Dramabeans at KCON, who’s up for an LA meetup?
by | August 18, 2013 | 70 Comments


KCON 2013

A reminder to everyone who’s planning on going to KCON in Los Angeles this weekend: Dramabeans will be talking at a panel on Saturday, so drop by!

The K-drama panel is on Saturday morning, August 24. I’ll be on the panel with girlfriday (and gummimochi and HeadsNo2 will also be in attendance), chatting with drama actor Sean Richard Dulake (Athena, Jejoongwon) and PD Kim Won Suk of Monstar and Sungkyunkwan Scandal! It should be a blast.


August 24 (Saturday), 11 AM, Tent 1

Everyone enjoys a good Korean drama. Whether it be that most romantic kiss, the heart wrenching struggle between forbidden lovers, or the unrealistic yet comical and amusing characters, Korean dramas keep us in our seats for hours. Join our special guests as they delve deep into the world of K-drama and give us an expert’s point of view on this genre of Korean Pop culture.

Special Guests: Stephanie Parker, Girlfriday, Dramabeans, Sean Richard Dulake, Won Suk Kim.
Moderator: Keonjik Lee.
Special Thanks To: Viki.

We’ll be hanging out at KCON all day Saturday, and chatting with anyone who cares to chat with us. Maybe by the food trucks. So come by and say hi! For more KCON information, check out the official website at



However, if you’re not planning on going to KCON but are still down to chill with the Dramabeans gang, we’re planning on rustling up an impromptu meetup on Friday, August 23. So if you’re going to be in LA on Friday evening and want to drop by to chat for a couple hours, check back here Thursday and we’ll let you know where and when to catch us.

So far this is what we’ve got: It’ll be Friday, in Koreatown, in the evening. We promise to get more organized before then!

Feel free to tweet us during our flash meetup or during KCON:

Hope to see you guys this weekend, one way or another!


70 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Eunice

    Yay I can make the Friday night Ktown meetup. Looking forward to it!

    • 1.1 kookicookie

      Javabeans, since when were you followed by President Obama?! I’m jealous! xD

      • 1.1.1 Viki

        lol, seriously! wow, that’s pretty amazing.

    • 1.2 Kiara

      Me too, joining the K-town meet up.

  2. Timbone

    I wont be going but I wish you guys all the best.

    Maybe a fanwriter will get his script turned into a K drama lol

  3. Bellamafia

    Oh man…sean is gonna be there, I hope he takes lot of pics for twitter, who knows probably I can see all the special guests eventhough only from the pics.

  4. Nicole

    The injustice of it all! I leave town Wednesday…so close. I would have been really interested in going to KCON, too. argh next time I guess. Hope everyone who goes will have an amazing time!

  5. Saya

    Ah! I wish. Wrong continent. Good luck with the panel! Please somebody record it, it sounds like it’ll be really interesting.

    • 5.1 the50-person

      Oh yes….someone please please pretty please record it? Or spam pics and share the folder with us? :B

      • 5.1.1 DarknessEyes

        Someone should record it and put it up on youtube, pretty pleaasseeee πŸ˜€

        • pharcycle

          yes plz!! i’m so sad i won’t be able to make it… i’m in san francisco and would have bussed down if friends weren’t visiting that weekend!!

          • Rilakkuma

            lol, seconding all this. I’m interested, but just sort of stuck on the other side of the world. πŸ˜‰

  6. taegyo

    I’m on the other side of the country πŸ™ hope you guys all have fun though!!

  7. JaeShin

    … Nooooooooooo…… >< Gah. While I'm in the midst of nothing but cornfields, y'all are going to be partyin' it up down in Los Angeles…

    Have fun, everyone! ^_^ Whoever is reading my comment and planning on going to KCON, please say hi to everyone at the Dramabeans booth, please!! ^_^

    • 7.1 JaeShin

      By the way, loving the banner… Mmm… Jung Woo Sung for the win! (And I think Hyun Bin, but not too sure.. ^_^)

  8. Do-ra-ma

    Man, things really suck if you’re stuck in the central part of the country for anything related to Korean pop culture… It’s either Cali or NY as far as Korea goes.

    Well, hope those going have fun and share their experiences here!

  9. kumi

    I’ll be at KCON, but not as early as 11A though.

  10. 10 Trina

    I won’t be going due to it will be an hour drive with traffic will be two hours from where I live. Have Fun and take lots of pictures.

    • 10.1 Kiara

      Oh gosh that terrible LA traffic I’m so not looking forward to the drive.

      • 10.1.1 kumi

        Yeah, I’m afraid traffic can make me come too late for Dramabeans panel πŸ™

  11. 11 MeeisLee

    “Special Guests: … Girlfriday, Dramabeans…”

    Forever being mysterious! I wonder if you guys have ever mistakenly written your pseudonyms on some unrelated form before.

    Hope everyone going has enough fun for the rest of us who can’t make it. Pictures or it didn’t happen, guys!

    • 11.1 ilikemangos

      Hahaa. Exactly what i was thinking!
      But i guess for all things k-drama related, GF and JB are more iconic names.
      I wonder if any of the entertainers in korea ever come to this blog to see what the foreigners think.

  12. 12 adette

    ahh there would be a meetup on the day i was supposed to have dinner with friends in k-town…. and then i lost my wallet. no license, no money…. ughhsagelaragrflnasd my life.

  13. 13 refresh_daemon

    A chance to meet my fearless(?) editors, fellow contributors, and beanies (is “beanies” the right term)? Perhaps I’ll see you on Friday.

  14. 14 the50-person

    Aish wrong continent. *cries* guys can yall take as many pics as u can and share with the rest of us in the other parts of the world? Pleeeeaaseee?

  15. 15 the50-person

    screenshot of the kcon panel info

  16. 16 Nikilann

    God. I’d like to live in LA. Just for this time. France is a bit far from there… :”( Like… just bit of sea…. and also a continent… and far too much hours of flight…

    I keep hoping one day, people will stop think I’m crazy about cheesy stuffs starring asian people who all look the same when I talk about my drama addiction ^^

  17. 17 eli_n

    Ugh yet another reason why I resent missing KCON. Not that I ever had the chance anyway, what with being on the wrong continent and all..

    But hope you ladies have fun! Same goes to all the beanies that are lucky enough to attend!

  18. 18 Sugarplum

    I hope you’ll have something like this soon down under…have fun!

  19. 19 Ktv

    I am so excited for this meet up since I live in k-town. Can’t wait to see u girls πŸ™‚

    • 19.1 Kiara

      Can you recommend a good Korean restaurant for my friend and I? Might as well eat some Korean food while we are there.

    • 19.2 Kiara

      nm found one

  20. 20 joy

    Yay i’m in , sounds fun Friday night koreatown.

  21. 21 whilethemusiclasts

    With PD Kim Won Suk?! Woah. λŒ€λ°•~~

  22. 22 Nicolette

    Damn! I want to go so badly! Love EXO and G-Dragon and to top it off I would get to see Javabeans and Girlfriday. Unfortunately I live in New York and am too young to afford the trip on my own. πŸ™

    Hope you guys enjoy though!

  23. 23 jubilantia

    Nooooo I’m in the Monterey area, which is like 5 hours away, and I have NO MONEY. I want to see you guys! And the PD of SKKS…! I’m in awe. So close, yet so far away! *whisper chant* San! Fran! Cis! Co! San! Fran! Cis! Co!

    If my friend drives south, I’ll try to bum a ride, but probably not with my master’s thesis in flux. You guys have a blast!

  24. 24 DarknessEyes

    I am sooo jealous!!! ><

  25. 25 Lisa

    I can totally be in LA. Can’t wait to hear about when and where.

  26. 26 Hipployta

    I’ll up for it. I’ll be going to the KCON pre party and we’re doing a bbq thing in KTown but I’d show up to your event too.

    I’ll be at the panel because Viki told me on Twitter I could ask Sean Richards for a hug…LOL

  27. 27 Danna

    Have fun you guys! I enjoyed the NY meetup immensely so I look forward to hearing about this one

  28. 28 Daine

    So excited! Definitely down for a ktown meet-up, what a great way to kick off my birthday weekend! Perfect timing πŸ™‚

  29. 29 jademwong

    I wish I could go! But I hope you guys have tons of fun and I’ll be looking πŸ˜‰

  30. 30 kiongna

    Yeah do have a video taken of the whole session pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee and put it up on youtube for the rest of us!

    Have an awesome time ya all !

    Wish could be there with you all…. continents away sure is a bummer…

  31. 31 Baby panda

    If only you had announced this before I booked my ticket from LA to Toronto, I would’ve delayed my trip just to meet the DB gang. Sigh, I’ll add in my request for photos/YouTube video. Pretty please with a cherry on top and batting eyelashes.

  32. 32 anonymous

    I think Lee Min-Ho will be there in LA on those dates for the shooting of Heirs. You guys should gang up to meet(stalk) him.

  33. 33 Evelia

    Nice. I will attend the meet up too. πŸ™‚

  34. 34 Jessica

    Imma be there at KoreaTown anyways on Friday. Will love to meet you guys while I’m there. Been following you guys for the long run. Love you guys!

  35. 35 shoeperscript

    Aww. I got work on friday night.boooo~ Anyways, I’ll be coming at KCON! So I’m gonna see you *excitedsqueals* I’m actually going solo, so I’m looking for a kconpal.hee:)))

  36. 36 Nheony

    Definitely down for meetup. So excited!!! weeeee!!!

  37. 37 Hipployta

    Also…I shamelessly tweeted Sean Richards about giving out hugs after the panel LOL…he RTd it so I take it as confirmation

  38. 38 geekcollage

    I’ll be @ KCon! Tho not in time to hang out Friday night.

  39. 39 LizC

    Yay! I’ll be there! I’m coming to LA for a long weekend/KCON fun. I’m going to be solo, so I’m looking forward to meeting up with people on Friday night so that I’ll have a few friendly faces to look for on Sat-Sun!

  40. 40 Julia the Berkshire Beanie

    Please take pictures and post for those of us who can’t make it. Have a great time!

    If someone video tapes the panel discussion, that I would love to see too!

  41. 41 Viki

    I’m going! I am actually looking forward to you gals’ panel πŸ˜‰

  42. 42 Aecha

    I would have wanted to come, if I weren’t in France πŸ™ So sad!

  43. 43 aulia

    Me too, I wish I life there.
    anyway it said ‘Special Thanks To: Viki’ is that mean I can watch it from viki?

  44. 44 Anastassia

    Yay! I Can’t make it to kcon but I’m definitely gonna be there for the flash meeting.

  45. 45 Suzi Q

    So close..Didn’t know you’d be in L.A. otherwise, I would come down from S.F. When are these scheduled for next time? Have a wonderful time! I wished I was there….

    • 45.1 jubilantia

      Ahhhh I’m (sort of) up near S. F. in Monterey. No money, though.

  46. 46 soomp

    I’ll figure out a way to make it out there!

  47. 47 AnotherFan

    With the beautiful banner showing Wookie nekkid, how can I say no!? πŸ™‚ I will be there!

  48. 48 Meahri

    Looking forward to the panel!! Hmmm…Friday night in Korea town?! Am totally on the fence cause of my commute, but will try to make it if I can. πŸ™‚

  49. 49 Gidget

    Sooooo tempting to fly down for this…

  50. 50 Lil_ole_me

    I hardly venture out by myself to meet new people but actually putting a face to a name for javabeans and girlfriday is hard to resist, count me in

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