23. October 2019

Die letzte Dichterin

At MagicCon 4, Seraph prizewinner Katharina Seck will read from the newly published fantasy novel “Die letzte Dichterin” (The Last Poetess”). About the novel: Magic in […]
23. October 2019

Soul beings: Nature spirits etc.

We all know elves, fairies, goblins, nymphs, dryads, dragons and the like from various fantasy stories, books, movies and so on, and they exert a strong […]
26. October 2019

Marvel in Numbers

How often does Captain America throw his shield on-screen? Which countries have been travelled in 23 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies? Which Avenger got the most kisses? […]
30. October 2019

Protective magic in real life

In my lecture I would like to inform the audience at MagicCon 4 about how magical influences in real life can make themselves felt on the […]
12. November 2019

SDCC for beginners!

How can I buy a ticket? Where should I sleep? What can I experience on site? How do I get to hall H? What should I […]
14. November 2019

Recycling in Middle Earth

Where Tolkien copied himself As soon as a new fantasy novel appears, there is at least one person who posts on the Internet: “Uh, that’s all […]
15. November 2019

The controversial Tolkien

The literary work of J. R. R. Tolkien, especially his best-known book The Lord of the Rings, is widely loved and admired on the one hand, […]
15. November 2019

Detectives under Elbs?

“Urban Fantasy” detective stories and what they have to do with Tolkien. No Elbs, no Orcs, no dwarves, no Hobbits, but instead elves, werewolves and rivers. […]
16. November 2019

Bad Girls…

The story shows many rebels who stood up to all resistance and went their own way, like pirates, warriors and women who fought with martial arts […]
16. November 2019

The wonderful world of Magic

Comparison of different types of magic in the literature Swish and weave, formae, canalization, spiritual journey, divine intervention, extended communication or just storytelling… So far there […]