Education

The Northwest Leather Celebration Presenter Application for 2018 is closed. Please check back in June for the 2019 application.

2018 Education Schedule (pdf)

Presenters



12 Volt
Ray Anthony Middling (aka 12Volt): I'm a four-time leather title holder, BDSM educator and player. I have been involved in the scene for 20+ years. I'm a Dominant Top whose expertise is in electrical wand play, so come play with me and let me shock you!
Untraditional Violet Wand Play
12 Volt
Alexander Red
After close to 20 years in the Oklahoma BDSM/Kink Community, Alexander has found his way down a Leather path, uncovering a Master and Daddy. Education and advocacy have become his passion, and he seeks to share this passion with his and other communities. He hopes to help foster a local Leather community, bringing together those who experience all facets of Kink into a strong and vibrant whole. While he started his journey on the right side of the slash, enjoying the adrenaline and the sex, he soon realized it wasn't true to his authentic self. He loves control, and relishes blurring the lines between pain and pleasure. Valuing honesty, respect and courtesy above all else, he is attracted to people for their energy and personality, regardless of genitalia or other superficial criteria. In the immortal words of Bill S. Preston, Esq. "Be excellent to each other. And party on."
Eye to Eye - Creating a Connection in Your Scene
Surround Yourself - Mummification Made Easy!
Alexander Red
BlueFrost
BlueFrostBlueFrost, devoted slave and wife to Mister-Blue, is the 2018 International slave title holder and the 2017 NE slave title holder, co-founder and co-visionary of the Leather Houses of Color Coalition (LHOCC) and the Mistress of the House of Blue. As an associate member of a larger group of Leather families, she is known by many as a friend, lifestyle coach, mentor, and sister. Mentored by elders in her local community, she strives to not only carry the torch to light the path for others, but to also brighten her own personal path to excellence in service. She is a familiar face in the public at large as she enjoys sharing lifestyle experiences and information with other slaves and submissives. When time permits, she speaks at national conferences, special interest groups and local munches in an effort to help further educate herself and her peers.
Leather Principles are the Key to Our M/s Relationship
Raising Children in an M/s Household
BlueFrost
Bri Burning
Bri Burning is a femme, queer, leather, slave, babygirl, and masochistic identified human. She has been active in the SF/Bay Area BDSM community since 2010. Her passion for self-love in her life and others grew within those years of exploration. Her journey as a presenter started in 2015 at the SF Citadel and at Dark Odyssey Surrender. She is the moderator of the SF Submissive Safe Space and leader of the Submissive Girl's Night Out group. Her passion in kink education continues to grow in topics such as self-care, power exchange dynamics, age play, service, and more.
Self-Care: You Come First
Service: Giving & Receiving
Bri Burning
Curio Lecter
Curio Lecter is a genderless Daddy and Primal Alpha from Albuquerque,New Mexico where it currently serves as Mx. Corazon Leather 2017. It has been involved in the Albuquerque community for five years and is known for love of bloodsports and edgeplay. Curio is a RACK player who subscribes to their personal creed of Consent, Care, and Honor in and outside of the Dungeon.
Break the Binary!: Trans and Non-Binary 101 for the Leather Lifestyle
Curio Lecter
Daddy Sage
Daddy Sage is a Northern California leatherdyke who has been part of the leather scene for twenty-two years. She lives in Sacramento with her spouse, boy, and slave, Laine. She is also Daddy to boy Jenn, Gretchen, and Jeremy, who have been her leather kids for 20 years now. Sage is the 2018 President of Queer Leather Association Sacramento, a longtime member of the Exiles, and is a member of MAsT Sacramento. When not indulging her more prurient interests, Sage can be found singing in the Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus (the first female member). Sage is an author of dyke porn and has written five steamy Leather/BDSM erotic novels. She is working on her sixth and seventh books now.
Necessity Is Still The Mother of Invention
Dara
Dara
Dara, pronouns they/them or he/him, entered the scene in 2005. He learned basic leather care in his first service relationship, which led Dara to public bootblacking and the leather community. In service to that community, Dara was Oregon State Bootblack 2013 and International Ms Bootblack 2014. Currently, he's Logistics Director for the IMsBB/IMsL Weekend, co-organizing the PDX BootLab, and acting on his passion for formal dinner service. As of 2015, he is Mama's Batman Bootblack. He has taught a variety of topics for events large and small. After years of university teaching and a PhD in German cultural studies, Dara works as a licensed massage therapist and massage instructor. When he remembers to have fun, he enjoys fisting, rough trigger point play, and caning (flagged left), and too many pursuits to list as a bottom. Above all, he flags hunter green right.
The Zen of Leather Care Practice and Ritual (in a Service Context)
Dara
Domina
Domina has been teaching in the bay area and other parts of the west coast for about twenty years. She's a retired prodomme, and also runs an informational (and business) website called "The Frugal Domme" (www.frugaldomme.com/) with her slave husband. She's famous for doing showy, bizarre, or just plain edgy scenes at various venues and events in the bay area. She's also been active in various scene organizations. She started the Modesto Discussion Group with Lady Cynthia, she and Lady Cynthia started the Northern California Ladies Tea and Discussion Society (www.twistedteas.org/) and she's an Emeritis member of the Dungeon Monitor's Association's (www.dungeonmonitors.com) board of Directors. She also volunteers at Food for Thought, the Sonoma County Aids food bank and occasionally does fundraising events for charity. She also has an oversized vegetable garden and fruit trees.
Abrasion Play
Sensual Caning
Domina
Evangeline Raven
Evangeline Raven is an alpha/power slave, holds the titles of GLLA slave 2012 & Illinois slave 2012, and is the producer of the Southern Nevada Leather Contest. She has been a leather woman for 20 years, and has been collared to her Master, Peter Raven, for the last 10 years. She loves serving him and her community in whatever way she can. Evangeline is an aspiring author, journalist, blogger, college student, mother, grandmother, and service slut to name just a few of her many activities. She has been and is involved a number of BDSM and leather events/charities/group such as LRA Chicago2010 - 2012, Texas Hold'em for EQ Illinois 2012, Luc of LV since 2014, and Sergeant at Arms of the Red Dragons RC High Desert Chapter.
Addiction within the BDSM world - A realistic view
Evangeline Raven
Frank La
Frank is active primarily in the South & East Bay area. Frank identifies as a Dom who enjoys serving the kink and leather communities at large. He is passionate about education and welcoming curious new comers into the scene. Frank loves having open and bold discussions with the kink curious to help them find their way. Although he enjoys a myriad of kinky activities, two of his favorites are: D/s and OTK spanking (this is subject to change with the wind). When not working or playing, Frank stays busy with hobbies that include sewing, kinky leather working, volunteering in our community, and home improvement (not usually by choice). Frank is Mr. Santa Clara County Leather 2014, and was smOdyssey's Education Director for their 2016 Education Program. Frank was pinned into Mama's Family as "Mama's Daddy Sunshine". Once you get to know Frank, you will understand how appropriate that name is.
Kinky First Aid
Frank La
Jonathan Taylor
Jonathan Taylor is the holder of the International slave 2013 title. In that capacity he has traveled the country and Europe giving workshops, coaching and mentoring on the M/s lifestyle. Among topics he is particularly passionate about are: passion in the M/s dynamic, consensual M/s relationships, and M/s and bdsm in the Arts. He also has many years experience as political activist. Jonathan also completed the SFSI (San Francisco Sex Information hotline) sex education training. He has presented and spoken to M/s and bdsm groups and organizations around the world. On August 9, 2017 his master, Morris Taylor passed away, causing him to look introspectively at the M/s dynamic and its failings and successes.
Ethical Master/slave relationships discussion
Jonathan Taylor
Ms. Kelly Chance and slave boiDi
Ms. Kelly Chance has been an active member of the Northwest BDSM community since. She served on the board of Five Rivers Energy Exchange in the Tri-Cities. After moving to Seattle in 2004 to be with Master Duane, she became an active in the Seattle community as member of the CSPC and is a founding member of Seattle MAsT. Ms. Kelly is on the Board that produces Leather Reign, a Seattle based conference. She worked on the Kink LINCS Organizing Committee. She has been in service to Master Duane since 2002, and is currently Master in her relationships with tiger and slave boiDi. Ms. Kelly is NW 2017. She has taught classes at In the Woods, Paradise, Vancouver Edge, Kitsap Aces, Northern Exposure, The Gathering, and NWLC. She continues to learn and grow as she interacts with both her teachers and her students.
Naked Trust: The Foundation of Intimacy
The Ultimate Risk: What does it take to be vulnerable with your partner?
Ms. Kelly Chance and slave boiDi
Levi
Levi is a queer Butch from New York who currently lives in the North Bay of California with his devastatingly handsome wife, Leo. He is deeply honored to belong to his Sir, Tomo, and has been in her service for almost ten years. Since 2003 Levi has been an organizer and an educator in the Leather Community - he is currently the Western and International Battalion Commander for the Dyke Uniform Corps, and serves as Assistant to the Producers of Northwest Leather Celebration. Levi was also the Director of Operations for the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, a Producer of International Ms Leather Weekend, and was affectionately known as the "Get-It-Done-Boy" of Playhouse Studios in Baltimore, Maryland.
Bootblacking for Everyone
Levi
Liza and Jody
Liza came to power at Woodstock and has been kinky since. She is a member of Mama's family, Portland Bad Girls, San Francisco Exiles and MAsT, serving as an officer of both MAsT International and Bad Girls. She has always been interested in teaching and training. Among her pupils have been horses, dogs, dolphins, children and inmates. Liza has received numerous awards, including MAST International's 2012 Presenter of the Year, co-held with her slave, Jody. Jody came out as a leatherdyke and slave in 1980 in Los Angeles, founding Leather and Lace, an early women's leather group. She is a member of Mama's family, Portland Bad Girls, San Francisco Exiles and MAsT. Jody has taught in the US and abroad, judged contests, organized events, keynoted and competed (serving as International slave 2011). Jody has received numerous awards, including MAST International's 2012 Presenter of the Year, co-held with her Mistress, Liza.
Gladiator Games – Facing Off With a Singletail
Leather Traditions, Military Protocol and Victorian Sensibilities
When the Sh*t Hits the Fan‚ Managing the Unmanageable
Liza and Jody
M.Christian
Calling M.Christian versatile is a tremendous understatement. Extensively published in science fiction, fantasy, horror, thrillers, and even non-fiction, it is in erotica that M.Christian has become an acknowledged master with stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica, and in fact too many anthologies, magazines, and sites to name. M.Christian is also a respected sex and BDSM educator, having taught classes on everything from polyamory to tit torture for venues such as the SF Citadel, Good Vibrations, COPE (in Columbus, Ohio), Beat Me In St. Louis, Winter Fire, Floating World, Sin In The City (Las Vegas), Dark Odyssey, and many others.
Sex Sells: How To Write and Sell Erotica
M.Christian
Master Bob Blount and slave jan
Master Bob Blount and slave jan call the Portland Oregon home. We began the shift from a floundering, ho-hum "equal partnership" twelve-year marriage to a negotiated power dynamic relationship at the turn of the millennium and slowly over a year and a half's time found themselves spirit led to living a consensual Master/slave lifestyle. In and out of the leather community Master Bob and slave jan are passionate about helping others to live more joyful and fully authentic lives. Master Bob owns and operates an Outdoor Adventure guide service specializing in serving persons with disabilities. As a Life Coach, author and licensed Soul Collage® Facilitator, slave jan helps others to explore and celebrate their own unique paths to self discovery through moderating discussions, participating on panels, presenting workshops, writing and sharing other expressive arts. While understanding that being out is a luxury not everyone can afford Master Bob feels fortunate to be able to choose this path for himself and his slaves because he feels that living ones truth from a place of integrity and authenticity is the surest path he knows of to creating a fulfilling life. The disapproval and frowns of others and being misunderstood and held at a distance for choosing a life too out of step with the standard choices, pales in the light of living our life honestly and in alignment with our deepest core truths. Creating our bonds from this place of authenticity forges a deeply rewarding and meaningful relationship.
Standing Naked: Becoming your authentic self
Master Bob Blount and slave jan
Master Hines
Master Hines has been a BDSM educator for over twenty-five years. He formally joined the BDSM community in 1992 in Atlanta Georgia and moved to the bay area in 2003. Core to Master Hines' BDSM philosophy is spirituality through power exchange. His technique and approach to SM puts heavy emphasis on the spiritual connection between Top and bottom. Master Hines has presented demonstrations, classes and private workshops throughout the Southeast since 1997 and in the Bay Area since 2000 when he was first invited to the Bay Area to present for Folsom Street Fair weekend. He is well respected for his flair and artistry with floggers and has given classes on many topics including Flogging, Spirituality and SM, Erotic Knife Play, Resistance Play, The SM of Hands, and Sensuous Caning. Master Hines is also an accomplished artist specializing contemporary painting. You can visit his web site at www.TheArtisthines.com and www.HinesFineArt.com.
Going Primal - The SM of Hands
The Art of Negotiating A Scene
Master Hines
Master Richard Sprott & slave lyle
Dr. Richard Sprott has been in the SF Leather Community since 1990 and is a research psychologist. He currently conducts research in kink and poly areas and presents workshops nationally on the subjects, including training about kink for mental health professionals. He currently owns three slaves – eric, lyle and jason - and has a large leather family. slave lyle has been joyfully in service to Master Richard for over 4 years. slave lyle is a retired attorney. he and his husband have been together for over 34 years.
Discussion Group For Masters
Discussion Group For slaves
M/s 301 – Beyond the Basics: Taking it Deeper and Dealing with Some Hard Stuff
The Care and Feeding of slave(s) – Tailoring Your Dynamic to The Needs and Style of Each slave/submissive
The Power of Submission and Surrender – One slave's Experience
Master Richard Sprott & slave lyle
Master Peter Raven
Master Peter Raven is pleased to be on the staff of Southern Nevada Leather Contest. He holds the titles of Great Lakes Leather Alliance Master 2012 and Illinois Leather Master 2012. Master Peter was an active member of the LRA of Chicago, was a former board member of same, and has assisting in other fundraising activities for EQ Illinois and PozPets. He is the founder of House of Raven, a small close knit leather house of like-minded individuals, started MAsT:Buffalo Grove, is founder and Vice President of the Red Dragons RC High Desert Chapter, and a member of Luc of LV . Peter is an avid reader and began his kinky reading at the tender age of 10 when he read 'The Story Of O'. He enjoys being active in the BDSM and pansexual community as well as handing out swift beatings to his head-strong slave, Evangeline.
Chivalry in the M/s Dynamic
Master Peter Raven
Mister-Blue
Mister-Blue, along with his slave BlueFrost, is the 2018 International Master/slave title holder and the 2017 Master/slave title holder for the NE region of the United States, the senior Master of the House of Blue and the current sitting secretary of the Leather Houses of Color Coalition (LHOCC). As an associate member of a larger collective of Leather families, he has been mentored and raised in Leather by both Masters and Mistresses alike. Having these sources of invaluable and often historical information has allowed him to successfully mentor other Leather Masters and Dominants and pass along this knowledge to the next generation of leaders. As a part of his commitment to educate himself and others, he has spoken about the relationship aspect of the Master/slave model at national conferences and Leather events, local munches and special interest groups.
Leather Principles are the Key to Our M/s Relationship
Raising Children in an M/s Household
Mister-Blue
Ms Rhonda
Ms Rhonda is the Owner and Master of tomo and together they are proud to be International Master and slave 2016 and Northwest Master and slave 2015. She is a Producer of Northwest Leather Celebration, the Northwest Master slave Contest and the Northwest Bootblack Contest. A part of the Northern California Leather Community for more years than she cares to mention, Ms Rhonda has presented classes and served as a judge at local, regional, and national events and was a Producer of International Ms Leather Weekend. She is Secretary of the Board of Directors of MAsT International, Inc. and the Owner and Founder of KinkED Productions (KinkEDProductions.com), which provides educational events for the Northern California Leather and M/s communities. She is a member of MAsT: Sacramento, MAsT: San Francisco, The Exiles, and Queer Leather Association Sacramento, and is proud to be a member of Mama's family as Mama's Femme Master.
Yes, YOU can be a Titleholder!
Ms Rhonda
MsGin and DaveL
MsGin and DaveL - The Sadistic Duo! They have an engaging dynamic and often present as a team. As active members of the Bay Area community for over a decade, they have presented for Kinkfest, Paradise Unbound, Dark Odyssey, Folsom Fringe, NWLC and many local Bay Area events. They enjoy sharing their knowledge and experience through hands-on classes and demonstrations. MsGin currently hosts the weekly Wet Munch at Renegades Bar in San Jose and DaveL hosts a monthly Cigars & Boots Social at Renegades.
Demystify Your DSLR Camera
Depredation Play: from Pursuit to Attack
Play Piercing 101: Needles Intrigue
MsGin and DaveL
Omega
Omega is a true Aries, born under the Fire sign of the Ram, , son of the Red Planet Mars - God of War, whose birthstone is the Bloodstone. He identifies as an Evil, Wicked, Mean and Nasty Dominate Top, who enjoys giving Pleasure to others thru Painfully Pleasant experiences. He discovered the Leather community as a member of the Society of Janus. Omega is a Charter member of both smOdyssey, and Santa Clara County Leather Association, and has held several leadership positions in both groups. Omega currently serves as Vice President of the Northern Nevada Chapter of National Leather Association, and is also a member of Battle Born Leather Club, both in Reno, Nv. He is a qualified Dungeon Monitor and member of SFDMA. He has presented classes on Knife Play, and Military/Police Interrogation gaining much of his knowledge for his play style and interests from his military service.
Introduction to Interrogation Play
Omega
Pawlish
Pawlish, International Mr. Bootblack 2017, is passionate about learning and mentorship—fostered by his years at a particularly "fruity" company. After 18 moves across 3 continents, what he's learned is to stay hungry, and IT for an SF startup fits that bill… for now. That hunger also persists when it comes to Leather & kink, where he loves discussing social impact and challenging others' perspectives. He's found resonance with puppy play, bootblacking, and Sir/Daddy roles. Navy, red, and houndstooth, all on the left are his favorite hankies, but don't be afraid to ask about others! You can find him wagging away while putting a shine to a boot, snacking on whatever he's recently baked. Pawlish lives in Cincinnati with his husband, Bamm-Bamm.
Sadistic Shining: Sensory & Impact Play in the Stand
Pawlish
Sir DaddyDaun and slavegirl j
DaddyDaun and j2017 International Master and 2016 Northwest Master, Sir DaddyDaun, began Her leather journey in the early 90's when She followed Her interest in service. Since then, She has trained, presented, and volunteered, has been a judge, mentor, den Daddy, tally Master, stage manager and board member for many events/venues. With Her slave j, Sir DaddyDaun teaches across the country and has been the keynote speaker at The Master/slave Gathering. Being raised in the Leather community, Northwest slave 2016 and International slave 2017, girl j has always felt a deep connection to service. girl j is passionate about sharing how she navigates serving her Master who is both an elder of the community and has Multiple Sclerosis. she is also proud to be the President of the HardPink Sisterhood. When not presenting or relaxing, T/they can be found in T/their semi truck traveling across the country with T/their dog and cat.
Concentrated Communication
Sir DaddyDaun and slavegirl j
Ranell and Shayna Maidell
Shayna Maidell and her Master Ranell are Co-directors of MAsT:Oakland and members of MAsT:San Francisco. She is an officer of the Exiles and a member of the SF Girls of Leather. She has been involved in the BDSM scene for many years and came out "late" into power exchange relationships in 2008. Professionally she is a psychotherapist which in some ways is like being a dominant; setting limits, holding boundaries and being in charge. In her personal life, she identifies as a slave and as a masochist; surrendering and obeying makes her most happy. Besides sharing her M/s connection with Ranell, she shares a Buddhist practice. Shayna Maidell's M/s path has a spiritual dimension with an understanding that in life, we are all required to surrender.
The Long and Winding Road: A Lighthearted Look at the Ups and Downs of an M/s Path
Ranell and Shayna Maidell
Scotty
Scotty is an old school leatherdyke, known as Master Scott. Scotty was mentored into the leather scene in the 1970's. She was a board Member of the Sacramento Valley Leather and was awarded the Most Valuable Person Award in 2007 by SVL. In 2012, Master Scott was nominated for the Pantheon of Leather Lifetime Achievement Award and is an Honorary Member of Alameda County Leather Corps. She has judged local, regional, and international title contests. She enjoys presenting classes on relationships, protocols, and cigars and has presented at the local, regional and national levels. Scotty hosts cigar socials in the SF East Bay where folks come to hang out, chill, and have a good time. She has a weakness for submissives who are intelligent with a good sense of humor and calling to serve. Scotty and her wife have been married for over 31 years. Currently, Master Scott is served by Girl Kim.
Aging in a Master/ slave Relationship
Cigar Play
Scotty
Sir Patch
Sir_Patch is an adrenalin junkie and thrill seeker who logged more jumps than I can count, first as a Master Jumper with 2nd/75th Airborne Ranger Bn., then as a Smoke Jumper and Rescue Paramedic for a couple of decades. These days, He is thrilled to serve as Master to His slave evelyn, as director of MAsT: Salem, to host occasional gatherings for friends, and in 2017 attended His first Butchmann's Experience.
Sizzlin' Hot - Cautery Branding
Sir Patch
slave ann
slave ann is a bisexual slave to Master John, and wife to her love. she has been married to her beloved Master since 2000 and together they married the love of their lives, kim, in 2010. slave ann found the vocabulary to describe her naturally submissive nature online in the early 90's. she tried swinging with her former husband and one of the partners introduced her to real life D/s, the joy of pain, and that women are sexy. she decided to relocate to the Pacific Northwest from Wyoming so she could fully explore her sexuality. ann is active in the community by being the treasurer of Evergreen Leather Events which produces Leather Reign, is one of the producers of the Washington State Master/slave contest, is on the organizing committee of West Coast LINK, and is a proud member of Mama's Family as Mama's Penguin.
Will the real me stand up?
slave ann
slave trudy
I am deeply honored to be allowed to serve Master/Thay Z, Texas. I am a member of the Butchmanns Experience faculty and have served as part of the On the Road and Instructor's Teams. I served SWLC as a presenter in 2011, as a judge in 2010 M/s Contest, as the Presenter and VIP Liaison for SWLC 2008, 2009 and 2012 and in 2015 I served as the coordinator for Our Place. After attending SWLC in 2004, I came back to California with a passion to make the Bay Area the home of the Northwest Master slave Contest. I was delighted when it became a reality in 2006. In 2007 I served as an Event Coordinators. I am the Director of MAsT San Francisco. I am a graduate of Journeyman's III Academy. I have served as Leather Traditions staff. I served as a judge for Leather H.E.A.T. 2015 M/s Contest.
Dropping Your Baggage without Breaking the Master's Toes
slave trudy
Slave feyrie
slave feyrie is also a queer leather girl and a writer. She entered the public leather and BDSM scenes on her 21st birthday in 1999. She has been active in many groups in the Southeast including SC-Lock, 3-D, Whippersnappers, Sanctuary of a Dark Angel, T-3, and MAsT : Charlotte. She is a founding member and the current Vice President of AWOL (Appalachian Women of Leather). She holds the titles of International slave 2015 and SouthEast slave 2014. She is passionate about tea service and lots of dirtier things you are welcome to ask her about. Slave feyrie enjoys speaking to large and small groups and is an entertaining storyteller who has never met a stranger. Slave feyrie especially has a heart for bottoms, submissives and slaves of all genders.
Tea for Perverts (or Formal Tea Service)
Slave feyrie
Switch Jake
Switch Jake has been involved with the BDSM community since 2001. In his educator role, he has taught all over the United States and Canada on a variety of topics. Switch Jake has also taught in vanilla establishments including colleges and universities in an effort to bring knowledge to those seeking it. He also leads the Denver Sanctuary TNG party and is in charge of managing all aspects of the party. Additionally, he is the host of a BDSM podcast (Kink in the Chain) under the pseudonym Rope Squirrel where he gives relationship advice and interviews people of importance within the kink and BDSM community. Finally, he is responsible for creating the curriculum and the subsequent training of new dungeon monitors for the Denver Sanctuary. Switch Jake is excited to be here to share what he has learned in the 16 years of being in BDSM and leather communities.
How to train your squirrel
The Chaste and the Keyholder   
Switch Jake
Tiffany
Tiffany identifies as a polyamorous pansexual slave. She discovered BDSM in 2003 and has been involved in the community since 2007. She teaches classes on impact and assertive submission, but most notably, she's the founder of the Yuba-Sutter Mixers Group. From a small farming community with not so much as a whisper of kink, she's introduced over a hundred members to the community and transformed her hometown into a thriving center for events, classes, and discussion groups.
How to Start a Community from Nothing
Tiffany
tomo
tomo identifies as a butch leatherdyke and is honored to be the slave of Ms Rhonda. She serves with her Master as International Master and slave 2016 and Northwest Master and slave 2015. tomo is a Producer of Northwest Leather Celebration, the Northwest Master slave Contest and the Northwest Bootblack Contest. She has presented classes, served as a judge, keynote speaker, and emcee at local and national events for over two decades. She was a Producer of International Ms Leather Weekend and a founding member of the Dyke Uniform Corps. tomo is the Director of MAsT: Sacramento and a member of MAsT: San Francisco, Queer Leather Association Sacramento, and The Exiles. She was awarded the 2013 Pantheon of Leather President's Award.
Yes, YOU can be a Titleholder!
tomo
Tyesha Best
Tyesha Best has been in the Leather Community for over 10 years now, having started in online chat rooms before taking her interests offline. Tyesha works tirelessly as cheerleader and advocate for marginalized populations and the girl identity. Currently, Tyesha is currently Media Coordinator of IML Inc, one of very few women to wear the Wingman as a back patch. She is also Asst. Editor in Chief of leatherati.com, A member of Southeast Onyx Pearls, and Secretary of National Leather Association-International. She also has three Mama's Names: Mama's Licorice Lesbian, Mama's Queer Femme Tomboy, and Mama's Chicken Massager. She also holds a Pantheon Of Leather award for the Florida Region. She also is the winner of the NLA-International's Steve Maidhof Award for her community involvement Internationally. Tyesha currently resides in Wilton Manors, Florida and is in a loving family including Sir Kirk Rubén, Alpha William Ferkel and Jacob McManus.
Black and White: Intersectionality and Race Relations 101
Tyesha Best
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Workshops



Abrasion Play
What??? This is a thing? Yes, it is, and it's something that is often overlooked. Abrasion play can range from mildly itchy, to removing the top layer of skin. It can be used for punishment, or for getting attention, and it can also be combined with several other forms of play. And it's also a lazy top type of play since you can do something for a few minutes and the effects will last for hours.
Presenter: Domina
Abrasion Play
Addiction within the BDSM world - A realistic view
Addiction is still, even in this day of enlightenment, something which is often considered a lack of will power. But ask anyone who has tried desperately to follow the order of their Mistress or Master (or even the pleading of their slave or sub) to stop getting high or to only have one drink, only to have the bonds of their addiction bind them tight to the behavior they cannot control if their addiction is a lack of will power. They will tell you without a doubt that their will power has nothing to do with it. This presentation is a realistic view of living with and helping someone who is prone to addiction within a Dom/sub, Top/Bottom and Master/slave relationship.
Presenter: Evangeline Raven
Addiction within the BDSM world - A realistic view
Aging in a Master/ slave Relationship
Hear that creaking sound? Yes, it's our aging bodies. Aging can change many things about our lives, both physical and mental. Master/slave, or any power exchange relationship, can be affected by these facts of life. As we age, we may need to change or adjust some things. What does that look like? How do we change our rituals to still be satisfying when changes in our physical stamina or abilities no longer allow things we have done or expected to be done? This class will cover what changes we may see in ourselves and how we can make changes, sometimes very simple ones, to keep our relationship thriving and hitting the highs we all love. In this class we will discuss and learn from each other, so come prepared to share your ideas and your questions.
Presenter: Scotty
Aging in a Master/ slave Relationship
Black and White: Intersectionality and Race Relations 101
A beginners approach to cultural and political issues that severely impacts POC Cultures and how allyship and activism works to elevate social justice for those affected. We will discuss common terminology used in social justice circles and learn how to dialogue about sensitive topics effectively and safely.
Presenter: Tyesha Best
Black and White: Intersectionality and Race Relations 101
Bootblacking for Everyone
What is all the fuss about bootblacking? What makes it different than just shining up a pair of dusty old shoes? In this introductory class geared towards anyone who loves leather, we will explore the basics of bootblacking and leathercare, as well as the reasons that so many people get hot and bothered when they see a bootblack's stand or a tin of polish. Top, bottom, or switch, novice bootblack or avid boot lover, you'll come away with both technical skills and etiquette to get you started on your journey, and the inspiration to try it this weekend at Northwest Leather Celebration!
Presenter: Levi
Bootblacking for Everyone
Break the Binary!: Trans and Non-Binary 101 for the Leather Lifestyle
This round-table style community building class opens the floor to people of all genders to discuss the place of Trans and Non-binary people in our community. We begin with a basic vocabulary discussion, move in to some current scientific data, and end by specifically addressing negotiation, play, and dynamics with Trans and Non-Binary people. This class is designed to help cisgender people (those who identify with the gender they were assigned at birth) understand the Trans perspective, but all genders are welcome to participate.
Presenter: Curio Lecter
Break the Binary!: Trans and Non-Binary 101 for the Leather Lifestyle
Chivalry in the M/s Dynamic
How to combine your inner gentleman/gentlewoman with your inner sadist.
Presenter: Master Peter Raven
Chivalry in the M/s Dynamic
Cigar Play
This class will be held at the Bolt Bar on Thursday afternoon, right before the Boots and Cigar Party. The upside to that is: we get to smoke cigars while we have the class! We will go over some very basic cigar info to start. The main part of the class will focus on cigar service and cigar play. Come, hang out, learn a little and maybe share ideas you have for cigar fun.
Presenter: Scotty
Cigar Play
Concentrated Communication
There are few things that bring a couple closer than moving in together. Sir DaddyDaun and slavegirl j took it one step further and moved into the cab of a semi truck. For over three years, T/they have grown and changed in ways beyond what T/they thought possible. From getting to the core of T/their demons to working around each O/others way of expressing high emotion, T/they have maintained a healthy and strong Master and slave dynamic. T/they have boiled down the years of lessons into what T/they call Concentrated Communication. Join T/them in a candid and usually hilarious explanation of the triumphs and failures of T/their life on the road.
Presenter: Sir Daddy Daun and slavegirl j
Concentrated Communication
Demystify Your DSLR Camera
Whether you're an aspiring celebrity photographer or just someone who wants to take better photos of their scenes, you didn't buy your DSLR for nothing! This class will offer you an introductory look into digital photography and help you make sense of all of its buttons, settings, modes and capabilities.
Presenter: MsGin and DaveL
Demystify Your DSLR Camera
Depredation Play: from Pursuit to Attack
If you like to play on the edge of consent and wonder how a scene can blur that line and move into consensual non-consent, this might be the class for you. In this class we will outline rape play and the many forms it can take. What are the emotions you might experience from the top and bottom point of view? Can a rape place scene have a safe word and limits? As the saying goes...It's not rape if you yell "surprise!" From preparation and planning, to execution of the attack and ultimately aftercare, this class will cover it all. Let's discuss the concept of rape play and how to have a rape play scene that everyone can enjoy.
Presenter: MsGin and DaveL
Depredation Play: from Pursuit to Attack
Discussion Group For Masters
Limited to those who identify as Master or other Dominant label, this will be a facilitated discussion in a safe and confidential setting. The goal is to have a place for Masters/Dominants to raise and discuss their challenges, goals, or questions, and to share experiences. There will be no agenda, other than to encourage open and honest dialogue in a safe and respectful manner. The participants will set the discussion topics. This type of forum is increasingly popular at other conferences and events and we are pleased to bring it to NWLC.
Presenter: Master Richard Sprott
Discussion Group for Masters
Discussion Group for slaves
Limited to those who identify as slave or other submissive label, this will be a facilitated discussion in a safe and confidential setting. The goal is to have a place for slaves/submissives to raise and discuss their challenges, goals, or questions and to share experiences. There will be no agenda, other than to encourage open and honest dialogue in a safe and respectful manner. The participants will set the discussion topics. This type of forum is increasingly popular at other conferences and events and we are pleased to bring it to NWLC.
Presenter: slave lyle
Discussion Group for slaves
Dropping Your Baggage without Breaking the Master's Toes
For slaves only. From pain and pity to purpose and power. A slave's journey through the fire and into the light. Please join in the discussion about what feeds our souls and encourages the best in us.
Presenter: slave trudy
Dropping Your Baggage without Breaking the Master's Toes
Ethical Master/slave relationships discussion
M/s dynamics are a mixture of personal taste, objective knowledge and best practices. Separating these elements is often difficult. What works for one couple may not work for another relationship. What one couple thinks is hot another might find offensive. How can we come together understand the personal and subjective from the general and objective? Nevertheless there is a material difference between ethical and unethical M/s behavior regardless of the form of that relationship. Relationships that appear to actively engage personal harm, may seem hot, may be sexy but if they actually do engage personal harm (for either side of the slash) then these relationships are patently dangerous not just to those involved but also to the community. Masters and slaves need to be ethical in their Mastery/slavery. This workshop discusses what this means to you, ways to spot ethical and unethical practitioners. This directed discussion workshop explores this issue.
Presenter: Jonathan Taylor
Ethical Master/slave relationships discussion
Eye to Eye - Creating a Connection in Your Scene
Floggers, and whips, and chains, oh my! You have the skills, but is there more than just technique? We often forget one of the most important aspects of any type of intimacy. For many, BDSM play is extremely intimate, and a way to create intense connections. Learn how to forge a connection; whether you are a top or bottom, few things are more thrilling than gazing deeply into another's eyes, breathing their breath, feeling their touch upon your soul. Discuss what it means to make that connection, as well as the benefits, and consequences, of building that rapport.
Presenter: Alexander Red
Eye to Eye - Creating a Connection in Your Scene
Gladiator Games – Facing Off With a Singletail
Have you ever wanted to test your singletail prowess again others at a similar level? Be you able-bodied or limited, this activity is for you! This is "Chopped" for the singletail. You will be paired off against an opponent and fight for points. After a few practice rounds, the "best" singletail fighter in each round will advance to the next level. The competition will continue until the singletail champ is chosen! Protective eyewear provided.
Presenter: Liza and Jody
Gladiator Games – Facing Off With a Singletail
Going Primal - The SM of Hands
One of the greatest toys a Top possesses is not in their toy bag! The SM of Hands is a high powered workshop that will show you the erotic art of Grabbing, Spanking, Slapping, Pressure Points and Body Punching in a scene. Master Hines will discuss the primal and spiritual significance of utilizing your hands and demonstrate how these techniques can create great connection between Top and bottom and even lead to mutual catharsis. Master Hines will also discuss the potential for these techniques to tap into a natural primal response of 'Rage and Resistance' and teach what to do, how to control it and what to do to keep your scene and your bottom safe from harm. This is a powerful workshop for both Tops and bottoms, beginners or experienced players and anyone interested in the primal pleasures of s/m.
Presenter: Master Hines
Going Primal - The SM of Hands
How to Start a Community from Nothing
A lecture on the resources and skills required to create a community from scratch. Topics will include recruitment, organization, community networking, how to manage conflict and member engagement, how to represent your community abroad, and how to prepare yourself to serve as a trusted ambassador in BDSM and kink.
Presenter: Tiffany
How to Start a Community from Nothing
How to train your squirrel
In this class, we delve into the non-traditional forms of pet play. Everyone knows puppies, ponies and kitties, however, there are a slew of other animals that are represented in the kinky kingdom. For example, Switch Jake sometimes attends events as a squirrel. It is difficult to make kinksters do a double take, but dressing as a squirrel achieves this! Come learn about the vast array of non-traditional animals and let your wild side be free!
Presenter: Switch Jake
How to train your squirrel
Introduction to Interrogation Play
Interrogation, whether police, military or in the name of "National Security", is by definition:" the act or process of questioning somebody closely, often in an aggressive manner, especially as part of an official investigation or trial" (*). The method of obtaining this information can be obtained by many means and techniques to include the use of physical, mental, psychological, emotional, or chemical means. Men in Black, Threats to National Security, innocent lives at stake, and a very limited time with a fast approaching deadline to a catastrophic outcome. How do you get the vital information necessary to stop this situation from ending in a deadly conclusion? This presentation will include a discussion on the various methods and techniques of interrogation with a demonstration that will incorporate several of these. Afterwards we will discuss how this can be applied to SM play.
Presenter: Omega
Introduction to Interrogation Play
Kinky First Aid
In this fun class we will cover illness and injuries that can, and do occur in the dungeon, and how to prevent and treat them. We will learn and laugh as Frank brings stories from 18 years of providing emergency care in the field. What problems can you take care of yourself, and when should you see a Doctor? What few items should you have in your toy bag? What questions should you be asking in negotiation? While what you learn can also be used at home and work, the treatment of injuries and illness revolving around kink and the dungeon will be the focus of the class and that's what is going to make this fun.
Presenter: Frank La
Kinky First Aid
Leather Principles are the Key to Our M/s Relationship
Most would agree that relationships take a lot of hard, but rewarding work. The Master/slave dynamic is no exception. As Leather folk, it's extremely important to us that we live by a few of the core principles of Leather: Honor, Integrity, Respect, and Trust. In this presentation, we will discuss how these principles play an integral part in our M/s relationship, as well as how we interact with each other, our peers, and the Leather and M/s communities abroad.
Presenters: Mister-Blue and BlueFrost
Leather Principles are the Key to Our M/s Relationship
Leather Traditions, Military Protocol and Victorian Sensibilities
Many of our leather traditions and certain Master/slave or Dom/sub protocols came from the military and from the Victorian era. In this class, International Master and slave, Liza and her slave, Jody, will discuss the connections between military protocol, the traditions of so-called "old guard" leather, and etiquette according to Emily Post. You will learn a little of the history of military protocols and leather traditions, including some of the reasons for certain traditions so you can decide which, if any, you wish to incorporate into your lifestyle and dynamic. We will discuss the other traditions that influence our leather lifestyles. We will also discuss the function of rank and hierarchy in the military, and in Victorian (and perhaps even Edwardian) households and how these can translate into M/s, D/s and related relationships.
Presenter: Liza and Jody
Leather Traditions, Military Protocol and Victorian Sensibilities
Naked Trust: The Foundation of Intimacy
Our relationships promise incredible intimacy, but where to start? Are you pursuing your most authentic self, yet hesitating when it comes to who to trust and trusting yourself enough to be emotionally naked? Join Ms. Kelly Chance and her slave boiDi for a discussion on trust. We will explore our starting points, trust components, building blocks, factors that erode trust, and how trust can be restored.
Presenter: MS Kelly Chance and slave boiDi
Naked Trust: The Foundation of Intimacy
M/s 301 – Beyond the Basics: Taking it Deeper and Dealing with Some Hard Stuff
This workshop will address challenges for Master/slave pairs who have been in their dynamic for a while. We will explore some challenges that can arise over time: What can you do to deepen your dynamic?; What are ways to keep it fresh and growing?; How can you maximize trust and surrender in the slave?; Who is transparent and how much?; The importance of periodic review of rituals, protocols and controls; Poly issues - things that come up when there is another primary partner, and what happens when Master adds a new submissive?; to live or or not to live together and challenges from each; Is it or is it not love/romantic? There are no single (or simple) answers to these issues: this is intended to be an interactive session to explore these issue and propose ways to address them.
Presenters: Master Richard Sprott and slave lyle
M/s 301 – Beyond the Basics: Taking it Deeper and Dealing with Some Hard Stuff
Necessity Is Still The Mother of Invention
Community, kinship, togetherness and a place to do it is an integral part of what we do and who we are in leather. Seeing a need in the local community, Daddy Sage had an idea to create a queer organization that reflected both her needs and the needs she perceived in her local community, and so the Queer Leather Association Sacramento for born. Join Daddy Sage as she takes you through the story and the steps needed to make an idea into an organization. This class will provide both inspiration and the steps needed to invent community to meet the needs in your world.
Presenter: Daddy Sage
Necessity Is Still The Mother of Invention
Play Piercing 101: Needles Intrigue
Fascinated or frightened but curious about needle play? Perhaps you feel a driving need to stick sharp, shiny things into people? Needles can be sensual, brutal, simple or elaborate. Come and allow MsGin and DaveL to introduce you to the realm of needles and other sharp objects and the fun that can be had with these pointy tools! This class will briefly touch on negotiation and aftercare in needle play, but will focus mainly on technique and safety. If you have a willing bottom, you are welcome to practice what you have just learned or if you are a willing bottom, you are welcome to experience the sensation. There is no obligation to participate.
Presenter: MsGin and DaveL
Play Piercing 101: Needles Intrigue
Raising Children in an M/s Household
Most will agree that raising children can be a daunting challenge. They don't come with an instruction manual and parents don't need a license to create them. To complicate things even further, many of us are raising children while also living in an authority exchange relationship model. Join us in what will surely be a lively discussion on ways to live authentically without imposing your life choices on your children.
Presenters: Mister-Blue and BlueFrost
Raising Children in an M/s Household
Sadistic Shining: Sensory & Impact Play in the Stand
A big part of bootblacking is about the interaction and the energy exchange, right? Who says that can't include some play? A bootblack's kit presents so many opportunities for trouble… For example: did you know a shoe horn makes a great mark on someone's thigh? Or thought about all the ways to use a brush? Come discuss, see, and try all the ways to put that kit to use!
Presenter: Pawlish
Sadistic Shining: Sensory & Impact Play in the Stand
Self-Care: You Come First
Self-Care is not selfish, but rather an act of love towards yourself. In this class we will be discussing ways to recognize when, where, and how you need self-care. Working on yourself not only nourishes you, but it can feed every aspect of your life. This discussion-based class is for all whether you are a top, bottom, switch, or somewhere in-between. Anyone from beginner to very experienced can attend this class and learn something new.
Presenter: Bri Burning
Self-Care: You Come First
Sensual Caning
Does your partner hate canes, but you love them? Do you want to introduce your partner to the cane, but he/she is scared of it? Did someone start you with a cane using too much force and so now you hate the sensation? Drop into this class and we'll show you some ways to learn to love the cane. Sensual caning is ALL ABOUT THE BOTTOM. This class is for those who want to see the bottom enjoy it even more than the top.
Presenter: Domina
Sensual Caning
Service: Giving & Receiving
You must pour into yourself before you can give to others. Service is a soul searching task from both sides of the slash. In this class we will discuss service from many perspectives, how to accept service, and how to communicate what all parties involved need. There will be sexy demos displaying many types of service. Come and see what service can do for you. Anyone from beginner to very experienced can attend this class and learn something new.
Presenter: Bri Burning
Service: Giving & Receiving
Sex Sells: How To Write and Sell Erotica
The market for erotic fiction and nonfiction is booming! There actually is a secret to writing great erotica - and you'll discover just what that is in this fun, hands-on workshop with well-known erotica writer and teacher M.Christian. For the beginning writer, erotica can be the ideal place to begin writing, getting published, and - best of all - earning money. And for the experienced writer, erotica can be an excellent way to beef up your resume and hone your writing skills. M. Christian will review the varieties of personal and literary expression possible in this exciting and expanding field. Plus: current pay rates, how to write for a wide variety of erotic genres, where and how to submit your erotic writing, and more.
Presenter: M.Christian
Sex Sells: How To Write and Sell Erotica
Sizzlin' Hot - Cautery Branding
An introduction to cautery branding with an overview comparing and contrasting different types of branding and reasons one might choose to be branded, safety considerations and aftercare, followed by a live demo, and a list of medical supply sources for cautery pens and related gear for those interested in pursuing cautery branding after NWLC. I am offering simple designs by appointment throughout the weekend for those who ask, with a suggested donation the travel fund.
Presenter: Sir Patch
Sizzlin' Hot - Cautery Branding
Standing Naked: Becoming your authentic self
Do you experience both the yearning and the fear of being seen? This workshop will explore the nature of this approach-avoidance dance, which is often an aspect of learning to stand naked and be transparent on all levels. We will briefly touch on our own struggle and experience with revealing the self and how our exploration of M/s has supported our commitment to this process. The rest of the workshop will be devoted to an open discussion where we will explore how to nurture greater transparency, deepen our awareness of our hidden selves. We will also discuss the benefits and possible downsides of opening to this process.
Presenter: Master Bob Blount and slave jan
Standing Naked: Becoming your authentic self
Surround Yourself - Mummification Made Easy!
When someomummification"mummy" do you envision a horror movie creature wrapped in rotting rags? Or do you dream of Egypt and the desert? Mummification carries many connotations, and in our Kinky world it can be the basis for an intense and exciting scene. There are many techniques and reasons for mummification in a BDSM context. We will explore a variety of these motives, from intense, all-encompassing bondage, sensory deprivation, and even cathartic release. Several techniques will be demonstrated, see a plastic mummy created right before your eyes!
Presenter: Alexander Red
Surround Yourself - Mummification Made Easy!
Tea for Perverts (or Formal Tea Service)
Come learn all about English style tea service with slave feyrie. This class is designed to be fun and hands-on! We will explore: how to choose teas, history of tea, how it is made, processed and stored. How to setup and present a traditional afternoon tea, and, for the fetishists among us, how to make it hot and make it yours. We will learn both how to give and receive tea service. The class includes samples of many different teas and gives hands on practice brewing, pouring, serving and receiving tea.
Presenter: Slave feyrie
Tea for Perverts (or Formal Tea Service)
The Art of Negotiating A Scene
Master Hines brings his twenty plus years of experience in s/m to this very important topic. This is a fun and informative workshop presented to show tops and bottoms effective techniques for negotiating a scene. The workshop will explore not only how to negotiate a scene but also show tops and especially bottoms, why negotiation is so important to safely getting what you want or desire out of your scene. The workshop will give advice on various approaches to safewording, playing privately vs. publicly and playing with someone new. The workshop will explain away the common myth that negotiating is Toping from the bottom and give examples of 'red flags' to look for while negotiating. The workshop will strongly emphasize the importance of establishing boundaries but also show how to work within those boundaries and still have a dynamic, fun, safe and mutually respectful scene. This is an important class for anyone new to the s/m scene but also a great class for experience players who want great tips on how to enhance their scenes through dynamic negotiation.
Presenter: Master Hines
The Art of Negotiating A Scene
The Care and Feeding of slave(s) – Tailoring Your Dynamic to The Needs and Style of Each slave/submissive
This workshop will describe the process that one Master uses to discern the needs, motivations, and style of various submissives, and how he crafts his Mastery to actualize the needs, strengths and desires of each individual slave. What reactions, conversations, or behavior does this discernment process rely on? We will discuss the importance of understanding your slave's fundamental needs, how to tailor rituals and protocols for a specific slave, the critical importance of transparency and how the Master supports transparency in slaves, and the internal process a Master may use to stay diligent, on top of things, and continually seducing the surrender of a submissive. We will also briefly discussed how this is approached when the Master has multiple slave/submissives and the challenges that are presented.
Presenter: Master Richard Sprott
The Care and Feeding of slave(s) – Tailoring Your Dynamic to The Needs and Style of Each slave/submissive
The Chaste and the Keyholder
Chastity is a unique form of play and requires a very special type of relationship. This class covers various types of devices used and contains a personal account of how chastity feels from a male perspective. This class will feature various devices used in chastity and audience members are encouraged to come forward to demonstrate their devices, explain their relationships, examine and touch the devices or recount their experiences with chastity.
Presenter: Switch Jake
The Chaste and the Keyholder
The Long and Winding Road: A Lighthearted Look at the Ups and Downs of an M/s Path
Ranell collared Shayna Maidell in 2009 and the collar came off just a few months later. Although M/s energy and love remained between them, there were obstacles to entering into a working M/s relationship. It was another eight years before Ranell again accepted Shayna Maidell's request for a collar. Their past misunderstandings, triggers, and assumptions are communications issues that make for humorous and serious examples of what to ""look out!"" for. Their relationship is working due to a willingness for self-reflection, accountability and forgiveness. As a psychotherapist, Shayna Maidell has years of experience working with couples in conflict. Ranell has been working with Human Alive (a form of non-violent communication) for nine years. In spite of all that, they still have issues.Through the sharing of stories, Ranell and Shayna Maidell will encourage group participation. They are excited for people to share their own experiences walking along an M/s path.
Presenter: Ranell and Shayna Maidell
The Long and Winding Road: A Lighthearted Look at the Ups and Downs of an M/s Path
The Power of Submission and Surrender – One slave's Experience
This presentation is intended to bust the myth that slaves and submission involve weakness or simply involve just giving up things. A slave's journey can give a powerful person even more power. One slave will describe how he has found that his sense of power and freedom simply grows more and more as he submits/surrenders more deeply, as he turns over more control to Master. Some areas to be discussed include: misunderstandings and false expectations, challenges and barriers to deeper submission, recognizing internal power in a new way, the paradoxes of submission and surrender that lead to an empowered slave. The workshop is designed to be an interactive discussion where the participants will explore and share their experiences finding personal power in submission and surrender.
Presenter: slave lyle
The Power of Submission and Surrender – One slave’s Experience
The Ultimate Risk: What does it take to be vulnerable with your partner?
Brené Brown said, "Being vulnerable is a risk we must take to experience connection." It seems easier said than done. In order to experience connection and ultimately intimacy, vulnerability is essential. In M/s and D/s relationships, it is common to expect the slave or submissive to be transparent, AKA vulnerable with the Master or Dominant. To achieve the connection we seek, Ms. Kelly Chance and slave boiDi have found that they both must be vulnerable. Join us as we explore how shame, judgement and the fear of rejection get in the way of true intimacy. What can be done to create an environment where vulnerability is not only possible, but a core part of the relationship dynamic.
Presenter: Ms. Kelly Chance and slave boiDi
The Ultimate Risk: What does it take to be vulnerable with your partner?
The Zen of Leather Care Practice and Ritual (in a Service Context)
This workshop is designed for folx wanting to provide leather care in a service context of their relationship, leather family, or really any capacity. I envision this as having a two-fold approach: 1) what are the skills needed to provide leather care in a thoughtful, useful manner? 2) how can this service enhance and bring added-value to a relationship as a point of connection, ritual, and energy-building? To that end, there will be practical leather care skill building as well as a discussion of leather care as a mindfulness practice.
Presenter: Dara
The Zen of Leather Care Practice and Ritual (in a Service Context)
Untraditional Violet wand play
This is not your average violet wand class. I will show that with the "indirect method," all you need is your wand and a body contact electrode. No fragile glass pieces here! Everything else that you may want to play with can be found at your local hardware, grocery, or dollar store. This is a great class for those electrical players that travel and are afraid of taking your wand because of damage to the glass pieces. Come and let me show you how to give your sub a shocking good time!
Presenter: 12 Volt
Untraditional Violet wand play
When the Sh*t Hits the Fan‚ Managing the Unmanageable
We all know, if we have been doing this any length of time, that M/s is not all high protocol dinners and naked kneeling slaves. What do we do when things devolve into apparent utter chaos? Join Liza and her slave, Jody for a gently guided discussion.
Presenter: Liza and Jody
When the Sh*t Hits the Fan, Managing the Unmanageable
Will the real me stand up?
Ever thought you could be a slave for 10+ years? Join slave ann in a facilitated discussion about the triumphs and trials being a slave. We will share our successes, failures, and interpersonal experiences in our attempt to show our real beautiful selves. Join us for support and camaraderie.
Presenter: slave ann
Will the real me stand up?
Yes, YOU can be a Titleholder!
Interested in becoming the next Northwest Master and slave? We will tell you everything you need to know. From the responsibilities, to your application, to the details of the contest, Ms Rhonda and tomo will break it down into simple, understandable steps. There will also be plenty of time to answer all of your questions. If you'd like to represent our region and compete in the Master slave Contest, join us for this class!
Presenter: Ms Rhonda and tomo
Yes, YOU can be a Titleholder!