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The 2016 Kink Karnival

There is so much happening at the 2016 Kink Karnival! We are setting records for kinky fun!

Demonstrations, the TRY IT! Stage, and Mini Classes.

We are finalizing our schedule, and putting the finishing touches on demonstrations, interactive education, and entertainment. Stay tuned here, or watch the schedule page

Want to participate? Demo Form

Whip Cracking Contest

Since we have so many amazing whip makers in Arizona like we will have a whip cracking contest! You get 60 seconds to crack your whip as many times as you can! It will be a huge bunch of fun!

If you want to participate, just bring your whip!

STD Testing

APEX cares about you and your health. There will once again be free STD testing and information available on additional health issues at the 2016 Kink Karnival. More information will be available as we get it!

Concessions

Yummy food will be back! We are so lucky to have a concessions vendor who sticks with us. We are thrilled to have them returning to the 2016 Kink Karnival.

Auction and Raffle

Always tons of fun! The raffle and live auction will be back! The Grand Canyon Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be doing our Raffle sales again. We can’t wait to see them!  Visit the Sisters on Facebook

Tickets

For convenience, you can buy your tickets at the Box Office or at the club prior to the event. Presale tickets will close on November 6th at 5pm. Anyone over 18 may attend the Kink Karnival, but YOU MUST BE AN APEX (or reciprocal) MEMBER TO ATTEND THE PARTY.

ALL ACCESS Members do need a ticket to the Kink Karnival, but as always AA Members will attend the party at no charge.
Tickets to the Kink Karnival are $15.00. If you buy your tickets before the event, you can get the Kink Karnival, and the Kink Karnival Party for just $25.00! *Again…Presale tickets will close on November 6th at 5pm.

Fetish Fashion

We would love to showcase the amazing outfits, and wearable rope, and kink accessories we see at the KK. If you are coming to the KK dressed-to-impress and want to strut your stuff email: SpecialEvents@ArizonaPowerExchange.org

Want to Participate?

Vendor Form
Demo Form
Fetish Fashion: Email SpecialEvents@ArizonaPowerExchange.org

RSVP FOR THE KINK KARNIVAL on Fetlife.com
RSVP FOR THE PARTY on Fetlife.com
RSVP FOR THE KINK KARNIVAL ON FACEBOOK.com

Vendors

There isn’t much room left, so if you want to vend…hurry! Several categories are full, but we have room for a NEW vendor, and some categories that have some room!

Our Current Confirmed List of Vendors is below. If you want more information, or want to stay up-to-date on our vendor list please visit the Vendor Pageanytime.

Knotjokin: Starving rope artist providing an utterly tantalizing lineup of innovative rope flogger designs fabricated with undeniable quality that are inexplicably capable of delivering a plethora of uniquely remarkable sensations while bathing in a dazzling spectrum of stunningly brilliant hues. Also, the handles fit in condoms. Visit Knotjokin Rope Floggers on Facebook
Rusted Dragon Forge: Kinky Blacksmith and Custom Metalwork, from Sharp and Shiny to Dark and Twisted
Tickle Your Whimsy: Whimsical accessories.
Calamity Canes: Rattan canes of the finest quality.
The Kink Factory: We make and sell Fun, Sensual, and Sadistic BDSM Lifestyle Tools  Visit The Kink Factory on Facebook
CompassRose Creations: Exotic Hardwood Paddles, Humblers, Toys and Bondage Gear. All handmade by our family. Visit CompassRose Creations on Facebook
MB Leather: MB Leather is known for his floggers, dragon tails, wands, and many other things that you can have fun with. He has been doing this for many years. His toys are found in many states and a couple countries.
Quality Whips by Victor Tella:  Bullwhips, Signalwhips,Single Tails, Snakewhips. Visit Snakewhips on Facebook
Firebird Leather: Leather toys and wearables. Visit Firebird Leather on Facebook
Santiago AZ: Leather items and bondage furniture
Kyla’s Keepsakes: Steam Punk and kink clothing and accessories. Visit Kyla’s Keepsakes on Facebook
Roger Patterson Whips: Single tail whips and rawhide twitchers
Orchid and Serpent Stores: We sell electric toys, male chastity/cbt, collars & restraints, glass dildos, butt plug tails, jewel butt plugs, other sprinklings of BDSM toys.  Visit Orchid and Serpent Stores on Facebook
Slavebeast Productions: Floggers, Cuffs, Wood Paddles, Colorful Hand Painted Ceramics, and more
Groove: Lingerie and intimate toys and products. Visit Groove on Facebook
Gespent’s Fantasy Gear: Platinum Silicone adult toys and more!
PocketSnakes: Hancrafted whips made in Tucson, AZ. Pocket Snakes, Small whips, Leather & Synthetic
The Tactical Medic: We have used our 20+ years of Military and Industry experience to select products and service for our customers at the lowest prices possible. We ONLY sell products that we ourselves would use (and in most cases have used) in the field. Please browse through our store and shop with confidence. We invite you to create an account with us, or if you like, shop as a guest. Either way, your shopping cart will be active until you leave the store. Visit The Tactical Medic on Facebook
Inquisition Toys: high end leather ankle/wrist/thigh cuffs and collars. I also make a heavy duty metal bondage rack with light weight models coming out in the future. Besides the metal racks, I also have a Saw Horse type wooden bondage rack available. I also will be vending some wooden dungeon furniture and I sell knives.
Master Yeti’s Toys: Custom paddles and custom furniture on request
CheezyKrafts: jack of all trades craftor & kinky toy maker with emphasis on unique bdsm leather items and restraints, sewing, custom knot work and weaving, and unique glycerin soap and bath bombs. I sell cuffs, ball gags, fire floggers, chain floggers, monkey fists, specialty whip crackers (glow in the dark, UV reactive, & silicone dipped), nylon bullwhips & so much more. All my work is hand made by me & most everything is unique in some way. I’m also a professional cake decorator & do leather footware and upholstery restoration. Custom orders welcome!
PassionWolf: Whips etc.

Community Groups

The Kink Karnival is designed to educate about our Community and lifestyle. We couldn’t accurately represent our lifestyle without bringing together the lifestyle groups that make up our robust and diverse community.

National Coalition for Sexual Freedom:
NCSF advances the rights and advocates for consenting adults in the SM-Leather-Fetish, swing, and polyamory communities. We pursue our vision through direct services, education, advocacy, and outreach in conjunction with our partner organizations to directly benefit these communities.

Butchmanns Experience:
The Butchmanns Experience is an intensive educational weekend designed to provide an opportunity for self-discovery in pursuit of self-actualization. The event includes hands-on training in basic SM practices, protocol and rituals, and a view of leadership and obedience through the lens of Master/slave dynamics.

Butchmanns Experience allows us to explicitly visit areas that challenge and soothe us for the purpose of identifying who we are. Happiness comes from living authentically. When we are ready to be who we truly are, we encounter the next step on our path.

The emphasis of activities is on personal transformation and growth and includes intentional flogging, ritual temporary piercing, the call to serve and be served, and transformational mummification. These activities are further explored through in-depth discussions. The environment is structured to encourage safely entering new experiences, with the instructors and staff supporting each individual’s unique experience.

Want to Participate?

Vendor Form
Demo Form
Fetish Fashion: Email SpecialEvents@ArizonaPowerExchange.org

RSVP FOR THE KINK KARNIVAL on Fetlife.com
RSVP FOR THE PARTY on Fetlife.com
RSVP FOR THE KINK KARNIVAL ON FACEBOOK.com

Community Groups List Finalized!

The [Kink Karnival][http://kinkkarnival.com] is designed to educate about our Community and lifestyle. We couldn’t accurately represent our lifestyle without bringing together the lifestyle groups that make up our robust and diverse community.

Our Finalized List of Community Groups for the 2014 Kink Karnival

NCSFLogo_CLEAN_PMS711National Coalition for Sexual Freedom

NCSF advances the rights and advocates for consenting adults in the SM-Leather-Fetish, swing, and polyamory communities. We pursue our vision through direct services, education, advocacy, and outreach in conjunction with our partner organizations to directly benefit these communities.

BE LogoButchmanns Experience

The Butchmanns Experience is an experiential weekend offering opportunities for self-discovery. The event uses hands-on basic SM practices to explore awareness of internal direction, and it uses the practice of Master/slave dynamics to mindfully observe inner resources –qualities that are transferrable to our relationships in life.

that are transferrable to our relationships in life.

swlc 2015 logo jpgSouthwest Leather Conference
January 15th – 18th, 2015

Come explore the depths of Leather, Sex and Spirit with your tribe. Branch out with your tribe in the many workshops, the Southwest Bootblack and Southwest Master/ slave contests, our rocking bootblack lounge, our exclusive nightly dungeons, our signature Our Place room for rituals and meditation, the awesome community sponsored hospitality suite, or the powerful Dance of Souls.

Arizona girls of Leather
AZgOLAzgoL are slaves and submissives with a feminine heart who find joy In being of service to others. Our mission is twofold: to provide camaraderie, and a safe space to any individual who identifies as a Leathergirl and to provide community service within & outside of the greater Phoenix valley in Arizona and the Leather Community at large. On Fetlife.com: Arizona girls of Leather (AZgoL)
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ArizonagirlsofLeather/

PFLAG
http://www.pflagphoenix.org/
pflagOur Purpose: We, the parents, families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, celebrate diversity and envision a society that embraces everyone, including those diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Only with respect, dignity and equality for all will we reach our full potential as human beings, individually and collectively. PFLAG welcomes the participationand support of all who share in, and hope to realize, this vision.
Our Mission: PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
GCSPI Logo1Grand Canyon Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence(GCSPI) has the vision to unite, elevate, and empower the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) community throughout Arizona. Our primary role and pledge is cooperative support of every facet of the GLBT community through fundraising, entertainment and education throughout Arizona.

Once again GCSPI will be back to help us sell raffle tickets and raise money for the Arizona Power Exchange so we can keep doing the great work we are doing!

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Maricopa County Department of Public Health is providing confidential Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and HIV testing. Completely Confidential and Free of Charge.

For more information about Community Groups, please visit the Community Group Page

Don’t forget to get your tickets early at the Kink Karnival Box office or at any APEX event prior to November 14th, 2014.

Confirmed Community Group: NCSF

The Kink Karnival is designed to educate about our Community and lifestyle. We couldn’t accurately represent our lifestyle without bringing together the lifestyle groups that make up our robust and diverse community.

We’d like to welcome back the NCSF to the Arizona Power Exchange!

Confirmed Community Groups for the 2014 Kink Karnival

NCSFLogo_CLEAN_PMS711National Coalition for Sexual Freedom

NCSF advances the rights and advocates for consenting adults in the SM-Leather-Fetish, swing, and polyamory communities. We pursue our vision through direct services, education, advocacy, and outreach in conjunction with our partner organizations to directly benefit these communities.

What is a Community Group?

Criteria for a Community Group: While we would love to have every contingent of Kink represented at this event, it just isn’t possible to provide entry to every munch, coffee group, and house party. This event is designed to educate about our Community, so in order to be part of our Community Education, your group or organization must be:

  • Designed for Education, Social Opportunities, or Support of the Kink or Fetish Communities
  • Organized
  • Have a website
  • Have consistent and identifiable leadership
  • Be open to anyone identifying with the Kink or Fetish identified in your mission

If you aren’t sure if your group or organization qualifies, please fill out the Community Form, and we will be happy to get back with you. There will be a Community Resource List given to every attendee with their program. If you would like to be part of this list, please use the Community Resource Form and we will be happy to accommodate. This will be a fantastic opportunity to advertise your event or group!

Welcome to ClubFem!

Welcome to another wonderful Community Group: ClubFem!

This is their second time at APEX. We’re excited to offer them space so they can educate about their unique group!

About ClubFem:

ClubFEM is exclusively a FEMALE DOMINANT/male submissive group. We do not accept dominant men and submissive Women as members. Although some
of our members are switches, we do not allow switching of roles at ClubFEM parties
and events. Women are in control at all times. ClubFEM is an international group with 80 chapters worldwide. The Phoenix chapter holds monthly coffees, discussion groups, Munches and parties. We are a group that truly cares about our members and wants to help you learn to expand your kinky experiences

Welcome to Mr. Friendly and NCSF

In addition to our amazing vendors, demonstration, and education. It is important to educate about the things available in our Community. Please welcome Mr. Friendly and the National Coalition of Sexual Freedom to the 2013 Kink Karnival.

Mr.Friendly: Mr Friendly envisions a world without stigma of HIV. Mr Friendly assists organizations and individuals worldwide to help them fight stigma of HIV, fulfill their missions to minimize the further transmission of HIV, to help them raise funds and to maximize the quality of life for those living with HIV. Mr Friendly is an international, yet grassroots movement to reduce stigma of HIV, encourage testing for HIV, and improve quality of life for those living with HIV.

National Coalition for Sexual Freedom: The NCSF is committed to creating a political, legal and social environment in the US that advances equal rights for consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions.The NCSF aims to advance the rights of, and advocate for consenting adults in the BDSM-Leather-Fetish, Swing, and Polyamory Communities.We pursue our vision through direct services, education, advocacy, and outreach, in conjunction with our partners, to directly benefit these communities.

Welcome to Wristrained!

Welcome back to Wristrained!

The winner of the 2013 Arizona Power Exchange Community Award, Wristrained has made a big impact in our community! Produced by Arizona Bound, Wristrained is Arizona’s only rop-themed convention. Wristrained returns on  April 26th-27th 2014 to the Radisson Hotel Phoenix Airport,  427 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ  85008.

Wristrained is Arizona’s largest, and hottest, all rope bondage event. Wristrained is an event to celebrate local rope artists and enthusiasts. Our event is intimate and personal. Our Featured Artists take the time, beyond their scheduled instruction, to speak with you, to work with you, to answer your questions. The speakers we invite to our event may not be internationally, or even nationally, known presenters in the greater rope community, but they are skilled at what they do, and they are there to help. Wristrained Featured Artists understand that this event is intended to give back to our community, to strengthen our community, and that our attendees are the most important part of this event, not their ego.

Wristrained first spread it’s wings on April 13th, 2013. It was very well received by those who attended, and our attendance numbers were outstanding for a first time event. This year we look to go even bigger. This year we look to expand our offerings from what was (more or less) just a demostration setting at Wristrained 2013. We listened to your feedback, and have made every attempt to meet as many of the suggestions as we could.

Wristrained 2014 will have a great selection of demo style classes still as it’s backbone. We are hoping to bring you an even larger group of Artists this year! We hope to bring back some of (if not all of) our amazing presenters from Wristrained 2013.  We are also pushing the envelope further to develop the Arizona Rope Community by specifically looking for new talent, and looking to give those individuals a shot as one of our Introductory Artists.  These are artists who possesses the skills, but have yet to gain the opportunity to present at a large event.  We also look to expand Wristrained with an amazing offering of hands on training classes, as well as some very thorough extended intensive classes. We will also be including the much requested lunch break, as well as hoping to expand our vendor offering.

 

Help us welcome Southwest Leather Conference to the 2013 KK!

Please help us to welcome Southwet Leather Conference to the 2013 Kink Karnival!

Southwest Leather Conference: January 23rd – 26th, Phoenix Arizona!

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Southwest Leather Conference 2014 will be navigating the element of Water with our theme of Emergence. We are the spiritual Leather conference and we invite you to come and find or explore your authentic self.

Emergence is the principal that separate entities can naturally come together to form a more complex, sympathetic whole and we want to commingle with you. Whether
it’s in one of our workshops, the Southwest Bootblack and Southwest Master/
slave contests, our rocking bootblack lounge, our dedicated nightly dungeons,
at our signature Our Place room for rituals and meditation, in our awesome
community sponsored hospitality suite or in the powerful Dance of Souls.

Set your sails and journey to Southwest Leather Conference to explore the depths of Leather, Sex and Spirit with your tribe …..emerge.