Shibaricon 2009 May in Chicago
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About Shibaricon

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Shibaricon is the world's premier annual exhibition and conference that focuses on education and information exchange among lovers of Japanese rope bondage. The goal of Shibaricon is simple; to provide an inclusive and supportive environment for the exchange of ideas, education, friendship and community. Since its inception in 2004, Shibaricon has become a treasured retreat where rope lovers from all over the world come together as a supportive community, learn new skills, and experience the joy of using those new skills to enhance relationships, both new and old.

Shibaricon is produced by lovers of rope, for lovers of rope. We welcome you to join us to experience the magic created when so many rope lovers come together. Attendee, sponsor, vendor, presenter, volunteer or staff each one of you brings something special and necessary to the success of the event. Please join us!

Educational Opportunities
Shibaricon offers educational opportunities in many areas and levels of rope bondage including static techniques and suspension, and the use of rope in various types of scenes from entertaining and humorous to meditative or sadistic. There will be classes on specific types of ties, specific styles of knots, various schools of thought on rope bondage and much more.

The main goal of education at Shibaricon is to share ideas and techniques practiced by experienced riggers, relate experiences and techniques of rope bottoms and share perspectives into the psychology and history of rope bondage. There will be classes about topping, bottoming, safety, culture, art, history of Shibari and more.

While we make every effort to categorize classes as beginner, intermediate or advanced there will inevitably be a mix of experience levels among the students which could have an effect on the class content. Please be sure to take into account any requisite skills and other presumed knowledge when making your class selections. Every effort will be made to schedule classes that are beginner, intermediate, advanced/suspension, bottoming/psychology/history and/or "other" at every class period to give those at all levels an appropriate class opportunity every time.

One "complaint" the production team has become proud of is that there are always difficult decisions because there are so many great classes taught opposite each other. While we understand your pain, we consider ourselves lucky to be able to present so many worthwhile opportunities. If you are unable to attend a class this year don't despair as many popular classes and class subjects will be presented again in future years. Trust me... there are classes we have all been trying to attend for several years and still have not managed to get to them all!

Please check our presenters & schedule pages for more information.

Shibaricon Staff
Shibaricon would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our staff and volunteers. The people listed below work countless hours throughout the year and at the event to ensure each Shibaricon is better than the last.  If you are interested in being a part of our on-site volunteer team please click here for more information.

MITTENS KITTEH BEHIND THE CURTAIN
DIANA PRODUCER & DIRECTOR
SIR C PRESENTER LIAISON, PROGRAMMING COORDINATOR
VANESSA VERONIQUE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT, PROGRAMMING
CORYDORY SALES COORDINATOR
PERSIAN ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATIONS
GRACE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT, OPERATIONS; SPECIAL PROJECTS
HAR-DON ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF LOGISTICAL OPERATIONS
KELLY FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT MANAGER
ARTIE FACILITIES COORDINATOR
HIGHWIRE FACILITIES COORDINATOR
PSYCHOKITTY EMCEE, SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR
TBD REGISTRATION TEAM COORDINATOR
TBD ASSISTANT REGISTRATION COORDINATOR
EERINA MERCHANDISE SALES COORDINATOR
SWITCH SADE MEDICAL TEAM COORDINATOR
DUNGEON MASTER ERICK SAFETY MONITOR TEAM COORDINATOR
UNCLE VLAD ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF SECURITY AND VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT
TBD ASSOCIATE SECURITY COORDINATOR
TBD VENDOR LIAISON, SPECIAL PROJECTS
OLD TOM APPLICATION DEVELOPER, SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR
-SURRENDER WEBMASTER, SPECIAL PROJECTS, PROGRAMMING ADVISER
DUCKSOUP GRAPHIC DESIGN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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