A special Leather Week evening with the legendary leatherman, April 1978 Playgirl "Man of the Month," 1989 Mr Drummer, 2002 bronze "physique" medalist at the Gay Games in Australia, and star of such Zeus Studios bondage/fetish classics as "Steel Dungeon," "Brute Force," "Recaptured," "Rubber Roughhouse," and the "Bodybuilder Bondage Wrestling" series. Dawson will talk about his introduction to leather, his sudden celebrity, his experiences over the span of decades in the leather community, and will offer a demo and tips on erotic body punching.
MR DAWSON has been in demand as an emcee, speaker, educator and contest judge since he was named second runner-up at IML 1988 and selected as International Mr. Drummer the following year. He was the keynote speaker for Leather Leadership Conference Six and has presented at numerous leather events including Thunder in the Mountains, South Plains Leatherfest, Southeast Leather Fest, and Tribal Fire. He was named “2006 Mentor of the Year” by the Los Angeles Leather Coalition and was given the “Leatherman’s Heart Award” at the 2007 Southwest Leather Conference. Most recently he was the featured speaker at the Mr. Leatherman Toronto speaker’s series.
Dawson is past facilitator of the Orange Coast Leather Assembly and a member of Avatar Los Angeles. He feels that it is up to each of us to educate those new to the scene. He aligns himself with "Old Guard" ideals and thanks those that have gone before him for his training.