Cannon is a rope top whose style emphasizes intimacy, connection and assertive control. With nearly twenty years of experience, and teaching and performance credits throughout North America, he brings both authenticity and accessibility to audiences of all skill levels. He has presented for groups such as Shibaricon, AIS, Bound in Boston, Bondage Expo Dallas, Dark Odyssey, Ropecraft, and Kink.com. Additionally, he has performed for numerous events and productions, including the Torture Garden Toronto, Electric Forest, Detroit Dirty Show and Theatre Bizarre. Visit www.riggercannon.com to learn more.
Traeonna is a passionate and experienced educator that teaches hands-on workshops and presents on a variety of topics including kink skills (bondage, fireplay, cigar play, etc.), moving meditation, hula hoop dance, communication tools, connective practices, alternative relationship styles, and conflict management in relationships in the leather, kink, occult, flow arts, and other alternative communities.
A trainer and curriculum developer by profession, she has been teaching on one topic or another for over 18 years. She has been involved with the leather and kink communities for over two decades, holds the 2017 and 2018 title for Miss Ohio Leather, and is a member of the 2018 class for International Person of Leather.
When not teaching or creating new classes, you can find her sewing 1950s dresses, adding to her ever-growing kimono collection, hula hooping, hitting people with dinosaurs, and amusing her Bear with her antics.
She is fueled by dark chocolate, coffee, and Sir Winston snuggles. As a mononymous person, Traeonna can be found on Facebook or by typing .com after her name!
Atreyu has been an active member of the Southeast Michigan kink community going on 11 years and is a co-founder of the Michigan Happy Knots rope group, and the rebooted Shibari Night In Detroit events. He is also the Vice President of The Arcadia Collective, the non-profit that operates The Mothership venue. He has presented classes on rope around the Midwest; Arizona, and in Canada. He has performed twice for Morpheus's Bondage Extravaganza in Toronto and has also performed at Dirty Show Detroit as well as Theatre Bizarre. Atreyu practices and advocates informed enthusiastic consent and RACK principles.
A BDSM player for 20 years, Spike doesn’t play with one aspect of BDSM, he enjoys playing with all of them. A rope artist, a whip aficionado, a sub, a Daddy, a pony; he enjoys being all of them. Spike’s wry sense of humor and timing ensures a lively conversation at any event. He resides in Madison, Wisconsin with his Mistress: Mistress__Mayhem. Spike has presented at Shibaricon, Beyond Leather, Madtown Kinkfest, COPE, Twisted Tryst and ROPECRAFT Chicago. When he’s not playing with rope, Spike enjoys cracking whips, being a DJ and spinning fire.
R0pe-daddy and AuraLee33 have been presenting rope together since 2019 hosting rope jams and sharing their experience in a one sided polyamorous relationship. They are the founders and creators of rope daddy studios which provides a space for not only kink photography but a place to play with and educate about shibari.
R0pe-daddy has an extensive background in educating on HIV/ AIDS awareness and helped open project A.R.I.A for Stand up Harlem in NYC. A graduate of the school for the preforming arts and an award winning director at the short film makers festival in NYC. R0pe-daddy loves to add his theatrical flare to his rope scenes.
AuraLee33 has a background in Healthcare and has been an ace in the sleeve for this pair when researching how rope affects the body. She loves the feel of a single leg futo and will tell you that she is not a masochist.
Besides rope, R0pe-daddy has a background in the culinary arts and AuraLee33 is a foodie.
SereneX is the founder of Oblige Rope.
Our Mission at Oblige is to provide an inclusive, safe, consent focused, risk-aware environment by offering classes, events, workshops, artistic opportunities and social events related to Shibari and kink. It is a place for individuals and couples to learn, explore, recreate and connect through rope, generalized kink interest and relationship enhancement.
We are continually building an atmosphere to normalize kink and encourage like-minded people to find their own path and create their own experiences in Shibari and kink with respect and safety.
Our space and events offer a clean, stable, supportive and comfortable place for members and guests to engage in rope bondage, kink and BDSM.
We are life partners and lovers who discovered a passion for Shibari and BDSM. Both being independent entrepreneurs, we decided to collaborate with our skills and interest to create an upscale safe environment in which to learn, engage, explore, connect, and play with others. Adding in our love for art and kinky shit equaled the creation of Oblige Rope, Kink, Art Boutique.
SabreHyde (she/her) is a rope switch and teacher-organizer from Traverse City, Michigan, who enjoys travelling, metal concerts, and costuming. In January 2017, Sabre co-founded the TC Rope Jam to bring rope education and practice to the nascent rope community in Northern Lower Michigan. You can find her enthusiastically attending events across Michigan and in Chicago with her partner, Gun_Show. She believes rope should be accessible to anyone with a passion for it, and strives to have and teach a variety of options for different genders, physical limitations, body sizes and shapes, and goals. A lifelong learner, she invites you to provide candid feedback on or ask questions about any class, tie, or technique you see her use.
Gun_Show (he/him) is a rope switch who lives near Traverse City, Michigan. An exercise enthusiast, he enjoys physical activities and being out in the woods. He tries to leave his one-liners (read: dad jokes) at home, but sometimes cannot resist the urge to solicit a particularly awful groan from those nearby. For some reason unknown to anyone else, Sabre_Hyde puts up with this, and Gun_Show frequently gallivants around with his partner-in-crime, attending rope workshops, metal concerts, and medieval reenactments. He enjoys learning new ties, perfecting his technique, and the connection that exists between a rigger and riggee.
Enlightenup69 & Attnwhor69
Enlightenup-69 and Attnwhor-69 are the organizers of MI ropes as well as SMIRC, the Summer Michigan Rope Conference. They have been sharing their passion and rope adventure as kink educators since 2013.
As rope students they are best described as rope anarchists who prefer to break rope down to its fundamentals and then build back up into the different passions from patterns such as gote' to predicaments to how to incorporate rope into sex and bedroom bondage.
They have also presented on other topics including polyamory on behalf of the Michigan Board of Education and BDSM education alongside the Center for Relationship and Sexual Health.
In addition to presenting on rope attnwhor-69 is also a licensed massage therapist and teaches on the healing power of touch and both the therapeutic and kinky uses of cupping.
JJ-Handhops is a rope top who has been involved in the Michigan scene for the past 5-6 years and teaches classes locally in Detroit. The discovery of sadistic rope has been a driving force in his rope journey and is prominent in his style of play. Often used to enhance other kinks, such as wax, orgasm denial, electric, and impact play.
Coming from a medical background, he is passionate about rope safety and emphasizes clear verbal/non-verbal communication between tying partners. He has taught a variety of shibari ties, advanced rope bondage anatomy, and first aid treatment for rope injuries.