America's premiere K-pop festival hit 42,000 in attendance, up from last year's 20,000
America's premiere festival dedicated to all things K-pop and "Hallyu" (aka Korean wave), KCON 2014 revealed that it more than doubled last year's attendance numbers to over 42,000 attendees. According to the convention, nearly 40 percent of the turnout came from outside host state California to the downtown Los Angeles event.
KCON debuted in 2012 with 10,000 fans attending a one-day hurrah of K-pop-themed panels, workshops and artist meet-and-greets, all topped off with a concert. Last year, the convention grew to two days with a concert on the final night and grew to 20,000 attendees. This year's fest boasted two nights of concerts along with a public marketplace and, according to KCON, 30 percent more programming.