ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Fetish Con has announced its workshop and seminar schedule for this year’s fetish industry and community tradeshow Aug. 9-12.
“Following last year’s feedback to expand our Kinky Classes, we have put together a learning track with a diverse selection of topics geared towards the beginner, as well as the more experienced, within the fetish and alternative lifestyles,” Fetish Con Event Promoter Genesis Lynn said. “With everything from legal seminars to adult business workshops and lifestyle classes, there’s truly something for everyone. We’re looking forward to presenting this year’s exciting class schedule!”
Sponsored by Clips4Sale.com, Fetish Con is described as "the largest networking event for the fetish industry and community on the East Coast" by a company rep.
This year’s Kinky Classes curriculum, sponsored by Caliente Resorts and My Kink Club, will offer nearly 60 seminars, lectures and workshops over the four-day weekend, with a mix of business and lifestyle workshops on how to navigate being in the lifestyle, as well as practical workshops on technique. Thursday’s Kinky Classes schedule in particular, named FACTalks (which stands for Fetish — Adult —Clip Talks), is specifically geared with a specific focus on the B2B market, including content producers, models, photographers and studio owners.
“Business-to-business seminars and panels are the cornerstone of learning when it comes to the fetish and adult industry,” Lynn added. “We all learn from those who have blazed a path before us, and fought the fights which needed to be addressed, to allow our industry to thrive.
"Whether it’s a landmark legal decision, a new law that affects the industry, important social issues such as mental health or new technologies and advances in websites, sharing ideas and business strategies which have been successful to building a recognized fetish or adult brand means we all can grow and succeed as a community. We all have something to share with and learn from our industry peers, and through our new FACTalks series, we hope to add to that discussion for a better future for all industry members.”
For more information, visit, FetishCon.com or FACTalks.com.
To view the complete breakdown of Fetish Con workshops and seminars, including the FACTalks track, click here. Course offerings may also be found by instructor as well here.
As Fetish Con enters another year as "the premier fetish event in the U.S.," organizers have announced this year’s tradeshow will again be held at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel, located at 333 First St. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Fetish Con organizers have also announced that not only is its host hotel booked to maximum capacity again this year, but vendor, model and exhibitor booths are also sold out. To view all alternate hotels approved by Fetish Con, as well as to view the shuttle schedule and route, click here.
To view the history of Fetish Con, click here. Last year, organizers say that Fetish Con brought in over 8000 attendees, with over 300 models and 70 vendors on hand to meet with fans and consumers. With Kinky Classes, private Twisted Dungeon play space, live fetish shows, after dark parties and the Pervy Pool Party "that never stops," Fetish Con has grown to become "an internationally recognized and hugely anticipated event within the fetish industry and community."
According to a company rep, "Blowing the doors off the party scene in Florida every year since 2004, when the event moved to Tampa Bay from New York, the event brings in thousands of fetish performers, production companies and kinksters together for an unforgettable four-day weekend." To view the list of models and actors appearing, click here.
All-access passes for the four-day weekend are still available; to register, click here. Single-day wristbands are also available here. All Fetish Con events are restricted to those 18 years of age and over; all tradeshow events, with the exception of sanctioned, off-site, after-hours parties, will be taking place at the host hotel over the course of the four-day event.
Additional information on parties, classes and events will be made available as the tradeshow draws near. To keep up-to-date with Fetish Con news, follow the tradeshow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Tumblr.