FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

General

Why is this not at a hotel?


Unlike most cities, Denver has its own rope studio and it's large enough to hold a small con.




How come there are no big name Japanese presenters?


We determined that for the most part the value isn't there and that they don't work well teaching 90 minute con style classes. When you look at the cost of transportation, flights, translators, and teaching fees, it can run in excess of $5000 (and sometimes a lot more).




What meals are included?


Breakfast and lunch are included; dinner is not. We encourage people to go out to some of the awesome local restaurants in the neighborhood for dinner. We will have a list of restaurants on our website as we get closer to the con. For those of you with dietary restrictions, there is a place to specify your needs on the registration form.




I'm not interested in the con, but I want to go to the parties at night.


At this time we are unsure if we will be selling tickets to the parties only. Any available tickets will be sold through StudioFriction.com.




What is the overall vision of Rope in the Rockies?


The focus is on the community for this event. While out-of-town guests are certainly welcome, we realized that the heart and soul of what we do is in the people who are around us every day. This is an event for the Colorado rope community, by the Colorado rope community. This con will be more of a retreat in that there will be a small group of us around each other for the entire weekend. The focus is rope education, socialization, and play.




What if I want to skip a session but have nowhere to go?


First of all, thank you for taking care of yourself! One of the biggest mistakes people make is getting caught up in trying to do everything that they forget to have a good time. When you need a little down time, we will have a quiet space set up for folks to disengage for as long as they need.




What makes Rope in the Rockies different?


Rope in the Rockies is about community, specifically about building relationships in the rope community. This is why you see things here that aren't at other cons such as shared meal time, local instructors, and a rope-dedicated venue.




What is your photography policy?


Cell phone cameras are allowed during the workshops for the purposes of checking schedules and taking notes. We require prenegotiated verbal consent from everyone in the photo. We are very strict about this! It is important to note that we reserve the right to go through your phone to ensure you didn't accidentally capture someone in a photo without their consent. Professional cameras are allowed in the photography area and during photography workshops. Photos are not allowed in the main play space during the parties.




Who can attend Rope in the Rockies?


You need to be 18 or older. It is suggested that you have a basic working knowledge of rope bondage as we will not be holding entry level classes. If you're new to this and you want to attend, please take the beginner courses offered at Studio Friction, Denver Bound, or Denver Rope Bite to make the most of your con experience.




Will you have vendors?


We're working on it, but it might not happen. Our first priority is to ensure a quality experience for everyone and we have space considerations. If we can find a way to make it work, we'll do it.




When does Rope in the Rockies start/end?


Target start time is noon on Friday and ending after the party on Sunday night.




Can I enter and exit the venue freely?


Yes, so long as you're within operating hours.




Is there opportunity for private instruction?


Yes! E-mail info@RopeInTheRockies.com to schedule.




Can I bring my own food into the venue?


Yes! Unfortunately we cannot offer discounts for those of you bringing your own food. It's a logistical nightmare.





Venue Info

Where do you recommend I stay?


We are not currently affiliated with any hotel in the area, but there is a Towne Place Suites not too far away by Denver Health.




I don't have a car. How do I get to the venue?


Take the light rail to the 10th and Osage stop. It's about a 10 minute walk from there. The neighborhood is generally fine, but you may want to take a Lyft or an Uber at night.




Where can I park?


There is free street parking near the venue.




Is the venue handicap accessible?


Mostly. There are a few stairs at the front door but arrangements can be made for those with mobility issues to enter through the back where there are no stairs. Please e-mail info@RopeInTheRockies.com to make arrangements. Also, The Loft is accessible only by staircase.





Etiquette

I have questions about attire.


You can be naked inside the walls of Studio Friction. Outside, please cover up out of respect for our neighbors. During the workshops, most people dress comfortably - usually t-shirts and jeans. For those getting tied in the hands-on workshops, you may want to consider a sports bra and yoga pants or boxer briefs. At the parties in the evening, there will be people in fetish gear to people dressed very casually. We encourage people to put a little effort into their evening-wear as it makes the party a bit more festive.




What is the cell phone policy?


Cell phones are allowed in the event. You are welcome to take photos of your own work with your cell phone camera. Please be mindful and shoot up against a wall and do not capture anyone who hasn't verbally consented to being in YOUR photo. Taking photos of other people without their permission is a consent violation and will be dealt with accordingly. If you need to take or make a phone call, please step outside so as not to disrupt others.




Marijuana is legal in Colorado! May I indulge at Rope in the Rockies?


For everyone's safety and consideration, intoxication of any kind (alcohol, mj, whatever) is against the event rules. If you'd like to indulge in some of Colorado's finest while you're visiting us, please plan to do so during time you are not attending the event. If you are from out of state and are interested in learning more about your options around marijuana, check out this link: https://www.coloradopotguide.com/marijuana-laws-in-colorado/





Registration

I want more than one T-Shirt!


This can be arranged! Just specify the size and cut in the comments field and we'll contact you about arranging payment.




I have a diet restriction that you didn't mention


Please specify it in the comments. We will be as accomodating as possible.




Do volunteers and presenters need to register?


Everyone must register. This is how we make our badges. Volunteers should register using the standard methods. Out-of-town presenters will be registered by Rope in the Rockies staff. Local presenters do need to register themselves through the website.




When do ticket prices go up?


We will have them at $159 until at least June 1.





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