Education

The Northwest Leather Celebration Presenter Application for 2017 is closed. Please check back in June for the 2018 application.

2017 Education Schedule (pdf)

Presenters


angel
angel, a slave identified queer leathergirl, found the community in 1995. angel serves the community in various roles from President of the San Francisco girls of Leather, Treasurer of the Leather Alliance, to hosting munches. In the mix is a myriad of involvement with events from Co-Chair to Judges’ Coordinator. On occasion, she has the chance to share her knowledge as a presenter. In 2013, angel won Women’s International Leather Legacy (WILL), a title dedicated to documenting the history of women in our community. Through extensive travel, she has added to the Women’s Leather History Project. That travel included South Africa to document the first Ms. South Africa contest. The Leather Alliance community selected her the 2014 Woman of the Year. In her spare time, angel hosts kinky events with her newly created, Angel Wings Presents. She loves meeting people and sharing her passion for this lifestyle- please say hello!
Workshop: Survival Skills for the Single Submissive or Slave
angel
Aren
An active member of several leather families, Aren is Pacific Coast and International Power Exchange 2015 as part of a triad, and is the current producer of Pacific Coast Power Exchange. Aren is a graduate of Leather Quest San Francisco's class of 2011, and is the Junior Headmaster for Journey SF 2016. Aren brings a unique combination of queer leather sensibilities and trickster energy to their work and play as journeyman priestess, writer, leather educator, and slave. Residing in the SF Bay Area with several human and animal members of their intimate network, Aren balances introvert tendencies with an intricate polyamorous life.
Workshop: Consent Collisions and Consent Violations
Aren
Azalea
Azalea, Ms San Francisco Leather 2017, is a queer, poly, kinky, gender-fluid, top-heavy switch who loves coffee and spends way too much time on the internet. She often transforms into a purple pony, a papillon puppy, and a gryphon. She has presented classes on petplay at IMsL, Pantheacon, SF Citadel, Wicked Grounds, and Kink Unlimited. She hosts the Human Animal Night munch and is a certified sex educator through San Francisco Sex Information. On her YouTube channel (Azalea Pony) she likes to talk about petplay, her adventures with ADHD, and wearing zentai suits. If you see her around, say hi!
Workshop: Petplay 101
Azalea
Brett
Brett is president of the Dallas Leatherheart Clan, active in the leather and kink community. He's into powerlifting, Paleo nutrition, personal growth, and the Taoist principle of non-attachment. Age play, behavior modification, and a few lifelong fetishes are his main stake in kink, but Brett supplements with fear play, medical play, and exotic devices. Although Brett isn't exactly sadistic, he may even now be very disappointed in you.
Workshop: Intro to Ageplay
Workshop: Structure: Ageplay and D/s
Brett
Bryan and slave soumi
Bryan and his slave soumi have been leading Sacramento Area Peer Rope Group for 3 years. They describe their rope play as sadistic yet sensual, believing rope is able to connect top and bottom with a shared energy and power exchange to create amazing experiences. In addition to leading their group, they teach classes for beginner’s to rope play in the Northern California and Northern Nevada areas. Education and safety are their primary focus when teaching about rope. Bryan brings a background in engineering and his time as a military medic to his rope play. He uses this knowledge to encourage safety awareness and well-built ties in his teaching. Soumi has just completed a degree in Occupational Therapy and has taken several advanced Anatomy and Physiology courses during her education. They use these backgrounds to educate others on how to increase safety during rope play. Bryan and his slave have been married for 28 years and have always had a Dominant/submissive dynamic present in their relationship. They transitioned four years ago to a Master/slave dynamic after attending MAsT and are currently active in the Stockton MAsT chapter.
Workshop: Fundamentals of Rope Bondage
Workshop: Rope Bottom Beginnings
Bryan and slave soumi
Catherine Gross
I am a Master Certified Coach. I offer classes on relationships, D/s, play skills, M/s, and other topics. I have served on local/national boards, judged contests, staffed conferences, emceed and produced events for several charities/organizations. I am the producer of SouthEast LeatherFest, a board member of Leather Archives & Museum, and a founder of the Women’s Leather History Program. I have presented at 600+ organizations. I was awarded Black Rose's Vaughn Keith National Educator Award 2002, Pantheon of Leather Southeast Region Service Award 2006, PoL Business of the Year award 2006, and Jack Stice Memorial Award 2016. I created Servant's Retreat I & II, Nine Fold Path Seminar, and Foundations in Mastery. I am known for life-changing weekend seminars. I love people and going deep with them is one of the great privileges of my life. Visit ForYourLifeCoach.com & BDSMClasses.com. Follow me on Tweeter @SuccessCoachMCC and @BDSMClasses
Workshop: Learning Mastery from your slave
Catherine Gross
Daddy Sage
Daddy Sage has proudly identified as a butch leather dyke for over 20 years and is an author of several erotic leather novels. She is a recently retired public school teacher, particularly adept at teaching creative writing. Sage is a member of MasT Sacramento, the Exiles in San Francisco, and is currently organizing a queer leather club in Sacramento. Sage has been teaching at numerous leather events for the past twelve years. She is proud to be the first female member of the Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus. Sage lives in Sacramento with her slave and spouse, boy Laine and for the past 18 years, has been the proud Daddy of Jen, Gretchen, and Jeremy. She is grateful to NA and her sponsor for over 19 years of recovery.
Workshop: From Harlequin to Harley - Writing Your Fantasies into Reality
Daddy Sage
Jeyn
Jeyn has been involved in the kink and non-monogamous communities since 2009 here in Sacramento. In 2010 she created and began facilitating the Sacramento Open Relationship/Polyamory Symposium. This Symposium meets once a month to create community and share ideas and perspectives relative to consensual non-monogamy and relationships in general. Jeyn also identifies as genderqueer, pagan, and a Daddy who delights in Her D/s relationship with her genderfluid, queer gurl. Jeyn holds a B.A. from Sac State in Humanities and Religious Studies, with a minor in English.
Workshop: Compassionate Poly: or, How Not To Be An Asshole In Consensual Non-Monogamy
Workshop: Moving Up and Moving In: the Trials and Tribulations of Blending a Poly Family
Jeyn
Laura Carlson
Laura Carlson is a slave that has been in service to Swmplrd for almost 25 years. She discovered the community in 2001 and has been deeply involved with the public scene ever since. She is a producer and educator in the Boise, Idaho community. In 2013, she realized her dream of having a MAsT chapter and founded MAsT: Boise. She is currently serving as MAsT International Northwest Regional Representative. She also served as a Board member of the NCSF for 10 years. She held the position of Secretary for 7 years. She has been active in the lifestyle for almost 24 years. She has served as president of Boise Pride, a director for Ruff-N-Tumble, Boise’s only leather event and is a past board member of the Boise BDSM Society. Professionally she is an administrative assistant.
Workshop: Serving the Community in Leadership Positions with the One you Serve
Laura Carlson
Liza and her slave, Jody
Liza and her slave, Jody, (International Master and slave 2011) have been living in a committed M/s relationship for almost 15 years.
Liza came to power at Woodstock and has been kinky since. She is a member of Mama’s family (Mama’s Horsewoman), Portland Bad Girls, San Francisco Exiles and MAsT, serving as an officer of MAsT International. She has always been interested in teaching and training. Among her pupils have been horses, dogs, dolphins, children and inmates.
Jody came out as a leatherdyke and slave in 1980 in Los Angeles, founding Leather and Lace, an early women's leather group. She is a member of Mama’s family (Mama’s Space Cadet), Portland Bad Girls, San Francisco Exiles and MAsT.
They have taught in the US and abroad, judged contests, organized events, keynoted and have received numerous awards, including MAST International’s 2012 Presenter of the Year.
Workshop: Achieving the Holy Grail of Anticipatory Service
Liza and her slave, Jody

MacGyverOfKink and girl_on_fire
MacGyverOfKink (Jon) and girl_on_fire (summer) are a live-in TPE Master / slave couple from the Sacramento area. They enjoy attending events and parties in many communities in the Northern California area including MAsT Sacramento. Jon has been active in BDSM since 2008 while summer has been active in BDSM since 2002. she enjoys having laughs at her Master's expense while He enjoys making her pay for it with Dragon Tails. They have been teaching in the local community since 2014. They have also been running the Sacramento Newbies group / munch since 2015, hosting an array of classes and events ranging from BDSM Safety to field trips to local dungeons for those new to BDSM.
Workshop: Finding BDSM Partners

MacGyverOfKink and girl_on_fire
Madame Butterfly
Madame Butterfly is Pacific Coast Power Exchange 2016 with Hawk. As a Shibari rope top, Madame Butterfly adapted rope suspension to diverse body types and physical abilities. Since her 2013 catastrophic stroke, Madame Butterfly has continued to enjoy suspension bondage as a bottom, benefiting from the very techniques she developed. Madame Butterfly has an avid interest in many kinky and geeky pursuits, included throwing a singletail from her wheelchair, and all things Harry Potter.
Workshop: Radical Rehabilitation, Dungeon Style
Madame Butterfly
Marilyn and Rio
Marilyn has been active in the Leather/BDSM community since 1986. She is a sadist, a bitch, a mistress, and a control freak with an intense blood lust. She is a fat femme top who likes to play very hard, and has a special affection for slut masochists. She has presented at Black Rose, Ladyfest, San Francisco State, Leather Traditions, Venus’ Playground, International Ms. Leather, Leather Leadership Conference, Leather Levi Weekend, SF Citadel, Northwest Leather Celebration, Dark Odyssey: Surrender, Butch Voices, and the Exiles. She was a member of the Outcasts and a charter member of the Exiles, and has spent many years as an Exiles officer. She is thrilled to be a member of Mama’s Family, as "Mama’s Fierce Femme". She is happily polyamorous with a slave, a special boi, and other play partners who help enrich her life. She is also a computer professional with two children, a Trustee at her synagogue, and plays tuba in a local community band.
Rio has been in the scene for 10 years, during which time she's progressed from Top to switch to mostly bottom to submissive to her current happy status as slave to Marilyn. She served as Ms. Sober San Francisco Leather in 2016, was the 2015 female Leather Marshall at the San Francisco Pride Parade, is a member of MAsT San Francisco, an officer of the Exiles, and is an organizational director of the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance. She identifies as a butch lesbian leatherwoman, and is a proud member of Mama’s Family as Mama's "Oakland Rio."
Workshop: In the Beginning: the Start of Your M/s Relationship
Marilyn and Rio
Master Bob and slave jan
Master Bob Blount, slave jan and slave bunnie call the Portland Oregon home. We began the shift from a floundering, ho-hum "equal partnership" twelve-year marriage to a negotiated power dynamic relationship at the turn of the millennium and slowly over a year and a half's time found themselves spirit led to living a consensual Master/slave lifestyle. In 2010 slave bunnie joyously joined the family and has truly been a blessing in our lives. In and out of the leather community Master Bob and slave jan are passionate about helping others to live more joyful and fully authentic lives. Together with his slave bunnie, Master Bob owns and operates an Outdoor Adventure guide service specializing in serving persons with disabilities. As a Life Coach, author and licensed Soul Collage® Facilitator, slave jan helps others to explore and celebrate their own unique paths to self discovery through moderating discussions, participating on panels, presenting workshops, writing and sharing other expressive arts.
Workshop: Standing Naked: Becoming your authentic self
Master Bob and slave jan
Master Hines
Master Hines formally joined the BDSM community in 1992 in Atlanta Georgia and moved to the bay area in 2003. Core to Master Hines’ BDSM philosophy is spirituality through power exchange. His technique and approach to SM puts heavy emphasis on the spiritual connection between Top and bottom. Master Hines has presented demonstrations, classes and private workshops throughout the Southeast since 1997 and in the Bay Area since 2000 when he was first invited to the Bay Area to present for Folsom Street Fair weekend. He is well respected for his flair and artistry with floggers and has presented classes on many topics including Flogging, Spirituality and SM, Erotic Knife Play, Resistance Play, The SM of Hands, and Sensuous Caning. Master Hines is also an accomplished artist specializing contemporary painting. You can visit his web site at www.TheArtisthines.com and www.HinesFineArt.com.
Workshop: Dynamic Flogging
Workshop: Ten Techniques To Enhance Spirituality and Connection In Your Scene
Master Hines
Master John and slave ann
Master John was first introduced to the Leather lifestyle back in the mid-90’s with the phrase "want to try something a little different?" Since that time he has been on this Leather journey down the road less traveled by. He has held leadership positions in several local BDSM organizations and currently serves as Executive Director of Evergreen Leather Events, the organization that produces Leather Reign. Master John, alongside his slave ann, had the privilege of serving as Northwest Master and slave 2014. They are also owners/producers of the Washington State Master slave contest. Master John and slave ann have been married and in a Master/slave relationship since 2000. In 2007 they found their "unicorn" and in 2010 kim joined them to create their triad family.
slave ann is a bisexual slave to Master John, and wife to her love. she has been married to her beloved Master since 2000 and together they married the love of their lives, kim, in 2010. slave ann found the vocabulary to describe her naturally submissive nature online in the early 90’s. she tried swinging with her former husband and one of the partners introduced her to real life D/s, the joy of pain, and that women are sexy. she decided to relocate to the Pacific Northwest from Wyoming so she could fully explore her sexuality. ann is active in the community by being the treasurer of Evergreen Leather Events which produces Leather Reign, is one of the producers of the Washington State Master/slave contest, is on the organizing committee of West Coast LINK, and is a proud member of Mama’s Family as Mama’s Penguin.
Workshop: The Importance of Creating a Safe Space
Master John and slave ann
Master Kelly and slave carlene
Master Kelly has been a member of the Sacramento Leather community for the past 22 years. He began his Leather journey in the San Francisco Bay Area and was mentored by various Masters in the local scene. In 2015, Master Kelly was honored to be presented with his Master’s cover. Master Kelly currently lives in the Sacramento area with his wife and slave, carlene. He founded MAsT Stockton in 2014 and facilitates a monthly Dominant support group in Sacramento. He is a member of MAsT Sacramento, the Portland Leather Alliance, and along with his slave, is the co-founder of their current education group, Destination Education.

Slave carlene has been active in the Leather community for over 17 years and is proud to be Master Kelly’s slave, business partner, and wife. She was honored to be acknowledged at her Master’s Covering ceremony for supporting and assisting her Master in his community and personal endeavors. Slave carlene is the co-founder of Destination Education and is the facilitator of their monthly education munch. She is a member of MAsT Sacramento, MAsT Stockton, Portland Leather Alliance, and The Exiles. In addition, she is the founder and leader of the Sacramento Submissive Support Group providing support and friendship for submissives and slaves.
Workshop: Anatomy of a Scene
Master Kelly and slave carlene
Master Richard Sprott & slave lyle
Dr. Richard Sprott has been in the SF Leather Community since 1990 and is a research psychologist. He currently conducts research in kink and poly areas and presents workshops nationally on the subjects, including training about kink for mental health professionals. He currently owns two slaves, eric and lyle, and has a large leather family. slave lyle has been joyfully in service to Master Richard for over 3 years. slave lyle is a retired attorney. he and his husband have been together for over 33 years.
Workshop: Handling Mental Health Emergencies in the Dungeon: PTSD, Panic Attacks and other crises
Workshop: M/s 301 - Beyond the Basics: Taking it Deeper and Dealing with Some Hardstuff
Workshop: Being slave is Simple . . . Really!
Master Richard Sprott & slave lyle
Ms. Diana
In the lifestyle over 40 years, Ms. Diana is the Coordinator Emeritus of The Threshold Society, on the board of Los Angeles Leather Coalition, and Executive Committee member of Southern California Leather Woman. She's presented across the country, in Hawaii, and in England on Alternative Lifestyles, and is the Founder/originator of "The Tactile Celebration - A Sensory and Sensuous Journey". An educator for 50+ years, she has degrees in Theatre and Psychology (she continues her counseling and lifestyle coaching today). She's been invited to present at colleges, universities, and organizations around California and outside of the state and views these as opportunities to educate, correct misconceptions, and give back to the community. Education seems to be the dominant theme in her life. In addition, she was given the Person of the Year award by the Los Angeles Leather Coalition at the Southland Honors of 2009, and the Ms. Diana Lifetime Achievement Award by Leather H.E.A.T. in 2015.
Workshop: The Art of Negotiation
Workshop: The Psychology of Dominance and submission
Ms. Diana
Ms Rhonda and Tomo
Ms Rhonda is the Owner and Master of Tomo and together they are proud to be International Master and slave 2016 and Northwest Master and slave 2015. She is a Producer of Northwest Leather Celebration and the Northwest Master slave Contest. A part of the Northern California Leather Community for many years, Ms Rhonda has presented classes and served as a judge at local and national events and was a Producer of International Ms Leather Weekend. She is Secretary of the Board of Directors of MAsT International, Inc. and is Co-Director of MAsT: Sacramento. She is the Owner and Founder of KinkED Productions (KinkEDProductions.com), which provides educational events for the Northern California Leather and M/s communities. She is a member of MAsT: Sacramento, MAsT: San Francisco, and The Exiles and is proud to be a member of Mama’s family as Mama’s Femme Master. Tomo is honored to be the slave of Ms Rhonda and serves with her Master as International Master and slave 2016 and Northwest Master and slave 2015. She is a Producer of Northwest Leather Celebration and the Northwest Master slave Contest. Tomo identifies as a leatherdyke and has roots in the New York and South Texas Leather Communities. Tomo has been teaching Japanese Martial Arts for over 30 years and as a slave, has been deeply affected by this culture. She has presented classes and served as a judge at local and national events for two decades. She was a Producer of International Ms Leather Weekend and a founder of the Dyke Uniform Corps. Tomo is a member of MAsT: Sacramento, MAsT: San Francisco, and The Exiles and a member of Mama’s family as Mama’s Samurai. She was awarded the 2013 Pantheon of Leather President's Award.
Workshop: Yes, YOU can be a Titleholder!
Workshop: Intro to NWLC
Ms Rhonda and Tomo
Ms. WillowKat
Ms. WillowKat is Pacific Coast and International Power Exchange 2015 as part of a triad. She brings her creative passion for healing to her endeavors as shamanic priestess, Master, kinky caregiver and midwife to the dying. She has taught in the US and Canada with several members of her family, on topics including communication, healthy power exchange, and poly. Her passions include painting, teaching, ritual, D/s, sex magic, BDSM edge play and tree-hugging. She heads a complex and growing leather family, and holds membership in several other leather families. Nicknamed "the hurricane", she is known for her dynamic teaching style and her passionate commitment to life.
Workshop: Radical Rehabilitation, Dungeon Style
Workshop:Consent Collisions and Consent Violations
Ms. WillowKat
Robert Brooks
Robert Brooks was born and raised in Sacramento, California. Although he describes himself as a "natural-born kinkster," his life in Leather began with his employment at The Bolt Bar. He has produced the Mr. Bolt Leather contest for the past 3 years, and holds the title of Mr. Bolt Leather 2013. He is a member of Mama’s Family noted as "Mama’s Corrupted Boy." His kinky lifestyle arose while serving in the United States Marine Corps where he is quoted as ôServing his country on his hands and knees.ö Robert enjoys open discussions of kink/fetish, discipline, and fast cars! His favorite charities are the Wounded Warrior Project and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes (WEAVE). WEAVE is the primary provider of crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County. His slogan is Laugh, Learn, and Love!
Workshop: Flagging Today
Robert Brooks
Sera Miles
Sera Miles is CEO of People Exchanging Power and the co-director of New Mexico's Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP-NM) chapter. She edited Nancy Ava Miller’s award-winning Pervert: Notes from the Sexual Underground; led New Mexico FetLifers for its six vibrant years, during which the organization produced "Evolution of the Revolution"; and has performed in numerous fetish videos. She’s presented at KinkLincs in Seattle, Beat Me in St Louis, and Behind Closed Doors in Tucson, as well as at many groups and universities across the Southwest. Sera self-identifies as a demisexual leather D-type, in addition to the identities of owner, activist, editor, type-A personality, sex worker, and Leo Dragon.
Workshop: Micro-Aggressions/Massive Transgressions
Workshop: Sex & Self-Love for Survivors
Sera Miles
Sinclair Sexsmith & rife
Sinclair Sexsmith is "the best-known butch erotica writer whose kinky, groundbreaking stories have turned on countless queer women" (AfterEllen), who "is in all the books, wins all the awards, speaks at all the panels and readings, knows all the stuff, and writes for all the places" (Autostraddle). ?Their short story collection, Sweet & Rough: Queer Kink Erotica, was a 2016 finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Sinclair leads the 8-week online ecourse Submissive Playground (submissiveplayground.com) annually, where there is no wrong way to be a sub, and they have presented for leather and kink groups around the US and Canada, including IMsL, Dark Odyssey, the Lesbian Sex Mafia, Queer Sphere, Unholy Harvest, and more.They identify as a white genderqueer butch dominant, a survivor, and an introvert, and use the pronouns they, them, theirs, themself. Follow all their writings at patreon.com/mrsexsmith.
rife is an owned and collared genderqueer leatherboy from Texas. He is an artist, and the illustrator of the GENDER book, a fun, colorful, community-based resource. When not serving Master, he serves many others through his graphic and web design small business rowdyferretdesign.com.
Workshop: The Art of Ownership
Sinclair Sexsmith & rife
Sir DaddyDaun and slavegirl j
DaddyDaun and j2016 Northwest Master Sir DaddyDaun is an active and longstanding member of the Leather/kink and drag community. Portland LeatherWoman of the Year 2005, Washington Leather Emerald Award 2010, and Imperial Prince XXXVIII of the Portland Rose Court are but a few of the titles/awards She has been honored to receive. Being raised in the Leather community, 2016 Northwest slave, slavegirl j has always felt a deep connection to service. she expresses this through her devotion to her Master and by sharing her personal experiences with other submissives/slaves. girl j is also passionate about sharing how she navigates serving her Master who is both an elder of the community and has Multiple Sclerosis. When not volunteering at an event, girl j and her Master can be found in T/their semi-truck, traveling the lower 48 states with T/their dog Zach and cat Spirit.
Workshop: 24/7 at 60mph
Sir DaddyDaun and slavegirl j
Sir David Labriola
David, has been a member of the Leather Community since 1985: starting in Pittsburgh PA, then onto Columbus Ohio and most recently in Atlanta,Georgia. David is of the OLD GUARD TRADITION where he earned his Leathers and carries that same tradition on with his current and growing family. . David's first title competition was for the Mid Atlantic Leather 2000 contest where he proudly won the BROTHERHOOD AWARD. Later that same year he competed and won the PENNSYLVANIA MR DRUMMER 2000 CONTEST and later that same year won MID-ATLANTIC MR DRUMMER , which sent him on to win 3rd place in the INTERNATIONAL MR DRUMMER CONTEST 2000. Since then, David has judged numerous leather contests. He was Head Judge at SOUTHEAST LEATHER FEST in 2001 and 2002, Judge Emeritus for the Northwest Regional Mr. Drummer in 2001,2002 and 2003; and Head Judge of the Mid-Atlantic Mr Drummer in 2001. He was also Den Daddy for the International Mr. Drummer Contests for 6 years from 2001-2006 . And in 2007 was the Judges Co-coordinator. Sir David has had the distinct honor and privilege to be the HEAD JUDGE at SOUTHEAST LEATHERFEST( SELF) from 2007-PRESENT and enjoys having met judged and mentored many of the contestants thru their leather journey. Sir David has judged and educated all over the United States and enjoys meeting and passing on his stories and his own personal leather history to anyone and everyone . It could be said that David lives and breathes the Leather Lifestyle.
Workshop: Manners and Respect
Sir David Labriola
slave arcane
Slave arcane was born in Oklahoma and raised all over. Currently he lives just outside of Columbus, Ohio with Ms. Brenda. He was honored to carry the title of GLLA slave 2014. He is usually busy, making or teaching about floggers, and presenting on topics relating to the M/s dynamic. He is active with a local submissive round table, and a co-director of MAsT - Columbus, as well as producing Enclave - "the event designed with femdom in mind".
Workshop: Florentine Flogging
slave arcane
Slave Jonathan Taylor
Slave Jonathan Taylor is the holder of the International slave 2013 title. In that capacity he has travelled the country and Europe giving workshops, coaching and mentoring on the M/s lifestyle. Among topics he is particularly passionate about are: passion in the M/s dynamic, consensual M/s relationships, and M/s and bdsm in the Arts. He also has many years experience as political activist. Slave Jonathan Taylor also completed the SFSI (San Francisco Sex Information hotline) sex education training. He has presented and spoken to M/s and bdsm groups and organizations around the world. On August 9, 2017 his master, Master Morris Taylor passed away, causing him to look introspectively at the M/s dynamic and its failings and successes.
Workshop: The collar is gone: what now?
Workshop: The Secret LGBTQ Kink Life of Richard Wagner
Slave Jonathan Taylor and slave larry
slave larry
slave larry first entered the Leather/Kink. M/s community in January of 2010, and very shortly thereafter met Master Morris Taylor who took him under his "wing. Later slave larry was humbled, but honored, to have been selected by Master Morris to be his "live out" (i.e.; live outside of Master's home) slave. slave larry worked along with slave jonathan to serve to Master Morris. Somewhat quiet and, preferring to work in the background, slave larry assisted Master Morris and slave jonathan in their successful title runs for Northwest, and International Master and slave. slave larry is very interested in healthy M/s relationships, particularly those involving more than 2 people. The passing of Master Morris in August of 2016 represented the second great loss in his life. The first was the loss in 2004 of his partner of over 19 years. slave larry is still trying to make sense of it all, and how the M/s dynamic has impacted him."
Workshop: The collar is gone: what now?
slave larry
Uncle Abdul
Uncle Abdul (or just plain Unc'), E-Play/Stim presenter for over 25 years, author of "Juice - Electricity for Pleasure and Pain" - the renown primer of Electrical Play and Stim, and honored member of the Bay Area BDSM and M/s Community since 1980 is a retired electrical engineer with over 50 years of experience in electrical safety and design. Even in retirement Unc' still does presentations across the country, does consulting work, and has also done expert witness work on E-Play cases.
Workshop: Using E-Play/Stim in M/s and/or D/s
Workshop: M/s and D/s for the Dynamics with Mobility and Health Challenges
Uncle Abdul

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24/7 at 60mph
Imagine a perpetual road trip...across the country...as Master and slave. Sir DaddyDaun and slavegirl j not only imagined it, T/they are living it. From the stress of small space living, to the pressures of owning a business, to crazy weather, to always being out in the vanilla world, T/they have learned quite a lot about each O/other and ways to sustain T/their 24/7 M/s dynamic. Join T/them as T/they share the successes and failures of T/their journey on the road. Please bring inquisitive minds and questions.
Presenter: Sir DaddyDaun and slavegirl j
24/7 at 60mph
Achieving the Holy Grail of Anticipatory Service
Anticipatory service is often talked about, but what is it really and how does a Master/Mistress/Dom guide a slave/submissive in achieving this? What can a slave/sub do improve his or her anticipatory skills? Join International Master and slave 2011, Liza and her slave, Jody, in a discussion of anticipatory service. What is it and what is it not? What foundations are necessary to allow anticipatory service to blossom? What tools are available to realize this "holy grail?" Open to all. Group participation encouraged but not required.
Presenter: Liza and her slave, Jody
Achieving the Holy Grail of Anticipatory Service
Being slave is Simple . . . Really!
This is the conclusion one slave reached early in his slave journey. "Simple" is NOT the same as "easy". In this workshop slave lyle will present his viewpoint about why being slave is MUCH more simple for him than being a partner in an egalitarian relationship (romantic relationship, family, work, etc.). The presentation will explore various aspects of being slave and the simple ways slave lyle has found to conquer them. A short list of "maxims" developed over time has become a simple guide to this slave when issues have arisen in his dynamic with his Master. And, while others may not use the word "simple", it seems that others have reached similar conclusions about many aspects of being slave. The workshop will distinguish between "simple" and "easy" and invite discussion about what others have found to be the more complex challenges of being slave.
Presenter: slave lyle
Being slave is Simple . . . Really!
Compassionate Poly: or, How Not To Be An Asshole In Consensual Non-Monogamy
How do you know if an open relationship is for you? Are there hallmarks to watch for, character traits to cultivate? Most importantly, how do we include kindness in our interactions with our partners and the people we involve ourselves with, especially if we are just beginning our exploration? Join Jeyn in a humorous and interactive discussion about the ôPath of Polyö and some ways to walk it without being a jerk. Open to all levels of experience, background and relationship dynamics; geared especially towards ôbeginnersö and those who are curious about open relationships.
Presenter: Jeyn
Compassionate Poly: or, How Not To Be An Asshole In Consensual Non-Monogamy
In the Beginning: the Start of Your M/s Relationship
An open discussion on how to set up the structure of your Master/slave relationship. Topics will include collars, contracts, protocols, navigating the public world, and how to share with your friends and loved ones. Those new to M/s will get the most out of this class, and those with M/s experience are welcome to contribute. The presenters will share their own history, and audience participation is encouraged.
Presenter: Marilyn and Rio
In the Beginning: the Start of Your M/s Relationship
Learning Mastery from your slave
When a slave has more experience than their Master or Mistress, how can they educate their owner while maintaining their role with respect, integrity, and obedience? Catherine Gross will address the many questions and specific issues regarding this time-honored system that enables experienced slaves to provide useful knowledge to their owners without ever "topping from the bottom."
Presenter: Catherine Gross
Learning Mastery from your slave
Moving Up and Moving In: the Trails and Tribulations of Blending a Poly Family
Moving in a roommate to an already established household, or folks moving in together for the first time, presents a set of challenges. Adding a poly element to this mix presents another set of challenges on top of these scenarios. For example, who sleeps where, and with who, and what nights? What do we tell the children? (Is there *room* for the children?!) How should bills and financial obligations be handled? Join Jeyn in a practical discussion of some of the ins and outs of blending a poly family, and all the feelings that often accompany that journey!
Presenter: Jeyn
Moving Up and Moving In: the Trails and Tribulations of Blending a Poly Family
M/s and D/s for the Dynamics with Mobility and Health Challenges
Ahh, the sight of healthy, fit individuals engaged in a truly committed M/s or D/s dynamic is a sight to behold and admire. But wait! Is being healthy and fit a prerequisite for a successful and committed M/s or D/s dynamic? This is an audience participatory workshop facilitated by Unc' where we'll be able to discuss, exchange views, share experiences, and, perhaps, garner some new ideas and perspectives on how M/s and D/s dynamics can work, grow, and thrive if one or both of those in the dynamic are physically and/or mentally challenged. Having your slave kneel by your side is great when they're young, but as you grow old together and it's hard to kneel, what then? A dynamic can still be just as rewarding and fulfilling once you transcend such obstacles because the core beings of each other are still together. Let's discuss ways in which this can be accomplished and this workshop. Be prepared to expand your horizons.
Presenter: Uncle Abdul
M/s and D/s for the Dynamics with Mobility and Health Challenges
M/s 301 - Beyond the Basics: Taking it Deeper and Dealing with Some Hardstuff
This workshop will address challenges for Master/slave pairs who have been in their dynamic for a while. We will explore some challenges that can arise over time: What can you do to deepen your dynamic?; What are ways to keep it fresh and growing?; How can you maximize trust and surrender in the slave?; Who is transparent and how much?; The importance of periodic review of rituals, protocols and controls; Poly issues - things that come up when there is another primary partner, and what happens when Master adds a new submissive?; to live or or not to live together and challenges from each; Is it or is it not love/romantic? There are no single (or simple) answers to these issues: this is intended to be an interactive session to explore these issue and propose ways to address them.
Presenter: Master Richard Sprott & slave lyle
M/s 301 - Beyond the Basics: Taking it Deeper and Dealing with Some Hardstuff
Sex & Self-Love for Survivors
Can sexuality heal our trauma? Is self-love and erotic love possible after our physical, emotional, and sexual boundaries are violated? If we are broken, can we ever be whole? Though perfect answers may not be possible, there are always possibilities. Join Sera Miles for an excavating journey through theories of narrative fulfillment, attachment, neurology, and complex defense mechanisms. Trauma distorts our frame of reference, and can occur at any moment in our lives. This workshop will keep in focus that trauma of any sort affects our lives in whole. Discover techniques that may lead you to let go of what you cannot recapture, and thus allow you to reclaim and freshly claim your erotic, sexual, and personal sense of self.
Presenter: Sera Miles
Sex & Self-Love for Survivors
Standing Naked: Becoming your authentic self
Do you experience both the yearning and the fear of being seen? This workshop will explore the nature of this approach-avoidance dance, which is often an aspect of learning to stand naked and be transparent on all levels. We will briefly touch on our own struggle and experience with revealing the self and how our exploration of M/s has supported our commitment to this process. The rest of the workshop will be devoted to an open discussion where we will explore how to nurture greater transparency, deepen our awareness of our hidden selves. We will also discuss the benefits and possible downsides of opening to this process.
Presenter: Master Bob and slave jan
Standing Naked: Becoming your authentic self
Survival Skills for the Single Submissive or Slave
Are you new and looking for a Top, Dom/me, Master or Mistress? Or are you newly single? Do you want to find a way to get your needs met while searching for the person that is a good match for you? Do you want to learn some skills to share with your single friends? How about understanding where the single submissive/slaves are coming from? This class will help give you the tools to share and understand with others; we will discuss and share skills for "surviving" being single while on that search. The focus will NOT be on looking for someone but how to get your needs met while in "search mode". Doing so will assist in keeping those lustful decisions at bay. Be sure to bring your ideas and skills you have learned to the class to share. This workshop will be interactive and encouraging of sharing.
Presenter: angel
Survival Skills for the Single Submissive or Slave
The Art of Negotiation It is often the case that having gotten what we've asked for, we discover it isn't what we wanted in the first place. I believe that part of the problem rests in the reality that most people don't know what they want and consequently, don't know what to ask for. In painting the picture of what we want, we use broad strokes and brushes and forget to include the smaller details, the fine lines.
In this workshop, I hope to provide tools and skills to the participants which will help them to better identify what it is they want specifically, and ways in which to achieve that goal. Mastering this can be applied not only to interpersonal relations, but to selecting play partners, designing scenes, and developing working partnerships. Remember, you can't get what you want from someone unless you know what it is.
Presenter: Ms. Diana
The Art of Negotiation
The Art of Ownership
"I'm yours." "You're mine." Ownership has a powerful pull for some of us. Many desire to possess someone fully, or give ourselves over to another—maybe for one scene, maybe for absolutely everything. How does one have personal agency and explore owner/property dynamics? How can we reconcile the reality of non-consensual slavery with our fantasies? How can we queer the prevalent images of kinky authority exchange relationships? Is it even possible to play without limits? And here's the big question: What is it about this that gets you hot? Come explore the full spectrum of ownership, from casual play to 24/7 Master/slave relationships, with Sinclair and rife.
Presenter: Sinclair Sexsmith & rife
The Art of Ownership
The collar is gone: what now?
All M/s relationships (in fact all relationships) will end. They will end of natural or unnatural causes. It is imperative for members on both sides of the slash to contemplate this and develop joint visions of what the post-dynamic life will be for either of them. Not to do so could be a matter of life or death. Why can this be a matter of life or death? This workshop will explain exactly why.
This workshop will be structured as most Master Morris Taylor workshops were structured: to start with a personal sharing to delineate the main theme of the workshop, then individual participants will add their understanding and questions to enrich our appreciation for the topic. Be prepared to share and to listen compassionately.
Presenter: Slave Jonathan Taylor and slave larry
The collar is gone: what now?
The Importance of Creating a Safe Space
If communication is the foundation of a solid, ongoing relationship, trust is the bricks, and having a safe space is the mortar that holds it together. Without trust, there can be no meaningful communication, without a safe space that allows the difficult conversation there can be no trust. In this facilitated discussion we discuss the benefits, and the challenges of having a safe space that enables us to have those difficult conversations.
Presenter: Master John and slave ann
The Importance of Creating a Safe Space
The Psychology of Dominance and submission
I often hear submissives ask, "I don't understand what you get out of being dominant." And I can certainly attest to the fact that many dominants are equally curious about the motivations for submission. I don't pretend to know all the answers (I know, that's hard for some of you to believe), but I do have a few opinions and a background in psychology. I welcome a dialogue with you and would be happy to share my take on this dance we do together. There really are some very distinct differences in choosing those roles in the power exchange relationship world (and a considerable number of similarities, surprisingly enough). It is my intention to start the evening with a few personal observations and then open it up for discussion and questions. I hope you will come and help me, because the more you contribute, the more we all learn.
Presenter: Ms. Diana
The Psychology of Dominance and submission

BDSM Skills

Anatomy of a Scene
Master Kelly and his slave carlene will share their experiences owning a public dungeon and hosting house parties for the past 12 years. This class will cover planning a scene in a public dungeon, how to negotiate a scene, how to select the right equipment and how to start and end your scene within the dungeons rules.
Presenter: Master Kelly and slave carlene
Anatomy of a Scene
Dynamic Flogging
In the right hands Floggers are capable of producing soft sensuous sensations as well as powerfully painful impacts. This class will help you explore the sensuous fun and sadistic pleasures behind Flogging. This class will explore the various types of floggers and how to use them safely. You will learn how to monitor the bottom, how to make flogging exciting and erotic for your partner, how to improve your flogging rhythm and build your flogging scene from mild to hard with power strokes that will delight any bottom. You will also be taught various practice techniques that will help beginners as well as advanced Tops develop and improve your own flare and style of flogging. Learn how to transform the energy of a scene into something incredibly mesmerizing, cathartic and spiritual with Dynamic Flogging! Attendees are encouraged to bring floggers to the class for hands on training if time allows.
Presenter: Master Hines
Dynamic Flogging
Finding BDSM Partners
This class / discussion will be on the basics of Finding BDSM Partners. Most people know how to meet and date in the regular world, but finding a partner in the world of BDSM is a definite challenge. This class we will include, but not limited to: How to find BDSM partners. Where to look? I found someone I think would be a good match. How do I approach them? We've hit it off. What questions should I ask to make sure they're safe, actually know what they say they know, and are also compatible with me?
Presenter: MacGyverOfKink and girl_on_fire
Finding BDSM Partners
Florentine Flogging
"Florentine" or "Double" Flogging as it is commonly called, is the art of using two floggers at the same time, one in either hand. In this course we will learn two different patterns of varying complexity. The idea is to take home a new skill, so this will be a hands on class. If possible please bring two fairly well matched floggers, - a limited amount of "trainer floggers" will be available for use. If you have any questions contact arcane at arcane@arcanesattic.com
Presenter: slave arcane
Florentine Flogging
Fundamentals of Rope Bondage
This workshop will give an introduction to rope play through building a rope vocabulary, rope safety and teaching of basic foundational ties for beginning rope play. We will address topics such as the equipment used in rope play, basic anatomy to be aware of during tying, and the importance of communication between top and bottom. A partner is not required for this class. We recommend bringing a yoga mat and one 30 ft. 6mm hank of (natural fiber is preferable)rope, Some loaner rope will be available.
Presenter: Bryan and slave soumi
Fundamentals of Rope Bondage
Handling Mental Health Emergencies in the Dungeon: PTSD, Panic Attacks and other crises
This workshop covers some of the more likely psychological reactions and events that might arise and disrupt a scene, and covers what to do about them. There are all kinds of triggers that can set off an intense reaction, and many times these are unknown or out of the Dom's control or the dungeon owner's control - so it is good to have a mental health "first aid" set of strategies on hand. The workshop will discuss some of these first aid strategies, and explore the experiences of participants in relation to these emergencies.
Presenter: Master Richard Sprott
Handling Mental Health Emergencies in the Dungeon: PTSD, Panic Attacks and other crises
Intro to Ageplay
Have you been curious about the world of dolls, coloring, juiceboxes, babysitters, and maybe (shocking!) diapers? Do you identify as a little or middle, or want to play with someone who does? Wondering what do to with occasional mommy- or daddy-impulses, or want to incorporate more guidance and nurturing into your dynamic, even without kid stuff? Age play is a world of many diverse roles and approaches: come see where you might get something out of it, or what you might have to give.
Presenter: Brett
Intro to Ageplay
Petplay 101
Ever wanted to be an animal? Have you thought about having a human pet of your very own? Come and learn about petplay! We'll talk about choosing your animal and getting into headspace, safety tips, different styles of play, how to negotiate a petplay scene, and more! At the end of the class, there will be an opportunity to play. You're welcome to bring or wear any petplay gear, or play with some of the toys that will be provided.
Presenter: Azalea
Petplay 101
Rope Bottom Beginnings
This class is an introduction to rope bottoming. Topics included are mindfulness, preparedness,creating a knowledge base as a rope bottom, negotiations for rope play and safety concerns for the bottom. Topics of this class are bottom oriented and bottom specific so bottoms or switches in bottoming head space are recommended.
Presenter: Bryan and slave soumi
Rope Bottom Beginnings
Structure: Ageplay and D/s
As a Little, have you craved greater accountability, or the satisfaction of being helpful? As a Big, have you felt encroaching burn-out, or an inability to set expectations? For everyone, there can be dissonance between negotiating and conducting a D/s relationship and a headspace that isn’t primarily about service and responsibility. Let’s address reconciling D/s and age play dynamics with positive frames and goal-setting and accountability approaches.
Presenter: Brett
Structure: Ageplay and D/s
Ten Techniques To Enhance Spirituality and Connection In Your Scene
Through lecture and demonstrations this class will teach you ten techniques that will help you achieve a greater level of connection and spirituality in your S/M scene. One of the most dynamic aspects of scening is being able to experience connectivity and energy exchange with your play partner. These helpful techniques will teach an approach that will allow bottoms to eroticize pain instead of simply enduring it and show tops how they can pave the way for blissful headspace and catharsis. Learn the importance of trust, breathing and touch for connection. Also learn creative ways of utilizing primal and sexual energy to increase intimacy as well as the importance of timing and rhythm for greater headspace. This is a dynamic class is for tops and bottoms wishing to have a more spiritual or connective experience from their s/m play.
Presenter: Master Hines
Ten Techniques To Enhance Spirituality and Connection In Your Scene
Using E-Play/Stim in M/s and/or D/s Uncle Abdul (or just plain Unc') will discuss the various ways to use E-Play/Stim in M/s and/or D/s dynamics. He'll cover the: basic safety issues, how E-Play/Stim can augment the M/s and/or D/s dynamic in, e.g.: protocol training, relationship and confidence building, and maintaining you dynamic over distances (from across the room to the other side of the world) ,devices that can be used, demonstration of some illustrative techniques. E-Play/Stim is not just for the dungeon or the bedroom or even just for punishment. E-Play/Stim can also be used as part of a regimen to develop and grow a dynamic. Find out the whys and hows in this unique, interesting, and innovative class. Unc' will also have copies of his books available.
Presenter: Uncle Abdul
Using E-Play/Stim in M/s and/or D/s

Community Building

Consent Collisions and Consent Violations
Flagging Today
A look at the expansion of the hanky code from its roots in the 1970Æs. Asking the question is the hanky code to comprehensive? An open discussion on the actual practice of flagging in our communities today. Given the "new-age" form of digital cruising answering the question, is the hanky code still relevant today?
Presenter: Robert Brooks
Flagging Today
From Harlequin to Harley - Writing Your Fantasies into Reality
Most of us have enjoyed reading a Harlequin romance or a delightfully kinky story and some of us have even tried things we read about. But can we do the opposite? Can YOU be the writer and use that writing to help you to unlock and manifest your deepest delectable desires? And how might writing be used to share or unearth the lascivious longings with a current or potential play partner? In this interactive class, Daddy Sage, author of the book, Harley: The Story of a Leather Dyke and Her Clan, will briefly share how her own writing process facilitated her real-life leather journey as a Daddy and Master and how she uses it to learn more about those with whom she negotiates. She will teach a bit about the creative writing process, share simple tricks that enable anyone to write. She will then guide you in a brief session of naughty writing and sharing. Come feed your hedonistic hunger in this engrossing and emboldening class.
Presenter: Daddy Sage
From Harlequin to Harley - Writing Your Fantasies into Reality
Intro to NWLC
First time at a Kink/Leather Event or Northwest Leather Celebration? Nervous? Have questions? We will give you all the answers! Come to Intro to NWLC to learn about what NWLC has to offer this weekend and how you can have the most fun!
Presenter: Ms Rhonda and Tomo
Intro to NWLC
Manners and Respect
Did you join a leather club and work your way up from the bottom? How did you enter the community and learn the traditions of your pastà or have you? In this class we will discuss basic leather etiquette as Sir David learned from days gone by.
Presenter: Sir David Labriola
Manners and Respect
Micro-Aggressions/Massive Transgressions
Disenfranchised peoples experience dozens to hundreds of microaggressions each day. These seemingly disposable attacks leave folks feeling empty, defeated, angry, victimized, helpless, and worse. Let's talk about what microaggressions are, how and why they function, and how we can all do a better job of communicating with awareness of the marginalized groups with whom we share and build our kink community.
Presenter: Sera Miles
Micro-Aggressions/Massive Transgressions
Northwest Master slave Contest Interviews
A significant part of the Northwest Master slave Contest is the interview of the contestants by the panel of seven judges. This interview is open to all attendees. Come support your contestant pair and be a smiling face in the audience as they take on this challenging interview.
Northwest Master slave Contest Interviews
Northwest Master slave Contest Presentations
The Northwest Master slave Title is a teaching title. Contestants are required to demonstrate that they have teaching and presentation skills. They will present a 10 minute version of a class to a live audience followed by 5 minutes of questions from the audience. Come and support our contestants and get a taste of what your potential titleholders have to offer.
Northwest Master slave Contest Presentations
Radical Rehabilitation, Dungeon Style
After community member Madame Butterfly's 2013 stroke, Ms WillowKat took her 30+ years of caregiving experience and braided kink into rehabilitation! This class is for and about members of the BDSM community who are dealing with aging and disability personally, or as a caregiver. Bring your issues and concerns - we will strategize ways to enhance your ability to embody your kink for maximum enjoyment and soul-feeding, while doing good things for your health challenges.
Presenters: Ms. WillowKat and Madame Butterfly
Radical Rehabilitation, Dungeon Style
Serving the Community in Leadership Positions with the One you Serve
Is it possible to maintain a different point of view and keep your voice? After serving on several boards with Master, I have learned that it is possible and can be very fulfilling also. How to form a clear understanding of directionality and role.
Presenter: Laura Carlson
Serving the Community in Leadership Positions with the One you Serve
The Secret LGBTQ Kink Life of Richard Wagner
Richard Wagner is mostly known as a controversial composer of some of the world's most celebrated and reviled operas. Today Wagner is seen primarily controversial for the role his music played in the Nazi era. Indeed, Wagner's own notorious anti-semitism overshadows today the role sensuality and sexuality played in the controversy. Using primary sources: his letters; letters of friends and lovers; and indeed his own music, this workshop tries to throw some light on our forgotten history: the queer and kink world of Richard Wagner.
Presenter: Slave Jonathan Taylor
The Secret LGBTQ Kink Life of Richard Wagner
Yes, YOU can be a Titleholder!
Interested in becoming the next Northwest Master and slave? We will tell you everything you need to know. From the responsiblities, to your application, to the details of the contest, Ms Rhonda and Tomo will break it down into simple, understandable steps. There will also be plenty of time to answer all of your questions. If you'd like to represent our region and compete in the Master slave Contest, join us for this class!
Presenter: Ms Rhonda and Tomo
Yes, YOU can be a Titleholder!