Dec 162014
 

Time to toss out another calendar. Unless it is a swimsuit issue! You gotta keep those stacked on the back of the toilet…. Ummm, in other news, folks are having fun! Just check out what is going on in your community. Then get out and get involved and help us all make a better future for everyone.

1) Wed Dec 17 from 8-10 is SLUTS Club night at the Hidden Door

*The Wall of Food Show with Rhonda Mae from 9-11 at Club Changes in Ft Worth

2) Thur Dec 18 from 7-10pm The Trinity River Bears: Rhonda Mae’s Wall of Food “Thank You Christmas Party and Show” at Club Changes in Ft Worth

3) Sat Dec 20 from 7-10 ICFWA:23rd Annual Lights of Love at Celebration Community Church

4) Sun Dec 21 from 4-7pm Cowtown Leathermen Cookout at Club Reflection

5) Wed Dec 24 from 7:30-10:30 UCLSE Club Night at The Hidden Door, back bar

6) Sun Dec 28 from 1-3pm ICFWA: Meeting at Cancer Care Services, 623 S Henderson St, FW

7) Fri Jan 2, 2015 Mr. Dallas Eagle does The Dallas Eagle! Come party!

8) Sat Jan 3 is the Mr. Dallas Eagle 2015 Contest at The Dallas Eagle! Come party some more!

9) Sun Jan 4 from 1-3 at the Round-Up is the TGRA Dallas Chapter Meeting.

*Trash Disco from 5-9pm at the Dallas Eagle

**The Leather Knights have a “Leather Night” from 9-11at the Eagle

10) Tues Jan 6 from 7-9pm NLA-Dallas Members Meeting at the John Thomas Resource Center:

Jeffrey Payne will have Leather Wisdom to share about the Mr & Mrs Texas Leather Contest. Then after the meeting Master Jim will be teaching “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About a Master/slave Relationship But Were Afraid to Ask!” Dinner to follow at a local TBD.

 

The new and improved NTXCC Community Calendar is up and ready to help you plan your fun.

 

http://www.ntxcc.org

 

Plus we have our own calendar of events too. Visit and see what NLA is up to.

 

http://nladallas.org/?page_id=8

 

Just click that link to see the calendar. If you want more info just click on the entry and get the details. If you have anything that should be added to the community calendar drop a line with the details to me at leatherboyleo@yahoo.com and I will send them along to be listed.

 

Go, support, and be a part of your community! Hope to see you!

Boy Leo

Dec 092014
 
Date & Time:in 28 days Tuesday, January 06, 2015 · 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM  
Location:
Resource Center

2701 Reagan St, Dallas, Texas 75219   @ map

Cost: Free to all
Dress code: Come as you are!
Description:

Come Join us for the NLA Dallas General Meeting.

Jeffrey Payne will be sharing his Leather Wisdom with us on the Mr & Mrs. Texas Leather Contest.

After the brief business meeting Master Jim will be presenting Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About a Master/slave Relationship But Were Afraid to Ask!

Guests and Visitors are always welcome!

https://fetlife.com/events/303339

https://www.facebook.com/events/672381506214463/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&sid_reminder=2292948207426076672

Dec 092014
 

Date & Time: Saturday, December 13, 2014 · 9:00 PM

Location: The Dallas Eagle 5740 Maple Ave, Dallas, Texas 75235

Cost:Depends on what you are drinking : )

Dress code: Come as you are!

Description: Come Join NLA for an awesome night at our home bar, the Dallas Eagle. The fun starts at 9. Guests and visitors are always welcome! This is a great time to socialize, and ask questions.

https://fetlife.com/events/303342

https://www.facebook.com/events/1570116516559008/?sid_reminder=2292948207426076672

Dec 022014
 

Would you like to participate in the planning and organization of Beyond Vanilla XXV? We need talented individuals who are willing to contribute a significant amount of time and energy to putting on this amazing event. All positions are currently open. 

Please contact the Co-Directors at chairs@beyondvanilla.org by January 5th, 2015 to let us know what positions you are interested in. Tell us a little about your background, knowledge and skills and any experience you may have had volunteering for these kinds of events in the past

You will be contacted by the Chairs to discuss positions available and ways you can volunteer for Beyond Vanilla. Positions are limited and if not selected for the Committee we really hope you will join our great staff of volunteers.

The Beyond Vanilla Committee will be finalized on January 27th, 2015.

Assistant to the Co-Directors: This is usually an individual who has served on the Beyond Vanilla Committee in the past, and who wants to take on being a Beyond Vanilla Co-Director the next year. This person will work closely with the Co-Directors and all other committee members through all stages of the planning process and execution of the event. Since we try to maintain gender parity, as it is Beth’s last year to serve as Co-Director, we are calling for a female-gender identified individual for this position.

Workshops Director: This person and their two assistants work closely with other committee members and are responsible for finding and managing our presenters. This includes contacting them, arranging travel and lodging and needs during the event, creating the schedule of workshops, and overseeing the workshops and Hospitality Suite during Beyond Vanilla weekend.

Marketing Team: This team consists of individuals knowledgeable of specialized marketing tasks. These team includes:

Marketing Director —oversees and coordinates the marketing team;

Social Mediamanaging, writing and getting writers for daily and weekly informational and entertaining messages on various social media (i.e. Fetlife, Facebook and Twitter) to advertise Beyond Vanilla before and during the event;

Website/Runbook—Building, maintaining and updating the Beyond Vanilla website before and during the event; This individual will also be responsible for producing the Runbook for Beyond Vanilla.

Sales—Responsible for selling advertisements in the Beyond Vanilla Runbook.

Vending Director: This person is responsible for the vendors and vending area at Beyond Vanilla. This includes contacting them, determining a good mix of vendor merchandise appropriate to our event, securing payment for their vending space, organizing the vendor area (table set up, electrical needs) and seeing to the vendors’ needs throughout Beyond Vanilla weekend.

Registration Director: This person and their assistant maintains the electronic and paper registration database, secures individuals’ payments for event registration and other amenities, answers emails, creates gift certificates, and fields questions from the community about the event. This person (and an assistant and team of volunteers) is works the registration table during the Beyond Vanilla event.

Volunteers Director: This person and their assistant are responsible for securing volunteers for the Beyond Vanilla weekend. This includes contacting them, determining their schedules and placement, and seeing to their needs during the Beyond Vanilla weekend.

Security Director: This person is responsible for managing a team of volunteers who see to the safety and privacy of Beyond Vanilla attendees and staff.

Dining Director: Is the main contact with the hotel staff during our organized meals.

Silent Auction Director: This person and their assistant are responsible for acquiring items to go into our silent auction which benefits our chosen charity. They are also responsible for managing the silent auction, taking payment and announcing winners during Beyond Vanilla.

Entertainment Director: This person works closely with the Contest Director to produce a Friday night show for the public to raise money for the contests and our chosen charity.

Nov 112014
 

Master Steven and Miss Lilly and crew invite you to join us for not one but * two * fantastic classes on December 11 and 12, 2014

Midori (http://www.planetmidori.com is a world renowned motivator, educator, and author.
Tickets

http://www.fhp-inc.com/classes

You can purchase your tickets only thru Midori. Class numbers are limited so get yours early.

For more information call 214-678-9901
Sanctuary will not be able to sell tickets so get yours early thru Midori.

You must have a ticket to attend. No RSVP required. Your pre purchased ticket is your RSVP.

Thursday, Dec 11th. 7pm-9pm;

“Rope: Control & Dominance Moves”

Learn effective rope moves to enhance control! Whatever style of bondage or rope play you enjoy, these skills will boost the emotional and psychological intensity. In this hands-on class you’ll practice safe moves that are body-smart for the top side and bottom sides.

Whether you enjoy Kinbaku, Shibari, Westen, Predicament, Damsel in Distress, Take-downs or Confrontational play, these techniques will integrate well into your fun!
No experience necessary.

Bring: One or two length of rope that you usually play with. If you’re not sure, bring a length or two of 20 to 30 feet of ropes. Some practice ropes will be available to borrow.

Yoga mat or towels are suggested but optional
Wear: Comfortable clothing.

Pair attendance is encouraged, but solos are welcome as well. If you come solo, you’ll be paired with other solos for practice.

This Rope Dojo ® Elective is open to those who play at one or both ends of the rope.

You do not have to be a Rope Dojo graduate to attend. If you’ve not attended, this class will provide excellent foundation for Rope Dojo ®

Advance ticket purchase encouraged. Limited number of tickets will be available at the door, based on availability.

Cost: $40/pair. $25/solo
Ticket information below.

Location:Sanctuary for the Lifestyle Arts (Address provided upon registration completion)

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Friday, Dec 12th. 7pm-9pm

“Art of Feminine Dominance”
(Open to All Genders & Orientations. Partner attendance is wonderful.)

Elegance, power and confidence… Do you want to know how to be a dominant without being a bad cliche? How do you find a sexy style of erotic dominance that’s authentic to you? Using a special technique she developed, Midori will help you to find your inner power femme archetype, allowing you to pursue erotic fulfillment of sensual power play. Not your typical how-to class, you’ll discover the difference between constructive and destructive desires and point you towards ways of bringing satisfaction in bedroom play for both you and your partner.

Midori will share with you her secrets of the feminine art of dominance. She will discuss the psychology, practical exercises, techniques, fashion, how to discover what makes your partner weak-kneed, and more.

This class is not limited to a gender, but for all who harbor the powerful feminine within! Something for everyone from the novice to the experienced player. Partners and lovers of the dominant feminine welcome!

This is an excellent foundation for the ForteFemme women’s dominance weekend intensive (http://www.fortefemme.com)

Advance ticket purchase encouraged. Limited number of tickets will be available at the door, based on availability.

Cost: $20

Location:Sanctuary for the Lifestyle Arts
(Address provided upon registration completion)

Nov 042014
 

My Sir, David, and myself were honored to be presented and to walk our vests before the various courts from across North America that were in attendance at the Dallas Coronation. As well, we were introduced by our friend Donna Dumae a former Empress of the Imperial Court of Dallas to the Queen Mother of the Americas Empress Nichole the Great.

There are also photos of the TCC event put on by the Trinity River Bears and the Fire Dancers Houston Chapter. The event, “Dances With Bears: A Black Forest Feast,” was held this past weekend Oct 31 through Nov 3 and was a party of fun costumes, great food, and tasty cocktails.

I had a blast helping out my Sir with the event and by putting on the NLA-Dallas cocktail party. As your representative to TCC I did a Jamaican Warlock Brew with an Undead Warlcock for the costume. We were awarded a medallion for the cocktail!

Hope you all had a fun Halloween weekend!

Thank you,
Boy Leo

Oct 162014
 

Hello! We are conducting research into the political attitudes,
identities, and political behaviors of sexual minority groups in the
United States. If you identify as a member of any (or all) of the BDSM,
Leather, or Puppy Play communities, please take a moment to take our
surveys. The links to all surveys are below. Simply type each link into a
web browser (on your computer, tablet, or smartphone) to begin! Each
group has two surveys – one is multiple choice and one has open ended
questions where you can express yourself. You may take the surveys for
any group that you think you belong to. If you identify with more than
one group, take the surveys for each one!

Your answers are completely anonymous. We have no way of connecting you to
your answers. Our IRB approval number at UC Irvine is 2014-1273. Feel free
to pass these links along to any other members of these groups you think
might be interested or to post these links on any group Facebook pages
that would allow it.

About the study: We are exploring the political attitudes and political
behavior of several sexual minority groups in the United States. In
addition to the BDSM, Leather, and Puppy Play communities, we also
include the polyamory community, Furries, and nudists/naturism in our
research. We are writing a book about these currently overlooked
communities.

About us: Tony Smith (casmith@uci.edu) is an associate professor of
political science at the University of California – Irvine and Shawn
Schulenberg (schulenberg@marshall.edu) is an associate professor of
political science at Marshall University.

SURVEY LINKS

_________________________________________________________________

LEATHER

You are being asked to participate in a research study to explore the
political attitudes and political activities of the leather community.
There are two surveys to complete. Both are voluntary and anonymous, and
together they should take no longer than ten minutes to complete.

Leather Open-Ended Questions: http://tinyurl.com/LeatherOE

Leather Pew Public Opinion: http://tinyurl.com/LeatherPO

_________________________________________________________________

BDSM

You are being asked to participate in a research study to explore the
political attitudes and political activities of the BDSM community. There
are two surveys to complete. Both are voluntary and anonymous, and
together they should take no longer than ten minutes to complete.

BDSM Open-Ended Questions: http://tinyurl.com/BDSMOE

BDSM Pew Public Opinion: http://tinyurl.com/BDSMPO

_________________________________________________________________

PUPPY PLAY

You are being asked to participate in a research study to explore the
political attitudes and political activities of the puppy play community.
There are two surveys to complete. Both are voluntary and anonymous, and
together they should take no longer than ten minutes to complete.

Puppy Play Open-Ended Questions: http://tinyurl.com/PuppyPlayOE

Puppy Play Pew Public Opinion: http://tinyurl.com/PuppyPlayPO

Oct 132014
 

Are you frightened yet? Well, be not afraid to go have fun! Where else can you find so much fun stuff to do? Come out and let the full moon give you a fever for the flavor of …fun! Get yourself involved and make this community better for everyone. We can’t do it without you.

1) Mon Oct 13 from 7-9pm Cowtown Leathermen meeting at Club Changes-FW

*Leather Knights member meeting from 7:30-9:30 at Youth First Texas

2) Wed Oct 15 from 7-10 UCLSE: Voting at Hidden Door

*Sluts club night from 8-10 at Hidden Door

3) Trinity River Bears: Rhonda Mae’s Wall of Food Show from 9-11 at Club Changes in FW

***World Gay Rodeo Finals from Oct 16-19 go to: www.IGRA.com

4) Fri Oct 17 from 7-10 UCLSE: Voting at Dallas Eagle

5) Sat Oct 18 from 10am-3pm UCLSE: Voting at Resource Center

*UCLSE: In Town Show from 6-10 at The Eagle

6) Sun Oct 19 from 11am-12pm NTXCC Quarterly Meeting at Youth First Texas

*ICFWA general meeting 1pm-3pm at Cancer Care Serv. on Henderson Ave-FW

**Cowtown Leatherman cookout from 4-7 at Club Reflection

***IGRA Underwear Auction from 6-9 at Club Reflection

7) Wed Oct 22 UCLSE Club Night from 7:30-10:30 at Hidden Door

***UCLSE: Coronation Weekend Oct 23-26 go to: www.DallasCourt.org

8) Thu Oct 23 UCLSE: Roast of Their Majesties Show 7-10 at The Eagle

9) Fri Oct 24 UCLSE: Coronation Weekend

10) Sat Oct 25 UCLSE: Coronation Weekend

*NLA-D Halloween Howl from 5pm-? at Resource Center parking lot

11) Sun Oct 26 UCLSE: Coronation Weekend

*IGRA Underwear Auction from 4-7 at Club Relection

**Cowtown Leatherman cookout from 6-9 at Club Reflection

12) Tue Oct 28 from 7-9 NLA-D EC meeting at Resource Center

13) Thu Oct 30 from 7-10 ICFWA Samaritan House Halloween Party

14) Fri Oct 31 from 7-10 ICDFWA Halloween Pageant at Best Friends-FW

15) Sat Nov 1 from 9-11 Dallas Bears club night at the Eagle

*Leather Knights-Leather Night from 9-11 at the Eagle

16) Sun Nov 2 from 1-3 TGRA Dallas chapter meeting at Round Up Saloon

 

As always the NTXCC Community Calendar is up and ready to help you plan your fun.

http://www.ntxcc.org

Plus we have our own calendar of events too. Visit and see what NLA is up to.

http://nladallas.org/?page_id=8

Just click that link to see the calendar. If you want more info just click on the entry and get the details. If you have anything that should be added to the community calendar drop a line with the details to me at leatherboyleo@yahoo.com and I will send them along to be listed.

Go, support, and be a part of your community! Hope to see you!

Boy Leo

Sep 232014
 

Stapling: Staples!

*It’s not just for the office! Spend time with us as we explore the fun of stapling! You can do it to make something pretty to adorn the body, or just be plain mean! Come out and have fun!*

What: Bound Rose
When: October 1, 2014
Time: 7pm -10pm
Where: The Sanctuary
Cost: $5/Sanctuary members $15 for every one else
Why: To educate, learn, share and grow BDSM skills.
Who: Master Neko and koneko (see bio below)

Door Prizes:
* One free Admit to any Sanctuary event.
* One free admit to any Bound Rose Meeting.

Agenda:

7-8 social/eating Please bring something to share.
8-9 demo/learning hands on
9-10 Play allowed in back dungeon. Dungeon rules and etiquette apply. Front dungeon will be lighted to encourage learning and practicing skills.

Please RSVP. Click on link below or contact MstsBoots

https://fetlife.com/events/284298

Bios:
About Master Neko & koneko

Neko has been in the lifestyle for eighteen years. His travels and learning in the lifestyle began as a collared slave. After almost 2 years, his Mistress felt he was on the wrong end of the flogger and spent 3 years training him to provide the proper care and feeding for his own slaves in the future, as well as building upon the Leather history, traditions, and ideals of his previous training.
Through his training, he discovered a desire to educate others about our lifestyle – helping people to understand and find personal acceptance of the deep, dark parts of us that we keep locked away. To that end, he has given presentations on such topics as (in no particular order and not limited to) fear play, mind fucks, interrogation, sword/knife play, orgasm control, rough body, blood play, body mechanics, medical play, stapling, electricity, sensory deprivation, liquid latex, needles, mummification, humiliation, rope 101, predicament bondage, and shibari. He enjoys dishing out a variety of sadism when he plays as well as being an active part of the community.
Prior to Texas, he was a part of the New York scene where he presented, played, and did fetish and rave photography. In Dallas, he ran the Bound Rose Society for four years with his slave, koneko. During 2008, he led the local bondage SIG group: DFW Bound2 and this year, they have picked up the reins again. He is a Mentor in the Dallas Mentors Program, volunteers at the local dungeon, Sanctuary, is a co-chair at NLA-Dallas and does security for Beyond Vanilla along with continuing to present when asked. He’s presented in places such as New York, Dallas, Austin, Colorado, Blanco, and Temple.
He has had as many as four slaves at one time, (which makes him certifiably insane) though currently, he owns one slave, koneko, who has been with him since 2002 in a 24/7 relationship.

koneko has been walking a kinky path since 1991 with the last twelve being blessed in service to Master Neko. She is a bi, poly, Leather kitten, and slave who loves kink education. koneko is also Wiccan, first initiated over twenty years ago and a teaching elder since 1999. During her Leather path, she has been given opportunities to serve the community through a number of venues, such as volunteering at the Dallas dungeon Sanctuary, Bound Rose Society, NLA-Dallas, Beyond Vanilla, Darker Paths, Fourth Friday, and in the Dallas and National submissive Mentor Programs. She has also been gifted with opportunities to teach as well as co-teach with Master Neko at several kink groups and events in Dallas, Austin, Colorado, Blanco, and Temple. koneko loves dancing under the moon, bottoming to her Master’s wild scenes, serving privately and publicly, having a full life, and enjoying the journey she is on.