American Brotherhood This Weekend

American Leather Family 2011 Trinity, Tom and Tyler. (Photo courtesy of ABW)

CHICAGO – The American Brotherhood contest will be held this weekend in Chicago, with events at Touche, Jackhammer and the Leather Archives & Museum.

The judges for this year are Johnny boy Birdsell, American Leather boy 2009; Jeff Tucker, IML 1994; Khiki Cavannarro, International Master 1999; Daddy Sky Cotton; Jay Harcourt, Mr. Hayes Valley Leather 2005; Tom Savage, American Leatherman 2011; Trinity Thomas, American Leatherwoman 2011; and Tyler Fong, American Leatherboy 2011.

American Brotherhood Weekend’s preliminary schedule of events for the weekend are:

Friday 10/05/2012

  • ABW Contestant Interviews
  • 9AM-12 Noon LAAM (Contestants, Judges and Staff only closed Interviews)
  • ABW Contestant Fantasy Rehearsals
  • 12 Noon -4PM LAAM (Contestants, fantasy participants, stage crew only closed rehearsals)
  • ABW Weekend package registration pick up
  • 6PM-10PM Touche’
  • ABW Meet and Greet Touche’
  • 8PM-2AM All participants come meet the judges, MCs and out of town guests
  • 10PM Program to introduce judges, contestants and staff.

Saturday 10/06/2012

  • ABW Eye Openers
  • 11AM-1PM Touche’
  • ABW Registration and single day ticket sales
  • 12 Noon-1 PM LAAM
  • ABW Contest and Basket Auction 1st Half
  • 1PM-5PM LAAM
  • Open Party Time
  • 10PM-2AM Touche’, Jackhammer and Play Party location to be provided to package holders only.

Sunday 10/07/2012

  • ABW Eye Openers and Full Brunch buffet
  • 11AM-1PM Touche’ (non package holders $15 charge)
  • ABW single day ticket sales
  • 12 Noon-1 PM LAAM
  • ABW Contest and Basket Auction 2st Half
  • 1PM-4PM LAAM
  • ABW Victory Beer bust
  • 4PM-??? Touche’ and Jackhammer

Full schedule and details at