Eroticon 2017 Virtual Introduction


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Paige, sometimes people call me The Pageist. @thepageist

What are you hoping to get out of Eroticon 2017?

This is my first Eroticon so I’m looking forward to meeting people whose work I enjoy and who have experience doing what I’m still fairly new at.

Simply being around other people who do a similar job and understand the wonderful weirdness involved (that an ‘erotic creative’ can’t necessarily share with the other people in their lives) will be refreshing.

I suppose I’m most hoping to get community out of this year’s Eroticon.

This year’s schedule at Eroticon is pretty full on, but which 4 sessions do you already have marked down as ones you want to attend?

Plotting the Erotic Story (led by Ashley Lister). Learning how to be a better writer also improves a person’s critical reading skills, which will benefit the book reviews I do for my podcast. Two-for-one special, there.

A History of Erotic Writing and Obscenity in Britain (led by Kate Lister a.k.a. Whores of Yore). I’m a big fan of the Whores of Yore Twitter account and this talk would be right up my street anyway, so the fact that it’s being taught by someone whose work I’m into is a bonus.

Alternative Endings (led by Rachel Kincaid). I am always interested in new ways of approaching story and since my own kinks are a little different from the typical erotica fare (meaning I’m going to have to write my own) this class seems relevant to my interests.

How to use your blog to educate (led by Emmeline Peaches, Formidable Femme, Hot Octopus). One of the reasons I started my blog was in order to educate so… yup.

Also, I’ll be camped out with the Kink Craft people, making some fun stuff. I wouldn’t miss that for anything. I interviewed them on my show about what they’d be making this year and I’m very excited.

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

This is difficult because I tend to feel like I rabbit away at people, yammering all about myself. Then it turns out I’ve known someone for five years and they think I’m an only child because I’ve somehow never mentioned I have four half-siblings, eleven nieces and nephews and six great-nieces and nephews.

I keep more to myself than I realise so I don’t know what most people don’t know.

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

Idiot American (who’s lived in England long enough to know better) hit by bus after looking wrong way AGAIN.

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

The ability to play the violin by ear so I could play any song I heard on piano, guitar, etc on violin.

Complete the sentence: I love it when…

People neither tell me to smile nor comment on the fact that my resting expression looks like that of a serial killer—they just let my face sit on the front of my head without feeling the need to make me self-conscious about it. My skull carts my brain around—it’s purely decorative. I’m more concerned with what’s in it than its appearance.


[If you’d like to see introductions of more people coming to Eroticon, check this page.]


  • GirlOnTheNet says:

    “My skull carts my brain around—it’s purely decorative.” <3 this quote! Am looking forward to meeting you, I know we've chatted briefly before on Twitter and DM and you're one of the people I wanted to say hi to specifically because I feel I have been utterly rubbish at actually getting back to you on time. Hope we get a chance to chat at Eroticon

    • thepageist says:

      Yes! I definitely want to say hello in person. I’m reviewing your book on the podcast this week–you and I tend to be either exactly alike or completely different, depending upon the situation. There’s no in-between.
      (The completely different things aren’t bad–they’re just different ways we naturally approach the world.) It’s fascinating to so ‘get’ a person–on something like, say, kids–and then be on the other side of the planet when it comes to sex in general (I’m asexual.)
      You’re hilarious, though–I’m laughing out loud regularly.

  • Molly says:

    Eroticon is all about community so I hope that you definitely come away feeling like we provided that opportunity for you.

    Also my husband completely identifies with your bus problems. He has been here 5 years and still has to think twice before crossing the road


    • thepageist says:

      Excellent. I’m bringing business cards and bookmarks and will be passing them out to anyone who wants one.

      Re: the bus thing–I just wind up looking both ways every time. Usually more than once. I’ve never been more careful about crossing the road, because, really, I’m terrified of being hit. London should be an adventure.

      Nearly got hit by a black cab going at speed last time I was there. My English friend with me grabbed the back of my jeans and pulled me out of the way.

  • What a wonderfully interesting introduction, I hope you look the right way !

  • Also my first year! Love your ‘I love it when’. Im a resting serial killer face owner too and get told to smile like every day *rolls eyes*.
    Aurora x

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