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This might be a bit of a long shot but here goes. Several months ago I accepted an (unpaid) speaking engagement in Cambridge on October 27th. It's 15 minutes to the Freshers, and my plan was/is basically 'how to support bisexual friends, how not to fall into common pitfall myths about bisexuals, how to find the UK bi scene if you want to find it'. Basically to run through the Bisexual Index FAQ, with emphasis on the non-compulsory nature of it all.

So far sounds like my kind of thing, doesn't it? But I've run into a problem. There's a meeting about bisexuality with an arm of the UK Government that would also like my attendance that afternoon. Due to the scheduling problems of getting civil servants and bisexual activists in the same room at the same time, the only time/date everyone else can make is 3pm on that same day.

I can't do both. Cambridge want A Bisexual Speaker, whereas the gov. meeting wants Marcus Morgan.

So - can anyone step in for the talk in Cambridge? (I'm not prepared to cancel on them unless someone can go in my stead)

ETA: Volunteer found, thank you all!

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skibbley
Oct. 4th, 2011 09:15 am (UTC)
When in the day is it?
adjectivemarcus
Oct. 4th, 2011 09:18 am (UTC)
The fair runs 5:30 to 7:30, which looks like 2 hours (and is) but my emails with the organiser indicate that during that there's a 15 minute slot for speaking and then questions.
skibbley
Oct. 4th, 2011 10:53 am (UTC)
It looks like you have more local offers. I could do it otherwise.
adjectivemarcus
Oct. 4th, 2011 04:27 pm (UTC)
Yes, I think we're sorted now - thanks for the offer (c:
hieroglyphe
Oct. 4th, 2011 09:21 am (UTC)
I might be able to do it if it's late afternoon or evening...
adjectivemarcus
Oct. 4th, 2011 09:25 am (UTC)
See comment to Skibbley above - 5:30 kickoff.
hieroglyphe
Oct. 4th, 2011 09:38 am (UTC)
Ah, you must have posted that just after I posted my comment.

I should be able to do that. And I have done public speaking before (though not for a long time now...), so ahve experience about talking in front of lots of people I don't know.

Are travel costs covered at all? No probs if not, I'm only in Norwich so I'm not that far away :-)
adjectivemarcus
Oct. 4th, 2011 10:35 am (UTC)
Yes, travel expenses can be had, according to the emails.
adjectivemarcus
Oct. 4th, 2011 11:36 am (UTC)
Email me at my first name dot surname @gmail.com, and I'll forward you the details / your details to them, then.
hieroglyphe
Oct. 4th, 2011 02:33 pm (UTC)
Will do...
adjectivemarcus
Oct. 4th, 2011 04:26 pm (UTC)
And you an plug BiCon 2012 too, I reckon. (c:
bunnypip
Oct. 4th, 2011 09:21 am (UTC)
alas, I have a lecture to be at in London that afternoon/early evening - otherwise I'd have done it.
adjectivemarcus
Oct. 4th, 2011 04:27 pm (UTC)
No worries, thanks for considering it!
faerierhona
Oct. 4th, 2011 10:32 am (UTC)
I could also do that - which Uni is it? I work in the centre of Cambridge so if ARU it's literally across the road, and the others it varies on location.
adjectivemarcus
Oct. 4th, 2011 10:39 am (UTC)
It's at something called "The University Centre", which is apparently in Granta Place.

It's myths and how to realise you could use the bisexual label about yourself - so I'd have been using this definition as basis, and the FAQ from there.
skibbley
Oct. 4th, 2011 10:52 am (UTC)
That place is right next to the river (and a good pub) and pretty nice.
faerierhona
Oct. 4th, 2011 03:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah - we use it for LARPs sometimes :-)
faerierhona
Oct. 4th, 2011 03:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I would be comfortable doing that
adjectivemarcus
Oct. 4th, 2011 04:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you for volunteering. I'm going to let Cat do it, as she's on next year's BiCon team and it's good publicity for them.
faerierhona
Oct. 4th, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
Yes absolutely - I didn't see her reply before I commented :-)
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