This weekend the largest gaming event of the Benelux, FirstLook Festival, will be held at De Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. This year will mark the debut of FirstLook’s very own cosplay section, Cosville, hosted by our colleagues of Stichting J-POP (www.animecon.nl) and the increasingly popular weblog The Sushi Times.
It’s only been a few weeks since Abunai!, but we are already working on the 2016 edition. Therefore we would like to ask a bit of your time to fill out a questionnaire. It would be a great help to know what you liked and what you would like to see different. To reward you for your time, we offer a chance to win a whole weekend VIP ticket for Abunai! 2016. At the end of the questionnaire you can leave your email address and we will pick a winner at random. Of course this is optional and you can also choose to fill the questionnaire out anonymously.
You can fill out the questionnaire here until the 5th of October 2015.
Some of you might still have a sugar rush, but sadly Abunai! 2015: Sugar, spice and everything nice is over. We would like to thank everyone who assisted in the preparation and execution of our festival. Over 4500(?) people have visited Abunai! this year, and we’ve received a lot of positive and constructive feedback. If you still have some feedback about this year’s convention, suggestions for improvement or new ideas you’d love to see, feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meanwhile we’re already making preparations for next year’s Abunai! which will once again be held at NH Koningshof from Friday August 26th till Sunday August 28th. In 2016 we’ll be focusing on two things that are out of this world. We hope to see you all again next year at ‘Abunai! 2016: Beyond the stars!“
We are getting a lot of requests from people trying to sell their ticket to someone else or people who’ve purchased a ticket from someone else. Please take note that tickets are bound by name, but that altering the administration, in particular of a partial purchase (i.E.: “I want to transfer only my Sunday Ticket, and keep the rest”) takes time. As we are in the final moments before the convention begins, we won’t have time to assist in this anymore and have no choice but to refer to our terms and conditions in this, in which is stated that transferring a registration (or part thereof) to a new owner is only possible up to a week before Abunai! starts. As such we can no longer accept and process these requests.
For many years we hear of visitors getting lost in the corridors of Abunai! and of hallways being too crowded. One of the biggest causes of both these issues is the corridor near the entrance right behind our karaoke. Its small path and twists are far from ideal to escort people onto the rest of the convention.
However due to Abunai!’s expansion a new route has opened up. Last year’s Cloakroom has made place for a nice and wide path to the rest of the convention, opening up at the Mangakissa.
In the map you can see the 2 paths, #1 being the old path (which can still be used!) and #2 being the new wide and open path.
If you still get lost you can always consult your map or ask our friendly gophers / staff.
Today the last remaining tickets for Sunday August 30th were sold, meaning that both the Saturday and Sunday tickets are now officially sold out. These options are no longer available for purchase. It is also not possible to purchase these tickets at the door.
There are still some Friday tickets left, however there is a chance they will be sold out as well before the convention starts. If you are planning on visiting on Friday, we recommend you make a reservation in our online ticket booth beforehand, which you can pay upon check-in.
Heads-up for everyone who did not register for a Sunday ticket yet: Ticket sales for the Sunday are nearing it’s sold-out point. If you did not get your ticket yet, don’t wait too long!
If a day gets sold out you won’t be able to buy tickets at the door for that day either. So if you want to be ensured access to the convention, do reserve your tickets online now!
On Friday, the 14th of August, the door prices for our tickets will be put in order. At that time, we will also close registrations for the dinner buffet, so get your cheap tickets and your dinner vouchers before then! At this time we’ll close the sales for Aniway Magazine and the Aniway Agenda’s as well, though you can always visit the Aniway stand in our Dealer Room if you’re interested in one of these.
A limited amount of dinner vouchers will also be for sale at our check-in at Abunai! (pending availability).
As some of you might know NH Koningshof contains an indoor pool which is freely accessible for guests staying at the hotel. However please be advised that the hotel requests that cosplay outfits and / or wigs stay out of the pool. We understand that some of you are planning pool photo shoots, so we figured we’d give you a heads up on this beforehand, so that you are able to make alternative plans.