The Avatar Club Los Angeles educational meeting will be Whips by Peter Fiske on Wednesday, September 24. Peter has an inventory of over 1,000 whips, authored a book on the subject and is a Fraternal member and past Chairman of The 15 Association of San Francisco and a past board member of Delta International at MCC in the Valley, 5730 Cahuenga Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601 starting at 8:30 PM.
While much of Peter's Leather life was spent in San Francisco, he moved to Palm Springs just a few years ago. He has served on the volunteer staff of International Mr. Leather for about a decade and has received numerous accolades regionally, nationally and internationally.
Avatar has provided over 30 years of community service and education. For more information on Avatar check out http://avatarla.org/
The Leather and Kink community came out in full force to support the Atons of Minneapolis as they hosted Gopher XXI the weekend of July 18-20. This was their first in-town run in over 15 years. Although there were some that missed the traditional outdoor camping experience, it was evident that everyone enjoyed their time together.
Gopher XXI: Tails of the City, was held at the Doubletree by Hilton in the Minneapolis neighboring community of Saint Louis Park. The hotel provided great accommodations and delicious food during the Saturday evening banquet and Sunday morning breakfast.
Many brother/sister clubs from the Twin Cities area, as well clubs from out of town hosted socials and cocktail parties, featuring a wide variety of drinks and some even got into the spirit of the run theme and donned inspirational attire.
The Mr. Bolt Leather 2015 Contest Weekend will be held October 17-19 at the Bolt in Sacramento, California and is a preliminary for International Mr. Leather which will be held next May.
The weekend starts with a contestants and judges Meet and Greet on Friday night at 9 PM; the Mr. Bolt Leather 2015 Contest will be on Saturday starting at 8 PM and a Victory barbecue rounds things out at 5 PM on Sunday.
All events will be at the Bolt, 2560 Boxwood Street, Sacramento, California 95815.
The Mr. Bolt Leather 2015 judges will be American Leatherman 2013 Aaron Duke who will serve as the head judge, Sandy "Mama" Reinhardt, Mr. San Francisco Leather 2014 Scott "Big Red" Farrell, Ms Alameda County Leather 2013 Girlmel Sparkles, Northern California Leather Sir 2008 Thomas Pupp.
Ms San Diego Leather 2014 is Sarge and Mr. San Diego Leather 2014 is Jim James who won their titles during ROMP San Diego, the 20th Anniversary of the titles at the Victory Theater on Saturday night, August 23.
The judging panel included head judge Judy Tallwing McCarthy, Lenny Broberg, Mark Holmes, Wish Linda, Alan Tunstall, Aaron Duke and Jo Blas.
The first runner-up titleholders were Barb Dwire and Cobi.
There were four classes during the day on Saturday presented by Ms Cynthia and Master Orpheus on Breath Play, Electrical Play, Relationships and Bloodless Knife Play.
The emcees were AJ Turner and Barbarella. They had quite a job with seven contestants to introduce and process.