If you want to learn about K-POP (Korean Pop), then get K-POP 101 now!Hear about everything you need to know in order to navigate the K-pop world. What does being a K-pop fan entail? Learn the difference between being a K-pop fan and a fan of other genres of music. Learn the basics of how the K-pop industry works. What is the process of becoming an idol? Find a glossary of fandom lingo to keep in your pocket (both English and Korean words!) Get comfortable and be able to use them in everyday fangirling. Get a basic introduction to the hottest groups. Hear about their accomplishments and entertaining trivia. Be familiar with the trending topics before even getting into K-pop.
Go in-depth about topics even longtime K-pop fans don't really understand. What are "K-pop generations?" "What is the difference between daesang and bonsang?" Find introductions about the major highlights of K-pop as a whole. What are the festivals and events you can look forward to? Hear about the TV shows you can watch for more entertainment. There are variety shows, reality shows, survival competitions and more. Add them to your "to watch list!" Get exposed to the more controversial side of K-pop. The things that most fans don't want to talk about or tell you about.
About the expert:
Fefe is a writer and translator. But more importantly, she has been a K-pop fangirl for almost 10 years. As a trilingual (English, Chinese and Korean), she helps translate interviews, songs and videos for international fans. Other than K-pop, Fefe is also a fan of C-pop singers such as Bii, Leehom Wang and G.E.M Tang. Her favorite authors are Vladimir Nabokov, Laini Taylor and Maggie Stiefvater.