Los Angeles, CA – DomCon Los Angeles, the world’s premier professional and lifestyle domination convention was a huge success this year with over 1600 people attending. The event was May 17-21, 2017 at the Hilton LAX. The crowd was filled with BDSM enthusiasts, the kink curious, and high profile adult stars Nina Hartley, Irene Boss and Jewel Marceau, just to name a few.
Walking about the convention floor were fetish models wearing latex catsuits, dresses and hoods. Dominatrixes were clad in custom leather and boots. Vendors offered novel and perverse sex toys, along with electrifying fetish fashions. In the crowd were cosplayers, human pets in a variety of animal costumes, and elegant cross dressers. Regularly appearing onstage were rope bondage suspensions, whip demonstrations, spanking and burlesque dances.
Opening ceremonies were packed this year, and even shuttles to the Sanctuary LAX venue were standing room only. It marked the first awarding of the BDSM Hall of Fame winners. Among the initiated this year were Mistress Precious, Simone Justice, Mistress Tara Indiana, Domina Angelina and Mistress Servalan.
This year marked the first official “Kitty Parade,” through the vendor area, led by Mistress Porcelain Midnight in cat persona. Her human feline entourage followed, along with some pony players and even a
few puppy play friends.
First place in the pet show this year was Mistress Molly, who arrived as the unicorn pet of Mistress Porcelain Midnight.
Winners from the pony show on Saturday were Speckles, for the “High Point” award, Ms Mystie for “Best Trainer,” and Windu, for “Best in Show.”
The Whiplr Elite Lounge, hosted by Simone Justice, was a success at DomCon this year, offering Whiplr members a chance to get away from the crowds and socialize during the event. Among their guests were Mistress Bella Bathory, Snow Mercy, and Goddess Anat.
It’s not all about Femdom though. Master Kane was among the special guests of honor. DomCon also featured the Male Dom Social on Saturday, and Sir Valentino hosted a special Master/sub social on Sunday.
“This was Flirt4Free’s first time attending DomCon, and it was such an amazing and fulfilling experience,” said community outreach manager, Karly Kroft, Fetish Community Manager of Flirt4Free. “We were able to recruit some really great fetish broadcasters who we are very excited to have on our network. The connections we made are priceless, and we were so grateful for the warm and engaging welcome from the Kink Community!”
Vendors came from near and far to show off their latest innovations. Baroness brought her famous latex fashions from New York. Nix of Firebird Leathers displayed her “dragon scale” aluminum garments and light up feather Mohawk headdresses. Yet what got some of the most attention was the ultraviolet sex toy sanitizer from Kim Airs at the Leather by Danny booth.
“On behalf of myself, the staff and volunteers of DomCon LA, vendors, and our special guests, thank you so much for coming,” said Mistress Cyan. “We are grateful to everyone who came, and participated. Our kind thanks go out to the army of volunteers that make this event possible, and to our sponsors, Whiplr, Kink.com, Stockroom, and AVN.”
Mistress Cyan and the DomCon board are making strides in debuting a DomCon London or Australia event in the future. The next expo is DomCon New Orleans in October 5th-8th, which will include a fetish parade down Bourbon Street. Go to DomConNOLA.com to learn more.