QPEX: 7th Anniversary

Last Update: June 8th, 2018 11:00 PM

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Event Dates: July 13th-14th, 2018

Get excited for our 7th annual July Anniversary Party! Two Nights of late night excitement, dinner,  stage entertainment and a full day of classes on Saturday! This will be one of our biggest events to date.

Please note that this is a 21 and over, ID’s will be required!

To purchase tickets visit our EventBrite Page.

Schedule:

Friday, July 13th, 2018
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8:30 PM

Dare to Bare Kinky Poker Tournament

This will be a 3 level event, the Levels are as follows:

  1. High Roller: There is a $60 buy-in with Pay out for top 3 places depending on number of players.
  2. Economy: There is $30 buy-in with Pay out for top 3 places depending on number of players.
  3. Little’s Table: No Buy-In, Little’s or playful adults can play Go Fish or UNO, or a board game depending on their preference.

For the High Roller and Economy levels there will be an original buy-in, and one one re-buy-in allowed in the first hour. A percentage of the Buy will go to the house.

Poker rules will be basic game rules with a twist, Losing hand has an option to lose an article of clothing or take a truth or dare option, with the winner of the Hand giving the question or Dare. Kinky side bets are encouraged and allowed.

Saturday, July 14th, 2018
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9:00 AM

Registration Opens

9:30 AM

Vendor Room Opens

10:00 – 11:00

Room A

If you give a sadist a cookie

by Babe Blue Eyes

All about the art of pick up play! How do you approach someone? How you can use your scene negotiations to build excitement! (All the YES’S, not a list of NO’s). We’ll work through laying the foundation for an awesome scene while reducing the risk of consent issues, all at the same sexy time! An interactive class, bring your toy bags!

10:00 – 11:00

Room B

Florentine Flogging

by Richard

Throwing one flogger is cool but throwing two is better. This class will teach a specific technique for learning the Florentine. The class will also give information on why we use a Florentine, when and how to use it, and the benefits of knowing how to Florentine.

11:10 – 12:10

Room A

Make It & Take It(Make your own Flogger, Additional Fee.)

by Rosie Sparkles

This class does have an additional fee to pay for the supplies to make the flogger

For a minimal expense, guests will create their own personal dragon tail or flogger.Not content to just make the toy, I present it from the concept of making it look“professionally done.”Time is spent showing simple ways to embellish the item and turn it into something that you would be proud to own, or even better
yet give as a gift.

As a person identifying as a submissive, I will tell you that there is no greater feeling than the moment that you kneel and present a toy that you have personally handcrafted to your Master or Mistress. Even when the work is not up to par, it still has a quality that makes it stand out above all other
toys. It was made with love. But if you can do it and make it look good, then what more could be asked for?

The regular kit is $30.00 and includes all the materials for the flogger, including a genuine Egyptian Cobra handle, pre-cut suede or finished leather, falls etc. everything needed to build a professional flogger. The kit contains materials to create 20 falls with a 17” fall length and 7” handle.

For those wanting something just a bit longer, I offer a deluxe kit for $35.00. This deluxe kit contains materials for 20 falls that are 22” long and an 8” weighted handle.

Those reserving a spot will have the added option of pre-selecting colors if available. I have been going out of my way to get nice leathers that you will want to use for the flogger you want. Specialty leathers, including Elk, are available by request (special pricing).

Payment required at class time,Please bring cash.

11:10 – 12:10

Room B

Predicament Bondage

by Misstress Kayla

Using materials and equipment in congress to create a dynamic relationship between the bottom and those materials. Predicament bondage is a unique type of play in that once it is set up, it can keep giving pleasure or giving pain in a wave-like form. The top does not have to do but a few adjustments and the bottom is ostensibly torturing themselves. This technique can be used in many situations and this class will discuss the various aspects of play as well as demonstrate its uses.

12:00 – 8:00

Silent Auction

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch Break
(Food will be available Ala-Carte)

1:00 – 2:00

Room A

Having Fun with the Playground In Their Mind

by Richard

BDSM Is nearly all psychological, yet this part of bdsm is the least understood. This class will help you gain some insight into the psychological aspects of play, that can lead to improved play as well as developing closer bonds within the relationship.

1:00 – 2:00

Room B

Impact Play

by Black Diamond

This class will cover the basics of impact play. What if you ordered them as they happen? Starting with negotiations? Or building the connection?

  • Safety
  • Misconceptions on body types
  • Negotiating the scene
  • Building the connection
  • Warm up!
  • Don’t be a dick!
  • Rhythm and moving to the beat.
  • Body mechanics

We will focus on safety, common sense practices, and how to build a connection from both the Top and Bottom’s perspective. This class will be interactive and people are encouraged to bring their toys. While this isn’t a free play session, enough of the class will be devoted to hands on learning. The goal is to form an open relaxed workshop to allow everyone a chance to learn and grow. This class is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and is hands on. So bring your toys so we can all enjoy the fun.

2:10 – 3:10

Room A

Fire Play

by Worm

Fire play is considered ‘blistering’ edge play in the BDSM world, and requires an individual mentor for successful training. You cannot watch a video and learn the judgements necessary to perform fire play. Simply reading about it is NOT sufficient. I demonstrate ways to induce both endorphin release and adrenaline rush. I will also share some psychological “mind-fuck” techniques. I’ll discuss cupping, wands, floggers, etc. I’ll cover safety procedures EXTENSIVELY. This is NOT entry-level play.

As a RACK activity, Top & bottom should discuss their limits, evaluate the risks, discuss how to minimize them, enact those controls, and then mutually agree to live with the possible consequences of any risks that remain. Done improperly, fire play can severely burn your skin or even burn your house down. When you begin, make sure you are in the hands of an expert; thus any dangers are kept to a minimum. Much like skydiving, the risks multiply exponentially when the person packing your chute is incompetent. That said, what exactly is Fire Play and how should you begin?

Fire Play consists of swabbing a portion of the skin with a thin layer of 70% isopropyl alcohol and setting it on fire for a very short period of time. Those who experience it claim that not only is the sense of (real) danger a rush, but there is also the warm sensual sting of the fire as it caresses — and lightly burns — the skin.

Fire Cupping: This is an age-old Asian medical practice for massage, now used even in the Olympics. Fire cups are fairly inexpensive and can be found in many places online.

Fire Drumming: This is where fire wands are set on fire and they are drummed against the body in rhythmic manner.

Fire Fleshing: This is where designs are made upon your body with the fuel and then set on fire then quickly blown out, wiped out, or smothered with a fire blanket. The tools used for this vary. Many vendors make Fire wands, but you can easily make these yourself at home; materials are very inexpensive.

Fire flogging: This is the most exciting (for me, YMMV) which includes a flogger made out of Kevlar ribbon/rope/wicks. The heat is incredible as it isn’t constant, but flashes. As a bottom, if you have never tried this before, fire flogging your front-side can be visually overwhelming. Fire floggers are usually custom made by experts.

Fire Whipping: Everything with fire is risk-aware, but in my opinion this is riskiest. Only the most expert play this way.
Flash Cotton/Paper: This is plain ol’ cotton balls treated with chemicals that make it explosively flammable. It is considered extreme play, requiring full mastery before use on a bottom.

Fire Mousse: This is a neat little parlor trick which is cheap and relatively easy to try – Hair Mousse is flammable. The cheaper the better, because cheap mousse has more propellant – the flammable part that we’re after. Do not put this in your hair and get close to fire, we don’t want a Michael Jackson or Richard Pryor re-enactment. Make a spiral design on a nekkid person, or any design of interest and light it. It can barely be felt, but has a very nifty visual effect. Douse and wipe away, and repeat if you would like.

Who among us hasn’t sat transfixed gazing into a campfire’s warm flickering light? To feel and witness that same sensual flow of warm flame across our bodies, lapping over, then passing and leaving only a warm lingering touch. Both technique, safety, and erotic applications will be discussed in this class. Even if you might not think it’s quite your thing, you might be surprised by the sensual beauty and artistry of the flame!

2:10 – 3:10

Room B

Expectation Management for Poly & Beyond

by Mistress Kayla

This class discusses the dynamics of polyamorous relationships in the modern world to include; kids, families, parents with failing health, boyfriends, girlfriends, spouses, randoms and everything in between. We will discuss expectation management as a tool for reducing anxiety, building trust dynamics and creating a welcoming environment for friends, community, and new partners. The tools learned in this class can be used for all types of relationships, especially those that are more focused on secret behavior and “passive” ignorance.

3:20 – 4:20

Room A

The Topless Bottom

by Babe Blue Eyes

Some people enter or (re-enter) the lifestyle when they are single. Facing our lifestyle alone can be a daunting task! So how do you handle your inner self in a positive way? How does one combat the loneliness? Wants vs. Needs vs. Desires, how can you get those safely met? Is “Surrogate Submission” helpful? What to look for in a partner and the Red Flags to be AWARE of!

We’ll look at these different facets of WIITWD and how being “Single” in the scene can affect our decision making process. Negotiations from Both sides of the “/” and Aftercare & Drop, How to avoid hitting Rock Bottom.

3:20 – 4:20

Room B

Duct Tape Play

by Mistress Debora

4:30

Day Registration Closes

4:30 – 5:30

Room A

Knife Play an Introduction

by Black Diamond

This is a beginner to intimidate class on using knives as a sensation tool during play. THIS IS NOT A CLASS ON CUTTING

This class will focus on the following:

  • Safety First (always be prepared)
  • Care and Maintenance (Lets keep ‘em clean)
  • Selecting your knives (Ohh, shiny)
  • Getting to know your tools (Hold my beer and watch this)
  • Sensual aspects of knife play

The focus is not to cause pain, but to use the sensation of a blade to elevate your partner and float them to their happy space, We will cover many aspects of this type of play, From choosing the knife for you, to how to clean and sharpen your knives to keep their edges sharp. In this class you are encouraged to bring your knives there will be time set
aside for everyone to put these new skills to work. Please be mindful that we are dealing with sharp and dangerous tools. Be respectful of others, and use common sense before you pull out a live blade in this class. We are all adults and must understand the risks with this type of play.

4:30 – 5:30

Room B

Violet Wands Playing with Lightning

by Worm

A brief History of the Violet Wand. The Violet Wand was first invented in the late 1890’s as a way to exploit the “healing properties” of electricity. The industry of building and selling them blossomed in the United States during the early to mid 1900’s. In the 1950’s the FDA cracked down on the use of health claims in advertising. The class will go over safety, history, and play applications.

4:30 – 5:30

Dressing Room

Makeup: Contouring and Transformations

by Abi (ElectroCutie)

5:40 – 6:30

Lions and Zebras Meet and Greet

hosted by Lotus

6:00 PM

Vendor Room Closes

6:30 PM

Dinner Served in Main Hall

7:30 PM

Dungeon Only Registration Opens

8:00 PM

Silent Auction Ends

8:00 – 8:30

Dungeon Opening Ceremony

8:30 – 2:00

Dungeon Area Open

10:00 PM

Dungeon Only Registration Close