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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Upcoming Events

As I've mentioned elsewhere, IML is over for the year, Mr. SD Leather 2010 Anthony is one of the Top Three winners (congratulations, good man!), and now it's time for Mr. SD Leather 2011 Kurt to start getting ready for IML 2012!  There are photo galleries everywhere if you Google "IML 2011 Photos", but Leatherati has a very good one to start with.

Here is what Scotty sent along:

First off congrats on Anthony taking second runner up.  The charts you asked about show how many Californians placed 1,2, or 3 over the years.  There were a total of 31 men from CA. who took one of those positions in its first 25 years.  There were:

9 - IML (at least 10 if you count Mikel Gerle from 2007)
12 - First runner up
9- Second runner up

These are the years 1979-2003.  Don't know after that.  California outstrips the rest of the world with 31 men winning one of these titles.
There were not numbers for different cities though. 

I thoroughly enjoyed the IML IN EXILE PARTY this last Saturday. For a spur-of-the-moment event, it sure brought in a nice, big, HIGHLY CONGENIAL crowd. The underwear contest was just as fun as I had expected it to be, and David did a great job running it.  I'm thoroughly inclined to throw a few more of these impromptu parties in the next few months, and I plan to invite a bunch of my instigator buddies along again, to get the festivities started.

After eleven full months of operations, FMSD is still growing at an exciting pace, and we're getting the full spectrum of men that any thriving Tribe needs. Please bring your buddies to upcoming events… I plan to relax a bit once we hit 3,000 members. Only 1,971 to go!  I've done it before, here in San Diego, so you may as well believe that we can do it again.

San Diego Pride is coming up in a month and a half.  FMSD will be actively participating in the Leather Realm during the festival, so I'm asking for volunteers to help out during a two-hour shift.  If you want to help out, drop me a line at - Basically, we'll be acting as ambassadors for the local gay fetishmen's community, guiding newbies toward people who can help them with various questions. The friendlier and more authentic we are, the more likely we'll have new friends among us at upcoming events. Too many of us gave up participating in the larger community, because we didn't perceive that there was a place for us. Now that there IS, let's spread the good word!

-=-=-=-=- UPCOMING EVENTS -=-=-=-=-

* Events marked with an asterisk are mixed male/female events, usually hosted by Club X, which is a very large, very reputable and very wonderful pansexual club in San Diego. FMSD is focused on gay-male interests, always and forever, but we also support all other local kinky groups that may attract some of our members. Everybody can use some brotherhood!

Wednesday, June 1, 9PM: PUPPY NIGHT at the Eagle, hosted by Pup DragZ and San Diego Puppy Play (SDPP). First Wednesday of each month.

Friday, June 3, 7PM: SDLOG monthly educational meeting: CBT

Saturday, June 4, 9PM-2AM; BearNight Dance at Numbers. $5 cover. First Saturday of each month. Lots of leathermen attend this event, and it comes highly recommended… Here are some reviews.

* Saturday, June 4: Club X Play Party featuring Simon Blaise presenting "Blaise Wrap" -- Cling Play/Polyvinyl Suspensions

Sunday, June 5, 5-8PM: CIGARS & BOOTS at Redwing, hosted by California LeatherSir Miles B. First Sunday of each month, out on the patio at Redwing. I don't even smoke, and I love this event. Everybody is warm, welcoming and relaxed.

Friday, June 10, 9PM-1AM: DRESS IT UP/STRIP IT DOWN at the Eagle; 2nd Friday of each month. This has become the biggest fetishmen event in San Diego every month!  It's the nicest, friendliest crowd you'll see at a leather bar.  Here are a few reviews, if you haven't been to one yet. This month's theme is HARNESSES, so please wear one if you've got it. I'll be taking a group photo at around 11PM.  Here are some pictures from OctoberFebruaryMarch and April. Notice how HAPPY everybody is. You deserve to be that happy too

June 10-12; Los Angeles Pride

June 16, 8-11PM; Yellow Hanky Night at the Eagle. Third Thursday of each month.

* Friday, June 17, 8:30PM-1AM: FRIDAY NIGHT BEAT AND GREET, downtown, hosted by Bryan Teague - American Leatherboy 2010, tiger - Ms San Diego Leather 2010, caryl - San Diego's premier Sea Monkey Trainer, and Mike Underwood - San Diego's very own Curmudgeonly teddy bear. Third Friday of each month. This is a GREAT educational event if you want some hands-on training in a safe environment.

June 17-19; California Leather Sir/boy,  Bootblack and Puppy Contest. It'll be a major leather event in San Diego, so don't miss it!

June 25-26; San Francisco Pride

July 1-5; Monster Manhood Weekend in Palm Springs.

July 15-17, San Diego Pride, featuring the large, annual and well-attended Leather Realm during the festival.

Friday, July 29, 8:30PM-1AM: MEN-ONLY FRIDAY NIGHT BEAT AND GREET, downtown, hosted by Bryan Teague - American Leatherboy and Mike Underwood - San Diego's very own Curmudgeonly teddy bear. The Men-Only version is on the FIFTH Friday of each month, such as September 30, and (possibly) December 30th for 2011. There will be hands-on training for folks who want to learn from experts in a very safe environment.

July 28-30; International Leather Sir/boy/Community Boot Black in San Francisco, leading into...

August looks pretty open, but September includes Vegas Pride and Folsom Street Fair. Then, Palm Springs Pride is followed by Palm Springs Leather Pride in November.

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