Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Okay, kids – I'm flying to New York today. I will have a laptop with me, but I'm thinking I'll have less time than usual for the next seven days…So there will be updates, but they'll probably be shorter.

But for the local people – an event announcement…

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Bondage Class Workshop Series: Fundamentals of Rope Bondage
October 3, 2004
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
At the Wet Spot


Do you want to add more bondage to your love life? Do you want to feel more confident about your rope work? Do you want to know what kind of rope to add to your toy bag? Are you looking for knots that work and that you can actually remember?

Join Max as he repeats the popular "Fundamentals of Rope Bondage" class, last taught in November 2003.

This workshop begins with an overview of rope bondage techniques and materials, with lots of "show and tell" items and pointers on buying appropriate bondage materials.

The remainder of the class is a hands-on workshop in which several useful knots and positions are taught. By the end of the workshop, you will have some basic skills and will be able to tie up your partner with grace and confidence.

No prior knowledge of bondage or knots is assumed for this class - it's perfectly appropriate for beginners. This class also works well if you've already done some bondage and want to tune up your technique.

If you can, come with a practice partner. If you don't have a partner, come anyway and we'll make sure you get a chance to practice the basic techniques. Rope Bottoms - this is your chance to meet some rope tops - come learn and get tied up!

Some rope will be provided for the workshop, but bring a 10-foot length of 3/8- or 1/2-inch rope and a 40- to 50-foot length of 1/4-inch rope if you can.

If you don't have suitable rope, Max will have some 5/16 Trophy Braid available for sale at 0.55/foot. Please show up 15 minutes early if you would like to buy rope.

For more information about Max or the Bondage Workshop Series, check out Max's web site at BondageLessons.com.

Registration and Fees
Workshop fee: $30
Workshop + party (Wet Spot members only): $35
Wet Spot membership is NOT required for the workshop. Please bring ID to verify that you're at least 18 years old.
The "Bondage is the Point" party afterward is limited to Wet Spot members, who will receive a $5 discount if they attend both the workshop and the party.

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You know, even if you don't like rope, you should come, because this may be an interesting occasion: I will be in the room with Max, and Roman, and Jake, all at the same time. That'll be a first. Also: Maura, Max's secondary, will be there. Roman's partner may be there too, I'm not sure. I think Jake is bringing someone - I have no idea who, exactly. And I'm guessing everyone – including me – will have at least one of their tertiary play-partners show up. It may even turn out that some of those people are common to more than one of us. (Or would like to be…)

Oh, I'm making this all sound a bit like one of those French bedroom farces just because it amuses me, but actually, it'll be fine. We're all very civilized, and there's no drama going on between any of us. I really, really hate drama.

But it will be a great class, and if you're a reader (and you don't already know me) be sure and say hi to me if you attend…

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