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ROPECRAFT Homebound Halloween October 2020
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View information here or download our event app: https://my.yapp.us/ROPECRAFT please note: times listed in app are US CT
For an alternate look at the same information, check out our Google Calendar Here: https://www.ropecraft.net/halloween-google-calendar/
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Class / EventTime by TimezoneLengthDescription
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Friday
October 2nd
Digital Meet and Greet and Homebound Welcome6:00 PM7:00 PM8:00 PM9:00 PMTBDWelcome to ROPECRAFT Homebound Halloween!
To start off our knotty October, we'd like to take a few minutes to to share some basic convention information including event rules and code of conduct, digital etiquette, technical tips and some class and special event details! After that, those of us who would like to chat with some of their fellow con-goers will have a chance to do so at our virtual Meet and Greet. Conversations will be quick and light and a warm-up for the weeks ahead!

Social Note
Our virtual Meet and Greet will have optional audio and video interaction with other con-goers along with a continuous feed large group text chat to accommodate different communication and privacy needs. You'll need to have a Gmail account to log in, but it does not have to be one linked to any of your personal information or one you use regularly. Other attendees will only see the username information you add when you join and any user icon associated with your account.

Tech Tips
If you are planning on joining in for our video-based Meet and Greet, you might want to plan ahead for where you put your phone/computer/gopro/etc. Likewise, you might consider checking your room lighting to make sure your device can see and share you well and grab a pair of headphones in case you have echo, interference or feedback issues!
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Saturday
October 3rd
101: Foundations of Rope with Ms. Reemah and Lavender12:00 PM1:00 PM2:00 PM3:00 PM90 minBeginning your rope journey? Or just want to learn about rope bondage? This is the class for you! Appropriate for newbies and first-timers. This class is also helpful for those who want to troubleshoot any issues and/or just talk about rope. This is a hands on workshop that will walk you through the basics of rope bondage.

This class is appropriate for rope beginners, both tops and bottoms! To tie along, you will need two hanks of (any) rope.
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Saturday
October 3rd
"PANIC At The Dungeon!" with monoamorous_slut2:00 PM3:00 PM4:00 PM5:00 PM90 minUp to 40%* of the population will have at least 1 panic attack during their lives. That’s almost half. Which means when you play, you’re likely to be playing with panic at some point. Maybe that’s a desired outcome, in which case, let me tell you about a few quick ways to bring one on. If it’s an undesirable outcome, let’s talk about how to handle that in an informed & dignified way.

This class is for anyone really because you may be a bottom who tends to panic or a top tying a bottom who panics or self-tier who finds themselves panicking in the midst of a rope pretzel. Technical rope skills don't matter in this class, just your interest in the subject matter! Bring your favorite method of taking notes (though slides & handouts will be available post-class too). Fidgets, including rope, are welcome.
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Saturday
October 3rd
Afterparty I: It's KNOT So Spooky!!! hosted by RexTimothius and Shay13566:00 PM7:00 PM8:00 PM9:00 PMas long as it goesAn attendee-hosted afterparty on Zoom hosted by RexTimothius and Shay1356!
Here are a few quick notes from our hosts for before/after entering this space:

Welcome to the first ROPECRAFT Homebound Afterparty: Halloween edition. Thank you for coming and joining in the conversation. Feel free to relax and enjoy more KNOTTY encounters. Please don't keep yourselves TIED to the background. HARNESS your kinky side and share your experiences with us all. If you like, change your profile name to what you want to be called while we are here and include your pronouns if you like. Be respectful at all times even when being KNOTTY. No need to be BOULD to your clothes if you feel more comfortable without them. Finally, everyone please drop a quick HANK of information about yourselves in the chat so we konw a little more about you. Enjoy!
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Sunday
October 4th
"Exposure and Closure" with Lief and Icarus12:00 PM1:00 PM2:00 PM3:00 PM90 minHave you looked at a photo of a person exposed in rope? Have you wanted to get someone to that vulnerable spot or how it must feel like to be that vulnerable? In this class we will explore the physical and psychological ins and outs of exposure rope on the ground. How to tie exposing rope, how can we create these spaces of trust, and how can we begin to open up to more intense scenes of exposure. And once we have taken someone apart, how do we put them back together? In this class we will also discuss ways of aftercare and healing for exposure rope.

Materials needed: Rope - 8 to 12 hanks of jute or hemp. Please do not bring any suspension gear, this intensive will be all floor work. Jute is the best for working with clothes and hemp as a close second. You can use synthetic fiber ropes however, I cannot vouch for how it will hold with clothing. Clothes - Costume changes will be encouraged as we explore exposure during the intensive. Please have nearby anything like shirts, pants, dresses, skirts, blazers,or lingerie that you can part with if ripped or cut. Accessories such as shoes, scarves, bandanas, panty hose, etc. are welcome too. The more you bring, the more we can play with. Cutting Tool - Make sure you bring a cutting tool for safety. We will be checking at the beginning of class to make sure everyone has one. If you do not have a cutting tool, you will not be able to participate in the exercises. DO NOT COME TO CLASS WITHOUT THIS. This class will have demo and tie-along portions. You'll need to know at least one non-collapsing single column tie, a structural body harness, and some general rope safety knowledge
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Sunday
October 4th
Auntie Midori’s Practical Advice: For the New Tops & Dominants2:00 PM3:00 PM4:00 PM5:00 PM90 minCurious about BDSM? Are you just beginning to explore top or dominant side? Do you find all the information out there a bit intimidating?
Do you want to have successful kinky fun scenes and feel confident?
Auntie Midori’s here to help! She’ll share with you practical tips, easy ways to get started, and how to avoid common mistakes. Learn how to find out you and your partner’s desires and select the right toys to make that a steamy reality. She’ll talk about how to avoid harming your partner while keeping the thrill. She’ll also answer all the questions. She’s prone to confess tales of her spectacular goofy bloopers too.
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Sunday
October 4th
"Playing with Hishi; From a Suspension - Safe Chest Harness to a Full Body Binder" with Miss Acacia4:00 PM5:00 PM6:00 PM7:00 PM90 minShibari has a lot of techniques and fancy terms, hishi being one of them. Hishi means diamond and in this class we will be playing with the classic pull open diamond pattern. Starting with a suspension safe chest harness then stretching the pattern out into a full body binder we will cover ways to make the hishi part of your rope play.

Hishi patterns require a decent amount of rope so depending on the body type of your partner or self the chest harness alone could take 2 to 3 or 4 hanks. If planning to tie the full body try to have 6 to 8 hanks handy.

This is not a suspension class and those that choose to suspend do so at their own risk. Please be safe in your rope

Prerequisites: know a single column tie.
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Tuesday
October 6th
Class Replays: Weekend 1 classes5:00 PM6:00 PM7:00 PM8:00 PM240 minThis time is for folks who missed out on something they wanted to see this weekend to tune in. Link will be available on Homebound Today on Replay day! Show times are 7, 8:30 and 10 pm CT and all classes recorded from weekend 1 will be available at all show times.

Please update your zoom client so you can join breakout rooms showing classes! Without this update, your journey to the class of your choice is not nearly as easy.
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Friday
October 9th
The Jiffy Kink Meet and Mingle with MxBliss6:00 PM7:00 PM8:00 PM9:00 PM120
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Jiffy Kink Meet and Greet is a facilitated and low pressure way for RopeCrafters to catch up with one another, meet new friends, and extend your RopeCraft family! Plus, you can do it in the comfort of your own home! The mission of Jiffy Kink is simple: multiply joy by helping attendees make new connections. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet a few dozen folks and answer a few questions in a low stakes, high-engagement online environment.

Come prepared to meet fellow ropey folx from around the world; your open-mindedness, eagerness to expand your friend circle, and curiosity are welcome here! Are you an introvert and mortified at the prospect of introducing yourself or talking to people in a group setting? Come join us because everyone attending is interested in connecting and meeting folks just like you. You’ll have about 3 minutes with a new potential friend and we will provide some questions in advance. We will be using a platform called Icebreaker and it is best for you to be on a computer running Google Chrome. Lots more information about the facilitated discussion, technology, privacy and expectations at the following link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IAyixqRu1wUezrNF8AP83LoPJKZkxEpgjrbMknlctow
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Saturday
October 10th
"Make it Hurt More: Pressure Points and Rope" with Ms. Reemah and Lavender10:00 AM11:00 AM12:00 PM1:00 PM90 minIn this class we will discuss (and show) you the pressure points throughout the body, which can be used in conjunction with rope play. You can use thumb, knuckle, knee, and/or anything else to poke, prod, and pinch safely.

This class is for tops and bottoms and is appropriate for all levels. In order to tie along, it is necessary to know how to do a single column and basic chest harness. This class is best enjoyed on a rug or mat and will use at least two hanks of rope.
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Saturday
October 10th
"Grounded - Floor Work" with WorldsOkayestRopeBunny and GentLeeBrutal12:00 PM1:00 PM2:00 PM3:00 PM90 minWe will show how to use one rope to create an intimate, connective tie. We will also show ways to manipulate the body on the floor with multiple ropes.

Please bring 3 to 5 hanks of rope and cutting tool. This class is for everyone! People tying will need to know a single column tie (any non-collapsing one will do) and people in rope will need to have good body awareness.
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Saturday
October 10th
"More Than Just Adding Rope: Rope Bondage & Suspension for Bigger Bodies" with Alicia T-Corn and Bryan T-Corn2:00 PM3:00 PM4:00 PM5:00 PM90 minIn this class our presenters will share their experiences being tied and self- tying while being a bigger bodied bottom. They will share tricks and modifications to ties and suspensions to increase safety, functionality, and comfort no matter your size, physical ability, or mobility. They will also be sharing a hip harness they created called the Curvy Booty Basket that will demonstrate many of these modifications.

This class is for folks of all shapes and sizes, both rope bottoms and tops, of any skill level
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Saturday
October 10th
Afterparty II: Don't Get TIED to Your Size!!! featuring Board Game Night with Staples and Jafo6:00 PM7:00 PM8:00 PM9:00 PMknot yet known. "An attendee-hosted afterparty on Zoom hosted by RexTimothius and Shay1356! featuring game night with Staples and Jafo! Room opens at 8, games start a bit after!
Here are a few quick notes from our hosts for before/after entering this space:

Welcome to the first Homebound Afterparty: Halloween edition. Thank you for coming and joining in the conversation. Feel free to relax and enjoy more KNOTTY encounters. Please don't keep yourselves TIED to the background. HARNESS your kinky side and share your experiences with us all. If you like, change your profile name to what you want to be called while we are here and include your pronouns if you like. Be respectful at all times even when being KNOTTY. No need to be BOULD to your clothes if you feel more comfortable without them. Finally, everyone please drop a quick HANK of information about yourselves in the chat so we konw a little more about you. Enjoy!"
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Sunday
October 11th
"Finding Rope Partners and Negotiating Play" with Pepper_Pots10:00 AM11:00 AM12:00 PM1:00 PM90 minHave you ever wanted to ask someone to play, but weren’t sure how? Or maybe you aren’t sure how to ask for what you want out of a scene. In this class, Pepper will discuss approaching new people for play, and how to negotiate a scene once you get there! We will talk about things that are important to cover in negotiation, a format for negotiations that covers your bases, and the extremely important concept of saying and hearing no gracefully. This class will be a mixture of lecture and discussion

This class is for everyone, but particularly people newer to rope! You don't need to bring anything special but notetaking materials may be desired.
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Sunday
October 11th
“Pleasure Bound: Positions for Sexual Tying” with monoamorous_slut and Scarab12:00 PM1:00 PM2:00 PM3:00 PM90 minRope classes come in all shapes & sizes, some pattern-based, some not. Some historical, some contemporary. Some sexual, some not. This one is most definitely sexual. The presenters both find rope to be inherently sexual for themselves & wanted to create a class that revels in that affiliation. We started with a few favorite positions from the classic Kama Sutra & found ways to integrate rope bondage to further enhance the fun times. Join us as we demo both floor work & suspension scenarios you can try at home or use to inspire your own creative juices! TLDR: Take the Kama Sutra, add rope!

This class is a demo and discussion class for anyone that wants to enhances some creative partnered sex positions with rope bondage.
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Sunday
October 11th
"Stuffie Bondage" with CuteLightHeart2:00 PM3:00 PM4:00 PM5:00 PM90 minRemember playing with toys as a child and going on fantastical adventures? You can do that as a kinkster with rope bondage!

Join Light Heart as she discusses her hidden specialty: STUFFIE BONDAGE. Light will discuss consent and pretend negotiations with your stuffies. She will also discuss what kind of string to use that has similar feel to actual rope, different stuffies that are good for different ties (harnesses, hog ties, etc.) and how to untie stuffies along with play scenarios so you can pretend and practice for doing rope with other folks! Bring a notepad and an open mind!
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Sunday
October 11th
Keep Calm and Kink On - Keys for Coping with Impossible Times with Mistress Elliot5:00 PM6:00 PM7:00 PM8:00 PM90 minThe events of 2020 have turned our lives upside down. So many of us are feeling unseen, unheard, and unsafe. How do we deal effectively with our responsibilities, problems, and difficulties in an environment so full of upheaval and the unknown? Kinksters have a unique skill set and readily available community that gives us an advantage for coping with anxiety, sadness and grief. Do you know what those built in skills are? If you're struggling to keep it together or just wanting to do better in unprecedented times, this discussion is for you. Mistress Elliot weaves kink and psychology together in an entertaining teaching style to take you beyond just surviving and into moments of thriving. We'll learn heaps of traditional and not so traditional effective coping skills and gain immediate healing by supporting each other for this critical 90 minutes of sharing. If you're unsure about this one- it's likely because it's meant just for you. Courage is the key to survival - dare to start here.

This class is for anyone struggling to cope, looking for help/suggestions on how to cope in 2020 and it is suggested that you bring notetaking materials.

TRIGGER WARNING: While we work to create a safe space for all, this class will discuss very likely difficult emotions and potentially traumatic events.
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Sunday October 11thThe Homebound Halloween Afterparty v2.5 - It's a Holiday in Canada tomorrow!6:45 PM7:45 PM8:45 PM9:45 PMknot yet known. An attendee-hosted afterparty on Zoom hosted by NJ Cole (thank you NJ!)
We'll start after the last class of the day ends!

Here are a few quick notes on this space:

We ask that everyone who joins our knotty space respect themselves and each other according to general event rules and conduct expectations. This is a space to meet new knotty friends and talk anything from ties to sailing to cooking and more. Grab some rope, your pets, a bowl of icecream or whatever else strikes your fancy that you’d like to share with the group!
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Tuesday
October 13th
Class Replays: Weekend 2 classes5:00 PM6:00 PM7:00 PM8:00 PM240 min"This time is for folks who missed out on something they wanted to see this weekend to tune in. Link will be available on Homebound Today on Replay day! Show times are 7, 8:30 and 10 pm CT and all classes recorded from weekend 2 will be available at all show times.

Please update your zoom client so you can join breakout rooms showing classes! Without this update, your journey to the class of your choice is not nearly as easy. "
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Friday
October 16th
The Jiffy Kink Support Circle with MxBliss6:00 PM7:00 PM8:00 PM9:00 PM120
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JIffy Kink Support Circle is an opportunity for the ROPECRAFT community to connect, share, and listen in a facilitated low-stakes environment. Attendees can select whether they are willing to listen (Supporter) or share their experience (Supported) and folks can switch roles at any time. Attendees will be paired with another ROPECRAFTER for a series of 1:1 chat sessions where the Supported individual will share what's on their mind and talk through their self-care plans and strategies. Our intention is to create a space where we can support one another through difficult times. Please note, this is a community supported event; it's not therapy, coaching, nor is it facilitated by mental health professionals. Rather, this is an opportunity for us to show up for one another and strengthen our bonds and connection through sharing and listening.

When you join the event, you will be required to agree to confidentiality and other behavioral standards designed to keep us all safer and ensure this is a supportive community event. Please log on using a PC and Google Chrome (for the best user experience). If you have questions or concerns, please feel reach out to mxBlissmx@gmail.com.
Lots more information about the facilitated discussion, technology, privacy and expectations at the following link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IAyixqRu1wUezrNF8AP83LoPJKZkxEpgjrbMknlctow
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Saturday
October
17th
The Homebound Ropenspace facilitated by Jake Wing12:00 PM1:00 PM2:00 PM3:00 PM4.5 hoursRopenspace is an unconference for rope people. So, it's a participant driven meeting. Y'all will provide the content. If you've ever wanted to teach something, here's your chance.
The first part (the part where y'all provide the content) goes like this:
1. Any time between the time you read this and 6 PM Central on Friday 10/16, you can send us a "card". This "card" will include:
* Name of the class
* Name of the presenter(s)
* Length of class (in half hour blocks)
* Preferred Time
* Time that you CANNOT do it
Here's where you send it: jakewing99@gmail.com
And we'd like to encourage creativity with these. They don't have to be "classes". They can be anything you like.
2. Then on Friday evening, we'll look at all the "cards" and we'll build our "board" which is a schedule of all of the activities for the day.
3. Then we'll post it in a central space (A Discord channel that we'll spin up soon.) There will be several online presentations happening simultaneously and you can join whichever one piques your interest. You can drop out of one and join another. Watch more than one at once on different devices. It's OPEN space.
4. Then we'll have a closing circle, all in one virtual space.
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Saturday
October
17th
Afterparty III: Closing the LOOP, One Room at a Time!!!6:00 PM7:00 PM8:00 PM9:00 PMas late as it goesAn attendee-hosted afterparty on Zoom hosted by RexTimothius and Shay1356!
Here are a few quick notes from our hosts for before/after entering this space:

Welcome to the third ROPECRAFT Homebound Afterparty: Halloween edition. Thank you for coming and joining in the conversation. Feel free to relax and enjoy more KNOTTY encounters. Please don't keep yourselves TIED to the background. HARNESS your kinky side and share your experiences with us all. If you like, change your profile name to what you want to be called while we are here and include your pronouns if you like. Be respectful at all times even when being KNOTTY. No need to be BOULD to your clothes if you feel more comfortable without them. Finally, everyone please drop a quick HANK of information about yourselves in the chat so we konw a little more about you. Enjoy!
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Sunday
October 18th
"Wax on Wax off" with Kane and Kerosene of Painfully Knk11:00 AM12:00 PM1:00 PM2:00 PM90 minWax can be sensual and it can be sadistic. Kane & Kerosene will take you down the rabbit hole of wax play. They will cover the basics of wax play all the way to putting the scene together. Sensual to sadistic wax play they will cover it all including adding wax into a rope scene. Have questions, we will have time to answer them. PainfullyKnK is a purveyor of fine wax. They create 100% low temp paraffin candles that use cosmetic grade pigments.
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Sunday
October 18th
"Flow, Tensions and Lockoffs" with Lubegirl and Sladkiysova1:00 PM2:00 PM3:00 PM4:00 PM90 minLooking for ways to work on your rope flow? Having issues with keeping your synthetics in line, in place, and locked off? Come learn some drills and tips that may help clean up your techniques and strengthen your skill set. Students should be able to do a single column and both natural and Synthetic ropes are welcome in this class. .

This class is for folks of all levels. Students who want to tie these ties will need 3+ hanks of rope and a cutting tool. You might get some use out of a hardpoint but most of this class is enjoyed on the floor!
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Sunday
October 18th
"From Rope to Photos: Knotty Photography for Beginners" with Molecular3:00 PM4:00 PM5:00 PM6:00 PM90 minFrom Rope to Photos is for anyone who would like to get into rope bondage photography or improve their rope photography skills whether they are just a photographer or a rigger as well. The class covers three main topic areas: 1) Safety, consent, and agreement issues specific to rope photography. 2) Photographic and lighting equipment selection and use. 3) Photographic techniques for rope bondage itself. The class will cover some topics specific to working with rope models, but it is also suitable for those who just want to photograph their partners.

You don't need any special supplies or equipment. Just bring yourself and any questions you might have!
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Sunday
October 18th
"The Concept of Play" with Lief and Icarus5:00 PM6:00 PM7:00 PM8:00 PM90 minRope is hard. Rope makes our brains think so much. We focus so much on the tie that we forget how to be playful in rope. We get caught up in patterns and structure that we forget about discovery and collaboration. In this class we will learn rope all over again. No rules. Like a preschooler with a box of crayons we are going to color outside the lines. We are going to explore ways to incorporate play back into our rope so that we can connect our partners in the moments. And bottoms we will learn to to influence that fun and collaborate with our partners to tie our bodies in new and exciting ways. After leaving this class rope will make you smile rather than make you frustrated.

Materials needed: Rope -at least 4 hanks of rope, material doesn’t matter. Cutting Tool - Make sure you bring a cutting tool for safety. We will be checking at the beginning of class to make sure everyone has one. If you do not have a cutting tool, you will not be able to participate in the exercises. DO NOT COME TO CLASS WITHOUT THIS. In order to get the most out of this class and tie-along, you'll need to know a non-collapsing single column tie or two!
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Sunday
October 18th
Movie Night - The Nightmare Before Christmas7:00 PM8:00 PM9:00 PM10:00 PM120 minIt was a close race, but The Nightmare Before Christmas won in the end! We'll try to find time for the runners up sometime if this works and is fun. nobody ever gets tired of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Beetlejuice is a classic.
We'll chat in the chat, talk through the movie if we feel like it and revel in the trick or treating we're sadly not going to do this year. Bring your snacks and hop in bed with us!
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Tuesday
October 20th
Class Replays: Weekend 3 classes5:00 PM6:00 PM7:00 PM8:00 PM240 minThis time is for folks who missed out on something they wanted to see this weekend to tune in. Link will be available on Homebound Today on Replay day! Show times are 7, 8:30 and 10 pm CT and all classes recorded from weekend 3 will be available at all show times.

Please update your zoom client so you can join breakout rooms showing classes! Without this update, your journey to the class of your choice is not nearly as easy.
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Saturday
October 24th
“So You Have a Hardpoint: Upline Management” with CTW12:00 PM1:00 PM2:00 PM3:00 PM90 minThis class covers the foundations of using a hardpoint in your rope play, including modified single columns, double bights, lock-offs, and planning ahead. Chairs, not bodies, are tied in this class. Participants do not need to be at suspension level.

Participants will need 1-2 standard lengths of rope, access to a hardpoint that can lift a chair or weighted bag and a chair or weighted bag to lift. Participants should know a non-collapsing single column tie.
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Saturday
October 24th
"Ain’t Nothing But a Chicken Wing (Sadistic Partials)" with Alicia T-Corn and Bryan T-Corn2:00 PM3:00 PM4:00 PM5:00 PM90 minPartials are often overlooked in the bondage scene but we think they can create some of the most interactive, mean, and playful scenes. Using some of our favorite simple ties, like the chicken wing, we will walk you through various different partial suspension set ups to turn up the “Ouch!” And make your bottom exclaim “Fuck you!” In which you can simply response…”What? It ain’t nothing but a chicken wing!”

This class is for rope bottoms and tops that know basic safety knowledge and feel comfortable with partial suspensions. They should bring a playful attitude and something to take notes.
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Saturday
October 24th
The Flow Erotic Haunted Cabaret hosted by Shay7:00 PM8:00 PM9:00 PM10:00 PMtba - as late as it goesFlow Erotic across space and time! Our entirely live and extra spooky online cabaret features hedonistic homebound performances by Rae Lune, Parker RopeBoi, Joyen, Kim Lee, Azrael Morningstar, MsReemah, and Lavender, produced and hosted by Shay! We’ll be bringing world-class self-suspension, spooky sexy burlesque, dance, and partnered rope right into your living rooms. There may even be some ghost sightings! 👻 At the conclusion of the Cabaret, stay spooky with a rope-friendly afterparty featuring a set by DJ Bent and social space. On that afterparty, come tie with us or just watch! Non-rope play is welcome at as well. After a big day of classes and performances, do whatcha feel to good music and knotty company.
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Sunday
October 25th
"Tangled: Asian American Women and Rope Communities" panel hosted by Marla Renee Stewart featuring Madame Butterfly, Midori and Kim Lee11:00 AM12:00 PM1:00 PM2:00 PM90 minThe BIPOC experience in kink subcultures is often fraught and their voices and experiences often go unheard - even when they’ve been shouting it out loud. What are people’s experiences? By listening to personal stories, and the personal histories of our communities, we can strengthen our culture through empathy, connection, and dialogue.

In this panel let’s listen deeply. Listen the experience of these three Asian American women share their journey in rope and kink. They do not represent or stand for the entirety of Asian American women. What they share will be their personal truth. From their stories, we might open our hearts to hear the stories of so many who often go unheard.

We seek to give platform and voice to three significant contributors to rope community and kink culture today; Madame Butterfly, a BDSM Educator who created a vibrant shared learning culture in San Francisco early on and is known for her hand spun silk ropes, Midori, founder of Rope Dojo (R) and author of the first English shibari instruction book “Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage” and Kim Lee, up and coming talent in Rope Performance and Education and Pro Domme.

Our invited guest moderator is Marla Renee Stewart, a sexologist, University lecturer, coach, and co-founder of the Atlanta-based Sex Down South Conference. She also facilities the discussion of Race and Kink. We look forward to an afternoon of listening to our panelists and learning more about how we can engage with this hobby we love in a way that is humanistic to all participants with respect and appreciation for the cultural context that created it.
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Sunday
October 25th
"Willow’s Bombproof Hip Harness" with Willow2:00 PM3:00 PM4:00 PM5:00 PM90 minWillow’s signature hip harness is fast, easy to tie, and is designed to be comfortable on a wide range of bodies. It can be used for suspension in any position and is extremely resilient when used in transitions. Some have said this is the last hip harness you’ll ever need!

The class will include several demos of this harness to show its effectiveness in both simple and advanced suspensions. Willow will cover the best places to attach uplines and suggested modifications to better fit the harness to the bottom. Those with prior suspension experience are welcome to play with this versatile harness off the ground.

You will need at least 3 hanks of ~30' rope for this harness. Exact numbers will depend on body-specific needs. This class is for tops, switches and self-tiers. There is no specific experience needed to tie the hip harness taught in this class, but those with prior suspension experience may want to have access to a hard point to try it out after!
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Sunday
October 25th
"Distinctly Emotional: Creating Dynamic Scenes" with SirKnottyDan4:00 PM5:00 PM6:00 PM7:00 PM90 minAre you or your partner stuck doing the same thing every time you tie? Are you lacking creativity and inspiration? Stuck in a rut? Do you want to know the SECRET to taking your partner on a journey, how to create intimacy, excitement, and adventure that makes them weak in the knees and longing for more?

This class is about creating a scene that doesn't just put rope on a body, it shows you how to think about all of the elements that create a dynamic scene. We will break down the SEVEN PILLARS of SCENE DEVELOPMENT and give you detailed information on what each part entails. We will discuss how to use one of the most overlooked tools in your toolbox, one that most people fail to see. This tool can help you to interact with your partner, increase intimacy and really convey to your partner that you are in charge. Additionally, we will break down the contrasting emotions that can be invoked during a tie and how to know you are delivering the goods.

No previous skills or knowledge are necessary to enjoy this class. It is for anyone who wants to create dynamic scenes with emotional intention and is for both tops and bottoms. Bring a notepad and a writing implement. There will be a lot of content shared in a very short amount of time.
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Sunday
October 25th
Costume Hour - All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go6:00 PM7:00 PM8:00 PM9:00 PM60 minAll dressed up and nowhere to go is a theme of 2020. Let's make a night of it and show of some of our kinky finery that's just sitting in our closets and/or rope bags. Lets share our halloween costumes, decorative rope, best makeup or any other things that make you feel fabulous. Feel free to bring your cocktails, mocktails, bowls of ice cream and/or pets. We know there are at least seven kittens and counting this con and they are purrfect accessories to this evening.
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Sunday
October 25th
Afterparty IV: Get Hip to Harnessing Your Emotions!!!7:00 PM8:00 PM9:00 PM10:00 PMtill the last rope hits the flooorAn attendee-hosted afterparty on Zoom hosted by RexTimothius and Shay1356!
Here are a few quick notes from our hosts for before/after entering this space:

Welcome to the first ROPECRAFT Homebound Afterparty: Halloween edition. Thank you for coming and joining in the conversation. Feel free to relax and enjoy more KNOTTY encounters. Please don't keep yourselves TIED to the background. HARNESS your kinky side and share your experiences with us all. If you like, change your profile name to what you want to be called while we are here and include your pronouns if you like. Be respectful at all times even when being KNOTTY. No need to be BOUND to your clothes if you feel more comfortable without them. Finally, everyone please drop a quick HANK of information about yourselves in the chat so we konw a little more about you. Enjoy!
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Tuesday
October 27th
Class Replays: Weekend 4 classes5:00 PM6:00 PM7:00 PM8:00 PM240 minThis time is for folks who missed out on something they wanted to see this weekend to tune in. Link will be available on Homebound Today on Replay day! Show times are 7, 8:30 and 10 pm CT and all classes recorded from weekend 4 will be available at all show times.

Please update your zoom client so you can join breakout rooms showing classes! Without this update, your journey to the class of your choice is not nearly as easy.

PLEASE NOTE THIS KNOTTY NOTE: Our Cabaret Performance is best experienced live and will not be broadcast again though performers *may* choose to share their performance or highlights with us at their discretion!
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Friday
October 30th
Jiffy Kink Friendly Speed Dating with MxBliss6:00 PM7:00 PM8:00 PM9:00 PM120
min
Jiffy Kink Friendly Speed Dating

Jiffy Kink is a facilitated and low pressure way for RopeCraft attendees to catch up with one another and meet new friends/ potential play partners. The mission of Jiffy Kink is simple: multiply joy by helping attendees make new kinky connections. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet a few dozen folks and answer a few questions in a low stakes, high-engagement online environment.

Come prepared to meet people across the gender and kink spectrum; your open-mindedness, eagerness to expand your friend circle, and curiosity are welcome here!

Are you an introvert and mortified at the prospect of introducing yourself or talking to people about play? Come join us because everyone attending is interested in connecting and meeting folks just like you. You’ll have about 3 minutes with a new potential friend to tell each other “what lights you up.” We will be using a platform called Icebreaker and it is best for you to be on a computer running Google Chrome. Lots more information about the facilitated discussion, technology, privacy and expectations at the link below:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IAyixqRu1wUezrNF8AP83LoPJKZkxEpgjrbMknlctow
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Friday
October 30th
Afterparty V: Getting Twined and Dined in No Time!!!7:00 PM8:00 PM9:00 PM10:00 PMthe perfect amount of timeAn attendee-hosted afterparty on Zoom hosted by RexTimothius and Shay1356!
Here are a few quick notes from our hosts for before/after entering this space:

Welcome to the first ROPECRAFT Homebound Afterparty: Halloween edition. Thank you for coming and joining in the conversation. Feel free to relax and enjoy more KNOTTY encounters. Please don't keep yourselves TIED to the background. HARNESS your kinky side and share your experiences with us all. If you like, change your profile name to what you want to be called while we are here and include your pronouns if you like. Be respectful at all times even when being KNOTTY. No need to be BOULD to your clothes if you feel more comfortable without them. Finally, everyone please drop a quick HANK of information about yourselves in the chat so we konw a little more about you. Enjoy!
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Saturday
October 31st
Single Column Suspension Demo with WorldsOkayestRopeBunny and GentLeeBrutal10:00 AM11:00 AM12:00 PM1:00 PM90 minWe will show single column ties for suspension and best practices for each suspension shape and transition. We will discuss the ties before and after the demo.

We suggest everyone bring something to write with and on. This is an advanced class. People tying will need to know a single column tie, good upline management, and good rope handling skills. People in rope need to have been suspended before, have a good understanding of minimalist rope suspension, and good body awareness and communication.
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Saturday
October 31st
"Going Up! The Futomomo from Floor to Air" with Miss Acacia12:00 PM1:00 PM2:00 PM3:00 PM90 minIn this class we will begin with the fundamentals of a safe and suspendable futomomo. Learning to tie two different styles, what I call a "clean" and a "dirty" version.

Once we have fundamentals and safe futos built we will go over a few basics of the mechanics once in the air; How to attach anchor points and where and why, weight and pressure distribution on the leg, and how to make various shapes.

This class is partner-friendly or can be self tied. You will need at least 4 pieces of rope and any suspension equipment needed for the whole class, or 2+ ropes for just tying the futomomo. Prerequisite is knowing a non-collapsing single column tie, I prefer the sommerville bowline. No other experience is necessary.
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Saturday
October 31st
"The Dungeon, the Witch and the Woo" with Nil2:00 PM3:00 PM4:00 PM5:00 PM90 minScene intention is a hot topic in the kink community, but what does it mean to create aspiritual experience out of a scene? Learn how to effectively negotiate spiritualintention within a scene, create a container for sacred space in private or publicsettings, and incorporate the power of the metaphysical into play. Nil will share theirown journey of bringing witchery into kink, and provide resources for connecting withyour personal flavor to create a truly transformative experience for you and your playpartners. This class is designed to translate across all types of play, and is gearedt owards individual trying to increase the connectivity, spirituality, and overall intentionof a scene.

This class is for those who are interested in incorporating more ritual and witchery into their rope play and those interested in energy exchange and play with emotional dynamics of all tying levels. Attendees should bring with them any ritual items they would like to explore with, at least one hank of rope, and an open mind and curiosity for the spiritual and unknown.
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Saturday
October 31st
The Homebound Halloween Closing Circle
featuring Whip Fit by Midori and hosted by Ozma of Oz 
4:00 PM5:00 PM6:00 PM7:00 PM60 minTechnically, we will be a stacked series of rectangles on screens for this but we will do our best! Be there and, well, be square. We warm up with Whip Fit with Midori, recap some highlights and say our fond goodbyes until next time before we party one last time on the late shift!

Whip Fit with Midori Taster
- A Flogging-based movements and light exercise class normally available through patreon.com/planetmidori.  Think air guitar, shadow boxing or spinning poi!    No experience necessary. We won't be making any contact with anyone or anything for this class.    (Though it does feel hella good to smack the hell out of your couch. I"m sure it consents.)

You'll need: Comfortable clothes that's easy to move in.  If you like support clothing, such as sport bras or jock straps, it's not a bad idea.
 Space - enough clearance to swing your flogger without causing unintentional spacial rearrangement
 Floggers - Pair or single, either is fine. Many of the movements will be done with one in each hand. Make sure it's the right length for your pace.   If you are new to this, go for a lighter weight. If you want a little extra resistance and exercise, use a heavier one.
 Don't have a flogger? No problem!   Anything you can grip with one hand with a little flexibility and heft will work. A medium bath towel. Long socks with tennis balls in the toes 'handle' end rubber banded together. Rubber chicken. etc
Want a more challenging workout? Wear some extra weights on your body. Try a heavier object to swing.

Special notes about pets, such as cats and dogs. Some animals are scared of floggers. Some animals think they're toys to chase. If you have animals, please attend to them as appropriate.
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Saturday
October 31st
Circus: the ROPECRAFT Halloween Ball and Play Party hosted by rig/ ringmaster MxBliss7:00 PM8:00 PM9:00 PM10:00 PMtill the last rope hits the floorJoin us for ropey, freaky fun and games as we celebrate Halloween together (sort of). Dress up in your carnival/circus/freaky finest and be prepared to share in shenanigans, laughter, and thrills with your RopeCraft family. We'll have featured performances and scenes as well as fun, games, and time/space to chat and mingle with fellow attendees. We would love for you to play on screen and especially enjoy watching self tiers do their magic! Please note: the privacy, consent, and non-harassment rules from Jiffy Kink and ROPECRAFT apply to this play party. In order to navigate all the lounges and game spaces, please download the latest version of Zoom and log on from a computer (not your phone). or make sure that your phone or tablet is fully updated to the latest version so you can self-select breakout rooms!
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Sunday, November 1stClass Replays: The Marathon!9:00 AM10:00 AM11:00 AM12:00 PMall day long"This time is for folks who missed out on something they wanted to see this weekend to tune in. Link will be available on Homebound Today on Replay day! Showtimes will be as follows:
Weekend 1 Classes: 11 am CT, 12:30 pm CT
Weekend 2 Classes: 2 pm CT, 3:30 pm CT
Weekend 3 Classes: 5 pm CT, 6:30 pm CT
Weekend 4 Classes: 8 pm CT, 9:30 pm CT
Weekend 5 Classes: 11 pm CT, 12:30 am CT.

If we have recordings longer than 90 minutes, given that we are adding this in extra and there is so much content, we will stop them at exactly 90 minutes. We may run late, we will never run early. Please update your zoom client so you can join breakout rooms showing classes! Without this update, your journey to the class of your choice is not nearly as easy. "
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Tuesday November 3rdClass Replays: 10/31 Classes5:00 PM6:00 PM7:00 PM8:00 PM5 hours"This time is for folks who missed out on something they wanted to see on Halloween. Show times are 7pm, 8:30pm and 10pm CT and all three classes show at all three times. Link is up in Homebound today!

We may run late, we will never run early. Please update your zoom client so you can join breakout rooms showing classes! Without this update, your journey to the class of your choice is not nearly as easy. "
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Wednesday
November 4th
Ties that Bind6:00 PM7:00 PM8:00 PM9:00 PM90
min
This is the day after the Presidential Election in the United States (as well as a bunch of other important elections). We don't know what this day will look like yet or whether we will be joyfully celebrating or terrified for the state of the world, but if it turns out that you are wanting some company, we are here for that. We'll cry or celebrate (or both) together and look forward to future kinky plans. Tell us about your munches, join Ozma and Skyla in chatting Tethered to WiFi (rope + circus + dance + relationships = magic) and let us know what you think about the possibility of Homebound Spring Break (take it all mostly off if you like, but the masks stay on). Homebound Winter Warmer? Lots of possibilities.
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