It is that time of the the year again! We’re looking forward to it like Christmas, but in shorts...
This is a big blog entry, if you're feeling impatient, here's a video impression of RopeMarks @ BoundCon.
The RopeMarks presence on BoundCon seems to grow by the year (and we love it!), this year we had a combined booth together with BindMe and Matthias Grimme creating one monster of a place for people to get rope and see rope.
This time we got booked for three big-ass prime-time main-stage acts, three custom photo shoots and one 4 hour workshop. On top of this we had continues bondage activities in the booth
Because of the size of the booth and presence in activities we had this year we brought reinforcements in the form of Safiya Winta and Serendipity to help out.
The first day of BoundCon I had the pleasure of a custom photo shoot with Raven C. and Nadja Nice. First time models for me, no plan so I decided to go bad-ass on them and make them suffer… a little… This has been captured on video and will be available on Club RopeMarks (http://www.ClubRopeMarks.com) soon.
The other obligation was the first of three prime-time mainstage shows - this time based on the PlayStation game Kuon together with Safiya Winta.
In between obligations it was fun in the monster booth, fun with my girl Dutch Dame and fun with Safiya Winta.
The second day of BoundCon or as I like to call it the “crazy day”, this is the day the venue is filled to the max with visitors and there is no time to breathe… which gave me an idea for the custom photo shoot of today that I was honored to do with the awesome Rain DeGrey and Red Hibisca as my willing models. This has been captured on video and will be available on Club RopeMarks (http://www.ClubRopeMarks.com) soon.
The other obligation of today was our second primetime mainstage show of this BoundCon - this time we went with a fetish medical theme; I love these on “crazy day”, the number of people watching your show is just insane. The biggest crowd we performed for must be around 3000 people and the smallest two! This is somewhere in between.
Somewhere during the event I was asked to participate in a bondage challenge (tying up a pretty girl and she then has to escape the bondage); how could I say no… Well… if I knew she would escape I probably would have saved myself the embarrassment...
In between the activities there was some bondage in our booth with Boiled bean (The lovely partner of maestro Quartacorda); I displayed a totally sensory deprived Safiya Winta in front of a big crowd and played around with a metal-collared Pling.
The BoundCon event also comes with one awesome fetish party, the SubRosaDictum party. As it so happened we got invited to perform on this parties mainstage as well. Since this a rubber-fetish party we came up with something appropriate and… extreme - including some bondage as well… just the way we like it!
After the work it’s good partying; with Mr. BindMe - Maurice, Max Kuhl, Safiya Winta and Dutch Dame.
The third day is usually a more relaxed day… except for me - feeling quite broken from the SubRosaDictum party - busting my balls teaching Japanese bondage to a group of enthusiastic people; having Safiya Winta as my lovely crash test dummy was a big added bonus to a very smooth and fun workshop.
And when the cat's away… my blond property found someone else's blond property…
As always one of the things I look forward too is seeing the friends who live far away, talking, laughing, drinking a cocktail (or two) and meeting new people and sometimes friends. On the pictures you see: Mr BoundCon - Andreas, Damon Pierce, Max Kuhl, Anna Rose, Pling, Safiya Winta and of course My girl and property Dutch Dame.
An added bonus to BoundCon are the gifts we get to take home every year. The loot of this year is a framed Konijn original drawing, bubbles that go very well with the Norwegian chocolate and some maintenance oil for my ropes - thank you everybody!
Now: If I might believe the inquiries in mailbox and text-messages on my phone a lot of people have heard a rumour that they didn’t expect, or believe. The rumour is true, I’m sorry to say… We will not be attending the 2015 BoundCon XII.
However, since we need to be in the neighborhood that period we will be at BoundCon XII during “crazy day” (the Saturday). But we will just be there as guests and have no plans to be active… but… this thing we do… it’s in my blood… so….
You can also catch us on and on the SubRosaDictum party with a kick-ass main stage act together with Anna Rose and Dutch Dame.
The links: RopeMarks, Dutch Dame, BoundCon, Art created from our activities on BoundCon