After a long trip, I arrived safely in Berlin yesterday. Celebrated my 42nd birthday fighting off jet lag (update - jet lag got the best of me, however, I did force myself to take only a 1-hour nap, followed by a much needed refreshing hot shower)
Eventually, I made it to the Pictoplasma kickoff event, which featured a rather interesting piece of character art (see attached picture.) Navigating the underground has been relatively easy, and my hotel is only three stops away from the cinema. Looking forward to screening the first day of animation this afternoon.