Concerts weren’t the only things that happened during KCON! I wasn’t the only one on a panel–I had a major Kdrama blogging fangirl moment when I was able to go to the Dramabeans panel called “Why Do Dramas Do That?”. It was so weird seeing these illusive creatures who I enjoy and look up to in person. And as Kdrama fans, you’ll be happy to know, that Javabeans and Girl Friday are just as smart and funny in person. And I wasn’t the only one who had been looking forward to their panel, the largest panel tent was packed with fans, even some of them sitting around the edges of the tent, looking in.
For an hour they they talked about dramas, stereotypes, tropes, and answered questions from the crowd.They were joined by their regular contributors HeadsNo2 and Gummiochi, who lead the discussion as moderators. And again, it was weird to put faces to the names.
They obviously had a great time, Girl Friday and and Javabeans removing their mikes from the stands, and holding them in their hands like they were full on entertainers (which, I guess they are).
It was also nice to see that the KCON people messed up one of the DramaBeans name plaques, like they did mine, as it made me not feel so bad. I figured if they couldn’t get the name right on the hands down biggest Kdrama blog site out there, a sight that I could only aspire to in my wildest dreams, then it wasn’t a personal diss.
Here is a video of a fun game that they played at the end of the panel, where the moderators named a drama and JavaBeans and Girl Friday had to give a 5 second synopsis.