Additional bios forthcoming
Keynote: slave brynn
slave brynn identifies as cisgender, bisexual, leather girl. she is the devoted slave of her Master of 7 years, Master David. slave brynn is a little, a bootblack, and the 2019 International slave. she enjoys traveling the country presenting on a range of topics including protocols, contracts, and overcoming your personal obstacles.
slave brynn is the founding secretary/treasurer of San Joaquin girls of Leather and the secretary of MAsT: Bakersfield. she is a member of the Hard Pink Sisterhood, MAsT: North Hollywood, the Bakersfield BDSM Munch Group, and the Bakersfield Bottoms Club. she is the 2018 Southwest slave and the 2017 Southern California slave.
Currently, she resides in Bakersfield, California with her Master, where she enjoys reading, cooking, football, and traveling.
Master David and slave brynn
Master David is a Leatherman, a sadist, a mentor, and an educator. He is the founding director of MAsT: Bakersfield, part of the leadership for the Bakersfield BDSM Munch group, and a member of the Bakersfield Dominant Discussion Group. slave brynn identifies as a little, a bootblack, and an aspiring leather girl. She currently serves as the secretary for MAsT: Bakersfield, the secretary/treasurer of the San Joaquin girls of Leather, and is active with the Bakersfield Bottoms Club and Hard Pink Sisterhood. Master David and slave brynn are passionate mentors and educators, having taught all over the country at events including Revelry, GLLA, and Southwest Leather Conference. They are honored to serve as the 2019 International Master and slave titleholders.
Sara Blaze is a lifestyle Fem Domme, a Professional Dominatrix, and anything but typical. As a community leader, a partner and a parent, Sara is engaged, passionate and tireless.
Sara is the President of MVK Alternative Lifestyle Society (“MVK”), BC’s largest BDSM not for profit organization which focuses on promoting outreach and education and has held this position for over five years and been involved with MVK in some fashion since its inception 10 years ago. Sara is also the Producer of Westcoast Bound, MVK’s premier annual weekend long event focused on BDSM education. With her leadership, Westcoast Bound has grown exponentially from 100 attendees to nearly 500.
As an educator, she has taught locally with Indigeo, MVK, Taboo, SFU and ConvergeCon and in the US at the Leather Leadership, the Gathering, Sin in the City and Northwest Leather Celebration. She has been interviewed on several occasions, notably with Jill Krop of Global’s Unfiltered.
alfresco_kitten and Story_Keeper
Debbie, kitten, or alfresco_kitten, is a queer, switch, gender non binary kitten who has been living in Saskatoon for almost 9 years. Debbie’s pronouns are they/them, and in any situation they’d rather you tried to remember that for next time rather than feel bad you forgot this time. They’ve been interested in kink as long as they have been sexual and for the past several years, involved in the local community including AWAKENS, actively attending and volunteering at events, participating in workshops, presenting workshops, and demoing. They also moderate a province wide polyamoury group, have previously organized a festival around consent education, and are passionate about providing education around gender and sexual diversity.
David, aka Keeper, or Story_Keeper, uses He/him or they/them pronouns. He is a Queer/Bi/Pan, gender questioning, polyam, secularist, Jewishish nerd, husband, Keeper, boyfriend, banker, father, Daddy, and storyteller.
Although David has been involved with Kink and BDSM for a little over 20 years, involved with the local Kink community for the last 3 years, and has run workshops for the community on both protocol and Dom drop, he still frequently thinks of himself as a newcomer to Kink and someone who still has tonnes to learn. His workshop style focuses heavily on collaborative learning and the sharing of best practices from amongst all workshop participants.
Keeper and his kitten participate in a 24/7 long distance polyamourous Power Exchange relationship. They combine protocol with fluidity and a passion for growth— and for them, every scene, visit, and day is a bit different. They often describe themselves as a pet Keeper and his indoor/outdoor cat who is always excited to come home. As a couple, they love exploring what they’ve never done (the weirder, the more exciting), sharing intense energy in the dungeon, teaching, and building community.
I am an enthusiastic whip Top and bottom. I take every opportunity I can to learn about whip and have been attending workshops and playing for 8 years. I have had the delight to travel to several community events such as W3, Desire, Lupercalia, Wicked in the West.
I particularly love when people get to experience whip bottoming – throwing gentle kisses and adding subtle variations to show the richness of whips. For myself, whips are for sensation more than it is for pain.
fiktion is a genderqueer, panromantic, demisexual, polyamorous settler living in Treaty 4 territory, who circles between various communities within Saskatchewan and across the country. Driven by an urgency to understand and connect with self and others, they have been exploring identity, cognition and interpersonal relationships for as long as they can remember. fiktion has channeled this enthusiasm into community work in a number of ways, including co-founding Polyamory Saskatchewan in 2005. They have also been facilitating workshops and discussion groups for over 20 years (but do not feel old enough to be able to say that!) on various subjects including communication skills, conflict management, values clarification, languages of appreciation, LGBTQ2+ awareness, and creative writing.
Kasia and Sloane
Kasia is a Vancouver-based rope switch and self-suspender. She has been tying for a few years and studies primarily with Barkas and Addie at TheSpace2. She is also a co-instructor at TheSpace2 and is passionate about sharing her knowledge and approach to rope bondage. Kasia appreciates that rope is an especially flexible and versatile medium and she strives to bring a sense of discovery and adaptability to her teaching.
Sloane is a queer femme rope switch from Vancouver. She is usually present at TheSpace2 tying, being tied, self-suspending, and performing. She has been rope partners with Kasia for over a year and enjoys the multiple styles of rope bondage they do together. Her energy and passion is present in each class she co-teaches. She seeks to share her love of rope bondage in such a way that all kinksters can use it in their own style.
Lady Umbra and Lady Umbra’s slave
Lady Umbra is Master to her slave, prairie_locked, and they share a 24/7, long-distance relationship dynamic built on elements of consensual non-consent, Owner/property, Leather, and spirituality. The best way to describe their relationship is not as a Queen and her knight, but rather as a Queen and her court jester! Lady Umbra rules with a strict yet compassionate demeanour, and he devotes his life to her service with a humorous flair. They espouse an equitable relationship, yet maintain the inequality in their roles through structured protocols and rituals. Lady Umbra and her slave also enjoy a wide variety of edgier play that combines whips, needles, knives, boots, cigars, and humiliation.
Lady Umbra is a pansexual, polyamorous, sadistic Leatherwoman. She is a devoted advocate for cultivating women’s empowerment, and serves the BDSM, Kink and Leather communities as an organizer and educator. Lady Umbra previously served on the board of directors of Xibalba Studio and co-founded AWAKENS (A Women’s Association for Kinky Education & Networking Saskatoon) in late 2015. Lady Umbra is also the founder of the Prairie Women’s Network which provides opportunities for women from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba to connect with each other. She regularly moderates the AWAKENS discussions and also hosts Women’s Circles at a variety of events.
As for her slave, prairie_locked is a heteroflexible masochist and has been on the board of directors of Kink Regina since July 2016, previously serving as house slave. They are the group leaders of Saskatchewan Power Exchange (SKPE). One of their ongoing ambitions has been to help strengthen the bond between the BDSM communities in their respective cities, and it was through this endeavour that Lady Umbra and prairie_locked first encountered each other and discovered their shared love of bootblacking.
Lady Umbra and her slave are privileged to be the 2018 International Power Exchange and the 2017 Western Canada Power Exchange titleholders. Together they have traveled Canada and the US connecting communities, inspired people to explore their own power exchange relationships, and presented workshops on bootblacking, humiliation play, artistic needles, mindfulness and more.
Snook first stumbled upon her first BDSM event in 1998, and hasn’t looked back since. In her time in the BDSM community, she has volunteered for a variety of events and organizations including Edmonton O Society, Black Solstice, Lupercalia, Primal Pain, The Vancouver Spirit + Flesh Hook Pull, Views from the Bottom, the Edmonton DM Team, Training Tea Time, C.O.P.E, DADE, and YEGas.
Snook was honored to be a judge for the Mr. /Ms. Edmonton Leather contest, was the driving force behind the creation of a lending library in her community, and is one of the organizers of Twisted Village, a social space and community centre for non-conventional communities.
Looking to continue to educate herself regarding one of her favorite hobbies, Snook has also attended Health Educator’s Blood Borne Pathogens and Sterilization courses. She is also a proud member of Steel Kiss Suspensions, a hook suspension team in Edmonton, Alberta.
Snook has been lucky enough to have had the chance to facilitate workshops for EOS, Lupercalia, Views from the Bottom, the Calgary DM Team, C.O.P.E., Training Tea Time, Whiplash Productions, Sagacity’s Birthday Bash, Poke-a-palooza, YEGas, and Northern Exposure.
Snook has a great fondness for medical play (especially sharp and shiny things!) that she is excited about sharing with anyone she can. She hopes you can see the joyful possibilities in putting holes in people as much as she can and you will often find her wriggling her way into the front row of any sharps play workshop she comes across.
Sunshiny_Miss and little_conundrum
Meet Sunshiny_Miss and her little_conundrum. Introduced at a kink event in late 2017 they found themselves instantly connected and have been attached by the hip ever since. “Miss” is a Sadomasochist and evolving in all things kink. She is a member of the AWAKENS (A Women’s Association for Kinky Education & Networking Saskatoon) team and you will often find her smiling face at our community munches and events. “little” can best be described as a mixed breed of brat/little/pet/toy and is owned property of Miss, and together they are working on starting up a PAH group for Saskatchewan as well as a little space. Together they have a joyful relationship based on trust, communication, love and mischief.