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Photo Gallery: Armageddon Expo - Melbourne Showgrounds (18-19.10.14)

The Armageddon Expo took over the Melbourne Showgrounds this past weekend, with TV and movie stars from the likes of Doctor Who, Breaking Bad and Superman, as well as members from the huge realms of sci-fi, fantasy, comic, anime and gaming all coming together for a weekend of geek and fanatic goodness. Rebecca Houlden was there and brings you this gallery!

NU'EST to hold the first AMA on Reddit's K-Pop Community

K-Pop boy group NU'EST makes Reddit history as the first K-Pop group to host an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit's K-Pop community - r/kpop on Monday October 20th at 8:00PM Korea time.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: Seo Taiji - "Christmalo.win" (South Korea, 2014)

Seo Taiji

K-Pop pioneer Seo Taiji's new track "Christmalo.win" (an abbreviation of "Christmas" and "Halloween") is one part catchy K-pop ditty, one part The Nightmare Before Christmas and one part Halloween Junky Orchestra - and we're loving it. The cinema version MV is the perfect way to get in the mood for October 31st!

Event Review: Armageddon Expo Day 1 - Melbourne Showgrounds (18.10.14)

The Armageddon Expo dropped by Melbourne this weekend, providing a fun environment for geeks to well, 'geek out' on their favourite fandoms and share their obsessions for all things television, sci-fi, mystical and comical with other fans.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: BEAST - "12:30" (South Korea, 2014)

Cube Entertainment's flagship boy group BEAST returns with a love ballad titled '12:30'. The track was actually released at 12:30am tonight and features member Doojoon metaphorically signifying a relationship is over by pushing a girl on a bed (in a very Korean drama fashion). Check out the track and see for yourself.

Hello Asia! Interview: BACK-ON (Japan) on their Anime background and future plans

Hello Asia editor Johnny Au travelled to Tokyo to interview Japanese rock act BACK-ON. BACK-ON is known to many Anime fans as the creators of the opening theme song for Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2, Air Gear, Murder Princess and Eyeshield 21s. BACK-ON has also released four albums with their current album Reload released in October 2014. TURN ON YOUR CAPTIONS FOR ENGLISH SUBTITLES.

Hello Asia! Japanese News Weekly: 17th October 2014

In This Issue: A round up of the best Japanese entertainment news from around the world for the week ending 17th October, 2014. Yuma Nakayama makes his first album, Idol signature forgeries, Nana Yamada leaves NMB48, more artists announced for VAMPS Halloween event, Hello Kitty turns 40 years old, Kana Kobayashi from AKB48 almost gets kicked out of own concert and more...

the AU interview: Demi Louise (Melbourne) talks about CMJ, performing in Korea and the UK

Hello Asia editor Johnny Au chats with Aussie artist Demi Louise in Seoul, South Korea. Demi was in Seoul as Australia's first showcase artist at the MU:CON conference. Demi spoke about her past year performing in the UK, Malaysia and her experiences in Seoul. We also spoke about her upcoming CMJ appearance and a lounge room tour in November.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: Epik High - "Born Hater" (South Korea, 2014)

Epik High

Epik High are back and in-your-face with "Born Hater", a hip hop track featuring Beenzino, Verbal Jint, Bobby, B.I, and Mino from Winner. It's full of attitude, cursing and... toilets. And they're way too swaggy to need a chorus.

2PM "Go Crazy" World Tour to Visit Four US Cities

2PM - Go Crazy

South Korean boy band royalty 2PM are headed to the States as part of their “Go Crazy” world tour, with stops in four US cities.

Special Guests from Lady Maiko to appear at Japanese Film Festival in Sydney

The Japanese Film Festival has today announced special guests for this year's festival. Attending the Sydney screening will be Lady Maiko director Masayuki Suo, and rising actress from the same film Mone Kamishiraishi.

Hello Asia! Chinese News Weekly: 15th October 2014

In This Issue: A round up of the best Chinese entertainment news from around the world for the week ending 15th October, 2014. The ARIAs make their way to China, Music China Expo, Bii performs with K-Pop idols at the Samsung Charity Concert and more...

Clockenflap Music and Arts Festival 2014 makes second artist announcement with Flaming Lips & Mogwai

Hong Kong's premier festival Clockenflap Music & Arts Festival has announced their 2nd artist lineup. The quality of the first artist announcement continues with Flaming Lips & Mogwai leading the announcement.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: Bernard Park "Before The Rain" (South Korea, 2014)

K-Pop Star Season 3 winner and JYP artist Bernard Park has released his awaited debut song and M/V titled "Before The Rain". This soulful track showcases Bernard Park's vocal talents and emotions. This US born (Atlanta) artist clearly has a big and bright future ahead of him.

Hello Asia! Photo Gallery: Bernard Park Media Showcase - JBK Convention Centre, Seoul (15.10.14)

Kpop Star 3 winner and JYP Entertainment artist Bernard Park performed his debut media showcase at JBK Convention Centre today. Bernard Park performed his debut track "Before The Rain" plus two more tracks including the Richard Marx cover "Right Here Waiting". Bernard Park also took questions from the assembled media with fellow label mate Baek Ah Yeon (A-Yeon) on hand to provide MC duties. Photos by Johnny Au.