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 most donations with his winter/leather-themed photo. The event overall raised $2,583.00 for the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, the largest amount raised in SNOWBOUND history.  Handing off the Mr. SNOWBOUND sash was Ryan Napravnik, Mr. SNOWBOUND 2019 of Provincetown MA.

Jay Falcon, 2011/2012 Northeast Community Bootblack, 2012 International Community Bootblack 1st Runner-up and SNOWBOUND/Mates Leather Weekend Resident Bootblack was on hand throughout the weekend.

Kudos to the 16 men who participated in the Free Health Screenings provided by the ASGCC at their Drop-In Center located at 148a Commercial St. Your proactive approach towards your health and the health of your partners should be mirrored and lauded. Thanks to Peter Johnston and the ASGCC team for providing this important service.

Announcing your MR. SNOWBOUND 2020 contestants

There is no pageantry nor judging panel.  Mr. SNOWBOUND is chosen by YOU!

Check out their winter & leather/kink photo submissions below and vote for your favorite by making a donation in their name to AIDS SUPPORT GROUP OF CAPE COD.  The man with the  most money raised will win a cash prize and the title Mr. SNOWBOUND 2020. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT ASGCC.

There are two ways to vote for your favorite…

  1. Make a donation now at’s “DONATE ONLINE PAGE”.  Be sure to indicate which Mr. SNOWBOUND Contestant you are donating for.  Only those donations received (via this method) by 6 pm on 02/22 can be added to the contestant’s total.
  2. Donate in person at Beer Blast, SNOWBOUND Brunches & Leather Dance with a suggested $10+ cash donation.  Each contestant’s entry will be on display with a donation box at these events.

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  Include full name of EACH registrant, phone number and e-mail address.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Be sure to state which workshop you would prefer and if you are willing to attend either Vac Cube time slots. Slots will be handed out on a first come first served basis.

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 Dance” and lots of hot and horny men looking to warm up their winter.  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.


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 of “love” shared. I can only hope that you’re experience was the same. MY SINCERE THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT ATTENDED AND EVERYONE THAT HELPED WITH THE EVENT. I am so incredibly proud to be a part of our kinky, crazy, fun-loving family and so fucking glad that I can be the catalyst for us coming together a couple times a year.

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 2019 Boggy Fryer, First Mate 2017 Tom Giuliana and Mr. Connecticut  Leather 2020 Mark Richards.  Congrats to all and thanks to all who participated.

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.