North American Bear Weekend announces emcee

Brian “Bolt” Donner

LEXINGTON — North American Bear Weekend, one of the largest bear events in the country, has announced Brian “Bolt” Donner as their emcee for 2018.

From the NAB Facebook page:

Brian “Bolt” Donner lives in Cincinnati and has bagged more bears than a clerk at the Build A Bear Workshop. He placed second runner up at IML 2015 as Mr Tri-State Leather, and is current producer of Mr. Cincinnati Leather. He is the current Vice President for Titans of the Midwest, a founding member of the CNKY Ruff Pups and the Cincinnati Sisters. He is a long time member of the bear, pup, and leather communities, graphic designer and illustrator, enthusiastic educator, dad joke enthusiast, giant comic book nerd and aggressive hugger. We are super excited to have Brian as our emcee this year.

NAB will be held February 15-18 at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort & Spa in Lexington, Ky. This will be the seventh time for the event hosted by the Kentucky Bourbon Bears. Along with parties, there will also be the North American Bear Contest. For more information and details, go to