Southwest Leather Conference 2015 Wrap Up

Attending Southwest Leather Conference (SWLC) consistently reminds me of Garrison Keillor’s description of the residents of Lake Wobegon as each and every attendee manages to be strong, good looking, and well above average.

The 2015 edition of SWLC began in earnest with a welcome back reception and the simultaneous opening of the bootblack lounge down the […]

By |March 2nd, 2015|Events, Events US, News|0 Comments

High Shine “Preview”

On Friday April 25, 2014, at the IMsL Weekend Opening Event, Christina K. Court shared with the audience the first 16 minutes of the upcoming feature-length documentary, “High Shine: 15 years of International Ms Bootblack.” If you missed it–or were elsewhere–watch this sneak preview!

Note: there is very mild nudity and sexual/erotic content, so this […]

By |April 27th, 2014|Film, Interviews|0 Comments

International Ms Leather and Ms Bootblack Contest Weekend

"It is time to select the next Leatherwomen who have the courage to represent us with a vision and show us the diversity of our leather community and announce the International Ms Leather (IMsL) 2014 Weekend! Twenty eight women have stood up and served their communities as International Ms Leather (IMsL). Another 15 women have stepped up to be International Ms Bootblack (IMsBB). We are pleased to release the dates, new location and welcome everyone to the next step in the evolution that is IMsL/IMsBB."
By |April 24th, 2014|0 Comments

Southern Sole Bootblack Weekend

By Nitro Hankinson

The weekend of March 7-9 marked the second year of an awesome event for the Bootblack community. Last year Girl Dale, Elegant, and Sonya joined forces to found Southern Sole Bootblack Weekend. The weekend event, held at the Parliament Resort in Augusta, GA, was a huge success again this year. Southern Sole is […]

By |April 3rd, 2014|Clubs, Community, Events US|0 Comments

Amsterdam Leather Pride & Kink Academy

One of the oldest streets in Amsterdam is the Warmoesstraat, familiar to many as the home of Amsterdam’s leather and fetish scene. There have unfortunately been several iconic bars and clubs that closed over the years and many thought that the city wouldn’t recover its kink crown. But new openings in recent years have helped […]

By |October 16th, 2013|Events Europe|0 Comments

Results from ILSb and ICCB 2013

After a fabulous weekend of education, play, socializing, and contest activities in Dallas, Texas the winners of the 2013 contests have been added to the history of this amazing event. In case you missed them, they are:

International LeatherSir 2013, Southwest Leather Sir, Sir George

1st Runner up Intl Leather Sir, Northern California Leather Sir, Sir Brent.

International […]

By |September 9th, 2013|Contests, Events US, News|0 Comments

GLLA Wrap Up


This past weekend, August 22 – 25, 2013, Great Lakes Leather Alliance (GLLA) Weekend proved yet again to be an amazing experience. Master and I arrived on Friday afternoon, just in time to teach our class. Right away GLLA began our event weekend with friendly efficient registration and super presenter support from the volunteers and Sir G, […]

By |August 28th, 2013|Contests, Events US|0 Comments

Leatherati Bootblack Week: This is Just the Beginning by Tye Best

This is Just the Beginning



by Tye Best, Leatherati Contributing Editor

This week, we as a Leather Community were given a VIP all-access backstage pass to the bootblack Community. We were laid eyes upon amazing bootblack journeys to were we read about individuals gaining confidence. We have discovered background stories about those who are creating groundbreaking works […]

By |June 23rd, 2013|Opinion, People|1 Comment

Leatherati Bootblack Week: The Spirituality of Bootblacking

The Spirituality of Bootblacking

Written by Bamm Bamm and Tye Best
Many Bootblacks describe their Bootblacking experience as spiritual. They talk about energy exchanges, bonding and healing. They also talk about how there are times where they dig deep to ensure they are meeting the needs both for themselves and those who sit in their chair. There […]

By |June 23rd, 2013|Opinion, People|0 Comments

Leatherati Bootblack Week: Oh, Canada! Bootblacks!

Oh, Canada!!!


Bootblack Ottowa

Bootblack Toronto

Toronto Church Street Fetish Fair Bootblack




















Tarna Scyanne, IMsBB 2012

Not only is she proudly Canadian, Tarna is a queer feminine switch, book and cigar whore, foodie, proud regional and international wuzzie, bootblack and sick f$%^ who has been active within the pan-sexual, queer and leather communities for most of her adult life. She can often […]

By |June 22nd, 2013|People|0 Comments

IMsBB XV Celebration Film

by Christina Court, IMsL Historian and Archivist

This year at IMsL 2013 Weekend, we celebrated awarding the 15th International Ms Bootblack title. (Congrats, Bella!)

On Friday evening, we paid tribute to the IMsBBs in a few ways, including showing this little film I put together to honor each of the First Fourteen.

Since I know many of you […]

By |April 24th, 2013|Events US, Film|0 Comments

IMsL Live Coverage!

Tyesha here! Here are some of the top tweets so far for Thursday at Seduction:

IMsLBB 2008, Qtip, with a swagger and smoothness numbs and grinds to a damn sexy R&B song. Stuffing bills down pants and taking money from the pretty little fingers of attendees with teeth.

Indigo Blue stuns the crowd with a sexy, smoky, […]

By |April 18th, 2013|Contests, Events US|0 Comments