Mates Leather Weekend News

Five Months Til MLW

01-May-2015 | Comments Off on Five Months Til MLW

Plans are underway for the 19th annual Mates Leather Weekend October 1-4. 500-600 people are expected to attend this annual event designed for and dedicated to the Leather/Fetish community.

Events include Boot Camp, Opening Reception, Uniforms and Cigars, Leather Market, First Mate Contest, Rubber Ball and the infamous Fetish Party, this year a “SECOND SKIN” party for those with a spandex/lycra/superhero kink..

Jonathan Kharfen, Mr. SNOWBOUND 2015

25-Feb-2015 | Comments Off on Jonathan Kharfen, Mr. SNOWBOUND 2015

The Eighth Annual SNOWBOUND Leather Weekend was held in Provincetown MA February 20-22 and by all accounts was a great success. About 150 leathermen came to town despite the five+ feet of snow here and throughout New England.

The event concluded with the announcement of this year’s Mr. SNOWBOUND, Jonathan Kharfen of Brighton, MA who brought in the most donations with his winter/leather-themed photo. The event overall raised over $500 for the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod. Congrats and thanks to Jonathan who donated his $100 contest prize and thank you to all who donated for their favorite.

Special thanks to Atlantic House who gave the Mr. SNOWBOUND cash prize!!  It was a great surprise and much appreciated for this no-budget, no cover-charge event.  Gratitude also to Jay Falcon, MLW and SNOWBOUND’s resident BootBlack.  YOU ARE THE BEST!!

Kudos to the 18 men who participated in the Free Health Screenings provided by Project 10 of the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod.  Your proactive approach towards your health and the health of your partners should be mirrored and lauded.  Thanks to Eric and the Project 10 team for providing this important service.

Full Kit Gear Workshops Announced for SNOWBOUND

08-Feb-2015 | Comments Off on Full Kit Gear Workshops Announced for SNOWBOUND

Full Kit Gear will be presenting three workshops this year on Saturday of SNOWBOUND.  (locations to be announced)
12:30 PM  Intro to CBT, Nipple Play and Electro
2:00 PM  Bondage & Rope Work
3:30 PM  Puppy Play
Space is limited to 10 people per workshop so sign up today at

Jay Falcon @ SNOWBOUND

08-Feb-2015 | Comments Off on Jay Falcon @ SNOWBOUND

Jay Falcon, 2011/2012 Northeast Community BootBlack and 2012 International Community BootBlack 1st Runner-up, will be on hand to shine up your boots throughout the weekend.

SNOWBOUND is heating up!

08-Feb-2015 | Comments Off on SNOWBOUND is heating up!

Just two weeks to go until SNOWBOUND Leather Weekend blows in to Provincetown.

Need a winter getaway with a twist?  Discounted accommodations & discounted meals…add to that events including “Beer Blast” “White-out” (thermal underwear party), “Educational Workshops by Full Kit Gear Shop”, “Chaps & Straps”, “Leather Dance” and many, many hot and horny men.

Mark Badway 1969-2014

07-Nov-2014 | Comments Off on Mark Badway 1969-2014

Disbelief is the only word I could use to describe the feeling when Jonathan Urbach called to tell me of Mark’s passing. How could a man so young, so handsome, so full of positive energy, be taken from our family so soon. He regularly attended MLW and served as a First Mate Contest judge in 2010 during his term as Mr. FLAG 2010. I never saw him without a smile, never saw him without getting a hug…his loving and generous spirit was palpable and infectious. We have all been enriched to have had the opportunity to call Mark Badway brother and friend.

Rest in peace

SNOWBOUND IX – Feb 19-21, 2016

Get Outta the Cold and Into the HEAT at Snowbound Leather Weekend!

What they are saying

Once again you did a great job. Excellent organization, friendly and courteous staff. Had a wonderful time and look forward to next year.

- Robert | Superior, CO
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