Set Your Phasers to HOT with SIZZLE: Sci-Fi Geek Love



SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – FEB 13TH, 2009 – Femina Potens proudly presents SIZZLE, the monthly Bay Area award winning literary erotica series. SIZZLE heats up the Castro every month, merging internationally acclaimed queer and erotic authors with the Bay Area’s top emerging local writers, spoken word artists and performers. SIZZLES’s open mic performances regularly reveal the bravest, hottest, most eclectic performers that the Bay Area has to offer.

This February, Femina Potens is celebrating geeky, Sci Fi love and lickable literary adventures of the nerdsome variety. Come parade your highest Pong score with the queer literary legends, titillating transformers and sexy scientists of Femina Potens. SIZZLE is proud to present Chica Boom (voted Miss Gay Latina) with a seductive Sci Fi burlesque act. Francesca Ochoa, writer and activist for the ground breaking Art XX magazine, will entice us with her electrifying writing on eels. Jeff Stroker will intermix the periodic elements of S&M and Atari into a collision of come-hither coitus, performance and writing. Melissa Gira Grant, sex blogger and sex worker activist, will obsessively orate the hottest of Internet love legends.

Femina Potens will host a Q&A panel with authors and performers after the reading, and dares all to cultivate dialog and tap into the creative process of the wordsmiths and sexy geniuses in our communities.

Deeply touch your own inner geek this Friday Feb 13th, 2009 at 8pm at Femina Poten’s Sizzle.

Sizzle hosted by:

Femina Potens curator, international award winning Bondage Model and Feminist Porn Star – Madison Young.

Feb 13th 2009 @ 8:00 pm

Doors/Open Mic Sign-up @ 7:30 pm

$10–15 sliding scale admission ($5/open mic performers) for an evening of hot words, buttery pop corn and cheap beer.

Femina Potens has limited seating availability so advanced online ticket purchase is highly recommended through Brown Paper Ticketing:


Visit for guaranteed seating information and advance ticket sales.


Madison Young, your host and kinky girl next door, is making waves in feminism one orgasm at a time with her award winning queer production company Madison Bound Productions and her award winning, nationally recognized art gallery and performance space, Femina Potens ( Madison has appeared internationally in sex positive performances, workshops, panels, galleries and readings with her upcoming memoir “The Tail of a Bondage Model.” Madison has been published in On Our Backs, Girlfriends Magazine and the anthology “Baby Remember My Name.” Madison has been featured on MTV’s “Out and About,” the documentary “Lesbian Sex and Sexuality Porn Today : Pushing the Limits” and Brian Alexander’s recent book release “America Unzipped.”

Chica Boom is a Radical Queer Xicana and a first generation American, who has been busy tantalizing audiences in Seattle and San Francisco. By day Chica Boom is a community organizer and facilitator, by night Chica Boom is the quintessential Xicana Burlesque Mistress, who will dance her way into your corazon and leave you feeling caliente. Chica Boom takes off more than her sombrero! Chica was a member of BurlyQ, the first all Queer cabaret in the United States. Chica was also crowned with the prestigious title of Washington’s Ms. Gay Latina 2005 and garnered the cover of the award-winning, multicultural publication ColorsNW. She has most recently performed with the Fluffgirl Burlesque on their summer and fall tours, and has performed as a solo siren at the world’s only burlesque convention, Tease-o-rama. Viva La Chica Boom!

Francesca Austin Ochoa is a queer-identified Salvadoran American. She is a California native, now living in Oakland, where the undeniable lack of representation, visibility, and space for female and trans-identified artists has motivated her to take action. As a graduate of the University of California San Diego’s Critical Gender Studies program, she is enjoying a personal crusade against the anglo-centric, male art world through her current work with Femina Potens Art Gallery and Art XX, and past participation with the CARAS Writers Project and Che Cafe.

Jeff Stroker has performed with , The Chicago Kings since 2001, and can be seen in films Pretty Ladies, The Undergrad and Saddle Up Cowboi. His writings can be found in the anthologies Fucking Daphne and BLE. Jeff is currently enrolled in Dottie Lux’s burlesque course and is a true geek at heart.

Melissa Gira Grant is a writer, educator, and artist in the fields of Sex & Technology. She writes about sex and the Internet on her award-winning blog, Sexerati. She is the co-founder of Boffery, an online tool for organizing and discussing one’s sex life with trusted personal contacts. Melissa’s writing have appeared in Dirty Girls, Best Sex Writing 2008, $pread, MAKE, Valleywag, & The Frisky. She has been featured by the San Francisco Chronicle, National Public Radio, SexTV, Cosmopolitan (France), Wired News and Penthouse Forum, among many others.

~ by An Amazing Woman on February 11, 2009.

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