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MSE Frequently Asked Questions 

Where is the event located?


The event is hosted at a Private Exclusive Mansion in the Greater Phoenix Area. The address and parking instructions will be provided at least a week prior to the event. There is no parking at the mansion, but designated parking is available with shuttle service (wheelchair accessibility is available). If you are staying at the designated hotel near the event, shuttle service will be available as well.


What's the difference between General Admission and VIP?


General Admission grants entry to the expo or party, depending on the ticket purchased, providing access to performances, workshops, vendors, etc. VIP Admission enhances the experience with a custom MSE2024 bag filled with goodies, a ticket to a giveaway raffle, exclusive vendor discounts, free entry to the MSE Sultry Cosplay Party, and additional treats. For more ticket information, click here.


How old do I have to be to attend?


This is a 21 and up only event. Attendees must bring a valid ID for age verification. All bags will be checked to ensure a secure and enjoyable environment for everyone.


What are the expo hours?


Saturday: 11 am – 5 pm (Expo), 9 pm – 1 am (Sultry Cosplay Party)

Sunday: 11 am – 8 pm (Expo and Networking Activity)


Additionally, a detailed schedule of activities will be posted on the website a week before the event, allowing attendees to plan and make the most of their Melanated Sex Expo experience.


How much are tickets and where do I get them?


All tickets (and prices) are available online here. Tickets are also available onsite at the registration desk the day of the event if not sold out, and prices may be slightly higher.


What should I wear?


The large majority of our attendees dress totally casual. As there is no live nudity allowed, pasties and g-strings are the bare minimum for women. Men are allowed to go bare-breasted, but g-string/banana hammocks are their bare minimum. Costumes and fetish wear are always welcome! Saturday night is a Sultry Cosplay party, so feel free to go all out!


Can I bring a camera or take pictures/video?


Yes, both cameras and video cameras are allowed for non-commercial use, unless specified otherwise.


Do the stars charge for autographs?


Sometimes, yes. Sometimes, no. It all depends on the individual star or company. Your best bet is to tweet the star you are interested in getting autographs with.


Is there a hotel nearby that I can stay?


Yes, we recommend the Sonesta Select Scottsdale Mayo Clinic for your stay. Utilize the promo code SEC for a 20% discount off the standard rate at the time of booking. Use the Reservation Link: Special Event Celebration.


Is this a lifestyle play party event?


No, this is a fun, sexy educational environment with an opportunity to explore and learn about all things related to sex, sexuality, and sexual wellness. If you want to continue the party in that way, you need to take it elsewhere.


Who typically attends the event?


The Melanated Sex Expo welcomes a diverse range of attendees, creating an inclusive and vibrant atmosphere for all. While the Melanated Sex Expo is designed to address topics related to melanated people, everyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend. Individuals who love melanated people, those seeking a unique date-night experience, groups celebrating birthdays, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and anyone interested in good old-fashioned people watching or awesome, out-of-the-box experiences. The entire event is an interactive experience that allows you to engage at your own personal comfort level, ensuring a good time for everyone over 21.


Accessibility Accommodations:


For any accessibility accommodations, please contact us at or call 602-900-01338. We are here to assist and ensure that everyone can enjoy the event comfortably.


Can I bring my own food and drinks?


No, outside food and drinks are not permitted. We will have a variety of food and drink options available for purchase at the event, ensuring you have convenient and enjoyable choices during your time at MSE2024.

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