Welcome to ‘Meet The Abunai! Staff’, a column in which you’ll be introduced to our staff members. Staff members, they’re just like people! We’d love for you to get more acquainted with our dear volunteers and to accomplish this, they graciously agreed to be interviewed
after I threatened them. Say hello to the incredible Derk, a high-priced member of our Visitor Services Team!
Tell us a bit about yourself!
I am Derk, known on the internet and cons to some people as Fhant. I work as a End User Support in Utrecht and live in Den Bosch. I was the game room manager and Steward the last few years but now I am the voice or the visitors [Cue Do You Hear The People Sing From Les Misérables]. I mostly answer your questions, process your suggestions and sometimes when the questions are too hard for me, I send them to other people where they can break their heads over it!
What do you like most about (your position at) Abunai?
The gratification of the visitors when they have their ticket or their answer that everything will be fine. That I cannot answer your question, does not mean I cannot help.
What’s your favorite Abunai! memory?
Abunai 2008 and 2009. In 2008 (Legendary) I won a VIP ticket and in 2009 I got to be VIP. I even held back a line in the Dealerroom because it wasn’t open yet. My first taste as a Steward for the years to come.
What is your alignment?
True neutral. Like a rogue. Who does it with Charisma checks.
Do you prefer weeb or otaku?
I prefer to call myself Japanophile since it all started with me with Japanese martial arts and weapons.
If you were a magical girl, what style would your outfit be and what would your power be?
Probably a suit with black and blue weaved into it (Because have you ever seen a 2 meter tall magical girl that’s actually a guy?) and my power would be summoning pizza’s. Because who doesn’t love pizza’s?
Playstation, PC, Xbox, or Nintendo?
2, Yes, Used to have 360, just my DS. (But PC Masterrace, come at me.)
If you were to write a self-insert fic, to which anime/manga/game would you transport yourself to? And with which character would you start a relationship?
Azumanga Daioh, Sakaki.
….I totally did NOT write this down in a heartbeat.
Favorite karaoke song? Please note that you (may) have to sing your answer at the convention 😉
【歌ってみた】ジョジョ その血の記憶～end of THE WORLD～ (GOOD LUCK FINDING 3 OTHERS!!!)
If you could Cosplay as anyone regardless of your skill(s), who would you Cosplay as?
I don’t have many….
Alexander Louis Armstrong from Full Metal Alchemist.
Dick Gumshoe from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.
Gutsman – Megaman series.
Garruk, the Veil-Cursed (Magic: The Gathering)
PENTAKILL Mordekaiser – League of Legends
Juggernaut – X-Men
Shang Bu Huan – Thunderbolt Fantasy.
What are you looking most forward to this Abunai?
The visitor’s cosplays that relate to my interests.
Anything else you’d like to share?
If you have any questions regarding the convention, do visit the Infodesk!
And Hydrate yo’self before you cosplay yo’self! [Intricate but really bad hand sign here]