Entries by Rick Conley


The Thirteenth Annual SNOWBOUND Leather Weekend was held February 21-23 and by all accounts was a great success with 200+ leathermen in town for the weekend’s events. Three days of events described as “A Winter Getaway with a Twist” concluded with the announcement of Mr. SNOWBOUND 2020, Andy Sell of Boston, MA, who brought in the […]

Full Kit Gear Workshops Announced for SNOWBOUND 2020

Full Kit Gear will be running the following workshops facilitated by Alvar and Puppy Kane: 12:00 PM:  Vac Cube (limited to 10 participants) 2:00 PM:  Electro Play (limited to 16 participants) 4:00 PM:  Vac Cube (limited to 10 participants) Registration is required in advance, as space is limited.  PLEASE SIGN UP VIA E-MAIL AT theteam@fullkitgear.com.  Include […]

SNOWBOUND is Heating Up!

Need a winter getaway with a twist?  Join Mr. SNOWBOUND 2019 Ryan Napravnik & “Get Outta the Cold and Into the Heat” at the Thirteenth Annual SNOWBOUND Leather Weekend which blows into Provincetown MA February 21-23, 2020. Events including “Beer Blast” “White-out” (thermal underwear party), “Educational Workshops by Full Kit Gear”, “Chaps & Straps”, “Leather […]


It doesn’t seem possible that two weeks have passed since MLW XXIII (that’s 23 for David Oravez) came to an end. It feels like it went by in a flash which, as they say, is the sign of a good time. So many hot guys, fun memories, a ton of laughs, and loads and loads […]

Matt Harker Takes First Mate Title

On Saturday, October 5, Matt Harker of Vineland, NJ won the title of First Mate 2019 among a field of 10 contestants.  First Runner-up is Mikey Angelo of Provincetown and Second Runner-up is Spike of Somerville, MA.  This year’s First Mate Contest was emceed by First Mate 2001 David Oravez and judged by Mr. FLAG […]

First Mate 2001 to Host First Mate Contest

David Oravez, First Mate 2001 and MLW’s resident public speaker will take the stage on Saturday to MC the 2019 First Mate Contest, stepping in for First Mate 2018 Dominic Donahue who is unable to attend this year.

Judging Panel Announced – 3 of 3

Mark Richards, Mr. Connecticut Leather 2020 and Mr. Connecticut Bear 2017, will be on the judging panel for MLW’s First Mate Contest on Saturday October 5 at 11 pm at Crown & Anchor.  Be sure to come by and cheer for your favorite contestant.