speaking in Aachen & in Düsseldorf
Today was going to be tough. Two presentations in one day. I got up at six thirty. Then I had breakfast. Then I hopped on a train to Aachen. My first presentation was to take place in a movie theater: The thing about movie theaters is this: most of them are not designed for public […]
speaking in Krefeld
Another day, another gig. And just like in Bochum a few days ago, it took place in a concert hall: They told me Agnostic Front had apparently just played here a few weeks earlier: I was amazed. And the presentation, of course… …was great fun!
speaking in Mönchengladbach
Took all my stuff to a hotel in Düsseldorf. I was going to stay there for the next few days and go to my presentations from there. A few thoughts on what’s about to happen next: The venue for tonight’s presentation was in a posh building in Mönchengladbach. It made me feel a little bit […]
speaking in Münster
Münster has a lovely old town center: I didn’t hang out, though. I went swimming, then I showed up at the venue, which for some reason happened to be in an all-girls school. The team set up the screen: While I was busy taking pictures of myself with the screen: Then they made me pose […]
speaking in Bochum
Took a train to the outskirts of Bochum today. Had to cross under a bridge: And then I was there: It was a venue where they usually hosted rock shows! Eläkeläiset were going to come and play here later: Also the mighty Terror, whom I had seen in concert just a year earlier, and Agnostic […]
speaking in Cologne
Finally, the last leg of my presentation tour! I took a train to Cologne: Got a hotel room that overlooked the railroad tracks: Arrived at a fairly large venue, prepared my books and my gunny sacks and waited: The place filled up rather quickly: In the end, we had to turn some people away because […]
speaking in Plauen
I was going to speak in Plauen today, so in the morning I left my hotel and went to the central station. I bought some roasted almonds on the way: But then I got confused. You see, the Czech Railways never tell you the platform of your train in advance. That means you have to […]
speaking in Prague
Came to the Kolem Světa festival today to give a presentation: It was my third time here, and it was fun as always. There were some hick-ups with my computer, but there was also some exotic dancing (not by me), and the audience was just great. Then I ate, and then I slept. Later that […]
speaking in Freiburg
Gave my presentation in a hall by the lake tonight. It was good: Actually Freiburg is always good. And because it was so good, I asked the people in the audience if they wanted to say hi to my good friend Teacher Xie: Turn the subtitles on if you don’t speak Chinese.
speaking in Dresden
The day started peacefully. I woke up around nine in the morning, thinking I had quite a bit of time left to get to Dresden for my next presentation. Most shows started in the late afternoon or at night anyway. I turned on my phone and received a text message from the organizers reminding me […]
speaking in Jena
Came to Jena today, a town in the former East of Germany. I had spoken there before on one or two occasions. It was great being there again: Once I was done, I received a present in the form of a license plate thingie that spelled something along the lines of “stroller” or “promenader”: It […]
speaking in Lyss
Today was the last day of my tour through Switzerland. And it was a good day. I didn’t have that many books left to sell, so I took a train to the venue. Bought some granola bars, some lemonade and a yoghurt drink. Then I gave my presentation, and it was good: Thank you, Lyss! […]
speaking in Wil
With my tour through Switzerland almost over, I was beginning to feel a little bit nostalgic. The people had been treating me very well, and the organizing team had been totally awesome. Today I came to a small place called Wil: It felt a bit more quiet than usual. I think it was my nostalgia.
speaking in Zurich again
Remember how I went to Zurich for my first presentation of the season a few weeks ago? Well, I came back today, and it was awesome: I think maybe it was because it was Sunday. Everyone seemed relaxed and ready to have a good time.
speaking in Rorschach
Came to a small town on the shores of Lake Constance today. Made a video in which I try to give you an idea of what it’s like to arrive somewhere for a presentation: I’ve been thinking about filming the show itself as well. Maybe I’ll do that some day. The presentation went well: There […]
speaking in Chur
Drove two hours through the mountains to get to this place today: Chur. I think I passed Davos on the way, and I remember wondering how those politicians got to that place every time they had a meeting there. Was there an airport? Or did they have to take cars? Anyway, Chur was absolutely worth […]
speaking in Aarau
speaking in Liestal
Came to this small place called Liestal today. I was having a rather bad day (mainly because I had failed to go swimming that morning), but when I got there and started my presentation I found out that the people in the audience were super fun: Even more fun than usual. Thank you, Liestal!
speaking in Basel
Came to Basel today. I don’t know why, but I felt a bit dizzy through the first part of the presentation. The second half went better though: Hope nobody noticed anything.
speaking in Nottwil
Sunday is a good day for presentations. Most people have a day off, which makes them feel relaxed, and presentations start in the afternoon as opposed to in the evening. Today I came to a small town called Nottwil, to a clinic for paraplegics. The presentation went well: Someone was asking about the lighting of […]