Courtney Trouble Heads to the University of Calgary and Genderfest Winnipeg for Speaking Engagements, Screenings, and Parties this February

I am heading up north to Calgary and Winnipeg this week for a two week tour full of amazing events that I’m excited to share with you.

On February 11th I will be at the University of Calgary doing an academic screening of my 2013 film Trans Grrrls: Revolution Porn Style Now! alongside my acclaimed presentation: Queer Porn Behind the Scenes: Finding Gender Through Porn Performance.  A casual meet and greet over brunch, as well as a DIY queer porn workshop with hands on coaching are included in my Calgary events.

I then will head to Winnipeg for a special Valentine’s Day presentation on Feminist Porn and Representation where I will expand on topics brought up at previous presentations done at the University of Toronto and the University of Arizona in 2013. This event is part of the Genderfest Festival, where zi will also be appearing on a porn panel with local queer porn makers like Cherrystems, performing in a live porn shoot at a queer play party, and DJ-ing the closing dance party.

it’s going to be a busy February, and I hope you can come visit me in Canada or follow me and my journey via my twitter account.

I will be back in Canada again in early April to attend the Feminist Porn Awards and present the closing keynote presentation at the second annual Feminist Porn Conference in Toronto.

Here is a break down of all my upcoming Calgary and Winnipeg events and their corresponding Facebook event links and online ticket sales.

Screenshot 2014-02-02 21.02.24(Feb. 9th in Calgary: Facebook Event Link, or buy tickets from EventBrite)

The eggs won’t be the only thing that’s hot at this brunch event as Courtney will show some of their favourite porn clips and share in discussion about pornography and feminist queer activism.

Tickets are $35, and include buffet brunch with vegetarian and gluten-free options, and an entry in the fabulous signed-by-Courtney-Trouble DVD door prize draw.

Screenshot 2014-02-02 21.05.45(Feb. 10th in Calgary: Facebook Event Link, or buy tickets from EventBrite)

This two-hour workshop offers erotic photography tips and tricks and the opportunity to snap your own images. After a brief review of expectations regarding consent, boundaries, personal responsibility, and norms in erotic performance and media, participants will enjoy a messy, collaborative, playful workshop with as much hands-on experience as we can fit in. Designated peer-support individuals will be available throughout the event. The workshop is limited to 20 participants, and tickets are available by donation. This event is limited to 18+ and photo ID may be required. Suggested donation is $40.

Participants must provide their own camera and any costumes desired. Attendance in pairs or pods is encouraged, but absolutely not mandatory. If you attend solo, we will find either an assistant or another attendee to snap your shots on your camera. Pairs or pods are welcome to share a camera, but will be responsible for distributing photos amongst themselves after the workshop. We will provide lighting, backdrops, and some props.


Feb. 11th in Calgary, MacEwan Hall, University of Calgary

trans-grrrls-cover-front-webJoin us for a screening of Trouble’s film, Trans Grrls at 5:30 pm, followed by their presentation, ‘Queer Porn Behind the Scenes: Finding Gender Through Pornography’ at 7:30 pm. Presentation includes multiple explicit clips of Courtney’s performances, short films, and cameos from some of queer porn’s favorites Jiz Lee, Papi Coxx, and James Darling. A Q&A will follow, and light snacks will be provided throughout the events. Doors open at 5:00 pm. Participants are welcome to attend one or both of the scheduled events. The evening is free, and we recommend you reserve your seat in advance.


Screenshot 2014-02-04 16.17.33Feb. 14th in Winnipeg: Fecebook Event Link

Part of the festivities of Genderfest Winnipeg 2014! Spend your Valentine’s day getting a little saucy with Courtney Trouble, Kate Sinclaire and the Cherrystemmers, and ChubRub productions’ burlesque performance at the Gas Station Arts Centre!

Join us for an awesome night of conversation and entertainment as renowned queer porn icon Courtney Trouble shares her knowledge and experience with us in her presentation, Feminist Porn: Representing Pleasure.

Screenshot 2014-02-04 16.24.17Feb. 15th in Winnipeg: Facebook Event Link owner Kate Sinclaire, Cherrystems model Arachnia Terrorize and queer porn icon Courtney Trouble are coming to share their knowledge and experiences about working in the porn industry.

Have a question to ask? Here’s your chance ask anonymously – Or come down and ask yourself!

Screenshot 2014-02-04 16.29.19Feb. 16th in Winnipeg: Facebook Event Link

Monday is a holiday so get ready for an extra day of weekend prancing and dancing at the Genderfest Wrap party ‘PIN UPS AND SAILORS’ – Everyone is welcome to dress up, down, not at all or any combination of the above, and head over to Club 200 for a night of pure dancing fun!!!

Come dressed as a pin up or as a sailor for extra party fun and bust loose for a night of super amazing fun times and wicked ass prancing!! Dressing to impress the other Pin Ups and Sailors is strongly encouraged!!

✬✬✬ Happy hour drink prices till 11:00

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