Roderick Leeuwenhart presented his newest book today. Pindakaas & Sushi 3 follows protagonist Marle’s (mis)adventures after her trip to Japan and her struggle to survive the first year of her Japanese Studies while trying to repair her broken friendships.
Fittingly, the presentation was held at SieboldHuis, a museum dedicated to all things Japanese. The book will officially launch the 19th of February.
Can’t wait that long? Be sure to like the Abunai! Facebook page and keep an eye out for a certain post! Who knows, maybe you’ll be one of the first to find out how the story ends…
Author Roderick Leeuwenhart is no stranger to Abunai!. He can usually be found in the dealer room and occasionally on stage as a lecturer. He will also attend the convention. Tickets for Abunaicon 2017 will go on sale shortly, be sure to follow us on social media for the latest developments. Don’t waste the opportunity to get your copy of Pindakaas & Sushi signed!
More information on Leeuwenhart and Pindakaas and Sushi can be found on the official Uitgeverij Leeuwenhart website.
The lights are hanging in the Christmas tree. Some last minute shopping is being done. And we as Abunai! have a present for you:
Douglas has decided to make a special movie together with Abunai! this Christmas. It is his final work for Abunai! So please enjoy this holiday special by his hand by clicking the link below. It’s going to be a Christmas to remember!
Merry Christmas and we hope to see all at Abunai 2017: A History in the Making!
This weekend, from October 7th til October 9th, you can find us at Nishicon in Almelo. You can find our stand in the Amadeus Room section of the Dealer Room. Feel free to visit us if you have any questions about our convention or organization, if you’re interested in helping out Abunai! as a volunteer, or if you simply fancy a chat. We’ll also be hosting a competition at our stand, where you can win an all-weekend VIP Ticket for Abunai! 2017!
The AMV competition of Abunai! 2016: Beyond the Stars was a great success. The playing field was very strong once again and everyone clearly put a lot of effort into making their AMV. Unfortunately, we also experienced severe technical difficulties that were impossible to fix on short notice, resulting in severe framerate drops and the “Blue Lines of Death”. Though it was outside of our control at that moment, we felt terrible about what happened. Terrible for the audience that was hoping on a great show, but even more so for the editors that spent much of their time on their AMV and were excited for being able to watch it in our Main Stage, only to see it butchered during the show by technical issues.
To make it up to all of them somewhat, we have constructed a list of all competitors with links to their AMV’s on YouTube in the order that they were played on the convention, so you can relive our AMV competition show at home. The list is not yet complete, as some AMV’s have yet to be uploaded on YouTube by their editors. Please contact us if a missing AMV has been uploaded and we’ll add them to the list.
NB: The Abunai! Foundation is only providing links to this content and is neither owning, hosting nor moderating the AMVs. If any problems arise with a particular AMVs, please contact the AMV’s creator, which is usually its uploader.
Some of you might still feel out of this world, but sadly Abunai! 2016: Beyond the Stars is over. We would like to thank everyone who assisted in the preparation and execution of our festival. We have no final numbers yet, but over 4800 unique visitors have visited Abunai! It was a hot weekend of course, but we hope everyone had a good time despite the heat.
We’ve received a lot of both positive and constructive feedback during and after the weekend. If you still have some feedback about this year’s convention, suggestions for improvement or new ideas you’d love to see, feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meanwhile we’re already making preparations for next year’s Abunai! which will once again be held at NH Koningshof from Friday August 25th till Sunday August 27th. The theme for 2017 will be all about Samurai, Geisha and the Bushidō, bringing you both martial arts and a trip through history. We hope to see you all again next year at our 15th edition: Abunai! 2017: History in the Making!
Abunai is almost here! Starting Thursday we will be busy building up and running the convention. This means that all our staff members will be on location and quite busy, therefore it will be difficult to answer e-mails or social media messages we receive in a timely manner. This will remain to be the case until Monday. We hope that you’ll understand this and we will be back on Tuesday to answer all your questions.
Also, starting Thursday, our online ticket registrations will be closed and the only option will be to buy a ticket at the convention at the door. Bear in mind though that Saturday tickets are completely sold out (both online and at the door!) and are no longer available. However we still have enough tickets for Friday and Sunday available.
Prepare for trouble! And make that double! Or rather: make that fivefold.
Pokémon Go Players who visit Abunai! this weekend will notice that the NH Koningshof venue holds no less than FIVE Pokéstops on site. In addition there is a Gym just outside the NH Koningshof entrance.
We have some good news regarding this situation, but also a word of warning…
We’re expecting a lot of visitors at Abunai! and the hallways are going to be quite crowded. So please be watchful of your surroundings at all times and pay attention to where you’re going, or where other people might be going.
Also: don’t be an obstacle. When you do spot a Pokémon, don’t stop in the middle of the hallway, but stay to the side and as much as the main corridors as possible as not to obstruct your fellow visitors. Stewards are in charge of crowd control and will keep an eye out as well, to keep the hallways from crowding up.
There are two Pokéstops at two very busy locations (the intersection between the yellow and blue zones which is always crowded, and at the entrance of the Food Court), however please try to avoid standing still here; instead take the stairs for example: you’ll find the same Pokéstop at the next floor as well.
Now for the good news:
Abunai! will be setting up lures at the Pokéstops in the inner gardens and near the Abdijbar at regular intervals. Make sure to check your app regularly, because we won’t be announcing at which times, although we’ll try to plan this as much when our Events Schedule is less crowded..
The weather forecast shows us that it is going to be extremely warm during the weekend of Abunai! It is possible that we will reach 30 degrees on Friday. Therefore we advise you to plan accordingly. Please make sure you have plenty of water with you. Items like a sun hat or cap might be a good idea to prevent getting a heat stroke while waiting in line before the convention opens.
As an additional measure NH Koningshof will arrange a water tap point outside where running water can be tapped. This will be free of charge. There will be some plastic cups, but try to bring your own (refillable) water bottle if possible.
This point will be located on the grass field outside the food court (approximately; the exact location will be determined on site).
The following information is important for everyone attending Abunai! 2016: beyond the stars.
As per our rules you are required to have some form of identification on you when entering the convention grounds.
This year however we will be checking your ID at the check-in.
To make sure this extra check goes smoothly, we ask you to please make sure you have your passport, driver’s license or ID card ready when you go up to the register.
This heads-up is also meant for visitors that have different names on their ticket then on their ID. As per our rules your ticket is invalid when it does not match your ID.
You can however still edit the name on your registration, even if you already paid via the ticket registration system, by going to registrations and then click on “edit address” as shown in the screenshot below.