Montreal Fetish Weekend
The Montreal Fetish Weekend is a yearly event held in Montreal, Canada, during Labor Day Weekend (ending on the first Monday of September). It is one of the biggest latex fetish events in North America, and is attended by people from all over the world.
The 2011 event
٠•● MONTREAL FETISH WEEKEND ●•٠
7 Years . 7 Sins . 7 Nights - August 30th - September 5th, 2011
Montreal is a city unlike any other and the Fetish Weekend is a round the clock celebration featuring themed events, free activities, workshops, an expo and some fabulous social fun in an open, fetish-friendly city!
Celebrating our 7th annual edition with 7 nights of kinky delights, the Fetish Weekend welcomes hundreds of enthusiasts and talented artists, models and designers from around the world.
Festivities include workshops, an expo, a kinky lounge, after-parties, the exhibitionist photo tour and kinky bowling, dining, lounging and features a selection of affordable hotels mere steps from our host venue.
Join us where fantasy meets the city!
1994 - Montreal's Fetish Café, a club dedicated exclusively to the purpose of alternative arts and fashion is co-founded by "Fetish Weekend" producer Eric Paradis
1996 - The first edition of the Montreal Fetish Weekend takes place as the "Fetish Festival".
2004 - Club Sin, a group showcasing the local performers finds a permanent new home at Montreal's legendary Cabaret Cleo.
2005 - A revitalized "Montreal Fetish Weekend" draws well over 1000 attendees and features a bevy of international performers.
2006 - Highlighting emerging fashions trends, the "LATEXTACY" fetish fantasy ball is launched as part of the Fetish Weekend festivities.
2007 - The Night of Masks brings a gothic alternative to the "Fetish Weekend" and brings the event's draw to over 2000 attendees.
2008 - The Montreal Fetish Weekend expands and adds workshops to the celebrations. The event draws over 2500 attendees.
2009 - Expanding the a 5 nights schedule with a film festival and a city photo expedition, the event draws over 3000 attendees making the largest of its kind in America.
2010 – Featuring 300 participating designers, models, photographers and artists, the Kabaret Kink fashion gala firmly establishes the event as an international visibility platform for avant-garde fetish fashion. 3 consecutive nights are held at Montreal’s famed Olympia Theatre.
The Montreal Fetish Weekend appeals to a wide audience, from 18 to over 65 yeas old. Based on the numbers of last year’s attendees, we are expecting over 2000 individual local and international guests to attend the 2010 Montreal Fetish Weekend’s different events.
The people behind it
The main organizer and founder of the Fetish Weekend is Eric Paradis of Club Sin. The event features established as well as up-and-coming designers with hundreds of models for their Kabaret Kink Friday night fashion gala and shows.
The event has also involved the participation of several noted fetish personalities, such as Bianca Beauchamp (who has often been Mistress of Ceremonies for the event), Jean Bardot, Susan Wayland, Rubberdoll, THE Richard, Steffy the Rubber Doll and many others. Several fetish photographers such as Belgium Marc, Martin Perreault, "Fuckin Gerry", Alexander Horn and others regularly attend the event. The weekend also serves as a gathering spot for many members of facebook, Rubberpal and Fetlife as well as Facebook, especially those from North-America.
The Fetish weekend is notable for the heavy promotion on youtube, Montreal's mainstream media, and Facebook. Also of note is the filming of the "Bianca Beauchamp All Access" documentaries during the weekend as well as solid partnerships with magazines such Marquis and Rue Morgue and countless media, tv and radio reviews.