Who will be chosen to represent our region at the 2014 International Master/slave Contest in Dallas, TX?
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Northwest Leather Celebration is proud to announce the judges for the 2013 Northwest Master/slave contest!
2013 NWM/s CONTEST JUDGES:
Mistress Suzan, International Master 2006 (Head Judge)
Kirk Thomas, International slave 2000
Master Tallen, International Olympus Leather 2011
boy tyler, American Leatherboy 2011
Master Dan, International Master 2012
slave bren, Southwest slave 2011
Heather aka Pink, Northwest slave 2011
JUDGES BIOS --
Mistress Susan hails from Western NY/ Rochester area. She found her way to the scene back in the early 80s in the bars of NY. She has taken an active role, both in and out the Master slave community and believes in being a positive resource for those interested in the master slave dynamic. Over the years Mistress Susan has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations. She cofounded MDG and a Leather Woman’s Group in Asheville NC. She is currently working on forming a Leather M/s group in Rochester NY. Mistress Susan was honored with the title of Southeast Master and then later International Master 2006. Her focus is the support and education within the master slave community and the practice of ethical mastery. She holds true to the ideals of trust, honor, respect, loyalty and duty.
Kirk Thomas was formerly known as slave kirk, property of Master Steve Sampson and was one of the founders of the Southwest Leather Conference. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Butchmanns, Inc., and is participating with Elwood in his new Edgewalkers initiative. As an ecstatic, Kirk likes hooks and needles. He recently experienced a hook suspension in Canada and is both a piercer and participant in Southwest Leather Conference's annual "Dance of Souls". He has had many spiritual experiences and visions with body stress ecstatic practices such as these, and is eager to bring these practices to the rest of the leather world. Kirk is also the Archdruid of Ár nDraíocht Féin: Our Own Druidry, leading a Pagan church with a worldwide membership of 1300 folks.
Master Tallen came into the Master/slave lifestyle in 1997 as a slave. He began his evolution into Mastery in early 2002 and is proud of where his journey has taken him. He has presented classes and judged Leather Contests all over the U.S. and beyond. Currently Master Tallen is an owner of Great Plains Olympus Leather Contest, is the Executive Producer of International Puppy and Trainer Contest, and is on the Board of Regents of Leathermens’ Academy. He is a Member of NLA Dallas, DPEX, and MAsT. In 2005, he created the Master/slave Flag. In 2008 he won the Leather title as Northeast Master. In 2011 he became Mr. Great Plains Olympus Leather, and subsequently was honored to be selected as International Mr. Olympus Leather 2011.
boy tyler Fong, American Leatherboy 2011 is a resident of the East Bay. By day he is a Radiologic Technologist, by night he fills 3 evenings with music rehearsals with the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra, Danville Community Band and San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band. On weekends he can usually be found at Leather events near and far. Locally he is a Fraternal Member of The 15 Association, pack brother in the San Francisco K9 Unit and volunteers with the Alameda County Leather Corp and Golden Gate Guards (Honorary Member). Leather family has no limits set by geography, kink/fetish, sexual orientation or gender. boy tyler encourages everyone to attend ABW for the annual family reunion in Chicago October 11-13, 2013. www.AmericanBrotherhood.com . Visit boy tyler's webpage at www.AmericanLeatherboy2011.com
Master Dan holds the titles of International Master 2012 & Southeast Master 2011. A member of the Charlotte Tradesmen Levi/ Leather Club in Charlotte, NC, Master Dan is always on the lookout for good beer, good cigars, and good bootblacks. He frequently quotes from South Park, including this gem by Eric Cartman, "I don't make the rules, I just think them up and write them down."
slave bren is a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, wife, lover, power-slave, little, and friend. she discovered her path to slavery and Leather in 1998 and relocated from Ontario, Canada to Los Angeles in order to grow in her slavery under the care and guidance of Master George in 2002. She became his collared slave in 2008. She is Canadian made, American owned and operated! slave bren holds the title of Southwest Leather slave 2011. she is currently nominated for Pantheon of Leather XXI 2011 Community Choice Award (Woman), and for Pantheon of Leather XXI 2011 Couple of the Year Award with Master George. She was awarded the Los Angles Leather Coalition Chairman’s award in March 2012. she is presently the Threshold Coordinator 2012-2013. slave bren is the humble founder of the Los Angeles sisters in submission (LAsis) support group founded in 2003. slave bren presents classes alone and with Master George nationally.
Heather is the slave and wife of Daniel. Commonly known as Pink, she identifies as a Leather, queer, femme slavewife who has been publicly involved in the community for nine years. Pink has a passion for service, and works hard volunteering as SF Citadel staff; teaching classes, helping train DM's, mentoring for SoJ, supporting parties and events, and leading projects within the San Francisco Girls of Leather. She enjoys staying active in the local community, and delights in the playfulness and fluidity of many types of play here in SF including, but not limited to; D/lg, puppy, boot love, service submission, corporeal masochism and embracing her inner piggy.
Judges' girl: angel -
angel identifies as a slave and enjoys many forms of service. She first found the community in Los Angeles in 1995 before relocating to Northern California in 1998. She enjoys participating in her local communities in many ways; she currently attends a local women’s group, co-hosts two Santa Rosa munches and is co-director of MAsT: Santa Rosa. She is honored and proud to serve as Treasurer for both SF girls of Leather and The Exiles, as well as the Membership Director for MAsT International. She enjoys meeting new people, making new connections and sharing the passion she feels for this lifestyle with others – please feel free to say hello! She finds that in her service to the community she gains understanding, depth and growth on her own journey.
Judges' boy: Boy Dennis -
Boy Dennis has been collared to his wife, Ms Dawn, for the last 7 years. He is a trained server for the Ladies Tea Society of Northern California as well as a member of the Denver Boys of Leather. Born and raised in Northern California, he now resides in rural Tennessee. In his spare time he enjoys bicycling, kayaking and board games; his favorite color is blue.