Friday, March 30th – 6:30 – 10:30
MOMENTUM kicks off in style on Friday night with our signature Ice Cream Sundae Meet & Greet from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Come, mingle, create your own sundae and get ready for a weekend making new acquaintances and renewing old friendships with your smart, sex-positive compatriots as well as attending as many sessions as you can fit in.
Friday, March 30th 8:00 – 8:30 PM
We all know that there will be some serious, heady stuff discussed over the weekend, so before we begin in earnest, we’ll lighten up the mood with Maria Falzone and her abbreviated version of “SEX RULES.” Falzone’s act “SEX RULES” is a hilarious and inspirational performance that addresses serious sexual subjects in a frank and funny manner. Through lecture and audience participation, Falzone speaks to students about topics from safe sex to self-sex and everything in between. The message behind “SEX RULES” is that sex should be fun and satisfying emotionally, as well as physically.
After a stretch as a stand-up comedian, Maria Falzone took her comedic talents and applied them to the world of sex education. Falzone’s act “SEX RULES” is a hilarious and inspirational performance that addresses serious sexual subjects in a frank and funny manner. Through lecture and audience participation, Falzone speaks to students about topics from safe sex to self-sex and everything in between. The message behind “SEX RULES” is that sex should be fun and satisfying emotionally, as well as physically.
Maria Falzone has placed third in the San Francisco Comedy Competition, as well as being the first female host for the competition. In addition, she has been on TV comedy shows including A&E’s “Evening at Improv,” Showtime’s “Full Frontal”, and NBC’s “Friday Night.” @mariafalzone
Following Maria’s performance, at 8:45 PM, is our Opening Keynote Plenary.
Saturday. March 31st
We create a space for stories and artistic expression about sexuality and the human experience. For MOMENTUM, we’ve assembled a fabulous and diverse group of sexy writers, readers, and actors with performances about sex, sensuality, and the steamy side of life. We strive for our show to spark a conversation between friends and lovers about sexual expression and that conversation can take many forms; after the show, on our blog, or at our facebook page. We don’t want to filter the fantasy, but we do want to talk about everything that comes after it. Join us.
Rosie Q can be found online at sayprettybird.blogspot.com. She specializes in fictional exploration of the erotic imagination. In her physical life, she’s generally found taking care of her precocious five-year-old or challenging her husband at Scrabble. In her imaginary life, she’s surfing a fantastic skyway of odd encounters. Her work has been published with Republica Press.
Julie Gillis is an artist, producer and social justice activist. As a parent, she believes in advocating for comprehensive age appropriate sex ed in the schools, and as a grown up she believes in sexual literacy and equal rights in relationships. While comedy and laughter will always be tools of her performance and consulting, one must never underestimate how serious she is about making this world a better place for people to love and be loved. She writes at The Austin Chronicle, Good Vibes Magazine and JulieGillis.com.
A recent transplant from New York City, Mia Martina is excited to return to her southern roots in Austin. Her confessions can be heard on her podcast “I Want Your Sex” listed on iTunes top 20 sexuality podcasts and her work has been published with Nerve, Ravenous Romance and Paper Bag Press. Find out more at miaontop.com.
Sadie Smythe is the author of the book, Open All the Way: Confessions From My Open Marriage and writes regularly about sex and relationships on her blog, SadiesOpenMarriage.com. Sadie is a proponent of the concept of designing the relationship of one’s choosing and regularly encourages people to think in terms of what is right for them, even if it may be outside of social norms. As one of the co-producers of BedPost Confessions, Sadie has discovered the consummate counterpart to her writing – performing it in public – and always relishes an opportunity to give others a place to tell their own stories of a sexual nature. Sadie can also be tracked down at SadieSmythe.com by those seeking a little help navigating their own open relationships.
Stump a Sex Educator
They’ve got the balls to write about sex. Perhaps they even teach sex workshops. Maybe they even have a sweet freaking website with a fancy bio. But can Ducky stump ‘em? It’s all good fun as sex educators go toe to toe. And we will all fall down laughing and cheer on our favorite sex educators as they compete to win Ducky Doolittle’s “Bucket of Vice!” (Dildos, smut & booze.) Everyone is invited to play. Only one person gets the bucket.
Ducky DooLittle has emerged as one of America’s most celebrated sex educators. She has appeared on ABC News, CNBC, Comedy Central, HBO’s Real Sex, Howard Stern Show, The Morning Show, MTV, National Public Radio (NPR), and Playboy TV. her print credits include the New York Times, New Yorker, Bust, Glamour, LA Weekly, Marie Claire, Redbook, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Time Out New York, and The Village Voice. She is the author of Sex with the Lights On: 200 Illuminating Sex Questions Answered.
A Taste of Cinekink
Celebrating and exploring a wide diversity of sexuality, the works in this sex-positive and kink-friendly showcase range from documentary to drama, camp comedy to hot porn, mildy spicy to quite explicit – and everything in between.