CatalystCon News
September 2013
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CatalystCon West
Special Events & Entertainment
CatalystCon West is only two weeks away and we are so excited about all the fun events and special offerings we have planned for our attendees...

  Go West & Get Wet: The Wet Factory Tour
 
What's better than getting a "Golden Ticket" to visit Willie Wonka's magical chocolate factory? Getting a "Wet Ticket" to visit the Wet Lube Factory Tour! They will pick you up in their Wet Party Bus and bring you to the factory in Valencia for a light breakfast. Tour the facility and factory and have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of all the employees who work in every aspect of their business - from product development to manufacturing to shipping.
 
The tour just sold out, but you can sign up for the waiting list.
 
Pre-Conference Shy/Newbie Get-together
and Private Sex Worker Meet & Mingle

We are hosting an intimate gathering before the Opening Reception for some of our shyer attendees, first-time attendees and attendees who are traveling alone. We'd like to give you an opportunity to meet other newbies, get a feel for what to expect during the weekend and hopefully make a new friend or two... all in a low-key, low pressure environment. No RSVP required.
 
CatalystCon's sex worker liasions, Savannah Darling and Sabrina Morgan, are also hosting a private pre-conference Meet & Mingle for sex workers and former sex workers on Friday evening. This event is open to current and former sex workers only. RSVP is required and you must have your CatalystCon badge to enter. Register here

 Get Comfy in the ANEROS Lounge

ANEROS would like to invite CatalystCon West attendees to stop in to the Exhibitors Hall and get comfy in the "ANEROS Lounge"! Stop by, relax, meet the ANEROS team and learn more about their awesome product line.

 
The Sportsheets Discovery Center

All attendees are invited to come up to the Ventura room on the second floor to explore and experience what Sportsheets products are all about. Sportsheets personnel will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate how the products work. Learn more about what their mantra "you're only as tied up as you wanwicket to be" really means and discover what's on the bed.


The Wicked Sensual Retreat

Join the Wicked team in the Wicked Sensual Suite Saturday evening... Relax, refresh, and get ready for your evening with a glass of champagne and light snacks while experiencing a sampling of the critically acclaimed Wicked Sensual Care Collection and previewing the latest releases in the jessica drake Guide to Wicked Sex and Wicked Passions DVD lines. 
  
 
Wicked Sensual Care Collection and Wicked Pictures are also our Hospitality Sponsors so be sure to visit them in the Exhibitors Hall and grab some coffee and snacks.

Crave Build-a-Vibe Workshops

Crave is offering attendees the chance to see how their Duet vibrators are made! They're bringing one of their production lines to the Exhibitors Hall and conducting interactive demonstrations every hour. Visit their booth in the Exhibitors Hall to sign up for a workshop and you can help the Crave team build a Duet. Participants will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win the Duets that are built each day. Come and see firsthand how a high quality vibrator is made!

Make an Appointment with Davis of Sexquire!

One of the perks of attending CatalystCon West is the opportunity to have a complimentary 15 minute consultation with Davis from Sexquire.
 
Get answers to your legal, accounting, tax, or other business questions. Email davis@sexquire.com to secure your 15 minute appointment before it's too late!

Sex Out Loud Radio Live Recordings

Hosts Tristan Taormino is proud to bring Sex Out Loud, a weekly radio show dedicated to exploring all aspects of sexuality from a sex-positive perspective, to CatalystCon, where she will be recording interviews with conference speakers and attendees in front of a live studio audience. Stop by the Malibu Room to join the audience (on a first-come, first-served basis).
 
CatalystCon Game Night: Sexy Trivia

CatalystCon is filled with sex therapists, academics, organizers, activists, bloggers, sex workers, adventurers, and sexy know-it-alls... but how much do you really know about sex? Join Metis Black of Tantus and Tom Stewart of Sportsheets as they challenge your knowledge of all things sexy!
 
Twelve tables will compete for fun prizes and bragging rights. Expect lots of laughing and learning.

Bawdy Storytelling
 
America's original sex + storytelling show is bringing its one-of-a-kind approach to sex-positive personal narrative to CatalystCon! Featuring real people and rockstars sharing their true stories of sexual adventure in 10 minutes or less, Hostess/Curator/Sexual Folklorist Dixie De La Tour aims to coax liberating tales out of everyday people to create unforgettable experiences for performers and audiences alike. 

 
Speaker Book Signings
 
Stories Books & Cafe will be the official bookseller for CatalystCon West and will be selling interesting titles in the Grand Ballroom Foyer.
 
Check out the schedule of book signings with CatalystCon speakers on our website.
 
A Special Offer From the Rack
 
Show your CatalystCon badge at the Rack in Woodland Hills to receive a 10% discount on any meal or drink (alcohol excluded) and $8/hour for pool all day, as well as a $4 Draft Margarita and a $7 Draft Long Island Iced Tea.
 
*This cannot be combined with any other offer or discount, including the Under $10 Lunch menu or Happy Hour.

Thank you to all of our sponsors! 

Be sure to visit all of our Exhibiting Sponsors in the Exhibitors Hall at CatalystCon West: ANEROS, Sportsheets, Wicked Sensual Care Collection and Wicked Pictures, Crave, Nature Labs, Slixa, Tantus, Vibratex, Wet International, We-Vibe, and Sexquire.

 
 
 
We would also like to thank the FC2 Female Condom, Good Vibrations, Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino and Stockroom for supporting CatalystCon West.  For more information on our sponsors, visit our website.

Register now!

CatalystCon West is scheduled for September 27-29, 2013. Secure your spot today! Also don't forget to register for the pre-conference workshops Sex Educator Boot Camp with Tristan Taormino and Infidelity: After an Affair, Who Owns the Relationship with Dr. Marty Klein before it's too late.
 
CatalystCon West will be held at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, CA. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-228-9290 or online at Marriott.com
 
For your convenience, we have provided a reference list of your parking and transportation options around the hotel, as well as a dining/shopping guide and a list of gluten-free/vegetarian options.
 
See you in two weeks!
 
Dee Dennis
Founder/Creator of CatalystCon

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