Next event in the World Culture Hub

The next event in my international cultural center in Second Life, the World Culture Hub, will be in English language and take place on Saturday, August 29th, 2:00 pm SLT/23:00 central European time. This time I have invited the geishas of the Little Yoshiwara, one of the best and longest-running Japanese sims in SL, to an hour of Japanese dance, music and storytelling with excerpts from the classical work Tale of the Heike.

The location is at

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Toivo/11/112/22 

Tale-Heike

Guest of honor at 9th Penta-Con in Dresden

The Penta-Con in Dresden is one of the most distinguished and ambitious science fiction conventions in Germany. I’m honored to be invited as one of this year’s guests of honor, along with Erik Simon and Angela and Karlheinz Steinmüller, to the 9th Penta-Con that takes place from Friday, September 11th to Sunday, September 13th. The main topic of the convention will be the intensified relations between science fiction and mainstream literature. I’ve contributed a programmatic statement about this development to the convention’s special issue of the fanzine TERRAsse.

For some closer information look here, for an detailed event program here.