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Dave Rhodes

Dave Rhodes

American Brotherhood Weekend will be held over Columbus Day weekend, October 5-7 in Chicago.

Judy Tallwing-McCarthy will return as head judge while International Master 1999 Kiki Cavannarro, International Mr. Leather 1994 Jeff Tucker, American Leatherboy 2011 Tyler Fong, American Leatherboy 2009 Johnny boy Birdsell, Mr. Hayes Valley Leather 2005 Jay Harcourt, American Leatherwoman 2011 Trinity Thomas, and American Leatheman 2011 Tom Savage will aid in deciding who will be the American Leather Family of 2013.

American Brotherhood Weekend’s main events will include a Friday night meet and greet at Touche’, first half of the American Brotherhood contest at the Leather Archives and Museum on Saturday afternoon which will include a travel fund auction, the second half of the contest on Sunday afternoon followed by a victory beer bust at Touche'.

The Best Western University Plaza in Evanston will be the host hotel.

For more information check out www.americanbrotherhood.com



Mr. Michigan Leather Woody Woodruff walked out of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago with the International Mr. Leather 2012 sash and medallion in his possession. He is the first man in history from Michigan to place in the top three at IML. First runner-up was Mr. NYC Eagle AC Demidont and second runner-up was Mr. DC Eagle Leather Kevin Jordan.

Nick Elliott from Portland, OR was chosen to be International Mr. Bootblack. First runner-up was Bootblack Mike and second runner-up was Boy Dave

The Jeffrey Payne Lifetime Achievement was presented to Dave Rhodes who is the publisher and editor of The Leather Journal, founder or Pantheon of Leather Community Service Awards and the International Mr. and Ms Olympus Leather contest.

More on IML can be found at www.imrl.com

Full coverage is in The Leather Journal, June Issue