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. This time, you’ll meet the wonderful Erik, an Abunai! veteran who’s been with the convention since year one.
Abunai! Position: Events Staff
Tell us a bit about yourself!
My name is Erik and I have been volunteering for Abunai since its first year. Most people will know me as one of the twins who used to run the Cloakroom. Other than that, think these kinds of questions are awkward, so Next!!
What do you like most about (your position at) Abunai?
Giving away prices. Especially to people who don’t expect it. Two years ago, during my first year as Staff, I was backstage when the first price winner for the beginner competition of the fashion show was announced. The girl who won, and it was absolutely deserved, was so surprised and happy about it that it really made my convention, just to be part of that.
What’s your favorite Abunai! memory?
In 2009, after many years of trying, my friends and I won the Cosplay Act Competition. It was with a Phoenix Wright meets Yugioh Abridged act that we worked really hard on and it felt really good to win.
What is your alignment?
Probably Lawful Neutral, leaning to Good. I have a very good and strict sense for rules and try to abide by them but I also try to be fair for everyone. Sometimes I’m just not nice enough to be Good.
Playstation, PC, Xbox, or Nintendo?
Nintendo all the way! I’ve been a huge Legend of Zelda fan all my life and still enjoy the games. PC is a close second to me.
Favorite karaoke song? Please note that you (may) have to sing your answer at the convention 😉
With that threat in mind, I refuse to answer this one.
If you could Cosplay as anyone regardless of your skill(s), who would you Cosplay as?
It would definitely Kamen Rider or a Super Sentai hero. Then again, if skill really didn’t matter I would take it to the next level and do a Super Sentai Mecha. Specifically, Engine-Oh G12 from Engine Sentai Go-Onger. Go-Onger was the series that brought me back to Super Sentai and Engine-Oh G12 was such an incredible clusterfuck mecha that the suit actor couldn’t walk in it (but I’d have the skill to fix that problem 😉
What are you looking most forward to this Abunai?
This year I have been working hard on the Theme event and how to improve on it from previous years. We have several daily tasks which can be challenging but hopefully not too hard. You can pick them up at the info desk and solve them in between other events. I hope everyone joins in and enjoys it and end my shameless plug right here.
Anything else you’d like to share?
I just hope everyone will enjoy a very fun filled weekend. I know I will!