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IML XXX5 OFFICIAL EVENTS
2013-05-15

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Wed., May 22

9 p.m. - 4 a.m.

Best of Chicago Welcome Party

Touché, 6412 N. Clark St.

Free Chicago Red Hots and gift bags too! Complimentary shuttle from the host hotel at 9 p.m.

Thu., May 23

7 - 10:30 p.m.

The Roast of Woody Woodruff, IML 2012 and Nick Elliott, IMBB 2012

Leather Archives & Museum, 6418 N. Greenview Ave.

Ticket required. Buses from host hotel start at 7 p.m. Visit www.leatherarchives.org for more information.

Fri., May 24

10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Weekend Registration and Ticket Sales

5th Floor Registration Area

Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile,

540 N. Michigan Ave.

11 a.m. - Noon

Leather Recovery Meeting

Perdue/Wisconsin Room,

6th Floor

A 12-step recovery meeting that welcomes all programs and people seeking support in a sober environment during all IML festivities.

Noon - 7 p.m.

Leather Market

Chicago and Grand Ballrooms, 5th and 7th Floors

Weekend Package/Pride Pass wristband or Day Pass Friday wristband is required and must be 21+ for admission. Photo ID required. Suggested donation $5++.

7 - 9 p.m.

Chicago Rubbermen Meet and Greet

Lincolnshire I/II, 6th Floor

Join the Chicago Rubbermen as they host their annual gathering of hot and kinky rubberists from around the world.

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Leather Recovery Meeting

Perdue/Wisconsin Room,

6th Floor

8 - 11 p.m.

IML OPENING CEREMONIES

The Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave.

Buses start at 7:15 p.m. Single tickets available ONLY at 5th floor Ticket Sales Desk.

Event includes the introductions of contestants and judges. Doors open at 8 p.m., show begins at 9 p.m.

Sponsored by ID Lube.

10 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Gear Blast 2012

Marriott Ballroom, 4th Floor

Hot guys in sports, racing, rubber, leather, lycra and other perv gear keep things hot, sweaty and kinky! Get in gear and party with other gear heads from around the world!

10 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Leather Archives & Museum Silent Auction

Waveland Foyer, 4th Floor

Hot new gear, leather, framed artwork and much more. Proceeds benefit the Leather Archives & Museum.

10 p.m. - 2 a.m.

San Francisco Party

Halsted and Avenue Ballrooms, 4th Floor

The San Francisco invasion of IML continues! The Folsom Street Events Crew invite you to dance, play and sweat hard at their annual dance-fest to kick off the weekend.

11 p.m. - Midnight

Leather Recovery Meeting

Perdue/Wisconsin Room,

6th Floor

Sat., May 25

10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Weekend Registration and Ticket Sales

5th Floor Registration Area

11 a.m. - Noon

Leather Recovery Meeting

Perdue/Wisconsin Room,

6th Floor

11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Leather Market

Chicago and Grand Ballrooms, 5th and 7th Floors

Weekend Package/Pride Pass wristband or Day Pass Friday wristband is required and must be 21+ for admission. Photo ID required. Suggested donation $5++.

Noon - 1 p.m.

"The Killer Wore Leather" Special Event

Great America I/II, 6th Floor

Hear and meet Laura Antoniou, the noted author of this fun and witty murder mystery that takes place at an international leather title contest. All this and Zodian's too! Book signing at the Archives booth in the Leather Market as well.

1 - 3 p.m.

People of Color Leather Caucus

Huron Room, 10th Floor

A lively discussion and fellowship at this annual event, facilitated by Mufasa, Onyx Founder and Mr. World Leather, 2006.

2 - 4 p.m.

Adynation Publishing Special Book Event

Lincolnshire I/II, 6th Floor

Meet and hear Vince Andrews, the author of the new psychosexual thriller, "To Walk With Strangers." Book signing, a cash bar, light fare and a special auction to benefit the Leather Archives & Museum.

3 - 5 p.m.

Chicago Hellfire Club Annual IML Cocktail Social

Marriott Ballroom, 4th Floor

Meet and greet the members of the Chicago Hellfire Club, now celebrating its 42nd year at this annual Club charity fundraiser.

3 - 5 p.m.

Windy City Boys Troop

Belmont Ballroom, 4th Floor

The Windy City Boys Troop host their annual cocktail reception featuring games, raffle and hot boys in leather. All are welcome to join the fun and mischief!

8 - 11 p.m.

IML PECS AND PERSONALITY CONTEST

The Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave.

Buses start at 7:15 p.m. Single tickets available ONLY at 5th floor Ticket Sales Desk.

IML Contestants are judged on their appearance and stage presence. Doors open at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m. Sponsored by Orbitz.com .

8 p.m. — Midnight

International Bootblack Reception

Lincolnshire I/II, 6th Floor

Join the contestants for this year's International Mr. Bootblack Competition and meet bootblacks from across the nation. Jump in to the auction bidding to help raise needed travel funds for this year's winner. IMBB is proudly sponsored by BootWerks of Fort Lauderdale, FL.

9 - 11 p.m.

Woof Camp 2013

Avenue and State Ballrooms, 4th Floor

Woof Camp, the annual party that is free but limited to pups and handlers only (not open to the general public, sorry) with pup activities, music, fun and fellowship. Sponsored by Squarepeg Toys. More info at

WoofCamp.com .

10 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Onyx Party

Halsted and Marriott Ballrooms, 4th Floor

Saturday night gets super hot again with the annual Onyx Old School Dance. Hot music, hot men and hot leather. Energize your weekend at the sweatiest and hottest dance party in town.

10 - 11 p.m.

Leather Recovery Meeting

Perdue/Wisconsin Room,

6th Floor

Sun., May 27

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Weekend Registration and Ticket Sales

5th Floor Registration Area

11 a.m. - Noon

Leather Recovery Meeting

Perdue/Wisconsin Room,

6th Floor

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Leather Market

Chicago and Grand Ballrooms, 5th and 7th Floors

Weekend Package/Pride Pass wristband or Day Pass Friday wristband is required and must be 21+ for admission. Photo ID required. Suggested donation $5++.

Noon - 2 p.m.

Leather Archives & Museum Special Authors Event

Belmont Ballroom, 4th Floor

Hear and meet authors Richard Sprott and David Ortmann, writers of the important book, "Sexual Outsiders: Understanding BDSM Sexualities and Communities." Open to all.

2 - 3 p.m.

MCC Church Service

Great America I/II, 6th Floor

5 - 9:30 p.m.

35th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL

MR. LEATHER CONTEST

The Harris Theater,

205 E. Randolph St.

Buses start from host hotel at 4 p.m.

Doors open at 5 p.m., contest begins at 6 p.m. Entertainment by hot recording artist, Beverly McClellan.

Proudly sponsored by Miller Lite.

9 p.m. - 4 a.m.

IML Victory Party

House of Blues,

329 N. Dearborn St.

DJ Dani Toro in his Chicago debut. More info at www.circuitmom.com

11 p.m. - Midnight

Leather Recovery Meeting

Perdue/Wisconsin Room,

6th Floor

Mon., May 28

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Weekend Registration and Ticket Sales

5th Floor Registration Area

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Leather Market

Chicago and Grand Ballrooms, 5th and 7th Floors

Weekend Package/Pride Pass wristband or Day Pass Friday wristband is required and must be 21+ for admission. Photo ID required. Suggested donation $5++.

4 - 5 p.m.

Leather Recovery Meeting

Perdue/Wisconsin Room, 6th Floor

8 p.m. - 4 a.m.

Black and Blue Ball

Castle Nightclub,

632 N. Dearborn St.

Featuring DJs Matthew Harvat and Ralphi Rosario. More info at www.circuitmom.com


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