Korean Celebs Daniel Henney, Kim Soo-hyun to Attend KCON L.A. 2015

by REERA YOO | @reeraboo

Just as comic book, film and TV fans are soaking up pop culture galore at San Diego Comic-Con this week, Hallyu fans will have a chance to meet their idols at KCON 2015 later this month.

KCON announced Thursday that actors Kim Soo-hyun, Daniel Henney, Ki Hong Lee and Son Ho-jun will be joining the convention’s L.A. lineup. From July 31 to Aug.2, the star-studded convention will host autograph sessions, workshops, celebrity panels and concerts.

Best known for his role in the wildly popular South Korean drama My Love from Another Star, Kim Soo-hyun is one of the biggest names in Hallyu today. The 27-year-old actor first rose to fame after starring in the musical drama Dream High. He recently wrapped his latest project The Producers, a mockumentary set in a Korean broadcasting company.

Daniel Henney is a household name among K-drama and Hollywood fans. Born in Michigan to a Korean adoptee mother and a American father, Henney first rose to fame in Korea after playing a charismatic surgeon in the popular 2005 drama My Lovely Sam Soon. Since then, he has starred in films and TV series in both sides of the world, including roles in X-Men OriginsWolverineBig Hero 6 and My Father. Henney will be making his U.S. television comeback as a series regular in Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

Ki Hong Lee has been enjoying rising popularity since starring in The Maze Runner last year. After honing his acting chops in various Wong Fu shorts and ABC Family’s The Nine Lives of Chloe King, Lee currently plays the love interest in the Netflix comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. He returns to the silver screen this year in The Stanford Prison Experiment and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.

Son Ho-jun has garnered several Best New Actor nominations for portraying the character “Haitai” in the 2013 drama Reply 1994. Since then, the singer-turned-actor has appeared as a regular and guest star in popular Korean variety shows, including Running Man and Youth Over Flowers.

This year, KCON will be held in both coasts, with over 90 celebrities slated to attend. In L.A., K-pop artists Super Junior, Shinhwa, Zion.T & Crush, Got7, SISTAR, Roy Kim, Block B and AOA will perform at the Staples Center on Aug. 1 and 2. Meanwhile, Girls Generation, Teen Top and VIXX will headline the New York concert.

To learn more about KCON 2015, visit the official website here. Last year, KoreAm interviewed girl group SPICA during the U.S. debut at KCON 2014. You can watch the interview below:

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Featured image via KCON and Daum 

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