I’ve got two great and totally different events coming up, both in Southern California. Come to them and say hello and give me a hug and tell me everything about yourself.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 7:30 PM (doors) at The Body Well in West Hollywood
Sex is everyone’s favorite taboo. We do it, pursue it, and think about it, and it’s an essential aspect of our physical, mental, and emotional health. But we have a hard time talking about it, even with our doctor. To make matters worse, our doctors are usually only qualified to tell us about the basic biology and mechanics of sex. But our sex lives extend beyond the bedroom and the actual act of sex. What does it mean to be sexually healthy outside the bedroom? How can we think and talk about sex in a healthy way? How can we contend with our sexual feelings when we’re not having sex, and what’s the best way to interact with everyone else’s sexualities?
Suggested donation: $10.00-$20.00 No one turned away for lack of funds.
Parking: There is a parking lot behind The Body Well accessible via the alley. There is also metered parking available on Santa Monica Boulevard.
Here are bios for my two co-panelists!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8
at the Los Angeles Burbank Marriot Convention Center/2500 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA
Bent-Con is the big queer sci-fi/comics convention here in Southern California. Last year, I wrote an article on the convention for Vice magazine. This year, I’m immersed in the queer geekdom. I’ll be having an hour-long conversation with legendary – and I mean legendary – comics artist Phil Jimenez. Phil is an is primarily known for his work as writer/artist on Wonder Woman from 2000 to 2003, as one of the five pencilers of the 2005-2006 miniseries Infinite Crisis, and his collaborations with writer Grant Morrison on New X-Men and The Invisibles. Also, he’s awesome.
We’re going to go all over the place: Comics, fucking (well, um, talking about fucking, anyway), queer identity in comics culture, sci fi and geekdom, and more.
Here’s the description of the event from the Bent-Con site: A salon style conversation between Conner Habib (Author, The Sex Book; Adult Film Actor) and Phil Jimenez (Comic Book Writer, DC & Marvel). Join us for an un-moderated, free-for-all conversation between these two pop culture stalwarts. Pull up a chair, grab a bean bag, listen in, ask questions, and let the fun begin!
It’s all true. It’ll be a free-for-all. I’m not sure what that means exactly, but yes! It will be that.
You can register for the conference for one day or two or three. Phil and I would love to see you there.