Feb. 16, 17, 18, 2018
What and Where
The Fetish Fair Fleamarket is three glorious days of classes, a cornucopia of kinky shopping opportunities and lots of fun, friendly people. It’s run by the nonprofit New England Leather Alliance, our parent organization. All the events, including all the Q+K fun, will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, R.I. The address is 801 Greenwich Avenue. It’s about an hour and ten minutes by car from Boston, 90 minutes from Hartford and three hours from New York City. From Boston, you can take the train; schedules are posted here. Or look for a ride share by posting a thread in our Fetlife group. If you have a spot in your car, please help others out by posting in the thread or responding to posts!
The host hotel, the Crowne Plaza, is sold out, as is the overflow hotel, the Holiday Inn Express. There is still room at the third official hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn, $87 a night, and there is info on booking on NELA’s Web page. And there’s still plenty of great non-official hotels left. Check out our Handy Hotel Guide.
We’re planning a weekend packed with Queer fun! New this year, NELA’s Flea program page has a cool feature–click “Program” on the left, then check box to the left of the events you want to attend and you can see your schedule in the “MyCon” tab. Q+K’s events are below:
- Friday 7:45-9:45pm, Room 623
Queer + Kinky Chill Zone
Start the Flea off right by joining us in the parlor suite for snacks and social time.
- Saturday 10:45am – 12:15pm, Room 623
Queer Sip + Swap
Bring an item, take an item. Everything free at noon! Coffee, tea and maybe some sweet treats.. Details here
- Saturday evening event. Please contact us for more details.
- Friday 7:45-9:45pm, Room 623
Cost for a ticket to the full weekend is $30 for New England Leather Alliance associates, or $50 for the general public. You can also come for part of the weekend; for example, Saturday only tickets are $20 for NELA associates, or $30 for the general public. You can buy your ticket online now through Feb. 15th. You can also buy at the door for cash or credit during registration hours:
Friday, 2/16: 3 pm – 12 midnight
Saturday, 2/17: 8 am – 10 pm
Sunday, 2/18: 9 am – 3 pm
You can also get into the Flea free if you volunteer four hours for NELA. To volunteer for NELA, write email@example.com. Please help out NELA if you can!
Volunteering for Q+K at the Flea!
We need volunteers to help us run the party, the Swap and the Chill Zone. Your positive energy and skills make a huge difference to the success of our Flea events! Positions include set-up, clean-up, dungeon monitors (we REALLY need you) and door sitters. One hour of volunteering for us gets you into the party for half the donation, and two hours gets you in free! If you’re interested in volunteering, check out our volunteer info page here.
Queer + Kinky is a Special Interest Group of the New England Leather Alliance. Our events are open to people of any gender who self-identify as queer, and to allies of the queer community. Any questions? Comments? Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.