South Plains Leatherfest is pleased to welcome Mama Vi to SPLF 2024!
This is a time for slaves to talk to each other with no Dominant ears around in the slave circle hosted by Mama Vi.
Join Mama Vi in the circle.
Saturday, 2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
South Plains Leatherfest is thrilled to welcome the Crossroads Annex of the Carter Johnson Library and Collection to SPLF 2024!
The Carter/Johnson Library & Collection is a collective history of various communities who have chosen to live and love differently. As the only library of its kind, it is our mission to create an interactive relationship with the stories from the past and the present and link them to future generations. The Library collection includes thousands of leather, fetish, S/m, kink and alternate sexuality books, magazines, posters, art, newspapers, ephemera and memorabilia dating back to the 1700’s. The Carter/Johnson Library is designed to put people in touch with their history by allowing them to hold it, read it, smell it and know it.
Location: Spurs Room
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Arrive early and join us for the South Plains Leatherfest Opening Ceremonies. As 1991 Southern California Master, Race Bannon is number two in the long legacy of the 35 years of the International Master slave Contest. Celebrating the history of the IMs Contest, he will be our Opening Speaker. You'll also hear about all of the exciting things ahead of you for the weekend, celebrate our diversity with our Presentation of Flags, meet the IMs Contest Contestants and Judges, mix and mingle, say hello to old friends and meet new ones. It’s a great way to get your South Plains weekend started.
NLA Dallas has been the host of our SPLF Welcome Party on Thursday night for many years! Please join NLA Dallas again this year as they open the Hospitality Suite with the SPLF Welcome Party! Catch up with old friends, meet new one's and enjoy the view with our friends from NLA Dallas!
Come join us as we celebrate SPLF with a dance party featuring DJ “Daddy” Zulu! Join us as he takes us on a journey of dance classics heard at Leather Bars throughout the past few decades. Shake your tail feathers and start this celebration off right! Dress fabulously or casually just be ready to let go of your inhibitions. There is no "dance floor" dress code. Come have all the fun you can stand and have a blast at the opening dance party!!
Join us at lunch on Friday as we thank and celebrate our outgoing International Master slave and International Person of Leather Titleholders. Following a delicious meal we will share together, we'll watch their step-down videos and listen to their message during their speeches. Please join us in showing our gratitude to our titleholders for a year of representation in our community.
Debauchery, the SPLF Friday evening show will warm you up for the play parties with hot performances, the infamous SPLF STRUT and is also the opening of the International Master slave and International Person of Leather Contests. If you like dressing up, come in your best. If you don’t, wear whatever you are comfortable in. Sit back for a hot sexy show with drag, burlesque, and plenty to make you squirm in your seat.
Share a meal with your SPLF friends and family on Saturday afternoon while watching Tomo interview our keynote speaker. We promise to dish the dirt as our keynote takes the Hot Seat! This event is also a fundraiser for the IM/s IPOL Travel Fund. The Hot Seat Café tables are available for sponsorships and the money raised through the sponsored tables goes directly into the IM/s IPOL Travel Fund. Café table sponsorship information may be found on our Sponsors page.
As 1991 Southern California Master, Race Bannon is number two in the long legacy of the 35 years of the International Master slave Contest. Celebrating the history of the IMs Contest, he will be the Opening Speaker at the SPLF 2024 Opening Ceremonies on Thursday evening.
Join Race at two other events during SPLF:
Fireside Chat with Race Bannon in the Cigar Lounge
Join Race Bannon in the Cigar Lounge and as often happens over a long smoke, share conversation and hear about Race's history in the Leather Community.
Leather History - The Stories with Race Bannon in the Carter Johnson Library
Celebrating the 35th Year of the International Master slave Contest and preserving our history, Race Bannon, Southern California Master 1991, will speak about his personal history in the Leather and M/s Communities.
Begin your wind-down on Sunday morning by joining us for a lovely brunch followed by a Keynote Speech given by Mama Vi! Come for the inspiration, come to enjoy a meal with your people or come for the coffee – but don’t miss this opportunity to be together before we start thinking about heading home with memories of our amazing weekend.
South Plains Leatherfest is the home of the International Master/slave Contest. During the day on Friday you are invited to attend the contestant interviews followed by teaching presentations Saturday. Saturday evening, don’t miss the contest finale where you’ll find out who will be the new International Master/slave titleholders!
South Plains Leatherfest is the home of the International Person of Leather Contest. On Saturday afternoon, Contestant Interviews are open to all attendees. The contest opens Friday evening with the speech category and Saturday evening, is the contest finale where you’ll find out who will be the new International Person of Leather!
"The Staff” is honored to offer a complimentary coffee and pastry bar open to all the South Plains’ family in the Hospitality Suite each morning. A selection of regular and decaffeinated coffees, tea and hot cocoa with condiments will be available. The Coffee House is being donated by “The Staff “as a service to the greater community during South Plains Leatherfest. Gratuities will be gratefully accepted.
24-7 Play Space!
This space is an open All-Welcome space during the day and at night is the Trade Play Party (Room 318, 3rd Floor)
Open party for all. Everyone is welcome!! (Longhorn 2-4, TX Ballroom)
Kaleidoscope hosted by LSC
Dedicated self-identified space for BIPOC-identifying individuals and their allies. (Longhorn 1)
This party is a dedicated self-identified space for our queer, transgender, nonbinary, gender fluid, genderqueer, agender attendees (as well as other gender anarchists) and their invited play partners. (Blue Bonnet, 2nd floor)
This party is a dedicated self-identified space for people who are most comfortable in a space that centers men. (Room 318, 3rd Floor)
This party is a dedicated self-identified space for people who are most comfortable in a space that centers women. (Mockingbird, 2nd floor)
What do you come to Leather Events for? Community, friendship, hot hookups – to see your people! The South Plains Living Room is open all weekend to meet people, spend time with your friends, sit back and watch the leather go by, and gaze at the leather folx.
Join us at the outdoor lounge with your favorite cigar and a drink from the bar for Cigar Socials Friday and Saturday evenings hosted by the Underground Cigar Social and LHC Austin.
South Plains welcomes MAsT-International’s General Membership Meeting. You don’t have to be a member of MAsT to attend. Everyone is invited.
Join the SPLF Bootblacks for a great time at the outdoor lounge Sunday afternoon!
Can you even imagine the shenanigans?
Are you an artist who's like to share or sell your work?
How about an author with writing to talk about or books to sell?
Or an activist with a message to share?
Reserve a slot at the Artist, Author, Activist Table at South Plains Leatherfest and share your passion!