Contestant Events - Optional
Contestants are encouraged to attend the optional registration on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 7:00pm. By attending this event, you can complete all of the necessary paperwork and schedule your official IML photo shoot prior to Thursday’s Orientation.
All contestants are invited to attend the roast of the outgoing International Mr. Leather and International Mr. Bootblack at the Leather Archives and Museum on Thursday, May 25, 2017, 7pm-11pm. Roast begins at 9pm in the Etienne Auditorium. This is the perfect opportunity to visit the LA&M. Tickets for this event must be purchased at the LA&M website. Bus transportation from the hotel begins around 7:15 pm.
One of the biggest parties in Chicago happens at the House of Blues immediately following Sunday’s Contest. DJs for this year’s Victory Party will be announced in the weeks ahead. Please let your Den Daddy know if you are interested in attending this event.
IML encourages all contestants to attend the Winner’s Press Conference & Photo Shoot Monday, May 29, 2017 at 12 noon. We will let you know where this event will be held. This is an excellent opportunity for you to show your support for and congratulate this year's winners!
Each contestant may pick up his own scores on Monday after 12 noon in the IML Volunteer Registration office located in the host hotel. IML will not give scores to anyone but the contestant himself. If circumstances prevent you from picking your scores up, contact the IML Coordinator at the IML office to request that your scores be sent to you.
The Black & Blue Ball is final blow-out and wildest party of IML, and it happens Monday, May 29 at Sound Bar. It is a time to celebrate the weekend and the men that you have come to know.