KCONUSA released the newest artists, KARD and Wanna One, that will be attending KCON LA in August. I am very familiar with KARD but had no idea who Wanna One was and I can’t be the only one who’s clueless, right?
Wanna One is an eleven-member boy group formed from Mnet’s survival boy group reality show Produce 101 Season 2. The final members, as well as group name, were chosen by the public audience’s votes. The members who took top 11 in the final were Kang Daniel, Park Ji-hoon, Lee Dae-hwi, Kim Jae-hwan, Ong Seong-woo, Park Woo-jin, Lai Kuan-lin, Yoon Ji-seong, Hwang Min-hyun, Bae Jin-young, and Ha Sung-woon. The group will officially start promoting in August 2017. Wanna One is ready to win over the hearts of oversea fans with their first performance abroad at KCON.
K.A.R.D is a co-ed group formed by DSP Media in 2016. The group has four members: J.Seph, B.M, Somin, and Jiwoo. The group released the first single for their trilogy pre-debut project, “K.A.R.D Project,” titled “Oh NaNa” featuring labelmate Heo Young-ji as a hidden member. Their second project single “Don’t Recall” was released in February 2017 followed by its English version as the hidden track. Their final project single “RUMOR” was released in April followed by its dance-video version as the last “hidden card” before their official debut. “RUMOR” charted #1 in 13 countries on iTunes’ main charts. K.A.R.D is expected to make their official debut in mid-July this year.
In addition to that, KCON also announced that fans should expect to see the return of popular attractions including the Flower Boy Café, a place where attendees can live out their K-drama fantasies over a cup of coffee or tea; Klub KCON, a dance party on opening night of the festival that often has special guest appearances; and KCON Foot Street, a giant food market curated by the team at KTOWN Night Market. Convention, Flower Boy Café, and Klub KCON tickets go on sale July 21 via www.KCONUSA.com.
I didn’t feel comfortable going to the Flower Boy Cafe last year because some of those men were probably the same age as my oldest son but maybe I’ll pop in to check things out because it did look really nice last year as I was walking by. I know that tickets sold out pretty quickly last year so be sure to keep an eye on the date and get your tickets when you can. Here’s a recap of last year’s day 1 in LA (and who is that fabulous woman at the 37 sec mark? lol).
There is still 1 more week of announcements before tickets are available and I’m excited to know who else is going to be there. Let me know who you’re excited to see!