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. Get to know Amy, our fabulous and dearest media manager. She’s an Abunai! veteran and always open for a chat with visitors. Please say hello to her if you see her at the convention!
Tell us a bit about yourself!
Hi, My name is Amy, and I am a manager before and during Abunai! I am 28 years old and live together with my girlfriend and fellow staff member Cynni. As a manager, I direct the media commission, which consists of Video, Gameroom, and some main stage events such as the Concert.
While not busy with Abunai business I work for an IT company called DOIT, which has never heard of Shia Lebeouf. In my free time, if I have any, I take care of my dog, 3 cats and I speed run a bunch of games, mostly RPG’s!
What do you like most about (your position at) Abunai?
The connection with everyone. When I visited Abunai as a visitor, I never knew I got to meet so many awesome people.
What’s your favorite Abunai! memory?
One of the first years in Veldhoven, we had to clean up the convention and were busy till 3 in the night. The bar closed, but the bartender was kind enough to give us drinks. We stayed up till 5 in the morning. But perhaps this year we can create even better memories!
What is your alignment?
Lawful Neutral, and I can find myself in that, although I might switch to Lawful Good.
If you were a magical girl, what style would your outfit be and what would your power be?
Perhaps a big dress with enchanted protective plating! Enough to move around but stylish and classy like? Ashlotte from Soul Calibur comes to mind. And I would give myself reality warping powers.
Playstation, PC, Xbox, or Nintendo?
PC master race? Tbh, anything I can get my hands on I can get my hands on. As long as it has RPG’s!
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?
With my reality warping powers, I would just create a world that connects all others! And who needs a relationship, when you can share!
Favorite karaoke song? Please note that you (may) have to sing your answer at the convention 😉
Douglas has an amazing “its time for Abunaicon!”song. But otherwise I would go for the opening of Death Note (What’s Up People, by Maximum the Hormone) since that was my only karaoke experience.
If you could Cosplay as anyone regardless of your skill(s), who would you Cosplay as?
I still want to cosplay Princes Peach, even though I might not have the figure, but a great corset should fix that. Or Rozalin from Disgaea 2. Or… dunno, anything with a BIG POOFY dress.
What are you looking most forward to this Abunai?
More time to enjoy the convention. Last year I was swamped with work, and barely had time to visit events or even talk to people.
Abunai is a social battery for me, and I want to enjoy it with as many people, as much as I can.
Anything else you’d like to share?
We, the staff, are just as “Normal” as you guys are. We are gamers, weebs, geeks, straight, gay, transgender (I am, I was known as Nick before transitioning). But we all have 1 thing in common, and that is that we all love the Japanse culture. Have a chat with us, about anything really! And you will see that we are very much alike!