Location Address: 900 Liberace Avenue

Open to any consenting adult who purchases a ticket, this event is structured to provide a unique experience based on the needs of each participant. Through piercing, weights, hook pulls, cheek spears, flesh suspensions, and other piercing rituals, the producers of Ritual Steel will work with the participants to provide coming-of-age transformation, catharsis, rebirth, and other energetic or spiritual revelations through extreme sensory experiences. 


7:00-9:00 PM


The Friday evening workshop is open to everyone ($10 charge for non-weekend-ticket holders), and will cover the basic history of hooks and other body stress activities in a modern context, including our intersectionality within the queer Leather community.  We will additionally have a piercing demo to help demystify the physical aspects, and also share experiences and information that may help you choose your energetic adventure for the weekend.  Additionally, we will discuss intention setting for Ritual and a participatory group ritual, and the "official" altar opening, allowing participants to begin establishing connections for the coming events and establish intent.

9:00 PM

Social/Meet & Greet

This meet-and-greet social on Friday evening is for all participants, witnesses, and their friends to meet and mingle to establish connections.  We will provide some light hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages. Ritual Steel staff will be available to answer questions and make connections with other participants as well. Any remaining tickets for the weekend will also be available for purchase at this time.

6:00 PM

Doors Open

7:00 PM - 11:59 PM

Hook Pull

The Hook Pull will start with an opening ceremony, after which participants may choose to get pierced. For the piercing options please read "What Is A Hook Pull". The Hook Pull will include a combination of live drumming and DJ'ed rhythmic music.  Overall, the Ritual typically lasts from 3-4 hours. We will conclude with a formal altar closing, bringing an end to our weekend. We ask that all RS participants stay for this final closing if they are able.


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