Posted By lantoniou on May 21, 2013
It’s time for me to return to Chicago, and to the International Mr Leather Contest Weekend.
The last time I was at IML was in 2010, when I was one of the judges of the event. It was that experience that finally pushed me into writing “The Killer Wore Leather.” While “Killer” had been in the back of my mind for a long time, being surrounded by 50+ hot men all competing for the title was definitely inspiring. (Did I mention hot?)
And then, IML Founder and Executive Producer Chuck Renslow read “The Killer Wore Leather.” Here’s what he said: “Laura Antoniou has a winner in The Killer Wore Leather. Her grasp of the leather contest scene is erie. She captures all the fun and all the drama of these events. You’ll swear you’ve alreaqdy met many of her characters. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, it really made me laugh.”
With such praise as that, how could I NOT attend IML this year? This time, I’ll be reading and signing books at this amazing event. Here’s where to find me:
- Friday, May 25th: signing books in the Vendor space at the Leather Archives & Museum from 4-6pm
- Saturday, May 26th: Reading and booksigning in the Great America Room, 6th Floor, 12-1
- Saturday, May 26yth: signing books in the Vendor space at the Leather Archives & Museum table from 4-6 pm
- Sunday, May 27th: signing books in the Vendor space at the Leather Archives & Museum table from 12-2 pm
The folks behind International Mr Leather encourage you to find me, and buy the book.
This book is a MUST READ! Whether you’re a neophyte or a title contest regular, Laura has perfectly captured the passion, the protocol, the strange and sometimes bizarre shenanigans that surround leather title events. All in good fun with many well placed pokes because …well …because they needed poking. All that, and a delightful murder mystery too! Whether title events are your thing or not does not matter. This made me laugh. It will make you laugh. A lot! In the end, one person gets stabbed. And a community is lovingly skewered. Jon Krongaard, Coordinator of International Mr Leather Inc.
See you in Chicago!