Ferrett Steinmetz is, for purposes of this convention, one of the most popular writers on FetLife, routinely racking up thousands of “loves” for his essays on polyamory. He’s been married to his wife for eighteen years, dating his girlfriend for nine, and been in stable relationships with four other people for over two years, so at least he knows how to run a Google Calendar.
For purposes of more literary aspirations, Ferrett Steinmetz is also a Nebula-nominated science fiction writer, with four books out. His latest, THE UPLOADED, is now available at all respectable bookstores, and is about the political revolution that happens 500 years after we develop a digital heaven. He blogs on FetLife as theferrett, on Twitter as @Ferretthimself, and has a website at www.theferrett.com. He lives in Cleveland with his wife, a small dog, and a quiet ghost.
Jealousy Is Not A Crime: Troubleshooting Broken Polyamory
If you’re dating multiple people, bumps will occur, sure as death and taxes. The question is, how do you figure out what’s wrong… and how do you repair the faults so that you emerge stronger and saner? Kinktastic writer Ferrett Steinmetz will lead a discussion about how to fight fairly, how to be respectful to all the people in your poly web, and how to create a solid set of dealbreakers.
Effective Long-Distance Relationships
Your lover’s in another town, and you miss them. But how do you work to schedule things effectively? How do you endure the periods of longing? How do you resolve conflicts effectively when you might not see each other for months? Let Ferrett Steinmetz share all the ways he’s blown it, and guide you to better paths.
Ferrett Steinmetz Book Signing/Excuse To Meet Ferrett
Ferrett has a new book out – THE UPLOADED, about uploaded brains and broken families – and he wants to give you cookies and sign your books! But even if you don’t have a book (which you can buy from him), he’ll be standing in an area for an hour and happy to talk to you. If you’ve wanted to say “hello,” well, here’s your chance to chat!
How To Fight Fairly
It’d be lovely if every problem could be worked out with a calm, reasonable discussion – but this is the real world, and tempers rise. Relationship expert Ferrett Steinmetz discusses what separates a productive argument from a destructive argument, and will argue that good fights are not only necessary, but can actually bring you closer together.