OWF at Steampunk World’s Fair

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:

– 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!

– 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



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12 responses to “OWF at Steampunk World’s Fair

  1. Velveteen Glove

    How do you feel about the latest accusations regarding Jeff Mach violating consent of partners and colleagues

  2. I’ll read up on that. It’s very disappointing to hear since Jeff Mach was one of the *very* few people who supported me after Prof Elemental assaulted me after the 2011 SPWF. He was one of only 3 Steampunk cons that believed me and banned Elemental.

    I see in that list is a “P. E. Email.” Is that Prof Elemental? If it is, I can’t read that. Even after 7 years, it’s still too upsetting.

  3. Velveteen Glove

    If so, it does not appear to be the same person.

  4. Velveteen Glove

    I’m sorry that happened to you.

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