Eroticon 2012 : The UK’s first sex blogger’s and erotica writer’s conference

Eroticon, the UK’s first sex blogger’s and erotica writer’s conference.

The conference idea came about after attending a blogging conference last year, I met up with a handful of other erotica writers and sex bloggers, but none of us were able to fully discuss our writing in the general atmosphere of the day.  I was left with the overriding belief that we needed our own conference, a day of inspiring sessions where we could learn, discuss and meet other writers in a safe and uplifting environment, with no fear of judgement or embaressment.

The tag line to Eroticon is “Writing sex right” and I’m working really hard to make sure that the session content for the day helps delegates to do just that, to create content of the highest quality.

So far I’m really excited by the line up of speakers that I’ve secured.  Every single one of them has been generous with their ideas, support and enthusiasm, and I hope they cross the range of familiar and new voices to be heard.  For myself I’m particularly keen to meet John Tisbury as I’m a huge fan of his erotic photography as well as Lori Smith and Zoe Margolis who’s writing  and gumption I enjoy.  I’m looking forward to meeting and drinking with Aisling Weaver and getting better aquainted with Molly Moore and Hazel Cushion: to name just a handful of the speakers.

I’m also working very hard to get some fantastic sponsors for the event as well as find the best in burlesque and erotic readings for the cocktail party.  With just four months to go its getting very exciting but I am officially freaking out from now until March 3rd.

So I’ll end with a little reminder to buy your tickets for what is shaping up to be the first and most awesome sex bloggers and erotic authors conference.

Oh and if you were in doubt of the awesomeness, here’s the schedule!

8.00 – 9.30 Registration

9.00 – 9.30 Welcome and housekeeping

9.30 – 10.30 Panel 1

Identity, ethics and sex blogging : a session discussing  identity, anonymity and privacy of both author and subjects.

10.30 – 10.45 Refreshments

10.45 – 12.00 Session 1, chose one of:

  • Writing workshop : An interactive workshop to help keep the erotic writing juices primed.
  • Social media workshop : Ruby Kiddell : so many platforms so little time, a run down of whats out there and how to get the best out of your social media plan.
  • Taking Your Writing Beyond the Page: Scarlet French : The Power of Collaboration, a session looking at taking your work from the web into the world
12.00 – 13.15 Session 2, chose one of:
  • Making money from your blog : toy reviews, advertising, affiliate schemes and sponsorship relationships, a session looking at the diverse ways to make a income from your blog.
  • Tech workshop:  Michael Knight : A session for those needing a geek fix in the day, a discussion of blogging platforms, the ins and outs of self-hosting, SEO and all the backroom gubbins that gives us more headache than our latest work in progress!
  • Writing surgery : MK Elliot : receive a one to one critique of your work, get valuable feedback to improve and inspire.
13.15 – 14.15 Lunch – eat, discuss, mingle
14.15 – 15.15 Panel 2
Publishers panel : Hazel Cushion : A discussion panel made up of publishers, editors and established authors, who can answer your questions on getting your work published.
15.15 – 16.30 Session 3, chose one of:
  • Sex and the media : Lori Smith : A panel discussing how sex is written about and represented in the media.
  • Photography workshop : John Tisbury : A session for those that want to improve the photography elements of their work.
  • Convincingly queer, writing beyond our experience : Aisling Weaver, Josephine Myles : A discussion on how to we write hot sex scenes when you’re the different gender, sexuality or kink to ever be able to participate first hand.
16.30 – 16.45 Refreshments
16.45 – 18.00 Session 4, chose one of:
  • Marketing & promoting your work : Lucy Felthouse : A session covering marketing your blog and your published work to build your audience
  • Podcasting : Michael Knight : get your voice heard, everything you need to know about starting with podcasting
  • Writing surgery : MK Elliot : receive a one to one critique of your work, get valuable feedback to improve and inspire.

18.00 – 20.00 Closing session cocktail party and readings

Thanks for reading,

Ruby x

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