2018 Judges: Stay tuned for announcements!
He is 2002 International Puppy, and a rather queer founder of Southwest Leather Conference’s Tribal Revival. Puppy Play, Mummification, and the like are some of his favorite presentations to offer, while he also enjoys many of the SM arts.
Recently, he was judge in the LA Pup Contest, Mr LA Eagle, and more. Ordained into MCC in 2008, Soto Zen vows taken in 2009, and active in the Los Angeles BDSM Leather Community since 1992. He is an active bondage enthusiast and proudly has a Master, a husband, and a boy. Woof.
Dog. Spazz. Queer. Perv. Sick Fuck. Professional Hole Bandit. Rubber Clad
All words that can be used to describe Maso.
Maso has been an active member of the Leather and BDSM communities for 6 years. After moving to Philadelphia from DC, Maso made his home working, teaching, volunteering, and coordinating within the Mid Atlantic Community.
When not actively involved within the community, he is studying Aerial Cirque and is very excited about his new apparatus, the Roue Cyr, also known as the simple wheel.
Maso has served on several executive boards, is a co-founder of the Philadelphia Fetish and Bootblack Contest, Chair of the Mid Atlantic Puppy and Handler Contest, Owner of Vice Philadelphia, and has been interviewed and featured on Recon.
As a member of the Kraken’s Lair, an Edge play BDSM party that promotes RACK (risk aware consensual kink), and CNC (consensual non consent) he can always be found up to no good.
Maso wishes all the contestants the best of luck and reminds them “you have nothing to prove, but everything to share”.
A simple smile and a “oh honey just try it” was the start of an interesting and kinky journey for the yellow loving, Fruffy Pup from Iowa, Jeremy Morris. Little did he know that so much would come from this one experience over the next decade.
Jeremy currently resides in Des Moines, Iowa, where he lives with his partner Desmond “Pup Chi”, his Sir, Papa & their beta pup Cerbe.
Shortly before winning Mr. Iowa leather in October 2011, Jeremy and three others founded the Titans of the Midwest, a social kink/fetish based organization designed around three simple principles: to educate, to cultivate and to motivate.
In 2012, Jeremy founded an event that in February of 2013 would move under the Titans banner, based around bringing engaging kink education back to key spots in the community. This event became known as Kink U, the flagship event for ToTM. Kink U has become a national standard for providing free or low cost kink & fetish education to Midwest communities.
After producing his own step down in 2012, Jeremy was asked to stay on as producer. At the helm ILW has continued to grow, celebrating its 29th year it has grown to one of the premier leather weekends in the country. In 2014, Jeremy was invited to be the first person from Iowa to sit on the judges’ panel for International Mr Leather in Chicago, Illinois. He is a past Midwest Pantheon of leather winner and Mama’s Fruffy pup.
Jeremy invites everyone to venture to Des Moines for Iowa Leather Weekend October 13-15, 2017. Hotel reservations & weekend packages are available at: www.iowaleatherweekend.com
Dave Rhodes is the publisher and editor of The Leather Journal which was founded in 1987, president of the
Pantheon of Leather Community Service Awards which he founded, and is the founder and coproducer of the Mr. and Ms Olympus Leather Contest which is the only male and female contest targeting the pansexual Leather community.
Dave has judged IML four times, International Ms Leather twice, International Mr. Drummer, International Mr. Fantasy four times, International Leather Sir and Leatherboy three times, Mr. International Rubber five times, American Brotherhood twice and NLA: International four times. In total, over 450 Leather and bootblack contests.
He is a member of Avatar Club Los Angeles, Delta International, Threshold Society, an Associate Member of the Chicago Hellfire Club and The 15 Association of San Francisco and is an honorary member of Tarheel Leather Club an Honorary Board Member of the the Leather Archives and Museum.
boy jake is the current International Leatherboy and past South Central Leatherboy. He began his leather journey in Saint Petersburg, FL. His first experience in BDSM was with a female dom who flogged him, not only his first time, but also several subsequent times. Growing in the Florida Leather Community, Jake became Secretary of the Tampa Leather Club and was on the Advisory Board for Florida Leather Fetish Pride. Jake moved from Florida to Dallas several years ago where has continued to his growth. He is now a member of Discipline Corps and H.O.M.E. He also serves as President of the Lone Star boys of Leather, an organization he founded last year. One of his greatest passions is mentoring boys. When not serving the Leather Community, you can find boy jake tending to his estate liquidation business, caring for Leather as a Bootblack, or tied up somewhere.
Sir Jack, Mr. Drummer North America 2017, has lived the kink, fetish and leather community for over 35 years. Being a part of the leather scenes of Los Angeles and San Francisco in the 1980’s and 90’s, he relocated to New York in 2000, and found the New York scene had changed considerably. With interests from uniforms to fisting and beyond, his priorities are to get men to recognize their kinks, be proud of them and to remain open minded in trying new things. His monthly mens cigar social is popular and pulling men from all over New Jersey. He is an avid motorcyclist that enjoys cycle play, especially on long rides.
Dave Rex Shephard
Rex Shephard is the current International Puppy 2017. A Chicagoland native and currently living in the greater Austin, Texas area, he has identified as puppy for at over 15 years and been active in BDSM play for more than 25. In addition to founding and sponsoring AUS-PAH (Austin Pets and Handlers), he is a full member of Discipline Corps and Austin Gears, and an associate member of both North Star Kennel Club and Chicago Hellfire Club. Rex is a strong believer that the puppy and larger kinky communities must be fully inclusive and open to all sexual orientations and gender identities. Rex encourages pups to play and be themselves honestly and openly everywhere, in a manner respectful of all, with a key principle being that puppy play and kink should be fun – and we shouldn’t be doing it if we’re not enjoying it. In addition, he has a passion for those pups in depression, suicide awareness, and PREP education. Rex is also part furry, and an avid SCUBA diver, backpacker, and mountaineer.
Rex Shephard is the current International Puppy 2017. A Chicagoland native and currently living in the greater Austin, Texas area, he has identified as puppy for at least 15 years and been active in BDSM play for more than 25. In addition to founding and sponsoring AUS-PAH (Austin Pets and Handlers), he is a full member of Discipline Corps and Austin Gears, and an associate member of both North Star Kennel Club and Chicago Hellfire Club. Rex is believes the puppy and kink communities are better when fully inclusive, and he has a passion for pups and others in depression, suicide awareness, and PREP education.