By: Michael “The Sizzler” Jacobs, Staff Writer

ST PETERSBURG, FL — The official Fetish Con has just released its workshop and seminar schedule for this year’s fetish industry and community trade show, which runs from August 10-13.   Held at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel, and primarily sponsored by Clips4Sale, Fetish Con is the largest networking event for the fetish industry and community on the East Coast.

“Fetish Con 2017 has seen a major influx of community members and lifestyle teachers offering their knowledge and experience to attendees for our ‘Kinky Class’ schedule,” stated event promoter Genesis Lynn. “The classes for 2017 are diverse, offering a selection of topics geared towards the beginner, as well as the more experienced within the fetish and alternative lifestyle. Offering legal seminars, adult business workshops and lifestyle classes, there’s truly something for everyone. We have expanded our classroom space, and we are looking forward to presenting this year’s exciting four day class schedule beginning on Thursday, August 10.” said Lynn.

Fetish Con will be offering over 50 seminars, lectures, and workshops this year over the four-day weekend, including:

Getting Started in the Industry
2257: The Federal Record-Keeping Statute
Men in Skirts: Beginner’s Guide to Crossdressing
Floggers 101 & 201
The Neuropsychology of BDSM
Tickling 101
Empowering Women to Protect Your Consent
Foot Massage: Anatomy & Techniques
Live Cams 101
Eroticizing Negative Emotion
Circus Shibari

To view the complete breakdown of Fetish Con workshops and seminars, click here. All trade show events will be held at Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel, 333 First St. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 over the course of the four-day event.

Fetish Con also welcomes its sponsors for this year’s events, which, in addition to various parties over the four-day event, are also sponsors for the popular Kinky Red Carpet. These include Whiplr, Chaturbate, ClubKinkJAX, Torvea Toys and FetishWork.

The 2017 Fetish Con host hotel is now sold out. Alternate lodging options have been arranged; in addition, shuttle service to the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel has been coordinated. To view all alternate hotels approved by Fetish Con, as well as view the shuttle schedule and route, click here.

As Fetish Con enters its 17th year, attendees will also enjoy the sophomore return of the Fetish Awards, which highlight and honor those who have been integral to the overall growth of the fetish and alternative industry. Whether a model or an actor, a producer or a production company, a live stage performer or webcam model, a fetish/alternative clothing company or an adult toy/novelty company, organizers had invited the public to nominate their favorites.

For more information about the Fetish Awards, visit To view the list of nominees, click here. Voting is now closed.

With classes, the Twisted Dungeon (which offers private play space, live fetish shows, after-hour parties), and the Pervy Pool Party that never stops, Fetish Con which began in New York in 2001 has grown to an internationally recognized and anticipated event within the fetish industry and community. Blowing the doors off the party scene in Florida every year since 2004, when the event moved there from New York, the event brings in thousands of fetish performers, production companies, and kinksters together for an unforgettable four-day weekend.

With a long and successful history, Fetish Con brought in over 8000 attendees last year, with over 300 models and 70 vendors on hand to meet with fans and consumers. To register to attend, click here. All Fetish Con events are restricted to those 18 years of age and over. All trade show events, with the exception of sanctioned, off-site, after-hours parties, will be taking place at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront over the course of the four-day event.

Additional information on parties, classes and events will be made available as the trade show draws nearer. To keep up-to-date with Fetish Con news, visit Fetish Con and, |Facebook | Tumblr | Twitter.

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