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South Plains Leatherfest


Welcome to South Plains Leatherfest & International Master/slave Weekend 2017!

Come on home! – Registration is open!

The theme of South Plains Leatherfest-International Master/slave Weekend is “We will not forget.” During the SPLF-IM/s Weekend we will remember our history and traditions, celebrate the present, and look forward to the future.

Whether you’re interested in Master/slave relationships or cutting edge SM or both, you’ll find what you’re looking for at South Plains Leatherfest-International Master/slave Weekend in Dallas, Texas on March 10 – March 12, 2017.

You may find many of your questions about South Plains answered in our FAQ.

South Plains Loves Virgins!

Yes, we do, we love first-timers, people either new to BDSM and leather or just new to South Plains, and we always welcome them into the South Plains family. While we always get a good percentage of first-timers each year, for 2017 we want all you South Plains veterans to reach out and bring a South Plains virgin, or two, or three – hell, bring a bunch – with you. To encourage participation this is what we will do:

For each virgin you bring your name will be entered into a drawing for two (2) South Plains 2018 event packages, two  play party tickets, and two nights at our host hotel, the Doubletree (a $610 value). One virgin = 1 chance to win – 2 virgins = 2 chances – 3 virgins, well you get the idea.   This is how it works: 

  1. At registration, you will be given a card on which you will write the legal names(s) of your virgins. To count, the virgin must be registered for South Plains. Your virgins do not have to be with you because we trust our South Plains family.
  2. For each virgin you will be given a card where you will record your scene name, email address, and legal name.
  3. Cards will be deposited in the South Plains 2018 Package jar.
  4. The drawing will be held at Sunday Brunch and, while you don’t have to be present to win, have brunch with us and enjoy the excitement.
  5. The winning package of event and play party packages and the two nights at the host hotel are not transferable.

So, help us let’s get some new blood, lots of it. Spread the word to those South Plains virgins you know and tell them why so many people come home to South Plains every year. And, you can tell your South Plains virgins that they don’t have to worry – we promise there will be no sacrifices, unless they ask nicely.

Registration is Open!

Registration is now open so don’t delay. Early Bird Registration is still a bargain at $115 (through January 15, 2017), Regular Registration will be $135 (through March 5) and Final Registration (at the door) will be $155.

Register Online!

Host Hotel

We are especially excited to announce that our host hotel for 2017 will be the same venue as in 2016. And, what was good will be even better as the hotel is renovating all meeting space and guest rooms. The room rate for a King bed or 2 Queen beds remains at $99 for up to 4 guests. Parking at the hotel is free. So come on home to South Plains. Hotel information will be provided in your registration confirmation.

Here’s what some of attendees had to say about the hotel:

"This may be the best all-around event hotel I've ever been to.”

“Very friendly and welcoming staff! This hotel definitely felt like home!”

“The staff was exceptional, courteous, kind and went beyond expectations!”

“Fantastic venue, wonderful staff, great location.”

Highlights of the Event

Here is an overview of the activities and events that will be happening throughout the weekend. More details are shown below and under “Social Events” in the Main Menu.

  • Workshops and Education throughout the weekend
  • Friday night South Plains Cruise
  • The South Plains Café (Saturday lunch)
  • Saturday night International Master/slave Contest
  • Sunday Brunch
  • On-site Play Parties Friday and Saturday nights with pan, men’s, and women’s space
  • The South Plains’ Living Room
  • Vendor Mart
  • Bootblacks

South Plains Cruise and Contest Emcees

We are very excited to have Thib Guicherd-Callin and slave Elizabeth as our emcees for the Friday night Cruise and Saturday’s International Master/slave Contest.

Thib Guicherd-Callin is an entertainer in (or is it entertainment for?) the leather community. A French native based in San Jose, California, he stumbled into kink in 2001 after mistaking the Folsom Street Fair for an arts and crafts fair. A two-time IML roastmaster, one-time IML emcee and zero-time IML, Thib has also emceed ILSb-ICBB, "Seduction" at IMsL, Iowa Leather Weekend, and (unfortunately) many more. He is the resident roastmaster at Mr. Chicago Leather, and has roasted at Mr. San Francisco Leather, Mr. Los Angeles Leather, Tri-State Leather, and (alas!) numerous other events. He serves as treasurer of the Santa Clara County Leather Association, producer of Mr. and Ms. Santa Clara County Leather, and assistant producer of Northwest Leather Celebration.

Since 2007 elizabeth has been first and foremost Master Todd’s slave and in his service functions as his co-presenter and sidekick. She is honored to have served as the Southwest slave 2013. She began participating in the BDSM community in 2005. In 2012 she founded the Austin girls of Leather (AgoL) and serves as the club leader. She enjoys volunteering as a correspondent for She is a Master’s level counselor and specializes in end of life and grief work. With Master Todd, she serves the larger leather community through educational presentations locally and around the country. She advocates for LGBTQ+ families and provides support through her Facebook page “Kinky Queer and Parenting”. Information about her Master’s household is available at

South Plains Café

What better way is there to come home to family and friends than to share a meal with them? South Plains is giving attendees an opportunity to do just that by offering a buffet lunch on Saturday at the South Plains Café. Open from 12:30-2:00 Saturday, the buffet will offer selections for meat eaters and vegetarians alike a cost of $28. There's no formal program -- just a time to visit with family and friends over a lunch that isn't handed to you from a drive-through window! And at the South Plains Cafe, you can do good while eating well!! Café tables are available for sponsorships and the money raised through the sponsored tables goes directly into the International Master/slave travel fund. Café table sponsorship information may be found on our Sponsors page. The Café typically sells out so purchase your tickets early!

Traditional Sunday Brunch

Join your South Plains family at our Traditional Sunday Brunch. Tickets are only $30 and are available through on-line registration.

Brunch Keynote Speaker – slave Kirk

slave kirk first came to slavery back in 1999 when he became the slave of Master Steve Sampson. Together the two of T/them won the International Master and slave titles in 2000 at the South East Leatherfest. For the next few years slave kirk and his Master toured the USA giving workshops at Leather events wherever they could.

slave kirk was a slave instructor at the Butchmanns Academy in Palm Springs, CA and later in Tucson, AZ. Currently he is a slave instructor for the all-male sessions of the Butchmanns Experience held in Phoenix, AZ. slave kirk is also the longest serving member of the Board of Directors for Butchmanns, Inc.

When Master Steve decided to once again become a Buddhist monk in 2009 he released slave kirk and removed his collar. The silly slaveboy thought that he had outgrown slavery and spent all his time working on his Druidic religious and spiritual growth. But he also served as a judge at the NW Master/slave contest in San Jose, CA and was Head Judge at the International Master/slave Contest at South Plains Leatherfest for their 10th anniversary.

Even though he had decided that he was no longer a slave, slave kirk continued to act as a naked slave instructor for the Butchmanns Experience. As all slaves in that experience must have Masters for the weekend, Master Bob Blount kindly agreed to act as slave kirk’s Master for those events.

After a long struggle with himself, slave realized that he was starving a part of himself to no purpose. As Master Bob had indicated that He was interested in owning a male slave, slave kirk petitioned to become his slave and was accepted in September of 2015.

Play Parties

South Plains’ on-site play parties are just plain HOT! Team Dungeon is hard at work on making this year’s parties better than ever. We have more than 7,500 square feet of on-site play space, featuring separate women’s, men’s and pansexual dungeons.

For only one low price of $30-, you can attend both the Friday and Saturday night parties! Now there’s no excuse not to play the South Plains way! (Please Note: No individual tickets for parties will be sold. To attend either or both of the South Plains parties, you must buy a play party package with your registration.)


Interested in Volunteering?

South Plains needs volunteers to help make the event run smoothly. If you’re interested, visit our Volunteering page.


South Plains is proud to offer one of the finest selections of vendors to be found at any leather event. If you’re interested in vending at South Plains, please visit our Vending page for more details.

Early Bird Mixer Thurs Night - Sponsored by NLA-Dallas

Are you getting to South Plains early? So are we! Come to the early bird mixer on Thursday evening from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at the host hotel. Visit our Social Events page for more information.