Black BEAT 2014: A Call for Presenters

18 11 2013


Black BEAT 2014

August 14-17- Maryland

A Call for Presenters

A. Black BEAT’s educational program provides opportunities for learning through watching, listening, practicing and sharing our knowledge and experience! We are currently seeking a limited number of presenters for

·Beginner, intermediate and advanced topics (i.e., extreme edge play, spiritual classes and everything in between).

·Hands on and interactive classes (i.e., flogging, knife play, bondage are also of special interest, although we are open to all topics submitted).

B. BB’s goal is always to provide educational variety that is beneficial to our community.We want something for every style of learner and are looking for Presenters to make this year’s program the most varied ever!

C. To submit your proposal:

1. Prepare a bio of no longer than 1 page consisting of some background about you as a member of the community, your vanilla and lifestyle interests, any awards or previous presentation opportunities, and any additional information you think may draw people to your class.

2. Send a photo of your representation. We understand that for some may not want their face published on the internet. Provide a picture or a picture/avatar that we can use for you.

3. Prepare summaries of no more than 1 page each for a maximum of 3 classes. This is your chance to show off what you know. What can they expect from your class? Who should attend your class? Why should they attend? How long have you been doing this class? Where else have you presented it? Be sure to include if you require a volunteer to assist you or any audio/visual support. Please be prepared to teach ALL of the classes you submit. If you submit 3, you may be asked to present 3.

4. Presenters will be chosen based on a combination of the completeness of the proposal, classes offered, experience of the presenter, and support requirements.

D. Please submit your application by December 8, 2013. Those accepted to present will be notified by December 20, 2013.

Please Apply Here:

BlackB.E.A.T. 2013 Canceled

17 02 2013


Sad news folks. I received word yesterday that BlackB.E.A.T. won’t be happening this year. While the details as to why the event was canceled, they did say that they were looking for volunteers to run the event in 2014.  You can read more about it here. As avid readers of my blog already know, I have attended many of these events over the last decade and have served as the director of security for them for a number of occasions. I do hope that they are able to find someone to take over for them, or to assist them in bringing back the conference.

That said, a few individuals are wanting to meet at the same weekend. I like the idea, and if I can get away, I might just join them.  You can find out more on FetLife.



BlackBEAT 2012

16 05 2012

Well folks, it is getting close to that time again. Time for my favorite convention. BlackBEAT 2012 is coming this August (16-19). I will be there again this year as the Director of Security (mainly that involves a bunch or running around with my iPad and saying “Can I see your badge?”). This year is the 10th anniversary of the conference, so it should be extra special.

It is an amazing event that I cannot say enough about. I recommend that you check it out.

And don’t forget to say “Howdy” if you see me!


North Carolina Leather History Conference

18 10 2011

A long time ago I taught history (a long time is about 2 decades btw). So, I am always interested in what we can learn from our past. See where we came from. Where we are headed.

That is why I am spending this weekend at the first ever North Carolina Leather History Conference. I am looking forward to it. I can’t begin to do it justice, but aside from spending time with old friends, making new friends, and enjoying my slave at our first conference since she moved here (really our first BDSM “Event” since the move too), I plan on spending a great deal of time in the Carter/Johnson Library. It is a tremendous lifestyle reference. A collection second to none.

Go. Just go to it if you can.


BlackBeat 2010 is Back

12 02 2010

I wish I could make it to BlackBeat this year. It is really where my heart is. Still it looks to be fabulous even without me being there. If you can go, I would really suggest that you make the effort.
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Sad News about BlackBEAT Conference

22 06 2009

There is some sad news about BlackBEAT this year.

Changes for Black BEAT 09!

Unfortunately, we couldn’t BEAT the economy, even though we had high hopes. Record low registration did not afford us the opportunity to produce the annual conference in a manner befitting to our family. Thus, we must inform you that Black BEAT 09’s 3 day conference has been modified to a one day event. We apologize for this inconvenience, as we know that many of you are using your vacation hours to join us. Please continue to read for refund and other information.

HOWEVER….. . the BEAT goes ON!

In revamping, we’ve planned a special one day 10 hour event, “SURVIVOR’S SATURDAY”, to gather as family and to maintain our BB spirit and momentum. The Caribbean theme survives…we’ re stranded on an island (with a dungeon), so bring your survival gear (toy bags) also!

Our 10 hour marathon will include catered dinner, beverages and munchies, along with several exciting workshops! Presentations will be announced soon, so stay put and tuned in! The dungeon atmosphere, Dom/sub auction, food and play at The Crucible awaits. Street parking is available. Our local vendors will also be there!

If you’d like to stay overnight, a block of only 20 rooms have been reserved at a DC Hotel with affordable rates and minutes from the Crucible . The DC Hotel offers a rate of $89.00 single double per night plus tax and a rate of $109.00 triple quad per night plus tax. Tax is 14.5% in Washington . They offer an all you can eat Full American Breakfast Buffet for $17.00 per person inclusive. Rollaways are available at $20.00 per night per room per night. Microwaves and small refrigerators are available as well at $20.00 each per day.

AND….A *Complimentary Drop off* Shuttle will take you to downtown locations!

If planning to attend, we will forward you the information to secure your room.
so please join us:

Black BEAT’s 10 hour “Survival Saturday” event!
When: Saturday August 15th, 2009
Where: The Crucible
Time: 4 PM – 2 AM
Cost for Survivors Saturday is $50.

[Payments for Black BEAT’s Survivor’s Saturday are payable via PayPal] (send to: blackbeatinc[at]

Or, mail your money order to:

Black BEAT Inc.
PO Box 67351
Baltimore, Maryland 21215

or you may also pay at the Black BEAT Headquarters Munch on June 27th

…And the BEAT goes ON – Just like our Love – Everlasting!

This change means I can no longer attend.  Sigh.


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