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Dramabeans at KPOPCON in March
by | February 15, 2014 | 27 Comments
Attention, Bay Area Beanies! Girlfriday and I will be heading a panel at KPOPCON, which is a K-pop-centric event held at UC Berkeley that’ll take place on March 8-9 this year. The event will include panels, dance workshops, an open-mic talent show, and fan meet-up booths. Among other things, we’ll be talking about idols and... More »

Odds and Ends: Interviews, recapper auditions, and randomness
by | February 8, 2014 | 43 Comments
javabeans: Over the course of one of our routine drunken chats, girlfriday and I realized that with so much stuff going on around here—like writing our book, being interviewed for a segment on BBC’s “The World,” holding minion tryouts and whatnot—there’s a whole lot that goes on behind the scenes of Dramabeans that doesn’t get... More »

Minion tryouts: Recap for Dramabeans
by | January 30, 2014 | 127 Comments
Anybody wanna write for us? Despite our attempts to resist change—one might say to resist growth—Dramabeans is getting ever-larger (you may have noticed the growing pains. We promise we’re trying to work things out). That is to say, the readership and the voracious appetites are growing—but on the other hand, our manpower is not. Dramaland... More »

Interview request: Calling Southern California Beanies!
by | January 29, 2014 | 73 Comments
We were recently contacted by a correspondent with BBC’s “The World” to interview for a story on the growing popularity of Korean dramas in the U.S. (Go, Hallyu!) The reporter is interested in hearing additional voices, too, so if you would be willing and available to speak with her about your interest/love/addiction in dramas, she’d... More »

Reminder: Meetup in Seattle on Saturday
by | September 20, 2013 | 154 Comments
Just a quick reminder for all of you in the Seattle area: Our meetup is this weekend! If you’re going to be in the area, please drop by and hang out with us at the Ballard Library (just off Market Street in Ballard). Speaking from our experience at the last two meetups, it’ll be a... More »

Happy Chuseok!
by | September 18, 2013 | 76 Comments
  Holiday greetings from dramaland! It’s Chuseok week in Korea, so whether you’re celebrating with your family or it’s just another day in your part of the world, happy autumn harvest. Keep in mind that there are changes to your regularly scheduled programming due to the holiday. On the upside, ringing in the fall means... More »

Dramabeans Meetup in Seattle
by | September 13, 2013 | 135 Comments
Maybe you missed our first Dramabeans Meetup in New York, or couldn’t swing by our second in Los Angeles, or didn’t make it out to KCON 2013 to see us there. We can’t promise we’ll make it everywhere, but we’re trying! If you’re in the Seattle area, we hope you’ll come see us at our... More »

OST giveaway winners!
by | September 1, 2013 | 43 Comments
Thanks so much for all the colorful, zany, expressive entries we received for our OST Giveaway Hootenanny. You guys sure know how to show your love for a drama, and some of you had some epic journeys in your lives as these shows were airing. We had a lot of fun reading them all (yes,... More »

Weekend Wrap-up: Meetup, KCON 2013, and The World of K-Drama
by | August 27, 2013 | 151 Comments
javabeans: So, KCON. Omg, KCON. My body is still in recovery from this weekend, although to be fair, that could just be age. (And the drinking. And the whole cow we ate.) girlfriday: Or was it all the Learn to Dance Like Your Idol workshopping you did on the sly while we weren’t looking? javabeans:... More »

Giveaway Hootenanny the II: more OSTs!
by | August 26, 2013 | 456 Comments
With summer winding down and already more than half a year of dramas behind us (I know, how’d we get here, and who spiked my punch?) we thought it’d be a good time to give back some love and music to our faithful readers. Welcome to Giveaway Hootenanny the II! *confetti* Here’s your chance to... More »

Reminder: Meetup in Koreatown, KCON
by | August 22, 2013 | 37 Comments
Just a reminder to you all who’ll be in the LA area this weekend: If you’re going to KCON 2013, drop by the “World of K-Drama” panel on Saturday, August 24, where we’ll be chatting with actor Sean Richard Dulake (Athena, Jejoongwon) and director Kim Won Suk (Monstar, Sungkyunkwan Scandal). The panel will be at... More »