Mr. Rinella is coming to West Michigan to share with us his knowledge, experience, and insight. This will include 4 classes, one of which will be chosen by you! That is right! It is time once again for community choice! (Community choice information is available if you visit thewarehousewestmichigan on facebook or our Fetlife group)
Also on the agenda, a Friday night meet and greet/book signing (books will be available for purchase) and TWO play parties!
This is a don’t miss event!
Who is Jack Rinella?
Jack Rinella, author of The Master’s Manual, The Compleat Slave, Partners In Power, The Toy Bag Guide to Clips and Clamps, Becoming a Slave, Philosophy in the Dungeon, The Dictionary of Scene-Friendly Terms, More from the Master, and The Dionysian Alliance is a free-lance writer, computer professional, and college instructor. A sought-after lecturer, Jack has presented across the country, including the Leather Leadership Conference, Black Rose, Bash at the Beach, The Leather Archives and Museum, Beat Me in St. Louis, Master’s Retreat, TES, Headspace in Bloomington, IN, PEER in Cincinnati, and Menamore Leather/Levi Club in Wilmington, NC, South Plains LeatherFest, and many, many more.
Born in upstate New York of Italian-American parents, he’s been a high school and college teacher, a drug rehabilitation counselor, a cook, a computer salesman, a Catholic seminarian, a Pentecostal minister, an advertising copy writer, a graphic designer, and has done stints at printing, publishing, telemarketing, head-hunting, and computer consulting.
He has been active in the Leather scene since 1983, is a founding member of MAsT-Chicago, an associate member of the Chicago Hellfire Club, and has written extensively about our lifestyle for nearly eleven years. He is a weekly columnist for Gay Chicago Magazine and his writing has also appeared in Drummer, in The (San Francisco) Sentinel, and in Philadelphia Gay News.
He lives on the North side of Chicago where he passes the time writing, cruising, and falling in love whenever he can. You can contact Jack at mrjackr@Leathermail.com or visit his web site at www.LeatherViews.com.
Schedule of Events
Doors Open at 8pm
Book Signing 8pm-9pm
Play Party 8pm-1am
Doors Open at 130pm
BDSM Arithmetic: 2-330pm
Community Choice Class: 4-530pm
Dinner (On Your Own): 530-7pm
The Dark Side 7-830pm
Play Party to follow until 1am
Doors Open at 1230
MAsT Grand Rapids Pot luck lunch and bonus class- Extreme Control: 1pm
BDSM Arithmetic- So you want to have a polyamorous relationship? There is nothing more dangerous than adding a new person to an established relationship. Let’s look at the pitfalls of more with an eye to fill in the potholes so that everyone benefits from the addition and we find ways to avoid the “subtraction” of broken hearts.
The Dark Side- What is dark? Who knows what evil lurks in the human heart? What are our forbidden fantasies and what do we do with them? Leather allows a unique expression of our most inner personae, even the evil ones. How do SM and sexual activity allow us to express the animal/demon/devil within?
How does it put us in touch with our basic instincts? How does it allow us to express objectification, destruction, dread, and death? How are we expressing primitive drives for initiation, maturity, and acceptance of self into our kinky community?
Extreme Control- What does the desire for control or being controlled mean to each of us? Are there reasonable limits to dominance and submission? Is full ownership or complete surrender possible? This is a class on objectification, degradation, depersonalization and ownership.
Based on his two year search for an object, Jack will explore how superior a master can get and how low one can go into the world of slavery.