Meet Annie Player: Afterglow Founder

Annie Player

Founder of Afterglow

Creative experience

Events ManagerPoetry and ArtVoice Over ArtistPlate Spinner
Founded by Annie in May 2011, originally under the name, Erotic Meet, and attracting people from all over the world, Afterglow was the first established network for people of all creative disciplines working creatively in the field of sex and erotica. Annie’s role as Creative Director encompasses all aspects of running Afterglow, from organising and managing a variety of events, website design, copywriting and social media marketing. Her social flair and high energy is a credit to its success.

Outside of Afterglow, Annie has over a decade of experience within the events industry from indoor corporate and celebrity events in elite venues to large-scale outdoor music festivals. She has created and managed a success of Afterglow events ranging from socials, shows, tours and talks, and has more recently spent 9 months co-project managing a hugely succesful design, art and fashion fair in Shanghai, China.

She was also proudly part of the production crew and sat on the judging panel for the Erotic Awards 2010-12.

Often daring, touching on taboo, Annie has written and published two books of erotic poetry and has performed at various UK literature events. Annie also worked cross-site for two world famous London art galleries from 2010-14.
Starting with the release of some of her poetry in MP3 format, Annie has gone on to become the voice of a number of erotic audio books as well as Ann Summers summer sound of 2012. Ranging from sweet to seductive, she has a natural ability to follow direction and is perfect for roles requiring a voice that is both trusting and compelling.
Annie also satisfies her passion for creativity as a freelance Brand Strategist and has worked with a number of energetic and dynamic start-ups. When free time allows, she has a garage full of pallets and a sunny studio where she crafts and paints much to the annoyance of her attention-seeking cat.

In her own words:

anniesmallSimply, a massive thank you for visiting Afterglow. It’s a real pleasure to play host to such a warm and talented community of Creators and those who appreciate their work.

The highlight is, without a doubt, having the privilege to watch people of different skill sets coming together, growing together, as new works are conceived and produced.

Audio Samples:



We love having Miss Player perform her poems ~ she owns the floor, sashaying around, flirting with her audience, leaving us breathless and wanting more…Sh! Erotic Emporium, London
Yes, yes, yesssss … a wonderful place for people to chat, share, create, inspire, support, hug. Thank you!Susan Quilliam, Author
Intelligent, lyrical and beautiful, the words contained within Gash leaves you literally gasping. With worlds within worlds and the soothing notes of each meter, each stanza, you are not only seduced but fucked raw and left bleeding by Miss Player’s depraved nuances. This is what poetry should be. Astoundingly creative, leaving you breathless, spoiled and hungry for more.Cara Sutra, Sex Blogger

About Afterglow

Afterglow showcases non-mainstream creative works. Since early 2011, we have been bringing artists, writers, performers, photographers, designers and industry professionals together at regular events to encourage creative collaborations and an opportunity to meet like-minded people, often leading to forwarding steps in their careers. Our online platform offers intelligent insights into the most beautifully crafted and original works in the erotica arena.