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2019 Judges

Head Judge-Riches

Riches stumbled across the BDSM scene over a decade ago and soon found a place in the Leather community. Her journey has included travel to many kink and Leather events nationwide and led to her holding the titles of Great Lakes slave 2006 and Great Lakes Ms Leather Pride 2014.
Riches currently serves on the board of Minnesota Leather Pride, is a co-founder of MAsT: Twin Cities and the Twin Cities girls of Leather, co-director of Leather Journey and producer of SEEK, an annual retreat for submissives. She is also a member of Women in Leather International and the Titans of the Midwest and an associate member of the Atons of Minneapolis.
Riches identifies as a bisexual slave leatherwoman and cat. She enjoys being a target for impact and sensation play and is exploring the feral side of her feline persona. She enjoys sharing stories and endeavors to be an inspiration to others finding their place in the Leather and Master/slave communities. Knowing she cannot pay back those who have taught her, she instead pays it forward by providing service to the community. service to the community.

Master Dennis

Master Dennis met his slave bonnie via the internet over 22 years ago. He is AZ Master 2016 and Southwest Master 2017.
Since that time, he has been active in the local community, APEX, Butchmanns Experience, Edgewalkers and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence - to name a few. He has presented educational classes on M/s and other subjects both nationally and internationally and is the leader of his loving family - the Dragon Clan.
He believes strongly in sharing the truth of his struggles and faults. His philosophy is that everyone is unique, as you can see by the diversity within our community. He is looking forward to learning more and sharing with others as he progresses on his journey.


Shahrazad has been an established Professional Dominatrix in the Toronto scene for fifteen years and counting and is currently the owner and Headmistress of The Ritual Chamber dungeon. In this capacity, she passionately oversees a team of nine other Dominants whom she mentors in risk-aware, consensual, professional kink. She is honored to hold the titles of International Person of Leather 2016 and Ms. Leather Toronto 2016, and was awarded the 2016 Heart of the Flag Federation Leather Pride Award for her contributions to the local and international communities in that year. She acted as a mentor to the fledgling kink community in Budapest, Hungary which contributed to the successful birthing of the first ever Hungarian BDSM Conference, drawing attendees from all over Europe, the UK, Canada, and the United States.
Thanks to a long-standing passion for teaching kink both locally and internationally, Shahrazad has been a featured presenter at such events and venues as Toronto Bound, Toronto Leather Pride, Unholy Harvest (Toronto), Queering Power (Ottawa/Toronto), Montreal Fusion Weekend, Rocky Mountain Rebellion (Salt Lake City, UT), Beyond Vanilla (Dallas, TX), Purple Passion (New York City, NY), Leather H.E.A.T. (Los Angeles, CA), Keeping It Kinky (Rotterdam, Netherlands), and the First Hungarian BDSM Conference (Budapest, Hungary). She currently facilitates a discussion group called the smES (submissive men’s Empowerment Society) which focuses on supporting male-identified submissives with their D/s identities and journeys.
Shahrazad’s 15+ year apprenticeship to a matriarchal shamanic spiritual path contributes to her fascination with the spiritual, mystical, and personal growth potential held within the practice of leather/BDSM/kink. She holds honours degrees in Social Work and Sexuality Studies.

Master Seykou

Master Seykou is a devout Leatherman and Patriarch of the House of Nia based out of Denver, Colorado. Master Seykou, along with His slave Luna Nia began their journey, together, in 2011 soon found themselves on the Leather path and have never looked back. His formal training includes intensive study under the Masters of the MTTA Academy, formal mentorship with the House of Blue, and observation of the conduct of many other leaders of the Leather and general BDSM Community. Master Seykou is the current presiding Secretary of the Leather Houses of Color Coalition, co-creator for the Lifestyle Lighthouse Phone In and served as the 2016 Colorado Master. He travels extensively throughout the country with his slave to participate in both Leather and non-Leather lifestyle events in which they lead discussions and work to facilitate growth in the M/s journeys of others.

slave adeena

slave adeena started her journey over... now a lady never tells her age! The calling through the slave path grew her passion for protocol, rituals and the building of authority exchange relationships. Her path lead her to grow in leather and build her service to the community. slave adeena learned the value of a good listening ear, warm smile and hug.
slave adeena has served as the 2017 International Person of Leather and the 2015 - 2016 Heartland Person of Leather. She is a full member of Indiana Leather Club, associate member of Titans of the Midwest and supporting member of Blue Max CC St. Louis. She has presented at various BDSM clubs and conventions throughout the United States. slave adeena continues to grow with each encounter and is always looking for ways to cross lines- and build communities.

Master Richardo

I have been in the leather community all of my life. I was a SM performance artist and currently a leather artisian. I follow the Old Guard type etiquette and protocols. I command respect and commitment. I have high expectations and demand excellence. I am very focused and serious about my scenes. I believe in creating a space for an intense power exchange experience through heavy edge play, impact play, and other fine BDSM arts. I create custom floggers with high quality leather. I am a proud Member & Owner of OPE

Lady A

Lady A has been in the lifestyle for over 20 years, actively exploring the nuances of kink from Southeast Asia to Latin America, and many locales in-between. Growing up overseas meant she started her journey in the lifestyle with an international bent that has led to a multicultural attitude towards BDSM, kink, and relational dynamics.
Affectionately dubbed “The Kinky Empress” by her Houston community, She identifies as a Sadistic Dominant, covered Leather Master, and Pansexual Polyamorous cis Female. Today, she is a member of the Houston Scene, involved in a diverse array of projects, groups, and community activities, including NLA, HPEP, LeatherSIG, Houston Pony Play, Houston Mentor’s Alliance, Houston GLBTQ Caucus and many others. She has served on a variety of Boards and in a variety of leadership positions for the past 10 years, often focusing on education and outreach. She is best known for her presentations, demonstrations, and discussions on various EdgePlay topics. 
She believes in the power of education and growth, and becoming the best version of ourselves. To that end, she teaches Leadership and Communication classes, and is also working on completing her second Masters’ degree. She is an avid reader, gamer, cosplayer, published author, mother, political activist, and volunteer and foster for numerous animal rescues. She shares her life with a loving husband & family, assorted 2 and 4 legged children, and extended Leather Family. They currently call Houston, TX home.

Master of Ceremonies-Chad

Chad has been a part of the leather community since 2000 when he began his leather journey under the mentorship of Daddy R in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Over the years he has been a member of several leather/fetish groups including the Tulsa Uniform Leather Seekers Association, KC boys of leather, and part of Mama’s family as Mama’s Sweet and Evil. He most recently became one of the instructors of Kinbaku KCMO. Chad recently became the secretary of the Kansas City Pioneers. He has had extensive involvement with leather contests including serving as a producer, title-holder, mentor, judge and emcee. He was honored to be a judge at Mr. International Rubber contest and the International Mr. Leather contest. Chad lives in Kansas City with his partner Rebel and two bio dogs Rocket and Boomer.