Get ready, Hallyu fans! The one and only Korean culture convention in America, coined as "Of the fans, by the fans, for the fans," is returning to downtown Los Angeles for its third year running. The dates, August 9th - 10th, were announced in the 2014 teaser trailer released during the first KCON Live Chat on Thursday.

This year promises to be bigger and better than ever as KCON organizers utilize their weekly chat to hear exactly what the fans want from fans themselves. According to Mr. Hoon Bae, host of the chat, they will be focusing on "All Things Hallyu" including K-pop, K-dramas, food, dance, games, films, style, and variety. It was also revealed that they will be bringing more idols as well as including a larger actor presence after asking fans who they would like to see. Bae also promised more interaction between the artists and fans after some problems last year. For more details, you can watch the entire KCON 2014 Live Chat Premier here.

I'm also excited to announce that several of DramaFever's own have been invited to KCON 2014 as special guests. You will be able to join the likes of myself, Zombie Mamma, Coco and Vivi from Kdrama Fighting!, and Michael of MisterPopoTV, as well as numerous others during panel discussions, classes, contests, and more. The full list of artists and special guests will be available on the KCON website, currently an informative splash page, as soon as it is fully launched for this year.

Are you planning on attending this year's KCON? I'll keep you updated on any major convention developments as they are announced. I also hope to see you there!

Tanya is the owner/main writer of, as well as an active DramaFever Drama Club writer. She wrote about KCON 2013 for DramaFever News, and will continue her coverage this year in addition to being a special guest at KCON. She also has a YouTube channel, Instagram, Tumblr, and loves to have conversations on Twitter (@Hallyu_Tanya).