By Pup Tripp
Recently in Dallas, TX, executive producers from both the International Pup and Trainer Contest (IPTC) and the International Puppy Contest (IPC) made a joint announcement that, beginning in July 2017, both contests have committed to a two-year period of running concurrently in the same location. This is seen as just the beginning of a transition that will bring the two contests together again and, in so doing, provide the pup and handler community a weekend event that is truly their own.
The first weekend of October will see Leather Men, Women and Puppies from around the Midwest descending upon St. Louis, Missouri, for the 2014 Midwest Leather Weekend. Three days, October 3-5, of kink seminars, parties, all built around two terrific events: Mr. Midwest Leather Contest and Midwest Puppy Contest. Most of the events take place at Bad Dog Bar & Grill, 3960 Chouteau Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110.
Both contests are open to Leather Men and Puppies from Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, and Kentucky.
Said the weekend producers, "We had an amazing turnout last year, and everyone had a great time. We had folks come in from all over the Midwest and the feedback was very positive."
A distinguished panel of judges from around the country will be there, along with title holders, community leaders and folks interested in Leather, Kink and Puppy Play. There will be opportunities to meet and socialize over drinks, meals and activities all weekend.