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South Plains Leatherfest 2014

Welcome!

Welcome to South Plains Leatherfest & International Master/slave Weekend 2015! 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 13 – March 15, 2015.

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 $109 (through January 18, 2014), Regular Registration will be $129 (through March 8) and Final Registration (at the door) will be $149.

Register Online!

Host Hotel - Your Home at South Plains has Moved

Yes! We have a new home. Our host hotel for 2015 will be the Crown Plaza Downtown Dallas. 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, a bigger and better South Plains Living Room- not to mention the new South Plains’ Den! And we think our South Plains’ family will love the convenience of being within easy walking distance of restaurants and Dallas’ West End entertainment district. Reserve your hotel room now!

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
  • Friday night Cigar Social
  • The South Plains Café (Saturday lunch)
  • Saturday night International Master/slave Contest
  • Sunday Brunch
  • On-site Play Parties Friday and Saturday nights
  • The South Plains’ Living Room and Den

South Plains Cruise and Contest Emcees

Back by popular demand to emcee the Friday night Cruise and Saturday Contest are the only 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 has also 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. The 2010 International slave and Southwest slave titleholder has counseled, mentored and taught on Surrender, Internalization of slavery, spirituality and submission. Her writings on surrender and absolute slavery have been featured on web sites and in books including the “Art of Slavery” Edition of the Power Exchange Reference Series. She is Founder and co-moderator of various lifestyle groups, including one geared specifically for slaves in TPE relationships. A Life, Relationship and Wellness coach and mentor, Healer 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. 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 has sold out the past two years so purchase your tickets early!

Traditional Sunday Brunch

Join your South Plains family at our Traditional Sunday Brunch. Tickets are only $31 and are available through on-line registration.

Brunch Keynote Speaker – Liza’s slave Jody

Liza's slave, Jody (International slave 2011 and Northwest slave 2010), is happily bound to her Mistress, Liza, for life. They were legally married on September 21, 2008. They live in Portland, OR, have two adult children, two Black Labs, and a retired race horse.

Jody came out as a leather dyke and a slave in 1980 in Los Angeles, and shortly thereafter founded Leather and Lace, a leather club for "woman to woman BDSM". Before coming out as a leatherdyke, Jody expressed her need for hierarchy in the US Air Force.

Jody was a Judge for the 1990 International Ms. Leather contest and has judged numerous international, regional and local contests since that time. In 1993, she produced “This is Leather”, educating and entertaining more than 2000 leather and non-leather folk during the Christopher Street West Festival in Los Angeles. Currently, Jody and her Mistress produce the Master/slave Retreat and, with a great group of friends, the Ms. San Francisco Leather contest. Jody was active in the San Francisco leather community for several years, and in the Los Angeles leather community for several years before that. In 2010, she was recognized as the Woman of the Year by the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance.

Jody has a passion for teaching and mentoring. For much of her 30 plus years as a leather dyke, Jody has been teaching classes on a variety of topics covering slavery, the Master/slave dynamic, military protocol, and BDSM safety. Together, her Mistress and she have taught over a hundred classes to groups all over the US, Canada and Australia. For their efforts, MAsT International recognized them as the 2012 Presenters of the Year.

Jody has also been an LGBT and women's rights activist for over 30 years, working to overturn the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, as well as being active in the effort for marriage equality. She has served on the Boards of the Servicemember's Legal Defense Network and Marriage Equality USA, among others. She has also worked on several political campaigns over the years.

Jody is a proud member of the Bad Girls in Portland, the Exiles in San Francisco, and Masters and slaves Together in both cities. Jody is honored to be a member of Mama's family as Mama's Space Cadet.

She is very grateful that her Mistress allows her to serve her communities so actively.

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 5,000 square feet of on-site play space, featuring separate women’s, men’s and pansexual dungeons.

For only one low price of $25, 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! Owned and operated by Mark Frazier, the founder of South Plains and former long-time partner in the event with Master Jim and slave marsha, and Jeffrey Payne, former titleholder, contest owner and long time leatherman, 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 Registration & Volunteering page.

Vending

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.