Alexander Paddles and Flirty Pixie
Alexander Paddles identifies as a creative, bratty and loving sadist, and has been involved in kink and various alternative lifestyle groups in and around Vancouver for 20 years. He has been making toys since 2012. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge of impact play techniques, and his experience in power exchange dynamics. He loves giving sensation, as well as conducting evil experiments with various forms of fear play, objectification and humiliation play, but his first love is the energy flow in power exchange and service.
Flirty Pixie has been active in the Victoria community for about 6 years. She is deeply interested in community building, and leads several peer led discussion based support groups. She’s passionate about learning about and sharing her enthusiasm for power exchange, polyamory and a number of different types of service.
Alexander Paddles and Flirty Pixie have been in a power exchange dynamic since 2014. They define their relationship as long distance M/s firmly rooted in service. He makes daily use of satellite technology to track his property, whether she’s half way around the world, or sleeping with his dogs on the floor of his slave quarters.
Bearanoid a.k.a Sir Kelly
Sir Kelly has been actively playing and learning, in and out of community, since moving to Calgary in 1988. They have continued their journey in Saskatoon since 2007. Many of Kelly’s life experiences helped them learn where and when to stop before permanent damage and broken bones ensue. Sadism is relaxing to them, perfect for BDSM. They do “stuff” and like to make people cry. They consider themselves “Leather influenced” and walk their own path. Witty, passionate and aggressive, love them or hate them, it’s all the same. But IMP loves them so there is that!
Bri Burning (she/her and they/them) is your International Person of Leather 2020 and Northwest Person of Leather 2019! In 2019, She was awarded the Pantheon of Leather Northern California award. They are femme, queer, leather, slave, and baby girl identified person. She has been active in the San Francisco/Bay Area BDSM and Leather community since 2010, where her journey started at SF Citadel as a service submissive to the club. Her passion for her community grew with hosting events and bringing people together. In 2015, she started teaching on BDSM, relationships, and communication, discovering just how passionate she is about education. They have taught at NWLC, Sin in the City, Dark Odyssey Surrender, Revelry, IMsLBB, and many other conferences as a nationally recognized presenter. She is the moderator of SF Submissive Safe Space and a leader of Submissive Girls Night Out. Her passion in kink and leather education continuously grows in topics such as self-care, power exchange, age play, and service—which she spreads like glitter!
Carter is a switchy, pansexual, polyamorous, trans boy passionate about education and dessert. He walked into his first munch at 18 years old, before he had even graduated high school, and has been hooked on the community ever since. Carter describes himself as a bottom leaning switch with a love of silly and playful scenes, from both the top and the bottom. He has a bubbly personality and an enthusiasm for educating others that he brings into all of his teaching endeavors. Carter has taught for various local and national kink organizations. Additionally he has taught various sexuality-related topics (including polyamory, kink, consent, and negotiation) for academic institutions.
Cheryl identifies as a sexually fluid, slave-leaning, sapiosexual, masochistic, demisexual, Leather girl. She first learned about the BDSM community in an online forum in 2002, and for the first time knew she wasn’t a freak of nature. She ventured into the public scene in 2003, where she finally found her peeps. The BDSM world opened new doors to exploration and authenticity that she never imagined existed. Her path is one of mindful service with a lot ‘woo’ thrown in for good measure. Since the passing of her late owner in 2014, she has been learning how to navigate the kink world on her own again. Today, she weaves in and out of the kink world as time and energy permits.
Cheryl is proud to have served as the Arizona slave of 2014, past President of Arizona girls of Leather (AZgoL), and a past Board Member of Phoenix Area Lifestyle Society (PALS). She enjoys being a part of the Production Team of Ritual Steel, and has volunteered in the past at SWLC, Behind Closed Doors, various APEX events, served as Head Judge for Arizona M/s contest, and has led workshops in the US and Canada. She can occasionally be found at http://www.submissivecircle.com when the urge to write strikes.
Dan and dawn
Dan and dawn are a lifestyle couple since 2001 and have presented at over 100 events around North America. They bring passion and fun to each class and teach strictly from experience.
They are the authors of the best selling Living M/s and newly released The Polyamory Toolkit well as creators of the wildly popular Kink Starter cards!
Many people know them as the host of Erotic Awakening, a ten-year-old podcast that explores “all things erotic”; co-directors of the Columbus Space, an alternative community center; 2016 MAsT International Member’s Choice Presenter of the Year Award winner; and Great Lakes region Master & slave titleholders (2010)
Isaac Cross is a teacher, presenter, and alt-sex theorist from Denver, Colorado. With a background in psychology, Cross has focused his study and education on philosophical and psychological aspects of BDSM, but also teaches various practical skills and techniques in both structured and casual settings.
Cross has previously presented at events and venues across North America and Europe, including workshops in 16 U.S. states, Canada, Iceland, and Italy. He has also served as the Director of Educational Programming for the Denver Sanctuary, Dungeon Monitor Coordinator for Beyond Leather, and Executive Director for the Colorado Center for Alternative Lifestyles.
Cross’s writing has been featured in a variety of publications and websites, including XCBDSM.com, where he serves as the Managing Editor. Cross can be reached by email at XCBDSM@gmail.com or by searching XCBDSM on Facebook, Twitter, and Fetlif
Thista Minai is an educator, author, priestess, ordeal facilitator, and gleeful sadist. She uses her professional background in education to create high quality classes on a wide variety of topics, including sacred sexuality, the ordeal path, catharsis, impact, and needle play. With more than fifteen years of experience in designing and conducting rituals, Thista travels the country championing the value of spirituality and empowerment in kink and BDSM.