Special Guests


Henry James

Henry James

Keynote Speaker, Presenter, Judge

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


Don Burns

Head Judge

Don Burns (Dakra on Fetlife) has been engaged in BDSM activities since 1979, and he acquired his first pair of handcuffs in 1984. His focus has always been on safe, sane and consensual play. Although Don identifies as a gay man, he is not opposed to play with females as well as males. He is truly pansexual in his approach to kink, having both a gay partner for the last 24 years and a mistress for the last six months. He and his life partner have a well equipped outdoor private dungeon in Tempe, complete with cages, crosses, a set of stocks, a padded bondage table, a steel bondage bed, a sling and more. Don started with Southwest Leather Conference in 2010 as a security volunteer, became Security Team Lead in 2014, and now is the Operations Manager for 2018.

Don has more than 27 years of experience working in personal injury, with experience in Missouri and Kansas since 1991 and in Arizona since 1993. Prior to his graduation from law school in 2009, Don was a paralegal for over thirteen years at a large personal injury law firm in Phoenix, and currently teaches other attorneys how to handle personal injury cases. He also runs a personal injury practice for a solo practitioner who is also on Fetlife.

■ Dungeon host for the Arizona Leather Run 2017 (Men’s Dungeon Party)
■ Current group leader, frequent dungeon party host and stat agent of Groups At Play (the GAP) since 2016
■ Arizona Power Exchange (APEX) member since 1995; has presented Heavy Metal Bondage and other classes since then
■ Past President of ALBAC (Arizona Leather Bears & Cubs), 2014
■ Judge of the 2014 Southwest Leather Daddy Bear/Cub/Bootblack contest.
■ Former Vice President and stat agent of the Imperial Court of Arizona, 2010-2012.
■ Assistant Manager of Erotic World at Phoenix Gay Pride since 2012.
■ Presenter of BDSM & The Law. Presented at Behind Closed Doors, Sin in the City, and other events since 2011.
■ Vice President of the local men’s dungeon here in Phoenix, The Artist’s Group, from 2006 to 2010.


slave tabitha

slave tabitha

Judge

slave tabitha met her one and only Master over fourteen years ago and has never looked back! she is Southwest Leather Bootblack 2009 and International Ms Bootblack (IMsBB) 2015. slave tabitha is the first transgender woman to earn the title in the 30 years of the International Ms Leather (IMsL) organization. she ran for the title to increase the visibility of transgender women in the leather/kink community.

slave tabitha currently is serving on the IMsL Foundation Board. During her title year she traveled over 50,000 miles to represent the IMsL/IMsBB organization at local, regional, national, and international events. She is the founder of #AskMe for transgender awareness. slave tabitha serves as team lead for the bootblack lounge and is the graphic designer for Southwest Leather Conference. her artistic, sexual and spiritual expressions are wonderful experiences that she enjoys during her bootblacking exchanges.

slave tabitha’s artistry also takes form in donating her design skills for organizations and individuals in the leather/kink community; including Leatherati.com, the Women’s Leather History Program at LA&M, Midwest Bootblack Roundup, and Southern Sole. slave tabitha was honored to receive the Mr. Phoenix Leather 2013 Community Unsung Hero Award and the SWLC Volunteer of the Year award for 2014. she the Bootblack Contest Coordinator for the International Community Bootblack title.


MasterLady

MasterLady

Judge

MasterLady has been in the lifestyle for over 25 years. A sadist by heart, she loves the crack of a single tail or the thump of a flogger. She has been active in the community as a board member, a duchess to a court, doing outreach, and as contestant staff. She is an enigma!


Presenters


Andrew Love

Andrew Love

Andrew Love was born and raised in conservative Salt Lake City, but he never quite fit the mold his conservative Mormon family had envisioned for him. While he did become an Eagle Scout at the age of 16, Andrew ended up re-purposing those leather working and knot tying skills for more erotic purposes.

Finding his entrance into the leather community in the somewhat secretive Salt Lake City Leather community, Andrew immersed himself and quickly took on roles managing community websites, mailing lists, and helping schedule educational classes. He is a graduate of the Journeyman 3 Academy in Salt Lake City, UT- an 18 Month series of intensives surrounding leather and spirituality.

In Early 2007 he was asked to take over and run “The Path”, a 101 intensive series of classes focused on BDSM & Leather. He ran The Path until mid-2008 when he took a leading role with Leather Quest (reorganized name of the Journeyman 3 Academy). Leather Quest is a formal training Academy in Utah which focuses on teaching skills needed to be a successful and productive member of the community. His dedication to the education of the community is just another way Andrew stays actively involved in the Leather community and his Leather family and upholds his beliefs in giving back to the community.

From 2005 to 2008 Mr. Love ran a small business called “SinCrafters” making and selling floggers at events with his business partner Nick. Andrew and Nick vended in Utah and events in the West, including Thunder in the Mountains. Their skills and products raised the bar for quality and craftsmanship- two commonalities that have run the thread of Andrew’s life.

In May of 2008, Andrew entered the West Coast Leather Competition in LA and won the title of Mr. West Coast Olympus Leather. He then went on to win the international title Mr. Olympus Leather 2008 in July of the same year.

In April of 2010, inspired by a drive to give back to the community he loves, Andrew founded the Rocky Mountain Olympus Leather Competition in Salt Lake City. The event was renamed in 2014 to Rocky Mountain Rebellion and the contest replaced with Rocky Mountain Person of Leather. Mr. Love founded this event based on the belief that the leather community is a diverse group and his desire to see that diversity represented. He continues to show his dedication to the community by producing the event every year and it is his hope that the event now moving it to its fifth year will be a welcoming place for all who wish to participate.

In August of 2011 Andrew received the Pantheon of Leather’s Presidents Award citing his community service and commitment to his Leather Traditions.

Andrew has taught educational classes on a variety of topics in a number of cities including Salt Lake, LA, Denver and Atlanta. His teaching style is interactive and fun, reflective of his easy manner and ever present sense of humor. His topics include: Punishment & Discipline, Play Piercing, BDSM Play Dynamics, Medical play, Blood Play, Building a Better Flogger, and many more.

Andrew can be found at a variety of leather events across the West. He regularly attends men’s events such as the Las Vegas Smokeout and pansexual events like Sin in the City, Behind Closed Doors and many more. His areas of interest are wide but include, blood play, play piercing, flogging, uniforms, mummification, cigars, single tails, and interrogation.

Presenting:
Andrew Love’s Guide To Effective Discipline and Punishment

Presenting: It’s Only A Little Blood


AZScots

AZScots

AZScots has been a presenter and lecturer on a myriad of topics for over 30 years at many regional and national Conventions, both Vanilla and Kink. He is a regular presenter at Behind Closed Doors on many topics, including annual Sensation Training and Maintaining Healthy Poly Relationships. He is also a past Co-Coordinator of monthly Poly Tucson discussion groups and regular Poly Socials. He began his Journey in 2011 as part of a Poly relationship, and learned many techniques of Sensation Play, Dominance, and identifies as a Leather Top.He is also an ordained Minister and specializes in relationship counselling for the LGBTQ and Poly communities, bringing over 35 years of Open and Poly life experiences.

Presenting: Healthy Poly Relationships – Panel Discussion
Presenting: Sampler


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


Steven / Carnal_Knowledge

Carnal_Knowledge (Steven)


Steven / Carnal_Knowledge is headmaster for Building Blocks, the BDSM education program in Las Vegas. He also runs the dungeon, Codename: Jack. This is Steven’s second time teaching at BCD, and he will be presenting the Hook-Up Joint and Group Games this year. Steven lives with his slave and his bio-parakeet, and he spends his free time going on adventures, big and small.

Presenting: Advanced Needles
Presenting: Hook-Up Joint


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


Evangeline Raven

Evangeline Raven


Evangeline Raven is an alpha/power slave, holds the titles of GLLA slave 2012 & Illinois slave 2012, and is the producer of the Southern Nevada Leather Contest. She has been a leather woman for 20 years, and has been collared to her Master, Peter Raven, for the last 10 years. She loves serving him and her community in whatever way she can. Evangeline is an aspiring author, journalist, blogger, college student, mother, grandmother, and service slut to name just a few of her many activities. She has been and is involved with a number of BDSM and leather events/charities/group such as LRA Chicago 2010 – 2012, Texas Hold’em for EQ Illinois 2012, Luc of LV since 2014, and Sergeant at Arms of the Red Dragons RC High Desert Chapter.

As a woman who has overcome much in her life, she is uniquely qualified to share her experience on certain topics.

Presenting: Killing Your Inner Victim


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


Ikon

Ikon


Ikon, a veteran kinkster with a decade and a half of active experience and a deep commitment to education and the growth and protection of the BDSM and leather community, brings a professional background in corporate training to the table, along with a passion for problem solving, process engineering, and engagement with underrepresented groups within the wider scene. He is a frequent presenter/educator within Utah and the Intermountain region as well as on an increasingly national scale. He is the founder of Leaf & Leather, the Glorious Leader of Utah TNG, the producer (and a former titleholder) of Rocky Mountain Person of Leather, and the head of a growing leather family. As an educator, his preference is for “off the beaten path” offerings; if it bends the rules, qualifies as blasphemy, or violates the Geneva Convention, it probably gets him off and he probably teaches a class on it.

Presenting: Thorns in the Garden of the Mind: Triggers and Traumas
Presenting:
We Have Ways of Making You Talk: An Introduction to Real-World Torture Techniques


Kenneth Anthony

Kenneth Anthony

Kenneth Anthony has served his local community as Mr. Cellblock Phoenix Leather, Emperor of the Imperial Sovereign Empire of Arizona, and co-producer of the Mr. Phoenix Leather Contest. He has also volunteered with various other clubs and contests, serving as a board member, stage manager and MC as needed by those organizations. He is currently serving as Vice-President for the Imperial Court of Arizona. Kenneth is a past recipient of the Pantheon of Leather, Rocky Mountain Region Award, is Mama’s Calm in the Storm in Mama’s Family, and in 2012 he was awarded the Southwest Leather Conference Spirit of Service Award. In 2007 he co-founded the Arizona Pups and Handlers with his pup mohawk, one of the first organized groups for puppies in the nation. His proudest accomplishment is being the Daddy to his wonderful boys and pups, Rocko, Mohawk, and Sparky.

Presenting: Pup Play 101
Presenting: Handler 101


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.


Master Dennis and slave bonnie

Master Dennis and slave bonnie


Master Dennis and slave bonnie met while he lived in San Diego and she lived in Phoenix. Master Dennis collared slave bonnie 20 years ago and in, 2002, they were married.

They are very active in their local community and clubs-Arizona Power Exchange, DragonClan, Butchmanns Experience and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. They have presented educational topics at many venues both nationally and in Canada. They both believe strongly in sharing the truths of their M/s lifestyle to others and model who and what they are in M/s and BDSM. They desire to share that though the path can be rocky at times – it is possible to succeed. They are looking forward to learning more and sharing with others as they progress on their journey!

Presenting: Master/slave: Adding Minions!!
Presenting: Sampler


Master Peter Raven

Master Peter Raven

Master Peter Raven is pleased to be on the staff of Southern Nevada Leather Contest. He holds the titles of Great Lakes Leather Alliance Master 2012 and Illinois Leather Master 2012. Master Peter was an active member of Chicago’s oldest BDSM Leather Club/dungeon, the LRA of Chicago, was a former board member of same, and has assisting in other fundraising activities for EQ Illinois and PozPets. He is the founder of House of Raven, a small but close knit leather house of like-minded individuals, started the MAsT: Buffalo Grove chapter of MAsT International, is founder and the Vice President of the Red Dragons RC High Desert Chapter, and a member of Luc of LV . Peter is an avid reader and began his kinky reading at the tender age of 10 when he read ‘The Story Of O’, where he discovered his kinky side very early. He enjoys being active in the BDSM and pansexual community as well as handing out swift beatings to his head-strong slave, Evangeline.
 

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


Paradox

Paradox


Paradox is one of the resident Bootblacks at Charlie’s Las Vegas, the Co-Founder of the Sin City Switches, and a mentor in the BDSM Educational Center Mentorship program. She heads the Las Vegas Bootblacks, and is the current 2016 – 2017 Secretary of the Leather Uniform Club of Las Vegas.
Paradox began the Bootblack Challenge, a boot and shoe drive to aid St. Therese HIV Outreach in Las Vegas during the holiday season. She is honored to be the first and current Southern Nevada Bootblack.
Paradox began her personal leather journey in 2014. She became a member of the Leather Uniform Club of Las Vegas in 2014 and has been involved with the community since then as an active member. She has taught Bootblacking classes for her community and for the new branch of The Journey in Las Vegas. Paradox is always striving for new knowledge to aid in her journey and hopes to pass on her knowledge to future generations of Bootblacks, Switches, and community members.

Presenting: The Art of Bootblacking


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


Slaykitty

Slaykitty


Slaykitty has been a member of FetLife for over 10 years. She always integrated ideas of BDSM into her relationships but she wasn’t active in a community until 2012, when she made a cross-country move from Michigan to Arizona. For her, this was a new start and an opportunity to find what she really wanted in life. In her local community she found a diverse group of like-minded people who were willing to teach and guide her, in her new Journey towards self-awareness and sexual expression.

It has been 5 years since this part of her life began, and now she feels like giving back. She wants to share the knowledge that she has gained over the last 10 years, with others in hopes that she may help someone in the same way that she was helped.

Presenting: Erotic Modeling


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