Qtip: SouthEast Bootblack 2007

Updated 2010:

Q IMsLBB 2008 SELFBB 2007 Q, easily recognized by her blonde mohawk, is a two-time award winning bootblack and internationally recognized presenter both within and outside of the leather community. An activist for more than 15 years, Q has consistently made strides to bridge the various communities to which she belongs. Her most recent journey as a titleholder in the leather community provided her with the opportunity to continue a rich tradition of education while indulging her activist side. Born and raised a southern boi, Q currently lives in Charlotte, NC. Q considers herself very fortunate to have been involved with a variety of service organizations outside of the leather and BDSM communities prior to beginning her leather journey. She has worked with organizations such as City Year Columbia, SC Gay and Lesbian Pride Movement and CALCASA. Q first encountered bootblacking while attending her very first leather event, Together in Leather, in 2005. Her next exposure to bootblacking, at Frolicon 2006, started Q on her journey to learn more regarding this art. Q was honored to receive the title of SouthEast Bootblack in June 2007. Her title year afforded her the opportunity to provide a tangible service to our community, while at the same time providing continued opportunity for her own personal growth. Her path of continued growth lead her to participate in the International Ms Bootblack contest in San Francisco in May of 2008, where she was further honored by earning that title. Q used that time to do her part to contribute to a rich tradition of education in our community both here and abroad. A queer polyamorous leather boi, Q has a growing love for the more physical styles of play, but likes the sharp and shinies too! She is also enjoying her latest adventures in learning to play with rope, an adventure that was re-ignited last year by the southeast's own Artemis Hunter. It’s well known that flirting is Q’s default mode of communication. She can often be found with a charming smile on her face or looking mischievous with the other bois. On rare occasions the boi might even be found dancing on a table for the right amount of money…for charity of course! Not wanting to rest on her laurels, Q seeks to actively serve as a bridge for our community’s kinky youth and more established members, as well as those outside of the community whenever possible.


Sir Top and slave Bonnie: SouthEast Master/slave 2007


June 14-17, 2007          BASH, FL  24/7 Journey, Blood Sports Gone Wild-Workshops

June 24, 2007               SPICE, FL  Summary for members about title

July 20, 2007               WOLF, FL  Dominant After Care Workshop

Aug 11, 2007               LAC, FL SummerFEST: Kinky Relationship Kamp

Aug 24-25, 2007          Winter Haven, FL Power Women Weekend Fund Raiser

Sept 28-30, 2007        Beyond Vanilla Dallas, TX

Oct 11-14, 2007          DomCon Atlanta, GA

Nov 2-4, 2007             Kinky Kollege, Ill

Jan  11-13, 2008         SouthWest Leather Conference  Phoenix, AZ

Feb 22-24, 2008           South Plains Dallas, TX

May 24-25, 2008        Fetish Factory - Fl

June 13-15, 2008         SouthEast Leatherfest Atlanta, GA

Post SELF Events:

Summer Bash – NY  July 11-13 The Floating World - NJ Aug 15-17 Great Lakes Leather - Ind Aug 22-24 Viperfest - St Augustine, FL Sept 19 -21 Black Rose - Wash DC Oct 31-Nov 2


Henry Lloyd: Mr. SouthEast LeatherFest 2007

October 17, 2007

Well, it is October, and I have been very remiss in not getting a column started and posted.  My only defense is that it has been a very busy three plus months since we had our wonderful contest and event.  In that time, I have continued to grow and develop and make new friends.  I do want to give special recognition to Sir Bill (William Pickeral of Atlanta) and boy brandon (Brandon Burns of Knoxville), who at one of the lowest times in my life were there for me – no questions asked.  They are unsung heroes in many people’s lives.  Thanks guys.


solitaireSolitaire: Ms. SouthEast LeatherFest

Solitaire's Schedule

August 24-26, 2007 -- Great Lakes Leather Alliance 2007  (Indianapolis, IN)

August 31, 2007-Appearing at the Sire Ursis Contest held by the New Orleans Bears and Bear Trappers at the Friendly Bar in New Orleans. Southern Decadence 2007 (New Orleans, LA)

September 1, 2007 Appearing at the Mr. Louisiana Leather Contest in New Orleans held by the Lords of Leather.  (Location to be announced)

September 2, 2007 Marching in the Southern Decadence Parade in the French Quarter in New Orleans.

Sept 28-30, 2007 Beyond Vanilla 2007 (Dallas, TX) I will be performing at the Dallas Eagle on Friday Night, presenting a seminar sometime during the weekend and doing a live auction at the brunch on Sunday.

October 11-14, 2007 South East Olympus Leather 2007 (Atlanta, GA) Solitaire will be judging the contests being held that weekend.

February 3, 2008 Mardi Gras 2008 Lords of Leather Ball Masque Location to be announced.

February 22-24, 2008 South Plains Leather Fest 2008 (Dallas, TX)

March 2008 North Carolina Leather 2008 Dates and Location to follow. I will be the emcee for the weekend.

May 1-4, 2008 International Ms Leather 2008 (San Francisco, CA)

June 13-15, 2008 SouthEast Leather Fest 2008