Contestants

Asriel Rose and moggy rose

From the heart of Colorado hails Asriel Rose with His steampunk manticore property/slave-girl moggy rose. There they maintain a menagerie of animals, canines, felines, humans, equines, and on occasion, the rare unicorn and dragon. Coming together with intention, they combine their experiences with perspectives from all parts of the country and all walks of life to build a 24/7 AT relationship.


Asriel Rose is a self-identified sadist, hacker, volunteer, privacy advocate, brain-damaged, neuro nontypical, Leatherman, and Master. He spends his time working with small group dynamics to help build the soft skills he feels there is a dearth of within the overarching kinky community. Co-Owner of the Colorado annex of the Carter Johnson Leather Library known as Crossroads, he has a passion for education through exploration of the past and creating paradigm shifts.

slave moggy is a social introvert who loves meeting new people and learning about them. Her passions are reading, cooking for her people, and nurturing growth in herself and others, with hopefully a smile. She loves exploring the outdoors, city blocks, museums, and people’s minds. She is currently spooling funds and interest in a community space, The Bound Bean, which will include coffee and drinks as well as books and more.


Together they explore different ways of reaching people across the divide of communities to bring more people the opportunity to explore their own leather journey while also working on their dynamic and supporting their existing communities.  Using their gift of gab they open conversations wherever they go.  They are nerds, activists, and exploration enthusiasts.


Devyn Stone and Guan-Xuan

Devyn Stone (he/him) and his property, Guan-Xuan (they/we/it), reside in the unceded lands of the Ute and Cheyenne people (Colorado Springs, CO). Together, they blend trauma-informed practices, neurodivergence, (dis)ability, and culture into a beautifully crafted 24/7, no way out, total authority transfer dynamic, which they have dubbed: Radical Ownership.


Devyn Stone is a dominant, neurodivergent, disabled, queer, leatherman, educator, coach, and author. Nicknamed “The Mad Hatter” he spends more than 40 hours per week dedicated to organizing events, volunteering, coaching, mentoring, moderating, and sitting on panels. He is the Founder of Pragmatically Kinking and Executive Producer for the THRIVE conference. Devyn has a passion for giving and receiving education, offering 40+ classes to dozens of groups virtually and in person. He believes in diversity, not division, and actualizes that idea by promoting strongly affirming spaces and interactions.


Guan-Xuan is an asexual, aromantic, queer, transgender, nonbinary, Taiwanese-American immigrant, and sadistic slave. Along with their Master, they co-founded the THRIVE conference and serve as the mental health liaison. They devote their life to their Master’s will and occasional wild whimsy by operating as his auxiliary prefrontal cortex, accountant, emotional support dog, and punching bag.

Guan-Xuan spends much of their time, in non-kink interactions, facilitating a space where intergenerational trauma and colonization are unpacked, and being a witness to the healing of queer and trans folx of the global majority (QTBIPOC).