-NWLC 2013 Emcees-
2013 Northwest Master/slave Contest Show Emcees:
Graylin Thornton and Lamalani Siverts
Graylin K. Thornton, International Mr. Drummer 1993, currently resides in San Francisco where he is co-owner of the GayVn award-winning Grey Rose VideoProductions. A Film/TV graduate of San Jose Sate University, he is one of the original members of the South Bay Leather and Uniform Group (SLUG) and produced their first leather weekend in 1988. In 1991, Graylin produced the first Ebony Leather Contest which introduced the leather lifestyle to more people of color and has judged and/or MC'd most major contests including IML, IMsL, ABW, IDL, MLT etc. A Pantheon of Leather Award recipient, Graylin is the former chair of San Diego Leather Pride/Mr. San Diego Leather and also produced Northern California Mr. Drummer and Southern California Leather Sir/boy. A former board member of New Leaf Services for the Community, Graylin Thornton is an Emeritus National Board Member for the Leather Leadership Conference and is the 2009 recipient of the NGLTF Leather Leadership Award. The past two years, Graylin has been honored with the MC duties of the 2010 and 2011 International Leather Sir/boy and Community Boot Black. In 2011, Graylin was chosen to represent as an Official Community Grand Marshall in the San Francisco Pride Parade. The greatest thrill, however, is to once again be an active participant of the Bay Area KINK community and to serving alongside the men of Leathermen's Discussion Group. But, most of all, to be a part of Northwest Leather Celebration in San Jose where my leather journey began.
Lamalani Siverts - Lamalani hails from the Pacific Northwest and held the title of Washington State Ms Leather 2008 before winning International Ms Leather 2009. She has been active in the leather community since 1999 when she started teaching workshops through the women-owned sex toy store Babeland. Professionally, Lamalani made hemp bondage rope with Twisted Monk and has recently relocated to San Francisco to work with Mr S. Lamalani has performed as a percussionist, boylesque artist and is excited to bring her relaxed style to the stage as emcee.
2013 Friday Evening NWM/s Contestant "Meet & Greet" Emcee: Thib Guicherd-Callin, Mr Santa Clara County Leather 2012
Thib Guicherd-Callin has been a dedicated volunteer in the Bay Area queer and leather communities since moving to San Jose from his native France 11 years ago. He is returning as a Northwest Leather Celebration volunteer for the fourth year. Thib is an active member of the Santa Clara County Leather Association, Alameda County Leather Corps, California Boots and Breeches Corps, Breeches and Leather Uniform Fanclub, Fits Like A Glove, and Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center. In his copious spare time, he is also president of the Saga North LGBT ski and snowboard club of Northern California. Thib proudly serves his community as the current Mr. Santa Clara County Leather, and in 2011 won the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's Hunky Jesus contest.
Saturday Step-Down Luncheon Secret Emcee:
(Shh! It's a surprise!)
Sunday Keynote Brunch Emcee: Lady Hilary
Lady Hilary has been traversing leather for over 24 years. By example and through teaching, she shares her passion and love for all expressions of joyful alternative or non-traditional relationships. She can also be found presenting nationally and locally on D/s and relationship topics of all kinds.
Her family and community are her passion.
Sunday "Speed Round" Auctioneer: slave Erich
slave Erich has proudly worn the collar of NWLC Executive Producer, Ms Margaret, since February of 2004. New Jersey born Erich entered the Leather community in 1995 at a truck stop in Dallas before relocating to San Jose and the South San Francisco Bay area in the summer of 1997. Having recently been branded with the nickname of "Truck Stop," while he served as a judge for the 2010 International Master/slave contest, he has learned to be more careful of what he puts in his bio.