It is now possible to sign up for the Abunai! 2019: High Tech, Low Life Dance Competition! We’ve broadened the rules and it is now possible to enter with a J-Pop or K-pop act. You can now also enter in cosplay with a song that is not from the show/game/etc. you’re cosplaying! We look forward to seeing you dance on our main stage.
Attention cosplayers and AMV makers! We will open sign-ups for the following Abunai! competitions in the near-future:
- Cosplay Act Competition.
- Cosplay Runway Competition
- EuroCosplay Competition, Dutch preliminaries
- Dance Competition (formerly “Cosplay Dance Competition”)
- AMV Competition
- International AMV Competition
More information on each competition, including rules, will be announced shortly. Keep an eye on our website and social channels!
Update 12/05: — The following notice is provided by NH Koningshof directly —
NH Koningshof is fully booked. There are still single and double rooms available at NH Geldrop. Today is the last day you can send in the form to book your room at NH Geldrop. NH will process your Geldrop booking next week.
NH Koningshof accepts bookings through a form. The form is a Microsoft Excel file. If you do not own Microsoft Office, we suggest the following alternatives: Apache OpenOffice, Excel Online, LibreOffice.
All Abunai! 2019 room bookings are to be made using this procedure; NH Hotels has no special reserves for exceptions (including medical requirements).
The form needs to be filled in correctly. You do not need to fill in your credit card information. The NH Hotel team will try to call you as soon as your form is handled, to check your details and to get your credit card information.
We will share a link to the form and the e-mail address it needs to be sent to as soon as the hotel is ready to take bookings on May 1st, 20:00.
After you’ve e-mailed the form you can expect a call on May 1st between 20:00 and 24:00 or following days during office hours.
For more information such as room prices, please refer to Abunai! 2019: NH Koningshof Hotel Rooms General Information.
On May 1, 20:00 CEST/Amsterdam time NH Koningshof will start accepting bookings for hotel rooms. NH Koningshof is currently testing which booking method to implement. As soon as NH Koningshof finishes testing, we can and will announce how to book a room.
In the meantime this article will provide you with all currently available information.
You do not need a valid Abunai! 2019 ticket in order to book a room, though we highly recommend you don’t miss your chance to purchase your ticket to the Netherlands’ cheekiest convention through the Abunai! webshop.
NH Koningshof Room Prices
NH Koningshof has determined their room prices as follows. Please note that all bookings include access to the breakfast buffet at no extra cost.
|Room Type||Price per night,
if you stay
one night (ex. city tax)
|Price per night,
if you stay
two nights (ex. city tax)
|Single Room||€ 117,-||€ 95,-|
|Twin/Double Room||€ 129||€ 112,-|
|Single Room, Superior||€ 132,-||€ 110,-|
|Twin/Double Room, Superior||€ 144||€ 127,-|
|Double Room, Superior XL||€ 154||€ 137,-|
It is possible to book more nights than two. You need to book at least one night.
You can check-in at the reception desk by the main entrance from 15:00 onwards.
Credit Card Needed
NH Koningshof only allows rooms to be booked with a credit card. You cannot book a room through iDeal, Paypal or any other payment option. Please contact NH Koningshof directly if you have any questions regarding this matter.
You do not need a credit card in your own name to book a room. You can, for example, use a family member’s or friend’s credit card (with their permission). If you do not own a credit card, you can buy a prepaid credit card such as a Prepaid Mastercard or Money2Go to finish your booking.
As mentioned above, NH Koningshof is currently testing which booking method to implement for Abunai! 2019 rooms. As soon as NH Koningshof finishes testing, we will announce all available information on how to book a room.
The amount of people sleeping in a room may not exceed the amount of people on your reservation. Please note that NH Koningshof strictly enforces this rule as a matter of safety. Violating this rule will have serious consequences, including a fine.
A special chat room will open on May 1st from 19:30 until 20:30. Our customer services team will be of, well, service. However, please do keep in mind that the hotel room bookings are handled by NH Koningshof and as such we are unable to assist with all matters.
All questions related to the hotel rooms and the venue are to be directed to NH Koningshof. You can contact them by through e-mail (email@example.com).
Abunai! related question? Our friendly customer service staff is always happy to help. Kindly check our contact page for more information.
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.
Abunai! 2019: High Tech, Low Life is the sordid seventeenth edition of the Netherlands’ cheekiest convention.
Expect the unexpected, for the seventeenth edition of the Netherlands’ cheekiest convention is the wildest one yet. The theme for 2019 is Cyberpunk, and we’re going all-in.
Our three-day convention will be filled to the brim with both regular and LARP-themed events. Follow the white rabbit; dive deep into this dark, dystopian world.
Join us, if you dare… and desire.
Abunai! 2019: High Tech, Low Life will be held at NH Hotel Koningshof in Veldhoven (NL) from August 23 – 25 . Be sure to regularly check our page or social media channels for updates!
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!