♦ So, Eroticon 2014 is just around the corner. It’s so close now! I can’t wait to come away too full of ideas to move, intoxicated on inspiration and mashed on motivation. And it’s been so long since I’ve seen everyone! Plus, there’ll be new people to meet. It’s all too exciting.
I’ve been preparing in anticipation. Not only did I fill out my Eroticon 2014 Meet & Greet, but I’ve been dusting off the business cards (it really has been so long since I’ve been out as Blacksilk, now that Erotic Meet is dead) and polishing my perhaps now-famous Blacksilk necklace. It doesn’t appear that I’ve shown it on here before, but it certainly made the rounds on Twitter, prompting a few fellow bloggers to end up with their own!
I’ve found it’s an absolutely great way to make sure people at an in-the-flesh event know who you are when you don’t show your face online. Plus, it’s great for me as a fairly shy individual. I may not always have the guts to approach people, but they might approach me!
But what’s that next to the business cards and Blacksilk necklace? Some things I didn’t have before!
I’ve picked up a new notebook to write in, even though Eroticon almost always gives us one in its goodie bag, simply because I thought “Ideas for tweets” was funny for Eroticon. Heck, sometimes there are entire sessions about that!
More excitingly, I have a new necklace I can wear alongside my Blacksilk one! One for the more gadget-minded, I feel. That’s right, that necklace is a little 3D lasercut QR code that links directly to the front page of this very blog. How neat is that? Now not only can people see my web address on the business cards I hand out, if they want they can just snap my necklace and go straight there!
Now, I’m not saying I think everyone, or even anyone, will do that. I’m really not sure how many people use QR codes. But I personally love them. Even though I understand the technology, there’s still something almost wizardy about using them, so it takes a lot for me to see one and not scan it! Hopefully similarly techy folks might at least give it a go. And if not, I love it anyway.
Now all I need to do is work out what to wear and then pack and I’ll be all sorted! Hooray! ♦