News and events
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This page lists existing and wanted articles about spanking-related news and events, both from mainstream media and from the spanking scene.
Annually recurring events
- Boardwalk Badness Weekend (Atlantic City, New Jersey, hosted by Strictly Spanking)
- BoundCon (BDSM fetish exhibition, Munich, Germany) website
- Camp Red Tails (summer camp event for men only, Saratoga Springs, California), website
- Crimson Moon (mostly Chicago, but also Las Vegas and Florida), website
- Folsom Street Fair (September BDSM street festival in San Francisco)
- Folsom Street Fair East (street festival in New York City)
- Nuit Demonia (fetish festival held in Paris)
- Shadow Lane - hosts bi-annual spanking parties in Las Vegas (website)
- Skin Two Rubber Ball (BDSM festival in London), website
- Spank Festival (campground event in Wisconsin)
- Texas All-State Spanking Party (aka TASSP, a three-day event held every June in Dallas), website
- Lone Star Spanking Party (a four-day event held every May in Houston, TX), 
- Wasteland (bi-annual "Superbowl" of fetish balls held in Amsterdam), website
Spanking video producer Dana Specht has released several videos filmed at the above events (featuring Sarah Gregory). These are: Boardwalk Badness Weekend 2014, Lone Star Spanking Party, and Texas All State Spanking Party 2014 (photos).
One-time news and events
- 1980: Los Angeles School Board member (and future U.S. Congresswoman) Bobbi Fiedler submitted to a public paddling (three swats with a platform tennis paddle) photographed by the press before a vote was held to reinstate corporal punishment in L.A. schools. (See newspaper photos)
- 1994: American teenager Michael P. Fay makes headlines for being judicially caned in Singapore
- 1998: The Encyclopedia of Spanking Art is launched
- 1999: Handprints is launched
- July 2000: George Jackson Churchward dies in his early 50's
- 2001: Gordon Oilbuckle dies, aged 47
- April 2004: Louise Ogborn becomes a victim of workplace abuse, including naked spanking
- May 2005: The Spanking Art wiki is launched
- October 2006: Jacqueline Ophir dies
- January 2007: Spanking New Orchestra performs a percussive stage show in Michigan
- March 2007: Anime OTK is launched
- March 2008: Boyz Being Boyz is launched
- March 2008: Max Mosley video released of Nazi-themed S&M sex orgy with prostitutes
- 2008: San Jose State University suspends its Sigma Gamma Rho sorority when pledges file criminal charges after being severely paddled and caned.
- December 2008: Bettie Page dies in Los Angeles, aged 85
- August 2009: The Library of Spanking Fiction is launched under its own URL
- November 2009: A-ta-ta (spanking protest event in Kiev, Ukraine), spanking clip on YouTube.
- January 2010: six Sigma Gamma Rho sorority girls (Rutgers University, New Jersey) are arrested for hazing three pledges with a paddle spanking.
- October 2010: Janet Orlando, 57, saleswoman for security company Alarm One Inc. (Anaheim, Calif.) wins $1.7 million lawsuit after being spanked with a metal sign in front of co-workers during a company team-building exercise.
- December 2010: Darling’s Academy (spanking roleplay event in Scotland)
- March 2011: seven sorority sisters of Zeta Phi Beta (University of Maryland) are charged with assault for paddling a pledge.
- 2011: Gordon Sergeant dies, aged 83
- 2011: Uasketcher dies
- August 2011: Tampa Tanners Back to School Bash, Tampa, Florida (video promo by Katarina Kaufmann)
- October 2011: Hillary Adams posts a 2004 video on YouTube of her father beating her with a belt when she was 16 years old. The video goes viral and gets much mainstream news coverage.
- April 2012: Seaside Swats, San Diego, California. Party hosted by Uncle Bob's Woodshed (website)
- January 2013: David Nielson, better known as Ed Lee, founder of Nu-West/Leda Productions, dies, aged 73.
- May 2018: Singer Miley Cyrus spanked by her mother during Mother's Day photo shoot (video).
- Famous historical spankings
- Spanking club
- Spanking party
- BDSM club
- Spanking in mainstream films
- Spanking in performing arts
- World Corporal Punishment Research (huge archive of spanking related news from mainstream media)
- People who made it into the news as a spanker or spankee
- Spankophile (Celebrity spankos)
- A Complete Alternative Sexuality History Timeline
- Datenschlag-Chronik des Sadomasochismus (in German, incomplete translation: Datenschlag Chronicle of Sadomasochism