DC GRUE Press Release!

For Immediate Release

Contact: KlawdyaRothschild@gmail.com (412) 901 1216

August 16, 2010

Novices and Experts Alike Gather for Skill-Share and Party

Open Format Sexualities “Un-Conference”, GRUE, comes to Washington DC

Graydancer’s Rope UnConference Extravaganza, or GRUE, began August 17th, 2007 in Madison, WI and included a beta group of 30 Hand-Picked Participants. Since then there have been 17 GRUEs across the U.S. and Canada, with 9 more scheduled through 2011.  The philosophy of the participant-driven un-conference relies of four fundamentals:

1) Whoever comes are the right people; 2) Whatever happens is the only thing that could have; 3) However long it takes is exactly enough; 4) When it’s over, it’s over.

As long as people have sought ways to spice up their sex life, the savvy have gathered to share their wisdom and tell tales of their accomplishments.  At the unstructured and unpredictable GRUE what these amounts to is a wide assortment of people presenting on an even wider array of topics including, but not limited to: Kink, Chainmail, Gender and Queer Theory, Bellydancing, Safer Sex, Monogamy/ Polyamory, and of course a variety of Rope Bondage.  Since the introduction of the GRUE, the un-conference style has been adopted successfully at other events, most notably Kink For All, started March 2009 in New York City, and the now retired Sex 2.0, started in April 2008 in Atlanta.  Both of those un-conferences have had successful sessions in D.C.

Having gathered momentum over the last three years since its inception, the upcoming DC-GRUE promises to be a success. While being held at the famous BDSM lifestyle venue, the Crucible, DC-GRUE hopes to welcome many new and inexperienced locals into its fold.  The GRUE traditional program includes open format sessions, group discussions, a party, and a pancake breakfast. This unique DC-GRUE will include lunch and dinner as well as “After GRUE” an optional slumber party.

A GRUE participant in Toronto had this to say about his experience at the event:

“I found myself in intimate, experienced (both new and wise), visceral discussions about gender identity, jargon limitations, dialogues on submissive mindsets, and a rather intense exploration of cultural, racial, and tabooist prejudices (in and out of the scene) and the ethos surrounding exploring those fantasies.”

Toronto GRUE Participant


For more information, please contact:

Klawdya Rothschild, 412 901 1216


~ by Klawdya Rothschild on August 19, 2010.

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