What is MindQuake?
MindQuake is an educational event for people who are interested in erotic hypnosis, BDSM, and related activities. We offer classes on a broad range of topics including basic to advanced hypnosis techniques, erotic uses of hypnosis, using hypnosis as part of BDSM play, and more. Play parties give attendees an opportunity to use what they’ve learned, and we provide a dungeon environment for BDSM play as well.

What is the age minimum for MindQuake?
The age minimum is 18.

Where is the venue?
We’ll be staying near the base of the Bay Bridge in Emeryville. The hotel is accessible by public transportation/shuttle and overlooks the San Francisco skyline.

How much does it cost?
$100 Early registration (until 7/31/19)
$110 Regular registration (8/1/19 - 9/31/19)
$120 Late registration (10/1/19 - MindQuake)
$150 Benefactor registration

How can I register?

I don’t consider myself kinky, but I’m interested in hypnosis. Is this con a good fit for me?
Yes, most classes are hypnosis focused, and there are a lot of attendees like you! This is also a friendly no pressure environment for you to learn more about kink and kinky people. The erotic hypnosis community is the most welcoming of all the kink communities and we hope to see you in October!

I do not have any experience with hypnosis but want to experience and learn more. Is MindQuake right for me?
Yes! With so many classes and activities going on around the clock you would be hard pressed to not walk away with a bag full of new and positive experiences. There are also ample opportunities to practice, and folks who absolutely love mentoring newbies. MindQuake works very hard to provide a safe space and ample chances for people to explore hypnosis, with classes and games and hands on opportunities built into events. What you make of your time is up to you.

I have no interest in becoming a hypnotist, but I want to be hypnotized or experience trance. Is MindQuake a good fit for me?
Yes! Subjects can volunteer for demos, and participate in class activities. MindQuake has games and events that aim to provide occasions to find trance, should one go looking. SOOOOO many classes are geared just towards subjects.

What should I wear to MindQuake?
There is no dress code. You should wear whatever makes you comfortable. During the day that might be comfortable clothes, it might be more of a costume, it might be something special you only wear for events. Dungeon attire might be appropriate, for say, the dungeon. Nudity is allowed. The hotel outside the conference spaces is vanilla space, including the elevators, and requires clothes one would wear in vanilla environs.

Is sex and nudity allowed?
Yes, in conference spaces. This is a sex positive event.

Do you allow vending?
Yes, Yes, and Yes!! Please contact us at submit@mindquake.org and put vending in the subject headline to get started.

I don’t have much money. Do you offer any discounts?
Yes! A very limited amount! MindQuake is not for profit, we don't have a ton of overage to give away. The easiest way to get a discount is to volunteer as staff. MindQuake treats it's staff pretty well and it's a great way to make friends besides. If you are interested head over to our volunteer page to find out more!

Another way to get a discount is to apply for a scholarship. Those are pretty limited, in 2018 we gave away over $1000 in scholarships for folks who just simply applied and asked. That was due to our very generous benefactors, and I hope we can be as lucky this year.

Can I get a refund?
No. If you for any reason need to cancel your attendance please contact us, we will see what we can do, but as a general rule refunds are not permissible.

Does MindQuake serve food?
MindQuake has a hospitality room that will provide snacks and beverages. The hotel has a breakfast buffet that they are offering a discount on for guests in the MindQuake reservation block, and there are an untold myriad of local options available for food options. Our discord server has a lot of options for talking about where to get food and asking about food options too! There is also an entire section of this website dedicated to food.

Will there be alcohol?
MindQuake will not be serving alcohol. We will be checking ID and providing wristbands to 21+ folks so that people having room parties can serve alcohol responsibly.

Can MindQuake accommodate people with disabilities?
Yes. If you have any specific questions please send them to submit@mindquake.org.

Are there day passes?
Yes! Day passes will be $60 and will be made available in October of 2019.

Where can I park?
The hotel has paid parking.

Public transit options to the venue?
From either Oakland or San Francisco airport take a BART train to the MacArthur Station and call the hotel for a shuttle. The hotel has very specific shuttle hours and does not run on weekends. There is a free bus service that picks up in front of the hotel called the emery-go-round that runs every day and weekends. For more information about BART, please go to https://www.bart.gov/schedules/bystation.

What are the cell phone rules?
Just like in a movie theater, please silence all cell phones. If you must take a call, please leave the room to do so, but be advised that if the room closed, you may not get back in. At all times, please be courteous to your neighbors.