Leather Reign 2009
Master Skip Chasey
Skip Chasey, a/k/a Master Skip, heads a family of spiritually grounded leatherfolk in the City of Angels, where he is a practicing spiritual director and certified Grief Recovery ™ counselor and also earns a living as a missionary among the savages of Hollywood. He is a co-producer of the Southwest Leather Conference and a co-founder of People of Leather Among You (“PLAY”), a social and educational group for Southern California men and women interested in the integration of spirituality and leather/fetish sexuality. In 2000 Master Skip addressed a crowd of almost one million people at the Millennium March on Washington, and since then he has given the keynote address and nearly 150 programs on the spiritual dynamics of SM and D/s relationships at noteworthy leather events throughout the US and Canada.
From 2001-2007 Master Skip was a core instructor for the Butchmanns Experience, a periodic weekend retreat that offers opportunities for profound personal growth to leathermen and women of all sexual orientations and identities. He presently serves on the Theologies Team for Metropolitan Community Churches and on the board of directors for Butchmanns, Inc., a non-profit educational organization dedicated to self-actualization through the mindful use of physical practices and the conscious exchange of personal power for spiritual awareness.
Master Skip and his slave Rick are two of the subjects of “Ask the Man Who Owns him”, an upcoming book on gay male Master/slave relationships written by slave david stein; he and his pup Tim are the subjects of the award-winning documentary film “Pup” and have been profiled in “Nerve.com” magazine and “Power Exchange” magazine. He is a past recipient of the Lee Montague Memorial Award for Outstanding Community Service from Avatar Club Los Angeles, where he is an active member, was named “Best Trainer” at the 2002 International Puppy Contest, received the 2005 Pantheon of Leather Community Choice Award, and last year was honored with the Master Heart Award at the 2008 Master/slave Conference.
In his own words, “Blood may be thicker than water, but leather is thicker than blood.”
Leathersex & Spirit - Living an Authentic Life
Refining Fire - The Role of SM in Master/slave Relationships
slave Rick recently retired from a 30- year career with the Federal government and expanded his practice as a licensed psychotherapist within the BDSM community. he is also a part-time college instructor, a massage therapist, a retired Science of Mind practitioner, and has presented programs on the spiritual dynamics of SM and D/s relationships at dozens of conferences and leather events throughout North America..
In 2008 slave Rick was honored to receive both the Southwest Leather Conference “Leatherman’s Heart Award” and the “slave Heart Award” from the Master/slave Conference. he is proud to be one of the subjects of “Ask the Man Who Owns him,” a book on gay male M/s relationships that will be published in Spring, 2009.
First and foremost, however, he is by grace in service to his beloved Master.
When the Going Gets Tough - Spiritual Awakening Amid the Challenges of a Master/slave Relationship
slave Alia, known also by her adopted spiritual name of Alia Al’Barakah, brings the unique magic, mysticism, and erotic culture of the Middle East to her BDSM lifestyle.
slave Alia actively promotes self-awareness and spiritual development within the leather community, volunteering her time and using her organizational and management skills at venues and special events where SM, spirituality and D/s relationships are the focus. she is a past Outreach Chair for Arizona Power Exchange, was the Co-Chair of Leather Leadership Conference IX (2005), has served on the faculty of the APEX Academy—Butchmanns Experience, and for the past seven years has served as a Producer and the Chief Financial Officer for Southwest Leather Conference. In addition, she has presented workshops, judged and emceed contests, and delivered keynote speeches at numerous community events, including Rio Grande Leather, Folsom Fringe, the Master/slave Conference, Great Lakes Leather Alliance, South Plains Leatherfest, Northwest Leather Celebration, Leather Leadership Conference, the International Ms. Leather Contest Weekend, Southwest Leather Conference, People of Leather Among You, Arizona Power Exchange, and Glendale Community College.
A practicing Shi’ite and Sufi Muslim, slave Alia is also an emerging activist in the Muslim community, where she champions religious tolerance and education, the modernization of Islam, and the rights of Muslim women. she presently resides in Los Angeles, California and has been in service to Master Skip since November of 2003 as part of her on-going spiritual and slave development.
Discovering the Divine at the End of a Whip
The Leather Body
Lady Catherine Gross and slave nic
Lady Catherine is a sex educator and certified personal coach. She offers classes that focus on physical skills, Master/slave relationships, dominance and submission, improving your sex life, personal development, house management, service, keeping relationships healthy and much more. She has served on both local and national boards, judged contests, staffed conferences in a variety of positions, and emceed and produced fundraisers for several charities and organizations. She is currently the co-producer of SouthEast LeatherFest in Atlanta, GA.
Catherine enjoys both having the opportunity to interact with large groups as well as the one-on-one contact that smaller events offer. She has presented classes at Frolicon, Black Rose, South Plains LeatherFest, Living In Leather by NLA-I, San Diego Leatherfest, SouthEast LeatherFest, Southwest Leather Conference, Together in Leather, Northeast Master/slave Conference, Leather University, Boys Camp, International Ms. Leather, Leather Leadership Conference, Pantheon, TES, Folsom Fringe, Orlando Bash, Great Lakes Leather Alliance, Tribal Fire, Leather Reign and at many more events. She was presented with Black Rose's Vaughn Keith National Educator Award in 2002 and Pantheon of Leather Southeast Region Service Award 2006.
She has also written a safety manual in use by more than a dozen organizations scattered from coast to coast. You can download a copy on her website at BDSMClasses.com.
Catherine created Servant's Retreat, an intensive weekend for those who serve, which focuses on the internal issues of submission and service. In addition, her Nine Fold Path Seminar is a workshop on M/s and D/s relationship health. She also offers private classes and coaching for couples and individuals.
She is the owner of Fetish Auctioneer-which received the Pantheon of Leather Business of the Year award in 2006.
"Teaching provides me with great joy. I love seeing emotional and intellectual connections made in class discussions. We've all contributed to educating each other in many ways. It's my great fortune to participate in the creation of these moments."
slave nic was born and raised in a suburb of Chicago, IL. He has been involved in Leather since 1998 and moved to Atlanta in 2003. He has the privilege of being owned by Lady Catherine Gross and alex is happily collared to him. In being owned and owning, all things are in good balance.
His many passions include bloodsports, all things sharp, age play, bondage, edge play, rough body play, and puppy play (Blahnik, named by his owner after great shoes!). He has been on the SouthEast LeatherFest Committee since 2004
Cornerstones: Beginnings, Middles and the End
Keeping your space: Submission
Slaves Taking Care of the Property
Master Bert Cutler, Ph.D and slave nadine
Master Bert considers himself an SM lifer, having built his first wooden stocks in 1954 (courtesy of the Cub Scouts) and started exploring out of the SM closet in 1978. Professionally he has roles as an electronic engineer, a software designer and entrepreneur, a motion picture editor, a sexologist, a researcher in the BDSM community, and a college professor.
Bert has a passion for Master/slave relationships and community. He is a founder of the Arizona Power Exchange in 1988. He is a board member of Butchmann’s, Inc., the Butchmanns Board liaison to MAsT International, and a member of the Executive Committee for the Butchmann’s Experience weekends. Bert holds the titles of Mr. APEX 1991-1992, Southwest Master 2003, and International Master 2003. Bert’s academic publications include: 2003 doctoral dissertation “Partner Selection, Power Dynamics, and Sexual Bargaining in Self-Defined BDSM Couples” and 2009 Archives of Sexual Behavior “Hormonal Changes and Couple Bonding in Consensual Sadomasochistic Activity.”
slave nadine is an instructor at Butchmann’s and APEX Academy and was part of creating the first all-women’s Butchmanns. she is a founder of the Arizona Power Exchange in 1988 and an incorporator of the Arizona Power Exchange Corporation [a 501(c)(7) corporation] in 2001. slave nadine holds the titles of Southwest slave 2003 and International slave 2003. she met Master Bert at a spiritual-sexuality seminar in 1983, and has been growing into full time service to him since 1984.
Being Real in a 24/7 Master/slave Relationship
Masters Focus Group
I've been in the leather community and happily doing SM since I earned my Bachelors degree from The Evergreen State College in 1991. I was Washington State Ms Leather 1996 and International Ms Leather 2008. I always flag on the right. I play hard, I play on the edge and I play with the philosophy Risk Aware Consensual Kink (RACK). I'm happy to share what I know about the kind of play that I like, primitive play.
Master DJ and slave september dragon
Master DJ is a Trans Leatherman, and identifies as queer. He currently holds the NW Regional Master Title. He is an active member of the Center for Sex Positive Culture, and has volunteered since joining. He has been Volunteer of the Year2003,. He has been a member of several event teams, and been involved with the Paradise campout produced by the CSPC. Master DJ has evolved into a leader for his community through his commitment to the CSPC , volunteering, leading discussion groups, and serving the greater community. He is a Charter member of Seattle Women of Leather, a past President, and is currently a Director. He is a charter member of MAsT and currently he is co director of MAsT Seattle, a member of the NLAI, the Owner/slave discussion Group, and the Dom/me discussion Group, This year Master DJ and his slave will be producing Paradise Unbound, the CSPC’s annual fundraising Labor Day week-long campout. Master DJ currently works as a Chemical Dependency Counselor with Homeless families, helping them learn to empower themselves. He spends as much time as possible with the Leather Community, and appreciates any opportunity to help others in that community or in the 12-Step community. He enjoys tasteful coffee, as he has been a professional roaster, adventuring, discovering new places and meeting new people. He enjoys a blessed life with his property, slave september dragon, their two cats, Olivia and Asami, and their dog, Bruiser. Master DJ wants to thank his two Mentors: Daddy Lory and Gene.
slave september dragon is a slave, and identifies as queer. she currently holds the NW Regional slave title. she is an active member of the Center for Sex Positive Culture, and has volunteered since joining. she has been a member of several event teams, has been involved with the Paradise campout produced by the CSPC, has facilitated or assisted in discussion groups and continues to welcome newcomers as an Introduction Teacher for the CSPC. september dragon continues to serve her Community through mentoring other slaves and submissives, and involvement with the many communities that make up the greater Community. september dragon served as Membership Coordinator and Director for Seattle Women of Leather, is a member of NLAI, Mast Seattle, the sbs perspective group, and the Owner/slave Discussion Group. This year, slave september dragon and Master DJ will be producing Paradise Unbound. dragon spends her creative energy in a variety of arts, most currently she is drawing. she also loves to adventure with Master. she adores Master DJ, to whom she is proud to belong. She endeavors to provide all the comforts she can for her Owner, eagerly serving him coffee, and knows that she is blessed to live the life she has been given.
Celebrating our Differences - A conversation about Diversity in the Master/slave Lifestyle
I'm a daddy into playing with transmen and butch bois. I like topping flogging, impact play, bondage, cigar play, fire/wax play, play piercing and military scenes. I'm a past leather titleholder -Seattle Leather Daddy 2003 and Northwest LeatherSir 2006. I make basic leather gear - belts, arm/bicep bands, suspenders, chest harnesses, boy harnesses, Sam Browne belts and other basic gear - custom fit to the individual.
Leather Making: A Introduction
Jim Duvall began his career as an erotic photographer in the early days of the world wide web taking pictures for phone sex workers. he soon began janesguide.com along with his former partner Jane Duvall. Along with shooting for this company he has shot images for several other web endeavors among them bondage.com. His art has been shown at the Seattle Erotic Art Festival and many other erotic art festivals around North America. He also shoots images for The Betty pages an LGBT magazine serving Whatcom and Skagit counties.
As a sexuality activist Mr. Duvall has volunteered for many organizations over the years. He is a founder and former president of the board of directors of the Center for Sex Positive Culture (nee Wetspot). He founded the Seattle Erotic At Festival. He is a past resident and board member of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom.
Jim Duvall teaches on a variety of topics from erotic photography to rope bondage at events and for groups all over North America. His teaching style ranges from very hands on technique classes to demonstrations and entire class hypnosis or guided meditation. He has taught at national events such as Shibaricon, Sinsations in Leather, Kinky Kollege and South Plains Leatherfest as well as numerous local workshops in the Pacific NW.
Currently he works as a fine art photographer and also manages the Little Red Bistro in the Little Red Studio art complex in Seattle. He can often be seen performimg at the LRS events and shows and bartending in the bistro bar.
Rape and Abduction Play
Relating to Rope
Daddy Ken and slaveboy tim
Daddy Ken facilitates the San Francisco chapter of the Masters And slaves Together (MAsT); he is a Fraternal member of The 15 Association; is a member of Mama Sandy Reinhardt's family (known as "Mama's Old School Daddy") and is an active volunteer in the leather community.
He has been involved in the leather communities in Seattle, Portland and San Francisco and is the current International Master 2009. He is a gay man and a long-term survivor of HIV who, when not working and volunteering, enjoys spending time with his slave and leather family.
slaveboy tim, aka: Eisbaer, came out into leather in Germany while in college; he served a Master in Germany for several years before returning to the states to pursue his teaching career. he is the current International slave 2009, is on the board of Leather Levi Weekend (LLW) and both volunteers and teaches at various leather groups.
slaveboy tim grew up in Oklahoma; is a gay man and is currently in service to his Master, Daddy Ken.
Depression and M/s and D/s
Kinky Relationships - They're just like vanilla ones!
We Touch Each Other: Adventures in Masturbation