Below is our most current list of presenters for 2016!
Wiseguy, aka Mark Wiseman, is a professional hypnotist, hypnotherapy and NLP instructor, and author of Mind Play: A Guide to Erotic Hypnosis and The Mind Play Study Guide as well as dozens of hypnoerotic stories on mcstories.com. With over 15 years of experience writing about, performing, and teaching hypnosis, Wiseguy is “Obi-Wan” to the erotic hypnosis community.
Dossie Easton, a long time player on the San Francisco S/M scene, is co-author with Janet Hardy of The Ethical Slut, The New Bottoming Book and The New Topping Book, When Someone You Love Is Kinky, a book designed to give to inform outsiders about our lifestyle, and Radical Ecstasy: SM Journeys to Transcendence.
Dossie is a licensed psychotherapist working with individuals, couples and more in her private practice in San Francisco, with a particular interest in how S/M journeys into Shadow can bring old wounds into the healing light of consciousness and and give them a shot of life force in the form of good hot sex.
An active sex radical since 1961, Dossie was a member of the first Board of Directors of the Society of Janus in San Francisco in 1974. In the eighties under the name of Hidebound Leatherware, she had a business crafting whips and restraints. Currently she makes her home in the mountains north of San Francisco, travels around to teach at conferences all over the world, and spends her nonexistent free time hiking the hills declaiming filthy poetry to the vultures and hosting outrageous pajama parties. You can check out her website at www.dossieeaston.com.
Felix Krull was one of the early contributors to the San Francisco hypnosis meet-ups, and has led and taught at a number of the meetings over the last several years. He has taught a variety of hypnosis classes at all the WEEHUs and the first two MEEHUs, at Dark Odyssey: Surrender in 2014 and 2015, and at other California meet-ups. Felix is a certified hypnotherapist, with an emphasis on conversational hypnosis. His interests include atypical trance states, anchoring and conditioning, and hypnotic storytelling.
James Gordon & Rebecca Doll
James Gordon & Rebecca Doll share membership in the House of Artemisia. They work to produce the VMAP series, focusing on power exchange, empowerment and consent, found on YouTube at Modern Power Exchange. James is certified in Clinical Hypnotherapy while Rebecca Doll delights in tweaking minds and puts her Masters in Education to use studying the more twisted human desires.
Señor Jaime had his first deliberate hypnotic experience in 3rd grade and was subsequently inspired by erotic hypnosis memes from 1970s and 80s popular culture. He is a licensed mental health professional and holds multiple advanced certifications in assorted social constructionist disciplines and epistomologies including NLP, hypnosis, provocative change, and metaphor work. For over ten years as a coach and consultant, he has used hypnosis to assist people in getting lots more of what they want.
For the past decade he has presented internationally on hypnosis, rope, and other kink-related topics. In Austin Texas, Jaime owns and runs a local event space The WhatKnot and presides over the Masters and slaves Together (MAsT) charter for the area with his slave V. He is currently developing The GET SPoT: Generative Erotic Trance for Sex-Postitive Transformation, a cooperative approach to erotic hypnosis and trance.
River Dark & dominique
River Dark is a 47 year old poly leatherdyke Top/switch, porn writer, kink educator and an out pervert for over 20 years hailing from Vancouver, Canada. While she is trained as an actor, she currently expresses herself artistically by writing porn, teaching workshops and by creating a scene. Her SM erotica can be found in a variety of anthologies, and she is currently working on a book of her essays and short stories. River has presented at many local, regional and international events/organizations in the past ten years. As she is most interested in the mind as the seat of power many of her workshops explore the psychological aspects of play. She is committed to creating engaging, fact-filled and thought-provoking workshops that are dense with information, supportive of the participants and fun to attend. domenique has been River’s property for 5 years, and was in training with her for a year and a half prior to that. She came out into kink when she was 19 and immediately embraced it with mind, body and soul. She spends a great deal of her time running around in her own head, and has started sharing those thoughts with a wider audience.
Najalaise is maniacal but decent. Even before joining the organized BDSM community in 2005, Naj was exploring kink and introducing others to play piercing, figging, sounding, fisting, and more. In recent years, Najalaise> has had the pleasure of presenting at Paradise Unbound, Seattle’s Foundation for Sex Positive Culture, and erotic hypnosis conferences across the country. They co-founded Seattle’s Erotic Hypnosis Enthusiasts’ Group (now running as the Hypnokink Enthusiasts’ Group) in 2012, and they have been working to build community and offer in-depth hypnosis education ever since. Naj is gleeful about learning and trying new things, both as a top and as a bottom, and is invested in creating spaces that foster knowledge and creativity by making it okay to screw up in public.
Koe Creation is a sex educator for the 21st century! Sharing their unique life experiences from a second-generation pansexual, polyamorous, kinky, sex-positive perspective; Koe inspires and instructs people on how to create enriching and communicative relationship(s) in their lives. Koe has been educating on kink, sex and the power of consent since 2005.
Jim Duvall began his career as an erotic photographer in the early days of the World Wide Web when he started janesguide.com with his former partner. He provided content for many online endeavors including bondage.com. His art has been shown at the Seattle Erotic Art Festival and many other art festivals around North America. He helped start The Betty Pages, an LGBT magazine, and was a contributor for the magazine for 5 years.
As a sexuality activist Mr. Duvall has volunteered for many organizations over the years. He is a founder of the Center for Sex Positive Culture (CSPC) and the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. He is a past President and Board member of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and CSPC and the current President of the Board for the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture. Jim Duvall teaches on a variety of topics from erotic photography to rope bondage all over North America. Currently he works as a fine art photographer in Seattle, WA.
Sophia Sky is a switch who enjoys dynamic scenes that push the edges of conventional play and her body’s capabilities. She is the Executive Director of the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture and is working to change the world’s ideas about sexuality, speaking at universities, conventions, and private groups around North America. Sophia performs regularly in Seattle, WA, taking great joy in combining her love of the aerial arts and her fetishes.
An active member of several leather families, Aren is Pacific Coast and International Power Exchange 2015 as part of a triad, and is the current producer of Pacific Coast Power Exchange. Aren is a graduate of Leather Quest San Francisco’s class of 2011, and is the Junior Headmaster for Journey SF 2016. Aren brings a unique combination of queer leather sensibilities and trickster energy to their work and play as journeyman priestess, writer, leather educator, and slave. Residing in the SF Bay Area with several human and animal members of their intimate network, Aren balances introvert tendencies with an intricate polyamorous life.
Ms. WillowKat is Pacific Coast and International Power Exchange 2015 as part of a triad. She brings her creative passion for healing to her endeavors as shamanic priestess, Master, kinky caregiver and midwife to the dying. She has taught in the US and Canada with several members of her family, on topics including communication, healthy power exchange, and poly. Her passions include painting, teaching, ritual, D/s, sex magic, BDSM edge play and tree-hugging. She heads a complex and growing leather family, and holds membership in several other leather families. Nicknamed “the hurricane.” she is known for her dynamic teaching style and her passionate commitment to life.
Ranell is Pacific Coast and International Power Exchange 2015 as part of a triad with Ms WillowKat and Aren. She has been living and following her Leather path of M/s, D/s, erotic play, and service to the community since 2005. Ranell identifies as a dominant, slave, leather dyke, and mystic. She is a Board Member of the San Francisco Dykes On Bikes Women’s Motorcycle Contingent and an Associate Producer of the Ms. San Francisco Leather Contest. Her previous roles have included Logistics chair for Leather Levi Weekend, Venus’ Playground Committee Member, Board Member for the Alameda County Leather Corps, Team Lead for North West Leather Celebration, and Sound Engineer for International Ms Leather. Balancing monastic leanings with a polyamorous lifestyle, Ranell has found deep connections to those spirits who have touched hers.
The Duke & Myf
Andy, “The Duke” and Myf have been playing together since 2014. Myf has been an ageplayer since 2013 and Andy has been into age play related fetishes most of his life.
Myf and Andy began using hypnosis together at the end of 2014, and it has enhanced their scenes consistently since then. They are active in both the SF littles community and the SF Bay Area Hypnosis group. Andy and Myf have introduced several ageplayers to the possibilities using hypnosis in their scenes with a lot of success. This is their first time presenting at WEEHU.
Evelyn Evey is a happily kinky, switchy, sadomasochistic, polyamorous, queer experience junkie who lives in Seattle, Washington where she is actively involved with the Center for Sex Positive Culture and the local BDSM community. She is vice president of the board of directors for the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture and has had various roles with the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival. A voracious learner, she has studied Ayurveda, psychology, and acting, all of which have provided her insight and tools for helping others on their own journeys towards finding balance and having fun with their kink.
SFHypno has been playing with hypnosis for over 25 years, and has been involved in the SF erotic hypnosis scene since its founding.
Skyla has been in the hypno-kink community for going on 4 years now. She started out her journey learning in the chatroom on hypbook, then became an admin staff on that site. When Hypbook was no longer, she ventured out with some great friends and started Hypwatch.com a growing online erotic hypnosis community! During her journey she has learned from some of the greatest minds in hypno-land! Going from subject to sensual hypnotist, She can be heard on the airwaves of DecentHypnosisRadio, and has started recording her own files. Skyla loves both sides of the pocket watch, and also loves to giggle!
Actually_Mike is a fetishist whose lifelong kink is erotic hypnosis and mind-control play. Mike’s academic background includes a degree in Education with a focus in Educational Psychology. He is a self-taught hypnotist who has been practicing erotic hypnosis since 2010. He has presented at MEEHU, the AIS Unconference, The Guilty Pleasures Midweek Practice and Class, and many other informal venues. Most recently Mike has been invited to present at Hypnosis in the Catskills. He is the founder of Hypno Lounge Columbus; a group for hypno-kinksters and the hypno-curious in central Ohio.
MzGrayce has been playing as both hypnotist and subject for a number of years, is a certified hypnotist, and has also taught classes and organized erotic hypnosis groups throughout California. Currently one of organizers of WorshipHer, a femdomme group in Sacramento, she co-runs Sacramento Hypno Connections (on hiatus for the moment), and previously started an erotic hypnosis group in San Diego. Before that, she was one of the early group leaders of the SF Bay Area Erotic Hypnosis Group. You may recognize her as the entrancing volunteer shuttle driver from WEEHU 2!
Vir Cotto is a hypnotist living in New York City. He’s been practicing hypnosis for five years and has been involved with the BDSM community for a little under two years. He is active in the NYC scene and is a volunteer for the The Eulenspiegel Society (TES). In his spare time, he likes to write about BDSM and his journey. Both inside and outside of Kink, Vir likes to let his geek flag fly.
Kaye Buckley is a private and pro-player in the BDSM Community since its flowering during the late1970s. Together, she and her triad created the first San Francisco women’s SM group called “Cardea”, a precursor to the groups that followed, culminating with “The Exiles.” Her background encompassed the powerful spiritual and healing components that BDSM offers, transcending her own sex-negative healing process and the emergence of her personal sexual identity. She is beyond grateful to have learned from the best!
Kaye’s later explorations led her to Japan where she was immersed for three years as a BDSM Sex Worker and Performance Artist. Returning to San Francisco, she built a Pro-Domme and Mentoring career, creating her own Japanese-style play space, Shibari Magic7. She maintains a private practice as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, and is developing a sado-erotic hypnosis practice via telephone. Her current passion is building a bridge between her formal hypnotherapy training and her experiences of the multidimensional trance states inherent in BDSM.
For more of Kaye’s story, read “Priestess Birth,” in the anthology Spirit of Desire, edited by Lee Harrington. Please visit Kaye’s website at www.shibarimagic7.com.
Mephki is the organizer of NEEHU and a force working to bring together people who love hypnosis. To this end, Mephki has organized hypnosis events wherever and whenever possible, and is currently working on connecting communities via HypNation.org. In addition to hypnosis, Mephki enjoys rope and baking.
DylanG says: “I began hypnosis when I was 14 and began to delve into the mind every chance I found. I enjoyed learning how the mind works, how our choices help us to grow and communicate, and where our paths will take us. Seek me out if you wish to learn how our minds can open further and the connections we make between them.”
Synarchist is a certified hypnotist who has been focusing on and practicing the erotic application of hypnosis for over a decade. He is a professional performer and entertainer with 15 years of experience and training in arts as diverse as stage acting, improvisation, sketch comedy, and mime. He is also a professional educator with 14 years of experience teaching both English and Special Education, and is a co-founder of the Orange County Erotic Hypnotic Munch. He hopes that his eclectic mix of talents and skills can contribute meaningfully to the Erotic Hypnosis community.
Ms. Kitty Love
Ms Kitty Love is a poly bi switch, an experienced hypnotic subject, and a recently certified hypnotist. A sadomasochistic sapiosexual bimbo and bibliophile, she is a fan of continuously expanding her knowledge and skillsets. As of yet, she is experienced in a variety of fetish topics including bimbofication, brainwashing, and ASMR. Her primary hypnotic technique involves touch and motion as focal points to induce trance. She is co-founder and the primary force behind the Orange County Erotic Hypnotic Munch.
Liz/LuckyAlbatross has been active in the public scene since 1998 and enjoys merging intellectual theory with real world practicality and a hefty dose of whimsy. She has presented in events all over the US, including Alaska and Hawaii. Liz was a member of Black Rose in DC and the Baltimore Educational and Social Society (BESS), where she was elected as Secretary for two years and Chair of the Board for one year. Currently living outside Philadelphia, she was previously in Austin, TX where she was the Arbiter of the local group GWNN and Service Leader of Element. Her favorite fetishes are formal wear and connections and she greatly enjoys hypnosis and objectification.
Mark (aka EnergeticIntent on Fetlife) has been active in the kink community for more than 15 years. His interests and personal play mix the realms of the physical and the energetic. He is very enthusiastic to share his path of energy and its application to kinky play and is open to being told that’s enough for now! Having taught individual and group classes to many different levels of kinksters, he can tailor guidance to the level of the participants.
Trained medical first responder (CPR/AED/FirstAid/HazMat/Fire)
HypnoMaster_D founded and moderates the main Erotic Hypnosis group on Fetlife. He practices a form of hypnosis that he calls the Global Suggestion, and offers recordings and how-to manuals at GlobalSuggestion.com
Dr. Headcrash is a poly pansexual Top, and has been practicing and teaching erotic hypnosis in a BDSM context for 25 years. A very psychological player (think “Don’t Shoot the Dog” meets “The Story of O” with a healthy dose of old-school ASFR thrown in) and a bodybuilding sadist, he finds that the most interesting things happen at the intersection of the psychological, the physical, and the social. Dr. Headcrash teaches hypnosis as a collaborative process based on building trust and rapport between subject and hypnotist and encouraging effective communication on both sides. He is co-founder of the San Francisco Bay Area Erotic Hypnosis Group. You can find him at DrHeadcrash.com, or on Fetlife as @headcrash.
RukakoMaiden is a switchy poly queer woman of color currently studying towards a Psychology degree at Stanford University. She is currently president of Kardinal Kink, Stanford’s official student organization for kink and alternative intimacy, and columnist behind Inter-sex-tionality, a weekly column in the Stanford Daily dedicated to consent culture, sex ed, queer and trans issues, and radical activism. She can be appropriately enticed to conversation with a tribute of black clothing, leather, or and/or queer paraphernalia.
panavatar has been experimenting with trance states since she as a child, mostly as a solo explorer and student, and has been a weirdo pervert for as long as she can remember. Since early 2013, she has especially been involved in the erotic hypnosis community, playing primarily as a subject, and is now one of the organizers of WEEHU. Her interests as a presenter include teaching communication and consciousness-expanding skills to players of all experience levels. She identifies as: queer, femme, a bottom-leaning switch, polyamorous, sadomasochistic, an edge player, and a vampire fetishist. panavatar is property of Dr. Headcrash.
Would You Like to Present for Us?
We are still accepting presenter submissions for 2016.
If you would like to present for us, please contact us with some info about what you might like to do (teach a class, moderate a discussion group, facilitate a special event, etc), a brief bio, and any other relevant information.
We actively encourage new presenters and folks who are just starting out teaching/facilitating.
Our presenters’ list is curated: not everyone who applies to the event is accepted, and not all presentations they would like to offer end up on the schedule. Some considerations we take into account are:
- What are their skills as a presenter?
- Does their offered material fill a unique and/or needed niche in the con’s program?
- Does their offered material complement or fit closely enough to our focus on erotic hypnosis?
Please note: As a policy, we do not host hypnosis stage shows at WEEHU. We feel that the stage performance experience does not fit with the collaborative, educational & experiential environment we foster here. We also feel that there are many venues for hypnotic stage performances, while the other programming we offer is relatively unique. This is not a negative judgement of stage hypnosis–it just isn’t what we’re about. If you feel that you have programming to offer that falls into the “stage hypnosis” category, but should be an exception to this rule, please do reach out and let us know what you have in mind!
Presenters are selected through a variety of ways:
- We invite great presenters from prior years to return.
- We approach people who gave great presentations at other events we attended.
- We invite presenters who were highly recommended by others in the kink community.
- We issue an informal call for presentations in our Fetlife group.
- Potential presenters who hear about our event contact us privately.
If someone approaches us to present, and we aren’t familiar with them and/or have never seen them teach, we may ask them to send us a sample video of one of their classes, give a demo presentation with us in person or via video chat, and/or provide references from someone else in the erotic hypnosis or overall kink community. And we reserve the right at any time, for any reason (stated or unstated) to refuse to allow someone to present.