Today I’m happy to introduce yet another visitor from overseas: Katharina, one of our growing German contingent. She pokes around in people’s brains all day–quite literally! Can’t wait to meet you, Katharina. You’ll love Manchester!
I’m Katharina, 27, German, a biologist and environmentalist at heart and getting my PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience which basically means that I look at other people’s brains while they’re thinking. Apart from the human brain, I like green tea, colours, roleplaying games, melodic death metal, films, computer games and wish for a quick-save and quick-load button in real life – ‘cause, damn, could I need that sometimes. I’m a total indoors person – not because I don’t like the outside, but because I have my nose in a book whenever I can. Fantasy, Science-Fiction, Humour, Mystery, Romance – I like them all!
2) Tell us something about you that might come as a surprise!
I guess most people wouldn’t figure me for a metalhead, but… well, what can I say? Long hair, long beards, screeching guitars, growling, awesome drums and sweet melodies get me going. …I should totally stop here, I’m at work after all 😀
3) What do you like most about the LGBTQ genre?
Well, for one, I’m a bit of an oddball myself, even if I don’t seem to look like one, so I can somewhat relate to the feeling of not fitting in all that well. Then, the stories are often less conformist than het (especially het romance) literature which makes the whole thing more interesting to me. And, of course, I’m always in big favour of hot guys 😀
4) What are you most looking forward to about UK Meet?
Meeting the people I’ve talked to so much these last months. I’ve never been to Manchester either and love the UK, so that’s quite a big plus, too!
5) If you had one wish which would come true at UK Meet, what would that be?
…I’ve just read the part about Jo Myles’ handmade corset in Jamie’s ‘meet the delegates’ text, so… yeah. That would be brilliant! 😛