Programme Questions (11)
As it is we can not yet give an estimate to when this will be. When we have information available, we will add this to the website.
We hope to have the final schedule on the website two weeks prior to the convention.
Most of our events do not have sign up to participate. We work on a first come, first serve basis. Once all places are taken you can no longer participate. In the past we have experienced that for some events this is really something you need to take into account, as some of them were filled up quite fast. Unfortunatly we do not have larger rooms available and can therefore not provide for more participants per event.
Yes, there are some, though most of them are not. Events you will need to sign up for in advance will have a ‘Sign up required’ notation on the website and in our conbook. The manner on how to sign up will be provided this way as well.
Events you need to sign up online:
- AMV competition (as competitor)
- Cosplay Act Show (as competitor)
- Cosplay Masquerade (as competitor)
- Clara Cow’s Cosplay Cup Preliminaries (as competitor)
- Fandubbing Competition (as competitor)
- Karaoke Competition (as competitor)
Events you need to sign up at the convention:
- These will be announced at at later time point.
The sign-ups for the AMV-competition are closed! We will announce on our website and facebook page when the Sign-ups will open.
The sign-ups for the CAC competition are closed. We will announce on our website and Facebook page when the Sign-ups will open.
The Cosplay Fashion Show has been changed to the Masquerade. The sign-ups for the Masquerade are closed! We will announce on our website and Facebook page when the Sign-ups will open.
The sign-ups for the Karaoke competition are closed! We will announce on our website and Facebook page when the Sign-ups will open.
It’s possible there are some events for which you may need to pay an additional fee; if this is the case, it will be included in the event description.
The sign-ups for the Fandubbing competition are closed! We will announce on our website and facebook page when the Sign-ups will open.
No, this isn’t possible, even though there may be songs in the database of Soramimi Karaoke that aren’t connected to the Japanese (pop) culture.
Gopher Questions (9)
A gopher is a volunteer who will help us out during the convention by lending a hand or performing the different tasks assigned to them. Other than that a gopher must always be considerate and friendly to our visitors while being able to answer their questions at all times.
We are sorry to inform you that there is no guarantee for that. The first step after you registered as a gopher is filling in the gopher form that will be provided to you by our gopher manager. By assessing the submitted form it we will decide if you are qualify to be a gopher or not. Because there is a limit on the amount of gophers we can use on the convention we are incapable of accepting all applications. You are not guaranteed the ‘job’ by simply registering so please do not get angry at us when you are not accepted and you do not receive a refund after the convention.
After you have registered yourself as a gopher you will receive an e-mail from our gopher manager in which you will find an appendix that contains the gopher form. We expect you to completely and truthfully fill in the form before returning it to the gopher manager. By assessing all the handed in forms received, the gopher manager will then determine who will be accepted as a gopher and who will not. After these decisions have been made you will receive an e-mail from the manager that states if you are either approved or not. If you haven’t handed in your gopher form on time your application won’t be processed and will be rejected by default.
The minimum age to apply for helping out as a gopher is 16 years old. This is required from us by our insurance and is not open to debate. Everybody who applies as a gopher will be treated as an equal regardless of his or her age.
Yes, you will have to register and pay beforehand. This is to prevent gophers from gaining access to our convention without payment and then neglecting to do their tasks and jobs.
Breaking the rules as stated in the gopher manual or any other misconduct means we have the right to reject the refund you would normally receive after the convention is over. Don’t worry though, this rarely happens. What is most important to us is that you enjoy your time as a gopher and give it the best you can.
There will be one gopher meeting which will take place on Friday morning before the first shifts of Abunai! starts. The exact time and place will be provided to you at least a week in advance.
It’s okay if you can’t make to the gopher meeting, but we ask you to read the gopher manual thoroughly. It has all the important information that you are required to know as a gopher. If you have any questions, you can always mail the gopher management: firstname.lastname@example.org
Basically, gophers have the same choices as visitors have. You can find them on the accommodations page.
Maybe you can find the answer on the general gopher info page, or the FAQ on the forums. If not please send us your questions using our contact form, or ask around in the appropriate forum. You are sure to get an answer as soon as possible! We always try to answer our mails within the next five working days.
Location Questions (5)
The following are the opening hours for Abunai! 2016:
Friday: 14:00 – 03:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 03:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00
We will have the information available for you at the info desk at the convention. For now we advise you to check 9292ov.nl
The check in time at the hotel has not been announced yet (last year was 15:00).
No, all the parking spaces are free and there is plenty of parking space available at convention grounds.
Registration Questions (12)
Yes, you will, but reservations will be processed by NH Koningshof. They will process all hotel reservations in the order by which they are received; during this process they will contact you to confirm your order, or provide you with an alternative if the room type you requested is no longer available.
Actually, you can do that yourself! First you should log in on the registration page, go to ‘Registrations’, select Abunai! 2016 and click ‘Next’. After that, select the order you want to change (probably the one with your name, which is already selected) and click ‘Next’. In the following screen, select or deselect the options you want to change. Confirm the order by pressing ‘Next’ once again.
Now you have a new order. If it is a positive order, you will have to pay that order within the default time period. If it is a negative order and there are no other orders pending, we will refund the amount. We always try to process your refund within the next 10 work days. If you haven’t paid the original order yet, you can also select both orders and choose ‘merge’, merging both orders into one, leaving you with a single order you have to pay.
When changing registrations you have not paid yet, please keep in mind that the period in which you have to pay your ticket will remain based on the earliest registration. Changing your registration will NOT change the deadline for your payment.
You can check the status of the order at our registration page. After logging in, check the ‘Orders’ page. If the ‘Payment’ is equal to the ‘Amount’, then the order has been successfully processed. We always try to process your payment within the next 5-10 working days.
Unfortunately this is not possible unless you have a child with you or for medical reasons. If this is the case, please contact NH Koningshof directly to inquire about the additional costs and to request access to the ‘third bed’ option.
If you have booked a room at the NH Koningshof breakfast is included. The hotel does offer separate breakfasts on site. Please inform about this option at the hotel desk at the main entrance. Keep in mind that the breakfast is offered at the hotel of your stay.
You pay €19.00,- for a buffet diner. We also offer alternative options at our foodcourt.
There are no age restrictions, but visitors under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult with the minimum age of 18. It is possible however that there are some age-restricted events or areas at the convention site. The minimum age will be mentioned in the convention booklet for these events, and an age check will take place upon entering these events.
Please consult NH Koningshof for this.
Abunai! payments are processed by hand about once a week. But occasionally it takes a little while longer. You can always login on to the registration page to check the status of your order. If it still says pending your payment has yet to be processed, even if the money has already been transferred to our bank account.
If the status has been changed to registered; then your payment has been received and your ticket should have been sent to you by e-mail. There is a link to resend your ticket if you choose to view your registration. Please be sure to check your spam box/junkmail because occasionally tickets get stuck there.
If after 14 days your payment still hasn’t been processed, or you keep having problems receiving your ticket, please contact through the e-mail form on the website.
When you log into the registration page you can look at all your current orders. Here you have the option of merging all your current orders into one order. the system will send you a new email with a payment code for the combined order. please use that payment code.
We will manually cancel orders that are not paid for after two weeks to make certain limited options, like hotel rooms for example, available again to other customers. We will send you a reminder after which you have at least a week to pay for your order. If your order status on our site still reads “pending” and you have not received a reminder yet, your order is still valid and there is no need to make a new one.
Other Questions (2)
The exact opening hours will be announced in our convention booklet. Do keep in mind that the wardrobe will close at some point during the night, so you won’t be able to get to your bags during the night after the wardrobe is closed.
Please check the house rules. Not having any pockets does not mean you can take your bag or coat where others cannot. We advise you to sew some pockets into your cosplay if possible to prevent disappointments.