2023 Seoul POPCON, 1st Early Bird Ticket Sales Commence
- Seoul POPCON 1st Early Bird tickets available for sale on YES24 Ticket
with up to 40% discount until 30th June
- Global pop culture convention 'Seoul POPCON' to be held at COEX in Seoul from 25th to 27th August
- Lineup of popular virtual creators revealed as the first stage guest lineup
(Seoul POPCON – 1st June) Seoul POPCON (Seoul Pop Culture Convention), which received a warm welcome from over 40,000 global pop culture fans last summer, is set to return and meet fans again in August. The Seoul POPCON Organizing Committee announced that "2023 Seoul POPCON" will take place for three days from 25th(Fri) to 27th(Sun) August at COEX, Seoul.
Under the slogan "Show Your Universe!", 2023 Seoul POPCON will showcase various programs encompassing the entire cultural content industry, including animation, games, webtoons, broadcasting and films, characters, and illustrations. Attendees can experience ‘exhibition booths’, and ‘Artist Alley’ covering the global artists' works, ‘Star Meet & Talk’ where fans can meet and interact with stars, ‘Ultimate Cosplay Battle’ featuring online and offline global costume players competing, and ‘Open Game Challenge’, a participatory game competition, among others. The event aims to explore the diverse world of content while covering the overall content industry.
Last year, global content companies such as Warner Bros, DC, Sega, Bandai Namco Korea, Bandai Namco Entertainment Korea, Good Smile Company, Kotobukiya, Playmobil, and Nintendo participated in large numbers. Guest celebrities including Hollywood actor Ross Butler, actor Kwon Sang-woo, director Lee Byung-hun, director Takayuki Hirao, musical director Park Kalin, Illustrator Lee In-hyuk, Illustrator Woo Na Young, webtoon artist Ju Dong-geun, and voice actor Nam Do-hyung were invited, creating a platform for exchange with fans.
The Seoul POPCON Organizing Committee announced that 1st Early Bird tickets for "2023 Seoul POPCON" will be available for sale through YES24 Ticket from 1st June for one month, along with the announcement of the event.
The 1st Early Bird tickets are comprised of ▲ADT-All Day Ticket (3-day pass, 45,000 KRW), ▲ODT-One Day Ticket (1-day pass, 22,000 KRW), ▲JT-Junior Ticket (1-day pass for under 19 years old, 19,000 KRW), and ▲FT-Family Ticket (1-day pass for 2 adults and 1 teenager, 60,000 KRW). "2023 Seoul POPCON" offers up to a 40% discount for early bird ticket purchasers and will provide a limited edition Seoul POPCON official bag as a merchandise bonus for those who purchase the All Day Ticket.
The organizer heightened anticipation for the event by revealing the lineup of 1st phase guests consisting of virtual creators. Following the tremendous popularity and massive attendance at last year's event, the virtual creators affiliated with "Hololive Indonesia," including "Kureiji Ollie" and "Vestia Zeta," were unveiled as the first guests, receiving a warm welcome from fans. Subsequently, ANYCOLOR Virtual YouTubers from "NIJISANJI," such as "Min Suha," "Yang Nari," "So Nagi," "Oh Jiyu," "Seraph Dazzlegarden," "Seffyna," and "Nagao Kei," were announced, further fueling the excitement.
All the guests revealed in the first lineup can be seen on the main stage of "2023 Seoul POPCON," and any Seoul POPCON attendees can watch the main stage without purchasing separate tickets.
Recruitment for participating companies and artists in this year's Seoul POPCON will be open until 30th June, and registration for the "Ultimate Cosplay Battle" for cosplayers is also underway.
The 2nd Early Bird ticket sales for "2023 Seoul POPCON" will begin on 1st July and continue until 18th August. Detailed lineup information, including special meetings with popular celebrities through Star Pass, will be announced in the future. For more information, please visit the official Seoul POPCON website and social media channels.
[Reference] Overview of "2023 Seoul POPCON"
Event : 2023 Seoul Pop Culture Convention (2023 Seoul POPCON)
Date: 25th (Fri) - 27th (Sun) August 2023,
Time: 10:00 - 18:00(KST)
Venue: Hall C&D, COEX, Seoul
Organizer: Seoul POPCON Organizing Committee