Mollena (IMsL 2010) :: Vancouver Tour :: November 5 – 7, 2010

 

ONLY 60 SEATS AVAILABLE!

As with last year’s Intensive produced by NubianImp, there are only a limited number of seats available.

Click to register for the weekend, or to purchase single tickets.

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Join International Ms Leather 2010 Mollena Williams (Mollena.com) for the Vancouver stop of her global tour. Fresh from Amsterdam and Sweden, IMsL 2010 continues her travels with a 10-day stop in Vancouver featuring:

…… Leather workshops and appearances;

…… Mollena’s one woman show….
…………69 Stories: One Pervert’s Tale”;

……Book signings at various locations;

…… • and more.

All events are at W2 Storyeum, which is located at 151 West Cordova, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1E1

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NOTE: Content on this site is the final authority and is subject to change as more plans and events are finalized.

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EDUCATION – Saturday/Sunday, November 6/7

For those who take as much care of their minds as they do their bodies, leathers, and toys, Mollena will be presenting a series of classes Saturday, November 6th and 7th, 2010. The focus of all the sessions will be D/s M/s studies rather that technical skills.

Saturday, November 6th, 2010 Sessions

Sunday, November 7th, 2010 Sessions

Like those who participated in the Lee Harrington D/s Intensive, attendees will find the themes explored over the weekend to be a fertile source of future conversation and personal enrichment. Those who have attended the D/s Dinner/salons may find new things to bring to the table. Previous attendance at either event is not a requirement.

ONLY 60 SEATS AVAILABLE!
View detailed ticket information
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Click to register for the weekend, or to purchase single tickets

Workshops held at: W2 Storyeum, which is located at 151 West Cordova, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1E1

Attendees will be able to purchase individual sessions, day passes, and weekend passes. A limited number of bursaries and full scholarships are available.

Prices range from $15 for the show and $25 for a single session pass, to $115 for the show and all six sessions being presented.

Those who registered for the D/s Intensive with Lee Harrington in 2009 are eligible for a 20% discount and have been contacted with a special code. If you think you should have a code and did not receive one please contact < nubianimpprojects [at] gmail [dot] com >

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Mollena - 69 Stories: A Pervert's Tale - A one woman show

LIVE PERFORMANCE – Friday, November 5th

Description: You think it’s easy to find someone to respect you after you lick their boots? Neither does Crowded Fire Resident Artist and recently “vested” International Ms. Leather, Mollena Williams. Her hilarious, erotic and poignant one-woman show first enticed audiences in 2001, down a road-less-traveled to the San Francisco BDSM community. The show played to sold-out crowds and surprised audiences with its daring and hilarity.

Tickets for this event are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. A limited number of bursary tickets are available.

LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE!
View detailed ticket information
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Click to register for the weekend, or to purchase single tickets.

Performance held at W2 Storyeum, which is located at 151 West Cordova, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1E1

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Play Party Appearance at Metro Vancouver Kink – Saturday, November 6th

Following a full day of workshops Mollena will be seeing how the Vancouver Leather/Kink/Fetish crowd play in the dungeon at monthly dungeon event hosted by Vancouver’s community-based BDSM orgainzation, Metro Vancouver Kink!

Metro Vancouver Kink - Vancouver, BC's community-based BDSM organizationTickets for the party available at the door. For details about the event please visit their website. Should arrangements be made for Mollena to present in advance of the party, a notice will be posted here and on their site.

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Book Signings – Various Opportunities – TBA

For those interested in purchasing copies of her book, The Toybag Guide to Playing With Taboo (Toybag Guides), copies will be available at most events. Bring your own copy for a personal signature, purchase one from the local Queer/Sex-positive bookstore Little Sisters, or bring your dollars to purchase on on site!

The Toybag Guide to Playing With Taboo (Toybag Guides) by Mollena Williams (IMsL 2010)

Description: For those turned on to giving or receiving power, the hottest fantasies are often those that are the least acceptable — those that mirror historical oppression (Nazism, plantation slavery), crime (incest, ageplay, rape), and other “unacceptable” behaviors. Because these fantasies are deeply charged, they are among the riskiest and most challenging to enact. Yet it is possible, and often very rewarding, to do so. In this guide, Mollena Williams, a Black woman who enjoys roleplaying racism and slavery with the right person, explains ways to safeguard these difficult scenes to ensure the emotional and physical safety of all concerned. With sections on playing with sexual taboos like age and rape, cultural taboos like race and identity, and physical taboos like scat play, this is a thorough and responsible guide to BDSM’s furthest regions.

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And More! Is there anything YOU would like?

In addition to the appearance at the MVK Play Party on Saturday, November 5th Mollena meeting with other distinct communities.

While there are some items still in discussion, opportunities still exist within the schedule to gather with Mollena.  If you have something specific in mind during the week of November 4th – November 10th, please send the details of your request to: Kona {at} NubianImpProjects {dot} com

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Registration & Ticket Information

Events are open to one and all regardless of sex, gender, role, orientation, relationship status, or food affiliation. Where exceptions exist this will be clearly noted.

Attendees will be able to attend individual events/sessions or purchase a discounted multi-event pass. Those who registered for the D/s Intensive with Lee Harrington in 2009 are eligible for a special rate and will be contacted separately.

Tickets for ALL events NOW ON SALE.

View detailed ticket information.
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Need a place to stay while in town?

The Holiday Inn Express is is our preferred hotel for those that might be interested. This is the same hotel that hosted the Mayhem 2009 Conference and provided killer  room deals for the Lee Harrington D/s Intensive.

Discussions  to secure a hotel discount are still in progress.

Call the hotel toll free: 1-888-428-7486 or write to: info@hievancouver.com to check availability. Includes: Parking, HOT Breakfast, Wi-Fi, local phone calls, free daily newspaper, fitness room as well as limited-service Shuttle.

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Workshop Descriptions


1. “You want to do what for me?!” An introduction to the Service Dynamic (World Première)

Even those most twisted of kinksters often are at a loss when it comes to service. For those of us raised and acculturated to independence, having someone wait on you hand and foot can seem disconcerting.  To say nothing of those who want nothing more than to perform the service!  It can be deeply emotionally complex to selflessly meet the needs of others, and to find fulfillment there. And it can be challenging to receive service with grace, awareness and humility.
This discussion will address the nature of service, how we can (and already do!) integrate it into our daily lives, as well as provide a safe space for exploring the desire to serve and to be served, in and outside of the dungeon. From those just dipping their toes into service ot those with many years of experience, we welcome your thoughts, input and experience as we share this most intimate of power exchanges!


2. Strong Slaves, Bodacious Bottoms & Ass-Kicking Submissives: Embracing Dichotomy

Self-identification is difficult for anyone in the alternative lifestyle. It can be even more challenging for people who see themselves as strong in their lives but desirous of submission.  There is a great deal of pressure in the BDSM community to “seem submissive,” so what do you do when you see yourself as strong and fierce and yet crave mastery and domination?

Believe me, you are not alone. There are many submissives and bottoms and slaves who are strong and independent and finding their way through the maze of the Kink Community! This class is an intense discussion of self-assessment personal identification, passion and power. From those who struggle with their desire to submit,  to those who strive for greater strength of purpose, this class will be a wonderful opportunity to bond with the likeminded and suss out your strength in an open setting. And for tops dominants and masters, this is an excellent opportunity to get into the mind of those who are strong and embrace the dichotomy of strength in submission and freedom in slavery!


3. Beautiful Intention, Gracious Focus: Bringing Service to Life

Many people aspire to or consider themselves to be “Service Oriented.” But if you ask them what being “In Service” means, you may be in for a rather unfocused response. Ask them precisely what services they bring to the table and often the intention becomes even foggier and more diffuse. On the other side, it is a rare dominant or top who knows what it means to graciously accept service, and exactly what in their life requires the dedication and focus that a submissive or slave can bring to the equation. One of the most basic aspects of service, being reactive to the physical and emotional cues that are an integral part of dominant and submissive relationships, is something often overlooked.

This class will involve exploring exercises in service, attentiveness and non-verbal communication. How clear a communicator are you? How gracefully can you provide service? How artfully can you accept service? You may well be surprised, you definitely will step outside of your accustomed roles, and you most certainly will have an opportunity to reconsider exactly what active service means to you. We’ll look at the poise and beauty of the most simple d/s interaction, and see how even a glass of water can be an emotional journey.


4. Diplomacy and Tact in D\s Relationships

The minutiae of Dominant Submissive relationships can be glorious, sublime and difficult. We all have issues to navigate, and these issues can color our power exchanges. Submission does not have to cripple your ability to have your needs met. Dominance does not have to transform you into an emotionless juggernaut. The ability to treat people with respect and empathy for their own communicative style is an invaluable asset. Within this seminar, we will discuss the many methods we use to communicate, exploring verbal and non-verbal cues. Learn how to identify your own personal interactive style, and explore the countless ways that power colors our expression. Learn how to deal with situations where your own style might engender conflict between yourself and your partner. Add tools to your communicative arsenal, enabling you to diffuse tension, have your needs met, and be understood! If this loudmouth NYer can learn “In-Pocket”; Formal service, you can be SURE she’s got something to share with you!


5. Role-Playing: Using your Head to get out of your Body

Although every child is an expert, as adults we frequently forget how to pretend, play” make-believe “and lose yourself in a story. Sure, you might have the hot fantasy of being an abducted princess or a captured spy, but how do you get past your day-to-day thought process and into to the spirit of this, one of the purest forms of play? How can you dissolve your ego into another character, and what do you do if you just wind up feeling pretty silly? In this class, we will discuss techniques for planning, negotiating and executing role-playing scenes, and how to boost your “other” energy. You’ll have a chance to play some games, to watch some play, and to let yourself go!


6. Boundary Smackdowns!: Playing Past YOUR “Temperate Zone”

Limits and comfort zones: we’ve all got ‘em. But sometimes you might long for an edgier play, something that genuinely provokes fear and yet evokes fascination. There are many reasons for this, and in this class we’ll discuss them. There are many approaches to this edge, and in this class we’ll find ways to “get over yourself” in order to go deeper within. Whether topping or bottoming in an edgy scene, how do you deal with leaving the known and sailing into the unknown?  How do you prepare yourself in the case that you lose your way? How do you recover once you are back from that strange and perilous journey? Take a trip within your own mind and see where you might have room in your play to take that leap into new and exhilarating territory!

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