KinkFest 2018 needs a Director

Every year the PLA Board selects a KinkFest Director. Think you have what it takes for the job? Consider this:

KinkFest Director — Job Description

The KinkFest Director recruits, selects, and leads the KinkFest Team. The Director sets timelines and deliverables, and works to ensure deadlines are met for all critical aspects of the event. The Director works to maintain efficient and respectful cooperation and communication among all Team members, by means of regular meetings and email, and by creating spreadsheets for schedules and action items.
The Director is also responsible for communication and contractual obligations with the event venue and hotel. Post-event, the Director recaps which aspects were successful and which could use improvement, to provide to the following year’s Team.

General Qualifications:

  • Be well organized, able to solve problems and meet deadlines
  • Able to work independently, as well also follow directions and work in a team
  • Communicate effectively with other Team members and volunteers, including scheduling, instructions, equipment lists, venue needs, etc.
  • Able to spend an hour or two every week on KinkFest related work, plus more time closer to the event
  • Access to email, Google Drive, and Microsoft Office software
  • Able to make 4 to 5 Team meetings between now and KinkFest
  • Able to attend KinkFest and to work 16 or more hours on site during the event
  • Answer emails within 3 business days (1 business day during the month before KinkFest)
  • Be dedicated to making the best event possible for all involved

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Meet with event venue and hotel, along with PLA President
  • Ensure PLA President signs and returns contracts
  • Create KF budget and get PLA board approval
  • Work with KF Webmaster to update Registration pricing
  • Order event decor: chairs, tables, pipe and drape, carpet, etc.

(Previous vendors: Peter Corvallis and West Coast Event Productions)

  • Ensure event supplies are ordered, and work with PLA Executive Committee to do so
  • Organize hotel rooms block for KF Team, separate from attendees
  • Send hotel list of Team names along with the PLA credit card info to reserve rooms.
  • Each team member will need to provide own credit card during hotel check-in to pay for any personal incidental items they may purchase
  • Schedule KF Team meetings, approximately every other month
  • Check in regularly (monthly) with team members to ensure progress is being made and deadlines are being met

Equipment Needed

  • Access to computer and MS Word and Excel software
  • Access to Gmail / Google Drive

Any candidates wishing to apply, please email the board at board2017@portlandleather.org

The board will be making a selection at the May Board Meeting.

So i suck…

I’m really bad at this whole blog /website thing.

But i really want to try and be better,  i really think it would help me de-stress if i did it more regularly,  it would totally make me happy to reach more people new to kink and help them figure things out.

So the new plan.  One blog, mine  beastiebabe.wordpress.com   anything i post to this site would be my opinion anyways,  though i try to be objective, stick to facts and stuff.

I’m going to transfer all the info from here over,  then probably shut this one down,  maybe just leave this here to redirect people.  We’ll see what happens.

 

 

So behind!

I haven’t posted anything in forever, sorry!

I was having some major technical issues and just could not get wordpress to be my friend 😦

Lots has been going on in Whipper Snappers world lately. The munches have been going on as normal, we’ve had so outstanding turn outs and lots of new people showing up.

We’ve got a super special munch coming up on Saturday the 28th! It’s going to be open to all ages and at a special time of 4pm-7pm. It’s taking place in between the PLA fair and tastings in the morning and the play party in the evening. I hope you can all join us!

If you haven’t joined Fetlife yet, it is the best way to keep track of the group and our meet-ups. Check it out!

Rope Bondage 201 being taught by a Whipper Snapper!!

Rope Bondage 201: Fun on the Floor: A PLA Workshop

University Place Hotel (Crater Lake Meeting Room)
310 SW Lincoln Street, Portland, OR 97201
Cost: $5.00 PLA members, $10.00 non members
Dress code: Casual
Social starts at 1:30 pm
Workshop runs from 2 – 4 pm

So you’ve covered the basics, but how do you build upon them to develop your rope play? How do you find new and interesting ways to restrain your bottom? What do you do with the rope?

This class seeks to answer these questions and more! Rope is a very versatile tool of play and we will cover ways to merge basic ties to form full body restraints for fun on the floor. We will also learn more knots and frictions to enhance rope bondage play. We will cover versions of popular floor ties and show possible ways to tweak them. We will also seek to inspire ways to use these techniques in play.

Rope is a tool and this class will help you forge this tool into a weapon!

Instructor Bio:

The Doctor is a local rope enthusiast. He and his partner, The Companion, have been tying together for several years. They love everything about rope bondage and are continuing to explore rope together. He and his partner joined the Portland community a year and a half ago. Since then, they have both been very active in the scene, going to and even teaching classes, including a recent series at Kinkfest. The Doctor is practiced in Japanese rope bondage but is familiar with many versions of rope.

Doors open 1:30 pm – socialize, enjoy coffee/tea/cookies

Class starts 2:00 pm

NOTE about parking: depending upon the street location, you may be required to pay for parking. You must pay to park in the University Hotel Parking lot. Portland State has several lots that are free on Sundays.

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June Munch

Date & Time: Saturday, June 06, 2015 · 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM  
Location:
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

915 SE Hawthorne Portland, OR

Cost: Free. Supporting the venue and tipping the staff is smiled upon though.
Dress code: Vanilla-ish – It’s a public place and all
Description:

Anyone between the ages of 18-35 and their partners are welcome. (Yes, your partner outside of the age-range can come! Yes, it’s a pub, yes 18-20 year olds can come, they allow minors until 9pm!)

We will meet on the outside patio, in the curtained area. On the left from the parking lot, on the right if you walk through the building and to the outside. Look for my kitty ears!
Dress to be outside

Food and drink available at reasonable prices. There is a small parking lot in the back and lots of street parking all around.

Please send me a message if you have any questions or concerns.
Join the Whipper Snappers Group on Fetlife.com !

At munches we try and be more vanilla and low-key. Because we deal with so many new people who are scared, nervous, etc, we would never wanna make anyone uncomfortable with overtly “kinky” behavior. Lets just leave your rope and flogger at home. Thanks!