Friday, August 13th

7 pm - 10 pm - Meet and Greet
Early Registration - The 2nd floor

Saturday, August 14th

8:00 am - Registration opens

9:00 am - 7:00 pm - Vendors Area Open

SabreHyde & Gunshow

Rope Top’s Toolkit 

9-10:30 - 2nd floor

It's best to have your tools with you. If you don't, you're apt to find something you didn't expect and get discouraged. ― Stephen King

When you are just getting started, putting together a rope kit can be very intimidating. What kind of rope? How much of it? What else do you need? What is this going to cost?

This class is focused on helping rope tops, and especially beginning suspension riggers, make the decisions that are right for them by providing comprehensive discussions around WHY and HOW to choose materials and tools, from the perspectives of safety, budget, aesthetics, function, longevity, convenience, and preference. Different types of ropes, carabiners, cutting implements and rings, among other tools, will be displayed and/or passed around so you can get a feel for them.  There is no “one size fits all” rope kit, and this class is the perfect way to take your game from hardware store rope to a full suspension kit: one step at a time, informed about options, and avoiding costly mistakes.

Spike72 - Rope: Road Maps vs. Compass Headings

9-10:30 - Main Level

A class that explores rope in a way that doesn't teach in a step-by-step fashion. But instead teaches in a philosophical self-exploration manner (it's not THAT "woo woo", relax)

StrangerFriend
Hammock 
Self-suspension

11-12:30 - 2nd floor

Already experienced with tying basic harnesses and uplines? Interested in self-suspension, but not sure where to start? Curious about an efficient, straightforward way to get yourself into the air? This class is for you! This face-up, Hammock-style self-suspension is a comfortable-(ish) starting point for a variety of transitions. This class will include very brief refreshers of a basic chest harness, hip harness, hangars, and uplines, and then a walk-through guide of a Hammock self-suspension.

Raiju
Rope Tyjamas
11-12:30 - Main Level

Overnight bondage is an intermediate level type of play because of the higher risk profile of long term compression. 

Ever want a bound sleepover? This is a discussion of risk profiles for overnight rope restriction, anatomy knowledge to be aware of, and some forms that Raiju has used themself as a way to fight off nightmares. Self-tyers, rope givers, and rope receivers welcome. Rope optional. This is a round table class targeted at intermediate-level rope artists, with a self-administered demonstration by Raiju aided by group suggestions. All skill levels are welcome to participate in conceptual conversation.

12:30 - 2:00 pm - LUNCH BREAK

R0pe-daddy & AuraLee
How to Tie an Agura: 201

2-3:30 - 2nd floor

Knowledge Base: Participates must be able to tie a solid single column. It is also strongly suggested that participants also have an understanding of how to tie a hojo cuff (inline cuff).

Class Level: Intermediate 

So you think you can tie an agura? This class will go over step by step instructions on how we tie an Agura and where we find it best apply the uses of an agura. 

What to Bring to Class: 4-6 hanks of rope

StrangerFriend
Minimalistic Sadistic Rope

2-3:30 - Main Level

Sadomasochism doesn't need to be complicated. Your "hurty" tool of choice should enhance the experience for you and your partner, not necessarily slow you down. This class covers various minimalistic ways to cause pain using rope as a tool, with the intention of using rope techniques that won't distract you from your sadomasochistic goals. No previous rope experience needed.

Sabrehyde & Gunshow
Departure From the Norm
4-5:30 - 2nd floor

What sets you apart can sometimes feel like a burden, and it's not. And a lot of the time it's what makes you great. -- Emma Stone

Large or heavy. Male or Transgender. Disabled. Elderly or fragile. Triggered. Stiff and inflexible. Injured. New and inexperienced. 

As a bottom who doesn’t fit the mold we see depicted so often, how can you communicate and find ways to participate in rope with a willing top? As a top who comes across these unique individuals wanting to be tied, how can you increase your skills and adaptability to make rope accessible to everyone and enjoyable for your partners?  

In many rope classes, instructors present to the most stereotyped audience to establish baseline skills, but sometimes that means teaching a single pattern or form and spending little time on variations that are inclusive of the unique individuals that gloriously break the mold.  This class is designed to present a framework and open forum for approaching challenges and customizing rope based on my experiences tying different bodies and different minds, and I will also be focusing on how unique bottoms can approach the rope world and help tops branch out. In addition, I’ll speak about tying techniques and emotional challenges (bias, assumptions, sexism) for tops who don’t fit the top mold: female, small/short, and/or lacking upper arm strength.

At the end of this class, you will be better equipped to depart from depicted rope stereotypes and tailor the rope experience from the top or the bottom viewpoint.

Traeonna - Bondage Buffet: Hogs, Frogs, Crabs and Shrimp
4-5:30 - Main Level

Hands-on workshop where participants will learn how to apply essential foundation knots, hitches, frictions, and forms to create hog, frog, crab, and shrimp ties with adaptations for limited flexibility and other concerns. An understanding of safety and foundations (reef knot, half hitch, joining rope, single column tie, double column tie) is assumed.

7:30 - 8:00 pm - Performance and Opening Remarks

8:00 pm - 1:00 am - Play Party

Sunday, August 15th

8:00 am - Registration opens

9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Vendors Area Open

R0pe-daddy & AuraLee
The Tobusuru
Hip Harness
9-10:30 - 2nd floor

Knowledge Base: Be able to tie a single column and an inline cuff. 

Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Did you know The Tobutsuru is a hip harness? We will cover how to tie this hip harness.

What to Bring to Class:2-3 hanks of rope

StrangerFriend
"Rope + Dildo = Dildosaurus Sex!"
9-10:30 - Main Level

Sex isn’t just in the hips. This creative class is not bound by conventional dildo strap-on placement. Want to tie a dildo to your boot? Chest? Anywhere you want?! What may start as quirky shenanigans can lead to pleasurable explorations of some dildo-tastic possibilities for queer sex and sex for bodies with different abilities.

Clinton

Body Mechanics and Rope

11-12:30 - 2nd floor

All Skill Levels welcome. Knowing a single/double column tie you're comfortable with is helpful.

There is a fundamental interconnectedness between martial arts, dance and other body arts as they all relate back to the basic mechanics of how we’re constructed and how we move. In this session we’ll get a taste of a number of different ways of moving ours and our partners body to create the kinds of pain and pleasure we’re looking for and how to do so safely. Bring at least two lengths of 30'. Natural fibers will be easier to work with. Singles, pairs, or polycules all welcome.

Traeonna
Tying up the Johnsons

11-12:30 - Main Level

Like the idea of binding balls, but concerned you’ll cock it up? Fear not, my kinky companions, in this hands-on workshop, participants will learn several techniques to not only bind the cock and balls, but other ways to play with the family jewels as well. Basic safety and risk awareness concerning cock and ball play will be discussed, but a general understanding of rope safety is assumed.

12:30 - 2:00 pm - LUNCH BREAK

Spike72

Self-suspension
2-3:30 - 2nd floor

A class where the students will learn how to suspend themselves without the need for a partner. Safety, preparation, methods of quick release, and exploration of the “worst case scenario” will all be discussed before a single student will be suspended

Enlightenup & Attnwhor

All the Little Things

2-3:30 - Main Level

From the finger hook to pull don’t push your rope to how to find the gap in your tie so you can synch it off easily instead of fighting with your tie there are lots of little tips and tricks we’ve all seen but don’t understand and get picked up slowly over time. Well, here they are all in one class.

3:30 pm - closing remarks