Frequently asked questions
Q: Why Dreynevent? Aren’t all the historical fencing gatherings the same?
A: No, definitely they are not all the same. And the DreynEvent is one of the world’s biggest gathering of its kind. And the best – no kidding of course.
Q: Why should I register for the Dreynevent at all? I just come-pay-fence!
A: Dreynevent has been fully booked out with no tickets left for the last few years, therefore presale has practically been the only way for years.
Q: I have booked my ticket and transfered the money, but I didn’t get an email. Am I registered now or not?
A: If your payment went through, you are registered.
Q: Which payment methods will be available for buying the tickets?
A: Credit cards & debit cards only!
Q: Where can I park my car?
A: NOT at the training facility! Unfortunately we can’t provide parking spots, so you’ll have to find your own parking. Have a look at the city’s information on parking in vienna.
Q: I have changed my mind/something happened and want/need to cancel my registration completely. Do I have any fees to pay?
A: If you have to cancel your registration please do this as soon as possible. This would help us a lot and saves you money.
Since we have to be prepared for all our registered attendees, we need to charge you with a cancellation fee.
- If you cancel BEFORE Jan 10th, we need to reduce your transfered sum by EUR 20,–, aswell as the price for the merchandise and the hostel fee.
- If you cancel AFTER Jan 10th, we unfortunately cannot refund you at all. You can, however, transfer your ticket to another person, with prior agreement from us. Please contact us via email!
Q: How do I know my room number for the hostel?
A: Just ask at check in at the hostel.
Q: I am not happy with my designated roommate(s). Can I have another room?
A: If you want to share a room with a particular person, note it during the registration process in the provided textbox and we will try to take that into account. Otherwise please leave us out of discussions like these. If you are definitely unable to share your room with the person in your room please ask anybody to change rooms with you.
Q: Your route descriptions are too cryptic/bad/crappy for me, can you please make them more detailed?
A: Direct links to Google-maps-locations can be found on the locations & adresses page. All addresses can be also found on the same site.
Q: I have 200 different eating disorders, where can I place them to get proper food?
A: Sorry, but nowhere. We provide a vegan option for lunch, but we can’t take care of all the special kinds like gluten/ovo/lacto, macrobiotic etc.. Please do acknowledge this. Just opposite the gym there are two big super markets where you can get some food.
Q: I will only come for one workshop – how much do I have to pay?
A: A full 1-Day-Ticket.
Q: My wife/girlfriend/boyfriend/husband/spouse/roommate/taxi driver/tax accountant who is NOT registered as a attendee wants to join me at the Saturday group dinner, how much do I have to pay for her/him?
A: Sorry, but that is not possible. We are up to the maximum capacity on Saturday evening – we can’t even let all our own people attend. The tables are strictly reserved for Dreynevent attendees.
Q: Is there a maximum number of attendees for a workshop?
A: Well, no, but please change the workshop for the greater good if the hall becomes too crowded and there already people from your club attending (maybe you can exchange your new and super cool techniques later). And always keep in mind that the instructor can limit his workshop to a certain number.
Q: Why is the smokers’ area so far away?
A: Because the school (and austrian law) demands it.
Q: At the group dinner on Saturday are there drinks involved or at least one?
A: No! Food only, sorry.
Q: You have coffee, you have tea, why don’t you have cocoa also?
A: Because we already have coffee, tea AND juices. Sorry, but there is just a limited variety of beverages we can handle.
Q: Can I change small coins at your desk?
A: Please change your money at the hostel. If we have enough small coins we will help out, but to be honest: We need the small change for ourselves.
Q: Can I place my precious things at your desk?
A: No, at the hostel there is a safe for such things, please leave it there.