International Mr. Leather

Event Schedule

(All IML 2018 events are sign-interpreted for the hearing impaired.)

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Time Event Location Description
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Weekend Package Pick up & Ticket Sales Rafael Annex
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM IML Opening Ceremonies Auditorium Theatre Auditorium Theatre: Ticket Packages available Ticket Sales Desk at Congress Plaza Hotel 1st floor Ticket Sales Desk. Event includes the introduction of judges, contestants and number selection. Doors open at 7:30 PM, show begins at 8:00 PM.
11:59 PM - 1:00 AM Leather Recovery Meeting Guest Room 700 North Tower A 12-step recovery meeting that welcomes all programs and people seeking support in a sober environment during all IML festivities.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Time Event Location Description
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Weekend Package Pick up & Ticket Sales Rafael Annex
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Leather Market Day Pass Registration Prince Albert Room Leather Market Access - Wristband is required and must be 21+ for admission. Photo ID required. Suggested donation - Full Weekend Wristband $25 or Single Day Wristband $15
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Leather Recovery Meeting Guest Room 700 North Tower
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM International Mr. Bootblack Competition Rendezvous
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM IML Leather Market 1st, 2nd, 3rd floors Leather Market Access - Wristband is required and must be 21+ for admission. Photo ID required. Suggested donation - Full Weekend Wristband $25 or Single Day Wristband $15
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM FlashBack Florentine Spend some time with IML 2017, Ralph Bruneau and IMBB 2017, Pawlish, as they share their memories and highlights of their title year and travels. Join them and some very special guests to hear the insider scoop behind the social media posts of airports, events, judging, and jock auctions. Share some tears, laughs and scandals -- stories you probably haven't heard as well as their final remarks before their successors are named on Sunday night. Be there as the guys have a last word before fading into wuzziedom. This is a ticketed event that is available as both an add-on to your weekend package or as a single ticket event. All tickets will be available at Weekend Registration/Ticket Desk.
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM BLUF Social Oxford BLUF Chicago welcomes members of the Breeches and Leather Uniform Fan Club from around the world with a cocktail reception bringing together men into full leather uniforms. This is a BLUF Dress Code Enforced Event, so please wear your finest Leathers and Uniforms.
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Puppy Yoga Rendezvous Bring your yoga mats and clothes you can move in, and enjoy the perfect warm up before the fun begins at Off Leash! Sponsored by SquarePeg. Rendezvous Room. Yoga starts at 7:30 PM, and the Romp will be from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM LORE Sober Recovery Dinner Congress Hotel Front Entrance All members and friends of recovery community are invited to join, meet at the Congress Hotel entrance at 7:30pm for a short walk to the restaurant.
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Off Leash: The Pup and Handler Romp Rendezvous The annual pup and Handler party that is free and open to all pups and Handlers and their admirers. This year after puppy yoga, we will commence with pup play activities, surprises, fun and fellowship. Sponsored by SquarePeg. Rendezvous Room. Yoga starts at 7:30 PM, and the Romp will be from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM San Francisco Party Florentine Folsom Street Events delivers the biggest warm-up party of IML weekend right inside the host hotel. So, clean up, gear up, hang out and cruise at this nonstop sleazefest, featuring the deep, underground sounds of DJ Jack Chang (London). As always--it's free.
10:30 PM - 2:00 AM Chicago Rubbermen and Mister International Rubber Meet & Greet Rendezvous The Chicago Rubbermen and Mr. International Rubber join forces to host their annual IML gathering. Start your weekend off by meeting fellow kinky rubberists from around the globe!
11:00 PM - 11:59 PM Pocono Eagle Party Oxford
11:59 PM - 1:00 AM Leather Recovery Meeting Guest Room 700 North Tower

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Time Event Location Description
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Leather Market Day Pass Registration Prince Albert Room Leather Market Access - Wristband is required and must be 21+ for admission. Photo ID required. Suggested donation - Full Weekend Wristband $25 or Single Day Wristband $15
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM Weekend Package Pick up & Ticket Sales Rafael Annex
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM IML Leather Market 1st, 2nd, 3rd floors Leather Market Access - Wristband is required and must be 21+ for admission. Photo ID required. Suggested donation - Full Weekend Wristband $25 or Single Day Wristband $15
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM International Mr. Bootblack Competition Rendezvous International Mr. Bootblack Competition.
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Titans of the Midwest:General Business Meeting/Social Florentine Titans of the Midwest is a 501c(3) non-profit organization, whose mission is to provide education and guidance to further the development of knowledge and skills of the Midwest kink community (and beyond). Now in our 5th year, the Titans of the Midwest have hosted hundreds of educational sessions, bringing BDSM and kink education to thousands. Kink U at IML 40 will be no different. For full course details visit: titansofthemidwest.org
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Leather Recovery Meeting Guest Room 700 North Tower
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM A Good Pup in a Crazy World: Puppy play in times of social stress Oxford It's no secret that the last year has been stressful. Can puppy play help? Join IPTC International Puppy Pup Turbo, International Trainer Sir Pounder, IPC International Puppy Pup Rex, Sir Justin, Issa Arden, and Sam Brinton as they discuss puppy play's role in a world gone mad. Panel Discussion moderated by Pup Rococo.
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Kink U Session 1: Panel Discussion Florentine "WTF is IML Anyway?" The history, reality, and secrets, of the biggest leather contest in the world.
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM People of Color Leather Caucus: Panel Discussion Victorian Join the Men of ONYX, along with Leatherfolk and Kinksters of Color from around the world for a lively community discussion on maximizing the leather/kink/fetish experience and positively impacting our communities as People of Color. Panelists will include both elders and new entrants. Demonstrations guaranteed to put the Sizzle in your Saturday afternoon will follow. Join in the discussion and maybe even participate in the demonstrations. Moderated by ONYX founder Mufasa.
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Kink U Session 2: Leather History Florentine LA&M Presents, Historical Pillar of Our Community: Tony DeBlase, unraveling the man who made the flag.
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Kink U Session 3: Changing Perspectives Florentine FAF 101: Take a look at the hyper-masculine world of Leathermen through the eyes of pioneering "femme" personalities.
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Chicago Hellfire Club Annual IML Cocktail Social Oxford The Chicago Hellfire Club hosts its annual cocktail reception at IML. Come meet and greet the members of CHC as they celebrate its 46th year. All are welcome.
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM LORE Sober Recovery Moctail Party Guest Room 700 North Tower All members and friends of the recovery community are invited to attend.
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM IML Pecs and Personality Contest Auditorium Theatre Auditorium Theatre: Ticket Packages available Ticket Sales Desk at Congress Plaza Hotel 1st floor Ticket Sales Desk. IML contestants are judged on their appearance and stage presence. Doors open at 7 p.m., contest begins at 8 p.m. Proudly sponsored by sportlube
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM Gear Blast 2018 Rendezvous Hot guys in sports, racing, rubber, leather, lycra and other perv gear keep things hot, sweaty and kinky! Everyone is invited to get yer gear on and come party hard and sweaty. After all, it's always better IN gear!
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM Spitshine: The Bootblack Party Florentine Join the contestants for this year's International Mr. Bootblack Competition and meet bootblacks from across the nation. Jump in to the auction bidding to help raise travel funds for this year's winner. IMBB is proudly sponsored by Stompers Boots of Fort Lauderdale, FL.
11:59 PM - 1:00 AM Leather Recovery Meeting Guest Room 700 North Tower

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Time Event Location Description
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Leather Market Day Pass Registration Prince Albert Room Leather Market Access - Wristband is required and must be 21+ for admission. Photo ID required. Suggested donation - Full Weekend Wristband $25 or Single Day Wristband $15
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Weekend Package Pick up & Ticket Sales Rafael Annex
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM International Mr. Bootblack Competition Rendezvous International Mr. Bootblack Competition.
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM IML Leather Market 1st, 2nd, 3rd floors Leather Market Access - Wristband is required and must be 21+ for admission. Photo ID required. Suggested donation - Full Weekend Wristband $25 or Single Day Wristband $15
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Leather Recovery Meeting Guest Room 700 North Tower
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Metropolitan Community Church Service Columbia Metropolitan Community Church Service, General worship service by Chicago's MCC's for Christian Leatherfolk.
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM POW! The Superhero Fetish Meetup Hotel Lobby Heroes and villains will face off at POW!, the dynamic event that unites the superhero fetish community at IML. Gear yourself up in superhero spandex, rubber or leather (as well as scales, robot armor, or fur) and come meet friendly kinksters who dig tights, capes and superpowers. This is a judgment-free event, and all levels of cosplay are appreciated, including capes.
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM International Mr. Leather Contest Auditorium Theatre INTERNATIONAL MR. LEATHER CONTEST Auditorium Theatre: Ticket Packages available Ticket Sales Desk at Congress Plaza Hotel 1st floor Ticket Sales Desk. Doors open at 5:00 PM, Contest begins at 6:00 PM. Proudly sponsored by Miller Lite.
9:00 PM - 4:00 AM IML Victory Celebration House of Blues 329 N. Dearborn Street Featuring DJ Eddie Martinez. Buses start at 8:00pm. Ticket Packages available Ticket Sales Desk at Congress Plaza Hotel 1st floor Ticket Sales Desk.
11:59 PM - 1:00 AM Leather Recovery Meeting Guest Room 700 North Tower

Monday, May 28, 2018

Time Event Location Description
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Leather Market Day Pass Registration Prince Albert Room Leather Market Access - Wristband is required and must be 21+ for admission. Photo ID required. Suggested donation - Full Weekend Wristband $25 or Single Day Wristband $15
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM IML Ticket Sales Rafael Annex
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM IML Leather Market 1st, 2nd, 3rd floors Leather Market Access - Wristband is required and must be 21+ for admission. Photo ID required. Suggested donation - Full Weekend Wristband $25 or Single Day Wristband $15
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Premier Package Holder Reception Florentine Premier package holders are invited to a special meet and greet with IML winners. Photos with the winners are optional. Ticket included with Premier package required.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Leather Recovery Meeting Guest Room 700 North Tower
9:00 PM - 4:00 AM Black and Blue Ball House of Blues 329 N. Dearborn Street Featuring DJ Tom Stephan Buses start at 8:00pm. Ticket Packages available Ticket Sales Desk at Congress Plaza Hotel 1st floor Ticket Sales Desk.
  • StompersBoots.com
  • Titans of the Midwest
  • Sportlube
  • Leather Archives and Museum
  • Mr. S Leather
  • Nightspots Magazine
  • BRÜT Party