Life After IML - March 2006

John sitting on a Longhorn Bull in Fort Worth, Texas

Tuesday 28th February - another first for me at Fort Worth Stockyards, Texas
Photo credit: Dave Harris

In February I had a lot of fun getting tied up at a bondage event called Just Rope in London. Dave and I also flew to Texas to attend Southplains Leatherfest together. We stayed on for two extra days sightseeing, which included firing live rounds at a Dallas gun range, eating a huge lunch at Big Al's Smoke House BBQ and visiting the Fort Worth Stockyards. Our thanks to Sebastian from sport whip-cracking group Whip Enthusiasts for being such a good host. (He's out of retirement so please get in touch if you want him to teach whips at an event.)

At the end of January I was the MC for the 2006 Mr Chicago Leather contest at Touché, and one of the judges of that contest was Dennis McMahon. Dennis is the president and co-founder (along with Robert Miller) of the Cleveland Leather Awareness Weekend (CLAW), a large leather convention held in Cleveland, Ohio, over the last weekend in April each year. He was full of enthusiasm for this year's event and agreed to be interviewed for this column:

Have fun, look after yourselves and the people you play with.

Best wishes,

John Pendal
International Mr Leather 2003

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