Invitation to the UnCon in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, from 16 to 18 October 2020

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Invitation to the UnCon in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, from 16 to 18 October 2020

The UnCon in the German-speaking region of Europe will this year take place in the centre of the city of Essen, and we take this opportunity to invite all Bookcrossers from near and far to join us for this event. Don’t worry if you don’t speak German, since most people here speak and understand at least basic English.

The location: Room 154 in the “Unperfekthaus” (UpH), Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 18, 45127 Essen
The room is available to us free of charge, but only on condition that it remains open to other visitors to the building during the UnCon.
Visitors to the UpH have to pay an entrance fee which depends on how much of the food and beverages offered by the UpH they plan to consume. The minimum entry charge is currently 7.90 euros (€), which covers hot and cold non-alcoholic drinks and WLAN access. The WLAN password is printed on your receipt when you pay the entrance charge, and there are numerous self-service points throughout the building where you can help yourself to non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
You can also bring your own food into the building, but if you do you should also bring your own crockery and cutlery, since in this case you won’t be able to use the plates and cutlery that belong to the UpH.
(To assist in their catering planning, the UpH would also like to know how many of us plan to use their buffets, and to what extent. That’s just for your information at the moment, and we’ll clarify the details in September.)
Vegan dishes are available at the buffets, and are indicated as such.
The programme: (as it currently stands; additional items will follow when finalised)
Friday, October 16, 2020
Up to midday: Preparation of the room
Afternoon and evening: Start of the UnCon, and a general welcome

Saturday, October 17, 2020
11:30: Reading by Butz1
15:00: Reading by boudie-martine
followed by: Reading by Buchchaot (Udo Fröhlich)
and then: Tombola organised by Rose of Darkness
19:00 Reading by Christiane Menschwärts

Sunday, October 18, 2020
Midday: End of the UnCon, with a general farewell and waving goodbye
Afternoon: Tidying up and returning the room to its original state
For planning purposes, the UpH needs to know the number of participants by the first week in May.
If you plan to attend, please use the following thread to register:
There is no registration fee, so each participant is free to decide how much they want to spend during the UnCon.

The UnCon website:

If you have any questions that aren’t answered here, please send a PM to levander at:
(Please use plain and simple English; it’s been a long time since I went to school.)


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