There will be plenty of hot, sexy and classy entertainment at Northwest Leather Celebration!
2019 Brunch Keynote Speaker Master Ben
Master Ben has been in the Lifestyle for more than 20 years. His passions are authority-based relationships, education – and is slave, naomi. He has presented on a wide variety of topics at various venues throughout the country, including MsC, South Plains Leatherfest, Southeast LeatherFest, the M/s Gathering, the Leather Leadership Conference, and numerous MAsT Chapters. He serves on the MTTA Board and is the resident Master for the MTTA Academy weekends for Masters and slaves. Master Ben was the Northeast Regional Representative for Master and slaves Together (MAsT) and is a member of several MAsT chapters. He is in a long-term, monogamous relationship with slave naomi.
2019 Emcee - Jonathan Arnowitz Taylor
Thursday Contestant Number Pull
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.
2019 Emcee - Darryl Flick
Friday and Saturday Evening
Darryl was born and raised on the east coast, and has been around the block more than anyone is willing to admit, and became actively involved in the Leather/SM community in the early 90's.
From 1993 to 1995 Darryl held the title of Mr. SouthEast Leather. Darryl was the first Executive Director of Folsom Street Events, producers of both the Up Your Alley and Folsom Street Fairs. Darryl has also been a Co-Producer, Judge and Emcee of IMsL.
Darryl has been nominated twice for Pantheon Man of the Year and received two regional Pantheon Awards for his work on both sides of the US. Among other items of note are being a First runner up for the American Leatherman, being on the cover of the Leather Journal, honorary member of the Richmond Leather Club, Co-Founder of TBLC in Richmond, recipient of the Eagle Award from the Tarheel Leather club, 2013 Recipient of the South East Leather Fest Community Award.
2019 Emcee - tomo
Saturday Titleholder Step-down Luncheon
Tomo identifies as a butch leatherdyke and and serves with her Master as International Master and slave 2016 and Northwest Master and slave 2015. Tomo is a Producer of Northwest Leather Celebration including the Northwest Master slave, Northwest Bootblack, and Northwest Person of Leather Contests. She has presented classes, served as a judge, keynote speaker, and emcee at local and national events for over two decades and most recently as an auctioneer extraordinaire! She was a Producer of International Ms Leather Weekend, is a founding member of the Dyke Uniform Corps, and a Producer of the Ms Sacramento Leather Contest. Tomo is the Director of MAsT: Sacramento, a member of the Exiles, MAsT: San Francisco, and Queer Leather Association Sacramento which she severs as Webmaster. She was awarded the 2013 Pantheon of Leather President's Award and the Master slave Conference slave Heart Award in 2018.
2019 Emcee - Erich
Sunday Brunch and Speed Round Auction
Erich entered the Leather community in 1995 at a truck stop in Dallas, Texas before relocating to San Jose and the South SF Bay area in 1997. He has been involved in M/s relationships for much of that time, most recently serving his cherished Lady, Ms Margaret Anderson, for 11 years prior to her passing. He has served his hometown clubs – Santa Clara County Leather Association and smOdyssey, Inc - over those years as a member in several coordinator and volunteer roles before helping create the Northwest Leather Celebration, serving as assistant producer from 2008 through 2014. Erich assumed the role of executive producer for 2015, and proudly became co-owner and producer of NWLC. Outside of the community he works as a technologist turned manager in Silicon Valley, loves soccer as both a player and a fan, has studied karate and competes in half-marathons and triathlons.
We have some incredible entertainment for the Friday night Formal Dinner Contest Opening as well as the Saturday night Contest Finale. Our diverse and exciting group of performers will bring imagination, glamor, dazzling dance, and incredible musical talent to the NWLC stage. This is a group of dedicated members of our community who love to please and entertain us and will be showcasing their talents during both shows.