Eroticon 2017 – O hai thar

 

Yeah, I’m not entirely sure what to say (other than hOLY FUCK EROTicon time ALREADY?). So, in lieu of a proper intro for this meet and greet post, here’s Alaska Thunderfuck.

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NAME (and Twitter if you have one)

Jillian Boyd, or @JillyBoyd on that there website Twitter Dot Com.

What are you hoping to get out of Eroticon 2017?

I’ve been pretty open about the fact that creative (and life) burn out has hit me hard in the past couple of months. So I’m hoping that Eroticon 2017 can help replenish that well a little bit. Plus, it’s always nice to connect with your peoples and meet new faces.

And it’s in London as well, which is nice because it means I don’t have to take a coach and therefore there’s 100 percent less chance of getting stuck in a massive traffic jam. Of course, there’s a 100 percent increased chance of the Tube being a tit, but then again…

 

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?

I’m basically fucked to begin with considering Sarah Brynn Holliday and Meg-John Barker are speaking in the same time slot so… I was kind of hoping to freestyle it a bit and decide on the day, to be honest.

 

Tell us one thing about yourself that not many people know?

I can do a decent Tarot spread. Not fantastically, but I’m alright with it.

If you made the papers, what would the headline be?

“None of this shit makes sense, at all! OH, AT ALL!” – Local woman found medically unable to stop ranting about quality of latest James Bond film. 

If you could have one skill for free (I.e. without practice/time/effort) what would it be?

Would probably be to speak a different language at native speaker level, but right now, I’m kind of thinking I’d like to be able to do pottery? Just because I get real satisfaction from making things by hand and pottery seems like a really cool thing to be able to do.

Full context, I maaaaayyyy be writing this while The Great Pottery Throwdown is on in the background.

Complete the sentence: I love it when…

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Eroticon 2015 ahoy-hoys

Quite.
Quite.

About eight months ago, I was standing in Primark, looking at a really nice leather-look dress. The first thought that crossed my mind was: “Ooh, that would be nice for Eroticon 2015… ah, but that’s eons away though.”

Eight months go by quite fast though – eons away has now turned into next fucking week, OH MY GOD. And this is me doing the now traditional Eroticon meet and greet questionnaire, put together this year by Molly “Molly’s Daily Kiss” Moore.

If you’re new to Eroticon, this is just a little way of introducing yourself to the other delegates and speakers before meeting each other in real life. That way, putting a face to the name will be easy peasy.

NAME (and Twitter name if you have one)

Jillian Boyd, found at @JillyBoyd on the Twitters. I answer to Jillian, Jilly and OI, BOYD!

Is this your first time at Eroticon? If yes, what is your favourite memory from a previous Eroticon and if no, what are you most looking forward to at Eroticon 2015?

This will be my fourth time at Eroticon, actually. Like Molly mentioned in her answers, I have a few favourite memories: meeting Lady Pandorah for the first time at the first edition,  dinner with her, Blacksilk, ILB and Emma Whispers at the 2013 edition, getting to meet Rachel Kramer Bussel at Eroticon 2013 (and, for that matter, still being in touch with her to this day), Judith and Mirren’s session at last year’s Eroticon, meeting Exhibit A and Girl on the Net last year… the list is quite long.

Having said that, one memory that stands out is the hen party staying at our hotel last year – when asked by them why we were here, ILB told them point blank that we were sex writers here for a conference and they didn’t believe him. It was kind of hilarious. I am kind of hoping something simliar happens at Eroticon 2015, just for the lolz.

Which 3 sessions have you already earmarked as definitely going to?

Girl on the Net’s session, Zak Jane Keir’s session and Janine Ashbless’s session.

What drink will you be ordering at the bar on the Saturday night?

That’s a good question, considering I don’t drink alcohol. Diet Pepsi or a lemonade, probably.

If you wrote an autobiography what would it be called?

The Life and Loves of an Accidental, Accented, Accident-Prone Londoner.

Where are you writing this post and what 5 things can you see around you (not including the device you are writing on)?

I’m writing this post from our bedroom, and five things I can see around me are a bag of roast beef Monster Munch, several balls of yarn, a guitar in a case, my bath robe and my mobile phone

And the last one… If you could go out to dinner with any 5 sex bloggers or erotic writers, regardless of whether they are coming to Eroticon or not who would they be?

Oh, see, that’s hard. That’s really hard. I’m going to start by saying ILB would of course be a given at any time, and that if I could, I would definitely be up for a repeat of our bloggers dinner at Eroticon 2013 (me, ILB, Lady Pandorah, Blacksilk and Emma).

Right. If we’re talking about bloggers – Horny Geek Girl, Charlie Powell (who is also a pretty fucking talented erotica writer), Exhibit A (same goes for him), Anna Sky (and same again, here) and Girl on the Net.

If we’re talking about erotica writers: Malin James, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Tamsin Flowers, Oleander Plume and Jade A. Waters.

You can check out who else is coming through Molly’s handy link page. The countdown has firmly begun, I should think. See you all at Eroticon 2015!

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Eroticon Mark III – My Quick and Dirty Meet and Greet

Good grief, how time flies. In just five weeks, Eroticon 2014 is a thing that is happening. Clearly, it’s time for the annual delegates/speakers Meet And Greet post, which follows NOW.

What’s your name?
Jillian “Jilly” Boyd. Hi there.

What are you most looking forward to about Eroticon 2014?
Seeing my awesome gang again (because it’s been too bloody long) , hobnobbing with my lovely author friends, learning new things and being out of London for the weekend.
What are you most nervous of about Eroticon 2014?

I’d like to pretend that I’m a seasoned vet by now (as it’s my third time), and have no nerves considering any of it, but I’m just really fucking nervous about the logistics – getting there on time, checking in, and that. Oh, and I’m nervous about getting a cold in the run up to the weekend, as that’s exactly what happened last year!

What do you hope to get from Eroticon 2014?

On a professional level, I hope to come away with lots of new writing inspiration and a little bit of a boost for my work. On a personal level, I just want a lot of hugs from friends.

What is your bad erotica writer’s pen name?

Orangezina Zoneout, which sounds like the most awesome type of cough medicine side effect.

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Have a little peruse through the other introductions on the Write Sex Right website. And maybe I’ll see you there?

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