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SincX is a Mad Scientist, Cyber Puppy, kinky hacker/maker, furry, skill-sharer, and all-round international kinkster. He divides his time between Perth, Western Australia and Washington, DC and is looking forward to his 7th Camp Crucible! As a pansexual switch, he enjoys a great many things from both sides of the slash including sensation play, rope, electricity, impact and puppy play. He’s always up for geeky conversation and a good cuddle.

Whittney Matlock

There are many words that describe this presenter; unfortunately few can actually be published. Here is some of what we can print: His is a nurse, massage therapist, yoga instructor, Pagan priest, hook suspension artist, and outrageously skilled kinkster. With more than 30 years of experience in the BDSM community he started at the bottom and clawed his way to the top. Though, generally, he prefers someplace in the middle. A regular presenter and organizer here at Camp Crucible, mostly because once we let him start, no one can shut him up.  He presents on a wide range of subjects including sharps play, flogging, bondage, yoga, ritual, spirituality, and massage. When ever he shows off, he presents enthusiastically about creating safe, thrilling experiences and loves teaching folks how to do the same. Attending one of his classes? Bring your questions and good humor. He welcomes all who seek to learn. There you will discover new ways to enjoy the adventure you are on.


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Stuart has been kinky for as long as he can remember.  He has been rigging since a college girlfriend requested it, but has been curious since first seeing ‘Penelope Pittstop’ cartoons.  Stuart has presented for Black Rose, BESS, Camp Crucible, Penn State TNG, The Crucible’s Study Hall, and is currently the coordinator for Black Rose’s Bondage Special Interest Group.

Ponyboy Stormy

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hails from Connecticut and got his start in pony play back in 2002. He has been “horsing around ever since” 🙂  Originally, he was owned and trained by Lady Emily Reed, the editor of Equus Eroticus magazine for many years. Later, with Lady Emily’s encouragement, Stormy began looking for a more local trainer who would “challenge” him and he found just that in LaDresseuse Maureen. Along with his beloved stablemate Ponyboy Rusty, Stormy worked with her from 2007 through 2014. For many years, Stormy has presented classes and demos at Camp and at the NELA Fetish Fleamarket. In addition to teaching, Ponyboy Stormy has won many ribbons including gymkhana, appointments, Grand Champion 2004, Grand Champion 2008 with Ponygirl Knightmare, Grand Champion 2012 with Ponyboy Rusty, and Reserve Champion 2017. Stormy has also won Champion at the 2008 CTK Pony Jamboree for the Blindfold Cart Challenge. Far more than shows though, Stormy just loves spending as much time in pony space as he can.  He is always happy to help new ponies and trainers get started.

Ponyboy Rusty

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Ponyboy Rusty hails from Maine where he is a potter, an occasional magician, and an even more occasional ponyboy. In addition, Rusty holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Performing Arts and is a former Flamenco dancer. He entered the world of pony play in 2007 when LaDresseuse Maureen first placed a bit in his mouth. One week later, he had his first experience at dungeon play. Shortly thereafter, he became a denizen of Aphrodite’s Meadow Stable and the property of LaDresseuse Maureen. In 2008 he attended Camp Crucible for the first time. He has presented classes and demos at Camp and the NELA Fetish Fair Fleamarket for the last several years. Ponyboy Rusty has won many ribbons including Camp ribbons for gymkhana, Best Whinny, Dressage and, ironically, Most Likely to Take the Stage. He took Reserve Champion at the 2008 CTK Pony Jamboree for Advance Dressage and the Gauntlet Challenge. In 2012, Ponyboy Rusty and his stable mate Stormy were awarded the Grand Champion ribbon at the Camp Crucible Pony Show for their cart work with the beautiful Ms. Adelasia.

Ponyboy Rusty no longer belongs to Aphrodite’s Meadow Stable but remains dedicated to Aphrodite and all that She represents. Pony play is as much a spiritual experience as it is a form of play. 

Piper Pony

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Piper Pony is a dun colored Highland pony with a dark mane and tail. As a pony, she is owned and trained by Dana, her master of nearly 20 years. Together, they have been awarded numerous ribbons since winning “Best in Show” at the first Erotic Thoroughbreds and BR ‘99.  Dana and Piper have been featured on HBO’s Real Sex and in the fetish book, Deviant Desires.  Piper’s tack (mostly the work of the fabulous Buck at Water-hole leather) and artwork have been exhibited at The Museum of Sex in New York in a show for Deviant Desires. Piper has off and on been on pony staff and a presenter at Camp Crucible, The Floating World, and Brimstone. She is best known for her very loud and happy whinny.

Lee Harrington

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Lee is an internationally known spiritual and erotic authenticity educator, gender explorer, eclectic artist and award-winning author and editor on human erotic and sacred experience. He’s traveled to 6 countries and all 50 states teaching and talking about sexuality, psychology, faith, desire and more, and is grateful for the journeys and love he has found along the way. A nice guy with a disarmingly down to earth approach to the fact that we are each beautifully complex ecosystems, he examines the human experience from that lens. Lee has been a passion instigator, academic, adult film actress, world class sexual adventurer, outspoken philosopher, kink/bondage expert, and has been blogging about sex and spirit since 1998.

His books include “Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender Realities,Playing Well With Others: Your Guide to Discovering, Exploring and Negotiating the Kink, Leather and BDSM Communities” (with Mollena Williams), “Sacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths of BDSM and Beyond,” “Shibari You Can Use: Japanese Rope Bondage and Erotic Macramé,” “More Shibari You Can Use: Passionate Rope Bondage and Intimate Connection,” the “Toybag Guide to Age Play,” and “Shed Skins: Journeying in Self-Portraits.”  He has also worked as an anthology editor for “Queer Magic: Power Beyond Boundaries,” “Rope, Bondage, and Power” and “Spirit of Desire: Personal Explorations of Sacred Kink,” while contributing actively to other anthologies, magazines, blogs and collaborations.  Check out the trouble Lee has been getting into, as well as his regular podcast, tour schedule, free essays, videos and more over at

Goddess Indigo

Goddess Indigo made her first boyfriend into a house slave long before running into the term Dominant online. That began her spiritual odyssey with a voracious appetite for knowledge. After honing her skills, she began teaching. The Goddess has taught on a variety of topics for many organizations including GWNN, HPEP, Stations of the Cross, BlackBeat, Weekend Reunion, Voyagers, Oshun Society, Beyond Leather, The Crucible, Club FEM, Touch of Leather and MAsT. She successfully ran the largest gathering of human ponies in the U.S. for years at Camp Crucible and was the emcee for the Pony Jamboree. Her educational efforts included hosting “The Leather Line,” an alternative radio show (KPFT, FM 90.1-Houston). Her performance art has graced numerous stages including Art Erotica and IMsL.


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I am the ghost of Christmas Past, Present and Future all rolled into one. I’m out and about anywhere and everywhere. Look over your shoulder and what do you see? Probably dandruff. You won’t see me. I’m no stalker. I’m just screwing with you.  Yeah, I’ve been around a long time and I’ve got into a lot of stuff. I love being part of the kink community, spending time with kinky people, and teaching my passions. Oh, if you haven’t heard, I enjoy the play.


a man in pony gear, with a woman riding on his shoulders

Buck has been a pony player since 1982 when his Mistress at that time had called him a pony. Because of his need to impress her, he started out making leather gear. He was inspired by Danny the Wonder Pony at the NYC fetish clubs and started making saddles for humans. As he started to play with other Mistresses and tailoring to their wishes the saddle became an important part of who Buck was when doing demos or just showing off. In advertising his gear and with the help of a lot of friends, he was featured in Equus Eroticus magazine with photos and stories as well in in several videos and on HBO’s Real Sex in 2001. For years he has inspired ponies and taught classes and safety tips on his version of pony play.