A fiery red head with piercing green eyes and a smile that lights up a room, but don’t let that smile fool you. There is a devilishly evil mind behind that smile and those brave enough to offer there backs to hers floggers and single tail know this well. Her first true love is horses. The love of her life is Bear, her 22 year old Morgan gelding. A rider and trainer for more than 20 years, it was an easy transition into pony play. She was introduced to pony play about 7 years ago and it was love at first sight and has been a strong passion of hers ever since. She feels at home training and handling the young bio horse and uses that knowledge and experience to train and nurture the human pony. She has had fun attending and bringing pony play and presenting at all the events she goes to: Camp Crucible, Black Phoenix, Brimstone, TES Fest, Floating World, NDDS Boot Camp, and Wingnut Stables Pony Derby.
Alex and Madeline are both trained scientists who love to use their analytical minds and love of learning both in the bedroom and the dungeon. They have been very active in the Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul communities, helping to run BDSM organizations, assisting with large-scale events, and teaching classes on various edge play techniques. Now based out of New York, they are excited to explore a new Scene and share their particular brand of edgy with new friends.
Thrash is a NYC area “lifestyle hedonist,” a very versatile submissive living with his Mistress/Wife, Lady Velvet Eagle Aerie. Antonia, thrash’s “twin” sister, is also a NYC area “lifestyle hedonist” and very versatile submissive…just never at the same time or place as him! Unless, of course, you attend their T.V. 101 class at TES Fest. The Twins, as they are known, are Co-Founders of the Eagles of the Aerie Leather Family. He is a current TES Board Member, Co-Founder and Co-Facilitator of TEC@TES; she is a member of the Imperial Court of New York and the NYC FemDom tea Society…between the two of them, they are a veritable cast of characters…boy, girl, ponies, puppy, kitty cat…will it ever stop?!
Bondage video actors/models, they have appeared on television [Discovery Channel Canada's Sex Files] and online [Minx TV], as well as performing at the Leather Pride Night festivities, competing and showing at many events such as Black Rose, TES, The Floating World and Camp Crucible. Their many guises have been photographed by Barbara Nitke [Kiss of Fire], Efrain Gonzalez, Mariette Pathy-Allen, James Bentley, Austin Luker, Sir Dr. D, Natasha Gornik, Anthelian, Ian Reid, Aeric Meredith-Goujon and many others, as well as being published by Katherine Gates [Deviant Desires]. As fetish models, they have appeared in many videos and photo shoots for some of the most well-known Pro Dominatrices in the world, most recently for Discipline Academy and Doom Maidens.
Lifelong single-tail throwers, he was TES’ official Whip Marshal (and Group Marshal) for the annual NYC Pride Parade for many years and teaches whip artistry, as well. She finally got to march in NYC’s Pride Parade in June 2011, he took a break and Antonia walked the parade…twice…in heels…the second time cracking an eight foot bull-whip. They have presented on a variety of subjects [ball kicking, trampling and crushing, pony play and cross dressing, humiliation and single tails to name a few] at various Black Rose and TES Fest events as well as meetings of TES, TEC @ TES, DSF, LILNR and other local groups, as well as for Kink Academy.
Bendyogagirl is the Director of Programming for NELA, where her tendencies towards connection and networking are put to great use. She has been teaching for over 30 years and has been kinky just as long. Bendy is committed to serving community and to creating safe spaces in which people may learn and grow. Her teaching style is humorous and interactive: just like she.
Bendy is a lover of rope, deep impact, sensation, takedowns, and having fun! She finds BDSM to be a powerful catalyst for cultivating alternate states of consciousness and creating pathways towards spiritual awakening and self-realization.
A full-time teacher, just about any workshop you take from Bendyogagirl at a sex-positive event, you might find yourself taking at work. All of Bendy’s curricula is heavily influenced by the decades she has been practicing Taoism, and yet she will frequently invoke the wisdom of Jung, Buddha, various physicists and even her parents and friends.
Bendy can be located online at Bendyogagirl.com, Bendyogagirl.blogspot.com, Twitter.com/bendyogagirl – and you can email her at – you guessed it – firstname.lastname@example.org
A native of Atlanta, Ga., Boomer is a dominant sadist with above average hand eye coordination, a passion for single tail whips, intense SM and the D/s dynamic. He enjoys the privilege of owning lisa.
He has been active in the BDSM scene since 1997 as a member of Atlanta’s Sanctuary of a Dark Angel, PEP, Tribe, The Boston Dungeon Society and 1763.
He has led hands-on workshops and given presentations at Southeast Leather Fest, The Boston Fetish Flea, Boston Dungeon Society, Atlanta S/M Solidarity, Augusta Iron Rose, Hudson Valley D/s, L.O.C.K of South Carolina, TES Fest, The Floating World, T3WD of Columbia, CAPEX, The Red Chair in Birmingham, Frolicon and TNG of Atlanta.
Outside of kink he enjoys carpentry and working with his hands in general, cycling, good beer and thinks a man and his truck is a beautiful thing.
Lisa is a bisexual woman who relishes the various elements within the lifestyle from playing, socializing, serving, to the joys of ensuring her stilettos match her lingerie. She attended her first BDSM event in 2003 after it occurred to her that perhaps something existed beyond the rather bad BDSM porn she had been reading.
Prior to moving to Atlanta from NC, she was an active member of various groups including CAPEX, Gnosis, FAD, and DF&SA. She has served on the boards of CAPEX and SELF and taught service classes at Submissive Journey Weekend, DF&SA and Raleigh TNG. Lisa is quite happy to be owned by Boomer.
Button is a perky, tiny ball of giggles and a great set of lungs. She loves needles, knives and blood in general. But not to be stuck into a tiny space in kinklandia she also loves things such as tease and denial, fisting (anal and vaginal), thug play and a whole bunch of other things. A switch in many things- she loves most things from either end! She is a TES board member and proud to be teaching at TES Fest for the first time.
ChrisMarks is a self described Sensual Sadist. He has over 20 years experience as a trained massage therapist. ChrisMarks teaches BDSM workshops privately, and for his educational group ‘Black and Blue U.’, as well as for other regional and national BDSM organizations on various topics including: BDSM Ethics; Limits and Safety; Massage techniques; Floggers, Whips, and other topics of sadism. ChrisMarks is pursuing a path to Master’s Degree in Counseling, is an ordained Non-Dominational Minister, his interests include the intersection of BDSM with Psychology, Spirituality and Disability. ChrisMarks serves on the Board of Directors of Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexuality (www.CARASresearch.com)
Lia Leto has been an active participant in BDSM sexuality for over 20 years. She is submissive to her partner, ChrisMarks and dominant in the rest of her life. A college professor of English Literature, Ethics, and World Religions, she is also a novelist, and the founder of a 501 (c)(3) serving survivors of sexual and domestic violence. For over two decades she has taught group and private fitness classes in strength, flexibility and self-defense at top health clubs, universities, and corporations nationally. She is also an experienced bodyworker; a fact ChrisMarks really loves.
Danielle dv8 is a safer sex positive presenter. Many of her classes are structured to be just within the boundaries determined by the rules of the event and the consent of the participants. Danielle has been active in the BDSM/Leather commUnity for 15 years and has become known as a dynamic, authentic, and informed presenter for pan-sexual events of all types across the nation. She has been a public speaker on various aspects of fitness and wellness for more than a decade. She is a certified personal trainer, yoga, Pilates, kick-boxing and aerobics instructor, practices homeopathy and energy medicine professionally, and is listed as a Kink Aware Professional (KAP) on http://ncsfreedom.com. For more information about Danielle please visit http://housedv8.com
Dov is a NYC based artist, photographer, sculptor, educator; Japanese rope bondage and single tail whip fanatic, computer geek and just has way too many hobbies. He has been in the NYC scene since 1993, served 4 years on the TES board and was TES’s webmaster for 8 years and was also a founding member of TEC at TES.
He has been involved for years both politically and artistically, creating works at Burning Man and other venues and also helped start and run Shibaricon. His work varies from installations to performance art, both vanilla and fetish. Most recently his work was featured at Diesel Denim Gallery in SoHo NYC, where he created a Shibari rope window to highlight a photo series of their jeans by Japanese erotic photographer Araki. And was an expert witness on behalf of TES in the Barbara Nitke V. Ashcroft lawsuit against the DCMA.
As an international educator he has given numerous presentations and classes on everything from rope bondage and Japanese rope bondage to canes and whips at TES , Bondage SIG at TES GMSMA, Black Rose(DC), Shibaricon, Bound In Boston , Leather Leadership Conference 7 in Boston , Leather Retreat, The Tannery(Philly), Passional (Phily), TES2000, Purple Passion, Silk at Bard College, Conversio Virium at Columbia, WHAP at NYU , Montreal Fetish Weekend, Hong Kong and many other events.
As a Top/Dom and equal opportunity sadist, his areas of interest in BDSM and fetish and kink in general are a bit broad and include, but are not limited to: flogging, single tails, rope corsets and rope bondage in both Western and Japanese Styles, pony play, objectification, humiliation, knives, fire play, impact play (punching slapping etc.), pressure points, breath play, water sports. And that’s just the short list. He’s been tying things up since he was 5 and just keeps buying more rope for nefarious purposes to feed his passion for rope bondage.
Dr. Charley Ferrer is a world renowned Clinical Sexologist, Talk Show Host, and award winning author. She has appeared on numerous radio and television and is a freelance writer for various newspapers and magazines. She lectures on relationships and sexual health throughout the United States and Latin America. Acknowledged as one of the Ground Breaking Latina Leaders of 2006, Doctor Charley helps men and women create the love and passion they’ve always wanted in their relationships. Dr. Charley established the Institute of Pleasure in 2005 and provides private counseling and consultation in person and over the Internet and telephone. Her award nominated television show PLEASURE can be viewed on her website www.instituteofpleasure.org
Ed Moore is more than just a sick twisted fuck. He is an artist, a Mommy, a Daddy, and an Uncle to an incredibly diverse group. He is also an Ordained Minister who believes in exploring the mental, physical and spiritual side of everyone he scenes with. He is here with his partner of over 24 years and his legal spouse Stephen. While you are here at TES Fest, don’t be afraid to come up and talk to him, he doesn’t bite….. much.
Eric Pride heads, together with his wife Lady Christie, a structured lifestyle household in New York. The primary focus of the household is on integrating healthy power-exchange dynamics into daily life and to provide guidance, training, and support for its individuals. He enjoys consensual S&M, blogs on different aspects of the lifestyle, and gives presentations on structured living, S&M, ritual and spirituality.
Eric has presented nationwide at numerous conferences, organizations and events, including Columbia University, DomSubFriends, Iron Bell Academy, LGBT Centers, LILNR, MAsT, Master/slave Conference in Washington DC, Northern Delaware D/s Boot Camp, TES, and Winter Wickedness in Ohio.
Eric is a founding member and an instructor at the Master/slave Development Center, an educational group for Masters and slaves. He is the founder of NYC Kinky Living (NYCKL) and the producer of the workshop series “Creating and Living Positive BDSM Lifestyle Relationships”.
In addition, he has an interest in psychic phenomena and gives demonstrations on telepathy, clairvoyance, psychometry, psychic readings, and other ESP experiments. He believes we all have this ability – we just have to develop and nurture it.
Eric is a member of MAsT: Metro NY, TES, and NCSF.
She’s a rope mistress and escape artist, her understated presence and distant demeanor shadowing a striking assertiveness and love of restrictive restraint. A teacher by trade, she brings style and substance to her workshops to NYC and all across the Northeast, always striving to make rope bondage accessible and logical, yet still intuitive and artistic, regardless of one’s size, gender, or flexibility. Erin’s own line of custom ropes and professional lessons can be found at www.erinhoudini.com, with her bondage art, modeling, and articles on gender and sexuality showcased at fetlife.com/erinhoudini. Don’t be afraid to say hi!
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Helga has unfortunately had to cancel. Everyone at TES Fest wishes her the best and we apologize for any inconvenience to our attendees.
JOE LIKE TEARS!!!
Master Taíno has been active in the Leather community since the early nineties. He has a Leather Family and household. He is the owner of slave david and slave paul. slave beau is a slave-in-training. Other members of the Family are Master J (Senior Master) from Arlington, VA, Sir Ross from New York City, Sir Silas from Virginia Beach, VA, and Sir Greg from Indianapolis (Junior Masters).
He founded MTTA, Inc., a non-profit organization that runs MTTA Academy, a Mentors Service, the Master/slave History Project (www.mtta-programs.org), as well as the annual Master/slave Conference (www.masterslaveconference.org)
He has presented workshops around the country since 2001.
During 2011, Master Taíno received the Pantheon of Leather’s “Man of the Year 2011 Award” and the “Master Steve Golden Paintbrush Award 2011” at the Southwest Leather Conference. He also has been honored with the “Jack Stice Memorial Award 2010″ at South Plains Leather Fest, the “Black Rose Vaughn Keith National Educator Award” in October 2009, the DC Leather Pride “Community Service Award 2009”, the Pantheon of Leather’s “Mid-Atlantic Regional Award 2007” and the “Lifestyle Achievement Award
2004” at Together in Leather.
He is a member of Defenders Leather Levi Club since 1993 and served as President for three years (2002-2005). He also founded MAsT Washington in 1999, one of the oldest chapters.
Master Taíno has a very comprehensive website: www.mastertaino.com. He can be reached at Master@mastertaino.com
Valentine/Master V has been involved in BDSM from an early age before coming out in public during the 90s. He has presented for TES, DSF, Columbia University’s Conversio Virum, and NYC Fetish Tribe.
He is one of four floggers in the instructional DVD, The Details of Flogging.
Master V’s outgoing personality makes him approachable both in and out of the classroom as he always desires to pass his knowledge on to others. His classes are fun and informative for all, whether you are starting out, looking for new ideas or wanting to improve your skills.
When attending a class by Mistress Jenn you will notice the passion, purpose and direction she brings to each class, supporting it with her technical ability and expertise. She is a distinguished, skilled platform speaker who uses proven adult and accelerated learning techniques. Mistress Jenn is known as a sophisticated, dominant, and intense woman that believes in edge living 24/7, but who also came from the trenches, serving time as a 24/7 slave to later earn acceptance as an Owner and Mistress. She brings her distinctive insights, practical experience and illuminating personal anecdotes to every class she leads.
Mistress Jenn is a leader in education and has undergone rigorous training to make each class highly impactful and effective. She brings with her 15 years of expertise, plus fresh new ideas and perspectives.
Your time at her class will be well spent not only by her practical, action-oriented presentation, but also through the expert advice she offers and the opportunities for one-on-one interaction that is critical to an effective class.
A sadistic siren, Mistress Trish is one of New York’s premiere dominatrices. With over a decade of both pro and lifestyle experience, Trish has presented for TES, DSF, ClubFEM, The Fetish Tribe, Purple Passion, and La Domaine. http://www.mistresstrish.net
Ms. Lewis first arrived at The Eulenspiegel Society in the early Eighties, from the beginning sharing her expertise and friendship with everyone.
At first she was appointed to the Board of Directors following that was elected and reelected for the next twenty some years. To date she is the only member of the Board of Directors to ever serve uninterrupted for that length of time.
Along with some other Dominant Women she started the Dominant Women/submissive men’s Special Interest Group, facilitating it until the late Nineties. Also, she began the TES Cross Dressers SIG, TEVELAB…She successfully chaired the Programs and Education Committee many years: Out of that committee began the Party Committee often catering many of the parties and for the members who marched in the Gay Pride Parade, including for Leather Pride Night herself…
Ms. Lewis is an Emeritus Board member of TES and is very active in the Community. She is also a past member of the Board of Directors of the Imperial Court of New York, where she is still an active member.
Always prepared with a smile, a joke, and a length of rope, Murphy Blue has been bringing his kink knowledge and signature style wherever he could since the turn of the century. A self-claimed “American Rigger”, Murphy tries to focus not just on the *hows* of tying, but the frequently forgotten *whys*. The interplay of people and energy through rope and gestures is something that should be passed along, and Murphy does his best to assist with that.
While most well known for his unique ropework, creative performances, bouncy demeanor, and intense love for Transformers, “The Blue” is also a scholar of different kinky skills, a skilled photographer, a budding writer, a practicing energy worker of multiple traditions, and a pretty darn good dancer. He is on a constant search for more information about the art of Shibari, experience different fetish environments and learn new skills. Murphy travels the country with the lovely ladies of “Team Blue”, sharing insight, gaining knowledge, and saving the world, one knot at a time. He has been welcomed to speak at various events and locations, including Shibaricon, TES Fest, The Society, Albany Power Exchange, Rochester Kink Society, Black Phoenix, Bound in Boston, Wicked Faire, and others.
There is a tale of him being trapped and his only chance to survive was to suspend multiple women to please a dark council. When asked about this, Murphy only smiles.
Ramon is your friendly neighborhood rigger, arsonist, and doer of dastardly deeds. He is an active NYC scene kinkster and lifestyler. A kink educator spreading knowledge on everything from fire play, rope bondage, whips, canes, etc. One of the current Co-facilitator of the TES Bondage Sig.
A practicing dominant for most of his adult life, RoughMercies has always taken a whimsical and dynamic approach to play. Because his style leaves little room for time-consuming bondage that fixes the submissive in a single position, he has created new approaches to using rope and other materials to control rather than stop movement. He has presented his ideas at various venues in the US and Canada.
Sophie Minkman is The Head of The Government of Pervertistan(TM), and TEC@TES’s “Mistress of the Hounds” has been a Corporate Trainer/Presenter and a Dance Instructor (including at a major university) for over a decade. She has recently been teaching classes in the fetish community mostly focused on animal play. Her specialties are dehumanization, fear play and elaborate scenes involving multiple people.
Sophie Minkman is a charismatic presenter and is exceptionally creative. She keeps the audience engaged with her wacky humor and fresh perspective on kinky play. Her exciting games go way beyond the usual.
Sharik is a human dog and The Official Mascot of The Government of Pervertistan(TM). He has been assisting Miss Sophie Minkman for more than a year and has loved every minute of it.
As a human dog Sharik takes on full headspace thinking, acting, and being nothing but a dog. He uses quadrupedal movement and is trained in a language his human-side doesn’t understand.
An active member of the NYC scene for the last 2 and a half years, Youngscientist primarily came into the scene looking to further educate himself and explore the lifestyle. It wasn’t long into his journey that he started volunteering whenever his schedule allowed. Through his volunteering and explorations of the many facets of the scene he took his experience of martial arts and collegiate wrestling to the fetish community and later the grappling/wrestling kink community centered around Grapple Den. With-in a year of joining the scene he was already neck deep in organizing Jello Wrestling at NYC Fetish Tribe parties with help from Grapple Den. Through these events, he found that the general BDSM/Fetish community needed more support in the form of wrestling knowledge and began educating at TES and sometimes just with friends in the scene. Currently he has branched out much further with part-time staff work through the IBA and DSF, and education of do-it-yourself projects with his knowledge of engineering, while continuing to volunteer primarily through TES and the NYC Fetish Tribe.