Beyond Vanilla

Get your Digital Run Book Now!!

This year the Run Book for Beyond Vanilla is all digital. You can download you copy now and start planning your weekend.

This year our schedule is broken up in a Multi track format to make it easier to find the classes you want to attend by topic. You can also add classes to your personal schedule and set reminders so you don’t miss all the fun. The Social feed is also live so you can interact with fellow attendees.


Beyond Vanilla Run Book


BV Night Live

Beyond Vanilla 26 is proud to announce our Entertainment Edition for this years event will be BV-Night Live!  It will be an evening of fun, laughter, and fantasy, based on the comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live, and Leather Contest Fantasies. Have you ever wanted to perform in a Leather Contest Fantasy, but not really want to become a titleholder?  Here’s your chance!  Have you ever wanted to add your own flare to comedy sketches we all see during a political season?  Here’s your chance!  Have you ever wanted to spoof folks in our Leather/kink community who seem to take themselves just a little too serious?  Here’s your chance!  Impressions?  Drag? Lip Sync? Let your creative juices flow, and show us what you got on stage Friday night at BV 26!  Auditions are now open.  You can pitch your 3 – 5 minute segment ideas to [email protected].

About BV26

Online registration for Beyond Vanilla 26 is open!


Mark your calendars for October 14-16, 2016, and prepare for NLA-Dallas’s annual BDSM/Leather/Kink educational, social, and charitable weekend! Twenty-six years ago, Beyond Vanilla started out as a series of workshops focused on safer sex, held at the Dallas Metropolitan Community Church. Through the dedication and commitment of our Leather forebears, Beyond Vanilla has grown to become a nationally known conference, drawing speakers, contestants, and attendees from all over North America.


This year, Beyond Vanilla proudly presents:


50+ workshops!

Whether you are a novice just stepping beyond the vanilla, into the world of BDSM, Leather, and kink, or a seasoned lifestyle expert, we have a workshop for you! Beyond Vanilla presents respected presenters from all over the country who offer a variety of tantalizing classes including such diverse topics as:  D/s dynamics, S/m and bondage skills, history and social justice issues, and puppy/handler workshops.


The International Puppy & Trainer Contest!

Sit! Stay! And Enjoy the IPTC finals! Who will win the titles of International Puppy and Trainer? Come experience the contest, representing “the pinnacle of the human-puppy play community,” and join the fun at the puppy mosh Saturday night!


BV Night Live!

Friday night brings you the best in interactive live entertainment! Do you sing? Dance? Tell jokes? Do magic? Do you feel the need to share your talents with Beyond Vanilla? We sure hope so! Check out Beyond Vanilla Night Live! on our website for details on how to participate.

Have you ever wanted to dance burlesque? Join Tequila Mockingbird’s Burlesque! class on Friday afternoon, and prepare to shimmy and shake your stuff on stage that evening (must be a registered BV attendee and RSVP by October 1st to [email protected] to participate).


BV Marketplace!

Beyond Vanilla hosts a variety of vendors, offering the highest quality merchandise!


Keynote Dinner with Race Bannon!

Join us Saturday night for a delicious dinner (must be purchased online no later than Sept 30) with special guest of honor and keynote speaker, Race Bannon! Since 1973, Race has worked and played in the Leather/BDSM community. We are honored to host such an esteemed educator, writer, activist, and kinky leader to BV26. We can’t wait to hear what he has to say!


Saturday Night Play Parties!

Brought to you by Team Dungeon, Beyond Vanilla provides men’s-only, women’s-only and pan-play spaces for safe, sane, and consensual kinky fun!


Silent Auction!

Offering a variety of donated items, old and new—bid on leather, novelties, art, and apparel. A portion of the proceeds go to Youth First ( and the IPTC Travel Fund. Do you have something you wish to donate? Email [email protected] to make arrangements to add your items to the silent auction, and benefit the LGBTQ youth of North Texas, as well as out IPTC title holders.


Victory Brunch!

Join us Sunday morning for a delicious brunch to celebrate our outgoing and newly sashed IPTC titleholders! (Must be purchased online no later than Sept 30).


Go to to register today! Come to learn, stay to play, and give generously!