The highlight of San Diego Leather Pride was the San Diego Leather 2016 contest at the World Beat Center in San Diego's Balboa Park on Saturday night, March 19 with the titles going to Ms San Diego Leather 2016 Jae Marie, Mr. San Diego Leather 2016 Jay Heimbach and San Diego Bootblack 2016 Eric.
All official events took place March 17-20 at the World Beat Center.
One of the highlights was the Women's Leather History display presented by Viola Johnson of the Carter/Johnson Leather Library which included books, magazines, articles, photographs, illustrations and sculptures.
The judging panel for Mr. and Ms San Diego Leather consisted of Head Judge Viola Johnson, Carmelle, Ms San Diego Leather 2010 Tiger, Mr. San Diego Leather 2004 Adam Latham, American Leather Boy 2015 Boypup Max, International Ms Leather 2015 Sarge (who was also Ms San Diego Leather 2014-2015), and Master Anjin.
The judging panel for the San Diego Bootblack contest consisted of International Ms Bootblack slave tabitha, Ms. Los Angeles Leather 2016 Goddess Moon and Southern California Leather Bootblack 2015 Danielle.
Mark Frazier of Dallas, TX was the keynote speaker at the Victory Brunch on Sunday. Mark gave a thought provoking speech on "Building a House of Leather" that was well received and appreciated by all. Frazier stated that this was his last keynote speaking engagement and San Diego was proud to have him choose to do it there.
San Diego Leather contest producers Annie Romano and Bryan Teague announced that this would be their least year producing the contest and weekend and that a new producer would be named soon.
Friday night saw a meet and greet with food where the contestants, one for each contest, introduced themselves to the judges and guests.