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International Journal of Hospitality and Event Management


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International Journal of Hospitality and Event Management (2 papers in press)


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  • Assessing risk factors at local CrossFit events: From participants perspectives   Order a copy of this article
    by Christina Gipson, Shintaro Sato, Trey Burdette 
    Abstract: The purpose of the paper is to examine athletes assessments of risk at local CrossFit competitions. An 18-item open-ended questionnaire grounded in Fuller and Drawers (2004) risk management framework surveyed 26 participants about risk factors at local CrossFit competitions. The findings suggested that participants held expectations for equipment and the facility. Additionally, respondents appeared to be at ease when they felt a familiarity with the equipment and the set-up of the facility. There was, however, concern with limited spacing of equipment and people, but it was accepted when the event appeared to be organised. The paper moves beyond reviewing the organisers role in event and risk management and sought out to understand participants assessments of risk factors. The study provides further understanding about expectations of athletes. It is recommended to develop guidelines for best practices for hosts of local CrossFit events.
    Keywords: CrossFit competitions; CrossFit events; risk management; athlete assessment of risk.

  • Fifty Shades of Organizing Kinkster Events: Munch Events in the BDSM Community.   Order a copy of this article
    by Craig Webster 
    Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to explore the practical issues and concerns of the organizers of BDSM non-play events. Previous research has shown that these events are critical elements in their lifestyle/community. While something is known about the events and their centrality in BDSM culture, no research has yet investigated munch events from the perspective of the organizer of munches and similar events. This article investigates munch events to show how organizers deal with the challenges of organizing munches throughout the world, based upon data from a global survey of munch organizers. The findings indicate that the organizers are largely self-selected individuals who organize munches to fulfill a community need. The findings not only show us what munch organizers face in terms of challenges but suggests models for a collaborative economy and the need for further investigations into the motivations of volunteer organizers of events.
    Keywords: munch; events; BDSM; diversity; fetish.