Maki Roll

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Maki Roll (She/her) is an award winning performance artist, event coordinator and pop culture entrepreneur. The Washington DC native started her creative journey in 2010 as a cosplayer and nerdlesque performer, soon branching out to guesting, hosting and curating programming for conventions and nerdy events. Maki combines her geekiness, sexual expression and self taught artistic skill to build innovative performance and visual art experiences across mediums. She has been featured by NPR, MTV, ESPN’s The Undefeated, and The Mary Sue. She is the current Executive Producer and Owner of the historic International Nerdlesque Festi...

Sarah Sloane

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Sarah Sloane (she/they) discovered the Leather & BDSM communities in Virginia in 1998, and in the subsequent 20+ years, she’s found her voice as an educator, writer, and podcaster (Social Intercourse Podcast), focusing on empowered sexuality, kink, and relationship topics. Currently based in Chicago, Sarah has taught at hundreds of events & organizations around the US and overseas, and finds that their joy comes from witnessing those “light bulb moments” that learners have during and after her classes. Sarah’s approach to teaching interweaves community knowledge, consent, pleasure, and harm re...


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Skyla (She/Her) discovered Fetlife in 2012 while Googling, “people turned on by fear”. The rest is history. Skyla identifies as a Fem Dom and Mermaid with a love for bondage and a penchant for sparkle. Armed with her sassy nature and dry sense of humor, she navigates BDSM topics of all kinds, including polyamory, rope, communication, medical play, FLR and D/s. Skyla has been bottoming for rope since 2012, and has been tying since 2013. Skyla is very involved with her kink community. After years of staffing conventions and volunteering, Skyla now produces her own convention – Tethered Together with Ropecraft producer Ozma_of_Oz. When Skyla is not striking fear into the hearts of her bottoms, she enjoys reading, yoga, dancing with her levi wand, and iced coffee. She loves meeting new people, so please introduce yourself!


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Stranger is a queer, top-leaning switch with special interests in rope bondage, power exchange, accessibility, and laughter. Stranger enjoys tying and being tied with intention and excessive eye-contact, geeking out about technique and learning through teaching, and exploring through self-tying and dynamic self-suspensions. Alongside rope, they like to play with boots, cigars, impact, and pretty metal things. When not at kink events, Stranger can be found introverting in their blankets and playing video...

Tempo and Miss Vye

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Tempo (He/Him) is a traveling top who has a passion for learning, education, and kink. Specializing in rope play and impact play, he travels to various communities and other countries to expand his knowledge of kink. Tempo has presented for various venues and events across the country including Studio Friction in Denver, CO; Studio Theory in San Antonio, TX; North American Rope Innovation Exchange (NARIX): St. Louis, MO; Ropecraft: Austin, TX; Frolicon Atlanta, GA; and Tethered Together: Stamford, CT. As a teacher for a regionally accredited college, Tempo shares his knowledge of the latest teaching practic...


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Toga (He/Him) is a Michigan-based sadistic Dominant, with a penchant for knots, that enjoys traveling for both education and fun. Starting his public journey into kink back in 2015, he knew right away bondage was something he’d enjoy. Over the years Toga has had many great influences to push him to learn more and improve. From tying girls to trees as a scout, to his first suspension, to performing at Detroit Dirty Show, he has always enjoyed learning and sharing...

TypeAtypical and BunnyBights

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TypeAtypical is an asexual rigger who started out over a decade and a half ago strictly as a bottom, with rope being the furthest thing from his mind. He picked up some rope basics from a very talented friend, but knew rigging would never be his thing—rope was slow and boring, and he definitely wasn’t a top. Somewhere along the way though, something clicked, things changed, and now he has been tying religiously for a little over six years. For TypeAtypical, rope is about creativity, exploration, connection, and sarcastic, irreverent fun (Rope is Super Serious Business!). He is a staunch advocate...

Zia Lucina

Zia Lucina (She/her) has been exploring different ways to get tied up and tangled since 2006. Starting with rope, she branched out to aerial arts to marry her kink with her dance and movement arts background. Turns out, aerial hurts worse. After a decade plus, she now performs, choreographs, teaches regular classes based in Madison, WI, and offers workshops anywhere, specializing in accessible classes for diverse bodies. She focuses on each student’s unique physiology and needs to help them be the best aerialist they can be. It's knot quite ready.