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VendingVendorSat 11:00 AM—6hr—Grand Ballroom
Bullwhip Lounge: Its like Sex at the Speed of Sound!WhipSat 11:30 AM—5hr—Duchess


Abbystract is a Boston based rigger who enjoys applying science-based theory and problem solving to rope bondage, with a particular interest in dynamic suspensions and sadistic rope. She is passionate about fostering a more diverse rope community, and encouraging more women and non-binary individuals to pick up the ropes.

Preferred pronoun: They/them and she/her

Rope Suspension DemoRopeSat 4:00 PM—20min—Seminar


Arckane is a Priest of Rati and Kama, spiritworker, and kink educator. He has presented workshops for Camp Crucible and many Dark Odyssey events. He specializes in sacred sexuality, ordeal, polyamory, intimacy, vulnerability, connection, and, above all, snark.

Rough Body PlayGeneral SkillsSat 2:30 PM—20min—Seminar


Connor Synuates is a LGBTQ+ Educator located in Boston, MA. Connor Synuates is fascinated by all things (gender)queer and deeply interested in the ways linguistics touches our lives, queer, kinky, poly, and otherwise. In hys spare time, Connor Synuates enjoys urban exploration, zine culture, eclectic tea and coffee shops, bootblacking, and the smell of fall.

Preferred pronoun: Hy, Hym, and Hys

Gender in the Blink of an EyeGenderSat 12:30 PM—20min—Seminar


Echolynx, or just Echo is an agender-fluid, full-time Bostonian, part-time cat, and otherwise spiritual being. He can be seen presenting on gender and sexuality, advocacy, and rope; he is also one of the founders and is a co-organizer of the NELA SIG, Trans* Spectrum Kinksters.

Preferred pronoun: He, him, his

Rope Tasting: Like a Wine Tasting but With Your HandsRopeSat 1:00 PM—20min—Seminar


GRLee is a strong & independent sub who likes to do things her way, GRLee is committed to making it safe & easy for newcomers to find and follow their own kinky path. Teaching feeds her soul and her passion for learning and joy in kink give her the courage to go after what she wants. She believes in saying what she means, in being true to her ever-changing self, & in finding laughter in every single day.

Tickle TortureGeneral SkillsSat 1:30 PM—20min—Seminar


justDerek's interest with rope began far before he realized he was doing rope. Early recollections include paying particular attention to the packing twine when his friends went for the box. He affectionately and semi-jokingly refers to ropey goodness as a "gateway kink." Sometimes referring to it as dance between participants, he draws attention to the connection being forged between the tie-er and the tied, reminding people not to lose sight of whats important: enjoying the experience. His unique perspective on rope is multifaceted and encompasses interactions from soft and sensual to firm and unyielding. With his playful teaching style, twisted sense of humor and fetishized giggle, you just might find yourself laughing while you learn!

Rope LoungeRopeSat 11:30 AM—5hr—Princess


Lazarus is passionate about rope. With a background in mechanical engineering, she comes to rope play and suspension from a technical point of view. She especially likes dynamic suspensions and bent leg ties, and focuses heavily on risk aware tying, and safety. Lazarus is an active member of Hitchin' Bitches Boston.

Flying In SuspensionRopeSat 3:00 PM—20min—Seminar


Lord Percival (Percy to most) has been active in the scene, both in private and in public, for more than four decades. While many of us know him for his mastery of rope, he also has an extensive knowledge of many other areas of play, including but not limited to: takedowns, breath play, caning, whips, electricity, knives, energy play, and mental bondage. Education is a particular passion of Percy's. He has been a teacher, lecturer, mentor, and trainer in the scene for a quarter century. Currently, he is on the Board of NELA (New England Leather Alliance), where his role is Director of Programming and Education.

Twitter: @FetishFlea

Facebook: @NELAWeb

FetLife: groups/891

New England Leather Alliance (NELA)

Preferred pronoun: He, Him, His

Pressure Points for the Lazy DomGeneral SkillsSat 12:00 PM—20min—Seminar


MaxWorld (Max for short) is a gender fluid, evolving switch, reluctant sadist, and humorous kinkster. They have been actively kinky since 2012 (but actually kinky long before they knew that term for it). Max enjoys doing means things to private parts (especially penis/balls), poking people with needles, rocking out with their cock out, enjoying a good pickle and bring as much laughter they can into a scene.

Wax Play DemoGeneral SkillsSat 3:30 PM—20min—Seminar


P.E.T.E. (Pedular Enthusiast Ticklee Extraordinaire) has been an active tickling and foot fetishist for over 20 years. He has taught classes at Ramrod in Boston, Club Hell in Providence, RI, and is an instructor for Kink Academy with a number of instructional videos on their website. He co-facilitated numerous tickle play events for Tickle New England!, a group he created to help organize and support the New England tickle community. P.E.T.E. co-created New England Feet to create local opportunities for community and safe connection for foot fetishists and the recipients of their pedular attentions.

P.E.T.E. embraces his kinks as fun, sensual and erotic practice that holds great dynamic benefits ranging from vanilla to deeply spiritual, healing and sexual. P.E.T.E. continues to learn about fetishism and kink warmly inviting you into this experience of exploration with him and the amazing GRLee.

FetLife: users/85240

FetLife: PETE210

Tickle New England
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Preferred pronoun: he/they

Tickle TortureGeneral SkillsSat 1:30 PM—20min—Seminar


RopeRider is the organizer of Bound In Boston, a rope bondage convention with an emphasis on education and community building. He began his journey with rope bondage as a fetish photographer, but quickly found that he enjoys participating in hot rope play as much as he enjoys photographing hot rope play.

Bound In Boston

Slow Rope: Exploring the Sensuous Side of Rope BondageRopeSat 2:00 PM—20min—Seminar


sepiessa, a self-proclaimed YogaGeek, is immersed in a long-standing love affair with everything yoga (the mindspace, sense of floatiness, the squeeze and release, etc). She's practiced yoga since 1997 and was certified to teach by a well-respected school in the summer of 2003. Little did she know that years later she'd discover the many parallels between kink and yoga...

She runs her own vanilla studio in the greater Boston area and is in the process of bringing more yoga to the kink community. Her teaching style ranges from gentle to moderate to vinyasa flow, and she always accommodates her students' needs (vanilla needs, as she is quite happily collared!).

Sepiessa is also a licensed massage therapist and Reiki practitioner. Thai Massage is a favorite, as it allows her to actively work with the massage receiver. Her clients love it.

In response to a growing need, Sepiessa is currently introducing Thai 'Em Massage for Bondage & Otherwise (TEMTBO) in the community. She hopes to help kinksters become more comfortable and flexible in their bodies and thus have access to better and deeper kinklife experiences. Overall, she hopes to help people feel better in mind and body while becoming sensitive to their abilities to care for their kink partners.


Preferred pronoun: she/her

Naked YogaMovementSat 11:30 AM—20min—Seminar


Twitch-the-Switch's rope fascination began early on while watching episodes of Wonder Woman. Duh... He wanted a hot woman in sexxy boots to tie him up and make him tell the truth. Hell, he still does! But his fascination with rope goes much deeper. Through his years of learning to tie he discovered that rope meant more to him than just restraining or being restrained. From rough and tumble, to sexxy and sensual, he feels that rope speaks to all of the senses as it encompasses a body and brings two people together in a scene. His teaching style focuses on learning to "tie the person" not just "tie the tie". And always with a focus on having fun while you learn. Because, hell... Isn't that why we all want to do this stuff in the first place?

Rope LoungeRopeSat 11:30 AM—5hr—Princess