Pan Eros Events
Here is where you will find event listings for all the programs of the Pan Eros Foundation such as the Consent Academy and Seattle Erotic Art Festival. You may also find events put on by organizations with similar missions to ours. Those events will be notated with [Associated Event] before the event name. Please consider subscribing to our calendar by clicking on the “subscribe” button in the bottom right corner. Please choose settings that allow for frequent updates, as our calendar is a living document.
WREG 11:00 am
WREG @ Alternates between In-Person & Online via Zoom. Please RSVP on FetLife
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Witchy Rope Enthusiast Group (WREG) is for people who are female identified, genderqueer, gender non-binary, and trans to talk about rope. Who: Open to the public, 18+ ID Required Cost: $10 suggested donation WREG is a peer learning space to empower femme and non-male identifying rope tops. Male and masc identifying people are welcome to attend as bottoms and to self-tie. Only femme and non-male identifying people are allowed to tie and to teach. Please respect the mission of the space. WREG is intended as a space for peer learning. This will be held in a discussion and demo format and is NOT meant as a class. WREG will be alternating between virtual and in-person meetings. For virtual meetings: Pan Eros provides a link to the meeting platform and will be DM it to anyone who RSVP’ed on FetLife before the event. In the interest of everyone’s privacy, we won’t require anyone to turn on their cameras, but please let us know your (scene) name. Everyone’s on their honor not to take screenshots or record the meeting. Please respect your fellow attendees. We’re asking for donations to continue to support Gallery Erato/ Pan Eros while we’re virtual. If you’re able, please consider donating through their giving page HERE. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, but your funds help keep our kinky spaces running until everything is back to normal. For in-person meetings: WREG meets at Gallery Erato, located at 309 1st Ave S. Seattle, WA 98104. Please email or DM for current COVID protocols. Questions? Comments? DM on Fetlife or post to the event thread HERE. Or email [email protected]. For more information and to RSVP, please see WREG’s FetLife group page: https://fetlife.com/groups/42882?page=2&sp=1
Bondage for Beginners 1:00 pm
Seattle Nude, Erotic + Boudoir Photography Group 5:00 pm
Seattle Nude, Erotic + Boudoir Photography Group @ Gallery Erato
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Monthly Open-Shoot Meetup 4th Sunday of every month Overview Seattle Nude, Erotic + Boudoir Photography Group exists to facilitate networking and the creation of art in the PNW photography and modeling communities while providing a safer, semi-public space to have first or repeated interactions with co-creators. Beginning January 23rd, 2022 the group organizer, Thrice, will be running a monthly meetup where we discuss and shoot nude, erotic, and boudoir photos, share knowledge and inspiration, and network with others in our creative communities. What to Expect After an initial hour of mingling and conspiring, all the fun and excitement of creation starts when we close the doors at 6pm. Come introduce yourself, mingle and meet, then we will collect the event fee and shooting can begin. At this point, no more attendees will be admitted so no new faces surprise you while you’re shooting. Some gear will be available to rent or borrow, we will go through the available supplies at the start of the event. Open Shoot Format Throughout the event, photographers, assistants, and models will use the large, versatile shooting space to collaborate, have fun, and make art. Come with an idea in mind and a photographer in tow or meet someone here and come up with a spontaneous shoot inspired by the surroundings and your model’s style. Bring all your own gear, ready to shoot, and explore the space to find the perfect spot. Take advantage of any down time to connect with your fellow creatives, find inspiration, share your knowledge and experience. Consent + Consideration Make sure that you have the consent of all bodies in your frame before you shoot. Watch your backgrounds and try not to walk through active shooting space you’re not participating in as a courtesy to all. Lingerie, suggested nudity, and nonsexual nudity are welcome throughout the space. We ask that explicit or overtly sexual acts (use your judgement, ask if you’re not sure) be shot downstairs. We will continually evaluate the ways we use the space and adjust for the comfort and needs of our community to best facilitate free creation. No one is required to shoot with anyone else or to shoot any content they do not wish to participate in. Pressure is unacceptable, both photographers and models are expected to take “No” as a complete sentence any time it is given. Our Hosts + Facility Gallery Erato and the Pan Eros Foundation are pleased to offer those who create art that explores themes of sexuality, gender, relationships, identity, orientation, and love a place to showcase and create their work. This 6000+ square foot space in Pioneer Square spans 2 floors. The ground floor Gallery is fully accessible. There is a 3″ lip at the front entry and a ramp is available upon request. The lower level Studio is currently only accessible by stairs. We encourage the use of public transit or rideshare. Forr more information about the space, go to: https://www.pan-eros.org/galleryerato/ COVID Precautions As per King County guidelines, all attendees must present a valid vaccination record or negative test results within 72 hours of the event start time. Wash your hands frequently, keep your distance whenever possible, wear masks if you’re not modeling, and consider your COVID precautions when sharing gear. Sanitizer will be available throughout the event for hands and equipment.
Trans+ (t4t) Ropes Meet-up and Skill Share 6:00 pm
Trans+ (t4t) Ropes Meet-up and Skill Share @ Gallery Erato
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Description Please join us for our next rope practice and discussion group for (and by) trans and umbrella folks including non-binary, genderqueer, two-spirit and any other gender divergent identity as well as queer folks who have lived experience with the trans communities – i.e. interpersonal relationships (read: you have sex with trans people). Intersectional and Welcoming Space Vibes: This is an event for any (queer, trans) body. We celebrate diversity and eagerly welcome all races, ethnicities, relationship orientations, body sizes, abilities, religions, etc. While this is a trans run and centered space, we broaden this to queers who are trans adjacent but ask that cishet folks stay home so we can continue making this a safe(r) space. We prioritize consent and trauma informed interactions. We have zero tolerance for someone making others feel unsafe. We believe in utilizing alternative justice models such as transformative justice to attempt to resolve conflicts. Beginners are welcome. We are planning to do some learning and some experimenting – all very chill, courageous/safe(r) but chill. Rope and other equipment are not required but feel free to bring what you have and your enthusiasm. Registration is ideal so we can continue to facilitate a courageous space but exceptions can be made and you can register onsite because we know how it goes. Late entries are highly discouraged. Event start time is are at 6:30pm but please come 15 minutes early if this is your first time at one of our events. Doors will be locked at 7:00pm. Please register here! [(https://forms.gle/YSTwGbGUczYG2cE76)] Space Accessibility information: Held at Gallery Erato which is a street level space. One step up is required to enter and there is a set of manual double doors. A ramp is available for anyone in need. The top floor, where we primarily convene, is wheelchair accessible. There are two gender neutral restrooms on the top floor. This is a fragrance free event, please let us know if we need to further explain what that means. Facial masks will be required and proof of vaccination or a negative test taken just prior to class must be present. $$$: Money donations are most welcomed. Suggested donation of $10/sliding scale of $5-20 (NOTAFLOF/scholarship options). *Please consider donating more if you can to help cover those in our community who cannot. All proceeds go to help fund the space, aka Pan Eros, and to purchase supplies and snacks for the meet-ups; anything left will go to help fund the non-profit work of the Conspiracy of Geniuses to produce more events like this. To donate to Pan Eros: https://www.pan-eros.org/donate/. If you like what we are doing here and can give more please visit our website: https://conspiracyofgeniuses.org/donate/. To recapitulate: Attendance is limited to 30 people. Open to all 18+ with ID and vax cards (legible photos of vax cards accepted). Water available. Please bring your own cup or bottle. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] Suggested donation of $10. Scholarships available (no one turned away for lack of funds) Please let us know by email if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your social and emotional learning experience. About the Facilitators: This event is organized by a small group of trans people and sponsored by -Conspiracy of Geniuses (CoG). CoG seeks out artists with intersecting identities; creating spaces to create work/voice/history. A healing arts project of CoG – Rad (Radical, Accessible, Decolonizing) Care is creating mutual (aid) liberation through community care frameworks centering marginalized intersectional voices. Art is community care. CoG/Rad Care are two sides of the same coin. We are artists who do community care work. We see exploring ropes as an artistic form of self/community care that affirms our bodies and sexuality. The organizers are all trans people of various gender (and other) identities.