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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

San Diego Leather Realm 2011

For those who are not clear on the topic:

Every year, during San Diego Pride, there is a VERY LARGE, very hidden area down at the very bottom of the hill within the Pride Festival that is set-aside for the Leather Realm. Due to the worry that the Pride organizers have about wild happenings being visible to the unwary, the easily-alarmed or the very young, you could easily walk right past the entrance and not realize that such a splendid resource is available, and has been for years. Just look for the big "LEATHER REALM" banner. It looks like this… How do I know? I made it, years ago, along with almost a hundred of the other banners that you'll see at the Leather Realm, representing clubs, businesses and sharing helpful messages.

If you've never been the the Realm, please take the time to swing by and check it out. It's free of charge, but you do have to show ID at the door. It's highly sociable, visually interesting and friendly as all hell.  There will be vendors, lecturers, demonstrations, volunteers to answer questions, local affinity-groups, and a strong sense of reunion for those of us who enjoy seeing friends that we haven't had a chance to see for a while.

Most people step timidly inside the gate, look around, and SCAMPER right back out, which seems silly to me, because there isn't a single soul there who will do anything but be available for questions or assistance (or coaching) if requested.  Thousands and thousands of people pour through during the weekend, and it's surprisingly well-shaded by trees, with soft ground underfoot.  It's the nicest area to hang around in, within the entire Festival.

I will be at the Leather Realm on Saturday from the end of the Parade to around 6PM, and I urge any volunteers to come by to help newbies join up with FMSD. I'll coach you on the best way to do this. There will be water, snacks and camaraderie to spare.

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For all events listings:

Web site: http://SDLeatherRealm.info
Leatherrealmsdpfestival@yahoo.com

COME WALK WITH US IN THE SAND DIEGO PRIDE PARADE.
Please join Mr. and Ms. San Diego Leather 2011 Kurt and Beanstalk, Mama Sandy Reinhart, brothers and sisters from many other areas of the county, LA Ponies and Critters, and folks representing all of the beautiful colors of our tribe at the San Diego Pride Parade.

Pride parade Leather Group Details.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Check In: 10:15-10:30 a.m.: Hillcrest DMV parade staging area (University and Normal St)
Parade Kick Off: 11:00 a.m.
Group #104
Questions? Wish wishuwerehere_f41@yahoo.com
Christi SDLR<leatherrealmsdpfestival@yahoo.com>

HISTORY IN THE MAKING IN SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA

Active-Duty Military Members To March In Pride Parade
- San Diego News Story - KGTV San Diego www.10news.com
SAN DIEGO -- History will be made at this year's San Diego Pride Parade when active-duty military members will march openly through the heart of Hillcrest. Thursday, June 23, 2011.

Presentation Forum
Saturday ~ July 16th
130pm to 230pm ~ Embracing the erotic side of your leather journey with Miles
245pm to 345pm ~ Bend your Gender Josh to Misha
4pm to 5pm ~ Things that pinch with Officer Wes
515pm to 615pm ~ Being open to the relationship that finds you with Bo and slave Debbie
630pm to 730pm Caning : The English vice with Mistress Melissa

Sunday ~ July 17th
1pm to 1pm Sex, gender and play with Codi
115pm to 215pm The Art of Sensation Play with Serene SCLW 2010
230pm to 330pm Sex, magic and primal Florentine flogging with Shelly Sins
345pm to 445pm A crash course in fetish and kink terminology with Dan
5pm to 6pm Fun with Electricity play by Daddy Mike, boy bryan , Shae Flanigan

Community Awareness Forum

Saturday ~ July 16th
230PM TO 345PM; "The Internet is Making Us Socially Retarded": Bringing the community together in new ways that work really well. - Tony Lindsey of FetishMenSanDiego

4PM TO 530PM ~ Safe Sex Practices with the San Diego Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

545PM TO 7PM ~ Leather and Sober Living with Ms San Diego Leather 2011 Beanstalk and Sister Hecate of the Bodacious Tatas

730pm to 9pm ~ Never Alone, Friends of Bill Meeting

Sunday ~ July 17th

12pm to 115pm ~ Exploring and Realizing Your M/s Dynamic (Master/slave 101)
130pm to 245pm ~ Leather and Spirituality with Master Onyxe
330pm to 430pm TBA
445pm to 615 pm ~ Safe Sex Practices with the San Diego Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
630pm to 8pm ~ Never Alone, Friends of Bill Meeting

Attractions;

~ Mama’s Family Reception and Celebration

Friday, July 15th, 8:30 – 11:00 p.m.
For: The Leather Contingent, The Sisters and all other organizations that want to join in. The Sisters have been asked to do their annual “Veil of Shame” veil burning during the event.

Saturday, July 16th, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The Back Alley
~ Keynote Speech
Community, Volunteerism and Family – Mama Sandy Reinhart

~ Mama’s Family Reunion Picture
On Saturday, 7/16, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Leather Realm area in San Diego Pride, Mama will be giving a keynote speech on Community, Volunteering and Family. Come hear what this amazing woman has to say about these very important topics. Mama’s Family has been instrumental in raising thousands and thousands of dollars, as well as awareness in both the leather community, the straight community and the GLBT community for years. She is a wealth of information and the Leather Realm is delighted and honored to have her present this year.

~ San Diego Leather History
Find out the amazing and long-standing history of the San Diego Leather Community. From NLA to Club X and everything in between. You’ll be surprised at what you will learn!

~ The Niche Market
Calling all experienced players!!! Bring your toys and have some fun! We have a new space specifically designated with you in mind. We at the Leather Realm have heard your requests for something a bit more. We have located a few more volunteers and equipment to assist with this new arena. The Niche Market at this years Leather Realm will be open Saturday July 16th 1pm to 830pm and Sunday 12pm to 730pm. Please take a chance before enjoying the Niche Market to read over and be mindful of the guidelines of the Leather Realm venue. Come find a little of your niche with us!!

~ Eco Friendly Green Zone ~

~ Erotic Art Zone
A host of artists from all over the area will display their wares for your perusal and purchase. The variety is incredible – from stained glass to oil paintings to statuary, jewelry and photography. Come see what leather culture has to offer!

~ Hands On Area Ambassador Stations: Toys and Information
Flogging, mummification, spanking, bondage, rope bondage, sensory deprivation, and cupping. You will have the opportunity to “try the toy”!! Come visit the ambassadors in the hands on area and see what you can learn from them. All of the ambassadors are experienced players and teachers and are eager to pass on their knowledge.

~ Clubs and Organizations ~

~ Photo Area
Want to get your picture taken in a kinky pose? Have some new duds that you want to play up in a photo? Come to the Photo Area and have our talented photographers take your picture for a wonderful and hot memory of the 2011 Leather Realm.
~ The Back Alley

Saturday

2pm to 3pm
Social and Appreciation Announcements

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

~ Social Mixer
Keynote Speech on Community, Volunteerism and Family – Mama Sandy Reinhart
Mama’s Family Reunion Picture

5pm to 830pm
Dance and Cruising Zone

Sunday

1pm to 3pm
Social and Appreciation Announcements

3pm to 5pm
Mixer with Guest Speaker* TBA

5pm to 730pm
Dance and Cruising Zone

~ Critter Arena ~ Come find your inner critter.

~ Never Alone - Friends of Bill W.
Saturday July 16th
545pm to 7pm Leather and Sober Living Presentation
730pm to 9pm Never Alone, Friends of Bill Meeting

Sunday July 17th
630pm to 8pm Never Alone, Friends of Bill Meeting

All scheduled meetings and presentations will be held in the Community Forum area of the Leather Realm

~ Community Awareness Forum
Men’s, Women’s and Transgender information and outreach pertaining to gender relations. This will include health issues, information on safer sex practices and other medically needed info, as well as other resource information for the community as a whole.
The Community Awareness Forum is the host for the Community Forum presentations.

1 comment:

  1. Papa Tony,
    Do we have images up yet from the P&T reception.

    Thanks!
    Michellene

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