Are you a lover of Anime, Manga, K-pop, Japanese culture, and all things kawaii? Welcome to your sanctuary! If you’ve ever wanted to dance like BLACKPINK, become a Pokémon trainer for a weekend, indulge your curiosity about Japanese culture, or just gush over your new (or old) manga obsession, Pop Asia is the place for you! We have interactive experiences, gaming, Japanese cultural groups, as well as anime and manga retailers for you to explore. Consider Pop Asia your little anime convention haven!
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN POP ASIA
LOCAL CULTURAL GROUPS
Do you want to learn more about Japan without traveling there? Look no further! Pop Asia is home to some of the best local cultural partners! We have lots of fascinating things for you to check out, from Japanese fashion presentations to Taiko drum performances. Pop Asia offers experimental activities to give you an immersive cultural experience!
- Morikami Museum and Botanical Gardens – A beautiful Japanese botanical garden and museum located in Delray Beach, Florida. The Morikami operates with the goal of engaging diverse audiences by presenting Japanese cultural experiences that educate and inspire.
MANGA LENDING LIBRARY
Need a break from the Show Floor? Why not relax and immerse yourself in a manga of your choice? We’ve got you covered! This year we’ve launched a brand-new manga lending library! We have over 500 volumes of manga for you to dive into! All you need is to present your badge and you’re welcome to our manga lending library! Go on, take a little break and dive into something new or re-visit an old favorite!
Café Kira Hoshi Maid Café
The maids and butlers of Café Kira Hoshi would like to invite you to enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience! Come relax in a cute, themed environment at Café Kira Hoshi and enjoy some tea and sweet snacks with hand drawn chocolate syrup art! You can also play interactive games with the maids and butlers and watch them perform Japanese style dances.
Ever wanted to learn how to swing a sword like Tanjiro or dance like you’re a member of BTS? At Pop Asia, you can do that and so much more! We’ve got plenty of activities from Samurai sword training to viral dance lessons and anime themed school yard games. Come let out some steam and partake in the fun at our interactive area!
K-Pop Dance Covers
This year, K!Junkies will be hosting both a dance cover contest, as well as an 18+ dance cover showcase! “Hit The Stage” is making its debut at Florida Supercon 2022. Witness all the talented K-Pop coverists as they battle it out on stage for a chance to be on top! Cash prizes plus tickets to Supercon 2023 to be won.
K!Junkies will also be hosting the Hot Debut : Sexy K-Pop Show (18+)! The sexy concept is making a comeback! We welcome 18+ attendees and performers in a night of K-Pop’s sexiest performances in this hot showcase. This is all about performance and embracing sexuality, a safe place where the choreography difficulty doesn’t matter.
Interested in taking part? Follow the link below to check out the competition and showcase rules, and fill out your applications!
Super Summer Festa
Do you want to dance and sing the summer heat away? Introducing a brand new event in sunny Miami Beach! The first ever Florida Supercon idol festival: Super Summer Festa will take place Saturday, July 9th on the Main Stage. Original idols, cosplay dance cover groups and solo acts of both types are all welcome to apply. Applications will be open until May 8th!
If you have any other questions about the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ve got things to do from Sun Up to Sun Down
Come on by and enjoy panels with your favorite anime voice actors, trivia, weird and wild Japan panels, sing-a-longs, anime screenings, and late night programming- Pop Asia is your home base for all things anime, manga, k-pop, Japanese culture and more!
Nerds Know – Your go-to group of nerds who know things! Nerds Know is an entertainment group from South Florida consisting of convention veterans, college professors, and convention professionals who have pooled their collective talents to bring you the knowledge that every geek, nerd, and otaku craves! Come join in on one of their many panels and be prepared to participate!
K!Junkies – Come join Amanda and Nathalie a K-pop loving youtuber couple from Miami, Florida as they share their passion for all things K-pop! Their mission is to share their knowledge and love for underrated and senior artists, along with their love for all new artists joining the K-pop world.
Mew World Order – South Florida’s premier convention-based Pokémon League. Mew World Order has been handing out badges, trophies, and other great prizes since 2014, so come on by Pokémon trainers!
City Pop DJ Nights – Van Paugam is a vinyl DJ and designer specializing in 70’s and 80’s Japanese City Pop. His aesthetics often play with nostalgia as an element to fuse retro-futurism with neo-vintage moods. He has DJ’d in Miami, Brooklyn, Paris, Tokyo, and more! Van will be performing live in the Gaming ballroom Friday & Saturday playing the greatest in City Pop, J-Pop and Lofi Hip Hop!