Conference 2014 Programme

(back to Conference News) (go to Saturday programme)

Sunday

 
Room 1 / Conference Room L3
Room 2 / Meeting / Board Room L2
Room 3 / Group Work Room L2
10:00 - 11:00


Registration (Reception Level 3)

11:00 - 12:30 Yoga and BDSM: be in your body, let go of your mind, be who you are Warm Up for the Weekend Internet security: law and practice
Jayne Sparkles (aka Leatherkitty) Maia, The Teaboy and friends Lizzie Dripping & Charlotte
12:30 - 13:30      
Lunchtime Conference Room and Waiting Area (L3)
 
 

13:30 - 15:00

15:00 - 15:30
Size Diversity and Accessibility in the Kink Community

Headtrips: Playing with Hoods

(The Ins and Outs of) Anal Play

Mylène St Pierre Hockney and Aon Silas Mark & Renée
     
Afternoon break Conference Room and Waiting Area (L3)
15:30 - 17:00      

The Muir Academy

Fisting all the holes; a practical handballing workshop

Leather in North America: Community, Families, Titles, oh my!

Miss Prim Mylène St Pierre

Val Langmuir

       
21:30 - 02:00
Lash for Lasses

Please note the programme is subject to change.

back to top

Yoga and BDSM: be in your body, let go of your mind, be who you are
This will be an experiential opportunity for participants to try a method of yoga that is both dynamic and powerful and yet gentle, healing and compassionate. No previous experience, no level of fitness or flexibility is required. Ideally you need to bring an intention of ‘no preconceptions' or fear of ‘not doing it right' to this practice. It will be a practical full body and mind ‘release, reclaim and recover'. There will be positive affirmations, postures, breath control, mindfulness and relaxation available to those who want to release fear and become the powerful and magnificent being that you really are.

back to top

Warmup for the Weekend
Coming from the mainstream world into the hedonistic sex and kink-positive bubble of the Conference can be a bit of a culture shock. Why not ease your way in with our warmup sessions? Introductions to new people will be mixed with games designed to get your minds into kinky gear, and activities to help define what you want from the weekend and how to go about getting it. You'll leave with a spring in your step and several new acquaintances, ready to fully enjoy the rest of the weekend.

back to top

Internet security: law and practice
In a world where you can be prosecuted for 'extreme pornography' for having an amusing Tony the Tiger animation on your computer or a photograph of yourself having fun at a fet club, you don't need to be guilty of an offence to have your reputation ruined by a wrongful prosecution. Both of these things have happened to others. This workshop is intended to make sure it doesn't happen to you! There have been a number of developments in the law in recent years, meaning that even if you don't think you use porn, the law might think otherwise. Come and find out what the law actually is, and how you can stay safe online by maximising your internet privacy through encryption and beyond. Suitable for all, from those who can barely manage Facebook to those who know their Tor onions.

back to top

Size Diversity and Accessibility in the Kink Community
Being active in the kinky community, whether on occasion or a seasoned regular player, we are all exposed to various body types and levels of comfort. Often, the types of activities we do in our communities require a fair amount of vulnerability as well as various stages of undress. What is our comfort level around different levels of ability? How do we respond to limits vis à vis people's bodies. How do we negotiate attraction? How to we manage discussing people's bodies that are seen as “other” or exotic” or “not enough” in our communities?

This workshop presents body positive notions as well as tips and tricks that will enable easier and more enthusiastic negotiation, within a context of “other” bodies.

back to top

Headtrips: Playing with Hoods
Ever wondered what it feels like to be locked in a hood, unable to see, hear or talk? Ever wanted a partner to experience this sort of sensory deprivation? Hockney and Aon Silas play regularly with a variety of different hoods and in this workshop they explore the world of leather, neoprene, lycra and even pillowcase hoods! The workshop will address issues of communication, safety and the heightened eroticism of this type of sensory deprivation. You will discover ways in which to incorporate hoods into your play whether you are into bondage, impact play, kidnap scenes, punishment play, role-play or just good old-fashioned head-fucks!

This workshop is open to beginners and experienced players and to both tops and bottoms. Please note that there will be no admittance to the workshop after it begins.

Feel free to bring along a hood if you have one, even if it's a pillowcase! Please also bring a bandana, gag, scarf, sleeping mask etc.

back to top

(The Ins and Outs of) Anal Play
I n this workshop we'll talk about the butt and the things you can do to make it a very hot and pleasurable experience to play with it. We'll talk about the psychological impact of anal play (e.g. humiliation, power and vulnerability). But also – and probably the best part – we would like to show you several possibilities and how you should perform those. We will definitely talk about stretching, pegging, fucking, fisting, enema's and buttplugs. In case you wonder: we are also planning to give you a live demonstration! Of course we will pay a lot of attention to the precautions you'll have to take to do it safe and sane. We will cover sexual transmitted diseases, the anatomy, techniques you should know about before you start and problems that might occur.

(To be sure that nobody misunderstands: it's NOT a workshop about scat!)

back to top

The Muir Academy
The Muir Academy is back! This year's fun school workshop will be in a classroom setting, with participants taking part in school uniform. Tests will be given to pupils attending the class, as will corporal punishment for the naughty. Bystanders are welcome if well behaved.

back to top

Fisting all the holes: a practical handballing workshop
This workshop aims to provide attendees with practical tips on proper fisting, anally and otherwise. Fisting is quite a unique and intimate practice, one that requires skill and savvy. After a brief anatomy lesson, Ms. St Pierre will provide attendees with an easy 4-step lesson on how to fist, pleasurably, with a demo from a willing participant. This presentation will debunk some myths around fisting and offer attendees skills and knowledge to enhance their own fisting practice.

back to top

Leather in North America: Community, Families, Titles, oh my!
After coming out as kinky in London, and being involved with the BDSM scene as both a player and a community organizer, I first visited and then moved to North America. For reasons which we will explore together, the community I found there was quite different from the one I knew in the UK. For one thing, over there it is called the Leather Community, with Leather Families, Leather Traditions, Leather Culture and Values. And, of course, there is the Leather Title System, just like Miss America, only not quite. What's all that about?

Some of the differences we see may be merely semantic, but some of the traditions, like Leather Titles, simply do not (yet?) exist in the UK. Why is the community structured so differently in North America? We'll put it into context, and we'll identify aspects of Leather Culture that span the Atlantic.

back to top