May 10, 2002

Dear Readers,

Greetings!

First I wanted to point out a type-o... in the last post I sent to you I had mistyped my e mail address in "Send Any Replies to..." header at the beginning of the e mail. (ooops!) My e mail address is still the same, Midori@FetishDiva.com.

As promised, here's a small list of various upcoming events around the country.... These are events that have floated across my in-box and seemed interesting enough to pass on to you.

(I'd also like to extend my apologies to Club X in San Diego. I was delayed in getting this newsletter out, so I missed the opportunity to post the excellent play weekend on Feb 10th. Club X is one of my favorite community leather groups, who hosts great parties, educational outreach and community support. My long time readers will remember that back in October of 1999, they were unjustly raided by the San Diego Vice? Club X has been working with San Diego Vice to prevent a repeat of the busts made at the last party and educate Vice on the leather lifestyle.

For details about the party and the outreach to Vice, check out http://www.geocities.com/baileythorne/ClubX)

Enjoy!

FD Midori

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2/13 Tuesday, San Francisco

My Sucky Valentine
Sour Grapes and Bitter Chocolates,
Good writers on bad sex and tainted love...
An alternative to Valentine's Day, hosted by tough guy Thomas Roche and featuring readings from all your favorite sleazebags, or at least most of the ones who write.

Victoria Theatre
2961 16th St. @ Mission St
Tuesday, February 13th, 2001
$12 to $20 on a sliding scale
Ticket booth opens at 6:30pm
doors at 7pm
show begins at 8pm

A benefit for San Francisco Sex Information.
Co-Sponsored by Good Vibrations. Expect lotsa giveaways and a silent auction of sex toy type things]

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2/14 Wednesday, New York

[Club Gomorrah held at True, located at 28 East 23rd St. at
Madison Ave.
Valentine's Day! WHAT IS FETISH III: THE RED PARTY
Mistress Evita presents Live Drun & Bass by Plexus Special Performance by Leda/Arena Productions Epstein & Hassan, aka "The Black and the Jew," reveal "The 7 1/2 Secrets of a Very Successful Marriage" Spanking Go-Go Goddess Angel Baby, Guest DJ Mark B. Special Discounts and Giveaways, including Original Sin Hard Cider Abby Ehmann, at abbyehmann@rcn.com or 212-598-4343.]

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2/15 Thursday, San Francisco

[Express Matches and Good Vibrations Present:
VALENTINE'S Sweet and HOT Party
A fun sexy way to celebrate Romance!
6-9 PM at Good Vibrations
2504 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Live Music By Suzanne Ramsey Kitten On The Keys
Burlesque Performance by The Cantankerous Lollies

Admission is Free with your 50-word Matches ad turned in at the door or $5.00 without and ad. 18 and over Space is limited RSVP to Matches at 510 540 0310 or matches@eastbayexpress.com

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2/17 Saturday, San Francisco

Women's SM Party, women only, contact

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2/17 Saturday, New York

PanSexual Play Party
10 PM - 2 AM
Cover: $ 20
Dress: Black, Leather or Fetish
Bring your own Toy Bags!
21 and over w/ID only
R.S.V.P.for Location ExcaliburNewYork@aol.com

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2/16 - 2/18, Chicago

[My Vicious Valentines
http://www.leatherquest.com
Workshops, Seminars, Auction, Play parties, Costume Contest, and more... special guests include Laura Antoniou, Joseph Bean, Michael Gaines, Viola Johnson and Chris Zimmerman]

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2/24 Saturday, San Francisco

Dark Knights party, pansexual, contact .

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2/25 Sunday, San Francisco

Jay Wiseman Bondage Workshop, 1:00pm - 5:00pm, contact .

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Now through 2/28, San Francisco

[The Transformations of Gwen, A photo show by Eric Kroll at
Stormy Leather
The gallery will display images from his new book, a luscious photodocument with narrative, of his partner Gwen's emerging sexual journey. For more info on Eric Kroll, www.fetish-usa.com

Stormy Leather Howard Street Store
http://www.stormyleather.com
1158 Howard St.,
SF, CA 94103
phone: 415.626.1672
HOURS:
Daily 12 noon - 7pm]

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2/21 Wednesday, San Francisco

[Seminar
Aural Sex: Seduction by Voice
Presented by FetishDiva Midori at Stormy Leather
The brain is the biggest sex organ and the voice can be the most powerful tool to create the hottest scenes. Midori will show you how to use the hypnotic magic of the voice to seduce you lover long before you enter the bedroom or dungeon. Learn how to suggest, command, tease and
take control with the art of voice. Enjoy practical exercises, tips and secrets of aural seduction. Most of the class will address fundamentals and skills applicable to all sensual encounters. There will be a specific section of the class dedicated to voice and command techniques to enhance your SM and D/s scenes.

* This class applies to SM players and non-SM players alike.
Demos, practical exercises, tips.
* 7-9 p.m.
* $20.00 pre-registration

for more information and registration:
Stormy Leather
http://www.stormyleather.com
1158 Howard St.,
SF, CA 94103
phone: 415.626.1672

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2/28 Wednesday, San Francisco

"Sensual Rope Bondage" Presented by Two Knotty Boys

* February 28, 2001 from 7-9 p.m.
* $20.00 pre-registration
for more information and registration:
Stormy Leather
http://www.stormyleather.com
1158 Howard St.,
SF, CA 94103
phone: 415.626.1672

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Look for the new issue of Fetish Magazine, now under new ownership and management, out on the stands around Valentines! There's an article in there from yours truly *smile* on various leather events around the country!

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