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Friday, August 11
 

4:00pm

Game Room - Friday Information
The Game Room is open!
Hours of operation: Friday 4pm-12am
Come play games!
We have a large library of games to play.
Our game room staff would be happy to play games with you!

(Due to the nature of the show, games are not allowed to leave the game room).

6pm - Munchkin

8pm - Strip Superfight!

9pm - Cards Against Humanity

Friday August 11, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
01 - 202 - Game Room

5:00pm

We're (not) All Mad Here - LilahRose

We’re (not) All Mad Here
Coping Skills: For Life, Kink, and Cons

Conventions are intense, emotionally, physically, mentally, and often sexually. Even when we’re flying high during, many of us deal with the bummer of “con drop” after the fun is over.

Life outside of conventions tends not to be real easy either, most of us deal with intense stressors of some kind, normal ones and the special ones that come with being kinky fuckers.

In this class you will learn and have a chance to practice skills and techniques to keep mind, body, and emotions healthy wherever you may find yourself. Participation encouraged (but not required)


Hosts
avatar for Lilah Rose

Lilah Rose

Lilah Rose is best encapsulated as a kinky, geeky, sapiosexual, polyamorous, social introvert with a fetish for sharing knowledge. Outside of her kink life she teaches about mental health in high schools and colleges, models for art and photography from the demure to the erotic a... Read More →

Friday August 11, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
02 - 206

5:00pm

Wizarding Sex Ed - CTan

Wizarding Sex Ed

(A Harry-Potter-themed icebreaker event.)

Calling all witches, wizards, and Hogwarts alumni of all genders! It’s very important before you attempt to enter the premises of the Geeky Kink Event that you attend this important Ministry-approved orientation seminar on erotic magic.

We’ll be teaching you a specific list of sex-related spells and techniques that should ONLY be practiced on other magical people, as well as orienting you to important Muggle knowledge such as the fact that they have wands, too! (Yes they seem to be of either only one specific color–purple?–or to have come from Japanese wandmaker Hitachi.)

No potions allowed.

Please bring your wands (or a practice wand will be issued to you) and be ready to use it.


Hosts
CT

Cecilia Tan

“Simply one of the most important writers, editors, and innovators in contemporary American erotic literature.” ~Susie Bright For over 25 years Cecilia Tan has been writing erotic fiction and promoting BDSM community activism. RT Magazine awarded her Career Achievement in Erotic... Read More →

Friday August 11, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
03 - 214

5:00pm

Pain Processing 101 - RedRobin

Pain Processing 101

Hormones, endorphins, and blood flow – Oh my! In this workshop we will be exploring the basic physiological responses to intense sensations, and how your emotional state effects those responses.

Whether you’re a top or a bottom, this information can be incredibly useful in understanding the human body, mind, and when you use this information to your advantage you will be exceedingly more successful in achieving your goals in a scene. Are you aiming for subspace? Cathartic release? Fear and restlessness? Getting down and nerdy with the basics of how the body processes strong sensations is a great place to start!


Hosts
R

Redrobin

Queer. Kinkster. Nerd. Slut. Educator. Activist. Redrobin is a Vancouver, Canada based alternative sexuality educator. Vice President of Metro Vancouver Kink, she identifies as a queer, genderfluid(she/her), polyamorous switch. Her background in nursing has fueled her passion for the human body and mind, and favors play involving growling or giggling! You can learn more about her... Read More →

Friday August 11, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
04 - 222

6:00pm

Bootblack Stand
This year, the GKENE bootblack stand will be run by Shining Boy. 

Hours:
Friday
6-10 PM
Saturday
10 AM - 2PM & 4PM - 10PM
Sunday
10 AM – 4 PM

50% of Bootblacking tips go to True Colors! True Colors Inc. works to create a world where youth, adults and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and affirmed. We challenge all forms of oppression through education, training, advocacy, youth leadership and direct services to youth and those responsible for their wellbeing.

Bootblacking Tipping Etiquette:

Cuffs or Collars $5-$10
Shoes $5-$10
Boots $10-$20
Vests $10-$20
Jackets $20-$30

Etiquette for Receiving Bootblacking Service:

Please don’t touch Bootblacks or their kits without consent.
Please don’t make assumptions about or demand service from a Bootblack.
A Bootblack may refuse to provide service at any time, please respect their decision.
Please tip your Bootblack for good service. Tips help support charity and help Bootblacks cover their costs.


Friday August 11, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bootblack Stand

6:00pm

Game Room - Munchkin
Friday August 11, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
01 - 202 - Game Room

6:30pm

Speed Meeting - Dasade

Speed Meeting

Soooo many people, so little time!!!! If only there were a way to get to know people quickly and safely.

Well for the low low price of admission, you can have just that!

Participants will be able to meet each other one on one for a short duration. No pressure. Just making friends. Then after a given amount of time, we will switch pairings up until we run out of time or partner pairings.

Warning: This is not speed dating. People who are being creepy will be asked to leave and taken out of the pairing pool.



Hosts
D

Dasade

Dasade has been in the BDSM lifestyle for over 25 years and in the public scene for the last 18. In that time he has presented 200+ presentations, demos, and performances. He has run numerous lifestyle organizations such as WMPE, Poly Discussions, and held numerous positions on... Read More →

Friday August 11, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
06 - Courtyard

7:00pm

Kinetic Play - Zany Danger

Kinetic Play with Zany Danger!

The intent for this class is to facilitate participants to rediscover some childlike wonder, glee and play and integrate it with to our more adult awareness and kink. We will experiment with rope, balance, connection, laughter, lust and trust. Some exciting, delightful and thrilling activities we will do are: get dizzy with a partner, be flung around the room, rope madlibs/ twister & create a human whirligig. If you are very lucky (or brave) we will toss you up in the air!
This will be an active class physically and energetically, though no fancy knots will be required (or excluded.) Be willing to meet and explore new people and make new connections.
Bring at least one 30′ length of 6mm rope, your sense of adventure and a willingness to laugh and be silly.


Hosts
Friday August 11, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
05 - Junior Ballroom Rope Lounge

7:00pm

Asexual and Aromantic Spectrums - Akabi

Asexual and Aromantic Spectrums

Come explore various kinds of attraction including sexual, romantic and platonic. We will debunk common myths and learn about identities on the asexual and aromantic spectrum. We will also discuss some different ways of looking at relationships and learn some (possibly new) language for describing such things. The intersections with poly, kink and other identities will be discussed.


Hosts
avatar for Akabi

Akabi

Akabi is a kinky queer geek. They have been called "an encyclopedia of all things queer and poly." When not thinking about, reading about and discussing such things, they enjoy playing with circus toys, fire spinning, writing poetry, engaging in general geekery (especially supe... Read More →

Friday August 11, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
02 - 206

7:00pm

Bootblack Stand
This year, the GKENE bootblack stand will be run by Shining Boy. 

Hours:
Friday
6-10 PM
Saturday
10 AM - 2PM & 4PM - 10PM
Sunday
10 AM – 4 PM

50% of Bootblacking tips go to True Colors! True Colors Inc. works to create a world where youth, adults and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and affirmed. We challenge all forms of oppression through education, training, advocacy, youth leadership and direct services to youth and those responsible for their wellbeing.

Bootblacking Tipping Etiquette:

Cuffs or Collars $5-$10
Shoes $5-$10
Boots $10-$20
Vests $10-$20
Jackets $20-$30

Etiquette for Receiving Bootblacking Service:

Please don’t touch Bootblacks or their kits without consent.
Please don’t make assumptions about or demand service from a Bootblack.
A Bootblack may refuse to provide service at any time, please respect their decision.
Please tip your Bootblack for good service. Tips help support charity and help Bootblacks cover their costs.


Friday August 11, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bootblack Stand

7:00pm

Unforgivable Curses: A Teensy Bit Of Hypnotic Potterverse Torture - JMH

Unforgivable Curses: A Teensy Bit Of Hypnotic Potterverse Torture

Good news: Magic is real!
Bad news: You can’t usually access it in this reality.
Good news: You can, with hypnosis!
Bad news: The Ministry of Magic frowns deeply upon demonstrating horrible hypnotic curses on your demo bottom.
Good news: The Ministry of Magic is definitely not real.

Come to this informative little chat, with delightful exhibition of some of the effects of curses upon an appropriately tranced and consenting individual.



Hosts
avatar for Jeff Mach

Jeff Mach

Owner, Jeff Mach Events
I'm an author, singer-songwriter, and an event developer. I run The Steampunk World's Fair, The Geeky Kink Event, Glimmerdark Misfit Faerie Festival, Steampunk In The Catskills, Halloween In The Catskills, and Hypnosis In The Catskills. | | I love meeting people, which is... Read More →

Friday August 11, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
03 - 214

7:45pm

Kinky Candle Lighting - feivel

Kinky Candle Lighting

We once again invite one and all, Jewish, not-Jewish, Jew-ish, curious, bi-curious, tri-curious (whatever that means to you), whomever you are, to come to the lighting of candles to bring in the Sabbath (Shabbat).

There will be wine, challah (yummy bread), candle lighting, and song. Feel free to join us and ask questions or join in or watch and tap your watches and ask when the next event is starting.


Hosts
F

feivel

Your friendly neighborhood science guy, Feivel always has hugs to give and probably something to blow up.

Friday August 11, 2017 7:45pm - 8:00pm
04 - 222

8:00pm

Game Room - Strip Superfight!
Friday August 11, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
01 - 202 - Game Room

8:00pm

Bootblack Stand
This year, the GKENE bootblack stand will be run by Shining Boy. 

Hours:
Friday
6-10 PM
Saturday
10 AM - 2PM & 4PM - 10PM
Sunday
10 AM – 4 PM

50% of Bootblacking tips go to True Colors! True Colors Inc. works to create a world where youth, adults and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and affirmed. We challenge all forms of oppression through education, training, advocacy, youth leadership and direct services to youth and those responsible for their wellbeing.

Bootblacking Tipping Etiquette:

Cuffs or Collars $5-$10
Shoes $5-$10
Boots $10-$20
Vests $10-$20
Jackets $20-$30

Etiquette for Receiving Bootblacking Service:

Please don’t touch Bootblacks or their kits without consent.
Please don’t make assumptions about or demand service from a Bootblack.
A Bootblack may refuse to provide service at any time, please respect their decision.
Please tip your Bootblack for good service. Tips help support charity and help Bootblacks cover their costs.


Friday August 11, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Bootblack Stand

8:00pm

Way Play Social - feivel
Wax Play Social

Following candle-lighting, there will be waxplay! 

This is NOT a class but it IS a great place to come and have fun, meet people, and try some sensual waxplay. This is a very informal event and is great for beginners and experts alike.

Open communication and consent are warmly practiced here – want to feel wax or apply wax to someone? Just ask! 

We bring the wax, you bring the canvas. Feel free to bring wax of your own too! 

At the end of the event, come play parachute outside, as we “clean” the tarp!


Hosts
F

feivel

Your friendly neighborhood science guy, Feivel always has hugs to give and probably something to blow up.

Friday August 11, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
04 - 222

8:30pm

Tarot as Storytelling - CTan

Tarot as Storytelling

In this class we will explore the Tarot as a writing tool, as a method for divining what lies within. No prior knowledge of the Tarot is necessary for this class, though those experienced with the cards will also find plenty to engage them here.
All storytellers, bards, and writers are welcome to learn the so-called magic behind using the archetypes in the Tarot as a means to channel character, plot, conflict, resolution, and theme.
Please bring a deck if you have a favorite.


Hosts
CT

Cecilia Tan

“Simply one of the most important writers, editors, and innovators in contemporary American erotic literature.” ~Susie Bright For over 25 years Cecilia Tan has been writing erotic fiction and promoting BDSM community activism. RT Magazine awarded her Career Achievement in Erotic... Read More →

Friday August 11, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm
03 - 214

8:30pm

Kink-prov Jam - Masterfultouch

Kink-prov Jam

Come join us for a lots of fun. No previous Improv experience is necessary. We’ll go through a variety of improv games using volunteers. I’ll describe a game, go over the simple instructions and then let teams of 2, 4 or more bring those games into reality. There will also will be games that folks can play in their seats without getting on stage. Think of the event as a play space that is a cross between Whose Line Is It Anyway, 50 Shades of Gray, & America’s Got Talent.


Hosts
M

Masterfultouch

Masterfultouch is a professional presenter with a performance background. His programs are imaginative, intuitive and immediately useful. He delivers meaningful material in an enjoyable way. His goal is to help individuals and kink organizations improve to the quality of their re... Read More →

Friday August 11, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm
05 - Junior Ballroom Rope Lounge

8:30pm

A Kinky Wind Blows - BigMeatyClaws

A Kinky Wind Blows

A Kinky Wind Blows is based on the icebreaker activity “A Cold Wind Blows“.

While it bears a resemblance to musical chairs there are no winners or losers in this game. This activity is the perfect way to meet and get to know fellow kinksters; especially if this is your first time at GKE!

Everyone is welcome to come on down and have a good time as this event is carefully balanced so that everyone can participate no matter what your comfort level.



Hosts
B

BigMeatyClaws

is a professional Web Developer who sometimes likes to write about things. A lover of technology, video games, film, and TV he has inoculated himself with pop culture. Also an avid internet user and meme looker-atter.

Friday August 11, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
06 - Courtyard

8:30pm

TLC - Dreamsleeper [Friday]

Tender Loving Care
An Interactive Movie Experience

You are about to experience a fantasy quite unlike anything you’ve ever seen or felt before – a fantasy built from the very stuff of your own mind. Tender Loving Care is not just a finely crafted suspense story, it’s an exploration into your innermost perceptions, opinions, and attitudes.

The unfolding story is shaped and changed by your responses to it, so that no two people will experience Tender Loving Care is exactly the same way. The player is voyeur, detective, judge, and patient all in one.


Hosts
avatar for The Munchausen Society

The Munchausen Society

The Munchausen Society. An elite group of world-traveling explorers with fantastic tales about fantastic deeds. They tell their tales for audiences of all sizes. They guarantee that all of their stories are true, even the ones they just made up. They do all of this for various go... Read More →

Friday August 11, 2017 8:30pm - 11:00pm
02 - 206

9:00pm

Bootblack Stand
This year, the GKENE bootblack stand will be run by Shining Boy. 

Hours:
Friday
6-10 PM
Saturday
10 AM- 2PM & 4PM - 10PM
Sunday
10 AM – 4 PM

50% of Bootblacking tips go to True Colors! True Colors Inc. works to create a world where youth, adults and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and affirmed. We challenge all forms of oppression through education, training, advocacy, youth leadership and direct services to youth and those responsible for their wellbeing.

Bootblacking Tipping Etiquette:

Cuffs or Collars $5-$10
Shoes $5-$10
Boots $10-$20
Vests $10-$20
Jackets $20-$30

Etiquette for Receiving Bootblacking Service:

Please don’t touch Bootblacks or their kits without consent.
Please don’t make assumptions about or demand service from a Bootblack.
A Bootblack may refuse to provide service at any time, please respect their decision.
Please tip your Bootblack for good service. Tips help support charity and help Bootblacks cover their costs.


Friday August 11, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Bootblack Stand

9:00pm

Game Room - Cards Against Humanity
Friday August 11, 2017 9:00pm - Saturday August 12, 2017 12:00am
01 - 202 - Game Room

10:00pm

Developing Your Rope Risk Profile - brazenprofessor

Developing your rope risk profile

Rope involves risk. Both the fibers we use and the people we tie with are imperfect. We can’t control everything that happens in a scene. But we can make informed choices about which types of risk we may be more willing, or entirely unwilling, to assume.

Risk profiles are highly individual creatures: what seems reasonable to one person may not make sense for another. Class participants will actively work through a framework identifying the various levels of risk involved with different types of ties and suspensions. The purpose of the class is to encourage participants to develop their individual risk profile, and to consider how that profile can function as a foundation for play and communication.

This class is taught from a bottom’s perspective, but will also be useful for tops interested in thinking through and developing a framework for what types of risk they are comfortable in engaging.

Though focused on rope-related risk, those interested in impact or edge play may also find the framework to be valuable in their kink activities.


Hosts
avatar for brazenprofessor

brazenprofessor

brazenprofessor is actively engaged in the Boston kink and rope communities, and has been 'power bottoming' for a year and a half. She trained in Muay Thai for six years, and had several fights on the amateur circuit until cartilage injuries put an end to high impact sport. Thoug... Read More →

Friday August 11, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
03 - 214

10:00pm

Breathless - RedRobin

Breathless

There’s nothing quite like the exhilaration of having and controlling a person’s ability to breathe, or of giving yours to someone else! In this demonstration based workshop, we’re going to start off by getting nice and nerdy and discuss how the human body reacts to being deprived of oxygen or blood flow. Topics such as safety, minimizing risks, and playing at home vs. parties will be discussed. Then brace yourself for some breathtaking demonstrations with methods, tips, tricks and more!


Hosts
R

Redrobin

Queer. Kinkster. Nerd. Slut. Educator. Activist. Redrobin is a Vancouver, Canada based alternative sexuality educator. Vice President of Metro Vancouver Kink, she identifies as a queer, genderfluid(she/her), polyamorous switch. Her background in nursing has fueled her passion for the human body and mind, and favors play involving growling or giggling! You can learn more about her... Read More →

Friday August 11, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
04 - 222

10:30pm

Broadway Karaoke Sing-Along!

RM 203!

A thing that's become quite ... popular ... has been Showtunes Karaoke. I have a bajillion karaoke videos downloaded from the last four of these. And I've almost gotten my full hearing back from the last one in NJ. Man, y'all can sing!

Thinking Friday @10:30pm in the hotel room (so we've got time to clean up the Candlelighting & Wax Play social, which you should also totally come for.)



Hosts
F

feivel

Your friendly neighborhood science guy, Feivel always has hugs to give and probably something to blow up.

Friday August 11, 2017 10:30pm - 11:30pm
TBA

10:30pm

Open Relationship Meet Up - Dasade

Open Relationship Meet Up

There are many flavors of “Open” relationships. Poly, Swinger, Don’t ask/Don’t Tell, One night stands, etc. It doesn’t mater what flavor of open you identify as, we welcome all to this meet up.

If you are just curious and want to come talk to people, you are welcome as well. All we ask is you come with open minds.

This is for the purposes of meeting others only and not a “Play” or “Hook up” party. Hosts will be on hand to assist anyone who needs assistance.



Hosts
D

Dasade

Dasade has been in the BDSM lifestyle for over 25 years and in the public scene for the last 18. In that time he has presented 200+ presentations, demos, and performances. He has run numerous lifestyle organizations such as WMPE, Poly Discussions, and held numerous positions on... Read More →

Friday August 11, 2017 10:30pm - Saturday August 12, 2017 12:00am
06 - Courtyard

10:30pm

Karaoke!
Friday August 11, 2017 10:30pm - Saturday August 12, 2017 1:00am
05 - Junior Ballroom Rope Lounge

11:30pm

Botanical Beatings: A Class on Rose Flogging - Polyphonist

Botanical Beatings: A Class in Rose Flogging

Most people concur that roses are gorgeous. However, did you know that they are more than just beautiful decoration…they’re a fun, versatile bouquet of sensation! In this class, learn how the most ouchy part of the rose isn’t always the thorn. We’ll go over the basics of how-to administer a rose flogging, from the selection process to technique, and also how to engage all the senses in this innovative method of impact play.


Hosts
avatar for Polyphonist

Polyphonist

Artistic Director, Jeff Mach Events
Polyphonist is a polyamorous, panromantic, gray ace switch as well as a writer, singer, and burlesque dancer. She is the Artistic & Programming Director for Jeff Mach Events and co-founded The White Elephant Burlesque Society, where she spent six years dancing, singing, choreogra... Read More →

Friday August 11, 2017 11:30pm - Saturday August 12, 2017 12:30am
04 - 222

11:30pm

Can You Kink It? - _Jakal

Can You Kink It?

I’m your host, Dr. Jakal Blackwell.

In this game, we will have bags of randomly assorted items; (toasters, spoons, hockey pucks, old used sharpies, gummy worms.. Etc). It is your goal to work as a team quickly against fellow kinksters to make the best Geeky, Kinky item you can in just 60 minutes. Teams will be supplied with limited resources, so they better think smart!

Come and build your hearts out on our first ever Can You Kink It!?

Our winners will recieve a special ribbon for their badges and bragging rights until GKE Classic!


Hosts
avatar for _Jakal

_Jakal

Project Manager, Jeff Mach Events
Greetings! Dr Blackwell Here! I love to teach and extend my knowledge onto others as well as learn new things myself. I pride myself on being approachable almost all of the time so please feel free to come chat. I Mainly teach about Fire, wax, and rope, but have started creating... Read More →

Friday August 11, 2017 11:30pm - Saturday August 12, 2017 1:00am
03 - 214

11:30pm

Strip Twister - Dreamsleeper [Friday]

Strip Twister

The game of left hand redright food blue just got an interesting adult upgrade.


Hosts
avatar for The Munchausen Society

The Munchausen Society

The Munchausen Society. An elite group of world-traveling explorers with fantastic tales about fantastic deeds. They tell their tales for audiences of all sizes. They guarantee that all of their stories are true, even the ones they just made up. They do all of this for various go... Read More →

Friday August 11, 2017 11:30pm - Saturday August 12, 2017 2:30am
02 - 206
 
Saturday, August 12
 

10:00am

Bootblack Stand
This year, the GKENE bootblack stand will be run by Shining Boy. 

Hours:
Friday
6-10 PM
Saturday
10 AM - 2PM & 4PM - 10PM
Sunday
10 AM – 4 PM

50% of Bootblacking tips go to True Colors! True Colors Inc. works to create a world where youth, adults and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and affirmed. We challenge all forms of oppression through education, training, advocacy, youth leadership and direct services to youth and those responsible for their wellbeing.

Bootblacking Tipping Etiquette:

Cuffs or Collars $5-$10
Shoes $5-$10
Boots $10-$20
Vests $10-$20
Jackets $20-$30

Etiquette for Receiving Bootblacking Service:

Please don’t touch Bootblacks or their kits without consent.
Please don’t make assumptions about or demand service from a Bootblack.
A Bootblack may refuse to provide service at any time, please respect their decision.
Please tip your Bootblack for good service. Tips help support charity and help Bootblacks cover their costs.


Saturday August 12, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Bootblack Stand

11:00am

Bootblack Stand
This year, the GKENE bootblack stand will be run by Shining Boy. 

Hours:
Friday
6-10 PM
Saturday
10 AM-10 PM
Sunday
10 AM – 4 PM

50% of Bootblacking tips go to True Colors! True Colors Inc. works to create a world where youth, adults and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and affirmed. We challenge all forms of oppression through education, training, advocacy, youth leadership and direct services to youth and those responsible for their wellbeing.

Bootblacking Tipping Etiquette:

Cuffs or Collars $5-$10
Shoes $5-$10
Boots $10-$20
Vests $10-$20
Jackets $20-$30

Etiquette for Receiving Bootblacking Service:

Please don’t touch Bootblacks or their kits without consent.
Please don’t make assumptions about or demand service from a Bootblack.
A Bootblack may refuse to provide service at any time, please respect their decision.
Please tip your Bootblack for good service. Tips help support charity and help Bootblacks cover their costs.


Saturday August 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bootblack Stand

11:00am

Can We Talk About Consent? - RedRobin
Can We Talk About Consent?

Presented by Redrobin, this lecture/discussion based workshop will be about consent. When it comes to both sex and BDSM, obtained consent is the difference between a major violation and a good time for everyone. Consent is the backbone to BDSM; it's what makes what we do okay. Whether you're new to kink or an experienced player, everyone can benefit! Come join us as we get together to discuss the importance of consent and how to obtain it!

Hosts
R

Redrobin

Queer. Kinkster. Nerd. Slut. Educator. Activist. Redrobin is a Vancouver, Canada based alternative sexuality educator. Vice President of Metro Vancouver Kink, she identifies as a queer, genderfluid(she/her), polyamorous switch. Her background in nursing has fueled her passion for the human body and mind, and favors play involving growling or giggling! You can learn more about her... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
02 - 206

11:00am

Grappling for Fun and Play - Hermes

Grappling for Fun and Play

Grappling and wrestling with your partner can be an extremely enjoyable experience.

In this class, we will go over basic safety, and how to first negotiate the scene. Then, we will start going through a few simple things one can do, whether partners prefer to grapple on equal terms, or if there is a power dynamic involved.

This class will have a lot of audience participation for those who desire to try things out.


Hosts
H

Hermes

The very first kink event Hermes went to was a rope bondage meeting, and he was hooked. Since then, he has tied hundreds of people in all sorts of situations. He enjoys the connection, control, and technical challenge of rope bondage. His Fetlife profile is under the name... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
05 - Junior Ballroom Rope Lounge

11:00am

D/s Challenge - _Jakal
D/s Challenge

Dr Blackwell here! Have you ever taken something from the kitchen or bathroom aisle at a store and used it for kink purposes? I'm sure most of you have.
This presentation is about a game that I like to play with my partners. It is called the Dollar store challenge!
The objective is to hand your partner 6 Dollars and tell them to come back with 5 items from the dollar store. You must then figure out how to hurt, sting, make them laugh, or cry, etc with these items.
I'll be talking about some of the interesting things I've gotten and show demonstrations on what I did with them, as well as discuss some entertaining variations to keep the game fun time after time.

Hosts
avatar for _Jakal

_Jakal

Project Manager, Jeff Mach Events
Greetings! Dr Blackwell Here! I love to teach and extend my knowledge onto others as well as learn new things myself. I pride myself on being approachable almost all of the time so please feel free to come chat. I Mainly teach about Fire, wax, and rope, but have started creating... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
03 - 214

11:00am

Kink-Provization - Masterfultouch
Kink-Provization
Applying Improv Theater Principles to Kink Relationships in order to Enhance Communication, Creativity, & Collaboration

Successful kink relationships require a lot of work. You need skills in communication, creativity, authenticity, expanding one’s comfort zone, judgment suspension, open-mindedness, vulnerability, and curiosity. Same is true of improv.

In this entertaining, informative and immediately applicable program we’ll go behind the curtain and into the mind of improvisers and leave with ways to be more confident individuals, better relationship partners and with new ways to explore our possibilities. The entire program is informal, interactive and involving. Participation is completely voluntary. No one will be singled out to volunteer.

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Masterfultouch

Masterfultouch is a professional presenter with a performance background. His programs are imaginative, intuitive and immediately useful. He delivers meaningful material in an enjoyable way. His goal is to help individuals and kink organizations improve to the quality of their re... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
04 - 222

11:00am

Pie fight at GKE - avenger314

Pie fight at GKE

Old-school slapstick pie fight at GKE! Ever wanted to smush a cream pie in someone’s face? Whether a friend, partner, or stranger? Ever wondered what it was like to get a pie right in the kisser? A fan of old school slapstick? Just want to watch a pie fight happen but without getting messy? This is the event for you!

This is an event that has happened unofficially for the past few years but is now officially on the roster.



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avenger314

Avenger314, aka Jim, has run his pie fight at GKE for the past few years. It has always been an enjoyable experience for all. He is excited and honored to be an official part of the GKE lineup.

Saturday August 12, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
06 - Courtyard

11:45am

Game Room - Saturday Information
The Game Room is open! 
Hours of operation: Saturday 12pm-12am
Come play games!
We have a large library of games to play. 
Our game room staff would be happy to play games with you!

(Due to the nature of the show, games are not allowed to leave the game room).

12pm - Learn to Play Dice Forge

1pm - Strip Magic tournament. 4 pack sealed, $20 entry fee.

4pm - Strip Cards Against Humanity

5pm Super Fight

7pm: Strip Munchkin

9pm: Cards Against Humanity

Saturday August 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:00pm
01 - 202 - Game Room

12:00pm

12:00pm

Bootblack Stand
This year, the GKENE bootblack stand will be run by Shining Boy. 

Hours:
Friday
6-10 PM
Saturday
10 AM - 2PM & 4PM - 10PM
Sunday
10 AM – 4 PM

50% of Bootblacking tips go to True Colors! True Colors Inc. works to create a world where youth, adults and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and affirmed. We challenge all forms of oppression through education, training, advocacy, youth leadership and direct services to youth and those responsible for their wellbeing.

Bootblacking Tipping Etiquette:

Cuffs or Collars $5-$10
Shoes $5-$10
Boots $10-$20
Vests $10-$20
Jackets $20-$30

Etiquette for Receiving Bootblacking Service:

Please don’t touch Bootblacks or their kits without consent.
Please don’t make assumptions about or demand service from a Bootblack.
A Bootblack may refuse to provide service at any time, please respect their decision.
Please tip your Bootblack for good service. Tips help support charity and help Bootblacks cover their costs.


Saturday August 12, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bootblack Stand

12:45pm

Active Scening - sleepingirl
Active Scening
Communication, Rapport, and Dynamic Bottoming and Topping


There is much more than meets the eye when it comes to what it takes to make an amazing, memorable scene (and relationship). There are plenty of things that bottoms AND tops can do to be proactive and make the most of their experiences: skills you can use before, during, and after you play.

Join sleepingirl and cckitten as they discuss some of the methods they use to connect and communicate, and hear some of yours; this class may feature a slightly more informal conversational format if the mood is right. Bring thoughts, suggestions, and questions with you!


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sleepingirl

sleepingirl is an enthusiastic writer, presenter, and podcast-er with a deep, lifelong passion for hypnosis and kink. Since formally entering the community in 2012 she has taught classes for both bottoms and tops at events across the states. She lives D/s 24/7 with her Owner and their mutual slave. She also created and maintains... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 12:45pm - 2:15pm
02 - 206

12:45pm

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Negotiation, Ever! - SaraScalper

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Negotiation, Ever!

Want to create an amazing scene or a lasting BDSM relationship and don’t know where to start? Communication is key, and the most important form of communication that should be occurring during the early stages of forming any connection is negotiating what each party wants from the interaction/relationship.
Sara Scalper (with assistance from their lovely wife, AJ) will show you how to negotiate for a variety of types of scenes (basic SM, physical edge play, D/s, emotional edge play, etc.) as well as regarding the protocols and minutiae of a potential D/s relationship. Whether you’re an old pro or are just dipping your toe into the kink scene, join this class and learn some new ways of communicating your scene and relationship needs.


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SaraScalper

Sara Scalper is a delightfully genderfluid, queer, nonmonogamous lifestyle sadist who has been topping for 15 years. They have been involved in the public BDSM scene for over a dozen years, and have been a part of the Boston scene since 2010. They self-identify as 75% intersexed... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 12:45pm - 2:15pm
04 - 222

12:45pm

Rope by Number -or- Rope 101 you can remember - Prioness

Rope by Number -or- Rope 101 you can remember

Are you new to rope or have taken a 101 but forgotten everything the minute you walked out the door? Well then, have I got the class for you. I’ll go over the basic parts of rope, such as wrist ties and chest/leg harnesses in a way that is much easier to remember.

What to bring: Rope! at least one 30′ length is fine but two is better.


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Prioness

Prioness – Natalie is a four year old trans women with a passion for pain, poly, and all things kink. She has been in the scene since 2013, regularly attends events on the east coast, and teaches classes on bottoming, gender, and kink 101s . She knows a bit of rope and can be fou... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 12:45pm - 2:15pm
05 - Junior Ballroom Rope Lounge

12:45pm

Hyper Awesome Fantastic Anime Trivia - Brave_Dance

Hyper Awesome Fantastic Anime Trivia

Prove your meddle.

Teams of 4 will compete. After 3 grueling rounds, one team will rise as the Hyper Awesome Fantastic champions of Anime trivia.

There will be prizes.


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Brave_Dance

Brave_Dance is just a fun, loving geeky guy who loves getting people together to talk, laugh and learn new things whether it's about real issues or other important issues, like ponies.

Saturday August 12, 2017 12:45pm - 2:15pm
03 - 214

1:00pm

Bootblack Stand
This year, the GKENE bootblack stand will be run by Shining Boy. 

Hours:
Friday
6-10 PM
Saturday
10 AM - 2PM & 4PM - 10PM
Sunday
10 AM – 4 PM

50% of Bootblacking tips go to True Colors! True Colors Inc. works to create a world where youth, adults and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and affirmed. We challenge all forms of oppression through education, training, advocacy, youth leadership and direct services to youth and those responsible for their wellbeing.

Bootblacking Tipping Etiquette:

Cuffs or Collars $5-$10
Shoes $5-$10
Boots $10-$20
Vests $10-$20
Jackets $20-$30

Etiquette for Receiving Bootblacking Service:

Please don’t touch Bootblacks or their kits without consent.
Please don’t make assumptions about or demand service from a Bootblack.
A Bootblack may refuse to provide service at any time, please respect their decision.
Please tip your Bootblack for good service. Tips help support charity and help Bootblacks cover their costs.


Saturday August 12, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bootblack Stand

1:00pm

Game Room - Strip Magic Tournament
Strip Magic tournament. 4 pack sealed, $20 entry fee.

Saturday August 12, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
01 - 202 - Game Room

1:30pm

Unofficial Kinky Gear and Clothing Swap

Hello all you fine and fetishy people!

Have a toy or piece of equipment, or some fabulous kinky clothing or gear that is just sitting there not being used or worn? Well don't throw it away - There is a better way.

Bring it to our fabulous gear swap.

Add it to the pile, and see if anything takes your fancy.

Don't worry if you don't have anything to donate. I'll be putting in a few seed items to get it started.

I've done this at a couple of previous GKE events, But just to stress this is an unofficial event - Jeff and the GKE team know I'm doing it (and put it on sched.com!), but it's off my own back!


Volunteers
avatar for Martin - Somersettop

Martin - Somersettop

Hi I'm a geeky chubby poly pansexual sadist (who's not keen on labels!) | | Hosting the Gear Swap at GKE

Saturday August 12, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
12 - 725

2:30pm

Different Ways of “Connecting” with Rope - Hermes

Different Ways of “Connecting” with Rope

The term “Connective” rope has been used in various contexts, but often refers to a specific style. At its core, though, rope bondage is an experience involving two or more people. The experience is not always sensual.

In this class, we will go over different ways that I have seen people interact when rope bondage is involved, and there will be short exercises where attendees can try out each way. This is in no way an exhaustive survey of how people do rope bondage, but it will help show the versatility of rope bondage.


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Hermes

The very first kink event Hermes went to was a rope bondage meeting, and he was hooked. Since then, he has tied hundreds of people in all sorts of situations. He enjoys the connection, control, and technical challenge of rope bondage. His Fetlife profile is under the name... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
05 - Junior Ballroom Rope Lounge

2:30pm

Melt Your Wax for Wax Play Anywhere - SylvrWngs

Melt Your Wax for Wax Play Anywhere

Because many places don’t want flames, we all need to find other ways to play with our wax. For at home or in the dungeon. SylvrWngs will have tips and tricks and ways to melt that wax to your hearts content.
In this class SylvrWngs will show you the different ways you can do it and still have your fun.


Hosts
avatar for SylvrWngs

SylvrWngs

Wax play candles with a variety of sizes, colors and waxes there's a candle for everyone. Need a block of wax for your crock pot? We have that too. We carry black light reactive candles, wax play supplies, such as protection sheets, Aloe gel, beginner kits, and more. We also carr... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
03 - 214

2:30pm

Cosplay as Roleplay - CTan

Cosplay as Roleplay

Chances are if you’ve participated in any kind of BDSM play, you’ve played a bit with roles, even if the roles are as basic as “master” and “slave.” How do you level up to something more complicated or dramatic, and why would you want to?

In this class we’ll talk about using the techniques of improvisational acting to add drama to roleplay scenes and make them run smoothly. Roleplay is a powerful relationship tool because it bonds our imaginations together and creates an incredible sense of shared experience. Whether you want to see what would really happen if Catwoman captured the Batman, or you want to do a doctor/patient scene to jazz up using all the medical toys you bought, we have tips for you!


Hosts
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Cecilia Tan

“Simply one of the most important writers, editors, and innovators in contemporary American erotic literature.” ~Susie Bright For over 25 years Cecilia Tan has been writing erotic fiction and promoting BDSM community activism. RT Magazine awarded her Career Achievement in Erotic... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
02 - 206

2:30pm

Impact Lab - The Physics of Phloggers - feivel

Impact Lab (the Physics of Phloggers)

What makes toys stingy? Thuddy? Owie? Ahhh-ey?

Feivel will bring some cool tools (thermal camera, spectrum analyzer, etc…)

YOU bring bring your favorite toys and subs. Let’s see what makes your floggers, whips, and paddles feel and sound so different. Could some of this tech be used for predicament? For sensory fun? Design or choose your new toys with SCIENCE!


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feivel

Your friendly neighborhood science guy, Feivel always has hugs to give and probably something to blow up.

Saturday August 12, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
04 - 222

2:30pm

Littles Swim with Songs & Games - AzureByte

Littles Swim with Songs & Games

Attention all you little ones and kids at heart! Come join us for aquatic adventures! This pre-school themed workshop provides an opportunity to (re)learn how to swim with songs and games to suit the most high-energy youngsters.

We’ll explore getting in the water, blowing bubbles with the fish, diving for treasure, and lots of other fun water skill building games. No previous swimming ability is required, all are welcome.


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AzureByte

AzureByte is an out and about human who thrives on combining interesting things, ideas, and concepts just to see what will happen. In their free time they like to bake, craft, cuddle, and generally make the people around them feel amazing. For fun they present workshops on a wide... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
11 - Pool

3:45pm

Introduction to Humiliation and Mental Play - Princess Honeybee

Introduction to Humiliation and Mental Play

From mild embarrassment to complete mortification, humiliation is a powerful emotion. This class will introduce participants to a variety of techniques for consensual humiliation, verbal play, and other forms of mental sadism and masochism, starting with the unique concerns of negotiating this type of play.


Hosts
PH

Princess Honeybee

Princess Honeybee is a kink writer sharing educational, heartfelt and funny words to help others achieve their kinky dreams. With 17+ years experience as an active kinkster, organizer and educator (kink and vanilla), she makes kink accessible, realistic, and above all, fun.

Saturday August 12, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
03 - 214

3:45pm

Can You Kink It: Celebrity Edition!? - _Jakal

Can You Kink It: Celebrity Showdown!?

Welcome to Can You Kink It: Celebrity Showdown!? I’m your host, Dr. Jakal Blackwell.

In this version of Can You Kink It, we’re challenging our presenters! 3 – 5 presenters will be given bags of randomly assorted items; (toasters, spoons, hockey pucks, old used sharpies, gummy worms.. Etc). The goal is to work quickly against fellow kinksters to make the best geeky, kinky item they can in just 60 minutes.

Come and watch and cheer presenters as they build their hearts out, then vote on your favorite item.

Our winner will recieve a special ribbon for their badges and bragging rights until GKE Classic!


Hosts
avatar for _Jakal

_Jakal

Project Manager, Jeff Mach Events
Greetings! Dr Blackwell Here! I love to teach and extend my knowledge onto others as well as learn new things myself. I pride myself on being approachable almost all of the time so please feel free to come chat. I Mainly teach about Fire, wax, and rope, but have started creating... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
05 - Junior Ballroom Rope Lounge

3:45pm

What's Your Kink/Fetish? - Dreamsleeper

What’s Your Kink/Fetish?

Let’s get together and talk organically about the things we’re into. We’ll discuss how we learned that we are into what we are into and what we like about them.

For the newer members, this is a good way to discuss and get out into the open what you like and find others to connect with so that you can explore.


Hosts
avatar for The Munchausen Society

The Munchausen Society

The Munchausen Society. An elite group of world-traveling explorers with fantastic tales about fantastic deeds. They tell their tales for audiences of all sizes. They guarantee that all of their stories are true, even the ones they just made up. They do all of this for various go... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
04 - 222

3:45pm

Steven Universe Meetup - BigMeatyClaws

Steven Universe Meet Up

Steven Universe is a wonderful cartoon about love, acceptance and hot dogs. The show features the subversion of tropes as well as an amazing representation of LGBT values.

Let’s get together and discuss the show; we’ll talk about our favorite episodes, characters, and moments. Come in cosplay, or your favorite t-shirt; come if you’ve never seen the show before and you’ll find out why you should!

Let’s talk about Steven Universe, YOU CLODS!


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BigMeatyClaws

is a professional Web Developer who sometimes likes to write about things. A lover of technology, video games, film, and TV he has inoculated himself with pop culture. Also an avid internet user and meme looker-atter.

Saturday August 12, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
06 - Courtyard

4:00pm

Middle Eastern Butt Drumming - SupremeQueenRosa

Middle Eastern Butt Drumming

Participants should either bring a person whose butt will be used as a drum, or a darabuka, djembe or other drum. Melody instruments and singers welcomed, however, this workshop is participatory and EVERYONE in the workshop will be expected to either play or be played upon. Regardless of whether you cannot hold a beat or you are a star at the fire circle you will find something fun to take away from this workshop.

Bellydancers needed.


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SupremeQueenRosa

Her Supreme Royal Majesty, Queen Rosa has been a performing musician and music educator for over 30 years. As a member of the SCA (society for creative anachronism) she has been inducted into the Order of the Troubadour (East Kingdom) for her skill with middle eastern drumming, saz, and violin. When not performing Her Majesty enjoys playing on the butt of Her lord-in-waiting, Austro. Supreme Queen Rosa is also a co-founder of NEPOCK (New England People of Color Kinksters and their allies) group and munches which are held on a regularly irregular schedule throughout New England. Her Majesty has been a panelist for NEDs on their 2016 FemDom panel. Her kink hobbies include single tail whipping, CBT, and butt drumming. If you perchance to meet Her, kindly remember Her name is pronounced... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
02 - 206

4:00pm

4:00pm

Bootblack Stand
This year, the GKENE bootblack stand will be run by Shining Boy. 

Hours:
Friday
6-10 PM
Saturday
10 AM - 2PM & 4PM - 10PM
Sunday
10 AM – 4 PM

50% of Bootblacking tips go to True Colors! True Colors Inc. works to create a world where youth, adults and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and affirmed. We challenge all forms of oppression through education, training, advocacy, youth leadership and direct services to youth and those responsible for their wellbeing.

Bootblacking Tipping Etiquette:

Cuffs or Collars $5-$10
Shoes $5-$10
Boots $10-$20
Vests $10-$20
Jackets $20-$30

Etiquette for Receiving Bootblacking Service:

Please don’t touch Bootblacks or their kits without consent.
Please don’t make assumptions about or demand service from a Bootblack.
A Bootblack may refuse to provide service at any time, please respect their decision.
Please tip your Bootblack for good service. Tips help support charity and help Bootblacks cover their costs.


Saturday August 12, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bootblack Stand

5:00pm

Fixing Your Fuckup - LilahRose

Fixing Your Fuckup

As kinksters we spend a lot of time learning how to prevent consent violations but unfortunately even the best preparations and intentions aren’t always enough. In this class we will discuss what to do when you have been hurt, or hurt someone else, and how both sides can move forward with integrity, maturity, and compassion.


Hosts
avatar for Lilah Rose

Lilah Rose

Lilah Rose is best encapsulated as a kinky, geeky, sapiosexual, polyamorous, social introvert with a fetish for sharing knowledge. Outside of her kink life she teaches about mental health in high schools and colleges, models for art and photography from the demure to the erotic a... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
04 - 222

5:00pm

From the Sensual to the Sadistic - SaraScalper
From the Sensual to the Sadistic
Calibration = Good Scenes For Every Body

What is calibration, you may ask? Well, the dictionary definition is “the act of checking or adjusting the accuracy of an instrument.” Applying this concept in a BDSM context in a scene, a top’s body (and their implements, an extension of their body) is the instrument. The top can adjust their movements, what implements they use, the intensity of their use, the patterns they are used in, etc. to become more “in tune” with the bottom. This results in a more satisfying scene for all.

Toppy folks will learn how to negotiate safely and thoroughly with bottoms, clearly read the communication signals that bottoms give off during a scene, and calibrate their actions resulting in longer and more satisfying scenes.

Bottomy folks will learn what to look for when negotiating with a potential top as well as ways to communicate how they’re feeling during a scene in order to assist the top in calibration.

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SaraScalper

Sara Scalper is a delightfully genderfluid, queer, nonmonogamous lifestyle sadist who has been topping for 15 years. They have been involved in the public BDSM scene for over a dozen years, and have been a part of the Boston scene since 2010. They self-identify as 75% intersexed... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
02 - 206

5:00pm

Paracord: Big Fun In A Small Package - Hermes

Paracord: Big Fun in a Small Package

Paracord is a strong utility cord which has several very nice properties for bondage. It is also easily obtained, cheap, and easily cleaned.

This class first introduces how paracord can be used in bondage, and teaches some simple ties which make use of some of the interesting properties of paracord.


Hosts
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Hermes

The very first kink event Hermes went to was a rope bondage meeting, and he was hooked. Since then, he has tied hundreds of people in all sorts of situations. He enjoys the connection, control, and technical challenge of rope bondage. His Fetlife profile is under the name... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
05 - Junior Ballroom Rope Lounge

5:00pm

Upping the Ante - Dasade

Upping the Ante.

Spanking, rope, cuffs, yawn. Those things were hot before, but they have been getting a little old. Time to step things up.

Consensual fear can turn things on their head. So many things can be used in your arsenal. We will be going over a tropes as well as using a persons personal fears to enhance the games.

Fear can be combined with rough body play to trip a persons mental faculties into a base state, letting them let go of their humanity to become something more primal. We will be going over how and demonstrating these techniques.

Aftercare is an integral part of the process as sometimes the re-entry from the scene is hard on the bottom. So we will be going over some of the things you can do to help the process and to ensure that they are able to feel safe and respected once again.



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Dasade

Dasade has been in the BDSM lifestyle for over 25 years and in the public scene for the last 18. In that time he has presented 200+ presentations, demos, and performances. He has run numerous lifestyle organizations such as WMPE, Poly Discussions, and held numerous positions on... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
03 - 214

5:00pm

Bootblack Stand
This year, the GKENE bootblack stand will be run by Shining Boy. 

Hours:
Friday
6-10 PM
Saturday
10 AM - 2PM & 4PM - 10PM
Sunday
10 AM – 4 PM

50% of Bootblacking tips go to True Colors! True Colors Inc. works to create a world where youth, adults and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and affirmed. We challenge all forms of oppression through education, training, advocacy, youth leadership and direct services to youth and those responsible for their wellbeing.

Bootblacking Tipping Etiquette:

Cuffs or Collars $5-$10
Shoes $5-$10
Boots $10-$20
Vests $10-$20
Jackets $20-$30

Etiquette for Receiving Bootblacking Service:

Please don’t touch Bootblacks or their kits without consent.
Please don’t make assumptions about or demand service from a Bootblack.
A Bootblack may refuse to provide service at any time, please respect their decision.
Please tip your Bootblack for good service. Tips help support charity and help Bootblacks cover their costs.


Saturday August 12, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bootblack Stand

5:00pm

Game Room - Super Fight
Saturday August 12, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
01 - 202 - Game Room

6:00pm

Bootblack Stand
This year, the GKENE bootblack stand will be run by Shining Boy. 

Hours:
Friday
6-10 PM
Saturday
10 AM - 2PM & 4PM - 10PM
Sunday
10 AM – 4 PM

50% of Bootblacking tips go to True Colors! True Colors Inc. works to create a world where youth, adults and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and affirmed. We challenge all forms of oppression through education, training, advocacy, youth leadership and direct services to youth and those responsible for their wellbeing.

Bootblacking Tipping Etiquette:

Cuffs or Collars $5-$10
Shoes $5-$10
Boots $10-$20
Vests $10-$20
Jackets $20-$30

Etiquette for Receiving Bootblacking Service:

Please don’t touch Bootblacks or their kits without consent.
Please don’t make assumptions about or demand service from a Bootblack.
A Bootblack may refuse to provide service at any time, please respect their decision.
Please tip your Bootblack for good service. Tips help support charity and help Bootblacks cover their costs.


Saturday August 12, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bootblack Stand

6:00pm

NEPOCK Meet and Greet - SupremeQueenRosa

NEPOCK meet and greet

Join the NEPOCK (New England People of Color Kinksters and their allies) group for a casual meet and greet hosted by SupremeQueenRosa.

If you are not translucent you count.

Join us! We have chocolates!


Hosts
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SupremeQueenRosa

Her Supreme Royal Majesty, Queen Rosa has been a performing musician and music educator for over 30 years. As a member of the SCA (society for creative anachronism) she has been inducted into the Order of the Troubadour (East Kingdom) for her skill with middle eastern drumming, saz, and violin. When not performing Her Majesty enjoys playing on the butt of Her lord-in-waiting, Austro. Supreme Queen Rosa is also a co-founder of NEPOCK (New England People of Color Kinksters and their allies) group and munches which are held on a regularly irregular schedule throughout New England. Her Majesty has been a panelist for NEDs on their 2016 FemDom panel. Her kink hobbies include single tail whipping, CBT, and butt drumming. If you perchance to meet Her, kindly remember Her name is pronounced... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
06 - Courtyard

6:15pm

Queering Harry Potter - CTan

Queering Harry Potter

When J.K. Rowling announced to the world after the publication of the final book of the Harry Potter series that Dumbledore was gay, was she secretly inviting us all to look for what other “obvious but unspoken” queer characters and relationships were sitting there among the pages?

We will discuss the ample evidence for the queerness of other characters in the series, and tackle such questions as “is Ginny Weasley a beard?”


Hosts
CT

Cecilia Tan

“Simply one of the most important writers, editors, and innovators in contemporary American erotic literature.” ~Susie Bright For over 25 years Cecilia Tan has been writing erotic fiction and promoting BDSM community activism. RT Magazine awarded her Career Achievement in Erotic... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 6:15pm - 7:45pm
03 - 214

6:15pm

Consent Based Flirting - Akabi

Consent Based Flirting

So, you meet a cutie. You want to do terrible terrible things with them. What happens next? How can you practice good consent and still end up having a chance to “taste the rainbow”?

Well, Akabi is here to help. Through a series of discussions and activities, we will practice and explore how to be ethical.

This class will focus on the concepts of consent, consensual conversations, reading body language, how to respond to rejection and how to say yes.


Hosts
avatar for Akabi

Akabi

Akabi is a kinky queer geek. They have been called "an encyclopedia of all things queer and poly." When not thinking about, reading about and discussing such things, they enjoy playing with circus toys, fire spinning, writing poetry, engaging in general geekery (especially supe... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 6:15pm - 7:45pm
04 - 222

6:15pm

Revenge of the Words - brazenprofessor
Revenge of the Words
Communication In and Out of Scene

Wording is hard. Finding the right language to express who you are and what you like and what you want is complicated. It gets even more complicated because people don’t always interpret what we say in the way we intended it.

Come and learn about how to write profiles that reflect your identity and communicate your personality, how to use words for impact in journal/blog entries, as well as how to use writing erotica as a negotiation tool / scene description. The class will be driven by participants’ interests, and may also cover how to word introduction emails, dating profiles, and frameworks for negotiation, depending on what participants are interested in.



Hosts
avatar for brazenprofessor

brazenprofessor

brazenprofessor is actively engaged in the Boston kink and rope communities, and has been 'power bottoming' for a year and a half. She trained in Muay Thai for six years, and had several fights on the amateur circuit until cartilage injuries put an end to high impact sport. Thoug... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 6:15pm - 7:45pm
02 - 206

7:00pm

Kinky Science Theater 3000

Kinky Science Theater 3000

Do you love RiffTrax? Or Cinematic Titanic? Or the brand new Netflix MST3K?

Well, we couldn’t get you any of those.

But we could afford an off-brand MST3K knock-off: Kinky Science Theater 3000!

Come watch the brain-melting insanity of an embarrassing bit of soft-core sci-fi as it gets riffed by a human, two make-believe aliens, and a couple of saucy robot puppets.


Hosts
avatar for MrStriker

MrStriker

MrStriker is a geek who's worked in the space program, designed underwater habitats, professionally made video games, and been accused of covering up alien contact. He's delivered Miracle Fruit tasting to the late night crowd at GKE #1, and performed Kinky Science Theater 3000 at... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
05 - Junior Ballroom Rope Lounge

7:00pm

Bootblack Stand
This year, the GKENE bootblack stand will be run by Shining Boy. 

Hours:
Friday
6-10 PM
Saturday
10 AM - 2PM & 4PM - 10PM
Sunday
10 AM – 4 PM

50% of Bootblacking tips go to True Colors! True Colors Inc. works to create a world where youth, adults and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and affirmed. We challenge all forms of oppression through education, training, advocacy, youth leadership and direct services to youth and those responsible for their wellbeing.

Bootblacking Tipping Etiquette:

Cuffs or Collars $5-$10
Shoes $5-$10
Boots $10-$20
Vests $10-$20
Jackets $20-$30

Etiquette for Receiving Bootblacking Service:

Please don’t touch Bootblacks or their kits without consent.
Please don’t make assumptions about or demand service from a Bootblack.
A Bootblack may refuse to provide service at any time, please respect their decision.
Please tip your Bootblack for good service. Tips help support charity and help Bootblacks cover their costs.


Saturday August 12, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bootblack Stand

7:00pm

Game Room - Strip Munchkin
Saturday August 12, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
01 - 202 - Game Room

8:00pm

Bootblack Stand
This year, the GKENE bootblack stand will be run by Shining Boy. 

Hours:
Friday
6-10 PM
Saturday
10 AM - 2PM & 4PM - 10PM
Sunday
10 AM – 4 PM

50% of Bootblacking tips go to True Colors! True Colors Inc. works to create a world where youth, adults and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and affirmed. We challenge all forms of oppression through education, training, advocacy, youth leadership and direct services to youth and those responsible for their wellbeing.

Bootblacking Tipping Etiquette:

Cuffs or Collars $5-$10
Shoes $5-$10
Boots $10-$20
Vests $10-$20
Jackets $20-$30

Etiquette for Receiving Bootblacking Service:

Please don’t touch Bootblacks or their kits without consent.
Please don’t make assumptions about or demand service from a Bootblack.
A Bootblack may refuse to provide service at any time, please respect their decision.
Please tip your Bootblack for good service. Tips help support charity and help Bootblacks cover their costs.


Saturday August 12, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Bootblack Stand

8:00pm

Boundary Control; How to Say “No' - LilahRose

Boundary Control; How to Say “No”

“No” is a very difficult thing to say, but it is one of the most important ways to keep yourself safe in the scene. Many of us have been raised, and are eager, to please. We fear saying no will disappoint someone and cause us to be disliked. While it’s easy to tell someone to “just say no” many of us have a very difficult time putting that into practice. This class offers perspective, techniques, and practice in ways to say “No”.


Hosts
avatar for Lilah Rose

Lilah Rose

Lilah Rose is best encapsulated as a kinky, geeky, sapiosexual, polyamorous, social introvert with a fetish for sharing knowledge. Outside of her kink life she teaches about mental health in high schools and colleges, models for art and photography from the demure to the erotic a... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
02 - 206

8:00pm

Intersections of Gender and Kink - Prioness

Intersections of Gender and Kink

There are a lot of uninformed, and at times, silly questions people want to ask about gender, a *whole* lot. What better way to clear things up than by asking you, the audience, some equally useless questions? This class will cover the basics of gender, sex, and expression while posing tough questions like “Should I bring my flogger to the office?” and “Are you a top or a bottom?”

Hopefully by the end of the class you’ll better understand what might be important to your partners, how gender can fit in your toy box, and how get on to the fun parts without sticking your foot in your mouth.


Hosts
P

Prioness

Prioness – Natalie is a four year old trans women with a passion for pain, poly, and all things kink. She has been in the scene since 2013, regularly attends events on the east coast, and teaches classes on bottoming, gender, and kink 101s . She knows a bit of rope and can be fou... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
03 - 214

8:00pm

You're a Sadist and It's Okay - SaraScalper

You’re a Sadist and It’s Okay

Many of us have felt immense guilt when we’ve realized just how much we enjoy hurting people, due to social constructs. Newsflash: enjoying being sadistic is perfectly okay in a safe, ethical, and fully consensual context, and being able to be sadistic doesn’t mean you must be cold or lack empathy. Discuss some of the difficulties you’ve have had when embracing your sadistic tendencies as well as an exploration of why these difficult feelings occur.
Explore misconceptions regarding sadism as well as different types of ethical sadism/sadist archetypes. There will be a “develop your inner sadist” portion where we’ll share deviously delicious tips and tricks on ways to cause hurt without causing harm.
Note: there will be a “section” of this class devoted to female-identified or femme-presenting folks who identify as tops/sadists, as they have their own particular struggles in regards to their sadist identities.


Hosts
S

SaraScalper

Sara Scalper is a delightfully genderfluid, queer, nonmonogamous lifestyle sadist who has been topping for 15 years. They have been involved in the public BDSM scene for over a dozen years, and have been a part of the Boston scene since 2010. They self-identify as 75% intersexed... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
04 - 222

8:30pm

Ooo so pretty! : Fire Play 101

Hey Everyone! Dr Jakal Blackwell is back to teach you about the amazing world of fire play! In this class you will learn about ALL OF THE SAFETY!! You must, or you will probably hurt yourself, or more importantly your bottom. We will also be discussing different types of fuel, wands, ignition types, after care, carrying cases, etc.. And where you can pick up all of the items you need to get started. I will be doing a brief demonstration of fire play and will answer all of the questions ( or try to) that you have.


Hosts
avatar for _Jakal

_Jakal

Project Manager, Jeff Mach Events
Greetings! Dr Blackwell Here! I love to teach and extend my knowledge onto others as well as learn new things myself. I pride myself on being approachable almost all of the time so please feel free to come chat. I Mainly teach about Fire, wax, and rope, but have started creating... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Fire Dungeon Area - Patio

9:00pm

Sailor Sunshine performance!
Sailor Sunshine will be performing all things sexy and fierce! She will mesmerize you with her aerial skills, blow you away with her hula hooping and set fire to your soul with her fire acts!

Saturday August 12, 2017 9:00pm - 9:30pm
06 - Courtyard

9:00pm

Bootblack Stand
This year, the GKENE bootblack stand will be run by Shining Boy. 

Hours:
Friday
6-10 PM
Saturday
10 AM - 2PM & 4PM - 10PM
Sunday
10 AM – 4 PM

50% of Bootblacking tips go to True Colors! True Colors Inc. works to create a world where youth, adults and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and affirmed. We challenge all forms of oppression through education, training, advocacy, youth leadership and direct services to youth and those responsible for their wellbeing.

Bootblacking Tipping Etiquette:

Cuffs or Collars $5-$10
Shoes $5-$10
Boots $10-$20
Vests $10-$20
Jackets $20-$30

Etiquette for Receiving Bootblacking Service:

Please don’t touch Bootblacks or their kits without consent.
Please don’t make assumptions about or demand service from a Bootblack.
A Bootblack may refuse to provide service at any time, please respect their decision.
Please tip your Bootblack for good service. Tips help support charity and help Bootblacks cover their costs.


Saturday August 12, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Bootblack Stand

9:00pm

Game Room - Cards Against Humanity
Saturday August 12, 2017 9:00pm - Sunday August 13, 2017 12:00am
01 - 202 - Game Room

9:45pm

Asexuals in BDSM 102: But How Can You Be Kinky? - smrf

Asexuals in BDSM 102: But how can you be kinky?

Here we will delve into the more complex issues of how asexuals can be involved in sex, kink, and rock and roll.


Hosts
S

smrf

Smrf is a dedicated kinky asexual who enjoys meeting, greeting, beating, and teaching. A hyperactive switch with attention problems, she may or may reach extremely high pitched noises. In addition to teaching workshops, she also runs the blog kinkyasexuals on both Tumblr and Word... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 9:45pm - 10:45pm
03 - 214

9:45pm

Green Carnation (LGBTQA+ Pride) Meetup! - Zany Danger

Green Carnation (LGBTQA+ Pride) Meetup!

At the green carnation meet up be proud to share your colors with people across the gender and orientation spectrum. Oscar Wilde was regularly seen wearing a green carnation on his lapel and it hinted one of his favorite ideas: that nature should imitate art.

Honor the ability to share the beauty that is you at the 2017 GKE NE Pride meet up.


Hosts
Saturday August 12, 2017 9:45pm - 10:45pm
06 - Courtyard

9:45pm

Undertale meetup - ArdvurkNo0dle

Undertale Meetup

The excitement of this meetup fills you with DETERMINATION.

Whether it’s Papyrus’ pasta or Sans’ snarky remarks, you know you love this game. Or perhaps you’ve rage quit too many times in an all Genocide or all Pacifist run, and have given up entirely and just watched playthroughs. Either way, a fair few of us are obsessed with this game, and want to talk about it with others who are obsessed with this game.

Come discuss tips and tricks to get past bosses, favorite characters, frustrations and FEELS.


Hosts
A

ArdvurkNo0dle

ArdvurkNo0dle is a studious, bookish, introverted, nerdy kinkster who mostly hides in the shadows, but is easily tempted with cake. You’ve seem them lurking in the GKE and GKE:NE FetLife groups, posting classes. When they are not posting classes, they are a slave to their grad wo... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 9:45pm - 10:45pm
02 - 206

9:45pm

The Mighty Blanket Fort - JMH

The Mighty Blanket Fortress

It’s time to get serious about making The Great Geeky Kink Blanket Fortress! We’ll be borrowing some materials from the hotel, but we want YOU to bring some blankets and pillows.

Get ready to help us build and install the Mightiest Blanket Fort Ever!

(Be sure to mark your blankets/bedding so you can be sure to get it back when we take the fort down!)


Hosts
avatar for Jeff Mach

Jeff Mach

Owner, Jeff Mach Events
I'm an author, singer-songwriter, and an event developer. I run The Steampunk World's Fair, The Geeky Kink Event, Glimmerdark Misfit Faerie Festival, Steampunk In The Catskills, Halloween In The Catskills, and Hypnosis In The Catskills. | | I love meeting people, which is... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 9:45pm - Sunday August 13, 2017 2:00am
04 - 222

10:00pm

Glowey Pool party of Awesome! - feivel

Glow-y Pool Party of Awesomeness

Do you like pools? Do you like parties? Do you like lasers and light up things??? Come to the clothing optional laser pool party!! Always one of the best parties of a GKE weekend, we close the lights, haze the space, and turn on the lasers. Come with your own light up goodies to add to the fun!! There will be music, glow sticks, and beautiful people! Come be one of them!

Please note, no latex is allowed in the pool to keep those with latex allergies safe. This includes light up balloons and body paint! Also, no bodily fluids in the pool. Sorry, we need to keep it sanitary and safe!


Hosts
F

feivel

Your friendly neighborhood science guy, Feivel always has hugs to give and probably something to blow up.

Saturday August 12, 2017 10:00pm - Sunday August 13, 2017 11:30pm
11 - Pool

11:00pm

Rope Challenge
At TESFest I witnessed something amazing on the courtyard patio with a very large suspension that happened. I thought to myself.... "I CAN MAKE THAT BIGGER AND BETTER." So we are here this weekend to do a collaborative tie in the rope space that will put up more people on and around the giant square bonds of steel rig. 

Anyone can participate! You will have to allow pictures to do so though! 

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE! LETS MAKE SOME MAGIC!

Hosts
avatar for IDTR

IDTR

NONE....

Saturday August 12, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday August 13, 2017 2:00am
05 - Junior Ballroom Rope Lounge

11:00pm

Strip Twister - Dreamsleeper [Saturday]
Strip Twister

The game of left hand redright food blue just got an interesting adult upgrade.

Hosts
avatar for The Munchausen Society

The Munchausen Society

The Munchausen Society. An elite group of world-traveling explorers with fantastic tales about fantastic deeds. They tell their tales for audiences of all sizes. They guarantee that all of their stories are true, even the ones they just made up. They do all of this for various go... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday August 13, 2017 2:00am
02 - 206
 
Sunday, August 13
 

10:00am

Bootblack Stand
This year, the GKENE bootblack stand will be run by Shining Boy. 

Hours:
Friday
6-10 PM
Saturday
10 AM - 2PM & 4PM - 10PM
Sunday
10 AM – 4 PM

50% of Bootblacking tips go to True Colors! True Colors Inc. works to create a world where youth, adults and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and affirmed. We challenge all forms of oppression through education, training, advocacy, youth leadership and direct services to youth and those responsible for their wellbeing.

Bootblacking Tipping Etiquette:

Cuffs or Collars $5-$10
Shoes $5-$10
Boots $10-$20
Vests $10-$20
Jackets $20-$30

Etiquette for Receiving Bootblacking Service:

Please don’t touch Bootblacks or their kits without consent.
Please don’t make assumptions about or demand service from a Bootblack.
A Bootblack may refuse to provide service at any time, please respect their decision.
Please tip your Bootblack for good service. Tips help support charity and help Bootblacks cover their costs.



Sunday August 13, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Bootblack Stand

11:00am

Taking Their Breath Away - Zany Danger
Taking Their Breath Away
Hypnotic Breath Play: Use the Force!

This demo based class focuses on a topic that many people shy from trying due to safety concerns. With hypnosis, many of those dangers are less serious. Zany Danger will talk about important safety precautions for this edgy but super hot sort of play. Watch Zany Danger install the breath control suggestion and play with it! Come see their mind control fantasies become real with a sexy technique inspired by Darth Vader.

Hosts
Sunday August 13, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
04 - 222

11:00am

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Theory of Boxing for Weirdos and Queerdos - pixel_queer

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Theory of Boxing for Weirdos and Queerdos

Learn basic boxing moves and safety, as well as how to shadow box and move to music to help remember your moves. Participants should come in loose clothing and have an open mind and awareness of their body.


Hosts
Sunday August 13, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
02 - 206

11:00am

Bootblack Stand
This year, the GKENE bootblack stand will be run by Shining Boy. 

Hours:
Friday
6-10 PM
Saturday
10 AM - 2PM & 4PM - 10PM
Sunday
10 AM – 4 PM

50% of Bootblacking tips go to True Colors! True Colors Inc. works to create a world where youth, adults and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and affirmed. We challenge all forms of oppression through education, training, advocacy, youth leadership and direct services to youth and those responsible for their wellbeing.

Bootblacking Tipping Etiquette:

Cuffs or Collars $5-$10
Shoes $5-$10
Boots $10-$20
Vests $10-$20
Jackets $20-$30

Etiquette for Receiving Bootblacking Service:

Please don’t touch Bootblacks or their kits without consent.
Please don’t make assumptions about or demand service from a Bootblack.
A Bootblack may refuse to provide service at any time, please respect their decision.
Please tip your Bootblack for good service. Tips help support charity and help Bootblacks cover their costs.


Sunday August 13, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bootblack Stand

11:00am

My Little Pony Meet Up - Brave_Dance

My Little Pony Meetup

Let’s talk about ponies and stuff!


Hosts
B

Brave_Dance

Brave_Dance is just a fun, loving geeky guy who loves getting people together to talk, laugh and learn new things whether it's about real issues or other important issues, like ponies.

Sunday August 13, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
06 - Courtyard

11:00am

Appropriation versus Diversity - CTan
Appropriation versus Diversity
Beating the Double-edged Sword

One of the adages fed to writing students everywhere is “write what you know.”
But anyone who writes only about themselves is likely to be accused of lacking in diversity and needing to represent under-represented voices/characters more. Write about anyone other than yourself, though, and you risk being accused of appropriation.

How do you get around this double-edged sword? And how do you keep this struggle from empowering your internal censor to the point where you are too paralyzed to write anything at all? Politically progressive, inclusive voices are too important to be silenced by fear! Come get empowered to find your inner voice and tell the stories that need to be told.

Hosts
CT

Cecilia Tan

“Simply one of the most important writers, editors, and innovators in contemporary American erotic literature.” ~Susie Bright For over 25 years Cecilia Tan has been writing erotic fiction and promoting BDSM community activism. RT Magazine awarded her Career Achievement in Erotic... Read More →

Sunday August 13, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
03 - 214

11:00am

Rope 102 - Hogties & Harnesses - Dasade

Rope 102 – Hogties and Harnesses

This is not a beginners class. We will assume that you already know basic one and two column ties and that you know enough about the safety involved with lose of circulation and nerve clusters.

Hogties are one of the most iconic types of body ties. There are many variations of the hogtie, each with their own uses and considerations when tying. We will also be going over harnesses that can be easily transitioned into hogties or used to branch off into other types of ties.

This will be a hands on class so bring your own rope or use the rope provided. Due to the nature of this class, we will be limiting the number of participants to 30 people (15 couples). If you have your own partner, it is recommended you bring them. If you come stag, we will try to pair you up, but there is no guarantee that there will be partners of your liking to work with.



Hosts
D

Dasade

Dasade has been in the BDSM lifestyle for over 25 years and in the public scene for the last 18. In that time he has presented 200+ presentations, demos, and performances. He has run numerous lifestyle organizations such as WMPE, Poly Discussions, and held numerous positions on... Read More →

Sunday August 13, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
05 - Junior Ballroom Rope Lounge

11:00am

Ballpit Pool Party - JMH

Ballpit Pool Party

Yes! We’re going to do it! We’re going to take thousands of ballpit balls Sunday morning and throw them into the pool, and have a ballpit pool party!

Bring your own bucket – we have WAY more balls than you think. 

Bonus points for people who help us set the balls out to dry on Sunday afternoon.


Hosts
avatar for Jeff Mach

Jeff Mach

Owner, Jeff Mach Events
I'm an author, singer-songwriter, and an event developer. I run The Steampunk World's Fair, The Geeky Kink Event, Glimmerdark Misfit Faerie Festival, Steampunk In The Catskills, Halloween In The Catskills, and Hypnosis In The Catskills. | | I love meeting people, which is... Read More →

Sunday August 13, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
11 - Pool

12:00pm

Bootblack Stand
This year, the GKENE bootblack stand will be run by Shining Boy. 

Hours:
Friday
6-10 PM
Saturday
10 AM - 2PM & 4PM - 10PM
Sunday
10 AM – 4 PM

50% of Bootblacking tips go to True Colors! True Colors Inc. works to create a world where youth, adults and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and affirmed. We challenge all forms of oppression through education, training, advocacy, youth leadership and direct services to youth and those responsible for their wellbeing.

Bootblacking Tipping Etiquette:

Cuffs or Collars $5-$10
Shoes $5-$10
Boots $10-$20
Vests $10-$20
Jackets $20-$30

Etiquette for Receiving Bootblacking Service:

Please don’t touch Bootblacks or their kits without consent.
Please don’t make assumptions about or demand service from a Bootblack.
A Bootblack may refuse to provide service at any time, please respect their decision.
Please tip your Bootblack for good service. Tips help support charity and help Bootblacks cover their costs.


Sunday August 13, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bootblack Stand

12:00pm

Game Room - Sunday Information
The Game Room is open! 
Hours of operation: Sunday 12pm-5pm
Come play games!
We have a large library of games to play. 
Our game room staff would be happy to play games with you!

(Due to the nature of the show, games are not allowed to leave the game room).

2pm - Never Have I Ever

Sunday August 13, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
01 - 202 - Game Room

12:15pm

Chest & Nipples - RedRobin

Chests & Nipples
Secondary Sex Traits Take the Lead!

Chests, breasts, pectoral mass, and a variety of nipples!

This demonstration based workshop is for all bodies and genders, focusing on how to how to include these often forgotten parts in your play. Safety, gender dysphoria, and fun things to help bring attention and take care of these frequently ignored areas that can be so much fun!



Hosts
R

Redrobin

Queer. Kinkster. Nerd. Slut. Educator. Activist. Redrobin is a Vancouver, Canada based alternative sexuality educator. Vice President of Metro Vancouver Kink, she identifies as a queer, genderfluid(she/her), polyamorous switch. Her background in nursing has fueled her passion for the human body and mind, and favors play involving growling or giggling! You can learn more about her... Read More →

Sunday August 13, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
02 - 206

12:30pm

Ageplay 101 - Kammie

Age play is described as any role play that involves being a different age than your chronological age and yet there is so much to it than that. Maybe you’ve been curious but afraid to try it or maybe you just don’t understand what the appeal or the “rules” are, or perhaps you are getting involved with someone who is into age play….well this intro is for you.

Age Play 101 will introduce the world of ABDL, littles, middles, Bigs and babygirl/babyboy in a judgement free, comprehensive discussion style group.


Hosts
Sunday August 13, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
09 - Daycare

12:30pm

Artistic Wax Play - SylvrWngs

Artistic Wax Play

We have all seen those wax play pictures of art.
In this class SylvrWngs will show you how to work with different waxes. What implements are used. How to make the wax work for you not against you. And how to make that picture come out just the way you want it to.


Hosts
avatar for SylvrWngs

SylvrWngs

Wax play candles with a variety of sizes, colors and waxes there's a candle for everyone. Need a block of wax for your crock pot? We have that too. We carry black light reactive candles, wax play supplies, such as protection sheets, Aloe gel, beginner kits, and more. We also carr... Read More →

Sunday August 13, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
04 - 222

12:45pm

BDSM and Mental Health - LilahRose

BDSM and Mental Health

My magic 8 ball of statistics says it’s very likely that you or someone you care about deals with a mental illness? Mental illness is an extremely common but little understood and highly stigmatized issue in our society.

In this class we will talk about some of the basics of mental illness and how it can affect you and loved ones in the context of kink and BDSM. After busting some of the myths surrounding mental illness we will cover the basics of thought and mood disorders, how to find effective treatment, how to be supportive and be supported, and how to differentiate between therapeutic activities and therapy, and where kink fits in the spectrum.




Hosts
avatar for Lilah Rose

Lilah Rose

Lilah Rose is best encapsulated as a kinky, geeky, sapiosexual, polyamorous, social introvert with a fetish for sharing knowledge. Outside of her kink life she teaches about mental health in high schools and colleges, models for art and photography from the demure to the erotic a... Read More →

Sunday August 13, 2017 12:45pm - 2:15pm
03 - 214

1:00pm

Bootblack Stand
This year, the GKENE bootblack stand will be run by Shining Boy. 

Hours:
Friday
6-10 PM
Saturday
10 AM-10 PM
Sunday
10 AM – 4 PM

50% of Bootblacking tips go to True Colors! True Colors Inc. works to create a world where youth, adults and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and affirmed. We challenge all forms of oppression through education, training, advocacy, youth leadership and direct services to youth and those responsible for their wellbeing.

Bootblacking Tipping Etiquette:

Cuffs or Collars $5-$10
Shoes $5-$10
Boots $10-$20
Vests $10-$20
Jackets $20-$30

Etiquette for Receiving Bootblacking Service:

Please don’t touch Bootblacks or their kits without consent.
Please don’t make assumptions about or demand service from a Bootblack.
A Bootblack may refuse to provide service at any time, please respect their decision.
Please tip your Bootblack for good service. Tips help support charity and help Bootblacks cover their costs.


Sunday August 13, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bootblack Stand

1:30pm

Geeky Time Capsule - JMH

Geeky Time Capsule

Let’s make a time capsule, to be opened in two years!
What geeky, nerdy items will you put in it?
What would you like future nerds to remember about this year?
What symbolizes this year’s Geeky Kink for you?

Bring your items to the KinkCardia/JME Mech Booth, and we’ll do a box-sealing ceremony on Sunday.


Hosts
avatar for Jeff Mach

Jeff Mach

Owner, Jeff Mach Events
I'm an author, singer-songwriter, and an event developer. I run The Steampunk World's Fair, The Geeky Kink Event, Glimmerdark Misfit Faerie Festival, Steampunk In The Catskills, Halloween In The Catskills, and Hypnosis In The Catskills. | | I love meeting people, which is... Read More →

Sunday August 13, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
06 - Courtyard

1:30pm

TLC - Dreamsleeper [Sunday]
Tender Loving Care
An Interactive Movie Experience

You are about to experience a fantasy quite unlike anything you’ve ever seen or felt before – a fantasy built from the very stuff of your own mind. Tender Loving Care is not just a finely crafted suspense story, it’s an exploration into your innermost perceptions, opinions, and attitudes.

The unfolding story is shaped and changed by your responses to it, so that no two people will experience Tender Loving Care is exactly the same way. The player is voyeur, detective, judge, and patient all in one.

Hosts
avatar for The Munchausen Society

The Munchausen Society

The Munchausen Society. An elite group of world-traveling explorers with fantastic tales about fantastic deeds. They tell their tales for audiences of all sizes. They guarantee that all of their stories are true, even the ones they just made up. They do all of this for various go... Read More →

Sunday August 13, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
02 - 206

1:30pm

2:00pm

Fire Wand Making - _Jakal

Fire Wand Making
In this class, you will learn a few different ways to create your own fire play wands. _Jakal will be teaching about the materials that work best, techniques for a long lasting fire wand, and teaching a hands-on demonstration for making a basic fire play torch.

Every person that participates will walk away with a playable Fire wand and a basic safety sheet on how to use it.

Space is limited, preregistration is recommended. Walk-ins will be admitted if open space remains.

There is a $10 per person materials cost
, that can be paid via paypal. Please click below to register for this class and receive instructions on paying the materials fee. Seating is limited to 15 people.

Please visit the GKENE page to sign up.


Hosts
avatar for _Jakal

_Jakal

Project Manager, Jeff Mach Events
Greetings! Dr Blackwell Here! I love to teach and extend my knowledge onto others as well as learn new things myself. I pride myself on being approachable almost all of the time so please feel free to come chat. I Mainly teach about Fire, wax, and rope, but have started creating... Read More →

Sunday August 13, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
04 - 222

2:00pm

Bootblack Stand
This year, the GKENE bootblack stand will be run by Shining Boy. 

Hours:
Friday
6-10 PM
Saturday
10 AM - 2PM & 4PM - 10PM
Sunday
10 AM – 4 PM

50% of Bootblacking tips go to True Colors! True Colors Inc. works to create a world where youth, adults and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and affirmed. We challenge all forms of oppression through education, training, advocacy, youth leadership and direct services to youth and those responsible for their wellbeing.

Bootblacking Tipping Etiquette:

Cuffs or Collars $5-$10
Shoes $5-$10
Boots $10-$20
Vests $10-$20
Jackets $20-$30

Etiquette for Receiving Bootblacking Service:

Please don’t touch Bootblacks or their kits without consent.
Please don’t make assumptions about or demand service from a Bootblack.
A Bootblack may refuse to provide service at any time, please respect their decision.
Please tip your Bootblack for good service. Tips help support charity and help Bootblacks cover their costs.


Sunday August 13, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bootblack Stand

2:00pm

Game Room - Never Have I Ever
Sunday August 13, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
01 - 202 - Game Room

2:45pm

Coming Out: What? Who? Why? Where? How? - SaraScalper

Coming Out: What? Who? Why? Where? How?

Everyone knows that “coming out” regarding anything (being GLBTQ, kinky, non-monogamous, etc.) is difficult and potentially life-changing, but not everyone is aware of the potential consequences of not “coming out.”

Lifestyle sadist/dominant, kink educator, and professional therapist Sara Scalper will use this class to talk about what “coming out” means, the repercussions of not coming out, and the stresses related to coming out, and will additionally offer tips for coming out and techniques for self-care during the coming out process. They will also talk about coming out regarding consent violations, as these occur frequently in our community and folks often face similar stresses when choosing whether or not to reveal what has happened to them as well as similar repercussions when they do not reveal them.

The last portion of the class will function as a discussion, allowing people to share their coming out stories and their own tips and tricks, as well as to ask questions/brainstorm about potential “Coming Out” approaches. Whether you’re so out of the closet that the door’s locked behind you or you’re in the back behind all the coats, come join us as we discuss something that affects the lives of everyone in the kink community.


Hosts
S

SaraScalper

Sara Scalper is a delightfully genderfluid, queer, nonmonogamous lifestyle sadist who has been topping for 15 years. They have been involved in the public BDSM scene for over a dozen years, and have been a part of the Boston scene since 2010. They self-identify as 75% intersexed... Read More →

Sunday August 13, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
02 - 206

2:45pm

Game Design: Concept to Execution - GirlinArmor

Game Design: Concept to Execution

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a game studio? Girlinarmor will talk about her experiences as a game designer and project manager, using a series of progressively more polished prototypes to demonstrate different stages in a game’s development process. She’ll answer any questions and, as time permits, provide a hands-on demo of the playtest/feedback/revision process.

This workshop is open to everyone interested in games & game design: professionals, hobbyists, or just folks who want a sneak peak at Duzax Studio’s new card game before it hits the shelves.


Hosts
G

GirlinArmor

Mechanics, theory, art, storytelling, programming/manufacturing… if it has anything to do with game design, GirlinArmor has at least dabbled in it. She also loves science, has won several awards for her fiction and creative nonfiction, and still writes sci-fi novels in her spare time. Basically... Read More →

Sunday August 13, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
03 - 214

3:00pm

Bootblack Stand
This year, the GKENE bootblack stand will be run by Shining Boy. 

Hours:
Friday
6-10 PM
Saturday
10 AM - 2PM & 4PM - 10PM
Sunday
10 AM – 4 PM

50% of Bootblacking tips go to True Colors! True Colors Inc. works to create a world where youth, adults and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and affirmed. We challenge all forms of oppression through education, training, advocacy, youth leadership and direct services to youth and those responsible for their wellbeing.

Bootblacking Tipping Etiquette:

Cuffs or Collars $5-$10
Shoes $5-$10
Boots $10-$20
Vests $10-$20
Jackets $20-$30

Etiquette for Receiving Bootblacking Service:

Please don’t touch Bootblacks or their kits without consent.
Please don’t make assumptions about or demand service from a Bootblack.
A Bootblack may refuse to provide service at any time, please respect their decision.
Please tip your Bootblack for good service. Tips help support charity and help Bootblacks cover their costs.


Sunday August 13, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bootblack Stand

3:30pm

Poking for Fun! - RedRobin

Poking for Fun! Needle Play for All Levels

What is it about needles that captivates us? Is it the variety of sensations created by them? The fear brought by them? The medical aspect associated with them? The artistic and visual appeal? Or is it the sheer ‘wrongness’ of it all?
Whatever the drive is, we’ll explore it! We’ll be covering needle basics, risks, proper disposal and safety. Then we’ll have some fun, exploring different techniques, placement, uses for chronic pain, blood play and suturing!


Hosts
R

Redrobin

Queer. Kinkster. Nerd. Slut. Educator. Activist. Redrobin is a Vancouver, Canada based alternative sexuality educator. Vice President of Metro Vancouver Kink, she identifies as a queer, genderfluid(she/her), polyamorous switch. Her background in nursing has fueled her passion for the human body and mind, and favors play involving growling or giggling! You can learn more about her... Read More →

Sunday August 13, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
04 - 222

4:00pm

Game Room - Sunday Final Hour Gaming
The Game Room is open! 
Hours of operation: Sunday 12pm-5pm
Come play games!
We have a large library of games to play. 
Our game room staff would be happy to play games with you!

(Due to the nature of the show, games are not allowed to leave the game room).

2pm - Never Have I Ever

Sunday August 13, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
01 - 202 - Game Room