National & Major Regional Events
1st-7th - Pennsic (www.PennsicWar.org): The nation's largest gathering for medieval reenactment. And although this lies
at its core, there's actually more going on than meets the eye. In short, if you were to hold Burning Man
400 years ago in the woods of Pennsylvania, then you'd have something very close to the low lands of Pennsic.
Richard A.D. & The Metro camp w/ Die Fledermaus, & basically serve as the scene camp for the festival.
11th-14th - Otakon (www.otakon.com): Baltimore Convention for Anime, Manga, & Asian Pop Culture.
- Sturgis (www.sturgismotorcyclerally.com): The world's largest gathering for motorcycle enthusiasts.
- Fetish-Con (www.fetishcon.com): Tampa, Fla. hosts one of the nations largest fetish conventions.
- Floating World (www.thefloatingworld.org): Pansexual Inter-Organizational Convention in Edison, N.J.
- Playcate's Couples Convention (Playcate.com): One of the Nation's Largest Swinger Convention.
Tue 16th - Goth Cruise & Masquerade Ball (www.GothicCruise.com): Setting sail for 8 days of top DJ's, Bands, & Culture.
18th-21st - BDSM Writer's Convention (BDSMWriters): Hosted in New York, N.Y.
26th-28th - Opening Weekend for Maryland Renaissance Festival (www.RennFest.com): Runs to mid-October.
- Imagine Festival (ImagineFestival): One of the nation's most critically acclaimed music festivals in Atlanta.
- EXXXOTICA Expo (Fetlife): Taking place over 3 days in 4 cities throughout the U.S.
- Southeast Leatherfest (Leatherfest): Gay Leather Convention hosted in Atlanta, Ga.
TBD - Libertine Ball (Libertineball.wordpress.com): Passional hosts Philly's premier fetish ball at Shampoo Night Club.
Maryland Renaissance Festival (www.RennFest.com): A local favorite & the coolest thing since Walt Disney built Disneyland. It runs from the end of August to mid-October. See website for theme based festivals on select weekends.
1st-5th - Labor Day Weekend.
- DragonCon (www.dragoncon.org): Labor Day Weekend hosts the nation's largest fantasy convention in Atlanta, Ga.
- Burning Man (www.burningman.com): Annual gathering of an alternate reality like no other.
- Faerie Worlds (www.faerieworlds.com): One of the nation's largest & most elaborate festivals dedicated to fantasy!
- Comicon (BaltimoreComicCon.com): Annual gathering for comic enthusiasts (at the Baltimore Convention Center).
- Montreal Fetish Weekend (www.fetishweekend.com): A true highlight for the international alternative calendar.
- Dark Odyssey's Summer Camp (www.DarkOdyssey.com): Hosted at Darlington, MD.
- Master/slave Conference (www.MasterSlaveConference.org): a pansexual gathering of the BDSM scene.
- Southern Decadence (www.southerndecadence.com): a celebration of gay life, music, & culture.
- Virginia Scottish Games (www.VaScottishGames.org): Celebrating the celtic heritage in Great Plains, Va.
- DC Blues Festival (www.dcblues.org): National Talent right in the Nation's Capitol.
16th-18th - New Orleans Burlesque Festival (Burlesque): Annual festival offering some of the nation's very best burlesque.
- Small Press Expo (www.spxpo.com): North America’s Premiere Independent Cartooning & Comic Arts Festival.
22nd-25th - Splash! (lifestylesflorida.com): Hotel take-over in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Attended by thousands of liberated couples.
Thu 22nd - Fall Equinox.
Sun 25th - Folsom Street Fair (www.folsomstreetfair.com): San Francisco's nationally recognized Street Fair.
Mon 26th - In Loving Memory of A.R.D.
30th-1st - London Fetish Weekend (www.torturegarden.com): Hosted by Torture Garden, London's Hottest Fetish Club.
TBD - Von Gutenberg Fetish Ball (www.vongutenbergfetishball.com): San Francisco's ultimate weekend!
- Goddess Ball (www.EntreNousDC.com): Presented by Entre Nous at their new location. See website for details.
- Virginia Wine Festival (VirginiaWineFest): Ranked as one of the top 10 wine festivals nationwide.
Maryland Renaissance Festival (www.RennFest.com): A local favorite & the coolest thing since Walt built Disneyland. It runs from the end of August to mid-October. See website for theme based festivals on select weekends.
1st-3rd - Mates Leather Weekend (www.matesleatherweekend.com): Gay Leather & Fetish Weekend in Provincetown, Mass.
7th-9th - Columbus Day Weekend
- Playa del Fuego (playadelfuego.org): The 'Burning Man' of the East Coast presented bi-annually.
- Meso Creso (Facebook): Regional art, music, burner festival for the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Sun 9th - DC Fetish Ball (DCFetishBall.com): Bringing together some of the scene's very best DJ's, Models, Fashion, &
Nationally Recognized Talent - all accented w/ an incredible play space in some of the city's most lavish venues -
DCFB offers a level of twisted delight worthy of the Nation's Capitol! So please join us for a night of unforgettable
beauty, intrigue, & sheer possibility. Presented by Richard A.D. & Metro Events, this is our flagship event & a night
you WON'T want to miss!
Fri 21st - In Loving Memory of J.D.D.
21st-30th - Festival of the Dead (festivalofthedead.com): Salem, Mass. hosts one of Halloween greatest celebrations!
- Fantasy Fest (www.FantasyFest.net): Key West, Fla. hosts one of the nations largest gatherings for fanciful desire.
Tue 25th - DC High Heel Race (WashPost): One of the region's biggest traditions, & an event not to be missed (for everyone)!
Takes place the Tuesday before Halloween by 17th & Q St. NW DC. Crowds begin at 7pm. Now in its 25th year!
Sat 29th - Drac's Ball (www.draculasball.com) Hosted by Nocturne in Philly.
- Endless Night Vampire Ball (www.endlessnight.com): Scheduled every Halloween in New Orleans.
- Torture Garden Halloween Ball (www.torturegarden.com): Presented by London's hottest fetish club.
- Bondage Ball (www.bondageball.com): Hosted in Los Angeles & featuring nationally recognized talent.
- SMack! Fetish Ball (www.smack-fetish.com): Annual Halloween Ball in New York by Xris SMack.
- Fetish & Fantasy Ball (www.halloweenball.com): Las Vegas hosts one of the nation's most extravagant events.
Mon 31st - Halloween!!!
TBD - Anime USA (www.animeusa.org): One of nation's largest & most recognized anime conventions takes place in DC.
- DomCon (www.domconatlanta.com): hosted in Atlanta, Ga.
- Miss Gay America Pageant (www.missgayamerica.com): this year's pageant will be hosted in Nashville, TN.
Tue 1st - All Saints Day .4th-6th - FaerieCon East (Faeriecon.com): Baltimore hosts one of the nation's largest festivals dedicated to myth & fantasy!
- EXXXOTICA Expo (exxxoticaexpo): Taking place over 3 days in 4 cities throughout the U.S.
- Danube Delights (Playcate.com): Week long swinger cruise.
Sat 5th - Torture Garden's Halloween Ball II (www.torturegarden.com): by London's hottest fetish club.
Sun 6th - Daylight Savings (Fall Forward 1 Hour at 2am Saturday Night).
Fri 11th - Veteran's Day.
Thu 24th - Thanksgiving.
Fri 25th - Richard A.D. Anniversary
Sat 3rd - DC Krampuslauf (Event Page): One of DC's greatest new traditions takes place on H St. NE DC.
Tue 6th - St. Nicholas Day.
Sat 10th - Torture Garden X-Mas Ball (www.torturegarden.com): Presented by London's hottest fetish club.
Wed 21st - Winter Solstice (Saturnalia).
Sun 25th - X-mas.
Wed 28th - Happy Birthday to our very own Mistress Tyler.
Fri 30th - Special Birthday Celebration for Richard A.D.
Sat 31st - New Year's Eve - The Metro Underground Presents: New Year's Eve, a Black Tie Formal.
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Sun 16th - The Metro Winter Formal (MetroEvents): Hosted by The Metro Underground at Ultra Bar (over MLK Weekend).12th-15th - Mid Atlantic Leather(www.leatherweekend.com): Gay Male Leather Convention, hosted at the Hyatt in DC.
19th-22nd - AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (Show.AdultEntertainmentExpo.com): Held at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.
27th-29th - Shibaricon (Shibaricon): National Rope Convention dedicated to the art of Shibari. Hosted in Chicago.
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