From Hungary to China, from Singapore to Japan, the pulse of the Hallyu wave is undoubtedly growing stronger by the day. On Saturday December 5, 2009, the Pinoy kpop community is upping the ante by hosting The 1st Philippine Kpop Convention!
This event is, well, exactly what the title suggests. However, it is not only the first kpop convention of the Philippines; this convention is the first of its kind, period. You’ve gotta give these fans props for moving their fan loyalty from the internet to an offline event.
All ticket proceeds will go to Gawad Kalinga, a Catholic-driven organization that aids victims of poverty and natural disasters with a variety of assistance programs for education, food sufficiency and other venues of support. Not only is this the place to fangirl to your heart’s content – you can help out the Filipino community as well!
For the longest time now, Kpop fans have been scattered all over the Philippines, with only the internet as a place of convergence. For the longest time, Filipino Kpop fans have been staying within the fringes of the global kpop fanbase. Forums, groups, and private meetings could only go so much. Now, for the first time ever, we present to you the first ever Philippine Kpop Convention, an event that boasts of being the largest gathering of Kpop fans in the country. Local FCs finally unite under the banner of one event that aims not only to bring Kpop fans together, but to support a cause that would help less fortunate children through Gawad Kalinga.
Enjoy a five-hour long program of Kpop performances, Kosplay, K-star sing/dance contests, stand-up Komedy, plus the much-anticipated First Philippine Kpop Awards. Each participating fanclub will host their own FC and Activity Booths and fans can become official members, purchase goods, participate in activities and enjoy perks prepared by various FCs.
Spearheaded by Cass PH, in cooperation with BigBang PH, Super Junior United PH, Shinhwa PH, Wonderful PH, SHINeeWorld PH, Cloud PH, Perf(x)ion PH, 2NE1 PH, 2ONEDAY PH, Girls Generation PH, Triple S PH and Primadonna PH, in partnership with Starmall Alabang and Gawad Kalinga, together with Flippish.com, MYX, Pinoy Parazzi and supported by KGoodies and twinzy.com, this fund-raising event on December 5th 2009 would prove to be the most monumental, most ambitious gathering in all of Philippine Kpop history- the first of more to come.
The 1st Philippine Kpop Convention
Saturday December 5, 2009
Star Mall, Alabang
Event gates open at 10AM
click here to buy tickets
I just checked out the event website and the staff aren’t kidding – this KPOP Convention is really packing in one exciting event after another. I’ve lost count of the number of competitions they’re hosting – I mean, an idol award contest, singing contest and even Kosplay contest? You Filipinos are sure lucky to have such a kpop-rich event like this under your belt! Make sure to grab your tickets quickly and head over to the Star Mall this Saturday for some kpop goodness!