Present your Kinky Creation on the Fetish Runway!

Do you like to design, build, or model erotic or outrageous outfits or gear?

Do you enjoy creating kinky toys or fetish items, and showing them off?

Then step up and join our Fetish Runway, at the “Keep SOMA Kinky” Arcade, an interactive, 18+ part of the Virtual Folsom Street Fair, coming to you online on Sunday, September 27, 2020!

See full info about the “Keep SOMA Kinky” Arcade here.

You may enter in either or two ways:  “Enter with Video” or “Present Live on Zoom”.

Enter with a Video

To enter with a video, prepare a video in MP4 format, and upload the file by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2020.

  • The video should last no more than 30 seconds.   If you are including a performance or demonstration, keep it under two minutes.
  • Background music is permitted.
  • The video should display your most creative, erotic or kinky creation, and (if you wish) demonstrate how you like to wear it and use it.
  • Your creation may be an entire outfit, a garment, a toy, or any kind of fetish object.
  • We will be looking at all the creations and declaring winners in four categories:
    • Most Creative
    • Most Outrageous
    • Most Erotic
    • Best in Show
  • You may give credit (verbally or in titles) to anyone involved in the creation or presentation, including logos or links to Venmo accounts, Web sites, etc.
  • Viewers will all be 18+, so self-censorship is not required; however be aware that your video will be shown on the Internet, so privacy cannot be assured.
  • The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District reserves the right to edit your videos for length or content, and is not responsible for technical glitches.
  • You may enter as many times as you like.  Your entries may be separate, or presented as part of a themed “fashion line”.
  • Videos will be presented in our Fetish Runway, which starts at 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 27, 2020, as part of the “Keep SOMA Kinky” Arcade at the virtual Folsom Street Fair.
  • Entries may also be displayed on our Web site after the Fair, unless you request otherwise.
  • Please upload your video file to our Dropbox here, and send an email to arts-chair@sflcd.org with:
    • The name of the file you uploaded,
    • Your name (as you wish to be identified during the Fetish Runway),
    • The name of your creation (if any), and
    • Any text that you want us to read to introduce your video.
  • You may enter both with a video and live via Zoom.  You may submit multiple videos, but only one live presentation.
  • Winners will be selected entirely at the discretion of our panel of judges, and will be announced in the Arcade at approximately 5:30 p.m., and posted on the LCD Web site.

Enter Live via Zoom

  • To participate Live via Zoom, enter the Folsom Street Fair virtual event and make your way to the “Keep SOMA Kinky” Arcade (i.e. follow the link to join our Zoom meeting).  You must arrive between 1:45 and 2:00 pm, on Sunday, September 27, 2020.
  • Send a chat message to the Zoom host to let them know you wish to participate.  The Zoom Host will send you into the “Green Room” (a dedicated Zoom breakout room for presenters.)
  • The Presenter Manager will greet you in the Green Room, and will ask you:
    • how you would like to be introduced,
    • your email address (so we can send you our thanks, along with any award or prize you earn),
    • if you want us to pause recording and NOT capture your presentation, and
    • if you want us to provide background music.
  • Get ready.  Make sure your camera is lined up, that your internet connection is solid, that the lighting is good, that no one else is visible in the background, etc.  Have any props ready at hand.
  • When it is your turn, we will invite you to leave the Green Room, and rejoin the main Zoom meeting.  Unmute yourself.  We will “spotlight” your camera, and introduce you.
  • Take about 30 seconds to show off your outfit, garment, toy, fetish item, etc.  If you need to demonstrate any special features, take no more than 2 minutes total.  Have fun.
  • We will be looking at all submitted creations and declaring winners in four categories:
    • Most Creative
    • Most Outrageous
    • Most Erotic
    • Best in Show
  • Viewers will all be 18+, so self-censorship is not required; however be aware that you are  being shown on the Internet, so privacy cannot be assured.
  • Our hosts reserve the right to mute you or cut off your camera, and we are not responsible for technical glitches.
  • Unless you request otherwise, your presentation may be recorded and displayed on our Web site after the Fair.
  • After your presentation, feel free to post some text in the Zoom chat window to give credit to anyone involved in the creation or presentation, share links to Web sites or Venmo accounts, etc.
  • You may enter both with a video and live via Zoom.  You may submit multiple videos, but only one live presentation.
  • Winners will be selected entirely at the discretion of our panel of judges, and will be announced in the Arcade at approximately 5:30 p.m., and posted on the LCD Web site.

Our Celebrity Judges:

Sumiko Saulson
Author and Host of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District Erotic Storytelling Hour
Carynn Milne
Boutique Manager of Dark Garden Corsetry

Katherine Rose
Reigning Grand Duchess of San Francisco
(seen here with harnessed subject)

Timothy Valdivia
Reigning Grand Duke of San Francisco