South Plains Leatherfest – International Master/slave Weekend
March 7-9, 2014 in Dallas, Texas
Details of Activities for 2014!
Come on home – we’ve left the light on for you!
Whether you’re interested in cutting edge SM, Master/slave relationships – or both – you’ll find what you’re looking for at South Plains Leatherfest-International Master/slave Weekend in Dallas, Texas on March 7-9, 2014. Our weekend will remember our history and traditions, celebrate the present and look forward to the future. Registration is now open so don’t delay – register today?
REGISTRATION: $109 through January 19, 2014.
Registration includes admission to all seminars, Friday night South Plains Cruise, vendor area, Cigar Social, Silent Auction, International Master/slave Contest and run pin. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Registration goes up to $129 on January 20th. (At-the-door registration is $149.)
Here are some additional details about South Plains, your leather family reunion weekend:
SOUTH PLAINS TRADITION OF EXCEPTIONAL WORKSHOPS & EDUCATION
South Plains offers two seminar “tracks” featuring some of the community’s best-known and most experienced presenters on advanced SM techniques and Master/slave relationships. The SM/Leather Track features, among others, Mark Frazier, David Labriola, Ms Cynthia, River Dark, Rick Storer, JLube Jack, Master Malik and slave cathy, and Olga and blu. Presenters for the M/s Track include Master Skip and slave Rick, Master Jim and slave marsha (IM/s 2001), Master Obsidian and slave namaste (IM/s 2010), Master Morris and slave jonathan (IM/s 2013) and Master George and slave bren. Visit the South Plains’ presenter page to see the full list of SM/Leather and M/s presenters.
THE INTERNATIONAL MASTER/SLAVE CONTEST – 25th ANNIVERSARY!
In 2014, we’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of the International Master/slave Contest . The International Master/slave Contest is the fourth longest running international leather title in existence and is focused on educating the community about healthy and satisfying M/s relationships. South Plains has been the home of the title and contest since 2003. The competition kicks off on Friday night at the South Plains Cruise with the introduction of the contestant pairs from around the world and our esteemed panel of judges and concludes Saturday evening with the International Master/slave Contest. Both the Cruise and Contest will be hosted by emcees Master Obsidian and slave Namaste (IM/s 2010). Come to South Plains and support your regional contestant pair!
SOUTH PLAINS SUNDAY BRUNCH
South Plains’ Sunday Brunch welcomes Master Skip Chasey as our 2014 keynote speaker. As an out and proud leatherman, Master Skip addressed a crowd of nearly one million people at the Millennium March on Washington, and since then he has given more than a dozen keynote addresses and presented over 200 programs on the spiritual dynamics of SM and D/s relationships at noteworthy events throughout the U.S. and Canada. In his own words, “Blood may be thicker than water, but leather is thicker than blood.”
SOUTH PLAINS FAMILY TRADITIONS
Our South Plains family consistently tells us that the best thing about South Plains is the opportunity to be with old friends and to make new ones. We all like to socialize! So this year we’re bringing back your favorite activities and adding more ways you can meet and connect with your South Plains family.
THURSDAY NIGHT EARLY BIRD MIXER
Join us at the Park Inn Hotel & Suites – Love Field for an Early Bird Mixer, Thursday night March 6 from 7:30-9:00 pm in the Champagne Ballroom! Once again, NLA-Dallas will sponsor this kickoff event. So join us, mix and mingle, say hello to old friends and meet new ones. It’s a low key, low stress way to get your South Plains weekend started right. South Plains thanks our partner in leather, NLA-DALLAS, for sponsoring the Early Bird Mixer. Come one, come all!
THE FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE
On Friday night, we’ll celebrate leather tradition and history with the South Plains Cruise. Come in, meet friends, cruise, flirt, meet our judges and contestants, and enjoy the entertainment. We’ll also have separate cruises at other times for different parts of the South Plains family – on-site for the women and transgender cruises and an informal time for the men to meet at the Dallas Eagle.
SOUTH PLAINS CAFÉ
What better way is there to come home to family and friends than to share a meal with them? South Plains offers our family an opportunity to do just that by having lunch on Saturday at the South Plains Café. Equally important, contributions by South Plains and our Sponsors allow us to donate $15 of your ticket price to the International Master/slave Travel Fund. This lunch and the silent auction (including contestant baskets) are the way we support the Fund (no live auctions!), so come out, meet friends, and support your IM/s titleholders at the same time. Seating is limited so don’t miss out — purchase your tickets when you register!
You asked; we listened. South Plains is making available the 12th-floor lounge (“The View”) for your families or groups to book space for gatherings, celebrations and ceremonies throughout the weekend. The time slots are limited – for more information, visit the South Plains website under Social Events: Family Reunions.
Back by popular demand, the Cigar Social returns on Friday night after the Cruise. Gather on the patio by the hotel pool with your favorite stick and socialize with old and new friends. Didn’t bring any cigars, no problem! Purchase one or more of the South Plains Limited Special Edition cigars and enjoy an excellent smoke.
THE “FAMILY ROOM” IN THE ATRIUM
The hotel atrium has always been the South Plains “family room” — a place to gather, talk, laugh, and share stories. But because you asked, last year we provided more seating in the Atrium by bringing in additional chairs and tables to make gathering with your family even easier. It was a huge success! So in 2014 join us again in the family room – and while you’re there, don’t forget to let the South Plains bootblacks show your leathers some love, visit the Silent Auction and take a look at the history of the International Master/slave title!
SOUTH PLAINS PLAY PARTY TRADITION
What would a leather weekend be without play parties? We have 5,000 square feet of on-site play space, featuring separate women’s and pansexual dungeons. The $25 play party package is good for both Friday and Saturday nights. This year, you can expect even more no-holds barred action in our play spaces! And we haven’t forgotten about the men– South Plains’ men will be able to purchase tickets to Discipline Corps’ Esprit de Corps off-site play parties held throughout the weekend.
AFTER SOUTH PLAINS PLAY PARTY
Don’t want South Plains to end? Party on because now you can play on Sunday night too! The Sanctuary of Dallas is holding a dungeon party Sunday evening at their 7500 sq. ft. private space for South Plains attendees only. Light snacks and drinks will be available. Tickets for this party are $10 will be only be sold at South Plains. The supply is limited so buy your tickets early. Ticket sale hours will be specified later.
HOST HOTEL: PARK INN HOTEL & SUITES LOVE FIELD
We’ve worked with our Dallas home, the Park Inn, to keep room rates affordable. You can reserve a standard room for up to 4 guests for $99 – or upgrade your South Plains’ experience by reserving one of a limited number of one bedroom suites for only $129 per night. The hoterl link is on the website.
South Plains is proud to be one of the few remaining events that thanks its volunteers for their hard work by providing a full event package in exchange for six hours of volunteer time over the South Plains weekend. (Play party package, South Plains Cafe and Sunday Brunch tickets are not included.) In order to be eligible to be a South Plains volunteer, you must be available to work at any time during the event. For positions and more info, see the South Plains’ website under
Show your support for one of the best events in the country by becoming a sponsor of South Plains Leatherfest-International Master/slave Weekend! Whether you own a business, lead a group, want to support your region’s Master/slave contestants, or just want to show your love of South Plains as a leatherman or leatherwoman, we’ve got a sponsorship level that’s right for you. Visit our Sponsorship page for more information.
South Plains offers a diverse and intriguing selection of vendors each year. Vendor spaces start at $200 and you can apply by using the form accessed here. https://splf.wufoo.com/forms/south-plains-2014-vending-application/.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you have more questions, check our FAQ on the South Plains website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us on FetLife where you’ll find all the current news at the South Plains Leatherfest-International Master/slave Weekend group (http://fetlife.com/groups/8486). Or you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @splfdallas.
So come on home — we’ll see you at South Plains 2014!