What’s up, Soshified!

SM Town NYC Live in Madison Square Garden is fast approaching, and it’s been a long time since Soshified has had an official fanmeet (the last one being the super fun fan meet-up held in Los Angeles earlier this year).

The long wait is now over.  Following the concert, Soshified has arranged a meeting of SONES, this time featuring the girls themselves!  You’ve heard right.  This will mark the FIRST OFFICIAL FAN MEET featuring Girls’ Generation in the United States, and we want you to be there!  This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so take advantage of it!  We are welcoming all fans of KPOP once again to our event, so let all your friends know and RSVP to our event on facebook:http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=263110513732587

Rock your fanchants and show your support as we look for the most dedicated and zaniest fans out there!  Cheer loudly, and unleash your creativity on fansigns to celebrate Girls’ Generation’s exclusive appearance for Soshified!

We will be giving out various prizes and goodies during this event!

Here are the details: Make sure to wear pink (and deck out with fansigns and your best Girls’ Generation gear) and gather up at approximately 9am in front of Good Morning America in Times Square, Manhattan.  We’ll want to see a parade of pink out there!  Afterwards, scuttle on down to the MTV Iggy recording before finally landing at our first official Soshified New York Fan Meet with Girls’ Generation in attendance!  More details and surprises are still in store and will be revealed soon!  So let’s run this town and see you all there!

We’ll also be holding a few contests on twitter and facebook soon to give away some signed copies of “The Boys” as well as tickets to SM Town NYC Live in Madison Square Garden, so be on the look out!  The event is completely free!  ”The Boys” is available worldwide on iTunes.  Make sure you grab your copy here.

For media inquiries on this event please contact soy@soshified.com
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SNSD’s 4th anniversary events attracted huge attentions.

On the 5th of August, fans of SNSD from various fansites and online communities sent their congratulatory messages to the ‘nine so nyeos’ through videos, advertisements and online articles.

Out of the many events, one event by international fans caught the public’s attention and spread their names to the world, just like how their idols do.

On the 2nd of August, a 41-seconds long video entitled ‘SNSD 4th Anniversary’ was uploaded on Youtube, revealing the billboard event organized by international fans.

In the video, the name ‘Girls’ Generation’ was shown on the wide digital billboard, followed by individual members appearing on the screen one by one and ended with the message ‘Happy 4th Anniversary SNSD’.

Organized by SNSD’s largest international fansite ‘Soshified’, the aim of the event was to set up a digital billboard measuring 10.4m x 7.3m in the central area of LA and play SNSD’s promotional videos.

On ‘its website, ‘Soshified’ stated, “The digital billboard event will be the largest of its kind in America and the video to be played in the central of LA will also attract a lot of attention.”

Upon watching the video, international fans responded, “Happy 4th Anniversary my angels”, “I can’t believe that it’s already 4 years”, “Congratulations! It’ll be good if they continue their career for a long time in the future” etc.

Also, Korean fans commented, “They’re indeed ‘the stars of the world’!”, “Their high popularity is not limited within Asia but goes all the way to America and Europe!”, “I’m really proud of them. Thank you, international fans” etc.

The event which kicked off on 1st of August will be ongoing for 8 days and the billboard sits on top of the Aroma Wilshire Center.

Credit: donga.com
Translated by: imwhywhy@fanwonder.com


 
Soshified's Japan Relief Fund Project for the victims of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami tragedy saw generous contributions from 480 members over 32 countries including USA, UK, Singapore, Australia, Europe, Brazil raising a net total of US$33,500 through a 3-week donation drive from 12th of March 2011 to 31st of March, 2011. 

Soshified donated the amount collected to Peace Boat, a Japan-based international non-profit and non-governmental organization (NGO) that works to promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment. Peace Boat is currently acting in a coordination role between Ishinomaki’s local government and many other NGOs, institutions and individuals by providing dedicated disaster relief and long-term support for the recovery of several cities in Miyagi prefecture following the devastating earthquake and tsunami of March 11. On July 28th, 2011, a Peace Boat representative responded with a thank you letter to Soshified which you can read below.
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Generous Soshified members have also donated rare autographed items by Girls’ Generation from their personal collection for to auctions that contributed US$6,419.99 to the Japan Relief Fund. These items hold special meaning to their respective donors, but they have selflessly contributed their prized possessions to help those who are critically in need of aid. An autographed Run Devil Run Album signed by Taeyeon was auctioned off at $999.99, making it the highest bid collected. The list of auctions are as follows:

1. Taeyeon-signed Run Devil Run CD donated by Soy closed at $999.99. http://bit.ly/q0vKrJ
2. Yoona-signed ITNW CD donated by Galbi closed at $750. http://bit.ly/qVq8WZ
3. Hyoyeon-signed Sync Stand donated by yocheckitout closed at $450. http://bit.ly/oCOLjv
4. Yuri-signed Keychain donated by Kourai closed at $550. http://bit.ly/pm0nwo
5. Yoona-signed Spao shirt donated by CityRabbit closed at $580. http://bit.ly/oXYJ0I
6. Tiffany-signed Girls' Generation CD donated by Holly closed at $760. http://bit.ly/nEg8lE
7. Jessica-signed DS Game (Man to Man) donated by iamtommy closed at $500. http://bit.ly/hbMerA
8. Super Rare INTW Concert Set also donated by iamtommy closed at $660. http://bit.ly/p7I90i
9. Yoona-signed Bunny shirt also donated by iamtommy closed at $450. http://bit.ly/mVp6wt


The project leader for the Japan Relief Fund project, Geoff, also known as "GPTX" on Soshified forums, urged fellow Soshified members to help make a difference by contributing to the project. "In light of the recent and ongoing tragedy that has occurred in Japan, we will be raising money in support of those affected. As a global community, SONEs not only support the girls, but we support each other," he said.

One member who goes by the username "Nightfly", touched the hearts of many others by donating his entire paycheck of $1196. 
“While there is no way for money to make up for the loss of people’s lives, it can help those who survived; there are millions who are without food, water, shelter, who need help immediately or they will most certainly die," Nightfly said in his donation post. I will gladly give up…anything else I own to save the life of someone who did nothing to deserve the catastrophe that occurred in Japan." Another member who left encouraging words was "SweetTooth". "I couldn't donate much because my Mum is currently at the hospital now, but it's the least I could do and I hope this amount of money helps the needy even for just a bit....I urge that SONEs would do the same and donate as much as you can.... SONEs, let's all unite together and help the victims and show J-SONEs our love for them. Small efforts can make a BIG difference," She said in her donation post.

The top few donations were made by bbzidane ($2,500), Nightfly ($1196), Strydor ($1000) and Anonymous3600 ($1,000). Soshified would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of this project.

This is not the first time Soshified is involved with charities. In conjunction with Girls' Generation's third anniversary last year, Soshified donated US$5,680 to Charity Water, a non-profit initiative which focuses on providing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations.

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