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Photographer
Naughty Ties
Posts: 3,047
Riverview, Florida, US


Carmen Valentina wrote:
FetishCon Newbie! First time attending the show. Excited to make some new friends:)

Another FetCon cherry about to get popped!

You're gonna love it, the best three days ever!  smile

Aug 14 13 08:56 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Carmen Valentina
Posts: 2
Tampa, Florida, US


Another FetCon cherry about to get popped!

You're gonna love it, the best three days ever!  smile

Well when you put it that way...now I'm REALLY looking forward to it! lol

Aug 14 13 09:18 am  Link  Quote 
Model
orias
Posts: 4,977
Tampa, Florida, US


Vesta wrote:
Thanks O you beat us to the punch was just about to post all this....

suuuurrrreee you were lol

Aug 14 13 11:13 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
T-Dog Studio
Posts: 352
Nashville, Tennessee, US


Just had a cancellation.  Anybody available 5:00?
Aug 14 13 01:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Chris Rifkin
Posts: 24,390
Tampa, Florida, US


T-Dog Studio wrote:
Just had a cancellation.  Anybody available 5:00?

same here...considering I shoot at the beach....its catch up on editing time
I'll stop by later around 8 or so

Aug 14 13 02:04 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
orias
Posts: 4,977
Tampa, Florida, US


i still have a slot available monday morning before i check out of the hotel and head over to the super secret after con party smile
Aug 14 13 02:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Naughty Ties
Posts: 3,047
Riverview, Florida, US


T-Dog Studio wrote:
Just had a cancellation.  Anybody available 5:00?

Cancellations before the Con even starts? Wow! Sure hope nobody's grandma died...again.   lol

Aug 14 13 04:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
T-Dog Studio
Posts: 352
Nashville, Tennessee, US


Naughty Ties wrote:

Cancellations before the Con even starts? Wow! Sure hope nobody's grandma died...again.   lol

Badman when are you coming over?

Aug 14 13 04:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Nemi
Posts: 27,411
Jamaica, New York, US


annnnnd I'm here.
The new lobby is wild!
Aug 14 13 06:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Naughty Ties
Posts: 3,047
Riverview, Florida, US


T-Dog Studio wrote:

Badman when are you coming over?

Was gonna head down tonight to hang for a bit but the diverticulitis I'm fighting still has me down, the antibiotics are slowly working but I'm gonna rest tonight and stay home. Should be at the hotel tomorrow around noonish though, find me at the bar shortly thereafter!

See you soon man and let the games begin!

Aug 14 13 06:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Laura UnBound
Posts: 26,982
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Less than 5 hours of sleep is the correct way to start my first day, right? That's what everyone else is doing, right?
Aug 14 13 11:04 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mark Reese Photography
Posts: 21,619
Brandon, Florida, US


https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/1589478656/h4F9AFE27/
Aug 15 13 02:38 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Handcuffed Babes
Posts: 97
Tampa, Florida, US


Laura UnBound wrote:
Less than 5 hours of sleep is the correct way to start my first day, right? That's what everyone else is doing, right?

Right and right.

Aug 15 13 06:45 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Naughty Ties
Posts: 3,047
Riverview, Florida, US


Aaaaaannnnnnndddd...BOOM Goes The Dynamite! See ya'll in a few!

http://yoursmiles.org/tsmile/salut/t9307.gif
Aug 15 13 07:31 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Chris Rifkin
Posts: 24,390
Tampa, Florida, US


Mark Reese Photography wrote:
https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/1589478656/h4F9AFE27/

So are you going to make an appearance so we can all wish ya a happy one???

Aug 15 13 08:12 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Chris Rifkin
Posts: 24,390
Tampa, Florida, US


Oh...and yeah
Headed to the hotel after my workout,have to get one last extreme heavy one in before my dietary habbits turn into Sam and Eddies 3 times a day
Aug 15 13 08:13 am  Link  Quote 
Model
HeatherJean
Posts: 91
Sarasota, Florida, US


I will be there Saturday!! My first time!! Super Excited!!! smile
Aug 15 13 02:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Chris Rifkin
Posts: 24,390
Tampa, Florida, US


And suddenly the thread goes dead....

Which means the game is on 100% and brewing
Aug 16 13 11:40 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
T-Dog Studio
Posts: 352
Nashville, Tennessee, US


Still booking so hit me up.
Aug 16 13 12:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
AHouston
Posts: 407
Norfolk, Virginia, US


Chris Rifkin wrote:
And suddenly the thread goes dead....

Which means the game is on 100% and brewing

You are correct sir.

Have a great con all!

Aug 16 13 02:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
T-Dog Studio
Posts: 352
Nashville, Tennessee, US


Hanging in the bar and laughing my azz off with Mr and Mrs Jerry Badman and the always gorgeous Lika and Alexa Styles.  That's right Badman my face and her boobs, you will never forget that image.
Aug 16 13 09:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
Cat Camp
Posts: 831
Tampa, Florida, US


Happy Birthday, Mark! I hope it's a great one!
Aug 17 13 09:08 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Sophie LaRae
Posts: 290
Nashville, Tennessee, US


T-Dog Studio wrote:
Hanging in the bar and laughing my azz off with Mr and Mrs Jerry Badman and the always gorgeous Lika and Alexa Styles.  That's right Badman my face and her boobs, you will never forget that image.

So.... You were with Alexa last night... Never know when she is going to show up smile

Aug 17 13 12:49 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Chris Rifkin
Posts: 24,390
Tampa, Florida, US


Aaaaaaaaaaaand....
Just like that,its done
sad
Aug 18 13 02:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Juicylicious
Posts: 342
Orlando, Florida, US


Just a general survey, for those models and photographers/producers who attended this Fetcon:

Models:
1) if you've attended more than one Fetcon, did you make more in paid gig this year?
2) If so, how much did you make roughly (don't worry I don't work for the IRS) if you want, you can PM me your total

photographers/producers:
1) how much did you budget for shoots at this Con (ball park figure) and your entertainment budget
2) did you go over/under budget?

I have a number of model friends from the west coast who have never been to Fetcon, I just want to know how much they can potentially make in average, so I will bring them next time. I know we could have a wide range, like Ms. Orias probably made in the high 5 figures  smile
Aug 18 13 03:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lifestyle_Images
Posts: 3,976
Albuquerque, New Mexico, US


Chris Rifkin wrote:
Aaaaaaaaaaaand....
Just like that,its done
sad

Yeah, but it was a good one.  I got to see old friends, made new ones and used almost all the rope in my bag.  Not a bad weekend :-)

Aug 19 13 11:23 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Naughty Ties
Posts: 3,047
Riverview, Florida, US


T-Dog Studio wrote:
Hanging in the bar and laughing my azz off with Mr and Mrs Jerry Badman and the always gorgeous Lika and Alexa Styles.  That's right Badman my face and her boobs, you will never forget that image.

Oh dude, I am STILL in shock, never saw that coming at all! And you are right...ain't slept in days with that image floating in my head! Yikes!  lol

What a great time we had, huh? You guys are awesome and I'm already looking forward to next year.  smile

Aug 19 13 11:46 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Naughty Ties
Posts: 3,047
Riverview, Florida, US


Experiencing SERIOUS Con drop......miss all my friends so much already..... *sigh*  sad
Aug 19 13 11:47 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Chris Rifkin
Posts: 24,390
Tampa, Florida, US


Well...sadely as many of you know there will be no next year for me because I booked a trip/shot to Aruba `ug 9th through the 17th next year...as I got an insane deal with my timeshare points to go that week... and if this year is any indication we seem to have hit a bumper crop of new amazing models,and from early indications they all made great money as will probably not only be back but be bringing friends.....
I myself kinda had a revelation type weekend with what I do and the amount of models that wantto work with me ..kinda flattering that anyone likes my non normal non comercial style of photography

All I can say is see ya in 2015 I guess
Aug 19 13 03:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Mia Vallis
Posts: 20
Cocoa, Florida, US


Had an amazing time my first con!! Definitely have a to do list to prepare better for next years con smile
Aug 19 13 05:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
orias
Posts: 4,977
Tampa, Florida, US


Juicylicious wrote:
Just a general survey, for those models and photographers/producers who attended this Fetcon:

Models:
1) if you've attended more than one Fetcon, did you make more in paid gig this year?
2) If so, how much did you make roughly (don't worry I don't work for the IRS) if you want, you can PM me your total

photographers/producers:
1) how much did you budget for shoots at this Con (ball park figure) and your entertainment budget
2) did you go over/under budget?

I have a number of model friends from the west coast who have never been to Fetcon, I just want to know how much they can potentially make in average, so I will bring them next time. I know we could have a wide range, like Ms. Orias probably made in the high 5 figures  smile

lol

Aug 19 13 09:38 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Juicylicious
Posts: 342
Orlando, Florida, US


orias wrote:

lol
Aug 20 13 06:44 am  Link  Quote 
Model
orias
Posts: 4,977
Tampa, Florida, US


Juicylicious wrote:

Very insightful Orias, thank you. wink. Besides sharing a room (which I couldn't because the number of props/equipment I have) what are your ways to cut cost?

besides the room thing (most models split rooms 4 ways.. and producers share the bedroom with a model who works off her portion in trade which saves from hiring one extra gal)
most costs come from poor planning or from spontaneity...

so like if your a model who just made anything at this event,  book your tickets with that revenue now for the next event now as the dates for 2014 have already been posted.  if you've not made anything or went into the negative this year then you may have to wait a bit obviously smile 

coordinate what you're bringing with someone else reliable... 2 producers can get neighboring rooms and alternate shooting to share the same lights (as heavy equipment costs money to ship or add an extra bag at the airport) and props

models can do the same with wardrobe and props.... just dont plan shoots that may use the same thing at the same time as you have a full weekend to work around... this way you're not paying for an extra bag full of stuff that your roomies may all be bringing as well.  also packing smarter can save a lot of this... iron out everything you'll need in advance and bring a couple things extra without going overboard.

plan out your shopping in advance.  have an "X" amount set aside to spend in the vendors room.... saying you're not going to spend anything or not much is unspecific... set aside an envelope of fun money and dont dip back into the rest of your cash after that.  people who try not to spend a dime usually fail horribly and have a terrible time doing so...  allow yourself to have fun and take the pressure off,  but just budget for it so its not a surprise when it comes and you wont have to go overboard with it.  even $100 can be a fancy dinner at the main hotel restaurant and a new toy or wardrobe piece. 

a lot of budgetary crisis comes from forgetting or losing stuff,  i make a tedious list of things i definitely need and things i may likely need then get it together in coordinated ziplock bags so i dont forget anything and eveything is easy to access..   one year i bought sore throat drops like 3 different times from the expensive store connected to the hotel and parking garage cause i lost the cheapos i had bought at walmart before my trip and kept misplacing the replacements i bought.   shit like that adds up QUICK.   once i get to the hotel i pretend im going to be living there forever and immediately unsort my suitcases into the shelves/desk/bathroom etc so im not running around trying to find stuff in a bunch of suitcases between shooting. 

food and drinks are the other big expenditure... this year they had the day drinking passes which for those who are here to have a blast,  were an AWESOME deal smile  there were 2 great and reasonably priced food choices just across the street this year (the smoothie place and the hot dog place) but i also brought a bunch of my own snacks from home so i wasnt constantly surfing expensive (comparatively to buying in quantity) vending machines and convenience store.  everyone gets the munchies so its best to plan for that ahead of time smile 

another way to save cost for non-models on admission.... is to either buy in advance... or contact the educators/workshop hosts and vendors as they get a couple free passes each with their packages and they may give you one in exchange for helping them out a couple of hours. 

Another way to cut costs dramatically for producers, photographers and models is to ask your fans to sponsor your shoots or the trip in general.  give them something to show for their donation obviously smile But ive known many sites who fund their shooting on the backs of their customs clients,  ive known many models whose fans fronted their airfare to meet them,  etc....  its not asking for help,  its offering a deal for someone who may want something from you anyway smile

split a rental car or the cost of gas with people going a similar route or also needing the rental intermittently. 

team up to bulk order supplies in advance... if you know you're shooting a lot of pantyhose stuff and so is another site... forget the rivalry for like a second and go halfsies in on a lot that can be delivered right to the hotel. 

a lot of cutting costs correlates to being a friendly trustworthy person whom can plan in advance smile

Aug 20 13 10:18 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Naughty Ties
Posts: 3,047
Riverview, Florida, US


Mia Vallis wrote:
Had an amazing time my first con!! Definitely have a to do list to prepare better for next years con smile

Glad you had such a great time Mia and it was awesome to hogtie you at the Meet & Greet for all to see! smile

Aug 20 13 12:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Juicylicious
Posts: 342
Orlando, Florida, US


Yeah Orias, there weren't much choices in terms of restaurants around there. I went into the lobby little convenient store looking for some gum and all they have are tic tacs-- $2.51 a box and I didn't have cash on me so I used my credit card, and that guy who handed my receipt was expecting me to give him a tip!
Aug 20 13 03:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Sexy Irish
Posts: 44
Riverside, California, US


Another amazing convention! xoxoxox
Cant wait till next year!
Aug 20 13 09:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Laura UnBound
Posts: 26,982
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


The hotel is getting a rather stern letter detailing every days worth of room hassles because they kept fucking around with my credit card and lying to me about it....

But besides that I had my usual wonderful time.
Aug 20 13 09:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
PK Brazil
Posts: 4,228
Baltimore, Maryland, US


Can't wait for fetcon this weekend!!
Aug 20 13 09:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
orias
Posts: 4,977
Tampa, Florida, US


Laura UnBound wrote:
The hotel is getting a rather stern letter detailing every days worth of room hassles because they kept fucking around with my credit card and lying to me about it....

But besides that I had my usual wonderful time.

lying is no bueno sad

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

yeah besides the one shitwhore drama monger,  i had my usual awesome week with all my amazing friendables smile  i got to check off all of my to-do list

1)  Bug mikey
2) be naked most of the time
3) prod Jerry with offers of roofiecooladas
4) say hi to my out of towner amigos
5) work with the coolest people ever
6) torment the hot little subbies
7) buy some cool new stuff
8) avoid getting arrested for laying the smackdown on any fucktards
9) help out my vendor, performer and presenter buddies
10) party like its 1999

check marks all around lol

anyone else have a checklist?

Aug 20 13 10:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
orias
Posts: 4,977
Tampa, Florida, US


PK Brazil wrote:
Can't wait for fetcon this weekend!!

lol

Aug 20 13 10:18 pm  Link  Quote 
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