Just realised that I didn't even introduce myself properly:
I'm a lifelong fan of science fiction, fantasy and related subjects.
I live near Bremen in North Germany, the city made famous by the fairy tale about the town musicians.
I'm a writer, not just as SFF.
In my day job, I'm a translator of technical and legal texts. I'm also a teacher, originally for English, but now mostly for German as a second language.
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.