2018 Speakers

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.

John Brownstone

John Brownstone

Speaker

John Brownstone hates writing about himself but thankfully he’s married to his submissive babygirl, Kayla Lords, who he tasked with doing it for him (and she consented). While he’s often known as Southern Sir in the kink community and online, you can call him John. He blogs infrequently over at SouthernSirsPlace.com and podcasts weekly for Loving BDSM and (coming soon) Masturbation Monday. When he’s not helping to make the Loving BDSM community great, creating new content for the projects he works on with Kayla, or helping new kinksters navigate the world of BDSM, he’s in his workshop making wooden paddles, Delrin canes with beautiful hand-turned wood handles, and plenty of other non-kinky items. He doesn’t necessarily consider himself a writer or podcaster but finds himself in new and unusual places (like speaking at Eroticon) because at some point Kayla has said, “I have an idea…” Coffee is his love language, and being ridiculously adorable with Kayla Lords is one of his superpowers. And also, when this was read to him, he laughed and said, “It’s not how I might have described myself but it’s all true.”
Kayla Lords

Kayla Lords

Speaker

Kayla Lords is a freelance writer, sex blogger, podcaster, and kinky woman living and loving the Florida life. Her site, kaylalords.com, is where she overshares about the kinky fuckery she tries and the noise in her head. She also hosts Masturbation Monday, a weekly blogging meme to encourage writers and bloggers to share their sexy stories and entice readers to touch themselves as often as possible.

Kayla is half of the Loving BDSM podcast and community which she produces and hosts with her long-time kinky partner and Daddy Dom, John Brownstone. Together they talk about the less sexy but extremely important part of BDSM and D/s relationships – communication, trust, honesty, and making a relationship work in both good and bad times.

Kayla Lords is passionate about helping other writers and bloggers get better at earning the money they deserve to be paid and building a loyal audience. She’s also a mom to two boys and one dog.

Stephanie Alys

Stephanie Alys

Speaker

Stephanie is a Co-founder and Chief Pleasure Officer (CPO) of MysteryVibe, an award-winning British pleasure brand and sponsor of Eroticon 2018. As CPO, Stephanie is focused on changing perceptions around pleasure in a positive and empowering way.

A strong advocate that pleasure is a beautiful part of the human experience, and fundamental to our happiness, Stephanie is MysteryVibe’s spokesperson on the role of technology within sex and relationships. She has been featured in major publications such as the BBC, The Times, Guardian, Economist, CNBC, TechCrunch and WIRED and regularly appears as a keynote speaker on international stages.

 

Calandra Balfour

Calandra Balfour

Speaker

CEO of LoveGivr, the new sex positive social media/e-commerce platform and sponsor of Eroticon. After 10 years of running three successful Brighton-based retail shops (concept branding to online and bricks and mortar outlets), Calandra is combining an ongoing passion for sex-positivity with a proven track record in business development. She will be speaking on our sex tech panel – What will sex look like in 20 years’ time?

Daniel Cooper

Daniel Cooper

Speaker

After training as an intellectual property lawyer, Dan abandoned a promising career in financial services to write about the future of technology. He has worked at Engadget for the last seven years, writing about everything from smartwatches and culture through to Hyperloop and the way that the internet is re-shaping our sexuality. 

Sarah Jane

Sarah Jane

Speaker

Sarah Jane has been working, writing, and consulting in the sex toy industry since 2011. Between 2012 and 2017, they ran the predominantly review-focused blog marvelous-darling.com. Nowadays, Sarah Jane is passionate about empowering others to recognize and monetize their own strengths. They use both she and they pronouns.

Justin Hancock

Justin Hancock

Speaker

Justin Hancock is a sex and relationships educator working with all ages. He is one half of the Meg-John & Justin podcast and with Meg-John wrote Enjoy Sex (How, When and IF You Want To). He is also the chap behind http://bishuk.com  a leading sex and relationships advice website for over 14s. Read about all of Justin’s work at http://JustinHancock.co.uk 

 

Meg John Barker

Meg John Barker

Speaker

Meg-John Barker is the author of a number of popular books on sex, gender, and relationships, including Queer: A Graphic History, How To Understand Your Gender, Enjoy Sex (How, When, and IF You Want To), Rewriting the Rules, The Psychology of Sex, and The Secrets of Enduring Love. They have also written a number of books for scholars and counsellors on these topics, drawing on their own research and therapeutic practice. Websites: rewriting-the-rules.com, megjohnandjustin.com.

Kendra Holliday

Kendra Holliday

Speaker

Kendra Holliday, blogger behind The Beautiful Kind, is located in St. Louis, MO. She is a passionate bisexual sexplorer when it comes to kinks, fetishes, BDSM, swinging, polyamory, and sex work. She is also a mother, daughter, sister, friend and volunteer. Co-founder of Sex Positive St. Louis, Kendra has a professional consulting site Be Open and Honest, where she offers sex and relationship advice and sex surrogacy services (talking and hands on intimacy).

Sarah Brynn-Holliday

Sarah Brynn-Holliday

Speaker

Sarah Brynn Holliday (pronouns: she/her) is a queer femme feminist sex blogger from the United States. She has a background in abortion rights and access, queer and trans liberation, and radical, pleasure-informed 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. In her free time, Sarah enjoys taking unethical sex toy companies to task.

Cressida Downing

Cressida Downing

Speaker

Cressida Downing, The Book Analyst, has worked in publishing and bookselling for over 20 years.  As a freelance editorial consultant, she works for literary agents, publishers and directly for authors.  She regularly attends conferences and runs workshop for aspiring authors .  Following a lovely reading retreat experience, she is now offering these for others, www.readingretreat.co.uk  She would buy books rather than clothes or food, and lives in East Anglia with two children, two cats, one husband and a baby gecko.

www.thebookanalyst.co.uk

Miss Eve E

Miss Eve E

Speaker

Miss Eve E is a queer disabled sex worker, writer, blogger, and bibliophile. She’s had an episodic disability for most of her life, and her blog focuses on disability in the contexts of sex, sex work, kink, and relationships. Through her blog, and social media platforms she draws awareness to issues surrounding disability, and sex work and challenges people to think outside the box. Miss Eve E has been involved in sex work since 2013, and has taken on a number of roles within the industry giving her a diverse portfolio of skills and experiences. Currently she writes a monthly column for Liability magazine, Cara Sutra, as well as guest blogs for other bloggers, and her own personal blog MissEveE.com.

 Emmeline Peaches

Emmeline Peaches

Speaker

Emmeline Peaches is a professional self-lover and sex toy aficionado with a lot to say about rainbow dildos and vibrating aubergines. She’s also a strong advocate for sex positivity, minority visibility, and bringing a discerning eye in to the bedroom (and wherever else adult products might appear).
Through her site, Emmeline Peaches Reviews, Emmeline has amassed a global following, has been featured in Elle, Cosmopolitan, and has even been part of a Channel 4 mini-series.
Emmeline is passionate about making sure that her readers can find toys that are accessible, accommodating, and safe while also expanding their own adult product awareness. She lives and breathes this ethos, making it the focus of her endeavours.
Heavily invested in compassionate living, Emmeline is heavily devoted to the wider adult community and believes in multiple methods of effective sex toy activism to help create a stronger, safer adult community for all.

 

Annabelle Knight

Annabelle Knight

Speaker

Annabelle is one of the most relevant experts when it comes to dating, sex and relationships. She’s a certified couples counsellor and has helped celebrity couples as well as working on Channel 5’s Big Brother’s Bit on the Side, ITV’s The O’Brien Show and the ever popular day time TV shows, This Morning and Loose Women debating hot topics and taking live calls from viewers. She has also appeared as an expert on Channel 5’s ‘Seven Year Itch’ hosted by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford. Annabelle’s debut novel, The Endless Autumn published by Austin Macauley topped the amazon charts and is now a number one bestseller. It has been described as Fifty Shades of Grey meets Bridget Jones. She is currently working on her second novel.

Annabelleknight

Dami Olonisakin

Dami Olonisakin

Speaker

Dami Olonisakin commonly known as ‘Oloni’ is a twenty-something award-winning blogger from London. She is also the Founder and Editor of simplyoloni.com an online platform for sex and relationships. Dami is a relationship coach and has given over thousands of women all over the world advice on their love and sex lives through phone calls, emails and her popular Ask Oloni page.

She has been featured in publications such as The Sun, The Daily Mail, Cosmopolitan and also been named as part of BBC’s Girls’ Champions.
Her past books and blogs have helped empower several young women to rethink the situation they’re involved in romantically and sexually.

Dami writes about almost everything, but specialises in relationships and lifestyle. She was voted the best sex and relationship blogger of 2015 by Cosmopolitan UK Magazine and her blog was voted top one of the UK’s top Dating blogs of 2017.

Oloni also hosts a sex positive live show called Laid Bare, aimed at women who are opinionated and want to have their say on sexuality.

Anna Sky

Anna Sky

Speaker

Anna Sky is the brains behind Sexy Little Pages, a small UK erotica press and its non-fiction sibling, Resonance Press.
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 sit outside of the heternorm, showing the full spectrum of age, sexuality, gender, ability and desires. Since setting up Sexy Little Pages, Anna has likely read about a million words in the sex and erotica genres, and enjoyed every second of it. She’s also (in no particular order) a geek, red wine drinker, poi hurler, CFS spoonie, Firefly fan and has a very dirty laugh!

Natalia Grubizna

Natalia Grubizna

Speaker

Natalia is a sex-positive influencer and a pleasure advocate from
Poland. In 2012 she started her blog, proseksualna.pl, to provide
accurate, inclusive and judgement-free information about sexuality,
relationships and reproductive health to Polish speaking communities.
Now she also teaches workshops, records a podcast and designs sexy, sexy
products, including a vibrator for hands-free orgasms as she is one lazy
masturbator. In 2014 Natalia received EROtrendy Consumers’ Award for the
best adult web portal in Poland.

Apart from loving sensual lifestyle and talking about it a lot, she is
also committed to constantly improving her skills and expanding her
expertise in all things sexual. She is a 2016 alumni of the Summer
Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society at the University of
Amsterdam.

Blog: http://proseksualna.pl
Fan page: http://facebook.com/proseksualna
Instagram: http://instagram.com/proseksualna

Emily Overton

Emily Overton

Speaker

Emily has spent a decade in the Information and Records Management industry with extensive public sector experience and has been delving into the discussion of what the new General Data Protection Regulation will have on the transgender community and what this means for organisational records. Emily is a documented author having assisted NHS Digital write their NHS Code of Practice for Recordkeeping but also assisted with Recordkeeping for Transgender. Emily has a keen interest on what it means for the LBGT+ community to come up against legislation and record keeping standards combined with how the community and their allies can push organisations to do better and become much more open minded.

Find her at https://rmgirl.co.uk/

Victoria Blisse

Victoria Blisse

Speaker

Victoria Blisse is a Mother, Wife, Christian, Reverend, Manchester United Fan and Award Winning Erotica Author and all round Cheeky Wench. She is also the editor of several Bigger Briefs collections, and the co-editor of the fabulous Smut Anthologies.  She is the mistress of Smut UK putting on Smut Events, Days & Evenings dedicated to erotica, socializing, fun and prizes. 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.

You can find her at Victoria Blisse

 

Mactire

Mactire

Speaker

Bondage Engineer
Mactire aka ‘Mac the Vac’ can be found most weekends tinkering with kinky constructions in his workshop. The common theme with these inventions is that most of them require a high power air pump to function. So you could say that he spends a lot of his spare time in a darkened room blowing or sucking. These kinky toys are showcased at various BDSM / Kink events he attends. The centrepiece of the show is usually the Vac equipment, a Vac-Bed and Vac-Cube. If you are not being Vac-Packed, Mac will happily mummify, wrap or bind you in whatever material comes to hand. Usually pallet wrap, vet wrap or electrical tape. If you fancy a bit of ‘Me time’ he’ll pop you in a leather sleep sack for some sensory deprivation.

At this point you’ve lost all interested or you are thinking ‘Oh, that right up my alley.’ If you’d like to see some pictures of his work, pop along to his Fetlife page

Hannah Witton

Hannah Witton

Speaker

Hannah Witton is an award-winning Vlogger & influencer, with her vlogs attracting more than 24 million unique views on YouTube.

One of the UK’s leading young voices, she uses her unique blend of positivity, optimism and knowledge to talk about a range of topics including sex, relationships, feminism, body image, gender and sexuality.

With her first class degree in History, Hannah specialised in sexual history and her dissertation focused on the History of Sexology and Sex Manuals.
Hannah was a finalist in the 2013 Guardian and Oxford University Press Very Short Film Competition, where her short was on the “History of Homosexuality”.

Her debut book Doing It. was published in Spring 2017

www.hannahwitton.com

Madeleine Morris

Madeleine Morris

Speaker

Madeleine Morris publishes fiction under the pen name Remittance Girl. She has an abiding interest in eroticism; not how we attend to our biological needs, but the way we strive to make meaning of our sexual drives through culture. The filthy, the guilty, the taboo and the elicit are her areas of focus, stressing the need to make erotic fiction more, not less, offensive to the mainstream. Another area of interest is ecstasy as an experience of pleasure and terror.

Neil Brown

Neil Brown

Speaker

Neil is one of the UK’s only lawyers working on the legal implications of sextech, drawing on his years of experience giving practical advice on cutting edge technologies.

Neil has inflicted sell-out lectures and seminars on many hundreds of people, including government officials, regulators, and policy makers from over 20 countries but, until now, he’s never had an audience of sex bloggers. He can’t wait to rectify this by turning dull, dry legislation into practical legal tips for Eroticon attendees.

You can find Neil at his law firm, decoded:Legal

Lori Smith

Lori Smith

Speaker

Lori Smith is a style conscious body-positive LGBTQ+ feminist and blogger with an inexplicably academic love of lingerie. Blogging on her own site since 2003, she was also the Sex & Relationships Columnist at women’s magazine site BitchBuzz.com from 2009 to 2012 and was a finalist in the Writer category of the 2012 Erotic Awards. Lori has spoken at a number of UK conferences and events on various topics, including co-hosting a session about sex blogging at Cybher12 and a session on polyamory at Eroticon 2013. Recent years have seen Lori throw herself wholeheartedly into academic research, focusing on twentieth and twenty-first century underwear and becoming known as the ‘Master of Bras’ after graduating from her MA at London College of Fashion in 2015.

Lori Blogs at Rarely Wears Lipstick

Dr Jamie F. Lawson

Dr Jamie F. Lawson

Speaker

Dr Jamie F. Lawson is an academic sexologist and anthropologist working at Bristol University. An interdisciplinary academic, Jamie has worked in and teaches across various aspects of anthropology; biological, evolutionary and social. Jamie is a queer researcher, who has worked on sex, attraction and relationships using a variety of methodologies. His research currently focuses on the role of identity, embodiment and power in sex and sexuality, with a particular focus at the moment on puppy (and other forms of animal) play. Jamie is an active member of the LGBTQ+ community, and has a history of queer activism and engagement. He’s very excited to be speaking at Eroticon and is looking forward to meeting you.

Nina Saini

Nina Saini

Speaker

Since setting up PR, comms and marketing company MediaBitch in 2002, Nina has worked with many adult brands on sales, marketing, PR, brand building, product launches… you name it! She has strong relationships with many of the internationally-known and award-winning brands that bloggers are already working with – or would like to work with – as well as over 12 years experience in this swiftly-changing industry. Prior to MediaBitch(TM), Nina worked on TV in the entertainment sector – as a reporter and associate producer. She’s recently launched her own lifestyle blog at NinaSaini.com. Nina is joining us at Eroticon to give sex toy reviewers and bloggers an overview of adult industry trends, and what opportunities there are for bloggers who want to build relationships with companies in 2018.

Girl on the Net

Girl on the Net

Eroticon Director of Marketing

Girl on the Net
is a sex blogger, author, journalist and one of the organisers of Eroticon. She also works with adult companies on their blogs and social media, and sometimes she even has time to have sex. GOTN is passionate about all aspects of sex and relationships, but when Eroticon rolls round what she’s most passionate about is money and traffic – and how to help you get both of these things.

Molly Moore

Molly Moore

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.

Michael Knight

Michael Knight

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 making Brits feel comfortable with Murricans, mostly by spanking them. He also enjoys writing about himself in the third person.

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