Well here we are again… I feel like I just wrote a review on the 2015 BDSM Writers Con in NYC last August. Oh wait! I did 😀 You can read that review HERE if you like.
So, BDSM Writers Con is officially bicoastal, holding their first ever West Coast conference in Everett Washington on March 31 – April 3, 2016. I am honored to have been a part of that and witnessed its success. Also… this is the ONLY conference in the world that is dedicated to educating readers and writers about BDSM.
I’ve got to admit… this is my favorite book conference that I’ve ever been to. Why? Because its informative, educational, interactive and everyone treats you as if you are part of the family. Yes, this is a conference for writers of BDSM but it is also a conference for readers, bloggers, lifestylers, the curious, the vanilla and the open minded. I have learned so much since my first BWC (BDSM Writers Con) in NYC and what I have learned can also be used in my everyday life. I have discovered things that I can use at work, at my kids school, at home in and out of the bedroom. So with all that being said, I would like to thank Dr. Charley Ferrer for putting together a great conference and shinning a positive light on this literary genre and lifestyle and putting the correct information out there. I also wanted to give a shout out to Rose C. Carole because I know she works a lot behind the scenes. Thank you for all the hard work you do so people like me can have all the fun. ❤
Here it goes… I MUST gush about my BWC experience in Everett Washington. I have been so excited about this since the BWC in NYC ended and I immediately registered for the Everett Con. (Side note… if you are considering going to the next con, I would highly recommend registering ASAP. You can put it in a payment plan and that is definitely the way to go. Email me if you have questions.) Anyway, I planned my dungeon outfit months in advance and actually ended up with two different styles. Bonus for me! The closer the Everett Con got, the more excited I became. I was like a super charged energizer bunny!
I’m very lucky because I get to go on this adventure with one of my best friends from KC, Dee. Dee and I boarded the plane and sat next to a very nice (and attractive) military man named Rich from Alaska. Dee does not like to fly and she had squeezed my hand so hard that not only did she leave finger indentions, but actual finger prints on my hand. LOL! But Dee survived take off and was fine for the rest of the flight. I also need to give her kudos because on the way home, she did a really good job and didn’t even hold my hand.
We arrive in Seattle and have a car waiting for us which was an amazing, sleek and sexy town car. I know… who cares…. it’s just a car. But that car was just for me and Dee only and that is what makes it special for us. It got dark pretty fast, so we didn’t really get to see a lot on the way to the hotel, however we did get to see the space needle from the highway. 🙂
Since I poorly planned the timing of our trip, Dee and I were late (but not too late) to the unofficial kick off meet and greet at Blue Water Distilling. I had the special drink they made our group called “Spank Me” and it was AMAZBALLS! I’m not a drinker and this was so delicious. After we all had our Spank Me drink and ate, Dr. Charley had everyone go around the room and introduce themselves; authors, readers/bloggers, editors, publishers or whatever you wanted to say about yourself in 60 seconds or less, just like a munch. This is why I wanted to go to the kickoff at Blue Water Distilling and if you are new to BWC then I highly recommend you attend this kickoff. I promise you… it will make you more comfortable while at the conference and you get to meet people just like YOU. 🙂
Ahh! Day one BWC. Dee and I wake up REALLY early because we are still on KC time. So we decide to go outside for a nice brisk walk. WELL… I had no idea the temperature would be in the 30’s (or so it felt). So we used the hotel gym instead and then decided to brave the cold to walk to the nearest coffee stand. We went to Marathon Coffee and it was DAMN good coffee. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Anyway, we walked back to the hotel and got ready for the day’s activities.
Registration is from 9am to 11am. I have a raffle ticket addiction from BWC in NYC so I purchased some raffle tickets to win some super awesome prizes and I did win some really kick ass stuff. Dee and I took a stroll down what I call vendor alley. They have the best stuff in vendor alley. I wanted to buy everything but knew I needed to pace myself. After this I got to meet one of my favorite authors, Reed James! He is so awesome 😀 When he told me that he was also going to this conference I jumped up and squealed with excitement. I just about pissed myself. LOL!
Then the opening ceremony with Dr. Charley and our Keynote Speaker triple dipped in awesome sauce, Tiffany Reisz. Tiffany Reisz gave the most amazing speech ever and I really hope she gets around to posting it online for everyone to read. It’s very insightful and touching and I actually teared up a bit that morning. Fantastic author and we were all in the presence of greatness. If you haven’t read her books yet… you are missing out. Fantastic author and her words are like magic the way they come together so perfectly.
Now the conference is really getting started. For each time session you get two workshops to choose from. This way you can create your own experience. Kind of like a “choose your adventure” book. I’m only writing about the workshops that I attended and I wish I could have attended all of them. If you want to see the entire program schedule, CLICK HERE. You can also register for the next BWC in New York this coming August 😉 Now let the festivities begin!
First is “BDSM Truths“. What Everyone Should Know presented by Dr. Charley Ferrer. I attended this workshop in NYC and it was essentially the same. What I like about this is that it gives everyone a tiny taste of whats to come. It covers a very broad spectrum of BDSM in general. But we only have an hour so Dr. Charley picks a few things out and discusses that. My favorite part about this is when Dr. Charley has everyone try out what it feels like to be Dominate and Submissive in the most basic of ways and then asks us (if you want to) how it felt in each of those positions. Some are more comfortable in the Dominate position and some are more comfortable in the submissive position.
Next is “Negotiations and BDSM Etiquette“, presented by Allena, CSPC (Center for Sex Positive Culture). First let me say that Allena is a really good speaker. She brought up a lot of great information and talked about the importance of safety. There are creeps everywhere in the world and Allena provided some great tips on being safe, negotiating and BDSM club etiquette. She gave everyone a handout called “10 Golden Rules for Negotiations (by Master Dale of masterdale.com). I’m not going to go into great detail about that because I truly believe that everyone should come to this conference and find out for yourself. Allena brought up points that I would have never thought about, like a safety call and making sure that the other person asks about any health issues such as bad knees or whatever. Allena really makes you feel at ease and lets everyone know that we are not alone and we are all people just like everyone else.
After that is “BDSM & The Law“, presented by NCSF (National Coalition for Sexual Freedom): Judy and Richard. The other workshop that was going on at the same time was The “History of Birch” presented by the amazing Delilah Marvelle. Unfortunately I did not attend either of these workshops. I did attend the BDSM & the Law while I was in NYC last August and it was really eye opening. I highly recommend it.
One of my favorite parts of the day is when Dr. Charley announces the raffle winners which is done at the end of the days workshops. My KC friends and I had such good luck last year that I was hoping to have the same luck this year. Well… no luck today. Ginger was the big winner 🙂 Lucky girl and she totally deserved all of it. She has such a wonderful and positive attitude.
As our day comes to an end, we all venture off to have some snacks and drinks at the Terracotta Red Restaurant. They were delicious, but I needed substance. Dee, Reed James and I went to Denny’s. Yes… Denny’s and it was exactly what I needed at the time. 🙂 Then it was time to go back to our hotel rooms and get a good nights rest for the next days shenanigans.
Good Morning BWC! Dee and I woke up early again, went to Denny’s with Reed for some breakfast then headed back to BWC. The first workshop was “The Good, the Bad, and the Poly” presented by Allena, CSPC. I don’t really know anything about polyamory so that is why I decided to sit in on this workshop. Again, Allena is a wonderful speaker and had a hand out called “Some of Our Principles We Try to Live and Relate By”. I am very happy for anyone that can successfully do this. I am way too jealous of a person to share my husband and I have a ton of insecurities and it would eat at my brain and heart. However I really appreciate Allena’s point of view on it. I really wish I could remember exactly what she said about accepting in your heart and the jealousy significantly decreasing and/or going away. I also really like the family and support part of the poly lifestyle. You can tell that she is loved and has lots of love to give. It was very touching and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to her and hearing her story.
For me…. I still wouldn’t be able to live this way because I’ll throat punch someone.
The next workshop is “Demystifying Dominant women & submissive men“, presented by the amazing Rhiannon Ayers. Right before the BWC I had just finished the BDSM Writers Con Anthology 2015 (my review here) which included authors, by Roz Lee, Arlee Scott, Gray Dixon, Kestra Gravier, Cris Anson, Elizabeth SaFleur, Becca Jameson, Alaska Angelini, Rhiannon Ayers and edited by Charley Ferrer. Rhiannon had a short story in there called The “Pleasure Is All Mine” and I absofuckinglutley loved it! Sorry if I got my fangirl all over the place and I got to ride the elevator with her. I tried to keep myself under control. Ahem… back on track here. So Rhiannon had a wonderful workshop on Dominant women and what it means for her. She is educating others on breaking the stereotype of a Dominant woman. Not everyone is dressed like a Dominatrix and makes men wear pink underwear. There are some out there who do, but that is not the majority. I really appreciated the light she shined on the topic and I hope to hear more about Dominate women at future conferences.
Up next on the agenda is “Realistic Sex, Really?” presented by the romance, sci-fi and fantasy author Jean Johnson. I really enjoyed this workshop and I’m not an author. She has a way of explaining things in such a way that makes you feel like maybe you are having that same experience. I loved that she encourages authors/aspiring authors to “try it for yourself” if you can. You have to make sure that you have all the body parts in the right areas and that people can move that way. I have read books where there is no possible way a guy can be eating a girl out and kissing her at the same time while finger fucking her ass. Yes… this happens. Jean Johnson sounds like she really does her homework to bring the reader the most realistic and entertaining stories possible. I have added all her books to my TBR. 🙂
Another workshop I attended was “Switched ON! -Living Life on Both Sides of The Slash“. Very interesting workshop to hear about living as a switch. Plus I really liked that our presenter shared her personal story and pictures of her family with us. That made it more relatable. She also pulled out her giant bag of goodies and told us that we can all shop for kinky toys almost anywhere. Like Bed Bath and Beyond or Home Depot (aka Dom Depot).
Mary Ann presented the next workshop on “Dominance – Taking the Leading Role“. This was an interesting workshop on what it means to be dominant to us personally. We covered some vocabulary to make sure we all understood what some of the lingo means (Dominant, submissive, Top, bottom, Switch). I think this workshop was more focused on authors but it was good to listen in on.
After the last workshop everyone moves into vendor ally to hear who won the raffles. And guess what…. I WON A CANE from Rods by Rane! Its so fucking pretty ❤ and there is a twist in it that gives is a little extra bite. I love it and have already used it. Thank you Rods by Rane for the wonderful raffle prize 🙂
Finally Saturday! This is my most favorite part of the conference. Its demo day and then an evening in the dungeon. I’m so fucking excited I can hardly contain myself. BUT I do have to be out in the general public so I need to act cool….
First workshop is “Canes“. Wow! Just… wow! What a sensational and informative workshop. We learned about the materials Hunter uses for his canes (rods) and how to properly use the cane. He talked about safety and places on the body that you will want to avoid, such as the kidney area (which is the same for all impact play). Different sizes and shapes have different feelings and can leave different marks. So, when Hunter asked who wanted to try it out… guess who volunteered first 😉 you guessed it… ME! After I was asked a few safety questions, I bent over the couch arm and proudly presented my jean covered ass and was rewarded with some really tasty strikes across my derriere. I did not want it to end, but unfortunately, I was not the only person in the room who wanted to try. Close to the end of the workshop, our presenter and his lovely assistant demonstrated how he uses his rods with music. It was very beautiful and the way the rods/canes are made, reflect the light magnificently AND it really is an eye catching and interesting show. This workshop was by far my most favorite and I really hope this one comes back year after year.
P.S. Later when I saw our presenter in the dungeon I wanted to ask for another tasting but he was popular and I didn’t get a chance. Note to self… set that shit up EARLY 😉
“Spanking, Flogging and Impact Play… oh my!” This is another workshop presented by Mary Ann who is fantastic to listen to and watch. I know she is known as the “Sweet and Innocent Domme“, and I can see how she can draw you in because she has a sweet and calming presence about her. However, she will warn you herself, that she isn’t all that sweet when she has a flogger or paddle in her hand. She went over various impact play devices, games you can play with them and even busted out some pop rocks. 😉
Next was “Interrogations and Edge Play” and I was SOOOO looking forward to this one and I was not disappointed. This workshop is more on the hardcore side of BDSM which is what I like. He talked about safety first, negotiation, mind fucks, kidnapping, gay porn and jerk off material. My ears perk up like someone just said FREE CHEESECAKE! My mouth is watering and my heart rate kicked up a notch and I cant wait to hear more. Also, if you know me then you know I super love gay porn. Men are sexy and even sexier when they are together. Mmmmm DELICIOUS!
Our presenter pulled out his ginormous bag of goodies and talked about each of them and passed a few around so we could all get a better look and feel. He brought a very beautiful assistant with him and together they demonstrated negotiations and how to negotiate from yes, instead of no. For example, I ask if using a cane is okay and you say yes. Then I ask where specifically and you can tell me not on the head and feet but everywhere else is okay. That is negotiating from yes. Anyway, our presenter asked someone from the room to pick a toy and he would use it on his assistant. Someone said clothes pins, which seemed to be the least painful option. Well… I guess it depends on how you use them. I thoroughly enjoyed this class and this is another one I think should be brought back year after year. There is a lot of information to cover in this workshop and I don’t think we even scratched the surface.
Up next is the “SM Exploratorium“. This workshop had a lot of different presenters. One of them was Lady Linda from Lover’s Lair Inc. I attended this workshop last year and DeTails Toys was the presenter. This workshop (in NYC) is where I discovered my love for flogging. I also came home with a special souvenir from that workshop and had little bruises on my ass. I was looking to do the same this year. Well, it was not the same but I did still enjoy it. There were five different stations set up with various floggers, electrical play, paddles, nipple thingies, boot blacking, blood play and so much more. My friend Dee went to the other class that was going on at the same time, Violet Wand with Traveling Fool. So it was just Reed and I in here together. Although I learned about new and interesting things, I would have really liked it if we could have felt what it was like for someone who knew what they were doing to use it on us. On the flip side of that, we did get to touch everything and everyone was very open and did show us how to use some of the items. Christine let me try my hand at flogging her 🙂
Then here we are… the very last raffle of the conference and I have most of my raffle tickets in the Whip donated by Quality Whips. I also put in for the beautiful blue rod donated by Rods by Rane and then finally, a cute blindfold, nipple clamps and a ball gag donated by StockRoom. And guess what again…. I won the blindfold, nipple clamps and the ball gag from StockRoom!! YEAH! The ball gag is too big for me, but it does fit my husband perfectly. 😉
After the raffle, there were so many fun things I wanted to buy at vendor alley and I had been eyeing this leather slapper or a red crop from Lady Linda at Lover’s Lair inc. I decided to buy the leather slapper. It fit well in my hand and I really liked the weight of it. I have used it a couple times now and I really enjoy getting spanked and also spanking my husband with it. I also have to give a shout out to Lady Linda. She is super nice and informative and also a little scary. I really enjoyed talking to her and I love the wide variety of toys she had to offer.
And now, the moment we have all be waiting for… DUNGEON night!
I went to the dungeon in NY at the last BWC. It was interesting but didn’t really work out well for me because it was way too crowded and I didn’t get to try anything out. But this year BWC brought the dungeon to us! Right in the hotel and we didn’t have to go anywhere. People were working all day and night to put this thing together and they did a wonderful job. Bravo to all of you that worked your asses off to bring this amazing experience to our front door.
Dee and I head up to our room to get ready and we are super excited and nervous. But more excited than nervous. We have had our outfits planned for a while and now we get to wear them in public. By the way…. Dee looked amazing!
I’m over here like…. I’m gonna get spanked like I just took the last Oreo cookie in a room full of starving people!
So Dee and I meet Reed in the lobby and head off to the dungeon.
Dee… I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore. At first it was awkward. Nobody really knew what to do so we all walked in just checking things out.
Then things started to happen. There was someone on the St. Andrews Cross getting whipped with a singletail in one corner, there was some heavy impact play about halfway in, then the bondage chair started out with a little knife play and then moved to some vampire gloves and other delightful and delicious things. The violet wand was in another corner and then a bondage suspension station in another corner. Which… if you ever get the opportunity to watch, it really is pretty spectacular to witness. In the next room was another St. Andrews Cross and a boot blacking station. There was quite a bit of screaming and laughter all over the place. It was awesome!
All my senses were on overload and I didn’t know what to do with myself. I want to try everything but I have on a damn corset and I’m for sure not taking that thing off. So I end up just watching for a while.
Master Brian walks over to us and asks if this is our first time in a dungeon. We talk for a bit and he asks me if I would like to learn how to use a singletail whip. HELLZ YES! So he is talking to me about the materials, how to spot a good one vs a bad one and talks about the length and how to get that cracking sound from the whip. He lets me see what it feels like so Im not so scared of it and I’ll admit… it was pretty nice. A quiet and sweet little sting. I was so scared of these things because I have seen what they can do to the skin. Well… I’m not afraid anymore. Master Brian was amazing and showed me the “East and West Coast” style (I think that’s what it’s called. It’s a side to side swing). I didn’t get to learn for too much longer because Master Brian got called to the suspension station to help. We didn’t stay too much longer after that. The conference has a way of zapping the energy right out of you.
Sunday… the official last day of the conference. Dee and I have a VERY difficult time waking up. We slept late and just let the beds suck our bodies into the mattress. But we deserved it. We had been getting up early everyday and the closing ceremony didn’t start until 11:00 am. So we took full advantage. Dr. Charley did the closing ceremony, thanked sponsors, supporters and everyone who helped put the dungeon together. Some people shared their thoughts and experience and it was great listening to each individual one. After that was the Book Fair and a stroll through vendor alley. Then… that was it. I can’t believe it’s over.
Dee and I click our heals together three times and say “there’s no place like home” and off to Kansas we go.
For me, this is my forth book conference and second BDSM Writers Con and as a reader and blogger, it was insightful, energetic, informative and always fun. East coast and West coast have a different atmosphere but in a good way. It was really interesting to see and experience those differences. I have found a family with everyone who attended, presented and organized. This is a conference that ALL writers of BDSM should attend. I would also challenge bloggers, reviewers, the curious and the experienced to attend. Each time you go, there is always something new to learn. I am shy, have serious insecurities and a little bit of an introvert. By attending the unofficial kick off meet and greet, it really does calm your nerves and makes you realize that everyone there is exactly like you. This also helps you relax so you can enjoy the conference. There are several things I love about BWC but one of them is how all the presenters and organizers are very open to questions you might have. They will answer questions as best as they can, if they can and if they can’t, they will direct you to someone who can. As an attendee you get to learn, feel, hear and process different experiences. With the multiple workshop options you can choose what you are most interested in or want to learn more about or skip a workshop and do whatever you want. The dungeon is an entirely different experience. It’s like you get a window into something that you have been curious about but never knew how to get there. BWC brings this to you. You are not required to do anything. This is your conference and your experience so make it what you want.
I also want to give a special shout out to author Reed James for kicking ass and hanging out with little ol’ me.
In my BWC NYC review last August, I also discussed the hotel we stayed at, which you an see HERE. So I will briefly discuss the Holiday Inn that we stayed at in Everett. My first thought when I found out we would be staying and having the dungeon at the Holiday Inn was… really? But to my surprise it was actually a really good experience. All the staff were great and easy to work with. Everyone smiled at you as you walked down the hall. Nobody gave you weird or dirty looks and didn’t treat you as if you had cooties. The cost was VERY reasonable, there was a coffee maker, mini fridge, hot water for the shower and the air conditioning worked. All the things I just mentioned were issues I had while staying at the Doubletree in NYC. Don’t be discouraged… Dr. Charley is looking for a new hotel for the conference this August. 🙂 The Holiday Inn was wonderful and I really enjoyed my stay. When I travel again, I will be seeking out a Holiday Inn.
Mindy’s tips for first timers:
1. Do go to the meet and greet or “unofficial” kickoff. Being new to this convention can be intimidating. Going to this meet and greet will help loosen you up, make new friends and everyone will make you feel comfortable. Everyone at some point has been the new person.
2. Don’t be afraid to approach people. I can be very shy until I get to know someone and I’m a bit of an introvert. So approaching people I don’t know can be difficult. I tend to blend into the background and watch people. It’s ok to blend and watch, but try to put yourself out there. I promise you won’t regret it. Anyone you talk to will be willing to help you, no matter what it is.
3. Do bring a friend or friends. I’m even more of an introvert if I am alone. Having my friends with me helps me feel comfortable and brave and gives me someone to talk to. Going to any convention is even more fun when you bring friends.
4. Don’t over pack for this trip! You will want to save some space in your luggage for all the amazing swag you’ll be getting and all the things you buy from the vendors.
5. Do register for the Con as early as possible to get the best prices. Book your hotel room sooner rather than later. It is no fun to go to a convention in one hotel and then have to go to another to drop off your swag or prizes and then head back. Trust me on this…
6. Don’t feel like you have to attend all the workshops if you don’t want to. Although all the workshops I attended were really good, if you want to rest or do a little sightseeing, then go do it. You are not required to do anything.
7. Do bring something to wear to the BDSM Club. If you are already a party player then you probably have something to wear. If you’re like me and don’t have anything like that in your closet, then you can never go wrong with black. A corset with a black skirt is good and be sure to have some sexy shoes to go with it. If that is not your flavor then a nice black slacks with a black shirt or leather, vinyl, lace or rubber. If you are uncertain, ask Dr. Charley. Actually… I would always double check with her to see what the dress code is.
8. Do ask questions if you are uncertain about something. There is no such thing as a silly question.
9. Do have fun and relax! Enjoy the experience.
So who is ready for BDSM Writers Con in NYC August 18 – 21, 2016 with Keynote speaker Sierra Cartwright. I will be there again and I am SUPER EXCITED to see what new things I can learn and experience.
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Dr. Charley Ferrer
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* The ONLY Latina Doctor of Human Sexuality in the United States!
* ONLY American Sexologist invited to speak to the populace of Falcon Venezuela 2013
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* Recognized as a “Groundbreaking” Latina Leaders of 2006” for her work in the field of Sexology and Sexual Health by the National Association for Latina Leaders.
* Author of the Best Self Help Book 2002 — The W.I.S.E. Journal for the Sensual Woman
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* Professor of Psychology & Human Sexuality at Rutgers University
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BDSM Writers Con is dedicated to writers and readers of Dominance and submission. No other conference offers writers and readers the ability to discover the complexities of Dominance and submission through workshops, live demos, and fascinating hands-on experiences while you interact with your favorite–and soon-to-be favorite–BDSM authors. Plus you’ll attended a private BDSM Club Party.
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