2019 Presenters

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Stefanos and Shay

Stefanos & Shay are a vivacious, unconventional D/s couple with over a decade of experience educating, hosting, performing, and advocating together in the BDSM community. Classes they present are known for being entertaining (they've been called "better than a Vegas act") and also packed with useful and applicable information. They identify as purveyors of perversion, pan-sexual, polyamorist, playsluts, and alliteration fetishists!

Master Seykou and Slave Luna 


Master Seykou Nia is a devout Leatherman and Patriarch of the House of Nia based out of Denver, Colorado. Master Seykou, and slave Luna began their journey together in 2011 and soon found themselves on the Leather path, never looking back. His formal training includes intensive study under the Masters of the MTTA Academy, formal mentorship with the House of Blue, leaning from both Mister Blue and also His Blue Frost. Many others served as guides and silent role models via their conduct and candid conversations.

Their core philosophy is based on Nia, which means Purpose. Simply, "find your center and operate from there on all you do." The House of Nia seeks to increase the strength of the collective by empowering the individual. Standing “Shoulder to shoulder and Hide to hide” (a phrase coined by Master Seykou Nia in 2016) with their fellow Leather-Folk regardless of indication, sexual orientation, or gender. They seek to actively embody those attributes that some would label "traditional" Leather values and others - simply best human practices. Courage, honor, respect, transparency, integrity and authenticity- but also tolerance and inclusiveness. This has helped Master Seykou Nia and his House gain respect and recognition within the community, including receiving his Masters’ cover from peers and an admired Leatherman in 2016 at Denver's Thunder in the Mountains.

Master Seykou Nia and slave Luna Nia are proud to represent their home state as the Colorado Master and slave 2016-18 and represented it in Phoenix for the regional title in 2017. Together they created the monthly Lighthouse BDSM Community Phone In where they both facilitate discussions and present on various topics related to M/s dynamics and other BDSM lifestyle topics, often featuring guests from a wide spectrum of the community.

slave Luna is encouraged to express her open, honest and transparent heart and authentic self to support those in need. 

Their House travels extensively throughout various communities to participate in both Leather and non-Leather lifestyle events in which they participate in or lead discussions and work to facilitate growth in the M/s journeys of others. Their most recent endeavors include being a cofounding family of LHOCC, Leather Houses of Color Coalition, an organization dedicated to assisting others to create or enhance their existing Leather households led by Persons of Color. The House of Niais currently a board member of LHOCC.

Master Seykou and slave Luna focus their interests in furthering their connection with the local kink community and establishing links nationally. Cementing gaps between segments of our vast BDSM community through fellowship is an aim. They remain receptive to learning all ways to further their journey both in the M/s community and in Leather. They believe in learning so that they may teach and seek refinement of their skill-sets that they might be an example to those seeking answers.

Master Patricia

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Master Patricia began her public BDSM journey in 1999 in Tucson Arizona. She is a founding member of Desert Dominion and has served on the governing council in several positions including the President. Master Patricia is the current Owner of MAsT – Tucson (Master And slaves Together), the curator of the Leather Quilt (west), and Ms. Southwest Olympus Leather 2012. She is also the Producer of the Southwest Person of Leather, held in Tucson, AZ at Behind Closed Doors.

She was the coordinator for the first fetish ball held in Arizona, and she continues to support various events and clubs throughout the southwest region. In honoring her fondness to teach and mentor new people in the lifestyle she has expanded her teaching to local colleges and universities throughout the Southwest region.

Master Patricia has been a Butchmanns Experience Instructor since 2007; currently, she is the Executive Director of Butchmanns Experience. She has a passion for power sensitive relationships based on personal growth, trust, respect and commitment to act with accountability for one’s actions.

Master Obsidian and Slave Namaste

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Master – Obsidian has been involved in the BDSM community for nearly 3 decades. He’s been a member of groups in Chicago as well as in Texas. He has served on the Board of GWNN (the largest pan-sexual organization in Austin at the time), moderated and Run Black Beat TX for 7 years, served as Regional Representative of the Southwest Region of MAsT International and is the founder and chapter director of MAsT Austin. A proud Leatherman -He has presented numerous classes on topics ranging from Fire and Pressure point play to Dominance to Spirituality. He has received accolades and recognition by the community including Receiving His Masters’ cover in 2009, The 2012 Southwest Leather Conference Leatherman’s Heart Award, Pantheon of Leather Man of the year Nominee, and 2010 Southwest Master as well as 2010 International Master.

slave – Namaste has counseled women and taught about embracing submission for over 17 years. She brings this knowledge into her relationship serving as Master Obsidians’ 24/7 TPE slave as well as to counseling and aiding in the development of other slaves in the lifestyle. Her writings on surrender and absolute slavery have been featured on web sites and in books. She is Founder and co-moderator of various lifestyle groups, including one geared specifically for slaves in TPE relationships. She is into Domestic Service, Protocols, Spirituality and The Art of Surrender.

Boy Lynn

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boy Lynn is a diesel femme leatherboy bootblack from the San Francisco Bay Area. They have a passion for informed consent, bottoms education, play that makes you say “ouch” the next day and hedonistic sluttery. boy Lynn is a founding member of San Francisco Bay Area BootLab and International BootLab which are groups focused on knowledge sharing and community building between bootblacks. In addition to being part of the Mr SF Leather den staff, and teaching throughout the country, boy Lynn is proud to be part of the 2013 Great Lakes Leather Alliance title family.

Mistress Elliot, Hagen, and Anders 

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This unlikely triad lives in dedication to each other and their 24-7, female-led, power-exchange relationship, working to advance & advocate for the equal rights of consenting adults in the BDSM/Leather and Polyamorous communities. Mistress Elliot has a special passion for introducing women to the power of the Feminine while Anders and Hagen work to smash the stereo-type of the “subby” male, proving that strong and powerful men can find dignity & honor in service. They travel widely, teaching the many ways to play with pleasure and pain while emphasizing the importance of effective communication in making the kinky life one worth living. 

Lee Harrington

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Lee Harrington is an internationally known sexuality, relationships, and personal authenticity educator. Having taught in all 50 states and in 6 countries, he brings a combination of playful engagement and thoughtful academic dialogue to a broad audience. An award-winning author and editor on gender, sexual, and sacred experience, his books include “Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender Journeys,” and "Sacred Kink: The Eight fold Paths of BDSM and Beyond," among many other titles. He has been blogging online since 1998, and been teaching worldwide since 2001. Welcome to his world, and your chance to expand your mind and heart alike.

Cassie and Rigel

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Cassie is polyamorous, dominant, queer, and a full-time relationship coach. Since 2008 she’s been helping poly folks create extraordinary relationships while a falling back in love with each other. Cassie has been featured in publications such as The Huffington Post, The Atlantic, and Men’s and Women’s Health, and has taught at conferences and colleges across the US. Cassie and her partner Josh are the founders of Touch of Flavor, an organization that provides practical relationship advice for polyamorous and kinky folks. They co-host a weekly podcast of the same name. Cassie lives in Maryland with her nesting partners Amanda and Josh, their teenaged son, a lovable but goofy Great Dane, and a cat with a bad attitude.

Josh is a kinky, polyamorous, switch who loves a struggle. He’s been teaching and presenting on kink and polyamory since 2008. Josh and his partner Casse are the founders of Touch of Flavor, an organization that provides practical relationship advice for polyamorous and kinky folks. They co-host a weekly podcast of the same name. Josh lives in Maryland with his nesting partners Cassie and Amanda, their teenaged son, a lovable but goofy Great Dane, and a cat with a bad attitude.

Master David and slave brynn

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Master David is a Leatherman, a sadist, a mentor, and an educator. He is the founding director of MAsT: Bakersfield, part of the leadership for the Bakersfield BDSM Munch group, and a member of MAsT: North Hollywood and the Bakersfield Dominant Discussion Group.

slave brynn identifies as a slave, a little, a bootblack, and a leather girl. She currently serves as secretary for MAsT: Bakersfield, secretary/treasurer of the San Joaquin girls of Leather, and is an active member of Bakersfield Bottoms Club, MAsT: North Hollywood, and Hard Pink Sisterhood.

Master David and slave brynn are passionate mentors, educators, and proud representatives of the Master/slave dynamic. They have had the privilege of presenting on a wide range of topics all over the country at events including Northwest Leather Celebration, GLLA, and Southwest Leather Conference. They are honored to serve as the 2019 International Master and slave titleholders.