A Rope-y, Kinky Vacation with Pedro, Lizard & more  

March 26 - April 2, 2016  ~   Hedonism ii  ~ Jamaica 

BeachBind News

 

 

2/22/16

 

BeachBind News:  More Presenters, Workshops & Performances Added; One Room Left & Rope Sale!

 

 

If you are thinking about going to BeachBind, its time to firm up those plans. We are down to our last room then we are sold out!

 

 

LaughingDragon & GirlOnFire added as Performers and Presenters:

 

LaughingDragon has been involved in the rope scene for over 15 years, and has spent much time learning from masters from many parts of the globe.  He founded Vertigo Rope, a collective of talented rope persons who meet regularly to share and learn from each other and collaborate to create fun and amazing rope events and experiences. LaughingDragon teaches rope courses with his co-teacher GirlOnFire, and he has also worked as a consultant to the film industry on 50 Shades of Grey. [See full bio here][http://www.ropelab.org/#!presenter---schedule-beachbind-jamaica-/c11f]

 

GirlOnFire is an accomplished rope bottom, rigger, rope educator and performer in the Vancouver rope scene. Performing is one of her passions as she loves to see the excitement it brings to those watching. As one of the leaders of Vertigo Rope, GirlOnFire is involved in much of the organizing and behind the scenes work of running this organization.  She also co-teaches rope courses for new and experienced riggers alike along side her partner LaughingDragon. See full bio here 

 

LaughingDragon and GirlOnFire will do a kinbaku performance on Sunday night, followed by their fusion class on Torture Rope.  A second class is TBA if we can squeeze one more in, so stay tuned!

 

Need Rope:   BeachBind Rope Package--Rope Discounts!

 

Knot_head has a created a discounted BeachBind rope package.  If you want some awesome nylon, which we are recommending for the beach and water use, check this out.  

 

In addition, Bastard Ropes has offered BeachBind attendees a 10% discount on all orders. They sell HempX and hemp, both of which would be a good fit for this event.  They also supply jute, bamboo-silk, cotton, coconut rope, electro conductive rope, and suspension rings. To order, email us for the discount code.

 

 

Private Instruction with Pedro Available!

 

Pedro will be offering private instruction during UPL time slots or at other agreed times (you will need to make sure hard points are available if you plan to use them).  Contact Pedro directly to discuss his fees and make arrangements.

 

Mermaid Photo Shoot!

We are organizing a “mermaid” photoshoot out on a boat and underwater for those that have underwater cameras.  There are some relatively inexpensive mermaid tails that are functional in the water on Amazon if you want to participate.  Of course you can also do any other creative shooting on the boat or in the water.  However, if you are going to do bondage in the water, you will need to discuss this with me and it will need to be approved by the boat captain,  and several spotters will need to be arranged.  Believe me, l3gato and I  tried this when we were there in October and it is about 100 times more difficult than it looks! Or perhaps a TK underwater was not the best idea…

 

 

2/1/16

 

More Presenters Added!  L00m & kittenbynight!

We are thrilled to announce the addition of L00m and kittenbynight as presenters at BeachBind!  Both are members of Vertigo Rope, a collective that regularly does rope performances and workshops in Vancouver and beyond.  L00m is an accomplished photographer and rigger, and kittenbynight is a skillful rope bottom, rigger and model.  Read more about them here.

 

They will doing an evening performance and several workshops. They will co-present three workshops: “Co-Tying: Two Tops, One Bottom,” “Rope Aesthetics: Tying for Photography or Performance,” and “Advanced Bottoming.”  Loom will also be co-leading the sunset photography labs with DireWo1f.  

 

Kittenbynight will also replace Sarifka Morgan as Pedro's bottom for his workshops and performances.  Morgan, unfortunately has had an employment change and she is not sure that she will be able to secure the time off from work, so she agreed that it would be in the best interest of the event to replace her now and not leave it to chance.  Morgan is extremely disappointed, but she personally assisted in finding her replacement by contacting several people for us, and while we are very sad that she cannot attend, we are gracious for her efforts. She has been wonderful to work with and will be first on our list to come next year.

 

Please make sure you filled out your Eventbrite form!

By now you should be confirmed and all paid up with Dream Pleasure Tours (including your rooms and round trip transfers to and from the airport).  However, you must also fill out our EventBrite form. If you have not done that, please do so ASAP!

 

Discussion Board:

We have a discussion board for BeachBind! Please take a second to sign up and introduce yourself, and we encourage you to start threads on any topic relevant to the event.

 

Please also join our FetLife Group here, and RSVP to the event here if you have not already done so.

 

BeachBind Rope Packages--Rope Discounts!

Knot_head has a created a discounted BeachBind rope package.  If you want some awesome nylon, which we are recommending for the beach and water use, check this out.  

 

In addition, Bastard Ropes has offered BeachBind attendees a 10% discount on all orders. They sell HempX and hemp, both of which would be a good fit for this event.  They also supply jute, bamboo-silk, cotton, coconut rope, electro conductive rope, and suspension rings. To order, email us for the discount code.

 

 

Private Instruction with Pedro Available!

Pedro will be offering private instruction during UPL time slots or at other agreed times (you will need to make sure hardpoints are available if you plan to use them).  Contact Pedro directly to discuss his fees and make arrangements.

 

 

 

 

11/23/15:  

 

BeachBind Adds Pedro, More Workshops & UPL

 

 

BeachBind is extremely excited to announce that Pedro, an internationally acclaimed presenter, performer and  videographer, has been added to BeachBind 2016 as a headlining presenter and performer.  Pedro has studied Kinbaku and Hojojutsu intensively in Japan over the last twelve years with a plethora of Japanese masters, including Osada Steve, Nawashi Akechi Denki Sensei, Nawashi Kanna, Hajime Kinoko, and Naka Akira.

 

Gorgone has announced that she will no longer be able to attend the event due to a personal/family issue.  Gorgone says that she is  “disappointed and apologizes a million times, and really wish I could have been part of this event.”  

 

“I highly respect and recommend Pedro,” Gorgone said, “and consider him as the most knowledgeable and experienced European rigger, hands down.”  

 

As Gorgone is one of Europe’s most highly regarded riggers herself, this is a considerable endorsement.

 

Pedro is excited to add performances, workshops, private lessons, and participate in most of the 17 scheduled UPL (unconference/play/lab time) slots at BeachBind.  Due to his extensive training in Japan over the last twelve years, he will be teaching nearly all the workshop topics already scheduled for Gorgone, plus a few additions. These workshops will not be offered at Bondage Expo Dallas.

 

BeachBind will have: 

 

-29 rope bondage workshops for all skill levels

-17 UPL times (Unconference, Play + Lab time)

-Beach photo shoots

-Nightly play with hardpoints on the beach

-A snorkel & mermaid boat photo shoot 

-Evening presenter performances

-Morning yoga for rope

-Optional private lessons with Pedro

-Optional shopping & Sunset cliff jumping excursion to world famous Rick's Cafe

-Meet N' greets & More!

 

BeachBind's  small group size will give participants significantly more access to a rope master at this level then one could get from a big rope conference with hundreds of participants and only two or three workshops from each presenter. And because Pedro also intends to participate in unconference times, there is even more potential for collaboration, impromptu workshops, and lab time.  

 

In addition to Pedro, BeachBind is excited to have also added -Malak- , organizer of Rope Bite Atlanta, as a presenter.  BeachBind is still considering other presenters as well.

 

BeachBind organizer DireWo1f said "We were all disappointed that Gorgone will not be able to join us this year, but we all very excited about the opportunity to work with Pedro.  It is a dream come true, and we think he will be a great fit for BeachBind.  Pedro has been wonderful to work with so far, and is extremely excited about the event."

 

Note:  Pedro will arrive on the evening of Monday 3/28 and depart in the morning of Sunday 4/3. 

 

 

 

Pedro Bio:

 

Pedro, based in Lisbon Portugal, is an artist, kinbaku artist, educator, performer, and video director/producer. He has studied extensively with Japanese rope masters over the last twelve years, beginning with Osada Steve in 2003. He has studied with Nawashi Akechi Denki Sensei and Nawashi Kanna, both of whom remain the strongest influences on his style. More recently has been closely studying the style of Naka Akira, as well as maintaining his investigation on Hojojutsu.

 

Pedro has performed in Europe, U.S. and Japan, and he regularly teaches and presents workshops in Portugal, Spain, France, The Netherlands, U.K., Germany and the USA.

 

In 2015 Pedro released a kinbaku community-acclaimed video called "jyowa," which means "rope stories." The film features some of Japan's most prominent kinbaku figures, including Naka Akira, Yukimura Haruki, Nawashi Kanna, Urado Hiroshi and Hajime Kinoko.

 

To learn more about Pedro and jyowa, read his full bio on FetLife and check out Graydancer's RopeCast interview with Pedro from earlier in 2015.

 

More info: Contact:  RopeLab (DireWo1f) or RopeLab@gmail.com 

 

 

UPDATE 10/24/15:

 

 The website has a ton of updates! 

 

*More Presenters & The Full Workshop & Event Schedule have been announced!

 

*Workshops have been organized by special tracks for RIGGERS & BOTTOMS and include beginner, intermediate & advanced rigger tracks and a Bottoming Track! See detailed Workshop Descriptions here.

 

*The FAQ's have been updated and include a ton of useful info and new information, including our special permission to take photos at the resort,  hard points, and what to bring!