You can’t see it but I’m over here trying really hard not to hyperventilate. Eroticon is two freaking weeks away!!!
First international trip (my passport is shiny and new). First big trip alone (EVER). First conference/gathering in the sex writing world. What’s to be nervous about, right? I won’t even mention my own general anxiety or social anxiety, fear of being lost, concern about visiting a new place, or certainty that I’ll be that American.
To get ready, and learn more about who’s going, Eroticon does a virtual meet and greet so we can all sort of, kind of, introduce ourselves. So here goes…
NAME (and Twitter if you have one)
Kayla Lords and @KaylaLords
It might take me a minute to realize you’re talking to me. “Kayla” isn’t a name I get to hear said out loud very often. Hell, call me “Babygirl” like John Brownstone does (okay, maybe not exactly like he does) and you might get a quicker response.
What are you hoping to get out of Eroticon 2017?
I want to meet people I’ve known online for years. I want to meet other people I’ve only heard about and make more contacts in this sex writing world we’re a part of. I want to get better at what I do. Basically, I’m going for the full conference experience. This is my first one, and I’m already determined to make sure it’s not my last.
This years schedule at Eroticon is pretty full on but which 4 sessions do you already have marked down as ones you want to attend?
Girl on the Net’s pitching session for sure! I’ve been pitching for a few years in the vanilla world, but I kind of suck at it, and I’m ready to up my sex/kink writing game this year.
I may go check out a Kink Craft hands-on workshop, even though I’m hopelessly lacking in any skills and will probably tie myself up with the paracord – and not in a kinky way.
The rest, I’m leaving open. There are some sessions that are right up my alley and others that sound interesting. Frankly, if I find myself having a really good conversation outside of a session, I might not leave. And I might go to a session taught by friends just because I want to hear them speak.
Tell us one thing about yourself that not many people know?
When you share all the intimate details of your sex life on a blog and in a podcast, is there anything left? Ummmm, let’s see…….
I belly-danced on a table at a dinner during a vanilla business conference one time. And I was sober.
If you made the papers, what would the headline be?
Witnesses said she was still talking when she died…
If you could have one skill for free (I.e. without practice/time/effort) what would it be?
Only one? Damn…
I would love to know how to create visual art: graphics, cartoons, videos, infographics, comics, logos, you name it. I know what I like but I have no clue how to create a damn thing. I use tools to help, but it’s never exactly what I want.
Complete the sentence: I love it when…
My people find me and pull me into the fun.
Okay, there you have it. My Eroticon meet and greet. I’m a basketcase, but if everything goes according to plan, I’ll keep my crazy in my head and at least look the part of a semi-sane, possibly sensible kinky writer by the time I get to London.
Lot of firsts at once. Go big or go home. lol
It sounds fun. You will be great. ?
LOTS of firsts. Sometimes I think that’s what’s so overwhelming. But yeah, I agree – go big or go home. I’ll hyperventilate later, lol.
And thank you! ((HUGS))
When are you around in London? If you fancy a coffee at a kink friendly cafe on Friday or Monday morning, feel free to email me. I can’t guarantee to be free at the moment, but it’s possible.
First few days of March! I will keep that in mind! Thank you!! 🙂
Ooo, so excited for you. You’re living the dream 😉 And how amazing will it be to be in London? Lucky! Hope you have a wonderful time and learn lots. And don’t forget to enjoy the moment.
I think I’m living it, too. I keep having to pinch myself and remind myself this is real. 😀
My plan is to plan ahead of time so I can focus on enjoying every single moment. !!!
Don’t worry about getting lost. Just ask any of us and we will help you with anything you need and I am fairly sure you are going to have an absolute blast!
Once I get to the venue, I think I’ll be fine – I’ll latch onto someone, lol. It’s that whole airport-tube-hotel thing…but I’ll figure it out. 😀
Don’t worry. I’ve got the routes sent to my phone via Google maps, Lol. I have to get to Kentish Town from Victoria to get to the BnB, and from there to the Conf. centre. On Sunday I just have to walk round the corner to Camden Town to get the tube back to Victoria. I should get to Camden by about 4 o’clock Friday. We can go to the meet and greet together. 🙂 See you soon. xx 🙂
Your headline really made me laugh! This will be my first conference too, so exciting!
Yay, we can be new together! If you see a strange woman wandering around London pulling her purple suitcase behind her, that might be me – just point me in the right direction. 😀
Thank you, I will!! 🙂
So many firsts <3 I'm really looking forward to meeting you! And I love your headline as well =) xxx
Soooo many, lol.
I can’t wait to meet you, too! 😀
Loving the headline too, looking forward to meeting you 🙂
I. Can’t. Wait!! 😀
I *may* go and check out Kink Craft… outrageous 😛 LOL You know you are super welcome and you will definitely come away with something you are proud of.
Really looking forward to saying hello, it is going to be a lot of firsts but what is life without something new? There is so much to see and do at this years Eroticon it is going to be hard to fit it all in. I know you are going to have so much fun, then you will have to wait a year for the next one.
See you there.
Busted! Ha! I’m sure I’ll make my way – at least to observe if nothing else (and say hello of course!) but I’m serious about tying myself into not-kinky knots, lol. I really am that clumsy and uncoordinated.
I’m already thinking about next year’s Eroticon so I might be hooked already. Can’t wait to meet you in person and say hi and possibly make a toy. 😀
Loved your headline and you sound good company x
Thank you! Sometimes I am. 😀
This is my first big trip alone as well! Got me some nice anti-anxiety pills for the plane when the weight of that statement inevitably sinks in and I lose my damn mind.
See you next week! 😀
We can lose our minds together. 🙂 See you soon!
Yay!! So many of us here all going to Eroticon. We’ll call ourselves ‘Team Kayla’. 🙂 It’s going to be such fun. I can’t wait. See y’all tomorrow or Saturday. 🙂
It was wonderful to meet you in person!