Event Schedule

Events listed below are a tentative as we move closer to the event we will post an official schedule.

(All IML 2022 events are sign-interpreted for the hearing impaired.)

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Start TimeNameLocationDescription
10:00 AM - 9:00 PMWeekend Package Pick up & Ticket SalesRafael Annex
8:00 PM - 9:00 PMLeather Recovery MeetingGuest Room 700 North TowerA 12-step recovery meeting that welcomes all programs and people seeking support in a sober environment during all IML festivities.
8:00 PM - 10:30 PMIML Opening CeremoniesVenueSIX10VenueSIX10: Ticket Packages available Ticket Sales Desk at Congress Plaza Hotel, 1st floor, Ticket Sales Desk. Event includes the introduction of judges, contestants and number selection. Doors open at 7:30 PM, show begins at 8:00 PM.
11:00 PM - 12:00 AMLeather Recovery MeetingGuest Room 700 North TowerA 12-step recovery meeting that welcomes all programs and people seeking support in a sober environment during all IML festivities.

Start TimeNameLocationDescription
10:00 AM - 9:00 PMWeekend Package Pick up & Ticket SalesRafael Annex
11:00 AM - 6:00 PMAccess Pass RegistrationPrince Albert RoomAccess Pass Registration - Requires access wristband for entry, must be 21+ for admission. Government issued photo ID required. Full Weekend Access Pass $40. Leather Market 4 day Access Pass day $25. Single day admission $10.00.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMLeather Recovery MeetingGuest Room 700 North Tower
12:00 PMFirst ShineRendezvousFirst shine is a unique tradition of opening our bootblack stands with female members of our bootblack community as our first customers. It is our way of showing the bonds of friendship and family between the IML/IMBB and IMSLBB organizations.
12:00 PM - 7:00 PMIML Leather Market1st, 2nd, 3rd floorsLeather Market Access – Requires access wristband for entry, must be 21+ for admission. Government issued photo ID required. Full Weekend Access Pass $40. Leather Market 4 day Access Pass day $25. Single day admission $10.00.
12:00 PM - 7:00 PMInternational Mr. Bootblack CompetitionRendezvousInternational Mr. Bootblack Competition.
6:00 PM - 1:00 AMAccess Pass RegistrationCongress Hotel Michigan Ave EntranceAccess Pass Registration - Hotel and Market access pass is required for entry. Must be 21+ for admission. Government issued photo ID required. Evening single day Access Pass $10.
11:00 PM - 12:00 AMLeather Recovery MeetingGuest Room 700 North Tower

Start TimeNameLocationDescription
10:00 AM - 6:00 PMAccess Pass RegistrationPrince Albert RoomAccess Pass Registration - Requires access wristband for entry, must be 21+ for admission. Government issued photo ID required. Full Weekend Access Pass $40. Leather Market 4 day Access Pass day $25. Single day admission $10.00.
10:00 AM - 8:30 PMWeekend Package Pick up & Ticket SalesRafael Annex
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMLeather Recovery MeetingGuest Room 700 North Tower
11:00 AM - 6:00 PMLeather Archives & Museum Silent AuctionRendezvousRaise money for the Leather Archives & Museum, and get a great deal on some incredible artwork! You’ll find original pieces and prints, with something in every price range, featuring artists such as Etienne, The Hun, Jakal, Cirby Leon and more. Check back often to make sure you haven’t been outbid, or just use the buy-it-now option and take it away! Your purchases help support LAM’s work to preserve our leather history. Shipping is available for your winnings. Silent Auction closes Sunday at 2pm.
11:00 AM - 6:00 PMLeather Archives & Museum Sling RaffleRendezvousBe sure to buy a fist-full of tickets for the annual LA&M Sling Raffle. You’ll be supporting a great cause, and getting a chance to win your very own portable sling. This is your chance to make your hotel room THE place to be at the next event! Check out our sexy models and enter as often as you like. If you win and it’s just too big for you to handle, shipping is available.
11:00 AM - 6:00 PMLeather Archives & Museum Pop-Up ShopCongress HotelStop by the pop-up shop for the Leather Archives & Museum and check out some amazing merchandise. You’ll find unique items designed especially for IML in limited quantities, so catch them before they’re gone. You can meet legendary photographer Mike Ruiz and see some of his iconic leather photography. You’ll even have the chance to get your photo taken as well! While you’re there be sure to sign the 2022 IML flag, and renew your membership to LAM.
11:00 AM - 7:00 PMInternational Mr. Bootblack CompetitionRendezvousInternational Mr. Bootblack Competition.
11:00 AM - 7:00 PMIML Leather Market1st, 2nd, 3rd floorsLeather Market Access – Requires access wristband for entry, must be 21+ for admission. Government issued photo ID required. Full Weekend Access Pass $40. Leather Market 4 day Access Pass day $25. Single day admission $10.00.
6:00 PM - 1:00 AMAccess Pass RegistrationCongress Hotel Michigan Ave EntranceAccess Pass Registration - Hotel and Market access pass is required for entry. Must be 21+ for admission. Government issued photo ID required. Evening single day Access Pass $10.
8:00 PM - 11:00 PMIML Pecs and Personality ContestAuditorium TheaterAuditorium Theater: IML contestants are judged on their appearance and stage presence. Doors open at 7 p.m., contest begins at 8 p.m.
9:00 PM - 2:00 AMLeather Bear StampedeFlorentineLeather Bear Stampede: Leather Bear Stampede returns this year at IML! DJ Jesse Mercado (Chicago) returns with booming sound and sexy visuals. Congress Plaza Hotel Florentine Ballroom. Tickets will be available at Weekend Registration/Ticket Desk.
10:00 PM - 2:00 AMGear Blast 2023RendezvousGearheads into sports, racing, rubber, leather, lycra and other perv gear keep things hot, sweaty and kinky! Everyone is invited to get their gear on and come party hard. After all, it's always better IN gear!
11:00 PM - 12:00 AMLeather Recovery MeetingGuest Room 700 North Tower

Start TimeNameLocationDescription
10:00 AM - 4:00 PMAccess Pass RegistrationPrince Albert RoomAccess Pass Registration - Requires access wristband for entry, must be 21+ for admission. Government issued photo ID required. Full Weekend Access Pass $15. Leather Market 2 day Access Pass day $25. Single day admission $10.00.
10:00 AM - 6:00 PMWeekend Package Pick up & Ticket SalesRafael Annex
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMLeather Recovery MeetingGuest Room 700 North Tower
11:00 AM - 3:00 PMCelebrity BootblacksRendezvousPlease join us as we open up the stands to some of your favorite bootblacks! Non-contestant bootblacks will be manning the stands from 11am to 3pm. Grab what gear you forgot during the contestant stands and support these amazing bootblacks!
11:00 AM - 4:00 PMLeather Archives & Museum Silent AuctionRendezvousLooking for a great deal on leather goods, kink art and toys? Check out the silent auction, raising funds to support the work of the Leather Archives & Museum. This year, the auction will run all weekend, giving you plenty of time to stop by and make a bid on the items that catch your eye. The auction will close at 2pm on Sunday, and winners will be notified. Items can be picked up in the LA&M Pop-Up Shop, or can be mailed to you for an additional fee.
11:00 AM - 4:00 PMLeather Archives & Museum Sling RaffleRendezvousBe sure to buy a fist-full of tickets for the annual LA&M Sling Raffle. You’ll be supporting a great cause, and getting a chance to win your very own portable sling. This is your chance to make your hotel room THE place to be at the next event! Check out our sexy models and enter as often as you like. If you win and it’s just too big for you to handle, shipping is available.
11:00 AM - 4:00 PMLeather Archives & Museum Pop-Up ShopCongress HotelStop by the pop-up shop for the Leather Archives & Museum and check out some amazing merchandise. This year's collection features items designed especially for IML in limited quantities, so catch them before they're gone. You can also find IML merchandise, and pins and posters from past IML weekends. While you're there be sure to sign the 2022 IML flag, and renew your membership to the LA&M!
11:00 AM - 5:00 PMIML Leather Market1st, 2nd, 3rd floorsLeather Market Access – Requires access wristband for entry, must be 21+ for admission. Government issued photo ID required. Full Weekend Access Pass $15. Leather Market 2 day Access Pass day $25. Single day admission $10.00.
6:00 PM - 1:00 AMAccess Pass RegistrationCongress Hotel Michigan Ave EntranceAccess Pass Registration - Hotel and Market access pass is required for entry. Must be 21+ for admission. Government issued photo ID required. Evening single day Access Pass $10.
6:00 PM - 9:00 PMInternational Mr. Leather ContestAuditorium TheaterINTERNATIONAL MR. LEATHER CONTEST Auditorium Theater: Doors open at 5:00 PM, Contest begins at 6:00 PM.
9:00 PM - 4:00 AMIML Victory CelebrationHouse of Blues 329 N. Dearborn Street“The Victory Party” Returns With An All-Star Lineup. Award winning laser and light shows, sensational set designs, Go-Go dancers from around the world and DJ/Producer Ale Maes (Brazil), DJ Brady Prince and produced by Matthew Harvat (aka CircuitMOM). This event will once again fill every floor of the 4-story House Of Blues Chicago space, so get your passes early. Ticket Packages available Ticket Sales Desk at Congress Plaza Hotel, 1st floor, Ticket Sales Desk.
11:00 PM - 12:00 AMLeather Recovery MeetingGuest Room 700 North Tower

Start TimeNameLocationDescription
10:00 AM - 3:00 PMAccess Pass RegistrationPrince Albert RoomAccess Pass Registration - Hotel and Market access pass is required for entry. Must be 21+ for admission. Government issued photo ID required. Single Day Wristband $10
10:00 AM - 4:00 PMIML Ticket SalesRafael Annex
11:00 AM - 2:00 PMLeather Archives & Museum Silent AuctionRendezvousRaise money for the Leather Archives & Museum, and get a great deal on some incredible artwork! You’ll find original pieces and prints, with something in every price range, featuring artists such as Etienne, The Hun, Jakal, Cirby Leon and more. Check back often to make sure you haven’t been outbid, or just use the buy-it-now option and take it away! Your purchases help support LAM’s work to preserve our leather history. Shipping is available for your winnings. Silent Auction closes Sunday at 2pm.
11:00 AM - 4:00 PMIML Leather Market1st, 2nd, 3rd floorsLeather Market Access – Requires access wristband for entry, must be 21+ for admission. Government issued photo ID required. Day passes available $10.
11:00 AM - 4:00 PMLeather Archives & Museum Pop-Up ShopCongress HotelLeather Market Access – Requires access wristband for entry, must be 21+ for admission. Government issued photo ID required. Day passes available $10.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMPremier Package Holder ReceptionFlorentinePremier package holders are invited to a special meet and greet with the winners of IML and IMBB. Photos with the winners are optional. Ticket included with Premier package required.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PMLeather Recovery MeetingGuest Room 700 North Tower
9:00 PM - 4:00 AMBlack and Blue BallHouse of Blues 329 N. Dearborn StreetInternational Mr. Leather’s iconic closing party, "The Black & Blue Ball" returns to Chicago’s historic House Of Blues with Matthew Harvat and his team ready to transform the venue into a different and exciting space specifically for this event. DJ Karsten Sollors (Chicago) and International Superstar DJ/Producer Tom Stephan (London) once again headline, bringing their bass and drum beats to the dance floor. Ticket Packages available Ticket Sales Desk at Congress Plaza Hotel, 1st floor, Ticket Sales Desk.