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Hi i'm new here and thinking to come to AnimeCon NL

Posted: September 10th, 2013, 10:35 pm
by TorukoJin
Hi how is everyone? ^^

My name here is TorukoJin, i'm from London, UK ^^ Many of you who have been to a certain anime convention elsewhere in NL (in Enidhoven) will know who i am ^^ I'm the cosplayer who cosplays as Giovanni, the boss of Team Rocket from Pokémon ^^ (orange suit)

Now, i've never been to AnimeCon NL and when i've heard it has moved to the World Forum in the Hague, i thought i will try and come to this Anime Convention because it seems really awesome!

I need to know a bit of information, i am thinking to drive in my car from the UK to NL via the harwich-hoek van holland ferry. How long does it take to drive from hoek van holland to the World Forum?

I have researched and i know the routes to take, but also i would like to know when registration opens, do you get to get a hotel room at the same time? I want to stay at the Novotel of course but i found that parking in the car park at the World Forum will cost me €25 a day :/ Now, i looked and there seems not to be a car park for the Novotel itself? I don't know how much that car park will cost but if anyone knows where around the area of the World Forum there is a cheaper car park or somewhere to park for free(gratis parkeren)?

Other than all these issues and headaches i really want to come to AnimeCon 2014 and i hope someone can help me and answer my questions.

It's a shame there isn't a newbies/introductions thread on this forum?

TorukoJin a.k.a Giovanni (Selim)

Re: Hi i'm new here and thinking to come to AnimeCon NL

Posted: September 11th, 2013, 12:27 am
by niels
Hi Selim,

The ticket booth opens November 1, as should the hotel offers. However, you can always try to book in advance.
We MAY be able to arrange cheaper parking options for our vistors, but this may have to remain staff only, I am not sure, as it is not my department.
The drive should take you less then 40 minutes from Hoek.

Free parking nearby is not an option. There are, however, park and ride options near The Hague and you could go for one of those and then use public transport (not advisable).

Also, feel free to start a newbies thread ^_^

Cheers.

Niels
Con Chair

Re: Hi i'm new here and thinking to come to AnimeCon NL

Posted: September 11th, 2013, 8:52 am
by TorukoJin
niels wrote:Hi Selim,

The ticket booth opens November 1, as should the hotel offers. However, you can always try to book in advance.
We MAY be able to arrange cheaper parking options for our vistors, but this may have to remain staff only, I am not sure, as it is not my department.
The drive should take you less then 40 minutes from Hoek.

Free parking nearby is not an option. There are, however, park and ride options near The Hague and you could go for one of those and then use public transport (not advisable).

Also, feel free to start a newbies thread ^_^

Cheers.

Niels
Con Chair
Hello Niels, nice to meet the Convention Chairman ^^

I'll register and book hotel room on November 1st ^^

Yes it will be awesome if the parking fees can be lowered during the con? ^^; The prices at the moment can be quite costly for me and others who have driven from other parts of NL and even from BE. (maybe something can be arranged for me and others?) I doubt many UK anime fans will attend the con, they only tend to stick to their own cons within UK but like me i've been to NL for anime cons ^^

I've had my own experience running Animé Clubs, one in my university (it's still going long after i've left uni) and i had one local to my own town but it didn't last long (only 1 year) and i did have anime fans come from the local area and far away from the other side of London XD

I hope to make many friends who attend AnimeCon NL on this forum and meeting many new friends at the con next year :3

Re: Hi i'm new here and thinking to come to AnimeCon NL

Posted: September 11th, 2013, 11:44 am
by Matijs
You can buy an exit card for the parking garage at the World Forum desk for 12,50.

At least, you could do so this year. If that changes we will tell you so at: http://www.animecon.nl/location/directions

By the way: the World Forum is in a free parking zone, the only thing is that the nearest spot where you can actually park as some 5 tot 10 minutes walking.

Re: Hi i'm new here and thinking to come to AnimeCon NL

Posted: September 11th, 2013, 3:56 pm
by Robert
And 12.50 is not that expensive in The Hague, most parking garages start at 17.50 or even more for a whole day.

Re: Hi i'm new here and thinking to come to AnimeCon NL

Posted: September 11th, 2013, 6:55 pm
by niels
@tokurojin: We had about 12 UK visitors this past edition :)
We get more and more of them each year.

Re: Hi i'm new here and thinking to come to AnimeCon NL

Posted: November 6th, 2013, 10:57 pm
by TorukoJin
Thank you for the information guys and i'm happy to say i am coming to AnimeCon NL

Registration opens in 9 days right? So when i get my ticket, i can get my hotel room too at the same time? On the Online Ticket booth page once i got my ticket and hotel room, will i able to pay online on the site? If not what other ways can i pay? I need to know this information soon, thanks! ^^

Re: Hi i'm new here and thinking to come to AnimeCon NL

Posted: November 7th, 2013, 2:15 pm
by Kaj
You need to contact the hotel of your choice to get a hotel room. Due to various reasons, we chose to leave the bookings to the hotels, instead of being a middle man.
Payments on site are limited to a Dutch option called iDeal, but Paypal integration is on its way.
Bank transfer is possible too: just read the payment information in the e-mail you'll receive.

Looking forward to meet you. :)

Re: Hi i'm new here and thinking to come to AnimeCon NL

Posted: November 7th, 2013, 11:31 pm
by TorukoJin
Kaj wrote:You need to contact the hotel of your choice to get a hotel room. Due to various reasons, we chose to leave the bookings to the hotels, instead of being a middle man.
Payments on site are limited to a Dutch option called iDeal, but Paypal integration is on its way.
Bank transfer is possible too: just read the payment information in the e-mail you'll receive.

Looking forward to meet you. :)
Hi,

I'm confused 0_o; on the http://tickets.animecon.nl/hotels it says:

Booking rooms at the nearby hotels

We have reserved all available rooms in the Novotel, so at the moment you are unable to book a room there.
Most of these rooms will become available for our visitors on November 15. You will be able to book these rooms using instructions that will appear on this page at that date. This will be done on a first come first served basis.


So on that page i can get a hotel room when i get my ticket at the same time, right? It says that there.

I can only pay by Paypal. I can't do it by international bank transfer, they charge too much money! I hope i can pay by Paypal?

I hope to meet you too :3

Re: Hi i'm new here and thinking to come to AnimeCon NL

Posted: November 7th, 2013, 11:37 pm
by George
TorukoJin wrote: I can only pay by Paypal. I can't do it by international bank transfer, they charge too much money! I hope i can pay by Paypal?

I hope to meet you too :3
We are working as hard as we can to get this implemented!

Aside from that,
I hope we can provide you an amazing experience!