The awards ceremony also took place that evening and prominent Leatherwomen ran away with most of the awards. Mama Viola Johnson received the Guy Baldwin Master/slave Heritage Award in a very emotional moment as it was Guy who presented the award and shared memories of many years ago. Erotica author Laura Antoniou received the Master Jack McGeorge Excellence in Education Award at the hands of Master Jack's son Ales and his slave Justin Tanis.
Other honorees included slave gypsie from North Carolina, who received the Sir Steve Community Service Award and Lady Lynette who received the Master Heart Award. The other two awards wen to slave llamb (slave Heart Award) and slave david (slave bill Volunteer Award).
Mama Viola Johnson from the Carter-Johnson Leather Library and Rick Storer from the Leather Archives and Museum addressed the importance of Leatherwomen throughout the history of our community.
During the Opening Ceremony, Master Z from Dallas, International Master 2004, delivered a passionate speech to set the tone for the Master/slave Conference.
The heavily educational event included a record 66 classes and 10n roundtables on Master/slave relationships with top notch presenters from all over the country including the likes of Guy Baldwin, Laura Antoniou, Viola Johnson, Master Skip Chasey and slave Rick, Sharrin Spector, slave Caroline, Master Jim and slave marsha, Patrick Mulcahey and slave Patrick, Master Obsidian and slave Namaste, Master Z, Liza and jody, Mistress Susan and slave ziggy, Ms Khiki and slave jezebel, Master Dan and slave Melissa, master Alex Keppeler, David Stein, slave Justin, slave raven, Ms. Margaret, among many others.
The Carter-Johnson Leather Library was part of MsC for its seventh year. Three covering ceremonies were held at the Library and Mama Viola and her staff were busy all weekend showing our history in books and memorabilia.
Check out http://www.masterslaveconference.com for more information on presenters, workshops and other events/