Producers

Nelson and ImpishWillow are the caretakers and producers of Wicked in the West.

Nelson has been involved in the BDSM/kink and Leather communities in Edmonton for over 20 years. He identifies as a polyamorous dominant sadist, exploring sexuality and spirituality with an open mind and heart. He was honoured with his Master’s cap at the first Wicked in the West.

ImpishWillow (aka Imp) first learned of the kink scene more than ten years ago, after a kink night at a local swingers club. Since then her strong need to “know more” has led her to attend many workshops and events. She identifies as a slave with a definite impish side, and is also a very capable top.

Nelson & Imp have been friends since that kink night mentioned above, and have been in a power exchange relationship since 2015. They love to laugh, and always enjoy time with their “logical” family, whether it is at Wicked or at other events across Western Canada and beyond.

They are committed to continuing to promote inclusive, respectful education, that includes all humans.

Letter(s) from the Caretakers / Producers:

May 12, 2022

We know you are all waiting to get the details of how to get your tickets for Wicked.

Effective Saturday, May 14th, at noon mountain time, there will be a new page on the website “Buy tickets”, which will be accessible from the home page. On that page you will find a list of terms and conditions, and then a form to fill in to buy up to two tickets. Please ensure you fill out the form completely and attach photos of your ID and vaccination info in the appropriate places. Completing and sending the form is acknowledgement that you have read and understand the terms and conditions.

Once you “press” the send message button at the bottom, the system will send us the information. We will review, and if all information is complete, then you will receive an email to advise which Tier of ticket we are at, acknowledging your order and advising of the amount due. Our preferred payment method is via etransfer (interac) in Canada. Outside of Canada, we can accept payments via paypal, if this is not feasible for you, please contact us to discuss other options.

Once payment for your ticket(s) is received, we will confirm same as well as send you a link for booking your rooms at the host hotel.

We are confident of the system we have in place. Based on what we know, we expect a lot of requests on Saturday, so it may take us a little bit to acknowledge your request. We do have a few extra hands helping out, but please be patient. Also, check your junk mail folder to ensure that our response doesn’t end up there!

 April 22, 2022

So, if our event page on Fet Life is any indication, it seems like a lot of folks are wanting to attend Wicked this year.  We are very much encouraged by your faith in our event, and look forward to seeing folks in October!
 
Unfortunately, our ticket prices (like everything else) are going to increase this year.  That being said, please keep in mind that our tickets will include admission to all the events over the course of the three days, which includes our gala dinner on Saturday evening.  The only possible exception to this is that we are considering having a hook pull on Sunday evening if there is sufficient interest, and there may be a small charge for that.
 
We are looking at having approximately 35 workshops over the course of the weekend, as well as some special treats in the evenings, a dungeon on all three nights, as well as vendors hall on both Saturday and Sunday.
 
Tickets will go on sale on May 14th at noon MDST.   Proof of vaccination will be required in order to purchase a ticket. We are working on a system to have ticket applications through our website, more details on that coming soon.
 
As in past years, we will have three tiers of tickets, tier one will be $175.00, tier two will be $200.00, and tier three will be $225.00.  We have a total of 250 tickets for sale.  We will maintain a waiting list once all available tickets are spoken for. 
 
Tickets are non-transferable due to the requirement for proof of vaccination.  If you have a ticket and you are unable to attend, we will refund your purchase price less 10% until August 1st.  From August 2nd to September 10th, we will refund your purchase price less 15%.  No refunds after September 10th.
 
When your tickets are paid for, you will receive a link to book rooms at the host hotel.  It is important that you book your rooms through this link, as it helps us by indicating clearly to the hotel the number of guests that are there for our event.  The hotel rate is $109 per night, plus taxes, for single or double occupancy.  This rate includes a hot breakfast each day, and is currently valid from Thursday through Monday. 
 
As in previous years, we will be taking donations for tickets which will allow less members financially able members of our community to attend.  Please consider donating any amount you are comfortable with, and we will have details at a later date on how to nominate folks for these tickets.
 
In other news:
-About half of our vendor spaces are already spoken for.  If you want to vend at Wicked please refer to the Vendor’s information page on the website.
-We are actively looking for sponsorships, more information is available on the website.
-We still have a few presenters to announce.
-Workshop descriptions will be going up soon.
-We have had discussions with the hotel on a cigar tent, it is looking positive, still more details to be worked out.
 
***A reminder that we are still looking for entries in our “Design a Wicked Tee” contest, there will be a page on our site soon to showcase the entries and vote for your favourites, deadline for entries is May 1st.
 
As always, we invite feedback from our Wicked family regarding your ideas for Wicked, please send us an email at wickedinthewestconference@gmail.com.
 
 
In leather and with love,
Nelson & Imp

April 10, 2022

 
As you may have noticed, we have been busy updating the website, and adding our presenters, we still have a few more to announce so keep watching the website and our Fet Life group.
 
Vendor and Sponsorship information pages have also been updated. We’ll be adding information on our Vendors page as they are confirmed.
 
We have a couple of items to confirm costs on before we set the final ticket price, expect to have that completed very soon and be able to announce on or before the 22nd.
 
Everything is on track for tickets to go on sale in mid-May (exact date to be announced once prices are set), we are in the process of testing a new system to do that via the website which should make the process much easier on both sides.
 
Please also keep in mind that we are going to require proof of vaccination for Covid, and will be asking for that as part of the ticket application, so please have a picture of yours available to add to the application so that you’re ready when it happens.  
 
The question of why we are doing this is a fair one.  There are a few reasons, actually.  First and foremost, we want to do all we can to keep our attendees as safe as possible.  Secondly, if things change, and a requirement for having vaccination to attend events returns, we’d rather have that information already than have to gather it at the last minute. 
 
We have decided to discontinue the Western Canada Power Exchange contest this year and going forward.  There are a number of reasons for this decision, not the least of which is the fact that producing the contest as well as Wicked has become untenable.
 
The Western Canada Bootblack contest will continue to be hosted at Wicked, if you want more information, check out the WCBB info here on the website.
 
We are still looking for entries in our “Design a Wicked Tee” contest, there will be a page on our site soon to showcase the entries and vote for your favourites.
 
As always, we invite feedback from our Wicked family regarding your ideas for Wicked, please send us an email at wickedinthewestconference@gmail.com.
 
In leather and with love,
Nelson & Imp
 

January, 2022

Let’s try this again, shall we? After having to cancel Wicked in both 2020 and 2021, we’re going to give it another go. Let’s cross our fingers for the third time being the charm.

We have started planning, reaching out to presenters we wish to have here and chatting with the Hotel. We’d definitely like to hear ideas on what our Wicked family thinks is needed in a post-pandemic Wicked.

We feel very strongly about continuing the tradition of the Saturday evening dinner for all attendees. Yes we’ll still have lots of choices for classes, and of course dungeon space, we’re open to discussing everything else, as well as the type of classes needed.

We already have some ideas percolating for classes, and we will soon start confirming presenters. Got ideas? Send us a note: wickedinthewestconference@gmail.com

We’re still on board with our new location (five minutes from Edmonton International Airport) and look forward to working with them to make Wicked a great time for all.

For us, our Wicked family is just that… family. We appreciate your support, and want to stay in touch, and if you have any questions drop us a note at the email address above.

There are a few folks out there that had tickets that were purchased at silent auctions at other events, or personally gifted, we haven’t forgotten about you and those tickets will be honoured in 2022.

Our site is not going to have a lot of information for the next little while as we start to build towards Wicked 2022. As significant updates are made, they will be noted via announcements on our Fet Life group as well as on our Facebook page.

We look forward to seeing all of you on October 7th, 8th & 9th, 2022 to finally be “Fearless”.

In leather and with love,
Nelson & Imp