Story © 2004 Samuel C. Conway
26 August, 12:15
I am now on the train, on my way to my very first European Anthropomorphics convention. It is, in fact, my first time overseas. I can hardly believe the age of the things here in Germany. It is such an old country, with old ways and old buildings. Today I found myself next to a church that was built more than a thousand years ago. The countryside is beautiful as well, nothing at all like the U.S. They do not bulldoze things that are more than a century old around here.
Customs was not at all as difficult as I imagined. In fact, it was almost laughable. The entire conversation went like this:
I handed it over.
He handed it back. "Welcome to Germany."
I wonder if anyone will want to buy my artwork. I have done well enough at other conventions, a bit better on the auctions online. Many of the winning bids there have come from Europe. With luck, I will make enough to cover the cost of my convention registration.