Written by Mr. San Diego Leather 2011 Kurt:
We congratulate our new Emperor, Tom Dickerson, the Obsideon Double Dragon Emperor 40 and our new Empress, Lady Ajax now known as The Ruby Empress Ajax, Our Imperial Court de San Diego's Coronation XL was held at the Mission Valley Marriott on Saturday 2/11 and celebrated the 40th anniversary of service in our community, and was founded in 1971. The weekend events included an opening Tijuana Party at Redwing honoring the Coronation of the Emperor and Empress of Rio Tijuana and a benefit for the Tijuana AIDS Fund.
Friday's Imperial State Dinner had wonderful support from monarchs from all over the country at a regal formal dinner held at the Marriott and honoring four decades of service by Nicole Murray Ramirez. The Presentation of Colors was done by Kurt Wendelborg, Mr. San Diego Leather 2011, tiger, Ms. San Diego Leather 2010 and Mike Russell, International LeatherSir 2003.
Saturday's regal Coronation was hosted by Councilmember Todd Gloria and State Assembly Majority Whip Toni Atkins. The order for the evening included Harvey Milk Scholarship and books presentation to the San Diego Unified School District. The highlight of the evening were the two presentation performances by the contestants for Emporor and Empress, Mr. Tom Dickerson and the Lady Ajax. Mr. Dickerson's entourage was a stunning group of our own Letaherfolk: Adam Latham (Mr. San Diego Leather 2004), Kurt Wendelborg (Mr. San Diego Leather 2011), Beanstalk (Ms. San Diego Leather 2011), tiger (Ms. San Diego Leather 2010), Anthony Rollar (Mr. San Diego Leather 2010 and IML 2nd Runner Up 2011), Mike Russell (International LeatherSir2003), Mickey D and Annie Romano (Ms. World Leather 2001)