BV XXX Presenters

Beast and echo

Beast & echo

A gentleman and a beast, Beast (He/Him) is a pansexual, polyamorous Leatherman, a Master, Rigger, Pyromancer, Biker, Bodybuilder, and Cigar Snob. Beast is the Head of the Leather House Maison de Beast, an event producer and hosts Dynamic Leadership, a monthly live cast focusing on relationship dynamics, Leather, BDSM, and Kink.

echo (she/they) is a pansexual, poly Leatherwoman, a slave, switch, event producer, and a fucker of minds. She founded the Colorado Kinky Book Club and co-founded Denver Ms. Kinky Scouts. echo uses many of her skills from her vanilla job as a behavior specialist and is passionate about restorative practices, communication, and conflict resolution skills.

Beast and echo are honored to represent the Southwest region as 2021 Southwest Master/slave and Colorado Master/slave 2019-21. They produced the Approachable Power Exchange Conference 2019 in Denver and founded their Leather House, Maison de Beast, in 2019. Together with their partner Liv, they are raising 3 kids. By necessity, they have developed strong communication skills and a unique approach to structuring relationships, resolving conflict, and setting goals and expectations. They enjoy sharing what they have learned with others.


X Marks The Spot

How often have you or someone you know struggled with your scenes feeling bumpy or awkward or maybe just not as smooth as you would have liked? Most of us have experienced a time when you know what you want to do, but getting the scene started feels strange. Conversely, maybe you’ve experienced taking a scene to exactly where you wanted, but then struggled to find a way to end it well and just announcing “ta-da” doesn’t seem right. In this class Beast (he/him) and echo (she/her) share with you their method to mapping out a scene like telling a story. This method allows you to anticipate the bottoms reactions and responses, allowing you as a top to guide them through the physical, psychological, and emotional journey you have conceived for them. It also creates a better opportunity to build genuine connection and trust between players. While this interactive discussion-based class is presented primarily from a top’s perspective, bottoms are encouraged to attend as well.

What’s the Point?! Abandoning Tedious Negotiations

No more negotiating? Did we really just say that? Well not exactly. Consent is at the very heart of what we do in the dungeon, or the bedroom, or really anywhere. As such, there is no getting around the need to properly negotiate play. Just because it must be done though, doesn’t mean it must be boring. In this class, Beast (he/him) and echo (she/her) walk you through their approach to negotiation and give you an opportunity to test drive your new skills. By reframing your negotiations, you no longer have to view it as a chore to finish before the fun begins, and start seeing it as part of your scene.

The Lady Goon

The Lady Goon

TheLadyGoon joined the scene in 2014. Enjoying her experiences with the lifestyle she found a need among the kinksters. Little did she know that one wax play scene would change her life. Waxplay is a widespread, enjoyable type of play but there was a missing opportunity for wax that was safe to play with and that would not burn too hot on the skin. She became obsessed and devoured any information available and even started making her own candles in her kitchen and thus Pan’s Haven Candles & More was born. Thanks to LadyGoons love of wax and hunger for learning she has armed the community with tools that were unavailable such as wax in a variety in colors and features like flourescent or opalescent, removal tools and so much more! Taking her own valuable time, she has worked out the science of burn temperatures, melting rates, skin safety and bottom safety leaving the fun and playful things for you to enjoy and experience!


Let’s Get Waxy With It!

Wax play can range from sensual play to fiery torture. Get hands on experience and learn about the different types of wax, set up, play, and clean up. With a candle in hand, Theladygoon will guide you through the world of wax play. Participation encouraged, singles welcomed.

Trix

Trix

Trix (they/them) is a leather artist, musician, sadomasochist, sarcastic asshole and even a hopeless romantic with a desire for the macabre. They came into the kink and leather scene well over a decade ago and have been headstrong in their journey. For Trix, Leather is acceptance, learning to accept yourself and others, and in Leather, they have found an opportunity to grow their chosen family. They see the beauty of that, particularly for those whose bio-families turn away from them. They became the leader of a local group in their area in 2014 and have since hosted many munches and, with help from their family and Mentor, founded a successful intensive that has become an annual event called Vision. In their free time, Trix likes to curl up with their boys in a fluff pile and read anything about history or mythology, paint, or make some sort of culinary creation. They can often be found at events near the bootblack stands as blacking is a passion they have nutured for several years now.


Cell Popping 101

It burns so good! (Demo/discussion) Interested in branding? Perhaps interested but worried about permanent scarring? Have an insatiable taste for a bottoms enduring sacrifice? Ok, that may have been a little creepy. Cell-Popping is a newer art form that deswcends from a much older family of body scarification. Let’s learn the basics and safety, then have an opportunity for questions.


Crossing the Wires: Bringing Vanilla to Kink (roundtable discussion)

Have you ever had a friend you just knew was kinky deep down? I will discuss ways to ease them into the kink world with you and safe ways for them to be exposed without exposing yourself.

Doc Bubbles & kitkatann

Doctor Bubbles and KitKat Ann met at Beyond Vanilla in 2018, and found a kindred spirit in each other. Since then, they have gone from playmates to close friends, and eventually established an M/s dynamic and romantic partnership together. Their dynamic is based on mutual respect and trust, self improvement, a dedication to increasing knowledge, and helping improve the world around them.

Doctor Bubbles has been active in the Central Texas community since 2015, exploring this thing we do and trying to find his place in it. He first came to the scene out of the Army, seeking the stability and structure as a submissive male. As he progressed in his journey, support from his friends, mentors, and professional therapists helped resolve some of the issues that led him to the scene, and he started exploring things from a top’s perspective. In 2019, he graduated from the Austin Mentors Program, a year-long course that develops skills and techniques found in BDSM, and a deeper understanding of self and community. Currently, he is interested in not only the physical aspects of sadism, but also the mental factors as well. His passion lies in understanding the mental and emotional connection required for ethical psychological sadism. Doctor Bubbles continues to explore new facets of what it is we do (and why we do it), and hopes to share with others what he has learned.

KitKat Ann defines herself as a Kajira with a large primal streak and a masochistic little side. She became aware of kink at the tender age of 16 through the wondrous literary world of Anita Blake by Laurel K. Hamilton. This led to disappointment at the lack of non-fiction reference materials by which to learn more about this new world she had found. Through her travels, she has picked up a multitude of experiences and knowledge to better serve herself, those around her and her community. Her life’s journey has taken her through the dark, twisty paths of domestic violence, including mental, physical, and emotional trauma, as well as the lovely hills of multiamory & poly-fidelity, the hard deserts of self-discovery and self-reliance, and the peaceful meadows of good mental health. These experiences, combined with a unique mix of characteristics such as empathy, compassion, strength of will, intelligence and a more-than-a-bit of mischief, have created a person who can speak from experience about navigating the difficulties of playing in the deep end of kink and not drowning. Fear play, heavy impact play, primal play, as well as submission through service, are her areas of expertise. KitKat continues to learn, and then teach, those around her adding her personal perception in the hopes of creating more understanding, acceptance and SSC kink.

“The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place.” – Helen Keller


Fun and Games: Using Game Theory into Scenes

A scene is often thought of as a serious, intense experience between two grown adults… but it can also be a little silly! This class introduces the concept of framing a scene around a game for fun and safety. We’ll discuss how using the rules of game play helps with negotiating with new play partners, builds trust and confidence for future scenes, and reduces anxiety by giving both the top and bottom a road map to the scene. This will be an interactive class where the audience will be challenged to kinkify common games after the main presentation.

Scare Tactics: Diving Deep into Fear Play

This class goes over the physical and psychological ingredients of fear, and how to manipulate them for a thrilling scene in a risk-aware consensual manner. We also go over how to develop ideas together without giving away surprises, what to do when a scene goes awry, and how fear play builds intimacy and trust between partners.

Doggo Oso

Doggo Oso has been a professional body piercer in Dallas since 1998. Believing that piercing is something between rite of passage and pure decoration, he’s joined many people on their journey to test their limits. He feels honored to be the one to share a bit of history while making people feel more beautiful in their own skin – however they choose to decorate it.

He has been involved in the kink community for many years. He is a board member of DFW Kennel Club, founding board member of Texas Puppy Club, and a current member of the Dallas Bears. He is a fixture in the DFW pup community and has made it a point to act as a mentor for anyone in the community that feels like his experience can be beneficial to them.

A true switch, Oso has a Master (Sir Spence) and a pup of his own (Pup Levi Hamiewert). His time spent on both sides of the kink coin have given him a well-rounded concept of what it means to be a sub and what it means to be a Dom.


Play Piercing

In this class, Oso will go over general biohazard basics, cross contamination, and general anatomy concerns when it comes to temporary piercings. This is not a crash course in professional body piercing and jewelry placement. Attendees should not expect to be able to perform complex body piercings or fully understand the intricacies of standard body piercings.

What attendees will get from his class will be some real hands-on experience for beginners and beyond in terms of how needle placement can be fun for the piercer and piercee. Play/temporary piercing can be an exhilarating addition to a scene, or a scene all its own. Those squeamish at the sight of needles and blood may want to sit at the back, but if you are interested in learning how to safely pierce enjoyable parts of the human anatomy, this is the class for you.


Pup and Handler 101

Feel the need to have intimate relationships with people that wag their butts? Enjoy learning what makes a pup bark or whine? Wondering how to handle a stubborn puppy? This might be the right class for you. Sir Spence and Doggo Oso will walk you through some simple concepts like finding the right pup for you, determining the best way to get your pup to act the way you want them to, and creating a safe and nurturing space for your pup be themselves.

Farrah

Farrah

Farrah graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a B.S. in psychology and child learning and development. She spent two years conducting research in a child development lab before continuing to her M.S. in Counseling and Development at Texas Woman’s University (TWU). She graduated during the pandemic and passed her licensing exam shortly after, and is currently licensed as an LPC-A (Supervised by Jett C. Roberts) where her practice almost exclusively serves the sexual minority community. While practicing as a therapist, she is continuing her education at Texas Woman’s University, working on a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy. Currently she is helping with a study on sexual communication and earning her certification as a sex therapist through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). Her current plan for her Ph.D. dissertation topic is symbolic interaction in kink settings.

Farrah has been a member of the kink community since she was 18 and her path to becoming a therapist was created through her own attempts at finding a non-judgmental and kink friendly therapist. Throughout her education she has focused on sex positive perspectives and normalization of what has traditionally been perceived as “deviant sexuality.” Seeing a need for clinicians that do not psychopathologize the sexual minority community, she set out to not only become that therapist, but to educate those communities on how to better access mental health care. From the other end, she works to promote understanding and acceptance of the sexual minority community and normalize sexual minority culture.

When she is not working with clients or attending classes she volunteers with animal rescue, plays video games, collects books, is learning sword fighting, and enjoys a good tabletop RPG campaign. She has firmly accepted her status as a game geek and actively uses nerd culture to engage with clients. She is not only a member of the kink community, but also a former sex worker, a disaster pansexual, polyamorous, card carrying member of The Satanic Temple.


Codependency in polyamarous, ENM and Kink Community


Consent and Consent violations

MsCenna

Master Cenna

Master Cenna came into the greater kink community in 2006. She is a happily married, polyamorous, queer, Community-Covered Leather Master; leading her Leather Household (House Haven), jointly with her husband.

In 2009 she graduated from the year-long Austin Mentorship Program (AMP) for Dominants, promptly got involved as a program administrator, and followed that by running the AMP in 2011/2012. She still teaches the yearly Sharps Intensive for the AMP, and served as Education Council for SAADE (the primary educational organization within the greater Austin area) in 2016.

Master Cenna has presented workshops since 2013: for multiple years at the GWNN Bash (Austin), Leather Pride in Texas (Austin), WILF (Women in Leather Fest – Dallas), Beyond Vanilla (Dallas), Kink Weekend (OK), Oklahoma Leather Fest, MAsT in Kansas City, and Dark Odyssey: Winterfire (MD).

Her teaching style is fun and interactive, easily drawing the attendees in and involving them in the discussion. Authentic and genuine, she shares her personal experiences – good and bad – with her audience, making a point of only talking about what she has first-hand experience with.

For her class descriptions, a listing of events she will be attending/teaching at, or general stalking (😊) – visit www.house-haven.com.


Service Providers – how to successfully get what you are looking for!

There are many different forms of service one may expect their s-types to perform, from cleaning to shopping to bathing to providing oral to book-keeping. Its all about what you, as a D-type want and/or find important.

Are you the D-type that wants personal services? Or do you need help with the household? Do you have land and need someone that can provide physical labor? Wishing for a handyman because you live in a home that could use a bit of TLC? Do you travel a lot and wished your s-type would take care of all the arrangements? Do you need a Personal Assistant to keep you on track?

We have expected Household Service since the inception of House Haven in 2011, and everyone in the Family, but especially the s-types, is expected to contribute to the House as a whole. With two very differently motivated Dominants running the show, the breadth of services asked for and offered is impressive.

Let’s discuss finding the right service person for your personality and your needs, what services you may expect from that person, and how to go about making sure that everyone involved gets their needs met!

After an initial ‘lecture’ to set the stage, this class will evolve into an open discussion among the participants.


Straight to Queer

The last few years of my life have been deeply transformative on an existential and life-changing level. After 40 years of considering myself a heterosexual, heteronormative female, my world was turned upside down by a partner assigned female at birth in such a way that I questioned my sexuality, my perception of who I am, and my life up to this point. More importantly – now what?!?

Join me telling my story of how I navigated this slippery slope as a straight wife of 25 years. From figuring out that I am more or less a lesbian, to recognizing that I am, in the end, queer with strong attraction to a particular energy that I mostly (but not exclusively) find in masculine-presenting butches and transmen, all while keeping my marriage was a mind-boggling journey and re-programming effort.

It was a hard journey, and I welcome discussion with others in similar situations to provide support, understanding, and shared experiences. You are not alone.

Raven the Ravenous

Raven the Ravenous

Raven the Ravenous, a cis male sadistic Dominant, has been active in the BDSM community for 18 years. Throughout his journey in BDSM he has become known for edgy, rough, & intense play. Raven enjoys volunteering and organizing both local and national events. He is the facilities chairman for Kinky Kollege, has organized local fetish events in central Wisconsin, has participated in case studies for the Northern Illinois BDSM Research Team, co-hosted LordSirDaddy Radio (a BDSM based podcast) and enjoys making appearances as his pony persona, Sir Biscuit.


Single Handed Flogging: Flogging 101

A workshop designed for beginners, this class will teach the basics of flogging.  It will begin with a safety lesson focusing on positioning, strike zones, and targeting.  We will then delve into the topics of selecting floggers, general use, and basic single-handed flogging techniques, with a focus on how to effectively achieve the desired impact. Demonstrations will take place throughout and questions will be encouraged.  If time allows, class will end with an opportunity for participants to explore the topics and techniques that have been discussed.  Participants are encouraged to bring floggers and a bottom.

Wham, Bam, Thank You Ma’am (or Sir)

A class based on the ability to craft, improvise, or adapt impact toys of all kinds. Discussion on what to look for when improvising toys, such as technique, durability, and intended use. Looking into how to craft unique toys out of what you may have around. How to adapt household objects, thrift store finds, or a day at garage sales into a whole toy bag. Many examples provided for demonstration and consensual trial. Any and all Q&A is welcome with encouraged audience participation.

Sir Athens

Sir Athens

Mark Athens (He/Him)

Athens is a Queer leatherman who leads a poly Master\slave house hold that focuses on personal growth, exploration, and service. Being born and raised in Kansas city, Athens is passionate about bar-bq, Chiefs football, and midwestern hospitality. Athens has been apart of the community at large since 2015 and has found a passion for engaging his local community as both a teacher and an erotic instigator. Giving people permission to explore there most deviant sexual desire by coining the term, “Why the Fuck Not” and flagging orange left. Often seen in the Dungeon telling dad jokes, goofing off, and being highly energetic, only to be balanced by his sadistic smile and devilishly sinful play.

Athens has served his local community and the community at large by serving on boards such as the Kansas City Pride Parade, Consent Kansas City Facilitator, and acting as a leather liaison with the Kansas City Ballroom Community. Athens is also a founding member of the Kansas City Bloodline Leather Family where he served for six years on their Leadership council. Being a member of local groups such as Alternative Humans Sexuality (AHS), Consent Kansas City, Kansas City Ballroom, and Titans of the Midwest.

Athens regularly presents workshops on a wide range of workshops that center around edgeplay and practical application. He is most often sought out to teach workshops on Fire play, unique deprivation, and edge play. Often mixing his classes with hands-on experience, stories, and dad jokes, he leaves his students with a very unique experience that is both engaging and fun.


Feel Less to Feel More

The manipulation of a person’s senses has been a time tested way to establish control, increase pleasure or pain, and build trust. Whether you’re a sensual top and bottom who seeks to increase the sensation of erogenous zones, or a sadistic top and masochistic bottom who wishes to inflict maximum pain with little effort, this class is for you! In this class we will explore how to safely deaden one sense in order to hyperstimulate another sense increasing either pleasure or pain for your bottom to experience. We will be using low cost and readily available materials to teach how to play in this dynamic and versatile style of play.


The Hillbilly Suture

Not your artistic, pretty, or even fancy medical suture. In this class we will work a down and dirty, quick and simple, functional and low cost suture style. Whether you want to turn your partner into a unique sally doll or to explore encumbrance bondage, or add some hyper sensation to your dynamic, this class is for you!

Sir Lisa and leathergem

Sir Lisa & leathergem

Sir Lisa is a GenderQueer, Trans-masculine Sadistic Leather Master (he/him/they) and his slave leathergem, a queer leather femme (she/her)
Their life is Master/slave TPE – structured in protocols, rituals, and is entirely permission based in all matters of life. They are dedicated to each other’s growth and spiritual enlightenment within their M/s dynamic and leather journey. Sir Lisa is the Co-Director of MAsT Tampa and leathergem secretary/treasurer. Together they created the “Living in Leather” group which is paramount in education and mentoring and are also managers at the Tampa Bay Phoenix Club.
Facebook: @Sirandgem
Email: [email protected] Fetlife: Sir_Lisa and leathergem


Leather is a path. BDSM is the scenery

It’s a unique path of discovering who you are embedded with rich history, an empty slate that each one of us fills with what is of importance to us individually. We will discuss how to find a voice for your path, how Leather can expand your life and your relationships as well as the importance of owning who you are and being unapologetic for it. It’s the camaraderie and the strength of community, the unity of our Leather brothers and sisters. It’s about the consistency of creating styles, protocols and teaching traditions to keep Leather alive for today and future generations to walk their journey of Leather.


The Inner Workings of a M/s Relationship

We all bring diversity to the M/s dynamic but the common goals are obedience, expectations and communication. In this class, we will uncover the meaning of building a driven protocol dynamic that distinguishes fantasy vs reality. How living 24/7 as M/s is not impracticable but doable with diligence and vision that can bring practical protocols and rituals to the table that will fulfill us and build our relationship up and not watered down.