THE WORKSHIFTS

The Easter Conference is a volunteer run event! For this to work, we need your help, put in via the work shifts – you get a lot of workshops and great playparties in return.

→ List of all work shifts

→ All work shifts in a schedule

On Saturday evening, all conference participants are cordially invited to our Castle Feast. This year there won’t be a formal dinner, just a relaxed gathering with delicious finger food, dancing, games and fun! There’s no extra costs and enough space for all.

Our only request: please dress up for the occasion! Come as Lady of the Castle, innkeeper, virgin or noble Knight – anything mediaeval goes, so let your fantasy reign free! Of course you will also have the opportunity again to get photographs in your wonderful costumes. If you don’t like dressing up or can’t work with the mediaeval theme, please do choose a festive and/or kinky outfit.

Please be in time if you wish to join the Castle Feast! Doors open at 20:00 and close again after half an hour, until 22:30. After that, doors open again for the play party.

For those who want to join in, Knights’ Games are organised in the Queen’s Hall after dinner. The Royal Houses will compete against each other in fun small games. Come and represent your House!

No knightly ambitions? No problem! Of course you are free to just watch, or find yourself a play space. After the Games, our DJs invite you to dance!

Whether you want to eat, dance, talk or play: all spaces are open, so do as you please! We are hoping it will be an intoxicating party with wonderfully perverse debauchery.

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The Castle Feast

The Community Award

One special event this year will be the presentation of the first Community Award. We want to use this Award to thank three people for their dedication and for the work they did for our scene.

Without these individuals and their appetite for action, there would be no Conference and no BDSM events for WLT*I. Of course, these three are only a small selection of all those who built our scene. It is a start, to celebrate our community and our history, to show recognition and to remember who we are and where our roots lie. We hope that this award ceremony might grow into a small tradition.

The Awards are presented on Friday evening at a small ceremony, and we would be delighted if you join us.

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The Market Square

The market square is also new. It’s located on the top floor next to the Queen’s Hall and offers many opportunities to meet other people from the community.

There’s a corner with a small flea market. You can sell, give away or trade home-made toys or clothes and toys that you don’t need anymore. Bring your own stuff and see what other brought!

There will also be a boot blacking station, where you can offer your services or relax while you are getting your shoes polished.

Every now and then, IF will also be making quick drawings of those who are interested. You will receive your drawing per e-mail afterwards. The notice board will tell you when IF is around to draw.

You will also find all announcements, schedules and other information on this notice board. Here you can exchange work shifts too or find play partners and other contacts.

You will also find a box on the market, where you can leave your tips for the conference, suggestions for improvement, and of course, your thanks. :-)

There will also be comfy couches, so you can watch what’s happening on the square or just have a chat.

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Work & Play

So many exciting people, so many great workshops, so many new ideas. The play parties, four evenings in a row, is where you can turn theory into practice.

To use our venue non-stop for workshops and parties, we need many helping hands. The conference fee covers venue and food costs, as well as minor conference-related expenses. To keep the price as low as possible for everyone, all participants are requested to perform some of the work, big and small.

Some work their fingers to the bone for months, some patiently respond to questions about conference plans one evening after the other, others help for several days at the venue construction and the disassembly afterwards. Many of you give fantastic workshops and thus make your contribution to the work-load. All others help by taking on 2 work-shifts at the conference.

Basically it is about keeping the space clean and organised, taking care of the bar and the buffet, and assisting with the construction, re-construction and disassembly of the venue. There is a positive side effect to the work-shift: one gets to know and meet people, with whom you might not have conversed otherwise.

The work-shifts will be chosen together with one’s conference ticket at the registration website. Without a shift of your choice, the registration is not valid. There are many different tasks to do, so that everyone can choose her/his preferred time and just the right kind of work. Each shift is briefly described at the registration website, so it is clear what one registers for. There is also the option to pay a significantly increased fee and not do any work-shifts.

Of course, registering for the work-shift is not the whole deal, you actually have to do the job too!

We mean that in all seriousness! In the past, people repeatedly did not show up for their work-shift. This shows lack of solidarity, interrupts the course of the conference and generates extra work for others.

If you are sick, have a drop, want to save your relationship or have overestimated your energy – make sure someone else takes over your work-shift. No, it does not mean that a participant can write us an email or inform us 5 minutes before the work-shift that they cannot do it. Look for someone who could fill in for you, inform the Deputies supervising the work-shifts, and see to it, that this person will actually do your job!

Who misses out their work-shift and does not tend to it, pays money. In addition, the conference is still small enough for people to remember whether we are acting in solidarity or not.

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The Work Shifts

W01 Wed. 01.04.15 Transport 10:00-13:00

Collecting the play furniture. For people who enjoy physically demanding work and have a driver's licence.

 

W02 Wed. 01.04.15 Stand-by Car Courier 13:00-16:00

Light work at the venue and if required: shopping and picking up things at various locations in Berlin. Driver's license, big car would be great.

 

W03 Wed. 01.04.15 Setup 11:00-18:00

This shift counts as 2 work shifts (incl. 1h break) and you are free for the rest of the conference. Building and set up the play furniture. For people who enjoy physically demanding work.

 

W04 Wed. 01.04.15 Cleaning 11:00-18:00

This shift counts as 2 work shifts (incl. 1h break) and you are free for the rest of the conference. Basic cleaning of rooms and sanitary facilities, light construction work. For people willing to get their hands dirty, light physical work.

 

W05 Thu. 02.04.15 Setup 11:00-18:00

This shift counts as 2 work shifts (incl. 1h break) and you are free for the rest of the conference. Building and set up the play furniture. For people who enjoy physically demanding work.

 

W06 Thu. 02.04.15 Decoration 11:00-18:00

This shift counts as 2 work shifts (incl. 1h break) and you are free for the rest of the conference. Hanging up curtains, lamps, chains of lights, etc. For people without fear of high ladders.

 

W07 Thu. 02.04.15 Stand-by Car Courier 13:00-16:00

Light work at the venue and if required: shopping and picking up things at various locations in Berlin. Driver's license, big car would be great.

 

W08 Thu. 02.04.15 Evening Shift 16:00-19:10

Rearrange and clean playrooms, manage bar, collect and wash dishes, control and clean sanitary facilities, access control

 

W09 Thu. 02.04.15 Catering 19:00-22:10

Setup tables and buffet, collect and wash dishes, clean up dining room

 

W10 Thu. 02.04.15 Late Shift 19:00-22:10

Rearrange and clean playrooms, manage bar, collect and wash dishes, clean sanitary facilities, access control, registration. For people, who are able to communicate in English and German.

 

W11 Thu. 02.04.15 Night Shift 22.00-01:10

Manage bar, collect and wash dishes, control and clean sanitary facilities, access control, clean up playrooms, lock up venue

 

W12 Fri. 03.04.15 Morning Shift 10:00-13:10

Ventilate and clean up venue, prepare rooms for workshops, manage bar, collect and wash dishes, access control, registration. For people, who are able to communicate in English and German.

 

W13 Fri. 03.04.15 Catering 12:30-15:40

Setup tables and buffet, collect and wash dishes, clean up dining room and possibly rearrange it for workshops

 

W14 Fri. 03.04.15 Afternoon Shift 13:00-16:10

Manage bar, collect and wash dishes, control and clean sanitary facilities, access control

 

W15 Fri. 03.04.15 Evening Shift 16:00-19:10

Rearrange and clean playrooms, manage the bar, collect and wash dishes, control and clean sanitary facilities, access control

 

W16 Fri. 03.04.15 Catering 18:00-21:10

Setup the tables and the buffet, clear the tables, wash the dishes, clean up the dining room

 

W17 Fri. 03.04.15 Late Shift 19:00-22:10

Rearrange and clean playrooms, manage the bar, collect and wash dishes, control and clean sanitary facilities, access control

 

W18 Fri. 03.04.15 Night Shift 22.00-01:10

Manage bar, collect and wash dishes, control and clean sanitary facilities, access control, clean up playrooms, lock up venue

 

W19 Sat. 04.04.15 Morning Shift 10:00-13:10

Ventilate and clean up venue, prepare rooms for workshops, manage bar, collect and wash dishes, access control

 

W20 Sat. 04.04.15 Catering 12:30-15:40

Setup the tables and the buffet, clear the tables, wash the dishes, clean up the dining room and possibly rearrange it for workshops

 

W21 Sat. 04.04.15 Afternoon Shift 13:00-16:10

Manage bar, collect and wash dishes, control and clean sanitary facilities, access control

 

W22 Sat. 04.04.15 Evening Shift 16:00-19:10

Rearrange and clean playrooms, manage the bar, collect and wash dishes, control and clean sanitary facilities, access control

 

W23 Sat. 04.04.15 Setup Castle Feast 17:00-20:10

Rearrange rooms for the castle feast, carry tables and benches, set up lighting and decoration. For people who enjoy physically demanding work and have no fear of high ladders.

 

W24 Sat. 04.04.15 Late Shift 19:00-22:10

Rearrange and clean playrooms, manage the bar, collect and wash dishes, control and clean sanitary facilities, access control

 

W25 Sat. 04.04.15 Catering Castle Feast 20:00-23:10

Set up tables for buffet, receive catering service, help with setting up food and refill, collect and wash dishes, help clean up, prepare everything to be picked up

 

W26 Sat. 04.04.15 Disassembly Castle Feast 23:00-02:10

Clean up after the event, carry tables and benches, get rooms ready for workshops. For people who enjoy physically demanding work.

 

W27 Sat. 04.04.15 Night Shift 23:00-02:10

Manage bar, collect and wash dishes, control and clean sanitary facilities, access control, clean up playrooms, lock up venue

 

W28 Sun. 05.04.15 Morning Shift 10:00-13:10

Ventilate and clean up venue, prepare rooms for workshops, manage bar, collect and wash dishes, access control

 

W29 Sun. 05.04.15 Catering 12:30-15:40

Setup the tables and the buffet, clear the tables, wash the dishes, clean up the dining room and possibly rearrange it for workshops

 

W30 Sun. 05.04.15 Afternoon Shift 13:00-16:10

Manage bar, collect and wash dishes, control and clean sanitary facilities, access control

 

W31 Sun. 05.04.15 Evening Shift 16:00-19:10

Rearrange and clean playrooms, manage the bar, collect and wash dishes, control and clean sanitary facilities, access control

 

W32 Sun. 05.04.15 Catering 19:00-22:10

Setup tables and buffet, collect and wash dishes, clean up dining room

 

W33 Sun. 05.04.15 Late Shift 19:00-22:10

Rearrange and clean playrooms, manage the bar, collect and wash dishes, control and clean sanitary facilities, access control

 

W34 Sun. 05.04.15 Night Shift 22.00-01:10

Manage bar, collect and wash dishes, control and clean sanitary facilities, access control, clean up playrooms, lock up venue

 

W35 Mon. 06.04.15 Disassembly 14:00-21:00

This shift counts as 2 work shifts (incl. 1h break) and you are free for the rest of the conference. Disassemble play furniture and rearrange the venue. For people who enjoy physically demanding work.

 

W36 Mon. 06.04.15 Cleaning 14:00-21:00

This shift counts as 2 work shifts (incl. 1h break) and you are free for the rest of the conference. Basic cleaning of rooms and sanitary facilities, light construction work. For people willing to get their hands dirty, light physical work.

 

W37 Mon. 06.04.15 Transport 18:00-21:00

Return the play furniture. For people who enjoy physically demanding work and have a driver's licence.

 

W38 Tue. 07.04.15 Transport 10:00-13:00

Return the play furniture. For people who enjoy physically demanding work and have a driver's licence.

 

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