"This September everyone will be punished" – now how’s that for a calling! OzKinkFest runs in venues across Melbourne from September 14 to 23, with the Fetish Expo at Fitzroy Town Hall on the 15th. The expo is "accepting of all genders, sexualities and interests" and will deliver everything you need for you and your slave. Expect new accessories and outfits, to workshops and eyebrow-raising demonstrations. We begged organiser Mistress Mallice to tell us three things not to miss. Or else.
1. Fetish Expo: The ultimate GLBTIQ alternative lifestyle sexuality show (Sep 15)
Over 40 stalls: Lucrezia DeSade, Eagle Leather, MJ's Toy Box, Marquis DeSade, Tits N Feathers, Squeak Latex, Fantasy Fair Adult Play Wear, DVice designer sex gear, Tasha Highton Galleries, V&V Boutique, Naughty Nites Bondage Beds, Futurelic, PM Leather, The Collar Shop, Zombified Cup Cake Creations, The Piercing HQ, Tantalus, Sin Central, AFEX and more. There will be shows and demonstrations every hour and a Grand Festish Fashion Show at 4pm, directed by Carpe Noctum. There's also a licensed bar, hot home-made food, coffee and cakes.
2. Heaven & Hell Fetish Expo After Party (8.30pm-midnight; Sep 15)
As the sun goes down, prepare to party at Heaven & Hell, which will be setting up in Fitzroy Town Hall. DJ Crossy on the decks will whip up the crowd's enthusiasm while the many play and dungeon areas will be kept busy satisfying your kinky cravings. Naturally, there's a fully licensed bar. $20 presale, $25 on the door.
3. Hellfire Resurrection (9.30pm-3am; Sep 21)
Hellfire Resurrection returns for a sixth year with some of Australia's kinkiest performers all crowding into Chasers Nightclub in South Yarra. There will be competitions for best female/male/trans with cash prizes from sponsors Adult Match Maker, and performances from the Hanged Man Team, Sado Pop, Raven, Kelly Ann Doll, Fancy Piece Productions, Sparkerella, Kate Wright and more. Tickets are $45-$50 presale or $60 on the door.