Life After IML - May 2005

Colour photo of John onstage during the Mr Belfast Leather contest
Interviewing the winning contestant onstage at Mr Belfast Leather, April 2005
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I was the Master of Ceremonies for two leather contests in April: Mr Belfast Leather in Northern Ireland and Mr Midwest Leather in Dubuque, Iowa. I had been the MC for Mr Belfast Leather in December 2003, so it was great fun to return to the city and meet friends again. Irish men are very hospitable and quite furry! Mr Midwest Leather was my first trip to Iowa. The contest organisers put a huge amount of effort into the weekend and if that wasn't enough, Dubuque also boasts the world's shortest scenic railway.

Looking ahead, there are lots of great leather events happening across Europe this summer. Here's a list of some of the ones I've heard about. Please don't think that this is my travel calendar! Apart from the two events in London I don't think I'll be able to attend any of the others. This list is for publicity purposes only:

Have fun and play safe.

Best wishes,

John Pendal
International Mr Leather 2003

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