The Geeky Kink Event: New England

2017 Event Dates: August 11-13, 2017

The Holiday Inn of Hartford, CT

 Geeky Kink Event: New England is one of New England’s largest and best-loved kinky festivals.  It’s an amazing place to be a kinky geek!  Come experience the full-scale dungeon, the ballpit, the gaming, the amazing people, and plenty of programming, events, and vendors.

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The next Geeky Kink Event Classic is in New Jersey on November 10-12, 2017.


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Volunteer Application

The Volunteer Application for the 2017 Geeky Kink Event: New England is now available!

If you are interested in volunteering for GKE:NE 2017, please familiarize yourself with the information and policies on volunteering at Jeff Mach Events and the JME harrassment policy before applying. Please also be sure to read the event rules for GKE:NE as well.

Potential volunteers should join the JME Volunteer FB Page for announcements and other information.

If you wish to sign up to be a volunteer, please click here.

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GKE: NE Programming and Vending Applications are open!

GKE: New England is happening August 11-13, 2017 in Hartford, CT.

If you’d like to be a part of the event programming, or join us as a vendor – now is the time to apply!

Programming Application
This application is for presenters of all walks! We also welcome applications from performers such as burlesque troupes and sideshow/circus/fire performers, but please know that space for those is very limited. Please fill the application out as thoroughly as possible to best help us understand your needs, your skills, and what you are offering to the GKE:NE audience in our fourth year!

Acceptances and rejections will be made on a rolling basis, with a new crop of notifications at the end of each month. This application will close on June 15th, 2017 EST. Applicants replying after June 15 will be automatically waitlisted. All applicants will be responded to, be it acceptance, rejection, or request for more info, by midnight on July 1st, 2017 EST.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are applying to present, please DO NOT PURCHASE REGISTRATION AS AN ATTENDEE. We cannot guarantee refunds and it creates extra work and fees to switch registration types. If you are not selected for programming (or another department), you will have the opportunity to purchase your attendee registration after all notifications are out.


Vendor Application
We will be closing the application on April 16, 2017. Applications received after April 16 will be automatically waitlisted.
We will notify all applying vendors of their status by April 30, 2017–if we have accepted the application, wait listed the application, or declined the application. Wait listed vendors will be contacted in case of a vendor cancellation no later than August 1, 2017.

Vending fees begin at $265 and increase depending on space.

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GKENE in Exile Feedback Form

We want hear your opinions on GKE:NE in Exile 2016!

The best way to share your feedback is to fill out the feedback form, so we have all of the feedback in a central location, and everyone who needs to see it at JME can do so!

Thank you. We hope to see you at GKE Classic in November, and at GK:NE 2017 in Connecticut next August.

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Switches can’t be dominant

Originally posted on Jeff’s journal on Fetlife. Click here to view comments or leave your own.

Switches can’t be dominant

…or so I have been told every single time I have submitted or bottomed in public.

Admittedly, that’s not terribly frequent.

For one thing, I have much more to offer as a dominant than as a submissive – but for another, it’s just not worth the challenge of deciding whether or not to defend my identity.

I mean, to be honest, the sort of people who say “You’re not really dominant” aren’t usually people I’m going to respect in the first place.

But letting the assertion go unanswered is pretty damn frustrating.

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Broken Magic: on recovering after losing D/s

Originally posted on Jeff’s journal on Fetlife. Click here to view comments or leave your own.

Most people I know who have suffered a loss of love tend look, as you would expect, like people in states of deep sadness and grief.

Many people I know who have suffered a loss of D/s tend to look like their normal selves – only shellshocked.

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Their expressions seem oddly wooden. Their response times lag a little bit behind what would be normal for them. They sometimes look and act, to put it bluntly, almost like people with PTSD.

I’m not speaking, here, of people who have necessarily suffered abuse. I’m just speaking of people who’ve lost some sort of powerful D/s connection.

I see those people at events, at home, in social settings, and they often seem much like themselves – only they don’t smile so much, they don’t laugh so easily, and when I look at them – when I look at myself – that appearance is curiously hollow.

Why is that? Why not ordinary grief? Why this numbed uncertainty?

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Semi-Annual Play Partners

I saw them again!

In a variety of outfits distilled down to mouth-watering perfection, my semi-annual play partners (SAPPs) emerged from the depths of the con.

Like it always is, we re-meet in a tight embrace with our names on each other’s lips. A million stories wait eagerly behind each moniker. Without a doubt, these are the people I spend the majority of my time at GKE with, tucked into vending rooms or a stolen class hour or two.

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D/s: My uglier heart

Originally posted on Jeff’s journal on Fetlife. Click here to view comments or leave your own.

…and secretly, I’m glad that politeness, third-party consent, and other considerations mean that we can’t, and shouldn’t, let D/s be visible to the public world.

Because I don’t want to share my other heart.

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On an indomitable spirit

When I was young, my first school of martial arts had an oath which included the phrase: “I will foster an indomitable spirit”.

And at the time – I was beginning high school – it was easy to see how that applied. When you were stretched out to your maximum capacity, on your last push-up, or the final kick your leg and kick could throw, or you’d finished every move of your form with as much vigor as you could put into each piece and you were exhausted – that you could somehow go beyond. That when you’d reached the very limit, you could break that limit.

And that’s true. But oddly enough, that’s tiny.

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