Calligraphy by Ambaran Art
Ambaran will be hosting a calligraphy workshop in which you can create a piece of traditional Japanese style art. Make art out of a word using a brush and ink, and try writing the characters in the most beautiful way possible. No Japanese language skills required.
Cosplay Acting by Michael Addink
Cosplay and acting. Two different arts that work perfectly well together! This workshop will get you steamed up and ready to jump into the skin of your favorite characters. In this workshop you get a lesson from a graduated actor and cosplayer. You will improvise and research on the premises. It is open for everyone, with or without acting experience.
Cosplay Make-up by Arulithia
Are you a novice cosplayer, still new to the topic of make-up and wonder how other cosplayers work out their looks so splendidly? Then come to this workshop! Arulithia introduces you to the basics of cosplay make-up, from applying foundation to covering and light contouring. You will be provided with a set of techniques for both male and female characters. Making eyes appear larger and covering eyebrows for redrawing will no longer be a miracle after this lecture.
Crossplay by Gryphinic and Jaselant
Ever wanted to cosplay a character from a different gender than your own, but never knew how to? Or perhaps you just want to improve your skill? Gryphinic and Jaselant will teach you how to crossplay: the art of cosplaying a character of the opposite gender. How to cosplay a woman if you’re a man and vice versa? Gryphinic and Jaselant have about seven years of cosplay and crossplay experience. They will teach you how to pose, how to use binders or fillers and how to use makeup, all in order to enhance your crossplay experience.
Dance Lesson by Super Golden Events
All hyped up, but can’t wait for the party to start? Super Golden Events got you covered. They’re back at Abunai! this year with a dance marathon. It’s like playing Just Dance in real life, with 10 times as many people, at the same time! If you’d like to participate you can drop by and copy the dance instructors, no dancing skills required. This year’s marathon will be a selection of Vocaloid, J-Pop, K-Pop and Parapara dances.
Fandub by FanDubFans
Ever wondered what it’s like being a voice actor for an animation? Always wanted to make your own fandub but not sure how to start? Wonder no more, FanDubFans are here to show you how it’s done in this workshop.
Geek-art by SeaPanda Mako
Get creative and make your own pixel art with iron beads! Make items from your own imagination or based on characters from Pokémon, Super Mario, Legend of Zelda, and so on. SeaPanda Mako will be there to help and answer any questions you may have. All your creations will be ironed for you to take them home afterwards. Bring your friends along, and get creative together!
Gundam Speed Build by GundamMad
Ever fancied building a Gundam Model? Been there, done that and think you’re the fastest there is? Come along to the Gunpla speed build a find out! There will be prizes for the fastest builder and even bigger prizes for people with the best imagination. Every attendee will get a free kit afterwards.
Iai: Samurai Workshop by Jeffrey Ching
Handling a Japanese sword is a life-long journey of training and study. Take your first baby samurai steps in this Iai 101 class on how to draw, use and resheath a Japanese sword. This training will be done with wooden training swords and a sheath. For more information please visit www.thesamuraiworkshop.com. Please note that signing up beforehand is required to attend this workshop.
Kanzashi by Dapfie
Always wanted to make Japanese hair ornaments known as Kanzashi, but never knew how to? Despair no longer! Come and craft Kanzashi and continue to make more at home with the instructions provided. Signing up is required beforehand, the attendance fee is €3.
Kyaraben by Noriko Aoki (Tokyo Doll)
Kyaraben, a.k.a character bento, is a Bento style in which food is arranged to look like Anime characters. In this workshop you will learn how to make your own authentic Kyaraben from a Japanese woman. Please make sure that your outfit is suitable for preparing food. Signing up is required beforehand, the attendance fee is €11.
Learning Japanese by Aisatsu
Tired of relying on English subtitles? Join this lecture and start learning Japanese! Aisatsu teaches you the basics of Japanese grammar. They also cover introducing yourself, counting to 10 and more; such as Hiragana and Katakana. Aisatsu welcomes all students with open arms, no previous knowledge is required to attend.
LED Animations by Custom FX
Always wanted to know how to control LED’s using an Arduino microcontroller? Core Focus Photography has a hands-on introduction workshop on LED Animations that teaches you exactly that. No programming knowledge or skills are required to participate. Signing up is required beforehand, the attendance fee is €10.
Live Photo Shoot by Core Focus Photography
In this workshop Core Focus Photography tackles everything you have always wanted to know regarding live photography. During a live photo shoot, you get the chance to ask questions regarding photo shoots, camera’s, lighting, settings, posing and more.
Lucky Stars by Marjet from MostCutest.nl
Lucky Stars are a symbol of luck in Japan. In this workshop Marjet from MostCutest.nl will teach you to make them by using special lucky star paper. At the end of the workshop you will get a jar to put the small and puffy stars you made in. Keep them as decoration or give them to someone special as a gift.
Maneki Neko by Wendy Aalderink
Maneki Neko is the cute beckoning lucky cat you will find in front of most stores and restaurants in Japan. In this workshop you will make your own Maneki Neko sculpture with clay. Go wild with colours and sculptures – the only limit is your creativity! After the workshop they will be baked and available for pick-up at the info desk.
Schets Sessie 2.0 by Robin Keijzer
Schets Sessie 2.0 will be hosting several drawing workshops featuring a live model. Their panel of experienced artists will guide you through the process of sketching a model. Drawing experience is not required and materials will be provided for you.
Needle Felting by Oranda no Panda
Needle felting is a new and popular trend in the Japanese craft scene. Three-dimensional objects are sculpted with the use of a felting needle and unspun wool. Join Oranda no Panda’s walk-in workshop to make your very first needle-felt plushy!
Onigiri Workshop by Taji
Japanese sushi chef Taji will be hosting an onigiri workshop. Onigiri are rice balls wrapped in seaweed, often shaped like a triangle. In this step-by-step workshop Taji will show you how to make good onigiri. After the workshop you can lunch with the onigiri you created. Signing up is required beforehand, the attendance fee is €8. This workshops has room for 36 people max.
Origami Beginner by Maurice Pots
Want to fold some origami, but not sure how to start? That’s what this beginners workshop is for. Here you will be provided with basic and simple origami designs to get you started with this amazing hobby.
Origami Advanced by Maurice Pots
Know how to fold origami, but getting bored by the lack of challenge? Then come join the advanced origami workshop! More intricate and difficult designs will be ready to be folded.
Othello Workshop by Jan de Graaf
Othello, also known as Reversi, takes a minute to learn but a lifetime to master. This strategic board game has its roots in ancient China and Japan. Come to the Othello workshop to learn the basics of this tactical game.
Papercraft Workshop by Melissa van den Hoogen
Another Abunai!, another papercraft workshop! This year there will be new papercraft models to choose from for crafters of all experience levels. Starting crafter and experienced crafters, come grab some scissors and glue and let your imagination run loose!
Parapara Workshop by Super Golden Events
Super Golden Events will teach you ‘parapara’, the dance style known from Japanese night clubs. It is mostly danced on the happy and energizing music called ‘Eurobeat’ and consists of simple sidesteps combined with energetic arm movements. Every song comes with it’s own routine, parapara is designed to be easy and fun! During this workshop they will get you started on the basics of parapara and teach you a few fun routines!
Pepakura Workshop by Deamon Cosplay
Is your crafting level is over 9000? Then show it off by making your own Pepakura Super Saiyan hair! On Saturday afternoon, you are able to go all out at the Pepakura workshop. Deamon Cosplay, who excels in building huge Pepakura props, will be hosting this beginner friendly-workshop, that will help everyone get started with paper crafting.
Programming LEDs with Custom FX Library by Core Focus Photography
Core Focus Photography teaches programming LEDs with a specific tool: the Custom FX Library. In this workshop they help you discover how easy it is to create your own LED animations using the Custom FX Library.
SFX Make-up Workshop by CosplayClues
Always wanted to know how to make nasty wounds, scars and bruises? In this workshop CosplayClues will be giving tips and tricks to really bring your SFX make-up to life. During the workshop participants will be working with well-known high quality products from Mehron.
Shogi by Henk Haaksma
Shogi may look similar like chess, but there are some major differences. For example, the pieces you capture in Shogi are added to your own army. Want to learn more on these differences? Then come the Shogi workshop and be taught all the rules of this exciting game.
Sprite Cross Stitch by Melissa van den Hoogen
In the Sprite Cross Stitch Workshop where you will be taught how to stitch your very own sprite. It can be daunting for a beginner, but worry not! If you are unable to finish your sprite during the workshop, you can take the materials home with you to finish stitching it.
Sushi Workshop by Taji
Japanese sushi chef Taji will be hosting a workshop in which you create your own sushi. All prepared sushi will be shared with among all participants. Some of Taji’s signature item will be shown and you will never forget the magnificent taste! This workshop is also vegetarian friendly. Signing up is required beforehand, the attendance fee is € €11. On Friday there is room for 36 people max, on Saturday there’s room for 40 people max.
Wake Up Martial Arts by Edo Slui (Aikido Ando school)
Aikido — “the way of harmonious energy” — is a philosophy and a physical discipline. Aikido was developed in the early 1900s by Morihei Ueshiba. Aikido — “the way of harmonious energy” — is both a philosophy and a physical discipline. It is a relatively recent martial art, developed in the early 1900s by Morihei Ueshiba. Aikido can seem almost magical at first, but it’s really movement that makes Aikido so effective. The teachers of Ando; Edo and Anne Slui have done training with Steven Seagal, Christian Tissier, and now Yoshimitsu Yamada sensei. Join their class at Abunai! and find your inner power.
Writing Yonkoma by AniWay
You think you’re funny? Time to put your comedic skills to the test in this workshop where you’ll write a four panel comic, also known as yonkoma. The base of a funny yonkoma is a good script and that’s where the focus of this workshop lies.
Wig Workshop by Fay Jun
Are you ready to go on an epic adventure? Hop onto FayJun’s spaceship and embark to the planet of weft hair extensions. Arm yourself with hairspray and scissors to battle the stray hairs. Defy gravity to impress Weftian Royalty, and become a knight of Wig styling. During this workshop you are free to try your hand at wig styling. Aside from the available dummies, you are free to bring your own wig. Your two captains will be available for troubleshooting, questions, holding hair or helping you smell our products.
Yakitate Abunai! by Robin Snippe
Melon Pan is a typical sweet Japanese bread. In this workshop our experienced bakers will show you how this special type of bread is made. Come join the Yakitate Abunai! and learn how to make this bread and how it tastes – by eating it afterwards! Signing up is required beforehand, the attendance fee is €6.