*Updated* [Tutorial|New Version] How to join official fanclub for FNC artists (FTISLAND / CNBLUE)? [EN]
This tutorial has been created for people interested in joining fanclub of FNC artists and who have difficulties with member registration. Following the opening of FNC Entertainment’s new homepage, updates have been done to suit with the new version of the website. This tutorial is a new version updated of the previous.
artists’ official fanclub is now possible for the foreigners! At the moment, only FTISLAND
have an official fanclub that could be joined by internet through FNC Entertainment
’s official website.
By joining official fanclub, you can access for one year to special pages for fanclub members only on FNC Entertainment
’s website, get many advantages for concerts and fanmeetings, get prior access to the TV shows, benefit 5% discount on FNC Store
website and a membership card. Attention! All the membership benefits are limited to events in Korea only
. For Japan, there is the official fanclub BOICE JAPAN
, available for people living in Japan only
First, sign on FNC Entertainment
Choose the option « FOREIGNER / KOREAN LIVE IN OVERSEA
Next, fill out the registration form with all requested informations. My advice for the ID, please choose a nickname followed by a number, or else you may have an error message «사용할 수 없는 아이디입니다 » (ID unavailable). For home address, kindly add it like the example given by FNC
. Once you have completed the form, click on « SIGN UP
». A pop-up window appears to inform you that an e-mail has been sent to the e-mail address you gave.
Check your e-mails and open the one you received from FNC Entertainment
(in Korean). Click on the confirmation link (at the end of the message). You are redirected to FNC Entertainment
You can now log in with your account by clicking on « LOGIN
You are now a regular member but not a fanclub member yet! So, you have to go to your profile page by clicking on « My Page
» at top right. A new page appears.
The page « My Page
» enables you to find all the informations that you previously added. Join your ID card. Kindly name the file « ID card » and avoid special characters to not get error message. Click on the orange button to confirm.
So, there are on this page all the informations about your account. You can anytime change your password and your personal informations. It’s also by this page that you can do your membership request through « FAN CLUB ADMINISTRATION
» tab and check the loading of your registration once it is done.
On the page « FAN CLUB ADMINISTRATION
» choose your fanclub in the drop-down menu beside « 팬클럽 » (fanclub). In my case, I chose CNBLUE
so for the next informations, you have to consider that is a membership for CNBLUE’s fanclub
. By choosing the fanclub, the bank account number (계좌번호) appears automatically. To register, you have to do a bank transfer to this bank account number. At the bottom of the page, you have all the registration procedures (also explained in these notices (1) (2)
) and also the membership fees:
• 10,000 wons (membership fee) + 2,000 wons (shipping fee for people living in Korea) = 12,000 wons
(approximately 8.70 euros / 11.84 USD)
• 10,000 wons (membership fee) + 20,000 wons (shipping fee for people living in oversea) = 30,000 wons
(approximately 21.76 euros / 29.60 USD)
For foreigners, 30,000 wons equals to approximately 21.76 euros / 29.60 USD, but because of exchange rate, kindly add 1 or 2 more euros / USD. And of course, like any bank transfer, there is transfer fee charged by your bank, which can vary regarding to different banks. For example, in France, transfer fee is between 4 euros and 18 euros.
* The bank transfer is the most boring step of your membership. In my case, in France, we can’t do international bank transfer by Internet or telephone. I had to go to my bank office for make the transfer. About transfer fee, I paid 8.16 euros.
To be able to do the bank transfer, you need to get the bank name, the account number and the Swift code (in Korea, we don’t use IBAN, only account number and Swift code (BIC) are enough!):
• Bank Name: CITIBANK KOREA
• Bank address: #39 DA-DONG, JUNG-GU, SEOUL, KOREA 100-180 C.P.O BOX 3949
• Account number (FTISLAND) : 134-00783-249-01
• Account number (CNBLUE) : 134-00776-244-01
• Swift code : CITIKRSX
* These informations were sent by e-mail from FNC following a confirmation request. If you have any problems, feel free to contact FNC with the following addresses firstname.lastname@example.org for CNBLUE and email@example.com for FTISLAND. They usually reply one day after. You can also check these informations on these notices (1) (2).
Once the bank transfer is done, don’t forget to take a receipt. You need to upload the scanned image of the transfer receipt to complete your membership. Go back on « My Page
», « FAN CLUB ADMINISTRATION
» tab. Choose your fanclub in the drop-down menu. Next to « 입금증 첨부 » (attached file), join your payment receipt, as .JPG file
. Confirm by clicking on « 신청하기 » (orange button).
If you register successfully, a pop-up window will appear, showing that your membership request application has been completed!
Click on OK and your page is automatically actualized. On the part « 팬클럽 관리 » (fanclub management), you can see this.
You can see your payment receipt, and the date of your registration. The orange button shows that the confirmation of your membership request is in progress. It takes between 24 and 48 hours to confirm. Once it is confirmed (you have to check often your profile page because no confirmation e-mail is sent, in my case I never received one), your page is updated with your membership number and the expiration date.
It’s done; you are now an official fanclub member! You can now access to all special sections for fanclub members only on FNC Entertainment
’s website (section « 팬클럽공지 » (Special fanclub Notice that features latest informations) and « 팬클럽 스페셜 » (Fanclub Special) with exclusive pictures).
Finally, you just have to wait for your card. For foreigners live in oversea, fanclub cards are shipped through FedEx
. To check the progress of the shipment, Staff sends an e-mail including a tracking number.
Between two and six months later (yes it’s long), your card finally arrives at your home!
The membership is available for one year. So, next year, if you still want to be a member, you will have to do a new bank transfer. Usually, you receive an e-mail reminding to renew. Once the membership expired, you have to pay for one more year and send the new payment receipt on the site. A new membership number and a new membership card will be delivered.About myself, I’m a member since March 26th 2013. As I live in France, I know I will not be able to enjoy all the benefits but the price was not too expensive, so I told myself “Why not?”. My first year as official BOICE was not useless though. With this status, I was able to get good tickets for BLUE MOON live in Seoul, and also for Arena Tour -ONE MORE TIME- at Nippon Gaishi Hall. However, I waited for a very long time my first card (six months!!) maybe because there are a lot of membership requests and because I don’t live in Korea. The shipment was a little more quickly for my renewal; it took four months.I hope this tutorial could help you and enable you to join the fanclub of your favorite band! Feel free to ask questions and relate your problems, I will do my best to help you as soon as possible. You can contact me on my Twitter account if you need: @Mrs_KIA or use ask section on my Tumblr. Or in the worst case, FNC can reply to you too. You can send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.