We have some surprises for you to celebrate our 20th Anniversary! 

Paula Smith, a SELF titleholder from the 90's, is our keynote speaker. PaulaSmith2 

12:30PM - 2:00PM Saturday in Piedmont Ballroom

For nearly two decades, Paula has been active in the leather clubs and kink community. These days she lives in Charleston, SC and is an out and proud leatherdyke. She also is fiance to Janice, Sir to boy elena, mother to her two daughters, grandmother to her 13-year-old granddaughter and has become chosen mother to more people in the leather community than she can count. She is an activist not only in the leather community but fighting for women’s rights and has been a trailblazer in our community as well as being out and honest as a reforming addict that lives life on life’s terms. From indulging in kink online in the mid 1990’s to attending early BDSM conferences and eventually planting deep roots in the gay male levi/leather clubs, Paula has held a number of roles and offices and found a deep passion and love for the leather community. She has been accepted as one of the guys for as long as she can recall and with their guidance, has been fortunate to have felt that she was able to evolve into the leather person that she is today. Her first attempt at titleholding came in 1998 as she competed for and won the title of Ms. Southern Coastal States Leather. From there she went on to win SouthEast LeatherFest’s Ms. Leather Pride 1999 and American Leatherwoman 2000. She has continued to work in the titleholder circuit for the past seventeen years.  Paula Smith, 1999 Ms Leather Pride (a SELF title that eventually became Ms. SELF)These days, her passion has come full circle as she has returned to working with levi/leather clubs and mentoring the next generation of leathermen and leatherwomen.  She presently is co-founder and president of LowCountry Leather, Charleston, SC. In addition, she co-founded Coastal Allegiance to Wisdom and Service (CLAWS), Myrtle Beach in 2000. She was fortunate to be the first female officer of Southeast Conference of Clubs in 1999 and holds associate membership to a long list of clubs across the U.S. Paula created and organizes the Annual Leatherwomen’s Dinner held in Chicago, IL during the American Brotherhood Weekend, which has grown exponentially in two years. She also promotes sober living and has helped to organize and conduct AA meetings at leather events. Add to the mix that she emcees events, teaches classes whenever possible, writes on a regular basis and attempts to promote positive and healthy living.  She is proud to have been the recipient of the Pantheon of Leather Readers Choice Award Woman 2000, Southeast Regional Award 2000, North Carolina Leather Continuous Service Award 2002 , Mr. Marcus Spirit Award 2013, and most recently, the Southeast Community Leatherwoman Award 2015. At the end of the day………. she really is just a kinky bitch who likes to have fun.

 

 Proceeds to benefit the titleholders travel fund.


 

Paula Smith, a SELF titleholder from the 90's, was our 20th Anniverisary keynote speaker. PaulaSmith2 

12:30PM - 2:00PM Saturday in Piedmont Ballroom

For nearly two decades, Paula has been active in the leather clubs and kink community. These days she lives in Charleston, SC and is an out and proud leatherdyke. She also is fiance to Janice, Sir to boy elena, mother to her two daughters, grandmother to her 13-year-old granddaughter and has become chosen mother to more people in the leather community than she can count. She is an activist not only in the leather community but fighting for women’s rights and has been a trailblazer in our community as well as being out and honest as a reforming addict that lives life on life’s terms. From indulging in kink online in the mid 1990’s to attending early BDSM conferences and eventually planting deep roots in the gay male levi/leather clubs, Paula has held a number of roles and offices and found a deep passion and love for the leather community. She has been accepted as one of the guys for as long as she can recall and with their guidance, has been fortunate to have felt that she was able to evolve into the leather person that she is today. Her first attempt at titleholding came in 1998 as she competed for and won the title of Ms. Southern Coastal States Leather. From there she went on to win SouthEast LeatherFest’s Ms. Leather Pride 1999 and American Leatherwoman 2000. She has continued to work in the titleholder circuit for the past seventeen years.  Paula Smith, 1999 Ms Leather Pride (a SELF title that eventually became Ms. SELF)These days, her passion has come full circle as she has returned to working with levi/leather clubs and mentoring the next generation of leathermen and leatherwomen.  She presently is co-founder and president of LowCountry Leather, Charleston, SC. In addition, she co-founded Coastal Allegiance to Wisdom and Service (CLAWS), Myrtle Beach in 2000. She was fortunate to be the first female officer of Southeast Conference of Clubs in 1999 and holds associate membership to a long list of clubs across the U.S. Paula created and organizes the Annual Leatherwomen’s Dinner held in Chicago, IL during the American Brotherhood Weekend, which has grown exponentially in two years. She also promotes sober living and has helped to organize and conduct AA meetings at leather events. Add to the mix that she emcees events, teaches classes whenever possible, writes on a regular basis and attempts to promote positive and healthy living.  She is proud to have been the recipient of the Pantheon of Leather Readers Choice Award Woman 2000, Southeast Regional Award 2000, North Carolina Leather Continuous Service Award 2002 , Mr. Marcus Spirit Award 2013, and most recently, the Southeast Community Leatherwoman Award 2015. At the end of the day………. she really is just a kinky bitch who likes to have fun.

 

In her sash in 1999.

 


 

 

Stay tuned!  We will be announcing our 2016 keynote speaker.  

 

 

 Tickets sold out last year! 
No tickets will be sold at the event.


SouthEast LeatherFest 20th Anniversary

Workshop Schedule
(hover over class for description)

 

 

FRIDAY WORKSHOPS AND INTENSIVES, JUNE 12, 2015

10:00AM-11:15AM              

Puppy 201: Obedience and Power Exchange by Sir Justin in Monroe
Exploring and Deepening your M/s Dynamic by Liza and Jody in Spring
Switches Roundtable by Miss Bettie in Ellis
Facets of Service by Master Cecil in Courtland
The Executive Submissive by Boy Andy in Ponce I
Reactance by Master George and slave Bren in Ponce II&III

 11:30AM-12:45PM

Creative Disobedience by Laura Antoniou in Monroe
Under Pressure-Erotic and Sadistic Pressure Points by Papa Bear in Spring
To Infinity and Beyond by Paula Smith in Ellis
The Introvert's Guide to Big Cons by Madeline S. in Courtland
Leather Relationships by Optimus in Ponce I

1:45PM - 3:00PM

Use Your Body: kink, play, and relationshipping where you’re at in ALL seasons by Big Red in Monroe
Mind Control by Angel Noir in Spring

Over The Edge by Shae Flanigan in Ellis
Rubber 101 by Northman in Courtland
Contestant Open Mic in Ponce I
Paw and Play Puppy Mosh by seawolf in Ponce II&III

 3:15PM - 4:45PM 

Sounds and Electricity by Dick Gray in Monroe
Casting by Sarah Humble in Spring
Flagging - The Lost Art of the Cruise by SIR David Labriola in Ellis
Bacon Bites by Nick Elliot in Courtland
Civility or Submission by Darryl Flick in Ponce I
Flogging 200 by Master Cecil in Ponce II&III
 

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS AND INTENSIVES, JUNE 13, 2015

 9:30AM - 10:45AM       

Manners, Not Just For Fancy People by Theatrical Toy in Monroe
submissive Roundtable by Angel Leathergirl in Spring
Control vs Authority by Master George in Ellis
Training the Trainer by Sir Rob and sea wolf in Courtland
I Didn't Know I Could Do That! by Papa Bear in Ponce I
From Neophyte to Nawashi by Phoenix Eddy in Ponce II&III 9:30AM - 12:15PM

11:00AM-12:15PM 

Polyamory Roundtable by Optimus in Monroe
Leather Sex! by Flossie in Spring
Too Kinky for Words by Laura Antoniou in Ellis
Spice It Up by Angel Noir in Courtland
Master/slave Contestant Presentations in Ponce I

2:15PM - 3:30PM  

Ownership and the Art of Power slave Maintenance by Master George in Monroe
Puppy 201 - Roles Within the Puppy Community by Sir Justin in Spring
The Art of Piercing Mind, Body and Soul by Paula Smith in Ellis
Blood Lust by Shae Flanigan in Courtland
Beginners Rope Play by Madeline Sparkles in Ponce I
The High Performance Relationship by Tess and Archer in Ponce II&III 2:15PM - 5:00PM

3:45PM - 5:00PM 

Puppy 201 by Sir Rob and sea wolf in Monroe
Harmless Little Death Fantasies by Janet Ryan in Spring
The Joys of Foot Fetishism and Pervdom by Shae Flanigan in Ellis
Knife Play by Flossie in Courtland
SUBvert the DOMinant Paradigm by Laura Antoniou in Ponce I

SUNDAY WORKSHOPS AND INTENSIVES, JUNE 14, 2015

 10:00AM-11:15AM     

Leather Traditions, Military Protocols, and Victorian Sensibilities by Liza and Jody in Monroe
Young Leather Roundtable by Boy Andy in Spring
Leather History Slideshow by Janet Ryan in Ellis
What Makes Your Dick Hard? by Big Red et. Al. in Courtland

11:30AM-12:45PM

Rubber 201 by Northman in Monroe
How to Start a MAsT Chapter by Ms. Suzan in Spring
Survival Skills for the Single submissive by Angel Leathergirl in Ellis

Keep checking back for further updates!!

 

Thursday
Perverse Pleasures Kickoff Party
When: 9:30 pm - 1 am
Where: Ponce I, II & III
 Don't miss Perverse Pleasures Kickoff Party sponsored by Whippersnappers!whippersnappers
Friday
AWOL & QLA Play Party
When: 10 pm - 2 am
Where: Ponce I, II & III
  
An inclusive party for all of SELF. The rules are..... do it right, do it well, and do it with consent. We are going to blow the lid off of the new SELF.  What better place for us to again sponsor the play party of the year?! Remember when play meant hearing those deep thrums going thru your body. The music going in time to your heart beat. The laughs, screams and energy pulsating? Without a doubt- don't miss this packed out party!

Applachian Women of Leather (AWOL) and Queer Leather Atlanta (QLA) is inviting the whole community to be apart of an incredible night of play, ambiance and inclusiveness.

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Friday
Men's Only Dungeon Sponsored by Don Melville 

When: 10:30 pm - 2 amDonMelville2013sm
Where:
 Monroe & Spring

Sweat. Sex. Need we say more?


Step behind the curtain and go down the hall.

It's sexy madness and trashy flirting and so much more!

Don't miss the Men's Only party at SELF!

Saturday
The Warehouse Does SELF
When: 10:30 pm - 2 am
Where: Ponce I, II & III
 

Bring your puppies, ponies, primals and play toys and come join us as The Warehouse does SELF on Saturday night from 10:30pm - 2am. Perverse pleasures await all kinds as we play the night away. Practice new found skills, mingle with mentors, and dance with danger. Whether you sample or survey there will be food, fun and something for everyone as The Warehouse aims to please. 

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An inclusive party for all of SELF.

Saturday
Women's Only Dungeon Sponsored by Big Red

When: 10:30 pm - 2 am
Where: Monroe & Spring

Big Red

Ready for a throw down behind closed doors?

We thought you might be. Join Big Red and The House (and Friends) of Red
Phoenix while unleashing yourself with the women of SELF! Bring your Desire, be open to the Pleasure, and experience the Satisfaction of unleashing your most intimate self, your deepest darkest yearnings, and finishing any unfinished business you have left over from the day, night before, or times past.  The energy will no doubt be Sensual, Sexy, and Sadistic, as women play with and amongst women*. *Woman: regardless of your sexual orientation, gender expression, or cisgender, for this party we ask only that you predominately self-identify as “female, woman, girl”.
 

Don't just learn it...experience it.  Get messy. Get in it.

This portion of learning isn't a lecture.  It's not your standard classroom. Learn through play. Take your skills to the next level or learn something entirely new. Don't sit in a chair, interact, ask questions, teach your hands and your head. Personalize your experience by getting the knowledge you want. It's just a question away!

Friday 10am - 11:15am

 

Tony
beginner level rope bondage
beginner to advanced flogging
beginner to intermediate single tails

Friday 3:15pm - 4:45pm

Sir Loki
Puppy Play

Paula Smith
Bloodplay

Master Konrad and slave Jazz
Carotid Occlusion breath play
Knives
Rough Body Play - Wrestling
Resistance Play

Saturday 10am - 11:15am

Big Red
Sensual Sensation Play

 

OB and Angel
Singletails and Whips

 

Saturday 3:15pm - 4:45pm

Wingnut Herd
Ponyplay and Training

Take home the experience. Take home some connection, some heat and more of what you really want!

Download the schedules now! Click the links below!

Workshop Schedule

Weekend Schedule

 

Thursday

Registration 7:00pm – 10:00pm in Piedmont BallroomFUN
Dance Social 7:00pm – 10:00pm in Piedmont Ballroom
Vending 7:30pm – 10pm in Peachtree Ballroom
Auction Basket Viewing 7:30pm – 10pm in Peachtree Ballroom
Kinky Networking 8:00pm - 10:00pm in 2nd Floor Hospitality
Sponsors Only Event - Laura Antoniou cocktails & reading 8:00pm - 9:00pm in CSX Lounge
Volunteer Meet & Greet 9:30pm - 1:00am in 2nd Floor Hospitality

Women's Leather History Project Interviews 9:30pm - 1:00am in CSX Lounge
SELF Foreplay Party by Whippersnappers 9:30pm – 1:00am in Ponce I, II, and III
Karaoke SELF Style 10:00pm - 1:00am in Piedmont Ballroom

Friday

Bootblack Mingle 9:00am - 10:00am in 2nd Floor Hospitality
Women's Leather History Project Interviews 9:00am - 11:00am in CSX Lounge
Regsitration Open 9:00am - 3:30pm in Pre-function Area
Classes 10:00am - 4:30pm in Monroe, Spring, Ellis, Courtland, Ponce I, and Ponce II&III
Vendor Market Open 10:00am - 7:00pm in Peachtree Ballroom
Auction Basket Viewing 10:00am - 7:00pm in Peachtree Ballroom
Bootblack Contestant Technical Shine 10:00am - 11:00am in Peachtree Ballroom
Bootblack Stands Open 10:00am - 6:00pm in Peachtree Ballroom
    (Bootblack Contestant Priority 1:00pm - 5:15pm)
Naked Yoga by lila 10:00am - 11:15am in 2nd Floor Hospitality
Splosh Party by Luna 11:30am - 12:45pm in 2nd Floor Hospitality
Tea Time by slave feyrie 11:30am - 12:45pm in CSX Lounge
Women's Leather History Project Interviews 1:00pm - 3:00pm in CSX Lounge
Masters' Roundtable 1:45pm - 3:00pm in 2nd Floor Hospitality
Contestant Open Mic Session 1:45pm - 3:00pm in Ponce I
Paw and Play Puppy Mosh by seawolf 1:45pm - 3:00pm in Ponce II&III 
Pony Corral by Kandansky 1:45pm - 4:30pm in Piedmont Ballroom
Primal Play by primal_essence 3:15pm - 4:30pm in CSX Lounge
Registration Reopens 4:15pm - 9:00pm in Prefunction Area
Levis, Leather, & Libations by SIR David Labriola 5:00pm - 6:45pm in CSX Lounge
Queer Meet Up by boi Jai 6:00pm - 7:00pm in 2nd Floor Hospitality
Photos Open 6:30pm - 9:30pm in Piedmont Foyer
Contest Part I 7:30pm - 9:30pm in Piedmont Ballroom
Boots and Cigars by RSVP and Red Stick TNG 9:30pm - 1:00am at Pool Deck
Dungeon Delights by Queer Leather Atlanta 10:00pm - 2:00am in Ponce I, II&III
Men's Only Dungeon by Don Melville 10:30pm - 2:00am in Monroe and Spring

Saturday

MAsT Regional Meeting 8:00am - 10:00am in 2nd Floor Hospitality
DigitalVotingRegistration Open 9:00am - 3:30pm in Prefunction Area
Women's Leather History Project Interviews 9:00am - 11:00am in CSX Lounge
Classes 9:30am - 5:00pm in Monroe, Spring, Ellis, Courtland, Ponce I, and Ponce II&III
From Neophyte to Nawashi by Pheonix Eddy 9:30am - 12:30am in Ponce II&III
Vendor Market 10:00am - 7:00pm in Peachtree Ballroom
Auction Basket Viewing 10:00am - 5:00pm in Peachtree Ballroom
Bootblack Stands Open 10:00am - 6:00pm in Peachtree Ballroom
      (Bootblack Contestant Priority 1:00pm - 5:15pm)
Naked Yoga by lila 10:00am - 11:00am in 2nd Floor Hospitality
Littles Coloring Party 11:00am - 12:15pm in CSX Lounge
Master/slave Contestant Presentation 11:00am - 12:15pm in Ponce I
SELF 20th Anniversary Luncheon 12:30pm - 2:00pm in Piedmont Ballroom
Power Dynamic Relationship Intensive by Tess and Archer 2:15pm - 5:15pm in Ponce II&III
Kinky Networking 2:00pm - 4:00pm in Piedmont Ballroom
Girls' Party by girl kim 2:15pm - 3:30pm in CSX Lounge
ABW Non-cocktail Cocktail Party 3:45pm - 5:00pm in CSX Lounge
Little Pageant 5:00pm - 6:00pm in Piedmont Ballroom
31 Flavors of Poly 5:00pm - 6:00pm in CSX Lounge
Auction Basket Pay and Pick Up 5:15pm - 6:15pm in Peachtree Ballroom
Registration Reopens 6:00pm - 8:00pm in Prefunction Area
Photos Open 6:30pm - 9:30pm in Piedmont Foyer
Step Down Reception 6:30pm - 7:30pm in Spring and Monroe
Contest Part II 7:30pm - 10:00pm in Piedmont Ballroom
Women's Only Dungeon by Big Red 10:30pm - 2:00am in Spring and Monroe
The Warehouse Does SELF 10:30pm - 2:00am in Ponce I, II&III
Foot Party by Shae Flanigan 10:30pm - 2:00am in 2nd Floor Hospitality

Sunday

MAsT Meet & Greet 8:00am - 10:00am in 2nd Floor Hospitality
Women's Leather History Project Interviews 9:00am - 11:00am in CSX Lounge
Registration Opens 9:30am - 10:30am in Prefunction Area
Classes 10:00am - 12:45pm in Monroe, Spring, Ellis, and Courtland
Vendor Market Open 10:00am - 3:00pm
Naked Yoga by lila 10:00am - 11:15am in 2nd Floor Hospitality
SELF Weekend Wind Down 1:00pm - 2:30pm in Piedmont Ballroom

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Minute Mentors & Dynamic Discussions

This year SELF would like to introduce to you a component of education that is brand new to the event! 'Minute Mentoring' means that you get to speak to our presenters one-on-one. Our presenters have agreed to a special workshop period that will be set up in a round-robin style format, similar to speed dating. Attendees will have to opportunity to sit with a presenter at a table and have a question of their choice answered, before moving to the next presenter. In this way, attendees will be able to speak to many presenters in an intimate setting.

You'll see each presenter's area of expertise so you know exactly who to speak to on a topic.

 

 

Minute Mentors

Friday 11:30am - 12:45pm

Eric Pride  

David Labriola  

Paula Smith 

-Structured relationships and M/s
-Alternative lifestyle relationships
-Communication in relationships
-Spirituality
-General play and S&M

-Manners and respect in Leather
-How to dress and present yourself at a leather event
-Old Guard Leather
-Leather Traditions
-What it's like to be a gay man in the leather world of today
-Running a leather household
-Being a living legend
-Being fabulous and looking effortless about it

 -Managing recovery while navigating the leather community
-Managing play and a physical disability
-Longevity in the community (nearly two decades)
-Titleholding
-Belonging to a leather club
-Founding new clubs
-Being a leatherdyke in a predominantly male community
-Ask a nurse anything!

 

Friday 1:45pm - 3:15pm

Bei Li

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Master Todd and slave Elizabeth

-being 13+ years of living poly 
-fluidity in or experimenting with labels, I have been a Top, bottom, Owner, Ma'am, Goddess, submissive, pup, -kitten, girl, slave 
-Parenting in leather
-postpartum kink 
-balancing play time and playgroups
-being a slave
-wearing uniforms in the leather community
-being a slave and Dominant
-service
-two decades in the leather community
-pronouns for butches
-poly
-long distance relationships
-when the collar comes off from top and bottom perspective
-age and M/s
-service with power
-communication
-the samurai and the servant
-how to take more pain
-Todd: Needle play
-vintage erotica collecting
-elizabeth: Communication
-Grief and Loss
-Both: Master/slave relationships

  

Saturday 11:30am - 12:45pm

 

Master Konraad and slave Jazz

  -Master/slave Relationships
-Service
-Household Service Manuals
-Massage
-Taking Service to a Higher Level
-Dominant slaves
-Real Life
-Transition from Long Distance to 24/7
-How to avoid manipulation and passive aggressive behavior

  

Saturday 1:45pm - 3:15pm

Master Dan and slave Melissa

Catherine Gross

-Master/slave relationships
-Titleholding
-Leather History
-Master/slave & Dominant/submissive Relationships
-Contracts
-Negotiations
-Ritual
-Body Concerns (Aging)
-Pain Evolution
-Running a group or club

 

 

Dynamic Discussions

Dynamic Discussions will be taking place in the same space as the Minute Mentors. These are faciliatated discussions where we're mixing socializing with education. Be a part of the conversation and make social connections.

We are beyond thrilled to share the vast knowledge and charismatic personalities that are our presenters with our attendees in this rapid fire, exciting, and receptive environment!

Friday 1:45pm - 3:15pm

Ms E 

Polyamory in Real Life

Saturday 11:30am - 12:45pm

SELF Titleholders 

How?  Why?  What's it like to be a titleholder?

Theatrical Toy 

Queer Roundtable

Saturday 1:45pm - 3:15pm

Meg

The Next Generation