Judges for International Olympus Leather Weekend are Dave Rhodes Founder and Executive Producer Emeritus, Head Judge Dr. Larry Burden, 2018 International Mx Olympus Leather Matt O’Toole, 2018 International Ms Olympus Leather Pixie Mary, Women in Leather Legacy 2018 Renee Beckman, 2017 Leatherman of Color Kai Anderson, 2017 International Rubber Preston So (who will also be giving the Keynote Address on Sunday), President of Onyx Pearls SE Queen Raini, and the Alternate Judge is 2015-16 International Mr Olympus Leather Fred Anderson. #OLW2018 is May 4-6 at the Crowne Plaza Mission Valley in San Diego, CA. Block rates start at $140 Double Occupancy and come with breakfast, fridge and microwave.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2017 International Olympus Leather Owner and Executive Producer
MIDWEST OLYMPUS LEATHER PRODUCER/OWNER JOHN SCHMITT ON SABBATICAL
John Schmitt, Mr Great Lakes Olympus Leather 2009, Owner and Producer of Midwest Olympus Leather will be on sabbatical from the Midwest Olympus Leather Region’s production team effective August 12, 2017. International Olympus Leather’s Owners fully support John taking time away from the organization for the duration of the 2017-18 season.
The Midwest Olympus Leather Region’s 2018 Contest will be Directed and Produced by Shan-Wow of Ohio with the support of the existing board. Shan-Wow has served Midwest Olympus Leather (formerly Great Lakes Olympus Leather) in various forms including Director and Co-Producer, since 2013. The Midwest Olympus Leather 2018 contest weekend will be held in Columbus Ohio, the weekend of February 9-11. Three hotels have been secured for housing guests and all of the event info can be found at MidwestOlympus.com.
Shan-Wow has been active in the kink and Leather communities since 2009. She served three years as a board member of her previous home group, Lafayette Alternative Lifestyles (LAL) hosting bi monthly educational demos in her home, and four years on the board for Kinky Indiana Slaves & Submissives (KISS) in the greater Indianapolis area. From 2013-17 she was the Event Director for the Indiana Leather Contests and Great Lakes Power Exchange contests. All of this community service has earned her a place in Mama’s Family with the unofficial disco name of Mama's Fluffy Pillows. She is also a filthy bootblack whose focus is on restoration, likes brown liquor and a good cigar. She recently relocated back to Northeast Ohio with her husband/Dominant partner where they live a consensually non-monogamous/executive power exchange dynamic working to make new friends and connections in the local community.
The remaining board member is Mactep. A creative deviant, sadist, teacher and Leatherman living in West Lafayette, IN; Mactep, has been in the lifestyle for the last twenty years and has a passion for teaching others. He is active in the Great Lakes Region of the country, where he was proud to serve as Mr. Great Lakes Olympus Leather 2015 and 2016. Mac currently serves as the Midwest Olympus Leather Contestant Liaison and is also the director/founding member of MAsT: Tippecanoe. Mac is a former executive board member with the National Leather Association Indianapolis chapter, and former board member with Lafayette Alternative Lifestyles in Lafayette, Indiana.