Today, 10-year Brandon, aka Fanboy, is starting the most epic adventure of his life. He and his mom, Sara (Young Ajummah), will be heading to KCON in New York. His mom is a KCON veteran having sat on multiple panels and workshops for the past three years, but this is Brandon’s first time going. He’s been a fan of K-pop since he curiously watched a video with his mom at age six. Since then, K-pop has held a very special place in his heart. For the next three days, Seoulwave will be following Fanboy and Young Ajummah as he becomes fully inaugurated into the K-pop fandom.
Watch Brandon at age six tell his mom some of his favorite music videos which included the incomparable concept-kings, VIXX. Did you like any of the videos Brandon mentioned? Now he is an avid ARMY, but he that doesn’t mean he doesn’t love his previous faves. Be sure to ask him who he likes when you see at KCON.
For K-pop fans, KCON is a rite-of-passage of sorts. There’s no bigger stage to see multiple artists at this time. So when KCON season rolls around, the fever hits us hard. This year, KCON 2018 New York is being held on June 23 & 24, 2018 at the Prudential Center in New Jersey, New York. Young Ajummah will be moderating the Hallyu Fans Over 30 workshop in NY along with Amy of The Ahjummas. Be sure to stop by and say hi to them and Fanboy. If you see them, be sure to take a picture with him and post it to social media with the hashtags #FanboyKpopAdventures, #FanboyFirstKCON, and #BrandonAtKCON. Let’s make this an unforgettable and happy memory for Brandon.
Want to get to know Brandon more? Here is a playlist of all of his K-pop videos so far. Be sure to follow Young Ajummah and Seoulwave on social media to receive notifications and updates on Brandon’s adventures at KCON.
We’ll see you soon with an update!