Oh Phoenix, you make us so proud! Â While we’ve been busy prepping for Ignite Phoenix After Hours, you’ve been busy submitting topics. Â Have you seen the latest submissions? Â We’ve got burlesque, a local reality show star, a vanilla sex fetish, the inside scoop on Satan, an anti-snob wine snob, the secret world of lesbians, and a whole lot more!
So, where’s your submission? Â We know you flirt with controversy, dance on the dark side, and filter yourself in front of grandma. Â Get the wheels turning in those pretty little heads of yours, there’s something worthy of a rockstar submission lingering in your psyche.
It doesn’t have to be about sex, drugs, or rock’n’roll (although welcome), it can be about anything. Â Seriously, anything. But let’s keep the hate speech and sales pitches out, just because, well, they’re buzz-kills. Â And while you’re thinking about your topic, writing your bio and submission, ponder who else might make for an incredible submission. Â Then share the info with them – remember, sharing is caring, people!
Inspiration doesnâ€™t happen on command, so head over to our IPAH Facebook page and check out recent discussions to get those creative juices flowing!Â Posts in the past week have ranged from body modification and the gay bear community to medical marijuana and regulating human reproduction.Â Join the conversation or start one of your own.Â It may not be what you ultimately submit on, but you just might trigger an exhilarating idea.
Why the push to submit? Â Because the true dynamic of Ignite Phoenix events is in the diversity of topics and speakers. Â You all are what make it unforgettable. Â It’s not just what you say, it’s how you say it; sharing your genuine passion and fascination with a crowd of people excited to hear about it. Â Ignite Phoenix After Hours is your chance to educate and stimulate – jump on it!
Important dates to add to your smart phone or old school calendar:
- Submissions close: Â June 29, 11:59pm (submit already!)
- Tickets go on sale: Â July 7, 10:00am Â (more info on tickets)
- IPAH3: Â July 27, doors open at 6:00pm, show starts at 7:00pm (Facebook event info)
Weâ€™ve teased you for a year, but itâ€™s finally here: the third installment of Ignite Phoenix After Hours, our main showâ€™s risque big sister.Â After Hours starts where Ignite Phoenix ends, taking shared passions and quirky obsessions to a whole new level…
Youâ€™re still going to get that awesome exchange of ideas, opinions, hobbies, and interests that Ignite Phoenix is all about; weâ€™re just spicing it up!Â Itâ€™s not for everyone, and thatâ€™s okay.Â Youâ€™ll hear (and see) things that will blow your mind, fluster you, or even rattle those precious opinions of yours.Â If youâ€™re into that, even better, weâ€™d love to have you!
Just like Ignite Phoenix, presenters still get just 20 slides and exactly 5 minutes to share their idea on stage, but now the topics can venture into the R to XXX ratings. This show is strictly for the 21 and over crowd.
Youâ€™re wondering what youâ€™re going to submit on, arenâ€™t you? Donâ€™t worry you naughty minx, weâ€™ve got you covered!Â Those thoughts that you filter and refrain from sharing on conference calls, at PTA meetings, and with the grocery store clerk?Â Start there and tell us instead (hey, weâ€™ve all got a dark side). Â It doesn’t have to be about sex – but anything unusual you do, anything controversial you believe, or any bizarre experience you’ve had are perfect. And because we naughty minxes stick together, we do not record presentations or require real names… something about not leaving any evidence?
So stop lollygagging and submit your talk idea to After Hours!
Then block out the night of Friday, July 27th, and prepare to terrorize Scottsdale:Â weâ€™re taking over Radius again!Â Doors open at 6:00 PM, and the feisty festivities start at 7:00 PM. Â To stay up to date on submission deadlines, ticket sales, and selected presentations join our IPAH Facebook pageÂ and RSVP to theÂ Facebook event, or simplyÂ subscribe to our blog.
Let your hair down and grab a cocktail.Â Better yet, grab two and double-fist it: this is After Hours weâ€™re talking about!Â Itâ€™s racy, controversial, and will get your blood pumping!