I noted a few conventions coming up, and I thought I would post about them so you keep them on your radar. One I am planning on going to, the other two are pretty good too.
The first one started yesterday, and lasts through Sunday. DomCon – Atlanta, is a professional and Lifestyle domination convention. It has a interesting combination of classes for everyone and specific presentations for professionals. If you’re already in the area, a visit here could be very productive. I know a lot of my friends in Atlanta will be there. A one day pass is only $20 at the door. That is pretty reasonable in my book.
In October 2009, DomCon will be celebrating it’s 6 Year Anniversary in Atlanta, and will continue in it’s effort to bring the BDSM, Fetish and Leather Communities together to celebrate our commonality and respect our differences, to learn from each other, and to enjoy the company of each other for an unforgettable weekend.
DomCon is America’s ONLY Professional and Lifestyle Domination Convention that welcomes both Professional and Lifestyle Dominants, Switches and submissives of all genders, races and sexual orientations to meet, network and play as one Community. If you are a Top or a bottom, a Dominant, submissive or Switch, a Master, Mistress or slave, or someone who has a genuine interest in this Lifestyle… then DomCon is where you belong.
Come join the world’s Top Dominatrices, Bondage & Fetish Models, Webmasters, Fetish Photographers, Performing Artists, Educators, Leatherfolk and Lifestyle Practitioners in the arts of BDSM at DomCon Atlanta 2009
Further down the road, is the Leather Leadership Conference. For those of you not familiar with it, the LLC is:
The Leather Leadership Conference (LLC, Inc.) is an organization dedicated to strengthening the SM/Leather/Fetish community by providing the stepping stones of learning and knowledge to assist in the development of the leadership skills of community members. Our goal is to aid in the growth and success of organizations and community groups through the development of these skills by providing access to leadership information and topics. By strengthening the leaders in our community we hope to facilitate a greater sense of connection between and within community groups.
Each year they have the convention in a different host city. For 2010 (doesn’t that have a nice SciFi ring to it?) they will have the convention in Detroit. So, if you’re a leader or want to be one in the Leather community, set aside April 9-11 and find a ticket to Detroit. Right now, they are looking for presenters.
Call for Presenters for the 14th Leather Leadership Conference
The Leather Leadership Conference XIV, Great Lakes/Ontario is pleased to announce a Call For Presenters.
The Leather Leadership Conference XIV, Great Lakes/Ontario is scheduled for April 9 – 11, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan at the Metropolitan Hotel Located at the Metropolitan Detroit Airport (http://www.leatherleadership.org/loc/llc14/ ).
Those interested in presenting at LLC XIV should submit a relevant biography, a description of the class(es) they are interested in presenting, and a completed application. This should include the targeted audience and the objectives for the class. Submitting a photo that can be used on the website or in program materials is also preferred. The application can be found at http://www.leatherleadership.org/loc/llc14/pdf/presentersapplication.pdf. These should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received no later than January 15, 2010.
The theme of LLC XIV is “The Journey Continues,” and as such, the focus is on fewer introductory and novice classes and more classes designed for the more advanced audience. Bear in mind that classes should focus on leadership, community development and/or personal development as it relates to those topics.
The proposed tracks for the 14th Annual Leather Leadership Conference are:
- General Leadership and Management
- Reaching Out to Other Communities
- Preserving and Moving Ahead
General Leadership and Management would include personal development and skill improvement such as improving public speaking skills or effective marketing strategies.
Reaching Out to Other Communities would include working with various groups within the community as well as networking with non-kink-centered groups and might include law enforcement outreach or venue negotiation.
Preserving and Moving Ahead would include topics such as conflict resolution within communities, effective ways to preserve local history and peaceful co-existence with other groups in a community.
Indicate which track you feel your class falls under and how it fits within those guidelines. Please bear in mind these are simply suggestions and LLC XIV welcomes and encourages other topics that fit within the general guideline
I should really get off my butt and submit my Dom 2.0 presentation for this event. I think it would fit in well with the General Leadership and Management track.
Finally, we have the SouthEast Leather Fest (SELF). We go back to Atlanta for this one.
We’re getting ready to celebrate the 15th year of SELF (June 10-13, 2010) in! In addition to 60+ classes, join us for five contests, four play parties, three class intensives, two shows … and one hell of a time!This year, it will be a SouthEast LeatherFest unlike any before — we’re popping cherries with all sorts of delights never before seen at SELF. You’ll experience:
- Three different hands-on intensives — Sadistic Bondage with Boss Bondage, Black Out! with Riley, chris and David Hawks, and Piercing Like a Pro with Boss Bondage. (Space is limited for the intensives! A $5 fee will reserve your spot, but register early — it’s first-come, first-serve!)
- Double the dungeon parties from last year! We’re creating daytime dungeon parties for decadent fun all day long, and we’re offering men’s-only and women’s-only playspaces.
- Viola Johnson’s Leather Library
- Backroom Breakfast with two keynote speakers — Master Larry and slave barb. It won’t be like any you have seen before!
- 60+ classes
- Thursday night registration and meet and greet (don’t miss the special surprise we have in store!)
- Full day on Friday with SIG meetings
- Meal plans available
This year, we’re also introducing the Complete Social Package. In addition to all of the above, you’ll receive 7 delicious meals, including a guaranteed ticket to the Backroom Breakfast Sunday morning with our never-before-seen keynote. You’ll enjoy two mornings of a breakfast buffet that offers made-to-order omelets and waffles, fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, home-fried potatoes, bacon and sausage, and more. There will be a delicious NY-style deli lunch buffet on Friday, and a Viva Italiana lunch buffet on Saturday. Dinner buffets are just as tempting — including southern fried chicken and marinated catfish on Friday, and grilled chicken breast, sliced London broil and lasagna on Saturday — with dessert, of course! For a complete menu, visit www.seleatherfest.com/completemenu.php.
Those who choose the Complete Social Package will also be able to partake in an educational opportunity that will ONLY be open to CSP ticket holders.
Early bird prices for the SELF weekend and the Complete Social Package are only $205 — that’s all of the new kinky delights that will make up SELF’s 15th anniversary, plus seven delicious meals and an educational opportunity reserved only for those who are CSP ticket holders. Early bird prices without the CSP are $105, and include all of the dungeon parties, classes and evening events that will make SELF’s 15th anniversary the party to remember. Prices go up Dec. 31 — registration opens in November, so plan now to take advantage of early bird prices!
This year, we are proud to return to the Holiday Inn Select in Decatur — with lower hotel prices! If you reserve before Dec. 31, rooms are only $79 per night. Help us sell out the hotel and we’ll have it all to ourselves!Don’t wait — find more details at www.seleatherfest.com. Registration opens in November. Plan now to be a part of SELF’s 15th-year anniversary celebration!
I am planning on going there with my esclave. Hope to see you there!