Now available for your planning pleasure: the full program and schedule for Abunai! 2018: Tales of Kitsunia. Check them here:
We’ve updated our 2018 program with cosplay and video competitions. For more information on the freshly revealed competitions, please check the Abunai! 2018 Competition page. Please note that signing up for these competitions will be possible after the ticket sale opens.
More competitions will be revealed closer to the convention date.
Former winners of the Abunai AMV competition, Liquified (Dylan De Vos) and Kagacie (Nayton Telg) will host an AMV workshop. Two in fact: a one-on-one workshop on Friday and one workshop open for everyone on Saturday.
On Friday 17:00, for the first time ever at Abunai!, one lucky person will get a chance to edit with a professional editor to create their very own video. During this one-on-one workshop they will be working with the highly decorated MarikoAMV.
For 1.5 to 2 hours they will teach you the basics of editing from the very first cut of the clip to the final render. Afterwards your video will be shown at the end of the workshop. This could be the first step towards your editing career!
The one-on-one for Friday will require you to sign up for it as we will pick someone at random. If you wish to sign up for Friday, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “AMV Workshop 2017 (your name)” with the following information:
Anime of choice(preferred top three):
Music of choice (minimum of three options):
Motivation (does not impact the choice, we are simply interested why, this can be left blank):
Of course there will be a extensive library of anime and music already available but in case your pick is not there, we will do our best to obtain it in time.
If you are chosen you will be required to be on location an hour before the start of the workshop, which means on Friday you will have to miss part of the Abunai opening ceremony.
Sign ups are open until Wednesday 24:00.
On Saturday 11:00 they will explain to you what makes a good AMV, best ways to edit them, how to avoid the little mistakes and most importantly how to make your video stand out. They will also hold an anime quiz with cool prizes! Whether you’re new, have been editing for years or simply interested anyone is welcome.
For Saturday Kagacie & Liquified will pick someome from the crowd so if you wish to join on Saturday, swing by!
Listening to your community is important. You expressed valid concerns and based on community feedback the CMV competition has been rescheduled.
It will now take place next year. More information on the CMV competition sign-ups for Abunai! 2018 will become available after the 2017 edition in due time.
We thank our visitors for continously supporting us. If you have any more thoughts, feedbacks or concerns regarding the CMV competition, please reach out to email@example.com with ‘CMV Feedback’ in the subject line. Your input is greatly appreciated.
FanDubFans are shivering with anticipation to host the Fandubbing Compo at Abunai! 2017. In the fandubbing competition budding voice-actors can show off their acting skills and vocal prowess.
In 2016 they hosted the very first fandubbing competition at our convention. Check out the Abunai! 2016 Fandubbing Compo video featuring all entries for an impression!
Please check the Fandub Competition page for more information on the participation and submission rules.
Abunai! 2017 will host two video competitions for the cinematographically inclined, one familiar and one brand spanking new: the Anime Music Video (AMV) competition and our first ever Cosplay Music Video (CMV) competition. Sign-up sheets for these competitions are now open, get to it budding Spielbergs!
In the AMV competition you’ll deliver a video with animated footage of yours choice set to music of your choice. It can be comedic or serious, go wild! But not too wild, as nudity, gore, excessive violence and other content not suitable for minors is not allowed.
Despite the name, you can actually use footage from sources other than Anime. Confusing, we know. “Anime And Also Manga Stills, (Fan)art, Game Footage and Anything Else Japan Related Not Featuring Real People But Only In Moderation Competition” is just too long, unfortunately.
Unlike the AMV, the Cosplay Music Video Competition is exactly what you think it is. In the CMV competition you’ll produce a video featuring footage of one or more Cosplayers set to music.
Edit footage of a scared boy struggling to get into a robot to My Dad Sucks, a sport anime training montage to Push it to the Limit, or Yuri on Ice to Ice, Ice Baby. Or just film whoever doing whatever and put it to Attack on Titan’s Guren no Yumiya. Apparently everything goes with that song.
Is posing too little of an effort for you? Or perhaps you’re simply so comfortable with a character you might as well go the extra mile and act like them while you’re at it?
Say no more and sign up for the Cosplay Acting Competition at Abunai! 2017.
In our acting compo you’ll don a full costume and perform an act. Props and equipment are allowed in your act, but be sure to inform us in advance! Neither audio nor video are mandatory, feel free to design your act to your satisfaction. But please, keep it decent. Wouldn’t want to traumatize the children in the audience now do we?
The competition will be held Saturday August 26th. The winner takes home eternal glory and bragging rights. We reckon you can also put this victory on your resume if you’re planning to apply to acting school!
Do you feel like unleashing your inner Takeshi Kitano or Rinko Kikuchi? More information, rules, deadlines and sign-up sheet can be found at the Cosplay Acting Competition 2017 page.
Are you just starting out as a Cosplayer? Still a bit unsure on your costume or your wig? In need of some pointers to improve yourself?
That’s where the Hallway Competition at Abunai! 2017 comes in!
The Hallway Competition is a more informal competition in which the judges will give you tips on how to develop your costume into the best version possible. If this is your first competition ever, you’re in the running for a prize (to be announced later). However, everyone is free to enter for advice and tips.
It’s friendly, laid back and informative: perfect for the Cosplayer just starting their cos-career. The Hallway Competition is being held on Friday and Saturday. Judges will be announced at a later date.
Is this the competition for you? Please check out our Cosplay Hallway Competition Rules and Information page.
Are you up for a challenge? An international challenge at that? Abunai’s got you covered!
This year Abunai! 2017 will host the Dutch Preliminaries for EuroCosplay 2017.
EuroCosplay is exactly what it says on the tin: a Cosplay competition open to contestants all over Europe. Preliminaries will be held in their respective countries. This year Abunai! has the honour of hosting the preliminaries for contestants from The Netherlands.
The Dutch preliminaries will be held on Sunday August 27th, the final day of Abunai! 2017. The winner will go on to compete in the EuroCosplay 2017 Finals at the MCM London Comic Con. The finals are held in the last weekend of October. Be prepared to travel if you’re the lucky winner!
Feeling up to it? Please check out Eurocos 2017 Preliminaries Rules and Sign Up page for more information on eligibility and to get yourself one step closer to European CosGlory!