KBC is Coming

31 Jan

That’s right ~ the Kinky Bloggers’ Convention is almost here.  Time to lock in those travel arrangements.  You can register for the convention here.

Here’s the plan.  Ideally, you ~ and perhaps your significant other ~ will get here Friday evening some time, check into the hotel, and join us at a lovely restaurant for the munch.  Clothing for the munch is street attire.  We have a private room in a  family restaurant.  So you can dress up or down as much as you like, but what we call “the granny rule” applies ~ don’t wear anything that you wouldn’t want your grandmother to see you in.

i’m planning to ask for a special table for bloggers at the Friday munch, so we can begin to get to know each other and feel comfortable in real life (IRL)    After the munch, we’ll also have a Meet-n-Greet of our own, so that people who arrive too late for the munch can join us, and so we can continue getting comfortable together.

i don’t think there are going to be hundreds of us, so by Friday evening, we’ll be cozy chatting like we do in the comments section.  But if we have folks coming in Saturday morning, then we might arrange for a coffee get together in the morning to give them a chance to feel welcome.

Do you sense a theme here?  The whole point of this is for us to connect and build community, starting with just being comfortable with each other.   That creates a safe environment for new experiences.

Then on Saturday we’ll have classes.  Because Bluegrass Leather Pride is the main event, and we are a track within that event, you’ll have the option of going to the main classes or to the blogger-specific classes.  The blogger classes will be open to other folks too.

i’m looking at two classes ~ did i already tell you this?  One of them will be about blogging as an art, or at least a craft.  The other will be about Blogging as a Tool for Healing.   But there will be four time slots for classes, and a wide variety of options, as you can see on the event website.

Then there’s the Saturday munch and Leather contests ~ which should probably be a blog post all by itself ~ and then a play party ~ woohoo!!

 Yes.  Really.  A play party, in a dungeon.  {Ok, not really a dungeon, but that’s what we call it.}

And you can go if you want to, and you’ll be with people you know, and you can play if you want to, or just watch, or you don’t have to go.  Your call.  No pressure.

On Sunday, there’s a final brunch, where we’ll bid each other tearful farewells amid promises to do it all again next year.

Time is flying by.  Over the next month, i’ll go to Very-Far-Away to see my daughter and the most adorable grand baby on the face of the earth.  When i come back, it will just about be time for KBC ~ Kinky Bloggers Convention.  So i need to work fast now.

Talk to me ~ if you have questions, ask them.  Let me know if you’re coming.   Let me know if there are things you want to do.   Mention it on your blog, in case people who read you but not me are interested in coming.

26 Responses to “KBC is Coming”

  1. ytysreloaded January 31, 2013 at 9:19 am #

    Ohgeezums I’m excited

    • aisha January 31, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

      Me too – can’t WAIT to meet you!!

  2. SirQsMLB January 31, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    Soo many questions, so little time. First…I’m assuming that you’ve been to the Bluegrass Leather Pride before. Can you describe what the play party is like? What happens/where/attire/etc….oh and the leather contest too….think like you’re talking to a reporter who knows NOTHING!

    OK…so I’ll stop at one question and then ask more later 🙂

    hugs,
    fiona

    • vanillamom January 31, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

      fiona, Ms. Constance talks a lot about it on her blog MsConstanceexplains.wordpress.com….(aisha has a link on her blog over there…points to the right)…
      nilla

      • aisha January 31, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

        No, i don’t think i have a link there – that would be too easy. But she does talk about it, and here’s a link,
        http://msconstanceexplains.com
        and i’ll put it in my next post and answer questions, probably tomorrow.

      • vanillamom February 1, 2013 at 11:43 am #

        oops, soo sorry…I thought she had a link there. my bad.

        nilla

  3. Wordwytch January 31, 2013 at 11:34 am #

    I’ll be there in spirit and look forward to hearing through your blog how things go. 🙂

    • aisha January 31, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

      I wish you could be there in person, but i’m working on the google hangout idea. 🙂

      • Wordwytch January 31, 2013 at 10:54 pm #

        Good. 🙂 The Google hangout is really easy. Let me know if you’d like to play with it before you go.

      • aisha February 1, 2013 at 6:20 am #

        Yes, thanks, we’ll need to test it out at some point.

  4. vanillamom January 31, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    sounds so great! I’m so sorry I’ll miss it…you know that already, but still…it bears repeating…meeting you was one of the most fabulous high points for me….and going to classes and getting to know one another, to *hear* one anothers voices and inflections…? I’m so so sad that I’ll miss it. I so encourage YOU all…if you have even the glimmering of thought of going…GO…you will *not* regret it. (and you’ll get to meet Ms. Constance…trust me that’s an event NOT to miss!)

    nilla

    • aisha January 31, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

      Thanks for the plug, and you’re so right about Ms. Constance and i can’t think about you not being there. Nope. Not thinking about it.

      • vanillamom February 1, 2013 at 11:42 am #

        thanks sis.

        best not to think of it. *sigh*

        nilla

  5. Conina January 31, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    Toooooooo far away. But I hope y’all have a blast!

    • aisha January 31, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

      i know… and i’m so sorry – i would so love for you to be here!!

  6. SirQsMLB January 31, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

    I appreciate the link..and I have read Ms. Constance’s blog and continue to.

    I was thinking more…IDK…I would love for you (Submissive You) to think back to … like the first event you ever went to … and write about KBC from that perspective…

    Actually…your blog, your rules…you’ve given plenty of fabulous info and lots of thought and energy. You are amazing. I’m sorry.

    • aisha January 31, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

      Hey, Fiona,

      i know. Don’t be sorry – there’s nothing to be sorry for!! i know just how you feel, at least i think i do. i will do that, i promise, write more about what people wear and what it will be like. But i promise you, no matter what i tell you, it’s not real til you see it. 🙂 You’ll love it. Well, i think. And if you don’t, we’ll just hang out.

  7. Mrs. Soft Bottom January 31, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

    Wish I could make it- but not this year…

    • aisha January 31, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

      i wish you could too, Mrs. Soft Bottom! Mark your calendar for next year!

  8. striving for Peace January 31, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    I am 90% there! — and so excited!
    sfp

    • aisha February 3, 2013 at 7:47 am #

      Yay – me too, Sfp!!

  9. Turiya February 1, 2013 at 2:48 am #

    Oh I wish we could go to something like that. It would be so great! We’re all the way out in Australia, though. Wouldn’t be able to make it. Hope you all have fun!

    • aisha February 1, 2013 at 6:21 am #

      Ah, Turiya, i wish youall could come too – but even i have to admit, Australia might be too far to come. i think we will do some kind of internet thing though, for parts of it

      • Turiya February 1, 2013 at 8:30 pm #

        That would definitely be interesting! 😀

  10. jadescastle February 1, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

    This sounds like fun….even for an introvert, like me. Except for the reading aloud part. It’s a great idea but i would suck at that. My motto is…writers write, so readers can read. If we end up making it out there for next time, i vote Sir Raven read dramatic excerpts of my writing. And i can do her, right? Because i have a great SR voice. 😀

    • aisha February 3, 2013 at 7:49 am #

      Dear jade,

      If you come to a Kinky Bloggers Convention, as far as i’m concerned, you can do just about anything you want, just about any way you want. Including doing readings in Sir Raven’s voice.

      love,

      aisha

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