KCON just got hotter.
Korean actor Lee Min Ho, arguably one of the biggest current stars in Asia, will make his first appearance at the Los Angeles staging of North America's largest K-Pop convention, now in its fifth year. KCON L.A. will take place July 29 through 31 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and L.A. Live, where the annual multi-concert will be held in the Staples Center, Club Novo will host the Halo Championship Series finals and the outdoor plaza will be dedicated to KCON Street Food (presented by the outdoor food festival series KTown Night Market).
Lee rocketed to fame as the snobby male lead in 2009's wildly popular Korean prep school drama Boys Over Flowers, based on the Japanese manga of the same name. In addition to becoming one of the most sought-after pitchmen across Asia, he also has starred in the faux-gay rom-com Personal Taste, vigilante actioner City Hunter, time-travel drama Faith, and GossipGirl-esque soap Heirs, which was the first co-production between a local Korean production company and the U.S.-based streaming service DramaFever. Lee took a break from TV after 2013 to take his first two starring film roles, the period gangster drama Gangnam Blues and the pan-Asian action comedy Bounty Hunters.
Before he enters the South Korean military for the country's mandatory two-year conscription for all males, Lee will star opposite top actress Gianna Jun/Jun Ji-Hyun (Assassination, My Love From Another Star) for the first time in the period mermaid fantasy Legend of the Blue Sea this fall.