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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Upcoming Events

An additional choice is happening for this big, BIG weekend:


I had plumb forgotten that this Friday is also the Men-Only Beat and Greet downtown. Lots of flogging, paddling and any other form of Percussion Play.

Folks who are interested should gather at 9PM at the front entrance of the DMV in Hillcrest at 3960 Normal St. for ride-sharing.  Parking is horrid downtown (it's free and very available in the DMV parking-lot), and the experience is more brotherly if you ride-share. Why am I not posting the address?  because they don't want random strangers just showing up without friends to vouch for them.  It's a small, intimate space.




Worth repeating: A LOT of men have been asking how they can pre-purchase movie tickets to our biggest event ever. The direct purchase link is here, and the cost is ten bucks a ticket, with a service fee of $2.  The reason why I am recommending this, is because we filled the theater 2/3 full last time in August, and this time we have a LOT more guys attending, including plenty from out of town.

I want my FetishMen brothers to get first priority!




Our brother James is in Kuwait today, KuWAITing for an exit visa so he can come home to us… He is now permanently away from Bagram in Afghanistan, where they were mortaring the base when he left.

Incidentally, way in the back you can see the Patriot Missile erectors. There are 2 of them. As a 57-year old man, I could use one of those sometimes.

He should be home Monday or so. He is going to need some quiet, private time to unwind and get his feet under him (and to get over some SERIOUS jet-lag from 8,000 miles and 12.5 hours of time-difference away), so let's just let him be for a bit. We will have a nice, big Welcome Home party for him after a couple of weeks.


As always, check the FMSD monthly calendar-at-a-glance
which contains news about ALL known upcoming events. 
Be sure to click on "More Info" to get the best details!

Recent Articles

Read about the first International Mr. Leather contest, excerpted from Drummer Magazine.


Mr. & Ms. SD Leather Contests are Back in San Diego!  Coming up in August…

KICK back & read about the FIRST IML CONTEST in 1979 as covered by the Leather Bible: DRUMMER MAGAZINE.


Upcoming Events



Wednesday, May 29 (every Wednesday), 7PM: Men's DiscussionsTonight's topic: "How to Be An Excellent Sir, and an Effective Top" - Part Two: "Non-Verbal Communication in Courtship, Seduction and Play"




The monstrously huge Movie Night and surrounding events are on track in a big way!
Lots of out-of-towners will be attending:


Friday, May 31, 7-9PM - Kickoff event: "Welcome Home From IML, Kane" party, followed by...

Friday, May 31, 9PM onward: Rowdy Men @ the Eagle, at 3040 North Park Way.

Or…

Friday, May 31, 9PM onward: Men-Only Beat and Greet.  See the top of this message.


Saturday, June 1 (first Saturday of each month), 4-7PM: Cigars & Boots
 at Bourbon Street at 4612 Park Blvd - Relaxed, happy, comfortable, serene. Pure brotherhood.


Pre-Movie "Gear Invasion" Dinner @ R Gang Eatery, at 3683 5th Avenue (across from Hash House A-Go-Go).


This is the big one - Folks are coming to San Diego from all over Southern California to be part of this:

Saturday, June 1, 9PM: We will gather on the sidewalk outside of the Birch North Park Theater at 2891 University Ave. We will be hosting a gear contest, taking our biggest group photo yet, and introducing out-of-town guests who have arrived for this weekend's First Annual FetishMen Family Reunion.  We will be enjoying the West Coast premiere of Interior. Leather Bar:
Interior. Leather Bar. (2013) - USA (CALIFORNIA PREMIERE. – Official Sundance Selection) Run Time: 60 min | Director: James Franco & Travis Mathews The 1980 film Cruising (starring Al Pacino as an undercover cop investigating a murder in the NYC gay leather bar scene) was plagued with controversy, and its director was forced by the MPAA to cut 40 minutes of sexually explicit material. Filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews set out to reimagine what might have transpired in those lost scenes in this documentary-style film about the making of a film. The cameras roll as Franco and Mathews assemble a mix of gay and straight men, focusing on the actor (Val Lauren) who portrays Al Pacino. What emerges is a portrait of the fascinating dynamics that drive the filmmakers’ need to challenge normalcy, the interplay of celebrity and experimentation and the dilemma faced by actors struggling with the idea of performing in a sexually explicit, gay, S&M film. The result is a provocative exploration of a radical and transgressive society and it’s importance to challenge us with new and unconventional ideas.
After the movie, we will be bringing our ticket stubs to the Eagle (a block and a half away) for a shot of our choice… whether it's a Flaming FartHot JizzCowboy Cocksucker or a Bartender's Wet Dream!

It is also likely that we will be having a Sunday brunch event.  Watch for more announcements.



Photo by the excellent Scott!

Tuesday, June 4 (first and third Tuesday of each month), 7PM: Hands-On Demos
 @ the San Diego Eagle, at 3040 N Park Way. These are utterly safe, relaxed and sociable opportunities to get better-acquainted with the kinky arts.  All are welcome, at all experience-levels.


Debut of new "Pound Puppy" video, cumming up Wednesday, June 5th during Puppy Night @ the Eagle, at 3040 North Park Way. The exclusive premier of C1R.com's new DVD Pound Puppy with over 500 dollars in exclusive prizes and giveaways!!!! Tell your friends this is going to be a night you won't want to miss!!!


Saturday, June 11: International Mr. and Ms Olympus Leather 2013 is on Saturday, May 11 at the Hilton LAX in Los Angeles, CA; doors open at 7 PM and contest starts at 7:30 PM.  We have 11 contestants which is a record high for International Olympus.

Six men and five women will present fantasies on stage. Past Avatar Club Los Angeles president Alan Stroik returns as our emcee and Michael Klyn is back as our ASL Interpreter. Winners' sashes and back patches by Leather Masters.ASL Interpreter provided by Sharon St. Cyr Fund.

See the contestants and judges at TheLeatherJournal.com. nternational Mr. and Ms Olympus Leather is being held during DomCon: Los Angeles.


June 14-16, 2013: All Male Butchmanns Experience @ APEX in Phoenix Arizona. A weekend opportunity for self-discovery...the emphasis of activities is on personal transformation and growth, particularly related to our fetishes. Strongly recommended by Papa Tony, who did this seminar weekend in June 2012.  PT is gathering a list of San Diego men who want to share lodging and/or travel, and the list is quite large!  Send an email to papatony @ mac.com if you are interested.


Mr. & Ms. SD Leather Contests are Back in San Diego!


(Note from Tony - This is excellent good news. I'm glad that the location has been moved for the contest. The contests are coming up in August, and if you have ever considered being a titleholder, you will have a HUGE support-system to back you up. Drop me a line at papatony @ mac.com if you need any coaching, pep-talks, networking or other support. I'm just one of many, many good folks who will gather around to help you.)


ROMP SD is coming back into town!!!
Announcing the 2013 Mr and Ms San Diego Leather Contest.  This year, we have procured a wonderful venue, the Victory Theater (Center for the Amusing Arts) at 2558 Imperial Avenue (between 25th and 26th Streets, near Golden Hill).  This location is fun, unique and perfectly suited to the needs of ROMP SD.  And, it's close enough to all the bars we KNOW you all will want to visit after the event is over!
Special Early bird rate from today - June 1,  $70 for the weekend package!   Purchase your package here
On June 1,  package prices increase on June 1 to $75 so act now and get your package!
If you would like to be a contestant, you can download the contestant package here.  Don't forget to pay your Contestant entry fee here.
Here is a schedule of events:
Friday, 8/23/13: located at the Victory Theater
8 pm - 9:30pm: Meet & Greet
9:30 pm - 9:45 pm: Opening Ceremonies
9:45 pm - 11 pm: Celebrate Wish and Aaron at the Cigar Social, with Hors d'oeuvres and drinks
Saturday, 8/24/13: all events located at the Victory Theater
6 pm - 8:30 pm: Mr and Ms San Diego Leather Contest
8: 30 pm - 9:30 pm: High Leather Cocktails with Tray Service and Cigar Social
9:30 pm: Announcement of Mr and Ms San Diego Leather 2013 winners
Sunday, 8/25/13: located at Mo's Eatery in Hillcrest
11 am - 1 pm - Victory Brunch
There are only 225 seats available for the contest, so buy yours early!  More info, including ticket prices, is available on our web site at rompsd.com.  Go take a look and get your tickets now!
Come celebrate an amazing year with Wish and Aaron and welcome in the new Mr and Ms San Diego Leather!  See you at the Victory Theater!!
Bryan Teague
Romp San Diego - Aug 23-25, 2013
Producer -  ROMP SD 
American Leatherboy 2010 
Mr San Diego Leather 2009 
Mama's Noselicker

5th Friday Men's Beat and Greet


5th Friday Men's Beat and Greet

Hosted by Bryan Teague - American Leatherboy 2010,  Mike Underwood and PuP

Downtown San Diego Dungeon - Email for information - addresses below.

Friday May 31 8:30 pm - 1:00 am -- Doors close at 11:00pm!

The Friday Beat and Greet is usually held on the 3rd and 5th Fridays each month - 3rd Fridays open to all, 5th Fridays for men only

This event is open to people age 18 and above.

Soft drinks and water will be available at the dungeon, we are asking for $1.00 donation for each drink.

This social/ impact play event is for friendly people who would like to learn more about flogging, paddling and the like. We'll be demonstrating techniques on eager volunteers and curing the curiosities of those who have questions. Nothing too wild, just pleasantly kinky enough to bring a smile that lasts a while!

Please bring a flogger, paddle, cane or two with you, if you have one. This will help you learn with your own toys. If you do not have toys, we do have toys you may use.

Do not be intimidated by coming to a dungeon or being in the night life of Downtown San Diego, this event is open to all levels of experience, and beginners are particularly welcome. If you're new to this sort of thing, you can always trust that you'll end up with a positive experience. You'll be surrounded by very, very nice folks who have a lot of expertise and a deep level of trust with each other. We've been doing this a long time, and we like to share what we now.

This is not your typical BDSM event, it's not a fundraiser, a workshop, or a class really. Even though teaching and learning will be involved, Friday Night Beat and Greets are just a pleasant way to share some good times in a relaxed kinky setting. We all need to get the heck out of the house once in a while - why not hang out with some folks that enjoy doing what you enjoy doing?

There is no charge to attend the event, we just ask that you leave any Attitude outside the door, be playful and open-hearted!

Things to keep in mind for this event:
This event is held in a private space; however, you are responsible for your own actions at all times. Safety measures will be in place during the event. Please bring a valid ID and be prepared to sign a liability form. All information given will be kept confidential.

Because Dungeon Servitus resides within the confines of a residential and commercial building, we ask that you act and dress appropriately anywhere outside of the dungeon.

Anyone behaving in a manner that is considered inappropriate will be asked to leave the property and may not be allowed reentry for future events. The decisions of the Dungeon Servitus staff and hosts are final.

Please note a few things about the Beat and Greet:
1) The maximum capacity is 50 people. There is a chance you may be asked to wait until someone leaves before being permitted to enter.

2) In order to allow everyone a chance to try things, we ask that you limit your time on the play equipment to a short time. If there are people waiting, we may ask you to wrap up your time on the equipment after 10 minutes.

3) This is a community event that is hosted by members of the community. Membership in any club or organization is not required.

For more information about the Beat and Greets, please contact Bryan at info @ beatandgreet.com

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Upcoming Events


A LOT of men have been asking how they can pre-purchase movie tickets to our biggest event ever. The direct purchase link is here, and the cost is ten bucks a ticket, with a service fee of $2.  The reason why I am recommending this, is because we filled the theater 2/3 full last time in August, and this time we have a LOT more guys attending, including plenty from out of town.

I want my FetishMen brothers to get first priority!


As always, check the FMSD monthly calendar-at-a-glance
which contains news about ALL known upcoming events. 
Be sure to click on "More Info" to get the best details!

Recent Articles

Last of the NYC Leathermen - The Eagle NYC is the last great outpost of New York's gay leather scene. Once the hardest, burliest, most cruisinest members of the gay community here and everywhere…

Don't be too quick to judge people! Thanks to Michael for both links…

At the heart of the San Diego fetish community: The Leather Foundation, by our brother Ian

Leather Contingent and San Diego Eagle at San Diego Pride Parade - This year's plans.

Debut of new "Pound Puppy" video, cumming up this Wednesday, June 5th during Puppy Night @ the Eagle, at 3040 North Park Way.


Upcoming Events



Thursday, May 23rd – Monday, May 27thNasty Kink Pigs Weekend in Palm Springs


May 24-27: International Mr. Leather 2013 Contest in Chicago. Let's all cheer for our own Kane, who will be competing! We will be welcoming him back on Friday, March 31.




Saturday, May 25 (fourth Saturday of each month), 10pm: Underwear Party and Contest @ the San Diego Eagle, at 3040 N Park Way, hosted by our own Mr. San Diego Eagle 2013 Robb Rodd!


Sunday, May 26, 4PM onward. Barbecue outside the Eagle, at 3040 North Park Way. Folks, this is seriously gourmet-level stuff. Money well-spent. Hosted by our own Mr. San Diego Eagle 2013 Robb Rodd.



Monday, May 27, 4-8PM: Happy Hour @ Eagle, at 3040 North Park Way. Featuring Pulled Pork Sausages served up by Mr. San Diego Eagle 2013 Robb Rodd.




Wednesday, May 29 (every Wednesday), 7PM: Men's DiscussionsTonight's topic: "How to Be An Excellent Sir, and an Effective Top" - Part Two: "Non-Verbal Communication in Courtship, Seduction and Play"




The monstrously huge Movie Night and surrounding events are on track in a big way!
Lots of out-of-towners will be attending:


Friday, May 31, 7-9PM - Kickoff event: "Welcome Home From IML, Kane" party, followed by...

Friday, May 31, 9PM onward: Rowdy Men @ the Eagle, at 3040 North Park Way.


Saturday, June 1 (first Saturday of each month), 4-7PM: Cigars & Boots
 at Bourbon Street at 4612 Park Blvd - Relaxed, happy, comfortable, serene. Pure brotherhood.


Pre-Movie "Gear Invasion" DinnerR Gang Eatery, at 3683 5th Avenue (across from Hash House A-Go-Go).


This is the big one - Folks are coming to San Diego from all over Southern California to be part of this:

Saturday, June 1, 9PM: We will gather on the sidewalk outside of the Birch North Park Theater at 2891 University Ave. We will be hosting a gear contest, taking our biggest group photo yet, and introducing out-of-town guests who have arrived for this weekend's First Annual FetishMen Family Reunion.  We will be enjoying the West Coast premiere of Interior. Leather Bar:
Interior. Leather Bar. (2013) - USA (CALIFORNIA PREMIERE. – Official Sundance Selection) Run Time: 60 min | Director: James Franco & Travis Mathews The 1980 film Cruising (starring Al Pacino as an undercover cop investigating a murder in the NYC gay leather bar scene) was plagued with controversy, and its director was forced by the MPAA to cut 40 minutes of sexually explicit material. Filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews set out to reimagine what might have transpired in those lost scenes in this documentary-style film about the making of a film. The cameras roll as Franco and Mathews assemble a mix of gay and straight men, focusing on the actor (Val Lauren) who portrays Al Pacino. What emerges is a portrait of the fascinating dynamics that drive the filmmakers’ need to challenge normalcy, the interplay of celebrity and experimentation and the dilemma faced by actors struggling with the idea of performing in a sexually explicit, gay, S&M film. The result is a provocative exploration of a radical and transgressive society and it’s importance to challenge us with new and unconventional ideas.
After the movie, we will be bringing our ticket stubs to the Eagle (a block and a half away) for a shot of our choice… whether it's a Flaming FartHot JizzCowboy Cocksucker or a Bartender's Wet Dream!

It is also likely that we will be having a Sunday brunch event.  Watch for more announcements.



Photo by the excellent Scott!


Tuesday, June 4 (first and third Tuesday of each month), 7PM: Hands-On Demos
 @ the San Diego Eagle, at 3040 N Park Way. These are utterly safe, relaxed and sociable opportunities to get better-acquainted with the kinky arts.  All are welcome, at all experience-levels.


Debut of new "Pound Puppy" video, cumming up Wednesday, June 5th during Puppy Night @ the Eagle, at 3040 North Park Way. The exclusive premier of C1R.com's new DVD Pound Puppy with over 500 dollars in exclusive prizes and giveaways!!!! Tell your friends this is going to be a night you won't want to miss!!!


Saturday, June 11: International Mr. and Ms Olympus Leather 2013 is on Saturday, May 11 at the Hilton LAX in Los Angeles, CA; doors open at 7 PM and contest starts at 7:30 PM.  We have 11 contestants which is a record high for International Olympus.

Six men and five women will present fantasies on stage. Past Avatar Club Los Angeles president Alan Stroik returns as our emcee and Michael Klyn is back as our ASL Interpreter. Winners' sashes and back patches by Leather Masters.ASL Interpreter provided by Sharon St. Cyr Fund.

See the contestants and judges at TheLeatherJournal.com. nternational Mr. and Ms Olympus Leather is being held during DomCon: Los Angeles.


June 14-16, 2013: All Male Butchmanns Experience @ APEX in Phoenix Arizona. A weekend opportunity for self-discovery...the emphasis of activities is on personal transformation and growth, particularly related to our fetishes. Strongly recommended by Papa Tony, who did this seminar weekend in June 2012.  PT is gathering a list of San Diego men who want to share lodging and/or travel, and the list is quite large!  Send an email to papatony @ mac.com if you are interested.



Leather Contingent and San Diego Eagle at San Diego Pride Parade



San Diego Pride Parade's Leather Contingent, July 2011


Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 10:00am, at the Rainbow Flag on the corner of University and Normal Street. Last year, we were RIGHT in front of the Center.

To All in our Leather Tribe and affiliated communities:

San Diego has a very special community that welcomes you with open arms to join us for San Diego Pride and the San Diego Pride Parade.

Please join with Mr. and Ms. San Diego Leather, @Aaron Duke and @Wish Linda, and with @Robb Rodd, Mr. San Diego Eagle 2013 for the Leather Contingent at the San Diego Pride Parade.

New this year...the Leather Contingent and the San Diego Eagle will be walking together and we expect to have a combined presence in the parade that you've never seen before!

Join us and walk with PRIDE with the San Diego Leather, kink, fetish and affiliated communities on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. for check in.

The parade kicks off on Saturday, 11:00 a.m. and ends just in time to visit the Pride Festival grounds in beautiful Balboa Park where the Leather Realm will be held.

All are welcome to join us!

Please message:

@Wish Linda, @Aaron Duke or @Robb Rodd here or at:

MsSanDiegoLeather2012 @ gmail.com to RSVP, for questions, information or assistance.

San Diego Pride Parade's Leather Contingent, July 2012

SPECIAL MESSAGE TO TITLEHOLDERS: This is a special invitation for any titleholders who may be joining the Leather Contingent in the San Diego Pride Parade. Please send your name, title and title year to the email listed above so we can recognize you in an announcement as you pass parade grandstand.

In Leather...With Love,

WishLinda

General information about San Diego Pride can be found here.

Please note that San Diego Vice laws will be strictly enforced. If you don't know, please ask.

*If you judge people you have no time to love them.
~ Mother Teresa*

Pre-Movie "Gear Invasion" Dinner


Saturday, June 1 at 6:30pm

R Gang Eatery, at 3683 5th Avenue (across from Hash House A-Go-Go).

Cost: $30 for meal, tip and non-alcoholic beverages (collected before service)

Hello Fetishmen-

It is time to put on your sexy, street/restaurant-legal leather/fetish gear and come hang with sexy Top Chef contestant Rich Sweeney for Gear Invasiont at R Gang Eatery. Rich is putting together a special Prix Fixe menu for our crew that includes a starter of his famous "tots", entree, tea/soda and gratuity for $30.00. *Please note that alcoholic beverages are not included in this price*

Because this is a Saturday night and we need a head count, PLEASE RSVP NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, MAY 30, so that we have sufficient seating. The SOONER, the BETTER! If you are not on Facebook, please email me at iandanielsmusic @ gmail.com

Rich has been a great supporter of the LGBTQ, HIV/AIDS and Leather/Fetish/Bear communities so we are very excited to have our "Fetishmen Family Reunion" Gear Invasion at his great restaurant!





Former Executive Chef at Confidential Restaurant + Loft and Season 5 contestant on Bravo TV's Emmy-winning hit reality show, Top Chef, the loveable, jovial, cuddly bear of a chef, Rich Sweeney (Spanky to close friends and family,) spent a year searching, sourcing, planning and modifying the ideal location for his first signature restaurant in San Diego. Not willing to settle for less than what he truly wanted, restaurant plans changed and evolved over time and, in the course of development, he started WannaBChef.com, a catering, personal chef, special events and entertainment lifestyle company that showcase his signature style of food and fun.

Chef Rich spent time working, cooking, teaching, creating recipes, traveling the US attending culinary events and consulting on international restaurant openings while simultaneously continuing to search for that one location he felt was right. When he learned that the former Busalacchi's on Fifth space was available for sale, he jumped at the opportunity. After Busalacchi's closed, Chef Rich, designer Keith Roberti, contractor Michael Bobo and a 'gang' of friends and family who volunteered to help, spent a month remodeling and refreshing the restaurant's interiors and prepping R Gang Eatery for opening. On June 1, 2010, Chef Rich's dream became reality — a restaurant serving his food, his way, where all are welcome, pretension is not on the menu and fun is an absolute.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Upcoming Events

As always, check the FMSD monthly calendar-at-a-glance
which contains news about ALL known upcoming events. 
Be sure to click on "More Info" to get the best details!

Wake Up! Pay Attention!

 I am mentioning this now because I was shocked at how few guys at our last HARNESS Party knew about the BIG event coming up.

The biggest event of the last 35 months is coming up on June 1st. There are new, surrounding events, being announced here for the first time.

It would be a good idea to check it out below, because you will be angry at yourself for missing out on the fun! 


Recent Articles


Inexpensive, High-Quality Flogger Review - Hey Tops! If you want to be popular everywhere that you go, get an affordable flogger and learn how to use it!

"How to Be An Excellent Sir, and an Effective Top" Weekly Lecture Series, starting Wednesday, May 22. You don't want to miss this opportunity.

Long Beach's Leather Roots - Thanks to Aaron for the link.


Butch Cuffs for Sale Online - The newest fashion craze!


IML Lodging Available: Talk to Jeff Conley jeffery.w.conley @ att.net for details.


Upcoming Events


Friday, May 17 (third Friday, every other month), 10:30pm: STUD Night @ the Eagle, at 3040 N Park Way. Featured guest will be Adam Russo.


Saturday, May 18, 9:30PM: LL Bear Dance Party @ Rich's, at 1051 University. Third Saturday of each month. I'm a BIG fan of the DJ!


Sunday, May 19, 10AM: Long Beach Pride Parade. Mr. and Ms. San Diego Leather 2012 will be attending. Aaron thinks it would nice if we could get a group of San Diego folks to head up to LB and show some support. All the folks in LB have been quite supportive of us. If you are interested, please email him at aaronbduke @ yahoo.com, and we can arrange a caravan.


Sunday, May 19, 4PM onward. Barbecue outside the Eagle, at 3040 North Park Way. Folks, this is seriously gourmet-level stuff. Money well-spent. Hosted by our own Mr. San Diego Eagle 2013 Robb Rodd.


Monday, May 20, 4-8PM: Happy Hour @ Eagle, at 3040 North Park Way. Featuring Pulled Pork Sausages served up by Mr. San Diego Eagle 2013 Robb Rodd.


Tuesday, May 21 (first and third Tuesday of each month), 7PM: Hands-On Demos @ the San Diego Eagle, at 3040 N Park Way. These are utterly safe, relaxed and sociable opportunities to get better-acquainted with the kinky arts.  All are welcome, at all experience-levels.

Wednesday, May 22 (every Wednesday), 7PM: Men's Discussions. Tonight's topic: "How to Be An Excellent Sir, and an Effective Top" Weekly Lecture Series kicks off tonight.



Thursday, May 23rd – Monday, May 27thNasty Kink Pigs Weekend in Palm Springs




May 24-27: International Mr. Leather 2013 Contest in Chicago. Let's all cheer for our own Kane, who will be competing!




The monstrously huge Movie Night and surrounding events are on track in a big way!
Lots of out-of-towners will be attending:


Friday, May 31, 7-9PM - Kickoff event: "Welcome Home From IML, Kane" party, followed by...

Friday, May 31, 9PM onward: Rowdy Men @ the Eagle, at 3040 North Park Way.


Saturday, June 1 (first Saturday of each month), 4-7PM: Cigars & Boots at Bourbon Street at 4612 Park Blvd - Relaxed, happy, comfortable, serene. Pure brotherhood.

Very likely, there will be a group Gear Invasion dinner in between these two events. Once the details solidify, I will pass it along.


This is the big one - Folks are coming to San Diego from all over Southern California to be part of this:

Saturday, June 1, 9PM: We will gather on the sidewalk outside of the Birch North Park Theater at 2891 University Ave. We will be hosting a gear contest, taking our biggest group photo yet, and introducing out-of-town guests who have arrived for this weekend's First Annual FetishMen Family Reunion.  We will be enjoying the West Coast premiere of Interior. Leather Bar:
Interior. Leather Bar. (2013) - USA (CALIFORNIA PREMIERE. – Official Sundance Selection) Run Time: 60 min | Director: James Franco & Travis Mathews The 1980 film Cruising (starring Al Pacino as an undercover cop investigating a murder in the NYC gay leather bar scene) was plagued with controversy, and its director was forced by the MPAA to cut 40 minutes of sexually explicit material. Filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews set out to reimagine what might have transpired in those lost scenes in this documentary-style film about the making of a film. The cameras roll as Franco and Mathews assemble a mix of gay and straight men, focusing on the actor (Val Lauren) who portrays Al Pacino. What emerges is a portrait of the fascinating dynamics that drive the filmmakers’ need to challenge normalcy, the interplay of celebrity and experimentation and the dilemma faced by actors struggling with the idea of performing in a sexually explicit, gay, S&M film. The result is a provocative exploration of a radical and transgressive society and it’s importance to challenge us with new and unconventional ideas.
After the movie, we will be bringing our ticket stubs to the Eagle (a block and a half away) for a shot of our choice… whether it's a Flaming Fart, Hot Jizz, Cowboy Cocksucker or a Bartender's Wet Dream!

It is also likely that we will be having a Sunday brunch event.  Watch for more announcements.




Saturday, June 11: International Mr. and Ms Olympus Leather 2013 is on Saturday, May 11 at the Hilton LAX in Los Angeles, CA; doors open at 7 PM and contest starts at 7:30 PM.  We have 11 contestants which is a record high for International Olympus.

Six men and five women will present fantasies on stage. Past Avatar Club Los Angeles president Alan Stroik returns as our emcee and Michael Klyn is back as our ASL Interpreter. Winners' sashes and back patches by Leather Masters.ASL Interpreter provided by Sharon St. Cyr Fund.

See the contestants and judges at TheLeatherJournal.com. nternational Mr. and Ms Olympus Leather is being held during DomCon: Los Angeles.


June 14-16, 2013: All Male Butchmanns Experience @ APEX in Phoenix Arizona. A weekend opportunity for self-discovery...the emphasis of activities is on personal transformation and growth, particularly related to our fetishes. Strongly recommended by Papa Tony, who did this seminar weekend in June 2012.  PT is gathering a list of San Diego men who want to share lodging and/or travel, and the list is quite large!  Send an email to papatony @ mac.com if you are interested.