Murphy Blue

Always prepared with a smile, a joke, and a length of rope, Murphy Blue has been bringing his kink knowledge and signature style wherever he could since the turn of the century. A self-claimed "American Rigger", Murphy tries to focus not just on the *hows* of tying, but the frequently forgotten *whys*. The interplay of people and energy through rope and gestures is something that should be passed along, and Murphy does his best to assist with that. 

While most well known for his unique ropework, creative performances, bouncy demeanor, and intense love for Transformers, "The Blue" is also a scholar of different kinky skills, a skilled photographer, a budding writer, a practicing energy worker of multiple traditions, and a pretty darn good dancer. He is on a constant search for more information about the art of Shibari, experience different fetish environments and learn new skills. Murphy travels the country with the lovely ladies of "Team Blue", sharing insight, gaining knowledge, and saving the world, one knot at a time. He has been welcomed to speak at various events and locations, including Shibaricon, TESFest, The Society, Albany Power Exchange, Rochester Kink Society, Black Phoenix, Bound in Boston, Wicked Faire, and others.

There is a tale of him being trapped and his only chance to survive was to suspend multiple women to please a dark council. When asked about this, Murphy only smiles.


The Many Moods of Bondage: A tie can possess many moods, from erotic, to dominating, to violent, to protecting.  This class looks at those moods, where the top should draw inspiration from, what things to add to the scene to make that flow, and what it looks like when they come together.

Energy and Rope: As well as a power exchange, Rope can also allow for an energy exchange.  This class talks about feeling that energy, and controlling it, so it can be another tool for the top to harness.

Hip Harnesses for Suspensions: There are a few different ways to put on a hip harness for a suspension scene. This class goes over a few of them to offer the rigger a couple of extra options before putting their bottom’s bottom in the air.

Rope Bombing: A discussion of the hows and whys of rope bombing (doing ties in public locations), including how to choose a location and time, trespassing and other legal issues, and other topics. After the discussion, the class will go out on the grounds of the site and do a rope bomb in a location decided upon by the class.