ROPECRAFT Austin, OCTOBER 26TH – 28TH, 2018

Join us for the bondage conference that is “Knot-for everyone.” Top, bottom, and switch education with Western, kinbaku, & other styles in a sex-positive inclusive & consent-focused space!

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It’s a new approach for a kinky bondage conference.

Featuring classes and play time centering around:
Shibari, Western Bondage, Power Exchange,
Solo Tying, Health, & PLAY.

“It’s KNOT – for EVERYONE.”


ROPECRAFT was born out of a simple idea: Let’s make a rope convention we’d really want to go to. That’s why we have integrated diversity and consent culture throughout. This includes things like:

  • The Ropenspace: All ROPECRAFT events feature a Ropenspace! This is a facilitated self-organizing peer education event, run on Open Space Technology, with all the ROPECRAFT instructors in attendance.
  • Consent Rocks, our Incident Response Team: Think of them as Consent Incident First-Responders, with a side of being that negotiation wingman you’ve always wanted.  Find out more on their site right here!
  • Special Interest Groups: Want to have a supportive space for your group to meet and discuss? We will do our best to make time and space for that to happen. Just let us know!


We will have as many nights of SEX-POSITIVE play space as we can. That means THREE NIGHTS in Austin and FOUR NIGHTS in Chicago! Most of the beautiful rigs and lighting have been custom-made, with rock-solid suspension frames, tripods, crosses, benches, and more. We’ll also have some more traditional equipment for you Old-Guard rope types. The play spaces will have plenty of room for floorwork, self-suspension, or even non-rope play if that’s what you’re looking for. Want to brush up on your skills before the party? A  practice room is available. We always have the popular Ropenspace event on the last afternoon of the con as well as other special events.


Our rope education track is not just a re-hash of what you’ve seen before. Beginners are welcome to learn the fundamentals of enjoyable rope bondage, and experts are welcome to challenge themselves with cutting-edge content and the opportunity to learn and create from other world-class talent.

We look for innovative classes from new presenters and new classes from innovative presenters.

World-Class Teachers

Presenters with a broad rope bondage curriculum including:

  • bottom-focused classes
  • fusion bondage
  • predicament play
  • performance
  • advanced self suspension
  • and much more.

State-0f-the-Art Playspace

  • Parties every night
  • Thousands of square feet of Dungeon Space
  • Custom-made frames & equipment
  • Art display opportunities and professional catering
  • 24-hour practice space
  • Peer-to-Peer Kink at the Ropenspace
  • Special Events!
  • Professional photographers & photo space

Community & Connection

  • Catered Meet & Greet
  • Special focus rope playspaces (queer, leather, etc)
  • Support for Special Interest Groups
  • Consent Rocks
  • Advertising and networking opportunities for local groups
  • Vendor Bazaar
  • Closing Ceremony Giveaways

ROPECRAFT supports the fight against human trafficking in any form. This means we support the decriminalization of sex work. Read about how you can help make the world safer by supporting this legislation at the Sex Worker’s Outreach Project.

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