Where fiction and reality…come together!


Our presenters are a mix of authors and BDSM lifestyle practitioners. Our BDSM Practitioners have several years experience in the topic they are presenting. Many will provide live demonstrations. Visit our WORKSHOPS page to learn more.


Joey W. Hill Joey W. Hill — Keynote Speaker
Joey W. Hill is the recipient of the RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award. The author of more than thirty contemporary and paranormal BDSM erotic romances, she is also a practicing submissive in her personal life. Her website, has free excerpts and information on all her available titles. She is a fantastic author and has graciously agreed to be the first Keynote Speaker.


Dr. Charley FerrerDr. Charley Ferrer — Host & Founder of BDSM Writers Con
Dr. Charley Ferrer is a world renowned Clinical Sexologist and BDSM Expert. She had taught various workshops on Dominance and submission throughout the US, Latin America and China earning her the title of America’s BDSM Expert. Doctor Charley has taught various workshops on BDSM to both the general public and authors. She has always created several webinars on this and other topics. She is the award winning author of over thirteen books on relationships and sexuality including BDSM FOR WRITERS and BDSM THE NAKED TRUTH. She is currently writing a new book on ways to enhance your relationship titled: 30 Shades of Kink due to be released 2014. Dr. Charley is America’s BDSM Expert. Visit her other website or for further information and various topics.


Cris Anson

Cris Anson
Cris Anson’s interest in BDSM has been evident since Ellora’s Cave published her first erotic romance in 2005. In Redemption and Glory, her fourteenth book, two novices to BDSM learn what turns them on, but their exploration turns explosive when a second man enters their Domination and submission games. Aaron’s Jewel, a BDSM novella featuring older protagonists, will release in September. Cris has given or received floggings, violet wand, spankings, power exchanges, and other elements of BDSM—all in the name of research. Her stories and blogs are laced with her personal observations and experiences. Her books consistently receive 5-star and recommended-read reviews. Visit Cris at and read her amazing blog at



Miranda Baker
Miranda Baker is the author of the Come Again and Double Helix series for Samhain Publishing. When it comes to sex and love, there’s something for everyone, and she delights in giving happily-ever-afters to her quirky characters. A firm believer in write what you know (except when it comes to BDSM with superpowers—she wishes!), Miranda often puts work into play with her kinky husband.


Sorcha Black author pic

Sorcha Black
Sorcha Black is the co-author of the Badass Brats series and writes about kinky bisexual women in poly relationships. She became a romance writer after meeting two nefarious authors on the internet. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Sorcha enjoys tattoos and foul language.



Scarlet Hawthorne

Scarlet Hawthorne
Scarlet loves including elements of BDSM in her erotic romances because, as a 24/7 submissive in a DD household, she hopes to reverse the misinformation and negative stereotypes promulgated in the media. She has also published mainstream romances in a variety of genres, from paranormal to romantic suspense, under other pen names. Scarlet’s upcoming release is the M/M Romance, BETWEEN THE NOTES. Visit her website 


Debra Hyde author photo
Debra Hyde
Debra is nearing her twenty-year anniversary in BDSM scene. For sixteen of those years, she was an owned submissive and although her master “aged out” of dominance in his senior years, they’re still attached to each other and still playing. Devotion is ever-lasting.


cassandra with bathbrushCassandra Park
Cassandra Park is an editor and writer (erotic and mainstream) who has been in the BDMS lifestyle for more than 25 years. She dabbles in many types of play but gravitates to spanking and discipline play. She and her husband attend several spanking parties a year around the country. Cassandra writes about the scene on her blog, Sandy’s Room. In the vanilla world, she enjoys photography, reading, and making things. She lives in Queens, NY.


Matthew Scrivens

Dr. Matthew Scrivens
Dr. Matthew’s discovered the true strength and resilience of the human heart when he provided therapy to murderers, molesters, and rapists in hopes that helping the perpetrators of such crimes might result in fewer victims. Having journeyed the black night of the soul innumerable times with many troubled clients, Dr. Scrivens has developed a familiarity and understanding of the dark side of human psychology. Using what he has learned and experienced, Dr. Scrivens has presented his knowledge as a guest blogger and conference speaker. His best-selling gay erotic thriller Sole Survivor was published in 2012.


Leia ShawLeia Shaw
Leia Shaw is the bestselling author of the paranormal romance series, Shadows of Destiny. More recently, she’s branched out into the erotic world by co-authoring the bestselling BDSM ménage Badass Brats series, which is not only known for its fun representation of the lifestyle but also loving and realistic polyamorous relationships. and


Susan Wright, BDSM Writers Con, Charley Ferrer, kink, bondage, fetishesSusan Wright founded the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom in 1997, a national advocacy organization for the BDSM, swing and polyamory communities, and currently serves as spokesperson for the organization. She chaired the successful DSM-5 Revision Project, and coordinated the SM Policy Reform Project for the National Organization for Women (NOW) which resulted in rescinding their anti-BDSM policy at their national conference in 1999. Susan has written kinky Contemporary Romance novels as well as Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Science Fiction and Star Trek books. The USA Today Bestselling Author began her writing career in 1993, and has published more than 30 novels and nonfiction books on art and popular culture with Pocket Books, Penguin Group, St Martin’s Press and Kensington.


Our BDSM Lifestyle Presenters

Bo BlazeBo Blaze
Bo is the “Alternative” life coach. Specializing in the Entertainment Industry, Alternative Relationships & Sexuality and anyone else who’s life is just a little bit left of center. He has 20 years of experience in the music industry and has worked with a variety of entertainers and touring musicians from the “most high profile” to the “completely unknown”. He has vast experience with alternative lifestyles & communities including, Polyamory, Leather, BDSM, Kinky, Queer, Fetish, Adult, Gay, Lesbian, Transgendered, Transsexual, Crossdressing, LGBT, Leather Family, adult entertainers, sex workers etc.


Karida is helping to facilitate the BDSM Relationships Panel. She is a Daddy’s girl, a little girl, a Leather girl, and an enthusiastic boot black living in NYC.  She is the IPE (International Power Exchange) 2013 titlist with Sir Guy.  Karida is member of TES, MAsT Metro NY, part of the Feel Me Breathe family, minion of The Dark Lair, and member for life of W.O.L.F. (Women of Leather Florida).  Karida has presented/co-presented for local, regional, and national organizations of on non-traditional power & authority exchange dynamics. She has a passion for leather and preserving its history. She is proud to be a part of the Leather Women – A photographic Documentary, co-founder of “Leather Voices of NYC” an oral history project recording and preserving NYC’s Leather, BDSM, and fetish history. She is continually looking to share with and learn from others


BDSM Writers Con, my ladys toys, Doctor Charley Ferrer, bdsm toys, kink, fetishes Lady Sabrina
Lady Sabrina has been a member of the BDSM community for over 25 years and has presented for numerous organizations like TES, Master/slave Conference, Black Rose, etc. on such varied topics as; Introduction to M/s, Women Empowerment, How to Run a Successful Meeting, Flogging, Sensual Hot Wax, Scene Protocols, Basic Skills for Dominants, Club Scene Etiquette, Spanking 101 and 201, Basic Negotiation, Your Event and How to Promote It, Intro to BDSM, and more. 




MaryAnn is a dominant female living in the New York City area. She’s intelligent, well-educated, with a dry and sarcastic sense of humor. On her vanilla side she has a wide range of interests which include museums, art galleries, Broadway shows, jazz, Shakespeare, Poe, traveling, wine, comedy, friends and family. She also has a fetish for any house that has a front porch. On the kinky side, she is an absolute top. She enjoys spanking, flogging, caning, whipping, and the glow and hum of the violet wand. MaryAnn definitely enjoys the dominant/submissive dynamic and the exchange of power that comes along with it. It is the psychological interplay that flows between the participants of a scene that is MaryAnn’s main kink.


cassandra with bathbrushCassandra Park
Cassandra Park is an editor and writer (erotic and mainstream) who has been in the BDMS lifestyle for more than 25 years. She dabbles in many types of play but gravitates to spanking and discipline play. She and her husband attend several spanking parties a year around the country. Cassandra writes about the scene on her blog, Sandy’s Room. In the vanilla world, she enjoys photography, reading, and making things. She lives in Queens, NY.




Traveling Fool is a master at the sensuous art of the violet wand, getting the violet wand orgasm, and the smiles and sighs of pleasure from slow, sensual violet wand play. If you’re not into pain, and prefer the squeals of pleasure, his style is for you. Traveling Fool loves to teach and demonstrate how to maximize your violet wand play by combining various violet wand tools and accessories with many sensual techniques. Traveling Fool was a board member of TES and is a certified wand demonstrator and member of the Violet Wand Guild. Traveling Fool travels the world for work, and plays, demos and teaches at many kink events.

Last updated on August 11, 2014