Are you organizing a cosplay meet-up at Abunai! 2019 and would you like to reach even more cosplayers? Add your meet-up to our Cosplay schedule now:
Abunai! wants you! Yes, you. We’re currently looking for gophers and stewards to help us out at Abunai! 2019. You can sign-up as either gopher or steward when purchasing your ticket. After you’ve volunteered at the convention, your ticket will be refunded. Sign up now through our web shop.
On April 18, 20:00 CEST/Amsterdam time the ticket sale for Abunai! 2019: High Tech, Low Life opens. NH Koningshof will start accepting bookings for hotel rooms on May 1st. The exact time of the hotel room sale will be announced shortly.
Here’s everything you need to know to make sure you obtain tickets to attend the Netherlands’ cheekiest convention.
Eindhoven, Sector VH-117 aka King’s Court. The Near-Future.
The Abunai! Festival will once again mark the end of the summer. However, Direktor Mar-K of megacorp NSI has a vision for the much beloved get-together. A cold vision of regulated “fun”. A mysterious hacker known only as the Phantom Fox has vowed to to stop him, to make sure the festival stays true to its free fun roots. Will you join his cause? Or would you rather see Mar-K’s goal succeed? Or simply join the merchants to cruise along and rake in huge profits from the good vs. evil chaos!
Abunai! 2019: High Tech, Low Life is a unique immersive experience that’ll offer the best of both worlds. Mixing our cozy convention with crazy Cyberpunk-themed live action role-playing, the sordid seventeenth edition of the Netherlands’ cheekiest convention is sure to be the wildest one yet.
Follow the white rabbit; dive deep into this dark, dystopian world.
- Enjoy workshops, panels, lectures, competitions, shows, and activities
- Sing and dance to concerts, karaoke, and discos
- Make your wallet cry in the Dealer Room
- Visit the Main Street Market and its artist alley.
- Win or lose in the Game Room
- Stimulate your eyes and ears in the Video Room
- Find optional quests to thrill and reward you in the Main Street
- Create your own character and join one of three factions
In the months leading to the convention we’ll reveal our program and more information on the LARP experience, such as in-story content and a player’s guide. In the meantime, please consult our Interactive Interactive Live Action Role-Playing Experience FAQ for more information.
Abunai! 2019 will be held at NH Koningshof hotel and conference center, located in Veldhoven. The convention takes place from Friday the 23rd of August until Sunday the 25th. For more information on the venue and how to get there, please visit our Plan Your Trip section.
Once the ticket sale opens, you can buy your ticket through our webshop.
You can pay for your ticket(s) using iDeal, Bancontact, or PayPal. Door pricing will come in effect two weeks before the start of the convention (August 9). We will sell tickets at our door during the convention, provided we have not sold out.
|Friday||€ 23,-||€ 33,-|
|Saturday||€ 39,-||€ 49,-|
|Sunday||€ 26,-||€ 36,-|
|Friday + Saturday||€ 53,-||€ 63,-|
|Saturday + Sunday||€ 56,-||€ 66,-|
|Friday + Sunday||€ 40,-||€ 50,-|
|Friday, Saturday, Sunday (All Weekend)||€ 59,-||€ 69,-|
A special chat room will open at the start of the ticket sale. From 19:30 until 20:30 our visitor services team will help you as best as they can with any questions you may have.
We’re proud to present the official artwork for Abunai! 2019: High Tech, Low Life. Howling Riot, manga and art studio extraordinaire, truly graced us with a piece of art. Is this Cyberpunk or what?! The talented artists incorporated several elements of our new interactive live-action roleplaying experience in our poster for you to find. We’ll be revealing which elements and what they stand for soon, but we’re quite sure that if you’ve seen the Abunai! 2018 ending ceremony you’re already quite informed.
For more information on Howling Riot, please check the Howling Riot website, like the Howling Riot Facebook, follow the Howling Riot Instagram, tweet to the Howling Riot Twitter, and subscribe to the Howling Riot YouTube channel.
As you may know, over the convention weekend we have tracked the walking distances of several of our crewmembers in order to find out what the total distance would be that has been walked by our entire crew.
During the closing ceremony we announced a very impressive score for this distance, but that score was only the intermediate count used for the competition. Because well after everyone had left our crew was still working very hard on cleaning up the convention, which involves a lot more walking. And several crewmembers even kept working, and walking, on Monday.
Counting up all the extra kilometers from Sunday evening and Monday we have a final count for out total walking distance that we want to share. The total distance our crew walked during the weekend is 8034,95 kilometers. To put that into perspective: that is about the distance from our convention grounds to Beijing.
We are very proud of this impressive feat and want to thank all our volunteers for their hard work and dedication throughout the weekend.
Abunai! 2018: Tales of Kitsunia is just around the corner! Starting Wednesday August 22nd we will be busy getting the convention up and running. This means that all our staff members will be occupied and we will be unable to answer e-mails or social media messages in a timely manner.
Also, starting Thursday (August 23), our online ticket registrations will be closed. You’ll only be able to buy tickets at the door, subject to availability.
We will remain occupied until next Tuesday (August 28), as we’ll clean up and break down the convention on Monday. We thank you for your understanding and patience. We’ll be back next Tuesday to answer all your questions and respond to your feedback!
Introducing our Abunai! 2018: Tales of Kitsunia cosplay guest: Linny l’a Vanté! (For Dutch, see below / Voor Nederlands, zie onder).
“Hello my name is Linny,
I’m a costume designer and cosplayer from The Netherlands. You can find me in all kinds of creative worlds, like fantasy fairs or comic book conventions. Making costumes is my passion and I love cosplays and original design equally. I visited my first convention in 2015, but I was already familiar with the world of original designs since 2008, so I already had some experience and crafting skills before I started cosplaying.
Before I knew it I was pushing myself to try out new things and conquer various challenges, just to get my costume ready for the next event. Which can be difficult sometimes, since I’m quite a perfectionist. My favorite thing to make are corsets, I just love them. My project are usually an excuses to make a new corset.
As you can read costumes and cosplays are my greatest passion and just can’t live without them.”
“Hallo ik ben Linny,
Ik ben een kostuum ontwerpster en cosplayer uit Nederland. Ik ben te vinden in verscheidene creatieve werelden, van fantasy fairs tot comic book conventies. Het ontwerpen en maken van kostuums is mijn passie, dit geldt zowel voor cosplays als original designs. Mijn eerste bezoek aan een cosplay conventies was in 2015, maar ik ben al sinds 2008 actief in de fantasy wereld waar ik al veel ervaring en crafting skills heb opgedaan.
Voordat ik het wist was ik bezig om elke keer iets nieuws en uitdagends te maken voor het volgende kostuum dat ik wilde dragen op een evenement. Dit kan nog wel eens lastig zijn aangezien ik heel erg perfectionistisch ben. Het maken van korsetten is wat ik het liefste doe. Mijn projecten zij dan ook vaak een excuus om een nieuw korset te maken.
Zoals je kan lezen is het maken van kostuums en cosplays mijn grootste passie. Ik zou niet weten hoe ik zonder mijn kostuums en cosplays zou moeten leven!”
We’re keeping Abunai! 2018 as cool as possible. This year in addition to the event rooms, the Dealer Room (Beneluxzaal) and Main Stage (Kempenzaal) will be climate controlled. Both areas will be approx. 10 degrees cooler than the outside temperature. This will help with the heat, but don’t forget to drink water often!
Purchase your Abunai! 2018: Tales of Kitsunia ticket between Friday July 27 and Thursday August 23 for a chance to win a Wacom Intuous tablet. Everyone who purchased a ticket before this date is also eligible!
What you waiting for? Buy your ticket now: Abunai! ticket booth.
Abunai! 2018 Tablet Competition Rules:
1. The prize is one (1) Wacom Intuous Comic Tablet. This prize cannot be exchanged for other prizes or money.
2. This contest will run from Friday July 27 until and including Tuesday August 23. Everyone who purchased a ticket before these dates is also eligible.
3. You enter the contest by purchasing a ticket for Abunai! 2018: Tales of Kitsunia for any day, any combination of days.
4. The winner will be chosen at random. Restitution is not possible.
Important notice! We’ve noticed many people haven’t paid for their tickets yet. However, we’ve also noticed that tickets are selling hot and fast! Meaning, we will soon commence the first great purgeTM of unpaid tickets.
Bought your ticket months ago and haven’t paid yet? Set aside part of your next paycheck, and guarantee yourself of a ticket – because next Friday (July 27), we’ll purge the first batch of unpaid tickets!
Don’t break our kokoro, come visit Abunai! 2018: Tales of Kitsunia. Complete your registration now by paying your ticket through our ticket booth.