Wish PowerExchange 2013 – a few spots left REGISTER NOW!
The summer of 2013 will see the fourth annual Wish PowerExchange Summer camp for women, trans and intersex people interested in BDSM and fetish! Wish invites you to a thrilling week on the west coast of Sweden, filled with kinky happenings and activities, play areas, workshops, performances and demonstrations all located in fantastic surroundings to explore. Also note that a week after the camp Stockholm Pride starts, which makes for a perfect opportunity to really get the most out of a stay in Sweden!
Guest of honor
We are proud to present this year’s guest of honor, none other than ‘The English undead lesbian singer-comic icon’ (as described by Time Out New York) – Rosie Lugosi!
Here is a short introduction:
Gory Gory Alleluia! Rosie Lugosi – The Lesbian Vampire Queen in performance
‘Greetings Mortals… I do hope you’re all sitting uncomfortably.’
Celebrated as ‘spanktastically superb!’ by Bizarre magazine, Rosie Lugosi is a mistress of musical mayhem. She is an electrifying comic cabaret singer, one of the UK’s most in-demand femme-cees, and certainly the kinkiest. Not content with five solo collections of poetry under her glittery belt and award-winning debut novel The Palace of Curiosities published in March 2013 by HarperCollins… she has been tantalizing audiences worldwide with her unique blend of camp humor and twisted tunes for ten years. She revels in subversive parodies of Andy Williams, Shirley Bassey and Gloria Gaynor (to name a few poor victims) in a queer-vamp-fetish style. She has appeared throughout the UK as well as Europe and the USA, and sings with cult goth band The March Violets. She features in both Rachel Adams’ photography project The Modern Lesbian, and Femmes of Power (Del la Grace Volcano & Ulrika Dahl). Also the winner of the Dada Award for Performance Artist of the Year and the Erotic Oscar for Solo Performer
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This year we have extended the camp with a whole extra day!
Wish also continues to grow as a non-profit BDSM and fetish organization and this year a new addition to the family has been the establishment of the Wish Gothenburg organization!
All Wish events are open to all women, trans people and intersex people. This means that wherever you feel you lie on this spectrum you are most welcome to Wish PowerExchange. All who attend will be asked to respect this.
Also, as with last year, there will be a couple of our Wish extended family working as on site staff and supporters who may be cis-identified men. They will keep their distance from the events and the camp as a whole but will be around should we need as they provide essential support and maintenance as well as access to the leather workshop throughout the week. They respect us and our space and we expect attendees to continue to show them that respect too.
The camp is a communal space run by us for us and there may be circumstances when we need everyone to pitch in. Also, if you can think of anything to help make this space extra fabulous such as decorations, games, happenings or anything please let us know!
The camp will take place from Monday the 15th of July to Sunday the 21st of July. In order to promote a good atmosphere we would prefer if the participants stayed for the whole duration of the camp. This means we will prioritize those who register for the whole period. Registrations for shorter time periods will be most welcome provided there is room.
The cost of the camp is 2970 SEK (Swedish Kronor), and that includes both room and board. If you are willing to help by for example working in the kitchen, do maintenance work or with cleaning, we can offer a reduction in the fee. We have limited reduced-rate spots reserved, so please state clearly on your registration if you would like to be considered for this and please register as early as possible.
The camp consists of a small set of houses and buildings on the west coast of Sweden, surrounded by beautiful nature and close to the town of Smögen, as well as Nordens ark, an animal sanctuary for endangered species (http://www.nordensark.se/en/). It is in walking distance to a picturesque beach perfect for swimming. Directions to the location will be sent upon confirmed booking and completed payment.
The estate features spacious shower- and bathrooms. There are washing and drying facilities for clothes as well. On the yard there is a bathing tub (hot tub) where you can take a relaxing hot bath in the summer evening. Inside the main building there are three rooms – two big and public spaces with several stations, and one smaller lockable dungeon in the basement with a booking system for especially private encounters. Each space is equipped with all kinds of furniture and equipment for s/m and bondage play, such as a gynecologist’s chair, a bondage chair, whipping benches, metal poles, St. Andrews’ cross, winches in the ceiling and an old fashioned bed. At times there will
also be one small intimate cabin available situated right next to the hot tub.
There is also plenty of open and social areas and a large dining room and of course bedrooms. Since the estate has an enclosed yard, there are also possibilities to play outside – perhaps by a tree? – and
weather permitting we will also have furniture and activities planned outside. Following the success of certain themed events (such as our Wish Schoolroom and the Prison Day) we also may be able to arrange themed areas such as a classroom or medical area. If you have any suggestions or wishes, the sooner we know about them the more likely we may be able to work something out. Furthermore there is a well-stocked leather workshop available for those who want to make their own toys or clothes. A leather smith will be at your disposal, and you can either bring your own materials, or buy on site.
We ask that everyone familiarize themselves with the rules (and of course follow them). These have been put together to ensure everyone’s safety, security and comfort while at the camp. A list will be sent out with other information to the participants.
Bedrooms are shared, with four people in each room. There is also space to put your own caravan, trailer or tent in the yard if you prefer. Depending on the number of participants, there may be a possibility for groups or couples for example, to get their own rooms. Please tell us when you register if you want to be on the list for that option. We cannot guarantee that it will be possible but we will do our best to accommodate you. All the participants must bring their own bed linen and towels. (For those of you who have a luggage limitation please let us know when booking that you will need to rent bed linen at an additional small cost and it will be provided for you!). We will also ask you to clean your rooms before departing.
Meals are included in the fee. Breakfast is served from about 9:00-12:00 am, and there will be a light meal around 3:00 pm. A two course dinner is served around 6:00 pm and is an occasion when some take the opportunity to dress up but it is not a requirement. Fruit and snacks will be available throughout the day. We will do our best to accommodate the needs of special diets such as allergies, etc. but you MUST state your needs clearly upon registration. It is essential that we know your needs BEFORE Monday the 24st of June, or we may not be able to accommodate them!
There will be a small self-service bar available at low costs, supplied with non-alcoholic beverages and a limited variety of alcoholic beverages such as beer/wine/cider. There will be other basic beverages available free of charge, for example coffee, tea, milk and of course water.
The camp is international, and therefore communications will be in English to accommodate all our guests travelling from all over the world. If you require a translation, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Unfortunately, the camp may not be well adapted for some people with mobility impairments since it is partly situated on a grass slope. The majority of the facilities have level access (though some bedroom areas and the hot tub have step access, and some doors may be narrow). We do aim to find ways to participate for everyone, so if you have any specific questions regarding accessibility, please do not hesitate to mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday there will be workshops/presentations/demonstrations/peer-to-peer knowledge sharing taking place most often during the afternoons. All the activities will be held in English when possible. There may also be massage available for an additional cost. If you have any special skill or knowledge that you would like to share, we welcome suggestions for lectures, workshops, and demonstrations of all kinds. Please write to us at email@example.com.
Further and continually updated information about planned events during the camp will be posted at: http://wishpowerexchange.se/
There is a wireless Internet connection at the estate. It may however be very weak occasionally, so please note that we cannot ensure a 100 % reliable connection at all times.
Registration and payment information
The last day to register for the camp is the 30th of May. You may cancel your booking up until Sunday 30th of June in case of illness or other serious events. In this case, the fee will be repaid, minus the
administrative costs. After this date we will not be able to repay the fee due to a cancelled booking. This is because the event is run strictly on a NON-PROFIT basis and your fee will have been already
used to cover the expenses for your attendance. To book or if you have any questions, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please specify the following very clearly in your booking request: Complete name, birth date, address /contact information (including email and phone number), and allergies and dietary needs for ALL of
the persons included in the booking. Also include if you have any wishes regarding sleeping arrangements, and if you will need to rent linen. If you are paying for several persons, please mark who you are, and who you are paying for, so that we can clearly connect the payment to the booking! Also please specify clearly how long you would like to stay at the camp, if not for the full period.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MAKE ANY PAYMENT UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED CONFIRMATION OF YOUR BOOKING.
Payment information will be sent with the confirmation of your booking. We accept direct bank transfers but please be mindful of any additional charges that may be incurred by different transfer methods. Any additional costs will have to be covered by you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
The webpage of the Wish Power Exchange camp: http://wishpowerexchange.se/
Our web page: www.clubwish.se