Special Guests

Henry James

Henry James

Keynote Speaker

Henry James is ICBB2006 and the former coordinator for ICBB, IMsBB, and Drummer North America.  He believes in the ideals of honor, respect, and service and feels that service to one’s self is as important as service to another or to the community.  He is served by an amazing boy and husband, and they are lucky enough to call Tucson, AZ home.

Presenting: Erotic Spanking


Presenters

BootPig

BootPig

Bootpig, the property of one – now for more than 15 years, the girlfriend of another – for nearly 10, the lover and meat to others in various magical spaces from minutes to days to years, a bootblack since circa 2000, labels are tricky, but queer and pig seem to stick throughout all the adventures of sex and love and pain, to responsible community participation and supporting others. Known for a sharp sense of humor, aggressive and heavy play style, now from both ends of the whip, she’s also got a serious fetish for outstanding service done in simple, quiet, and exquisitely detailed fashion, and no patience for absurd showboating. Tread carefully on discussion topics where you want to share the “should-a, would-a” stuff of leather rules and definitions, it doesn’t fly in this world. “Well, who is she and why is she here?” experience includes often wondering the same thing, but she’s facilitated workshops for more than 14 years on topics from surviving interrogation scenes and madly bottoming to bullwhips, to the art and skill of bootblacking, managing households, and having some skills to share about poly relationships. Event involvement and achievements include an ancient dusty sash as Ms. Olympus Leather 2003, a regularly dusted and shiny Rocky Mountain Pantheon of Leather in 2009, and the eternal joy of being a founder and past president of the Phoenix boys of Leather. In the herding cats category, a former IMsL Volunteer Coordinator, and now the Vendor Coordinator and likely permanently in service to the event. Wanton cruising also disguised as event participation as staff, instructor, or judge includes: Tribal Fire, Southwest Leather Conference, WIL, Great Lakes Leather, SouthPlains Leather, Dark Odyssey Fusion, Lupercalia, Folsom Fringe, Leather Reign, TESFest… and whew, she gets around. Because, pig.

Presenting: Singletails
Presenting: Congrats! You Might Be a Pain in the Ass


Chris

Chris


Chris has always been polyamorous, but didn’t realize there was a word for it, and a loving community around it, until a few years ago. Once that discovery was made there has been no turning back. He lives his day life in the IT world of a college campus and alternately performs the heroic acts of a graduate research student, the father of two boys, and Sadistic Master of a Masochistic Princess on free nights and weekends. His current obsessions include discussing how we can best teach the concept of consent to adolescents, getting his polyamorous journey down on paper, and pushing through the research stage of his second Masters where he is looking at perceptions of hierarchy in long term polyamorous relationships in both the BDSM and non-BDSM communities. He tries to remain active in both the local and regional polyamorous and kink communities emphasizing education and support. Chris has recently taken on the leadership role of the Arizona Chapter of Loving More, the 501(c)(3) charity nonprofit dedicated to polyamory education and support.

Presenting: Trust: It’s Not You, It’s Them


Duke

Duke


It was a few years back when a young, devastatingly handsome and well-endowed seafarer first came to the attention of this conference. That man, however, is not the subject of this biography.

Affectionately nicknamed “Swoop” for his uncanny ability to bring new people into his circle of influence, The Duke of Pudding has a penchant for silliness while maintaining respect for his personal history, Leather heart, and the kink community. Conducting private experiments in sadism, bondage, and mindfuckery for many years, Duke can be characterized by his affable personality and penchant for the absurd. An advocate of creative play, he often enjoys finding unique ways to reinvent “traditional” BDSM stylings and employing unconventional bondage techniques in his scenes. He further enjoys facilitating workshops and teaching people how to play safely with their chosen toys, with a particular emphasis on piercing, electricity, and fire.

Duke is a proud member of the House of AndOr, and currently serves as the President of Club X San Diego, a non-profit corporation devoted to BDSM education. He has additionally served on the Board of Directors for both The Stomping Ground and Leather Realm, and is an active member of Edgewalkers, a body-based ritual group practicing various facets of the “Modern Primitive” movement. When he’s not elbow-deep in the ass of a community event, he can be found relaxing aboard his sailboat in San Diego Bay.

Presenting: Flame On – Intro to Indoor Fireplay
Presenting: Behind the Mask: Using Facial Coverings to Uncover the New You


Elisha

Elisha


Elisha has been married for 16 years and has been a devoted submissive and partner of Chris for 9 years. She discovered that polyamory was ok and a “thing” when Chris stumbled upon it a few years ago. She has been his constant companion on this journey in both the polyamorous and leather communities. Elisha works as an academic advisor and coordinator for an undergraduate program at a local university. She is also working on her second Master’s degree where she is able to combine her passions: yoga, BDSM, and writing. Her research is looking at the similar benefits of yoga and BDSM, such as improved body image, altered states of consciousness, and being more present in the immediate moment. She is also currently developing a yoga/writing workshop for yoga kinksters. When Elisha isn’t writing her memoir, researching, or doing yoga she and Chris are active in the local and regional polyamorous and kink communities. Elisha enjoys being her Master’s crazy but devoted Masochistic Princess and feels most comfortable with his collar on.

Presenting: Trust: It’s Not You, It’s Them
Presenting: Yoga to Prepare for Bondage


Ignixia

Ignixia


Ignixia is an international kink educator and leather-woman who is the owner and sole-operator of the award-winning Adrenalize LLC, a business designed around creating custom, quality leather goods that are affordable to all. She has used her skills as a leatherworker to create the Kinkability toy line, first of its kind fetish gear designed for those with disabilities. As someone who lives with chronic pain, along with her partner, she uses her experiences to help others with chronic pain through an online support group and classes designed to make daily life and kink easier to manage.

While leatherwork has provided a means to live, education and outreach fuel her passion for life. When not traveling to teach at kink conventions, she volunteers 2 days per week at the local dungeon as a DM and educator. Locally she has also been a founding member and Co-Chair of NLA-Orlando, Co-Founder of WiLO (Women in Leather Orlando), Co-Creator of CFL Littles, and supporter of WinK (Women in Kink), Dominant’s Roundtable, and multiple under 35 groups. Yearly she donates products to multiple events’ charity funds and recently created the Kinky Coexist design reminding us to always work together.

Presenting: Cell-Popping / Micro-Branding
Presenting: From Girl to Ma’am


Kinky Quartermaster

Kinky Quartermaster

Kinky Quartermaster is an artist, inventor, sadist, and all around cool guy. He has been active in his community in Las Vegas and planning community events within Building Blocks (a successful educational institution) and the LV Rope Social for the past 3 years.

If you have ever watched a James Bond movie, you will be familiar with “Q” and his gadgets. Kinky Quartermaster is the kinky version of Q; He has had an ongoing love affair with rope and creative sadism for nearly a decade..

Presenting: BDSM on a Budget

Presenting: Machine Sex


KYew

KYew


KYew has been involved with the leather community since 1996, was Ms. San Diego Leather 2004 and is Mama’s Community Outreach. A partial list of events and organizations she has volunteered for are as follows: the Free Speech Coalition, IMsL, San Diego Leather Pride and Folsom Street Fair. Founder of San Diego’s All Clubs Night and The Hard Edge. She has supported Club X, the San Diego Bootblacks, and also the Boiys in Leather Service Rose City. Some of the events KYew has presented at are: Southwest Leather Conference, Sash Bash in Portland, Lair De Sade, Behind Closed Doors, Threshold, Club X, Leather Leadership Conference, LA H.E.A.T., Sin in the City and Desire.

Presenting: Switches in Poly-land
Presenting: Cigars 101: How to Buy, Cut, Light, Smoke and Play with Cigars


Madyson DeLaRough

Madyson DeLaRough


Madyson DeLaRough has been a sex worker & educator since 1992 when She got Her first job as a Phone Sex Operator. She has had a deep love for erotic conversation & BDSM for almost a quarter of a century. As a phone sex operator, being able to paint a verbal picture became the life-blood of how She learned to entice Her caller to speak with Her and listen to how She would spin the tale of their dark desires & deepest fantasies for hours.

In 2000, once She got more into BDSM as a Professional Domina, She was able to use those very same skills to create a scene that allowed for Her clients to enjoy living out elements of both their sexual desires with their kink.

Presenting: The Impact of Talking Dirty – How to add erotic conversation to your impact scene.


Monica

Monica


Monica is a pansexual, polysexual, genderqueer artist, educator, and ethical slut whose passions include inverted rope suspensions, deep throat, and helping others become their authentic sexual selves without shame or judgment. Her passion for teaching adult sex ed revealed itself when she was invited to participate in a series of panels on gender and sexuality at Cochise College in 2015. Monica first bottomed in a public roleplay scene in 1991 and has been active in the Arizona kink community for 8 years. Currently she calls Bodywerxx her home dungeon, where she has been frequently observed enjoying screaming 2-hour orgasms. She identifies, at various times, as submissive, little, kinky, insatiable, and a dragon, and enjoys a wide range of sensual and ecstatic activities along a variety of erotic spectrums.

Presenting: Free to Be…Uninhibited
Presenting: The Care and Feeding of Your Baby: Ageplay for Bigs and Littles


Mr. Dark

Mr. Dark


Starting in Southern California in the 1990’s, Mr. Dark has been involved in the BDSM community for more than twenty-five years. After moving to Las Vegas in 2000, he joined several groups and in 2008 started the Las Vegas D/s Society. In 2010, Mr. Dark merged Las Vegas D/s Society with Sin City D/s Network which helped create the largest BDSM network in Southern Nevada offering education, health resources and other kink related activities to his local community. With education as his main passion, Mr. Dark created the BDSM Orientation in 2011, Las Vegas’s longest running intro to BDSM class and in 2013 he founded the BDSM Educational Center offering monthly classes, a peer to peer mentor program and other BDSM/Kink related resources. In 2014 he stepped down as co-owner of Sin City D/s Network to focus his efforts on bringing BDSM education to communities everywhere.

Mr. Dark began his personal Leather journey in 2013 and in the same year he became the first runner up in the Mr. Southwest Olympus Leather contest. Since then, he continues his Leather journey while bringing BDSM education to as many people as he can. You can find Mr. Dark presenting at such notable events like Behind Closed Doors, Rocky Mountain Rebellion and Impact. Mr. Dark also dedicates much of his time to various charity events through his group membership in the Leather Uniform Club of Las Vegas as well as his supporting roles in many other Northern Nevada area BDSM and Leather groups.

Presenting: The Consent Factor: Retrieving, Receiving & Giving the “Firm Yes!”
Presenting: Dominant Dynamics


Order of E

Order of E


Order of E has been active in poly and kink communities for nearly two decades. He currently owns and operates a private play space, leads a kink tribe and a spiritual community, and co-facilitates a poly discussion group. Order of E has attended kink conferences throughout the Southwest, and has been a (non-credentialed) sex educator for over twenty years. He has presented on such topics as enthusiastic consent, safer sex, self pleasure, theatrical play, and is known for his elaborate costumed kink scenes. He identifies as pansexual, poly, and kinky. Order of E enjoys two committed long-term open relationships, and has a few other play relationships.

Presenting: Healthy Poly Relationships – Panel Discussion
Presenting: A Field Guide to Risky Kinksters


Papa Bear

Papa Bear


Papa Bear began his journey researching his hidden passions via books and other literature at the age of 16, (the only legal recourse when one discovers such proclivities at such a tender age); at age 18, a wonderful Miss took him under her wing. Under her tutelage, he learned step-by-step how to use the tools he fetishized, and he hasn’t looked back since. An active member of the Las Vegas community for some time now, Papa Bear was the 2015 President for LUC of LV, a member of the Las Vegas Leadership Council, a member of Vegas Valley TNG, is a core staff member of Sin in the City, and served as the Associate Director for the last Las Vegas Mentors Program. In March of 2014, he was honored to win the title of Mr. Southwest Olympus Leather 2014 and won the title of International Person Of Leather in 2015. Papa Bear is a leatherman that wants to share his knowledge and the knowledge of others with everyone who hungers for it as much as he!

Presenting: Shake, Rattle and Roll: Chains as Bondage Devices as well as Tools
Presenting: Under Pressure. Erotic and Sadistic Pressure Points


Raven Darknights

Raven Darknights


Anything sharp and shiny piques this presenter’s interest. As the gateway to sensuality, brilliant minds are especially compelling. Believing that what one thinks affects what one feels and what one does, Raven has explored the intricacies of flirtation and seduction as well as chivalry and gallantry. These two seemingly disparate avenues led to discovering the power of intention and focus. Raven makes it easy to learn the keys to attaining both quickly and consistently.

Of course, razors and blades are sharp and shiny as well. Beginning 15 years ago with the acquisition of a vintage 1960 Gillette Fat Boy adjustable double edge razor, a fascination has blossomed into an extensive cut-throat razor collection along with the skills in their care and use. Raven’s passion for the alchemy of heat, steel, water, stone and flesh turns a simple daily routine into a ritualized spiritual journey not to be missed.

Presentation appearances include Apex, Desert Dominion, Desire, DomConLA, DomConNOLA, Leather & Leis, Sin in The City, Southwest Leather, and International Olympus Leather.

Presenting: The Allure of Seduction
Presenting: Hot, Slick, and Smooth – Straight Razor Shave


slave Samantha

slave Samantha


Samantha identifies as a woman who is sexually attracted or erotically charged by concepts of consensual sexual slavery within the BDSM community. She relates to the word slave (and has for a long time), however it does not confined her in a box of restrictions or expectations. She relates her slave heart to the desire to be owned, obedient, provide service, and an ongoing living need to contribute to the improvement of a Master’s life.

Arizona Power Exchange (APEX) is her home dungeon and you will often find her there. she enjoys volunteering at APEX and attends almost every Saturday night party. She is currently an Officer at Large on the Executive Committee on her second two year term.

Samantha has also served as the Judge’s slave for Arizona M/s Contest in 2014, served as Butchmann’s Faculty and Instructor in 2015, volunteers with the Boys of Leather, served on the Leather float committee with United Phoenix Leather Communities 2016, lead pet play parties, and is the founder of slave hearts of Arizona leading many slave heart talks within the community.

Presenting: Looking at Archetypes in M/s dynamics
Presenting: Boot Worship


Travisty, with the House of Andor

Travis


Travis is a Dominant, Leather Man, Daddy and a proud member of the House of AndOr. He serves on the Board and participates as both volunteer and ambassador for the Leather Realm at San Diego, South Bay Pride and the Flog Swarm. He teaches a bi-monthly flogging 101 workshop and is the host the monthly X-plore for Club X. He’s taught for the Fetish Men San Diego, Behind Closed Doors, Club X, House of Black, The Compound, The Stomping Ground, ACAL- Northern Exposure Lite, SELF, Southwest Leather and performed at the Leather Fetish Ball. His classes include various flogging and whip workshops, humiliation, taboo age play and struggle play.

Presenting: Struggle Play
Presenting: Two Fisted Flogging


Uruk-Hai

Uruk-hai


Mr Uruk-Hai has been working with rope for 4 years in one form or another and is a known figure in the local rope scene. He is the former operations producer for SWLC and Wristrained. He is also a dedicated supporter of Edgewalkers and the local community in large. He has many skills and is always willing to assist people in exploring new things with an even tone and an evil grin.

Presenting: Rope Intensive


WhipMaster Bob Clark

WhipMaster Bob Clark

WhipMaster Bob Clark has been involved in M/s relationships and the leather community for more than 30 years, enjoying partnerships and play relationships with men and women, and enjoying every opportunity to meet new people. Heavily experienced in SM, and edge play in particular, he was gifted with his name through his prowess with singletails. He believes that honor and integrity are paramount in his relationships and dealings with everyone. His tastes in SM are as broad and varied as the lifestyle itself ranging from being a new player’s “first time” to an advanced player’s roller coaster ride operator. Although, pushing the envelope is a passion, Bob believes the essence of edge play is pure, unadulterated and brutal truth. So, from a spiritual side, you could call him a seeker of truth. His philosophy and desire, is to make a positive difference within the community, believing that “paying it forward” does honor, to those that came before and taught him.

In the midst of all this serious truthseeking and pain dispensing, he manages to keep a great sense of humor and has had opportunity to travel the US with his property, BootPig, having adventures, meeting people and teaching at events such as TESFest, Folsom Fringe, Tribal Fire, Southwest Leather and more.

Presenting: Singletails