (online narrative comics) will be given by Sara Layne, a regular special guest at KCON and who co-presented the very first K-Drama panel at the Austin-based cultural festival SXSW this year. Local fan community leader CD + The Players will talk about the recent evolution of K-Pop and its latest. Visitors can also experience Korean pop and traditional culture at their own pace in the VR section.

All About That Hallyu Com-On 2022 is free and no reservations are required. Due to capacity limits, access may be restricted at times in certain spaces. For the safety of all visitors, proof of vaccination will be requested upon entry; otherwise, a mask will be required at all times. All About That Hallyu Com-on 2022 is supported by the Korea Foundation for International Cultural Exchange (K

FULL SCHEDULE

Stage Events

2:00 – 6:30 PM on the outdoor stage; lineup is subject to change

  • Opening K-Pop Performance by KDC Mythic
  • K-Pop Dance Workshop by Ky
  • K-Pop Random Dance Play
  • K-Pop Trivia
  • K-Talent Showcase
  • Special Guest Performance by Justin Park

OFICE) and is hosted in collaboration with Hallyu communities in the Washington, D.C. region.

Tent Events

2:00 – 6:00 PM in outdoor tents

  • Korean Culture DIY Crafts
  • K-Pop Community Tables
  • Korean Snack Tent

Indoor Events

2:00 – 9:00 PM in outdoor tents

  • Korean Culture VR Experience
  • K-Panel Discussion (K-Webtoon & K-Pop) by Young Ajummah & CD+The Players
  • K-Dance Party with DJ jn0z

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hallyu?

Hallyu (한류) is the Korean term for the global phenomenon of Korean pop culture, also known as the Korean Wave. K-Pop is a major part of Hallyu, but this massive trend is bigger than any one industry or creative genre, and All About That Hallyu Com-on is designed to showcase this wider world of culture and energy. Broadly speaking, Hallyu encompasses Korean pop music (K-Pop), films, stage performances, fashion, webtoons, animation, pop art, Korean celebrities and athletes, K-dramas, and even beauty products, software development, game design, creative cuisine, and the latest, coolest tech.

Is there a cost to attend this event?

No, All About That Hallyu Com-On is free and open to the public! All are welcome, but please keep in mind that we may limit total entry to some spaces in the interest of safety, in case attendance is very high at some points.

Are masks required?

Those who produce proof of vaccination are not required to wear a mask. Otherwise, masks are mandatory. If you are sick or experiencing flu-like symptoms, we ask that you do not attend.

Details: http://washingtondc.korean-culture.org