HL and I have attended Eroticon for the past two years. In short, we have been inspired, motivated and enthused by what we learned there. We have also felt welcomed, included and accepted by a whole community of people who are altruistic, encouraging and who we are excited to be around. This year when the time came to make a decision about what we were doing March 13-15, there was really no decision. Well there wasn’t for me because HL has the final decision in our house, but fortunately it was an easy one to make regardless. We would be going.
We looked at flights and we looked at hotels but we also looked at the request for speakers for this year. Could we do it? We talked around the houses (that was me and not HL) and then filled in the form to make a pitch. And YAY. We made it! WE ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO BE SPEAKING AT EROTICON THIS YEAR. I have to tell you I was so excited. I felt like I had really achieved something and immediately thoughts of what I was going to talk about flooded in. Our presentation was forming in my head, slowly, slide by slide through the night, and when we walked the dog the next morning, HL got the full unadulterated missy on lack of sleep and adrenaline (fear not, he will adulterate me on the day).
But then I sort of fell into a slump. What would I post for my picture? I know, stupid overthinking! Get back to the slides, you have loads of great pictures! (HL’S DOM VOICE). But I hummed, and I haahed, and I checked all of the other faces on the speakers’ page, and I worried and I wondered, and in the end I asked HL to take this picture. It is not a face, although it will be on the day, don’t worry. It is hands in front of a face because although I am ‘out there’ I am not ‘out there‘ and yeah, the odds of finding me are, I don’t know how low, but the risk if someone did is high. (HL calls this a ‘low risk:high impact’, and who am I to argue?)
So, I hope that you like my picture which shows not only no face but no nips or bums or anything else that could hurt me. Since pulling back last year after a wake up call, we have been trying to manage to create something erotic without using the tools we did previously, and actually that has been a fun challenge for us. The me that wants to be, would have lost the black top and have had her hands cuffed behind her back and I think that is the me that you know, even if you don’t see her here. The me who will be excited and nervous to talk at The Most Absolutely Awesome Erotic Writer’s Conference That Exists In The World, will be stood there in front of you, fully dressed (don’t worry) on March 14th or 15th.
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And if you would like to read more about the amazing experience we have had at Eroticon so far, you might want to check out these posts:
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