The weekend of September 21st and 22nd, we will be hosting three workshops by WhiskyTangoFoxy, an educator from Chicago. WhiskyTangoFoxy is a bottom-leaning switch who loves self-tying, self suspension bondage and DIY projects. She is an active member of the Chicago BDSM scene and she/her pronouns are correct. Among other events, she can be found leading a monthly Kinky Crafting group, on Twitter, or serving on the moderator team for FetLife’s Self-Tie Tuesday group. She has been a presenter for Ropecraft, Dark Odyssey, Kinky Kollege, Twisted Tryst and FIRE.
Friday, September 21 — 7:00pm
Hang ’em High – Hard Points, Uplines, Hangers and Tie-offs in Suspension Bondage ~Educator: WhiskyTangoFoxy
Gallery Erato: $45 Advance: $35 (Solo) $45 (Solo & Pay It Forward Donor) $65 (Duo) $75 (Duo & Pay It Forward Donor)
This class is about what happens between the load and the hard point.
We will discuss different types of suspension equipment and options to attach to overhead hardpoints. We will review materials suitable for main support uplines and discuss their different risk profiles. Finally, we will demo and tie along of series of yokes and hangers with and without carabiners.
Saturday, September 22 — 11:00am
Now what? Recovering from a Bad Scene ~Educator: WhiskyTangoFoxy
Gallery Erato: $30. Advance: $22 (Solo) $30 (Solo & Pay It Forward Donor) $42 (Duo) and $60(Trio)
It can be hard to deal, when you don’t get what you expected. Even with good intentions and detailed negotiation the intended plan for a scene, a dynamic or an encounter doesn’t always happen. This panel discussion shares stories and experiences on coping with changes and dealing with potential trauma or disappointment to begin healing and moving on to positive BDSM experiences.
Saturday, September 22 — 2:00pm
Fetish or For Real? – Intersectional Kinking ~Educator: WhiskyTangoFoxy
Gallery Erato: $30. Advance: $22 (Solo) $30 (Solo & Pay It Forward Donor)
Ever wondered if someone is into you, or if you are just a fetish delivery system for a specific Race/Gender Expressions/Age or Body Type? When there is a chance of being type-cast, pigeon-holed or ‘boxed’ into a stereotype instead of recognized and valued as an individual there are several challenges. This is a conversation for kinksters in marginalized groups to discuss what they face when seeking play or relationships.