Visiting Abunaicon this year are Cyarin & Vio, CyVi, a freelance artist duo from the Netherlands, whose work has reached many people online. Aside from selling art in the dealerroom and having their commissioned art for the convention displayed in the booklet and all over the con grounds, they will be hosting a panel where they answer questions and share their experiences as professional artists. The panel is mostly aimed at aspiring artists looking for tips, encouragement and a dash of inspiration. Artists of all ages, styles and level of experience are welcome, so feel free to stop by!
Enjoy Abunai in a new way; join us as a gopher!
Each year we are in need of volunteers such as you to help us during the convention. In fact, without gophers there wouldn’t even be an Abunai! to enjoy.
As a gopher you will join a fun team which will help us during the convention with all sorts of tasks like events, the registration or information desk, the cloakroom and many other things.
Lunch and refreshments during the weekend will be provided for and you will even get a free t-shirt! We also have limited accomodation options left.
So are you at least 16 years of age and available for a minimum of 6 hours per day and would you like to join our team? Please sign up through ticket registration or send us a mail.
This year at Abunai!: the Craftcorner. An all-new, super fantastic crafts room to get those creative juices flowing! You can choose from a wide range of materials, such as paper, textile, plastic or mixed media. There also are some children’s crafts with nice prices! And the best news: entry is free, as well as most activities.
See you next month (⌒▽⌒)☆
“ Japone” consists of internationally renowned artists;
Utako Arakawa (Soprano opera singer), Ayumi Matsuda (Recorder player), Makiko Goto (*Koto player ; *Japanese old instrument), Kazuma Glen Motomura (Modern dancer) & Hiromi Haneda (Animator/Illustrator).
The stage show has 3 acts (Act 1; Japonesque / Act 2; Élégie / Act 3; Mirage) with 1 break (total about 2 hours). The show contains many elements of beauty, colors, drama, etc. that will be created with splendid acoustic music including the Japanese old instrument koto, modern dance and screen image-art.
It is a special opportunity to see traditional Japanese classic music performed outside of Japan.
Information about Japone; https://facebook.com/japone.artists/
“Japone is coming to ABUNAI!” Introduction Video:
-Music: Utako Arakawa (Soprano), Ayumi Matsuda (recorder), Makiko Goto (koto).
-Video editing /animation: Hiromi Haneda (Animator/Illustrator)
-Camera work:Jose Mendoza
-Photographs: Jose Mendoza Photography, Akiko Blue Photography, Photography Jørgen Koopmanschap, Teruko Kobayashi (Befine)
Unfortunately we have to inform you that the Karaoke Competition is now full. All the available slots for entries have been filled. You can still sign-up for the competition, but you will be put in the waitinglist. This means that if you want to compete in the competition you have to wait till one of the slots become available. We shall contact you if this happens.
This year we would like to introduce a new initiative. Every year there are a lot of meet-ups for cosplayers cosplaying characters from the same anime, manga or game. This year we want to help you in your planning. We will post a large meet-up schedule on our website and at the information desk where you can post your own event. So if you want to organize a meet-up and would like to reach even more people than by only using the forums or Facebook do not forget to add your meet-up to our schedule.
How do you add your meet-up to the schedule?
It’s really simple.
Go to the website page, fill in the contact form and we will add your meet-up to the schedule.
Hey everyone! We’ve got another exciting announcement for you! We have a second musical guest performing for Abunai! this year called Loverin Tamburin.
Loverin tamburin! consists out of vocalist Aya and keyboardist Akihiro with support members guitarist Ryo Fujio, bassist Takumi “Fire” Matsuda and Kohta Igarashii on the drums.
They originally started out as a music unit named “a·a” which was formed in Hiroshima in 1997 before they changed name into Loverin Tamburin after they moved to Tokyo at 2001.
Since their debut, Loverin Tamburin has actively contributed their music for theme songs and games such as Aishitageru”, the opening theme song of “Makaisenki-Disgaea”, “mo・o!”, the ending theme song of “Nanatsuiro☆drops” and “DA・SHI・TE” which was featured in PlayStations®Vita Oedo BlackSmith.
Despite the fact that they’ve been on several European and world tours they have yet to visit the Netherlands. Which means they will perform at Abunai! just for you! We hope you are all just as excited about that as we are.
Let’s make it a visit they will never forget and give them a warm Dutch welcome!
Loverin Tamburin will perform on Saturday night at the main stage.
The concert is FREE for our visitors with a valid Saturday or Weekend ticket.
Check them out below :
Hey everyone! We’ve got a very exciting announcement for you! We’d like to introduce AiRI to you who will be performing at the Abunai! concert this year as our main act.
AiRI started her singing/songwriting career in 2000, then under the moniker „UR@N“. With her energetic singing over grooving J-Rock guitars, she broke into the Bi-shoyo scene, even going as far as singing the title songs for several games and animes, notably of the Gundam franchise.
She adopted her current stage name, AiRI, in 2011. With a fresh name, she started by singing the title track in the anime „30 Sai no Hokentaiku ED“ to critical acclaim. Building on this success, she performed several more anime tracks and released her debut album „Puzzle“ in 2012. The album mixes songs from her time as AiRI and older classics from her time as UR@N.
In February 2012 followed her first live concert, titled „Fly hight butterfly!“. Tickets sold out the same day, and likewise for a follow-up concert on the next. Following the next month, she also recorded the vocals for the song „Kimi to boku wa sokoniita“ for the TV Anime „Mobile Suit Gundam AGE“. For the series spin-off „Gundam Build Fighters“ she performed the ending theme “Imagination>Reality“.
Her second album „Color“ followed in 2013, and „Mirage“ in 2014. 2015 saw the release of the mini album „Smash!!!“ and a slew of live concerts. All the while, she kept adorning anime and game soundtracks with her energetic J-Rock sound
AiRI has never visited or performed in the Netherlands before, so her concert on Dutch soil will be her first, especially for you. We all hope to see you there to enjoy her music and performance!
Let’s make sure this concert will be one both you and AiRI won’t forget.
AiRI will perform on Saturday night at the main stage.
Would you like to help us out during Abunai! so we can make the convention the best it can be?
Then come and join our Gopher or First aid team. (A first aid certificate is mandatory for the last option)
Every year we are actively searching for volunteers because we are aware that without their help there wouldn’t even be a convention to speak off! So if you’re interested in joining the fun,, please don’t hesitate to sign up as a volunteer.
What does it mean to be a Gopher?
Gophers help us out with several tasks during the convention.
There are different shifts you can choose from like Events, Infodesk, Registration, wardrobe and dealerroom for example.
What does it mean to be part of First aid?
If you’re part of the first aid team you will be asked to help out if people are injured or aren’t feeling well. .
Where do I sign up?
You can sign up as a gopher or as a first aider at the Abunai! website.
- Gopher: during your registration you can click the box “I’d like to join as a Gopher.
- First aider: during your registration you can click the box “I’d like to join as a First aider.
- Already registered? If you go to registration and click the button edit behind it, you can click the box I want to sign up as a gopher or first aider at step two. This shouldn’t change your registration other than sign you up for first aider or gopher.
Are you suited for the task?
- Minimum16 years of age.
- Motivated to help out.
- Good communication and collaboration skills.
- Prefers to work in a pleasant working environment.
- Prepared to work a minimum of 6 hours a day as a gopher.
- Minimum 18 years of age.
- Likes to help people.
- In possession of a legitimate first aid certificate.
- Prepared to work a minimum of 6 hours a day.
What do you get in return?
- A room especially for our volunteers to relax.
- Pleasant working environment.
- Ticket refund (gopher)
- Lunch at Abunai!
- Plenty of refreshments.
- Gopher diner (after Abunai)
For more info:
or send an e-mail via: http://www.abunaicon.nl/gopher-management-contact-form/
First aid: http://www.abunaicon.nl/help-us/help-us-as-abunai-service-team/
or send an e-mail via: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tofu Cute Snack Tasting Panel is back again!
This year to tempt (and possibly torture) you with fun games, tasty facts
and of course trying lots of exciting and delicious snacks straight from
Visit Tofu Cute at http://www.tofucute.com or in our dealer room!