Trailblazing educator, artist, and irritant to banality, Midori founded Rope Dojo and ForteFemme: Women's Dominance Intensive. She penned the first English instruction book on Shibari titled, "Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage" in 2001, paving the way to the popularity of rope. Dan Savage calls her the "Super Nova of Kink," while others affectionately call her Auntie Midori for her cool, tell-it-like-it-is, funny, reality-based teaching. She is also the author of "Wild Side Sex," "Master Han's Daughter," and "Silk Threads."
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Working both in and out of the alternative lifestyles world, Winter has shot everything from weddings to dungeon parties, burlesque and fire performances, rituals, BDSM scenes, and many lovely sunsets. Winter was the lead photographer for the queer porn company Fruit Punch Productions, and his photography has been featured in the erotic arts magazine Salacious, as well appearing on CrashPad.com, and in several books on BDSM and spirituality. Winter lives in Maine with his husband of twenty years. See his work at Bevel-Up.com
David Lawrence has been a master of expressive portrait, social function and people photography for more than 30 years. David became interested in Shibari in early 2003. With a keen artist’s eye, David recognized the inherent beauty of rope on skin. Shibari quickly became a passion, one that developed more intensely as he worked with and experienced the magic of rope. David’s talent and skill truly emerged as he delved deeper into the art of tying rope. His ties are meticulous, intricate, intense and beautiful. David’s gift to us is his ability to expertly blend his two passions; rope and photography.
Active in the community for 13 years Ella currently runs The Littles Invasion at The Society in Hartford, CT with her partner Wundertom as well as the Albany-Capital Ageplay Munch in Albany, NY. She ran Bouncy Town at FetFest in 2013 and Kidz Kamp at Camp Crucible in 2015. She has been a volunteer and presenter at Teddycon as well as presenting at the Fetish Flea. You can hear her speak on episodes of The Big Little Podcast and episodes of the Crinkle Cast. Ella appeared on the television show, The Secret Lives of Women in 2006.
MK graduated as a film major from Clark University and, to the surprise of absolutely no one, does not have a job in that field. They/she has been an EMT for roughly five years, and will be taking the civil service exam for fire in the spring. MK will never pass up an opportunity for moshing or crowd surfing. An avid photographer, MK plays the saxophone, and enjoys rock climbing, skiing, boxing, and naps. Looking forward to running around with band-aids and a radio in the sweltering heat with you guys again this year!
Wundertom lives with his two life partners and two kids. He and Lil_Ella have hosted the Littles Invasion in Hartford for hundreds of ageplayers over the years. He has hosted the Albany, NY Ageplay munch for almost a decade. Wundertom teaches at Teddycon and he has free hugs. Just ask.
Dottie Wolf AKA Slutress Has been in the lifestyle over 25 years. Over the years she learned many skills from Whips to Flogging to Fire Play, but her passion is Medical Play. She has been presenting on the subject and sharing her knowledge for over 20 years, and has been a presenter at many of the larger events on the east coast including Black Rose, Leather Retreat, Camp Crucible, Fusion, TesFest, WinterFire, and many more.
Bill is a rope artists active in the kink community for 10 years. His passion for bondage and rigging was so great, he opened RopeExtremes in 2007. His interest in rope vary from intricate, elegant rope work to sadistic and inescapable bondage. He loves what he does and is always ready to teach someone rope techniques or help in deciding what kind of rope is best for them. Bill is always willing to learn more and to teach what he has learned over the years whether it's simple ties or advanced rope suspension.
Martial artist by day, dominant switch by night. A Goofy and loving persona with a little kick (pun totally intended). John is ranked in multiple forms of martial arts, a bit newer to the community but wanting to share what could save your life on one occasion could actually be used in the bedroom and against your partner.
Kit (They/He) has been playing with various kinks and has been fascinated by human sexuality their whole life. They aspire to become a presenter and educator at sex/kink events, and sessions for transgender folx. He has a passion for learning about all aspects of kink and sexuality, with a special interests in watersports, impact and sensation play, as well as navigating sex and kink spaces as a demisexual, non-binary Queer. He is currently writing on a book on watersports.
Baby Firefly Art/yoga Instructor.Banana