Hi and weee! :) Hihihi... you know that Korean pop (K-pop) is a hot stuff now right? Please include me in the fever, okay? :P
Anyway, K-pop artists have many ways of identifying themselves - their clothes, style, even the font of their name shows their individuality. So, fan clubs play an important role in distinguishing fans from one another. Artists like to show their affection to fans with a title fit especially for them. Fans like to let their loyalty to the artist they love be known to others.
In K-pop, fan clubs, nicknames and colors are a form of identity. Once you first step into the K-pop fandom it's easy to get lost amongst all the fan clubs. You might be a fan of an artist and not know how you should identify yourself.
[This is not a complete list, okay? :)]
fans are called Cassiopeia
because the constellation Cassiopeia is made of five points which create a W. DBSK also uses the synonym TVXQ~ Tracing TVXQ on the keyboard ALSO makes a W. The Cassiopeia fanclub also refer to themselves as Cassies for short.
fans are called E.L.F. (Everlasting Friends)
because it came from the idea that they would be everlasting friends with their fans.
fans are called SHINee World
because it is named after their first studio album. But SHINee fans refer to themselves as Shawols. It's a shortening of SHINee World (샤이니월드), SHYA and WOL = SHAWOLS.
fans are called Jumping BoA
because the idea that BoA's music makes her fans dance + jump is what gave birth to Jumping BoAs.
fans are called S♥NE
because the stylization of SONE is 소원 which means wish, and was a song featured on their first album as well as in the title of their song "Tell Me Your Wish." But it also has a deeper meaning. 소원 (SoWun) pronounced "So One" implies that Girls' Generation will always be one with their fans.
So far f(x) does not have an official fanclub name. Aff(x)ection is the name of the International Fan Forum but not the name of their fanclub.
Balloons are distributed at f(x)'s performances. The color of the balloons are periwinkle blue (looks closer to lavender to me). SM has never officially announced the color but we can assume it might be periwinkle.
fans are called Wonderful
because fans "full of" "wonder" for the Wonder Girls.
fans are called Hottest
beacuse 2PM being the hottest hour of the day.
fans are called I AM
because 2PM + 2AM = One Day. Putting the two names together you get "I AM HOTTEST."
fans are called Lucky SE7EN
because the belief Se7en holds is that his fans bring him in luck.
fans are called V.I.P.
because V.I.P. = Very Important Person. The second single "La La La" is also referred to as "Big Bang is V.I.P." No confirmed color but Big Bang's banners and lightsticks are usually yellow + black.
fans are called BlackJack
because 21 is the highest number a person can achieve while playing Blackjack.
fans are called B2UTY
because Beauty & The Beast
fans are called 4NIA (4Minute Mania)
because there was some confusion over the color because fans of S.E.S. complained that the color was too similar to S.E.S. That was back in September and there's been no announcement of a new color. We'll safely assume the color is still violet.
fans are called The Cloud
because Rain's fans are his clouds because clouds bring the Rain!!
fans are called A+
because all the members of MBLAQ are of A Bloodtype, and the + comes from the full meaning of their name: Music Boys Live in Absolute Quality. The "Absolute Quality" is A+.
fans are called TripleS
because SS in SS501 stands for Super Star. The added "S" stands for Supporter.
fans are called Kamilia
because Kara's family are their fans. Putting Kara and the Spanish spelling Familia together and you get Kamilia.
fans are called Primadonna
because named after the title of a song from their first studio album. The yellow flags FT Island fans carry around are called Pentasticks.
fans are called Boice
because Combination of "Blue" and "Voice." The explanation given by FNC Music declares that C.N.Blue's fans are their voice. C.N. Blue = Music / Fans = Voice.
fans are called Jewel Box
because jewelry being protected and kept safe by a Jewel Box.
fans are called Everlasting / 4Everlasting
because the four of them are unified to make Brown Eyed Girls last together with their fans.
There are lots of names floating around. Diadem is a popular one, but it hasn't been officially recognized by Mnet so far.
fans are called High Skool
because High Skool is the name of a song off their album High Society.
fans are called Kiss Me
because well, it's obvious but I'm sure if U-Kiss asked "Who should I kiss?" the fans would yell back "Kiss ME!" Seems like a good fit. U-Kiss / Kiss Me.
fans are called Andromeda
because no official explanation given, but we can assume since Andromeda is the daughter of another famous constellation mentioned, Cassiopeia, that it may have something to do with that (Teen Top = DBSK's daughter?).
fans are called Play Girlz
because Pledis asked for fans to give suggestions. They chose this name out of 300 other names because they felt it was something ALL fans could identify with (yes, this out of Pledis's mouth) and it's the name of a track on their first mini-album.
fans are called Runways
becuase they haven't given an official explanation but I assume it's because to them, the fans are like their runway.
fans are called ZE:A'S / ZE:A STYLE
because it was one of 10 contenders for a fanclub name and voting through their daum cafe revealed ZE:A STYLE as the winner.
fans are called STAR1
because Starship Entertainment held a poll and STAR1 received the most number of votes.
fans are called Say A
because the name was announced by Miss A via a video posted to their daum cafe in the hopes that fans will shout "Say A" at their performances.
fans are called Inspirit
because Woollim Entertainment held a poll and Inspirit received 70% of the vote.
fans are called Jaywalkers
because Jay wanted his fans to choose the names. The fans submitted the names and it was narrowed down to three chosen by Jay. The fans chose Jaywalkers in the final poll.