Beyond Vanilla

Alice Miller

Alice Miller aka GrownA__Woman

Alice is a poly, queer, sadistic Leatherwoman from Dallas, Texas. She has been active in the Dallas community since 2016. While she adores body bags, knives and canes, her view of play is do whatever the heck you want!  Currently Alice is co-owner of Smoke and Mirrors DFW, leader of Underground Cigar Social, Member-at Large for NLA Dallas, and serves on the council at DFW Dungeon.

Bag It Up I'll Take It...

Curious about body bags, if you are into bondage, power exchange in a scene, fear play, breath play, temperature play. This class will be right up your ally. Learn the basics, get some new ideas in this hands on participation class. Come find out how fun body bags can be.

Miss Velvet Steele

Dear Miss Velvet

Miss Velvet Steele (she/her) is a dominant, cisgender, heteroflexible Leatherwoman with a penchant for electricity, scalpels, and needles.She has a wide range of life experience that helps her feel at home everywhere from the boardroom to the opera to the dungeon and all points in between. Miss Velvet is proud to have recently accepted her scurrilous, yet devoted, slave Todd into her service. She encourages curiosity, values everyone's contributions, and demands high standards from those in her purview. Committed to serving her community, Miss Velvet currently serves on the board of NLA-Dallas, volunteers for the Mentors Program, works on the staff of the NLA-Dallas NewsLeather, and is part of the Beyond Vanilla planning committee. As an educator, she has a passion for sharing her knowledge with others and believes in taking a holistic approach to BDSM that addresses the needs of the whole self and not just one’s kinky desires.

Building Your Kinky Character Sheet

You know you’re an expert flogger, or perhaps tea service is your jam; but have you considered how your own unique mixture of background, experiences, and personality traits are part of what you have to offer?  Have you ever thought about how these combine with our values, skills, and life obligations to form our kink identity?  In this class, we will use the paradigm of the character sheet to help us take a look at how the elements of our personal foundation inform our availability as a partner and community member.

Vark & Co




This little piggy has been a work in progress for the last twenty five years.  Built on the philosophy of Lust.Leather.Lifestyle, Vark & Co. is all about enjoying who we are as people, community and a lifestyle. Built on a foundation of quality, style and timeless appeal, Vark & Co. is not only a store but a lifestyle and  a whole lot of naughty and sexy fun!!! Find us on Fetlife (Vark_and_Co) , Instagram (Vark612) and Twitter (@vark_co)

Dynamic Edge Works

Are you needing a digital presence that will set your passions ablaze? A website? A logo? Need the whole enchilada? Dynamic Edge Works is the alternative lifestyle go-to business to create your individualized, dynamic digital presence.  We offer an experienced understanding of the needs and challenges specific to lifestyle, kink, and LGBTQ+ communities online presentation.  Want to see what we can do? Check us out on the NLA-Dallas, Beyond Vanilla XXX and Dear Miss Velvet websites.

Contact us today so we can work with you to create a presence for your passion.

Dynamic Edge Works - creating a digital presence for your passion
2022 Leather Pride in Texas April 15 - 17, 2022

Leather Pride in Texas

Leather Pride in Texas is an event dedicated to promoting Leather lifestyle education, Leather values, providing Leather Space for Leather People and building unity in the entire Leather Community.  At Leather Pride in Texas 2022, come join us as we celebrate Leather. We are stronger together than apart. We are United in Leather.

Master Todd

Proudly hailing from Austin, Texas, Master Todd has been active in the BDSM community since 2004 and discovered Leather along the way. Growing up in an environment that made him constantly aware that his proclivities are different, he is a fan of sharp pointy things and medical play. A self-described relationship nihilist who is always open to possibility, his latest incarnation finds him in service to his Master, Miss Velvet Steele. He is honored to have served as the 2013 Southwest Master and currently serves as the Director of MAsT: Leander and the Assistant Regional Director for the Southwest Region.

Switch and Bitch

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: you’re not really a switch, you just haven’t figured out what you really are yet.  Perhaps instead you were told, “you’re not really a switch, you just haven’t met the right Dom yet.” Maybe you’ve never heard this because you’ve been reluctant to identify as a switch because you’re sure that somehow you’ll lose all your cred as badass top/bottom.  Whatever your path in being a switch is like, you’ve likely encountered the looks and judgements that come with not fitting neatly into the little boxes that we as kinky folk love to label.  

Join Master Todd for an interactive discussion of what it means to be a switch, the challenges of identifying as a switch, and other fun topics we uncover along the way.

Speculums, Sounds, and Scalpels, Oh My! Infiltrating the Mind and Body with Medical Play

Not just playing doctor in the dungeon, medical play encompasses a wide array of play styles, toys, and activities.  Medical play is much more than violating existing (or freshly made) orifices, and when done correctly, it offers a way to deepen the intimate connection that occurs when we exchange power.  In this presentation, Master Todd will discuss a variety of play ideas. Class will conclude (time permitting) with a cutting demonstration to satisfy your, and his, bloodlust.

Ritz Kracker Whips

Ritz Kracker Whips  is an internationally recognized brand founded with one goal: To supply the highest quality nylon whips at the most economical prices. RKW specializes in custom made nylon whips of all types, sizes, and design. RKW makes whips of all kinds length and weights, so no matter your skill level,  we are certain that you will find our whips responsive and easy to use.  We use traditional techniques and methods in our whip construction. While developing our own unique modern techniques to utilize our modern materials. Every Ritz Kracker whip is braided by Ritz himself and will be finished and tested by him before shipped. This allows Ritz to inspect every plait and knot to ensure our standards.

Underground Cigar Lounge

Welcome to The Underground Online! Obviously, you enjoy the perfect fine cigar. That is why the Underground prides itself on carrying a diverse inventory of boutique and small-batch cigars from a distinguished list of vendors and representatives we love and trust. Known for our familiarity and insight into all things boutique, we regularly seek new and even rare selections to add to our inventory so we can continue to provide you with the best fine cigar experience.

Given your passion for fine cigars, you’ll never regret browsing our distinctly varied range of boutique brands and selections. Whether your order is placed right here right now or you make some time to experience our BRAND NEW lounge in Ft. Worth (right across from the old location), we at the Underground will be honored to pair you with the perfect fine cigar for your palette. We look forward to seeing you and serving you. And as always, We Define Boutique.

Charli Rose Studio

When I was 20, I was introduced to the local rope bondage communities in Houston and Dallas, Texas by my partner and some friends, and very quickly found a home there. Shibari is creative and sensual rope bondage that focuses on the exchange of power, energy, and emotion between the rigger and the model. Sometimes it’s pretty patterns and aesthetic, sometimes it’s quick and messy. It can be soft, stressful, painful, playful, artistic, erotic, private, exhibitionist, or whatever you want. For those who love it and get invested in the practice, you start to see individual styles of tying, the same way that artists develop their own style of painting over time.

Shibari reignited my passion for art at a point where I had started to lose interest, with rope harnesses and suspended poses giving me new shapes and concepts to work with on paper. With the help of some friends in these communities who saw potential in me and had the resources to help, I started selling art prints at local bondage conventions. Soon after my first event, I started up on Etsy and have been selling my artwork internationally since 2016.

If you’d like to follow my drawing process, see more of my real life inspiration, or just get to know me, follow me on Instagram @stressykitty

Hanging by a thread by Charli Rose Studio