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Meetups, and parties, and games, OH MY!

ArdvurkNo0dle

ArdvurkNo0dle is a studious, bookish, introverted, nerdy kinkster who mostly hides in the shadows, but is easily tempted with cake. You’ve seem them lurking in the GKE and GKE:NE FetLife groups, posting classes. When they are not posting classes, they are a slave to their grad work, and rage at video games.


Undertale Meetup

The excitement of this meetup fills you with DETERMINATION.
Whether it’s Papyrus’ pasta or Sans’ snarky remarks, you know you love this game. Or perhaps you’ve rage quit too many times in an all Genocide or all Pacifist run, and have given up entirely and just watched playthroughs. Either way, a fair few of us are obsessed with this game, and want to talk about it with others who are obsessed with this game.
Come discuss tips and tricks to get past bosses, favorite characters, frustrations and FEELS.

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Avenger314

Avenger314, aka Jim, has run his pie fight at GKE for the past few years. It has always been an enjoyable experience for all. He is excited and honored to be an official part of the GKE lineup.


Pie fight at GKE

Old-school slapstick pie fight at GKE! Ever wanted to smush a cream pie in someone’s face? Whether a friend, partner, or stranger? Ever wondered what it was like to get a pie right in the kisser? A fan of old school slapstick? Just want to watch a pie fight happen but without getting messy? This is the event for you!

This is an event that has happened unofficially for the past few years but is now officially on the roster.

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BigMeatyClaws

Alex, BigMeatyClaws, is a professional Web Developer who sometimes likes to write about things. A lover of technology, video games, film, and TV he has inoculated himself with pop culture. Also an avid internet user and meme looker-atter.

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A Kinky Wind Blows

A Kinky Wind Blows is based on the icebreaker activity “A Cold Wind Blows“.
While it bears a resemblance to musical chairs there are no winners or losers in this game. This activity is the perfect way to meet and get to know fellow kinksters; especially if this is your first time at GKE!
Everyone is welcome to come on down and have a good time as this event is carefully balanced so that everyone can participate no matter what your comfort level.

Steven Universe Meet Up

Steven Universe is a wonderful cartoon about love, acceptance and hot dogs. The show features the subversion of tropes as well as an amazing representation of LGBT values.
Let’s get together and discuss the show; we’ll talk about our favorite episodes, characters, and moments. Come in cosplay, or your favorite t-shirt; come if you’ve never seen the show before and you’ll find out why you should!
Let’s talk about Steven Universe, YOU CLODS!

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Brave_Dance

Brave_Dance is a fun, loving geeky guy who loves getting people together to talk, laugh and learn new things whether it’s about serious issues ponies or cartoons.


Hyper Awesome Fantastic Anime Trivia

Prove your meddle. Teams of 4 will compete. After 3 grueling rounds, one team will rise as the Hyper Awesome Fantastic champions of Anime trivia. There will be prizes.

My Little Pony Meetup

Let’s talk about ponies and stuff!

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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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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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SupremeQueenRosa

Her Supreme Royal Majesty, Queen Rosa has been a performing musician and music educator for over 30 years. As a member of the SCA (society for creative anachronism) she has been inducted into the Order of the Troubadour (East Kingdom) for her skill with middle eastern drumming, saz, and violin. When not performing Her Majesty enjoys playing on the butt of Her lord-in-waiting, Austro.

Supreme Queen Rosa is also a co-founder of NEPOCK (New England People of Color Kinksters and their allies) group and munches which are held on a regularly irregular schedule throughout New England.

Her Majesty has been a panelist for NEDs on their 2016 FemDom panel. Her kink hobbies include single tail whipping, CBT, and butt drumming. If you perchance to meet Her, kindly remember Her name is pronounced:
“Your Majesty”


Middle Eastern Butt Drumming

Participants should either bring a person whose butt will be used as a drum, or a darabuka, djembe or other drum. Melody instruments and singers welcomed, however, this workshop is participatory and EVERYONE in the workshop will be expected to either play or be played upon. Regardless of whether you cannot hold a beat or you are a star at the fire circle you will find something fun to take away from this workshop.
Bellydancers needed.

NEPOCK meet and greet

Join the NEPOCK (New England People of Color Kinksters and their allies) group for a casual meet and greet hosted by SupremeQueenRosa.
If you are not translucent you count.
Join us! We have chocolates!

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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.

Kinetic Play with Zany Danger!

The intent for this class is to facilitate participants to rediscover some childlike wonder, glee and play and integrate it with to our more adult awareness and kink. We will experiment with rope, balance, connection, laughter, lust and trust. Some exciting, delightful and thrilling activities we will do are: get dizzy with a partner, be flung around the room, rope madlibs/ twister & create a human whirligig. If you are very lucky (or brave) we will toss you up in the air!
This will be an active class physically and energetically, though no fancy knots will be required (or excluded.) Be willing to meet and explore new people and make new connections.
Bring at least one 30′ length of 6mm rope, your sense of adventure and a willingness to laugh and be silly.

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