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Fascinating panels and workshops to educate, edify and amaze!

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Jeff Mach Event’s own Jakal Blackwell steps up to the stage in these exciting events!


Can You Kink It?

I’m your host, Dr. Jakal Blackwell.
In this game, we will have bags of randomly assorted items; (toasters, spoons, hockey pucks, old used sharpies, gummy worms.. Etc). It is your goal to work as a team quickly against fellow kinksters to make the best Geeky, Kinky item you can in just 60 minutes. Teams will be supplied with limited resources, so they better think smart!
Come and build your hearts out on our first ever Can You Kink It!?
Our winners will recieve a special ribbon for their badges and bragging rights until GKE Classic!

Can You Kink It: Celebrity Showdown!?

Welcome to Can You Kink It: Celebrity Showdown!? I’m your host, Dr. Jakal Blackwell.
In this version of Can You Kink It, we’re challenging our presenters! 3 – 5 presenters will be given bags of randomly assorted items; (toasters, spoons, hockey pucks, old used sharpies, gummy worms.. Etc). The goal is to work quickly against fellow kinksters to make the best geeky, kinky item they can in just 60 minutes.
Come and watch and cheer presenters as they build their hearts out, then vote on your favorite item.
Our winner will recieve a special ribbon for their badges and bragging rights until GKE Classic!

Fire Wand Making

In this class, you will learn a few different ways to create your own fire play wands. Mr_Blackwell will be teaching about the materials that work best, techniques for a long lasting fire wand, and teaching a hands-on demonstration for making a basic fire play torch. Every person that participates will walk away with a playable Fire wand and a basic safety sheet on how to use it.

Space is limited, preregistration is recommended. Walk-ins will be admitted if open space remains.

There is a $10 per person materials cost, that can be paid via paypal. Please use the form below to register for this class and receive instructions on paying the materials fee. Seating is limited to 15 people.
Sign-up here!

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Active Scening with sleepingirl

sleepingirl is an enthusiastic writer, presenter, and podcast-er with a deep, lifelong passion for hypnosis and kink. Since formally entering the community in 2012 she has taught classes for both bottoms and tops at events across the states.

She lives D/s 24/7 with her Owner and their mutual slave. She also created and maintains “Two Hyp Chicks”, a hypnosis podcast featuring herself and her partner, cckitten. She writes porn and perspective on hypnosis and kink @h-sleepingirl on tumblr.

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Active Scening: Communication, Rapport, and Dynamic Bottoming and Topping

There is much more than meets the eye when it comes to what it takes to make an amazing, memorable scene (and relationship). There are plenty of things that bottoms AND tops can do to be proactive and make the most of their experiences: skills you can use before, during, and after you play. Join sleepingirl and cckitten as they discuss some of the methods they use to connect and communicate, and hear some of yours; this class may feature a slightly more informal conversational format if the mood is right. Bring thoughts, suggestions, and questions with you!

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Akabi

Akabi is a kinky queer geek. They have been called “an encyclopedia of all things queer and poly.”

When not thinking about, reading about, and discussing such things, they enjoy playing with circus toys, fire spinning, writing poetry, engaging in general geekery and weirdness.


Asexual and Aromantic Spectrums

Come explore various kinds of attraction including sexual, romantic and platonic. We will debunk common myths and learn about identities on the asexual and aromantic spectrum. We will also discuss some different ways of looking at relationships and learn some (possibly new) language for describing such things. The intersections with poly, kink and other identities will be discussed.

Consent Based Flirting

So, you meet a cutie. You want to do terrible terrible things with them. What happens next? How can you practice good consent and still end up having a chance to “taste the rainbow”?
Well, Akabi is here to help. Through a series of discussions and activities, we will practice and explore how to be ethical.
This class will focus on the concepts of consent, consensual conversations, reading body language, how to respond to rejection and how to say yes.

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DaSade

Dasade has been in the BDSM lifestyle for over 25 years and in the public scene for the last 18.

In that time he has presented 200+ presentations, demos, and performances. He has run numerous lifestyle organizations such as WMPE, Poly Discussions, and held numerous positions on the Board of the Society. As the head of a poly triad with sleepingirl and cckitten, he has made community education and support a credo of the house.

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Speed Meeting

Soooo many people, so little time!!!! If only there were a way to get to know people quickly and safely.

Well for the low low price of admission, you can have just that!

Participants will be able to meet each other one on one for a short duration. No pressure. Just making friends. Then after a given amount of time, we will switch pairings up until we run out of time or partner pairings.

Warning: This is not speed dating. People who are being creepy will be asked to leave and taken out of the pairing pool.

Rope 102 – Hogties and Harnesses

This is not a beginners class. We will assume that you already know basic one and two column ties and that you know enough about the safety involved with lose of circulation and nerve clusters.

Hogties are one of the most iconic types of body ties. There are many variations of the hogtie, each with their own uses and considerations when tying. We will also be going over harnesses that can be easily transitioned into hogties or used to branch off into other types of ties.

This will be a hands on class so bring your own rope or use the rope provided. Due to the nature of this class, we will be limiting the number of participants to 30 people (15 couples). If you have your own partner, it is recommended you bring them. If you come stag, we will try to pair you up, but there is no guarantee that there will be partners of your liking to work with.

Open Relationship Meet Up

There are many flavors of “Open” relationships. Poly, Swinger, Don’t ask/Don’t Tell, One night stands, etc. It doesn’t mater what flavor of open you identify as, we welcome all to this meet up.

If you are just curious and want to come talk to people, you are welcome as well. All we ask is you come with open minds.

This is for the purposes of meeting others only and not a “Play” or “Hook up” party. Hosts will be on hand to assist anyone who needs assistance .

Upping the Ante.

Spanking, rope, cuffs, yawn. Those things were hot before, but they have been getting a little old. Time to step things up.

Consensual fear can turn things on their head. So many things can be used in your arsenal. We will be going over a tropes as well as using a persons personal fears to enhance the games.

Fear can be combined with rough body play to trip a persons mental faculties into a base state, letting them let go of their humanity to become something more primal. We will be going over how and demonstrating these techniques

Aftercare is an integral part of the process as sometimes the re-entry from the scene is hard on the bottom. So we will be going over some of the things you can do to help the process and to ensure that they are able to feel safe and respected once again.

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Dreamsleeper

Is an avid gamer, performer, and presenter of a variety of things. He likes to bring the fun, create attention, and cause laughs.

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Strip Twister

The game of left hand red, right food blue just got an interesting adult upgrade.

Tender Loving Care – An Interactive Movie Experience

You are about to experience a fantasy quite unlike anything you’ve ever seen or felt before – a fantasy built from the very stuff of your own mind. Tender Loving Care is not just a finely crafted suspense story, it’s an exploration into your innermost perceptions, opinions, and attitudes. The unfolding story is shaped and changed by your responses to it, so that no two people will experience Tender Loving Care is exactly the same way. The player is voyeur, detective, judge, and patient all in one.

What’s Your Kink/Fetish?

Let’s get together and talk organically about the things we’re into. We’ll discuss how we learned that we are into what we are into and what we like about them. For the newer members, this is a good way to discuss and get out into the open what you like and find others to connect with so that you can explore.

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Geeky Kink With Jeff Mach!

“I once taught a goldfish to whistle, though, in retrospect, it turns out to be a whistle in the shape of a goldfish.”

Jeff Mach is a playwright, musician, and the creator of Jeff Mach Events, which runs:

He’s been in the kink community for just under twenty-five years. He lives at home with his husband, and a workload the size of Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

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Events with Jeff Mach!

The Mighty Blanket Fortress

It’s time to get serious about making The Great Geeky Kink Blanket Fortress! We’ll be borrowing some materials from the hotel, but we want YOU to bring some blankets and pillows. Get ready to help us build and install the Mightiest Blanket Fort Ever! (Be sure to mark your blankets/bedding so you can be sure to get it back when we take the fort down!)

Geeky Time Capsule

Let’s make a time capsule, to be opened in two years! What geeky, nerdy items will you put in it? What would you like future nerds to remember about this year? What symbolizes this year’s Geeky Kink for you? Bring your items to the KinkCardia/JME Mech Booth, and we’ll do a box-sealing ceremony on Sunday.

Ballpit Pool Party

Yes! We’re going to do it! We’re going to take thousands of ballpit balls Sunday morning and throw them into the pool, and have a ballpit pool party! Bring your own bucket – we have WAY more balls than you think. Bonus points for people who help us set the balls out to dry on Sunday afternoon.

Unforgivable Curses: A Teensy Bit Of Hypnotic Potterverse Torture

Good news: Magic is real!
Bad news: You can’t usually access it in this reality.
Good news: You can, with hypnosis!
Bad news: The Ministry of Magic frowns deeply upon demonstrating horrible hypnotic curses on your demo bottom.
Good news: The Ministry of Magic is definitely not real.

Come to this informative little chat, with delightful exhibition of some of the effects of curses upon an appropriately tranced and consenting individual.

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Guest of Honor: Cecilia Tan

“Simply one of the most important writers, editors, and innovators in contemporary American erotic literature.” ~Susie Bright

For over 25 years Cecilia Tan has been writing erotic fiction and promoting BDSM community activism. RT Magazine awarded her Career Achievement in Erotic Romance in 2015 and their prestigious Pioneer Award for her erotic writing and publishing career.

Tan’s BDSM romance novel Slow Surrender (Hachette/Forever, 2013) also won the RT Reviewers Choice Award in Erotic Romance and the Maggie Award for Excellence from the Georgia Romance Writers chapter of RWA. She also has a stack of leather and BDSM community awards, including the Pantheon of Leather President’s Award, the NLA: International Lifetime Achievement Award and the NLA Woman of the Year.

Not only is she the founder of Circlet Press: Erotica For Geeks, Tan is the author of many books, including the ground-breaking erotic short story collections Black Feathers (HarperCollins), White Flames (Running Press), and Edge Plays (Circlet Press), and the erotic BDSM romance series Secrets of a Rockstar and the Struck by Lightning series (Hachette/Forever), The Prince’s Boy (Circlet Press), The Hot Streak (Riverdale Avenue Books), and the Magic University series (Riverdale Avenue Books). Her short stories have appeared in Ms. Magazine, Nerve, Best American Erotica, Asimov’s Science Fiction, and tons of other places.

She lives in the Boston area with her lifelong partner Corwin and three cats. Find out more at her website (below) or sign up to receive her personal newsletter via email.

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Appropriation versus Diversity: Beating the Double-edged Sword

One of the adages fed to writing students everywhere is “write what you know.”
But anyone who writes only about themselves is likely to be accused of lacking in diversity and needing to represent under-represented voices/characters more. Write about anyone other than yourself, though, and you risk being accused of appropriation.
How do you get around this double-edged sword? And how do you keep this struggle from empowering your internal censor to the point where you are too paralyzed to write anything at all? Politically progressive, inclusive voices are too important to be silenced by fear! Come get empowered to find your inner voice and tell the stories that need to be told.

Cosplay as Roleplay

Chances are if you’ve participated in any kind of BDSM play, you’ve played a bit with roles, even if the roles are as basic as “master” and “slave.” How do you level up to something more complicated or dramatic, and why would you want to?
In this class we’ll talk about using the techniques of improvisational acting to add drama to roleplay scenes and make them run smoothly. Roleplay is a powerful relationship tool because it bonds our imaginations together and creates an incredible sense of shared experience. Whether you want to see what would really happen if Catwoman captured the Batman, or you want to do a doctor/patient scene to jazz up using all the medical toys you bought, we have tips for you!

Queering Harry Potter

When J.K. Rowling announced to the world after the publication of the final book of the Harry Potter series that Dumbledore was gay, was she secretly inviting us all to look for what other “obvious but unspoken” queer characters and relationships were sitting there among the pages?
We will discuss the ample evidence for the queerness of other characters in the series, and tackle such questions as “is Ginny Weasley a beard?”

Tarot as Storytelling

In this class we will explore the Tarot as a writing tool, as a method for divining what lies within. No prior knowledge of the Tarot is necessary for this class, though those experienced with the cards will also find plenty to engage them here.
All storytellers, bards, and writers are welcome to learn the so-called magic behind using the archetypes in the Tarot as a means to channel character, plot, conflict, resolution, and theme.
Please bring a deck if you have a favorite.

Wizarding Sex Ed

(A Harry-Potter-themed icebreaker event.)
Calling all witches, wizards, and Hogwarts alumni of all genders! It’s very important before you attempt to enter the premises of the Geeky Kink Event that you attend this important Ministry-approved orientation seminar on erotic magic.
We’ll be teaching you a specific list of sex-related spells and techniques that should ONLY be practiced on other magical people, as well as orienting you to important Muggle knowledge such as the fact that they have wands, too! (Yes they seem to be of either only one specific color–purple?–or to have come from Japanese wandmaker Hitachi.)
No potions allowed.
Please bring your wands (or a practice wand will be issued to you) and be ready to use it.

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Princess Honeybee

Princess Honeybee is a kink writer sharing educational, heartfelt and funny words to help others achieve their kinky dreams. With 17+ years experience as an active kinkster, organizer and educator (kink and vanilla), she makes kink accessible, realistic, and above all, fun.

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Introduction to Humiliation and Mental Play

From mild embarrassment to complete mortification, humiliation is a powerful emotion. This class will introduce participants to a variety of techniques for consensual humiliation, verbal play, and other forms of mental sadism and masochism, starting with the unique concerns of negotiating this type of play.

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Redrobin

Queer. Kinkster. Nerd. Slut. Educator. Activist.

Redrobin is a Vancouver, Canada based alternative sexuality educator.

Vice President of Metro Vancouver Kink, she identifies as a queer, genderfluid(she/her), polyamorous switch. Her background in nursing has fueled her passion for the human body and mind, and favors play involving growling or giggling!

You can learn more about her at her website.

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Events with Redrobin!

Pain Processing 101

Hormones, endorphins, and blood flow – Oh my! In this workshop we will be exploring the basic physiological responses to intense sensations, and how your emotional state effects those responses.

Whether you’re a top or a bottom, this information can be incredibly useful in understanding the human body, mind, and when you use this information to your advantage you will be exceedingly more successful in achieving your goals in a scene. Are you aiming for subspace? Cathartic release? Fear and restlessness? Getting down and nerdy with the basics of how the body processes strong sensations is a great place to start!

Breathless

There’s nothing quite like the exhilaration of having and controlling a person’s ability to breathe, or of giving yours to someone else! In this demonstration based workshop, we’re going to start off by getting nice and nerdy and discuss how the human body reacts to being deprived of oxygen or blood flow. Topics such as safety, minimizing risks, and playing at home vs. parties will be discussed. Then brace yourself for some breathtaking demonstrations with methods, tips, tricks and more!

Chests & Nipples: Secondary Sex Traits Take the Lead!

Chests, breasts, pectoral mass, and a variety of nipples!

This demonstration based workshop is for all bodies and genders, focusing on how to how to include these often forgotten parts in your play. Safety, gender dysphoria, and fun things to help bring attention and take care of these frequently ignored areas that can be so much fun!

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SaraScalper

Sara Scalper is a delightfully genderfluid, queer, nonmonogamous lifestyle sadist who has been topping for 14+ years, have been involved in the public BDSM scene for over a dozen, and has been a part of the Boston scene since 2010. They self-identify as 75% intersexed being, 20% Amazonian woman, and 5% primal male (these identities are constantly in flux), but are always 100% ethical sadist.

They also get great pleasure from being a “scene aunt” to newer folks in the scene, teaching them how to top safely (via classes or one-on-one instruction) and/or how to negotiate so they have safe, satisfying scenes. They can often be found with their lovely wife and collared submissive, AJ, and their extended “poly family,” and love to talk ethical nonmonogamy as much as they do BDSM.

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From the Sensual to the Sadistic:
Calibration = Good Scenes For Every Body

What is calibration, you may ask? Well, the dictionary definition is “the act of checking or adjusting the accuracy of an instrument.” Applying this concept in a BDSM context in a scene, a top’s body (and their implements, an extension of their body) is the instrument. The top can adjust their movements, what implements they use, the intensity of their use, the patterns they are used in, etc. to become more “in tune” with the bottom. This results in a more satisfying scene for all.
Toppy folks will learn how to negotiate safely and thoroughly with bottoms, clearly read the communication signals that bottoms give off during a scene, and calibrate their actions resulting in longer and more satisfying scenes.
Bottomy folks will learn what to look for when negotiating with a potential top as well as ways to communicate how they’re feeling during a scene in order to assist the top in calibration.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Negotiation, Ever!

Want to create an amazing scene or a lasting BDSM relationship and don’t know where to start? Communication is key, and the most important form of communication that should be occurring during the early stages of forming any connection is negotiating what each party wants from the interaction/relationship.
Sara Scalper (with assistance from their lovely wife, AJ) will show you how to negotiate for a variety of types of scenes (basic SM, physical edge play, D/s, emotional edge play, etc.) as well as regarding the protocols and minutiae of a potential D/s relationship. Whether you’re an old pro or are just dipping your toe into the kink scene, join this class and learn some new ways of communicating your scene and relationship needs.

You’re a Sadist and It’s Okay

Many of us have felt immense guilt when we’ve realized just how much we enjoy hurting people, due to social constructs. Newsflash: enjoying being sadistic is perfectly okay in a safe, ethical, and fully consensual context, and being able to be sadistic doesn’t mean you must be cold or lack empathy. Discuss some of the difficulties you’ve have had when embracing your sadistic tendencies as well as an exploration of why these difficult feelings occur.
Explore misconceptions regarding sadism as well as different types of ethical sadism/sadist archetypes. There will be a “develop your inner sadist” portion where we’ll share deviously delicious tips and tricks on ways to cause hurt without causing harm.
Note: there will be a “section” of this class devoted to female-identified or femme-presenting folks who identify as tops/sadists, as they have their own particular struggles in regards to their sadist identities.

Coming Out: What? Who? Why? Where? How?

Everyone knows that “coming out” regarding anything (being GLBTQ, kinky, non-monogamous, etc.) is difficult and potentially life-changing, but not everyone is aware of the potential consequences of not “coming out.”
Lifestyle sadist/dominant, kink educator, and professional therapist Sara Scalper will use this class to talk about what “coming out” means, the repercussions of not coming out, and the stresses related to coming out, and will additionally offer tips for coming out and techniques for self-care during the coming out process. They will also talk about coming out regarding consent violations, as these occur frequently in our community and folks often face similar stresses when choosing whether or not to reveal what has happened to them as well as similar repercussions when they do not reveal them.
The last portion of the class will function as a discussion, allowing people to share their coming out stories and their own tips and tricks, as well as to ask questions/brainstorm about potential “Coming Out” approaches. Whether you’re so out of the closet that the door’s locked behind you or you’re in the back behind all the coats, come join us as we discuss something that affects the lives of everyone in the kink community.

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Smrf

Smrf is a short stack of way too much energy and a ton of passion for asexual education (and Harry Potter).

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Asexuals in BDSM 102: But how can you be kinky?

Here we will delve into the more complex issues of how asexuals can be involved in sex, kink, and rock and roll.

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SylvrWngs

SylvrWngs has been an active member of the Allentown, PA as well as the Northern, NJ BDSM communities for the past 6 years. She started doing wax play over 10 yrs. ago and has been making her own candles since 2011, selling them, along with wax play supplies, online and at events across the northeast for the past 4 years. In addition to normal wax play, she also loves to do artistic carvings and drawings with wax, as well as knows several techniques to perform wax play in locations where flames are banned.


Melt Your Wax for Wax Play Anywhere

Because many places don’t want flames, we all need to find other ways to play with our wax. For at home or in the dungeon. SylvrWngs will have tips and tricks and ways to melt that wax to your hearts content.
In this class SylvrWngs will show you the different ways you can do it and still have your fun.

Artistic Wax Play

We have all seen those wax play pictures of art.
In this class SylvrWngs will show you how to work with different waxes. What implements are used. How to make the wax work for you not against you. And how to make that picture come out just the way you want it to.

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Zany Danger

Zany Danger is a top-leaning switch, polyamorous genderqueer sadomasochist, a mischievous alpha geek and a reaction junkie. Zany is a coordinator of the NYC TES Hypnokink Group. She has taught classes at several regional and national events and encourages people to follow their passions. Having been in the BDSM scene for over a decade, They focus on the intersection between hypnosis and kink and how each can enhance the other. They blog at zanythoughts.tumblr.com. “She seemed so sweet and innocent, until I got to know her.”

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Taking Their Breath Away – Hypnotic Breath Play: Use the Force!

This demo based class focuses on a topic that many people shy from trying due to safety concerns. With hypnosis, many of those dangers are less serious. Zany Danger will talk about important safety precautions for this edgy but super hot sort of play. Watch Zany Danger install the breath control suggestion and play with it! Come see their mind control fantasies become real with a sexy technique inspired by Darth Vader.

Green Carnation (LGBTQA+ Pride) Meetup!

At the green carnation meet up be proud to share your colors with people across the gender and orientation spectrum. Oscar Wilde was regularly seen wearing a green carnation on his lapel and it hinted one of his favorite ideas: that nature should imitate art. Honor the ability to share the beauty that is you at the 2017 GKE NE Pride meet up.

HypnoDolly GenderFuck

“You can brush my hair, undress me everywhere…” Come to learn about different kinds of hypnotic doll play and fuck with the gender-norms. The fuck doll to the robot, the rag to the action figure, the puppet to the wind up. Leave your preconceived notions at the door about what a doll’s gender can be. They can be shells waiting to be filled, over and over again. We will talk about creating a doll and there will be a crazy demonstration of putting these ideas into play! Attendees should come willing to share their creativity and imagination and if possible with a partner to try out some enjoyable techniques. Please come with an item that inspires you in filling your tabula rasa (blank slate.) Come on dolly, lets go party!

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