Another year has come and gone. We enjoyed being a part of bringing the Leather Alliance Weekend 2017 to you. It was a team effort and we want to share our thank yous.
Thank you to all who attended the Leather Alliance Weekend – as a paid attendee, a volunteer, contestant, or sponsor/vendor – whether for the whole time or just a piece. We hope you had a great time this year! We enjoyed bringing this weekend to you and in the new space. And each of you brought your energy to help make it what it was.
We’d like to acknowledge some folks who helped make this all happen.
Ray Tilton – Contest Producer
Beatrice – Sponsors
David Hyman – Website/Slideshow
Wally – Volunteer Coordinator
Carolyn – Weekend food
Rachele – Vendor Fair
RosaLinda and Vick – Silent Auction
Larry Rivera – Awards Chair & super volunteer
To the team that helped during the weekend – most volunteered both days. Herb and Abbe who volunteered all day both days and were willing to help out doing whatever whenever. Thank you! Daniel, Aja, Colby, Mark Ingham, and Al Parso. An attentive team who helped make sure things flowed as best they could – thank you!!!
Thank you to the workshop presenters: Roz and Shelby – Dog/pup play and Tomo – Pressure points for pain and take downs.
Thank you to all the volunteers – the contest staff (in no particular order):
Gerald Borjas, Teagan Bootblack, Jesbian, Kevin, Erick Lopez, Jason Husted, boy Tyler, boy matt, Barry Miles, John Tomlins, Nate Cotton, Jesus Nunez, Meghan Kelley, Ray, and ava Schmidt.
Thank you to all the performers: Peter Feliciano, Kippy Marks (two days in a row!), Damien Alvarez, Julia Austenfeld, Stela Furtado, Azalea (Ms. SF Leather!), and Raquela.
Thanks to the MCs Lenny Broberg and Donna Sachet.
Thank you to the wonderfully attentive bootblacks, Douglas A. and Vivian.
And our talented interpreters – thank you for your time and energy! We look forward to working with you, Bunne and Xavier again.
And of course, the judges: Julian Marshburn, Wolf Mirasol, Queen Cougar, Lance Holman, Marlena (Gary MacLain), Mike Gerle, and Cody Elkin.
Thank you to all the contestants who stepped up to compete. Thank you for sharing of yourselves. We look forward to working with you and supporting you as part of the SF Leather community.
A special thanks to Ray for donating the proceeds from his International Titleholder Reunion! The gross received was $1,485! The net proceeds will assist in this next year’s Leather Alliance expenses. Thank you!
Thank you Nerine (Bangin’ Foods) for the Saturday lunches and Sunday brunch. And bacon!
Congratulations to all the recipients of the 51st Community Awards (listed here)!
Thank you to Cody for a great year. We loved working with you throughout the year. Your communication, energy, and dedication made it easy to be your producers. So many places we went people spoke so highly of you – what a wonderful thing for us to hear. And we got to get to know other communities a bit more through you. Thank you! And your support team too!
Congratulations Geoff. We look forward to working with you and assisting however we can in making your year a great one!
And again, thanks to everyone who attended. We look forward to the feedback we’ll get from the survey that will be sent out in the near future. Please watch for it, and let us know what you think – what you liked and didn’t like.
And of course, if you’d like to help us bring your ideas to life, let us know what you can offer. You do not have to volunteer huge hours to help make a difference.
Dahn and Angel
Co-chairs, Leather Alliance Weekend
SF Bay Area Leather Alliance