There’s one thing I forget about teaching at intensives: They’re intense. Naiia and I were going to be teaching eight classes- four together, four apart – over the course of two days at a private residence in Iowa. There were about 18 attendees, some couples and some single, all with one common interest: Power Exchange.[…]
It’s hard to describe a GRUE to someone who’s never been to one. But maybe it’s possible. Watch, and see if it gives you an idea: The GRUE Experience from Graydancer on Vimeo. Links mentioned in the video: The Madison GRUE The Baltimore GRUE RambleGRUE AusGRUE Email me!
They Aren’t Afraid to Try New Things: Last year TES approached me and asked if I could do an “Open Space” event there. My first response was the same as always: “Are you sure?” Open Spaces are strange critters when combined with “regular” conventions, and even when they go really well (such as the[…]
From a commenter from Fetlife on my “How to (Almost) Not Go Broke as a Kink Presenter as a Kink Presenter “: Unfortunately, there is no magic money tree for kink conventions (or no one is sharing it), so organizers constantly have to (or at least should attempt to) balance accessibility, costs, and fair compensation. This creates a system[…]
There have been an overwhelming number of people and organizations demanding to know the identity of a presenter referenced in the writing “Shibaricon Concerns.” This is somewhat frustrating, something akin to saying “The house is on fire!” and having people focus on knowing the exact color of the flame. At the same time, I have been[…]
I have been asked by many people “So, Gray, what did you think of BOLD?” It’s usually asked in a sort of secretive way, kind of like in middle school when a Penthouse was being passed around the guy’s locker room and you’d wink, nudge your buddy. I understand the need for secrecy; there was a lot[…]
Recently I gave my Worst Class Ever. Seriously, it’s documentably the poorest job I’ve ever done teaching. I appreciate class evaluations from events, even though (as almost any presenter will tell you) that one negative comment will keep me awake at night no matter how effusive the rest of them were. And frankly, usually the[…]