Four days of events planned; ‘regional themes’ for fantasy scenes dropped
(Toronto) — Organizers of the Eastern Canada LeatherSIR/Leatherboy contest today announced the repositioning of the contest weekend from February to Easter Weekend in 2013. The contest weekend will take place in Toronto from Thursday, March 28 through Sunday, March 31, 2013.
The Eastern Canada LeatherSIR/Leatherboy contests will be held on Saturday, March 30. A special edition of the Rough House BDSM dungeon party will be held on Sunday, March 31. Additional events that will be held Thursday night through Sunday will be announced in coming weeks.
Also announced is the elimination of the mandatory ‘regional theme’ that contestants were required to incorporate into their on stage fantasy scene. ECLSb 2013 contestants may use any theme of their choosing, as long as the fantasy scene highlights the range of their BDSM play skills. Fantasy themes have been removed at the international competition level as well.
Winners of the 2013 Eastern Canada LeatherSIR and Leatherboy titles will perform a BDSM demo at Rough House, the day following the contest.
LeatherSIR/Leatherboy are “player’s titles,” erotic titles representing the sexual side of gay leather men. The primary goal of ECLSb is networking and outreach, to help educate the community about leather men, our erotic expression, traditions and history — and of course, BDSM play and hot leather sex!
ECLSb contestants will be judged in four categories: Interview; Speech & Formal Image; Jock strap; and Leather Sex Fantasy. The contestant’s interview portion will take place in private with the judges prior to the contest; the three remaining categories take place on stage during the contest. The fantasy portion is what sets the ECLSb contest apart from many other contests styled after the International Mr. Leather and Mid-Atlantic Leather formats.
The ECLSb contests are open to leathermen and leatherboys who are residents of Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Note, this is not a couples contest; contestants compete individually for each title. Winners of ECLSb 2013 will advance to compete at the International LeatherSIR/Leatherboy 2013 contest, to be held Labour Day weekend in Dallas, Texas.
Since 2005, Eastern Canada LeatherSIR/Leatherboy contest weekend has been produced by Brandon Matheson (Eastern Canada LeatherSIR 2004) and Dan Falkenham (Eastern Canada Leatherboy 2004).
Additional information about the ECLSb 2013 contest weekend and a complete schedule of events will be announced in the weeks ahead.