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Winter Fetish Fair Fleamarket® 48

Friday - Sunday, February 17 - 19, 2017

General Information

  • Org Chart
  • Grid for Friday
  • Grid for Saturday
  • Grid for Sunday
  • FAQ
  • What is the Fetish Fair Fleamarket®?
    The Fetish Fair Fleamarket®, also known as the Winter Flea, or simply The Flea, is the largest leather/ fetish event in New England, bringing together a hundred top vendors and craftspeople, over 3000 attendees, and dozens presenters sharing their knowledge, skills and expertise.
    Who comes to the Fetish Fair Fleamarket®?
    Our events draw a very diverse group of attendees with people of many genders, orientations, lifestyles, abilities, ages, kinks, fetishes, and interests. The Flea is the first kink event for many of our attendees, and every attempt is made to keep our event an open, inclusive, educational and fun environment.
    Where is the event held?
    The Winter Flea is held at the Crowne Plaza (Airport) Warwick/Providence, 801 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick, RI. We have all the guestrooms (other than those held for the airline personnel), and all of the public function space, as well as the entirety of the Holiday Inn Express, at 901 Jefferson Blvd., also in Warwick RI, as our ‘overflow’ hotel.
    What are the dates?
    FFF #48 – Friday, February 17th through Sunday, February 19th, 2017
    FFF #50 – Friday, February 16th through Sunday, February 18th, 2018
    FFF #52 – Friday, February 15th through Sunday, February 17th, 2019
    Can I stay at the hotel?
    Our hotel rooms at the Crowne Plaza, and our overflow hotel, Holiday Inn Express, also in Warwick, go on sale in late summer and sell out very quickly. We will have a handful of rooms that are released to the public in the 30-60 days before the Flea. Watch our social spaces on Twitter, Facebook and Fetlife for announcements. Of note, there are over a dozen hotels and motels within a 5 mile radius of the Crowne Hotel. Google is your friend.
    What can I expect at the Winter Flea?
    We have nearly 100 vendors, over 130 kink related class elements including a handful of lounges and meet and greets. There are a couple of free events on Friday night and a paid ticket play party on Saturday night, sold separately from your Flea admission.
    How do I get a ticket?
    Tickets are available online, usually sometime in November. Starting in 2016 our admission tickets will be managed by Coil Registration - see https://nelaonline.org/fetish-fair-fleamarket/winter-fleamarket/winter-admission, or simply www.nelaonline.org, for pricing details. You may also buy a ticket in person at the con. Tickets are priced for daily (Fri, Sat or Sun) or full weekend entry. On Saturday night we have a separate ticketed event, NELA’s Own Winter Flea Play Party. Tickets are limited will be on sale until sold out: www.nelaonline.org/tickets
    When is vending open?
    The Room Vendors, first floor, north side of the lobby, just past the elevators, are open Fri-Sat-Sun. The Grand Ballroom is open Saturday 10 - 6pm, Sunday 10 - 4pm.
    When are the classes?
    We offer over 130 class elements, lounges and socials. The program runs Friday 6 pm - 11:30 pm, Saturday 9 am - 12:45 am, Sunday 10 am - 4 pm.
    When is registration open at con?
    Registration hours for FFF48 (Feb 2017):
    Friday, 2/17: 3 pm - 12 midnight
    Saturday, 2/18: 8 am - 10 pm
    Sunday, 2/19: 9 am - 1 pm
    Where do I get my wristband?
    When you arrive at the hotel you’ll be directed to registration in the lobby to obtain your wristband.
    When are the evening events? What are they?
    We have three events on Friday evening that are free including Kinky Speed Dating and our BDSM Taster, both scheduled from 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm. These are followed by RKO Army performing Rocky Horror, 11 pm - 2 am. Saturday evening we will host our own NELA Play Party which will have a separate ticketed entry. The party will technically be two parties, the early party goes from 6 pm - 9:45 pm, the late party goes from 10:15 pm - 2 am.
    I bought a party ticket, where and when do I get my wristband?
    Wristbands will be available Saturday afternoon from 12-5 pm at the NELA Swag table in the lobby outside the lobby, and again from 5:30 onwards at the party entrance, Plaza Foyer and Ballroom.
    Do you need volunteers?
    YES! The Fetish Fair Fleamarket® is completely run by volunteers. If you would like to learn more, please contact nelavolunteer@gmail.com.
    Please review NELA's FFF Rules to help ensure a great time for all!
  • Program Book
  • Presenter/Photo Submissions/Volunteer Login
 

Venue Information

  • Map of the Venue
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  • Main Hotel
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel
    Dates:
    Friday, 2/17/2017 -- Sunday, 2/17/2017
    Price:
    $124/night + taxes
    Available:
    SOLD OUT

    Location Information:
    Crowne Plaza
    801 Greenwich Avenue
    Warwick, RI 02886
    • All events and functions are held here.
    • For reservations at this hotel there is a 2 night minimum (Friday, Feb. 17 and Saturday, Feb. 18).
    • No more than three (3) rooms per person
    • Breakfast is not included.
    • Your full reservation will be billed 1/16/17 with no refunds after the billing date.
    • No suites are available. King and Double Bed rooms available.
    • Occupancy restrictions: none.
    • Group rates are available 3 nights before and 3 nights after the FFF.
    • Free high speed internet in your guestroom and function spaces.
    • Free water stations will be provided throughout the function spaces.
    • Pool and workout facilities will be open 24 hours during the FFF.
    • Free parking is available. Please carpool!
    • Check-in time: 3:00pm - Additional charges may apply for early check-in.
    • Check-out time: 11:00am - Additional charges may apply for late check-out.
    • Disabled access rooms available: please contact hotel by phone or email
  • Overflow Hotel
  • Dates:
    Friday, 2/17/2017 -- Sunday, 2/17/2017
    Price:
    $100/night + taxes
    Available:
    SOLD OUT

    Location Information:
    Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
    901 Jefferson Blvd. Warwick RI, 02886
    • No FFF related events will be conducted at this hotel.
    • Rooms will appear as unavailable until you enter the group code "FFF" when booking online
    • For reservations at this hotel there is a 2 night minimum (Friday, Feb. 17 and Saturday, Feb. 18).
    • No more than three (3) rooms per person
    • Free continental breakfast.
    • Your full reservation will be billed 1/16/17 with no refunds after the billing date.
    • Suites may be available
    • Occupancy restrictions: none.
    • Group rates are available 3 nights before and 3 nights after the FFF.
    • Free high-speed internet in your guestroom
    • Free parking is available but limited. Please carpool and use the free shuttle service, or be prepared to park at the Crowne Plaza overflow and shuttle back and forth!
    • Disabled access rooms available: please contact hotel by phone or email
  • Shuttle Service Information:
  • The hotels will run a free shuttle service:
    • T.F. Green Airport to/from the Crowne Plaza (while airport is open)
    • Crowne Plaza to/from Holiday Inn Express (24 hour service)
  • Directions
  • From the North:
    Find your preferred way to Interstate 95 South
    Exit 12A and merge onto East Ave, travel approx 0.5 miles
    Turn Right on Greenwich Ave, travel approx. 0.2 miles.
    The Crowne Plaza Entrance will be on your right.
    From the South
    Find your preferred way to Interstate 95 North
    Take Exit 12 and merge onto East Ave, travel approx 0.4 miles
    Turn Right on Greenwich Ave, travel approx. 0.2 miles.
    The Crowne Plaza Entrance will be on your right.
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    Rules

    The New England Leather Alliance would like you to be aware of the following Rules of Conduct for the FFF:

    Violation of any of these rules may be reason for ejection from event areas without refund.

    General Rules

    • Playing/scenes or any sexual activity in public is prohibited. Restrooms are considered public areas. Exposure of any bodily fluids or effluence, whether through sexual contact, piercing/cutting, soiled diaper changing, or other forms of play, is prohibited in all public areas.
    • You may briefly try out items for sale on yourself if you have permission from the vendor, provided you do not violate the previous rule.
    • Smoking is prohibited inside the hotel or event facilities. When smoking outside, please be courteous to others.
    • Food/drink is prohibited in vending areas.
    • Admission price is good for entry to all vending areas and classes for the day(s) that you purchased.
    • You must keep your wristband on at all times. Broken wristbands are void and cannot be used for entry.
    • Classes are first-come, first-serve to the limit of the room. Do Not enter a room that has a sign posted that it is full.
    • This is an 18+ event. All minors will be refused entry, including infants.
    • Live animals and non-human pets are prohibited, with the exception of service animals.
    • Please respect the privacy of others. What you see here, stays here.

    Cell Phone Policy

    Cell phone use in public areas (anywhere outside of private hotel rooms) is discouraged, cell phones with uncovered camera lenses are strictly prohibited.

    Classroom, lounges, socials, events: No visible or audible cell phones permitted.
    Play Party: No cell phones, period.

    Cell phones may be used in public spaces, including vending areas, specifically hallways, restaurants, lobby, elevator, etc - provided that the lens for any camera on the device is visibly covered and blocked from use. Absolutely no photography is permitted, unless you are an authorized and badged event photographer.

    Any one observed using a cell phone in a public space will be subject to having staff and/or security checks to be sure cameras are covered and that no photos have been taken. Violation of our No Photography Policy and Covered Lens on Cell Phones can result in being removed from the event, and possibly banned from all future NELA events, as well as legal action being taken against the violator.

    Dress Code

    The Fetish Fair Fleamarket® does not allow nudity. We have always stressed courtesy and appropriate dress in public areas. "Sidewalk Friendly" attire is required, which is not the same as "street legal." "Legal" means a thong and pasties - we have always required a bit more to insure the comfort of all attendees. In all public areas, no bare butt cheeks, and no bare breasts or breasts covered only in Liquid Latex, this includes having your breast/butt covered by something sheer or see-through and nothing else under it.

    FFF Private Event and Party Policy

    • Private events (any event, party or other activity not specifically sanctioned by NELA or the FFF) shall be kept inside the guest rooms with doors leading to the hall kept closed, and shall not impede/ block any hallway, fire escape or flow of foot traffic.
    • Locations of private events within the host or overflow hotel may not be publicly advertised by any means. This includes online, at tables of vendors/organizations or elsewhere on hotel property.
    • Please invite people to your event by direct invitation only. Violation of this policy may be reason for terminating the party or ejection from event areas without refund.

    Attendees

    No Pictures
    Attendees and Vendors are prohibited from taking pictures or video in any public area of the venue. Public areas are "Any area in the hotel that is not a private hotel room".

    The FFF respects your privacy. However, recall that you are at a public event and you are your own best protection. FFF Productions, NELA, our host hotels, and our partner sponsoring groups and producers will not be liable in the event that your picture is taken.

    Please note that there will be some authorized photographers present at this event. You should be aware of them if you do not want to appear in any picture. All authorized photographers will have a badge that they will display at all times, and they are instructed to obtain your explicit permission before taking any photograph (even if your face is obscured). These are the only photographers allowed.

    Camera phones and video phones are everywhere but we’re asking you not to use them or any other camera in public space. Reports of your unauthorized photography or recording of any kind will result in your being removed from the event without refund.

    It is proper procedure for authorized photographers to ask first before taking a photo. Harassing attendees for photos is forbidden. If someone pressures you for a photo, or takes an unauthorized photo “on the sly” please report it to us immediately. If you think you have been photographed without your consent, you have the right to demand the film from the photographer or to check their digital files and delete the ones you are in.

    If a photographer asks you to pose for a photo and you agree, be sure to sign a photo release form.

    Attendees entering into agreements to be photographed privately are strongly encouraged to check the references of the person they are dealing with, to have someone they know and trust with them during any private photo shoot, and to resolve all issues of compensation and the rights to the images before beginning a private photo shoot.

    Media

    Members of the media are welcome at our event, but we ask that you obtain a press pass from us and that you follow certain rules as pertain to our attendees privacy and comfort.

    The Fetish Fair Fleamarket has been making headlines since 1992. Among the newspapers and periodicals that have featured us: Houston Press, Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Tip Out Magazine, Boston Phoenix, Stuff @ Night, Creative Loafing, The Improper Bostonian, The Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, and Bay Windows. Almost every newspaper in the northeast carried an Associated Press Wire story about the event in 2000. Event creator and director Cecilia Tan has spoken about the fleamarket with WEEI radio’s Dennis and Callahan, on WFXT TV, and WFNX radio, among others.

    To get on the press list/guest list for an upcoming event, Contact Us to make your request. Include what publication or media organization you represent, and we will follow up by email. We can discuss if you have any needs. We can help you find interview subjects, explain jargon, and much more.

    When you arrive, check in at our main desk to get a press/photo pass (which you must wear) and sign a release of liability. You can also pick up the class schedule and other important information there.

    Media Rules

    • No Video Cameras in Public Space - Because of privacy concerns, no video cameras are allowed in event areas. We have had videographers on site in private rooms before, taping interview subjects in private. You may make these kinds of arrangements with us in advance.
    • Signed Releases Are Required - You must provide your own release forms to your models.
    • You must display your media badge at all times.
    • Still-photography is allowed only of individuals who have consented to being photographed and who have signed a release. No crowd shots, no bystanders in the shot. If anyone thinks you took their picture (even if their face was not in it) without their consent, the image must be deleted or destroyed.
    • No Blocking Traffic or Interference - Photographers, please be considerate when stopping to take photos in hallways where you might be blocking the flow of traffic or in vendor booths where you may be interfering with people’s business.

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