International Mr. Leather 2014 Is Here!

IML LogoCHICAGO – This is it. International Mr. Leather is beginning TONIGHT in Chicago. The Great Lakes Den will be covering the entire weekend and will be posting photos all the way through.

Contestants are already arriving in the city with a meet and greet at Touche, at the corner of Devon and Clark for everyone in town for the weekend.

We’ve listed the weekend’s schedule below, but you can pick up official programs anywhere in town or use IML’s phone app.

The Great Lakes region is very well represented this year with contestants from every state. They are, in no particular order:

  • Dennis Wood, Cincinnati, Mr. Tri-State Leather 2014
  • David Payne, St. Louis, Mr. Missouri Leather 2014
  • Drew Rieboff, Des Moines, Mr. Iowa Leather 2014
  • Miguel Torres, Chicago, Mr. Chicago Leather 2014
  • Greg Menzel, Minneapolis, Mr. Twin Cities Leather 2014
  • Cody Troy, Cincinnati, Mr. Midwest Leather 2014
  • Rocky McCombs, Akron, Ohio, Mr. Ohio Leather 2014
  • Gregory Slaven, Indianapolis, Mr. 501 Eagle Leather 2014
  • Chuck Braidwood, Detroit, Mr. Michigan Leather 2014
  • Jason Little, Minneapolis, Mr. Minneapolis Eagle 2014

Bootblack Kai of Minneapolis will be representing the region for the International Mr. Bootblack contest this weekend as well. The region did claim the IML title in 2012 with Woody Woodruff and it has one of the best records in bringing home the IMBB trophy.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Time Event Location Description iCal Download
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Weekend Package Pick up 5th Floor Registration Desk Weekend Package Pick up. Dowload to calendar
9:00 PM – 10:30 PM IML Roast 2014 Leather Archives and Museum The Roast of Andy Cross, International Mr. Leather 2013 and Sammy, International Mr. Bootblack Leather Archives and Museum, 6418 N. Greenview. Advanced reserved seating and limited free open seating available at the door. Buses from host hotel start at 7:00 PM. Visit http://www.leatherarchives.org/giftshop/roast.htm for more information. Dowload to calendar

Friday, May 23, 2014

Time Event Location Description iCal Download
10:00 AM – 9:00 PM Weekend Package Pick up & Ticket Sales 5th Floor Registration Desk Weekend Package Pick up & Ticket Sales Dowload to calendar
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Leather Recovery Meeting Illinois A 12-step recovery meeting that welcomes all programs and people seeking support in a sober environment during all IML festivities. Dowload to calendar
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM Step Up. Get Tested. Grace Step Up. Get Tested is a program encouraging people to get tested for HIV and other STI’s frequently. Presented by AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Dowload to calendar
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM International Mr. Bootblack Competition 7th Floor International Mr. Bootblack Competition Dowload to calendar
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM IML Leather Market Chicago and Grand Ballrooms Weekend Package/Day Pass wristband is required and must be 21+ for admission. Photo ID required. Suggested donation $10 Dowload to calendar
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Chicago Rubbermen Meet and Greet Northwestern/Ohio State/Purdue/WI The Chicago Rubbermen and Mr. International Rubber join forces to host the annual gathering or hot and kinky rubberists from around the globe! Dowload to calendar
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Leather Recovery Meeting Illinois A 12-step recovery meeting that welcomes all programs and people seeking support in a sober environment during all IML festivities. Dowload to calendar
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM IML Opening Ceremonies Park West Buses start at 7:15pm. Single tickets available ONLY at 5th floor Ticket Sales Desk. Park West 322 W. Armitage Chicago. Event includes the introductions of contestants and judges. Doors open at 8:00 PM, show begins at 9:00 PM. Sponsored by ID Lube. Dowload to calendar
10:00 PM – 1:00 AM Leather Archives and Museum Silent Auction Waveland Foyer Hot new gear, leather, framed artwork and much more. Proceeds benefit the Leather Archives and Museum. Dowload to calendar
10:00 PM – 2:00 AM Gear Blast IML 2014 Marriott Ballroom Hot guys in sports, racing, rubber, leather, lycra and other perv gear keep things hot, sweaty and kinky! Everyone is invited to get yer gear on and come party hard and sweaty. After all, it’s always better IN gear! Dowload to calendar
10:00 PM – 2:00 AM San Francisco Party Halsted / Avenue Ballrooms Folsom Street Events delivers the biggest, hottest party of IML weekend right inside the host hotel. So, clean up, gear up, and show up to this nonstop sleazfest, featuring the deep, underground sounds of DJ DAMnation (Powerhouse, The Eagle). No cover. Dowload to calendar
11:00 PM – 12:00 AM Leather Recovery Meeting Illinois A 12-step recovery meeting that welcomes all programs and people seeking support in a sober environment during all IML festivities.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Time Event Location Description iCal Download
10:00 AM – 9:00 PM Weekend Package Pick up & Ticket Sales 5th Floor Registration Desk Weekend Package Pick up & Ticket Sales Dowload to calendar
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Leather Recovery Meeting Illinois A 12-step recovery meeting that welcomes all programs and people seeking support in a sober environment during all IML festivities. Dowload to calendar
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM Step Up. Get Tested. Grace Step Up. Get Tested is a program encouraging people to get tested for HIV and other STI’s frequently. Presented by AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Dowload to calendar
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM IML Leather Market Chicago and Grand Ballrooms Weekend Package/Day Pass wristband is required and must be 21+ for admission. Photo ID required. Suggested donation $10 Dowload to calendar
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM International Mr. Bootblack Competition 7th Floor International Mr. Bootblack Competition Dowload to calendar
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Leather History and Collective Memory Northwestern The Archivist / Collections Librarian of the Leather Archives & Museum discusses the role of the LA&M’s archives, records, and material culture in documenting [and forgetting] Leather history. Dowload to calendar
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM People of Color Leather Caucus Sheffield Join the Men of ONYX, along with Leatherfolk and Kinksters of Color from around the world for a lively community discussion on HIV stigma, The Joys of Electricity, and the Art and Science of Temperature Play, followed demonstrations guaranteed to put the Sizzle in your Saturday afternoon! Join in the discussion and maybe even participate in the demonstrations. Facilitated by ONYX/Mid Atlantic President Dominion ONYX Dowload to calendar
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Chicago Hellfire Club Annual IML Cocktail Social Marriott Ballroom The Chicago Hellfire Club hosts its annual cocktail reception at IML. Come meet and greet the members of CHC as they celebrate its 43rd year. All are welcome. Dowload to calendar
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Windy City Boys Troop Belmont The Windy City Boys Troop host their annual cocktail reception featuring games, raffle and hot boys in leather. All are welcome to join the fun and mischief! Dowload to calendar
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM IML Pecs and Personality Contest Park West Park West 322 W. Armitage Chicago. Buses start at 7:15pm. Single tickets available ONLY at 5th floor Ticket Sales Desk. IML contestants are judged on their appearance and stage presence. Doors open at 8p.m., contest begins at 9 p.m. Sponsored by Orbitz. Dowload to calendar
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM BLUF Social Purdue/WI BLUF Chicago welcomes members of the Breeches and Leather Uniform Fan Club from around the world with a cocktail reception bringing together men into full leather uniforms. This is a BLUF Dress Code Event, so wear your finest Leathers and Uniforms. Dowload to calendar
10:00 PM – 2:00 AM Onyx Party Marriott Ballroom / Halsted Saturday night gets steamy with the internationally recognized ONYX Old School Dance. Smokin’ house music from DJ Andre Hatchett and hot men in fetish gear! Energize your weekend and work up a sweat at the hottest dance party in town. All for a mere $10 Dowload to calendar
10:00 PM – 2:00 AM International Bootblack Reception Northwestern/Ohio State Join the contestants for this year’s International Mr. Bootblack Competition and meet bootblacks from across the nation. Jump in to the auction bidding to help raise needed travel funds for this year’s winner. IMBB is proudly sponsored by LeatherWerks. Dowload to calendar
10:00 PM – 11:00 PM Leather Recovery Meeting Illinois A 12-step recovery meeting that welcomes all programs and people seeking support in a sober environment during all IML festivities.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Time Event Location Description iCal Download
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Weekend Package Pick up & Ticket Sales 5th Floor Registration Desk Weekend Package Pick up & Ticket Sales Dowload to calendar
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Leather Recovery Meeting Illinois A 12-step recovery meeting that welcomes all programs and people seeking support in a sober environment during all IML festivities. Dowload to calendar
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM International Mr. Bootblack Competition 7th Floor International Mr. Bootblack Competition Dowload to calendar
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Step Up. Get Tested. Grace Step Up. Get Tested is a program encouraging people to get tested for HIV and other STI’s frequently. Presented by AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Dowload to calendar
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM IML Leather Market Chicago and Grand Ballrooms Weekend Package/Day Pass wristband is required and must be 21+ for admission. Photo ID required. Suggested donation $10 Dowload to calendar
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Titans of the Midwest Meeting Navy Pier Room, 10th Floor Monthly business meeting of Titans of the Midwest – producers of Kink U. Open to all. Dowload to calendar
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Mcc Church Services Sheffield Metropolitan Community Church Service, General worship service by Chicago’s MCC for Christian Leatherfolk Dowload to calendar
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Folsom Forever Northwestern Room, 6th Floor If you thought San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair was just about leather and kink, FOLSOM FOREVER will give you a whole lot more to think about. This new documentary by Mike Skiff bares the social, political, charitable and cultural implications of the world’s most notorious bacchanal. Dowload to calendar
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM International Mr. Leather Contest Harris Theater 36th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MR. LEATHER CONTEST The Harris Theater, 205 East Randolph Buses start from Host hotel at 4:00 PM. Doors open at 5:00 PM, Contest begins at 6:00 PM. Proudly sponsored by Miller Lite. Entertainment by Well-Strung. Dowload to calendar
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Woof Camp Marriott Ballroom Woof Camp: Return of the Villains, the annual pup and Handler party that is free and open to the public with pup activities, surprises, fun and fellowship. Come find a pup to collar, a pack to romp with or see what pup play is all about. Sponsored by Squarepeg Toys. Dowload to calendar
8:00 PM – 4:00 AM IML Victory Celebration House of Blues 329 N Dearborn Street Featuring DJ Eddie Martinez. More info at www.circuitmom.com Dowload to calendar
11:00 PM – 12:00 AM Leather Recovery Meeting Illinois A 12-step recovery meeting that welcomes all programs and people seeking support in a sober environment during all IML festivities.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Time Event Location Description iCal Download
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Weekend Package Pick up & Ticket Sales 5th Floor Registration Desk Weekend Package Pick up & Ticket Sales Dowload to calendar
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Step Up. Get Tested. Grace Step Up. Get Tested is a program encouraging people to get tested for HIV and other STI’s frequently. Presented by AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Dowload to calendar
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM IML Leather Market Chicago and Grand Ballrooms Weekend Package/Day Pass wristband is required and must be 21+ for admission. Photo ID required. Suggested donation $10 Dowload to calendar
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Leather Recovery Meeting Illinois A 12-step recovery meeting that welcomes all programs and people seeking support in a sober environment during all IML festivities. Dowload to calendar
8:00 PM – 4:00 AM Black and Blue Ball The Castle 632 N. Dearborn Street Featuring DJ David Picard. More info at www.circuitmom.com Dowload to calendar