About KinkFest

About KinkFest

About KinkFest 2019

Drawing of woman in rope
Drawing of woman in rope

What:
A weekend-long educational kink conference with workshops, performances, discussions, play, and more…

When:
10th and 11th August 2019, with a pre-munch/meet & greet at Flirt’s Bar  and Purgatory (Xtasia), West Bromwich, on the 9th

Where:
Xtasia, Midlands UK

Tickets:
Early Bird: £70
Standard: £80
+ EventBrite fees on all tickets

Dress:
There is no dress code in the day and we suggest you dress for comfort! Please dress to impress in the evening — all black, clubwear and smart clothing are also acceptible; please no streetwear, jeans or trainers, or overtly offensive dress.

About the Event

KinkFest UK, currently in its sixth year, is an educational kink, BDSM, and fetish conference to be held at Xtasia, West Bromwich, on the 10th and 11th August 2019. There will be practical workshops and demonstrations, facilitated discussion groups, and space for socialising and chilling out in the daytime. On Saturday night there will be performances, followed by a play party where we will have access to all of the amazing space and equipment at our venue!

KinkFest is a not-for-profit event and is run entirely by volunteers who do this because it’s something they love. The aim of the weekend is to provide a safe, fun, relaxed and supportive environment in which kinksters of all flavours can come together to learn, practise, discuss and make friends.

We expect to have attendees of a variety of ages, genders, races, sexual- and kink-orientations and experience levels. In short, we welcome anyone over the age of 18 with an active and supportive interest in kink.

Access Fund

We understand that KinkFest is expensive – we make tickets as affordable as we can, but sadly it’s out of some people’s price range. We want to be as accessible to as many kinksters as possible, so this year we’re continuing with the KinkFest Access Fund (as well as business sponsorship packages).

Who Is Eligible?
In short, anyone who would really like to make it to KinkFest but feels that the price is prohibitive to their attending.

How Is It Paid For?
Through generous donations and any surplus we may have from the previous year. We’re asking everyone to consider adding another £5, £10 or whatever they can afford when booking their tickets and all this money will go into the Access Fund. We’re also hoping to fund some of it through business sponsorship.

How Do I Apply?
Send an email to kinkfestuk@gmail.com outlining your circumstances and why you feel you’d benefit from the Access Fund. This is run on an honour system — we’re not going to ask for financial information or anything like that, this is designed to make attending KinkFest LESS stressful for people having financial issues! The committee will give full consideration to every application and notify applicants if they’ve been awarded a place. Please state if you require a full bursary or if a discount would make the event viable for you.

How Many Bursary Places Are There?
We don’t know yet. It depends how much sponsorship and donation money we get. We’re currently in a position to fully fund two places based on last year’s surplus, but we’d really like it to get to ten places.

Can You Also Cover My Hotel/Travel?
Sadly not, the access fund is for the cost of the event only.

What About Unused Access Fund Money?
If we end up with a surplus, it will roll over into next year’s fund. Every penny made from KinkFest is reinvested back into the event.

About the Organizers and Team

Amy: Director 2019
Amy is one of the founders of KinkFest UK. She calls herself a bisexual ethical slut and enjoys going to events all over the UK with her nesting partner in crime, DB. She lives with DB and her enormous collection of vibrators, and enjoys rope, coffee, snuggles with lovely people, and Oxford commas.

DemonBanana: Sub-director
DemonBanana identifies as a heteroflexible Top-leaning Switch, polyamorous and a swinger, and enjoys going to all kinds of kinky events. He lives with his nesting partner, Amy, and has lots of fun with her, as well as with various other lovely people when time and energy permits. Outside of kink he’s a musician, and owned by the cuddliest cat in the world. He generally likes things (not all things) that begin with a “C”.

Shadow: Super-helpful bod and organiser
Our resident crew member for 6 years now since KinkFest first began, handles ticketing and logistics of your weekend. This includes organising equipment and preparing the venue alongside his partner, Decon, and also ensures the needs of those with more complex sensory considerations are considered before and during the weekend. He may be recognised from past years as doing the photography, but is taking a break this year in order to enjoy the event more with his partner, whilst still being a staff member on hand throughout the event.

HybridDecon: Super-helpful bod and organiser
HybridDecon is Shadow’s partner, submissive and very disobedient puppy, who can often be spotted around the event in her pup gear and helps with logistics of equipment, ticketing, etc. She also helps Shadow with the event’s photography, so is always happy to say hello to everyone. Between them they also run a play event in Oxfordshire and on their time off from busy work lives, enjoy eating all kinds of food, buying fluffy things and exploring parts of the UK. Decon is still unhappy her Sir will not let her buy more fluffy toys to destroy… but she will soon win.

Phoenix Flight: Consent Incident Response Person
Phoenix describes himself as a rigger, sadomasochist, cuddle-addict, indie music nerd, and compulsive organiser. He has been a regular on the Oxford kink scene for over 6 years, and is often also spotted tying people to the ceiling at events around London and the Midlands. Phoenix currently organises the Oxford Discussion Munch, Oxford Play Events and Peer Rope Oxford. He has a background in education and actively promotes consent, safety and feminism within the kink community. Phoenix has a lifelong physical disability and tries to raise the profile of disabled kinksters by playing at a variety of kink events. He identifies as a pansexual, polyamorous switch, and has lots of fun with his various partners and play partners.

Dungeon Monitors: Master Bigfoot, Kage-Roba, Eel, Monkey

KinkFest could not happen without any of these amazing people!