Twenty-five years ago this year, the Arts Center was the center of controversy involving photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe. His exhibition, THE PERFECT MOMENT, showing bdsm/leather/kink images was considered obscene and as a result, the Director at the time was brought up on Obscenity charges. He was later acquitted and the images, while still considered controversial were permitted to remain on display. However, the were in a separate room with an 18 and up age restriction for viewing. 25 years later, Tri-State is bringing leather back to the CAC as a focus of celebration and we are inviting you to celebrate with us.
This year, our host hotel is the Millenium, offering room rates of $85.00 plus tax, per night. Follow this link:https://
This year, our weekend package includes: Admission to the contest and after contest dance, Saturday morning breakfast, two cocktail parties, discount coupons to local restaurants and businesses and a commemorative Tri-State item, to be decided. Brunch on Sunday morning will be available at a separate cost. We are pleased to announce that Steve Henderson, DJ for the IML Black and Blue Ball and entertainment coordinator for CLAW, will be spinning tunes for our post contest dance party, OINK.
Our panel of contest judges include: Brian Bolt Donner, Mr. Tri-State Leather 2014, Pup Spaz, Tri-State Pup 2014, Mufasa Bklion, Chairman of ONYX International, Pup Incus, International Pup 2015, Lucket Markstone Kiche, Ms. Iowa Leather 2015, Ms. Mory Marinez, Ms. Blue Grass Leather 2015, Eric Paul Leue, Mr. LA Leather 2014 and Prep Warrior. Our Den Daddies for this year are, Rod McCoy, Pledge Master of ONYX-Mid-Atlantic and Co-Producer of Leather Man of Color Contest, and Doc (Boxer Daddy) Hoskins, Mr. Drummer North America, Author(The Pugilist) and Co-Producer of Leather Man of Color. boy johnathon, member of Team Friendly Louisville, GLLA judges boy, will be the judges boy for the weekend. Bootblacks will be available for the weekend to keep your footwear and gear in tip top shape. Pup Scuff, Drummer North America Bootblack 2015 is the Bootblack coordinator for the weekend.
Pup Nitro, International Leatherboy 2011 of Atlanta and Thib Guicherd-Callin, Mr. Santa Clara County Leather 2012 and 1st. runner up at IML2013 of San Francisco will be our emcees for the Saturday Evening portion of our contest. Other staff positions will be listed when we receive confirmation.
KINK U (Titans of the Mid-West) will also be offering a variety of classes on Saturday Afternoon. Class schedule and topics will be posted as they are confirmed. Additionally, we will have a Pup Mosh for our Pups in attendance. Location and time will be announced. We will also have vendors available and will list them as soon as they are confirmed.
Tri-State Contest weekend promises to be a memorable experience. Come help us celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of our 2014 Title Holders and the hard work of the Tri-State(Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky) communities. Meet up with old friends, make some new ones, learn something new but most of all, celebrate all of the accomplishments the LGBTQA Community and our allies have achieved in the year 2015.
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