Leather Reign 2010
Master Z of Dallas is a well-known Dominant, Presenter and Leader in the Leather and BDSm scene. He and his alpha slaveboy tony were the International Master and slave in 2004 and traveled all over the United States and Canada making presentations on the Master/slave and Leather lifestyle. Master Z is also the owner of slave bill and slave kiki and has slave ed of Tucson currently in service.
Master Z is Chairman of the Board of Directors for Butchmanns, Inc. and the Director of the Butchmanns Weekend Experience. He is also the Producer and HeadMaster for boys Training Camps and Co-Producer of Masters Retreat. In 2008, Master Z joined the Board of Directors for NCSF.
Master Z was the recipient of the "Masters Heart Award" in 2006 and the "Leatherman's Heart Award" in 2004. He is one of the Head of Household for the Texas Leather Tribe; a Leather family he shares responsibility for with his wonderful Leather Brother, Master Roy of Houston.
Master Z is eternally grateful to his mentors, the late Master Dean Walradt and the late boy Patrick Chees, who taught him much of the Leather protocols and rituals that he cherishes today. Master Z is certain that his Leather Journey and BDSm experiences are directly related to his Spiritual Path.
Leathersex and Spirit: Living an Authentic Life
Refining Fire - The Role of SM in Master/slave relationships
All in the Family
Modern Primitive Practices in S&M
Master Jim and slave marsha
Master Jim, International Master 2001, is a leatherman who has been involved in BDSM for over 16 years. He has presented seminars and weekend programs on Master/slave relationships across the U.S. and Canada. Master Jim is one of the owners of South Plains Leatherfest-International Master/slave Weekend held in Dallas each year and is a co-owner of the International Master/slave title contest held at South Plains. Master Jim, along with the late Dean Walradt, founded the boy’s Training Camp and the Masters Retreat. He and slave marsha continued those efforts through their development and offering of the boys and girls Training Academy and The Journey.
Although Master Jim is well versed in many S/M tools and techniques, he is most interested in the dynamics of Master/slave relationships. For Master Jim, the psychological, emotional, and mental elements are the core – and the most fascinating part -- of these relationships.
Master Jim identifies sexually as a gay leatherman; however, he is comfortable being served by persons of any gender or sexual orientation. Currently, he is the owner of a biological female slave, slave marsha, who has been in service to him for 13 years. Master Jim, slave marsha, and slave marsha’s mate, Cougar, live together as a leather family.
Master Jim and slave marsha write on Master/slave relationships at their website, http://mjandsm.livejournal.com. When he is not teaching on M/s relationships, Master Jim can often be found riding his 2003 Harley Davidson Road King.
International slave 2001, marsha has been involved in the leather/SM community for many years, and has been owned by Master Jim for nearly 13 years. She’s a Femme leatherdyke who is in service to a gay leatherman -- and no, that’s not a misprint. She is deeply grateful that her Owner supports her growth and identity as a Femme – so much so that Master Jim conducted a Union Ceremony for slave marsha and her Butch leatherdyke soulmate, Sir Cougar, and invited him into their leather family.
slave marsha has been very active in the leather/SM community over the years presenting seminars and keynote speeches at hundreds of groups and events all across the country. slave marsha also is one of the co-owners of South Plains Leatherfest-International Master/slave Weekend and the International Master/slave Contest held in Dallas, Texas each February.
In her “spare time,” slave marsha loves riding her very own 2005 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe with her leather family while singing “Born to Be Wild.”
Black and White and Shades of Grey - Ethics
The Perfect Storm: Problem Solving in Master/slave relationships
slave caroline has been “kinky” since her earliest memory, and in one form of Ds or Ms relationship since her late teens, having served a number of Masters of different genders and sexual orientations. Along with a lifetime interest in spirituality, theology and philosophy, which has included twenty years of practice in meditation, her journey in slavery has been her central path to the sacred. In recent years, through the grace of her Guru, Sai Baba, she has been able to integrate her spiritual practices with her slavery and her business through a deeper appreciation of love, devotion, surrender and service and power exchange. She is a registered clinical psychologist, business woman, consultant, a self-proclaimed Jungian, corporate priestess, a spiritual seeker/teacher as well as a deep lifestyle slave.
Since attending her first Master slave conference in DC in 2004, she has been an active member of the Master slave community here in the USA. She has given key notes and presented workshops on various aspects of Master / slave and spirituality issues within the Kink community; at Southwest Leather Conference, Together In Leather, P.L.A.Y., the Master / slave Conference, the Leather Leadership Conference and Great Lakes Leather Alliance as well as to the broader Vanilla community.
She relocated to Southern California from Australia In October 2008, when she enrolled in a PhD in Depth Psychology. Her dissertation topic is in the area of Master slave dynamics through which she aims to serve the collective by bringing light and understanding to dispel the prejudices and stereotypes of Mastery and slavery held by the therapeutic, medical and legal professions.
Love, Light and Power - upgrading our spiritual hardware
Mollena - International Ms Leather 2010
Mollena (Mo) Williams, “Delicate, Trembling Flower of Submission” is a NYC born and raised writer, actress, BDSM Educator and Executive Pervert.
She is extremely honored, humbled and proud to serve as International Ms Leather 2010. She is also thrilled to have been named Ms. San Francisco Leather 2009 after that contests decade long slumber.
Active in BDSM since 1996, she speaks at Leather events across the US on many kinkcentric topics. A founding member of Crowded Fire Theater Company, she blogs on http://mollena.com. Mo is also author of the Toybag Gude: Taboo Play and of the essay BDSM and Playing with Race which appears in the "Best Sex Writing 2010." She also tracks her adventures as International Ms Leather 2010 at http://IMsL2010.com and Twitters incessantly over on http://twitter.com/mollena.
Negotiation for the Hopelessly Shy and Terribly Awkward.
What the Fuck Kind of Pervert are You: Knowing your self, knowing your kink.
Daddy Ken and slaveboy tim
Daddy Ken is an active volunteer in the San Francisco leather community. He and his slave/partner, were the 2009 International Master/slave title holders; he is the facilitator of the San Francisco chapter of the Masters And slaves Together (MAsT) discussion group; on the board of Leather Levi Weekend and a member of Mama Sandy Reinhalt's family known as "Mama's Old School Daddy".
An East Coast transplant, Daddy Ken grew up in Seattle and when not working or volunteering, he enjoys riding his motorcycle and spending time with his leather family and friends. He is a gay man and a long-term survivor of HIV.
Daddy Ken's slave, Tim (aka slaveboy tim) has been interested in leather since he saw pictures of cockrings and studded jockstraps in magazines when he was still too young to have pubic hair. His daddy fixation and career as an admirer of large equipment began at the same time. In 1995, he came into leather while living in Germany under the tutelage of a Scottish leatherman. Back in the States, he continued his leather education and discovered that limits were really goals. Tim also holds a PhD in history and taught at the university level before moving to San Francisco. He has published articles on male masculinity and spoken at numerous academic conferences about constructions of male masculinity and the history of gay male eroticism. In 2007 he sold himself and all his possession to Daddy Ken and moved to San Francisco to join its leather community. He considers himself a strong-willed slave, sometimes described as obstinate or willful, and he is exploring his own daddy tendencies. When not thinking about having his nipples played with he enjoys a variety of reading and is pursuing a career in the wine industry. He has been on the steering committee of Leather Levi Weekend for the past three years. He was honored to serve the Leather and Master/slave communities as the 2008 Northwest slave and 2009 International slave titleholder.
Dealing with loss in an M/s or D/s Relationship
"I can't do that": Communicating Fear
Master Trooper Frank and slave paul
Master Trooper Frank is a 29-year veteran police officer, who has performed his duties in some highly specialized units during his career. As an expert on human behavior by virtue of his Masters Degree in Human Relations and Clinical Counseling, he has learned even more as a field officer, instructor and trainer. Being certified as a "Deception Detection" expert, Trooper Frank has been present at polygraphings, interviews, and of course, interrogations. Having performed interrogations as the primary or lead officer, he is trained in the art of seeking information, utilizing both the psychological as well as physical aspects that a subject brings to the event.
slave paul is the Property of Master Trooper Frank, and has been involved in the Leather community since meeting his Master in 1995. In 2007, he was formally Collared by Master Trooper Frank along with his slave-brother willie in a private ceremony. They follow the Old Guard Leather Traditions and the Sacred Principles of Honor, Integrity, Loyalty, Devotion, Service, Honesty, and Love. Their Leather Family is a triad and includes slave willie, of San Jose, California. slave paul has participated in several workshops, demos, and community organizations with his MASTER. The most recent presentations include MASTER TROOPER FRANK'S Nipple Torture Demo, Interrogation Demo, CBT Demo, and as part of a MASTER/slave panel discussion at KinkFest.
slave paul owns and operates several Leather Family businesses including Black Hanky Enterprises, an online book, video, and gear store focused primarily on the BDSM community and a web page design and hosting company. slave paul is an active sponsor of/participant in the Denver boys of Leather, the Rose City bois/boys in Leather Service (BILS), MAsT Pacific Northwest (Masters And slaves Together), RCDC (Rose City Discussion Club), KinkFest, Northwest Leather Celebration, Thunder in the Mountains, In The Woods, Leatherwoods, Paradise Unbound, the Portland Leather Alliance, Portland Rope Arts Group, Dungeonmen PDX, and the Salem Kink Library.
slave paul was chapter director of the Portland Chapter of MAsT from 2009 until 2010, and was made an honorary member of the Rose City bois/boys in Leather Service for his service to their organization. slave paul was recently made an associate member of the 15 Association. Among his many passions is building dungeon furniture, toys, and gear for his Master's use and enjoyment. Like his Master, slave paul is a voracious reader and avid motorcyclist. he is a passionate pain-pig who can never get enough of his Master's intensity, authenticity, and heart.
In addition to assisting his Master with His workshops, slave paul has also presented and co-presented workshops on a variety of topics including bootblacking, Master/slave relationships, as well as the mental and emotional aspects of living as a 24/7 slave
Boots, boots, boots
Trust, Loyalty and Devotion
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 Eye for the Pan Guy, I wish he were straight
International Ms Leather 2008
Washington State Ms Leather 1996
B.A. The Evergreen State College 1990
Hobbit has been an active part of the leather community and doing SM since 1990. She currently works at The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Public Health Science. Hobbit is perky, bubbly, bouncy takes a hell of a beating and is a blast to have around.
Leather Eye for the Pan Guy, I wish he were straight
Master Obsidian and slave namaste
Master Obsidian is the chapter founder and Director of MAsT (Masters And slaves Together) Austin and is also the Junior Regional Representative for the Southwest Region of MAsT International. He has also served on the Board of GWNN (The Group with No Name) in Austin Texas and is the current moderator of Black BEAT Texas. Additionally he and his devoted slave namaste hold the titles of International Master and slave 2010 as well as Southwest Master and Southwest slave 2010. They also serve as moderators for the national MAsT Open yahoo group as well as the regional MAsT Austin discussion list. Master Obsidian is a published author with articles in BDSM publications covering the M/s and BDSM lifestyle and philosophy, his educational experience also includes workshop presentations, seminars and classes focusing on M/s relationship dynamics and techniques. A 2009 nominee for the Pantheon of Leather Man of the Year award, he has also been honored to mentor both novice and seasoned Dominants. Master Obsidian has been in the lifestyle for over two decades and is the owner of slave namaste and the Master of House Obsidian in Texas.
slave namaste is honored and privileged to be the 24/7 slave of Master Obsidian. she has counseled, mentored and taught on Surrender, Internalization of slavery, spirituality and submission. Her writings on surrender and absolute slavery have been featured on web sites and in books including the "Art of Slavery" Edition of the Power Exchange Reference Series. She is Founder and co-moderator of various lifestyle groups, including one geared specifically for slaves in TPE relationships as well as running a blog/website with a focus on excellence in service called Service Savoir Faire. S he possesses a great passion for aiding her fellow slaves in the lifestyle, Domestic Service, Protocols, Spirituality and The Art of Surrender.
Are you my Master? Are you my Dominant?
Dominance and the Inner Critic
Power Exchange and Authenticity
Sir Hugh B. Russell, International LeatherSIR 2010
Five years after coming out in 1985, Sir Hugh joined Seattle Men in Leather, acknowledging his darker side and accepting the traditions of an older generation. He endeavors to pass these on to his boys. Besides SML, he is a member of the Leather Archives and Museum, BLUF, and Generic Leather Productions of Washington. Sir Hugh puts a strong emphasis on education through His foundation and has raised funds for the Tony Deblase Scholarship, benefitting students studying sexuality. Fluent in Italian, Sir Hugh studied the centuries-old art of Leather masking while living inItaly. He enjoys incorporating this tradition into his Leatherplay. He also has a penchant for single tails and harbors a serious boot fetish.
Mentorship in Gay Leather and the Sir/boy Dynamic
Robyn Friedman is a Criminal Defense Attorney currently residing in Seattle, Washington. In addition to her criminal defense work, she also works with local SM and sex positive organizations, providing assistance in decision-making and documentation for events, as well as working with individuals in the alternative sexual communities in
various legal areas, including family law and estate planning. She also holds low cost legal clinics for the local community where she will provide legal documents, such as Durable Powers or Attorney, health Care Directives, Partnership Agreements, Wills, and consultations.
She has been on staff with the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom since 2000, and from 2002 through 2005, she took on the position as the Director of the Legal Education Outreach Program. She has presented throughout the nation, and Canada, at several SM oriented conferences, such as LIL, Folsom Fringe, Kinkfest, Tribal Fire, Family Ties, Thunder in the Mountains, and Sex Positive conferences such as The North American Conference on Bisexuality, The Evergreen Conference on Gender and Sexuality, Building Bridges and the National Swing Leadership Conference.
In addition to her activism and legal work, she is also a sadomasochist, who loves to do incredibly mean things to incredibly nice people. While she enjoys fairly hard impact play, punching and kicking, her favorite activity is poking sharp things into soft flesh and finger painting with the results. For her needlework is a creative outlet, and she is blessed with many delightful and beautiful canvases to work on!
NCSF: Consent Counts!
Max has been active in Seattle's kink community since 1992 and has been teaching bondage, BDSM, and polyamory workshops since 1999. He's actively and successfully polyamorous and has several wonderful long-term partners.
While he is proficient with a wide range of BDSM skills, Max especially enjoys the intimacy of rope bondage. Max projects a gentle, dominant energy, and all of his relationships - and most of his scenes - include a substantial D/S component.
Max's love of teaching shines through his workshops, and his love for people informs his personal encounters.
This is Max’s first opportunity to present at Leather Reign, and he’s delighted to be contributing this year.
Private instruction and coaching Max offers private instruction and coaching on a wide variety of BDSM technique, to include bondage, scene planning and management, d/s relationships, impact toys, and piercing.
Conventions Max has presented at leather and kink conventions around the country to include Living in Leather (LIL), Thunder in the Mountains, Atlanta Bound, the Folsom Fringe, Denver Bound, KinkFest, BodyBound and Shibaricon.
Events Max has taught at events sponsored by the Stranger, Babeland, Seattle Men in Leather, Seattle’s Center for Sex Positive Culture, the Triskeli Guild, Suspended Animation and many other kink and sex-positive groups.
Other appearances Max has rigged for photo shoots, done live performance art pieces, and exhibited at both of James Mogul's ArtBound events in 2000. He donates his services to several charity / fund raising events each year to include tastings sponsored by the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture and Seattle’s
annual Kinky Carnival.
Bondage Workshop Series Max serves as producer / chief instructor for Seattle's monthly "Bondage Workshop Series", which has run continuously since 2003.
Two-Day Bondage Intensives Twice each year Max offers a special Bondage Intensive, providing two full days of focused instruction, from the basics through suspension bondage. Max has been teaching the Bondage Intensive since 2005 and graduated his 10th class in April 2010.
You can read more about Max and see where else he’s teaching at www.BondageLessons.com.
Defining and Extending Your Service Relationship
Making Your Rope Scenes HOT - Using Rope to Create Headspace
Gene Romaine and Lynnda Hale
Gene is President of Generic Leather Productions of Washington, which is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to produce events which raise money for charities benefiting the sexual minority community. Gene was Northwest Mr. Drummer 2001, and is the Regional Sponsor/Executive Producer of the Northwest LeatherSir, Leatherboy & Community Boot Black Contest. In May, 2010, Gene was honored to have had the opportunity to serve on the judging panel of the International Mr. Leather Contest. He was awarded the Pantheon of Leather-Northwest Regional Award for 2008 and the Leather Emerald Award in 2003. He is a former President of Seattle Men in Leather and was Washington State Mr. Leather 2004. He is the proud Patriarch of the Dragon Clan – a leather family whose raison d’etre is to promote camaraderie for proven leaders in the leather community. He is a proud member of Mama’s Family, an international group of dedicated, warm-hearted people that Mama Sandy Reinhardt has adopted for their involvement in the Leather Community – holding the nickname of “Mama’s Generic Leatherman”. Gene regularly presents workshops on various types of BDSM techniques, including fire play, mummification and “Impact Play”, among other topics. When he is not working to promote sex positive culture, spending quality time with his leatherboy, or attending almost any BDSM event he can, he works as a trust officer for a large national bank.
Lynnda's Hale's Leather Family describe her as a Power-Femme-switchypoo-girly-Mamma type o' lass who is wife to her wife, girl to her Daddy, Mamma to her kids, and dedicated Family Matriarch. She has embraced the leather life longer than not. She is a performer, educator, artist, student, activist, fund-raiser, player, all-around-rabble rouser, and a slew of other things that "describe, not define" her.
Building Communities that feed your soul
Liza and Jody
Liza and Jody have been living together in San Francisco as Mistress and slave for 8½ years. They are “Northwest Master and slave 2010” and teach nationally on the M/s dynamic. Liza came to power in the late 60s at Woodstock (proving tie-dyed can be kinky) and came into leather in 2002. Jody has been slave-identified since 1980 when she founded Leather and Lace, one of the earliest women’s BDSM groups. Liza and Jody are active in three Bay Area MAsT chapters and are proud members of the Exiles. Liza is the Treasurer for the Bears of San Francisco and Leather Levi Weekend. Jody serves as the Secretary of Leather Levi Weekend and as Chair of Leather Alley at San Francisco Pride. With help from their friends, they also produce the Ms. San Francisco Leather contest. In their day jobs, Liza co-owns TheCompleteBear.com and Jody is an attorney and mediator.
Managing the Power Slave