BTS GALAXY, a multi-vertical coalition of US fanbases dedicated to connecting US ARMY s, will be holding the first ever BTS ARMY CON on Sunday, June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA from 10AM – 3PM. The flagship conference will be held at the Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center and will serve as the largest forum for ARMY to gather and share their love for BTS through panels, workshops, and other interactive segments.
BTS Galaxy has already announced a number of panelists like K-Pop Youtubers BRISxLIFE, xCeleste, and Dezzy March as well as Dr. Murray Stein, the author behind the novel that inspired BTS’ latest album, ‘Map of the Soul: Persona‘. BTS fanbases like ARMY Magazine and ARMY Help Centre will be holding intimate workshops throughout the event. The latter in particular is dedicated to tackling mental health issues as well as teaching BTS’ “Love Yourself” mantra. Dance crews SQUAREX1, K2O, FOLLOW UP, and Team Nova will be teaching a range of BTS choreographies for those in attendance, and ARMY fan artists will be selling their handcrafted, one-of-a-kind products.
BTS Galaxy partnered with One In An ARMY, a BTS fanbase dedicated to partnering with different, global non-profits to encourage ARMY to donate a good cause. In honor of Pride Month, all profits from ARMY CON will go to to the International Railroad for Queer Refugees, a charity devoted to relieving the struggles of poverty for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) refugees living in Turkey by providing basic necessities.
Kogi BBQ Food Truck will be the official food vendor, and VT Cosmetics Pink Place, McDonald’s, Jersey Mikes, Snack Fever, US BTS ARMY, Hollywood Sound Systems, and Alcantara Events are gracious sponsors of the event.
Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door. Tickets are available for purchase here.
BTS ARMY CON will be the third event organically -created by BTS Galaxy following two Festas in 2018.