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Southwest Leather Conference: Phoenix Rising

Southwest Leather Conference: Phoenix Rising
"The Leather Family Gathering of Heart and Spirit"

January 20-22, 2006
http://www.southwestleather.org

Celebrating its fourth year, The Southwest Leather Conference
(SWLC) will be held January 20-22, 2006 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel
in Phoenix, Arizona.

SWLC draws leatherfolk of all genders, orientations and roles from
the Southwest Region (AZ, CA, CO, HI, NV, NM, OK, TX, UT, North
America and Canada. The event provides a vehicle for regional
leather clubs, organizations and individuals to gather and celebrate
the leather tribe of which we are all a part.

SWLC FEATURES:

WORKSHOPS
Over 30 workshops with topics ranging from spiritual development to
ritual and practices of SM; from self-exploration to relationship
building workshops.

KEYNOTE BRUNCH
Sunday morning's brunch features Keynote Speaker Master Z, 2004
Southwest Regional and 2004 International Master.

THREE TITLE CONTESTS ON SATURDAY NIGHT

SOUTHWEST MASTER/slave CONTEST
We are currently seeking couples who self identify as Master/slave
regardless of age, race, religion gender or sexual orientation for
this event, a celebration of the Master/slave dynamic. Winning
contestants go on to compete at the International Master/slave
contest at South Plains Leatherfest in 2006. For more info, please
visit the SWLC website or contact SWLC Executive Director S. Robert
at swlcrobert @ cox.net

SOUTHWEST BOOTBLACK CONTEST
We are currently seeking contestants for The Southwest Bootblack
Contest, established to promote and honor the art and skills
involved in boot-blacking. For more info, please visit the SWLC
website or contact SW Bootblack Contest Coordinator Linda "Bootpig"
Hall at msolympusleather2003 @ cox.net

U.S. DADDY/boy CONTEST
We are currently seeking couples for this title, that is open to all
Daddy/boy leather couples regardless of gender, race, age or
orientation, and who have been together for at least one year in a
Daddy/boy relationship. For more info, please visit the SWLC website
or contact U.S. Daddy/boy Contest Coordinator boy Joe at
leatherboyaz @ msn.com

VENDOR ROW
Vendor wares will be available from 1:00 pm on Friday, through 3:00
pm on Sunday.

FETISH BALL
Watch for details on the website about this new Friday Night event,
featuring an outrageous dance and fetish art party.

DUNGEON PARTY
On Saturday Night, Arizona Power Exchange will host a Pansexual
Dungeon Party at the APEX Dungeon. This event is available as a
separate purchase and tickets will be on sale at the APEX table at
the Conference. Discount available to APEX's reciprocal
organizations upon presentation of your membership card at the time
of ticket purchase.

DANCE OF SOULS, SPIRIT DANCE & BALL DANCE
Join in the powerful tradition of Southwest Leather Conference with
the Spirit Dance, Energy Pull and Ball Dance. The Spirit Dance is a
ritual energy pull where participants are tethered together with
piercing hooks. The Ball Dance's participants have balls and
ornaments suspended from their bodies through temporary piercing and
threads. Others may drum, be spirit dancers or simply bear witness
to this beautiful culmination of the weekend. Spirit and Ball
Dancers may register online or at the door for 30.00 per person. Be
sure to book your return flight late, as all Conference attendees
are encouraged to attend.

BRAND NEW HOST HOTEL
This year's event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Phoenix. Room
rates are $89.00 per night and reservations are available by calling
888-797-9878. Be sure to mention "Southwest Leather" for the
discounted room rate. Hotel room blocks are limited so please make
your reservations early.

EVENT REGISTRATION AND FEES
Registration packages are available at
http://www.southwestleather.org
* $85.00 per person through October 31, 2005
* $105.00 per person from November 1 – December 31, 2005
* $125.00 per person from January 1 through event day

REGISTRATION INCLUDES
Access to all Workshops, Contest Events, Friday and Saturday
receptions, Dance of Souls, Auctions, Vendor Row, and a free Run Pin.

Please note that Fetish Ball, Dungeon Party and Keynote Brunch
tickets are available as separate purchases. Watch the website for
further details and pricing information on these three events.

SPONSORSHIPS & ADVERTISING
There are several ways for your leather group or organization to
support the Southwest Leather Conference. For more details, please
visit our website or contact SWLC Sponsorship & Advertising Sales
Director Lady Patricia at arizonanomad @ hotmail.com

VOLUNTEERS
Limited Volunteer opportunities are available to anyone in the
Southwest Region. Discounted registration will be granted based on
the number of hours volunteered. Volunteers are able to attend
workshops and all contest events. If you are interested, please
contact SWLC COO & Volunteer Coordinator girl ronda at grl_ronda @
hotmail.com

Be a part of the heart and spirit of leather by joining us at
Southwest Leather Conference!
http://www.southwestleather.org/AboutSWLC.html

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Executive Director (Information, questions, comments, etc.)
S. Robert at swlcrobert @ cox.net

Marketing & Promotions Director
Stephen Bloom at mrpadlock2001 @ hotmail.com

National Public Relations Director (Internet Publicity & Media
Inquiries)
girl debbie at girldebbie2004 @ yahoo.com
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