Sunday Brunch & Keynote Address
We are celebrating bootblacks and service this year during our Sunday morning brunch and will hear from Bootpig as our keynote speaker. In her own words, "a bootblack since circa 2000, labels are tricky, but queer, poly, and pig seem to stick throughout all the adventures". She's facilitated workshops for more than 14 years on topics from surviving interrogation scenes and madly bottoming to bullwhips, to the art and skill of bootblacking, managing households, and having some skills to share about poly relationships. Be sure to get your brunch ticket!
The property of one - now for more than 15 years, the girlfriend of another - for nearly 10, and now the love of an amazing butch, she's been the lover and meat to others in various magical spaces from minutes to days to years, a bootblack since circa 2000, labels are tricky, but queer, poly, and pig seem to stick throughout all the adventures of sex and love and pain, to responsible community participation and supporting others. Out in the real world when not playing, she’s built a career as an executive coach, educator, organizational development nerd, and speaker, specializing in leadership dynamics, group and team synergy and engagement, feedback cycles, and more. Quite the handy bag of tricks when navigating leather culture and relevant topics.
"Well, who is she and why is she here?" experience includes often wondering the same thing, but she's facilitated workshops for more than 14 years on topics from surviving interrogation scenes and madly bottoming to bullwhips, to the art and skill of bootblacking, managing households, and having some skills to share about poly relationships. Event involvement and achievements include an ancient dusty sash as Ms. Olympus Leather 2003, a regularly dusted and shiny Rocky Mountain Pantheon of Leather in 2009, and the eternal joy of being a founder and past president of the Phoenix boys of Leather. In the herding cats category, a former IMsL Volunteer Coordinator, and now the Vendor Coordinator and likely permanently in service to the event.
Known for a sharp sense of humor, aggressive and heavy play style, now from both ends of the whip, she's also got a serious fetish for outstanding service done in simple, quiet, and exquisitely detailed fashion, and no patience for absurd showboating. Tread carefully on discussion topics where you want to share the "should-a, would-a" stuff of leather rules and definitions, it doesn't fly in this world.
Event participation as staff, instructor, or judge includes: Tribal Fire, Southwest Leather Conference, Great Lakes Leather, SouthPlains Leather, Dark Odyssey Fusion, Lupercalia, Folsom Fringe, Leather Reign, TESFest. . . and whew, she gets around. Because, pig.
Special Entertainment - Summer Osborne
Summer Osborne is an award winning American singer-songwriter who entertains audiences throughout the US and Canada with her magical brand of melodic and lyrically potent genre-jumping performances. She masterfully amalgamates the human condition, spirituality, truth, love and healing. When Osborne’s kaleidoscope of music is infused with her charismatic stage presence and naturally humorous personality, every show leaves the listener wanting more.
Check her out at www.summerosborne.com!