International Mr. Leather announces 2018 judges

WASHINGTON — The Renslow Charitable Foundation and International Mr. Leather have announced the judges for the 2018 contest at Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend.

The judges for IML 2018 are:

  • Ralph Bruneau, Los Angeles, Calif. – International Mr. Leather 2017
  • Q Darkqwolf, New York, N.Y. – Community Fundraiser/Activist, Mr. Eagle NYC 2016
  • Werner Hall, Munich, Bavaria, Germany – Executive Board Member-MLC, Bavarian Mister Leather 2016
  • David Kloss, Toronto, Ontario, Canada – International Mr. Leather 1979
  • Drew Kramer, Palm Springs, Calif. – Founder, Palm Springs Bondage Club, President of PSLOD
  • Sammy Sklover, Portland, Ore. – International Mr. Bootblack 2013
  • Rick Storer, Chicago, Ill. – Past Executive Director, Leather Archives and Museum
  • Sal Susino, Asbury Park, N.J. – Community Activist, Producer of Mr. & Ms. New Jersey Leather
  • Karen Ultra, St. Louis, Mo. – Community Educator and Emcee, Producer for American Brotherhood Weekend

The judges for International Mr. Bootblack are:

  • Ryan “Pawlish” Garner-Carpenter, Cincinnati, OH – International Mr. Bootblack 2017
  • Richard Savvy, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia – Event Organizer/Producer, “The Naked Barber”
  • Winner of International Ms. Leather Bootblack 2018

The tallymasters will be Don Leach, Great Lakes LeatherSir 2002 and a long time tallymaster for the contest, and Pup Vidhra, Northeast Puppy 2017.

International Mr. Leather 2018 will be in Chicago on Memorial day weekend. For more information, go to