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FFF XXX - Fetish City 1/11-13/2008

In January 2008, Providence becomes NELA's Fetish City!

The Fetish Fair Fleamarket (TM) has a new home, and it's not just a hotel, not just a venue, but a whole city. From January 11th through 13th, 2008, the New England Leather Alliance will bring the biggest leather/fetish/BDSM event in New England to Providence, Rhode Island, where the event will take place in the Rhode Island Convention Center and three (or more) neighboring hotels.

The convention center space will allow us to not only bring in some new and unique vendors, but allow some of your favorite vendors to bring larger selections of their merchandise! The spacious function rooms for classes and demos will mean fewer people get shut out of classes they wanted to see and less overcrowding! And the hip, up-and-coming, artsy city of Providence, home of the Rhode Island School of Design, won't be censoring our art show with small minds and electrical tape!

Admission is $20 for the general public, 10$ for NELA associates, and 15$ for card carrying members of other leather community organizations. Please note that tickets for the FFF are NOT available online or prior to the weekend.

Vending/Class Hours:

Saturday January 12, 2008: 11-6
Sunday January 13, 2008: 11-4

On both days, NELA associates may enter early at 10:30.

Art Show:

Are you an artist? Do you have some paintings or photographs you want to show off? Put them on display at the FFF XXX Art Show! If you're interested in participating, send an e-mail to fff.artshow@gmail.com with the following information:

  • your name (or scene name, etc) - however you want your artwork to be credited
  • your choice of media (photography, mixed media, etc.)
  • the number of display panels you would like to reserve
    • each panel is 2ft wide x 6ft tall
    • there is a $10 fee for each panel you are allotted
    • max. of 3 panels per artist, as space is limited (24 panels total)
  • whether you are interested in assisting with the art show

Please note:

  1. Set up is Friday afternoon from 3-6pm. Your artwork must be set up during this time.
  2. Tear down is Sunday after the flea. You are responsible for packing up your own artwork.
  3. While you are free to sell your work, there will not be a staff person to handle sales.
  4. Space is limited multiple panels may or may not be available depending on demand.
  5. Space will not be reserved until payment is received. Please send your payment to:
    NELA - Attention Art Show
    P O Box 35728
    Brighton MA 02135

To Community Organizations:

Is your group interested in a Community Table at the New England Leather Alliance's Fetish Fair Fleamarket (tm) January 11-13, 2008 Providence, Rhode Island? It doesn't cost anything except sufficient staff to provide coverage and can be of great assistance in getting the word out about your organization and/or realizing fundraising goals. This opportunity for a Community Table is available only on a first come basis. Deadline for receiving back the application is 11/30/2007. Completed applications should be sent to: rae AT NELAonline.org or to NELA PO Box 35728 Brighton MA 02135.

Make your reservations now!

The "Gala Party" Hotel: Providence Biltmore

The Biltmore is the grand dame of Providence, built in the 1920s and recently renovated beautifully. The rooms are luxuriously appointed, with many suites. This will be the site of the The New Designers' Fashion Show on Friday night, the Fetish Masquerade on Saturday night and other night-time events. The Biltmore is across the street from the convention center where vending will take place. A shuttle bus will run continuously during vending hours for those who do not wish to walk, but it is a very easy and short walk.

The Biltmore is already sold out! But there are excellent rooms still available in the Westin, which connects to the convention center. See next section.

The "Business" Hotel: Providence Westin

The Westin will be the site of the daytime classes.  The Westin has sold out as of 11/27.


The "Overflow" Hotels

The Hotel Providence
(800) 861-8990 Toll Free
(401) 861-8000 Local
$129/night, no two night minimum, up to 4 people in a room.

Getting To Providence

Providence is easily accessible by Amtrak, and at limited hours by the MBTA's commuter rail, and many low cost airlines fly into PVD: T. F. Green Airport including Southwest. Driving is a snap as this compact city sits right at the junction of I-95 and I-195. Unlike downtown Boston, where parking tends to run $35/day and up, parking is about $20 for overnight, $10/day on average. Each hotel has parking, and the convention center and Providence Place malls have garages as well. We will also have an online bulletin board where rideshares and carpools can be arranged.

Fetish City!

Providence's Convention and Visitor's Bureau is working with us to make your trip to Providence a memorable and enjoyable one. They'll be working with NELA to get discounts in local restaurants for FFF attendees, coupons and the like. Our web site will contain more information the more we know, with links, maps, and the like.


VOLUNTEERS Wanted!

Want free admission to the flea, and possibly some other goodies?

We need people to sign up for shifts throughout the event. We need door guards, ticket sellers, t-shirt sellers, bag stuffers, and many other kinds of help for both the Summer and Winter Fleas.

If you are interested in volunteering, please subscribe to the volunteer email list NELAVolunteers-subscribe@yahoogroups.com or http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NELAVolunteers.

The volunteer coordinator (Tim S) will be sending out all info through this list. People who can work more than one shift are always appreciated. We will need a lot of volunteers to run these events. So if you've been considering pitching in... please do so! We always appreciate folks who want to help out. Check wristbands, stuff goody bags, hand out goody bags, monitor doors, schlep stuff in, schlep stuff out, sell T-shirts, etc... there are many jobs to be done and many thanks to be earned by doing them. Earn free admission to the flea, and other rewards up to and including admission to a NELA-only party! (Plus, you get to be a part of the largest leather/SM/fetish event in New England!)

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