The time is quickly approaching: after a snap decision last year I will be attending Eroticon 2017 in little under two weeks time.
Although there is a scheduled Meet and Greet on the Friday, I unfortunately can not make this. Please do spare a thought for me travelling from Scotland on the train after a long day at work! So to combat my increasing nerves as I can not attend this, and to add to a collection of introductions I have been following, I thought I would add my own Virtual Meet and Greet.
NAME (and Twitter if you have one):
Hannah- you can find me on Twitter at @confess_Hannah
What are you hoping to get out of Eroticon 2017?
I am new to this community, but have loved dipping my toes into the water. I am still very much finding my feet and I would like to become more focused in my writing and blogging, as well as learn new skills and gain further confidence in what I do. I love learning new things and am excited to hear from the varied range of speakers at the conference.
Secondly, I am looking forward to meeting new people from all different spheres of life!
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?
They are all so interesting I don’t know if I could pick 4. However one is a clear definite which is:
Auto (erotic) ethnography: Learning about our selves through our erotica : Meg-John Barker
This has been something I’ve been interested in for a long time, and I am looking forward to hopefully learning a lot more within this session.
Tell us one thing about yourself that not many people know?
I’m a qualified sailor. I used to crew yachts in Scotland, as well as work on a boat delivering wildlife tours to the public. I love the outdoors and the sea- luckily my job at the moment is very outdoor based however I do miss being on the water (on a good day!).
This also means I should be competent at knots. I feel I should practice more.
If you made the papers, what would the headline be?
Crazed Simon and Garfunkel fan stalks cinematographer for a party invitation.
(If you understand this, please come and talk to me at Eroticon.)
If you could have one skill for free (I.e. without practice/time/effort) what would it be?
Definitely to be an absolute expert at Microsoft Excel. I am obsessed with spreadsheets and would love the proficiency to be able to quickly organise my whole life in spreadsheet form without having to practice and google ‘how do you do this in Excel…?’ whilst crying into my tea.
Complete the sentence: I love it when…
…I have this horrible fear and intimidation about meeting people who create and write work I admire, and they turn out to be lovely friendly people!
If you see me over the weekend, please come and say hi. I will try and do the same! Once my initial nerves are over I hope to have the most amazing weekend!