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Winter Fetish Fair Fleamarket® 50

Friday - Sunday, February 16 - 18, 2018

General Information

  • Grid for Friday
  • Grid for Saturday
  • Grid for Sunday
  • FAQ
  • What is the Fetish Fair Fleamarket ®?
    The Winter Fetish Fair Fleamarket ®, also known as the Winter Flea, or simply The Flea, is the largest leather/fetish event in New England. It is a weekend event bringing together more than a hundred vendors, craftspeople, and presenters, with over 3,000 attendees, to share their interests, knowledge, skills and expertise.
    When is the Winter Flea?

    FFF #50 – Friday, February 16th through Sunday, February 18th, 2018
    Who comes to the Fetish Fair Fleamarket ®?
    The Flea draws attendees of many genders, orientations, lifestyles, abilities, ages, kinks, fetishes, and interests from all over the world.  It is the first kink event for many of our attendees, and every attempt is made to keep the event approachable, inclusive, educational, and fun.
    Where is the event held?
    The Winter Flea is held at the Crowne Plaza (Airport) Warwick/Providence, 801 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick, RI, with additional guest rooms at the Holiday Inn Express, at 901 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI. The Flea has blocked all of the guest rooms and public function space at the Crowne Plaza. Our two overflow hotels are the Holiday Inn Express and new for 2018, the Hilton Garden Inn.
    Can I stay at the hotel?
    Reservations at the Crowne Plaza and the Holiday Inn Express went on sale September 21, 2017, and are sold out. Please contact the hotels if you want to get on their waitlist. We have added a third hotel this year , the Hilton Garden Inn, which opened October 2, 2017. Additional rooms at our host and overflow hotels may become available before The Flea, please contact the hotel of choice to get on their waitlist.
    What can I expect at the Winter Flea?
    The Winter Flea hosts 80+ vendors, offers 100+ kink-related classes, demonstrations, and social meetings. Our Friday evening events are included with your admission. There is a play party on Saturday night that is a separate admission from The Winter Flea.
    What are the event rules?
    Our rules regarding cell phones, photography, dress code, privacy, harassment and more may be viewed here: Fetish Fair Fleamarket®
    How do I get in?
    Pre ticket sales opened October 2, 2017, (online purchase link) or admission may be purchased in person at The Flea - we do not sell out of Flea admission tickets which are available as day passes and full weekend passes. NELA associates and sister card-carrying organizations receive a discount on admission with proof of affiliation. Admission sales for The Flea and NELA's Winter Flea Play Party are managed by Coil Registration. A valid, government-issued ID will be required as proof of age before admission to The Winter Fetish Fair Fleamarket ®. This is an 18+ event.
    NELA's Saturday Night Play Party is a separate ticketed event on Saturday night. The Play Party admissions are only available to those who purchase Full Weekend or Saturday Flea entry. You must purchase a Saturday or weekend admission in order to purchase admissions for the Play Party. Online link for purchasing Play Party tickets - you need to select Saturday day pass or Full Weekend pass to view the play party tickets.
    When is registration open at The Flea? 
    Registration hours for FFF50 (Feb 2018):

    Friday, 2/16: 3 pm - 12 midnight

    Saturday, 2/17: 8 am - 10 pm

    Sunday, 2/18: 9 am - 3 pm
    Where do I get my wristband?
    Wristbands are available at Registration, in the Crowne Plaza lobby. A valid, government-issued ID will be required as proof of age before admission to The Winter Fetish Fair Fleamarket ®.
    When is vending open?
    The Grand Ballroom vending is open Saturday 10-6 pm, Sunday 10-4 pm; The Room Vendors on the first floor are open from Friday 6 pm through Sunday 4 pm and set their own hours within that timeframe.
    When are the classes?
    Classes and social meetings run from Friday 6 pm to 11:30 pm, Saturday 9 am to 1 am, and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm.
    When are the evening events? What are they?
    Friday Evening Events are free and included with your Flea Entry:
    Celebrating Our Roots: The Flea at 50, 6 pm - 10 pm
    BDSM Taster, 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
    RKO Army/ Rocky Horror Picture Show, 10:30 pm - 2 am
     
    Saturday Night Play Party is a ticketed event available to Saturday and Weekend attendees only. The party will be held in two parts, the early party is from 6 pm - 9:45 pm, the late party goes from 10:15 pm - 2 am.
    I bought a party admission, where and when do I get my wristband?
    Party admission wristbands will be available at the registration table when you check in for The Flea. A valid, government-issued ID will be required as proof of age before admission to The Winter Fetish Fair Fleamarket ®.
    Do you need volunteers?
    YES! The Fetish Fair Fleamarket ® is completely run by volunteers. NELA greatly appreciates our volunteers and offers our thanks for your time in the form of free entry tickets, t-shirts, and more. If you would like to learn more, please see our Volunteer Info Page or contact nelavolunteer@gmail.com.
    Will there be valet parking and a coat check as you have had in previous years?
    Yes, there will be valet parking and a coat check as we have had in previous years.
    Where can I go to stay up to date on information as it becomes available?
    Our website FetishFlea.com
    Fetlife @NELAWeb
    FFF50 Fetlife group
    Facebook @NELAWeb
    Twitter @FetishFlea and @NELAweb
    What if I have further questions?
    Use the contact form through our website
    Presenter Applications has already closed.

    Vendor Applications has already closed.

    Community Table Applications has already closed.

    Volunteer Applications:
    Opens Dec 1st
    Closes Feb 10th

    Online Ticket Sales (Applications):
    Opens Sep 1st
    Closes Feb 15th

    Play Party Ticket Sales (Applications):
    Opens Sep 1st
    Closes Feb 15th

  • Presenter/Photo Submissions/Volunteer Login
  • Vendor Login
  • Community Table Login
  • Fetlife RSVP Event Listing
  • Fetlife FFF 50 Group
  • Master Class pre-registration is open until the classes are full. Space is limited.
  • Sponsorship and Advertising
  •  

    Venue Information

  • Map of the Venue
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    No transferring/selling rooms for profit, which may lead to a loss of rooms and/or ban from all NELA events

  • Main Hotel
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel
    Dates:
    Friday, 2/16/2018 -- Sunday, 2/18/2018
    Price:
    $129/night + taxes
    Available:
    SOLD OUT

    Location Information:
    Crowne Plaza
    801 Greenwich Avenue
    Warwick, RI 02886
    • All events and functions are held here.
    • Rooms will appear as unavailable until you enter the group code "FFF" when booking online.
    • For reservations at this hotel there is a 2 night minimum (Friday, Feb. 16 and Saturday, Feb. 17).
    • No more than two (2) rooms per person.
    • Breakfast is not included.
    • Your full reservation will be billed on or around January 17, 2018 with no refunds after the billing date.
    • No suites are available at this time. King and Double Bed rooms only.
    • Occupancy restrictions: none.
    • Special room requests may be indicated, but cannot be guaranteed (i.e. king bed, etc.)
    • Group rates are available 3 nights before and 3 nights after the FFF dates.
    • Free high-speed internet in your guestroom and function spaces.
    • Free water stations will be provided throughout the function spaces.
    • Pool and workout facilities will be open 24 hours during the FFF.
    • Free parking is available. Please carpool!
    • Check-in time: 3:00pm - Additional charges may apply for early check-in.
    • Check-out time: 11:00am - Additional charges may apply for late check-out.
    • Disabled access rooms available: please contact hotel by phone or email.
  • Overflow Hotel
  • Dates:
    Friday, 2/16/2018 -- Sunday, 2/18/2018
    Price:
    $102/night + taxes
    Available:
    SOLD OUT

    Location Information:
    Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
    901 Jefferson Blvd. Warwick RI, 02886
    • No FFF related events will be conducted at this hotel.
    • Rooms will appear as unavailable until you enter the group code "FFF" when booking online
    • For reservations at this hotel there is a 2 night minimum (Friday, Feb. 16 and Saturday, Feb. 17).
    • No more than two (2) rooms per person
    • Special room requests may be indicated, but cannot be guaranteed (i.e. king bed, etc.)
    • Free continental breakfast.
    • Your full reservation will be billed on or around Januyary 17, 2018 with no refunds after the billing date.
    • Suites may be available
    • Occupancy restrictions: none.
    • Group rates are available 3 nights before and 3 nights after the FFF dates.
    • Free high-speed internet in your guestroom.
    • Free parking is available but limited. Please carpool and use the free shuttle service, or be prepared to park at the Crowne Plaza overflow and shuttle back and forth!
    • Disabled access rooms available: please contact hotel by phone or email.
  • Second Overflow Hotel
  • Dates:
    Friday, 2/16/2018 -- Sunday, 2/18/2018
    Price:
    $87/night + taxes
    Available:
    Opening 10/2/17

    Location Information:
    Hilton Garden Inn
    1 Thurber St. Warwick RI, 02886
    • No FFF related events will be conducted at this hotel.
    • Rooms will appear as unavailable until you enter the group code "FFF" when booking online
    • For reservations at this hotel there is a 2 night minimum (Friday, Feb. 16 and Saturday, Feb. 17).
    • No more than two (2) rooms per person
    • Special room requests may be indicated, but cannot be guaranteed (i.e. king bed, etc.)
    • There is a breakfast restaurant (breakfast is not included in the room rate)
    • There is an onsite restaurant, The Iron Works Tavern, which offers launch, dinner and room service
    • Your full reservation will be billed on or around Januyary 17, 2018 with no refunds after the billing date.
    • King and Double Bed rooms only
    • Occupancy restrictions: none.
    • Group rates are available 3 nights before and 3 nights after the FFF dates
    • Free high-speed internet in your guestroom and function spaces
    • Pool and workout facilities will be open until midnight during the FFF
    • Free parking is available. Please carpool and use the free shuttle service, or be prepared to park at the Crowne Plaza overflow and shuttle back and forth!
    • Disabled access rooms available: please contact hotel by phone or email.
    There are two ways to make a reservation:
    Web: http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/P/PVDGIGI-FFF-20180216/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG using the three letter group code of "FFF" (should be auto-populated when you click the "Book a Room" button) 2,3,4
    Phone: (401) 734-9600 1,3
    Important Note:
    1You must identify your affiliation as: "New England Leather Alliance", "Feish Fair Fleamarket", "The Fleamarket" or "The Flea".
    2For web reservations to receive our group rate you must enter the group code "FFF".
    3Rates can not be adjusted at check-in/out if you fail to identify your affiliation.
    4Do not use if you need an accessible room. Please contact the hotel by phone.
  • Shuttle Service Information:
  • The hotels will run a free shuttle service:
    • T.F. Green Airport to/from the Crowne Plaza (while airport is open)
    • Crowne Plaza to/from Holiday Inn Express (24 hour service)
    • Crowne Plaza to/from Hilton Garden Inn (24 hour service)
  • Directions
  • From the North:
    Find your preferred way to Interstate 95 South
    Exit 12A and merge onto East Ave, travel approx 0.5 miles
    Turn Right on Greenwich Ave, travel approx. 0.2 miles.
    The Crowne Plaza Entrance will be on your right.
    From the South
    Find your preferred way to Interstate 95 North
    Take Exit 12 and merge onto East Ave, travel approx 0.4 miles
    Turn Right on Greenwich Ave, travel approx. 0.2 miles.
    The Crowne Plaza Entrance will be on your right.
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    Rules

    The New England Leather Alliance would like you to be aware of the following Rules of Conduct for the Fetish Fair Fleamarket®:

    Violation of any of these rules may be reason for ejection from event areas without refund.

    General Rules

    • Fetish Fair Fleamarket® is an 18+ event. ID will be checked at admission. All persons under age 18, including infants, are strictly prohibited from attending.
    • Admission price covers entry to vending areas, classes, and lounges for the day(s) purchased, with the exception of Saturday Night Play Parties, which will require a separate admission.
    • The wristband received at admission should be worn visibly at all times, and is proof of payment.
    • Wristbands are not transferable and are void if broken. Broken wristbands cannot be used for entry.
    • Anyone appearing to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs or alcohol may be refused admittance or removed from the Fetish Fair Fleamarket® without refund.
    • Playing/scenes or any sexual activity in any public area is prohibited. Restrooms are considered public areas. You may briefly try out items for sale on yourself only with the vendor's permission.
    • Exposure of any bodily fluids or effluence, whether through sexual contact, piercing/cutting, soiled diaper changing, or any other method is prohibited in all public areas.
    • Ask for permission before touching anyone or anything that does not belong to you.
    • Smoking is prohibited inside the hotel or within 30 feet of any hotel entrance. When smoking outside, please be courteous to others.
    • Food/drink is prohibited in vending areas.
    • Classes are first-come, first-serve to the limit of the room. Do not enter a room that is full. Saturday Master Classes require pre-registration. Master Class pre-registration is open.
    • Live animals and non-human pets are prohibited on the main floor of the hotel and in classroom areas, with the exception of service animals.
    • Please respect the privacy of others. What you see here, stays here.

    Public Areas

    A public area is any area in either host or overflow hotels that is not a privately-rented room. This includes each of the hotel's lobbies, restaurants, bars, restrooms, ballrooms, vending, classrooms, elevators, pools stairwells, parking lots, hallways, laundry rooms, etc.. A privately rented room is not considered a public area.

    Accessibility/Etiquette

    Accessibility
    It is our goal to make the Fetish Fair Fleamarket® welcoming and accessible to all attendees. Here are some things you can do to help:
    • Please ask and wait for permission before you try to help someone with an obvious accessibility issue.
    • Please do not pet, offer food to, or interact with service animals in any way, without the handler's specific permission. You are supporting the independence and autonomy of the handler by not distracting the animal from their work.
    • There is designated seating in each class area for persons with accessibility issues. Please be mindful of these areas, and allow those who need them priority access, if they choose to use them. If empty when a class starts, the seating is available to any attendee.

    If you have questions, concerns or need assistance regarding access at the event, please visit the Registration Desk and request a NELA Board Member or Staff Member to assist you.

    NELA is committed to continually improving accessibility at the Fetish Fair Fleamarket®. Please contact chair@NELAonline.org with suggestions, questions, or requests.

    Gender Etiquette
    The Fetish Fair Fleamarket® draws attendees with many forms of gender expression or gender identity, some of whom may not conform to the male/ female binary. In order to make this event more accessible and enjoyable for everyone, please keep the following points in mind:
    Privacy
    Please respect peoples' privacy and boundaries, and do not ask unnecessary questions about appearance or gender.
    Pronouns
    A person's external appearance may not match their gender identity or expression. It is best to ask people which pronoun they prefer before using pronouns or gendered words (he, hers, waiter, waitress, etc.). In situations where you don't have an opportunity to ask a preference, use gender-neutral descriptions like "the person in the red shirt". Some examples of non-binary pronoun sets are 'they/them/their', 'xe/xem/xyr' but many other sets are used.
    Restrooms
    With exception of the restrooms by the restaurant and bar, all of the restrooms on the main floor of the hotel and in classroom areas are gender-neutral.

    Consent and Harassment

    The Fetish Fair Fleamarket® is a Risk Aware, Consensual Kink (RACK) environment. Non-consensual, discriminatory, and derogatory behaviors or situations are NOT acceptable. If you see something, say something.

    NELA is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable experience for everyone. Harassment of any kind, including physical assault, battery, deliberate intimidation, stalking, or unwelcome physical attentions, will not be tolerated.

    If people tell you “no” or to leave them alone, your business with them is done. Leave them alone. Do not follow them or attempt to disrupt their event experience in any way. If you continue to attempt to have contact with those people, you may be removed from the Event without refund.

    The Fetish Fair Fleamarket® has a Conflict Response Team available to assist you in the event an incident occurs.

    Dress Code

    The Fetish Fair Fleamarket® does not allow nudity in any public areas of the host or overflow hotels. "Sidewalk Friendly" attire is required, with chests, buttocks, and genitalia covered in a manner that would be appropriate for a public street. This applies to attendees of all gender expressions. While the Fetish Fair Fleamarket® is a kink event, our goal is the comfort of all attendees, hotel guests, and the hotel staff.
    Liquid Latex only, body paint only, transparent clothing with nothing underneath, and/or a thong and pasties are not considered "Sidewalk Friendly".
    Footwear that completely covers the bottom of the foot is required in all public areas of the host and overflow hotels, except the pool/hot tub.

    Cell Phone / Photo / Video Policy

    No Pictures
    Please put away your camera, phone, or other electronic device as much as possible.

    Cell Phones
    Cell phone use in public areas is strongly discouraged but may occur, provided that the lens for any camera on the device is covered and blocked from use.

    Cell phones with uncovered camera lenses are strictly prohibited from the Fetish Fair Fleamarket® and NELA events.

    Cell phones should be silenced and put away in classrooms, lounges, socials, and events.

    Cell phone use is prohibited at the Saturday Night Play Party.

    Violation of the cell phone policy is cause for ejection from the event without refund.

    Photography / Video
    Unauthorized photography, video, or audio recording in any public area by any attendees, vendors, presenters, NELA or Fetish Fair Fleamarket® volunteers, or staff, is grounds for removal from the event without refund.

    There may be Authorized Photographers or members of the Media present at the Fetish Fair Fleamarket®. Please seen the Media section below.

    Unauthorized photography, being harassed or pressured for your photo, photos ‘on the sly’, or photos without consent should be reported immediately to NELA Board, any Flea Staff or a member of Security.

    If you think you’ve been photographed without your consent, you have the right to demand the film or to check their digital files and delete any images of you.

    Attendees entering into agreements to be photographed privately are strongly encouraged to check the references of the photographer, to have someone they know and trust with them during any private photo shoot, and to resolve all issues of compensation and the rights to the images before beginning a private photo shoot.

    Media/ Authorized Photographers

    Members of the Media and Authorized Photographers are welcome at the Fetish Fair Fleamarket®. Please contact NELA before the event to obtain a press/ photographer's pass.

    Media/ Authorized Photographer badges should be worn prominently at all times in either the host or overflow hotels.

    Media/ Authorized photographers are subject to the Photography policy above.

    Video and audio recordings are not allowed in public areas without express permission from the NELA Board of Directors and the Fetish Fair Fleamarket® Chairperson.

    Still-photography by Media/ Authorized Photographers in public areas is allowed only of individuals who have consented to being photographed and who have signed a release. Crowd shots are not allowed.

    Release forms must be obtained from all models/ subjects. A copy of your release form should be provided to the NELA Board of Directors and the Fetish Fair Fleamarket® Chairperson.

    The Fetish Fair Fleamarket® is a public event. New England Leather Alliance (NELA), and the staff of the Fetish Fair Fleamarket® will do their best to protect your privacy, however the Fetish Fair Fleamarket®, New England Leather Alliance (NELA), our hotels, and our partner sponsoring groups and producers are not liable in the event that your picture is taken.

    Private Event and Party Policy

    • Private events (any event, party or other activity not specifically sanctioned by NELA or the Fetish Fair Fleamarket®) shall be kept inside the guest's private rooms, with doors leading to the hall kept closed, and shall not impede/block any hallway, fire escape or flow of foot traffic.
    • Locations of private events within the host or overflow hotels may not be publicly advertised by any means. This includes online, at tables of vendors/organizations or elsewhere on hotel property.
    • Please invite people to your event by direct invitation only. Violation of this policy may be reason for terminating the party or ejection from event areas without refund.

    False Affiliations and Erroneous Claims

    Attempting to profit, either directly or indirectly, from the New England Leather Alliance trademark, reputation, or NELA events, or the Fetish Fair Fleamarket®>, FFF, Winter Flea or Summer Flea, without a previously approved and acknowledged official relationship (i.e. official vendor, presenter, sub-event producer/promoter, contractor, etc.) is strictly prohibited, and may result in legal action.

    Examples include (but are not limited to):
    • Resale or attempted resale of event tickets or room reservations at NELA event hotels
    • Erroneous claims of affiliation with or endorsement by NELA
    • Unauthorized promotion or solicitation at NELA events or on electronic platforms
    • Using NELA trademarked or copyrighted information without express permission, particularly to generate revenue.

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