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

San Francisco: ForteFemme: Women’s Dominance Intensive with Midori

To all the wonderful women out there – Be the best dominant you can be!
Find your authentic power, erotic fulfillment, confidence and skills in this unique and transformative intensive.

Experience 3 days of personalized education, psychology, support, technique and more, all in an elegant private setting. Includes a field trip of kinky shopping and a very […]

By |February 20th, 2015|0 Comments

The Yanks are Coming!

by Master Michael S and slave angie S

“Let’s go to the UK if we become International Master/slave” I suggested to slave angie about a year ago. “It’ll be fun!” When we thought about Great Britain and Master/slave or kink in general, thoughts that came to mind were things like caning, Victorian lifestyles, rubber and strict […]

By |July 31st, 2014|Community, Travel|3 Comments


One of the more interesting and ego-deflating things I have learned about BDSM is that masters don’t enslave slaves. Slaves, in fact, enslave themselves. Yes, it’s not me or my amazing awesomeness that reduces a woman into a quivering, subservient creature. She does it herself.

However, that’s not to say that a master doesn’t have a […]

By |July 26th, 2014|Opinion|2 Comments

NWLC Keynote by Liza’s slave, Jody

Keynote Speech for NWLC 2014
by Liza’s slave, Jody

I’d like to thank Erich and, yes, Ms. Margaret, for giving me the opportunity to speak today.  Thank you all for taking time out of your weekend to listen to me.  I am truly humbled.  And, thank you to my Mistress, Liza, for allowing me to speak here […]

By |May 19th, 2014|Community, Events, Events US, News|1 Comment

Leatherati Live at Northwest Leather Celebration

By Luna Bear

Leatherati Live correspondent Luna Bear is covering Northwest Leather Celebration. Watch this article for news updates from NWLC 2014.

Day 1:

The first day of NWLC kicked off with a bang! This is the 7th year for the event which hosts the NW M/s contest and this year they have four contestant pairs competing for […]

By |May 17th, 2014|Events, Events US, News|0 Comments

Master/slave Conference Intensifies Education for 2014

The Master/slave Conference 2014, now in its eleventh year, has intensified its educational efforts with a diverse array of educational opportunities. In addition to their regular 60 classes and ten round tables, this year MsC will include four intensives and at least nine service stations aimed towards slaves.

MsC 2014 will take place over Labor […]

By |April 14th, 2014|Community, Contests, Education, Events US|0 Comments

SPLF 2014 Keynote Speech – Master Skip Chasey

The weekend of March 6-9, 2014 was the 25th anniversary of the International Master/slave Contest, now held as the centerpiece of the SouthPlains Leatherfest weekend in Dallas Texas.  Leatherati will have a full recap of the weekend as well as pics and videos but in the meantime we wanted to bring you something extraordinary.

It was […]

By |March 9th, 2014|Community, Current Affairs, Events US, Podcasts|14 Comments

International Master/slave 2014

Congratulations Master Michael and slave angie winners of the 2014 International Master and international slave titles.

Master Michael and slave angie we’re selected at the 25th annual International Master/slave contest held as part of South Plains Leatherfest in Dallas, TX.

By |March 8th, 2014|Contests, Events US|1 Comment

BOLD 2014 Endnote Speech

Master Rick Dunham

As we left the event last year and Colin Sir invited us back, he said that, if they were able to do some of what the board was thinking, this year would be would be “controversial”. But I have to say, other that turning me loose up here with a microphone, from my […]

By |March 4th, 2014|Community, Events US|3 Comments

Meanwhile Down Under

This happened in Australia in 2013 – The Inaugural Australian Master/slave contest, with SyrMaddog and Aimizuki taking the honors with first runners up Trans Bear and Alex deBoot.

Full story after the jump

By |February 20th, 2014|Contests, Events Australia|0 Comments

MTTA 2014 Schedule

The MTTA Academy announced its schedule for 2014 for its Training Weekend Program. The Academy, in operation since 2001, will offer two weekend events for Masters of all genders and sexual orientation, one for female slaves and another for male slaves of any sexual orientation.

The 2014 schedule is:

March 20-23, 2014 – slave Training 50
May 1-4, […]

By |January 30th, 2014|Education, Events US|0 Comments