Wooohoooh! I'm off to Eroticon 2015 this weekend, and more excited even than usual because this year I'm actually on the schedule - I'm doing a presentation on Writing Fantasy and Fairy Tale Erotica on the Sunday :-D
Also I love that it takes place in Bristol, which is a beautiful city, and I love meeting up with all my comrades-in-arms, old and new. It's really interesting hearing from sex-bloggers and people who work in forms of erotica other than printed fiction (we've got visualisation therapists and photographers and everything).
This blog post is my official online meet-and-greet, and if you want to see others just pop over to Molly Moore's place because she is hosting for everyone who wants to take part.
So "Hi, everyone" :-)
NAME: Janine Ashbless
(I don't do Twitter... there aren't enough hours in the day as it is.)
Is this your first time at Eroticon? If No, what is your favourite memory from a previous Eroticon and if Yes, what are you most looking forward to at Eroticon 2015?
It's not my first, as I've been to all the British events. My memories are overwhelmingly positive - I was absolutely bowled over the first time by the professionalism, amazing level of organisation and the sense of community. (Also how exhausting it is!)
I had a particularly great time last year because I shared a room with my friend Vida Baily and we did all the sitting-up-late-eating-chocolates-and-chatting stuff . I'll miss her so much this year!
Which 3 sessions have you already earmarked as definitely going to?
The schedule is always the hardest part of the weekend - what to see when you want to go to everything? The mixture of inspiration and good solid practical advice can't be beat. But I'm keen to attend the sessions on Writing Jouissance: Pleasure Pain and Madness, Cover me - a guide to cover art, and Self-Publishing.
What drink will you be ordering at the bar on the Saturday night?
It's going to be gin-and tonic. I don't want it to stain if/when I drop it all over my nice dress ;-)
If you wrote an autobiography what would it be called?
"It Has to Have to a Human Head!"
(That's what my first editor told me, in despair at some of my wilder imaginings. He was so so WRONG.).
Where are you writing this post and what 5 things can you see around you (not including the device you are writing on)?
I am sitting at my desk in my study. Amidst all the mess I can see...
- One of those weird head-massager thingies
- My writer award from Jade magazine
- A sleeping greyhound
- A plushie of Great Cthulhu
- A Leonidas 300 action figure
If you could go out to dinner with any 5 sex bloggers or erotic writers, regardless of whether they are coming to Eroticon or not who would they be?
Jeez, are you trying to get me in trouble with everyone else at the conference? I'm happy to go out to dinner with any five erotica writers because YOU ARE ALL WONDERFUL!
(... Okay, I'd like to sit and listen to any group that had Remittance Girl and/or Saranna DeWylde and/or Cameryn Moore in it, because they are all kick-ass take-no-prisoners scary in their different ways, and I LOVE that.)
Okay, it's time to go and get packed for the weekend - I hope to see lots and lots of you in a few days' time!