When we attended Eroticon 2014 and afterwards heard that the 2015 edition of Eroticon will be held in the USA, we were very disappointed. Okay, I was. Master T was okay with it, but damn, I was so sorry I would miss it. Imagine the thrill when we heard that the venue would be the UK after all! I immediately checked the dates and it just happened to be in the first weekend of what would be our summer break. We both added two more days to our vacation time so we could leave for Bristol on the Thursday again, like we did last year.
Then the waiting started…
Who will the speakers be?
What will they talk about?
When will the schedule be ready so I can plan our sessions?
Where will the meet & greet be and will there be a cocktail party again?
We arranged our hotel shortly after buying our Eroticon tickets and in May 2015 we booked our flights. By then the schedule was ready and just like in other years, it was quite difficult to decide which sessions I want to attend. I have a goal for this years Eroticon: I want to learn how to earn money from my blog. Even though I have a goal, I’m still struggling to decide what sessions to go to, because I also want to attend sessions of those I am fond of. But I have to choose. In some cases there are two sessions in one slot and I want to attend both and in other slots there are two sessions and I don’t want to attend either. The latter is easy to solve: I will use those sessions to network. But what I am going to do about the clashing sessions? No idea… yet!
For now I will concentrate on the online meet and greet while nerves and excitement fight inside me for our upcoming trip to Bristol!
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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?
This will be the third time we attend Eroticon. My favorite memory of the two previous times we attended, is the wonderful safe, relaxed and accepting environment that is Eroticon. It helped me to overcome my own nerves and the stupid fear of not being accepted, and gave me confidence in myself and what I am doing. Not only with Marie Rebelle, but also with my endeavours in my Dutch writing group. Even though this is not my first time going to Eroticon, I just have to say that what I am looking forward to the most is to see people I have met at previous events and who I consider friends, as well as meeting those I see as friends but haven’t met in real life yet.
Which 3 sessions have you already earmarked as definitely going to?
Because of the goals I have set myself, the following sessions will definitely be attended:
- Making a living writing about cock – Girl on the Net
- Critique session – Cressida Downing
- Self-publishing – M.K. Elliot
- Newsletter marketing basics – Ruby Kiddell
(Sorry, I named four, but those are the four sessions I am 100% sure of. The jury is still out on the rest.)
What drink will you be ordering at the bar on the Saturday night?
I will most probably drink a Chardonnay. Last year, at the meet & greet on the Friday evening, I decided to try a cocktail. After a couple of sips, I decided that cocktails are not for me. I’ll just keep to my white wine.
If you wrote an autobiography what would it be called?
“Inspired by Inspiring Others”
There are some things that you learn about yourself as life takes you through its different twists and turns. I don’t know why we only realize some of these things later in life. Probably because we first have to experience many things, before some things come to you like an epiphany. Like my epiphany, which only came to me quite recently: I find my inspiration in inspiring others, so yes, this will be the title I will use for an autobiography.
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 on the couch, on the spot where I do 99% of my writing. Close to me are the following items:
- (on the couch next to me) my purse, which I took out of my bag to hand Master T the money I received at the meeting of my writing group this afternoon;
- (also on the couch next to me) my mobile phone, which goes with me wherever I go. I once turned around when I was halfway to work, coming back home because I forgot my phone;
- (on the table on the other side) a big mug of hot rooibos tea. Yep, this definitely is one of my favorite drinks. And I do drink it with milk and sweetener;
- (also on the table) sleep plugs. I cannot imagine sleeping without these ever again. Nowadays we order them online, as the drug store where I used to get them discontinued this specific brand and the new brand they have doesn’t work as well as these;
- (on the other couch) a bag with fishnet tights in it, because I need them for Eroticon!
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?
I have met so many wonderful sex bloggers and erotic writers, not only in the UK but also here in the Netherlands. My big dream will be to have ALL of them together in one room for one big dinner. I started making a list of people, but it turned out to be about 50 people instead of 5, so I stopped. There are so many people I want there, some of whom I have already met and others I haven’t. Let me name five people, four of whom I have not met before and can hardly wait to meet, and one who I always want and have at my side:
- and of course my very own @TheGrandMasterT. I’m sure I’m going to meet a lot more this year who I would love to have at this huge dinner…
I am overly excited about Eroticon and can’t wait to board the plan and go to Bristol. Watch this space, as I will definitely be reporting back about the event and the sessions I attended!
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