Exxxotica 2014 Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City N.J. 4/11-13th

Trump Taj Mahal Atlantic City NJAs far as lifestyle events go, Exxxotica might be one of the more livelier “lifestyl-ier.” At this point in time, there are four of these conventions held in one year and two actually end up in New Jersey (the Nov. one in Edison, where I have reported from before) and this one in Atlantic City (this year at the Trump Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino).

Autograph/picture signing and toy shopping are what most folks are into at Exxxotica. This time through in A.C. was no exception. Old friends like Rubberdoll (one of the show’s sponsors actually) and our good friend, Von Gutenberg Magazine contributor now two issues in a row (and I am sure many more to come) artist Fang Ling Lee had their spots on the floor respectively. Fang regaled me of her time away in Las Vegas working on the independent film The Red Man (see here) and how she got our issue #8 with Megan Massacre on the cover in quite a few scenes of that film!

Overall I’d say the evident change in the business Exxxotica reveals (and one could argue all businesses) is that if you are not online you are not anywhere these days. As VHS tape managed a “video-killed-the-radio-star” death knell to 8- millimeter so it seems streaming content (no matter what that content happens to be) is ‘killing’ the tried and true paradigms.

But at Exxxotica it was still a happy fan-based fun crowd ready to enjoy their alternative pursuits, take pictures of models, marvel over Rubberdoll in all her finery (or take home a picture of her modeling latex or close to nothing at all) get a peek at Belle Knox (yes she was there!) or take home some toys for the spouse.

Take a peek at Megan Massacre and also Fang Ling Lee’s work in our issue # 8 and even Rubberdoll in issue #3, both available here: AppleAndroidAmazon Kindle: Print

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Labyrinth of Jareth Annual Fantasy Masquerade Ball XVII

Header2014The Labyrinth of Jareth Annual Fantasy Masquerade Ball XVII will be held on the July 4th weekend. Sprawling across the Legendary Park Plaza Hotel,
607 S Park View Street in Los Angeles, The LOJ Masquerade Ball is two nights of amazing acts, music, and art. Each night offers slightly different delectable performances and themes binding stories within the Royal Court of the party’s setting. Revelers come once again to this gathering of faere, king, queen and courier to indulge their senses, enjoy gazing upon (and revealing) in the most amazing costumes and dance the night away.

Dreams are well protected in the labyrinth.

Included in the fun, those attending the Masquerade might avail themselves of:

  • The Biltmore Hotel Exclusive. Stay in luxury for the masquerade and leave your worries behind. Complete your experience with a stay at the Millennium Biltmore, one of the finest hotels in Los Angeles. Discounted room rates of $135 per night are offered for those who wish to enjoy the comforts of this elaborate hotel so near the Masquerade. Free shuttles run from the hotel to the venue, so gather with your costume and relax in a luxurious ride to the Royal Court. Book The Biltmore Hotel
  • Royal Evening Tea Service. Held in the Clock Ballroom this is a time our nobles-ladies and lads both-come to sit, relax and unwind with a ‘cuppa.’ Many of the custom teas presented are made exclusively for the LOJ Masquerade. Reserve you tea time here.
  • Early Masquerade Ball Ticket Purchase. Each year sees quite the increase in royals attending the ball. Might we suggest purchasing your tickets…now. For more info, go here.

Remember, Costumes fitting the courtly theme or Masks with Formal Wear are Mandatory. Year 17 of the LOJ Masquerade is presented by Sypher.

Are you looking for a costume or just want to take a walk through the Von Gutenberg labyrinth? Come here:

The mission of Von Gutenberg is as tasteful as it is simple…to provide elegant interaction and luxurious expose for the global lifestyle community interested in latex fashion. As the world’s leading high-end luxury niche brand Von Gutenberg strives to empower the feminine mystique by presenting ever divergent points of view and forever championing the many artisans who work tirelessly to reveal their unique visions to the world.

 

 

SubRosaDictum: 6 Years Of Fetish Stories Going Strong

SubRosaDictum-04-resizedSubRosaDictum is a name synonymous with extraordinary parties. It’s also a name closely linked with secret meetings, high discretion and outings for the curious and seasoned lifestyle-r looking to enjoy their stories writ large. And this year SubRosaDictum celebrates 6 years of those fetish stories going strong.

The events featured by this group born in 2008 are held at unusual venues throughout Europe. They never follow a set schedule and each sporting a different theme for the night. And as much as SubRosaDictum has been known to host fantastic “regular” parties of dancing, drinking and socializing it is their themed fetish get together’s that are especially legendary and have gained them their reputation. The group’s ‘Wachtraum’ series for example (translated to mean “lucid dream”) open up a world within a world of fetish mixed with dancing heretofore unseen by the seen and be seen…who have all seen a lot! With two dance floors, roomy lounges, play areas, high class performances these ‘Wachtraum’ nights are among the bigger events for the fetish scene in Europe.SubRosaDictum-01-resized

The SUBROSADICTUM – KESSELHAUS on 24th May in MUNICH, GERMANY will actually celebrate the kink group’s 6th anniversary…boy how time flies when you’re having fun! This get together will prove to be the must-attend event of the year and will feature live performances by Anna Rose & Amarantha LaBlanche, a Demask Heavy RubberShow with RubberGiGi (plus other special guests.) This party will also support two dancefloors with DJ’s Marc Zimmerman, Chirs Hope, Shady Miles and others, hot play areas, outdoor smoking, bars and even a yummy BBQ.

For more information about SubRisaDictum and for buying tickets to their events, please visit: www.subrosadictum.de

Videos about the group are posted here: https://www.youtube.com/user/froperator.

The address of Kesselhaus, is Lilienthalallee 37, 80939 Munich, Germany

Whether newbie or alternative scene star, performer, producer, vendor or fan, guy/gal or anything in-between, you owe it to your libido to become part of the SubRosaDictum world. You also owe it yourself to check out Von Gutenberg, here at http://vongutenberg.com/. Like SubRosaDictum we cater to the special ID in all of you.

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All photo credits: Heinrich v. Schimmer

The mission of Von Gutenberg is as tasteful as it is simple…to provide elegant interaction and luxurious expose for the global lifestyle community interested in latex fashion. As the world’s leading high-end luxury niche brand Von Gutenberg strives to empower the feminine mystique by presenting ever divergent points of view and forever championing the many artisans who work tirelessly to reveal their unique visions to the world.