Leather Reign 2014
Dara has been honored to earn the titles of Oregon State Bootblack 2013 and International Ms Bootblack 2014. With a history that spans 20 years of formal teaching experience, s/he holds a PhD in German culture and language, though Dara now self-identifies as a recovering academic and works as a licensed massage therapist. S/he has been in BDSM since 2005, began learning leather care in his first service relationship, and the love of leather paired with service led Dara to bootblacking in the Leather community. In Portland, Dara is an active bootblack, a Bad Girl, a boy slave to his Master, DJ, a dynamic bottom, and partnered to another Leather traveler, Leatheraven. Dara has been a PDX Bootblack since its inception in early 2010. For the last four years, working together with the PDX Bootblacks at Kinkfest, thousands has been raised for local and national charities. Additionally, s/he is active in the Leather community as a Bad Girls board member of several years and colors holder. S/he has taught bootblacking and leather care as well as trigger point play for the Boot Weekend, Boot Day, Decadence Dungeon, the Coastal Munch, and Bad Girls.
Stepping it Up! Bringing Bootblacking Into Your Play
Cunning Minx is the sultry-voiced producer and host of the Polyamory Weekly podcast, now with nearly 400 episodes in production. The podcast shares tales from the front of responsible non-monogamy from a pansexual, kink-friendly point of view. A kinky boobiesexual, Minx founded the show as a resource for the poly and poly-curious to form a community, share experiences and help guide each other on their journeys of poly and kinky exploration. Minx has been a submissive, bottom and otherwise generally non-dominant type for the past ten years.
Minx has spoken on poly, kinky and Web 2.0 community-building topics at ShibariCon, Geek Girl Con, CatalystCon, MomentumCon, Atlanta Poly Weekend, Sex 2.0, Leather Leadership Conference, Dragon*Con, GD2, Heartland Polyamory Conference, New York Poly Pride and Poly Living. The Poly Weekly podcast is the winner of the 2007 Erotic Award for Best Podcast and has received accolades from ErosZine, Fleshbot and the Chicago Sun-Times.
Kicking Poly Drama on Its Ass
8 Things I Wish I’d Known About Polyamory (Before I Tried It and Frakked It Up)
Since the mid-70's Hardy has been an active in the leather community and a member of many BDSM/Fetish organizations including Dallas Motorcycle Club, NLA-Dallas, Discipline Corps and a founding member of Inquisition-Dallas. Considering himself a "Pain Technologist" he specializes in CBT and has an unusual fondness for clips clamps and clothespins, as well as more esoteric SM play. Professionally he is a marketing specialist and filmmaker. His documentary on the leather lifestyle "LEATHER" has won numerous awards and appeared in festivals around the world, and his latest film, "Out of the Darkness, The Reality of SM" is currently being used by health care professionals around the world.
Outside work, he is a gay activist, author & speaker on aspects of the SM/Leather scene. His books "The Family Jewels, A guide to male genital play and torment" published by Greenery Press and “More Family Jewels”, Playing With Pain” And “Soul of a Second Skin” published by Nazca Plain. He also writes a regular column in the Dallas Voice newspaper.
He was awarded NLAI's Man of the Year award in 1999 and the NLA-I Lifetime Achievement award in 2007 received the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Leather Leadership award. Last year he was honored to be a Judge at both IML and ILSb.
He currently serves as the Chairperson of the Board of the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance in Washington DC. Since April, 1995, he and his boy Patrick have been living together in Dallas with their Feline Mistress Elvira and troublemaker Jack-The-Cat.
Interrogation and Abduction
Putting the Sex Back in SM
Lily Seville is a queer poly dominant femme who lives life with a distinct vintage flair and a continual sense of wonder. Over the last 15 years of her fabulously kinky life she has held many roles and identified with many archetypes. She strives to be the change that she wants to see and her activities in the community reflect that. She currently hosts two parties at the CSPC, The Libertine Social Club (a D/s and service focused cocktail party) and Women on Top (a play party for female identified tops and all bottoms who play with them).
Lily believes that BDSM is an art form and her style is formal, collaborative, deeply emotional, and aesthetic. Her play usually focuses on psychological state and energy exchange over sensation but sometimes she likes to hurt people just because it’s fun. Lily does her best work inside of devoted, loving relationships where her submissive is also her muse.
Lily Seville delights in sharing her passions with others and helping them to live lives filled with beauty, joy, and fulfillment.
Psychic Suffering—A community conversation about humiliation, degradation and related mental play
Liza and Jody
Liza and her slave, Jody, (International Master and slave 2011) have been living in a committed M/s relationship for over a decade. Liza came to power at Woodstock and has been kinky ever since. In 2002, Liza moved to San Francisco and jumped into the leather community with both boots. After leaving the military in 1980, Jody came out as a leatherdyke and slave. Shortly thereafter she founded Leather and Lace, Los Angeles’ first women’s leather club. In 2000, Jody moved to San Francisco and became Liza’s slave two years later. They recently moved to Portland where they are regulars at MAsT: Portland and the Bad Girls.
Liza and her slave teach extensively in the US and also abroad, on a variety of topics related to nurturing and sustaining long-term M/s relationships filled with heat, sex, deep intimacy and fun. Having received numerous awards, the most meaningful to them is having been recognized as Presenters of the Year by MAsT International.
Liza and Jody are the producers of the Ms. San Francisco Leather contest and the Master/slave Retreat. They have both served as representatives to the Bay Area Leather Alliance and on the steering committees or as officers of several organizations: Leather Levi Weekend, Leather Alley at Pride, the Exiles (women’s BDSM group) and the Bears of San Francisco. They are proud members of Mama’s Family.
Strengthening and Deepening Your M/s or D/s Relationship
Master John and slave ann
Master John was first introduced to the Leather lifestyle back in the mid-90’s with the phrase “want to try something a little different?” Since that time he has been on a journey down this “road less traveled by.” He has held leadership positions in several BDSM organizations in the past and currently serves on the Board of Evergreen Leather Events, the producer of Leather Reign. He serves as Treasurer for the Seattle chapter of MAsT . Together with slave ann they have the privilege of serving the Northwest region as the 2014 Northwest Master and slave.
Master John and slave ann have been in a Master/slave relationship since 2000. In 2007 they found their “unicorn” and kim joined them to create their triad family. All three are active members of the Seattle Leather community and have strived to continue to grow, and to give back to the community.
slave ann is a bisexual slave to Master John and wife to her love. she has been a slave to her beloved Master since 2000 and they married the love of their lives, kim, in 2010. All three of them live quietly in Seattle with their three cats Zora, April and Paulie.
slave ann found the vocabulary to describe her natural submissive nature online in the early 90’s. she tried swinging with her former husband and one of the partners introduced her to real life D/s, the joy of pain, and that women are sexy. she decided to relocate to the Pacific Northwest from Wyoming so she could fully explore her sexuality. ann is active in the community by being the treasurer of Evergreen Leather Events which produces Leather Reign. she was also the treasurer of Kink LINCS held in 2013 and helped with the organization of Kink Coming Out Day September 28, 2013. Together with her Master, they have the privilege of serving the Northwest region as the 2014 Northwest Master and slave.
Beyond the Velcro Collar – Creating and maintaining a Master slave dynamic that can stand the test of time
Master Obsidian and slave namaste
Master Obsidian is the chapter founder and Director of MAsT (Masters And slaves Together) Austin. A former 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 as moderator of Black BEAT Texas for 7 years. Additionally he and his devoted slave namaste were International Master and slave 2010 as well as Southwest Master and Southwest slave 2010. They currently 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 a number of workshop presentations, seminars, classes and weekend intensives focusing on M/s relationship dynamics and techniques. A 2009 nominee for the Pantheon of Leather Man of the Year award and 2012 Recipient of the SouthWest Leather Conference Leatherman's Heart award and the 2013 Jack Stice Memorial Award, he has also been honored to mentor both novice and seasoned Dominants. Master Obsidian has been in the lifestyle for nearly three 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. The 2010 International slave and Southwest slave titleholder 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. A Life, relationship and wellness coach and mentor, Healer and Artist she possesses a great passion for aiding her fellow slaves in the lifestyle, Domestic Service, Protocols, Spirituality and The Art of Surrender.
Both Master Obsidian and slave namaste are ordained and offer Spiritual and Shamanic counsel as well as offering life and relationship coaching, mentoring, intensives and seminars.
Beyond Pain I
The Winter of O/our discontent
Master Malik and Slave Cathy
As a student of life, Leather and BDSM, Master Malik is always eager to share his views, thoughts and ideas with any willing people who give him some of their time to listen.
Significant similarities between Leather and Sufism have helped Master Malik to continue his journey on the path of mastery and slavery with his precious slave Cathy.
Slave Cathy is very active in the alternative lifestyle community, having a leadership roles in local leather clubs and organizations. She is an associate member of T.U.L.S.A. (a local Leather club), and MAsT-Tulsa. She is a past member of Rough Riders and TDS. She was privileged to serve as Ms. Great Plains Olympus Leather 2006. She was also Southwest slave 2008. Her passion lies in mentoring and educating the ones who seek the knowledge in alternative lifestyle, especially Master/slave relationship.
Master Malik and slave Cathy are avid practitioner of old fashion SM and strongly believes in a powerful connection between SM and spiritual realm. They strongly believe with passion about "Acceptance", "Tolerance" and "Diversity" of our larger tribe.
Master Malik is proud to serve as Southwest Master 2008. He is an associate member of T.U.L.S.A., and founder of MaST-Tulsa. He is also an associate member of Chicago Hellfire Club
They are proud to have the privilege of presenting at several local, regional and national events and gatherings.
Spirituality in Dungeon
Lightening and Thunder: Whip Play (from 101 to 301)
Raven Kaldera and Joshua Tenpenny
Raven Kaldera is a queer FTM transgendered intersexual shaman. He is the author/editor of 34 books, including "Dark Moon Rising: Pagan BDSM and the Ordeal Path", “Dear Raven and Joshua: Questions and Answers About Master/Slave Relationships”, and “Power Circuits: Polyamory In A Power Dynamic”. He and his slaveboy Joshua have been teaching and presenting workshops regularly for many years to the BDSM, Neo-Pagan, Sex/Spirituality, transgender, and other communities. ’Tis an ill wind that blows no minds.
Joshua Tenpenny is a queer FTM transsexual. He is Raven's Boy, and Raven's devoted assistant, partner, and slave for life. He is a massage therapist, Shiatsu practitioner, and yoga teacher. He is the author of “Real Service” and the creator of the Service Notebook. He is polymorphously perverse, and finds spiritual fulfillment through any kind of worthy service.
Raven and Joshua are the current 2014 Northeast Master and slave titleholders
Power Dynamic As Exoskeleton: Coping With Disability in A M/s Relationship
Phoenix identifies as a Two-Spirit Native (Cree First Nations/Scots), Gender Queer, Top, Sir, and Daddy. Their “official” entrance into the Seattle BDSM community was by joining Outer Limits in 1985. Phoenix also served as a coordinator for PowerSurge Conferences in the 1990’s. Phoenix was the co-founder/producer of the highly-regarded Wicked Womyn SM conferences in Seattle. Phoenix has taught many workshops across the USA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, and Canada for over 23 years on master’s level health and safety, play piercing, artistic cutting, suturing, fire play, blood drawing, flogging, and Japanese rope harness. Phoenix also produced the video “On The Cutting Edge” showing artistic cutting which was accepted for the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival 2012. Phoenix also loves “hooks” and has facilitated many energy pulls and suspensions. Phoenix has many interests, but motorcycle riding and service bois are some favorites.
Some of the events Phoenix has served include Women at Leather Pride - Amsterdam, Schmacht! - Berlin, SM Dykes - Manchester England, Reykjavik BDSM-Iceland, OZ Kinkfest – Melbourne AU, Judge at Australia’s 1st M/s Contest – Melbourne, The Reformatory – Brisbane AU, Tawse Manor - Christchurch NZ, Fetfest – Baltimore, Black Beat – Baltimore, Dark Odyssey – Baltimore, Lesbian Sex Mafia - New York, Thunder In The Mountains - Denver, Southwest Leather Conference – Phoenix, International Ms Leather – San Francisco, Floating World – New Jersey, TES Education Series - NYC, Kinkfest – Portland OR, Pacific Friction – Portland OR, Beyond Leather – Ft. Lauderdale, Canadian Mayhem – Vancouver Canada, Indigeo Conception – Victoria Canada, Northern Exposure – Anchorage, Southern Bash – Atlanta, South Plains Leatherfest & International Master/slave Weekend – Dallas, Women In Leather International – Dallas, New England Leather Alliance, Brimstone-NJ, The Society - Connecticut, EvoRevo - Albuquerque, and in Seattle: Wicked Womyn, PowerSurge, Seattle Women of Leather, Center for Sex Positive Culture (the Wetspot), C-Space, Kinky Carnival, and the Blood Faire.
Suturing for Fun and Pleasure
International Community Bootblack 2012 Ruin began her leather journey while vending at International Mr. Leather 2004. Only 8-months-old in kink, not knowing a gag from an ass plug and surrounded by leathermen, she knew she had stumbled upon something significant, something she wanted more of.
After moving to Seattle, Ruin joined the Center for Sex Positive Culture, which she credits with her development into the wicked, sadomadochistic leathergirl she is today. The CSPC led her to Seattle’s long-standing leather bar, The Cuff, where she met her bootblacking teacher, Diamond Jack. It was through bootblacking that Ruin deeply connected with her local leather community. She's never looked back.
A seasoned performer and educator, Ruin's interests are as varied as her panties, but her first loves remain bondage, blood, beatings, burlesque, and of course, boots. Lee Harrington and Master Skip Chasey are her biggest inspirations in kink education. Ruin strives to present relevant and provocative classes, while being real and approachable as a teacher.
As on the Dance Floor, As in the Dungeon
"I Am Not Submissive." (The Path of the Dominant Slave)
Tris has always felt a personal obligation and social responsibility to serve. Since joining the Leather community, she has volunteered, mentored, taught classes and organized multiple events; working at a grassroots level to establish several new leather groups while serving and participating in existing organizations. Tris is service-oriented, and enjoys rough body play; fear play and is up for a challenge of (just about) any kind.
Tris is an analytical self-starter, social media junkie and innovative community leader, embracing the traditions of honor, integrity, respect and service in Leather as the cornerstones to her daily life. Tris is a founding member of Seattle girls of Leather, Seattle Women in Leather; Center for Sex Positive Culture member and volunteer and is honored to serve her community as Washington State Ms. Leather 2014.
Intent and Consent