Event Schedule

(All IML 2020 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 - 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 - Hotel and Market access pass is required for entry. Must be 21+ for admission. Government issued photo ID required. Full Weekend Access Pass $40. Daytime single day Access Pass day $25.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLeather Recovery MeetingGuest Room 700 North Tower
12:00 PM - 7:00 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 2020 IML flag, and renew your membership to the LA&M!
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 – Must be 21+ to enter market area. Requires access wristband included with All Access Package or onsite for $40 good for entire weekend access. Day Access passes available.
12:00 PM - 7:00 PMInternational Mr. Bootblack CompetitionRendezvousInternational Mr. Bootblack Competition.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PMMr. International Rubber Judge AnnouncementOxfordA brief press conference, open to all interested parties, to announce the judges and tallymasters for the 24th Mr. International Rubber contest to be held November 2020 in Chicago.
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.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PMFlashBackFlorentineThe time has come to share a moment with IML 2018, James Lee and IMBB 2018, Lucky Rebel, as they share their memories and highlights from their title year and travels. Join them and some very special guests to hear the insider scoop behind the social media posts from airports, events, judging, and jock auctioned toy drives. Share some tears, laughter and Shenanigans -- Stories you probably haven’t heard and final remarks before their successors are named on Sunday night. You don't want to miss their last words before they flip and dance their way into wuzzieland. This is a ticketed event that is available as both an add-on to your Weekend Package or as a single ticket event. Tickets will be available at Weekend Registration/Ticket Desk.
7:30 PM - 8:15 PMPuppy YogaRendezvousBring your yoga mats and clothes you can move in, and enjoy the perfect warm up before the fun begins at Off Leash! Yoga starts at 7:30 PM, and the Pup Party will be from 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM
8:15 PM - 10:00 PMOff Leash: The Pup and Handler RompRendezvousThe annual pup and Handler party that is free and open to all pups and Handlers and their admirers. This year the party will focus more on community building and socializing than moshing out, although a small mosh area will be available. Come get to know you fellow ups and handlers from around the world!
10:00 PM - 2:00 AMSpitshine: The Bootblack PartyFlorentineJoin the International Mr Bootblack contestants from around the world! The silent auction and social kick off at 10pm with the dance party starting around Midnight. Bootblack stands open with guests bootblacks and great items in the auction with all proceeds going to help the IMBB travel fund. . IMBB is proudly sponsored by Stompers Boots of Fort Lauderdale, FL.
10:30 PM - 2:00 AMRubber Cocktail Social by MIR & CRMRendezvousThe Chicago Rubbermen and Mr. International Rubber contest join forces to host their annual IML gathering. Start your weekend off by meeting fellow kinky rubberists from around the globe
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 - Hotel and Market access pass is required for entry. Must be 21+ for admission. Government issued photo ID required. Full Weekend Access Pass $40. Daytime single day Access Pass day $25.
10:00 AM - 8:30 PMWeekend Package Pick up & Ticket SalesRafael Annex
11:00 AM - 5:00 PMLA&M 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 - 7:00 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 2020 IML flag, and renew your membership to the LA&M!
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 – Must be 21+ to enter market area. Requires access wristband included with All Access Package or onsite for $40 good for entire weekend access. Day Access passes available.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLeather Recovery MeetingGuest Room 700 North Tower
3:00 PM - 5:00 PMChicago Hellfire Club Annual IML Cocktail SocialOxfordCome meet the men of the Chicago Hellfire Club! We're honored to host our party again this year as leather folk from around the world come to our hometown to celebrate International Mr. Leather and International Mr. Bootblack. Want to know more about us? Perhaps you'd like to meet some of our members? We invite you to come see what we're up to, hang out and see what fun we can have together. All are welcome.
4:00 PM - 6:00 PMLORE Sober Recovery Mocktail PartyGuest Room 700 North TowerAll members and friends of the recovery community are invited to attend.
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.
7:00 PM - 10:30 PMBLUF SocialOxfordBLUF Chicago welcomes members of the Breeches and Leather Uniform Fan Club from around the world with a cocktail reception bringing together men into full leather uniforms. This is a BLUF Dress Code Enforced Event, so please wear your finest Leathers and Uniforms.
8:00 PM - 11:00 PMIML Pecs and Personality ContestAuditorium TheatreAuditorium Theatre: 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 - 1:00 AMLeather Bear StampedeFlorentineLeather Bear Stampede: A new officially sanctioned Saturday night dance party at IML this year! DJ Ale Maes (Brazil, FurBall) makes his IML debut 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 2020RendezvousHot guys in sports, racing, rubber, leather, lycra and other perv gear keep things hot, sweaty and kinky! Everyone is invited to get yer gear on and come party hard and sweaty. 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 - Hotel and Market access pass is required for entry. Must be 21+ for admission. Government issued photo ID required. Full Weekend Access Pass $40. Daytime single day Access Pass day $25.
10:00 AM - 6:00 PMWeekend Package Pick up & Ticket SalesRafael Annex
11:00 AM - 2:00 PMLA&M 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 - 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 - 5:00 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 2020 IML flag, and renew your membership to the LA&M!
11:00 AM - 5:00 PMIML Leather Market1st, 2nd, 3rd floorsLeather Market Access – Must be 21+ to enter market area. Requires access wristband included with All Access Package or onsite for $40 good for entire weekend access. Day Access passes available.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLeather Recovery MeetingGuest Room 700 North Tower
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMMetropolitan Community Church ServiceColumbiaMetropolitan Community Church Service, General worship service by Chicago’s MCC’s for Christian Leatherfolk.
2:00 PM - 4:00 PMPOW! The Superhero Fetish MeetupHotel LobbyPOW! is the world’s kinkiest superhero fetish event, and a yearly tradition at IML. This futuristic party brings together kinksters who celebrate superhero fetish as part of their sexual identity. Show off your best cosplay or superhero gear, and meet other like-minded queeroes in this epic two-hour adventure. POW! is a judgment-free event. Hosted by Pablo Greene, author of How to Kill a Superhero, the best-selling series of erotic novels. For more info, email au@howtokillasuperhero.net.
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 TheatreINTERNATIONAL MR. LEATHER CONTEST Auditorium Theatre: 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 Grammy Nominated DJ Tony Moran (NYC/LA) 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 $15
10:00 AM - 4:00 PMIML Ticket SalesRafael Annex
11:00 AM - 4:00 PMIML Leather Market1st, 2nd, 3rd floorsLeather Market Access – Must be 21+ to enter market area. Requires access wristband available with IML weekend packages. Day passes 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 2020 IML flag, and renew your membership to the LA&M!
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.