DomCon Los Angeles: What You Need to Know

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Want to take part in one of the world’s most popular domination events?

An expo of exploration and knowledge, the DomCon event in Los Angeles is now in its 17th year and 2020 looks set to be another exciting occasion. The convention is well attended by both professional and lifestyle members and offers a great social and networking scene plus plenty of entertainment in the form of parties, balls and dinners.

In this review, we take a closer look at what to expect from the annual DomCon Los Angeles 2020.



What is DomCon?

Presented by Mistress Cyan, DomCon Los Angeles is an annual convention for anyone interested or involved in domination. It is the premier professional and lifestyle event for BDSM, fetish and leather enthusiasts and has been running since 2004.

The convention is produced by a team of advisors, volunteers and BDSM professionals to put together a program of events that celebrate the world of domination.

A five-day event, DomCon is now held in four cities internationally:

  • Los Angeles, USA
  • New Orleans, USA
  • London, England
  • Sydney, Australia

It’s a hugely popular event within the fet communities of California but also attracts visitors and special guests from across the United States as well as from other countries.

Each year, special Mistresses of Ceremonies and Guests of Honor are invited to take part in hosting events, classes, workshops and socials. Plus, there are plenty of professional switches, submissives, dominants and fetish models who exhibit at the convention.

What’s on at DomCon Los Angeles

Though the full schedule of events, guests and exhibitors is yet to be announced, the convention will once again be holding several socials and networking functions including:

  • The Red Carpet Social
  • The Opening Ceremonies
  • The DomCon Dinner (Thursday night)
  • Play Party (Friday night)
  • The Fetish Ball (Saturday night)
  • The After Party (Sunday night)

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As well as these main events there are also a lot of smaller occasions to enjoy including the Pro Domination Social, The DomCon-Nection (a version of speed-dating) and The Kitty Parade (Friday) where all variety of human pets go on display.

This is followed up on the Saturday with the Animal Play Awards and a Pony Show. Outside there is the popular DomCon Mistress Photo which brings together the world’s largest collection of professional Dominas.

Other dedicated socials on Saturday will include The POC (People of Color) Social, Male Dom Social, MX Social and The BDSM Lifestyle Social.

On Sunday you can catch the Ms DomCon LA Crossdresser Pageant or take part in the Mistress Tea or Master/Slave Social.

As well as these gatherings, the event hosts plenty of workshops, discussion groups and classes all aimed at providing useful education and information for newcomers and seasoned pros. This can include everything from safe play techniques and practical guidance on ropework to philosophies of the scene and relationship issues.

Not only that but the whole event is organised around the main convention floor which offers industry retailers to showcase new and popular products. This gives visitors a great opportunity for some shopping during the day.

And finally, their will also be live stage shows throughout the day from Friday through to Sunday.

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When is DomCon Los Angeles?

The 2020 DomCon Los Angeles convention will be taking place between Wednesday 6th May 2020 and Sunday 10th May 2020.

The Wednesday is generally for industry professionals and include a cocktail social and networking event that will help set the mood for the weekend’s main convention.

The weekend is open for general admission from Friday but things start to kick off on Thursday evening with a Dinner followed by a Red Carpet Social.

Each day will host a range of activities, seminars, workshops and socials with timings roughly being:

  • Wednesday 6 May – 11.30am to 10.00pm
  • Thursday 7 May – 11.00am to 11.00pm
  • Friday 8 May – 11.00am to 2.00am
  • Saturday 9 May – 10.00am to 2.00am
  • Sunday 10 May – 10.00am to 3.00am

Please note that all guests must bring ID along with them in order to gain entry to the convention. This much match the name on your ticket (see below) however ID badges can state your professional name if this is different.

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How Much Are Tickets to DomCon Los Angeles?

Event tickets are available to pre-purchase online (booking fees appl) but you can also buy these on the door.

Tickets are priced as follows:

Early Bird VIP Weekend Package

This pass provides General Admittance to the convention for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The cost of the ticket is $115 and includes admittance to the social events on these nights plus all demos, workshops, seminars, classes and panel discussions plus to the Convention Floor.

The DomCon Opening Night Dinner

Held on the Thursday night, a three-course meal at the Hilton with other guests is priced at $59.

Thursday Night Red Carpet Social and Opening Ceremonies

After the opening night dinner, an evening event with Thursday Night Red Carpet Social plus official Opening Ceremonies will cost an extra $20.

Single Day Ticket (Friday)

Tickets for the day are priced at $20 but do not include the evening play party (see below).

The price of the ticket includes a free souvenir programme.

Friday Night Play Party

The Friday Night Play Party will be held at the Sanctuary Studios with a free shuttle service to/from Hilton LAX from 7.45pm to 2.00am.

Tickets for the evening only are priced at $30 (Advance) or $35 on the door (if still available).

Single Day Ticket (Saturday)

Tickets for the day are priced at $35 but do not include the evening play party (see below).

The price of the ticket includes a free souvenir programme.

Saturday Night Fetish Fantasy and Play Party Ball

The evening event will again be held at the Sanctuary Studios with a free shuttle service to/from Hilton LAX from 7.45pm to 2.00am.

Tickets for the evening only are priced at $30 (Advance) or $40 on the door (if still available).

Single Day Ticket (Sunday)

Tickets for the day are priced at $20 but do not include the evening play party which is exclusively open only to holders of a VIP Weekend Package Pass.

The price of the ticket includes a free souvenir programme.

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Where is DomCon Los Angeles?

The DomCon Los Angeles will be hosted at the Hilton Hotel 5711 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA   9004.

The hotel will have rooms available for guests who want to stay for the duration of their visit to the convention and discount rates are offered:

Room TypeRegular RateDomCon Rate
Standard$219/night$140/night
Tower Suites$299/night$170/night

More Information on DomCon Los Angeles

The dress code for DomCon Los Angeles is not that restrictive and inside the convention hall, anything goes with  the exception of full nudity and genitals must be covered at all times; ladies, this also includes nipples. As the event is a ‘hotel takeover’, guests are remined that communal spaces should be ‘family friendly’ when it comes to outfits.

You can find all of the above information and further details about how to purchase tickets and book exhibition space via the Dom Con Official Website.

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