Holiday News from Skin Two

San Francisco Citadel forced to relocate. Needs help with fundraising effort! San Francisco is not only a beautiful city, it’s the home of BDSM in the USA. The fetish/SM culture in the bay area is something very special and a part of all our heritage. The Citadel is the largest BDSM dungeon/social space in SF, which makes it a vital centre of BDSM culture. The landlords have decided to raise the rent and there’s no way the Citadel can afford to remain – they had to look for a new home. A space has been found, but the club needed to borrow $24,000 - which needs to be paid back very soon... Help is needed. The Citadel is having an auction at their New Year fundraiser. Donate! Make a bid! Businesses and individuals can donate items or gift certificates, clubs can hold fundraisers. (Skin Two is giving a VIP night out in London, with dinner for two and entry to a fetish club.) Join in and help out – it all adds up. Pass the word to everyone you know. Go here to find information on their fund-raising needs, as well as a button to donate - www.sfcitadel.org

Fetish Website Hosting – and Online Payment Set-Up
If you have a fetish/BDSM website, you won’t need me to tell you what a pain it can be to find hosting that’s fetish-friendly. Even worse than that, try getting a shopping cart set up and online credit card payments. I’ve been deleted by PayPal twice, restricted by two major banks – what a hassle it all is.
So I am happy to recommend a firm I’ve recently discovered, run by fetish people with long experience in hosting and payment systems. They already host sites for a number of fetish businesses worldwide, from small to large operations – and they have been really helpful on a new online shopping cart. So, wherever in the world you are located, if you want reliable people to help you through all this, I suggest you go here

Art Erotica Exhibition Opens 19th January
Art Erotica is a major new event in the London art calendar that will present a high-profile opportunity to exhibit for artists producing work in the erotic genre. Most media, including painting, photography, digital art, sculpture, drawing/graphic art, mixed media/construction and original prints are eligible for entry. The 2012 Art Erotica benefits the respected sexual health charity FPA. Read more here

Submissive Women and Dominant Men in London
Quite a few people have been asking about a club for sub women and dom men in London. A place where women can go confidently. We have volunteered to pass the word and put people together. Genuine enquiries from sane people to tim@skintwo.com

Upcoming Events

Sunday 18th December, New York, USA: Fetish Tribe

Information on Sunday - and on the upcoming events in NYC, is at www.fetishtribe.com

Wednesday 21st December, Richmond BDSM; West London/Middlesex, UK
Richmond BDSM members are invited to a private drinks and dungeon party at Lady Samantha’s house. Numbers are limited, so respond promptly - see details at www.richmondbdsm.org

Friday 23rd December, Atlanta GA, USA: SecretRoom

SecretRoom’s pyjama party is at the Jungle Club, 2115 Faulkner Rd NE, Atlanta 30324. Entry is only $5 in Christmas outfits, red and white, pyjamas and lingerie. ($10 everyone else.) Spanking and shibari in the side lounge. Watch their halloween video at www.secretroom.net

Tuesday 27th December, Derby: Club Dominion End of Year Party

This is Dominion’s annual celebration and usually their busiest party of the year when many people are enjoying extended seasonal breaks. Play kit by Nemesis. Venue: Curzons in Derby. Times: 9.00 pm till 2 am. Admission: £10 including mid evening buffet. Dress is fetish in all its forms with a minimum of all black - seasonal festive themes welcome! www.clubdominion.co.uk

Friday 30th December, London: Club AntiChrist NOT New Year Party
There are ten themed zones at the AntiChrist event at Club Colosseum in Vauxhall. Just ignore the usual NYE bollox and party. Entertainment includes Satan’s Strip Show, the Theatre of Sin, burlesque star Fifi Fatale, Joe Black, Fist Fuck Deluxe, Generation Graveyard and Parish Circus. There are several different zones of music, a dungeon, a couples’ playroom and free tea in the morning. Full info and tickets at www.clubantichrist.com

Saturday December 31st, Fort Lauderdale, USA: XFP New Years Party
Fetish Factory hosts the XFP New Years Party on December 31st at a location only available to XFP Members (Membership is free! Click HERE to Join)
The event will be intimate and exclusive. Maximum capacity 250 members. Please visit the official Alter Ego website for info: www.xtremefetishparty.com

Saturday December 31st, London: Torture Garden New Year’s Eve Ball
TG’s famous NYE Ball is at Mass, St Mathew Peace Garden, London SW2 1JF. Artists include Empress Stah, Des O’Connor, Syban, Marnie Scarlett, Jodie Harsh, Janette Slack, Jimmy Mofo, Rockit Riyad, Joe Black, David TG, The Secretary. There will be a club arena, ballroom, dungeon boudoir crypt and couples’ playroom. Enforced fantasy dress code, of course. Midnight countdowns, balloon drops, confetti cannons and pyros! www.torturegarden.com

Coming up in 2012

Club RUB Events in 2012, London

* January 21st - Animal Menagerie and Beautiful Beasts
* February 18th - Streampunk, Tarts in Tartan and Kinky in Kilts
* March 17th - Gay Icons - from the Village People to showgirls
* April 21st - Circus Extrodinaire and Freakshow - 15th Birthday
* May 19th - Aliens Abduction Aboard the Starship Enterprise
* June 16th - Clowns, Puppets, Dolls, Harajuku and Manga Cuties
www.club-rub.com

Subversion Events in 2012, London

* February 4th - Purple pervery & pink passion
* April 7th - Uniforms
* June 2nd - Silver queens
* August 4th - Hot as hell
* Friday October 5th - Latex Leather & Lace
* December 1st - Corseted Christmas
www.clubsubversion.com

Saturday 21st January, Richmond BDSM, West London, UK

* Join us at Swish, the local fetish party held at the Hellfire Club in Sunbury.
* Then, our regular munch at the White Cross pub is back on the fourth Monday of each month from Monday 23rd January, see www.richmondbdsm.org

Saturday March 24th, New York, USA: Miss Rubber World

The Baroness will be MC at this big New York event, which goes from strength to strength. The affair lasts from the Friday pre-party through a tour of NY fetish shops on Saturday afternoon, to the big party on Saturday night. Host hotel is the Affinia Manhattan Hotel, so you can party with friends in your room all weekend. www.missrubberworld.com

June 2nd - 5th, New York, USA: New York Fetish Marathon

New York’s famous fetish fest is back,with four days of parties, including SMack!, Paddles and The Baroness’ Royal Amusements. See the cream of NYC’s fetish clubbing all at one four-day marathon! www.NYFetishMarathon.com

Frocks Tranny Parties for 2012
Frocks is a series of parties for t-girls and their admirers, held at the excellent Vanilla Alternative venue on the A1 near Sandy, Bedfordshire. Frocks is organised by Michelle Rust of Honest. Here is the Frocks diary of bi-monthly parties on the third Thursday of the month…
* February 16th - Valentines
* April 19th - Easter Parade
* June 21st - Summer Ball
* August 16th - Prom Queens
* October 18th - Anniversary Kiss
* December 20th - Christmas Bling
Honest is at www.honest-advice.co.uk
The Vanilla Alternative is at www.thevanillaalternative.co.uk

September 29, Lyons, France

Bal des Supplices www.baldessupplices.com

Other Fetish News

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Skin Two Halloween Ball - the Photos!

Thanks to everyone who came to the Skin Two Halloween Ball Weekend. We’ve had a lot of positive comments and it seems you all loved the venue. Thanks to everyone who appeared; Alix Fox, our lovely MC – cabaret performers Lottie Kixx and Paisley X, Boudicca Blue Bodyart, Ropeslut and his Muse, Master Cosmic, Lady K’s Burlesque Show, Sidonia, Nina and the Bondage Dolly, photographer Helena Eloise and of course the UKs top dominatrixes; Mistress Rebekka Raynor, Domina Liza, Lady Bellatrix, Nina Birch, Lady Samantha, Miz Behave and Sidonia von Bork. Check out the photos here

Thursday Nights in West London - Promoter Needed

The excellent Hellfire Club in Sunbury, on the West side of London, not far from Heathrow, is easy to reach from London and the Thames Valley area. They have a Thursday slot available for an experienced and capable fetish club promoter. Their dungeon is large and well equipped and the dance and bar area very comfortable. The building is in a business park, so evening parking is easy. If you are a reliable promoter (no fruitcakes, druggies or dreamers please!), check it out - www.theold-hellfireclub.co.uk

Any Questions?

Get back to me at tim@skintwo.com

Tim