The TES Fest 2018 Call for Presenters is closed!
This year’s event is scheduled for July 6th – July 9th, 2018 at our favorite hotel in Piscataway, New Jersey!
TES Fest 2018 – Confirmed Presenters thus far:
Andra Poloutropon is a New York City based rigger who enjoys doing floorwork transitions. A self-proclaimed “style whore,” he is fascinated by the myriad styles of tying and encourages others to make their own way rather than blindly following a single style as dogma. In addition to style, he holds an abiding interest in rope handling and is dedicated to helping people understand “why” various decisions are made in rope bondage. As a teacher, he has been described as having a talent for seeing things from other people’s perspectives and explaining things in ways that make it accessible to others.
An avid aficionado of rope since discovering kink more than five years ago. Her journey has taken her from bottom to self-tier to top over that same period of time. Since starting to tie, she helped found a Rope Bite and a Hitchin’ Bitches chapter in her hometown of Kalamazoo, MI. Since moving to Philadelphia she has spent her time honing her skills and developing her own style of rope in order to create challenging and beautiful positions for her and her bottom to enjoy. She enjoys all things rope, from the sensual to the sadistic to the down-right ridiculous, and all of this has led to a desire to share her hobby with others. As an educator by trade, Belle- doesn’t believe in teaching any one specific style but listening to her students’ desires and needs with rope and tailoring their education to those desires.
Bigtip was born and raised in Birmingham Alabama. He came out as a Gay Man in 1975 and has been an active member of the Leather Community ever since. He lost many family members and partners to the Aids epidemic, and was a lone wolf for over 20 years. He experienced several health challenges that had him confined to a wheelchair for several years. During that time he found Electrical stimulation. He was active in the online SmartStim community and built his own powerbox including many electrodes. Over time he found the frequencies of stereostim that helped him rehabilitate, regain his mobility and enjoy all the pleasures of a full life again. This past summer he collared his sub in a beautiful, traditional leather ceremony. Bigtip found the Fetlife community late in 2012, but became active after attending his first much in 2013. He started playing at the parties and was soon in high demand for e-stim demonstrations and scenes. The demand grew to include building stereostim boxes and electrodes for locals. His quality and creativity quickly caught the attention of Current Pleasures and he was invited to become a part of the company. He now exclusively sells his unique products via their website and is their East Coast representative at multiple events both teaching and vending. In 2015, Bigtip stepped up to lead the group who established the SocialStim.org website and is the primary Moderator of that free forum. The E-stim community now has a safe, secure place to meet, learn, discuss and share files. As part of SocialStim he established a remote estim server, his gift to the community, where he provides free weekly group estim remote sessions for groups of up to 25 at a time including videochat.
Bosch has been tying people up for well over a decade now. Sometimes making it look pretty, sometimes making it hurt, but always enjoying himself in the process. In his vanilla life, he is a music teacher, a web designer, a father, a very kind and generous guy. In his non-vanilla life he is still all those things, but is not afraid of showing his dominant, sadistic side to those who appreciate that sort of thing. He loves kinky antiques, and is a bookseller specializing in erotic books 100+ years old.
BoundToFly is an out Gay Leatherman and HIV Activist who has found his passion in Shibari aka Japanese rope bondage. His roots are in the gay Leather world and considering his passion for rock climbing, it seems inevitable that rope bondage would be a natural fit. But it took the passion, energy and connection of Shibari and Kinbaku for it to click. He’s privileged to share his life with NJWaterDog and to dance between the gay Leather and pansexual BDSM worlds, as well as between the NY/NJ and Philadelphia scenes. BoundToFly is a co-organizer of NJ Rope Bite and is the founder of G-rope (a male only rope space). He may be found out and about at play parties, performing, or teaching for TES.org where he flags red Jute left.
Bumper is a bootblack and a co-leader of The Hampton Roads Bootblacks, a group designed to practice the skill of bootblacking and give the service some exposure in her area. Bumper is the current Mid-Atlantic Leatherwoman Bootblack. She has committed her title year to educating the Mid-Atlantic region about bootblacking as a service and how we “preserve your leather and preserve your history”. Bumper excels in service topping for needle play, staples and microbranding and is a regional presenter for Needle Play. She is a member of LLICKS Leather family, whose focus is education, community and service. Her family follows the tenants of THIRD (Trust, Honor, Integrity, Respect, Discipline). She is a member and current Road Captain of Virginia Leatherwomen United. VLU is a safe space for all self-identified women to get together and enjoy female energy. She is also the Mid-Atlantic Spokesperson for Soles With Heart, a program within The Leather Heart Foundation. Bumper has been active in her community for 5 years. She is submissive to her love and amazing woman, Ma’am Karen. She is also a moderator and “in service” to The Crossroads Newbie Group, located in Southeast Virginia. She is heavily involved in community service in her area and has volunteered to help with various fundraising events locally and regionally. She bootblacks for many local and regional events, as blacking is one of her passions. Bumper’s current charity efforts are The Leather Heart Foundation/Soles With Heart, GLCCB, MAD-IF and her local LGBTQ center.
About 8 years ago Giotto found a passion for rope and set out to master it. He has an obsession with making the finest quality bondage rope in the world. Giotto has a passion for teaching beginners. He prides himself on his ability to breakdown a tie or skill into small digestible parts and not leaving any student behind. He loves to see his students quickly progress and share what they learn with others. Giotto is a rope maker, kink educator, and performer. He is obsessed with making the finest quality bondage rope in the world, sharing his passion for rope with his students, and performing. He and his partners perform regularly in Houston and at events and cons across the country. His ties were also featured in a music video. Giotto’s tying style is uniquely his own! He loves flowing through fast moving suspensions filled with transitions into torsions and fantastic shapes with his partner. For Giotto, rope is not about the rope, but about the connection it creates with his bottom, and the story they tell the audience together.
IAMAR has been in the Leather/BDSM communities since the late 90″s. A founding member of TIDEwater for the Hampton Roads, VA community back in 1998. She identifies as a submissive as well as Primal. Currently, she co hosts two munches in the Nashville area and is a moderator for the Primal Play-The Animal Within on Fetlife since April, 2011. She is also a member of the Onyx Pearls and has served for the two years as it’s Sargent at Arms for the Southeast chapter.
Lord Ramirez has been active in BDSM for over 20 years. In addition to serving as a BDSM educator, he has also fetish performer in Goth and Fetish nightclubs. As a BDSM educator he has taught for groups including TIED, Tidewater Pride, Crimson Phoenix, CAPEX, CUFF, CoDe and Amatorius. Events he has presented at include Black Phoenix’s Winter Solstice, APEX Summer Bash, The DC GRUE, The Winter Fetish Fleamarket, Frolicon, NDD/s Boot Camp, Charm City Fetish Fair, Madtown Kinkfest, Primal Arts Festival, Rochester Kink Society’s Mega Bash, Beat Me in St Louis, and Floating World. In addition to teaching for BDSM groups he has also provided workshops and BDSM outreach for Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Anime groups at their national events. He is a member of Fallout and was a charter member Crimson Phoenix and helped found and run another of his local groups, Amatorius. Outside of the lifestyle Ramirez is active with the vampyre community and involved with the establishment of several vampyre organizations. He has an extensive martial arts background, and a strong interest in Japanese culture. Ramirez is also a retired open professional ballroom dance championship finalist, teacher, and Ballroom competition judge.
The Teatrix of Long Island, Mistress of Ceremonies & Head Harlot. Known as the “Naughty Mary Poppins of Tea”, Ms. Proper has been hosting tea parties for elite circles of women for over 20 years. Unapologeticly empowered, Ms. Proper is unabashedly the “Hostess with the Mostess.” Sporting era appropriate garb, biting wit and a wicked sense of British humor that makes all her parties exciting, memorable events.
The brain Child of Cienna Rizza, Ms. Penelope Proper is a personality who is not afraid to be upfront, outlandish, provocative and unconventional, while still maintaining a delicious helping of protocol, ettiqite and appreciation of that which is classical. Inviting other women to check their conventionality a the door, Ms. Proper has lead the way for many women to blossom into their own through, her tea parties and social gatherings. Claiming to be “unapologetically empowered” Ms. Proper is a perfect ambassador for sexual and body positivity, social bonding, continued education and of course, Royal Victorian Tea Parties.
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Miss Vixen is the owner/CEO of Current Pleasures. She has worked in the medical field for 25 years, currently specializing in pain management and practitioner education. She has been involved with almost every facet of the BDSM lifestyle for 15+ years as both a sub and a ProDomme. She is an expert in electrostimulation, turning electric into erotic using TENS, EMS and microcurrent technologies. She is a leader in product design and development with new creations always in process. When not presenting workshops or attending events she can often be found answering customer questions via live chat on her website.
Mistress Ariana Chevalier is NYC’s Premiere Rubberist and the Supreme Head Mistress/Owner of Parthenon Studios and NYC Rubber Studios (established 2003). This Conqueress, with the sweet smile and devil horns, has one of the most impressive fetish collections on the Continent (rubber, leather, bondage and toys) and this collection is not only for show.
Ms. Lola Smiles is a Latina Femdom Fatale from Long Island NY and has been in the lifestyle for 25 years. Ms. Lola has been a pro dom for the past 5 years and is very active in the LI & NYC Scene. She is one of the only female event promoters on LI and heads up SCK Events. SCK Events hosts munches and a variety of events and parties on LI and NYC. SCK’s mantra is – Corrupting the World one vanilla at a time.®
Okie has been involved in the public BDSM community for 19 years and the leather community for 17. He has held the following leather titles: Oklahoma Mr. Leather 2000, Mr. Great Plains Olympus 2005 and International Mr. Olympus International 2006 as well as being the 1st Openly Identified Heterosexual to compete at International Mr. Leather in 2000. He has written over 77 articles for The Leather Journal, The Leather Page, Fetbot, The Dominant’s View The Leather Web and Kinbaku Today. In 2002, David was awarded a Pantheon Award for Community Service in the South Central Region. Okie has held many posts throughout his years: board member, fundraiser and leather contest producer for local, regional and national organizations. He has presented well over 100 classes and day long intensives about alternative sexuality. He is an avid rope enthusiast with a passion for Kinbaku and has studied extensively in Tokyo, Japan and throughout the United States. David has worked with the following photographers: Dirk Hooper, Sugiura Norio, Barelight, Janet Ryan, Captivating Image, Anthelian and Aeolis Est.
Orpheus Black – the 2016 Southwest Leather Master title holder – is a published author and erotic educator specializing in hierarchical dynamics, non-monogamous relationships and alternative sexual encounters. This two-time Bawdy Storytelling champion has been traveling the country teaching his fun and light-hearted educational events for more than a decade. Orpheus is a regular presenter at DomConLA and is the founder of Cirque de Sade – a high profile group of Dominants whose mission is to advance the art of BDSM through a commitment to innovation, excellence, and active leadership in the D/s, M/s, and fetish communities. Indigo Black, wife and property of Sir Orpheus Black, has been not only a sub and slave to Orpheus, but also his lifelong companion and inspiration. Her journey into BDSM and the fetish lifestyle began when she volunteered to be Orpheus’ bottom and submissive in early 2000. Like Orpheus, Indigo got her start co- hosting the Severe Society radio show. Soon after that, Orpheus and indigo began their dark journey onto the fetish stages, performing at countless Hollywood hotspots such as the Viper Room, Club Blue, the Music Box, and Dragonfly, to name just a few. Together the 2014 and 215 SoCal Leather Master / slave title holders continue to travel the country entertaining , educating and enlightening communities across the country.
Sir Vice is an active member of the BDSM community with 10 years experience and manages Limits Unleashed LLC – a personal coaching service oriented for those in alternative lifestyles. He conducts research and mentors others across various aspects of the BDSM & kink lifestyle culture. Specific expertise includes Power Exchange and related relationship dynamics (D/s & M/s), general BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Sadomasochism) activities, erotic hypnosis, and primal play; with general subject matter expertise in relationship dynamics, communication, and sexual & general behavioral psychology. He also has over 10yrs experience in the Chinese martial arts and meditation practices and instruction.
soumise brings her lifelong passions for movement, education, and helping people with her into the BDSM lifestyle. A former professional ballet dancer turned world ranked international style ballroom competitor, soumise has spent her 30 year career blending for the artistry of dance with the sciences of biomechanics, anatomy, kinesiology, rehabilitation and exercise. She creates and presents diverse workshops and educational events that engage, inform, and entertain participants of all levels in a variety of subjects across the US and abroad. Her time is divided between working with her clients and students, training other instructors and helping her Master, Sir Vice, with His business, Limits Unleashed LLC. With her Master’s encouragement, soumise has been enjoying the integration of her professional interests with her lifestyle training and experiences.
Richard, aka Spike, is a sensual sadistic Dom who likes to play with rope, canes and knives, but basically, anything that falls into his hands is potentially pervertable. He is a reaction junkie and enjoys administering pain as part of his sensation play. Richard is an emeritus board member of Long Island Leather ‘n Roses (LILNR), a facilitator of Long Island Rope Revival (LIRR) and a volunteer for The Eulenspiegel Society (TES). He has previously presented on various aspects of sensation play, rope bondage and sensual spanking to TES, Dom Sub Friends (DSF), Long Island Leather ‘n Roses (LILNR), Long Island Rope Revival (LIRR) and at TES Fest 2014 and 2015.
Stoopzkitty has been active in scene almost 4 years. She believes in having fun and laughing at yourself at all times. She is indeed a real zumba instructor and fitness advocate.
Sea has attended kink events for 19 years. He presents nationally to help people communicate and understand each other’s kink needs, especially to understand submission. He currently serves on Advisory Board for DomCon BDSM weekend conventions. Previously, he wrote a BDSM column for fearlesspress.com, represented BDSM on college campuses and mainstream forums, and chaired Austin TNG for 4 years. He splits time between Austin and DC. He performs with a DC BDSM-themed burlesque and comedy troupe. He previously helped keep Austin weird by arranging fetish nights where he wrote, performed in, and arranged music for fetish shows. BDSM has influenced his artistic expression in the form of fetish photography, DJing music, dance, writings, and kinky stand-up comedy.
I’m the founder of the NYC Macro/Micro meetups and Size Con. I’m also a long time kink artist named Jitensha, spreading my love of macrophilia to all the internets.
Hypno Obi-wan to the community since before there were annual events, Wiseguy brings his brand of humor and fun into classes that teach how to be safe, responsible, and effective with erotic hypnosis. In real life he is a professional hypnotist and NLP practitioner, a trainer of professional hypnotism and NLP, and author of the books Mind Play: A Guide to Erotic Hypnosis and The Mind Play Study Guide. He can be found at pretty much every erotic hypnosis event, usually in front of a class.