Special Interest Groups (SIG)

Special Interest Groups (SIG)

May
26
Fri
Kinksters of Color Meet & Greet @ SIG Space
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kinksters of Color Meet & Greet @ SIG Space

Being a person of color who is also kinky can mean being a minority within a minority. Often we are spread so thin at kink conferences that we hardly see each other.

Open to all people of color and their guests, The Kinksters of Color Meet & Greet is a chance to put [scene] names to faces, network, commiserate and feel strength in numbers and is hosted by David Wraith.

May
27
Sat
Safe Space Lunch @ SIG Space
May 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Safe Space Lunch @ SIG Space

Decompress after your morning classes, gear up for your afternoon classes, and stuff your face in a safe and welcoming environment. Rest assured that if anyone tries to bring any sexism, racism, ableism, sizeism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, hateration, or holleration into our sacred circle, it will be dealt with swiftly.

This event is hosted by David Wraith and open to all people who, despite out prejudices, can not be jerks for up to 90 minutes at a time.

You can sit with us!

Transgender Meetup Space
May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Transgender Meetup Space

This special interest group is a peership meeting space for anyone who is transgender, nonbinary, agender, genderqueer, or other non-cisgender identities. There will be some icebreaker or get-to-know-you games, and discussions about how to do rope ties to emphasize and de-emphasize different body shapes to create a more feminine, masculine, or androgynous appearance. Mostly this will be a safe fun space for our community to gather.

 

This event is for transgender people including all non-binary folks and is hosted by Benny Vimes.

Consent Rocks Ask Me Anything! – IronTempleDog @ SIG Space
May 27 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Consent Rocks Ask Me Anything! - IronTempleDog @ SIG Space

Anyone interested in learning more about the role of Consent Rocks at ROPECRAFT is invited to come ask questions about the team in general & hopefully receive answers that satisfy their curiosity!  Meet some members of the team and learn what they do at ROPECRAFT and other events. If you’re interested, you can even ask how you can learn to do it too!

 

This Special Interest Group is headed by Iron Temple Dog, head of the Consent.Rocks team at ROPECRAFT Chicago and one of the original developers of this model of supporting consent in kink culture at events.

Check out their website at http://www.consent.rocks

 

CryptoKink Party @ SIG Space
May 27 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
CryptoKink Party @ SIG Space

Joe Cool, our event Information Security lead, will lead a discussion about privacy and technology, and their intersection with law and law enforcement.  This event is for everybody.

 

Rope Bite International Meetup @ SIG Space
May 27 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Rope Bite International Meetup @ SIG Space

This Special Interest Group is for members of Rope Bite International and/or folks interested in becoming members or running chapters.  It is hosted by RBI founder and ROPECRAFT Presenter Lochai Stine.

Come talk rope, education, special needs and skills.

Queer Meet-Up @ SIG Space
May 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Queer Meet-Up @ SIG Space

Swing by this gathering of self-identified queer folks for some meeting, greeting, & cruising.  All gender identities & expressions welcome.

This Special Interest Group is hosted by our Presenter Parker Ropeboi!

Cigar Social @ Outdoor Lounge Area
May 27 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Cigar Social @ Outdoor Lounge Area

The ROPECRAFT Chicago Cigar Social will be located outside at the designated smoking area of the Sheraton Lisle.

May
28
Sun
Rope Bottoming Roundtable @ SIG Space
May 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Rope Bottoming Roundtable @ SIG Space

Stemming from the Chicago Rope Bottoming Roundtable, we would like to offer a similar format at ROPECRAFT. All people who identify as bottoms, or models, are welcome to join in at this open, positive, and safe discussion space.   We will likely not have only one topic, but would like to keep the discussion open and flowing, and to answer as many questions as we can.
We’ll have some “tips” for bottoming and our own experiences to share.  We cordially invite you to bring yours as well so we can all help each other out!

 

Who is this for:  This Special Interest Group is for all people who identify as models, or rope bottoms!

Who is facilitating:  _Jei_ and MedullaOblogata of the Chicago Rope Bottoming Roundtable and -Magnolia- of the soon-to-be-launched Bottom Talk Podcast!

What to bring:  Yourself!

Kinky Parents Meetup @ SIG Space
May 28 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Kinky Parents Meetup @ SIG Space

There are a lot of things we talk about in kink, but we don’t often talk about our families.  Whether we’re trying to pass in the vanilla world or out to everyone we know and helping run the show with a personal assistant under the age of three, being a kinky parent is a unique situation with a lot of taboo, secrecy and curiosity attached.  Come share your journey or listen to others share theirs or ask questions if you’re wondering about how it all works!

 

This is a support space for folks who happen to be both kinky and parents, and an “Ask Me Anything” for anybody curious about what that looks like.  This is not a Littles meetup/space – We mean vanilla parenthood.  It is hosted by Internationally Famous Kink Educator Diamond Blue and dusty old book Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum.

Sex Educator Whinefest @ SIG Space
May 28 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Sex Educator Whinefest @ SIG Space

This is kind of a support group for people currently working as sex educators (whether volunteered or paid).   This group is hosted by Graydancer and Naiia and looking for people who have had to work with conventions, venues, groups, etc, to talk about our experiences and strategies for meeting challenges in the future.

Ok, really, it’s a bitchfest.  But there will be cookies.

Hitchin’ Bitches Happy Hour @ The Hotel Bar
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hitchin' Bitches Happy Hour @ The Hotel Bar

Come on over to the bar for some meeting, drinking*, and greeting with your fellow Hitchin’ Bitches from across the continent! With a full weekend of classes behind you, and the Ropenspace ahead, there will surely be lots to talk about. If you’re a past, present, and future members of Hitchin’ Bitches are welcome to join us!

We request that you respect the ethos of Hitchin’ Bitches and not use this gathering as a pickup space.

* If you are kinky and sober, we hope that you will still join us for socializing. We pledge to be supportive of everyone’s boundaries – no means no, no questions asked.

This special event is hosted by our ROPECRAFT presenter, MrsB.

Board/Social Game Night @ SIG Space
May 28 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Board/Social Game Night @ SIG Space

Hosted by RiggerJay, we’ll be having fun and games Sunday night!  Come hang out with friends new and old and enjoy some game time.

RiggerJay will be bringing a collections of easy to play / learn games to help get things going

But wait.. not just limited to just ones listed above…

Bring your own games!!

Are you in the mood for something a bit more invoked? have a favorite game and want to break it out? Bring it?

Looking for players so you know it’s worth putting in the suite case?? Post here your favorite game and that you want people to join you!!

RiggerJay put a call out and twitter, and someone happily agreed to bring out Shadows of Brimstone !!

Not really into games.

Well game room will be great place to just chill with friends and chat!!

See you Sunday night!!