Category Events

My Weekend – Part 2

December 3, 2012 EventsKink and BDSMKink CommunityKink EventsLeather  2 comments

So, when last I left, we were at the Bizarre Bazaar and the party was about to start.

Actually, before it started, I took the opportunity to have the fabulous Sir Markos take some photos of me with slave drew for our Christmas picture.

He did a wonderful job and we ended up with at least three contenders for the position.  I think it will end up being the one I posted last night, which I am referring to as “Peekaboo,” since I seem to be leaning to one side.

Later in the evening I had him take a few absolutely priceless photos with Elf Devon, one of which I posted here yesterday, too.

One of the things that has been important to me over the last few years is the bringing back of the tradition of earned Leather...

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Kink First – My First Event

November 16, 2012 EventsKink and BDSMKink CommunityMemoriesSubmissivesTravelsUncategorized  7 comments

I’ve talked before about my first event, which was Black Rose 10, in November of 1997.

It was called Black Rose 10 because it was a party to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Black Rose organization, out of Washington, D.C.

My submissive at the time was Bill, who lived outside Chicago and was some minor Republican elected official, one that sent him to Washington on a fairly regular basis.

Who knows, maybe he wasn’t so minor of an official.  If I could only remember anything other than Bill, I might be able to find out, but then, I’d have to be particularly interested, too, and I’m not, so there’s that.

Anyway, Bill spent enough time in D.C. that he knew about BR and knew about the party, and wanted to go and wanted me to go with him.

I don’t know what I expected, or what I knew abou...

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Events

July 16, 2012 EventsKink and BDSMLeather ContestsTravels  2 comments

I just got an invitation this week to present at Kinky Kollege in Chicago in October.  An old friend, Jack Rinella, asked me to do a 101 sort of class for them, as well as a couple more.  I don’t know what else I’ll present for him, I sent him a long list of classes I have available.

I will also be presenting with my friend Ms Tammy at Mr. Georgia Leather in Atlanta in September, and of course I’ll be presenting at GLLA in August in Indianapolis.  I presented last month at Corn Con in Bloomington, Illinois, and in April at Beyond Leather, in Florida.

I also do local classes once a month at least, too.

I like presenting.  I’m a dominant, what’s better than standing in front of a bunch of people, all of who are gazing at me with rapt attention, hanging on every word I say...

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Forgive and Forget

July 14, 2012 EventsKink CommunityMemories  2 comments

Not so much, actually.

I am not really a forgive and forget kind of girl.  I can forgive mistakes; flaws in character, however, are another thing.

Other people seem to be far more fickle than I am.  I don’t usually burn bridges until I am absolutely positive that there is nothing on the other side I will truly miss before I set ablaze the only means by which to reach it.

I do have a temper, but it rarely flares.  I am more an Ice Princess type than a Drama Queen.  Revenge is a dish best served cold, after all.

It takes a lot for me to write someone off.  It’s not a whim thing, it’s a considered decision.  I have to believe you to be essentially dishonest, obstructionist, untrustworthy and/or singularly unreliable.

I have never made the decision to sever ties with someone based on one...

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Judging

June 21, 2012 EventsLeatherLeather Contests  No comments

I was just asked to judge the International Master and slave contest in March in Dallas.  That lead me to remember something I wrote a while back, which I am again going to retread, about judging a Leather contest:

I spent last weekend in the rather strange position of judging other members of our community.

Let me clarify, since to some extent, we judge others all the time in all kinds of ways.  I was officially judging them.  It wasn’t just the usual passing of a yay or a nay about someone and the choices they made in partner or wardrobe.

I was one of eight judges on a panel to pick a Leather Sir, a Leather boy and a Bootblack, all of whom would go on to the International Leather Sir/Leather boy and Community Bootblack Contest.

It’s an interesting thing to come into a room as a sort...

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Awards

June 18, 2012 EventsKink CommunityLeatherLeather Contests  4 comments

I have, in the course of my time in the community, been nominated for a fair number of awards.  I never win any, to be clear, and that’s really ok, though it’s always easier to lose when you lose to people whom you would vote for over yourself, too.

I got a notice in my email today that I’d been nominated for a Pantheon of Leather award.

The Pantheon of Leather is one of the major award groups in the Leather community.  There are some other awards, too, obviously, but Pantheon is kind of the Academy Awards of Leather, in that there are a lot of different awards for a lot of different categories.

There are six or eight regions, and there are usually between four and six nominees in each category...

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Corn Con

June 11, 2012 EventsKink and BDSMKink CommunityTravels  No comments

I am back now from my weekend excursion, to Bloomington, Illinois.

I was at a great event called Convention in the Corn, or Corn Con.

It’s a very small event, I doubt there were 75 people there all told, but we had a great time.  I went with my friend Kenny, and Ms Tammy and her slave, troy.

Corn Con is put on by Spyn, a black Lesbian Dominant.  I’ve known Spyn for years, though not well at all.  She always comes to Great Lakes, but we never had a reason to do more than say hello in passing.  She’d approached Ms Tammy to present, and she suggested that I contact Spyn about presenting, too, since we often travel together and didn’t mind staying together.

So, after a little back and forth, I ended up as one of the three presenters, who also included my friend Min, who works at the Leathe...

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