Get ready for IML 2013!
Still need a hotel room?
Our host hotel is SOLD OUT, but rooms are still available at the nearby ACME Hotel, an exciting new boutique hotel just two blocks from the Marriott. We've also arranged new lower rates, now starting at $169/night, with a 3 night minimum. These will not last, so make your reservation now!
IML is excited to welcome Beverly McLellan, who recently made the "final four" on NBC's "The Voice"! She'll be performing during the contest on Sunday, May 26 at Chicago's Harris Theater!
IML is Looking for Volunteers!
Sign up to volunteer during the weekend using our new online form!
Judges announced for International Mr. Bootblack Contest
This year the annual Bootblack contest is adding a judging panel that will be evaluating contestants on skills and interviews in addition to the regular ballotting from IML attendees. See the press release here!
First event venues announced!
We are pleased to announce that the Friday and Saturday Contest Events--Opening Ceremonies and Pec's and Personality--will be held at the world-famous Vic Theater. The Vic is located in Lakeview and is on the edge of Boystown. Tickets for these events are included in all Weekend Packages. Single tickets can be purchased but will only be available at the Registration Desk during IML (at the host hotel).