I’ve been so busy the last few months, on top of a major computer meltdown whereby my beloved trusty PC up and died on me and took all my work with it, there was a moment of wanting to just quit blogging and return to the idyllic days of just watching. Ultimately I stuck with it because these fingers just want to type, but decided not to stress out about all the ongoing writing projects and tackle it when I have the time. Then I got invited again to KCON to speak at the 2015 convention, adding more work to my load but in a breath of fresh air way that necessitated more planning and less writing in solitude.
This year’s convention moves from the more urban Los Angeles Sports Arena over to the indoors LA Convention Center for the conference itself and the more slick Staples Center for the two night evening concert. Anything indoors is immediately on my good side, I almost had a heat stroke last year and don’t quite remember much of what happened after finishing my back-to-back panels. This year I’ll be speaking on two panels again – on Saturday will be a panel on “The Rise of the Acting Idol”, while Sunday I’ll be discussing “K-dramas: Remakes v. Originals”. If anyone is headed to KCON and run into me, don’t be shy and stop me to say hi. I promise I don’t bite. ^^
I had planned a giant post-KCON 2014 write up after the convention but then getting home exhausted made the post slip away from me. A year later most of the details are fuzzy if not altogether gone, but the two things that remain crystal clear is (1) seeing Lee Seung Gi in person (my boy!) which rendered me into an incoherent fangirl, and (2) spending the entire CNBLUE set taking pictures of only Kang Min Hyuk. I think there were three other guys onstage with him but I had only eyes for the cutie pie. What? I love my little drummer boy! All in all, last year’s KCON was pretty fun, insane heat not withstanding, so hopefully this year I’ll have more time to chill with drama fans, and get around to posting about the whole weekend afterwards.