Stoopzkitty has been causing mayhem across the region for over 3 years. Make them laugh, make them weep, always be full of surprises is her motto. She is indeed a real Aqua Zumba instructor, and believes in both fitness and laughter.
Come, get some fun exercise and watch me bounce my booty for you in a safe environment. All levels welcome, and don’t worry, nobody will be making a bigger fool of themselves than me! Silly kitty!
A shy and happy introvert, Emma has been active in the kink community scene for three years but a Spanko all of her life. She lives in Delaware with her three loud dogs and two crazy cats.
Sparkdog is a lifelong spanko and equal opportunity sadist. He is a Pro-Dom in the kink world and a comedian in the vanilla one.
Do you love spanking? There are many levels of spanking enthusiasm ranging from the novice to the die-hard Spanko. Wherever your interest lies, we would like to invite all to mix and mingle, set up play dates, and just generally hang out with other lovers of spankings.
Dubious is a rigger and rope educator from the NY area.
Somerville Variations and Applications (Beginner)
The starting point for many elements of rope bondage is the basic one column tie, but which basic one column should we use? Popularized by the rigger Topologist in Somerville Massachusetts in 2009, the Somerville Bowline is a secure and attractive choice. We will discuss advantages over the other competitors and go through several different methods of tying the somerville. We’ll also teach the Slipped Somerville, Reverse Somerville, and Two-Column Somerville and talk about the uses for each. Participants should bring one rope of anywhere between six to ten meters in length.
Woven Harnesses (Beginner)
Want to restrain people but don’t like knots? No problem! Here we discuss harnesses that require little to no knots or frictions at all. We begin with a simple hip harness called the woven gunslinger, then use the variations of the same technique to tie both a more involved hip harness and an ankle tie. Participants should bring two eight to ten meter ropes.
PhotoDragon is a musician, kinkster, and educator.
Aural stimulation / Geeky Kinky Music Jam
Can sounds set you off? PhotoDragon will lead a discussion about sounds and their effects and how they can be integrated into kink play. Following the discussion, he will lead the group in an open music jam, participants are encouraged to bring their own instruments. Guitars, drums, flutes, violins, bagpipes, whatever you have, whatever you play, join in the jam. Class is open to active participants and to those who just want to listen and enjoy the talents of your fellow GKE attendees.
Hillary Laughing Coyote is what happens when a young Jersey girl moves to the Southwest desert with a wide-open head full of trickster potential. They are a combination of guide, teacher, and pot-stirrer, which together add up to shamanic practitioner. They have been speaking about spooky spirit matter to groups of interested people since 2008 and facilitating shamanic healing since 2012.
Stealing Spotlight: Tricksters in Geek Culture
Tricksters pop up everywhere in our culture, from the unmissable blockbuster sensation of Loki to the buffoonish sidekick stock character. All tricksters, fools, jesters, and clowns carry their own crazy wisdom, as un-obvious as it might seem. Come discuss your favorite tricksters (and related characters) as we geek out for an our on who they are, what their purpose is, and whether they can be categorized into the Crazy Wisdom archetypes of trickster, fool, jester, and/or clown. Archetypes borrowed gratefully from “The Essential Crazy Wisdom” by Wes “Scoop” Nisker (no relation).
SirLadyBear, also known as the happy sadist, is a queer geek of color who specializes in creative sadism and impact.
Playing with Bigger Bodies
People come in many shapes and sizes, but for some reason many people are hesitant when it comes to playing with those of us with larger bodies. This presentation focuses on different tricks and tips on the many ways play can be altered for plus size people.