Ros Ballinger Eroticon Meet and Greet

Ros is one of the attendees of this years Eroticon. She wanted to do an online meet and greet but as she does not have a blog we offered to host it here!

Name (and Twitter, if you have one)

My name is Ros (the ‘s’ pronounced as a ‘z’, and the whole thing also not pronounced as ‘Rose’ – I’ve heard every iteration going), and I can be found on twitter @hurricane_ros.

What are you most looking forward to about Eroticon 2018?

In my role as Saturday night co-entertainment I was only briefly at Eroticon last year, and regretted not attending for longer and for the workshops and sessions that the conference is actually for. So, I’m looking forward to taking part in the Saturday sessions and learning a lot in a space where talk about sex/erotica/kink is open and free; specifically Neil Brown on legal aspects of blogging and writing (I’m mildly nerdy about law), Miss Eve E on Disability and Sex Work and Remittance Girl about Taboo.

I’m also looking forward to a thoroughly sloshed night out with some of my favourite people on the Saturday, and to watching some kinky magic tricks and silhouettes!

We are creating a playlist of songs for the Friday Night Meet and greet. Nominate one song that you would like us to add to the playlist and tell us why you picked that song.

This almost seems futile given that I won’t be there on Friday night (at the very least, not until late – I have a stand-up gig in London that same night), but my pick would be a recent new favourite song, ‘High Heels’ by JoJo. I first heard it in an amazing Buzzfeed video and have listened to it dozens of times as a self-hype-raising anthem.

What’s the first career you dreamed of having as a kid?

I think it may have been a teacher, but only because my parents were both teachers at the time. Needless to say that idea didn’t stick with me for very long. As a teenager, I did throw around ideas of being a poet and comedian; nowadays, I’m certainly getting there…

Weirdest place you’ve ever gotten up to mischief (define ‘mischief’ however you like…)

Sadly, despite a number of adventures, I’ve never got up to ~sexy~ mischief anywhere particularly unique, not even alfresco fun. So if we widen the definition, feel free to ask me if you see me about the time I once performed a poem containing the c-word and a number of other expletives in front of a crowd at a BBC venue which included at least one Dalek…

Tell us two truths and a lie about yourself

– My right ear is made of cartilage from other parts of my body.

– I was originally named Hermione before my parents came to their senses.

– I’ve been to Egypt twice.

Complete the sentence: I want…

…to one day be in love and be loved and also be on Taskmaster.

Ros xxx

Check out all the other delegate meet and greets on Greetings and Salutations – Eroticon 2018

Comment List

  • Molly Moore 20 / 02 / 2018 Reply

    I am going to go with the ear thing is a lie? And it will be lovely to see you again. I hope your gig on Friday night goes well!


  • Innocent Loverboy 22 / 02 / 2018 Reply

    I think the ear thing is true as it’s too specific to be a lie!

    The lie may be 3 – that is to say, you have only been to Egypt once, or not at all.

  • Cara Thereon 24 / 02 / 2018 Reply

    I’m going to guess 2 is your lie. Mostly because it is a tough name to saddle a child with

  • Aurora Glory 28 / 02 / 2018 Reply

    You had the same childhood career dream as me! I hope you have a wonderful time at Eroticon. The Saturday night certainly does sound amazing, especially when you’ve put it like that lol! Hopefully, I will make it this year.
    Aurora x

  • Girl on the Net 05 / 03 / 2018 Reply

    Holy shit Taskmaster! I would also love to be on Taskmaster, but I have absolutely no legit reason to be there, so I will cross my fingers that one day you get to be on it and I can watch Greg Davies ordering you to do ridiculous things! Looking forward to seeing you at Eroticon too! xx

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