Frolicon 2012 Schedule

I’ll fly into Atlanta Wednesday around 10 PM and have a day to recoup from flying before we start the fun that is Frolicon!

Friday April 6th 2012

WriteSEX Panel at 11:45 – 1:15 with Shakir Rashaan and Nikita  in BOARDROOM

We’re going to break down the importance of having an author platform, understanding the market and how successful erotica writers actually think and function and how they become successful. This has been an awesome platform for me and the few truly old guard people on the WriteSEX team and while I’ll be the only one there I will mention the site and those involved in the project and how it helps them out as well as serving for a central focal point for both me and writers, new and old.

4:00 – 6:00 PM Unofficial Frolicon Cigar Herf – Location TBD

That’s right, a bunch of us are going to get together and have a good old fashioned Cigar Herf.  Yeah I’ll be out anyway smoking only the finest in cigars, but I wanted some friends, so we’re organizing it outside.  Come by with premium cigars, pipes, alcohol and enjoy the company of fellow brothers and sisters of the leaf!

Saturday April 7th

10:00 AM – 111:30 AM Erotica/Erotic Romance Editors Panel in CANCUN with Cecilia Tan, Trinity and Me

Some editors at some of the top erotica and erotic romance publishers are right here at Frolicon, because we’re a bunch of kinky folks. Take one look at us in the dungeon and you’ll probably suss out what we like. But have you ever wondered what we like IN A MANUSCRIPT? In this panel we’ll tell you the ins and outs of how to submit an erotic manuscript and answer all your questions about  erotic writing, breaking into the business, and the author/editor relationship. (Is the editor the dom and the writer the sub? Or is it the other way around? Hmm…)

11:45-1:15 Writing from the Male POV in CYPRUS 1 – I’m teaching!

This class focuses exclusively on learning how to write from the male point of view. Obviously, bringing our characters to life is key to keeping and gaining new readers, but what if you’re a woman who has never really been able to grasp the male mindset?  Do you want to enhance, understand and craft heroes that readers will talk about? The importance of understanding the male mind in conjunction with the Heroine and her journey are imperative to any well written romance.

1:30-300 – Dom/Domme Fantasy Archetypes in BOARDROAM with Ceclia Tan Lord Cailleach, Angelina Sparrow, Shakir Rashaan and Sascha Illyvich

The Whip-wielding “she-wolf”, the medieval inquisitor, the pirate captain, Catwoman, so many of our fantasies of dominants who make us weak in the knees come from genre fiction, fantasy, and science fiction. Why are so many of these figures villains in the stories they come from, but heroes in our dungeon daydreams? Or are they? Our panelists discuss the fantasy fuel that drives these archetypes and how fantasy inspires their own dominant side. Where’s the line between fantasy and reality? Between dominance and sadism?

About saschaillyvichauthor

Sascha, who was proclaimed by the publishing industry as The Gentleman Playboy of Romance, started writing eighteen years ago. His erotic romances have been listed under Night Owl Romance’s and Road to Romance’s Recommended read lists, and he’s been nominated for a CAPA by The Romance Studio. Recently, Torn to Pieces was a USA TODAY Recommended Read. Sascha is a trained and experienced public speaker, and enjoys giving talks and teaching, particularly on aspects of romance, erotic romance, and writing. He was the former host of The Unnamed Romance Show on Radio Dentata, and is fond of doing guest spots and interviews, on both traditional radio and podcasts. Sascha writes for City Lights Publishing, Red Sage, Sizzler Editions, Totally Bound, and Decadent Publishing. Find him at
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