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Adding Adult/BDSM/Kink Threads To Your Role-Playing Campaign

Many times a good role-play campaign fades to black, or develops “three stars across the page” syndrome whenever it turns to sex, much less actual kink interactions. This class talks about negotiations, seeds, and how to allow for explorations of such, within the role-play world, without causing your campaign to go completely off the rails. Remember, one character’s kink, might be another’s history. Those half-elf/half-orcs weren’t magically delivered by the stork . . . or were they? How does a pervy hobbit fancier actually go about fulfilling their desires? Are Vampire/Human sex scenes the equivalent of Human/Sheep sex scenes? Are you allowed to get excited when torturing the necessary information out of the Opposition, or them torturing you for the same? Let’s explore these questions and more.

  • Level: Strong Roleplayers (not hack-n-slash)
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Agreeable Agony

agreeableagony2015Toys for pleasure, and toys for pain… Agreeable Agony is a collective of crafters/artisans and kinksters from the east coast who make beautiful handmade floggers, unique impact toys, candles, claws, pretty colored hemp and MFP bondage rope, and have a passion for sex education! Come check us out, we have demo bottoms and demo tops available for the curious!

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Anansi’s Web

murphyblueAn epic tale is just many smaller stories woven together into something larger than the sum of it’s parts. Team Blue will, through word, rope, and music, weave such a tale. Come, sit at our circle and watch such a story unfold.

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anarchy4allAnarchy4All offers a large and changing product line to meet your kink needs. Products range from mild to wild, offering quality products at affordable prices for whatever your fun requires. Currently, products include a wide array of paddles and knives, along with a new line of leather floggers and whips; medical play, sensation play, and sex toys too. We even have some geeky toys ranging from Hello Kitty fleece floggers to Superhero canes, along with cane bags!! There’s something for everyone, from sensual to sadistic…mostly sadistic!

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Anticipatory Service

Define and come to a better understanding of the difference between short-term and long-termobedience based service and how these differ from anticipatory service.

Whether you’re into receiving service, giving service, or both, this class will review how to negotiate this type of service, cues that will help you implement it, and help you think of ways to “surprise” your partner with excellent service.

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Applied Humiliation: The Science of Practical Emotional Sadism

Already have a general idea of what humiliation is? Want to learn different ways to apply it in scene? Need some new or unique ideas to add to your humiliation play?

This is a Humiliation 2.0 class that will touch on some of the applied science behind emotional sadism. We’ll go over linguistic applications of humiliation as well as physical humiliation and how the two can tie together.

We’ll attempt to answer questions like, “How do I negotiate this stuff?”, “How mean can someone really be?”, and a favorite, “Do I really have to do this?”.

The class will be half lecture-based and half-discussion based with the chance for interactive activities and demos.

Note: this is a more advanced humiliation class so prior knowledge in the area is recommended.

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Asexuals in BDSM


What is an asexual? What leads someone to identify as asexual? How can an asexual be involved in BDSM? Do you also procreate asexually (spoiler: no)?

All these questions and more will be discussed in this panel, along with issues in the asexual community, the difference between sexual attraction and libido, and the different ways people approach BDSM and play.

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Between the Covers: an Erotic reading

Between the Covers Comes to Geeky Kink with readings from Cecilia Tan, DL King, and Laura Antoniou.

Between the Covers is hosted by Riverdale Avenue Books, the only publisher to have a monthly erotica reading series in New York City. This FREE monthly erotica reading series is held the first Friday of the month at People Lounge, 163 Allen Street, and the second Monday of the Month at An Beal Bocht Cafe in the Bronx from 7-9 pm. We aways feature a FREE dirty word raffle for a chance to win signed copies of books by the reading authors, as well as prizes from our sponsors such as a corset from (a $150 value), lube from, and

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Bigger! Better! Ballpit!

ballpitWhen we first came out with the idea of the balpit, everyone said, “Oh, that’s nice, you’re doing something for littles”. We said, “No, we’re doing something for everybody.” They said, “Only littles will go into the ballpit. But it’s a neat idea.”

Until, of course, we got to the event, and then they were all like “OH MY GOODNESS IT’S A BALLPIT! GANGWAY, I’M GOING IN”

This year the ballpit is back. It bigger, and better than ever! Find it in the Courtyard!

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Bootblack Stand

BootblackPrideFlagHello! We are the Geeky Kink Event Bootblacks. If you’re not familiar with the term, that’s ok! There aren’t always many of us around, but we’re trying to fix that. Most of what we do may look like simply shining boots or other leather gear, but in our hearts we are preservationists, and our skill-sets typically go far beyond simply making leather (and other similar items) look the best they can. We believe that the gear we use, carry, and wear carries with it our stories, both kinky and otherwise – and that those stories and history are worth preserving. By serving the leather, we serve our community. And we’re absolutely thrilled to be doing just that at this year’s GKE! So please don’t hesitate to stop by and see us – even if it’s just to say hi or watch for awhile. :)Typically, bootblacks work for tips and donations – they help to cover things like the supplies we use in the practice of our craft, travel expenses, food, and drinks (hey, bootblacks like to party!) Half of our total tips for the weekend will be donated on behalf of the staff and attendees to Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest national legal organization dedicated to securing equal civil rights for the LGBT community as well as those living with HIV/AIDS. Last year we were able to raise $775 for Lambda, and with your help, we hope to do even better for this totally awesome and deserving organization!

Thanks very much!

Kingpin, Indey, Boy Poetic Desires & Tallshooter – the bootblacks.

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Bounce Castle!

bouncehouseWe were the first kink event with a ballpit, BUT we were ALSO the first kink event (as far as I know) which had a bounce castle!

After high demand, the Bounce Castle IS A GO! It will be appearing Saturday and Sunday (not Friday) – and it’s brought to you by the folks of Pete Chris Amusements!

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Breaking Silence, Building Connection

safewords2015Addressing Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence in Kink Communities

Sexual abuse and intimate partner violence are epidemics that cut across all gender, racial, economic, and cultural lines. As the kink world consists of people, it stands to reason that these issues are in our backyard as well.

For kinksters, abuse is a particularly thorny subject, as there are empowering and healthy dynamics that seem abusive to the outside observer.

In this class, we will drill down to the fundamentals of human connection as they relate to kink and power exchange relationships. We will challenge the common narratives and turn preconceived notions about abuse inside out. We will also will explore how abuse can manifest, how communities and individuals can respond to abuse, and how to promote a culture of transparency and healing. Participants will leave empowered to be ambassadors of dialogue and change within their communities.

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Burninating the Peasants: Fire Play 101

A hands-on demonstration, showing how to set fire to the ones you love. Much discussion of safety. Much more pretty, pretty flames. Will include demonstrations of fire wands, flash cotton, firecupping, and, if things go drastically wrong, fire extinguishers. (Hint: Things will not go drastically wrong.)

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Conduit Social Hour

conduitConduit Enterprises is an organization that produces fetish & play events for the New Jersey kink community. CondEnt is very proud to be sponsoring GKE 2015’s outdoor dungeon, and we’d like to kick off its opening on Friday with a meet ’n’ mingle gathering. Join the Conduit staff and community on the courtyard patio from 7-8:30pm for the Conduit Social Hour! Light refreshments will be served. Dungeon opens for play at 8pm. Enter our raffle for 4 free passes to Assembly, our monthly party in North Jersey!

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Consensual Manipulative and Coercive Ageplay

If you’re a Mommy or Daddy who has a desire to coerce your little into doing something naughty, or you’re a little that likes to manipulate your Big into giving you what you want, this class will engage you in thinking about the different ways that both tops and bottoms can use coercion and manipulation in ageplay.

The class will emphasize the risks that come with this type of play and will explore different types of control that can be used when one plays with age. Everyone welcome whether you’re a little, a Big, or both!

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Cucina Aurora

2015cucinaKitchen Witches believe in home, family, and the nurturing of those things above all. Home is our sacred place and the kitchen becomes our sanctuary.
Cucina Aurora offers infused olive oils, dip mixes, cookie mixes for you to enjoy plus various kitchenware items to help make every meal truly magical!

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D.A.R.K: Discord and Rhyme Karaoke

Raith-TopHat2015Do you like singing? If you do, you’ll want to get your karaoke on at Raith Kell’s new show. With “Discord and Rhyme Karaoke,” Raith is ready to give you your musical fix at GKE. Sing your favorite songs and show off your vocal-fu. Come out to encourage your friends and have a good time. This is karaoke at its finest. With a huge variety of songs to sing, wireless mics, and a clear, quality sound system, this is the show you don’t want to miss. Want to see what songs are available? You can check them all out on the D.A.R.K. website.

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Delicious Boutique

delicious2016We are a retail boutique specializing in clothing and gear appropriate for the fire and flow arts, fetish communities and more. Also, steampunk, festival wear, and apocalyptic inspired clothing & accessories.

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Developers Meetup

Please join us for the second annual GKE Developer Meetup. Do you like computers, programming, and other nerdy stuff? Come meet your fellow kinky tech nerds. Last year we had a very successful meetup with over 30 attendees, and this year will be even better. Several speakers will be in attendance, and there will also be a kinky ice breaker or two. Feel free to join us whether you’re a “developer” or not; all are welcome.

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dragontailz3Dragontailz is the largest manufacturer of all-leather bdsm toys in the US. We manufacture 60 different toys in at least 12 different kinds of leather and at least 20 different colors. In addition, we have leather and metal jewelry for the ladies.

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Dungeon 101: First time in a dungeon…

Is this your first event? First time in a Play Space? Wondering what each piece of equipment is use for, how to do it safely? Did you read 50 shades of Grey? If you answered yes at all then you are probably feeling overwhelmed. Welcome! In this class we will discuss the equipment that you will often see and how to use it, safely. We will also discuss Safe Space, Aftercare and how to navigate the dungeon without being a non-consenting target. We will also review basic Etiquette.

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Dynamic Self Suspensions

The physical thrill and exertion of not only applying oneself to the task of suspension but the the clear foresight required in bottoming and topping a rope scene requires more than just rope and a plan. In this class, we’ll talk about shifting the vision of rope from one of execution to dynamic, mobile designs that allow for maximum flexibility and movement with the least amount of energy. (HANDS ON)

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Eating Sweets Off Naked Geeks!

GKEClassic-EatingCandy-Edited-1024x604“I have one metric fuckton of candy.” ― Brent Black​

You may’ve heard of eating sushi off a volunteer human table. It’s often in very formal settings, sometimes as part of rather fancy events. And while we love sushi, we also REALLY love candy… (do you see where we’re going with this…?) That’s right! We get to choose what we eat off of other folks and we chose candy again! It was a great hit (pun intended) last year and it’s affordable, fun, and fits the playful nature of our event rather perfectly. And…y’know…WE JUST WANTED AN EXCUSE TO EAT A LOT OF CANDY. Given that we’re adults, we can do just that; come join us!

Saturday 5pm –  7pm. Suggested donation: $10 + Piece of candy  (Pay at the event)

Interested in being a candy platter. or in helping to decorate? Fill out the form!

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Embracing Your Submissive Heart

This workshop is for everyone who wants to fully embrace and honor their authentic submissive (or bottom) self in its fullest depth and strength and have richer and more fulfilling experiences with their partners.

We will lead you through a series of experiences centered around taking more responsibility for yourself, negotiating for what you want, doing effective self-care, and integrating your complete sexual self. You’ll have the tools and techniques to intensify your scenes and deepen your experiences with both long-time and new partners.

No partner required to attend.

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Experience the Power and Sensuality of Blues Dancing

We will be teaching you some basic blues movements, as well as a few tricks of the trade.

In this class, you will gain an understanding not only of basic blues dance vocabulary, but of how leading and following in dance can relate to power dynamics in a D/s relationship. If you’re extra good, we might take out some rope!

Come alone, or bring a partner.

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Exploring Power Exchange

Power dynamics cover a spectrum of options from simple play or scenes to long-term total power exchange (TPE) relationships. This workshop will increase understanding of the presence and use of these dynamics, from speech and body language to more physical and pyscho-emotional means. Exercises to explore D/s and M/s ideas and strategies that can be used in a variety of settings and relationships will be introduced. Partners are welcome but not required.
Key points include: 
• Introduction and definitions
• Understanding of power exchange dynamics
• Mindfulness of position and posture
• Sending a consistent message
• Measuring impact via results
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Fear Play

There is no passion so contagious as that of fear.

Fear is excitement without breath.

How do we approach the art of creating, sculpting, and using the element of fear in our play?

This introduction to fearplay will approach it from angles both physical and psychological.

There will also be hypnosis, though you don’t need to do, or be interested in, hypnosis to enjoy this class.

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Filthy Figments

FilthyFigments_adFilthy Figments is here to showcase what women find sexy, and the wide variety of ways that women enjoy and create porn! We have thousands of pages of erotic comics in our archives, with a huge variety of artistic styles, genres, sexualities, genders, kinks and fetishes.

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Fire Fox Creations

firefoxFire Fox creates handcrafted paracord and leather impact toys. Specializing in floggers, whips, cats and dragon tails. Some items are violet wand compatible or glow in the dark. Soft and sensual to mean and stingy. Fire Fox is accompanied by his partner Bella who creates geek and fandom inspired jewelry and magnets.

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Florentine Flogging

sonyaEver wonder what it takes to dual-wield floggers? It looks like magic, but it isn’t! Whether you’re just starting or honing your 6-point skills, bring two matched or similar floggers for an interactive workshop.

This class is divided into two parts: a 25-minute lecture/demonstration portion, in which the group learns the theory of the technique, and a 1-hour “practice” portion, in which Sonya runs around like a maniac giving everyone the help and correction they need. You may choose to attend some or none of the second portion.

Sonya does NOT recommend bringing a bottom to this class, unless they want to learn to flog, too!

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Foot and Hand Massage Intensive

Love feet? So do we!

This is a foot and hand intensive, partner-massage experience, including principles, techniques, when and where not to massage, expert demonstrations, and lots of hands-on practice.

Learn how to massage some of the hardest working and most erotic parts of the body and do melt-into-the-floor massage in a dynamic, participatory workshop.

Everyone will give and receive massage, with step-by-step instructions and personal coaching.

All of the massage in this workshop can be done fully clothed (okay, you might want to take off your shoes!), seated in a chair.

Come with a partner or find one at the workshop.

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Fun with Binary Code

This workshop is for anyone that adores codes, from a random person to an experienced programmer. We’ll briefly go over the basics of using number systems, such as binary, hex, and octal, and what they are, before delving into how to potentially use these systems to present information to friends and loved ones in code and moving on to potential kink uses for codes.

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Game Room


4pm – 12am Game Room Open – come play games! We have a large library of games to play. (Due to the nature of the show, games are not allowed to leave the game room). Our game room staff would be happy to play games with you!

6pm – Munchkin

8pm – Strip Superfight!

9pm – Cards Against Humanity

10pm – FIASCO Roleplaying Game – Fiasco is a collaborative storytelling RPG with no GM and no pre-written narrative. Each player creates a persona suitable for the setting; dice rolls randomly generate the character relationships, a location, and some items; then the fun begins!
This year we’re going to attempt a mashup of two Fiasco playsets for added weirdness! For more information, visit Bully Pulpit Games. No books or pencils are required, and dice will be provided.

12pm – 12am Game Room Open – come play games! We have a large library of games to play. (Due to the nature of the show, games are not allowed to leave the game room). Our game room staff would be happy to play games with you!

12pm – Learn to Play Unspeakable Words

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

4pm – Strip Cards Against Humanity

5pm Cheapass Games Hour – Come play a variety of fun Cheapass Games games run by some local Demo Monkeys

7pm: Strip Munchkin

9pm: Cards Against Humanity

9pm: D&D Academy LARP (takes place in a private hotel room, but you can get more info in the game room). Come try an easy and fun LARP. More information available from Rinoa in the game room.

12pm – 5pm Game Room Open – come play games! We have a large library of games to play. (Due to the nature of the show, games are not allowed to leave the game room). Our game room staff would be happy to play games with you!

1pm- One Upon a Time in XXXenophile: Take Once Upon a Time, the storytelling game. Add some XXXenophile cards – an adult-themed CCC.

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Tea, tea-appropriate noms, and a lovely chance to socialize! Featuring some fantastic teas!

  • Gen maicha
  • Puerh
  • Peachy oolong
  • Pai mu tan
  • Key lime rooiboos
And everyone will walk away with at least two full boxes of gift tea. This tea is hosted by Mads, the JME Tea Queen.

Catered event available for $21.00 when you register.

Register now!

*Nudity and/or sexual activity is not allowed in the Restaurant*

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Glow-y Pool Party of Awesomeness

glowsticksinpoolDo 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!

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Going Primal

Get your blood pumping and your heart racing as we explore the intensity of Primal as both play and state of being. Understand why it produces such intensity, how it impacts us physically and emotionally, and techniques to make your engagement more dynamic and enjoyable.
Key points include: 
• Introduction & definitions
 • Evolutionary behaviorism & the primitive mind – the hard wiring with us and our responses
• Social norms and conflicting messages – appreciating the frameworks that influence & impact
• The visceral experience & engagement – focusing on the sensory and sensual
• Timing, pacing, and listening – cues from within us and from others
• Instinct & Improvision – moving fluidly by attuning to instinct & intuition
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Green Carnation 2016 LGBTPQA GKE Meet Up

The best part of waking up… is sharing the experience with a room full of friendly, bleary-eyed queer folks!   Come caffeinate yourself, make new friends, and celebrate all the different ways there are to be queer, kinky geeks!

Hosted by Lupus_grise is an educator and activist. She spends her free time gaming, reading, drinking tea, and planning to take over the world via non-hierarchical, consensus-based decision-making.

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Headscritching Party

I like headscritches. You like headscritches. Come join in the head-scritching wondefulness where we will scritch all of the heads in a giant blob of wonderfulness! Don’t worry, we’ll make sure everybody gets lots of scritches. Have I mentioned headscritches?
Feel free to bring scritching aids, like those metal spider-looking things or banjo picks.

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How Long Are Her Arms, Anyway? Pitfalls, Pratfalls and Perseverance in Erotica.

D L King Bio PicThe first part of the workshop will introduce you to some of the common mistakes to avoid when writing erotica. Have you ever read something and thought, “Fuck, that’s hot. But this person couldn’t write their way out of a paper bag?” Don’t be that person! Make editors and publishers sit up and take notice (or at least find you competent).

Want a conversation with an editor about your work? The second part of the workshop will consist of short, private meetings with the first ten people to send their work to me. I will edit five consecutive pages (double spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman) and have a discussion of the edit with you. I can’t guarantee to get you published, but I can give you some tips on improving and making your work as professional as possible.

Directions for submitting work:

Submit your pages as an attachment, with the subject being your first name (scene, pen, real, whatever you don’t mind me calling you) to [email protected] by October 10, 2015. Make sure your submission includes your first name, and save as a .doc, absolutely NOT a .docx. I will read any five consecutive pages.

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How to Write Smutty Sci-fi, Fantasy and Horror

Do you have a naughty fantasy about Star Trek or Dr. Who or even Harry Potter (Yes, I am talking about you, Cecilia Tan!) Well, now is the time to share it with the world by sawing the serial numbers off.  Forget 50 Shades of Grey.  We could all be reading Lord of the Cock Ring.
This is the speculative version of my how to write smut class specifically geared towards these markets.  We will start with how to write and sell short stories, and then go on to how to develop them into novellas, novels and even series.  I will also give out a list of where to look for short story calls, as well as how to put together an erotic anthology.
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Hunt Hangout

The Hunt at GKE:NE went well, but people asked for a hangout to meet other players before game on, and this is it! We’ll go over the rules, open the floor to questions, and then mingle and meet other hunters and prey. If you’re curious about the game, have a partner who is, or just want to know what the heck it is, swing by the hangout!

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Hunters and Angels

huntersHunters & Angels is the whimsical illustrative work of Alissa M. Terracciano. She sells prints, originals, stickers, charms, and cards. Alissa also has a passion for writing short stories, creating intricate articulated paper dolls, and drawing erotic art of feminine men with soft colors and delicate details.

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Hypnokink Lounge

art credit: Sangii

art credit: Sangii

Sometimes with these big events it’s hard to find a good, open space to flex your muscles as a hypnotist or subject. Maybe you’ve learned some great things at one or more of GKE’s hypnosis classes and want to see it put into action? If so, come check out the Hypnokink Lounge! Run by D-Artagnan and ZanyM, two very skilled hypnotists out of New York, this lounge acts as a lively and creative space to practice. Meet up with other kypno-kinksters of all skills levels and interests in an open and safe space to talk about your most beloved brainy kinks. All you need to bring is yourself, your brain, and your willingness to play and learn. We hope to see you there!

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Hypnosis and Fear-Play

art credit: Sangii

art credit: Sangii

We’ve all watched the right horror film and had the paranoid notion that the creaking noise coming from downstairs was not “just the pipes” but something much more sinister. Through HypnosIs, we can take advantage of that feeling and have some fun with it. Learn everything from playing with space and atmosphere, to that (occasionally literal) “under your skin” feeling. D-Artagnan and Mailody cover how we can use fear and paranoia in hypnosis, while still avoiding unwanted bad reactions out of our subjects in this class. This presentation will include comprehensive demonstrations and ample time for questions.

While this is an intermediate to advanced level class, beginners are always welcome.

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I’m a Competent ______: Being AFAB in the Scene

A reflective panel featuring those who are AFAB (Assigned Female at Birth) in the scene. Open to everyone, this is a space to hear personal stories about how those who are AFAB are treated when it comes to their skills and specialities in both a kink and non-kink context.

Panel will be followed by discussion and an open Q&A.

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Industrial DisEase Toys LLC

idetoys2015We offer a full range of sensation, impact and violet wand toys, as well as steampunk canes, accessories and clothing. Come check out our sensation paws and infinite twists great for making you the most popular person at any play party. We manufacture our toys for the best possible effect and you have to try it to believe it.


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Intentional Negotiation: Getting What You Want

Want to have more success in your scenes? Negotiation creates the scenes that touch our deepest selves and leave us breathless. We make negotiation easier and give you a new, hot, easy alternative to endless lists. Longtime kinksters and those new to the scene will master simple yet powerful skills to use right away.

Hot & Easy Negotiation will help you get what you most want in your scenes: greater intimacy, pleasure, and more intense experiences for everyone!

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Kinky Candlelighting

A table set for Shabbat with challah bread, candlesticks and wine. Black background, complete view.
Sponsored by Kinky Jews Philadelphia, 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.
All are welcome!

Your friendly neighborhood science guy, Feivel always has hugs to give and probably something to blow up. Join us as always, for science, liquid nitrogen ice cream, and safe cuddle space. Join us in the pool for lasers. Join us Friday night for CandleLighting and Wax-Play. But mostly, just come and be happy. That’s what makes a Feivel purr.

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Kinky Geeks of Color (White Allies and Non Geeky Allies Welcomed)

brave_danceI want to tackle race in America, in the scene, our geeky interests and whatever else we are comfortable talking about. We’re not going to answer all the questions in the world but starting a dialogue with each other and reminding people its okay to discuss race is so necessary. It’s present, so we shouldn’t ignore it. White/Non People of Color (POC) as well as not as geeky allies are welcomed to join. I hope we laugh, get upset and continue this dialogue outside of the event.

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Kinky Science Theater 3000

kst3kDo you love RiffTrax? Or Cinematic Titanic? Well, we couldn’t get those guys. But we could afford an off-brand MST3K knock-off: Kinky Science Theater 3000.

Returning to GKE Classic after being exclusive to GKE:NE for the last few years, 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.

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Kinky Spirits

kinkyspiritsKinky Spirits is a full-service adult retailer, who carries everything from the simplest of vibrators to the most extreme in fetish and kink. Can’t find something that is right for you? Feel free to give us a call so that we may assist you in your buying process. We are constantly adding new additions to our website and hope to hear from you if you have any suggestions or know of something you want but don’t see that we carry it. Keep in mind certain items are special order only and will take extra time to arrive. Kinky Spirits prides itself in doing what is best for the customer.

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Liquid Nitrogen Play

What is -321 F and being poured on people Saturday?

If you answered “liquid nitrogen” this may be the class for you.

If you answered “holy fucking shit that can’t be safe, tell me more” this is definitely the class for you!

In this class, basic and intermediate techniques for playing with liquid nitrogen will be taught. Cryogens will be poured on people, cold strike branding will happen, things will be shattered on innocent (or not so innocent) con goers.

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Lusty Leather

LustyLeather_GKE_2016Handcrafted leather creations, come see what wonderous ways we have mated your geeky side with your love of kink! From your imagination, to our work bench, to your play room!!

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MayFaire Moon Corsets & Costumes

mayfairemoon_GKE_2016MayFaire Moon corsets and costumes aren’t quite like any other. Multiple corset lacings make them not just incredibly versatile and accommodating, but also both beautiful and unique. Silk, leather, vinyl. Elegant, gothic, or historic. Even geeky and equipped with lights and sound. For fun, for cosplay, for bridal, for reenacting– for anything. You may have seen the TARDIS corset or the Iron Man corset, but that’s only the beginning. Custom work enthusiastically encouraged.

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Meet and Beat Dinner

At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.”
W.. Somerset Maugham

(Beatings Optional, But Some Shy People Prefer Them To Meetings.  We Try To Make Both Sorts Of Folk Happy)

Available for $42.00 as an add-on when you register!

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Mental Health and Kink


Join Samantha in a roundtable discussion on some of the unspoken issues that affect our kink communities.

Depending on participants’ interests, this discussion will either provide a space to further process ways to address abuse within our community, or tackle the very real issues of understanding and coping with mental health issues within the context of kink.

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Mr. Malaprop Design

2015 malaprop

Mr. Malaprop Design produces a variety of unique impact toys made from select domestic and exotic hardwoods. All of the work is brought to a distinctively high finish with tung oil, wax, and elbow grease.

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Music & Kink

sonyaThis is an interactive workshop with three parts:

1. The brain science of music: a brief survey of the psychology/neurology of sound and how it shapes our experiences.

2. “Roundtable” discussion: an exchange of stories and thoughts about how music affects us in and outside of play.

3. Tips and tricks: practical advice and techniques for incorporating music into play — including playlisting for BDSM, “dancing” with your partner during play while still using toys (and bodies) responsibly, and creatively incorporating rhythm into impact play. Finally, I give a demonstration of my own technique of combining singing with knifeplay.

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My Little Pony Meet Up

brave_dancePONIES! Because…PONIES! We welcome all to the herd, no matter what generation of ponies you love. Let’s meet and talk about our love for Friendship is Magic or whatever series or movie moments you love and hold dear.

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Negotiating like a Dungeon Master/Mistress

D&D isn’t just about what your characters do together: it’s about creating a rich fantasy world where you can express a side of yourself you don’t always release. Kink is the same way! Negotiating Like a Dungeon Master/Mistress is an interactive workshop that uses roleplay to creatively explore your and your partner’s fantasies. (No partner needed to participate!)

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Newbie Stomp

The Serenity Space opens up as con opens, and provides space for newbies, and people who are looking for connection and answers. Whether you’re new to GKE or even conventions in general, we’re here to help you dip your toes in the water and discuss any questions that may be asked and have some fun. Designed around getting people acclimated, giving people a place to find new friends, and really feel that they are a part of our community.

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Orchid And Serpent Stores

orchidserpentOrchid And Serpent Stores is your One-Stop-Sex-Shop. We carry stainless steel and leather collars and restraints, chastity and CBT gear, glass dildos, electroplay toys, floggers, paddles, tails, and all the little extras you may desire.

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What it is Ownership, why do some seek or crave it, and what does it imply? In the BDSM lifestyle, D/s relationships often work towards developing a sense of ownership for a variety of reasons important to the dominant and submissive. This session will explore the concept of ownership as well as the emotional draw and consequences of fostering a sense of ownership emotionally, spiritually, and physically.
Key points include: 
• Introduction and definitions – Variations of ownership and its lure
• Owner and owned – Establish clarity of role, priority and purpose
• Investment – Giving ourselves to something strongly, to nurture & give it purpose
• Implications – Exploring emotions such as duty, belonging, pride, stability, safety, need, etc
• Consequences – Other outcomes we can create, such as neediness, perfectionism, and contradictions
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PD Kilts

pdkiltsPD Kilts offers modern men and women utility style kilts with cargo style pockets manufactured with 50/50 cotton poly material and in leather.

All PD Kilts are constructed with the finest material available by craftsman with over 100 years of experience in making kilts. PD Kilts offers large kilt sizes, worldwide shipping and a 100 percent money back guarantee* as well as a customer appreciation program that offers our customers free kilts

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Playing God: Creating a Fictional World and its Bible

Maybe you’ve written one book and now the publisher wants sequels. Or, perhaps you’ve done short stories and essays and flash fiction and now you’re ready to make your own literary land, whether it looks very much like our own or with fantastic elements thrown in. Either way, you’ll be making up a lot of stuff – from physical character, place and object descriptions to homes, businesses, hang-outs and road trips. How do you keep track of who has blonde hair and a chipped tooth, where your lovers meet and work and go to school, what time of year/day it is, who knows who and every other detail that will return to make you look silly when you contradict it later? You make yourself a bible, a codex, a wiki – some way of recording all the information, huge and vital to little and persnickety. Learn how to organize your fantasy world with examples of character sheets, timelines and lists of important things to know when planning a story with arcs, mysteries and all the good elements that keep readers coming back for more.

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Power Exchange through Ballroom Dance

Experience communication and power exchange at a totally different level while you pick up new moves to show off on the dance floor. The roles of leader and follower are both of equal importance in a successful partnership, but the responsibilities of each are very different. Whether you think you have 2 left feet or are ready to appear on “Dancing With the Stars”, you will have fun exploring relationship dynamics through this non-traditional approach. Partners helpful, but not required.

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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?”

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Riptide Publishing

riptideWelcome to Riptide Publishing, a boutique publisher of some of the finest LGBTQ fiction available today. Riptide fills a critical niche in the market: top-quality books with LGBTQ leads that satisfy readers’ desires for rich, plotty, well-edited stories they’ll want to read again and again.

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The Sacred Touch Experience

Giving and receiving touch and meeting new people can be an exciting but sometimes scary experience! We’re going to do both in a delicious, deep, and easy way that integrates our honored sacred selves with our hot sexual selves. What a great way to meet new people!

Imagine an inner circle of people surrounded by an outer circle, one moving around the other, building connection in safe space, being guided into deeper and deeper touch, wrapping the sacred and the erotic around each other. The “receiving” circle will be blindfolded, and the “giving” circle’s touch will be guided through heart connection to deliciously-hot full-body sensations.

You’ll leave feeling great and with new friends!

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Sensory Self-Soothing, Solo or Partnered: Getting Your Needs Met Before & After Play

It is a common assumption in kink that aftercare is that thing the Top does with the Bottom when the scene is done. But responsible play means going into a scene with your self-care strategies already in place. This workshop will deconstruct what (& who) aftercare is really for, how (& when) to make it happen, & different approaches to getting your needs met, from your play partner, another partner, or yourself. Come prepared to touch, taste, and explore other senses while exploring your own individual self care/aftercare needs.

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Serenity Space Blanket Fort

Come one, come all…and bring you favorite blanket or sheet from home to add to our pop up Blanket Fort lounge! Help build the soft structural goodness, or just hang out for a bit in the colorful tapestry. Or both! Help us build a bright community into the night ready for cuddling, talking, card games, or whatever other low key, relaxing activities.

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Sex Ed. A Go Go

dirtylolaOne part sex Q & A and one part Go-Go revue, Sex Ed. A-Go-Go is a live stage show based in NYC. Hosted by it’s creator, Dirty Lola, and featuring The Pussy Posse, Sex Ed. A Go-Go seeks to inspire your libido and open your mind to a world of sexual possibilities, one question at a time.
Lola and the Pussy Posse take the stage to openly and honestly answer your anonymous questions about sex, sexuality and relationships in a fun and entertaining way. In between the sex talk we showcase some of NY’s hottest go-go and burlesque performers doing their thing.

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Shy People’s Party

A place for those of you who are less than thrilled by the idea of adventurously meeting new people! Or even people who just want to rub elbows with new faces in a warm, easy-going environment. We invite anyone who wants to meet other shy, like-minded geeks and make friends for the rest of GKE 🙂

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Softscritches Nerdy Daycare

Our most adorable programming will be back at the GKE this year for more fun with Littles and this year we have a special time set aside for Middles, too! There will be blanket forts, arts and crafts, cool science (SCIENCE!), fun and games, and – of course – storytime! The Daycare will be run by your favorite pink-haired muppet, who has a bag full of experiments, glitter, and goop for you to play with.

Daycare is located inBoardroom C, at start of Vendor Hallway, closest to the Lobby.  Some Daycare activities will happen in other locations. Be sure to check the schedule at

  • Birthday party for All/Snacktime
  • Blanket Fort
  • Calming Jars
  • Dress Up!
  • Egg Drop (Physics for Littles)
  • Littles Swim Party
  • Middle’s Dance party!
  • Snacktime
  • Storytime and Cuddles
  • Dark Daycare with Simone B. (a space for evil littles and bullies to “socialize” with their more masochistic little friends.)
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Strip Twister

twisterBack by popular demand! Naked and semi-naked people wrapped around each other like delicious, delicious forbidden pretzels. The Game of Right Hand Blue, Left Foot Red just got a kinky makeover. Start clothed, end naked. Tons of fun for everyone.

Hosted by Dreamsleeper – just a guy, looking to bring some fun and interesting excitement.

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Submissive Self Safety

So. You’re a bottom, sub, or slave. Chances are that in your fantasies you are whipped, bound, or tortured, as well as cared for, protected, or owned. In our ideal BDSM world, boundaries are always respected and no one ever gets unintentionally hurt or injured.

But as you probably know, whether from experience or just from common sense, fantasy and reality diverge. Tops forget your safeword. Doms fail to pick up your cues. Things you thought you were okay with… very suddenly you’re not. And there are even some very real predators out there, but things can go awry even with someone you know and trust.

What do you do? Tough it out and then vent about it on your blog the next day? Or take responsibility for your own well-being?

Is it even possible for someone in subspace to take that initiative? Can you learn to? And will you be doing your top a disservice or a great service by doing so?

Ultimately only you can be responsible for your physical and mental health, and ultimately you will be the one to deal with what scars you may be left with if something goes wrong. How do you keep from deepening the scars with self-blame or turning your relationship with your top toxic because you blame them? What’s the difference between responsibility and blame?

Bring your minds and hearts to the table and we’ll discuss this deeply personal but highly necessary issue.

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Taking their Breath Away: Hypnotic Breath Play – Use the Force

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

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Three is a Charm: Open Relationships and Polyamory for Beginners

friskyfairyIf monogamy is not your default setting, and you’re unsure of how to proceed, start here with this workshop on opening up your relationships. Ideal for people who are curious about non-monogamy or someone who is starting, but not sure how to move forward, this workshop will satisfy all your questions. From online dating, to STI concerns and everything in between, join The Frisky Fairy as she helps you advocate for the relationship configurations you want and deserve!


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Thursday Night Geek Munch

This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive.
-Alice Waters

“A munch (derived from “burger munch”) is a casual social gathering for people involved in or interested in BDSM. Munches often take place at a restaurant, bar, or coffee shop; the organizer usually reserving a large table, a back area, or a private room. People are free to arrive and leave within the specified hours. The primary purpose is socializing, although some munches also have announcements or demonstrations from local organizations or individuals.”

“We know all that!  Where’s the food?”
-Anonymous attendee

Come socialize with the other people who, for some reason, decided to arrive at GKE a day early!  Meet new friends!  Or, hey, make mortal enemies if that’s your gig.  Come and have fun with us!

The Radisson has asked us to try to have a $5 per person minimum, as they’ll be keeping the restaurant open a bit later than usual for us.

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Trans*Figure Drawing

Need to get those creative juices flowing? Come express yourself through art!

We will be instructing a full course on the art of nude model figure drawing. Poses will range from 2 to 20 minutes long, with several different models in rotation to choose from.

All of our models are trans*spectrum identified individuals, with a diverse range of body types and expressions. We will be working in charcoal, with all supplies provided.

This class is 100% beginner-friendly, so even if you have never drawn in your life, you are welcome to join!

Please note: There is a $5 materials fee. Tipping the models for their time is permitted.

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Transformation and Hypnosis (I’m a Fairy Goddam Princess and So Can You!)

art credit: Sangii

art credit: Sangii

“3..2..1 aand you’re a dragon.”
While it might not be that simple, hypnosis can be used for all sorts of fantastical forms of transformation play. Whether it’s making your partner feel like they really do have that extra set of ears and a tail, or making them feel like some terrifying thing from another world, hypnotic trance can help make it happen. Join D-Artagnan and Mailody in testing the limits of hypnotic transformation with a healthy dose of body shock horror a la The Fly, in a safe and interactive environment.

While this is an intermediate to advanced level class, beginners are always welcome.

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Untamed Undies

undiesUntamed Undies creates gender non-specific geeky and feminist undies and pasties for all sorts of folks. Every design comes in a variety of cuts that fall all along the traditional spectrum for gender expression.

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