Tammy Shipps has been in the kink scene for over 16 years and has been presenting at various events since 2013. She is a mother, gamer, geek, and software engineer living in Massachusetts with her rather large poly D/s family, two sons, and a small zoo of various fuzzy and scaly pets.
The Art of Consent
In light of the #metoo movement, there has been a lot of discussion in public spaces about consent. It’s become a household word, even in the most conservative of homes. But really, what is it and how do you make sure you have it?
In this panel, we will discuss everything regarding consent: consent culture, negotiation, communication of consent and boundaries, and yes, even what to do if someone tells you that you violated their consent. There will also be a Q&A at the end. This panel may contain language and topics of a triggering nature.
Traditional bondage is the restraint of a consenting partner using physical means – handcuffs, rope, cuffs, and the like. But that isn’t the only way to bind your partner! Mental bondage is the act of restraint using less obvious tools such as willpower, commands, or even the vivid imagination of your partner. It’s used by all kink skill levels from beginner to I’ve-done-this-my-whole-life, and it is especially good in cases where you or your partner can’t or does not wish to be physically restrained for any reason. (PTSD, injury, bodily limitations, location, or even safety concerns are all reasons physical bondage may not be an option.)
This is an interactive workshop, so attendees are encouraged to bring a consenting partner for learning and practice. Participation is completely optional, so even if you want to just come listen in, please do!
The Zydrate Enthusiasts Network
ZEN Productions is a theatrical production company based in Long Island, NY that produces shadowcasts of REPO! The Genetic Opera and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The Zydrate Enthusiasts Network, ZEN Productions’ troupe of REPO! The Genetic Opera, has been performing since April, 2009 and is the only active REPO! cast in the tri-state area. In addition to their regular schedule of shows on Long Island, ZEN has performed at a number of conventions including I-CON, Lunacon, Dark Side of the Con, LI Geek, Heliosphere, the Alternative Living Expo and of course, Wicked Faire. ZEN is excited to be bringing to you a fan meetup, a retrospective panel, and the 10th Anniversary All-Star shadowcast of everyone’s favorite Goth Opera!
REPO! the Genetic Opera 10th Anniversary Meetup, Retrospective Panel, and All-Star Shadowcast
Wicked Faire and REPO! have quite a history together. The first full American shadowcast of REPO! took place at Wicked Faire in early 2009, not even 6 months after the film was released. Starting with that first year, Wicked became a de facto meet up for REPO! fans from all over the country and even internationally. ZEN remembers those days fondly, so we thought due to the 10th Anniversary of REPO!’s release and the return of Wicked happily coinciding, it deserves an extra special celebration.
We’ll be presenting a 10-Year-Retrospective Panel about REPO’s origins, development, and the community that grew up around it. Later on, we’ll host a fan meetup like we used to have in the early days of REPO! Lastly, we’ll present an All-Star Shadowcast with actors from casts past and present changing roles with every scene. Testify!
The idea of incorporating sharp pointy things into scenes sounds both intriguing and intimidating. Dr. Mr. the Maestro and his lovely assistant Ms. Sarah Bellum will present a lecture and demonstration of how to safely and sanely use knives and other sharp objects as part of adult play.
Topics covered will include choosing your toys, safety, negotiation, techniques, and managing the mental and emotional aspects of the scene. No photography permitted.
Kevin Meares is an experienced demonologist and paranormal investigator, and is the former host of the Lou Gentile Show and host of Paranormal Encyclopedia.
Kevin Meares has been interested in folklore, theology and the paranormal for his entire life. He started working with the late Lou Gentile in 1998 a friendship that continued to Lou’s demise. During that time he also co hosted The Lou Gentile show sometimes being affectionatly reffered to as the resident skeptic or the walking encyclopedia. While he considers hismelf foremost a demonologist and a ghost hunter Kevin’s interests also encompass theology, world religions, folklore and mythology, anthropology, history and criminology.
Kevin maintains a regular column on examiner.com as well as continuing to lecture on paranormal subjects. He continues to conduct investigations and to give advice to groups who do not directly specialize in demonic phenomenon.
Paranormal Encyclopedia Live
Come to a live taping for the YouTube side of the Paranormal Encyclopedia radio show. Hosts Kevin Meares and Brian McKinley will be having an open mike discussion of paranormal topics and taking questions from the audience.
Talking to the Dead
Communicating with the spirit world has been a popular human past time since before recorded history. Join us as we attempt to use electronic voice phenomenon (EVP) and the relatively new technology of the ghost box (based on the original designs of Thomas Edison) to see if we can speak to spirits. Audience participation is highly encouraged.
Mentalism and Magic
A combination of traditional stage magic and the techniques of mentalism (mind reading and the like). The show will have a paranormal bent but will remain fun for a range of participants.
Greggo’s Game Shows has been producing fun interactive entertainment for conventions worldwide for almost twenty years!
Greggo’s Game Shows: Celebrity Jeopardy!
Join three special celebrity guests as they attempt to avoid last place in an homage to one of Saturday Night Live’s most famous skits. Audience members choose their favorite celebrity, and if they “win” the attendee gets a door prize!
Greggo’s Game Shows: Play Your Cards Right
It’s a new Greggo’s game show, based on predictions! We’ve asked 100 fans a series of survey questions prior to the show, and it’s up for you and your partner to correctly predict what those 100 people said! If you’re right, and then you Play Your Cards Right, you’ll have the chance to win lots of lovely loot!
Greggo Presents: Celebrity Match Game
Get ready to match the stars! Six of our guests try to come up with silly answers to hilarious fill-in-the-blank questions. Contestants have to try to match them, and the contestant who does it the most often wins the game and goes on to the Super Match for nice prizes!
Greggo’s Game Shows: Shut the TARDIS!!
The Time Streams are collapsing, and every Doctor is summoned to avert a disaster that will rip the very fabric of the universe! Harnessing the power of three Shakri Cubes, you can help the Doctor restore order, but beware…the Daleks have received intel about the plan and will try to thwart your efforts in an attempt for universal EXTERMINATION!