DomCon LA: Everything BDSM!

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Now in its tenth year, Mistress Cyan’s DomCon Los Angeles has grown from a small three day exhibition (at the Beverly Garland Motel in the San Fernando Valley – I was there!) to this lavish five day spectacle, truly “The World’s Premiere Professional & Lifestyle Domination Convention.” Now ensconced at the Los Angeles Hilton Hotel LAX, DomCon runs from May 18th to May 22nd.

Many people have asked me, both in person and in print, “Where do I begin?” With the “Bureau of Misinformation” that is the Internet, “Fifty Shades…” fantasies and the mainstreamization of BDSM, finding out where to start can be a daunting task.

Here at Kink Weekly we have tried to unconfuse you; articles such as “Where Do I Begin?” aims to help newbies get started on the right track. But words have limitations. And DomCon LA is a real life, real time event that is the perfect place to begin your BDSM journey. (Or expand on the journey you are already on.) And though the event remains true to Mistress Cyan’s original vision as a Professional Domination-oriented event, it’s “not only about Dommes anymore!” It is now a truly “one-stop shop” for all things BDSM.

Vendors

Need a new flogger? DomCon is almost literally a “Floggers ‘R Us” store. Almost any toy and invention you have seen or even thought about can be purchased here. Need a throne for humiliation play? You might be stressed to go into Target and ask if they sell one. But here, not a problem. Glass dildos, check! Clamps, canes and cuffs, check! Electrical toys, check. And if it is fashion that floats your boat, how about a custom corset? Or some bondage jewelry? Or leather? Or latex? It’s all here. Getting the right fashion and fetish gear is a lot easier in person than via the Internet.

By now you get the idea. All BDSM, fetish and alternative lifestyle items under one roof. Too bad it isn’t open year round!

Demos

Want to know how it is done? Or, if you are experienced, want to see how other lifestylers scene? At DomCon, there is no shortage of BDSM demonstrations. Continuous live stage performances of all orientations are featured on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

And, of course, the vendors are only too happy to explain – and demo – their wares.

Workshop and Seminars

There are workshops and seminars of every description – from beginner to advanced and every orientation — throughout the Convention’s run. (This is a much better Convention that the political ones. Who knows, you might find Donald Trump here in disguise!) Just a few of classes that are scheduled: Basic Flogging, Foot Fetish, Should I Go Pro?, Medical Play, Single Tails, Pony Play, Aftercare, Blaise Wrap, Chastity Play, The Science of S&M, Collars & Protocols and so much more. A complete schedule is listed at here.

The Socials

Finally, what would a grand party like DomCon LA be without the opportunity to meet potential play partners and make new friends? Of course, many people meet just milling around the hall, talking to the vendors (yes, Kink Weekly will have a booth there – say hi!) and ogling the Dommes in their hot latex! But DomCon is more than that.

There are socials for every orientation — fetishists, pro Dommes, male Doms, among others. Plus a unique variation on speed dating called the DomCon-nection. And both a Fetish Ball and a Grand Play Party to top off the fun!

So, whether you are a newbie who wants to learn about our lifestyle, an experienced lifestyler looking for a new single tail or a voyeur who just wants to watch – it’s all here in the 2016 edition of DomCon LA!

By BaadMaster
After a ten year run as head writer for the legendary bondage.com, and an equally long run as the host of the hit internet show “Baadmaster’s Dungeon,” we are pleased to welcome the one and only Baadmaster to KinkWeekly. His thoughts about all things BDSM will now appear regularly on these pages. From the mental aspects of D/s to the nuts and bolts of S&M play, Baadmaster will cover every facet of this ever expanding lifestyle.

Comments

  1. My first year going. Interested in seeing how pro Domes are in person vs their online personas. Some of them can be pretty bitchy.

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