Programming & Presenting applications for GKE 2018 are now open!

Programming & Presenting applications for GKE 2018 are now open!

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Do you want to host a panel?
Come on, come teach a class!
We’d love to have you helping out,
Let’s yell and shout,
Geeky kink shall win the day!

Sung to the melody of “Do you Want to Build a Snowman?” from Disney’s Frozen

Apologies for getting that tune stuck in your head, but we thought you might like to know that the application for programming and presentations is officially open for GKE Classic 2018! 

As we accept presentations and programming, you’ll see them published and announced on their respective pages.

You can check out the live application right over here, and please do tell your friends!

Guest of Honor: Mark Wiseman

Guest of Honor: Mark Wiseman

The Geeky Kink Event: Classic is proud to announce Guest of Honor Mark Wiseman!

Author and professional hypnotist, Mark Wiseman (Wiseguy) brings his brand of humor and fun into classes that teach anyone how to use erotic hypnosis in a way that is safe, ethical, responsible, and hot.

Click here for more information and where you can expect to see Mark Wiseman at The Geeky Kink Event!

GKE Classic Programming and Vending Applications are open!

GKE Classic Programming and Vending Applications are open!

GKE Classic is happening November 10-12, 2017 in Piscataway, NJ.

If you’d like to be a part of the event programming, or join us as a vendor – now is the time to apply!

Programming Application
This application is for presenters of all walks! We also welcome applications from performers such as burlesque troupes and sideshow/circus/fire performers, but please know that space for those is very limited. Please fill the application out as thoroughly as possible to best help us understand your needs, your skills, and what you are offering to the GKE audience in our seventh year!

The programming application closes on September 15th, 2017 EST. Applicants replying after September 15th will be automatically waitlisted. All applicants will be responded to, be it acceptance, rejection, or request for more info, by midnight on October 1st, 2017 EST.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are applying to present, please DO NOT PURCHASE REGISTRATION AS AN ATTENDEE. We cannot guarantee refunds and it creates extra work and fees to switch registration types. If you are not selected for programming (or another department), you will have the opportunity to purchase your attendee registration after all notifications are out.

Vendor Application
We will be closing Applications on July 1, 2017. Applications received after July 1 will be automatically waitlisted. We will notify all applying vendors of their status by August , 2017–if we have accepted the application, wait listed the application, or declined the application. Wait listed vendors will be contacted in case of a vendor cancellation no later than October 25, 2017.

Vending fees begin at $265 and increase depending on space.

Happiness as a survival trait

This is not going to be one of those sappy posts that tells you to respond to threats of violence and erasure with love and positivity. First, I’m not going to tell you how you should respond to the bustedness of the current situation; second, I don’t think that “positivity” is necessarily the best response; third, it would be utterly hypocritical, since one of my own most immediate responses to what happened has been to start re-learning the use of (legal, physical, nonmetaphorical) weapons.

But I am going to echo the words of radical organizer Saul Alinsky: ““Power comes out of the barrel of a gun!” is an absurd ralling cry when the other side has all the guns.”

I am not going to tell you it’s going to be okay. I am not going to tell you to calm down. I am not going to tell you I have even some of the answers. I just have a simple thing to point out:

Every day you survive is a day when you have struck back against those who want to see you disappear.

Every day you can find some happiness, some joy, some moment of pleasure is a day when you have increased your actual health through, among other things, the relief of a little bit of stress, pressure, and pain. We’re human; we store the stresses of our minds in our bodies, and the stresses of our bodies become physical injuries.

The smallest, silliest, most insignificant things, the tiniest pleasures, the most foolish joys matter very much right now. Find them. Claim them. Use them to remind yourself that joy is still real.

I’m not telling this to teach it to you; I’m saying it out loud because I need to teach it to myself. But I hope it helps remind you that it’s not only okay to seek happiness when and where you can, but an actual act of conscious resistance to do so.

I don’t know how to help with big things. But I am using this small thing for myself. I hope that it helps a few others, as well.

~Jeff Mach,

Jeff Mach Events

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