Note: Please feel free to cross-post or to pass on to anyone who might be interested.
SELF contests: Are you interested in representing the southeast region?
It's a year of commitment, responsibility and enthusiasm. It's a year of teaching, sharing -- and most of all, learning.
It could be your title year.
Holding a title provides fabulous opportunities to make an impact on the community and to foster individual self-growth. If that appeals to you, and you are from the southeast region, SELF (Atlanta, June 12-14, 2009) welcomes you as a potential candidate for one of the five leather contests held during the weekend. The titles awarded are:SouthEast Master/slave( Read more...Collapse )Mr SouthEast LeatherFest( Read more...Collapse )SouthEast LeatherFest boy( Read more...Collapse )Ms SouthEast LeatherFest( Read more...Collapse )SouthEast Bootblack( Read more...Collapse )
Contestants must be from Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee or Virginia. For the Master/slave title, contestants may also be from Arkansas.
If you are interested in competing for one of the above contests -- and potentially representing the southeast region! -- simply visit http://www.seleatherfest.com/Contests.php
to download full requirements and an application. SELF will provide support before and during the event weekend. SELF titleholders receive continuous assistance during their title year.
Come join us as a contestant and make lifelong friendships. Everyone will have fun!
~~~~~Want to know more?
For more information on SouthEast LeatherFest (Atlanta, June 12-14, 2009), including presenter preview podcasts, class lists and registration information, visit http://www.seleatherfest.com
. Come see what the hot Atlanta nights are all about!!!
~~~~~Get your Kinky Prom tickets now!Kinky Prom
is May 9th! Save the date for a fantastic fetish evening.
for all the details.
Frolicon is only 17 days away
Thursday-Sunday, April 9-12, 2009
What is Frolicon you ask? We are an adult, over 21 only, sci-fi/kink/fantasy/gaming/party convention held in Atlanta, GA every Easter weekend. We offer classes in new-age idealism, kink/lifestyle oriented classes, bands, burlesque shows, performances, live action games, DJ’s, a digital scavenger hunt, a gaming room and parties. Lots of parties. If you don’t have your tickets yet, we are giving you a few more days to register on line. Just visit www.Frolicon.com and register for the low price of $50.00. After March 27, on line registration will close and you can only get your ticket to the con of the year at the door. And the price goes up to $65.00 for the weekend. What do you get for that low price? More than you can ever imagine. Look at some of the exciting things going on beneath the cut. Kink Track:( Read more...Collapse ) Think Track:( Read more...Collapse )Main Programming:( Read more...Collapse )
So join us for what should be a fabulous weekend.
Anyone here attending IMSL and IMSBB this weekend in San Francisco?
Need to ready your leathers before CLAW or IML?
Want to learn to shine your dominant's boots?
You are cordially invited to the first annual Chicago Bootblack Skillshare
to be held Sunday, April 19
at a few locations throughout Chicago.
We have an action-packed day planned for you including:
- a visit to "Bootblack Heaven" for supplies
- time spent learning, sharing, and refining skills
- a bootblack potluck, complete with chocolate cake!
- a visit to the Leather Archives and Museum
This free event is hosted and organized by Great Lakes Bootblack 2007 Riley Johnson, co-sponsored by LRA Chicago.
Note: Admission to the LA&M is free to members, and $5.00 for non-members.
Due to the multiple locations of this event, RSVPs are required.RSVP to email@example.com
Please feel free to forward far and wide!
Frolicon Staff/Volunteer Meeting and Party Atlanta, Ga:
Come celebrate Mardi Gras in Frolicon style. We'll have beads and a contest and prizes at midnight for the male and female with the most beads. We'll have celebration, and celebration, and celebration. We'll also be giving away a prize for best Mardi Gras themed costume. If you're not in the Mardi Gras mood, come as your favorite True Blood character or denizen of Bon Temps. We'll also have a prize for the best True Blood costume.
Staff meeting at Atlanta Sheraton Gateway, 4pm. If you want to be in the know, are on staff, want to volunteer, just hang out with us, get your registration, come join us. Email me at Froliconvols@aol.com for info if you need it.
We are going back to a suite party this go round!!! Yay. We'll provide the place, the fun, the music, a few munchies, 'punch' and a few mixers. you supply the fun, and byob. We'll have a tip jar at the bar for donations to cover decorations, food and the punch.
We need a person or two to work door and check id and a couple of folks to act as bartenders. Oh, and several folks to help set up the room would be unbelievably fabulous! Please email me at Froliconvols@aol.com if you can help us in any of these areas. I swear you'll have a good time.
Well, I attempted to fix up those Chelsea boots by saddle-soaping them up, applying thin coats of melted polish into the cracks, polishing them and smearing in some protectant for good measure:( beforeCollapse )
and ( afterCollapse )
They look much better, though obviously the cracking/peeling hasn't been fixed. If anyone has any tips to prevent it from getting worse-- or looking better in the meantime-- please let me know.
I have a couple specific bootblacking questions.
1) My ( Daddy's cowboy bootsCollapse )
are really scuffed, and no amount of Obenauf's LP and black polish seems to be filling it in. Should I invest in some dye? How should I proceed?
2) I found this great pair of cordovan RM Williams ( Chelsea bootsCollapse )
used for $20, seemingly in great shape. I wore them out, it started raining, and they got wet. No big deal, except now the leather coloring is cracking like crazy. Again, I don't know if there's some filler I should try, if I should dye the cracks and hope for the best, or what. Advice?
Hi everyone. Here is an update on Frolicon as well as where we will be over the next few weeks. Since we will definitely have bootblacking, i thought this community might be interested.
Frolicon Volunteer Director( Read more...Collapse )Have you registered for Frolicon yet? Don’t let another week go by without registering or you might miss out on a weekend of kinky and non-kinky fun. In case you’ve forgotten, Frolicon (www.frolicon.com) is an adult oriented (21+) science fiction convention held every year over Easter Weekend (April 9-12, 2009) in Atlanta, GA. The current price is 50.00 for 4 days worth of programming. Now that’s a bargain. So register now before the price goes up.
We’ve made it easier than ever for you to register with PayPal processing and non PayPal credit card processing. The earlier you register, the more money you’ll have later to have fun or spend in the vendor area.
With over 1200 attendees in 2008, we were bulging at the seams, so we had to upgrade our space. This year we’ll be at the Sheraton Gateway Atlanta out by the airport, and we have nearly twice the programming space. So you know what that means…over 50 kink track classes, over 40 think track classes and workshops, bigger vendor area, more night time programming in bigger spaces, more gaming, more fun, more parties, more prizes, more costumes, just more EVERYTHING.
Each Track Director is hard at work booking presenters and setting up shows, games, presentations and bands. The game room is set and our Gaming room director is already thinking up new and naughty games to play as well as the oldies but goodies. We are finding and talking with new artists for the art show as well as working on getting our vendor spaces sorted out. Party themes are being planned and the Dungeon will be back and better than ever.
Frolicon is a blending of artists, writers, intellectuals, leatherfolk, kinky boys and girls, fetishists of most any type, cosplayers, gamers, roleplayers, swingers, and party people who come together to form a singular convention going experience. We do what no other convention can do…we bring fandom, geekdom and kinkdom together under one roof mixing all of these interests into one BIG celebration.
So if you haven’t made your Hotel reservations or registered for the con yet, go to the website and get in on the fun. This is one event you WILL NOT want to miss in 2009.
Also, look for us at the following locations in the next few weeks.
Sept. 26-28 2008, Fetish Fair Flea market, Charlotte, NChttp://www.fetishfairfleamarket.com/fff-charlotte.html
Oct. 18, 2008, The Mark in Nashville Tenn.
We will also be attending some of the local groups in North and South Carolina over the next couple of months. Please let us know if you would like a representative to come and talk to your group about the convention.
In November we will be having our Fall staff and volunteer meeting. Watch for the dates and times to be announced.
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2008 Rio Grande Leather: October 17-19, 2008
This year's weekend event features dynamic speakers from around the country, local talent and a leather contest... and some new additions, including an all-day bootblack camp!
Albuquerque, New Mexico’s leather community once again is planning an exciting weekend of education, entertainment and a contest to choose the next Mr. and Ms. Rio Grande Leather. The event will be held on October 17-19, 2008 at the Sandia Courtyard Hotel and Convention Center.
Lady Hilary, of Vanguard Leather Weekend in San José, California, will be the keynote speaker this year. Joining her will be experienced and innovative presenters from around the country including Mark Frazier of SouthPlains Leatherfest in Dallas; slave alia al’Barakah from the Southwest Leather Conference; Dave Rhodes, editor of The Leather Journal; Lisa Boynton; Master David Walker; The Marine of Vanguard Leather and more. Judges, who will also be presenting an educational workshop, include Jeff Tucker, International Mr. Leather 1994; Malik, Southwest Master 2007; Alexis Blizman, Executive Director of Equality New Mexico; and our current titleholders, crrreature and Daddy Bear.
A special addition this year will be a bootblack Day Camp, with all-day education on bootblacking provided by Cristo Webb, of the Great Lakes Leather Alliance. This hands-on opportunity to learn about bootblacking is limited to 20 and appropriate for people of all skill levels from beginners to experienced bootblacks. (Slots will fill up quickly, so register soon!)
The weekend will again kick off with Albuquerque Shines, a showcase for New Mexican talent, and this year’s offering will have some great new features to surprise and entertain the audience. The contest will be held Saturday night to select the next representatives of the Rio Grande title at this dynamic and fun event.
The popular Bondage Lounge will be back again this year, with time to play, learn and experience the joys of restraints in a more intimate environment. We’ll also have the Eyegasm art show, the annual display and sale of erotic art run by Darla of the Unseen Gallery. There will be great opportunities to shop for leather gear, toys and more in the vendor mart, featuring both returning vendors from previous years and some new faces. Add to that exciting social and play opportunities, a Dia de los Muertos altar to remember our loved ones, time for meditation, classes and more, including some great surprises, so get ready for an amazing weekend!
Registration and more information are available on our website at www.riograndeleather.org. Participants must be 18 years of age or older to attend the weekend. Early registration is now open with a special rate of only $85, less than last year’s costs. Register now and save! www.riograndeleather.org
In leather service,
jan, slave to House Solestri