Our Confirmed Presenters:
slave adeena has grown in her slave and Leather path and has seen many things in her path. This has led her to serve in a variety of ways. she is the 2017 International Person of Leather and the 2015 - 2016 Heartland Person of Leather. Helping her local and state community, she is the founder and executive producer for Show Me Leather. she is serving as the Assistant to the Director for Regional Representatives of MAsT (Masters and slaves Together) International. She is a full member of Blue Max C.C. St. Louis. She has presented at various BDSM clubs and conventions throughout the United States. slave adeena continues to grow with each encounter and is always looking for ways to cross lines and build communities.
slave adeena started her journey over... now a lady never tells her age! The calling through the slave path grew her passion for protocol, rituals and the building of authority exchange relationships. She served in a Master/slave relations for six years and has served two Trainers.
slave adeena - International Person Of Leather 2017Indianapolis, IN
Autumn encountered kink through an extremely awkward threesome eight years ago. It took the precocious darling a few years to actually come to terms with what they wanted out of life and actively become involved in the kink community. A year later, Autumn, through the tutelage, encouragement, and advice they received within the Leather community, grew to love Leather as well. This love only grew in Autumn when the brat decided to run for a title. Autumn successfully won that title and was the first to become the South East Person of Leather. Through that title, the witty switch has taught, traveled, volunteered, and been actively engaged in philanthropy as often as possible.
Autumn - South East Person of Leather 2015Nashville, TN
Mr Dark Reno, NV Starting in Southern California in the 1990's, Mr. Dark has been involved in the BDSM community for more than twenty-five years. After moving to Las Vegas in 2000, he joined several groups and in 2008 started the Las Vegas D/s Society. In 2010, Mr. Dark merged Las Vegas D/s Society with Sin City D/s Network which helped create the largest BDSM network in Southern Nevada offering education, health resources and other kink related activities to his community. With education as his main passion, Mr. Dark created the BDSM Orientation in 2011, Las Vegas's longest running intro to BDSM class and in 2013 he founded the BDSM Educational Center offering monthly classes, a peer to peer mentor program and other BDSM/Kink related resources. In 2014 he stepped down as co-owner of Sin City D/s Network to focus his efforts on bringing BDSM education to communities everywhere. Mr. Dark began his personal Leather journey in 2013 and in the same year he became the first runner up in the Mr. Southwest Olympus Leather contest. Since then, he continues his Leather journey while bringing BDSM education to as many people as he can. You can find Mr. Dark presenting at events such as Behind Closed Doors in Tucson, AZ, Rocky Mountain Rebellion in Salt Lake City, Utah and Impact in Reno, NV. Mr. Dark also dedicates much of his time to various charity events through his group membership in the Leather Uniform Club of Las Vegas as well as his supporting roles in many other Southern and Northern Nevada area BDSM and Leather groups.
Master Dennis and Ms. Bonnie are very active in their local community and their local club, Arizona Power Exchange, Butchmanns Experience and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, spreading joy and education within the LGBTQ community. They have presented educational topics at APEX, Desert Dominion, Southwest Leather Conference, Sin in the City, BCD, Mensa and many more, both nationally and in Canada. Also, for the last 15 years, they spend time at local colleges with human sexuality, sociology and psychology classes to demystify who and what BDSM, Leather and Master/slave really are.
They both believe strongly in sharing the truths of their M/s lifestyle to others that are just learning or already on their paths. They model who and what they are in M/s and BDSM and desire to share that though the path can be rocky at times – it is possible with work to succeed. Their philosophy is that everyone is unique unto himself or herself and there is no “ONE TRUE WAY” to do things; there is being safe as possible, consensual with all actions, and being mindful in one’s intent. They are looking forward to learning more and sharing with others as they progress on their journey!
Together Master Dennis and Ms. Bonnie have an extensive extended family, the Dragon Clan, a large national family of those that hold a heart of service. The Dragon Clan credo is “Leather, Family, Service, and Spirit!” The Dragon Clan strives to assist, educate and serve their communities.
Master Dennis and Ms. Bonnie met through the internet while he lived in San Diego and she lived in Phoenix. Master Dennis collared Ms. Bonnie over 19 years ago and were married in 2002.
Master Dennis & slave bonnie Southwest Master/slave 2017 & Arizona Master/slave 2016Phoenix, AZ
Isaac Cross Denver, CO Isaac Cross is a teacher, presenter, and alt-sex theorist from Denver, Colorado. With a background in psychology, Cross has focused his study and education on philosophical and psychological aspects of BDSM, but also teaches various practical skills and techniques in both structured and casual settings. Cross has previously presented at events and venues across North America and Europe, including workshops at The Armory (home of Kink.com) in California, the Beyond Leather convention in Florida, the Northern Exposure regional conference in Alaska, and the Rome BDSM Conference in Italy. He has also served as the Director of Educational Programming for the Denver Sanctuary, Dungeon Monitor Coordinator for Beyond Leather, and Executive Director for the Colorado Center for Alternative Lifestyles. Cross’s writing has been featured in a variety of publications and websites, including XCBDSM.com, where he serves as the Managing Editor. Cross can be reached by email at Cross@XCBDSM.com or by searching XCBDSM on Facebook, Twitter, and Fetlife.
Switch JakeDenver, COSwitch Jake has been involved with the BDSM community since 2001. In that time, he has striven to increase knowledge and acceptance of BDSM and alternative lifestyles as a whole. In his educator role, he has taught all over the state of Colorado on a variety of topics. Not solely limited to BDSM venues, Switch Jake has also taught in vanilla establishments including colleges and universities in an effort to bring knowledge to those seeking it. This year alone, he will be presenting or has presented at Sin in the City (NV), Behind Closed doors (AZ) and TGIF (CA) in addition to FetishCon (FL) As a community leader, Switch Jake leads the Denver Sanctuary TNG party. In this role, he sets up presenters to ensure that newcomers to the BDSM lifestyle are educated as to different types of play and relationship styles. He is also in charge of managing all other aspects of the party. One final duty, Switch Jake is responsible for training of new DMs for the Denver Sanctuary. He has developed the curriculum and makes sure the DMs are up to the standards the community requires and expects.
Slave Jazz New Orleans, LA slave Jazz, with former lives in the theatre world, the tech industry and as a massage therapist—now lives with her Master and stays busy with several business that revolve around sexual freedom. Her scene-related writing has been published in Power Exchange Magazine and Kink-e-Zine, as well as on several websites. Jazz is the producer of Sin in the City, a co-founder of the International Person of Leather(InterPOL) Contest, the founder of Las Vegas Leather Women (LVLW), and a member of many lifestyle related organizations in Las Vegas and the San Francisco Bay Area. Over the past 18 years, Jazz has served as the producer for SouthWest Olympus Leather, the Education Coordinator for The Shack (Southern Nevada’s first community playspace), has been on the production staff of several large kink events throughout the United States and has taught both privately and publicly (at national leather events) on subjects including relationship dynamics, humiliation play, household organization for slaves, entertaining, massage for kinksters, and maintaining headspace as well as a host of skills and techniques. She maintains a blog at: https://jazzpup.wordpress.com.
Master Jefferson Tucson, AZ Master Jefferson James first became a part of the BDSM community when he joined Desert Dominion in April of 2002. Eighteen months later, he became a member of their Governing Council, serving five years as Education Director and one year as President. During this time, he became faculty of Butchmanns and developed a close relationship with Master Steve and Master Skip, both of whom were very instrumental in his growth as a Leatherman. Throughout his life, Master Jefferson has had a passion for seeking and sharing knowledge. He has presented at Desert Dominion and Arizona Power Exchange many times, as well as at Rio Grande Leather, the Southwest Leather Conference, Sin in the City, and Rocky Mountain Rebellion among others. He is also the founder and President of Baja Arizona Leather, producers of Behind Closed Doors. In 2010 he was proud to receive the Southwest Leather Conference's Spirit of Service Award. In 2013 he was presented his Master's cover at the Southwest Leather Conference by Master Skip. Later that year, he was a judge for the first Arizona Master / slave contest.
Sir Justin Chicago, IL Sir Justin has been active in the Chicago Leather community for nearly two decades. Most recently, he served the International community as International Puppy and Trainer Contest's 2014/15 International Trainer. After his title year, he was asked to step up to produce the International contest. He is excited for the future of IPTC as it realigns with IPC to become International Pup and Handler Weekend in July of this year. Locally, he has maintained being active in both the Chicago Puppy Patrol and Team Friendly Chicago, as a board member of both organizations. Sir Justin is fierce advocate of education as a means to combat conflict. He travels more weekends than not, teaching, judging, and speaking. He is proud to have represented IPTC in 27 states and 7 foreign countries. He has also written a book on Puppy Play, BARK!, based on his experiences across America. He is happily claimed by his family-pack: Alpha-pup Kona; Beta-pups Leaf, Magnus, Chase; Omega-pup Icarus; and Harley the pig.
Levi - Mr. Colorado Leather 2011Denver, CO
Levi "Otter" hails from Denver where he proudly represents his state as Mr Leather Colorado 2011. His adventure into the leather and kink community started as a young boy when he was given his first pair of boots and taught how to care for leather gear. That experience taught him not only invaluable skills as a bootblack but also the importance of education passed down to the next generation. While teaching at events he is regularly accompanied by his two pups Sprocket and Tai. Their poly family affectionately named Otter Nonsense has made it a mission of theirs to be a loud voice for diversity, supporting our various communities, and the safety that comes from not just education but the celebration of all people and critters as equals in beauty and voice.
Master Patricia - Southwest Olympus Leather 2012 Tucson, AZ Master Patricia began her public BDSM journey in 1999 in Tucson Arizona. She is a founding member of Desert Dominion and has served on the governing council in several positions including the President. Master Patricia is the current Owner of MAsT - Tucson (Master And slaves Together), the curator of the Leather Quilt (west), and Ms. Southwest Olympus Leather 2012. She is also the Producer of the Southwest Person of Leather, held in Tucson, AZ at Behind Closed Doors. She was the coordinator for the first fetish ball held in Arizona, and she continues to support various events and clubs throughout the southwest region. In honoring her fondness to teach and mentor new people in the lifestyle she has expanded her teaching to local colleges and universities throughout the Southwest region. Master Patricia has been a Butchmann’s Experience Instructor since 2007; currently she is the Executive Director of Butchmanns Experience. She has a passion for power sensitive relationships based on personal growth, trust, respect and commitment to act with accountability for one’s actions. DesertFetishDiva@gmail.com
Moleste is an ardent fan of leather, rubber, the psychology of D/s and everything in-between. Working in education, he considers himself a life-long learner, student, and teacher of knowledge, only the kinkier the better! Moleste’s journey began over a decade ago rather innocently and expanding further and further down the rabbit hole over the years. He is a graduate of the original LeatherQuest Salt Lake Cadre, The Forlorn Hope. In the intervening time he has traveled the States and abroad, sampling various forms of BDSM and communities to expand his skill set. The former Headmaster of The Path—Salt Lake’s BDSM weekly education forum—moleste has a great fondness for teaching and mentoring, viewing BDSM and D/s as a fertile field for personal growth.
He identifies as a service submissive but is fascinated by the power of chastity, erotic denial, medical/rubber play, breath play, and behavior modification via D/s power dynamics and hypnosis. Most of all, he believes that if you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right! Moleste also likes long walks on moonlight beaches in total rubber enclosure, rebreathing, and the power of a hand at his throat and whispering dark desires.
Regardless of the topic, come prepared to be informed, entertained, and walk away invigorated! Be wary of asking about “sexy fingers,” however!
MolesteSalt Lake City, UT
Nova - International Ms. Olympus Leather 2012 Salt Lake City, UT Nova discovered the local BDSM group in 2007 and hasn’t left since. After a while in the BDSM 101 education group called The Path Nova was invited to the 201 education group called The Journey and later the 301 called Leather Quest. It was the strict education system where she earned her first leathers. Nova is currently on The Path administration team as class scheduler. She’s also assisting as one of the presenter liaisons for Rocky Mountain Rebellion 2017. Nova was Rocky Mountain Olympus Leather 2012 and went onto win International Ms. Olympus Leather 2012. She has served on numerous judging panels, and was head judge at the first Person of Leather Competition Rocky Mountain Person of Leather 2014 as well as 2016. Nova identifies as a Fem Domme and is in a monogamous relationship with her slave Myles. Nothing please her more than very long artistic scenes which involve blood. She is a no bull shit type person, likes hugs and loves to chat over good coffee.
Paradox - Southern Nevada Bootblack 2017
Las Vegas, NV
Paradox is one of the resident Bootblacks at Charlie's Las Vegas, the Co-Founder of the Sin City Switches, and a mentor in the BDSM Educational Center Mentorship program. She heads the Las Vegas Bootblacks, and is the current 2016 - 2017 Secretary of the Leather Uniform Club of Las Vegas. Paradox began the Bootblack Challenge, a boot and shoe drive to aid St. Therese HIV Outreach in Las Vegas during the holiday season. Paradox began her personal leather journey in 2014. She became a member of the Leather Uniform Club of Las Vegas in 2014 and has been involved with the community since then as an active member. She has taught Bootblacking classes for her community and for the new branch of The Journey in Las Vegas. Paradox is striving for new knowledge to aid in her journey and hopes to pass on her knowledge to future generations of Bootblacks, Switches, and community members.
This boisterous pup was always a dog at heart but it wasn't until 2009 when he lucked into a chance encounter with Master Tallen that he found a forever home. Under the care of Master Tallen this young pup quickly progressed from curious novice to a full blown leather hound! Before 2010 Rocko was collared and since then has been happy at the feet of Master Tallen's leather family! In the exciting years since he first started to wear Master Tallen's collar around his neck and around his heart, Rocko has travelled extensively to sniff and explore all sorts of experiences and aspects of the lifestyle! He has served as a volunteer and staff at many events in a variety of roles, always with an eager wag! He has taught and assisted with several puppy oriented classes and even served as a Head Judge! Currently Pup Rocko is on the production staff for the Heartland Person of Leather Contest, and the International Puppy and Trainer Contest. He is a member of NLA Dallas.
Stela Furtado AKA D. Love a San Francisco Bay Area native and a graduate from the SF California College of Arts. They have been teaching art and showing work in galleries for the past two decades. Stela is a Portuguese, sadistic gender-fluid artist, gender warrior, activist for LGBTQ, performer, and event producer. They were awarded woman of the year by the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance in 2017. They Co-produced Ms SF Leather 2017. Stela is the event/entertainment producer for the Playground as well as Advisory board for Folsom Street Events in 2016. She also served as Ms. San Francisco Leather, traveling the USA teaching workshops on gender, judging contests, producing events and performing. Stela is skilled at a variety of BDSM practices and will be competing for Ms International Leather this April 2017. Stela has volunteered for dozens of charities and has been recognized by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence as "Saint Motor Boat". They are on the advisory comity for the Catalyst, The Bay Area SF Leather Alliance's BDSM cultural center. They produce "Queerly Beloved" a Queer and Trans, POC only play party w/education. This year they were elected Vice President of Queer Sphere a Queer kinky mentorship and events organization. They are the events producer for Russian River Women's Weekend coming up in May this year. They work as an activist for social change through breaking gender binaries. This notorious gender- warrior entertains you while opening your minds and hearts to all aspects of gender.
San Francisco, CA
Q-Tip Oakland, CA Q is a self-identified queer, gender nonconforming, actively non-monogamous, sex positive, leather boi. It’s well known that flirting is Q’s default mode of communication. He can often be found with a charming smile on his face or looking mischievous with the other bois. On rare occasions this bootblack might even be found dancing on a table for the right amount of money…for charity of course!
Raven DarknightsTucson, AZ
Anything sharp and shiny piques this presenter's interest. As the gateway to sensuality, brilliant minds are especially compelling. Believing that what one thinks affects what one feels and what one does, Raven has explored the intricacies of flirtation and seduction as well as chivalry and gallantry. These two seemingly disparate avenues led to discovering the power of intention and focus. Raven makes it easy to learn the keys to attaining both quickly and consistently.
Of course, razors and blades are sharp and shiny as well. Beginning 15 years ago with the acquisition of a vintage 1960 Gillette Fat Boy adjustable double edge razor, a fascination has blossomed into an extensive cut-throat razor collection along with the skills in their care and use. Raven’s passion for the alchemy of heat, steel, water, stone and flesh turns a simple daily routine into a ritualized spiritual journey not to be missed.
Presentation appearances include Apex, Desert Dominion, Desire, DomConLA, Leather & Leis, Sin in The City, and Southwest Leather.
Bent from birth, SG found his way into the leather faerie community in the late 70's, where he learned about the spirituality of BDSM. A decade later, he discovered the leather community, broadening and deepening his appreciation for our practices, sacred and profane. SG passed on what he had learned of the technical aspects of BDSM in the Bay Area before there were public classes. He graduated from the Journeyman 3 Academy, and later became its headmaster. He has also been facilitating weekly groups on intimacy in authority-exchange relationships for over a decade. He has been honored by a number of slaves over the years.
SGSan Francisco, CA
Travis is a Dominant, Leather Man, Daddy and a proud member of the House of AndOr. He serves on the Board and participates as both volunteer and ambassador for the Leather Realm at San Diego, South Bay Pride and the Flog Swarm. He teaches a bi-monthly flogging 101 workshop and is the host the monthly X-plore for Club X. He’s taught for the Fetish Men San Diego, Behind Closed Doors, Club X, House of Black, The Compound, The Stomping Ground, ACAL- Northern Exposure Lite, SELF, Southwest Leather and performed at the Leather Fetish Ball. His classes include various flogging and whip workshops, humiliation, taboo age play and struggle play.
TravisSan Diego, CA