Please read the message below carefully, as it contains information about:
– the opening date and time of Abunai!’s Ticket Sales
– a small change in the hotel reservation process
(a Dutch version of this news message can be found here)
The start of this year’s ticket sales have been delayed considerably due to various reasons. The main reason being of course the change in hotel reservations, which is now being done by NH Koningshof (you can read about this HERE); the situation required some technical changes, but also a new procedure to be set up with NH Koningshof.
Now that these things are in their final stage, we can safely announce the opening date and time for our online ticket booth. This year the online ticket sales for Abunai! 2016: “Beyond the stars” will open on Wednesday May 11th at 20:00 o’clock.
We’ve already opened up the registration page, so that you can get more information on the available options, as well as the prices for 2016.
The second part of this announcement covers the hotel room procedure. Previously we announced that you would receive a hotel reservation form automatically after completing payment on your ticket sales. However this would disadvantage visitors who can’t pay right away, as well as foreign visitors (since our only instant payment option at the moment is iDeal, which is exclusive to the Netherlands).
We’ve decided to change the moment the reservation form is sent. Instead of sending it after completing your payment, the reservation form will now be sent to you when you place your ticket reservation (regardless of whether it is paid immediately or not). We believe this change to be more fair and an improvement for the overall process.
We are getting a lot of requests from people trying to sell their ticket to someone else or people who’ve purchased a ticket from someone else. Please take note that tickets are bound by name, but that altering the administration, in particular of a partial purchase (i.E.: “I want to transfer only my Sunday Ticket, and keep the rest”) takes time. As we are in the final moments before the convention begins, we won’t have time to assist in this anymore and have no choice but to refer to our terms and conditions in this, in which is stated that transferring a registration (or part thereof) to a new owner is only possible up to a week before Abunai! starts. As such we can no longer accept and process these requests.
Today the last remaining tickets for Sunday August 30th were sold, meaning that both the Saturday and Sunday tickets are now officially sold out. These options are no longer available for purchase. It is also not possible to purchase these tickets at the door.
There are still some Friday tickets left, however there is a chance they will be sold out as well before the convention starts. If you are planning on visiting on Friday, we recommend you make a reservation in our online ticket booth beforehand, which you can pay upon check-in.
Heads-up for everyone who did not register for a Sunday ticket yet: Ticket sales for the Sunday are nearing it’s sold-out point. If you did not get your ticket yet, don’t wait too long!
If a day gets sold out you won’t be able to buy tickets at the door for that day either. So if you want to be ensured access to the convention, do reserve your tickets online now!
Following our previous announcement, the Saturday ticket sales really sky rocketed and are now officially sold out.
We are of course very happy to hear that so many people want to attend Abunai!, but unfortunately there is also a downside. If you did not acquire a Saturday ticket (whether paid or reserved) yet, it will not be possible to get one anymore, not by online registration and not at the door. Of course, you are still more than welcome to visit us on Friday or Sunday.
Heads-up for everyone who did not register for a ticket yet: Ticket sales for the Saturday are nearing it’s sold-out point, and with this also “All Weekend” tickets. If you did not get your ticket yet, don’t wait too long!
If a day gets sold out you also won’t be able to get tickets at the door for that day (including “All Weekend” tickets which of course include that day). So if you want to be ensured access to the convention, do reserve your tickets online now!
Our online ticket booth will reopen tomorrow (Saturday) at 2 o’clock in the afternoon (14:00).
At this moment all sleeping accommodations are reserved and thus we will not be offering a new batch of hotel rooms when the ticket booth reopens. Although we have no plans for it now it’s still possible that a third round of hotel room sales will take place, provided enough rooms free up again (for example through unpaid reservations, double bookings or cancellations).
In case an additional round of sales does take place, we will announce this on our website, however we do not expect this to happen within at least a month; visitors without a hotel room are recommended to look for alternative places to sleep. We have listed some on our site, which can be found here: https:/www.abunaicon.nl/
For people whose hotel room has been cancelled after a payment was made: your refund will be processed this week. Should you not have received your refund by June 9th: please contact us with your registration details so we can investigate the issue.
Due to recent events we’ve also decided to expand the 14 day payment period for open reservations, starting now. That means you’ll get a payment reminder after one week for any unpaid items, and that your order will be cancelled if it is still unpaid after the second week.