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Nine Worlds, Sex and Marketing

Lots of the Pornokitsch folk will be at Nine Worlds next week - please come say hi! Stark, Bex, Anne and I are all around for most of the weekend, and on various panels to boot.

The complete interactive schedule-device-thing is here - with over 300 different programme items! There's a great guest list this year, with panels and workshops across a huge range of geeky topics, comics to movies to gaming to gin. Some of our favourite speakers are there, including Mary Hamilton, Glen Mehn, Meg Jayanth, Sarah Lotz, James Smythe, James Dawson, Debbie Challis, John J Johnston, Leila Abu el Hawa, Kieron Gillen, James Wallis, Sally Jane Thompson and many, many, many others.

And, on the sex and marketing fronts...

Saturday night, 8.30 - 9.45, Anne and I are moderating the 'Sex in Fantasy' panel in Room 38, featuring Sarah Lotz, Den Patrick, Snorri Kristjansson, Lizzie Barrett and Laurel K. Hamilton. After seconds of deliberation, we've decided to do this as a game show, with the participants competing in various sex-and-fantasy-related trials. It will be awesome, and audience participation will be essential for both giving improv fodder and rating the contestants' results. Adults only (although immaturity is also essential).

On the other end of the scale, on Saturday morning I'm co-hosting one of the Monsterclass workshops with Paul Wiseall. We'll be chatting away on the topic of marketing. (10.00 - 11.00 am, in room 16.) Paul and I are happy to talk general marketing strategy until we're blue in the face, but that could be really dull. We really would rather it be practical and helpful. So if you're an author, publisher (big or small), Kickstarterer, or just someone that's interested in getting stuff bought, please come along - and, better yet, send us questions in advance, and we'll try to cover them off. Leave them in the comments or tweet them @pornokitsch - whatever is easiest.