If you listened to Gwangju's English-language radio station last year you heard them mention the Photonics Expo about once every four minutes, and about how it was the greatest hope for humanity and, more importantly, for Gwangju. Then it got cancelled because of swine flu. The Expo is back this year, and from a friend's Facebook page I've stolen news of F-5s brought in on Tuesday afternoon from Kwangju Air Base to promote it (1, 2).
Or else. More news and pictures available via a Naver search; here's a video report of delighted citizens from Yonhap.
The World Photonics Expo (광주세계광엑스포) will run from April 2nd through May 9th at Sangmu Citizens' Park (상무시민공원), a little behind the Kim Dae-Jung Convention Center. It will include an F-16 simulator and a Falcon View simulator, among other aviation-themed exhibits.
One neat thing about last year's aborted expo was this advertisement, kept around this year, too:
It's the Chinese character 光, meaning "light," cleverly combined by the red stroke with the Korean word "빛," also meaning "light." That's the same 光, pronounced 광, in Gwangju.