Inside Leather History: Fireside Chats

Tickets now on Sale!

Early bird tickets go on sale this week. There are only 50 places in each event, so be sure and get your ticket early! You can find the event details here:

For the last two years KNOTbound has been working with Douglas O’Keeffe from the USA to host Inside Leather History: Fireside Chats for the first time in Australia. Fireside Chats will be a set of personal interviews with people in our communities that will be shared with the wider global community and held in both the Australian BDSM Archives in Melbourne and the Leather Archives and Museum in Chicago IL USA.

Hosted across three states, thirteen people will share their lives and their stories with us and their history will become a permanent part of these iconic collections.

There will be three public interviews which are fundraising events for the Australian BDSM Archives. All proceeds will go to purchasing the equipment needed to complete work on the digital archive server. The following people have graciously agreed to public interviews:

NSW – Public Interviews

Ultra, host extraordinare at the Hellfire Club
Cheryl ‘Webby’ Webster, Leatherwoman and recent judge at the IMsLBB

NSW – Private Interviews

John Bernard Tyndall, Sydney Mr Leather 2010
Iz O’Connell, Leather woman and the first female Harbour City Bear
Garry Kennedy, former President and returning member of Sydney Leather Pride

QLD – Public Interviews

Don Balfour, Mr Queensland Leather 2010
Sev Faustus, also known as Lord Sevarus, kink educator and drag performer

QLD – Private Interviews

Bob Rastus, co-founder of Brisbane Leather Pride
Benjamin Bullivant – Pup Scout, Mr Queenland Leather 2016
Mistress Genevieve, Gold Coast Rope artist, educator and performer

VIC – Public Interviews

Sally Williams, Ms Melbourne Leather 1996
Sado BJ, educator, performer and part owner of Eagle Leather

VIC – Private Interview

Karl Madsen, Mr Melbourne Leather 1996 and one of Melbourne oldest pups

We would also like to give a huge thank you to our venue hosts who have generously donated space for these events: