Slipping into An Alien Skin: The Magic of Ego Assassin

“Always be yourself… unless you suck.” ~ Joss Whedon

Great ideas – along with great people – are born of strong personal beliefs and convictions. The quote above isn’t exactly the kind of “corporate rallying cry” one might expect to see printed in 10-foot tall letters on billboards, let alone trumpeted loudly via mass-media marketing vehicles such as radio, television and even the Internet. Yet, there is simplicity in the statement; one that must surely resonate with most of us who have any kind of self-importance.

Be honest: we all have an ego to satisfy. Some of us (quite obviously) need to be vetted and fussed over more than others. For instance, Your Humble Narrator and Only True Friend is quite comfortable and secure in the knowledge that you all love me.

Perhaps it is appropriate, then, that our focus for this episode of “Kardynyl SynysTyr’s Fabulous Fetish Fancies” features an up-and-coming design studio whose very name just so happens to literally refer to the cold, hard death of one’s smug self-assuredness.

You may have heard of them. You may already love them. There is no question, if you’re even the slightest admirer of all things ‘latex’ you’ll be wanting a piece from them at some point. They’re known in latex enthusiast circles as Ego Assassin, and all tongue-in-cheek references to anyone’s sense of “self-importance” aside, what they do is nothing short of astounding.

Their friends know them as James and Slinka. Both of them are the brains, the passion and indeed the very industriousness behind what (I believe) is sure to be a revolution within the latex fashion world. Sure, there are certainly other designers out there who are (for now) far more known, publicized and patronized. Your Humble Narrator says this in all solemnity: I have been around latex fashions and latex wear for a very, very long time. These eyes have never beheld the artistry and the workmanship that is so expertly exhibited in the work of the Ego Assassin duo.

So, what’s in a name, anyway?

“Our name and our concept come out a personal belief that our personalities are not fixed,” James told me during a visit to their studio recently. “We all have the ability to adjust and change, if we want to. Anyone can set their ‘ego’ aside and go completely into a different head space.”

“Basically, when you wear one of our pieces, we want you to feel like you’re literally slipping into another skin. You can be anything you want to be; an entirely different character,” James said. “If you believe you’re a goddess or an alien creature (wearing one of our creations), then you’re a goddess or an alien. The medium and the philosophy can fit together really nicely.”

In essence, then, the combined words “ego assassin” are meant to emulate a personal attitude: to wit, a positive, sensual transformation as opposed to any negative, assumed verbal evisceration usually associated with the haughty and self-indulgent club crowd.

In point of fact, James and Slinka are somewhat “obsessive”, if we’re telling the whole truth. They’re both absolute perfectionists when it comes to their work. Simply put, the hand-crafted, painstaking detail that is put into each one of their creations ensures that each and every customer is going to get a truly, unique and exceptional piece – regardless of whether that particular piece is part of their design inventory or not. It is this industrious dedication to quality (very much like their good friends and symbiotic partners, Elastica Engineering, who supply Ego Assassin with a superior quality of high-tensile sheet latex) that somewhat sets Ego Assassin apart from any other latex garment design studio.

I say “somewhat” for good reason, here. There is another aspect of James and Slinka’s work that puts their craftsmanship on a whole other plateau when compared to their peers in the industry.

While James is very clear in stating that “they really don’t have any trade secrets” that he feels needs protecting, it would be a serious disservice to describe in detail the one area of perfection in which Ego Assassin has definitely developed a loyal and dedicated clientele. Friends and customers who have been fortunate enough to have been offered a “sneak peek” at the line-up being currently constructed for Toronto’s Torture Garden Weekend (May 21 – 24) have been amazed at the quality of the images printed onto the rubber material as a signature feature of their collection for the Fashion Show. One such piece, which has been photographed and posted on a few fetish-related websites already, features a near-flawless, ‘color-favorable’ copy of The Great Wave by legendary Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760 – 1849) across the front bodice of a latex corset. It is but a small and yet staggering taste of the artistry that is so integral to the reputation of James and Slinka as truly formidable garment designers.

Naturally, there are dozens of other printed patterns and designs that have been produced by Ego Assassin over the past several months (“Through a hell of a lot of trial, error, anger and heartache,” James recounts with a half-smile). Once the process and procedure for creating the designs, images and patterns on the latex had been perfected, naturally the rapid interest in their product lines began to grow. The one thing James and Slinka refuse to compromise on is the commitment to quality through patient design, printing and construction processes. “We don’t hide our process, and while it’s really pretty simple it’s also very labor intensive,” Slinka said. “We have no interest in mass production. We’re in an industry where customers are extremely passionate about their clothes. We want them to know that we’re equally as passionate about making them as they are about wearing them. ”

There are certainly other successful latex garment designers throughout North America – and Europe, for that matter. Some entities (specifically in the New York and Montreal areas) have been in business for years, if not decades. However, the universal truth here is that many of those companies tend to produce product that has become somewhat “standardized”. In short, the variance in artistic style, and even quality, has varied little from company to company. Many of those “more established” design houses rely on repeat business from loyal customers merely due to the simple, convenient fact that competition for “name brand” product isn’t exactly fierce. Very few latex garment enthusiasts are 100% completely loyal to one particular brand, for instance.

It is exactly the very uniqueness of the Ego Assassin product that sets distinguishes them from the competition. While they too will build garments for “everyone from hardcore fetishists to soccer moms”, it is their momentous decision to commit to the superior formula being produced exclusively by Elastica Engineering combined with their own without-peer design and artistic skills that truly will make them (if they aren’t regarded as already) the absolute best in the business. That’s quite an accomplishment in such a relatively short period of time.

Their personal story, about how they came to be as a couple, couldn’t be exactly billed as “typical”. As it happened, they met while doing some modeling work. “My first thought of him was, ‘that boy spends way too much time on his hair.” Slinka said of James with a smile. “I mean, boys don’t wear make-up, right? I wasn’t sure I wanted to date a boy who might spend more time in front of a mirror than I did.” A chance meeting at a fetish event a short time later, some shared beverages and a mutually enjoyable conversation led to the discovery of a mutual interest in fetish wear – and specifically, latex. James, who had for years been employed as a professional artist in some capacity, was given the task of making his new lady-love a “one of a kind rubber dress” in the way of a somewhat playful challenge from Slinka herself. Little at that time did either of them realize that a white latex one-piece dress that featured a large “handcuffs” motif across the chest area would quickly lead them both toward the design adventure of their young lives. “It was really quite crude compared to what we’re doing now,” Slinka laughed. “But I wore that dress until it was eventually no longer recognizable as ‘white’, and it was falling apart.”

The white “Handcuff Dress”, as they called it, garnered a tremendous amount of attention at the huge annual Northbound Leather fetish extravaganza that year. “So many people were asking us ‘wherever did we find that dress,” James said. When fellow revelers were informed that James had, in fact, crafted the dress himself, the requests for product started coming immediately. “We even took a couple of orders while out on the dance floor,” he said. That fateful Northbound Leather event (titled, somewhat appropriately ‘Climax’) was five years ago. Ego Assassin, for all intents and purposes, has therefore been “in business” for a little less than five years.

Both James and Slinka credit the immensely popular and respected “Fetish Diva” Midori and Toronto promoter extraordinaire Craig Galbraith of Subspace and Torture Garden fame with being amongst their first true champions of their work. “In the first few years, there wasn’t a real lot of interest in us, especially in our own back yard,” James said. “But thanks to word of mouth from Midori and Craig especially, we really started to develop a loyal following and customer base.”

The quality of their product line has obviously and dramatically improved. Some of their more popular pieces – printed tops, their in-demand “Reverend” Bondage Skirts and a variety of mind-boggling dresses – have garnered attention in some very high profile camps. Their designs have been featured prominently in the Japanese edition of Vogue (Vogue Homme) magazine, and thanks to the enthusiastic endorsements of an admired and in-demand fashion stylist named Nicola Formichetti and the highly-respected fashion photographer Stephen Klein, orders have been placed for no less a talent than Lady Gaga for product that was to be seen in one of her over-the-top popular music videos (Bad Romance). Some of the Ego Assassin pieces were even targeted for use in some of Lady Gaga’s live stage performances.

Good stories about good, talented people usually end with a typically cliché commentary about the past. It cannot be said, though, that “the rest is history” in this particular instance: Ego Assassin is still revolutionizing the latex fashion industry and have started making history. You’ll be hearing about them for a long, long time to come.

Kardynyl SynysTyr

(All Photographs courtesy of Ego Assassin)

VON GUTENBERG MAGAZINE issue 2 with Ashley Fires

Von Gutenberg Magazine is proud to announce that VON GUTENBERG issue 2 is now available.

VON GUTENBERG magazine issue 2 features models Ashley Fires, January, Princess Donna and Marissa and Foxy Squire. The second issue shows top designers and simply stunning couture at its finest. The US based fantasy magazine shows the direction for the best print in Fantasy, Fashion and Lifestyle. Fetish in Greece, the US Burlesque Scene, the history of the Goth Culture and Midori’s Fetish guide for Europe part 1 are only a few highlights of this second edition.

A must have for every fantasy and lifestyle fan and everybody who loves fashion at its finest, a truly collector item VON GUTENBERG magazine issue 2.

Please go here and get your copy now: http://www.vongutenberg.com/shop/Von-Gutenberg-Magazines/

Von Gutenberg Magazine is Available Now!

von-Gutenberg-cover-310x400SKIN TWO posted about the new Von Gutenberg Magazine! See also below

January 25, 2010 by webslave

The first issue of Von Gutenberg magazine is out now, marking a continued resurgence of the fetish scene in the Bay Area. The magazine’s publisher, Erik von Gutenberg, is promoter of the Von Gutenberg Fetish Balls in San Francisco – they have effectively taken over from the well established San Francisco Fetish Ball.

The first issue of Von Gutenberg has pictorials of Ava Garter, Anastasia Pierce and Penthouse Pet of the Year, Heather Vandeven, who graces the cover.  Fashion spreads include the unique and utterly extravagant Antiseptic, alternative brand Emile Jerard and Japanese latex designer Atsuko Kudo.

Photographer Justice Howard brings classic fairytales to life in a four-page layout. Fantasy events around the US and overseas receive coverage. And, not to be missed are columns by sexologist Midori and Nurse Laurel of MedicalToys.com.

The first issue is jam-packed and will definitely be a collector’s item. These photos give you an idea of the 130-page glossy production.

Von Gutenberg retails for $19 / Euro 16.53 and is published quarterly. To buy your issue or subscribe to Von Gutenberg and find out about their events, go to the Von Gutenberg site, www.vongutenberg.com.

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Von Gutenberg Magazine is Available Now!

von-Gutenberg-cover-310x400SKIN TWO posted about the new Von Gutenberg Magazine! See also below

January 25, 2010 by webslave

The first issue of Von Gutenberg magazine is out now, marking a continued resurgence of the fetish scene in the Bay Area. The magazine’s publisher, Erik von Gutenberg, is promoter of the Von Gutenberg Fetish Balls in San Francisco – they have effectively taken over from the well established San Francisco Fetish Ball.

The first issue of Von Gutenberg has pictorials of Ava Garter, Anastasia Pierce and Penthouse Pet of the Year, Heather Vandeven, who graces the cover.  Fashion spreads include the unique and utterly extravagant Antiseptic, alternative brand Emile Jerard and Japanese latex designer Atsuko Kudo.

Photographer Justice Howard brings classic fairytales to life in a four-page layout. Fantasy events around the US and overseas receive coverage. And, not to be missed are columns by sexologist Midori and Nurse Laurel of MedicalToys.com.

The first issue is jam-packed and will definitely be a collector’s item. These photos give you an idea of the 130-page glossy production.

Von Gutenberg retails for $19 / Euro 16.53 and is published quarterly. To buy your issue or subscribe to Von Gutenberg and find out about their events, go to the Von Gutenberg site, www.vongutenberg.com.

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Art of Restraint at Femina Potens Aug. 22

 

big_judy2Once again it’s time for Art of Restraint at San Francisco erotic art gallery and performance space Femina Potens!
“Art of Restraint” is a very special, intimate event held at SF’s much-loved Femina Potens. Like so many other events at FP, it is all about community and being present to your true kinky, queer, sexy self. I have now been a “performer” ( i.e. I have been present to do my live drawing) at two AOR’s, and thoroughly enjoyed both.
Here’s Violet Blue’s article about the last AOR for sfgate:

This AOR features rope artists Midori, Lochai, James Mogul, and Fivestar. Award winning suspension model and Indie Porn Pioneer of the year, Madison Young, as seen on MTV, HBO, Independent Film Channel and Curve Magazine. French porn actress, performance artist and bondage enthusiast Judy Minx will be traveling all the way from Paris to get your blood boiling. Performance painter, porn star and bondage model Satine Phoenix will be indulging us in her live erotic performance painting. And of course, Suzanne Forbes (me!) will be doing live drawing of the sensual events as they unfurl! I am looking forward to this one enormously!
Madison Young is an extraordinary force for kink liberation in this city and the world, and she has created a gallery unlike any other.
About FP and its creator, Madison Young:
Femina Potens is a sex positive art gallery and performance space dedicated to women and transgendered artists. Founder Madison travels the world with her sex positive performances, workshops, panels, art work and readings from her upcoming memoir “The Tail of a Bondage Model”. Madison ’s writings have been published in On Our Backs and Girlfriends Magazine and can also be found in the anthology “Baby Remember My Name”. Madison has been featured on MTV’s LOGO channel program Out and About, the documentary Lesbian Sex and Sexuality Porn Today: Pushing the Limits, and was featured in Brian Alexander’s recent book release “America Unzipped”.

 SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – August 22nd, 2009 –

Step inside and experience rope cinching tight into eager flesh as bodies struggle and dance in the air in an erotic ballet of dominance and submission. Be a part of this celebration that notes the greats of kinky bondage culture, “Making a Mark; Our History; Our Story”. Witness our brave and unyielding artists as they evoke a beautiful tale of art and bondage. Take pleasure in this as beautiful bound submissives offer you champagne, sweet strawberries and dark chocolates, listening to the music from one of San Francisco’s hottest DJs. Doors will be locked at 8pm sharp, placing you in the center of a hot avant-garde bondage scene. Welcome to the third edition of Art of Restraint.
This August’s Art of Restraint will feature rope artists Midori, Lochai, James Mogul, and Fivestar. Award winning suspension model and Indie Porn Pioneer of the year, Madison Young, as seen on MTV, HBO, Independent Film Channel and Curve Magazine. French porn actress, performance artist and bondage enthusiast, Judy Minx will be traveling all the way from Paris to get your blood boiling. Performance painter, porn star and bondage model, Satine Phoenix will be indulging us in her live erotic performance painting. Minnie and Mo will be our dedicated service submissives, constantly pleasing us with sweet treats, sparkling beverages and boot blacking. We are delighted to be joined by a special Celebrity Guest, who will delight us with her sexy and humorous songs! Live drawings by Suzanne Forbes, the ultimate kinky voyeur. Our performers will utilize rope, metal, flesh, and other articles of choice that play with the archiving of our lineage.
Lights out at 11pm sharp…unless you are fortunate enough to be a Femina Potens Member. Members of Femina Potens will be invited to stay for the sexy after hours with the artists and models. Come be a part of what the SF Gate called “The Most Happening Art Space in San Francisco” and the SF Guardian calls “The Best XXX XX in the Castro”.
‘Art of Restraint’ Erotic Rope Bondage Art Salon
Femina Potens Art Gallery
2199 Market St @ Sanchez
August 22, 2009 @ 8:00 – 11:00 pm
Doors open at 7:30pm
Doors locked at 8:00pm sharp – no ins and outs
$75 per ticket
$50 for Members – Sign up to become a member today!
For more information please visit www.feminapotens.org

Art of Restraint at Femina Potens Aug. 22

 

big_judy2Once again it’s time for Art of Restraint at San Francisco erotic art gallery and performance space Femina Potens!
“Art of Restraint” is a very special, intimate event held at SF’s much-loved Femina Potens. Like so many other events at FP, it is all about community and being present to your true kinky, queer, sexy self. I have now been a “performer” ( i.e. I have been present to do my live drawing) at two AOR’s, and thoroughly enjoyed both.
Here’s Violet Blue’s article about the last AOR for sfgate:

This AOR features rope artists Midori, Lochai, James Mogul, and Fivestar. Award winning suspension model and Indie Porn Pioneer of the year, Madison Young, as seen on MTV, HBO, Independent Film Channel and Curve Magazine. French porn actress, performance artist and bondage enthusiast Judy Minx will be traveling all the way from Paris to get your blood boiling. Performance painter, porn star and bondage model Satine Phoenix will be indulging us in her live erotic performance painting. And of course, Suzanne Forbes (me!) will be doing live drawing of the sensual events as they unfurl! I am looking forward to this one enormously!
Madison Young is an extraordinary force for kink liberation in this city and the world, and she has created a gallery unlike any other.
About FP and its creator, Madison Young:
Femina Potens is a sex positive art gallery and performance space dedicated to women and transgendered artists. Founder Madison travels the world with her sex positive performances, workshops, panels, art work and readings from her upcoming memoir “The Tail of a Bondage Model”. Madison ’s writings have been published in On Our Backs and Girlfriends Magazine and can also be found in the anthology “Baby Remember My Name”. Madison has been featured on MTV’s LOGO channel program Out and About, the documentary Lesbian Sex and Sexuality Porn Today: Pushing the Limits, and was featured in Brian Alexander’s recent book release “America Unzipped”.

 SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – August 22nd, 2009 –

Step inside and experience rope cinching tight into eager flesh as bodies struggle and dance in the air in an erotic ballet of dominance and submission. Be a part of this celebration that notes the greats of kinky bondage culture, “Making a Mark; Our History; Our Story”. Witness our brave and unyielding artists as they evoke a beautiful tale of art and bondage. Take pleasure in this as beautiful bound submissives offer you champagne, sweet strawberries and dark chocolates, listening to the music from one of San Francisco’s hottest DJs. Doors will be locked at 8pm sharp, placing you in the center of a hot avant-garde bondage scene. Welcome to the third edition of Art of Restraint.
This August’s Art of Restraint will feature rope artists Midori, Lochai, James Mogul, and Fivestar. Award winning suspension model and Indie Porn Pioneer of the year, Madison Young, as seen on MTV, HBO, Independent Film Channel and Curve Magazine. French porn actress, performance artist and bondage enthusiast, Judy Minx will be traveling all the way from Paris to get your blood boiling. Performance painter, porn star and bondage model, Satine Phoenix will be indulging us in her live erotic performance painting. Minnie and Mo will be our dedicated service submissives, constantly pleasing us with sweet treats, sparkling beverages and boot blacking. We are delighted to be joined by a special Celebrity Guest, who will delight us with her sexy and humorous songs! Live drawings by Suzanne Forbes, the ultimate kinky voyeur. Our performers will utilize rope, metal, flesh, and other articles of choice that play with the archiving of our lineage.
Lights out at 11pm sharp…unless you are fortunate enough to be a Femina Potens Member. Members of Femina Potens will be invited to stay for the sexy after hours with the artists and models. Come be a part of what the SF Gate called “The Most Happening Art Space in San Francisco” and the SF Guardian calls “The Best XXX XX in the Castro”.
‘Art of Restraint’ Erotic Rope Bondage Art Salon
Femina Potens Art Gallery
2199 Market St @ Sanchez
August 22, 2009 @ 8:00 – 11:00 pm
Doors open at 7:30pm
Doors locked at 8:00pm sharp – no ins and outs
$75 per ticket
$50 for Members – Sign up to become a member today!
For more information please visit www.feminapotens.org

MARQUIS FETISH BALL unique and amazing

Midori ShowErik von Gutenberg invited last night to the first MARQUIS Fetish Ball in San Francsico.

The greatest highlight was seeing San Francisco dressing up and coming out and the crowd was amazing. They were dressed, partied hard all night long and the visuals during night were simply phantastic. The sold out club  was a fetish paradise all night long!

The BARONESS as master of ceremonies rocked the crowd through the night and the performances were outstanding! Evacide started with an outstanding aereal performance and right after Superstar Midori rocked the crowd with an amazing clown and chocolate performance. Athena Fatale with Satine Phoenix were sexy, delicious and intriguing. Mistress January right after did show an incredible Fetish performance!

Another highlight of the night were numerous fashion shows from Blacklikorish, Antiseptic fashion and Tactical Corsets! At the end the crowd could see the first Fashion outfit from Von Gutenberg Couture during the draw of the raffle! Outstanding!

It was amazing to see San Francisco rocking, dressing up and having a great time at the MARQUIS Fetish Ball last night!

San Francisco is back on the Fetish Ball landscape together with Montreal, New York and Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles.

It was amazing, sensational and unique last night in a sold out venue in the heart of Soma, San Francisco!

AthenaEVG Barroness

Erik von Gutenberg

Rubber Necro

Hog TiedKumi MonsterRob_Liam

MARQUIS FETISH BALL unique and amazing

Midori ShowErik von Gutenberg invited last night to the first MARQUIS Fetish Ball in San Francsico.

The greatest highlight was seeing San Francisco dressing up and coming out and the crowd was amazing. They were dressed, partied hard all night long and the visuals during night were simply phantastic. The sold out club  was a fetish paradise all night long!

The BARONESS as master of ceremonies rocked the crowd through the night and the performances were outstanding! Evacide started with an outstanding aereal performance and right after Superstar Midori rocked the crowd with an amazing clown and chocolate performance. Athena Fatale with Satine Phoenix were sexy, delicious and intriguing. Mistress January right after did show an incredible Fetish performance!

Another highlight of the night were numerous fashion shows from Blacklikorish, Antiseptic fashion and Tactical Corsets! At the end the crowd could see the first Fashion outfit from Von Gutenberg Couture during the draw of the raffle! Outstanding!

It was amazing to see San Francisco rocking, dressing up and having a great time at the MARQUIS Fetish Ball last night!

San Francisco is back on the Fetish Ball landscape together with Montreal, New York and Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles.

It was amazing, sensational and unique last night in a sold out venue in the heart of Soma, San Francisco!

AthenaEVG Barroness

Erik von Gutenberg

Rubber Necro

Hog TiedKumi MonsterRob_Liam

MARQUIS FETISH BALL, 8 more days for discounted ticket sales

whotel3Erik von Gutenberg presents in association with Mister S and Madame S the MARQUIS Fetish Ball in San Francisco!

There are only 8 days left to buy tickets at the discounted rate of $35 for the Marquis Fetish Ball on July 18th and the host hotel for out of town guests has reduced their rate to $159 and extended booking until July 5. The W hotel is an incredibly nice hotel for $159/night and very close to the venue as well.

To get discounted tickets now go to www.marquisfetishball.com

San Francsico, July 18, supper club at 9pm MARQUIS FETISH BALL

All of San Francisco’s latex lovelies and fetish freaks will be turned out in their finest for this glamorous event at the sexy Supperclub in SOMA.

There will be performances by international superstar Midori, the Baroness of NYC, Athena Fatale and more, plus a fabulous fetish fashion show, best dressed contest and prizes, and dungeon playroom.

There will be live photography by alt/fetish legend Charles Gatewood, model casting for Marquis America, and amazing beats spun by SF favorite dj Netik.

For those coming from out of town, the event hotel, the W, has reduced their rates to $159/night. This gorgeous hotel is truly a special place to prepare for a dazzling night of fetish fun! 

http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/booking/reservation?id=0905137244&key=AEA0

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Marquis America is incredibly excited about this first-ever event and looks forward to seeing all of you there in your finest!

Questions or Inquiries: press@marquisamerica.com

MARQUIS FETISH BALL, 8 more days for discounted ticket sales

whotel3Erik von Gutenberg presents in association with Mister S and Madame S the MARQUIS Fetish Ball in San Francisco!

There are only 8 days left to buy tickets at the discounted rate of $35 for the Marquis Fetish Ball on July 18th and the host hotel for out of town guests has reduced their rate to $159 and extended booking until July 5. The W hotel is an incredibly nice hotel for $159/night and very close to the venue as well.

To get discounted tickets now go to www.marquisfetishball.com

San Francsico, July 18, supper club at 9pm MARQUIS FETISH BALL

All of San Francisco’s latex lovelies and fetish freaks will be turned out in their finest for this glamorous event at the sexy Supperclub in SOMA.

There will be performances by international superstar Midori, the Baroness of NYC, Athena Fatale and more, plus a fabulous fetish fashion show, best dressed contest and prizes, and dungeon playroom.

There will be live photography by alt/fetish legend Charles Gatewood, model casting for Marquis America, and amazing beats spun by SF favorite dj Netik.

For those coming from out of town, the event hotel, the W, has reduced their rates to $159/night. This gorgeous hotel is truly a special place to prepare for a dazzling night of fetish fun! 

http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/booking/reservation?id=0905137244&key=AEA0

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Marquis America is incredibly excited about this first-ever event and looks forward to seeing all of you there in your finest!

Questions or Inquiries: press@marquisamerica.com