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International Mr. Leather 2017

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The Author's Table is back with expanded opportunities for sales during IML 2017.

The LA&M is providing FREE space in our booth in the International Mr. Leather (IML) vendor mart again this year for any author with recently published paper books related to leather, fetish and kink sexuality! The table will be located in the Congressional Room along with the LA&M store.  Books from appearing authors may be sold throughout the weekend. Contact us for more details.

Authors scheduled to appear

Join us for our annual LA&M Silent Auction at International Mr. Leather. No worn out leather stuff here! Bid on unique leathers, clothing, accessories and art. The auction will be held in the Florentine Room Foyer on the 3rd floor of the North tower of the Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 South Michigan Ave. during the San Francisco party Friday May 26th 10pm-12am.

Special hours International Mr. Leather weekend

Sunday Research hours 12pm - 5pm

Sunday Archives Tours 3pm and 5pm

        Monday Archives Tours 3pm and 5pm

                Tuesday Open Archives Hours 12pm - 2pm

Enter to win a Fort Troff Rock Steady 3.0 sling stand. Raffle includes a complete frame kit with no-skid feet, 4 quick adjust sling straps with stirrups & clips and ballistic nylon sling pad with pillow.

Free shipping within in the contiguous 48 states. Drawing will be held Monday May 29, 2017 at 2pm in the Congressional Room. Winner need not to be present to win.

We are PUMPED to announce that Fort Troff has donated Version 2.0 of the FT Fuck Machine including a custom dildo attachment. Now with  a bigger motor that delivers over 20 PCT more TORQUE.

Free shipping within in the contiguous 48 states. Drawing will be held Monday May 29, 2017 at 2pm in the Congressional Room. Winner need not to be present to win.

IML 2017 Raffle

Sponsored by

Fort Troff

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Daily drawings will take place daily at the main raffle site on the 3rd floor of the Congress Hotel at 4pm. Winning tickets will be re-submitted for the two grand prize drawings to be held Monday May 29, 2017 at 2pm in the Congressional Room. Winner need not to be present to win.

A special exhibit of past International Mr. Leather flags from the past twelve years will be on exhibit at the Leather Archives & Museum in the Etienne Auditorium all weekend long during gallery hours. If you’ve ever signed your name to one of the flags, you are part of our history. In addition, the International Mr. Leather 2017 flag will be available for signing in the Congressional Room of the Congress Plaza Hotel all weekend long. Don’t miss your chance to become part of leather history.


A special exhibit in honor of the 25th anniversary of International Mr. Bootblack will be set up in the Leather Archives & Museum vendor suite in the Congressional Room on the 3rd floor all weekend long. This exhibit will include items from all bootblacks represented in our collections from around the world including Daddy Williams Bootblack Chair, various sashes, vests, videos and more. We will also be accepting bootblack memorabilia during the weekend event.

If you would like your item included in this exhibit, please send it to us by April 30, 2017. More information can be found here.   

First Grand Prize

Second Grand Prize

Images from International Mr. Leather 2016

Come celebrate Women’s Leather History with the LA&M! Join Mel Leverich, LA&M Archivist/Collections Librarian and slave angie, International slave 2014 as we host a space for women, trans*, and gender-spectrum leather folk at International Mr. Leather.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Lake Shore Room - Congress Plaza Hotel 3rd Floor

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Be social: RSVP on the Facebook Event Page

Film Screening : By The People: 25 Years Of Community Archiving At the Leather Archives & Museum.

Sunday May 28, 2017

Congress Plaza Hotel in the Florentine room

2:30pm to 3:45pm

Documentary about the Leather Archives & Museum by community film maker Christina Court.   


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Special Archives Room tours IML weekend:

Get a look behind the scenes of the Leather Archives & Museum with a special tour of the Archives Room with Archivist Mel Leverich.

Tuesday May 30th 12-2pm Open Archives, come in, take a look around

Sunday May 28th 3pm and 5pm guided tours

Monday May 29th 3pm and 5pm guided tours

Kink U Session 2: Leather History

The LA&M Presents, Historical Pillar of Our Community: Tony DeBlase, unraveling the man who made the flag presented by Rick Storer, Executive Director of the Leather Archives & Museum

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Florentine Room - Congress Plaza Hotel 3rd Floor

2:00pm to 2:45pm

Be social: RSVP on the Facebook Event Page

Special Events Benefiting the Leather Archives & Museum

MAY 26 Pig Daddy Leather Party w/ Rocco Steele Hosted by ToucheChicago

Anthony John Presents - The World Premier of #PIGDADDY!! Debuting Memorial Day Weekend (IML WKND) at the longest running Leather Bar in the Chicago area - ToucheChicago

Hosting & Live On Stage - The #PIGDADDY Himself, #RoccoSteele

Sponsored & Jockstraps Provided By: 10SEVEN

$10 Suggested Door Donation Benefiting the Leather Archives & Museum

- Free Shuttle Service from IML Host Hotel (The Congress Plaza Hotel)

- Doors Open at 10PM.

- Leather Attire Strongly Suggested.

MAY 29 The Black & Blue Ball-IML Hosted by Sound Bar


Well into it's second decade, the legendary Black & Blue Ball returns with world reknown DJ/Producer Tom Stephan (London, Superchumbo) making his second appearance for IML's official closing party. Massive, two story venue with 3 separate sound systems, custom laser show by S2 and visitors from around the globe making the most of their last night in Chicago. Don't miss out on this amazing party. Tickets available at IMRL.com or at the door, if available.

***DJ Karsten Sollors will be making his very first IML appearance for this years event! You don't want to miss this line-up!

MAY 27 The Roast of IMBB2016 at Spitshine! Hosted by Erick Joseph IMBB 2016

Each year at IML/IMBB weekend the Bootblack community holds Spitshine! A Bootblack party and fundraiser for the IMBB travel fund! Items donated by IML, friends of IMBB, contestants and vendors will be auctioned off. This year spitshine is starting a little different! There will be a roast of the outgoing IMBB!

*important info*

I will be accepting donations for the Leather Archives and Museum during the roast. Tips or any form of donation is greatly appreciated! They keep our history preserved and work hard for our community!

This year our International Mr. Leather donation buckets are better than ever! For every dollar you drop into a Leather Archives & Museum donation bucket at #IML2017 Full Kit Gear Chicago will match your donation dollar for dollar!!

Donation buckets can be found in

Day Pass registration

The LA&M Vendor Suite on the 3rd floor

The LA&M Silent Auction Friday night

The LA&M Fort Troff Raffle in the Rendezvous Foyer

And other locations throughout the The Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center

Tickets available in the IML Vendor mart on the second floor of the Congress Hotel