Check out the spectacular speakers for After Hours 6!

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When you ask people to talk about the things they often don’t get to share in public, you never know what you’ll get.

Turns out the answer is that we got an incredible range of topics that were a mix of funny, moving, and deeply personal. We had very tough decisions to get things down to our final 14 talks.

And here they are – the lineup for After Hours #6, which covers everything from body shaming to penis pumps, and meth use to Satanism; you’re not going to want to miss this!

The After Hours 6 Talks

  • Are you an exhibitionist or kinkster? If not, do it! Life is too short not to be you!
  • Fuck my body
  • How Saying No To A Porn Star…Twice, Taught Me How to Love Myself and Others.
  • How To Know If You’ve Joined a Cult
  • I’m Not Your F*@#cking Grandma: The Unfiltered 60-Something
  • It’s Time to PUMP It UP: It Being Your Penis!
  • Laughing into the Barf Bucket of Life (Or, Ayahuasca is a Hell of a Drug)
  • Meth Masked My Autism From Me
  • Non-monogamy: The Perils and Pleasures of an Alternate Lifestyle
  • Not Even Liberace Would Put Up With This Shit!
  • Sympathy for the Devil
  • The Arizona King Bed
  • The Art of Urban Harvesting
  • Yes, Your Vibrator Can Be Your Therapist

Get your tickets fast!

Ignite Phoenix After Hours is Friday, November 11th, at 7pm at The Grand in Phoenix.

Tickets go on sale via Eventbrite on October 12th at 10am and we expect it to sell out!

Announcing the speakers (and tickets!) for After Hours #3!

We’re terrible, really.  We taunted you for a year with the lingering memories of After Hours #2, of dick crocheting, sex toy evolution, slash fiction, and a whole lot more.  Then we teased you for a month with submissions, posting tidbits of things you might hear and see on July 27th.  In the past week, we’ve made you wait in suspense for us to unveil the presenters for After Hours #3.  And we’ll still make you wait until Saturday to buy tickets!

Luckily, we always deliver the goods…

We received 40 submissions (big thanks to every brave submitter, especially those eager-beaver multi-submitters), a record count for an After Hours event!  From those 40, 14 were selected.  In no particular order, your Ignite Phoenix After Hours #3 presentations:

  • Imagine there’s no Heaven – the beauty of a Godless life – Joe Affirmty
  • VAGINA – Msss. Champion
  • With A Little Lust, Drugs & Pixie Dust. – Christina Chapman
  • 8 Sexy Life Lessons I’ve Learned From Burlesque – Jazz Corsette
  • From Mormon Missionary to Agnostic Manwhore – Noah Dyer
  • Bucket List-Paint Playmates at Playboy Mansion…Check – Mark Greenawalt
  • A funny thing happened on the way to the abortion clinic – Oden Hughes
  • Pr0n in the Valley – Beth Hutchens
  • How a Dom/Sub relationship really works – Meghan Krein
  • Medicare Plan D (for dildos): A penetrating look at todays active Senior community – Matt Micheletti
  • Humor: The Salsa in Your Sex Life – Ernesto Moncada
  • Twilight is fucking a lot of things up – Samantha
  • Sodom & Gomorrah – Anal sex isn’t taboo! – TheFabulousOne
  • Bears & Cubs & Otters, Oh My! – Josh Yeager

If you know a presenter, congratulate them & show them some love – if submitting (and agreeing) to speak at an event like this were easy, you’d all be jamming the submission page like you do for tickets!


Speaking of which… tickets go on sale Saturday.  Yes, this Saturday, July 7th, at 10:00am.  Set your alarms for reminders (yes, that’s plural, set a few).  Every show, several people wait or forget, and it’s a bummer when the event sells out.  So maybe bookmark the IPAH ticket site now, huh?  You’ll only be granted entry with a scannable ticket, so print it or get the Eventbrite app for your smartphone.

Remember to check the After Hours Facebook page for all the latest & greatest – we look forward to see you all at Radius on July 27th for another unforgettable evening!

IPAH #2 Presenters Announced

We had some amazing presentation submissions for Ignite Phoenix After Hours #2. Some made me cringe; others made me laugh; and some made me want to know more … just like the fourteen chosen presentations below. (Don’t tell me you don’t want to know more about dick crocheting, okay? I know what you’re like.)

So without further ado, I give you the presenters for IPAH #2:

  • Go Crazy for Art’s Sake. Michelle Burchfield
  • Sex, Booze & Massage Therapy. Shawn Carpenter
  • Sexual Types: Are You a Pit Bull Man or Antelope Woman? Amara Charles
  • Pornography: It’s All In The Title. Brie Copley
  • Strip Clubs Are a Girl’s Best Friend. Sheila Dee
  • Slash Fiction 101: Luke’s Lightsaber, Harry’s Wand & More. Dustin Diehl
  • The Evolution of the Sex Toy. Amy Donohue
  • SOCIETY IS DOOMED! AGAIN! and again and again and… Daniel Messer
  • Choosing to Die: When Suicide Becomes an Option. Jeff Moriarty
  • Cubicle Dweller by Day, Dick Crocheter by Night. Shana Ostrow
  • Polyamory: Yeah It Is All About the Sex! CA Sizemore
  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Gays but Were Afraid to Ask. Chad Swaney
  • Parables vs. Facts: Why We Know the Earth is Older than 6000 Years. Evo Terra
  • Burning Man. Shawn Vermillion

You want to see these presentations … which means you have to buy tickets. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (that’s TOMORROW) at noon on the Eventbrite ticket page. Tickets are ten bucks each. You must be twenty-one to attend the July 29th event in Scottsdale.

We would like to thank all the brave people who submitted presentation ideas for IPAH #2. We wish we could have ALL of you on the IPAH stage. Alas … Please keep an eye on the After Hours website for info about IPAH #3 and submissions!

Okay. Presenters, get to work! The rest of you, buy your tickets tomorrow!