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Presenters




12 Volt

I'm a four-time leather title holder, BDSM educator, and player who has been involved in the scene for 20+ years. I'm experienced in sensory / tactile play and electrical play and making people squirm with delight!
The Sensory and Tactile Experience


12 Volt

Anton Fulmen

Anton brings together a scientist's curiosity, a teacher's skill at explaining, and a pervert's lifelong fascination with consensual intimate power. He has spent his life not only wielding power over willing partners, but also deciphering the details of how power exchange works and why. Anton has been teaching power exchange since 2003, spent a decade training sex educators with San Francisco Sex Information, and is the author of The Heart of Dominance: a guide to practicing consensual dominance. Find more of Anton's writing at www.consensualdominance.com.
Inviting Surrender

Anton Fulmen

boy Doriam

Chaotic Goodboy (CG), Humanoid (Human, Shapechanger). Language: English, Spanish, Pup. boy Doriam is a homo-sexual, pan-romantic Leatherman who has been engaged as an activist and educator in his local community since 2015. He recently held the title of Mr. San Diego Leather 2018 and is honored to have the chance to travel and share his experience all over! Doriam's play involves the negotiation of scene-based energy exchange to elicit an emotional, primal response from all parties involved. Check out his workshop(s) this weekend, or catch him and say hi!
A Rigger's Waltz: Rope for Rough Body

boy Doriam

Conroy and ShesANatural

Conroy is a gentleman that believes that respect, consistency and self reliance are the keys to a strong and successful relationship. Although nat is a business owner, they live in a 24/7 total authority transfer relationship. While Conroy has final authority, he sees nat as a valuable and powerful partner.
ShesANatural is an owned, alpha bottom. It takes a persistently strong and exceptional person to bring her to her knees which means, in turn, she is fiercely devoted to Conroy. They incorporate long term, fluid protocols and rituals that blend seamlessly in to their every day life. They have enjoyed sharing and teaching with many organizations such as NARIX (North American Rope Innovation Exchange), Bondage Expo Dallas, Greater Lakes Leather Alliance, Summer Spank, ROPECRAFT and Snowbound. ShesANatural is honored to be published in Evie Vane's book: Rope for Every Body.
Bound for the Floor - Rope Bottoming 101
Rox in the Box

Conroy and ShesANatural

Donja

donjaDonja (aka MsCenturian) is a polyamorous bisexual Dominant and owner of ExCenturian. She discovered the Leather community after moving to South Bay Area. Quickly became immersed, and involved by becoming a member of Society of Janus, smOdyssey and Santa Clara County Leather Association. She has been the event coordinator of SCCLA Leather Weekend, Staff member for NWLC, FolsomFringe and IMsL. She served in several leadership positions in smOdyssey. Currently living in Idaho and building a close knit circle of like-minded people with ExCenturian.
Better to Ask Permission than Beg for Forgiveness

Donja

Kay

kayKay has been teaching for the past 7 years and has been in the Sacramento Kink scene for the past 5 years. She is passionate about advocating for her local scene and, when she has time, pushing limits with cute boys through heavy psychological play. Little known fact, if you bring her a tribute of cookies, she'll have wonderful things to say about you.
You Don't Have to Wear Black to be a Top: Unconventional Topping

Kay

Lady Catherine G

lady catherine gCatherine Gross an educator & a Master Certified Coach. She offers classes on relationships, SM skills, D/s ,M/s, and self-development. She has logged 4000+ education hours teaching Servant's Retreat alone. She produces SouthEast LeatherFest , is a board member of LA&M and FIST, a women's backpatch club in Baltimore, MD. She has presented classes at 600+ organizations. She was awarded Black Rose's Vaughn Keith National Educator Award in 2002, Pantheon of Leather SE Region Service Award 2006, Pantheon of Leather Business of the Year award in 2006, Jack Stice Memorial Award 2016, and Lady Lynette Leadership Award 2018. She is a founder of the Women's Leather History Project/Program. Her greatest accomplishments are in the participation of meaningful results for her clients/seminar participants. Partnering to change fear, satisfaction and a working knowledge of themselves is a life-pinnacle. Check out her seminars near you! BDSMClasses.com & ForYourLifeCoach.com.
Communication: Do you have this?
Concentric consumption or Vitality

Lady Catherine G.

Leftenant Fox

leftenant foxFox is a PolyQueer, sadistic switch and proud house member of The Menagerie and has been in the community since 2014. She enjoys pet play, rope, trampling and flogging. She is in a deeply loving Power Exchange with her Lord Ender and Lover Hillarie. Fox has led a vagabond life in which curiosity and connection are the driving forces in her journey. Combining over 13 years of martial, spiritual, anatomical, and bodywork teaching experience creates safe classes and environments that engage and spark the fires of discovery in attendees.

Beneath the Leather: Massage for Boot Blacks and Service Oriented folk
These boots are made for walkin’

Leftenant Fox

Liza and her slave, Jody

liza and jodyLiza and her slave, Jody, (International Master and slave 2011) have been living in a committed M/s relationship for 17 years. Liza came to power at Woodstock and has been kinky since. She is a member of Portland Bad Girls, San Francisco Exiles and MAsT, serving as an officer of MAsT International. She has always been interested in teaching and training. Among her pupils have been horses, dogs, dolphins, children and inmates. Jody came out as a leatherdyke and slave in 1980 in Los Angeles, founding Leather and Lace, an early women's leather group. She is a member of Portland Bad Girls, San Francisco Exiles and MAsT. They have taught in the US and abroad, judged contests, organized events, keynoted and have received numerous awards, including MAST International's 2012 Presenter of the Year.
Gladiator Games - The Rematch - Facing Off With a Singletail
M/s, The Second Decade and Beyond

Liza and her slave, Jody

Loren Quon

loren quonLoren walked into a Levi/Leather bar in mumble-mumble and walked out inexorably changed. Formerly from the San Francisco bay area, she's taught a number of workshops for various San Francisco, Oakland and South bay kink/Leather organizations and conferences. As a new member of the Portland kink/Leather community, she's jumped in, leading a few workshops already; this is her preferred form of community service. Loren favors power dynamics, fire, electricity, and good manners.
Protocols - a primer
Protocols: a writing workshop

Loren Quon

M.Christian

m.christianM.Christian has been a writer, editor, publisher, and teacher for all thinks sex and kink related for over 25 years: having written six novels, 12 collections, edited 25 anthologies, been a columnist for dozens of publications and sites, and has been a featured presenter for BDSM events all across the country. M.Christian is known and respected not just for his passion on the page but also his staggering imagination and chameleonic ability to successfully and convincingly write for any and all orientations. M.Christian's stories have appeared in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica, and in fact too many anthologies, magazines, and sites to name. As a teacher, M.Christian has taught classes including cupping, caning, tit play, polyamory, clothespins, rhythm play, alternative bondage, and erotica writing.
Basic Bondage: Tie Me Up On A Budget
Clothespins: The Kinky Wondertoy

M.Christian
Master Ben and naomi

naomimaster benMaster Ben and naomi are frequent presenters, having taught classes at MsC, SELF, SPLF, the M/s Gathering, LLC and numerous local MAsT Chapters. They are known for infusing relationship insights with humor and personal stories. Master Ben serves on the Board of MTTA, the producer of the Master slave Conference and the MTTA Academy. He is a former Regional Representative for MAsT International and was a judge for the 2019 International Master Slave Title. naomi is property of Master Ben and serves as the Vendor Coordinator for the Master/slave Conference She is the 2017 recipient of the slave Bill Volunteer Award. Together they serve as instructors at the MTTA Academy, providing guidance and wisdom for Masters and slaves. They are in a long-term, monogamous relationship.
The Lost Art of Praise: Recovering a Valuable Tool in Relationship Dynamics

Master Ben and naomi

Master Bob Blount and slave jan

Master Bob Blount, slave jan and slave bunnie call Portland Oregon home. We began the shift from a floundering, ho-hum "equal partnership" twelve-year marriage to a negotiated power dynamic relationship in the year 2000 and slowly over a year and a half's time found ourselves spirit led to living a consensual Master/slave lifestyle. In 2010 slave bunnie joyously joined the family and has truly been a blessing in our lives.
In and out of the leather community we are passionate about helping others to live more joyful and fully authentic lives. Together with his slave bunnie, Master Bob owns and operates an Outdoor Adventure guide service specializing in serving persons with disabilities. As a Life Coach, author and licensed Soul Collage® Facilitator, slave jan helps others to explore and celebrate their own unique paths to self-discovery through moderating discussions, participating on panels, presenting workshops, writing and sharing other expressive arts.
Breaking through the Fear

Master Bob Blount and slave jan

Master Boromoy and slave amari

master boromoyMaster Boromoy has been in a Master/slave relationship with his slave amari for over a decade and they enjoy the depth, power and emotional connection inherent in their M/s relationship. They co-host the Tri-cities M/sD/s munch and are members of MAsT: Portland. With their commitment to strengthen the M/s community in the Northwest and beyond, Boromoy and his slave amari have presented workshops at a variety of lifestyle events throughout the Northwest; bringing years of experience and diverse knowledge to the extended kink community. Master Boromoy and slave amari were honored to be the 2017 Washington State Master/slave and are the current 2018 Northwest Master/slave. Boromoy founded and leads Columbia Basin Tops to support and educate Masters and Dominants. Boromoy and amari are founding members of Leather Azimuth. amari founded and runs TASK which focuses on education for s-types. amari is a member of HardPink Sisterhood.
Standing Strong: Building Community for M/s Relationships
Strengthening Bonds through Ritual

Master Boromoy and slave amari

Master Brett Turner

brett turnerMaster Brett Turner is vice president of the Dallas Leatherheart Clan and founding member of LHC-Austin, active in the leather and kink community. Age play, behavior modification, and a few lifelong fetishes are his main stake in kink, but Brett supplements with fear play, medical play, and exotic devices. Brett shares strong interests in powerlifting, nutrition, Asian pop music, and cat appreciation with his adorably brainwashed slavegirl Sarah, in Austin, TX.
Intro to Ageplay

Master Brett Turner

Master David and slave brynn

master davidMaster David is a Leatherman, a sadist, a mentor, and an educator. He is the founding director of MAsT: Bakersfield, part of the leadership for the Bakersfield BDSM Munch group, and a member of the Bakersfield Dominant Discussion Group. slave brynn identifies as a little, a bootblack, and an aspiring leather girl. She currently serves as the secretary for MAsT: Bakersfield, the secretary/treasurer of the San Joaquin girls of Leather, and is active with the Bakersfield Bottoms Club and Hard Pink Sisterhood. Master David and slave brynn are passionate mentors and educators, having taught all over the country at events including Revelry, GLLA, and Southwest Leather Conference. They are honored to serve as the 2019 International Master and slave titleholders.
Mastering a Power slave
The Structured Relationship: Contract Creation for Power Exchange Dynamics

Master David and slave brynn

Master Hines

master hinesBDSM Educator and Professional Dominant. Master Hines formally joined the BDSM community in 1992 in Atlanta Georgia and moved to the bay area in 2003. Core to Master Hines' BDSM philosophy is spirituality through power exchange. His technique and approach to SM puts heavy emphasis on the spiritual connection between Top and bottom. Master Hines has presented demonstrations, classes and private workshops throughout the Southeast since 1997 and in the Bay Area since 2000 when he was first invited to the Bay Area to present for Folsom Street Fair weekend. He is well respected for his flair and artistry with floggers and has given classes on many topics including Flogging, Spirituality and SM, Erotic Knife Play, Resistance Play, The SM of Hands, and Sensuous Caning. Master Hines is also an accomplished artist specializing contemporary painting. You can visit his web sites at www.TheArtisthines.com and www.HinesFineArt.com.
The Art of Caning – Sensual Taps to Sadistic Whacks

Master Hines

Master John and slave ann

slave annmaster johnMaster 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 this Leather journey down the road less traveled by. He currently serves as Executive Director of Evergreen Leather Events, the organization that produces Leather Reign. He also serves on the board of MAsT: International as Treasurer. Master John, alongside his slave ann, had the privilege of serving as Northwest Master and slave 2014. They are also owners/producers of the Washington State Master slave contest. Master John and slave ann have been married and in a Master/slave relationship since 2000. In 2007 they found their "unicorn" and in 2010 kim joined them to create their triad family.
slave ann is a bisexual slave to Master John, and wife to her love. she has been married to her beloved Master since 2000 and together they married the love of their lives, kim, in 2010. slave ann found the vocabulary to describe her naturally 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 in service to community by being the treasurer of Evergreen Leather Events which produces Leather Reign, Leather Reign programming committee chair, and one of the producers of the Washington State Master/slave contest. she is proud member of the HardPink Sisterhood.
The Importance of Creating a Safe Space

Master John and slave ann

Master Richard and slave lyle

master richardDr. Richard Sprott has been in the SF Leather Community since 1990 and is a research psychologist. He currently conducts research in kink and poly areas and presents workshops nationally on the subjects, including training about kink for mental health professionals. He also created and facilitates the Mentoring Program for the Leathermen's Discussion Group in San Francisco. He currently owns three slaves – eric, lyle and jason - and has a large leather family.
slave lyle has been joyfully in service to Master Richard for over 5 years. slave lyle is a retired attorney. he and his husband have been together for almost 35 years.
M/s 301 – Beyond the Basics: Taking it Deeper and Dealing with Some Hard Stuff

Master Richard and slave lyle

Miguel Rubio

miguel rubioGustavo aka Miguel was born in Mexico. He describes himself as an adventurous man who tries new things. He started his journey as a Leatherman while working at the Bolt-Bar. He got the title of Mr. Bolt Leather in 2012 and during his year, he organized many events to support our community, from walking a mile in high heels, to ride more than 1500 miles in 3 years on his bicycle to raise money and awareness for people infected and affected with HIV. He traveled different places, met wonderful people and built great friendships. His favorite judging Mr. Leather Italy in Florence. After his title year, he started working in a Community Clinic as a Counseling, Linkage, and Retention in Care manager, linking HIV+ patients into care as a helping HIV- people to get PrEP. Serving as a community liaison amongst different organizations. He lives in Sacramento, CA.

Safer Sex Practices

Miguel Rubio

Mike Blacksmith

mike blacksmithMike Blacksmith has lived and played around the world and is the first Nevada Person of Leather and the current titleholder. Mike has a strong commitment to his community and has always been a staunch supporter of local outreach, safety, sexual health and wellness, and educational programs. He has found his home and resides in Reno, NV. Mike was initiated in the 1980's San Francisco and Sacramento Men's Leather scene and he has 34 years of leather community involvement. Mike has been presenting safety, sexual health, men's sexual health, rope and other topics for the past 15 years.
Death to Oranges, Kumquats, and Grapefruit

Mike Blacksmith

Mr. Dark

mr darkMr. Dark is a sex-positive educator and speaker and has been involved in the BDSM community for more than twenty-five years. In 2008 he started the Las Vegas D/s Society which successfully merged with Sin City D/s Network to help create the largest BDSM network in Southern Nevada offering education, health resources and other kink related activities. In 2011, Mr. Dark created the BDSM Orientation. In 2013, he founded the BDSM Educational Center offering monthly classes and a peer to peer mentor. Mr. Dark began his Leather journey in 2014 becoming first runner-up in the Mr. Southwest Olympus Leather contest. You can find Mr. Dark presenting classes at popular locales. He is also a producer of Revelry. Mr. Dark serves the greater BDSM community through his memberships in the NCSF, NLA's International and Northern Nevada chapters. He currently serves as President of Battle Born Leather Club in Reno, NV.
The Art of Aftercare

Mr. Dark

Ms Diana

ms dianaIn the lifestyle over 40 years, Ms. Diana is Coordinator Emeritus of Threshold Society, on the Los Angeles Leather Coalition board, and Executive Committee of Southern California Leather Woman. She's presented across the country, and in England on Alternative Lifestyles, and is Founder/originator of "The Tactile Celebration - A Sensory/Sensuous Journey". An educator for over 50 years, she has degrees in Theatre and Psychology (she continues her counseling today). She presents at colleges, universities, and organizations around California and outside of the state. These are opportunities to educate and correct misconceptions, and give back to the community. Education is the dominant theme in her life. In addition, she was named Person of the Year by the Los Angeles Leather Coalition at the Southland Honors of 2009, and received the Ms. Diana Lifetime Achievement Award by Leather H.E.A.T. in 2015.
The Art of Negotiation
The Fine Art of the Mind Fuck

Ms Diana

MsGin & DaveL

daveLms ginMsGin & DaveL - the Sadistic Duo! They have an engaging dynamic and often present as a team. As active members of the Bay Area community for over a decade, they have presented for KinkFest, Paradise Unbound, Dark Odyssey, Folsom Fringe, NWLC and many local Bay Area events. They enjoy sharing their knowledge and experience through hands-on classes and demonstrations.
MsGin currently hosts the weekly Wet Munch at Renegades Bar in San Jose. She enjoys a wide variety of play and is fascinated by the psychology behind Domination and submission and finds it to be the art and beauty of BDSM. DaveL currently hosts a monthly Cigars and Boots social in the South Bay. When you hear laughing in a local dungeon, you will most likely find DaveL in the middle. Humor is intrinsic to his love of BDSM.
Boots, Cigars and Play!
Crack 101 - Introduction to Single Tails
Let's Get Hooked

MsGin & DaveL

Ms. Kelly Chance and slave boiDi

kelly chanceMs. Kelly Chance and her slave boiDi have served their community for many years. They have served their community as members of boards, club Presidents, organizing parties, conferences and clubs in the Seattle area, and opening their homes for power exchange discussion groups. After co-founding Leather Reign 12 years ago, Ms. Kelly was executive producer for 4 years and slave boiDi, served as her left hand boi. Together they are Northwest Master and slave 2017. They have independently taught workshops in the United States and Western Canada. In 2015 Ms. Kelly and slave boiDi began teaching workshops on how they build trust and intimacy through vulnerability in their M/s dynamic.
Most importantly, slave boiDi is honored to be owned and collared by Ms. Kelly Chance. Little did hy know that when she purchased him for a lap dance at Midori's Bang for the Buck that their two divergent worlds would come together. Hy identifies as a slave/leatherboi. Hy is Northwest slave 2017. After coming out into leather in 1992, hy was one of the last members of the lesbian BDSM group, Outer Limits. slave boiDi has been actively involved with the Center for Sex Positve Culture; Women's Parties advocate, Co-founder of Blood, Sweat and Queers party. Co-ReFounder and past President of Seattle boys of Leather and Washington State Ms. Leather 2010. slave boiDi has presented over 15 years, including Kinkfest, Paradise Unbound, Vancouver Edge, Northwest Leather Celebration, the CSPC, and Lupercalia.
The Ultimate Risk: What does it take to be vulnerable with your partner.

Ms. Kelly Chance and slave boiDi

Ms Rhonda

rhondaMs Rhonda is the Owner and Master of tomo and together they are proud to be International Master and slave 2016 and Northwest Master and slave 2015. She is a Producer of Northwest Leather Celebration, the Northwest Master slave, Northwest Bootblack, Northwest Person of Leather, and Ms Sacramento Leather Contests. A part of the Northern California Leather Community for more years than she cares to mention, Ms Rhonda has presented classes and served as a judge at local, regional, and national events and was a Producer of International Ms Leather Weekend. She is the Owner and Founder of KinkED Productions (KinkEDProductions.com), which provides educational events for the Northern California Leather, Kink and M/s communities. She is a member of MAsT: Sacramento, MAsT: San Francisco, The Exiles, and Queer Leather Association Sacramento.
Yes, YOU can be a Titleholder!

Ms Rhonda

Moxie

moxieMox is the Northwest Bootblack 2018, a Pansexual, Poly, Penguin Princess and over all Pain in the ass. She loves hard and works harder. She's been bootblacking since 2009 and has been honored to work the stands at Folsom Street Fair, Sin in the City, and Battle Born Leather Clubs Gear Nights. Moxie is active in her community as the producer of the Nevada Bootblack Contest, marketing director for Revelry, and is a member of her local leather clubs. Mox is a knife enthusiast, needle bottom, and what she wouldn't do for a good stomping scene. With a personality bigger than her smile, Mox shares her love of all things boots with anyone who will listen. Her favorite pair is her Hello Kitty boots with the pink leather bows, but she's a sucker for a cute person wearing Wescos.
Aspects of the Chair - Not Your Standard Bootblacking Class

Moxie

Ox

oxPinned into Mama's Family in 2002 as Mama's Leather Maker and later as Mama's Password Keeper, Steve "Ox" Geist has been wearing and making leather since the late 80s. In his earlier years, Steve was a member of the Pushy Bottoms Union, a small group devoted to the then-radical notion that bottoms had rights. He later went on to be a member of the Sacramento Leather Association and a tailor at Mr. S Leather, but now he uses the powers of caffeine and snark as an information security professional to help defend the world's financial systems from idiots. In 2017, he won the title of Mr. Alameda County Leather.
After his husband of 16 years passed in 2016, Steve's passion for leather was re-ignited. In addition to the ACLC, he's also a member of The 15 Association and Volunon, and is looking to re-start the PBU.
Dungeon Essentials, Physical and Otherwise

Ox

PantherProwLs and Embers

PantherProwLs and Embers (aka PanthersPrey) are a 24/7 M/s poly/open couple living in the San Francisco Bay area. Together since 2001, they have been active playing, Dungeon Monitoring, volunteering, and teaching for groups and events including Society of Janus, SMOdyssey, Threshold (LA), Dungeon Monitors Association, SFCitadel, Lair de Sade, Black Rose, Leather Leadership Conference, NLA-OKC's Tribal Fire, PLA's KinkFest, DomConLA, TESFest, NorthWest Leather Celebration, StL3's Spanksgiving, Beyond Vanilla, Sin in the City, Rome BDSM Con, and Leather & Leis among others, on a variety of S&M skillsets and Ds/Ms topics. They also make leather products for the BDSM community, which they market through His company, PantherProwLs Enterprises www.pantherprowls.com. They can be contacted at pantherprowls@hotmail.com and/or panthersprey@gmail.com.
Caress of Steel

PantherProwLs and Embers

Pixie

pixiepixie is a genderqueer service oriented human who has been tending to their Leather Community since 2008, lucky enough to have contributed to a multitude of behind-the-scenes volunteer opportunities from Texas to Iowa and finally settling in California. pixie enjoys being prepared for anything and is known for their magic service bag. pixie is a member of MAsT: Sacramento, Education Director for Queer Leather Association Sacramento, the current Judges Coordinator for SF Bootblack/Mr SF Leather Contest, and the M/s & POL Contest Director for Northwest Leather Celebration.

Magic Service Bag: The essential kitchen sink

Pixie

Sage

sageDaddy Sage is a Northern California leatherdyke who has been part of the Leather scene for twenty-two years. She lives in Sacramento with her spouse, boy, and submissive, Laine. She is also Daddy to boy Jenn, Gretchen, and Jeremy, who have been her leather "kids" for 20 years now. Sage is the 2018 President of Queer Leather Association Sacramento, a longtime member of the Exiles, and is a member of MAsT: Sacramento. Sage has been a Leather/BDSM educator for many years. When not indulging her more prurient interests, Sage can be found singing in the Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus (the first female member). Sage is an author and has written five steamy Leather/BDSM erotic novels. She is currently working on her sixth and seventh books.
BDSM and the 12 Steps of Recovery

Sage

Sara Blaze

sara blazeMs. Sara Blaze is a lifestyle Fem Domme, a Professional Dominatrix, and anything but typical. As a community leader, a partner and a parent, Sara is engaged, passionate and tireless. Sara is the President of Metro Vancouver Kink ("MVK"), BC's largest BDSM not for profit organization which focuses on promoting outreach and education and has held this position for over five years and been involved with MVK in some fashion since its inception 10 years ago. Sara is also the Producer of Westcoast Bound, MVK's premier annual weekend-long event focused on BDSM education. With her leadership, Westcoast Bound has grown exponentially from 100 attendees to nearly 500. As an educator, she has taught locally with Indigeo, MVK, Taboo, SFU and ConvergeCon and in the US at the Leather Leadership and the Gathering.
Leadership and Growing a Community Organization
Female Domination

Sara Blaze

Sir Patch and slave evelyn

sir patchSir Patch was introduced to BDSM in the 1980's by a motorcycle club brother who invited Him to a "different kind of party." He leads The Lion's Den, a Leather household in Salem, Oregon which includes His slave evelyn, Master Bell and Master Sheila of Lebanon,OR, and SilentType of Salem. Sir Patch and slave evelyn have lived together in a 24/7 M/s relationship since 2013, are graduates of The Butchmann's Experience, and have led workshops at NWLC, Leather Reign, West Coast LINK, Leatherwoods, and local groups and munches. slave evelyn founded Eugene subCulture, a peer support group for "s" types and has hosted kinky game nights and other social and educational events in the community. Together, Sir Patch and slave evelyn reactivated MAsT: Eugene and led that chapter until moving to Salem in 2016. Sir_Patch now serves as Director of MAsT: Salem and is a member of MAsT: Portland.
Service in a Styrofoam Box

Sir Patch and slave evelyn

slave Carlene

slave carleneslave Carlene's Leather journey began in the mid-1980s and she has always been willing to share her knowledge and experiences with other submissives and slaves. In 2004 she was honored to become Master Kelly's slave and was his business partner and wife until his death in 2018. Slave carlene is the co-founder of the California Central Valley Leather Alliance (CCVLA) and facilitates their monthly education munch. She is a member of MAsT Sacramento, MAsT Stockton, Portland Leather Alliance, and The Exiles. She is the founder of the Sacramento Submissive Support Group which provides support for those on the right side of the slash. She has been teaching and mentoring in the Sacramento area for the past 14 years and currently devotes her time to community service and organizing classes, demos and events for CCVLA.
Self-Acceptance and Self-Esteem: Getting Naked in the Dungeon

slave Carlene

slave Jazz

slave jazzslave Jazz, with former lives in the theatre world, the tech industry and as a massage therapist—now lives with her Master and their two young children and works promoting sexual freedom. Her writing has been published in Power Exchange Magazine and Kink-e-Zine, as well as on several websites. Jazz is the producer of Sin in the City, a co-founder and executive producer of the International Person of Leather (InterPOL) Contest, the founder of Las Vegas Leather Women (LVLW), and a member of many other lifestyle-related organizations. Over the past 20 years, Jazz has served as the producer for SouthWest Olympus Leather, the Education Coordinator for The Shack, and has contributed as staff, educator, and judge for countless large kink events throughout the United States. She maintains a blog at: https://jazzpup.wordpress.com.
How to Punish Your Master

slave Jazz

slave larry and Jonathan Arnowitz Taylor

jonathan taylorslave larryslave larry first entered the Leather, Kink, M/s community in January 2010, and shortly thereafter met Master Morris Taylor who took him under his wing. Later slave larry was humbled, but honored, to have been selected by Master Morris to be his "live out" slave. slave larry worked along with slave jonathan to serve to Master Morris. Somewhat quiet, preferring to work in the background, slave larry assisted Master Morris and slave jonathan in their successful title runs for Northwest, and International Master and slave. slave larry is interested in healthy M/s relationships, particularly those involving more than 2 people. The passing of Master Morris in August of 2016 represented the second great loss in his life. The first was the loss in 2004 of his partner of over 19 years. slave larry is still trying to make sense of it all, and how the M/s dynamic has impacted him.
Jonathan Arnowitz Taylor is the holder of International slave 2013 and the Northwest slave 2012 titles. He has traveled the country and the world giving workshops, coaching and mentoring on the M/s lifestyle. Among topics he is particularly passionate about are: sustainable/consensual M/s relationships, bdsm and spirituality, and M/s and bdsm in the Arts. Jonathan recently published the first of a series of novels, The Goldberg Variations. The first book is The Rites of Passages and is currently an underground LGBT and Kink classic. He also has many years experience as political activist. Jonathan also completed the San Francisco Sex Information hotline training. He is a member of San Francisco MAsT, The 15, and a regular at the SFDsDG. In 2016, Jonathan's master, Master Morris passed away. The devastation that followed gave Jonathan another mission: to teach workshops helping M/s and D/s couples lead sane, fulfilling and nurturing reality-based relationships.
Slavecraft: The Book; The Discussion (Discussion Group Personalizing Slavecraft with Jonathan Taylor and Larry Brown)

slave larry and Jonathan Arnowitz Taylor

Stephan and SweetWisteria

Stephan and sweetwisteria have been in an M/s dynamic for three and half years exploring what power and authority exchange mean to them and how they can help teach others to explore power exchange. Together they enjoy educating on a myriad of subjects around the M/s dynamic, service, formal dining, etiquette, and many other subjects. They also live in a poly household with six adults, two cats and a dog, adding to the complexity of their M/s and service to both a person and a house.
I can get my own damn glass of water!

Stephan and SweetWisteria

Teagan

teaganTeagan fell in love with bootblacking at a young age, doing her shoes before church. Although these days her skills are being put to more salacious uses, she still identifies as a spiritual bootblack. For her, bootblacking harkens back to the foot-washing ritual. Teagan is International Ms Bootblack 2018, and the 20th person to hold that title. She is based in Oakland, CA. During her title year she invited our community to "Take Refuge" in the capable hands of our bootblacks. She's the executive producer of the San Francisco Bootblack Contest.
Feeding Your Sole: Basic Leather Care for the Average Leather Person.

Teagan

Tomo

tomoTomo identifies as a butch leatherdyke and serves with her Master Ms Rhonda as International Master and slave 2016 and Northwest Master and slave 2015. Tomo is a Producer of Northwest Leather Celebration, the Northwest Master slave, Northwest Bootblack, Northwest Person of Leather, and Ms Sacramento Leather Contests. She has presented classes, served as a judge, keynote speaker, and emcee at local and national events for over two decades. She was a Producer of International Ms Leather Weekend for seven years and is a founding member of the Dyke Uniform Corps. Tomo is the Director of MAsT: Sacramento, is a member and serves as Webmaster for Queer Leather Association Sacramento, the West Coast Curator for the Leather Quilt Project, and is a member of MAsT: San Francisco, and The Exiles. She was awarded the Pantheon of Leather President's Award in 2013 and the Master slave Conference slave Heart Award in 2018.
Yes, YOU can be a Titleholder!

Tomo

Trey Fletcher

trey fletcherSometimes referred to as Dude Complex, Trey Fletcher has been a longtime advocate for the LGBT+ community. Beginning with the Knight Hawks of Virginia, Trey was a past member and volunteer for the Alameda Country Leather Corps. A retired veteran of the United States Coast Guard, he was a forerunner as one of the first black trans men within the Coast Guard. He helped pave the way for other Coast Guard Members that identified as LGBTQ+ by coordinating and speaking at official Coast Guard Pride festivities. He has elevated the voice of others as a speaker for the LGBTQ Speakers Bureau, as well as continuing his role of being an outreach leader for black trans men nationwide. Trey's desire to create a visible home for him and other gay/bi Leathermen of color lead him to become one of the Founding Fathers of Onyx Northwest where his is currently serving as President.
Why Onyx? Why Now?

Trey Fletcher
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Workshops




A Rigger’s Waltz- Rope for Rough Body

This class will demonstrate and educate on how to tie your partner when they're moving, struggling or trying to escape from you. For bottoms, it will cover how to get out of rope, while introducing tops to safe and effective ways of making that more and more difficult. If you are a fan of rope that involves other forms of play, this might be the class for you! Debuted at Revelry 2018, Rope & Rough Body are Doriam's primary play styles! Time permitting, this class will allow attendees to spend some time tying their partners and/or making new friends! Safety is key for this type of play, please bring a set of safety sheers and non-nylon, non-cotton, non-silk rope (if you don't have any, some may be available).
Presenter: boy Doriam

A Rigger's Waltz- Rope for Rough Body

Aspects of the Chair - Not Your Standard Bootblacking Class

Have you ever been intimidated to sit for a bootblack? Do you ever just stand there and watch wondering what the heck am I suppose to do? The stand can be a place of fun and play (often you can hear the giggles from across the space), a place of relaxation and solace, or a place of education. Join Moxie in the rousing conversation and find out where you can get the most out of your time with a bootblack.
Presenter: Moxie

Aspects of the Chair - Not Your Standard Bootblacking Class

Basic Bondage: Tie Me Up On A Budget

Let's face it, SM - especially bondage play - can be pricey: steel shackles, leather restraints, handcuffs, and other fun things don't come cheap. But in this class students will learn that tying someone up doesn't mean you have to break the bank. From Saran Wrap to Bungie cord, duct tape to clothesline, and more students will learn all kinds of tricks and techniques to not only restrain on a budget but how to do it safely as well as effectively ... and enjoyably!
Presenter: M.Christian

Basic Bondage: Tie Me Up On A Budget

BDSM and the 12 Steps of Recovery

There are dozens of 12-Step programs including Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Sex Addicts Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, and so many more. Others use the 12-Steps in programs like Al-Anon to learn boundaries and to better handle life with a person in recovery. The 12-Steps are more than a set of rules, they are a way of life endowed with spiritual principles including Honesty, Open-Mindedness, Courage, Integrity, Love, Patience, Awareness, Willingness, and Service. You don't have to be in a 12-Step program to see the connection between these values and the best of Leather. These are the same ethics we hope to infuse in our BDSM relationships and community. This class will explore ways BDSM relationships and the BDSM community can be enhanced and recovery supported by the 12-Steps and the spiritual principles behind them.
Presenter: Sage

BDSM and the 12 Steps of Recovery

Beneath the Leather: Massage for Boot Blacks and Service Oriented folk

It all started at the after-party at a conference. I had traded the beautiful custom Wescos I had worn all weekend for my favorite Chaco sandals. A boot black approached me sadly stating that I wasn't wearing my boots anymore, that they had been looking forward to taking care of them. Someone piped up, "Give her a foot massage with Hubbard's" and now we're here in this class teaching you techniques and tricks that will elevate your leather care. Please bring your favorite leather dressing (example: Huberd's Shoe Grease, Rebel Rub, Picard's leather dressing) and clean feet.
Presenter: Leftenant Fox

Beneath the Leather: Massage for Boot Blacks and Service Oriented folk

Better to Ask Permission than Beg for Forgiveness

Strengthening monogamous relationships using polyamorous principals. We think of monogamy as "self defining", but is it? When is cheating, cheating? Is holding hands cheating? Kissing? On the Cheek? Dancing? Friends of the opposite sex? Our guided discussion will approach the subject of practical communication involving the internal as was as external relationship/boundaries, and making those boundaires less "foggy". Included in the discussion will be setting and defining boundaries at three levels: Physical: When does texting become sexting?, Mental: Managing expectations in the relationship, Emotional: Removing doubt/instilling confidence.
Presenter: Donja

Better to Ask Permission than Beg for Forgiveness

Boots, Cigars and Play!

Nothing epitomizes leather like cigars & boots. To some, they are symbol of what it is that we do. For others, they are wonderful toys for a scene. In this class you will learn the basics of boots and cigars, the basic types of both and what you can do with them in and out of scenes. We will focus on cigars and boots from the top's and bottom's point of view and give you tips on how you can start using these wonderful toys.
Presenter: MsGin & DaveL

Boots, Cigars and Play!

Bound for the Floor - Rope Bottoming 101

Flowing floor work helps to maintain intent in rope, keeping both partners focused on each other. This class is structured for and with rope bottoms. In this class, basic body mechanics, safety and terminology will be covered to assist you to create the type of experience you are wanting as you are being tied on the floor. Conroy and ShesANatural will demo a single column tie, a double column tie and a one rope flow exercise. We ask attendees that wish to participate to please bring rope. This class will not be teaching pattern ties to the tops. This class is designed to give information to the bottoms that are being tied for safety and sustainability.
Presenter: Conroy and ShesANatural

Bound for the Floor - Rope Bottoming 101

Breaking through the Fear

There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit and no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect. Aren't the risks we don't take, the ones we often regret the most?! Fear is one of the most powerful forces that limits human potential, and keeps people from taking action toward their desires. Imagine turning fear into a fuel that feeds your passion and drive and helps you break out of your rut! You will experience what it feels like to get yourself to take action in spite of your fears, to be so totally focused, centered and strong that you are unstoppable. This workshop is designed to do much more than face your fear, it's more a preparation for all the potential or symbolic challenges that you will face throughout your life.
Presenter: Master Bob Blount and slave jan

Breaking through the Fear

Caress of Steel

Caress of Steel" aka Knifeplay 101 is a class designed to acquaint the participants with the uses of knives and similar blades in erotic BDSM play. It is meant not only for the novice but for the more experienced player as well. Due to the inherent risks involved with sharp blades, safety is emphasized at all times. Topics covered include but are not limited to: Basic knife components and nomenclature, Blade design and composition, Proper care and cleaning of blades, Safe handling of blades both in and out of scene, Combining knifeplay with other types of play, and How to mitigate or minimize risks associated with knifeplay. Following these discussions, techniques are introduced which allow the participants to utilize knives in their scenes. Various uses of sight and sound as well as contact sensation are demonstrated.
Presenter: PantherProwLs and Embers

Caress of Steel

Clothespins: The Kinky Wondertoy

Sure, they look innocent enough but in a skilled hand a clothespin (wooden or plastic) can be a beautifully viscous toy. Applied to genitals and breasts they can make even the most hardened of bottoms squirm with delight. In this class, lessons will be taught in how to select the right clothespin for the job, safe ways of applying them, how to easily modify them in all kinds of fiendish ways, the physics and physiology of what makes clothespins so intense, the sweet intensity of zippers, cautions and concerns, and where to apply them to a human body to get the best effect.
Presenter: M.Christian

Clothespins: The Kinky Wondertoy

Communication: Do you have this?

No, really. Do YOU have this? Do you feel seen? Do you feel heard? Do you feel known? Are you showing up in your relationships? Let's focus on an interactive discussion that gets into the meat of productive communication. Expect this class to be as deep and meaningful as you're willing to be. Let's see if we can't dissolve some of the difficulty which may be preventing your greatest satisfaction and your most productive means of personal power.
Presenter: Lady Catherine G.

Communication: Do you have this?

How many skills have you learned? How many skills do you believe you may need to learn? Our young community has developed a social context and knowledge management schemata which may come with emotional hazards. We're going to explore the darker side of our need to learn, our pursuit of better, best, more, to the detriment of ourselves and our relationships. Are we concentrically consumed or fully exploring vitality?
Presenter: Lady Catherine G.

Concentric consumption or Vitality

Crack 101 - Introduction to Single Tails

Want to channel your inner Indiana Jones? Then come let us show you how to take your whips from sensual to sting. This class is for beginners to gain confidence and learn technique while intermediate thrower can improve their skills. We will also discuss safety and negotiation. Please bring your whips. A limited number of whips will be available if you do not yet own a whip.
Presenter: MsGin & DaveL

Crack 101 - Introduction to Single Tails

Death to Oranges, Kumquats, and Grapefruit

Whips are an adventure- I started my journey as a kid in San Diego whipping fruit trees bare, today my motivation and techniques have very much changed. Whip kisses and wraps, single tails are a very sensual experience ultimately, It's all about connection and technique. This is a class where you'll learn the anatomy of the whip, how to find the right whip for you, techniques and upkeep including how to make crackers, and how to find your sweet spot in play along with a fun and refreshing way to pick fruit.
Presenter: Mike Blacksmith

Death to Oranges, Kumquats, and Grapefruit

Dungeon Essentials, Physical and Otherwise

Got rope? Is it strong enough? … Got consent? Are you sure? Whether you're fresh to the scene or have been playing for decades, this class will let you learn from my thirty years' experience in making, using, and abusing toys and equipment, as well as my radical involvement with BDSM consent issues. We'll explore what you need to play safely – what to look for, and more importantly, what to look out for when selecting things like ropes, leather items, and playroom "furniture" and when playing with people who may have underlying health issues that they didn't warn you about. We'll also dive into the rapidly changing aspects of consent and legal issues as the world has moved on from the Reagan-era "No means no" to affirmative consent where "Yes means yes" may not be enough.
Presenter: Ox

Dungeon Essentials, Physical and Otherwise

Feeding Your Sole: Basic Leather Care for the Average Leather Person

Is your leather feeling dry? Did it get dirty from that kinky camping trip? Want to get your leathers looking sharp for that event tonight? Feeling overwhelmed about where to start? Have no fear! This class will give you the skills and confidence to perform basic maintenance and care on your leathers. Together we will learn the foundations of leather care, the difference between oil tanned and high shine leather, and how to build a simple kit for taking care of your own leathers. We will also delve a little bit into the 'whys' of leather care. Please bring some leather to tend to and any products you already own, the last part of the class will be hands on!
Presenter: Teagan

Feeding Your Sole: Basic Leather Care for the Average Leather Person

Female Domination

The stereotype of a whip wielding woman dressed entirely in black leather is not only tedious, it's ultimately a harmful, idealized construct of what a FemDom "should" look like. Join Sara as she deconstructs what female domination "should" be. Topics covered will include finding your own authentic persona as a female dominant, how to step into your dominance and how to harness your unique power.
Presenter: Sara Blaze

Female Domination

Gladiator Games - The Rematch - Facing Off With a Singletail

Have you ever wanted to test your singletail prowess again others at a similar level? Be you able-bodied or limited, this activity is for you! This is "Chopped" for the singletail. You will be paired off against an opponent in a series of double elimination rounds. After a few practice rounds, the "best" singletail fighter in each round will advance to the next level. The competition will continue until the singletail champ is chosen! Protective eyewear provided as well a champion and best sport medals.
Presenter: Liza and her slave, Jody

Gladiator Games - The Rematch - Facing Off With a Singletail

How to Punish Your Master

Tongue in cheek, the title of this workshop, but we've all seen it, and perhaps, if we're honest, most of us who have lived on the bottom end of a long-term authority transferred or power imbalanced relationships can admit we've done it at some point in the past. While it's not so common to throw our Masters over our knee to deliver a stern disciplinary spanking, we generally find other ways to act out when our faith has suffered a beating. Join slave Jazz for an exploration into manipulations we attempt in defense of our ego. What are they? How do we identify manipulative behavior when we aren't honest with ourselves about it? What are the productive alternatives to such behavior? How can we resurrect the headspace we want? How can we shake ourselves awake, remember what we want, and step back onto that path after we have been hurt?
Presenter: slave Jazz

How to Punish Your Master

I can get my own damn glass of water!

Some times we just want to do things for ourselves. As Masters, Mistresses, Dominants, we need to remember we are in a style of relationship where authority and power are not equal. In this class we will discuss authority based relationships and how the left side of the slash (Master/Mistress/Dominant) works to accept service from the right side of the slash. We will discuss pitfalls of being served, how to explore the joy of being served and service, and how to show appreciation for the services given. We will also explore a few types of service and give examples of rules, rituals and protocols to show that we appreciate the person giving service.
Presenter: Stephan and SweetWisteria

I can get my own damn glass of water!

Intro to Ageplay

Have you been curious about the world of dolls, coloring, juiceboxes, and caregivers? Do you identify as a little or middle, or want to play with someone who does? Wondering what do to with occasional mommy- or daddy-impulses, or want to incorporate more guidance and nurturing into your dynamic, without childlike stuff? Ageplay offers many things to many people; we'll select sub-topics as a group before starting, to customize this presentation to those attending.
Presenter: Master Brett Turner

Intro to Ageplay

Inviting Surrender

Are you excited to try power exchange during your NWLC weekend, but not sure how to get from "Hi, nice to meet you," to "Get down and lick my boots"? In this beginner's workshop, Anton will present a road map for inviting someone to join you in playing with dominance and submission, and establishing a foundation for power exchange that's both scrupulously consensual and deeply felt. The class is appropriate whether you're hoping to negotiate a power exchange scene with a new friend this weekend, or adding a new power dynamic into an established relationship.
Presenter: Anton Fulmen

Inviting Surrender

Leadership and Growing a Community Organization

Anyone can throw a party, but how do you grow a organization that supports and fosters community? Creating community includes outreach, education, support networks and inclusion; each of which requires vision and leadership. Sara will touch on all of these topics and more and also share her experiences growing community during her tenure with MVK.
Presenter: Sara Blaze

Leadership and Growing a Community Organization

Let's Get Hooked

Very few things epitomize edge play as much as flesh hooks. They are seen as sadistic, intense, and often time spiritual. In this class, we will be discussing the composition and the process of "throwing" hooks, safety around using hooks, and how they might be used in a scene. If you have your own hooks and time allows, we may be able to set you up for a hook pull.
Presenter: MsGin & DaveL

Let's Get Hooked

M/s 301 – Beyond the Basics: Taking it Deeper and Dealing with Some Hard Stuff

This revised and updated workshop will address challenges for Master/slave pairs who have been in their dynamic for a while. We will explore some challenges that can arise over time: What can you do to deepen your dynamic?; What are ways to keep it fresh and growing?; How can you maximize trust and surrender in the slave?; Who is transparent and how much?; The importance of periodic review of rituals, protocols and controls; Poly issues - things that come up when there is another primary partner, and what happens when Master adds a new submissive?; to live or not to live together and challenges from each; Is it or is it not love/romantic? There are no single (or simple) answers to these issues: this is intended to be an interactive session to explore these issue and propose ways to address them.
Presenter: Master Richard and slave lyle

M/s 301 – Beyond the Basics: Taking it Deeper and Dealing with Some Hard Stuff

Join Liza and her slave, Jody as they discuss the joys and challenges of a longer term (17 years) Master slave relationship. Open to all this is a gently guided discussion, not a lecture!
Presenter: Liza and her slave, Jody

M/s, The Second Decade and Beyond

Mastering a Power slave

Is your slave one of the many who possess the A type personality? Are they leaders, outgoing, or constantly on the go? Do you feel like there times that they need to be held back for their own good? Are you a slave that thrives in environments that challenge you, push you to complete tasks that may seem overwhelming? Are you a slave that says you are not submissive? Do you struggle with feeling like you don't fit the mold of what a "good slave" should be? Do any of these things sound familiar? If so, Master David and slave brynn invite you to join them as they talk about their experiences in learning how to work with a power slave. They will dive into what worked for them as they navigated the transition from struggling with self-doubt to embracing the power slave within.
Presenter: Master David and slave brynn

Mastering a Power slave

Magic Service Bag: The essential kitchen sink

Disaster preparedness? I got your back...backpack, Just in case...case, service...satchel? This workshop is on building your dream service bag and becoming your own Mary Poppins while discussing the intent in finding purpose in preparedness.
Presenter: Pixie

Magic Service Bag: The essential kitchen sink

Protocols - a primer

Just what is this protocol thing? This workshop will cover the concepts and principals of personal protocol. Topics will include what protocol is (and isn't), methods and ideas for creating a personal protocol, pitfalls, and enforcement. We'll explore different approaches to discover what works for you. It's geared toward those new or newish to BDSM but seasoned hands may benefit as well. The information presented can be used in casual play or as a kick off to exploring a more formalized dynamic.
Presenter: Loren Quon

Protocols - a primer

Protocols: A writing workshop

Protocols enhance and deepen an authority based relationship. But how do you get started? This workshop hopes to answer that. The workshop will incorporate lecture/discussion and guided writing exercises to help you form an outline and framework for your protocol. Specific topics will focus on what is meaningful in protocol (and what is not), enforcement and levels (everyday, high, etc).
Presenter: Loren Quon

Protocols: A writing workshop

Rox in the Box

There are so many variations of the box tie (takate kote or "TK" or gote), a tie which is the foundation of Japanese bondage. The basic components of a box tie are necessary to keep the integrity of the tie. This class will share the common version of a basic 2 rope box tie and break it in to 4 sections for ease of learning. It will provide a general understanding of structure, tension and safety with respect to making sure that your frictions are like rocks in the box tie.
Presenter: Conroy and ShesANatural

Rox in the Box

Safer Sex Practices

Interactive talk about STI, HIV, HCV and other STI that are in our community. How to protect ourselves and our partners. Prevention tools etc. Condoms, PrEP, PEP, Treatment As Prevention TasP, etc.
Presenter: Miguel Rubio

Safer Sex Practices

Self-Acceptance and Self-Esteem: Getting Naked in the Dungeon

No matter who you are or what orientation you might be, we all have certain aspects of our bodies that we probably don't like. The objective of this class is to increase your ability to recognize the negative words we tell ourselves and turn them into positive talk. We will define the difference between self-acceptance and self-esteem and provide tools to increase your ability to accept any perceived flaws in yourself and your partner(s). We will also discuss the negative reactions we have to other people's spoken comments and we will talk about how to support someone else who has low self-esteem.
At the end of this class, you will have the tools to make yourself happier and more comfortable with yourself and others and be able to get naked in the dungeon or bedroom with no feelings of humiliation (unless you're into that).
Presenter: slave Carlene

Self-Acceptance and Self-Esteem: Getting Naked in the Dungeon

Service in a Styrofoam Box

How do we define "perfect" service? Sir Patch incorporated humor and a styrofoam take out box into His life lesson about the true meaning of service at the Lion's Den. Come and share your experiences as we discuss how we define service, the importance of intention when requesting or providing service, the role of ego in making or breaking great service, how we draw the line between anticipatory service vs. presumptive service, and tips for graciously giving and receiving service.
Presenter: Sir Patch and slave evelyn

Service in a Styrofoam Box

Slavecraft: The Book; The Discussion (Discussion Group Personalizing Slavecraft with Jonathan Taylor and Larry Brown)

Come to a stimulating and challenging review of the classic M/s book, Slavecraft by the Guy Baldwin. Specifically we will be concentrating on the key principals covered in the book. The aim is to question, refine and hone our M/s skills by revisiting this classic in M/s relationships. If you have the book, please bring your copy with prepare topics or quotes otherwise we will have a list of topics to discuss.
Presenter: slave larry and Jonathan Arnowitz Taylor

Slavecraft: The Book; The Discussion

Standing Strong: Building Community for M/s Relationships

How do we build strong united communities? Not only do we want to help build united communities but communities designed to provide cohesive support for Master/slaves relationships. This workshop is designed to explore ides on build inclusive communities which are supportive of Master/slave relationships.
Presenter: Master Boromoy and slave amari

Standing Strong: Building Community for M/s Relationships

Strengthening Bonds through Ritual

Sometimes life seems to get in the way of our M/s relationships. The use of ritual can help keep those bonds solid. These rituals do not have to be daily rituals nor do they need to be complicated. In this class, we will cover: Use of rituals to center and strengthen relationships, Daily greetings, slave positions, ritualized language, call and response, presentation of items, ritual vs routine, keeping rituals meaningful.
Presenter: Master Boromoy and slave amari

Strengthening Bonds through Ritual

The Art of Aftercare

One of the most important aspects of play. Learn about what to keep in your aftercare kit, when aftercare should begin, what our responsibilities are and more.
Presenter: Mr. Dark

The Art of Aftercare

The Art of Caning – Sensual Taps to Sadistic Whacks

This workshop will delight those who have only experienced or perceived caning as an instrument for masochists and sadists. For most people the idea of caning brings up images of sadistic scenes, excruciating pain and extreme marks and bruises. Though these are possible, there are also more sensual approaches to caning. Master Hines give a broad view of caning including: practice techniques, scene scenarios and styles such as American, English and power caning. This workshop is sure to interest both novice and experienced players, particularly those of you who are afraid of canes or those of you who want to learn more sensual caning techniques.
Presenter: Master Hines

The Art of Caning – Sensual Taps to Sadistic Whacks

The Art of Negotiation

Often, after getting what we've asked for, we discover it isn't what we wanted. Part of the problem is most people don't know what they want and don't know what to ask for. In painting the picture, we use broad strokes and forget to include the smaller details. I hope to provide tools and skills which will help you better identify what you want, and ways in which to achieve that. This applies to interpersonal relations, selecting play partners, designing scenes, and developing working partnerships. You can't get what you want unless you know what it is.
Presenter: Ms Diana

The Art of Negotiation

The Fine Art of the Mind Fuck

Among the elements we like to play with, the mental and the psychological can be most effective. Fear and terror, finely tuned, can add a delicious spice to any scene. Here is an opportunity to explore that mental landscape, decide whether or not we want to plant land mines, and share possibilities with each other for creating these scenes. We'll share examples of scenes which have worked well and maybe some that went not so well. Come take a trip on the (psychologically) wild side.
Presenter: Ms Diana

The Fine Art of the Mind Fuck

The Importance of Creating a Safe Space

If communication is the foundation of a solid, ongoing relationship, trust is the bricks, and having a safe space is the mortar that holds it together. Without trust, there can be no meaningful communication, without a safe space that allows the difficult conversation there can be no trust. In this facilitated discussion we discuss the benefits, and the challenges of having a safe space that enables us to have those difficult conversations.
Presenter: Master John and slave ann

The Importance of Creating a Safe Space

The Lost Art of Praise: Recovering a Valuable Tool in Relationship Dynamics

We want the best from our partners, but do we understand how to recognize positive behavior and offer appreciation and encouragement? Too often, empty praise is dispensed like we would to a pet, dangled like a carrot out of reach, or forgotten all together. In this class we will explore the value of praise, when to provide praise, and the art of expressing appreciation.
Presenter: Master Ben and naomi

The Lost Art of Praise: Recovering a Valuable Tool in Relationship Dynamics

The Sensory and Tactile Experience

This is a great class for beginners, experienced players, and everyone in between. If you are not into pain but want to experience something kinky or are new to the scene, this is the class for you. Tactile play can be great for training new subs and can be a euphoric experience. Sensory / tactile play can even be budget-friendly and is good for a "kink on a dime" experience.
Presenter: 12 Volt

The Sensory and Tactile Experience

The Structured Relationship: Contract Creation for Power Exchange Dynamics

One of the biggest challenges couples entering into a power exchange relationship experience is creating their contract. Often there are more questions that answers: Do I need a contract? Where do I start? What should I include? How long should it be? How often should is be reviewed? Join your 2019 International Master and slave, Master David and slave brynn, as we answer these questions, and many more. We will go through a sample contract, talk about how we created ours, and give you tips and tricks that have worked for us. When we are done, you should have the tools to create a functional contract that covers everything from limits to protocols, and much more!
Presenter: Master David and slave brynn

The Structured Relationship: Contract Creation for Power Exchange Dynamics

The Ultimate Risk: What does it take to be vulnerable with your partner.

Brené Brown said, "Being vulnerable is a risk we must take to experience connection." It seems easier said than done. In order to experience connection and ultimately intimacy, vulnerability is essential. In M/s and D/s relationships, it is common to expect the slave or submissive to be transparent, AKA vulnerable with the Master or Dominant. To achieve the connection we seek, Ms. Kelly Chance and slave boiDi have found that they both must be vulnerable. Join us as to discuss how shame, judgement and the fear of rejection get in the way of true intimacy. What can be done to create an environment where vulnerability is not only possible, but a core part of the relationship dynamic.
Presenter: Ms. Kelly Chance and slave boiDi

The Ultimate Risk: What does it take to be vulnerable with your partner.

These boots are made for walkin’

To be under a heel is a wonderful form of submission. To stand over another feeling their fragile body under your feet is sublime. Come learn the Anatomy of Trampling, where we discover the mechanics, traditions, science and joy of stepping (or being stepped on) all over your friends and partners. Be prepared to share your experiences, feet, favorite shoes, and techniques. Please come with paired with a trampling partner.
Presenter: Leftenant Fox

These boots are made for walkin’

Yes, YOU can be a Titleholder!

Interested in becoming a titleholder? We will tell you everything you need to know. From the responsibilities, to your application, to the details of contests, Ms Rhonda and Tomo will break it down into simple, understandable steps. There will also be plenty of time to answer all of your questions. If you'd like to represent our region and compete in the Master slave, Bootblack, or Person of Leather Contest, join us for this class!
Presenter: Ms Rhonda
Presenter: Tomo

Yes, YOU can be a Titleholder!

You Don't Have to Wear Black to be a Top: Unconventional Topping

Babygirl Tops? Bimbo Doms? Service Oriented Switches? What is this world coming to? Contrary to popular belief, you can top from traditionally submissive roles and have a lot of fun doing it. All you need is some experience, a good sense of humor, and a bit of knowledge of potential challenges, pitfalls, and other obstacles.
Presenter: Kay

You Don't Have to Wear Black to be a Top: Unconventional Topping

Why Onyx? Why Now?

ONYX is an organization formed and operated by Men of Color who enjoy the leather lifestyle. ONYX sets as its goal to provide an informational and social organization to address issues specific to people of color who chose to project the positive aspects of the leather lifestyle and support our community and economic initiatives. This class is a discussion as to why Onyx is needed and why it will be needed in the future.
Presenter: Trey Fletcher

Why Onyx? Why Now?
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