May 25, 2005

Firehorse Productions, Inc. and Midori's Newsletter
May 25, 2005

Table of Content
1. New Book "Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink" releases this week!
2. San Francisco Book Launch Party 6/15 at Madame S + Bondage A Go Go
3. Classes May/June: [Chicago, SF, Boston]
4. Classes July: [DC, NYC, Philly, SF, Denver, Seattle, Bellingham]
5. Podcast interview on Rope Weekly
6. New! Women's rope bondage list
7. AIDS Lifecycle efforts continue
8. Rope Dojos! [DC & LA]
9. Midori's Student Lounge on Yahoo

(Please feel free to pass this along to those who are interested and appropriate lists.)

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Dear Readers,
Greetings from sunny San Francisco! I'm frantically packing to go to ShibariCon and IML but I wanted to get an eNewsletter or two out before it became too long in coming. In this issue I'll put out all the upcoming events and new stuff.
In a couple of days I'll write up my recent adventure report. It's steamy hot and deserves it's own installment!

1. NEW BOOK RELEASE! "WILD SIDE SEX: THE BOOK OF KINK"
It's finally here! My long awaited essay book. Over the past 10 years I've written many columns on kink and adventurous sexuality. Daedalus Publishing launches my first collection sampling from these essays. I cover many topics in there from serious to comic. You'll find lots of thought provoking essays on adventurous sex and kink not found in the basic introductory books. Are you a fetishist? Enjoy a whole section addressing fetishes. There's even a very smutty how-to chapter.
Steve Diet Goedde shot the photos on the cover and in the book. You should see the cover shot! I just love it. I'm wearing glasses, boots and a typewriter. Yes, a typewriter. Here's the link to see the photo.
I hope that you'll pick the book up from your local independent booksellers and kink shops. I like to support their work. If you get it from one of the major on-line bookshops please write your review too! And the publisher is planning several book signings to correspond to my travels around the country. Stay tuned!
www.daedaluspublishing.com/wildsidesex.htm

(Here's the official publisher blurb on the book)
Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink
By Midori
Tired of standing on the sexual sidelines?
Wonder what it's like to be a real "kink" adventurer?
Let the world famous Midori take you by the hand (or by the collar if that's your pleasure) and lead you into the thick of it. This new collection of smoldering wisdom and frank essays explores the Wilder Side of Sex.
This delightfully twisted new volume entertains and titillates as well as educates. Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink takes erotic adventure to a personal level and exposes some of Midori's most helpful and empowering secrets.
Explore if you will, these burning subjects:
· Is Your Prospect a Proper Pervert?

· Fetishism: Sex, Romance, and Ritual

· The Heart of Erotic Humiliation

· Public Sex

· Lust to Bind

· Mirror, Mirror... Finding the Power Femme

"Midori is a cobra-like combination of fascinating beauty and deadly threat. In thinking, speaking and action--not to mention writing--she strikes out in unanticipated ways and never misses her mark. Cowards and fools may find her frightening or cold. Everyone else has to love her."
- Joseph W. Bean, author of Leathersex
"Midori's writings are a delight. Few people can deliver erotic information and insight in such a gentle, yet powerful manner. Anyone with an interest in BDSM will benefit from this book."
- Race Bannon, author of Learning the Ropes

Daedalus Publishing, 2807 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA, 90026 Tel 213-484-3882 Fax 213-484-8677
Email info@daedaluspublishing.com

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2. SAN FRANCISCO BOOK LAUNCH PARTY 6/15 AT MADAME S + BONDAGE A GO GO
Madame S Presents, in Conjunction with Bondage a Go Go:
"Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink" A Midori Book Signing!
June 15, 2005, 8-10pm.
Madame S Fetish Shop, 321 7th Street @ Folsom, San Francisco.
Promoting Midori's new book "Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink"-- Educational,
Sensual and Entertaining Essays by Midori, Photos by Steve Diet Goedde
Calling all kinksters, of every stripe! Join us at Madame S as Midori, the true fetish diva, celebrates the launching of her long awaited essay book, "Wild Side Sex". Also on hand at Madame S, you can find other Midori works: "Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage" and "Foot & Shoe Worship". Already have it? Bring it in, she'll sign it for you!
But what really makes the evening special, kinksters, is after the book signing, you'll get a ticket for FREE admission to Bondage-A-Go-Go, where you can dance, play in the dungeon area and see Midori in action, demonstrating her mastery of the rope bondage. Glas Kat Supperclub, 520 4th St at Bryant.

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3. CLASSES MAY/JUNE
Chicago
May 27 - 30 ShibariCon
www.shibaricon.com
"History of Japanese Bondage"
"Beginning to Bottom"

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Chicago
May 27 - 30 International Mr. Leather
Official Launch and signing of my new book "Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink" at the Daedalus Publishing booth in the Vendor Fair. Stay tuned for launch party info.

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San Francisco
June 2, Thursday 730pm - 10pm $20
NEW CLASS! "Erotic Foot Pampering for Couples" at QSM Bring towels
www.qualitysm.com

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San Francisco
June 18, Sat. 2:pm - 5pm $20 at the Citadel
www.sfcitadel.org
"Military & Interrogation Scenes"
(I'm looking for volunteer bottoms! E mail me)

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Boston - 4 nights of classes at Grand Opening! Boutique
www.grandopening.com
Mon June 20 7:30p-9:30p, $34
"Sex Bondage: Wrapped for Pleasure"
Tues June 21 7:30p-9:30p, $34
"Aural Sex 1: Seduction by Voice and Erotic Story Telling
Wed June 22 7:30p-9:30p, $34
"Hands-on Rope Bondage" (Bring rope!)
Thur June 23 7:30p-9:30p, $34
"Erotic Foot Pampering for Couples" (Bring towels)

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4. CLASSES JULY
DC
July 8, Fri 7pm - 9pm $40 including play party entry
at The Crucible
www.the-crucible.com
"Eroticizing Pain "

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DC ROPE BONDAGE DOJO Weekend Intensive!
16 hours + concentrated personalized instruction from Midori and DeLano.
July 9 - 10
at The Crucible
www.the-crucible.com
Space limited to 30. Some space remaining. Pre Registration Required.

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New York
Tue, July 12, 7pm - 9pm at the Museum of Sex
"Aural Sex 1: Seduction by Voice & Erotic Story Telling"
$25 non members / $20 members and seniors
www.museumofsex.com

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New York
Wed, July 13, 7pm - 830pm at Purple Passion
"Wicked and Fun Cock and Ball Play for the Adventurous"
www.purplepassion.com/upcoming.html

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Philadelphia, 4 fun classes at Passional boutique! Sign up early.
215-829-4986
www.passional.net
Fri July 15, 7pm - 9pm "Erotic Humiliation Play"
Sat July 16, 3pm - 5pm "Erotic Foot Pampering for Couples"
Sat July 16, 7pm - 9pm "Begging to Bottom"
Sun July 17, 3pm - 5pm "Military & Interrogation Scenes"

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San Francisco
Tue, July 19 at Good Vibrations "Aural Sex 1: Seduction by Voice & Erotic Story Telling"
www.goodvibes.com

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Denver
Thunder in the Mountains - A fantastic mixed gender, Queer Leather event
Teaching "Sex Bondage" and "Beyond Twisted"
www.thunderinthemountains.com/

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Seattle and Bellingham
I'll be teaching at Into The Woods, Toys in Babeland and at the Wet Spot from July 29th to August 2nd. More details in next e-mail or check out the calendar in my web site!
www.fhp-inc.com

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5. HEAR ME ON LINE. POD CAST INTERVIEW
What a fun interview that was! Honestly it could have gone on for hours. Graydancer is a lot of fun to chat with. We talked about rope bondage, of course! And lots of other stuff. In this 2-part interview we chatted about my new book, my creative process, qualities necessary for good scenes, good doms, and the state of the Rope Community worldwide.
You can listen on line or download it to your Pod. Don't miss the show notes (with pictures!)
www.graydancer.com/ropeweekly/

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6. NEW! WOMEN'S ROPE BONDAGE LIST
I just created a list for women who love rope bondage. I wanted to do a dinner or something for rope rigger women, but since so many of us are so far away... And then I decided why not make a list for women who love rope, whether they're tops, bottoms, hedonists, etc. All orientations and experience welcome.
groups.yahoo.com/group/Rope_Women_Lounge/
Please pass this on to interested women.

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7. AIDS LIFECYCLE EFFORTS CONTINUE
Thank you to all my supporters, party attendees and friends who have pledged to help my volunteer fundraising work with AIDS LifeCycle! This is the 7-day bike ride event from SF to LA to raise much-needed funds in the fight against AIDS/HIV
If you're curious as to what this is about, or maybe wish to help, or just want to see a new photo of me in a hot red latex outfit, please visit my AIDS Lifecycle fundraiser page! Help end the suffering of HIV/AIDS with my goal for the 2005 ride. Just $5 will thrill me!
aidslifecycle.org/9556

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8. NEW ROPE DOJOS ADDED THIS YEAR
(Dojos book up at least 2 months in advance so sign up early. Space is limited.)
• DC: July 9 - 10 at the Crucible http://srv.ezinedirector.net/?n=763639&s=11572173 ( www.the-crucible.com )
• Los Angeles, September 10 - 11 Registration on line at http://srv.ezinedirector.net/?n=763640&s=11572173 ( www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=83354 )