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Happy New Year 2021

First of all, a happy new year to everybody who reads my blog! May 2021 be better than 2020 and bring you health, happiness and success! If you want to know what I’ve been up to in 2020, here is … Continue reading

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The Obligatory Christmas Post 2020

Yes, I know that Christmas has been over for four days now, but I was pretty busy with a large translation job, so here is the somewhat belated obligatory 2020 Christmas post. In spite of the pandemic, our Christmas wasn’t … Continue reading

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My Hugo Finalist Pin Arrived

My Hugo finalist pin finally arrived this weekend, together with a nice postcard: The pin now lives on my summer jacket – sadly just as it’s getting too cold to wear it – together with the Galactic Journey finalist pin … Continue reading

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Schrödinger’s Hugo Finalist – and Some Birthday Stuff

Hugo finalists are not exactly common in Germany (I think there are only three German Hugo finalists altogether and none of them live in North Germany). And so, I was interviewed/profiled by both local papers in my region last week. … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2020

First of all, a happy new year to everybody who reads my blog! May 2020 bring you health, happiness and success! Here in Germany, the new year is a little over a day old now and has been mainly cold … Continue reading

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Christmas 2019

I will share my thoughts on Star Wars and The Rise of Skywalker soon, but first here is the obligatory Christmas post for 2019. I spent the holidays with my parents, as usual. My Dad and I cut down the … Continue reading

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The Nativity, Rendered in Playmobil

It’s been a long time, since I had a nativity scene for the holidays – unless you count glass figurines depicting Jesus, Mary and Joseph. However, my issue is that the woodcarved nativity scenes I like are hugely expensive and … Continue reading

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Steampunk in East Frisia: Steamfest Papenburg 2019

Papenburg is an East Frisian town of about 38000 people near the Dutch border, which is probably best known these days as the home of the Meyer Werft , where many of the giant cruise ships carrying tourists across the … Continue reading

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WorldCon 77 in Dublin, Part 2: The Hugos

In my last post, I talked about my general experiences at WorldCon 77 in Dublin, Ireland. Now here comes the long awaited Hugo commentary, even though everybody knows by now who the winners are and discussion has largely died down. … Continue reading

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WorldCon 77 in Dublin, Part 1: The Good…

Yes, I know that my WorldCon and TitanCon report as well as detailed Huog commentary has been much delayed, but then I’ve been ill, first with a cold acquired at WorldCon and then with a stomach bug acquired from a … Continue reading

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