Miss Acacia

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Miss_Acacia (She/her) has been creating art in rope bondage and suspension since 2014. With a preference for symmetry and a focus on detail, her goal is to create a tie that works for her bottom’s body while still showcasing the beauty of rope. Starting with self-suspension, she progressed to suspending others with an understanding of both sides of the suspension experience. She continues to focus on the fundamentals no matter how far her rope journey takes her, because she wants to understand the how and the why behind the structure...


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MsElaine and her nest-mate now roam North American in a converted bus. Nomadic lifestyle brings them back to New York.Since 2010 MsElaine has been an active member of various kink communities; including Rochester, Syracuse, and Atlanta GA. MsElaine had established and hosted the Rope Bite Middlesex while living in NY. She's traveled to international conventions and venues exploring sexuality, relationships, and BDSM. Skill sharing is the foundation of MsElaines class platforms. She can be reached on Fetlife as MsElaine. MsElaine enjoys bringing high energy and enthusiasm to her workshops with skill-share topics on any number of alternative lifestyle interests including CBT, casual rope, and polyamory. A veteran of the Rochester Erotic Arts Festival as a volunteer, polyamory representative, rigger for the Rope Fashion Show, and providing exploratory rop...

Chingón Cuerdas and Sybil

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The kinkster formerly known as –Ronin–; Chingón Cuerdas is Chicago based Kinbaku educator and performer. Beginning his kink journey in 2013 has quickly developed an immense passion for rope bondage and rough body play. He enjoys creating scenes that are both physically and mentally engaging using his personal/educational background and drive for learning about topics on anatomy, sports science, and martial arts. He has been part of various local rope education initiatives such as Tying by Twilight, Chicago Rope, and Second City Kinbaku. Having also presented and performed at various events such as Ropecraft, Kinky...

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...

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.