International Mr. Leather Weekend is here. Though this is the 35th year the event has been held, this is the first time I have ever attended.
For those that are unfamiliar with the event, the City of Chicago hosts Mr. Leather Weekend, referred to in the community as IML, every year. Though this year the event changed hotels, the four-day event maintains its mission of uniting those in the leather community through mixers, socials, classes, events, parties, and, most importantly, the Vendor Market.
The Vendor Market is the hub of all things IML. The Market takes up two floors of the host hotel and provides opportunities to purchase any sort of clothing, toy, or other item you may need for your pleasure.
As a first timer, I must say that the event is pretty freaking awesome. Before anyone attends though, they better be sure to leave their conservative vanilla side at home.
If you missed the first two days, IML goes on through Monday. You can get more information by visiting their website, or just by showing up at The Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, located at 540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL.
For a taste of what to expect at IML, I have included a small photo gallery for your viewing pleasure.
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