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Great Lakes Olympus Leather and Power Exchange winners announced

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Great Lakes Olympus Leather Contest Winners

By boy John Schmitt
The 2016 Great Lakes Olympus Leather and Great Lakes Power Exchange Contests were held November 7 at the 501 Eagle in Indianapolis, IN where Rhea became Ms Great Lakes Olympus Leather 2016, and Kevin and kate were chosen to be Mr. and Ms Great Lakes Power Exchange 2016.

Contest Producer boy John announced the Mactep accepted the title of Mr. Great Lakes Olympus 2016.

The judges were MS Great Lakes Olympus Leather Ms Tammy, 2015 Great Lakes Power Exchange Niki, Great Lakes Leather Sir 2013 Sir Papa Behr and owner of Abraided Leather Shane, artist and contestant handler Andi, Scarlett O'Hairy from the Bag Ladies, Indiana Leather Sir 2013 and past Indiana Leather Boy Brent.

The emcees were 2015 Power Exchange Sir Travis, 2015 Mr. Great Lakes Olympus Leather Mactep and Tri State Pup 2015 Pup Spaz.


Conductors LL Track XXXIV: Under A Big Top to begin spring club run season March 4-6

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By Paul E. Hines
The weekend of March 4-6 is the Conductors LL of Nashville TN’s 34th Leather run, Track XXXIV. A member club of the Mid America Conference of Clubs we will be hosting Leather men and women from all over the United States for a fun filled weekend of Leather, Fetish and Brotherhood. The run theme this year is Under A Big Top.

The weekend begins with Registration at 3 PM on Friday March 4 PM and the Start of Cocktail parties at 5 PM with 10-15 cocktail parties planned over the weekend. All food and drinks are included in the price of the Run (except any drinks during our bar crawls).

Transportation is provided for any events outside the host hotel. Our Final Farewell is Sunday, March 6 starting at 2 PM and every moment between opening and closing is planned with entertainment and brotherhood.

A few of the events to look forward to during the Track XXXIV: Under A Big Top run include Freak and Fetish event at Trax, hosted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, MACC Fall meeting for all member clubs of Mid-America Conference of Clubs, the Conductors Run show (A show unlike any other), featuring Conductors LL club brothers and associates in ways you always/never wanted to see, Formal Dinner (Club Uniforms and Colors), games, bar crawls, Mr. Friendly, after hours with demonstrations/teaching and playroom time, awards along with cocktail parties hosted by clubs, bars and members.

Detail plans for the run and registration is now online at

The Track XXXIV host hotel is the Clarion and phone numbers and information on getting our Run rate is posted on our website. Our Track XXXIV: Under A Big Top rate is only available though the beginning of February so book early.

There is a whole spring and summer ahead with club runs all over North America. Track XXXIV: Under A Big Top is one of the first. Some have been going for more than 50 years such as the Run to Badger Flat hosted by the Satyrs Motorcycle Club in California over Labor Day Weekend in September. Between the beginning of March and September there will be nay a weekend without at least one Leather/Levi, BDSM club or motorcycle club run from which to chose.


Mr. and Ms Sanctuary Leather 2016 winners are Michael Morales and Scarlett Sin

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Scarlett Sin bested Mary Connolly to win the Ms Sanctuary Leather title and Michael Morales earned the required amount of points to be named Mr. Sanctuary Leather on Saturday night, December 5 at the Sanctuary Studios LAX in Lennox, CA.
Ms Sanctuary Leather 2015 Moon O’Neal served as the emcee.

The contest opened with a blessing by the Los Angeles House of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

The judging panel was headed by Ms So Cal Leather 2015 slave bren, Ms Sanctuary Leather 2014 Shae Flanigan, Mr. Sanctuary Leather 2014 Alpha Zigzag, The Leather Journal publisher and editor Dave Rhodes, So Cal slave 2014 Indigo Black and Mr. West Coast Olympus Leather 2015 Matthew Mullins.

A meet and greet was held on Friday night at Pistons bar in Long Beach and a victory barbecue closed things out at the Bullet Bar in North Hollywood on Sunday afternoon.

Moon O’Neal will compete for Ms. los angeles Leather 2016 and Michael Morales will vie for Mr. los angeles Leather 2016. Upon completing his year as Mr. Sanctuary Leather 2015, Prometheus was presented his los angeles Band of Brothers patch and Moon O'Neal was inducted into the Southland Leather Title Sisters in a similar ceremony.

Of course there was a Mama's Family photo shoot.

For more information on the Sanctuary Studios LAX check out




Southern California Bondage Club announces big changes for 2016

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By Adam Forrest

The Southern California Bondage Club is excited to announce some big changes for 2016. Starting with their January event, their regular monthly men's bondage play parties are moving to a new venue, Sanctuary Studios LAX, at a new day and time. Their parties will now be held the second Sunday of every month at 7 PM - Midnight. The first party of the year will be held at Sanctuary LAX on Sunday January 10 at 7 PM.

To celebrate the move, the club is very proud to be hosting a very special demo at its inaugural Sanctuary LAX party by the great LA bondage artist and photographer Domasan. Known for his freestyle bondage work and his distinctive thick red rope, Domasan is a founder of the So Ca Bondage Club and know for his demos at Avatar LA, the Folsom and Dore Alley fairs and for Recon. His photographs have been exhibited at Rick Castro's Antebellum Gallery and published in Berlin's Boner Magazine and Mascular Magazine. His work is enjoyed by many in the community, and around the world, on his Facebook, tumblr, flickr and Recon accounts.

Club President Jeff Rathaus stated, "With the ever increasing amount of exciting leather and kink events scheduled every Friday and Saturday night in the region, our club is hoping that the kink community will find they have fewer scheduling conflicts on Sunday evenings and join us to relax, kick back and have some wild fun to wind up their weekend. With the hard work of many members and volunteers, the So Ca Bondage Club celebrated it's 10th Anniversary this past year. The current board feels that this move will strengthen the club so it can continue to serve the kink community of southern California for many years to come."

The club's new venue, Sanctuary, is a clean, very well-equipped dungeon-atmosphere facility, with several St. Andrews' crosses, bondage horses and tables, cages, stocks, hoists, a jail cell room and even an open shower room. It is three times larger than their previous space.

The So CA Bondage Club has been organizing play parties for more than 10 years. Their events attract a broad spectrum of men for bondage and  BDSM play. Experienced players and newbies are all welcome to play at their own speed in a safe, sexy environment. At each session there's always a wide cross-section of guys, of different ages and fetishes, playing out hot scenes. If you're new to the scene, it's a great safe, friendly place to learn, practice or just watch until you're ready to play yourself.

Sanctuary Studios is located at 10914 S. La Cienega Blvd., just off the 405 freeway near LAX. For directions, or for more information on the club and to join their mailing list, check out

Photos by Domasan


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