Saturday August 21st BananaJinTrades and I hosted Kpop Buy/Sell/Trade Day! We had an amazing turn out - with 30 sellers!
This event was actually my second buy/sell/trade day - with the first being in 2019 - but this event blew the first one completely out of the water! With 30 sellers we had a large range of items from albums, pcs, and other official merch to amazing fan merch like pins, drawings, ceramics, and special kpop candles!!! I saw many amazing items to help complete collections, start collections, or even be that special unique item just to have.
I want to say a big thank you to all the sellers that participated and helped make this event a success. Listed a below is a list of sellers (if I know their selling @ it will be listed!)
Primrose, Susi, Aspen (@Paintedblossom), Megan F (@Megs.trades.kpop), Kelsey (@Kels.Collects.Kpop), Megan C (@Megan_the_nerdy_geek), Kody (TheOrangeSomnie), Caela, Jaia, Katy, Naomy (Najaeri__), Peyton, Mallory, Oyuki, Sean, Rahaf, Laura, Kpop.Exchange.com, @City127, Emmi, @Shiningshaowl5, Mintymicki.com, @Snwflwrco, @lenar.art, Val, @CraftingKpop
Also a big thank you to all the traders and buyers that stopped by to see us and participated. There will be another buy/sell/trade event, hopefully next year!!
I appreciate you all and I can't wait to see you at the next event!
On July 31st ColoradoKpopper and KonnectPop hosted Red Lee Day! A Mark Lee and Red Velvet celebration! Just a day apart we decided to celebrated the 6 talented people together on their big days! Mark's 22nd birthday and Red Velvets 7 year anniversary.
We had the pleasure of hosting Red Lee Day at Snowl! A wonderful Boba shop in Aurora. Following our sweet and spicy theme we decorated the space with fruits and peppers, the cafe popping with color. Our photobooth section was complete with a watermelon backdrop, an appearance by SuperM mark Lee, and of course - a inflatable siracha bottle!
For this event we were raising money for the Superhero Heart Run - an organization for Congenital Heart Disease. Together we were able to raise $200 for this amazing charity. As incentive for donation we had 2 raffle prizes, a Red Velvet pack of an album, stickers, and a Red Velvet SM Bear pin won by Emily N. and a Mark Lee pack of an album and 2 SM Bear pins (NCT and SuperM) won by Joycelin G!
Lastly, I would love to give a huge shout out to Katy! One of my best friends for bringing her Red Velvet and Mark Lee collection to display for everyone to see. She had some great items from magazines to pcs to show off and allow us all to look through. I always love seeing other peoples collections and I hope you all enjoyed seeing hers!
Next, on August 7th, we were back at the fantastic Ju's Coffee for BlackPink's 5th Anniversary! I had partnered with KSA - UCCS' Korean Student Org. to bring you all this event and I loved it. We really took the blackpink into our theme - decorating the cafe with beautiful art posters, balloons, streamers, and pearls!
For this event we once again were raising money for the Golden Lotus Foundation - and thanks to everyone generous hearts we raised $100 to donate! The raffle prize for this event was an offical Blackpink Lightstick Vr. 2, lovesick girls art print, and Blackpink member buttons - a big congratulations to Jason K. for winning this raffle!
Thank you so much to anyone who attended either (or both!) of these events! I always love seeing and meeting you all and I can't wait to see you again! Make sure to check out the calendar to view all upcoming events!
The Colorado Kpopper will present Walk Out of the Darkness once again in 2021 in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Awareness. The auction & charity gala evening will be located at 8200 Southpark Circle in Littleton, CO on Saturday, September 25th from 4pm to 8pm. The event will feature a live K-Pop auction featuring rare and special official & fan-made merchandise, light bites & snacks, and performances by local DJ Innaseoul.
Our community is proud to bring this auction event to the community in person this year, following a successful online version during the 2020 pandemic. Musical performances, random dancing, Korean food, and other entertainment features will be available this year, with free entry.
The goal this year is to raise $1,000, matching last year's unprecedented success.
“We’re hosting this event to continue to support the American Foundation for Suicide Awareness. Many of our community members have been affected by this issue, and it’s close to our heart.” Says Sage Sharkey, the Colorado Kpopper. “This will be our 4th year in a row with this event, and I look forward to continuing to see everyone again in person for this great cause.”
Walk Out of the Darkness is hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Community Walks, held in hundreds of cities across the country, are the core of the Out of the Darkness movement, which began in 2004. These events give people the courage to open up about their own connections to the cause, and a platform to create a culture that’s smarter about mental health. Friends, family members, neighbors, and coworkers walk side-by-side, supporting each other and in memory of those we’ve lost.
Colorado Kpopper works to support small businesses and bring together K-Pop lovers across Colorado to build friendships and create everlasting memories across the state. Every event goes beyond the celebration, with proceeds going to a multitude of great causes and local non-profit organizations
I'm very late at posting this but better late then never! We have a lot to cover in this post - 3 events! - so buckle up and settle in!
BTS Day was June 12th at Riize Coffee in Littleton and we had an AMAZING turn out! This was my second festa celebration for BTS - the first being the 7 year last year - and I'm so glad we were able to have a proper celebration this year!
Our BTS Festa event was the biggest cupsleeve I have held to date with special drinks, vendors, 2 giveaways, and several special photo opportunities!
The wonderful staff at Riize Coffee Co. created four special drinks for our event: The BORAHAE Soda (My personal favorite) a blackberry and vanilla sparkling water, the Dark and Wild Americano for espresso and hazelnut lovers, the Dynamite Cookie for those who enjoy a sweeter coffee and the taste of an oatmeal cookie, and lastly the Persona Lemonade a tart peach lemonade.
Aside from the special drinks we also had four wonderful vendors selling special BTS (and general Kpop) goodies! There were totes, journals, keychains, pins, soaps, and jewelry!
Along with all of that we had several fun photo spots and decorations scattered about. It's always one of my favorite things to watch everyone take photos with the props and just have a general good time - if you would like to see some of these photos check out the past event gallery under calendar.
Like with most of my events we were also collecting donations to raise funds for The Golden Lotus Foundation once again - a local non profit in Colorado Springs working on the education and celebration of Asian heritage - and we were able to raise $700 to donate to this wonderful charity!
The next event I would like to highlight in this blog post will be KBand Day held June 26th at Riize Coffee Co! I was happy to partner with KonnectPop once again to bring this exciting event. I am admittedly not that well versed in many Kbands, however, we had an amazing time with a variety of goodies such as postcards, PCs, special guitar picks and more all representing a wide variety of groups!
There was also a photobooth with inflatable instruments and we played two extremely fun games - 1: Guess that instrument by the sound and 2: Name songs based on popular words (proud to say my team one this one!)
Lastly we also paired this event with a donation to charity - although the charity is TBD we are happy to announce we have raised $301! I will announce which charity we donate to once we have decided!
The last event I would like to highlight in this post was my most recent event for Taeyong of NCT. This event was hosted July 3rd at Ju's Coffee and I'm so happy to be back at the little cafe. Aside from missing Ju herself I missed the delicious boba she served.
Taeyong day was a perfect introduction back to the cafe and inspired by TY himself we decorated the space with a red roses theme.
Not only were there roses on the cupsleeve's and scattered around the entire cafe but each guest got their own rose with a special Taeyong Day PC! This was definitely one of my most favorite themes I ever worked with with just how pretty everything turned out. Big shout out to Katy for providing the beautiful official prints for display and a big thank you to Debrah for providing the giveaway items for our raffle!
I want to say a big thank you to everyone who attended any of these events and continues to attend and support me. If it wasn't for you guys I wouldn't be able to continue to do something I absolutly love doing.
I look forward to seeing you at my next events! Make sure to check out the calendar tab to see everything that's coming up!
May 29th was our 6 Years with Seventeen Celebrations! Seventeen has been one of my most requested events since I had started cupsleeves and I'm so happy to have been able to finally host one!
The event was held at Riize Coffee Co. in Littleton, the same place as BamBam day. Just like BamBam day Chrissy, the owner, hooked us up with some delicious drinks. Team Rocket (a butterscotch latte) and the Oh My! Berry Blast! (a strawberry lemonade). Aside from the delicious drinks there was a special photo area, music videos , freebies, cupsleeves, and as a special treat we had our very first vendor the amazing Rippanagaby!!
For this event I went pastel colors with diamonds scattered about - really trying to slip into that diamond life - and I think it worked! The event was so fun and special we even ran out of supplies!!
Just like BamBam day we chose to support of our local AAPI community and collect donations for an Asian Non-Profit in Colorado Springs: The Golden Lotus Foundation. This organization strives to "celebrate tradition and inspire passion for Asian heritage through community resources, education programs, and expand support for culture projects" as well as is working to build more community spaces for the AAPI community in Colorado Springs. Thanks to everyone's generosity we were able to raise $220 to donate!
To help encourage donations we were offering a special raffle basket with the Going Seventeen magazine, a adorable mask and charm donated by Rippanagaby, and a $25 gift card from Angelo's CDs and More! A big Congratulations to Sadie S. for winning this prize!!!
Thank you so much to everyone who came and supported me and my events once again! I couldn't continue to do this without you all! See you all at the next one!
May 1st was our BamBam day celebration and cupsleeve! This was our first in person cup sleeve in half a year and we were so excited to share it with you all!
The event was held at Riize Coffee Co. in Littleton - the same place as my very first ever cupsleeve in 2019. Chrissy, the owner of Riize, prepared three special drinks for this event! The Ahgase Peach Green Tea (which was SO GOOD), the Dab Dab Moach, and the King Thai Chai.
Aside from the delicious drinks there was a special BamBam day photo area, music videos playing, freebies, and of course the cupsleeve! For this event I chose to go more black and white/vogue theme due to BamBams recent magazine and glamour photo shoots and I have to say it was one of the most fun themes I've done.
As most know, besides just the fun decor and theme, I like adding a fundraising aspect to most of my events. In support of our AAPI community I chose to collect donations for an Asian Non-Profit in Colorado Springs: The Golden Lotus Foundation. This organization strives to "celebrate tradition and inspire passion for Asian heritage through community resources, education programs, and expand support for culture projects" as well as is working to build more community spaces for the AAPI community in Colorado Springs. Thanks to everyone's generosity we were able to raise $120 to donate!
Lastly, as part of collecting donations, we were offering a raffle basket filled with a Breathless CD, 2 art prints, stickers, and official BamBam photocards! A big congratulations to Yaretzi for winning that special prize!
Thank you so much to everyone who came and supported me and my events once again! I couldn't continue to do this without you all! See you all at the next one!
February 22nd - March 6th of this year we opened up our SOPE Cafe Online Cupsleeve event! Although I would have loved to bring the concept in person our online ordering and the accompanying watch party on March 13th was a great success!
This event was yet another wonderful collaboration with both Nocokpop and KonnectPop! We brought you all 3 different cupsleeves (1 Yoongi, 1 Jhope, and a special Sope sleeve) as well as beautiful potoroids designed by Aspen of Konnectpop. Special PC's from Ivy. Lyric buttons from Frances of Nocokpop and then specially designed stickers by the the fabulous DreemingDeeper on twitter!
To add a special meaning to our event we had decided to use all the funds from the SOPE cupsleeve event to be donated to a local small business, Ju's Coffee in Aurora. Vinh Xoung partnered with us in this endeavor to collect donations by selling their extra sleeves from past events and donating the proceeds. We were able to raise over $500 to be donated to this wonderful cafe. Ju's has been supportive of our events for over a year now, helping purchase cupsleeves as well as allow us to use their building for our events. We hate to see them struggling in these hard times and we are so happy to be able to provide some support to a business that has always been supportive of us. Thank you so much to everyone who purchased from us and helped us make this happen!
Lastly, a big thank you to all that joined me for our watch party on March 13th! Although it's something small I enjoyed watching old videos as well as chatting with everyone who attended. Brought a little bit of excitement during the big snow storm!
Please look forward to the next event!
At the beginning of February Aspen of KonnectPop and I partnered up to create our 2 Years with Vanner online cupsleeve event! Although this was only our second cupsleeve project together I love working with Aspen and this project was definitely one of my favorites! Based off their latest music video, "Form," we created Casino theme items like a special Vanner poker chip, wristband, playing card PC's, and Cupsleeves.
Along with selling these special items to celebrate we also donated the proceeds to a charity! This donation was different than our typical donations thanks to the opportunity to ask member YoungKwang himself where he would like us to donate to! Aspen used her video call from the last oncast concert on their anniversary to ask and YoungKwang requested the money to be sent to Seoul National University Pediatric Hospital due to how much they helped him as a child. We raised $552 for this project!
Thank you once again to everyone who contributed to the project and to Aspen for working with me! Please be sure to check out the Calendar tab for any upcoming projects and events!
Hi there! This is my new website! I'm still working on it so bare with me please!
This website will become the new main hub for all events and products from me, the Colorado Kpopper! I host events based off of groups/idols I personally follow due to most events being funded out of my own pocket. However I am always open for suggestions so please feel free to contact me if you have any! After an event is over - any extra product I may have will be put up here as well!
Other than events this site will also serve as a blog for me to document my concert and kpop experiences as well as any tips, reviews, or other fun stories I may have to share! I have attended over 10 kpop concerts and conventions and I have a lot to share!
Thank you so much for stopping by and I look forward to seeing you again soon!