International Mr. Leather™ and
International Mr. Bootblack welcome you to IML 2022.

As we prepare for International Mr. Leather™ and International Mr. Bootblack for 2022 after an unprecedented time of uncertainty and cancellations we are thankful for our tribe and their understanding. Looking forward, we hope to bring all of our traditions back in full swing next May.

Our traditions will continue with the expansive market filled with vendors from around the globe and of course you can’t forget the unforgettable Victory Party and must attend Black and Blue Ball. There’s also the lobby social time and a multitude of other events to fill the entire weekend. It’ll be hard to decide what to do. All this set in Chicago’s downtown and lakefront which offers its own opportunities for dining, exploration and events.

IML 2022 starts on Thursday, May 26th and continues through Monday, May 30th. The Congress Hotel and Convention Center will once again be the host hotel and they are offering Early Bird discounted rates for booking now through November 30, 2021 by using the link on our reservation page. We are working on our official schedule so please follow us on social media and check the site often to stay updated.