(X-posted from Thomas's Spanking Exploits)
This past weekend was the first official meet and greet for the Tampa Tanners group. We had a decent turnout, with a total of twelve people, including ourselves, showing up. With it also being the first day of the Renaissance Faire, I think that we did quite well. I know that at least one group had arranged a trip to the faire, so we were already starting with a potential deficit. Some people, though, put meeting with fellow spankos above that.
There was a good bit of fun conversation, though I think that we should consider a different table plan next time so we can better mingle. We used a single long table arrangement, which made it difficult to speak to anyone except those within your immediate reach. I spent most of the event speaking to the same people, and couldn't really talk to the others who were out of normal speaking distance.
Still, everyone seemed to enjoy talking. I had a young lady named Shy, appropriately, who sat across from me. She wasn't very talkative at first, and was very quiet, but she gradually opened up. When she did, though, she was an absolute brat, finding many things to tease me about. She's young, though, and was perhaps a bit too boisterous for a newbie. In time, though, I'm confident that she will get a better idea of how much bratting is too much, and of what is considered acceptable behavior.
Three hours isn't very long, though, and it quickly became time for everyone to say goodbye. Several of us had been planning for weeks to have a private party after the meet and greet, since the official parties won't start until next month. There were six of us planning this, and we invited two others from the meet and greet to join us, one of which was actually invited in advance, I think. We probably would have liked to invite everyone, but most of the others already had other engagements, or we simply didn't know them well enough, yet. This was a private and intimate gathering, though, and not a Tampa Tanners event, so keeping it small and comfortable was our goal.
So, eight of us headed to our hotel to get our rooms. We had arranged for two adjoining rooms, with myself, Cookie and Katia in one and Todd, Suzy and Jean in the other. There was some issue, at first, with getting our rooms, but the problems were fixed and we headed upstairs. The two others to join us was Sissy and Shy. I've known Sissy for several years, so only Shy was truly new to us. It was otherwise just a gathering of spanko friends. We invited Shy because she seemed very friendly and curious, and because she was a complete newbie of just 18 years of age. I felt better with her experiencing a more informal spanking party before she comes to one of the bigger monthly ones. Todd and I were the only spankers, so I figured that it was a safe venue for her to get her first taste of a spanking party. I will be sure to watch out for her, though, when she comes to the official Tampa Tanners events. I'm not about to throw her to the wolves without some protection.
Though, as I said earlier, she had quickly become comfortable at the meet and greet, and bratted me openly. As one might expect, it didn't take long at all for her to find her way across my lap when we got up to the hotel room. It was something of a wrestling match to put her over my knee, but it was worth it. While she is a newbie, she does have a good idea of what interests her, and what she's curious about. She's apparently taken a liking to Tampa Tanners, and has promised to attend many of our future events.
After Shy's warmup, we started getting things set up for a game of Spankopoly. It was basically all of the bottoms playing against each other, with the Tops standing by to spank whoever earned one during the course of the game. Technically, though, Todd was on Suzy's team and I was on Cookie's, but that only really mattered when the rules called for someone to be spanked by the owner of a certain property. Otherwise, we were really just bystanders for the actual gameplay. At some point, all of the girls were spanked during the game, and some were spanked several times. We took some pictures, and I might post some later when I find out who is comfortable with being on our blogs, and when I either get the images from my camera or from the others who were taking pictures.
We finally had to stop the game when it was time for Shy to leave. I offered to drive her home, since she had come with my group, and I knew that neither Katia nor Cookie would be able to take her home without getting lost. I think she won the game, too, but I don't quite remember. As can be expected, she was a bit of a brat on the way to her place, so she was pulled over my knee in her own housing complex just before I dropped her off. I've been speaking with her on Fetlife since then, and she's already getting her little bottom in deep with the bratting. I think that we'll be seeing a lot of her.
When I returned to the party, it was time to give Sissy some spanking time that I'd promised her. Her request for the session was simple. She wanted to be sore and bruised. Bruising her proved to be a bit more difficult that I'd originally assumed it would be, but I guarantee that she was sore when I was finished. She also had to get home, though, so she left shortly after we finished our playtime.
There were a few spankings mixed in here and there, but the next major game was with the four remaining bottoms bent over the bed. Each girl took a single swat with every single implement that Todd and I had in our bags. We took turns going up and down the line until we had completely emptied out our toybags in the process. Even the aluminum paddle was brought out as the grand finale, but only three of them could take it. Since that left one stroke unaccounted for, I just gave it to Suzy. She was the one that asked for me to remember that paddle, anyway, so I'm sure that she appreciated it.
After that, Suzy was back up on the spanking block once more, having asked to get her birthday swats from me with my favorite implement. It didn't really matter to either of us that her birthday was actually something like five months ago, or that my favorite implement is my “Thomas” strap from Cane-iac. So, after a good number of hard swats from the heavy Thomas Strap (the exact number won't be shared here, due to the sensitive female psyche's reaction to revealed ages), she was pleasantly red.
By now, it was time for Cookie to leave for work, so she wouldn't be able to spend the night with us. It was getting late, anyway, so there really wasn't any more spankings that night. Katia and myself crawled into our own beds, leaving Todd, Suzy and Jean in their room.
The next morning, Katia and I got up early to tend to some punishment debt. She had quite a bit to answer for, and I wanted to get it out of the way so she would no longer have it hovering over her head. She was due for four hundred strokes of the cane, which she agreed to have on video. I took it slowly, since I wasn't sure how many she would be able to take before we would have to cut off the camera. She ended up taking half of the total, most of which were on video. The remainder was off-camera, as there had been some breakage of her skin, but she wanted to at least get to an even number.
Shortly afterward, Cookie returned from her night at work. She had actually waited a bit before coming, simply because she knew that Katia was going to be getting a punishment. When she arrived, though, she also had some issues to deal with. For weeks, maybe months, she has been very bad about taking her medications regularly. With thin walls and kids in the house, I haven't been able to truly discipline her on these issues (or have any other kind of spanking time, either). After going so long without being able to settle this issue, she asked for me to hold her accountable after the party. With our “wedding gift” paddle, I addressed the issue in full, leaving her with a bruised bottom that is still sore two days later.
Aside from the two hundred strokes that Katia was still due with the cane, she had also agreed to take a hundred strokes with the bathbrush in exchange for reducing a punishment that a friend was going to get. It was an odd arrangement, but her friend's Dominant agreed to it, only giving her friend fifty strokes, instead of the hundred that he originally intended. Once I had tended to her bottom some so I felt safe spanking her more, she took her hundred strokes to settle her debt for her friend.
After that, we met up with Todd, Suzy and Jean and went downstairs for breakfast in the hotel lobby. After hanging out for another couple more hours, it was finally time for everyone to gather up our things and check out. Cookie needed some sleep, and I have a few things that I had to do online at home. We were all very happy with our first meet and greet, though, and look forward to others in the future.