Mynx began her journey into kink 5 years ago and continues with a dynamic evolution of personal accountability and self discovery. Through her own personal journey she strives to fully develop her relationships, deepen connections and delve into the core of her partner’s psyche. While engaging in a wide variety of play, she has a true affection and love of rope. She has attended workshops offered by many talented riggers and is most influenced by Wykd Dave and Akira Naka. She is dedicated to her own path of learning and has a spirited charm to share her passion for rope. Mynx is an enthusiastic rope top with a passion for giving rope. She passionately supports the concept of muscle memory and believes in the concept of tying along with her. She has extensive background in the medical profession as nurse anesthetist as well as teaching group fitness, and is a 500-RYT certified yogi and continues to travel her yogic path.
darkEcho is a rope bottom and self-suspender from Louisville, KY who is passionate about building rope bottoming skills in our community. dE began her rope journey as a rope bottom in 2012 at Shibaricon in Chicago, IL but truly caught the ‘rope bug’ two years later as an unpartnered rope enthusiast. She travels regionally and nationally to rope conferences and intensives to further her education and skill set. dE has been sharing rope bottoming skills in her local community since 2012 and well as at CORG, Columbus, OH – January 2017, Rope Lab, Columbus, OH – October 2017, Snowbound - 2017 & 2018, and as co-presenter at F.I.R.E., Orlando, FL - 2017 & 2018.
Lunatic Bound has been playing, tying, and teaching for more than a decade. His personal style is eastern inspired with a torturous mash of western, and stuff he learned in the boyscouts added in. In some ways his style of rope could be referred to as a sadistic and painful hug. Lunatic has taught all over Florida and beyond. He is the co-founder of the Kyoujin Baku Dojo in Orlando, one of the organizers of Rope Bite Orlando and a member of FIRE's Evil Council. He has presented for several groups including: FIRE, Bondage Expo Dallas, Orlando Munch, Orlando TNG, Florida BASH, Fetcon, Orlando Portal, MRE, Gainesville Rope Mash, KAMP, Start Here, Madtown Kink Fest, Beat Me in St Louis, Rope Bite Hampton Roads and numerous intensives and private lessons.
Odys is a Virginia, based rigger/rope artist who discovered the beauty of rope bondage four years ago, and has been deeply dedicated to it ever since. Initially inspired by the traditional Japanese style bondage through the Art of Akira Naka’s Semenawa and later by Yukimura-San, Odys has studied with many world class kinbakushi including Kinoko-San, Kazami Ranki, Gorgone and Pedro among others. In 2016, Odys had the privilege of meeting Akira Naka at a Baltimore workshop, and subsequently traveled to Tokyo to further his studies with Naka-San. In 2017, Odys created KinbakuOdyssey Studio where he continues to fully immerse himself into the art of kinbaku. To Odys, kinbaku is a connective journey expressed through emotional transitions, evoked by rope placement and power exchange. Each rope represents the catch and release of control. With each rope, he takes his partners on a journey of self discovery, exposing what they secretly crave. His unique expression of sensually erotic semenawa evokes sensations of pleasure and pain, ultimately pushing his partners, and himself, to new and unexpected places.
Ferox (she/her) is a sadomasochistic Northern Virginia based rope bottom and fetish photographer. While relatively new to the BDSM community and very new to teaching in the scene, she has been intensely passionate about both BDSM and photography for many years. She discovered her love for rope at Kinbaku Odyssey Studio (KOS) 2.5 years ago and has been partnered closely with Rigger Odys ever since. As a rope bottom she craves the challenging, transformative pain and sensuality of semenawa; as a photographer she loves helping others express themselves in unique and artistic ways as well as discover their inner strength, beauty and confidence.
ShesANatural is a queer, poly, alpha bottom and has been in the community for over 5 years. Nat’s primary passions are rope and power exchange relationships. As a an owner of a rope space, she focuses on rope education, bottoming education and body positivity. With over 5000 hours of being in rope or having rope in her hands and over 4 years in a successful total power exchange dynamic, Nat brings hands-on classes that focus on building blocks for all bodies, genders and configurations. Her experiences as a bottom influence her tying style. She also brings her experiences as a mother and a business owner to influence her leadership and teaching style. Many hours of classroom instruction, cons, intensives and privates have added to Nat’s style. She has enjoyed sharing, teaching and performing with organizations such as NARIX, BED, ROPECRAFT and Snowbound, to name a few. ShesANatural is honored to be published in Evie Vane's book: Rope for Every Body.
She's A Natural
Conroy has been in the community for 5+ years. His rope is heavily influenced by working and learning together with his primary partner. His style of rope is creating shapes and using suffering to maintain and optimize his 24/7 total power exchange relationship. One could say that Conroy is a fanatic about rope with a strong desire for community building, rope education and power exchange relationships. Together with his rope partner, they organize, host events and workshops through their rope studio. He has enjoyed sharing, teaching and performing with many organizations such as Portland Leather Alliance, NARIX, Summer Spank, ROPECRAFT, Snowbound and many other local organizations.
Sving began entangling people, rope, and circus 4 years ago. She has studied rope bondage and circus disciplines with incredible artists from around the world. Her growth and development stem from a wealth of information gained from passionate and talented individuals that she desires to pass on to my peers. She draws from her experience on both sides of the rope, as well as her knowledge of body mechanics from a career in acrobatics and other apparatus.
Subtlybound has been eagerly pursuing rope bottoming for 2.5 years. She feels fortunate to have encountered many empowered and educated bottoms, who have inspired and shifted her ways of approaching being tied. She’s passionate about growth in her rope skill sets, kink partnerships, and in sharing high quality bottoming education with the community. A pursuit of connection and mutual goals with her partners, pushing physical capacities, and a true and deep appreciation of the art form keeps Subtlybound incredibly invested in her journey. She’s thrilled to be able to continue teaching and growing alongside the many friends she makes along the way
WhiskyTangoFoxy is a bottom-leaning switch who loves self-tying, self suspension bondage and DIY projects. She is an active member of the Chicago BDSM scene and uses she/her pronouns. Currently, she is delighted to serve the rope community as a member of the Steering committee for NARIX, and by hosting monthly events for Rope Bite Chicago and for Chicago Self-Tie. She has presented rope instruction, bottoming courses or moderated panels for Dark Odyssey, the Florida Intense Rope Experience (FIRE), Kinky Kollege, Bondage Expo Dallas (BED), and Twisted Tryst. A lover of rope as a top, a bottom and especially as a solo practitioner, Foxy loves the opportunity for intense practice, focus and infinite creativity that happens in rope. As a presenter, she strives for a conversational and supportive rapport, using lots of humor and inclusive language. Online, you can find her on Twitter, Instagram and as part of the moderator team for several FetLife groups like Self-Tie Tuesday and Self-Suspension
Broken Glass Photography (aka Ant Graham) has been a professional photographer in Colorado Springs for over 10 years but has been into different aspects of fetish photography for nearly 20. He has won two Bronze and one Gold Best of the Springs award in Photography by the Colorado Springs Independent and has had work featured in such publications as 5280 Magazine, The Westwood, and Dark Beauty Magazine. He currently runs a Photography night once a month at Voodoo Leatherworks play space in the Springs, and is currently working on a book detailing his years photographing Burlesque up and down the Front Range. He is obsessive about light and shadow, and enjoys whiskey.
Colorado Springs, CO
Broken Glass Photography
G (she/her) entered the scene after an awakening to her submissive and masochist inclinations. She instantly felt a sense of belonging with the kink community, but it wasn’t until she moved to Denver over 3 years ago that she first was given an opportunity to experience the joy of suffering in rope. She is drawn to the physical and mental challenges of strenuous ties and the shared experience created with her partners. Over the years, she has been given opportunities to tie with several talented riggers and continues to explore ways of pushing her own limits while growing as an empowered partner in rope. Through her work outside of kink, g has also received training in the health sciences and enjoys opportunities where she can combine her scientific mind with the artistry of rope. She is looking forward to giving back to the community by sharing some of the expertise she has gained in her professional life along with insights she has acquired during her journey as a rope bottom.
gmark started doing studio photography in his garage in 2003. Figure work was always his focus, first with dancers, then others such as pole dancers, fitness, and also erotica. His lighting is self taught and continues to evolve. He started working with the fetish community several years ago. "Lighting shibari is not unlike lighting dance! I took to it like a duck to water," gmark said. gmark has been teaching a intro to photography at the college level for over 20 years. He is looking forward to expanding that for this workshop.
GMark Art Photography
KnottyDave is a Denver based rigger, occasional switch and an active member of the Denver rope community. After being introduced to rope through an interest in bedroom bondage he eventually discovered Shibari and retired his Home Depot rope forever (but it is still in the back of his closet along with some Two Knotty Boys books just in case). Over the past six years he has traveled extensively, attended numerous conventions, weekend intensives and taken private lessons from some of the best riggers in the world. As much as he enjoys learning, he enjoys sharing what he has learned even more.
Creative Mayhem (he/him) has been practicing shibari for over 10 years, tying primarily in a Japanese style. He is passionate about both the form and function of rope and has studied, presented, and performed internationally. He is a founding member and President of Denver Rope Bite and Vice President of Studio Friction.