frankfurt fair


Devonshire Villas dolls’ house. Made in 1900, it is a replica of a real house that stood in Kilburn, North London. It was a present from Samuel Loebl, who lived in the house at the time, as a present for his daughter, Cecy. Both his daughter and his grand-daughter played with the house. It is decorated and furnished in the very latest style for the time and many of the features, such as the fitted bathroom and the double sink in the kitchen, were very modern. The bathroom walls have “sanitary” wallpaper, specially coated to be washable and still a very new idea at the time. Cecy made the carpets, lampshades and upholstery in the bedroom and drawing room. The house was exhibited at a Toy Fair in Frankfurt in 1925.

Frankfurt Book Fair

queenofairndarknesss said: Hi Cassie, me and my friend are intrested about Frankfurt Book Fair. We heard that you are going to attend it and our question is; are you allowed to tell us if you will attend the first three days (wed-fri) or the last two (sat-sun)?

I’ll be there over the weekend. I asked my German agent and she said:

I don’t yet have confirmation on exact event dates. But you will be there over the weekend (those are the days that are open to the public). Here is the rough itinerary:

Arrival: Thursday, October 12

Book Fair activities/events Fri-Sunday 

Possible event to be confirmed on Monday

So you can see it’s in the planning stages, but I will be in Germany, in Frankfurt, and I will be doing events during the Book Fair and possibly in another city on Monday. I always enjoy touring Germany and will be happy to be back!

Frankfurt am Main in Hessen, Central Germany is the 5th-largest city in Germany, population ~700,000. Its metro area has a population of over 2.2 million, the larger Frankfurt Rhein-Main region has 5.5 million and is Germany’s 2nd-largest metropolitan region. Since the enlargement of the European Union, the EU’s geographic center lies 40 km east of Frankfurt. In 2011, the human-resource-consulting firm Mercer ranked Frankfurt 7th in its annual “Quality of Living” survey of cities around the world. According to The Economist’s cost of living survey, Frankfurt is Germany’s most expensive city, and the 10th most expensive in the world. A unique feature of Frankfurt is its significant number of skyscrapers and high-rise buildings in the city center which form the Frankfurt skyline. Frankfurt is one of only a few cities in the European Union that have such a skyline. In the area of the Römer (old town), Roman settlements were established in the 1st century. Frankfurt already was one of the most important cities in the Holy Roman Empire. From 855, the German kings and emperors were elected in Frankfurt and crowned in Aachen. The Frankfurter Messe (Trade Fair) was first mentioned in 1150. Book trade fairs have been held in Frankfurt since 1478.


Kong Long (恐龙大人)

Feng Nong would like me to share some cute pictures of FYJT that Kong Long drew. If you’ve been visiting Feng Nong’s weibo, you’ve probably seen some of the cute pictures she would post up from time to time. Well, those pictures were drawn by Kong Long Da Ren (her pen name). 

Feng Nong won’t be attending the Frankfurt Book Fair this year.  However, Kong Long was at Frankfurt last year for the Book Fair so maybe she might be there this upcoming October again. If she does, be sure to stop by at Uei-Shiang booth and meet her. Maybe she might even draw some cute pictures of FYJT characters for you!~ XD

“I will fight in the name of Rose Quartz and everything that she believed in~”

So, I went to the book fair in Frankfurt, Germany and cosplayed Pearl for the very first time ever in public. It was such an honor to me to actually walk around dressed as my very favorite Character, my lovely Pearl!

People took pictures of me, which I’m absolutely not used to. But when I met a Steven Cosplayer who carried Rose’s shield around, I couldn’t help myself! I had to take pictures with it and that’s my favorite one.

I can’t wait to cosplay Pearl again~


“Last of all is set the name of Melkor, He who arises in Might. But that name he has forfeited; and the Noldor, who among the Elves suffered most of his malice, will not utter it, and they name him Morgoth, the Dark Enemy of the World.”

- Valaquenta - Of the Enemies

Finally I was able to post some of the pictures of Frankfurt Book Fair last month. I really like what came out.

me as Melkor
@stalker-owl as Mairon

designs inspired by Phobs

photo and edit by the wonderful @gdraghon 
thank you so much dear


A Gritty Weimar Portrait of Youth Gangs, Restored to Renewed Acclaim


When Nazi students burned proscribed books all over Germany in 1933, a compact work of fiction by a writer named Ernst Haffner went up in smoke along with the writings of Thomas Mann, Robert Musil and Sigmund Freud.

“Jugend auf der Landstrasse Berlin” (“Youth on the Road to Berlin”) had been published the previous year to considerable acclaim for its unsparing look at a gang of down-and-out teenagers in Berlin. “I have rarely read a description of this milieu that is so grippingly written,” the journalist and cultural critic Siegfried Kracauer wrote in The Frankfurter Zeitung. “If a film should ever be made of it, the public will get an object lesson that goes far beyond the usual gangland movie.”

No film was ever made. After 1933, the book and the author sank into oblivion and remained there until a small German press, MetroLit, reissued the novel in 2013 under the title “Blood Brothers.” It created a sensation at the Frankfurt Book Fair, and went on to harvest rapturous reviews in the German press. For many German readers, it seemed as though a time capsule had been unearthed, transmitting a live report from the final days of the Weimar Republic.

All the more intriguing, then, that the novel, which is to be published on March 3 in the United States by Other Press in a translation by Michael Hofmann, had lain hidden for so many years. “Not even scholars interested in the Weimar Republic had this book on their radar screen,” said Erhard Schütz, a professor at Humboldt University in Berlin and the author of “Novels of the Weimar Republic.” “Even though, in the 1980s, I researched and wrote about the problem of destitute youth in Weimar novels, I never came across Haffner’s name or the novel.”

No photograph of Ernst Haffner exists. Only a few scraps of biographical information survive. Kracauer, in his review, referred to Haffner as “a journalist who has long plied the area between Alexanderplatz and the Silesian Railway Station” (now the Ostbahnhof) — in other words, the poor and working-class neighborhoods in the eastern part of Berlin.

There is speculation that Haffner might have been a social worker. An official city registry puts him in Berlin between 1925 and 1933, and in 1938 he was summoned to the office of the culture ministry of the Third Reich.

That is it. In an article on the novel, the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag asked readers to send in any information they might have about the author’s fate. There has been no response.

The novel resurfaced in the late 1970s when it caught the eye of Rolf Lindner, a cultural sociologist doing research on youth gangs in Berlin. “Haffner’s book was by far the best written of the contemporary literature on the question of unemployed, delinquent youth at the end of Weimar,” he said.