Omona - Norway's First Event for Korean Pop Culture
Omona is an event for people interested in Korean pop culture. It was first held in Oslo in October 2012 with approximately 180 visitors. This year's event will be the second in line, and with a bigger venue than ever, we hope to be a meeting point for fans all over Norway and Scandinavia.
The event is organised by a small group of voulunteers, whom all have several years of experience from other events of similar nature. After great success with last year's event, we decided to found KPiN - Organisation for Korean Pop Culture in Norway in February 2013. Our main goal is to create fun and safe environements in which fans from all over the country can meet new friends, learn new things, and practice one of their favourite hobbies.
Where, and when?
The event will be held at Elvebakken Upper Secondary School (Elvebakken Videregående Skole), right in the middle of Oslo. The doors will open at 12:00, and close at 19:00. An English program for the day will be uploaded a couple of weeks before the event. Please note that most of the lectures, competitions and workshops will be held in Norwegian, unless otherwise stated.
For the English version of the program, please click here.
Is there an age limit?
No. There are no lower or upper age limit for attending Omona, the event is open for both children and adults alike.
Where can I get tickets?
Tickets for the event can be bought via Eventbrite, an online ticketing system. Payments will be accepted through PayPal. You will then be presented with a voucher, which you should bring to the event either by printing it out, or using the Eventbrite App for smartphones. Your ticket will be scanned at the door and exchanged with a ticket band, which will be your proof of entry for the rest of the day.
There are only 300 tickets in total this year. We have two types of tickets; regular and VIP. VIP will have access to special queues, which will give them prioritized access to the lecture hall, and the event itself. A special event will also be available for those holding VIP tickets. More information on this event will follow closer to the event itself.
Tickets will not be sold at the door. Bought tickets are non-refundable.
Is it safe?
Our visitors are well looked after by our security staff and voulunteers. We will do our best trying to look after our visitors' well being, and create a safe and fun environement for people interested in Korean pop culture.
The event is alcohol- and drug-free.
Does the venue have a wardrobe?
No. Visitors are therefore advised to look after their own belongings.
Are there any places inside the venue selling food or drinks?
No. Unfortunately, this year's venue will not have any kind of kiosk. We would therefore like to remind our visitors to bring drinks and food to the event themselves, and remember - keep yourself hydrated!
The venue does have a large canteen in which you can enjoy food which you have brought with you.