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Darklands is the world’s first indoor gay fetish festival and the new daytime main event of LeatherPride Belgium. Two afternoons full of entertainment and surprises. Leave the winter cold behind you and join your friends at the world’s first indoor gay fetish festival.


How to get there

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Program - Saturday Program - Sunday

On both Saturday and Sunday we’ve arranged a broad selection of shows, entertainment, food & drinks to fill your afternoon. Take a free workshop or gather at the market or main stage for continuous live performances and the election of Mister Leather 2013.

10 Music magicians 11 Porn stars 12 Porn stars 2nd hand fetish market 13 Workshops 14 Darklands map 15 Darklands map

Take a stroll through the Leather & Fetish Market and see what your favourite fetish brand has in store for you from their latest collection.

OPENING HOURS: - Saturday 19.01.13: - Sunday 20.01.13:

12h – 22h 12h – 18h

16 Lectures 17 ECMC meeting incl. BLUF & MSC Belgium Antwerp Rubbermen meeting 18 The Penetrator


19 Leather & Fetish Market Tom & Toti’s Beauty Parlour

(€ 15 at the door)

20 Mr. Leather Belgium 2013 21 Mr. Leather Belgium 2013


22 X- Awards 2013 23 X- Awards 2013 24 Leatherpride 2013 25 Leatherpride 2013 26 Become a vendor Credits


To make sure this first edition of Darklands will be a blast, we’ve kept the entrance price ridiculous low. Only € 12 for two days access including 3 free drinks and a brunch on Sunday morning (12.00h - 14.00h). Tickets can be bought at your local fetish club or store and online: (a small online fee applies) On Sunday from 12.00h till 13.00h we offer free entrance for the early birds (excl. drink offer and brunch).


HOST HOTELS Are you looking for an economy, all inclusive deal?

Or do you want some more comfort in our deluxe hotel?

Situated in the trendy Het Eilandje area, the modern Holiday Inn Express Antwerp City-North overlooks the brand new M.A.S. Museum at the Willemdok Marina in Antwerp Harbour. Settle into a sofa in our open-plan Great Room, where you can use complimentary wireless Internet.

Radisson Blu Astrid, the 4 star luxury hotel opposite Central Station gives the Astrid Square a different zeal. The hotel is located nearby the historic city centre and the famous Antwerp shopping streets. Enjoy a good night’s sleep in one of the 247 luxurious rooms with a contemporary atmosphere. While enjoying your breakfast, you can marvel over the amazing view on Central Station. Unwind and relax in our swimming pool, sauna or jacuzzi or work out in our gym. The hotel has its own private parking.

Our Great Room has complimentary continental breakfast and you can choose snacks from the self-service Grab @ Green fridge.

€ 74 / room , 2 p + € 2 citytax p.p.

€ 132 / room , 2 p + € 2 citytax p.p.



- Late check out: 14.00 h - Breakfast included till 11.30h - Grouped together - Free WiFi - Welcome to Antwerp - goody bag

- Late check out: 18.00 h! - Breakfast possible (extra charge) till 11.00h - Grouped together - Free WiFi - Free acces to indoor swimming pool, sauna and fitness. - Welcome to Antwerp - goody bag



+32 3 221 49 40.

+32 3 203 12 73

Use this promocode to obtain the Leatherpride package: LEATHERPRIDE

Use this promocode to obtain the Leatherpride package: LEATHERPRIDE

Reservations possible from September 1st.

Reservations possible from September 1st.





Hangar 29 is easy to reach by Darklands can easily be visited car. There’s a large free parking by bus. Line 17 (UZA - Centraal Station - Rijnkaai) will bring you lot in front of the venue. right in front of the festival. You If you travel using a GPS, you can take line 17 at Central Stacan use the following address: tion, Franklin Rooseveltplaats and several other stops. Get off at the last stop: ‘Rijnkaai’. HANGAR 29 Waagnatie Rijnkaai 150 - Frequency on Saturday: 2000 Antwerpen every 15 minutes. Belgium - Frequency on Sunday: every 30 minutes.

MORE TRAVEL INFORMATION Visit for: - Itinerary and maps to visit by car - Full bus schedule and stop maps - Download the taxi app and order by smartphone - Full map of the city bike stations



Antwerp Tax is our prefered partner and happy to drive the fetish crowd around.

Velo Antwerpen is the city bike rental project. Over 50 station are spread accross the city. The nearest station is on 800 meters from the venue (near Oink club and MAS museum)

The price one way from Central Station to Darklands is about € 8,50 (October 2012). Tip: share a taxi! +32 3 238 38 38

Buy a day (€ 3) or week pass (€ 7) by registering online:





Please visit for possible changes in the schedule.



MUSIC MAGICIANS DJ JACK CHANG UNITED KINGDOM “I am the darkest sound. I am the tribal spirit behind the speakers. I am the underground sound. I am Jack Chang.” Jack Chang is a well known London based dj. Jack’s success is not due to a single sound - his rhythmic, hypnotic sounds have been adapted to a more vocal, uplifting sound for mainstream events such as the Loveball in Barcelona and Greenkomm in Cologne, but his real success has been keeping the crowds at the biggest fetish events in Europe thrilled with his dark tribal beats. His clockwork mixing technique has both delighted and thrilled dance addicts and the fetish crowd, and also drawn both admiration and envy from fellow DJs around the world.

DJ PANORAMABEAR GERMANY Panoramabear has been exciting his fans since 2005. He uses lots of different facets of electronic music to produce housey and groovy sets. His music is also influenced by & stamped with minimalist sounds and embodies hard-driving & crowd-sweeping techno. After regular broadcasts of his recordings on various radio stations, he now has his own radio show, which can be heard every second Saturday of the month on Sexy CGN Radio. Panoramabear deejays regularly to large audiences in the big German party cities like Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg & Frankfurt am Main.

DJ PARIS’TOPHER & TRIPPY GONZALES FRANCE T & T is a duo of DJs and producers consisting of Paris’Topher and Trippy Gonzales. Based in Paris, Topher & Trippy are well known for their energetic back to back sets in parties like European Beardrop and Scream in Paris, Hunkut and Intox in Brussels, Cock-Pit for Bears Pride in Cologne and in Antwerp for Full Fetish - Leather Pride and Mezzo Giorno. They play electronic music that sounds like progressive techno & house in general. Paris’Topher has been DJing for more than 25 years and has produced some special tracks and private remixes for his sets.



PORN STARS PORN STAR JEFF STRONGER FRANCE Jeff Stronger one of Europe’s leading gay porn actors. Born on May 25th in Neufchâteau he came to Paris in the fall of 2008. Jeff quickly distinguished himself in the gay community for his sociability and his impressive figure. In 2011 he took the plunge to begin a career in pornography. Besides movies, Jeff travels across the world to do live acts. You may have seen him before in Paris, Lisbon, Athens, Madrid, … . Jeff has done some great work for famous labels such as Crunchboy, Titan Media, Cazzo and UKnakedmen. PERFORMING LIVE AT DARKLANDS:

SAT. 17.45 with Nicola Antonio & Ale Tedesco

PORN STAR MARCO SESSIONS UNITED KINGDOM Marco Sessions is the “Randy Romanian” and he is called “The Body.” If you don’t believe that, take a look at the work he has done for Men At Play,, Lucas Entertainment and others. His abs make him recognizable to porn fans worldwide. In the short time he’s been doing porn, Marco’s ass has been plowed by the best, such as Paddy O’Brian, Will Helm, Rafael Carreras, Rogan Richards, Harry Louis, Harley Everett and Issac Jones. Marco’s slogan in life is “the bigger the better.” PERFORMING LIVE AT DARKLANDS:

SUN. 16.45 with Ale Tedesco

PORN STAR NICOLA ANTONIO ITALY Nicola Antonio was born in Milan (Italy) and now spends his time in both Milan and Gran Canaria. Nicola has previously worked with Blackcrossbow Studio and 4Mpictures. Nicola likes to work out in order to keep his body in shape. So you don’t want to mess around with this Thai-boxer. Nicola has been seen live at several parties and venues in Italy, United Kingdom, Spain and others. PERFORMING LIVE AT DARKLANDS:

SAT. 15.45 with Manuel Rokko SAT. 17.45 with Jeff Stronger & Ale Tedesco

PORN STAR MANUEL ROKKO BELGIUM Manuel Rokko is a rough-looking handsome man with a laid-back appeal. He’s very comfortable in leather and jeans and likes a piggy bottom man. Manuel is into different types of fetish from pissing to fisting and everything in between. Why don’t you try him on for size? Regardless of whether you’re taking his cock up your ass, or his hand wedged in your hole up to the wrist, you’ll be very satisfied. He has already worked with , Jalifstudio, Cazzo, Lucas Entertainment and With scenes with UK Naked Men and Raging Stallion in the pipe line this sexy man is destined to become hot property! PERFORMING LIVE AT DARKLANDS:

SAT. 15.45 with Nicola Antonio





PORN STARS PORN STAR ALE TEDESCO THE NETHERLANDS Ale was born in Italy but moved to The Netherlands and now lives in Amsterdam. Ale worked with some major studios as Cazzo, Cristian Torrent and Butch Dixon. He’s know for his live performances at Hardon London, Hustlaball Berlin & Gran Canaria. Ale recently got nominated ‘Best Fetish Actor’ at Hustlaball Berlin. PERFORMING LIVE AT DARKLANDS:

SAT. 17.45 with Jeff Stronger & Nicola Antonio SUN. 16.45 with Marco Sessions

Please visit for possible changes in the schedule of the artists. Several actors will be available for a souvenir photoshoot at Darklands.

MSC Belgium organizes a second hand fetish market on Sunday 20.01.2013. This is your chance to get rid of old stuff or things that simply doesn’t fit anymore and contribute to a good cause. From the proceedings, 50% is for the owner and 50% for MSC Belgium. MSC Belgium donates the enitre amount as travel money to Mr. Leather Belgium 2013. You can stop by at the MSC Belgium booth on Saturday or Sunday to drop of the gear you want to sell. You can agree on a price with the guys at the Booth. More details on SUNDAY 20.01.2013

12.00h - 18.00h


WORKSHOPS WORKSHOP THE ROUGH GUIDE TO ANAL SEX Join us on a trip deep in to your anus. Why do we love it so much? We share tips and tricks to enhance your anal pleasure and health. This workshop is offered bu Sensoa, the Flemish centre of expertise for sexual health. SAT: SUN:

13.30h + 17.15h 12.45h + 14.00h

WORKSHOP VACUUM PLAY Ever wondered how it feels to encapsulated by thick layers of rubber with no way out? This is the time to find out. We have a vac rac, vacuum cubes, and a vacuum prisma. SAT: SUN:

15.00h - 18.00h 15.00h

WORKSHOP ELECTRO SEX One of those things we’ve all heard about, but little have tried. We have several sets available for you to try out under the watchfull eye of Marc Of Flanders. He’ll inform you on how to use it and how not. Come and try this incredible experience before you run to the shop and buy your own little hobby kit. SAT: SUN:

15.45h + 19.30h 15.45h

WORKSHOP BONDAGE Tie ‘m up, but don’t lose control. Our bondage expert will train you on how to put your prey in a deadlock of ropes. SAT: SUN:

14.15h + 18.45h 16.30h

Please visit for possible changes in the schedule, and extra workshops. Seats can be reserved at the Darklands info stand at the event. Max. 30 participants per workshop on a first come first served basis.




FETISH LECTURES TON OF HOLLAND ES GEHT AUCH OHNE Ton Of Holland is one of Europe’s leading gay fetish artists. After the succesfull launch of two fetish-themed wallpapers and his salon book ‘Contemporary Embroidery’ he returns with a remarkable piece of art ‘Es Geht Auch Ohne’. Ton talks about his experiences in the Berlin nightlife that led to the 90 drawings published in this reference book. Ton is attending the leather & fetish market with an exposition of his latest work. Lectures by Ton (20’): Book signing:

SAT: 14.00h SUN: 15.00h SAT: 14.30h SUN: 15.30h

GERT HEKMA HET ABC DER PERVERSIES Gert Hekma is author of ‘ABC of perversions’. It is a personal essay, informative and sexy book that discusses many sexual variations. It contains the classics such as sadomasochism, fetishism, bondage, bestiality, pederasty, piss and shit sex, sneakers and sports sex, bondage and satinism but also new balloon-, and cleaning sex. Gert Hekma is a lecturer for “gender and sexuality studies” at the University of Amsterdam, wrote a lot about sociology and history of gay / sexuality and is now working with bundles and a book about the sexual revolution (Payot, Palgrave, Meulenhoff). Lectures by Gert (20’): Book signing:

SAT: 15.00h SUN: 14.00h SAT: 15.30h SUN: 14.30h

PIETER CLAEYS THE EUROPEAN LEATHER SCENE Pieter Claeys is the former Mister Leather Europe. He won his election with a powerful presentation of the ‘history of the European Leather scene’. Since then he has done even a lot more for the community and like no other he gained the knowledge about the past, present and future challenges of our community. Lectures by Pieter (20’):

SUN: 16.00h

TICKETS For comfort reasons we limit the number of participants to a lecture to 30. You can reserve your seats at the Darklands info desk during the event. For more info and schedule updates, please visit


The ECMC hosts a Leather meeting at the Darklands Alpha Lounge with the coรถperation of MSC Belgium and BLUF. Get into that uniform and join us! Enjoy the live show and Mr. Leather Belgium election live from the Alpha Lounge. SATURDAY 19.01.2013 15.00h - 17.00h Dress code: Leather & rubber uniforms.

Join the Antwerp Rubbermen as they launch their new club at Darklands. SATURDAY 19.01.2013 18.30h - 19.30h Dress code: Strictly rubber.


Browse the collection of our fetish market vendors. Shop at your favorite brands such as Mister B, Rob, Plan B and many others. SATURDAY 19.01.2013 12.00h - 22.00h SUNDAY 20.01.2013 12.00h - 18.00h

Get a fantastic shaved haircut by our beloved hairdresser Tommy Wesh (Mr. Boots Fetish 2012). His husband, Toti Wesh (Mr. Leather Belgium 2012.) will prepare his massage chair for you for a few minutes of total relaxation. These strong black hands know what a massage should be like! Haircuts and massage are included in your Darklands ticket! Operating times on


Mr. Leather Belgium 2013 Who will be Mr. Leather Belgium 2013? On Saturday 19 January Belgium will elect it’s new Mr. Leather Belgium. If you love the fetish community with all of your heart than maybe you’re the right guy to succeed Quentin Goffinet. We’re looking for a man, young or old, who will promote our country abroad with full enthusiasm. A man who will carry out the safe sex message. A man who is proud to be a member of the fetish community. Do not hesitate to enter the competition! Subscriptions:

QUENTIN GOFFINET Mr. Leather Belgium 2012

TOTI WESH Mr. Leather Belgium 2011

Good luck!



The organising committee of the election would like to express their gratitude towards Mister B and Plan B Fetish Depot for their generous donations.

14.00h - Private question rounds with the candidates 15.00h - MSC Belgium & BLUF leather reception 16.00h - Presentation of the candidates 16.10h - Improvisation round 16.40h - Charity presentation 18.00h - Election results

First Prize - € 800 voucher Mister B & Plan B - Travel money raised during Darklands - Benefit proceeds for your charity project - Leather title jacket to keep - Leather title sash for a year - Belgian official candidate IML & MRL EU - One year membership The Boots - One year membership MSC Belgium - Fleshblack photo shoot - Invitation for the Poland Mr. Leather election (incl. hotel 2 nights) Second Prize - € 200 voucher Mister B & Plan B - One year membership MSC Belgium - One year membership The Boots Third Prize - € 50 voucher Mister B & Plan B - One year membership MSC Belgium - One year membership The Boots

LUC CUYPERS Mr. Leather Belgium 2010

CHARITY We need every candidate to select a charity which he supports. You’re free to choose that charity. Darklands will donate the proceeds of the fundraising to the charity of the new titleholder. To present your charity you may bring a short powerpoint presentation or movie if you like, but that’s no requirement. IMPROVISATION ROUND One week before the election we’ll provide you with a personal improvisation assignment. Up to you to entertain audience and jury.




Every year the X-AWARDS put people, organizations and enterprises in the spotlight, who made a valuable contribution to our fetish community over the past year. We hope this will encourage many to keep working at an even better fetish life.

5 CATEGORIES - 20 NOMINEES - 5 AWARDS FETISH DJ 2013 Awarded to a dj for outstanding sets at fetish parties.

FETISH EVENT 2013 Awarded to a leading gay fetish event.

FETISH VENUE 2013 Awarded to a European Club for a valuable contribution.

FETISH ORGANIZATION 2013 Awarded to an organization which encouraged the fetish community spirit.

FETISH PERSONALITY 2013 Awarded to a person for his or hers selfless commitment over the past year.



BECOME A VENDOR Do you have goods to sell?

Join other brands like Mister B, Rob, Plan B Fetish Depot, Black & Blue, Libertines and many others at Darklands. We have some last booth spaces available at the Leather & Fetish market. Surf to and download the vendor guide on the contact page.

Pricing is as low as € 25/m². Contact directly to book your booth space.

B2B networking event Our main sponsor Mister B hosts a B2B networking event for fetish professionals. Are you a producers wholesale or retail company? Sign up for free on (B2B).

FRIDAY 18.01.2013 20.00h - 22.30h Drinks & finger food offered by Mister B

Publisher Leatherpride Belgium Frankrijklei 23-25 / 9, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium Editor & organization Jeroen Van Lievenoogen All rights reserved Reprint of text and pictures - also in parts - prohibited except with approval by Leatherpride Belgium in written form. Respect our visitors privacy and don’t reissue the content of this magazine.

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