What is Fetish Con?
Fetish Con is a yearly trade show which focuses on networking within the adult entertainment industry for Pro Dom’s, performers, studios, and amateur fetish models like those found on Whiplr Playground. It also includes a public side of the event which features classes, lectures, an exhibition hall, and parties for attendees.
FetishCon was originally established in 2001 in New York City as Bond Con by parent company, XIX Events. In 2004 it was subsequently moved to Tampa, Florida and renamed Fetish Con. In 2015 the event outgrew its host venue and relocated to neighboring Florida city, St. Petersburg.
Fetish Con is a dual audience event.
Adult Industry Networking
The original and primary focus of Fetish Con was to help professional sex workers connect with each other and the adult industry. It is now attended by BDSM and fetish sex workers of all kinds for B2B, recruiting, and filming purposes. Attendees range from professional Dominatrix’s, pornstars, amateur talent such as webcam performers or independent producers, photographers, videographers, and merchandise companies.
Public Fetish Events
Fetish Con has grown to attract a crowd of thousands over its annual weekend. The program now includes an expo floor with hundreds of specialty BDSM and fetish retailers. These range from fetish attire and BDSM fashion brands to toys & accessories, and even custom bondage furniture retailers. Attendees can take part in lectures, classes, workshops, and nightly parties and get-togethers.
October 2001 – March 2003 in New York City, NY as Bond Con
September 2004 – August 2014 in Tampa, FL as Fetish Con
August 2015 – Present in St. Petersburg, FL as Fetish Con
Fetish Con is the largest event of its kind in the South Eastern US. It has made Tampa and surrounding areas the epicenter of the fetish community there. It’s public-facing side is now, more than ever, focused on the education of the community and newcomers.
Related practices and fetishes
Fetish Con is for all members of the fetish community. Dom’s, subs, furries, the latex and leather community, and more are all in attendance. Whiplr attended in 2019 to film content for Whiplrpedia as well.
Main site: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fetish_Con