A MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
ERIC KUGELMAN & MICHAEL SYRJANEN Welcome to our 5th annual MR.LEATHER64TEN Contest Weekend: Join us for a weekend of events for the leather community to explore, celebrate and showcase their leather pride. We started the Mr.Leather64TEN Contest Weekend only 5 years ago and we are amazed at the participation & support that we continue to receive from everyone in the Leather community. We do have many events planned throughout the weekend, so please take the time to review this program for a complete list of scheduled events. “My hope in having the MR.LEATHER64TEN contest is the opportunity to award someone the experience of a lifetime to enjoy & participate in International Mr. Leather 2020.”
- Eric Kugelman, Owner of LEATHER64TEN
New in 2020: Leather64TEN is proud to present our first annual
Kurt Allen Outstanding Community Service Award. This award will be given to an individual or organization in the leather community in recognition of their contributions and dedication to serving as a true model and leader. We are thrilled to announce Gerald Cernak as the first recipient of this award; Don’t miss our award presentation at this year’s community brunch at Jackhammer on Saturday, March 14 at 12:30pm.
LEATHER64TEN is a Leather retail store specializing in handmade and custom leather clothing for men and women, as well as adult toys, apparel, accessories and more.
6410 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60626 www.leather64ten.com
THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2020 9AM-4AM: SHOP AT LEATHER64TEN
Check out our large selection of custom leather, toys, lube and aromas. Enjoy store specials at LEATHER64TEN all weekend long! We’re open late, so be sure to stop by and purchase your raffle and event tickets! 11AM-7PM:
LEATHER64TEN FREE DAY AT THE LEATHER ARCHIVES & MUSEUM
Enjoy complimentary admission and spend some time exploring our Leather and Fetish history as the staff of the LA&M welcomes MR.LEATHER64TEN 2020. Visit the Etienne Auditorium and see original murals which hung in the Gold Coast, Chicago Eagle and Mans Country. Other exhibits include the Uniform Collection, The Leatherbar, A Room of Her Own, The Dungeon & more. Located at Leather Archives & Museum – 6418 N Greenview Ave, Chicago IL 60626 | www.leatherarchives.org
FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020 9AM-4AM: SHOP AT LEATHER64TEN
Check out our large selection of custom leather, toys, lube and aromas. Enjoy store specials at LEATHER64TEN all weekend long! We’re open late all weekend long! Stop by and purchase your raffle and event tickets!
5PM: DEADLINE FOR CONTESTANTS TO ENTER
Contestants must deliver their applications to Leather64TEN by 5pm!
8PM: JACKHAMMER DOORS OPEN 8:15PM-10:45PM: MR.LEATHER64TEN 2020 MEET AND GREET & OPENING CEREMONIES
Jackhammer hosts the opening night of MR.LEATHER64TEN 2020! Meet the contestants for this year’s competition, mingle with new friends and purchase your raffle tickets. The bar opens at 8pm and the festivities start at 8:15pm as we bring on the men! Located at Jackhammer.
11PM-4AM: JACKHAMMER PRESENTS: RED MEAT
Dance the night away at the PREMIERE of Jackhammer’s hottest, newest dance party, RED MEAT — a party for redheads and those who love them! Music by DJ Pumpkin Spice (SF) & featuring Raging Stallion stars and our RED MEAT go-gos, Cain Marko & Jack Vidra!
SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2020 9AM-5AM: SHOP AT LEATHER64TEN
Check out our large selection of custom leather, toys, lube and aromas. Enjoy store specials at LEATHER64TEN all weekend long! We’re open late!
9:30AM-11AM: CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC) Find out more about this year’s contestants. Located at Jackhammer.
11AM-2PM: LEATHER COMMUNITY FAMILY BRUNCH
Wake up, recharge & enjoy brunch prepared by Executive Producer Michael Syrjanen. Brunch will include: Sweet & savory egg stratas, build your own waffle bar, Bloody Marys, Mimosas & more (Non-alcoholic options available). Leather64TEN Presents the Kurt Allen Outstanding Community Service Award to Gerald “Daddy G” Cernak. Join us for our presentation and for Daddy G’s community speech. Tickets available at the door or online at www.leather64ten.com. Located at Jackhammer.
2PM-5PM: 64TEN UNIVERSITY CLASSES
PRESENTED BY 64TEN UNIVERSITY AND THE LEATHER ARCHIVES 2PM-3PM: Electro 101 with Sir Electric Steve - Sponsored by ElectraStim 3PM-4PM: Now that you’ve won the sash...how do you get to the big bash? w/ Dean Ogren, Rubber Willy, Master Wayne & Todd Davidson 4PM-5PM: The History of IML with Joey McDonald Tickets will be available at the door for a $5 suggested donation (1 free raffle ticket w/ purchase) or online at www.leather64ten.com. Located at Jackhammer.
9PM-11PM: 5TH ANNUAL MR.LEATHER64TEN CONTEST
De’Andre Peterson hosts our 5th annual MR.LEATHER64TEN contest! It’s the contest you have all been waiting for… Who will be the next MR.LEATHER64TEN? Drink specials, leather fun, special performances & giveaways all night! Ticket required & available at the door or online at www.leather64ten.com. Ticket for contest & after party: $15 (For both events!) Located at Jackhammer.
11PM: JOE WHITAKER PRESENTS FUKR PARTY– “DOMINATION” - THE MR. LEATHER64TEN VICTORY PARTY After we find out the next MR.LEATHER64TEN, the party continues until 5AM for ALL of our attendees – Join us at Jackhammer for a wild night of sick beats, great drinks, and sleazy fun with Guest DJs: Xavier Alvarado and Milty Evans! After party ticket is included with your contest ticket. Tickets for FuKr will be $15 at the door after 11pm.
SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2020 11:30AM-4AM: SHOP AT LEATHER64TEN
Check out our large selection of custom leather, toys, lube and aromas. Enjoy store specials at LEATHER64TEN all weekend long!
11:30AM-1PM: VICTORY BRUNCH & PHOTOSHOOT
Catered, continental breakfast for everyone in the Leather64TEN store. Victory toast and bloody marys.
2PM: BEER BUST AT TOUCHÉ
$1 Bud & Bud Light, Stick around for movie night at 7pm!
11PM-4AM: SINGLET SUNDAY!
Join the regulars on the wrestling mats with everyone’s favorite bartender, Dakota, playing all your alternative music favorites. Stop by the store and purchase your very own singlet for the party. This event will also feature pop-up fetish demonstrations. Located at The Hole inside Jackhammer.
HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: We recommend the Hampton Inn Chicago North – Loyola Station. 1209 W. Albion Ave, Chicago, IL 60626 or Chicago City Suites. 933 W. Belmont, Boystown, Chicago, IL 60657.
GARY WASDIN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OR LA&M
Gary Wasdin is the Executive Director of the Leather Archives & Museum in Chicago, and if you have any latent librarian fantasies about overdue books and creative ways to pay your fines, he’s your guy. Gary is a Bi Dom Leather Daddy Bear (BDLDB) who flags red, yellow, tan and hunter green on the left. In his free time Gary enjoys travel, food, and awkward silence. Gary is a passionate advocate for body positivity and sexiness in all shapes and sizes. He lives in Chicago with his boy Jon, and you can find him in various places online as chicagocigardad.
JIMMY KEUP GENERAL MANAGER OF JACKHAMMER &
THE HOLE AND OVERALL AMAZING MAN Jimmy Keup, long time proprietor & godfather to all lost souls at Jackhammer, is proud to be a judge in our 5th annual MR.LEATHER64TEN contest. Always ready to welcome you with a resounding “Fuck Yea!”, Jimmy has been a fixture in the leather/fetish community for over 20 years. Creating a space for social acceptance & body positivity, Jimmy has been running Jackhammer & The Hole as a haven for those who want to explore their kinkier side in a safe environment. Working with various groups & charities, he has helped raise almost $100 thousand dollars for various charities.
SLAVE AMENDAH GLAA MISS OHIO LEATHER 2019
Amendah is a 24/7 slave, with a heart for service and a strong bad-ass will. she identifies as Leather, Goldilocks, bisexual, polyamorous, and a masochist. A member of the kink and Leather communities since 2010, slave amendah has been deemed a “sadistic asshole” due to her strict prep of potential titleholders for IL Bear, Great Lakes Pup & Trainer, IML, WORLD BEAR & IPOL. She has held the titles of Great Lakes slave 2015, and Illinois slave 2014/2015. She is a member of the House of Raven; as well as slave, sister, friend, and partner to her Sir, Boss, and Alpha.
SLADE CLAW REPRESENTATIVE
Slade is a former Mr. Fetish Jackhammer 2016 and 1/3 of the current Illinois Power Exchange shared with his partners Tj Howard and Boy Aries. Slade works as the Party and Bar coordinate for CLAW, has served as emcee for numerous events, was the President of the Windy City Bondage Club, a Teacher for Titans of the Midwest and CLAW and as fundraiser for many local charities. Slade believes that in exploring the darker side of kink that you can truly find yourself and push the limits to new possibilities that the kink world has to offer.
JOHN WILLIAM MR.LEATHER64TEN 2019
John William is a Nebraska-born leather country boy, currently living in Omaha. He is the 5th MR.LEATHER64TEN. Since 2016, John has been active with Titans of the Midwest. He is also a member of Mama’s Family, as Mama’s Ginger Leather boy, & a part of Nebraska Team Friendly. He volunteers with Titans, Olympic Swim Trials, & CLAW, as well as many others & raised funds for Nebraska flood victims, North Star Regional Rodeo and others. John loves visiting different communities throughout the Midwest and enjoys making new friends the most. He is exploring new horizons and hopes to continue helping those in need!
DADDY SKY COTTON
AMERICAN LEATHER WOMAN 2018 Daddy Sky Cotton is proud to have been American Leather Woman 2018, Great Lakes Ms. Leather Pride 2017, and Ms. Illinois Leather Pride 2017. She’s a Chicago based Leather Dyke, whose personal lust for Kink, Fetish, and Leather Lifestyle spans more than 29 years. She has dedicated herself to a core mission of fostering Kink and Fetish in everyone she meets. Daddy Sky strives to steward the next generation of healthy, Sex Positive People by creating a safe space in which Queer Folx are centered, so they may play, learn and grow. In 2005, she created Vespertine Chicago to support her mission.
1/3 OF THE ILLINOIS POWER EXCHANGE Boy Aries is a native Chicagoan who has been in the Kink/ BDSM community since 2016. He is boy/pup to his Sir Tj Howard. Aries has created his community platform around abuse awareness with a focus on abuse in same sex relationships, and those disguised as BDSM. He continues to work diligently, promoting education and conversations on the topic wherever he can. He is currently serving as the first ever Illinois Power Exchange title holder along with Slade Travis and Tj Howard.
JUDGE’S BOY Alfredo Jimenez has been living in Chicago since 2012. He’s just completed a Clinical Massage Therapy Diploma from the Soma Institute, and will be open for business as a licensed massage therapist this summer! He’s thrilled to join the LEATHER64TEN team for the first time as Judge’s Boy. Most importantly, he is excited to be a part of the leather community and meet lots of people along the way.
LEATHER64TEN WISHES TO EXTEND OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF OUR FRIEND KURT ALLEN. Kurt Allen Mr.Leather64TEN 2018 passed away unexpectedly Sunday, January 26, 2020. He is survived by his husband Chris Aiello and his 2 children. Kurt Allen was a very passionate member of the leather community and will be greatly missed. He won the title of MR.LEATHER64TEN in 2018 and used this title to help both the LGBTQ and Leather community to embrace and love themselves for who they are. Besides enjoying the leather community, Kurt was very passionate about giving back to those in need. He was actively involved in the LGBTQ-focused Indiana Youth Group and Toys for Tots in Indianapolis. He also helped raise money for Broadway Youth Center. It is with very well deserved honor that Leather64TEN has named their “Leather64TEN presents the Kurt Allen Outstanding Community Service Award” after him. We may have lost our brother, but the effect that he had on so many lives and to our community will continue to live on in his memory.
5/26/1963 – 1/26/2020
Check out all of the events planned for the 5th annual Mr.Leather64TEN Contest Weekend!