JUDGES ANNOUNCED FOR 21ST ANNUAL INTERNTIONAL OLYMPUS LEATHER CONTEST - The Leather Journal

JUDGES ANNOUNCED FOR 21ST ANNUAL INTERNTIONAL OLYMPUS LEATHER CONTEST

Press Release

March 31, 2017

International Olympus Leather Contest

 

Vonn Tramel is pleased to announce the Seven Judge Panel that will select the next International Mr and Ms Olympus Leather over the course of Olympus Leather Weekend in San Diego California May 5-7, 2017.

Head Judge – Dr. Lawrence Burden – aka Dr. Larry


Dr. Larry has served on many judging panels including Los Angeles Leather, Mr. Hoist Leather in London, International Mr. Leather, and is also the permanent Head Judge for International Leather Sir/boy. This will mark his fifth year as Head Judge with the International Olympus Leather Contest.

International Mr Olympus Leather 2015-16 Fred Anderson

Fred Anderson is the current International Mr. Olympus Leather. He is also Great Plains Mr. Olympus Leather 2015 and Gulf Coast Community Bootblack 2008. He's been honored to have opportunities to teach at events, held positions of leadership in various leather organizations, bootblack for contests and be a part of many organizations such as Mr. Friendly who’s helping reduce the stigma of HIV.

International Ms Olympus Leather 2015-16 slave boo

Slave boo has been involved in the kink world, off and on, for almost 30 years.  After introducing her husband of 17 years to the BDSM community, they have not looked back. Slave boo is Great Plains Olympus Leather 2015, and the current International Ms Olympus Leather. She was humbled by being announced as South Central Regional Leather Person of the Year 2015. Besides her charity work slave boo teaches Negotiations and Expectations, is a mentor and strives to be a Leather Woman her family, and her community can be proud of.

Founder and Producer Emeritus Olympus Leather Dave Rhodes

Dave Rhodes is the publisher and editor of The Leather Journal which was founded in 1987. The paper of record for the leather-bdsm-fetish community is the longest continuously running Leather publication in history. Dave has judged IML, International Ms Leather, International Mr. Drummer, International Mr. Fantasy, International Leather Sir and Leatherboy, Mr. International Rubber, American Brotherhood, International Puppy, International Master/slave and NLA: International. In total, over 450 contests.

Community Fundraiser Sandy “Mama” Reinhard

“Mama” is respected and revered for her ability to motivate her international Family with her philosophies that include “Ask yourself what can I do to make a difference, and then do it from the heart”. It is estimated that through individual fundraising efforts and volunteering, Mama's Family has raised over 5 million dollars both locally and internationally, since its beginning.

Historian and Dedicated Volunteer Caryl

Caryl has been involved in the San Diego Leather and BDSM communities since 1999 having been involved in a wide variety of groups and events and has been honored with awards including the Sentinel of Leather, Leather Woman of the Year, Community Choice, and Gio Micu Award. She is dedicated to helping people find validation, contacts and education for their kinks and supporting consensual sexual freedom.

Pantheon of Leather Woman Of The Year 2009 Mistress Cyan

Mistress Cyan was introduced to The Lifestyle in 1989, and has since become a well-respected Leader in The los angeles BDSM and Leather Communities.  She served as Producer of International Olympus Leather from 2010-2015, was Producer of West Coast Olympus Leather in 2008, President of two of the largest FemDom groups in los angeles and served on The Board of Advisers for The los angeles Chapter of Club FEM. In June 2015, Mistress Cyan was diagnosed with tonsil cancer and spent most of the latter half of the year undergoing chemo and radiation therapy. It was during this time that she retired from Olympus Leather. After a long hard fight, she is now back on her feet and back working as hard as ever.

 

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Olympus Leather Weekend is sponsored by Bulldog Custom Leathers, The Leather Journal, The Leather Foundation, San Diego Leather Pride, Boy Pup Creations, The Kinkdom Detroit

About Author

Vonn Tramel has been a kinky "friday night femme" since she was 17.  She found the Leather community in 2007 and began her Leather Journey in 2008 after attending a Cigar Play Class in Long Beach, CA at Pistons Bar. A meeting with Dave Rhodes in May of 2008, changed her path for better or worse when she filmed and photographed the 2008 West Coast Olympus Contest, then International Olympus in Chicago that year....the rest they say is her-story. 

Edit: In 2012 she was approached by Dave to join The Leather Journal as it's Webmaster with business partner Bryan Teague.

Most misspelled word: Leahter (Sad but true)