I’m off to Salzburg to attend the Magic and the Supernatural conference, where I will be presenting a paper on fairy tales, enchantment and puppet animation. Not necessarily in that order. I’m honoured to be speaking about puppets in the home of the world famous Salzburg Marionette Theatre. Sadly, they will be on tour during my stay, so I won’t get chance to see them perform, but above is a picture I took in their museum the last time I visited. You can see more of my puppet photos here. I’ll be back next Wednesday, a very decadent excursion to take during term time but then, if they insist on moving the Easter Break around, then my conference season will be out of sync with other places.