Since 2012 Eroticon has been bringing you the best and most exciting speakers from around the world. Stay tuned to this page for speaker updates.
Lisa Jenkins is a mother of two crazy teenagers, a political junkie, an autism advocate and the proud owner of Sinful Press.
For most of her life she has had her head stuck in a book for one reason or another, and has spent the past seven years working with various small presses and self-publishers as a freelance editor and proofreader.
While she is happy to lose herself in the book at the top of the best-seller list, her main love is literature that breaks with mainstream conventions, whether cross-genre, subversive, realistic or stylised.
Lisa holds a first class honours degree in Literature and is a published short story writer across multiple genres.
Gryphon is a pervert, performer, educator and hirsute social media hermit. He has sat on either side of a microphone recording classical and early music, radio drama, and poetry for the last decade or so. He also uses very sharp –or very hot- bits of metal to create pictures on other people. As it turns out, posting about Branding on social media really confuses marketing companies and Gryphon enjoys doing nothing to clear up this confusion. Gryphon was born in the Netherlands, and came over to the UK in 2005 where he lives in Essex. He remains utterly confused by chip butties.
Zak Jane Keir
Erotic Readings Host
Zak Jane Keir is a writer and editor with a couple of decades’ worth of experience. She currently runs Dirty Sexy Words, which involves reading slams and bookselling as well as editing services. At last year’s Eroticon she ended up making a porn film with Pandora Blake, which got screened at the Berlin Porn Festival. She reckon’s that’s not bad for a fiftysomething and hopes this year’s event will be even more entertaining.
Bio: Victoria Blisse is a mother, wife, reverend, Manchester United fan an award winning erotica author and all round cheeky wench.
She is the mistress of Smut UK putting on Smut Events, Days & Evenings dedicated to erotica, socializing, fun and prizes. Check out Smut Nights, Smut by the Sea: Scarborough, and Smut Manchester for more info.
Born near Manchester, England, her northern English quirkiness shows through in all of her stories along with her own particular brand of humour and romance that bring laughs and warm fuzzies in equal measure.
Passion, love and laughter fill her works, just as they fill her busy life.
A Ukrainian born kiwi, Val is still a fledgling in published erotica, but she has seen her fan fiction stories gain popularity in several fandoms including NBC’s Hannibal, Penny Dreadful, James Bond and London Spy. Outside of being a student of sexual history and linguistics, Val has found that writing for fandom to be one of the most rewarding and educational experiences of her writing life. She hopes that her journey can help writers explore a side to themselves they probably had never properly considered before, and that by debunking certain erroneous assumptions in regard to fan works she can bring a valuable tool to writers of erotica everywhere.
Innocent Loverboy (“ILB” for those wishing to conserve precious keystrokes) is a blogger from London who thinks that, because he’s a boy, knows what words mean and is actually quite nice when provoked, he’s somehow able to write a sex blog.
Despite the fact that this hasn’t worked since 2007, he still manages to smash his keys into some semblance of order and blogs about things that (only) he thinks are sexy, things nobody (except him) thinks are funny, and his irregular attempts to have sex, some of which have even been successful.
At some points, his blog has even veered dangerously close to being something you may actually wish to read.
Emmeline Peaches is the founder of the popular UK blog Emmeline Peaches Reviews. Although she focuses primarily on the appraisal of adult products Emmeline is passionate about sex education, body positivity, and sexual identity and orientation.
When attempting penetration as a teen Emmeline discovered that she suffered from Vaginismus. This heavily impacted her earliest sexual experiences and is a condition she fights passionately to raise awareness for. Emmeline is attending Eroticon at the good graces of Knicker Rocker Glory and will be speaking on how to consider sexual dysfunction in one’s own content.
Emmeline is a regular contributor to Kiiroo and Dusk TV and has featured in Channel 4’s Sex Toy Stories. She has also had work published in Elle, the Cosmopolitan, and the Mirror.
Rebecca is a freelance journalist. After a misspent youth spent on the London BDSM scene, she co-launched AFT magazine, and then started writing about sex for the Telegraph online. Since then she has become a columnist for the Telegraph, as well as writing about sex and sexual issues for The New Statesman, the Independent, Glamour and Marie Claire, as well as speaking on Sky News and ITV’s This Morning.
Emily Rose Yates
Emily is an accessibility consultant, BBC3 presenter and Lonely Planet travel writer, having worked with Rio de Janeiro’s transport systems ahead of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. She also works for Enhance the UK, a disability awareness charity petitioning for the removal of the sex and disability taboo and the addition of compulsory inclusive sex education in schools all over the UK. Emily is studying for a PhD in Women’s Studies at the University of York and her documentary, ‘Meet the Devotees’, focuses on disability fetish across the globe.
Tabitha Rayne has been told she is quirky, lovely and kinky – not necessarily in that order or by the same person. She writes erotic romance and as long as there’s a love scene, she’ll explore any genre. Tabitha is the designer of the Ruby Glow vibrator – pleasure for the seated lady, an award winning hands-free sex toy made by Rocks Off. She has a passion for painting nudes and creating sensual images. Tabitha is also a reclusive exhibitionist * who believes orgasms can bring harmony to the mind, body and soul.
ETO Best Erotic Author 2016
Ruby Glow Vibrator – Winner Most Innovative Toy 2016 – Sign Magazine
Nominee – Most innovative New Product 2016 – ETO Awards
An experienced life-model, with a sideline in Project Management – we all have something we like to hide.
When he’s not wearing a suit and tie John can be found working closely with artists, photographers, hen parties, even nuns! Stretching sinew and straining bone to demonstrate the human physique.
His passion for revealing all has led to interesting experiences – costumed in stockings and high heels or on one memorable occasion, nothing more than a canoe and paddle. Outdoors? Never a problem as long as it’s not too chilly! Or maybe joining with other models in live The Joy of Sex poses!
John is always up for a challenge that involves pushing the limits of life modelling, whether physical or exploring the boundaries between subjectivity and objectivity that occur within the erotic elements of the human figure.
As a body for hire, he has sample photos and artists pictures on his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds.”
I lecture in creative writing. I’ve written the book “How to Write Erotic Fiction and Sex Scenes” and I’ve appeared at Eroticon three times previously.
Dr Kate Lister is a researcher at Leeds Trinity University in historical attitudes to sexuality and sex work. She has published on the history of media narratives around sex work, the history of menstruation and sexual violence in historical dramas. She is the curator of the popular Twitter account @WhoresofYore where she tweets the history of illicit sex and works to promote sex worker rights and challenge stigma to over 55,000 followers. Kate is currently working with leading sex worker rights activists and historians to expanded the Twitter feed to a website and online archive that will allow sex workers to tell their stories, and bring sex work history to an even wider audience.
Dr. Meg-John Barker
Dr. Meg-John Barker is a writer, therapist, and activist-academic specialising in sex, gender and relationships. Meg-John is a senior lecturer in psychology at the Open University and a UKCP accredited psychotherapist, and has over a decade of experience researching and publishing on these topics including the popular books Rewriting the Rules and Queer: A Graphic History
Rachel Kincaid is known for her alternative erotica, if there is an unusual slant to a story she will find it. She is also a feminist and politically active. In other news she has a filthy laugh and was once described as the most appropriately inappropriate person on Earth. Occasionally she publishes her work. When not being Rachel, she is also Djfet, known for her inclusive teaching style. She has taught all over the UK and is the only person to develop a psychology of rope workshop in the world.
Anna Sky is the brains behind Sexy Little Pages, a small UK erotica press. Since its inception in January 2016, she’s seen well over half a million words go to print and digital distribution, all formatted by her own hand. Her newest venture is Resonance Press, the ‘non-fiction sibling’ of Sexy Little Pages.
Anna’s own experience of CFS led her to create a publishing venture reflecting the diversity she felt was missing in mainstream erotica. The stories she publishes try to break outside of the heternorm, showing greater diversity in terms of age, gender, (dis)ability and desires.
She’s also (in no particular order) a geek, red wine drinker, poi hurler, CFS spoonie, Firefly fan and has a very dirty laugh!
Jasmine is a proud owner of Jet Setting Jasmine LLC, Royal Fetish Films and Body Altitudes Health and Fitness: Home of Steel and Stilettos Fitness™. She is a Licensed Clinical Therapist with a Bachelors of Art in Sociology, Masters of Clinical Social Work and Aging Studies. Her background in Integrated Human Studies has allowed an extensive professional career working with adult clients from a Solutions-Focused/ Exposure Therapy model. Steel and Stilettos Fitness™ , is a lower body workout and empowerment format to the world, the workout that last long after it is over. Jasmine’s unconventional approach to intimacy issues has allowed client’s to explore and address deeply rooted intimacy barriers. Jasmine is the recipient of the FetCon 2016 Best Full Feature Length Film: Orally Yours.
King Noire, owner of Jet Setting Jasmine LLC, Royal Fetish Films and Body Altitudes Health and Fitness: Home of Steel and Stilettos Fitness™. There are many adult entertainers but only one who is as driven and passionate about pleasure as King. He began his career as a nude model for magazines and adult websites. King’s clients did not take long to introduce him to the BDSM community. The attractions to his dominate nature lead to request in their serving as his submissives and cuckolds. He enjoyed and learned a great deal during the years of live shows and fetish training. King is also an international recording artist & human rights activist (Hasan Salaam). King is the recipient of the FetCon 2016 Best Full Feature Length Film: Orally Yours.
Morenike Adebayo is a writer, who has written about the internet, pop culture, science and technology for Pink News, I Fucking Love Science, BuzzFeed UK, and many more. She currently handles social media at Mail Online
Emily Thomas has been a publisher of teen and YA fiction for two decades for Hachette UK and for Bonnier and more latterly an editor and publisher of autobiographical commercial fiction and non faction for adults – for Bonnier’s Blink imprint. Emily conceived of and published Grace Dent’s Diary of a Chav sequence for teens and launched the writing career of Dawn O’Porter, with the compelling and explicit Paper Aeroplanes and Goose. She was one of the first teen publishers to acquire New Adult author Abbi Glines’s Vincent Boys novels – which contained graphic sexual content – for a mainstream YA audience. Emily is currently a freelance editor and consultant and is writing her own novel – her fifth for teenagers.
Sarah Brynn Holliday
Sarah Brynn Holliday is a queer feminist sex blogger from the United States. She aims to disrupt oppressive power structures in all of her work, and has a background in reproductive rights, queer liberation, and radical sex education. Sarah runs Formidable Femme, where she writes about how sexuality intersects with queerness, feminism, depression, and trauma. She also reviews sex toys, and is a self-proclaimed #WandQueen. Sarah is also a classically trained singer and will sing for you at Eroticon upon request.
Malin James is an essayist, blogger, and short story writer. Her work has appeared in Bust Magazine, MUTHA and Thought Catalog, as well as in anthologies for Cleis, Sweetmeats Press, and others. She believes in using sex and psychology as lenses through which to examine our cultural assumptions, identities, and relationships, both to ourselves and to each other.
You can find more of her work on Malin M. James
Paisley Gilmour is Deputy Features Editor at Reveal magazine, where she writes and commissions real life features. Somehow, six months into her role, she managed to bully her editor into giving her a weekly sex blog on Reveal.co.uk.
Despite being someone who is really quite crap at sex, she is keen to promote sex-positive and feminist views about women’s pleasure in the mainstream media.
After a few weeks of blogging, she realised there were many topics deemed a bit “extreme” for the magazine’s readers, so set up her own website as a home for the Reveal blog’s cast-offs.
Although she’s found writing about sex for a consumer audience quite challenging at times, she hopes by oversharing and constantly banging on about banging, it will help normalise the conversation about female pleasure.
Find her work on Reveal
Ruby Goodnight started her foray into the adult side of the internet as a performer, then as a sex blogger, then as a multi-website affiliate and now spends the majority of her time as the North American Director for UK-based Doxy. With experience in both the UK and US side of the business, adult entertainment and sex toys, as well as SEO and traffic building, Ruby has been able to work from the ground up to develop her ‘brand’ into something that allowed her to leave the corporate world behind. Specializing in assisting newer bloggers (and even long-established ones) start on the right foot into their ‘dream jobs’ of working in the adult-based internet, Ruby is eager to share her knowledge with the Eroticon attendees.
Myles Jackman is an award-winning lawyer specialising in obscenity law and sexual freedoms.
Myles has provided a unique advisory service for clients in the arts and media; or the adult industry; as well as offering pro bono advice for campaigns, organisations and activists.
Myles has dedicated his career to challenging the legal framework by which sexual morality is constrained through His activism, campaigning, litigation and advocacy.
Girl on the Net
Eroticon Director of Marketing
Girl on the Net is a blogger, author, journalist and fan of sex tech. She runs one of the biggest sex blogs in the UK, which combines feminism, filth and occasionally funny stuff. She’s written two books, worked with a number of sex industry companies, and even had some of her articles published in reputable places like the Guardian. Ask her about: stats, money, SEO, blogging, anonymity or freelancing. Don’t ask: her name, or what she thinks of your penis.
Andrew and Pixie started Kink Craft over a year ago with the simple aim of teaching you how to make your own kinky things. We have looked at what works well and what doesn’t and incorporated all the good, and none of the bad. That idea continues to grow with a popular [blog](kinkcraft.co/blog) and [podcast](kinkcraft.co/podcast). Come along to one of our workshops and surprise yourself at just good you are at making your own kinky toy.
Eroticon Director of Operations
Molly Moore is the writer of the successful sex blog, mollysdailykiss.com. Her blog is marriage of words and images and most of her writing is based on her own experiences and contains strong autobiographical content. She is the founder of Sinful Sunday; a project to encourage bloggers to have fun with their cameras creating erotic images and, The Pussy Pride Project; a celebration of all that is wonderful about pussies. She is also the owner and editor of Elust Sex Blogs; a monthly digest of the hottest sex related writing on the internet.
Eroticon Technical Director and ConDom
Michael has worked in a wide variety of technical fields over the year, some of them successfully. Most days you can find him slaving away over a hot computer doing a variety of web based things. You can have him slave over your website by visiting him at Subtlemark He has started his own feeble attempt at blogging which can be found at This D/s Life. Michael likes piña coladas and getting caught in the rain. He also enjoys writing about himself in the third person.