News from Mr. International Rubber

The 16th Annual Mr. International Rubber Contest and Weekend is less than 7 days away! We’ve got tons of information to share with you to help plan your MIR weekend. Read on rubber lovers!

MIR:16 Web Highlights from MIR2012! from Mr. International Rubber on Vimeo.


Online registration for MIR16 is still open. The MIR16 weekend package includes*:

  • Friday night Greet the Meat Cocktails with the contestants, judges, and attendees
  • Three Day Admission to the Kink Market and Demo Area
  • Friday and Saturday Night Contest Admission
  • Rubber/Kinky Workshops
  • Chicago Rubbermen Gear Sale
  • Official Weekend T-Shirt
  • Free Coat Check for Package Holders
  • Strict Rubber Dress Code Party (a $30 value)
  • Admission to the Kink Crusaders Screening
  • A Weekend of Fun, Creativity, Social Networking, and Lots of Hot Rubbery Guys

Ala Carte Pricing for MIR16 is as follows:

  • T-Shirt – $20
  • Dress Code Party “Membership” – $30
  • Contest Night 1 (Including Greet the Meat) – $35
  • Contest Night 2 (including pre-show cocktail party)- $35
  • Contest Only Package – $60
  • Kink Crusaders Screening – $5

    Left to Right – 2nd Runner-up, Johnny Switch from Chicago, Illinois; Mr. International Rubber 2011, G-Man from Atlanta, Georgia; 1st Runner-up Roger from Utrecht, The Netherlands. Photo by RVJ Studios, Courtesy of MIR Contest, LLC.

Ala Carte Kink Market Admission will be available onsite only at $5 per day or $10 for the weekend.

*T-shirt sizes and availability only guaranteed for those who ordered weekend packages by October 14. After that date all t-shirts are first come first served. T-shirts are limited in quantity. 

*After October 1 of each year there are no refunds on weekend package sales. Refunds prior to that date will be subject to a 25% processing charge.

*Nothing will be mailed to you. Pick up your weekend package at the registration desk located on the 3rd floor of the Center on Halsted

Purchase your tickets now via!


The 16th Annual Mr. International Rubber (MIR 16) is pleased to announce our Kink Education (Kink Ed) offerings for this year. Kink Ed presentations during MIR16 are one more way MIR seeks to help both our weekend attendees and members of the general public explore and discover their own individual means of sexual expression and pleasure through the kink and fetish communities.

 We are pleased to announce five presentations as part of the MIR16 Kink Ed Series, as follows:

Friday, November 2, 2012
Kink Ed Presentation #1 – 2:00 PM
Topic: “A look at S&M in 20th Century America”
Speaker: Chuck Renslow, founder of International Mister Leather

Kink Ed Presentation #2 – 3:30 PM
Topic: “Fetishism in Comics”
Speaker: Tom Kelley, Mr. International Rubber 2000Saturday November 3, 2012
Kink Ed Presentation #3 – 2:00 PM
Topic: “Rubber Care and Maintenance”
Speaker: Laura Pulice, Owner of Vex Clothing

Kink Ed Presentation #4 – 3:30 PM
Topic: “Sistory: A History of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence”
Speaker: The Abbey of the Windy City Sisters

Sunday November 4, 2012
Kink Ed Presentation #5 – 12:30 PM
Film Screening – Kink Crusaders
Free to MIR Weekend Package holders, $5.00 to non-weekend package holders. Age 18+.

Kink Ed presentations at MIR16 are sponsored by Jackhammer and Third Rail Media.

Get KinkEd at MIR16!

Each year at Mr. International Rubber, vendors from around the globe converge on our market to see their wares and to debut new rubbery offerings. his year is no different and we are pleased to welcome new and returning vendors to our festival market of kink.
Here’s who will be vending at MIR16 as of this mailing:

Visit the Kink Market page on


In addition to the great new gear on sale in the Kink Market, The Chicago Rubbermen host their annual Gear Sale, where you are invited to sell your gently use or lovingly abused gear. This is a great way to make some quick cash for the weekend and to fund your purchase of new gear from one of our amazing vendors!

Check out the details on the Chicago Rubbermen website!

Mister International Rubber