Cat’s out of the bag! Your After Hours #4 speakers are…

Image via Devon Christopher Adams

Christine Chapman at IPAH #3. Image via Devon Christopher Adams.

You dirty, morbid, naughty, brave people. You sent in so many crazy submissions for Ignite Phoenix After Hours #4 that it took HOURS to narrow them down. After many drinks, heated discussions, and an awkward run-in with a priest, we finally have our official line-up of speakers! From serious to sassy and “Oh cool!” to “Oh HELL no!” there will be a little something for everyone on November 14th.

Meet the people who will be baring their souls (and twisted minds) for you at After Hours #4, and mark your calendars to buy tickets when they go on sale next Saturday, October 25, at 10:00 a.m.

Living with the Effects of Sexual Abuse Ruth Carter
What to watch? BDSM in mainstream media. Doughal
Medical marijuana: This ain’t yer ma’s weed, man TheFabulousOne
Sexy Photos in the Age of Surveillance Yael Grauer
Sex is Better in a Closet Anyways Dwayne Holmes
Geek on the Street, freaks in the sheets Jim
Science + Love = The Raelian Religion Kelvin
You Gotta Be Hard: How to take sexy photos of naked men Jacki O.
The History of The World’s Funniest Joke Elvis Presley
Mental Orgasms Chelsie Reed
The Myth of Modesty: Decoupling nudity and sexuality Sara Santiago
A Sex Therapist’s Recipe for a Stress-Free Threesome Dr. Susan Simpson
Men are fucking babies! Pagona Xenos

Ignite Phoenix After Hours #4 – Submissions due October 10th!

(cc) MrAnathema Photography

(cc) MrAnathema Photography

What’s your secret passion? Everybody has one, and we want to hear yours.

Ignite Phoenix After Hours is the big sister show to Ignite Phoenix. It uses the same 5 minutes/20 slides format you know and love but this is your opportunity to let your wild side show through. Regular Ignite Phoenix is an all-ages show so the topics have to be PG-13 or cleaner. At After Hours, there are almost no limits (except no sales pitches!). This is where we talk about taboo topics, use profanity, and graphic images are allowed on the screen. You can talk about sex, drugs, religion, death – whatever revs your engine. Perhaps you want to talk about how to pick the perfect condom, the history of curse words, what it’s like to be an ex-cult member, or what it takes to transform yourself into a drag performer.

Ignite Phoenix After Hours #4 will be on Friday, November 14th at 7pm at The Mint in Scottsdale. This is an adult show that takes place at an adult location so all presenters and attendees must be at least 21 years old.

Nervous about submitting? Don’t be! The Ignite Phoenix audience is the most supportive audience you’ll ever meet. If something turns you on, they’ll be into it with you. For extra protection, we don’t video tape this show and we give you the option to use an alias.

If you’re thinking about submitting, check out the application. It’s quick and painless. And we all have that friend with a unique kink, experience, or belief that belongs on the Ignite Phoenix After Hours stage so tell them to submit too!

If you have any last minute questions, shoot us an email but get your application for Ignite Phoenix After Hours in by Friday, October 10th at 11:59pm!

Until Next Time…

Ignite Phoenix After Hours #3 was a tremendous success! We hope you were able to make it, because it was a show not to be missed! Thank you again to the presenters, attendees, volunteers, and sponsors who helped rock the event.

Hold on to those memories, because it might be a while before you see another IPAH event. Yes, discussions and brainstorming sessions are happening… you didn’t think we sit around all year doing nothing, did you? As we typically only do this smaller show once a year, you’ll probably want to subscribe to the blog for when we open submissions for IPAH4. You can also stay in-the-know by liking our IPAH Facebook page.

If IPAH introduced you to Ignite events, be sure to check out our other events on the Ignite Phoenix website. Next up? Ignite Phoenix #13 on October 26th. It’s the PG-13 version of IPAH, and is a bit more formal with the seated theater and wide spectrum of topics.

Thanks for your continued support, we appreciate the love Phoenix!