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What I Saw and What I Loved

I wasn’t going to put up a posting about TeddyCon 2018, instead opting to thoroughly enjoy reading what other people wrote about it.  But when I got home on Monday night after having been at the convention hotel for the eight days prior, I felt a familiar urge to do something I hadn’t done in more than a week … to write.

The more people write and post about the events they go to, the more those events grow.  Posting about specific activities enjoyed or other recollections of specific moments at a convention give the organizers a bit of information about what was seen as most memorable at the event they put together.

Anyone who plans and implements a convention or similar gathering wants their creation to be memorable and to leave fond thoughts in their attendees’ minds, even days after the convention ends.  And when people write about their fresh memories, it becomes a window that clearly displays what people enjoyed the most.

So, instead of typing a minute by minute recalling of the entire experience, I’ve decided to write about specific moments from TeddyCon 2018 that I found to be personally touching.  It is an impossibility to be a part of every single class, activity, craft, special event and specific happening at TeddyCon as there are always at least six different options of things to do at all points in time.

It goes without saying that I didn’t see everything that went on at TC, every moment in every location.  So, I will write about what I saw and what I loved.

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TeddyCon 2018 was the second year of a complete hotel takeover offering.  At TC, a complete hotel takeover is inclusive of every square inch of the entire hotel building, up to and including the glass doors of the main entrance as well as the indoor pool.  But it is also inclusive of the courtyard.  And the whole thing truly felt like a village, a magical destination – complete with a restaurant, a watering hole, a swimming hole, sleeping accommodations, shopping, entertainment, night life and the ability to roam about in nothing but a t-shirt and diaper – if so desired … protected and maintained to keep it safe.

And my oh my. The TeddyCon village atmosphere was filled with an energy I had never felt the strength of before while it offered up more than any prior TeddyCon had tendered.

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TeddyCon 2016 – Happily Stuck on YOU

tc-16-handbookSince 2014, every October has included an east coast ABDL convention for the crinkly and ageplay masses, rivaling no other convention – but instead, further enhancing the community we all belong to and love.

TeddyCon 2016 continued that mission in its third year and with an immense amount of help from its attendees and volunteers, grew just a bit more.

Tuesday, October 11th

I arrived at the TeddyCon hotel at the appropriate time of 2:18 pm, almost exactly two days before the event started.  As I approached the front entrance, out walked Mommy Kuri, Little Philly and Razamataz – three devoted individuals who had arrived the evening prior.  And in short order, TeddyCon 2016 – The Hat Trick began.

There was an immediate buzz in the air, helping hands with greater involvement than ever before and the vision clear that not only would there be new things for the TC masses to enjoy this time around but also the trusted favorites to return.  The growth was evident, a result of immense planning and building.  And the energy equaled the preparations.

Setting up the command station in the infamous room 218, I already was taking notice to the greater amount of everything that would make up the third offering of this event.  It was a greater amount of supplies, of helping hands, of attendees and as I would soon learn – of memories.

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The Con is now open

tc-16-handbookBy the time you read this posting, TeddyCon 2016 will have opened its doors and welcomed in the masses of ABDLers, age players, dreamers and believers.

Throughout this weekend, please check out the TeddyCon Group on FetLife for updates, memorable quotes and more.

Blessings, …………………………………………………….. Zorro Daddy

Can’t Buy Me ‘Luvs’

TeddyConWhat ABDL Convention would be complete without stuff to buy?  As ABDLer, we love accessories, trinkets, shiny objects, outfits and of course … diapers.

And while at TeddyCon 2016, you will have many choices of things to buy, you won’t be able to buy Luvs.

The TeddyCon 2016 Vendors:

LilKinkBoutiqueLilKinkBoutique offers unique & hard-to-find accessories to promote pride and awareness for alternative lifestylers. Affordable wares that express your interests and promote your way of life. They believe you should live and love who you are.  For more information, please visit here.

KinkyCrayonsKinky Crayons

Kinky-shaped crayons.  Scribble until your heart goes pitter-patter.  Then buy more kinky crayons.

For more information please visit here.

Dependeco offers high-quality all-in-one diapers, training pants, diaper covers, bibs and booster pads.  But don’t take my word for it.  Visit them here.

Squishy ABDL logoSquishyABDL is a ABDL-involved seller with the world’s most absorbent diapers. ISO certified. Offering Rearz safari, spoiled, inspire, ABU Space, Comficare and Crinklz.  Squishy ABDL

…………………………… Visit his Ebay store here.

In Fursuit Of Happiness offers quality and custom fursuits, costumes, and crafts.  For more information, please visit here.

LilABsLittle AB’s Personalized Treasures The name says it all, from one of the first ABDL sites I ever stumbled across … years ago.  And they’re still going strong.  Visit them here.

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Also read: A Class Affair

 

Ready to attend TeddyCon 2016?  You can register here.

Then join the FetLife TeddyCon Group.

Then get on the FetLife TeddyCon Event Page and click I’m Going!

 

Blessings,

Zorro Daddy

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For more information on vending please contact us at info@teddycon.org

TC Postcard

A “Class” Affair

TeddyConI love the weeks and months that lead up to an ABDL convention as more and more details are added to the planning of the event and then announced.  It’s fun because you get to see the convention forming right in front of you and, in a sense, you become a part of it that way.

Just yesterday, the TeddyCon crew announced the class list for the 4-day 2016 convention.  I list those classes here now.

“Solo Age Play” – Penny Barber

Solo age play can be fun and deeply rewarding to your Little. Come meet with Penny Barber as she leads a discussion in solo age play techniques, activities, and issues. Bring your questions as well as your suggestions!

“Setting Up Online Profiles” – Penny Barber

This class is designed to help you connect online efficiently and meaningfully with other age players and fetishists. Penny Barber, who has been professionally and privately blogging about age play since 2003, will go through the basics of writing your profile, adding pictures, writing that first PM, and making new friends.

“Sploosh / Wet and Messy (WAM) Play with Piggy” – Piggy

Pie throwing is kind of a lost art, and although it may be a rather rudimentary, burlesque humor, there’s something inherently funny about taking a pie in the face, under the right conditions. ~ Johhny Carson Learn about Sploosh/Wet and Messy (WAM) play! From set up, to safety, to delivering the perfect pie in the face, Piggy will walk you through it all.

“Touch: Good, Bad & Other” – Squee

Humans are wired to crave physical contact. In this interactive session, we will cover types of touch, their benefits & consent. Embrace this opportunity to learn more about how much touch does!

“Welcome to the Sandbox: Age Play 101” – Tisiphone

Welcome to the sandbox! Grab a pail. So, you’ve heard of this thing called age play, but what is it? Littles, middles, ad/dl, bigs, what does it all mean? Where do you fit into the spectrum? This class will be an overview of age play; we’ll talk about what age play is and what it is not. We’ll discuss why people may desire this type of play as well as provide hints for achieving and maintaining the headspace you desire. This class is perfect if you are merely curious or are just starting to explore. This class is interactive, so please bring questions and an open mind.

“Pulling Pigtails” – Tisiphone and MephistophelesXI

Why do Bigs always get to play the role of the big, bad wolf? Well; a little may not be able to be very big, but littles certainly can be bad! Let’s get down and dirty and talk about little on little bullying tactics! Whether you identify as a middle, little, or ab/dl we’ll give you plenty of nasty tricks for your toy bad and use against the other kids! We’ll discuss the potential pitfalls with this type of play, and how to hopefully avoid them. Come out with your questions and we’ll wrap up with a demo!

“The Lonesome Little: Ageplay for Introverts” – MephistophelesXI

Friends! Coloring! Nerf gun wars! Tag, you’re it! – It often feels like playing with other littles is one of the most important parts of the age play experience, yet sometimes, well… people can feel a little overwhelming. But wanting to be alone doesn’t have to be isolating! This class will focus on how being by yourself can enhance your ageplay experience. Not everybody wants to be the life of the party; come let your wallflower flourish.

A “Little” Detective Work – Little Lady Luna

Join Detective Luna and her stuffie sidekick, Deputy Moose, in creating and investigating an imaginary world, playing improve games, and solving mysteries with the TCFTPD (Teddy Con Fairy Tale Police Department). This class will focus on stretching our imaginations, letting go of our day to day worries, supporting each other’s ideas, and having fun playing pretend in a structured adventure. This class will feature active participation from all of its members. Please come ready to play!

And there are more classes to be announced yet!

For Presenter info, check out TeddyCon.org and go to the presenters’ page.

Ready to attend TeddyCon 2016?

You can register here.

Then join the FetLife TeddyCon Group.

Then get on the FetLife TeddyCon Event Page and click I’m Going!

Blessings,

Zorro Daddy

TC Postcard

Classes and Crafts and Toys … Oh my!

TeddyConFollowing the Yellow Brick Road is not only one of the notable scenes from all of cinema history, but it’s one that speaks of an amazing journey. The illusion behind it is that if we follow this colorful road, our destination will be easy to get to and will yield us everything that we could’ve possibly hoped for … and more.

A lot of times we overthink things in life and while the Yellow Brick Road fills us with fantastic thoughts, it can sometimes be dumbed down and used as a tool to teach us not to dream.

Well … that just seems like a rotten way to look at something that was intended to enhance dreams and imagination. And how many times in our lives have we been discouraged about following after fairy tale endings.

The reality of it all may be that Fairy Tale Endings and Yellow Brick Roads are perfect examples of what we dream about. But it doesn’t mean that our journeys have to be anything less than fantastic. A lot of times in life, we set out in pursuit of something specific, only to find along the way, that our pursuit has changed. And we discover so much more of what we wanted that we wouldn’t have ever known we wanted … had we not taken the journey.

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And now … TeddyCon 2014!

TeddyConTeddyCon 2014

I will never forget Saturday, January 9th, 2010.  That was the night I attended my first munch.  It was actually the first non-vanilla gathering of any kind I had ever attended.  For years, I had read about them online, but simply couldn’t build up the courage to go to one.  On that night, I realized how foolish my fears were.

That particular munch wasn’t an ABDL one.  It was simply a non-vanilla gathering at a cafe in the middle of Lancaster City, PA.  I figured someone who knew me would certainly see me or people at nearby tables would hear what our conversations were about or worse yet … that someone would attend the munch and be dressed in obvious attire that would draw unwanted attention to us.

Happily, I report to you now, that I was wrong on all accounts.  There were no problems and I made friends at that munch I remain close with, to this very day.

It would be another year before I would begin to look at convention and festival type gatherings.  And another year after that before I would start attending ABDL-specific events.

What I will tell you is:  Some of the closest friends in my life I met at these gatherings.  And I truly wish I had branched out at a younger age.  For years, I kept a profile and wrote stories.  That was it.  But when I began to meet people, a whole new world opened up to me.

In the past few years, I’ve budgeted going to quite a few festivals, conventions, parties, munches and the like.  From FetFest to the Geeky Kink Event to Brimstone to CAPCon and I even attended an Abdulia.

They were all great and I had a fantastic time at all of them.  But the ones I’ve enjoyed the most were the AgePlay Hotel Conventions.  I attended my first one in the spring of 2011.  That particular convention no longer exists, but in the spring of 2012, I went to CAPCon.  And suddenly, I was meeting people from the west coast to the east coast, people from Europe and even a guy who flew down from Alaska!  What made CAPCon such an amazing experience were the similarities we the attendees had with each other.  What made it an unforgettable experience was how we the attendees were vastly different people on the outside.  What made CAPCon a wanted repeatable experience was how everyone, similar and different, became family.

And now the age play hotel conventions head east … to TeddyCon.

What is TeddyCon?  It’s an annual get-together of ABDLers and ageplayers in a hotel in the Eastern Pennsylvania area.  It’s designed for the AB/DL, Ageplay, Littles and Bigs community.  Like CAPCon, it welcomes the pure-n-innocent side of things.  So it isn’t a typical BDSM event.  But what you do in your hotel room is your business – whether it’s innocent or dark!  From a ball pit to classes to activities and so much more than you’ll ever have time to do, if you love CAPCon, then TeddyCon will touch your heart in the same way.

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Be it understood, TeddyCon is not a carbon copy of CAPCon.  But it is very much of the same cloth (every pun intended).   The format is the same.  And a lot of the friends we made at CAPCon are attending.  Just as with CAPCon, you will get out of TeddyCon what you put into it.

There will be classes, activities, presenters, a pageant and all of the fun, friendship & family that an AgePlay Convention can have. 

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I cannot encourage you enough to join the TeddyCon FetLife Group, to join in on the discussions, to check out the TeddyCon website  and to get to know everything that will be happening at the con this fall.

 

Tickets are on sale already and the available spaces are filling up.  The price of the hotel room is $65.00/night with the TeddyCon code after registration.

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The registration price will continue to go up as the event nears.  For the current price, visit the TeddyCon website.

 

Dates:  Friday, October 17th – Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Webpage:  http://teddycon.org/

FetLife Event Link: https://fetlife.com/events/234434

FetLife Group Link:  https://fetlife.com/groups/75248

TeddyCon Profile:  https://fetlife.com/users/2381294

See ya there!

Zorro Daddy