KinkFest 2020 Presenter Application

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The Portland Leather Alliance is actively seeking educators for KinkFest 2020, the Pacific Northwest's premier BDSM event. With over 50 slots to fill, we need your application! Click here for more information.

2019 Educational Presenters

Unfortunately things happen and as such all workshops are subject to change without advance notice.

Coming soon!


Akuaku

Akuaku has lived in Japan since 2004. He discovered rope on the Tokyo underground in 2006 and in 2008 began to study under Hajime Kinoko in Tokyo. Since 2012 he has presented workshops and performed across the world including Paris, Shanghai, Vancouver, Taipei and Athens. Akuaku focuses on erotic/sensual/connective rope in private play and story-based rope in performances.

Amanda Wildefyre

http://www.amandawildefyre.com   https://fetlife.com/users/34957

Mistress Amanda Wildefyre is a professional dominant (1991-present) specializing in bondage, cross-dressing and clinic scenes. She is known for her creativity, elaborate sessions, and comprehensive equipment collection. She has recently begun offering month-long internships at the Wildefyre Academy of Professional Dominance (WAPD).

Anoxia

Anoxia is a switch and sadist who enjoys tying as a form of expression, connection, and spirituality. They teach with Full Circle Kink, are a frequent contributor to Seattle’s growing femme-led rope community spaces, and are an obsessive student that loves to deconstruct and synthesize knowledge from an abundance of sources. In their rope practice they emphasize bottoming education and explore the psychological effects of bondage and pain.

Ash McGregor

http://www.consent.academy   https://fetlife.com/users/7665454

Ash is a volunteer for the Consent Academy, expressing her passion for healthy relationships and boundary skills with every teaching opportunity. She is working towards becoming an AASECT-certified sex educator as a student at the Institute for Sexual Education and Enlightenment. She is interested in exploring ways to promote racial equity in the kink scene, the capacity for healing through D/S dynamics and play, and the unique consent negotiation skills developed during kinky play.

BusDriver

BusDriver and Pink are a married Leather M/s couple and the 2011 Northwest Master/slave titleholders with over 25 years combined experience in kink as public players in the BDSM community and performing arts. Together they present workshops from both Top and bottom perspectives with a pro-consent, sustainable, and healthy BDSM agenda. In addition to teaching and performing at many public BDSM engagements and community events, they have presented popular workshops and panels at several venues including Indigeo, Shibaricon, NWLC, Folsom Fringe, SELF, Dark Odyssey, Westcoast Bound, and Winter Wickedness.

Conroy

Conroy is a gentleman who believes respect, consistency and self reliance are the keys to a strong and successful relationship. Although his partner, ShesANatural is a business owner, they live in a 24/7 total authority transfer relationship. While Conroy has final authority, he sees her as a valuable and powerful partner.

Conroy and ShesANatural have enjoyed sharing and teaching with many organizations such as NARIX (North American Rope Innovation Exchange), Summer Spank, ROPECRAFT and Snowbound.

d20domme

http://www.mundanetoms.com   https://fetlife.com/users/196900

d20domme is unapologetically kinky. She is known as a pint-height, poly-ish, plus-size, POC, 24/7 Femdom who knows what she wants and will use her craft in mindfuckery and persuasive viper tongue to get it. Ever evolving, she often equates her 10+ year journey into kink as 'falling down the rabbit hole’ and constantly enjoys teaching and being taught new things among kinksters. Her current fascinations are CBT, mummification, chastity, energy play, sissy training, and extreme erotic asphyxiation.

She's made the transition from Mundane to Mistress and wants to share that ongoing experience. Her hope is to show BDSM in a different light for those who are curious or confused about the lifestyle. Her main kink is normalizing kinky lifestyles across the board and thus she can often be found writing on her blog, chatting away on podcasts, teaching classes, demos, or presenting locally in Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, New York, and sometimes across the pond in Europe.

Danarama

Bringing 24 years of experience as a lifestyle Dom, performer, and BDSM educator, Danarama has been the full-time Director of KinkUniversity.com, is one of the Two Knotty Boys rope bondage instruction duo (est. 1999), co-author of two best-selling rope bondage books, and creator of dozens of free bondage tutorials on video. In his free time, he continues to teach his own lighthearted-yet-engaging workshops, bringing his intensely creative BDSM style to bear. A frequent rope bondage rigger for numerous fetish productions and photographers, Dan has co-directed and performed as a Dominant for numerous websites including Kink.com and SexuallyBroken.com.

Diane Pink

http://www.amandawildefyre.com   https://fetlife.com/users/34957

Diane Pink often assists Amanda Wildefyre in her BDSM workshops worldwide. Her first such adventure was at 1994's Living in Leather IV in Toronto, at Mistress' Male Genitorture and Bondage Specialties workshops.

Embers

http://www.pantherprowls.com   https://fetlife.com/users/8014

PantherProwLs and Embers (aka PanthersPrey) are a 24/7 M/s poly/open couple living in the San Francisco Bay area. Together since 2001, they have been active playing, Dungeon Monitoring, volunteering, and teaching for groups and events including Society of Janus, SMOdyssey, Threshold (LA), Dungeon Monitors Association, SFCitadel, Lair de Sade, Black Rose, Leather Leadership Conference, NLA-OKC’s Tribal Fire, PLA's KinkFest, DomConLA, TESFest, NorthWest Leather Celebration, StL3's Spanksgiving, Beyond Vanilla, Sin in the City, Rome BDSM Con, and Leather & Leis among others, on a variety of S&M skillsets and Ds/Ms topics.

They also make leather products for the BDSM community, which they market through His company, PantherProwLs Enterprises.

Gretchen Leigh

Gretchen Leigh is an educator, personal trainer, athlete, model, advocate, and performer, dedicated to helping people find the confluence of physical, mental, and sexual health. Though she has made a name for herself in the sex ed world with classes like "Ass Like That" and "Fellatio 2.0," she maintains a passion for health education, and is currently the go-to resource for many on sex after cancer, pelvic floor health, and more. You can regularly find Gretchen slinging sex toys at She Bop, lifting heavy things in a singlet, or talking about feminism to strangers (with permission, of course).

Jonn Ireland

Jonn Ireland lives in Seattle and has been involved in the BDSM community for twenty years. Erotic connection through impact play is his specialty and he has been conducting workshops for fifteen years. His main focus is teaching people to master the specific awareness and technique required to do a HOT and SAFE whip scene and why to use specific whip strikes at different points in ones scenes. He also loves sharing the seduction of an intimate connection and potentially bringing someone to climax through spanking and Tantric techniques.

These are just a few of places Jonn has presented workshops: KINKFEST, CSPC, PARADISE, Metro Vancouver Kink, Edmond O Society, Beat Me in Saint Louis, Winter Wickedness, Madtown Kinkfest, Brimstone, Folsom Fringe, GWNN Austin TX, Costa Rica.

Juniper

Juniper (Juni) is a bratty switch that is passionate about the power of play. Innovative, arch, and curious, they are often found self-suspending and bottoming to sadists with cheery laughs. They enjoy exploring the meditative dance of rope and teaching content that empowers bottoms to own their play.

Latex Jay

Latex Jay has been active in the kink world for decades and traveled much of the world. He is active in development and collaboration for world leading latex manufacturing houses and icons of the latex world and held latex demos and classes at Houston Latex and Portland Latex.

Leftenant Fox

Fox is a PolyQueer, sadistic switch of a Fox and proud house member of The Menagerie and has been in the community since 2014. She enjoys pet play, rope, trampling and flogging. She is in a deeply loving Power Exchange with her Lord Ender and Lover Hillarie. Fox has led a vagabond life in which curiosity and connection are the driving forces in her journey. Combining over 13 years of martial, spiritual, anatomical, and bodywork teaching experience creates safe classes and environments that engage and spark the fires of discovery in attendees.

Leland Carina

http://lelandcarina.net   https://fetlife.com/users/58442

Leland Carina is an artist, writer, activist, and model. She is Ms Oregon State Leather 2018 and co-Editor in Chief of Leatherati.com. She identifies as a Queer, polyamorous, hard femme switch. She’s a girl, Sir, and Daddy all wrapped into one. She is a member of Bad Girls PDX.

Leland came into leather about a decade ago with the help of experienced leatherdykes in San Francisco, California. She is currently writing a memoir that centers on that time.

She was honored to be a Leather Marshal for the 2012 San Francisco Pride Parade. She was also given the honor of being Woman of the Year for both the Bay Area Leather Alliance and Portland’s Rose and Thorn Awards.

Luckypuppy

http://www.mundanetoms.com   https://fetlife.com/users/196900

Luckypuppy is a pint sized, cheeky Englishman, who is in service to and likes to test his physical and mental limits with his wife and Mistress, d20domme. He is a fiercely loyal, strong-willed and (mostly) obedient submissive with interests tied to FLR, sissification, erotic hypnosis, CBT and breath play. He has few hard limits aside from referring to football as soccer and has spoken on podcasts with his Mistress, helped host inclusive munches, and still considers himself one of the best demo dummies in the Washington, DC area and across the pond! He has pledged his life to serve his true love (no not Arsenal) in any way she sees fit and strives to better himself each day as her selfless servant.

Mia Fine

http://www.consent.academy   https://fetlife.com/users/7665454

Mia is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Seattle. She holds a Master's degree with a specialization in Medical Family Therapy. She is a sex therapist, specializing in all issues relating to sexuality, intimacy, and relationships. Mia is a Certified Integrated Intimacy Provider, board member, and Chief Training Officer for the Northwest Institute of Intimacy. She volunteers for the Consent Academy advocating for consent from the individual level to the systemic. As a member of and advocate for the kink and sex positive community, Mia values openness and curiosity.

Mollena Lee Williams-Haas

http://www.thePervertedNegress.com

Submissive, Slave, Storyteller, Sober (since March 14th 2007) and an Award-Winning Executive Pervert. Owned and collared by world-renowned contemporary composer Georg Friedrich Haas since December 2013 and his wife since September 2015, she serves as his beloved slave, submissive, wife, servant and Muse. February 2016 saw a groundbreaking piece about their relationship featured in the New York Times. In spring 2018, the groundbreaking documentary "The Artist & The Pervert" hit the world stage and is currently making the rounds internationally.

Her opinions on issues of kink, Leather and BDSM are frequently sought after by news and information sources such as The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Newsweek, Essence, and Ebony, among other publications. She has been consciously involved on BDSM since 1993 and an active presenter and writer on the subject since 1998.

Najalaise

http://najalaise.com   https://fetlife.com/users/35119

Najalaise is maniacal but decent. Even before joining the organized BDSM community in 2005, they were exploring kink and introducing others to figging, play piercing, sounding, fisting, and other delightful pastimes. More recently, Naj has had the pleasure of presenting for Dark Odyssey: Surrender in San Francisco, Twisted Tryst in Indiana, Leather Reign in Seattle, Helsingin Akateemiset Kinkyt in Finland, FapCon in Calgary, and more. Naj strives to use their perspective as a nonbinary queer switch to flavor education which is inclusive, nuanced, and creative.

Nikki2Love

Nikki2Love has been focused on the development of latex fashion over the past four years and the building a couture line of latex clothing. Nikki2Love has been active in latex vactower tastings at Kinkfest and Fifty Shades of Shut the Fuck Up in Portland.

PantherProwLs

http://www.pantherprowls.com   https://fetlife.com/users/5959

PantherProwLs and Embers (aka PanthersPrey) are a 24/7 M/s poly/open couple living in the San Francisco Bay area. Together since 2001, they have been active playing, Dungeon Monitoring, volunteering, and teaching for groups and events including Society of Janus, SMOdyssey, Threshold (LA), Dungeon Monitors Association, SFCitadel, Lair de Sade, Black Rose, Leather Leadership Conference, NLA-OKC’s Tribal Fire, PLA's KinkFest, DomConLA, TESFest, NorthWest Leather Celebration, StL3's Spanksgiving, Beyond Vanilla, Sin in the City, Rome BDSM Con, and Leather & Leis among others, on a variety of S&M skillsets and Ds/Ms topics.

They also make leather products for the BDSM community, which they market through His company, PantherProwLs Enterprises.

Pink

BusDriver and Pink are a married Leather M/s couple and the 2011 Northwest Master/slave titleholders with over 25 years combined experience in kink as public players in the BDSM community and performing arts. Together they present workshops from both Top and bottom perspectives with a pro-consent, sustainable, and healthy BDSM agenda. In addition to teaching and performing at many public BDSM engagements and community events, they have presented popular workshops and panels at several venues including Indigeo, Shibaricon, NWLC, Folsom Fringe, SELF, Dark Odyssey, Westcoast Bound, and Winter Wickedness.

Rain DeGrey

http://Raindegrey.com   https://fetlife.com/users/57725

Rain DeGrey is an international educator, writer, presenter, podcaster, and performer that has been writing articles and teaching classes, focusing on kink, relationships, and sex education, since 2009. After getting her start as a fetish model, Pro Domme, and competitive wrestler, she was motivated to branch out into education, something she is extremely passionate about. Demystifying sexuality and presenting in a clear humorous way are trademarks of her teaching style. She believes strongly in making sex education fun and engaging.

She has taught on a wide variety of topics at numerous venues including Harvard University, Northwestern University, Kink.com, The Citadel, Dark Odyssey, Folsom Street Fair, KinkAcadamy, Thunder in the Mountains, and Boundcon in Germany.

Raven Darknights

http://www.ravendarknights.com   https://fetlife.com/users/469097

Raven is the 2018 Mx International Olympus Leather Title holder and anything sharp and shiny piques their interest. As the gateway to sensuality, brilliant minds are especially compelling. Believing that what one thinks affects what one feels and what one does, Raven has explored the intricacies of flirtation and seduction as well as chivalry and gallantry. These two seemingly disparate avenues led to discovering the power of intention and focus. Raven makes it easy to learn the keys to attaining both quickly and consistently.

Of course, razors and blades are sharp and shiny as well. Beginning 15 years ago with the acquisition of a vintage 1960 Gillette Fat Boy adjustable double edge razor, a fascination has blossomed into an extensive cut-throat razor collection along with the skills in their care and use. Raven’s passion for the alchemy of heat, steel, water, stone and flesh turns a simple daily routine into a ritualized spiritual journey not to be missed.

Redrobin

https://alternativesexuality.ca   https://fetlife.com/users/759251

Queer. Kinkster. Nerd. Slut. Educator. Activist. Redrobin is an international sex educator, writer, and sex and relationship coach from Vancouver, Canada. She has a background in nursing and experience working within the sex and adult industry as a stripper, Pro Domme, Vice President of MVK, and creator of the queer and trans event The Rainbow Connection. Her background has fueled her passion for the human body and mind. She wants to be a part of normalizing sexuality, and help others discover and explore their sexuality without shame or judgement.

Sar Surmick

http://www.consent.academy   https://fetlife.com/users/7665454

Sar brought the Consent Academy together in 2016 as a way to advance consent education in Seattle and across the world. With over 20 years of education experience and a strong belief that consent creates a backbone for safe and productive interactions, Sar works with the Pan Eros Foundation (formally the FSPC), NCSF, Camp Ten Trees, and a variety of other organizations to promote and educate about consent. When not directing the Academy, Sar works as a Seattle based Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in Identity, a Sex-positive Educator, and as a writer.

Scout

https://nwgayforplay.com/

Scout, International Mr. Bootblack 2014, is a man with a passion for all things boots and leather-related. A founding member of the PDX Bootblacks and a self-identified sadist, Sir, Handler, and Bootblack, Scout has been building leather community for almost 20 years. Winning the first of his four bootblacking titles in 2006, Scout travels all over North America spreading his enthusiasm to others. He is Brown, Disabled, Intersex, Gay and Trans, and is committed to making the leather world accessible and welcoming to people like him. He teaches classes that include different body needs and concerns, frequently combining bodywork with his bootblacking, fusing two excellent forms of service into one specialty. Leather, boots, bondage, ball-busting, fisting, and roughhousing are the sexy tip of the iceberg with Scout. In his free time he can be found planing adventures going on road-trips, and co-producing NW Gay for Play weekend!

Shay

http://stefanosandshay.com   https://fetlife.com/users/91613

Shay is a vivacious femme switch and prominent self-suspender with over a decade of experience educating, hosting, and performing around the US and internationally, often with her partner Stefanos. Her background as a medical professional informs her passion for risk awareness education. She is based in San Francisco, where she produces BENT, the Bay Area's biggest dungeon party, and acclaimed bondage & fetish performance event Twisted Windows. She is the creator and writer of SelfSuspend.com and bondage safety site RemedialRopes.com. Shay identifies as a purveyor of perversion, pansexual polyamorist playslut, and alliteration fetishisist!

ShesANatural

ShesANatural is an owned, alpha bottom. It takes a persistently strong and exceptional person to bring her to her knees which means, in turn, she is fiercely devoted to her partner, Conroy. They incorporate long term, fluid protocols and rituals that blend seamlessly in to their every day life.

Conroy and ShesANatural have enjoyed sharing and teaching with many organizations such as NARIX (North American Rope Innovation Exchange), Bondage Expo Dallas, Greater Lakes Leather Alliance, Summer Spank, ROPECRAFT and Snowbound. ShesANatural is honored to be published in Evie Vane's book: Rope for Every Body.

Stefanos

http://stefanosandshay.com   https://fetlife.com/users/46680

Stefanos (often with his partner, Shay) is known for teaching classes that are entertaining (they've been called "better than a Vegas act") and also packed with useful and applicable information. He identifies as a purveyor of perversion, pansexual polyamorist playslut, and alliteration fetishist! He is all kink all the time, hosting or producing over 60 kink events a year in San Francisco, including Master's Den, Bondage-A-Go-Go, Twisted Windows, and Kink.com's The Upper Floor. He has performed, presented, and hosted around the country and internationally.

Stella Harris

http://www.stellaharris.net   https://fetlife.com/users/1472736

Stella Harris is such a nerd about communication that she wrote a book about it - Tongue Tied: Untangling Communication in Sex, Kink, and Relationships out now from Cleis Press. As a Certified Intimacy Educator and Sex Coach, Stella uses a variety of tools to guide and empower her clients and she teaches everything from pleasure anatomy, to communication skills, to kink and BDSM. Stella teaches at venues and conferences across the country (and Canada!) while maintaining a private practice in her adopted hometown of Portland, Oregon.

Widely quoted in the media, Stella has made guest appearances on numerous podcasts including Sex on the Brain, Strange Bedfellows, and Playboy Radio. Her writing has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Playboy, and the Willamette Week, and her fiction is included in more than a dozen anthologies.

TheCaptain

TheCaptain has been exploring, learning, and sometimes battling with kink for over 15 years. As a part of the Seattle community he absorbs whatever he can from events, partners, and peers to expand his understanding of all things deviant. He is a member of the CSPC, BSPC, Kitsap Aces, and the Edge Riders Evergreen Chapter. He enjoys regularly attending events across the Pacific Northwest and beyond. An educator in his professional life for more than a decade, _TheCaptain_ is excited to apply his skill set and experience to facilitate discussions he'd like to see better represented in the community. Personally, his kink proclivities include a broad spectrum ranging from violence in many varied forms to service, ritual, bondage and suffering. Through it all, he finds power and authority to be consistent, central themes in his life.

Thrice

Thrice has been a part of the kink community since 2016, having been exploring kinky things without realizing they were kink, and sometimes accidentally, for most of her life. An education and communication enthusiast and professional, Thrice has a deep seated love of knowledge and education, especially around sex and sexuality. She enjoys feeding her appetite through conferences, classes and interactions with others in and outside our community. She is honored to have the opportunity to occasionally share those lessons, and maybe a few opinions, in her classes. With her years of workshop development and facilitation, she brings passion, dedication, and precision to her classes, along with her insatiable curiosity and commitment to continual improvement. In her personal play, Thrice is a submissive, rope bottom, masochist, and rope Top, approximately in that order; she likes to play in deep intensity and excitement in the myriad ways those feelings can be achieved.

Tom Hill/The Carnie

Tom Hill, The_Carnie is a new to the Seattle, WA art community (originally from Chicago, IL). In 2004, he received his BA in Art, Communication and Theater. Even though Tom has been performing on a professional level since he was a teenager, college is where he delved into performance art creations of experiential environmentally controlled happenings. Tom exploded out on the scene for his artistic hook suspension performance pieces. Tom is an experienced and licensed professional that has been working in the industry performing body piercings and body modifications since 2010. Tom has toured all over the country, lecturing on Hook Suspension and Needle Play showcasing those skills nationwide. To him, it’s not just another piercing, it is an unique and personal experience.

Tristan Taormino

http://puckerup.com   @TristanTaormino

Tristan Taormino is an award-winning author, sex educator, college lecturer, radio host, and feminist pornographer. She is the author of eight books and editor of twenty-five anthologies, including The Ultimate Guide to Kink: BDSM, Role Play and the Erotic Edge, which features chapters written by some of the best kinky educators in the country. She is the director/producer of Rough Sex, a series that explores women’s real kink and BDSM fantasies. She has been in the BDSM scene for over two decades and taught, keynoted, and emceed for over two hundred kink organizations and events around the world. She has a wide variety of kinks and loves D/s, service, spanking, sharp things, organization, and anal fisting.