Women's International Leather Legacy 2019

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Join us for a weekend filled with magic!

Welcome to WILL 2019!

August 2nd - 4th, 2019 marks the ninth year for Women's International Leather Legacy and it seems to just get better each year! What can you expect this year? A weekend filled with workshops, activities, women’s history and a contest like no other! It is going to be a phenomenal event! We have some fantastic workshops and panels lined up and would love for you to join us in Dallas. Women's International Leather Legacy Weekend is an experience of history and energy in an atmosphere that allows “magic” to happen!

Mama Gail, WILL 2018 - photo courtesy of Robert Duran Photography

Mama Gail, WILL 2018 - photo courtesy of Robert Duran Photography

What can I expect at WILL?

The weekend kicks off Friday morning with Mama Gail, WILL 2018 sharing highlights of her title year. Don't miss hearing first hand from the titleholder what it is like to be WILL and the experiences Gail shared with our community.

There will be workshops galore with amazing presenters! throughout the day Friday, followed by the Women’s Leather History panel. This year’s panel features an amazing group of women who will share their experiences, stories, and answer questions from the audience.

After the Women's Leather History panel, and a day filled with workshops and fun, join us for Friday dinner and socializing! And the day isn't done yet! Friday evening you will have the opportunity to meet the WILL 2019 contestants and mingle in the Meet & Greet. This will be your first opportunity to see the contestants onstage and some super, hot entertainment. Wind down for the evening by socializing or come experience the Bootblack Roundtable, where you will hear tips, tricks, stories and experiences shared by a group of bootblack panelists. The Bootblack panel is moderated by Briar, ICBB 2015.

Saturday's scheduled is filled with classes and activities. WILL 2019 contestants will return to the stage Saturday afternoon to share their historical presentations with the judges and audience and we will continue the tradition of Inside the Leather Jacket interviews.

After taking a break for dinner we will be back in the ballroom for the finale of the WILL 2019 contest. The contestants will be presenting the information from the interviews they conducted during the weekend and answering pop questions from the stage. The evening culminates with the announcement of the WILL 2019 titleholder.


Sunday Keynote

Judy Tallwing-McCarthy

Join us Sunday morning at the brunch to hear Judy share her thoughts and stories!

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Judy Tallwing-McCarthy
Janet Ryan
Inside the Leather Jacket

Janet Ryan

Saturday afternoon Sarah Humble will interview Janet Ryan for our Inside the Leather Jacket series!

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And that's not all...

If that's not enough... there is plenty more going on all weekend that you certainly just can't miss out on... The Bootblack Lounge, featuring some amazing bootblacks all weekend. Please go let the bootblacks love on your leather!

The vending area will be open throughout the weekend with a variety of items that are sure to delight, tantalize and be welcome additions to your wardrobe or toy bag. And don’t forget the Silent Auction who will have some amazing treasures available throughout the weekend and all proceeds will go to the WILL 2019 travel fund.

And last but not least... You do not want to miss the opportunity to socialize and enjoy the energy of WILL. Right outside the main contest area is a large open area with plenty of seating to sit and visit, catch up with old friends or meet new ones. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of WILL Weekend 2019!

Briar, taking care of boots in the Bootblack lounge - Photo courtesy of Janet Ryan
Briar, taking care of boots in the Bootblack lounge - Photo courtesy of Janet Ryan

But wait there's more...

The vending area will be open throughout the weekend with a variety of items that are sure to delight, tantalize and be welcome additions to your wardrobe or toy bag. And don’t forget the Silent Auction who will have some amazing treasures available throughout the weekend and all proceeds will go to the WILL 2019 travel fund.

And last but not least... You do not want to miss the opportunity to socialize and enjoy the energy of WILL. Right outside the main contest area is a large open area with plenty of seating to sit and visit, catch up with old friends or meet new ones. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of WILL Weekend 2019!


2019 Sponsors and Community Partners

Ms Martha's Corset Shoppe
Leather Masters
IMsL Foundation
International Ms Leather/International Ms Bootblack Productions
DESIRE Leatherwomen Unleashed
South Plains Leatherfest
The Leather Journal
Women of Drummer