SwankiVY’s Conference Wrap-Up and Book Drawing!

SwankiVY’s Conference Wrap-Up and Book Drawing!


Hey everybody, it’s swankivy again.
I’m back from the conference I just went to, the International Asexuality Conference in
Toronto, associated with WorldPride Toronto. And it was a great experience, I got to meet
asexual people and people interested in asexuality from all over the world. And I was able to
make a couple of recordings of the panels that I was part of,
such as the Asexual Leadership Question and Answer Session
and the Content Creation segment. So I’ve got those on my channel coming up,
and I was also able to go on Canadian national television to briefly talk about the conference
and asexuality in general, so that was a great experience too, but mostly
this video is just to let you guys watch me do the drawing.
At the conference I had a table about my book so in the lunchtime part and the Tea and Cake
part, I sat at a table and visited with asexual people, mostly while
they were in line for food, and I offered them a chance
to drop their card or write their name and e-mail down to win an advance reading copy
of this. Advance reading copies are sometimes distributed
by publishers for the purpose of getting reviews, or getting blurbs for the jacket, and so they
only make a few of them and they’re not technically for sale.
But you can give them away, so my publisher gave me a few copies to give away in raffles.
So everybody who wanted a chance to win a copy of the book got to drop their name and
e-mail into this box, and I was gonna let you guys take part in
watching me do the actual drawing for the people who are gonna win the book.
So here we go! Okay, so, I’m just gonna mix ’em up first.
I think about 50 people entered. Now we’re gonna do the drawing for the first
one. And the first copy goes to . . . Bessie!
I’m not gonna read the whole name, but Bessie will get an e-mail from me. Ta-da! Okay, number two will be . . . Jessica! Again, won’t read the entire name, but Jessica,
congratulations, you win a copy. And then the last person to win a copy will
be . . . Sarah! Wonderful. I had a great talk with Sarah at
the conference. So, congratulations Sarah. And the rest of these lovely folks will all
have a chance to get the book possibly through a future giveaway or–of course it will be
for sale on September 2nd, in definitely hardcover, and definitely eBook,
and we’re talking about the audio. So hopefully everyone who’s interested will get to read
a copy or pick it up at the library, so there’ll
be future videos about how the book will be available, so,
keep watching me, and thanks for all the watching me you’ve done so far!

Dereck Turner

4 thoughts on “SwankiVY’s Conference Wrap-Up and Book Drawing!

  1. Roger Hansson says:

    Awesome that the book is going to be available as an e-book too!

    Really funny shirt you got! I used to be a panflute hater too! Then Fever Ray happened. Fever Ray 'Keep The Streets Empty For Me' and Fever Ray -When I Grow Up (D Lissvik Remix) No longer a panflute'ist hater! 🙂

  2. Charles says:

    Hi, you said that you were on Canadian television. Was it the CBC news? Canadians watch that news program every night, but I must have missed it because I didn't see you. 
    BTW, if you don't mind my asking, what is your natural hair colour?

  3. darrin scott says:

    Thank you so much for these videos! You helped me learn more about asexuality, asexual groups online, and helped me realize I was a aromantic asexual that experienced aesthetic reaction.

  4. gastronomist says:

    I have this to say about your shirt: you just haven't found the right panflute yet.

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