Ten years might seem like a lifetime for anyone to be involved in any lifestyle, much less one involving whips, chains and the occasional golden shower, but the 10th annual DomCon L.A. proves that BDSM is still as much fun as ever. Mistress Cyan, a Pro Domme since 1996, has lent her considerable acumen to producing the convention all this time, in the process crafting an exhaustive event that unveils the leather, fetish and D/s subcultures to a larger audience, including both seasoned professionals and those just starting out. Expect Latex and Pro Domme Socials, 10,000 square feet of exhibitor space, a fetish ball, the International Mr. & Ms. Olympus Leather Contest, the DomCon Pet Awards and more — all happening over three sprawling days of adventure, surprise and a ghastly welt or two. Los Angeles Hilton Hotel LAX, 5711 W. Century Blvd., Westchester; Fri., May 10 -Sun., May 12, 11 a.m., $25 & $115. (310) 410-4000, domconla.com.

Fri., May 10; Sat., May 11; Sun., May 12, 2013

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