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!
For 2022, I decided to challenge myself even more – more events and even in a closer timeframe. Honestly, I’m still nervous about what’s coming up, but I guess at some point you just have to wing it. So without further ado, here are all the events you are going to find me in 2022:
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!