DomCon LA 2023 Photos by Steven Sandler


A kaleidoscope of world’s top Dominatrixes, fetish models, fetish photographers, artisanal toymakers, performance artists, sex educators and kinky lifestylers all converged this May in Los Angeles for the 20th Anniversary of DomCon LA. Originally conceived by the legendary matriarch of the LA kink scene, Mistress Cyan, DomCon has been and continues to be an oasis for the kink community to come together, socialize, learn, network, create content, and play hard.

Each year DomCon begins Wednesday with industry-only seminars addressing safety, legal issues, and such advanced BDSM techniques as safely engaging in edge play. The first event of pageantry and pomp is the red carpet social Thursday evening where it’s dress to shock and impress. The red carpet is followed by the awards ceremony and Mistress Dinner. On Friday, the vendor hall opens where attendees can shop for exquisite next-level BDSM gear for the serious player, dungeon rentals, and erotic art. Friday is also the Kitty Parade where pet players don their furry ears and tails and parade through the exhibitor hall, as well as the Pro Domme Social, and the Play Party. Saturday opens with the Mistress Photo Shoot, founded by DDI and that night is the storied DomCon Fetish Ball.

Sunday is always a surreal blend of warm afterglow, melancholy with the realization that it’s over, and the gravity of the logistics of leaving. Most attendees are packing and checking out of the hotel, trying to make the noon checkout deadline, many trying to make their flights, all the while, saying sad goodbyes. I have always likened it to coming up and out of the rabbit hole.
DomCon occurs every May. If you just cannot wait until then, you can attend DomCon New Orleans in October. Also, word ‘round the campfire is that DomCon will be expanding to Europe. Let’s keep our fingers crossed. For more information visit

If you are in this gallery, please feel welcome to post your pics and tag @altstarmagazine and @ProPhotoInLA on Instagram, @AltPornNet and @ProPhotoInLA on Twitter. Congrats to DomCon and Mistress Cyan on another successful event.

Kitty Parade

Mistress Shoot

Pro Domme Social


Red Carpet Lead-Up

Red Carpet

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