Leather Bear Weekend in Phoenix, Sept. 10-13

PHOENIX Arizona Leather Bears and Cubs (ALBAC) is pleased to announce its fourth annual Leather Bear Weekend will be September 10-13, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ. This year’s weekend is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever!

“Our focus this year is on the overall weekend and not solely on the contest. We have a great opportunity to showcase what being a leather bear is all about.” says Boypup Max, Coordinator and Co-Founder of ALBAC. “We are working on adding things to the schedule of events so attendees will have more to do while they are in Phoenix.”

Some of the events that they have in the works are a Cigar Social, Workshops, Leather Bear Morning Hike, DBILF Party and Leather Bear Brunch.

The weekend includes the region’s only leather bear and cub contest. The region is comprised of Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. The titles that are up for grab are Southwest Leather Daddy Bear 2015 and Southwest Leather Cub 2015. The winners are encouraged to but not required to compete at the next level, IML or ABW. The current title holders are Sir Kyle Ross, Southwest Leather Daddy Bear 2014 and Garrett Snook, Southwest Leather Cub 2014. The weekend will also be a celebration of their title year.

This year’s contest will feature a leather icon. “Our special guest this year will be Sandy “Mama” Reinhardt, the matriarch of Mama’s Family” announced Jim Pence, Producer and Co-Founder of ALBAC. “ALBAC is honored that she will be with us for the weekend.”

“The addition of such a well-known and beloved icon of the leather community to the panel of judges certainly takes the contest to another level” says Dave McQueen, current President of ALBAC and runner-up to the title in 2013. “I’m just glad it’s not me up there this year.” He joked.

“Our previous title holders have done a great job of not only promoting the Southwest community but also being authentic. It has been awesome that some of our title holders have competed at ABW and IML.” says Boypup Max.

Interested in competing?  Send an email to the Producer, Jim Pence at fozziesbigbear@aol.com for more information.

For more information on ALBAC and other club events, please visit their website at www.azleather.org or their Facebook page.

Via press release