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Barkas & Addie  BarkasAddie Web

Barkas is a bondage educator, performance artist, and writer. He is a licensed Osada Ryu and Yukimura Ryu instructor and has practiced ropes for about a decade all over the world.
Originally from Vienna and now residing in Vancouver, he is the cofounder and caretaker of TheSpace2.

Addie is a bondage educator and health care professional. She has practiced rope bondage for many years and co-teaches with Barkas since 2015 internationally.

 

Cam Damage & Ten  Cam Damage and Ten

Cam Damage is a geeky, sub-leaning switch, sadomasochist, model/photographer and an overall rope and pain enthusiast. They are a member of The Kraken's Lair family in Baltimore, and are entering their third year in their rope journey as a bottom, rigger, and self-tier. When it comes to rope, Cam is most interested in energy exchange/interaction, body mechanics and movement, creative expression and finding the limits to which one can be pushed. Cam has been teaching beginner rope and BDSM skills for about a year, and spends most of their free time searching for rope experiences and education.

Ten is a sadist and rigger who began his adventures in the rope world almost five years ago. Originally from Nashville, TN, he taught and led the RING rope education group for over a year before moving to Baltimore. Since relocating, Ten’s love for rope has only intensified, and his hunger for knowledge has taken him all across the country for as many conventions and educational opportunities as possible. As a result, his experience with rope (and confidence therein) has grown exponentially. His primary focus is sharing positive and powerful experiences through connective rope, challenging himself and his partner in regards to creativity, and working to move both parties beyond perceived limits.

 

 

Docvale & Tyka  DocvaleTyka

Docvale is a French rigger who got interrested in ropes from the BDSM world since 2007. In 2011 he met Tyka and they started ropes together.
2013 marked the time of his first international performances and one year later, he was part with Wildties of the first school in Europe completely dedicated to Naka inspired style.
And from 2016, he has been following his own path, doing his own research in the continuity of the style that has inspired him for years.

 

EbiBex & DWL  DWLandEbiBex Smaller

EbiBex is a queer, masochistic bottom who first discovered rope bondage when she was a wee baby kinkster, but in the last five years has been able to fully immerse herself in the rope scene alongside her partner, DWL. She considers herself very lucky to have learned from, tied and collaborated with some of the best rope people around, and is constantly striving to grow as a rope bottom, submissive, and model. Bex primarily approaches rope as a type of connection and partnership, as well as a form of artistic expression. She firmly believes rope bottoming should be accessible to everyone, and hopes sharing her experiences and knowledge will help others find their happy places in rope.

Though DWL (formerly DomWithLens) has been shooting various subjects casually and professionally for more than eight years, his creative juices were spiked when he discovered fetish photography. Upon entering the kink scene five years ago, he found new artistic opportunities and challenges in kink photography, as well as a passion for capturing the unique energy of a scene. DWL is known for his journalistic style of documenting play, chasing moments of emotion, connection, joy, and pain. He also enjoys collaborating with other creative minds to bring ideas and visions to life in front of his lens. DWL is constantly trying new things and believes there is always more to learn. His favorite photo? “The one I haven’t taken yet."

 

EM & isean  EMIsean Web

Based in Memphis, Tennessee and active in the BDSM community since 2010, EM is a sadistic rope and whip enthusiast whose interests lie in withdrawing submission from his partners through mental and physical play. With years of experience learning to work with whips and ropes from various artists across North America, his interpretation of Japanese bondage stems from a desire to withdraw submission from the female form and highlight its beauty through suffering and strain. EM's primary interests (rope, whips, photography) stem from his passion for practicing and perfecting technique, skill, and accuracy in all walks of life.

 

Freya & Nevertheless  NeverthelessAndFreya Web

Nevertheless and Freya have been tying together since 2014. Their first scene with rope took 6 ropes to bind someone to a table. Since then, they’ve been focusing on minimalism and simplicity. They take a team approach to rope bondage, working together to achieve beautiful body positions in both suspension and floor work, as well as evoking powerful emotions in their play. Together they bring playful fun, a positive outlook, and really bad jokes.

 

Goddess Sombra  GoddessSombra

Goddess Sombra is a ProDomme, educator, and all around kinky woman residing in South Florida. She was introduced to the lifestyle shortly after turning 18 and rope bondage at 19. She has been extremely active in the local community, especially South Florida Rope group and the Palm Beach Femdom Collective. Her passions are making Femdom more accessible to the curious, bondage of all varieties (especially the mean kinds), and finding ways to give back to her local community . Attending classes made BDSM accessible to her and her hope is to do the same for others.

 

Lexa Grace  LexaGrace Web

Lexa Grace is a weirdo rope switch, tattoo artist from Austin, Tx who fell in love with rope in an instant. After beginning as a bottom being tied, she quickly picked up the skill of tying and once again found herself at home working and creating art with her hands. Lexa has learned from both local and international teachers and is also a leader in the Austin community officially assuming a leadership role with Austin Rope Slingers. You can find her regularly teaching classes, intensives and/or performing. Come join this silly sadistic lady for a class or say hello on her Instagram @IAmLexaGrace.  

 

Lunatic Bound & Dysis  Lunatic Bound Web

Lunatic Bound and Dysis make quite an interesting pair. One is generally quiet and often somber the other bounces from place to place filling the room with giggles. They have been playing, tying, and teaching together for more than four years. Lunatic has been in the lifestyle and practicing bondage for more than ten years. His personal style with rope is eastern inspired but a torturous mash of eastern, western, and stuff he learned in the boyscouts. Together their style is rough, violent and often hilarious.

 

Malachi & Mikki  Malachi.and.Mikki

Malachi has been a part of the kink scene for approximately 6 years and active in the Baltimore kink scene since 2014. They have been an educator for the past ten years, focusing on queer and trans identities, safer sex and sexual agency, and introduction to kink and BDSM. They are passionate about intersectionality, consent, and risk-awareness, both inside and out of the kink scene.

Mikki- (any human pronoun) is a queer kinkster who can frequently be found on the receiving end of things. They are a professional educator and firmly believe that learning never ends. They bring this undying passion for sharing into their kinky practices through rope (self-rigging and bottoming), community building, developing self- and body-awareness, upping their communication skills, and making good bad decisions (#teamBadDecisions). Mikki revels in opportunities to grow and build their self- and community-care toolkit.

 

Miss Doctor  Miss Doctor

MissDoctor is a kink-friendly practicing physician who works in primary care with an emphasis on musculoskeletal medicine, endocrinology, and women's health. She has been personally involved in the world of bondage for 20 years, and she started to explore Shibari in 2013. Her experience as a rock climber, athlete, and artist provide her with a practical perspective on bottoming, rigging, and self-suspension. Her years of experience as an educator help her make safety, anatomy, and health concerns easy to understand and apply. She encourages hands-on exploration and helps students develop a more intimate understanding of themselves and their partners. She is one of the leaders of the Arizona Shibari Studio and one of the organizers of the rope convention Desert Bound.

 

Mynx & Thalia  Mynx Smaller

Mynx is an enthusiastic rope top, experienced rigger, and suspension artist with a passion for giving rope and sharing her knowledge with the community. Her strongest influences and inspiration to her rope come from, Akira Naka and Wykd_Dave. Mynx is dedicated to continuing her personal journey tying, teaching, learning, and performing with rope. Mynx has presented classes and intensive workshops across the country where she focuses on building connections between partners and developing precision in each tie. A passionate believer in muscle memory, Mynx’s students learn by tying along with her. As a Nurse Anesthetist, her extensive medical background gives her a unique perspective on bondage safety and nerve injury. Mynx is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500).

 

SenBound & Giggles  SenboundGiggles Web

 

 

Shakti Bliss Bunny  ShaktiBlissBunny Smaller

Shakti Bliss Bunny (or B) is a body worker, yoga/meditation teacher, and educational facilitator from Austin, Texas. As a rope bottom she enjoys pushing herself mentally and physically while also balancing self care, self awareness, and self study to further her journey. With over 500 hours of training in body awareness, western anatomy, energetic anatomy and mindful movement B hopes to add a fresh perspective to the conversation of rope bottoming education as well as help both tops and bottoms move their bodies safely to sustain their kinky fun.

 


The Silence  The Silence Smaller

The_Silence started photographing his rope work over 5 years ago and shoots multiple times a week. He developed his style (based on traditional kinbaku art as well as fine art and high fashion) through adapting what he's learned in classes, the internet, and a whole lot of trial & error in photoshoots, events, as well as couples play photography. Because of his prolific work in rope and photography, he’s had to push himself and gain the knowledge from multiple teachers and sources over the years to produce a diverse array of images. He has taught photography at The SF Citadel, Beachbind, Bondage Expo Dallas, and F.I.R.E.


 

 

YumYumPanda  YumYumPanda

Panda (she/they) fell in love with rope in mid 2013. Panda's rope journey has been founded in deep connections with partners, working as a team with her partners, and encouraging mutual growth in rope. Panda has taught at events/cons across North America and has a passion for education. Their teaching philosophy is deeply rooted in partnership, inclusion, and student centered learning. Panda is currently the co-leader of a skill share 101 rope group in Seattle, a steering committee member for NARIX, an instructor developer for Left Coast Kink, a moderator for the rope bottoming share group, founder and leader of Start Here a group that educates new comers into the community that spans across 3 states, and is the Education Program Representative for Pan Eros Foundation. She has a professional background in education and a focus in Diversity and Inclusion work.