Hi there, thanks for stopping by!
My name is Alexander Ipfelkofer, originally from Bavaria, currently living in France, and I have been on the net since the days of FidoNet.
We operated our own BBS node in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1990. We were there when the first IRC chat rooms came into existence, and #channel parties were the hip thing. One might say, that makes me a veteran Netizen.
Books and gaming were always a constant in my life. I had every game console (Colecovison was my favourite) and every PC iteration growing up, starting with a C64 and an Atari 1024ST+. In 1984, I got my first 8086 IBM CP/M-86 and I devoured every Fantasy and Science Fiction and Horror book released back then. When “Das Schwarze Auge” – the German version of AD&D – came out, we soon wanted to do our own stories. That’s how “Werewolf Time” came to be. You might have guessed from the title, it had werewolves in it. It was 1981 and American Werewolf had come out. Mere coincidence!
My first connection to the “net” was with a 2400 baud acoustic coupled modem like the ones you can see in the movie “WarGames” (1983).
In 1990, I studied programming (Cobol and C). After getting my diploma, I was again drawn to books and following my creative impulse, I decided to study English and American Literature and German Linguistics in 1993. A year later, I stepped onto the stage, acting in Shakespeare and other modern plays in English.
After my studies, I briefly worked in web design, before I moved to France in 2004 to start a new adventure at Blizzard Entertainment. A quest that would last for almost two decades, which came to an end during the COVID pandemic in 2021.
As with many people, the pandemic made me re-evaluate my professional and personal life and I decided to return to my creative roots, solidifying my Creative Writing skills and refreshing my memory on Narrative Strategies through Cambridge studies.
If you like to get in touch with me, drop me a line below.