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South Plains Leatherfest


Welcome to South Plains Leatherfest & International Master/slave Weekend 2016! Come on home! – Registration is open!

The theme of South Plains Leatherfest-International Master/slave Weekend is “We will not forget.” During the SPLF-IM/s Weekend we will remember our history and traditions, celebrate the present, and look forward to the future.

Whether you’re interested in Master/slave relationships or cutting edge SM or both, you’ll find what you’re looking for at South Plains Leatherfest-International Master/slave Weekend in Dallas, Texas on March 11 – March 13, 2016.

You may find many of your questions about South Plains answered in our FAQ.

Registration is Open!

Registration is now open so don’t delay. Early Bird Registration is still a bargain at $115 (through January 17, 2016), Regular Registration will be $135 (through March 5) and Final Registration (at the door) will be $155.

Register Online!

Host Hotel - Your Home at South Plains has Moved

Yes! We have a new home and we are very excited! Our host hotel for 2016 will be the Doubletree by Hilton Near the Galleria. But you can relax—there’s no need to box up all your things and rent a U-Haul -- we’re packing up everything you love about South Plains and moving it for you! That means you can look forward to great seminars, the International Master/slave Contest, bootblacks, a vendor area, on site play parties and most of all the South Plains Living Room. The Doubletree is about 8 miles from Dallas Love Field and 16 miles from DFW and there is plenty of free parking. And we think our South Plains’ family will love the convenience of being within easy walking distance of several restaurants and many more within a mile of the hotel. Reserve your hotel room now! And yes, you do get a cookie!

Reserve Your Room Online!

Highlights of the Event

Here is an overview of the activities and events that will be happening throughout the weekend. More details are shown below and under “Social Events” in the Main Menu.

  • Workshops and Education throughout the weekend
  • Friday night South Plains Cruise
  • The South Plains Café (Saturday lunch)
  • Saturday night International Master/slave Contest
  • Sunday Brunch
  • On-site Play Parties Friday and Saturday nights – Pan, Women’s, and Men’s
  • The South Plains’ Living Room
  • Silent Auction

South Plains Cruise and Contest Emcees

Once again, back by popular demand to emcee the Friday night Cruise and Saturday Contest are the one and only Master Obsidian and slave namaste. Master Obsidian is the chapter founder and Director of MAsT (Masters And slaves Together) Austin and former Regional Representative for the Southwest Region of MAsT International. He and his devoted slave namaste are International Master and slave 2010 as well as Southwest Master and Southwest slave 2010. Master Obsidian is a published author with articles in BDSM publications covering the M/s and BDSM lifestyle and philosophy, his educational experience also includes a number of workshop presentations, classes and weekend intensives focusing on the M/s relationship dynamic. A 2009 nominee for the Pantheon of Leather Man of the Year award and 2012 Recipient of the SouthWest Leather Conference Leatherman’s Heart award and the 2013 Jack Stice Memorial Award, he is also currently serving on the Board of the Woodhull Freedom Foundation. Master Obsidian has been honored as coach to both novice and seasoned Dominants and is the owner of slave namaste and the Master of House Obsidian in Austin Texas.

slave namaste is honored and privileged to be the 24/7 slave of Master Obsidian for over 12 years. The 2010 International slave and Southwest slave titleholder as well as the 2013 Recipient of the SouthWest Leather Conference Leatherwoman’s Heart award, she has counseled, mentored and taught on Surrender, Internalization of slavery, spirituality and submission. A Life and Relationship Alchemist, Healer, Priestess and Artist she possesses a great passion for aiding her fellow slaves in the lifestyle, Domestic Service, Protocols, Spirituality and The Art of Surrender.

South Plains Café

What better way is there to come home to family and friends than to share a meal with them? South Plains is giving attendees an opportunity to do just that by offering a buffet lunch on Saturday at the South Plains Café. Open from 12:30-2:00 Saturday, the buffet will offer selections for meat eaters and vegetarians alike a cost of $28. There's no formal program -- just a time to visit with family and friends over a lunch that isn't handed to you from a drive-through window! And at the South Plains Cafe, you can do good while eating well!! Café tables are available for sponsorships and the money raised through the sponsored tables goes directly into the International Master/slave travel fund. Café table sponsorship information may be found on our Sponsors page. The Café typically sells out so purchase your tickets early!

Traditional Sunday Brunch

Join your South Plains family at our Traditional Sunday Brunch. Tickets are only $30 and are available through on-line registration.

Brunch Keynote Speaker – Ms Kendra

Ms Kendra hails from Indianapolis, Indiana. Ms Kendra has spent her entire adult life in the leather community. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Great Lakes Leather Alliance, which is an annual event held in Indianapolis, celebrating its 15th anniversary this year.

Ms Kendra has traveled to all seven continents in the world. She has traveled to over 90 foreign countries and continues to add to that list every year. Traveling is a way to expand our comfort zone and enjoy people of other cultures.. Ms Kendra believes that traveling is one of the world’s most pleasurable experiences. To make friends with those of other cultures expands our knowledge of acceptance of those different from us.

Ms Kendra is honored to serve on the Butchmann’s Board of Directors.

Play Parties

If you were at the South Plains’ on-site play parties last year, you know they were HOT! Team Dungeon is hard at work on making this year’s parties better than ever. We have over 6,000 square feet of on-site play space, featuring separate women’s, men’s and pansexual dungeons.

For only one low price of $30, you can attend both the Friday and Saturday night parties! Now there’s no excuse not to play the South Plains way! (Please Note: No individual tickets for parties will be sold. To attend either or both of the South Plains parties, you must buy a play party package with your registration.)

The Dallas Eagle

We will not forget the Dallas Eagle. Leather bars were an important part of leather history. While it is unfortunately true that across the country these bars are closing, in Dallas, the Eagle is alive and well! Now owned and operated by Jeffrey Payne, International Mr. Leather 2009, the Dallas Eagle has long been a community bar welcoming leather folk regardless of gender. So take some time and stop by the Eagle after the South Plains Cruise or the International Master/slave Contest.


Interested in Volunteering?

South Plains needs volunteers to help make the event run smoothly. If you’re interested, visit our Volunteering page.


South Plains is proud to offer one of the finest selections of vendors to be found at any leather event. If you’re interested in vending at South Plains, please visit our Vending page for more details.

Early Bird Mixer Thurs Night - Sponsored by NLA-Dallas

Are you getting to South Plains early? So are we! Once again the National Leather Association-Dallas will host the ever popular Meet and Greet at the host hotel. Visit our Social Events page for more information.