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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Upcoming Events, Massively Updated for 2015


This is the annual REALLY BIG listing of upcoming, annual events that would attract FetishMen to travel to other cities around San Diego.  If there are any updates, suggestions or corrections, please send them to papatony AT mac DOT com.  Thanks!

January 16-19: Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend 2015 in Washington, DC


Saturday, January 17, 9pm: Mr. SoCal Leather Contest @ Eagle LA (Map)

Sunday, January 18, 4pm: Eagle LA Mr. Leather 2015 Contest @ Eagle LA (Map)

Saturday, January 24, 9pm: Mr. LA Leather Bear 2015 Contest @ Pistons (Map)

January 30-February 1: All-Male Butchmanns Experience in San Diego. There are a good number of men already signed up, but there is still room for more!

Saturday, January 31, 9pm: Mr. Pistons Leather 2015 Contest @ Pistons (Map)

Saturday, February 7, 9pm: Mr. Bullet Leather 2015 Contest @ The Bullet Bar (Map)

Feb 12-16: Second annual International Bear Convergence in Palm Springs

More pictures and reviews from last year's contest can be found here.

February 19-21:  Mr. San Diego Eagle 2015 Contest Weekend. More info about the entire weekend is coming up. Sunset Temple turned out to be such a GREAT location, the contest will be held there again.

March 22-29: LA Leather Pride 2015

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The Los Angeles Leather Coalition and the LA Leather Pride Committee are happy to announce that the 2015 Los Angeles Leather Pride Celebration will take place the week of March 22 – 29, 2015.  The theme of this year’s event will be The Tribe: Celebrating the Rites of Passage.

The highlight of Leather Pride will be the selection of Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2015, which will take place on Saturday March 28th at a location to be announced soon.
And as an extra special attraction, the wild and popular OFF SUNSET FESTIVAL street fair will be held on Sunday Mach 29, 2015 the day after the Mr. LA Leather contest and LEGION dance, extending a full weekend of leather and kink fun for everyone!

A series of Mr. LA Leather “Feeder Contests” are being held across the city by various clubs and businesses to select their representing contestant.  The qualifying contest schedule is posted on the LA Leather Pride website at, and will be updated as new dates are added.

Also confirmed to be returning for 2015 are the very popular Southland Honors Awards celebration as well as The Assembly Uniform Reception.

Additional events will be added soon, so you can expect a full week-long celebration of the leather lifestyle.  The 2014 event was a huge success, resulting in significant donations to charity beneficiaries.  The 2015 committee expects to out-do those results, and are pulling out all the stops to create a fantastic event week that everyone will want to be part of.

Contestants from last year.  It was a GREAT event!

Saturday, March 28, 6pm: Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2015 Contest @ TBA

Sunday, March 29, 11am: Off Sunset Festival in Silverlake.  Closing event for LA Leather Pride.  WELL worth sticking around for.

Early April: Phoenix Pride, with the parade on SATURDAY.

May 16-17: Long Beach Pride, with the parade on Sunday, May 17.

May 22-25: International Mr. Leather 2015 Contest in Chicago

June 12-14: Los Angeles Pride, with the parade on SUNDAY, June 14.

Mid-June: FistFest West

June 12-14 - All Male Butchmanns Experience, Phoenix, AZ

Mid-June: Southern California Leather Gathering (SCLG) is an annual outdoor picnic gathering that is open to ALL leather, bdsm, fetish, kink, motorcycle and bear groups/individuals of all genders and orientations. The aim of the event is to provide an opportunity for these various folk to interact in a relaxed atmosphere, have fun and raise awareness about the size and diversity of the leather/bdsm groups within Southern California.

June 27-28: San Francisco Pride, with the parade on SUNDAY, June 28.

July 17-19: Wet ’n Hot Weekend in Palm Springs. Over 500 sexy, attitude-free guys will descend upon an underground location in Palm Springs for a weekend filled with uninhibited pig play, brotherhood and fun. It’s the Biggest Piss Party on the Planet, and it’s unlike anything else that you’ve ever experienced!

July 17-19: San Diego Pride, with the parade on SATURDAY, July 18, and the Leather Realm on Saturday and Sunday.

This is a few of the 100 or so folks in the 
2014 Pride Parade Leather Contingent!

Sunday, July 26, 11am to 6PM: Up Your Alley Street Fair in San Francisco

Late July: Lazy Bear Weekend in Guerneville, California

September 18-19: Las Vegas Pride, with the parade at NIGHT, from 7-10PM, on SATURDAY, Sep. 19.

Thursday, September 3, 2015: Master/slave Conference - MsC 2015

MsC 2015 - Building Community!

MsC 2015 is produced by MTTA, Inc., a 501-c-3 all-volunteer non-profit educational organization.

The highly educational and unique event will take place over Labor Day Weekend outside Washington, DC

Education, Networking and History!

MsC 2015 will include a diversity of educational opportunities with Workshops, Intensives, Panels, Roundtables and Service Stations on Master/slave relationships

Keynote Speaker: Patrick Mulcahey from San Francisco

Our Traditions Live! Program: A Tribute to Men and Women of Color in the Master/slave. Leather and BDSM Communities. Speaker: Sir Guy from New York City

Labor Day Weekend - Sept, 3 - 7, 2015

Crowne Plaza Rockville / Washington DC
Two exclusive hotels with 257 rooms!

Online Registration & Hotel Room Booking will open in March 2015

Advance Registration: $125 (to May 31)
Early Registration: $150 (to July 31)
Standard Registration: $175 (to August 30)
Door Registration: $195

Sunday, September 27: Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco. Last Sunday in September, every year.

Mid-October: Bearquake in San Diego. BearQuake grew out of an idea of forming an alliance between the various clubs in Southern California and elsewhere. A "Bear Weekend" was planned where we could all get together and get to know each other. A contest was also held for Mr. So Cal Bear and Cub. The success of that first event opened the door to future gatherings which has become "BearQuake".

Nov. 6-8: Palm Springs Gay Pride, with the parade on SUNDAY, Nov. 8

November 13-15: Desert Leather Pride in Palm Springs

Here are pics from 2013...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Review of "Pups and Handlers" Workshop

Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

As always, the excellent photos are by our good brother Scott Smith, whose artistic brilliance is deeply appreciated!

From Papa Tony:

FetishMenSanDiego is blessed with some deeply knowledgable, experienced and well-loved experts in various topics. We seem to be particularly blessed with large amounts of knowledge about Puppies and Handlers.

Pup Nikita started out by handing around some puppy accessories, gear and toys, for everyone's enjoyment.  The masks, tails and paws were particularly enjoyable!

Then, he demonstrated the proper way to walk a puppy that is well-trained.

Then, as always with Puppies, things got a bit out of hand!

Nikita challenged us to try getting tiny graham crackers out of a dog dish.  
Having a long tongue, I had no problems!  Yum!

Papa Tony's Birthday Celebration

I had originally canceled my participation in the evening's events, after spending all day wrestling (successfully) with computers for my clients.   I was so burned out!

However, when a little birdy texted me a picture of my surprise birthday cake at the meeting, I headed for Mission Gathering at full speed!

Many thanks to my slave keith, who provided the cake, and my slave bob, who gave me my new BLING!

It's a pleasure to have spent another excellent year with my FMSD brothers.  We all have much to celebrate, and I never intend to take that for granted.  My birthday wish is that everyone be as happy as I am.

I admit it - After decades of never wearing jewelry, I've turned into a Bling Queen!  :->

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

San Diego Butchmanns Experience: Call For Volunteers

Note from Papa Tony: This is a great opportunity to be in service to San Diego's best and rising new Sirs, and our brother submissives who are exploring their truest selves.  This is a chance to contribute to history being made in our town.  Please give this invitation a serious consideration, because it will gain you all sorts of important bonus points in our Tribe, going forward.  The way that things are going, the first-ever Butchmanns Experience in San Diego is shaping up to be a powerful turning-point in our local culture.

From Frank: We are seeking a few good women and men to contributor to our San Diego Leather/Kink community.

Here’s your chance.

Volunteers (not participating in the Butchmanns Experience) are needed to provide meals to our guests attending this San Diego event.

We need help preparing, serving and cleaning up.

If your talents are in the kitchen, this is an opportunity to contribute to the well-being and growth of our tribe.

Contact ExplorerFrank: xplrrb