Showing posts with label classes and appearances. Show all posts
Showing posts with label classes and appearances. Show all posts

Friday, August 01, 2014

Leather, Lace & Lust: An Evening Of Erotic Storytelling and Sexual Merriment

(from M.Christian's Classes And Appearances)

This is going to be a blast-and-a-half!  I'm helping to organize a fabulous reading at the Center For Sex And Culture on August 30th.  I'll be performing with all kinds of great erotica readers - it should be an amazing time!

http://www.sexandculture.org/


Leather, Lace & Lust: An Evening Of Erotic Storytelling and Sexual Merriment

Come one, come all* to an evening of lusty literature by many of the best erotica writers in the Bay Area!

From the tempting tease of delicate lace to the steamy heat of hardcore leather, these authors and performers will amuse, delight, and most of all excite you in all kinds of new and provocative ways; This is an evening of witty, carnal, and provocative literary endeavors that will tickle just about every kind of fancy, a festival of playful sensual fiction that will make you laugh, cry, and get that oh-so-special tingly feeling in your nether-regions.

In other words, a night of kick-ass erotica performed by ass-kicking writers!

Our featured performers include:

  • Suz deMello, a.k.a Sue Swift, is a best-selling, award-winning author of seventeen romance novels in several subgenres, including erotica, comedy, historical, paranormal, mystery and suspense, plus a number of short stories and non-fiction articles on writing.
  • Molly Weatherfield: "Twenty years ago, a mild-mannered computer programmer decided to spend some quality time with her erotic fantasy life, and Carrie's Story - BDSM for smart girls - was born."
  • Mistress Lorelei Powers is a well-known bi poly sadist and Domme. She is the author of several BDSM classics, including On Display, The Mistress Manual, and Charm School for Sissy Maids.
  • Blake C. Aarens is an author, poet, screenwriter, playwright, and a Black Girl Nerd.
  • Jean Marie Stine is the author of a number of pioneering works of erotica published in the late 1960 and early 1970s, beginning with Season of the Witch in 1968, which was filmed as the motion picture Synapse. Her erotic short stories and novelettes have been collected as "Trans-sexual: Fiction for Gender Queers."
  • A.M. Davis is a poet, artist and novelist who lives in Oakland, California. Her first novel, You Were Always Waiting For This Moment to Arise, as well as her first poetry collection, Six Lifetimes of Love, will be published in late 2014.
  • M.Christian is a recognized master of erotica with more than 400 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica and many others.

Saturday, August 30th, 2014
The Center For Sex And Culture
1349 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Doors at 6PM, Event starts at 7PM
Admission: $10

*no guarantees

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

How To Create An Effective Online Profile Class For Good Vibrations

(from M.Christian's Classes And Appearances)

This is very, very cool: I'm gonna be teaching my class, How To Create An Effective Online Profile And Write Messages That Will Get Good Responses for Good Vibrations on Polk Street, in San Francisco in August!

Here are the details - see you there!



How To Create An Effective Online Profile And Write Messages That Will Get Good Responses

Thursday, August 14, 6:30-8:30pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/794634

The world is the now the Internet ... and if you don't know how to use it then you are at a serious disadvantage in making any kind of connection: employment, social, artistic and – most of all – erotic. In this class, M. Christian will not just explore how to use the Internet and various sites as a resource to explore your own sexuality in any form, but also how to create an effective and alluring online profile. But creating a digital 'self' is only part of it: participants will also get tips on how to reach out in imaginative ways that will get a positive response, the important things that are too often forgotten and other social niceties that can be the difference between frustration and disappointment and having a wonderful and sexy time online!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Next Polyamory Discussion/Support Group At The Citadel

(from M.Christian's Classes And Appearances)


Just wanted to share the cool news that the next Polyamory Support/Discussion Group is coming up on Monday, July 28th

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Polyamory Discussion/Support Group

Polyamory is – not to state the obvious – complex. But what is even more challenging is that it is still not wildly accepted, with those in non-monogamous relationships often finding it difficult to find understanding and support. In this discussion/support group, polyamorous individuals and couples will have a nonjudgmental and supportive environment to share their concerns and experiences.

All Discussion/Support Groups are from 7:30PM to 9:30PM and cost $10

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M.Christian has been an active participant in the San Francisco BDSM scene since 1988, and has been a featured presenter at the Northwest Leather Celebration, smOdyssey, the Center For Sex and Culture, The National Sexuality Symposium, San Francisco Sex Information, The Citadel, The Looking Glass, The Society of Janus, The Floating World, Winter Solstice, and lots of other venues. He has taught classes on everything from impact play, tit torture, bondage, how to write and sell erotica, polyamory, cupping, caning, and basic SM safety.

M.Christian is also a recognized master of BDSM erotica with more than 400 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica, and many other anthologies, magazines, and other sites; editor of 2t anthologies such as the Best S/M Erotica series, Pirate Booty, My Love For All That Is Bizarre: Sherlock Holmes Erotica, and more; the collections Dirty Words, The Bachelor Machine, Love Without Gun Control, Rude Mechanicals, and more; and the novels Running Dry, The Very Bloody Marys, Me2, Finger's Breadth, Brushes, and Painted Doll. His site is www.mchristian.com

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Future Sex @ Feelmore510 On July 10th - This Thursday!

(From M.Christian's Classes And Appearances)

Coming up soon!

I'm going to be leading/teaching my Future Sex: A Class/Discussion On The Possibilities Of Sex In The Years To Come for the great folks at Feelmore510 on July 10th. You can pre-order tickets here.


Future Sex: A Class/Discussion On The Possibilities Of Sex In The Years To Come! 

Welcome to the World Of Tomorrow! Sure, we have iPads, iPhones, Viagra, the staggering depths of the Internet, but what could the day after tomorrow bring? In this combination discussion and lecture, participants will share in some thought experiments on what sex may be like in the year year or the next thousand years. Subjects included will be speculations on drug and chemical enhancements, extrapolation on current and future consumer technology, where gender and sexual orientation may be headed, the idea of artificial implants and enhancements, and even the prospects of intimate encounters with cyborgs, androids, robots, and artificial intelligences.

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M.Christian has been an active participant in the San Francisco BDSM scene since 1988, and has been a featured presenter at the Northwest Leather Celebration, smOdyssey, the Center For Sex and Culture, The National Sexuality Symposium, San Francisco Sex Information, The Citadel, The Looking Glass, The Society of Janus, The Floating World, Winter Solstice, and lots of other venues. He has taught classes on everything from impact play, tit torture, bondage, how to write and sell erotica, polyamory, cupping, caning, and basic SM safety.

M.Christian is also a recognized master of BDSM erotica with more than 400 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica, and many other anthologies, magazines, and other sites; editor of 2t anthologies such as the Best S/M Erotica series, Pirate Booty, My Love For All That Is Bizarre: Sherlock Holmes Erotica, and more; the collections Dirty Words, The Bachelor Machine, Love Without Gun Control, Rude Mechanicals, and more; and the novels Running Dry, The Very Bloody Marys, Me2, Finger's Breadth, Brushes, and Painted Doll. His site is www.mchristian.com

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Relationships And The Scene Discussion/Support Group @ SF Citadel



Just wanted to share the cool news that the next Relationships And The Scene: A Discussion/Support Group is coming up on Monday, June, 23rd, at the SF Citadel.

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Occasionally people in "The Scene" forget that they are not just dealing with sexual play but human interactions and relationships as well. In this discussion and support group, participants will be encouraged to share their experiences in an open environment to receive support and understanding from others who may have experienced the same, or just similar, situations.

You're welcome to pack snacks/dinner and munch during the discussion!

Time: 7:30PM to 9:30PM
Location: SF Citadel, 181 Eddy Street, SF
Cost: $10
Dress: casual

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M.Christian has been an active participant in the San Francisco BDSM scene since 1988, and has been a featured presenter at the Northwest Leather Celebration, smOdyssey, the Center For Sex and Culture, The National Sexuality Symposium, San Francisco Sex Information, The Citadel, The Looking Glass, The Society of Janus, The Floating World, Winter Solstice, and lots of other venues. He has taught classes on everything from impact play, tit torture, bondage, how to write and sell erotica, polyamory, cupping, caning, and basic SM safety.

M.Christian is also a recognized master of BDSM erotica with more than 400 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica, and many other anthologies, magazines, and other sites; editor of 2t anthologies such as the Best S/M Erotica series, Pirate Booty, My Love For All That Is Bizarre: Sherlock Holmes Erotica, and more; the collections Dirty Words, The Bachelor Machine, Love Without Gun Control, Rude Mechanicals, and more; and the novels Running Dry, The Very Bloody Marys, Me2, Finger's Breadth, Brushes, and Painted Doll. His site is www.mchristian.com

Monday, June 16, 2014

Future Sex @ Feelmore510 On July 10th

(from M.Christian's Classes And Appearances)

This is gonna be a blast!  I'm going to be leading/teaching my Future Sex: A Class/Discussion On The Possibilities Of Sex In The Years To Come for the great folks at Feelmore510 on July 10th. You can pre-order tickets here.


Future Sex: A Class/Discussion On The Possibilities Of Sex In The Years To Come! 

Welcome to the World Of Tomorrow! Sure, we have iPads, iPhones, Viagra, the staggering depths of the Internet, but what could the day after tomorrow bring? In this combination discussion and lecture, participants will share in some thought experiments on what sex may be like in the year year or the next thousand years. Subjects included will be speculations on drug and chemical enhancements, extrapolation on current and future consumer technology, where gender and sexual orientation may be headed, the idea of artificial implants and enhancements, and even the prospects of intimate encounters with cyborgs, androids, robots, and artificial intelligences.

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M.Christian has been an active participant in the San Francisco BDSM scene since 1988, and has been a featured presenter at the Northwest Leather Celebration, smOdyssey, the Center For Sex and Culture, The National Sexuality Symposium, San Francisco Sex Information, The Citadel, The Looking Glass, The Society of Janus, The Floating World, Winter Solstice, and lots of other venues. He has taught classes on everything from impact play, tit torture, bondage, how to write and sell erotica, polyamory, cupping, caning, and basic SM safety.

M.Christian is also a recognized master of BDSM erotica with more than 400 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica, and many other anthologies, magazines, and other sites; editor of 2t anthologies such as the Best S/M Erotica series, Pirate Booty, My Love For All That Is Bizarre: Sherlock Holmes Erotica, and more; the collections Dirty Words, The Bachelor Machine, Love Without Gun Control, Rude Mechanicals, and more; and the novels Running Dry, The Very Bloody Marys, Me2, Finger's Breadth, Brushes, and Painted Doll. His site is www.mchristian.com

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Kinky Relationship Support AND Teaching Polyamory: April at The Citadel






(from M.Christian's Classes And Appearances)


The last week in April is going to be delightfully busy! On Monday April 28th, 2014 I'll be leading a new session in my ongoing group: Leading Relationships And The Scene - A Discussion/Support Group for SF Citadel:
Occasionally people in "The Scene" forget that they are not just dealing with sexual play but human interactions and relationships as well. In this discussion and support group, participants will be encouraged to share their experiences in an open environment to receive support and understanding from others who may have experienced the same, or just similar, situations.

7:30PM to 9:30PM: $10
- then, the next day, I'm going to be teaching Polyamory: How To Love Many And Well:
Sure, you've heard of it - and maybe have been intrigued by it - but what is polyamory and how do you love more than one person and make it work? How can you deal with jealousy, 
time-management, emotional rough patches, and more to enter into multiple sexual relationships? In this class, participants will learn to separate the myths from the realities of polyamory, how to make tentative steps towards having more than one partner, and how to approach and deal with the problems of sharing yourself with others, and being involved with someone who, in turn, is involved with someone else. Included in this class will be simple emotional exercises, true life experiences, unique techniques and innovative approaches to understanding the joys - and the risks - of beginning, or entering into, a polyamorous relationship.

Class from 8:00PM - 10:00M
Cost: $20 at the door, $15 in advance via PurplePass: http://www.purplepass.com/sfc04292014

About the presenter:
M. Christian has been an active participant in the San Francisco BDSM scene since 1988, and has been a featured presenter at the Northwest Leather Celebration, smOdyssey, the Center For Sex and Culture, The National Sexuality Symposium, San Francisco Sex Information, The Citadel, The Looking Glass, The Society of Janus, The Floating World, Winter Solstice, and lots of other venues. He has taught classes on everything from impact play, tit torture, bondage, how to write and sell erotica, polyamory, cupping, caning, and basic SM safety.

M. Christian is also a recognized master of BDSM erotica with more than 400 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica, and many other anthologies, magazines, and other sites; editor of 2t anthologies such as the Best S/M Erotica series, Pirate Booty, My Love For All That Is Bizarre: Sherlock Holmes Erotica, and more; the collections Dirty Words, The Bachelor Machine, Love Without Gun Control, Rude Mechanicals, and more; and the novels Running Dry, The Very Bloody Marys, Me2, Finger's Breadth, Brushes, and Painted Doll. His site is www.mchristian.com

Friday, April 11, 2014

Had A Blast Teaching Sex Sells - How To Write and Sell Erotica At Feelmore510!

(from M.Christian's Classes And Appearances)

It was a blast and-a-half teaching my Sex Sells: How To Write And Sell Erotica class for the great folks at Feelmore510 last night.  It always means a lot to me to have a fun and enthusiastic audience and the fantastic folks who came out last night were some of the best I've ever had the honor to meet.  Thanks so much!

Stay tuned for more classes and more fun stuff...

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006YGDE6G/ref=cm_sw_su_dp

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Reminder: Sex Sells - How To Write and Sell Erotica At Feelmore510!

(from M.Christian's Classes And Appearances)

This is going to be an extra-special blast: I'm going to be teaching my very fun, and very entertaining (if I do say so myself) class on erotica writing, Sex Sells - How To Write and Sell Erotica, for the fantastic folks at Feelmore510 on April 10th.

Here's the info - see you there!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006YGDE6G/ref=cm_sw_su_dp


The market for erotic fiction and nonfiction is booming!

There actually is a secret to writing great erotica - and you'll discover just what that is in this fun, hands-on workshop with well-known erotica writer and teacher M.Christian. For the beginning writer, erotica can be the ideal place to begin writing, getting published, and - best of all - earning money. And for the experienced writer, erotica can be an excellent way to beef up your resume and hone your writing skills. M. Christian will review the varieties of personal and literary expression possible in this exciting and expanding field. He'll also teach you techniques for creating love and sex scenes that sizzle. Plus: current pay rates, how to write for a wide variety of erotic genres, where and how to submit your erotic writing, and more.

M.Christian is a remarkably prolific author and editor who works in a wide range of genres: from science fiction, horror, non-fiction, to erotica
$20
April 10th, 2014
7:00PM - 9:00Pm

Feelmore Adult Gallery
1703 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Magic Words: Using Erotic Writing To Explore Your Hidden Sexuality And Spirituality

(from M.Christian's Classes And Appearances)

This is going to be a blast!  If you are in San Francisco I'm going to be teaching my fun class, Magic Words: Using Erotic Writing To Explore Your Hidden Sexuality And Spirituality, for the SF Citadel on Tuesday, March 18

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Magic Words: Using Erotic Writing To Explore Your Hidden Sexuality And Spirituality

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 · 8:00 PM –10:00 PM

SF Citadel
181 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA

Cost: $20 at door, $15 in advance- see link below for advanced ticket purchase

Dress code: Whatever makes you comfortable!

There are many ways to reach your inner sexual and spiritual self - but one of the most surprisingly powerful paths is through the written word. In this lecture/workshop, participants will hear how erotic writing (fiction as well non-fiction) can reach hidden places that often lay unexposed, help make personal discoveries and to assist in a personal journey of self and sensuality. Participants will learn how to free their erotic writing voices, how to develop their writing towards discovering their erotic spirits within, and when to silence - and when to listen - to the inner critic.

Cost: $20 at the door, $15 in advance via PurplePass

About the presenter:

M. Christian has been an active participant in the San Francisco BDSM scene since 1988, and has been a featured presenter at the Northwest Leather Celebration, smOdyssey, the Center For Sex and Culture, The National Sexuality Symposium, San Francisco Sex Information, The Citadel, The Looking Glass, The Society of Janus, The Floating World, Winter Solstice, and lots of other venues. He has taught classes on everything from impact play, tit torture, bondage, how to write and sell erotica, polyamory, cupping, caning, and basic SM safety.

M. Christian is also a recognized master of BDSM erotica with more than 400 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica, and many other anthologies, magazines, and other sites; editor of 2t anthologies such as the Best S/M Erotica series, Pirate Booty, My Love For All That Is Bizarre: Sherlock Holmes Erotica, and more; the collections Dirty Words, The Bachelor Machine, Love Without Gun Control, Rude Mechanicals, and more; and the novels Running Dry, The Very Bloody Marys, Me2, Finger's Breadth, Brushes, and Painted Doll. His site is www.mchristian.com

Monday, March 03, 2014

VERY Special Class: Sex Sells - How To Write and Sell Erotica At Feelmore510!

(M.Christian's Classes And Appearances)

This is going to be an extra-special blast: I'm going to be teaching my very fun, and very entertaining (if I do say so myself) class on erotica writing, Sex Sells - How To Write and Sell Erotica, for the fantastic folks at Feelmore510 on April 10th.

Here's the info - see you there!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006YGDE6G/ref=cm_sw_su_dp


The market for erotic fiction and nonfiction is booming!

There actually is a secret to writing great erotica - and you'll discover just what that is in this fun, hands-on workshop with well-known erotica writer and teacher M.Christian. For the beginning writer, erotica can be the ideal place to begin writing, getting published, and - best of all - earning money. And for the experienced writer, erotica can be an excellent way to beef up your resume and hone your writing skills. M. Christian will review the varieties of personal and literary expression possible in this exciting and expanding field. He'll also teach you techniques for creating love and sex scenes that sizzle. Plus: current pay rates, how to write for a wide variety of erotic genres, where and how to submit your erotic writing, and more.

M.Christian is a remarkably prolific author and editor who works in a wide range of genres: from science fiction, horror, non-fiction, to erotica
$20
April 10th, 2014
7:00PM - 9:00Pm

Feelmore Adult Gallery
1703 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

January 23rd, 2014: Teaching Impact Play: Beyond Floggers And Canes for SF Citadel

(from M.Christian's Classes And Appearances)

This is going to be a LOT of fun: I'm going to be teaching my hands - and other body parts - on class on impact play for the SF Citadel, this Thursday.
Impact Play: Beyond Floggers And Canes at the Citadel, in San Francisco
Thursday, January 23rd: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

SF Citadel Community Center
181 Eddy Street, San Francisco

Cost: $20 at the door, $15 in advance using WePay: https://www.wepay.com/events/sfc-class-01232014'
Dress code: Whatever makes you comfortable
Join this workshop to receive (ahem) 'hands-on' instruction in a wide and sometimes-strange variety of different impact toys hands, hairbrushes, paddles, crops, wooden spoons, batons, quirts, and more. While often the physics of these toys are sometimes closely related, to use each one effectively takes particular skill and techniques that are not immediately apparent. Participants will learn not only how to inflict the most pleasure as well as pain but also how to use each item without hurting the wield-er as well as the wield-ee.
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M.Christian has been an active participant in the San Francisco BDSM scene since 1988, and has been a featured presenter at the Northwest Leather Celebration, smOdyssey, the Center For Sex and Culture, The National Sexuality Symposium, QSM, San Francisco Sex Information, The Citadel, The Looking Glass, The Society of Janus, The Floating World, Winter Solstice, and lots of other venues. He has taught classes on everything from impact play, tit torture, bondage, how to write and sell erotica, polyamory, cupping, caning, and basic SM safety.

M.Christian is also a recognized master of BDSM erotica with more than 400 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica, and many other anthologies, magazines, and other sites; editor of 2t anthologies such as the Best S/M Erotica series, Pirate Booty, My Love For All That Is Bizarre: Sherlock Holmes Erotica, and more; the collections Dirty Words, The Bachelor Machine, Love Without Gun Control, Rude Mechanicals, and more; and the novels Running Dry, The Very Bloody Marys, Me2, Finger's Breadth, Brushes, and Painted Doll. His site is: www.mchristian.com

Monday, December 30, 2013

Wild, Wild, WILD Year for Classes!

(from M.Christian's Classes And Appearances)

2014 promises to be quite the year for me and teaching: just check out this amazing list of events and such I have already booked for next year!

More info coming very soon - plus a very special announcement - but wanted to share what I have so far so folks can start to put them on their calendars.

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January 16th, 2014: Teaching Creative Sexuality For Good Vibrations, Pol Street

January 23rd, 2014: Teaching
Impact Play: Beyond Floggers And Canes for SF Citadel

January 27th, 2014: Leading Polyamory Discussion/Support Group for SF Citadel

February 20th, 2014:
Teaching Basic Bondage: Tie Me Up On A Budget for Feelmore510

February 24th, 2014: Leading Relationships And The Scene: A Discussion/Support Group
for SF Citadel

March 13th, 2014: Teaching How To Write And Sell Erotica
for Feelmore510

March 18th, 2014: Teaching Magic Words: Using Erotic Writing To Explore Your Hidden Sexuality And Spirituality for SF Citadel

March 24th, 2014:
Leading Polyamory Discussion/Support Group for SF Citadel

April 28th, 2014:
Leading Relationships And The Scene: A Discussion/Support Group for SF Citadel

April 29th, 2014: Teaching Polyamory: How To Love Many And Well
for SF Citadel

May 29th, 2014: Leading Polyamory Discussion/Support Group for SF Citadel

June 23rd, 2014:
Leading Relationships And The Scene: A Discussion/Support Group for SF Citadel

July 22nd, 2014: Teaching Tit-Torture For Boobs: A Breast Play Intensive for
SF Citadel

August 25th, 2014:
Leading Relationships And The Scene: A Discussion/Support Group for SF Citadel

September 23rd, 2014: Teaching Basic Bondage: Tie Me Up On A Budget
for SF Citadel

September 29th, 2014:
Leading Polyamory Discussion/Support Group for SF Citadel

October 27th, 2014:
Leading Relationships And The Scene: A Discussion/Support Group for SF Citadel

November 11th, Teaching Sensual Caning: How To Use The Rod In New And Exciting Ways
for SF Citadel

November 24th, 2014:
Leading Polyamory Discussion/Support Group for SF Citadel

December 22nd, 2014:
Leading Relationships And The Scene: A Discussion/Support Group for SF Citadel

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Coming Up: Future Sex At The SF Citadel!

(from M.Christian's Classes And Appearances)

This is gonna be a blast!  I'm going to be teaching my very fun class called Future Sex for the always-great SF Citadel on December 10th.  Here's the info:


Tuesday, December 10, 2013 · 8:00 PM –10:00 PM  

SF Citadel Community Center

181 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA

Cost: $20 at the door or $15 in advance using WePay: www.wepay.com/events/sfc-class-12102013



Welcome to the World Of Tomorrow! Sure, we have iPads, iPhones, Viagra, the staggering depths of the Internet, but what could the day after tomorrow bring? In this combination discussion and lecture, participants will share in some thought experiments on what sex may be like in the year year – or the next thousand years. Subjects included will be speculations on drug and chemical enhancements, extrapolation on current – and future – consumer technology, where gender and sexual orientation may be headed, the idea of artificial implants and enhancements, and even the prospects of intimate encounters with cyborgs, androids, robots, and artificial intelligences.



About the presenter:


M. Christian has been an active participant in the San Francisco BDSM scene since 1988, and has been a featured presenter at the Northwest Leather Celebration, smOdyssey, the Center For Sex and Culture, The National Sexuality Symposium, QSM, San Francisco Sex Information, The Citadel, The Looking Glass, The Society of Janus, The Floating World, Winter Solstice, and lots of other venues. He has taught classes on everything from impact play, tit torture, bondage, how to write and sell erotica, polyamory, cupping, caning, and basic SM safety.



M. Christian is also a recognized master of BDSM erotica with more than 400 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica, and many other anthologies, magazines, and other sites; editor of 2t anthologies such as the Best S/M Erotica series, Pirate Booty, My Love For All That Is Bizarre: Sherlock Holmes Erotica, and more; the collections Dirty Words, The Bachelor Machine, Love Without Gun Control, Rude Mechanicals, and more; and the novels Running Dry, The Very Bloody Marys, Me2, Finger's Breadth, Brushes, and Painted Doll. His site is www.mchristian.com

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

What I'm Doing (Ahem) At Dark Odyssey: Surrender

(from M.Christian's Classes And Appearances)

 

This is gonna be a blast-and-a-half!  I'm not only gonna be attending the kink-fest that's Dark Odyssey: Surrender in San Francisco but I'm gonna be teaching two classes as well -

- and here they are.  Hope to see you there!
 

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Sex Sells: How To Write and Sell Erotica
The market for erotic fiction and nonfiction is booming! There actually is a secret to writing great erotica - and you'll discover just what that is in this fun, hands-on workshop with well-known erotica writer and teacher M.Christian. For the beginning writer, erotica can be the ideal place to begin writing, getting published, and - best of all - earning money. And for the experienced writer, erotica can be an excellent way to beef up your resume and hone your writing skills. M. Christian will review the varieties of personal and literary expression possible in this exciting and expanding field. He'll also teach you techniques for creating love and sex scenes that sizzle. Plus: current pay rates, how to write for a wide variety of erotic genres, where and how to submit your erotic writing, and more.


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Tell Me A Story: Using Erotic Writing To Create Hot Scenes

Toys?  Check!  Dungeon space?  10-4!  Playmate?  Ready, willing and able!  Okay, so you have everything you think you need to create a really hot scene ... but, well, have you ever read erotica?  Of course you have ... and what makes for the hottest sex scenes, the wildest BDSM sessions?  The answer, of course, is story: the journey of the master or slave from where they were to where they are now, not just the toys, space, or bodies involved.  In this playful and thought-provoking lecture/class, erotica master M.Christian will show how to use storytelling techniques to add a powerful new dimension to not just a single scene but to possibly your entire BDSM playlife.  From creating a sexual persona to using dramatic structure to put together a molten hot experience, from working with the transformative nature of both BDSM and fiction to using writing as sexual self-exploration, Tell Me A Story will amuse as well as enlighten the seasoned as well as beginning BDSM player. 

Friday, November 01, 2013

My Convolution Schedule!

(from M.Christian's Classes And Appearances)


This is going to be a blast - here's my schedule for the this weekend convention, Convolution ... where I'll be on all kinds of fun panels and such:


Saturday, November 2

10:00am: Nightmare Landscapes

4:00pm: What to Do When Your Characters Don't Do What You Want Them To?

8:00pm: Cultures Beyond the Usual

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Sunday, November 3

11:00am: Storytelling the Old Fashioned Way




Wednesday, October 09, 2013

I'm Going To Be At Dark Odyssey: Surrender

(from M.Chrstian's Classes And Appearances)


There's cool then there's cool: I'm very (ahem) 'excited' to be a teacher/participant at the renowned kink fest Dark Odyssey: Surrender here in San Francisco. Stay tuned for what I'm teaching and on what day but in the meantime check out their wonderful site.

On a side note I'm worked with a lot of events but the folks at Dark Odyssey are a real delight to work with! Thanks!
Bridging Kink, Sex and Spirit

Nearly a thousand people came out for Dark Odyssey's West Coast debut last November, and now we are thrilled to announce the return of DO: Surrender to the City by the Bay for 2013! Come learn, explore, and play in a no holds barred, sexually charged atmosphere. Interactive workshops fill your days, while at night you'll explore dark dungeons, powerful rituals, passionate scenes, and mind-blowing ecstasy all under one roof in a proven scene friendly hotel in downtown San Francisco.

Join us as we combine sexuality, spirituality, education and play in an immersive environment where fantasy becomes reality. We are omnisexual - straight, gay, bi, queer, trans, and genderqueer. We are leatherfolk, kinksters, swingers, cross dressers, sex educators, Tantra practitioners, Pagans, and perverts. We are vanilla and kinky, beginners and veterans, singles, couples, triads, and more.

Dark Odyssey: Surrender features:
  • Over 40 local & national educators, authors & activists
  • 80+ unique & dynamic workshops & special events
  • Classes on BDSM, polyamory, sex, tantra & spirituality
  • 20,000 sq ft of fully equipped dungeons
  • Sex-O-Rama play space
  • Parties, events & open play until 3:30am
  • Little Miss Littles SF contest
  • Animal show & agility course
  • Meet & greets, speed dating and sensual exploration events
  • Queer & gender queer mixer
  • Sacred sexuality rituals
  • Hook suspension experiences
  • Burlesque, drag & kinky performances from local & national talents
  • Downtown San Francisco kink friendly hotel
Join us on an adventure where we play, discover, and learn to achieve more ecstatic states of love, awareness, and personal sexuality. Dark Odyssey Surrender will immerse you in an atmosphere of sexual energy and experimentation that will add excitement and passion to your relationships and create deeper levels of connection between you and your partners.

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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

I'm Going To Be At Convolution

(from M.Christian's Classes And Appearances)


This is going to be a blast: I'm going to be attending - and on various panels, etc - at the upcoming Convolution event here in the Bay Area.  Click here for more info ... and when I get my schedule I'll post it here, of course.



Friday, September 27, 2013

I'm Going To Be At Convolution

(from M.Christian's Classes & Appearances)


This is going to be a blast: I'm going to be attending - and on various panels, etc - at the upcoming Convolution event here in the Bay Area.  Click here for more info ... and when I get my schedule I'll post it here, of course.