A Sexy, Fun, and Slightly Spooky Weekend!

Surrender — October 20 - 23, 2023 — San Jose, CA

Dark Odyssey’s back for another amazing Bay Area convention in October!  It’s the Spook-tacular BDSM weekend vacation of a lifetime.  Come learn, explore, and play in a no holds barred, sexually charged atmosphere. Interactive workshops fill your days, while at night you’ll explore dark dungeons, powerful rituals, passionate scenes, and mind-blowing ecstasy all under one roof in a proven scene friendly hotel in San Jose. Join us as we combine sexuality, spirituality, education and play in an immersive environment where fantasy becomes reality. We are omnisexual – straight, gay, bi, queer, trans, and genderqueer. We are leatherfolk, kinksters, swingers, cross dressers, sex educators, Tantra practitioners, Pagans, and perverts. We are vanilla and kinky, beginners and veterans, singles, couples, triads, and more.

Dark Odyssey: Surrender features:

Over 30 local & national educators, authors & activists

80+ unique & dynamic workshops & special events

Classes on BDSM, polyamory, sex, tantra & spirituality

40,000 sq ft of fully equipped dungeons

Sex-O-Rama play space

Parties, events & open play until 2:00am

Halloween Ball, Costume Contests, Meet & Greets and More

Queer & gender queer mixer

Sacred sexuality rituals

Amazing Special Events and Experiences

Burlesque, drag & kinky performances from local & national talents

Bay Area kink friendly hotel in San Jose!

Join us on an adventure where we play, discover, and learn to achieve more ecstatic states of love, awareness, and personal sexuality. Dark Odyssey Surrender will immerse you in an atmosphere of sexual energy and experimentation that will add excitement and passion to your relationships and create deeper levels of connection between you and your partners.

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 Latest News


Surrender is Sold Out! There is NO ONSITE REGISTRATION! We are sorry but you’re gonna have to wait till next year.



Check out our amazing schedule of workshops, parties, and special events! We’d like to thank Danarama, our programming director, for creating another amazing line-up.

Draft Workshop Schedule



We need lots of help to make Surrender run smoothly. Volunteering is a great way to get involved and meet people … plus we offer awesome benefits!

Volunteer Info


IONs are fun and creative little events conceived and organized by your fellow attendees. IONs can be anything you want to share with the DO community. Games, Mixers, Art Projects, a class you want to try out … creativity and imagination are encouraged. All the Ions are listed on the draft Schedule. Come support your fellow attendees!


Effective for Surrender 2023

    • Fully Vaccinated (w/at least 1 booster)
    • AND Daily Rapid Antigen Tests aka Home Kits (Mandatory)
    • AND Indoor Masking (Optional)

Too much testing? — Stay Home!

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