Since 1992, Buck, the founder of Waterhole Leather, has been an innovator in creating high-quality custom leather fetish and bondage gear, including collars and restraints, in a wide variety of styles. Buck is also well-known for his award-winning pony play gear, which was featured on HBO’s Real Sex series, as well as in many fetish trade publications over the years.
August 10 - August 13
FETISH CON™ aka FETCON™
THE ORIGINAL FETISH TRADE SHOW
TWENTY YEARS RUNNING!
Fetish Con has Hundreds of top bondage, fetish and adult models, vendors and exhibitors:
clothing, latex, corsets, shoes, rope, toys and more, lectures, workshops, and
demonstrations, the George Pérez Superheroines Universe, private Twisted
Dungeon space, exclusive Pervy Pool Party, and wild after parties every night!
The Waterhole Leather will be vending at this event, and Teaching a pony play class
It all started in 2000, when Vesta and her husband Mike had this crazy idea to get a bunch of local models, a bunch of local producers and their fans together and network like club shoots in the old days. From that innocent staring point a fetish trade show was born.
In late 2000 Genesis Lynn, Vesta and Mike met and started working together and sharing shoots. Once that friendship was formed Vesta happened to mention her original get-together they had just done in Florida before she and Mike moved to Connecticut.
That one conversation went from a simple thought to a reality when the three friends decided to try another get-together but on a much larger scale. Why not invite everyone? So they did! Literally everyone they knew in the business was invited to come to New York for a massive weekend meet & greet to network with other fetish models and producers from all over the United State and to give their fans a place to actually meet them as well face to face. Knowing they needed to also gather some iconic names to draw more fans, they invited Darla Crane, Stacy Burke and Eve Ellis – three of the most popular and well known bondage & fetish models of the time and so began the first fetish trade show!
Our original show may have started out somewhat small with only about 500 attendees in total that consisted of models, producers, fans, and exhibitors back in October of 2001. But FETISH CON™ (see our complete history below for the full story) has steadily grown and expanded to be an internationally recognized and hugely anticipated event within the fetish community.
Our first show was located in Queens, New York and we remained there for three years… growing and expanding until 2004 when the original organizers, Genesis Lynn, Vesta, and Mike, moved the show to sunny Tampa, Florida and continued to grow and expand on their original idea.