Boots and Cigars Party!
The Bolt Bar in Sacramento, a NWLC Sponsor, will be our host for the Thursday evening Boots and Cigars Party. Please join us for hot bootblacks, lots of leather, food, and cigars.
NWLC Sponsor Master Scott, aka Scotty will be donating both cigars and her knowledge to help you pick the perfect one. All proceeds for cigar donations will be donated to the Northwest Titleholder Travel Fund.
The hotness is from 7:00pm to 11:00 pm (or if you are having too much fun, when the bar closes at 2am).
Formal Leather Dinner and Opening Ceremonies
Wear your leather best or whatever you'd like - and join us Friday evening for a fabulous meal and the grand opening ceremonies for this year's event. The Northwest Master slave and Northwest Bootblack Contests officially start during dinner with contestant introductions and the pulling of the numbers! There will also be hot entertainment to get your weekend started.
Each year, the Northwest titleholders spend their time traveling around our region and attending events throughout the country. They work tirelessly to provide outreach, education, and support in our community. Please join us for lunch as we honor them as they step down and tell us about their adventures.
Champagne and Chocolate Social
Once again, our friends at The Exiles present The Champagne and Chocolate Social Friday evening! Please stop by after the Formal Leather Dinner for some bubbly and dessert!
Port and Decadence Victory Party
Please join host Society of Janus following the contests on Saturday evening for the much anticipated Port and Decadence Victory Party!
Check out the rest of the Hospitality Parties HERE
Keynote Brunch and Speed Round Live Auction
Sunday morning, grab some coffee and join us for an inspirational Keynote Brunch! We scheduled Brunch for 11:00 am, so you don't even have to get up early! A fabulous buffet brunch will be served.
2018 Keynote Speaker - Q
A self-identified queer, poly/non-monogamous, leather boi, Q has presented on a variety of topics both here and abroad. A social justice activist for over 20 years and certified sex educator, he is passionate about bringing together the various communities he is a part of through education, speaking engagements and sex work.
Speed Round Live Auction
Following the keynote speech, we will have the famous (or is that infamous) SPEED ROUND LIVE AUCTION. Have you figured it out yet? If not, here is how it works:
This auction is a FUNDRAISER for the Northwest Titleholder Travel Fund. This sort of auction moves quickly! The intent is to make it possible for more people to participate and contribute to the travel fund, getting the best possible revenue from each contestant basket and other items, and allow for people to win at relatively low prices. This is a cash only event!
Here is how it works! Each auction is timed and starts with a very modest bid. With each bid the auctioneer will ask for a matching bid. Money is collected from every single bidder as soon as you bid. After each matching bid, the auctioneer randomly decides the amount of the next bid which is often lower than the current bid. When the timer ends the round, the person who made the most recent matched bid wins the item. It is a very exciting and fast paced auction!
Please join Northwest Leather Celebration in support and celebration of the artists in our community at the Artist Table. It will be located throughout the weekend in the Northwest Lounge. Various artists and authors will be displaying their work and be available for conversation, purchase and signing. Please watch for the table schedule on-site and stop by!
Would you like to present your work at the NWLC Artist Table?
Please request a table slot here.
Access to seating will open to attendees who wish to attend the Opening Ceremonies, the Step-down Speeches, or Keynote Speech included in the cost of your weekend package, without having to attend the meals.