Leather Reign 2017
Bootblack Marta and Andi
Marta is a queer Femme, Girl, top-leaning Switch, and play pig who's spent 10 years in kink community, 6 in leather, and 5 bootblacking. Since representing her communities as First Runner-Up International Ms. Bootblack 2015, Great Lakes Bootblack 2014, and Indiana Bootblack 2014 she continues to present and judge at events nationwide! Most fulfilling experiences include co-founding the first Bootblacks' Laboratory skillshare in Indianapolis; handling family in their title runs; joining the IML contestant shine team since 2015; judging SmutSlam Indianapolis; and bootblacking for Indianapolis Kink Society, IMsBB High Shine documentary fundraiser, and 30th anniversary of her home bar, the 501 Eagle, prior to its closing. She is proud recipient of the 2016 Pantheon of Leather Great Lakes Regional award.
Aptly named Mama's Panty Dropper, Marta is a free-loving relationship anarchist and all-around bashful hussy who centers spouse Walter, sibling Lynn, Daddy Tony, and beau/Handler Andi within her poly constellation.
Andi is a switchy, swishy, relationship anarchist, cigar smoking leather genderqueer. Based in Indianapolis, they are a co-founder of CIQ: Central Indiana Queers and member of Andromeda: a group for women and non-binary folk. Andi has taught and spoken on panels at Great Lakes Leather Alliance, Indiana Leather Pride, Labor Day Libertine, GLLA-Michigan, and Indiana University, discussing feminism in art, trans and non-binary identities, and next generation leather. An avid reader, they are always eager to lend books and share resources.
Andi puts their fine art degree to use designing promo materials and custom pieces for burlesque, leather, queer, and kink events and fundraisers. Most recently, they illustrated the book Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender Realities.
Andi's hot buttons include: knives, humiliation, gender outlaws, unapologetic, brutal, filthy fucking, and John Waters.
Boromoy and slave amari
Boromoy is honored to have been selected to be the 2017 Washington State Master Titleholder. Boromoy is the current President of Leather Azimuth, Term 2016-2018. He also founded and runs Columbia Basin Tops to help educate other Masters and Dominants. He has presented at venues such as Meet in the Middle and munches throughout the state, bringing his years of experience and diverse knowledge to the extended community. Boromoy and amari have been in a Master/slave relationship for a decade and enjoy the depth, power and emotional connection inherent in a M/s relationship. Together, with his slave, they co-host a D/s munch and are members of MAsT: Portland.
Standing Strong: Building Community for M/s Relationships
BrettH has been doing public education for over 20 years but started leading workshops in the BDSM community in the last few years. He leads workshops he wishes someone would have been teaching when he was younger in his kink journey.
While his community volunteerism is usually behind the scenes he has been involved in some more visible community projects, include curating the Education Through Voyeurism series for GLPW at the Blood, Sweat, and Queers Party at Seattle's Center for Sex Positive Culture, co-chairing the program committee for the 2013 KinkLINCS leadership conference in Seattle, and participating in the planning of the Leather Reign Conference since 2013.
Brett likes to find the edge of most anything that interests him. He is a zealot and has yet to find meaningfully fulfilling moderation.
Shame: Hot, Lucious, and Healing
Caleb Kohutek has been active in the greater Seattle leather community for over two years and has been a part of the community for over five years. He is the Washington State Bootblack 2017 and the current President of Seattle boys of Leather. Caleb is a service-oriented boy, and he identifies as a queer trans cub. He is currently solo poly and is committed to the work of becoming his best self.
The Long Way Home: Leather Pathways for the Solo s-type
Caressa, NW Handler 2017, and Skuff Pup, NW Puppy 2017
Caressa is a Queer Femme Woman from Washington State. She is the Northwest Handler 2017, a Board Member for the Seattle Pups and Handler as well as the Secretary for the Seattle girls of Leather. Caressa is a Handler, Pony, Dark Age player and Edgy Bottom with a love of Blood, Cuddling and Suffering for those she deems worthy.
Skuff Pup is the Northwest Puppy 2017 title holder, 2016 International Puppy of the Year and the current President of Seattle Pups and Handlers (SEAPAH). He is an Arkansas native who severed honorably for 11 years in the Marine Corps on active duty. Skuff started his kink journey over 15 years ago where he has been learning, exploring and sharing his adventures and experience ever since. He moved to Seattle in 2009 and has been active within the Puppy and Leather community in Seattle for many years. Skuff became a part of the board for SEAPAH two and a half years ago, one of the Nation’s largest puppy social groups. Besides Puppy, Skuff has many interest including leather, rubber, ab/dl and furry and is always first in line with a hug and a smile!
Age Playing with Puppies
TheCaptain has been exploring, learning, and sometimes battling with kink for over 15 years. As a part of the Seattle community he absorbs whatever he can from events, partners, and peers to expand his understanding of all things deviant. He is a member of the CSPC, BSPC, and the Edge Riders Evergreen Chapter. He enjoys regularly frequenting events across the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
An educator in his professional life for more than a decade, TheCaptain is excited to apply his skill set and experience to facilitate discussions he'd like to see better represented in the community. Personally, his kink proclivities include a broad spectrum ranging from violence in many varied forms to service, ritual, and suffering. Through it all, he finds power and authority to be consistent, central themes in his life.
Principled Predators, Empowered Prey
Who We Are, Beyond What We Do
Christine lil hooks is a service oriented brat. It is in her heart to serve the community as well as others around her. The brat part is comes naturally. She has been in the Seattle kink community for 10 years now. Part of her service has been serving as the registration coordinator for Paradise Unbound (3 years) and Renegade’s Rendezvous (last 3 years). When she lived in NYC she served the city as a Paramedic for 7 years and taught several classes in the health and safety environment.
The Inner Critic in the Submissive Mind
CorvusBlack and Violet
CorvusBlack and his mate Violet live in a 24/7 Total Power Exchange. A witch with 13 years of experience practicing in a coven format, Corvus came into the Kink scene in 2010 and Founded ORBS in 2012 where he serves the community as a spirituality minded hook suspension practitioner.
Violet joined the community in 2011 and has utilized her personal calling to serve by actively volunteering as a teacher, a demo bottom, and a helping hand Corvus and Violet share a passion for education, seeking greater understanding, and nurturing deeper connections. Together they look forward to continuing community education with a fun, well rounded, and intentional approach.
Doing Me Right: Empowering Power Exchange Relationships through Self-Mastery
Angel is a strong leather women bootblack who is happiest when sharing her experiences with others. As a multifaceted edge player, Angel believes that gender and sexuality are irrelevant when it comes to Play, Sex, Boots, and Affection. She is an incredibly passionate Bootblack and teacher who brings her sex positive viewpoints to the table. Angel is able to open dialogues about leather. Her determination and love for others shines through in all that she does both in and out of the community. Angel is a steadfast activist for Disabled Rights. She was honored to be the 2014 Southwest Bootblack, and Ms. Great Plains Olympus Leather 2009. Introduced to the lifestyle in 2004, her heart and passion has grown ever since for the community. Her classes are memorable, personal, and deeply impactful. Angel draws from her many community experiences to create a unique class environment. The heart of who she has become during her life and her leather journey; is as a teacher.
Her primary fondness falls to boots, blood, impact, whips, and bondage. Angel is a founding member of a few groups ranging from entry level social groups to submissive support groups. (She is a founding member of Kinky Coffee Oklahoma, Oklahoma Submissive Support. and the Rose Rock girls of Leather. ) Angel believes in a non gender bias lifestyle. When it comes to play, sex, boots, affection, and love it does not matter what gender the other person is or even if they have a gender at all.
Finding Your Independent Roar
Endnote Address - Sunday Brunch
Lily Seville is a queer poly switch femme who lives life with a distinct vintage flair and a continual sense of wonder. Over the last 18 years of kinky exploration she has held many roles, identified with many different archetypes, and above all learned to never say "never". An experienced organizer and educator, she delights in sharing her passions with others and helping them to live lives filled with beauty, joy, and fulfillment.
Dinner is Served: Practical Skills for Serving at Table
Turning the Table: The Role and Responsibilities of a Dinner Guest
Mademoiselle Ceci and Sir Damien
A transplant from Canada, Mademoiselle Ceci is an Afro-Indigenous Alpha Femme chasing life and adventure. She has been on various portions of her Leather journey for the past 15+ years and has done so more publicly in the past decade. Education, mentorship and hedonism are her passions. In recent years she served as International Ms. Leather's Seduction manager, a charity-driven evening of burlesque, strip tease, drag, kink, and more. She is proud to be an Onyx Pearl and is currently working on co-founding a new philanthropic project to promote QTPOC visibility in the Leather community. Mademoiselle Ceci lives a 24/7 D/s lifestyle with her slave, her little boi and her co-Dominant partner. She has been teaching in the community since 2009.
A true sadist at heart, Mademoiselle Ceci revels in the pain of others while maintaining a playful giggle and wicked smile. She lives a life blessed with varied forms of art, beauty, service, and loyalty. A matriarch by nature, Mademoiselle Ceci takes great pride in loving and caring for those in her charge. She shares her life with a magnificent group of priceless and unique individuals. Working hard to create safe spaces, she and her Leather Brother have been operating the Château Querencia since early 2014.
Finding his Leather home and Family in the PNW, Sir Damien has been growing here quickly as a fierce Daddy and Dominant sadist. An active member of the Leather and BDSM communities for over 5 years, do not be fooled by Sir Damien's quiet demeanor. Though very much the strong, silent type, he is quick to share his experiences and is happy to do so.
Sir Damien is in his third year teaching classes in the Leather and Kink communities. His favorite topics are Blood Play, Sustainable Masochism, Practical D/s and Dark Age Play. He also enjoys sharing his stories about lliving a poly and pansexual lifestyle. If you see him at Leather Reign, don't hesitate to say hello!
Long Distance D/s 201 - Sustainability
Ms. Kelly Chance and slave boiDi
Ms. Kelly Chance has been an active member of the Northwest BDSM community since 1999, when she attended her first munch in the Tri-Cities, WA, and quickly became involved by volunteering with the local group. She has served on the board of Five Rivers Energy Exchange in the Tri-Cities. She is Northwest Master 2017.
After moving back to Seattle in 2004 to be with her Master, she became an active in the Seattle community as member of the Center for Sex Positive Culture and is a founding member of Seattle MAsT. Ms. Kelly is on the Board of Directors of Evergreen Leather Events which produces Leather Reign, a Seattle based conference, and worked on the KinkLINCS Organizing Committee. She has been in service to Master Duane since 2002, and is currently Mistress/Master in her relationships with tiger and slave boiDi. Ms. Kelly has taught classes at In the Woods, Paradise, Vancouver Edge, Kitsap Aces, and Northwest Leather Celebration. She credits much of her current sense of self to her BDSM/Leather journey and continues to learn and grow as she interacts with both her teachers and her students.
Most importantly, slave boiDi is proud and honored to be owned and collared by Ms. Kelly Chance and has an incredible life as part of a leather family. Hy is Northwest slave 2017. Little did hy know that 6 years ago, when Ms. Kelly Chance purchased him for a lap dance at Midori's Bang for the Buck in Seattle that their two divergent worlds would come together in such an amazing Master/slave relationship today.
slave boiDi began an interest in power exchange when in the U.S. Navy dating a wonderful person who opened up the world of sexual outlaws and exploring BDSM. Hy identifies as a slave/leatherboi and has the heart and soul for service.
slave boiDi has been playing in the Seattle leather community since 1992. Hy was one of the last members of the lesbian BDSM group, Outer Limits, before it disbanded. slave boiDi has been actively involved with the Center for Sex Positive Culture as an active advocate for the Women's Parties and co-founder of the Blood, Sweat and Queers party. Hy is the Co-Founder and past President of Seattle boys of Leather. Hy is also Washington State Ms. Leather 2010. slave boiDi has presented workshops for Kinkfest, Paradise Unbound, Vancouver Edge, Northwest Leather Celebration, the CSPC, and Lupercalia.
The Switch Challenge, the Switch Reward
Ms Brenda and slave arcane
Ms Brenda and arcane are a 24/7 Master/slave couple from Columbus, Ohio. They have over 20 years each in M/s D/s relationships. They have proudly held the titles of Great Lakes Leather Alliance Master and slave for 2014, and Ohio Master and slave for 2014 and 2015. They enjoy presenting on all topics relating to the M/s dynamic and particularly those of Female Master and Male slave as they continue to dispel some of the myths and misconceptions regarding Femdom relationships. She is active with local groups including Columbus G.O.A.L (General Outreach for Alternative Lifestyles), an outreach program she began as a place for all community members to come together and talk openly. He is active with a local submissives round table, as well as producing Enclave "- the event designed with femdom in mind". They are both members of Titans of the Midwest, and active in their local NLA and Directors of MAsT: Columbus.
Queen takes Knight
Najalaise is maniacal but decent. Naj joined the organized BDSM community in 2005 and has been presenting workshops on a variety of kink topics since 2012. They have also taken a turn behind the scenes, including working on the organizing committee for the 2013 Kink LINCS Leadership Symposium, serving as Programming Director for Paradise Unbound 2014, organizing Seattle's Hypnokink Enthusiasts' Group, and planning parties and panel discussions on an ongoing basis. Naj is gleeful about learning and trying new things, both as a top and as a bottom, and is invested in creating spaces that foster knowledge and creativity by making it okay to screw up in public.
Consent injuries and consent violations: Community response; community responsibility
Journeys to Mastery: A Moderated Panel Discussion
Friday Intensive - Hypnosis for D/s
Rachel is U-Haul's slave. She transfers full authority over her life into his care, while maintaining a complex family and highly demanding career. As a result, Rachel is very familiar with feeling overwhelmed, but also with feeling like the luckiest girl in the world. After entering the community at a young age, Rachel has spent more than 20 years in the kink and leather lifestyle. She has been a member of various organizations in California and Washington State, each of which has had an important role in shaping her experience. Rachel has a strong identity as a masochist, appreciating play that is often characterized as "edgy" or "primal." She also fosters a deep love for providing quality service, and is grateful for opportunities give back to individuals and the community. A life long learner and educator, Rachel is always eager to share her perspective and learn from the perspectives of others.
You want me to make you ANOTHER sandwich? Maintaining a Spirit of Service in Long Term Authority Transfer Relationships
Ramien Pierre lives in Baltimore, MD where he is married to his best friend/love of his life. Ramien was Mr. DC Eagle 2014 and International Mr. Leather 2014. He is also a proud member of the Mid-Atlantic chapter of ONYX - a national leather fraternity for gay and bisexual men of color. Ramien's involvement with ONYX and the leather community in general have helped him become a more interesting, powerful, and high-fidelity version of himself through the practice of self-love and self-kindness.
Ramien is a lifelong learner and "journeyman educator". He holds degrees from Haverford College, Brown University, Harvard University, and is a currently a doctoral candidate at The George Washington University. He has taught middle school and high school history, worked as a high school and college administrator, and administered national and international performing arts management training programs. He is currently a training administrator and curriculum designer for aerospace engineers.
A peek into Ramien's questionable moral code: First, Ramien connects strongly to the "why" of leather as much as the "what" and "how" of leathercraft, because it is through the "why" that we connect with our authentic selves and with others. Second, he believes every human action is either an expression of love or a call for love. Third, he believes when we figuratively "pour ourselves" into leather, we are literally transformed - just like the shape of water poured into a vessel takes the shape of the vessel. Fourth and always, he believes the you of this moment is exactly enough.
Keynote Address - Saturday Evening
River Dark is a Leatherdyke hailing from Vancouver, Canada. In 1982 she realized she was a lesbian and in 1991 she admitted to herself that she was a kinky - but with hindsight was both queer and a pervert as far back as she can remember. River started writing porn in 1995 for the pleasure of her Master, and started teaching workshops in 2005 spurred by her frustration with the quality of the classes she was attending. Now, when not engaged in her very full Muggle life, she travels with domenique, her slave of seven years, presenting workshops and creating scenes. Over the years she has presented for many local, regional and international events & organizations; and her works of fiction have appeared in a variety of anthologies. She dreams of finally finishing the anthology of erotic stories and essay that she has been working on, and of a world where her dyke, poly, kinky, M/s heart is not incongruent with her Muggle life.
River's slave discovered the kink scene when it was 19 and immediately embraced it with mind body and soul. It spent a great deal of time running around in its own head, and has recently started sharing those thoughts with a wider audience.
Making Pain Last: How to Get the Most Out of Your Bottom
Strangulation & Asphyxiation: A Study in Breath Control
Sir DaddyDaun and slavegirlj
Sir DaddyDaun’s journey into leather began in the early 90’s when She followed Her interest in service. That led to Her becoming a “house boi” in a formal house of 15. After fulfilling Her contract, She then found She had become the one that others sought. She has trained, taught, presented, and volunteered, has been a judge, mentor, den Daddy, tally Master, stage manager and board member for many events/venues.
Sir DaddyDaun is honored to have received the Portland Leather Woman of the Year award in 2005, the Washington Leather Emerald Award in 2010, and to have been Prince XXXVIII of the Imperial Sovereign Rose Court, and along with Her slavegirl j, 2016 Northwest Master and 2017 International Master.
Being raised in the Leather community, girl j has always felt a deep connection to service. she expresses this through her devotion to her Master and by sharing her personal experiences with other submissives. girl j is also passionate about sharing how she navigates serving her Master who is both an elder of the community and has Multiple Sclerosis. she can frequently be found behind the scenes volunteering, serving her Master and the community. her personal goal is to show as many TNG-ers that longevity in a service or Power Exchange Dynamic is attainable and incredibly fulfilling.
When not presenting or relaxing with Her grandson, Sir DaddyDaun and slavegirl j can be found traveling the lower 48 states in T/their semi truck with T/their dog Zach and cat Spirit.
Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks: Serving the Chronically Ill
Polar and nephesh are known for a play style and workshops that lean towards the edgier styles of play; knives, bare-handed impact, whips and blood play to name a few. They strive to bring humor, sexuality and passion into their brutality.
Polar and nephesh are active in the local kink community of Vancouver Island and have offered workshops throughout Canada and the US. They love the opportunity to meet and learn from other perverts.
I Own Your Ass - Polar
My Ass is Owned: How to Remain Healthy & Whole While Living in a Power Dynamic - nephesh
Friday Intensive - Savagery: The Sometimes Brutal Truth of Play in an M/s Dynamic