24th June 2014 - Events - 10 Comments

Scarborough Smut Invasion.


I can’t believe so much time has past since Smut by the Sea! I’ve visited ETO since then (blog to come soon…ish!) but today I’m focusing in on the Smut invasion of Scarborough.

Kev and I made our way down on the train (well, across if we’re going to be technical) and bumped into awesome Brit Babes street team member Alison Scott on the way. We booked in at The Black Lion then went for a mooch around the shops while we waited for the other smutters to arrive.

We enjoyed a thoroughly delicious meal that evening at Florio’s, the tastiest Italian in Scarborough. And, just maybe, one of the waiters was the inspiration for my story Tasty Italian. Maybe.

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My sister, Sarah then arrived, no, really and we all went back to The Black Lion for drinkies before bedtime. My sister was initiated into clan Smut and was rather surprised to find out what she’d been carrying in her car to Scarborough. A dolphin from ETO, a Koala from Goodie Drawer and an angry rabbit courtesy of Vibrator Kingdom and enough Give Lube to make the long hill down to Scarborough Beach slippy amongst other things.

We were sensible and got to bed pretty early (post midnight) but the problem was we (Kev, me and sister) were wide awake from 4.30am! However, we carried on regardless. Grabbed a quick breakfast and headed to the library to set up. Scarborough Library is gorgeous and we happily set to smuttifying the top floor.

I remarked to my husband that I felt remarkably calm, all considering. Last year I was all panic and stress for most of the morning but this year I felt far more in control. As people started to arrive I meeted and greeted and stamped folks tickets.

We are incredibly grateful to all our sponsors (I mentioned that a time or two on the day) especially House of Erotica who get right behind our smut events and publish our smut books! Sakia Walker who sponsored the workshops, the ever lovely Cara Sutra, ETO Magazine ,Segzi, Give lube, vibrator Kingdom, Goodie Drawer, voluptasse, Erotica for All, Play Kinky, passion secrets, Constable and Robinson, sexy reads, Sh!Womenstore.

This year we had several stalls in the small hall for people to browse whilst drinking a cup of tea or coffee served by my sister (who called her a sexy tea lady? enquiring minds need to know!). We had the world famous Erotic Tombola run by the gorgeous Mr Blisse himself.

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There was a pile of freebies to create your own goody bag including a segzi cock ring and discount code for everyone along with items from authors and sponsors, something for everyone.

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(Use code SMUT10 to get 10% off your order until 31st December 2014 )

Ian, the seasoned Smut Pedlar extraordinaire was in charge of our book table with his glamorous assistant Lucy Felthouse All books £5, a bargain.

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Kay Jaybee had personalised gooides and books to sell too

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Steph had her Ann Summer’s table filled with goodies:

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And we had a craft stall too, filled with lots of lovely handmade items from crafty authors!

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So that was the little hall, filled with smut! In the concert hall we held workshops and mine was the first of the day.

I started with inspiration and eventually I’ll be popping up a blog all about the different ideas the attendees had to help find inspiration when it’s lacking. I used one of my own favourite approaches -using small items to start a story.

I had a table filled with assorted seaside things, rock, buckets and spades, post cards, family pics, pebbles and shells and got everyone to pick an item and then to write!

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It was a short session but lots of people got the starts of new stories from it which is very satisfying for me. I love to inspire people.

KD Grace wowed her crowd with hard work…she’s a wonder isn’t she? And much sex was finessed by the end of it! Then Lucy Felthouse gave a crash course in what editors wanted.

The workshops were well appreciated and the feedback we’ve had indicates folks would like more in future!

Writing this up I can’t believe how much we squashed into the day. We even provided lunch!(Thanks to the Scarborough Subway lads!) and after said lunch we got down to some serious business…The Reading Slam!

We were thrilled to have Mistress Kay on hand to keep everyone to time.

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There were only two naughty readers who defied the rules and there’s no prizes for guessing who they were!

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It was a great way to end the day, our first time smut readers were amazing, Charlotte Howard, Bella Settarra and CJ Forrest wowed us.Bella dressed up in a sailor suit and CJ even stripped… oh my!

We had so many wonderful readers, KD Grace, Kay Jaybee, Ashe Barker, Tilly Hunter, Gemma Parkes, Janine Ashbless, Jennifer Denys, Jacqueline Brocker, and a Marine Biologist who got lost but gave us a talk on Flamborough Head anyways…it was so good it’s going to appear in Smut by the Sea vol 3!

After a little more time to hug and say goodbye we packed up. Another Smut by the Sea event finished…but not quite. After going our seperate ways for an evening meal we met back up at the Black Lion and listened to the…erm, wonderful karaoke. These too were especially brilliant.

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There was fun, laughter and many echoes of the words ‘When I come next year I’m going to…’ So what can I say. We’re doing it next year! Saturday 23rd May 2015…put the date in your diaries!

And if you can’t wait ’til next year, come to Smut Manchester on the 15th November. Held at the Manchester Conference centre, with workshops from top erotic authors as well as our erotic tombola and stalls it’s going to be the lin land equivalent of Smut by the Sea. I can’t wait!

PS thanks to Alison Scott, Matt Pearce , Cara Sutra, Lucy Felthouse and Kay Jaybee for use of the photos!

More photos from the reading slam available from Matt Pearce at flickr!

10 responses to “Scarborough Smut Invasion.”

  1. akismet-5ef0a21d0f6d13245e7a8ddad1612f26 says:

    Such an amazing weekend, Victoria! So glad to have been a part of all the fun! Thanks loads to you and Kev for making it all possible!

    KD xx

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