To my great honor, Jeff Mach of the Steampunk Word’s Fair asked me to speak in their Consent and Safety Track this year. I’ll be there on Saturday, May 17, and Sunday, May 18th. We’ve got lots of fun and serious things planned.
Here is the OWF schedule:
SATURDAY, MAY 17
– 10am Order of the White Feather Gathering
Join us in solidarity and to make your very own white feather brooch or fascinator. Great crafty fun and camaraderie.
– 7:30pm “No Means No: Responding to Sexual Violence in Our Community” – Speech and Presentation by O. M. Grey on ways we can make our communities safe for everyone but the predators.
– 11pm “yes…Yes…OH, YES!: Embracing Enthusiastic Consent” (18+)
Through scripted role-playing, boundary & expressive exercises, and improv, join O. M. Grey in this fun workshop that will help you ensure all of your sexy times are fully consensal, healthy, and steamy!
SUNDAY, MAY 18
– 3:30pm “Respectful Appreciation and Affection: Consent in Convention Spaces”
Through scripted role-play and improv exercises, explore ways to behave and express affection/appreciation respectfully in convention spaces and in every day life.
I took the liberty of creating pocket cards and an informational gazette for your benefit, both pictured below. Please take one while at the event and pass them around.
Hope to see you there!
Olivia M. Grey lives in the cobwebbed corners of her mind writing paranormal romance with a Steampunk twist, like the Amazon Gothic Romance bestseller Avalon Revisited and it’s sequel, of sorts, Avalon Revamped. Her short stories and poetry have been published in various magazines and anthologies, like SNM Horror Magazine and How the West Was Wicked. Ms. Grey also blogs and podcasts relationship essays covering such topics as alternative lifestyles, deepening intimacy, ending a relationship with love and respect, and other deliciously dark and decadent matters of the heart and soul.
Read more by O. M. Grey on her blog Caught in the Cogs, http://omgrey.wordpress.com