Yeah, so today is definitely different from the usual programming. I’m sorry if you were hoping for a recipe or a gin review, but that’ll be back to normal tomorrow. For now, this.
Later this month I will be heading to Eroticon 2019 – and yes, it’s what is sounds like, a conference that’s taking place in London for bloggers, writers and other creatives. But wait, I hear you cry, you are not an erotic blogger.
Well, I kind of am and I’m not. I have written for websites that are sadly now defunct, both about my sexuality, reviews of sex toys (even one of gin flavoured lube on here), and yes have dabbled in writing erotica. No I’m not very good at it, and I’ll probably stick to factual stuff as I’m better at it. Oh and lets not forget that I’m not afraid of posing in my pants occasionally.
I also know quite a few sex bloggers and writers through social media, and am used to doing stuff outside my comfort zone, so…. Here we are.
And apparently every year they have a bit of an online meet and greet ahead of the event. Whilst they also have a Friday night (and Saturday night) get together, my diary means I can only do one day down in the big smoke, so I’ll be the lost looking one on day one. So for those of you coming to Eroticon, the bewildered looking dumpy redhead is me, and for those of you who read my stuff normally, and want to get to know me better, here goes:
NAME (and Twitter if you have one)
Charlie Hooson-Sykes and I’m @The_Lady_Sybil on Twitter (and Instagram).
Tell us 3 things you are most looking forward to at Eroticon 2019
- Meeting all the people I know vaguely from social media in person.
- Networking – I’d like to get my hand (pun intended) back into sex toy reviews, but on someone else’s site as I don’t think it fits on here.
- The talks, they all look so good! Kind of sad I’m missing day one, but given how manic that weekend is, I’m doing well to get there at all!
Oh and afterwards – because hopefully I’ll have met lots of awesome people, and our connections won’t stop once the event has.
We are creating a play list of songs for the Friday Night Meet and Greet. Nominate one song that you would like us to add to the play list and tell us why you picked that song.
Pretty much anything by Lizzo. I can’t wait to see her in May. I’ve picked this as it seems somewhat appropriate.
What is your favourite item or book you’ve purchased so far this year?
I’ve got lots of books, but despite some of them being life changing, this is currently my favourite purchase. I’m a stationery geek, and head into Paperchase sparingly because it’s just an excuse for me to spend money on notebooks I don’t really need, but I do need because they’re pretty and what if I run out of something to write on? Or write with, so I need new pens too obviously.
But I picked up this mug and it’s me in a nutshell. I am all of this. I’m fat, and loud, and gobby, and bright. But (I hope) not unapproachable, or overwhelming or anything.
You can have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life, what is it? Sushi? Scotch Tape?
Gin. I mean, you’ve seen the name of the blog right? It’s there for a reason.
What is your favourite quote from a movie?
This is hard because I don’t tend to sit still long enough to watch films – I’m fidgety and even if it’s on the telly at home end up going to make a cup of tea at some point just so I can move around a bit.
But I use this a lot.
“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
Wesley, The Princess Bride.
What is your word suggestion to next years Eroticon anthology?
Complete the sentence:
I feel… A little nervous, especially putting this post out there, as I suspect a few people will read it and wonder ‘what the fuck…?’ But others who know me, will know it’s absolutely not weird for me. Not really.
See you in a couple of weeks!
Featured image from last year’s shoot with Velvet and Volup2.