Community Space at KinkFest 2023

Talking Circle

Friday 1-1:30pm, Connector Social Area
How does your kink evolve you? Come explore this question with your KinkFest Director Violet, who also leads spiritual circles. We will cast a sacred circle and listen deeply so each person who shares feels seen.

Recovery in the Lifestyle Community Meetings

Friday 12:30-2pm, 8-10pm, D201
Saturday 12:30-2pm, 8-10pm, D201
Sunday 9-10am, 12:30-2pm, D201
Recovery in the Lifestyle is a fellowship of BDSM lifestyle people who are in recovery or would like to be. Anyone who participates in the lifestyle and participates in ANY 12 Step Recovery group is welcome to come and meet some local Recovery in the Lifestyle members.

Littles' Story Time

Friday 1-4pm Vendor Hall, Littles' Zone
Saturday 1-4pm Vendor Hall, Littles' Zone
Join Bark! for a Littles' Story Time in the Littles' Zone in the Vendor Hall. This event is for littles and their bigs - littles of all kinds welcomed, from pets to humans and all other kinds.

The Human Living Room

Friday 3:00pm - 5:00pm, Connector Social Area
Join Empress Elsewise and Mistress Dama for an hour of delightful forniphilia. Fornawhatia? Darlings, it's simply a form of bondage and sexual objectification in which a person's body is incorporated into or becomes a chair, table, cabinet, lamp, or other piece of furniture. You'll discover how any setting can become one of luxury and drama as you prop your feet up on an obedient footstool. Take a snack from the human serving tray, always at your service. Even discover how to turn a human lamp on, and off, and on, and on... We invite Tops and bottoms to bring imagination and a desire for service and relaxation! Light fare provided.

Queer Tea Party Mixer

Friday 6:00-7:30pm, Room D204
Ready to mix and mingle with other queers at KinkFest?! Come to the Queer Tea Party, and bring your favorite tea if you like. This event is for anyone who identifies as queer or LGBTQIA2SP+. After the mixer, we can head down to Opening Ceremonies together!

Dungeon Orientation

Friday 1:00-1:45pm, Room D202-203
Saturday 6:00-6:45pm, Room D202-203
Curious about the KinkFest Dungeon and how it runs? Nervous about attending your first dungeon party at a 1,600-person conference? Join DM Lead Maeve to learn about the KinkFest Dungeon, dungeon etiquette and safety basics.


Friday 9pm-12:30am, Dungeon
Saturday 9pm-12:30am, Dungeon
Sub Rosa and Mistress Viola are hosting a variety of tastings on the dungeon floor, from electricity to impact - these are 10-15 minute experiences with vetted dommes and community members. First come first serve, nightly. One tasting per attendee. Sign-ups start around 8:30pm.

Pony Meet & Greet

Saturday 12:30-2:00pm, Connector Social Area
Come hang out with other ponies, handlers, pets, and friends! This is an opportunity for ponies to come out to meet other ponies and handlers, and to show off their tack and pony selves! This event is open to any pets, handlers, littles, or folk who are curious about the petplay community, and there are no gear or experience requirements to attend and express your pony/pet heart!

Mellow Dungeon Time

Saturday 1-3pm, Dungeon
Sunday 1-3pm, Dungeon
Come enjoy the Dungeon during this quiet time, before it ramps up and gets excited and loud.

BIPOC Community Gathering

Saturday 2:00-4:00pm, Connector Social Area
This is an opportunity for Black, Indigenous and People of Color to come together and decompress from communities that often do not center their voices.

Femdom Social

Saturday 6:00-8:00pm, Courtyard Marriott Hotel Columbia Room
Mistress Viola & Natasha Strange of Sub Rosa PDX are hosting a social for FemDoms and the folks who want to meet them. Subs will be serving lovely snacks in cute outfits, there will be a sparkly photo booth, and a foot massage station for tired feet.

Cigar Social

Saturday 6:00-10:00pm, Marriott Courtyard Hotel, Riverside Verandah
Come enjoy cigars with other KinkFest patrons and enjoy the fresh air after a day full of classes. Drinks and food are at the Hotel Bar. Even bring some leather in need of love for our bootblacks, Carslyle and Lady Vivus.


Saturday 8:00-10:00pm, Dungeon
Come and join the Portland Pets and Handlers at KinkFest for a mosh in the Dungeon! Get down on all fours and get into your headspace to play with the other pets or come as a handler and play with the pets. Gear is admired but not required.

Easter Egg Hunt for Littles

Sunday 10:30-11:00am, Vendor Hall

HB PDX + Community Rope Jam

Sunday 1:00pm-3:00pm, Dungeon
Join Hitchin' Bitches PDX for a space to practice and play with rope in a low key setting! The first hour of the jam (1-2PM) is reserved for women and gender expansive folks. Cis-men may attend as bottoms during this time with pre-arranged tops. The second hour (2-3 PM) of the jam is open to all community members to tie and be tied. Please respect the intention of the space and designated times.


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