K-pop Chronicles Becomes Part of iFans Project

Originally posted on KPK: Kpop Kollective:

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If you are a regular reader of KPK, you might remember an announcement for a new site, House of Hallyu, which would feature content related to fan activity as well as house the kpop chronicles project, which collects fan narratives.  The House of Hallyu site will remain available (and may transform into something else in the future), but fan content and updates to the kpop chronicles project will become part of the iFans: Mapping Kpop’s International Fandomproject.  This is an effort to consolidate work on fan cultures as well as expand the kinds of material collected.  iFans already documents fan activity such as song and dance covers, and will now begin to document fan projects, including comeback, anniversary and tribute projects by fans.

To remind you, k-pop chronicles is  project with one mission: to collect fan accounts about their favorite K-pop groups and artists.  The k-pop…

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Introducing K-pop Chronicles

K-pop Fandoms: Source: Beyond Hallyu

K-pop Fandoms: Source: Beyond Hallyu

k-pop chronicles is  project with one mission: to collect fan accounts about their favorite K-pop groups and artists.  The k-pop chronicles site seeks to become the world’s only repository for fan narratives, but it needs YOU to submit your fan narratives.  The project accepts  written and video narratives of your attitudes and opinions about your favorite K-pop artists. It does not accept fan fiction. Because of ethical concerns, the project only accepts written and video narratives from individuals 16 and over.

Creating Your Fan Narrative

In order to submit your fan narrative, you first have to create it. Submissions should be in English (or subtitled in English for video submissions), and should not include profanity, mature or inappropriate content, or bashing of other K-pop artists or fandoms (this is for a general audience). Fans may submit more than one narrative, but each submission should focus on only one artist/group. You may submit a written or video submission:

Written submissions: Written submissions should be 500-750 words in length and created in Word (or with a similar word processing software, including Google Docs).

Video submissions: Video submissions should be no longer than 3 minutes.

For each submission, fans should identify ONE group or solo artist and talk about the following:

  • How did you become a fan of the chosen group/artist?
  • What is  your favorite song OR video and why?
  • How do you show your support for your favorite group/ artist? Do you participate in activities like: comeback projects, Twitter trending, concerts, writing on a blog/running a Tumblr, fanmade video, album reviews, cover dance teams, YouTube channels, lyrics translation/interpretation, etc)?
  • What are one or two of your most important memories related to your chosen group/artist? This can be a live performance, performance or appearance on a music show, variety show, fan meet, interview, etc.

You will be able to add the URL of an image of your chosen artist/group to be used with your account  at the submission site.

Submitting Your Narrative

After you complete your narrative, you can submit it two ways:

Written submissions: Visit the submission site for written narratives, where you will complete the consent form, copy and paste your narrative and submit the URL for the image of your favorite group.

Video Submissions: Visit the  submission site for video narratives, where you will complete the consent form, submit the URL for the image of your favorite group and upload your video.

Submit NOW!!! kpop chronicles is the brainchild of Crystal S. Anderson.  Send any questions to houseofhallyu@gmail.com.   

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K-Pop Dance Cover: SHINee’s Lucifer Dance Cover by BTICK



The choreography for SHINee’s “Lucifer” remains some of the most difficult in K-pop.  Japanese cover dance group BTICK takes up the challenge in their cover:

Image: “SHINee, Dazzling Girl Concept 2012 (Officially KMusic),” Hallyu Harmony, accessed July 3, 2014, http://kpop.omeka.net/items/show/333.

Video: “SHINee, Lucifer Cover Dance, BTICK,” iFans: Mapping K-pop’s International Fandom, accessed July 3, 2014, http://kpopfandom.omeka.net/items/show/269.

K-pop Dance Cover: Infinite’s Before The Dawn Dance Cover by DBJ Dance Crew



K-pop fans love a challenge, and Infinite‘s “Before the Dawn” presents just that with its “scorpion dance.” DBJ Dance Crew meets that challenge in its cover dance.

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SHINee, Fan Narrative by Elaine (Seoul, South Korea)


Elaine writes:

Over time, I started to listen to the other albums of SHINee, and my love for them grew. I have to admit though, when I first heard Lucifer, I was not impressed. In fact, I remember my reaction was “What in the world is this???” It was because it was so different from the early songs I heard from them. Then, I started watching the music show performances of the song, and my opinion started to change. Eventually, though, it won my heart just like the rest of the songs of SHINee’s discography at that time.

Click HERE to read the rest of her fan narrative!

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See on Scoop.itK-pop Fan Activity

MBC researched that in the early month of 2014, 50% of KPOP fans are all EXO fans and other half is other fandoms http://t.co/4hY2afWHs0

House Of Hallyu‘s insight:

I wonder how the research was carried out: Who did they ask? Did they clarify what they meant by "fan"? EXO has a really involved fanbase…I wonder if this interest will continue for years to come. It seems incredulous that EXO fans equal half the number of K-pop fans in total.

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K-pop Dance Cover: Girls’ Generation’s Genie by Boys’ Generation

Girls' Generation (SNSD)

Girls’ Generation (SNSD)

K-pop fans tend to be female, but K-pop cover dance tends to feature young men and women. While retaining the military theme, the cover dance team Boys’ Generation makes Girls’ Generation‘s “Genie” choreography slightly more masculine than the original.

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A Tribute to First and Second Genaration KPOP Idols | Iloilo KPOP …

See on Scoop.itK-pop Song and Dance Covers

It is a show designed to not just recap, but also tell the history of Kpop to the new fans. The title of the show was inspired by the Reply Series (Reply 1997 and 1994) and KBS Immortal Song. More than two hundred members …

House Of Hallyu‘s insight:

Covers are not just for contemporary groups. This show demonstrates the continued impact of old school K-pop groups. 

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FX 에프엑스 RUM PUM PUM PUM 첫 사랑니 kpop cover dance # Waveya 웨이브야 korean dance team

See on Scoop.itK-pop Song and Dance Covers

https://www.facebook.com/WaveyaDanceGroup dance training : Miu recording & editing & costumes : Ari.

House Of Hallyu‘s insight:

K-pop cover dance teams often cover choreography from Girls’ Generation (SNSD), but Waveya’s cover of f(x)’s Rum Pum Pum is a nice change. 

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❤Kpop Romania / Fandoms / Project ❤

See on Scoop.itK-pop Fan Activity

This was a surprise . No one knew ’bout this project / video . Project by: Kpop Romania Fans ~ Thank you all for your beautiful comments about our fandoms . …

House Of Hallyu‘s insight:

K-pop fans are fans of individual groups and artists, but they are also fans of K-pop as a whole. This fan project, by K-pop fans in Romania, reflects fan comments from fans of various groups.

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▶ [VID] Thai elf Project @ SJ-M Fan Party Bkk – YouTube

See on Scoop.itK-pop Fan Activity

House Of Hallyu‘s insight:

K-pop fans love to express themselves through projects. This is a fan-made animated video by E.L.F’s, fan of Super Junior, in response to a fan-meet in Thailand by Super Junior M, a sub-unit of Super Junior."

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