It was back in 2019 when I started to visit events again. And to be honest, it was a kind of all-or-nothing-situation… one last con, and if it didn’t go well, it would be the last. Spoiler alert: It did go well, as all the other festivals I visited in 2019 did.
So I decided to expand my tour a bit in 2020 and had 6 fine events lined up, but then Miss Covi came along and told me to suck it up. Honestly, 2020 wasn’t easy, I tried to keep myself motivated, which sometimes worked, sometimes didn’t, but I took the chance of a quiet year and started working on my mental health issues. It is now already the second half of 2022 and I can proudly say that I have come a long way (and still have a long way to go).
Things were starting to open up around Summer 2021. I had two fantastic events at the Wichtelfestival Voelketswil and the Turnei Winterthur, which were my first-ever outdoor events. I did get sunburnt heavily once, but I guess you learn – stay in the shade and apply lots of sunscreen!
And now I am already looking back at a fun season 2022 and am in full swing for the preparations for 2023! You can visit my new tour schedule here!
Past events 2022
This was without a doubt my biggest event this year. With around 60.000 visitors we were busy most of the time. I still found the time to talk to a lot of wonderful people and met old and new friends. Thank you so much for everyone who came by to look, shop, talk… I appreciate everyone of you!
Our first outdoor event this year and also with the new pop up tent. I admit, it is not as fancy as the medieval tent I used last year, but it is way more practical and provides me with a better booth layout due to the rectangular shape. Not to mention it’s really compact once it’s packed up and I don’t have to worry about getting long tent poles into the car. I know I still have work to do in terms of decorating, but I think it already looks nice. And we figured out how to put the curtains correctly by now, so they are hiding the side poles.
What a cute convention at an absolute charming place! ChibiCon was organized for the first time ever this year, and I always love to support new events, so when they asked me if I wanted a booth, I said yes. I’m looking forward to whatever the organizers are going to do in the future – Domo arigato and sayonara!
UniCon is and will always be my most favourite convention of them all. Not only is the UniCon 2019 responsible for what Wonderlust Emporium is today, I’ve met so many wonderful friends there and it always feels like I’m part of the family. This year for the first time the convention took place in Unterägeri, which is a town a little away from Zug. It might not have been the most convenient location in terms of traveling, but it was nevertheless a great convention! I also took part in the SpeedArt Challenge which was something super different, but we had a lot of fun!
You can watch a replay of the stream in German here