Abunai! Presents: Cyberpunk in Anime (16+)
The theme of this year’s convention is Cyberpunk, but what exactly is cyberpunk? What makes a work of fiction cyberpunk? Why is it a genre commonly associated with anime? What are some of the most famous anime examples? In this lecture, you’ll find out.
AMV 101: Beginners’ Course – AMV Netherlands
Ever wondered what it’s like to see an AMV competition from the front row? Or what it’s really like to be part of the world of AMV making? AMV Netherlands will explain what the true editing experience is like.
In this beginners’ course, AMV Netherlands will be going through the reasons behind AMV editing, the basics of editing and show you what losing hours of sleep really looks like. This year there will be a special guest, Marsepein, who will tell you about her experiences in editing, the community and what keeps her motivated to keep going. And as always there will be a short AMV quiz at the end of the lecture!
AMV 102: Advanced Course – AMV Netherlands
The best AMVs are known for their ability to showcase both the anime and the music to their full potential, but how do you achieve this? AMV Netherlands will be telling you how to turn your ideas into reality in this advanced course. You will learn the best ways to prepare for your video, the tips, and the tricks of editing. There will also be a live breakdown in which a prize-winning video will be analysed bit by to show you how it was put together. As always they will end their lecture with an AMV Quiz!
Cosplay on a Budget – The Scrappers of the Round Hovercraft
“In this world it’s important you have the right disguise for the right task, it can however get quite expensive to keep on getting new ones and K-credits still aren’t hackable.
We, the scrappers of the round hovercraft, will take you along during the build of one of our best disguises, both Scrapper Choribow and Sebacoraje will show you the best ways to construct disguises which won’t break your bank, answer questions and give you intel on resources to cheap materials from within the capital.
Gather information on how to construct props from just some pvc tubes and foam and make certain you will never run out of k-credits for your projects.
Scrapper Choribow and Sebacoraj”
Crossplay – ShioKuro
What do you do when you wish to cosplay your favourite character of another gender? Unsure where to start with crossplay? This is the perfect lecture for men, women and everyone in-between who wants to crossplay. From face and body makeup, to body language and posing, ShioKuro will guide you through it all!
Dungeon & Dragons: General – Sander
Dungeons & Dragons is getting more and more popular by the day. If you are wondering what it is about and how to start running a game with a group of friends, come to Friday’s DnD lecture by Sander! This lecture will cover the basics of the game and what other things you need to start uncovering dungeons and raiding a dragon’s treasure hoard and more!
Dungeon & Dragons: Dungeon Master – Sander
Every story needs a good antagonist, as does your Dungeons & Dragons campaign. In Sunday’s Dungeons & Dragons lecture for Dungeon Masters Sander will give the ins and outs of Dungeon Mastering and filling your campaign with dungeons with clever traps, lively NPCs and dangerous foes! Building a campaign, story structuring, preparing a session, building encounters, and how to get good at improvising will be discussed in this lecture!
Dungeon & Dragons: Players- Sander
Want to play Dungeons & Dragons but find character sheets confusing? Are you wondering what the difference is between a wizard and a sorcerer? Surprised why you suddenly have the urge to own hundreds of different dice sets? In Sander’s Saturday DnD lecture for Players you will be provided tips and tricks for being an awesome player without giving your Dungeon Master a headache. How to pick a character class, how to write your character’s background, and game- and roleplay and proper table etiquette will be amongst the topics discussed in this lecture!
Fan & Finance – Aniway
Being a fan can get expensive, but when is expensive too expensive? In this lecture we’ll be talking about how to be a financially responsible fan. From basic budgeting skills and money saving tricks to
advice on how to keep your collection under control – this lecture has you covered.
Foam Lecture – Roar and Clank Cosplay
Alex from Roar and Clank Cosplay will teach you how to use foam in your cosplay.
Gunpla: Q&A Session & Quiz – Gundam Mad
Ever wondered why Gundam is such a phenomenon in Japan? Want to know what all those cool giant robots and models are all about? Want to prove you have the best Mecha knowledge out there?
Join the Gundam lecture where noted Gundam seller Gundam Mad will introduce old fans and newcomers to the amazing world of Gunpla. Check out the different types of models firsthand and take part in a Q & A session. A Mecha quiz will also be held, where you can win some cool prizes.
Japan on a Budget – Kaj Schulten
Is traveling to Japan expensive? Statistics say Yes, but it doesn’t need to be! If you pay attention, calculate your expenses, and keep an eye out for special deals and bargains, visiting Japan can be done on a budget.
Kyaraben – Noriko Aoki (Tokyo Doll)
Kyaraben, a.k.a character bento, is a Bento style in which food is arranged to look like Anime characters. As a result of its popularity, edible anime characters appear in convenience stores, café menus and other food establishments in Japan. The lecture will tell you all about this newest food culture craze!
LEDs in Your Cosplay – CustomFX
LEDs are a perfect addition to give your cosplay that little bit extra. If you want to be the ‘sparkling’ center of attention at a convention like DCC, come and join CustomFX’s lecture and learn how to work with LEDs.
Have you always wanted to work with LEDs in your outfit or prop but have no idea where to start? What materials to use or how to connect and control your LEDs? During CustomFX’s lecture they will shed a (LED) light on these subjects. They will show you how to use LEDs in your outfit and what effects you can create with LEDs (instead of just on/off). They will also lift the veil on some technical stuff which we will explain in a way that anyone can understand. In short they will teach you how to get the most out of working with LEDs in your cosplay.
Custom FX specializes in custom made LED solutions. This can vary from interactive lighting in you own home to LEDs in props and outfits. They’re very enthusiastic about the use of LEDs and are looking forward to sharing their enthusiasm and knowledge with you in order to realize your LED wishes.
Performing on Stage – Farore Cosplay and AlexisAshnew
Making a cosplay act is a lot of fun, but how are you going to stand out? Laura and Charlie will discuss everything from scriptwriting to how to look confident on stage. Are you interested? The duo hopes to see you at their lecture!
Photography 101 – Core Focus Photography
Always wanted to take better pictures? Know what setting to use instead of the green square (automatic mode)? How to get the best composition? And how to stop fighting with all the other (impossible) settings on your camera? How to simply start taking pictures in the manual mode and get good pictures at the same time? Come and join Core Focus Photography’s interactive lecture in which you will learn lots of tips and tricks (basically the fun part) in order to take better pictures.
By showing you different examples you’ll be able to easily spot where things can go wrong when taking a picture. No difficult technical talk, just plain and understandable language and lots of examples to help you improve as a photographer. You ask, they help. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have, that’s what they’re here for. If you’re interested in any of Core Focus Photography’s works, please check their website www.corefocusphotography.com.
Photographer vs. Model – Core Focus Photography
Do you want to learn how to make the most of a photo shoot as either a cosplayer or photographer? At a convention you don’t always have the time to do an extensive photo shoot. You have to be able to set up a shoot quick and easily. You don’t want to look back on a shoot only to conclude that you missed some essential things. How can you make sure you that you end up with amazing photos at the end of a shoot?
During this lecture Core Focus Photography offers you loads of tips and tricks that will help you make every photo shoot successful. Can it really be that easy? Yes. With their tips you can’t go wrong. You can use these tips either as a model or as a photographer. Join this lecture and make every photo shoot into a success. If you’re interested in other workshops, please check out their website: www.corefocusphotography.com.
Sci-fi Manga and Anime – Aniway
Who doesn’t love some good science-fiction? This lecture will take you on a tour of the manga and anime side of the genre. Whether you’re looking for some recommendations or want to prepare for the quiz later this weekend, this is the lecture for you!
SFX Demo – Begona F. Martin
Begona F. Martin, known as Shirak in the Cosplay community, is not only a judge this Abunai! edition, she will also host an SFX demonstration. As an SFX artist she’s
worked in several productions and TV shows, including the BBC. In October 2018, she was awarded a $1000 award by Greg Nicotero (creator of the zombies in The Walking Dead) – Legends of Creature Design scholarship, and also a $1000 award for the Ve Neil (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands) scholarship contest the same year, to be redeemed at Cinema Makeup School and broaden her skills in makeup and prosthetics.
The Sword of the Samurai – The Samurai Workshop
In this lecture you will learn about the history, craftsmanship and myths of the Japanese sword. For visual reference you will see real and authentic Japanese swords, tools, and materials.
Videography – Geek Time
Videography is gaining popularity, so GeekTime thought: why not help you a little bit?
Angela & Corné make convention videos for their Youtube channel GeekTime! They’ve been doing this for four years already and have started giving tips and tricks to others.In this lecture they’ll tell you about gear, editing mayhem, copyrighted music and everything else that comes with videography. It’s more than just holding a camera! Feel free to ask them all your questions too. They’ll try to answer the best we can!