Monday mornings aren’t often seen as the most exciting week but, for me, today was the last Monday before Eroticon 2012, which makes it very exciting!
I came up with the idea for Eroticon in May 2011 and ten months later I’ll see all my hard work come alive on Saturday as I open the doors to the UK’s first conference for sex bloggers and erotica writers and I couldn’t be more excited.
I’m excited to meet the speakers, some that I’ve never met before or only conversed with over email and many of whom I admire or inspire me in some way and some I’m just plain intrigued by. I’m excited to meet bloggers and writers that I’ve read and only met on social media as well as those delegates who I have never met and know nothing off.
I’m curious to find out just who comes to a sex blogger and erotica writers’ conference!
I’m excited to meet our sponsors, not just the friendly and generous Lovehoney and Coco de Mer staff but also the publishers and to discuss with them some of the big issues facing erotica and publishing at the moment; censorship, self-publishing, content and of course the big question “Where next for erotica?”
I’m excited to meet old friends, some of whom are coming from overseas, that have supported me over the last couple of years, friendships that pre-date but will be strengthened there. I’m excited to see what happens, for all the planning and work that I’ve done, and that’s a lot, it isn’t down to me anymore, it is down to you, the people that are as excited as me about it to take it forward and bring it to life.
I’m excited to see you learning, making networks and moving forward your writing. And if all the things that excite me don’t excite you, well that’s what Lovehoney are there for, because I know they’ll have plenty of things designed to excite you!
Ruby Kiddell is an author of erotic fiction and organiser of Eroticon 2012. Ruby blogs at The Erotic Notebook.
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It’s a challenge for sex toy manufacturers to come up with an innovative idea that sets it apart from its competitors in the fierce sex toy market.
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Lovehoney has been named Best Internet Retail Site at the Xcite Book Awards!
The inaugral awards by the UK's leading publisher or erotic fiction, Xcite Books, were set out to acknowledge and celebrate the best companies, bloggers, reviewers and sex experts who value and support the erotica market.
Nominations and voting were open to the general public, and it's thanks to our wonderful customers, reviewers and community members that we were able to win this brilliant award! The award will be presented at Eroticon 2012, a conference for authors, bloggers and sex writers, in Bristol on 3rd March.
Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted for us, and also to Xcite Books - we couldn't be happier!
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