2022 - Presenters
Hardy Haberman has been active in the leather/BDSM scene since the mid 1970's. He is a well known author, educator and speaker on Leather/Kink subjects and the chairperson of the Woodhull Freedom Foundation in Washington, DC.
His 5 books are still in print and available on Amazon.com including his latest "Shouts in the Wilderness. Meditations for Leatherfolk". He is winner of many awards including the Pantheon of Leather Marcus Hernandez Lifetime Achievement Award, NGLTF Leather Leadership Award, and NLAI Lifetime Achievement Award.
He is also a regular columnist for The Dallas Voice newspaper. Haberman is an active member of the Cathedral of Hope Church in Dallas, TX, known for having the largest predominately gay and lesbian congregation in the world.
Bri Burning (she/her and they/them) is your International Person of Leather 2020 and Northwest Person of Leather 2019! Bri Burning is a leather, genderqueer femme, proud Indigenous Mexican, leather little, s-type, Ma’am to one, and babygirl identified person. They have been active in the SF/Bay Area BDSM and Leather community since 2010 and started their journey as a presenter in 2015 at the SF Citadel and Dark Odyssey Surrender. She is the moderator of the SF Submissive Safe Space, a leader of the Submissive Girls Night Out group, and a member of the SF girls of Leather. Her passion in kink/leather education continuously grows in topics such as self-care, power exchange, age play, and service—which she spreads like glitter!
Lady Umbra's slave, prairie_locked
Lady Umbra's slave, prairie_locked, is a heteroflexible masochist who has been publicly active in the BDSM lifestyle for several years. Lady Umbra and her slave are privileged to be the 2018 International Power Exchange (IPE) and the 2017 Western Canada Power Exchange (WCPE) titleholders. prairie_locked served on the board of directors of Kink Regina from mid-2016 to mid-2019, previously serving as house slave, and is a group leader of Saskatchewan Power Exchange. He was honoured to judge the 2019 IPE and 2019 WCPE contests. Together Lady Umbra and her slave have travelled Canada and the US connecting communities, inspired people to explore their own power exchange relationships, and presented workshops on bootblacking, humiliation play, needles, mindfulness, and more.
Hello, I'm Ravi
Artist, inventor, performer, photographer, all around cool guy. He is a lover of rope with a passion for sharing knowledge. Rope is a passion of Ravi's and can be used many ways from simple restraint to ties specifically designed for intimate activity. He has done rigging for the popular adult site Dungeon Corp and as a host of the Las Vegas Rope Social, he both shares and learns new things constantly. A firm believer that all rope is good rope and that rope is for everyone.
Victoria Sky is The Leather Privateer! A gender non-conforming, trans-fem, neuro-diverse, non-monogamous, disabled, nomadic, kinky, leather, Queer, Veteran. They have been running around the kink, leather, renaissance, and pirate communities for nearly a decade. Victoria is currently finishing a degree in Public Health Education with a minor in Gender, Sexuality, and Queer Studies from OHSU. They are also building their own business offering Life Coaching and Education, specializing in basic life skills, relationships, and sexual health, as well as corporate consulting and training in employee wellness and DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion). They have been a National Registered EMT for over 16 years, including nearly 11 years as a Combat Medic in the U.S. Army. Victoria has served in one capacity or another, in and out of uniform, their whole life. They have been serving their communities by volunteering and teaching since 2015.
Lark (she/her) is a queer, polyamorous, submissive woman living in Colorado. Long admiring the Leather community from afar, in 2019 Lark began participating by attending her first Colorado Leatherfest. She has participated in the Denver kink scene since 2008, and is also a professional historian and teacher. Lark enjoys asking ‘why’, helping people embrace and experience the things that make them happy, and creating things out of wool, silk, and (of course) leather.
Acrodag With 10+ years in the kink community, I seek to share the knowledge I've gained as well as highlight diverse experiences and voices in our community. As the new Education Director at Denver Sanctuary, I co-facilitate monthly Topside Talks to create a space where all those who identify left of the slash can share their knowledge, concerns and support. I also have a passion for intermediate level kink education and helping practitioners take their skills to the next level by incorporating more dynamics and soft skills.
Pony Tromper (he/him) is an enthusiastic ponyboy and educator who has been active in the leather and pony play scenes for nearly 25 years. Tromper believes in community service-through-deeds; to that end, he strives to present a positive, visible example of dependable character and community service to the Pony Play and broader Leather & BDSM communities. He is deeply honored to serve his community as the North American Pony ‘20/’21 title holder.
Leo found his path in life learning to live radically and authentically in 1988.
Tomo (she/they) is a queer butch leatherdyke who found the leather community during a sunset motorcycle ride with her wife Mel decades ago. She has presented classes, produced events, served as a judge, keynote speaker, auctioneer and emcee at leather events since. Tomo has been served by her Majordomo levi for over 15 years.
Tomo is Owner and Producer of South Plains Leatherfest and the International Master slave Contest. She served as Northwest slave 2015 and International slave 2016/2021. She was a Producer of Northwest Leather Celebration, the Northwest Master slave, Northwest Bootblack, and Northwest Person of Leather Contests. She was also a Producer of International Ms Leather and International Ms Bootblack for seven years. She co-produces the Ms Sacramento Leather Contest and is a founding member of the D.U.C.
Quinn Lennox and Tensegrity
Quinn Lennox (they/them) and Tensegrity (she/they) are a dynamic duo based out of Denver, CO. Ten and Quinn began teaching together in 2020. As switches they bring a unique perspective to their classes. They have a unique, innovative approach to education, focusing on their passion and knowledge of kink, rope, and human connection. Their combined backgrounds in health care and bodywork lend knowledge around mitigating and managing risks when it comes to higher risk edge play. Quinn joined the BDSM community in 2013 and Ten joined in 2018. They both have taught and volunteered locally, and produced events. Quinn’s newest project being on the production team for Unabashed, Denver’s first queer kink con, and Ten’s newest endeavor being opening Denver Tiny Rope Studio, where both produce education and regular social events.
Princess Asshole and Kris
Princess Asshole (she/they) and Kris (any pronouns) hail from Austin, Texas. They were immediately bonded by their love of heavy blood play and Leather origins. PA identifies as a switch, though she is honored to be Kris' submissive. Kris identifies as a Dom and Daddy to PA. Both coming into the relationship as Tops, it makes the power exchange dynamic super spicy, but at the end of the day PA knows where she belongs.
Peter Heid (he/him) (PeterHeid on FetLife) resides in Golden, CO with his partner Sally Switch. He identifies himself as a lifestyle Dominant and a Sadist. Peter has been a BDSM practitioner for most of his life. He loves laughter and humor, so he doesn’t take himself too seriously. He is a Latex/Bondage Fetishist who covers a wide range in his play. He has been the host for the ongoing KinkyThings an un-conference style educational event in multiple states.
Sir Giggles (he/him) is a polyamorous pansexual who lives the lifestyle 24/7 in Utah. He has been active in the kink and poly lifestyle since 1997. He is well known in the kink community mostly for his violet wand use and knowledge, but he is knowledgeable in many other facets and fetishes. He is experienced and comfortable on both sides of the slash and has a passion for knowledge. He practices RACK (Risk Aware Consensual Kink) and PRICK (Personal Risk Informed Consensual Kink) and has very in-depth negotiations as he is adamant about safety.
Sir Giggles has acquired a wide variety of violet wands and accessories over the last 20+ years and loves to show and use his collection. He does monthly demonstrations to share his love of the violet wand, to give people a taste and to leave them begging for more. He has taught many classes on the violet wand and is always eager to share his knowledge with others.
Daniel is classically trained dancer, kickboxer, barista, and sommelier. He was introduced to the BDSM community 4 years ago by his now wife Charlie Doll. He is a pansexual experimentalist exhibitionist polyamorous service top. As a caring service top and Daddy, injury prevention and proper aftercare is of the utmost importance to him. With his background in Ballet and kickboxing, he has extensive experience with a variety of injury prevention exercises that translates well to the needs of the BDSM community.