Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Southern Exposure

Ever wanted to visit New Zealand?

Southern Exposure gives kinky tourists a brilliant excuse!

The conference and related events are organized by Steve_C, who writes on Fetlife:
"I have a lifelong passion for learning and am a firm believer in the value of education. I see education as a way of growing and strengthening our community. That's why I, with the help of my wonderful puss, have always promoted workshops and quality education for our local group, always happy to share our knowledge and skills with other groups when possible, and what caused us to take a huge leap into the dark in 2006 with the first Southern Exposure. Bigger than anything ever before attempted in New Zealand, it was (and is) intended to give the NZ BDSM a kick up to the next level, by exposing as many people as possible to knowledgeable overseas and local experts on topics of interest to kinky folks, while at the same time gathering us together as a community, to meet old friends, make new ones, and have fun while doing it!"
The conference was originally scheduled for 2010 but was postponed after a large earthquake struck Christchurch on September 4th. Widespread damage was caused to the city, including the main conference venue and party venue. Steve then decided the event would be postponed until Easter 2011:

"This decision was difficult for us to make, but on balance, the safety and comfort of attendees and presenters came first. Not all of the originally scheduled presenters will be available for Easter 2011. This has meant we will be looking to flesh out the presenter lineup and workshops over the coming months.

"Three days of workshops, parties and more, held on the Easter long weekend.

Southern Exposure has a full on programme of workshops by top International and NZ presenters, as well as a full on play party, fun social times, and a fetish market night.

The Southern Exposure website will be updated with presenter and programme details as they are finalised.

Some of our presenters:-

  • Lee Harrington, eclectic artist, spiritual and erotic educator, gender radical, spirit worker and published author on human sexuality and spiritual experience
  • Sarah Sloane, educator, relationship coach and sexuality educator
  • Tonbi, educator, presenting workshops on takedowns/resistance play, and western rope
  • __S__, rope artist, presenting classes on Japanese Kinbaku/Shibari"

Regular readers know I'm a great supporter of Southern Exposure and I'm hoping very much to attend next year. I look forward to seeing you there :)

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