An Oakland based duo, Kanso and Blue bring a history of performance in burlesque, circus, and the erotic arts and apply it to sharing the beauty of traditional Japanese shibari. Bondage Erotique loves to present this ancient art beyond the expected realms of BDSM, broadening the perceived spectrum of soft to hardcore to include something that is at once sensual, edgy, and steamy!
Boss Bondage has been involved in the BDSM community for the last 14 years. He is the founder and president of The West Coast Assholes an edge players advocacy group that focuses on edge-ucation within the community. For 5 Years Boss operated His own professional dungeon The Asylum. Born from his love of hemp bondage rope, He started BossBondage.com in 2002, where He produces his own line of Hemp Bondage rope. Boss has been a body piercer since 1995 and currently operates PlayPiercingKits.com which sells play piercing kits and medical kink accessories. Boss makes his living full time as a BDSM educator and has taught at countless events throughout America as well as Canada and Europe.
Mentor, BDSM/kink coach and community player, Cléo has been teaching kinksters how to play well with others almost as long as she's been playing herself! She created the Academy of SM Arts to dispel the myths surrounding SM and Fetish, helping folks explore their erotic fantasies in a mutually satisfying way. Rooted in leather, her work focuses on connecting heat, heart and spirit. The SF Citadel hosts her Erotic Dominance Weekend Intensives. See www.sm-arts.com for details.
Dan's two decades as a private and performing Dom includes 13 years as one of the world renown Two Knotty Boys rope bondage instruction duo, a co-author of two best-selling rope bondage books, and creator/co-creator of numerous free bondage tutorials on video. In his lighthearted yet engaging workshops, Dan brings his intensely creative BDSM style to bear, backed by his degree in Communication and years performing on stage. In addition to his BDSM workshops, Dan is the Director of Kink University (atkink.com) and is also a frequent instructor for passionateu.com. He continues to create many free instructional videos on his own, writes as a columnist for Kink-e-Zine. His rope bondage rigging adorns countless models in the work of popular fetish photographers and he can be seen on numerous bondage web sites including TheUpperFloor.com and FuckedandBound.com.
Domina Rae is a Professional Dominatrix and social activist working in the San Francisco bay Area. A longtime BDSM aficionado, she is a regular at Kink events,workshops, conferences, and play parties. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she is an award-winning technology journalist, screenwriter, and author of 10 books on subjects ranging from web browser technology to robotics. As a social activist, she has worked with St. James Infirmary as a Sex Worker Outreach Team Member, with the Red Cross as a Disaster Services Case Manager, and with The Trevor Project as a Suicide / Crisis Counselor for LGBT youth.
Presenter, Pleasure Artist, and Environmental Designer Eve Minax delights in proliferating carnal knowledge. She is a lifestyle and professional Domina, A Kink Lifestyle Coach, and an Interior Designer. Dedicated to sharing her expertise, Minax has served as Lead Staff Instructor for the Cleo Dubois Academy of SM Arts for 12 years. San Francisco Sex Information, (SFSI) trained and always exploring, she exercises her pedagogical skills at a variety of national and local conferences, BDSM Clubs, and Sex Shops. As a long term Urban Tantrika, Minax has had the honor of assisting Barbara Carellas in presenting Urban Tantra. She is also a certified Bondassage Practitioner who co-authored the book, Bondassage: Kinky Erotic Massage for Lovers. Eve has self produced over 20 BDSM videos and is a frequent guest on podcasts and radio shows.
Evie Vane is the author of The Little Guide to Getting Tied Up (Including Suspensions). She is an active member of the BDSM community in San Francisco, has been a regular guest on Kink.com's The Upper Floor since 2011, and is the co-founder of Bottoms Up!, a meet-up for suspension bottoms. When she's not writing or reading about rope bondage, you can find Evie cavorting around at Bondage-a-Go-Go or any of the many play spaces and dungeons in the Bay Area.
Mac is Co-Chair of Seattle's LGBT Commission, sits on the LGBTQ Advisory Council for the Seattle Police Department, is a board member for Seattle Counseling Services and is proud to be a voice for the transgendered community. He is a member of the Seattle Men's Chorus and an intervention counselor for Safe Schools Coalition. Mac speaks on gender & sexuality & Kink panels, is an educator and activist on gender, sexuality, kink and LGBTQ rights. Before transition Mac was the highest ranking female martial artist in the world and has always worked to further women's rights. Mac is a world champion martial artist and former U.S. Karate team member. Mac has coached 58 national champions and 29 Junior Olympic champions. He is one of the highest ranking martial artists in the world and is a certified defensive tactics instructor for law enforcement professionals. He has appeared on "Ripley's Believe it or Not", The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, and has been featured in People.
Voted 2013 Best Sex Educator, by SF Weekly Magazine & “50 Fierce Femmes” 2014 - Sexuality educator, author and artist based in San Francisco, Midori's made an amazing career out of being the traveling coach on the art of creative and sensual living.
Dubbed "the super nova of kink" by Dan Savage, Midori is known for her hilarious and practical classes on enhancing sexual fulfillment, boosting confidence and expanding personal growth. Native of Tokyo, Japan, she brings a unique perspective pleasure and authentic living.
She wrote first English book on Shibari "Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage" as well as "Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink" and twisted sci fi in "Master Han's Daughter"
She leads transformative small group intensives, including Rope Dojo ®, ForteFemme: Women’s Dominance Weekend Intensive and Passionate Bonds: Creating Effective D/s Protocol.
When she's not traveling and teaching, she's creating provocative and haunting art and performances.
Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Vimeo: @PlanetMidori
Miette Rouge is a Board Certified Emergency Physician and trained educator who understands the intimacy and dynamics of BDSM.
Born on April 9th, 1942, for many years he collaborated with Mr. Dan Oniroku, the famed erotic novelist, BDSM master, kinky impresario and Kinbaku master. Then in 1974 he became a freelance photographer, shooting for many cult classic Japanse BDSM magazines and published many exceptional erotic BDSM photography collections. For over four decades, he's worked with some of the most amazing performers, models and rope artists in Japan.
Roughinamorato is a charmingly sadistic bastard who firmly believes that kink should be fun; just because you're beating or torturing someone doesn't mean you can't both have a good laugh between the screams. He's been presenting and teaching in the vanilla world as a software geek for over 15 years, and he has also been active and presenting in the BDSM scene since 2006. He runs Rough Crowd, a monthly rough body play group in Chicago, and takes that knowledge on the road with the Rough Crowd Road Trip (a rough body play intensive weekend that has made appearances in Detroit, Boston, Minneapolis, Toronto, and Columbus). In 2010 he created, co-organized and presented at BAM! Chicago, a rough body play intensive weekend. He teaches at events across the country including Shibaricon, Dark Odyssey, Winter Wickedness, Rope Camp, the Fetish Flea, MadTownKinkFest, Tournament, and Spankfest/Tryst, clubs such as GD2 and LRA in Chicago and The Center for Sex Positive Culture in Seattle to MIN-KY in Minnesota. His journey of self-discovery into kink and BDSM - things that have really always been there, deep inside for him - has led him to want to share that joy and pain with others, through classes about BDSM, kink, and sexual expression, both physically-oriented and mentally-focused. For more you can find him on FetLife at fetlife.com/roughinamorato, follow him on Twitter @roughinamorato, or on the web at www.roughinamorato.com.
Snow Mercy is a stunning Renaissance woman. The eloquent, raven-haired, porcelain skinned Snow Mercy stands nearly 6-feet tall and holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry. She is an international fetish model, professor, research scientist, author, humanitarian, business owner, and pro-dominatrix. Raised as a good Mormon girl who has since strayed, she’s also a domestic goddess…when she finds the time. Snow Mercy does performance art at alternative culture events in around the world. Additionally, Ms. Mercy completed her debut album “Goddess of Love,” her second album “White Hot Cold,” and the latest album “Live In Overdrive,” all produced by legendary rock villain Kim Fowley. Snow has performed her music on stages in France, Spain, Holland, Germany, and in the US. Snow’s additional credits include movie editor, director of photography, costume designer, makeup artist, wedding cake artist, cirque artist, & fire dancer. Snow co-directed the cult film “Black Room Doom,” which won a prize at the 2012 Melbourne Underground Film Festival. The new fragrance “Dominatrix SM” is Snow’s first product in her DSM fashion line. Wearing this scent encourages a woman to “embrace your feminine power.” Snow is a subject in mainstream media like as well as alternative culture media; an actress in music videos, film, and TV; and is a Suicide Girl model. Additionally, Snow is a radio personality (e.g. Sirius XM Channel 21, Dr. Susan Block, Suicide Girls Radio), college professor, fashion spokesmodel, science documentary subject, Burning Man warrior, and SCUBA diver. Learn more about Snow Mercy at her website: www.snowmercy.com
As Purveyors of Perversion, Stefanos and Shay are known for teaching classes that are entertaining (they've been called "better than a Vegas act") and also packed with useful and applicable information. In addition to hosting events and presenting classes several times a month in SF Bay Area and beyond, Stefanos is all kink all the time in his professional life as the Steward of The Upper Floor on Kink.com and DM and manager of Bondage-a-Go-Go. Shay is a medical professional by day and compulsive volunteer within the leather community by night (well, let’s be honest, it’s hardly limited to nights!). They are compulsive volunteers within the leather community, and identify as a pansexual polyamorist playsluts (and probably a few other P's they haven't thought of yet). They have performed, presented, and hosted events at venues around the country, including the SF Citadel, Dark Odyssey, Mission Control, KinkFest, KinkAcademy.com, Thunder in the Mountains, OpenSF, Discovery Channel’s Oddities, Cum & Glitter, and in documentaries across the world. You can read more about him on his shared web site, www.stefanosandshay.com
Thraje has been a member of BDSM communities for more than a decade, exploring the many facets of pansexual D/s dynamics in cities across North America, Europe and Asia. Starting from exploration of corporal BDSM, Thraje has shifted focus over the last 10 years to mental and emotional BDSM, employing values-based protocol as his primary tool. In addition, Thraje has conducted extensive primary and secondary research on D/s dynamics and protocol. Thraje is the founder of the Bay Area’s Fete-a-Fet community and protocol-oriented D/s events, has volunteered for NCSF (National Coalition for Sexual Freedom), and actively promotes values-based protocol at workshops and conferences. Thraje is the Master of his lovely girl, Pixelvixen, and member of the protocol-oriented D/s House, Maison Exotique. Thraje is also a father, successful entrepreneur, Ironman, 12 stepper, youth volunteer, animal protection activist, and world traveler.
Born in 1945 in Osaka, Japan, he’s been passionately tying and playing since the mid-1960s. He has been playing and teaching in the underground social circles of private practitioners of shibari and kinbaku in Japan for decades. Now he is known as a cult figure in Japan and is considered the leading teacher in incorporating exceptional technique, intense eroticism and sexual realism into play. In 1981 he established the BDSM and Shibari network called AMS (Association of Masochism & Sadism Japan). He collaborated closely with the legendary Mr. Dan Oniroku until his death. He has also worked closely with famed bondage photographer Mr. Norio Sugiura. He’s authored several instructional books and DVDs, including the book "SM Manual," and was the rigger for the photo book “Rope-Nomoto Miho Photo Collection.” He will be in San Francisco from August 17th to the 24th and is available for private instruction for individuals, couples, and small groups. Do not miss this opportunity. Inquire for appointments with his US representative by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TomFoolery started doing rope bondage 12 years ago. It is sexual and a spiritual practice for him and serves as a creative and artistic outlet. He is a photographer, capturing his own rope work and other erotic images. He has done extensive suspension work. He likes doing rope bondage and suspensions in quiet indoor settings, noisy nightclubs, at burning man, outdoors in the woods or off bridges. His style is fusion bondage. It mixes traditional Shibari with Western and Celtic influences. It is both highly decorative and functional. His suspension work is dynamic, featuring spinning and swinging. He is a member of Suspended Animation, and has performed at the Supperclub in SF, Cannibal Flower in LA, and many other events and venues. His photographs have been featured at in LA, the San Francisco Erotic Art Exhibition, Seattle Erotic Art Festival, and the upcoming Fanfare-LA Exhibition. Workshops include Armory Studio, the North West Leather Celebration, Kinkfest, and Dark Odyssey.
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