Here you can find practical information about Fastaval.
Wednesday, 5th-10th April 2023
Check-in opens Wednesday at 15.00
Mariagerfjord Gymnasium, Amerikavej 5, 9500 Hobro
The prices are from Fastaval 2022. Be aware of changes.
|Entrance – All days||225 kr.|
|Entrance – All days – ALEA member||100 kr.|
|Entry and ticket to Fastaval Junior (Only for Fastaval Junior participants)||175 kr.|
Children under 12 years are allowed to be at Fastaval with a guardian but there are no activities organized for them.
|Entrance – All days||0 kr.|
|Entrance – All days||100 kr.|
|Young Organizer (under 18) – Entrance – All days||1 kr.|
|Rental of mattresses||150 kr.|
|Accommodation – One-day||100 kr.|
|Accommodation – All days||200 kr.|
|Accommodation – All days – Fastaval organizer||50 kr.|
Sign-up opens in spring 2023. A link to the sign-up will appear here.
Har du været så heldig at få en gratis dagsbillet til Fastaval, kan du indløse den enten torsdag d. 6. april, fredag d. 7. april eller lørdag d. 8. april 2023.
Mød op i indgangen ved Informationen og aflever billetten. Du vil derefter få et dagsarmbånd som giver fri adgang til kongressen hele dagen.
Vi opfordrer alle nye gæster til at tage med på en guidet tur rundt på kongressen kl. 10, for at få en god introduktion til stedet og vores aktiviteter. Mød vores guide ved Informationen.
Regler og vilkår for brug af billetten:
- Billetten kan ikke kombineres med andre rabatter (f.eks. partout billet)
- Billetten kan ikke ombyttes til kontanter
- Billetten giver kun adgang til én dag på Fastaval (gælder til kl. 03 den efterfølgende dag)
- Man må kun bruge én gratis dagsbillet pr. person til årets kongres
Fastaval has a few, simple rules that we ask you to observe. Infractions against the rules can result in your expulsion from Fastaval.
For Fastaval 2021, we made a “Code of care” with simple guidelines on how to make Fastaval a nice experience for both you and your fellow participants. Read them here.
Only vendors approved by Fastaval are allowed to sell food, drink, and merchandise.
Fastaval appointed sleeping areas must be used for sleeping.
Fire safety regulations must be obeyed. Use only the marked areas in the sleeping area for sleeping. Luggage and sleeping gear must be placed within the marked areas. The Brandvagt (the fire safety group) will move all gear found outside the marked areas.
The sleeping area can only be used if you’ve bought access to the sleeping area. The “Brandvagt” will be checking if you have the necessary ticket by checking your bracelet at the entrance to the sleeping area at the Sports Center.
At Mariagerfjord Gymnasium all consumption of alcoholic beverages is forbidden.
You must be 18 years or older to drink alcoholic beverages at Fastaval.
As a rule, Fastaval allows no alcoholic beverages except those sold by Fastaval vendors. This rule is suspended during the Otto party, all alcoholic beverages must be checked in at the Info when you arrive. The Info will be stored the items until Sunday.
Smoking will be allowed in “Tågefyrsternes Dal” (The Valley of the Mist Lords) at the Gymnasium all through Fastaval, the same is true for the Main entrance to the Idrætscenter (Sports Center) at the Bar.
At the Oasis smoking is allowed from 10 in the morning until 1 at night. Smoking after 1 is not allowed due to consideration for the neighbors.
Please show appropriate respect for the neighbors to the event at all times, we ask that you show careful consideration while outside.
Only animals that are certified as Assistance animals can be brought with you to Fastaval.
Under Danish law, any consumption of or distribution of illegal substances is strictly prohibited.
The Bunker of Fastaval reserves the right to amend the rules during the Convention for the sake of the Convention and the well-being of the participants.
Here, you can read about the menu for Fastaval 2023 when it is established.
The ticket for Fastaval comes either with or without accomodations. Here you can read about some of the different types of dormitories and other accomodations. I you have any questions about sleeping at Fastaval please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org N.B. the information about accommodations for Fastaval 2023 can change!
If you have bought a ticket that includes a standard overnight stay you will get a space in our large dormitory at Hobro Idrætscenter. This dormitory is located 100 meters from Mariagerfjord Gymnasium where the official Fastaval activities take place. You can bring your own mattress or rent a foam mattress when you sign up. There are toilets and bathing facilities in connection with the dormitory. This is the default solution, so unless you sign up for a particular option, you will be assigned a place to sleep here.
If you are under 21 and don’t drink alcohol during Fastaval you will be able to sleep in the youth dormitory at Mariagerfjord Gymnasium. You can choose this as an option when you sign up for Fastaval. It is not possible to rent a mattress when sleeping in the youth dormitory.
Fastaval’s organizers have the option of sleeping in a special organizer dorm at Mariagerfjord Gymnasium. You can choose this as an option when you sign up for Fastaval. It is not possible to rent a mattress when sleeping in the organizer’s dormitory.
At Fastaval we want to make space for people who for one reason or another don’t feel comfortable in the large dorm. If you have an emotional or physical need for a more quiet sleeping arrangement in a smaller classroom you can sleep at the nearby school Bymarkskolen. It is located 600 m from Fastavals main location and you will be sharing a small dorm with a max of 10 people. There are toilets and bathing facilities in connection with the dormitory. It is not possible to rent a mattress when sleeping at Bymarkskolen. Because of fire safety, there is only room for 149 people sleeping at Bymarkskolen. If you wish to sleep at Bymarkskolen please contact us at email@example.com. OBS! Accommodations at Bymarkskolen are reserved for individuals with special needs and families.
800 kr. for rooms.
200 kr. as deposit.
The full amount is payable in cash on arrival.
SIGNUP: Send an email to “firstname.lastname@example.org” with the following information: Email, name, and Nationality for individuals over 18 years. Names of individuals under 18 years. Phone number (for the contact person only). Expected arrival. Note that the signup is still only for international guests and guests with children and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, visit us on: https://ostercon.dk/osterskov-inn/info/
Nb: Fastaval is not organizing nor selecting who gets to stay at Østerskov Efterskov, but we very much appreciate that they open their doors to our participants during Easter.
- Single room, breakfast included – 695 DKK pr. night
- Double room, breakfast included – 795 DKK pr. night
As a participant in Fastaval, it is your responsibility to get to and from Fastaval, but we have gathered some information about your options to help you get there.
Hobro Train Station is about 5 km from Mariagerfjord Gymnasium.
Hobro Bus Terminal is about 2 km from Mariagerfjord Gymnasium.
The Copenhagen Bus:
Every year dedicated participants arrange a communal bus from Copenhagen to Fastaval. Read more at the Facebook event here.
DIT means Do It Together and is just about the most important and unique thing about Fastaval. At Fastaval you’re neither a guest nor a customer, but a participant. This means that in the course of your Fastaval, you must give a couple of hours of your time to the community. It is YOUR and our Fastaval, and that means we all help out to make everything come together. Every year the DITs do their part to ensure that Fastaval has a working common area, roleplaying games, clean toilets, sandwiches for the hungry, the Oasis, the Bar, and everything else.
The way that DIT works is that you sign up for one or more tasks. By default, you get just one task during Fastaval, with which you help an area. It’s nice, and you meet lots of good people from the whole convention. It is so very nice that every year there are Super DITs who choose to spend their whole Fastaval helping out.
How to become a DIT
DIT service is mandatory (unless you’re already some sort of organizer). You sign up for DIT when you sign up for Fastaval. Here you can indicate when you would like to help out with DIT, and you have an opportunity to influence what you want to do.
If you need to get in contact with the DIT responsible, Nynne, you can call the phone number: +45 61 40 92 63 (only active during Fastaval).
You might DIT in:
- Fire watch (day): A trick for you who are over 18 and have your mobile phone with you. Make sure that no fire breaks out in the dormitory. They usually don't, so it might be a good idea to bring a book with you.
- Service and Food Handling: Kiosk: Filling goods, production of toasts, and of course, customer care, you can get extended knowledge of in the kiosk. A great way to meet people.
- Café: Help in the cafe's kitchen, with the preparation of tapas and the like.
- The Coffee Inn: Help out in Otto's coffeehouse or help with cake baking
- Party arrangement: An opportunity to join the party before the party on Sunday. Arrangement of tapas, drinks, dinner.
- James: Be part of the tradition-rich tänner-live during Ottofesten. Light tasks such as fetching wine, and providing snacks at the tables.
- Bazar setup: Quick and easy work. Most of all handling setting up tables and the like.
- Party setup: As the name suggests, it is about set up for the big Otto party. Arrangement of tables, chairs, and decorations.
- Dishwashing: The traditional dishwashing life. Been around longer than Dirtbusters, but please don't tell them that.
- Cleaning: Closing and cleaning of premises on Saturday and Sunday. An important service.
Date of setup: 3.-4. April 2023
Date of take down: 10. April 2023
Setup and cleanup mark the beginning and end of Fastaval. It is something we do together, to get it done as fast as possible so we can enjoy our Fastaval.
Setup starts Monday morning before Fastaval. We receive the keys for the school at 9 AM and the preparation work for Fastaval starts at 10 AM. Setup lasts until Wednesday at noon, where we arrange and prepare the school classrooms for roleplay and set up the school for Fastaval. During the setup, Fastaval provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner for all of you who are at the school.
Cleanup starts with breakfast Monday at 9 AM, after an amazing Otto Party. We’ll spend the day cleaning the school and restoring it to the condition we received it in. It’s a tough job, but it is a lot easier and more enjoyable when we help each other. Cleanup isn’t done until everything is cleaned and back to the ordinary and the school janitor has approved the school. Fastaval provides dinner, as we usually celebrate the end with pizza on the house.
For both setup and cleanup, we need all the help we can get. Even if you’re only able to help and lend a hand part-time, we would still love to have you.
Here you can read Fastaval's rules for photography and uploading images.
- Photos taken in Fastaval common areas can be used by Fastaval on Fastaval's website, Facebook, and Instagram page. If you have anything against a picture that is online, please write to email@example.com - we will of course remove it.
- No photos may be taken of ongoing role play without prior approval from all participants.
- Respect participants who do not want their photos taken.
- Make photographers aware that you do not want to have your photos taken.
- Photographs of children may not be taken without prior approval from the parents.
- If you have pictures you would like to share with Fastaval, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org with credit.
Here, you can view the wear, merchandise, and sizes that are available for Fastaval 2023 (sizes not updated yet)
Wear for Fastaval can only be purchased in the sign-up and has to be picked up at Fastaval in Hobro. It will not be shipped by Fastaval.
You can ally with a Dane of your choice, to help you order and ship all your merchandise.