Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum age to attend Bondage Expo Dallas?

Bondage Expo Dallas is open to adults aged 18 years or older. You must be at least 18 years of age before the event starts.

I have no experience with bondage. Is Bondage Expo Dallas for me?

Many Bondage Expo Dallas staffers and volunteers started out just like you! Each day you will have the opportunity to attend hands-on workshops designed for those who want to learn the basics. Our instructors are incredibly patient, thoughtful and best of all approachable. If there is something you want to learn or practice you will have an easy time finding both instructors and attendees willing to lend a hand and share their knowledge.

I have advanced bondage skills. Why should I attend Bondage Expo Dallas?

Bondage Expo Dallas will offer several intermediate and advanced level workshops throughout the event. Our most knowledgeable attendees should come away both having learned something new and having shared what they know. The facility will be set up for skill sharing among new found friends outside the classroom. In addition to education, Bondage Expo Dallas provides a great atmosphere to connect with others in the bondage community and terrific play opportunities at night.

I have never been to a kink event. What can I expect to find at Bondage Expo Dallas?

Friendship, fun, and community! Our focus is education and skill sharing and through those activities, many lasting friendships are formed and fostered. Days are spent in classes & shopping in our vendor mall. Nights are spent socializing and playing in our fully-equipped space.

If I don’t have a partner can I still attend Bondage Expo Dallas?

Absolutely! Many of our attendees will probably come without partners. Couples sometimes split up during class time. It should be very easy to meet others at Bondage Expo Dallas in what we hope will be a friendly and welcoming environment. Instructors will try to help pair up any singles in the class for hands-on work. Attending classes provides an excellent opportunity to meet new people in a non-threatening, low-key environment.

What should I wear? Is there a dress code for Bondage Expo Dallas?

Inside the event space you can wear whatever clothing, or lack thereof, that makes you comfortable. Most people will keep it casual during the day. Yoga pants or shorts and tank tops or t-shirts that allow for freedom of movement may be helpful. In the evening, you may find more formal fetish wear while others remain casual or wear nothing at all. There is no dress code and you are welcome to wear whatever makes you comfortable. PLEASE REMAIN STREET LEGAL OUTSIDE OF THE EVENT SPACE.

What should I bring to Bondage Expo Dallas?

An interest in bondage and some rope. Any kind will do – from clothesline to twisted hemp. Natural or synthetic. If you don’t have rope, we will have some available for purchase in the Vendor area. If you are interested in photography and learning more about it, bring your camera

We also suggest a blanket, sheet, or yoga mat to put on the floor; a pen & paper if you want to take notes in class (no tablets or pads that have photographic capabilities can be used in the event space); a refillable water bottle and snacks; and a watch (can’t use cell phones to tell time in the event space.)

Do I have to sign up for classes?

NO. Classes at Bondage Expo Dallas are assigned through a mixture of pre-registration and ticketing at the door on a first come first served basis. We are re-examining this going forward starting with 2024, because in 2023 less than 100 people (most of these were presenters, staff and volunteers) out of 350+ completed the class ticket surveys.

Is play in the evening limited to bondage? Are other forms of play welcome?

Other forms of play are definitely welcome at Bondage Expo Dallas! Since the focus of the event is bondage and the attendees are interested primarily in rope you will probably see more rope play than in most spaces. Please don’t let this hold you back from engaging in other forms of play you enjoy. For many, rope bondage is only part of the equation so you can expect to see many forms of play each evening. (Please see our play space rules for guidelines & prohibited activities.)

Should I fly into DFW or Love Field?

For your convenience, we recommend that you fly into Love Field – it is significantly closer to the hotel.

Does registration include my hotel room and meals?

Your registration fee includes access to the Meet & Greet, classes, performances, vendor area, special event meet ups, play spaces, and entry into the Afterparty. The Meet & Greet Friday night includes dinner. The hotel room and other meals are not included in with your registration package, though you do get 2 free breakfast coupons with your hotel reservation.

Do I have to stay at the conference hotel?

You are welcome to stay where you like; however, please remember that when you support the conference hotel you support Bondage Expo Dallas! With classes starting at 9:00 am and playtime ending at 2:00 am there is often little time for sleep, let alone commuting to another location. Staying at the conference hotel also affords you the convenience of being able to return to your hotel room during breaks in our schedule and generally makes for an easier weekend.

Have other questions?

Contact us at bondageexpodallastx (at) gmail (dot) com