Event Schedule

(All IML 2019 events are sign-interpreted for the hearing impaired.)

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Below is a preliminary Schedule for IML 2019, the full schedule will be updated in mid February.

 

  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • Monday

TimeEventLocationDescription
10:00 AM - 9:00 PMWeekend Package Pick up & Ticket SalesRafael Annex
8:00 PM - 10:30 PMIML Opening CeremoniesVenue SIX10Venue SIX10: 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.

TimeEventLocationDescription
10:00 AM - 9:00 PMWeekend Package Pick up & Ticket SalesRafael Annex
11:00 AM - 6:00 PMLeather Market Day Pass RegistrationPrince Albert RoomLeather Market Access – Must be 21+ to enter market area. Requires access wristband available with IML weekend packages or onsite for $40 good for entire weekend access. Day passes available.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLeather Recovery MeetingGuest Room 700 North Tower
12:00 PM - 7:00 PMIML Leather Market1st, 2nd, 3rd floorsLeather Market Access – Must be 21+ to enter market area. Requires access wristband available with IML weekend packages or onsite for $40 good for entire weekend access. Day passes available.
12:00 PM - 7:00 PMInternational Mr. Bootblack CompetitionRendezvousInternational Mr. Bootblack Competition.
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. Guest authors will join us during the weekend to sign and sell copies of their books, so stop by often. While you're there be sure to sign the 2019 IML flag, and renew your membership to the LA&M for 2019!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PMFlashBackFlorentineSpend some time with IML 2018, James Lee and IMBB 2018, LUCKY REBEL, as they share their memories and highlights of their title year and travels. Join them and some very special guests to hear the insider scoop behind the social media posts of airports, events, judging, and jock auctions. Share some tears, laughs and scandals -- stories you probably haven't heard as well as their final remarks before their successors are named on Sunday night. Be there as the guys have a last word before fading into wuzziedom. 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.
8:00 PM - 12:00 AMLORE Sober Recovery DinnerCongress Hotel Front EntranceAll members and friends of recovery community are invited to join, meet at the Congress Hotel entrance at 7:30pm for a short walk to the restaurant.
11:00 PM - 12:00 AMLeather Recovery MeetingGuest Room 700 North Tower

TimeEventLocationDescription
10:00 AM - 6:00 PMLeather Market Day Pass RegistrationPrince Albert RoomLeather Market Access – Must be 21+ to enter market area. Requires access wristband available with IML weekend packages or onsite for $40 good for entire weekend access. Day passes available.
10:00 AM - 8:30 PMWeekend Package Pick up & Ticket SalesRafael Annex
11:00 AM - 7:00 PMIML Leather Market1st, 2nd, 3rd floorsLeather Market Access – Must be 21+ to enter market area. Requires access wristband available with IML weekend packages or onsite for $40 good for entire weekend access. Day passes available.
11:00 AM - 7:00 PMInternational Mr. Bootblack CompetitionRendezvousInternational Mr. Bootblack Competition.
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. Guest authors will join us during the weekend to sign and sell copies of their books, so stop by often. While you're there be sure to sign the 2019 IML flag, and renew your membership to the LA&M for 2019!
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLeather Recovery MeetingGuest Room 700 North Tower
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.
8:00 PM - 11:00 PMIML Pecs and Personality ContestAuditorium TheatreAuditorium Theatre: Ticket Packages available Ticket Sales Desk at Congress Plaza Hotel, 1st floor, Ticket Sales Desk. IML contestants are judged on their appearance and stage presence. Doors open at 7 p.m., contest begins at 8 p.m.
11:00 PM - 12:00 AMLeather Recovery MeetingGuest Room 700 North Tower

TimeEventLocationDescription
10:00 AM - 4:00 PMLeather Market Day Pass RegistrationPrince Albert RoomLeather Market Access – Must be 21+ to enter market area. Requires access wristband available with IML weekend packages or onsite for $40 good for entire weekend access. Day passes available.
10:00 AM - 6:00 PMWeekend Package Pick up & Ticket SalesRafael Annex
11:00 AM - 5:00 PMIML Leather Market1st, 2nd, 3rd floorsLeather Market Access – Must be 21+ to enter market area. Requires access wristband available with IML weekend packages or onsite for $40 good for entire weekend access. Day passes available.
11:00 AM - 3:00 PMInternational Mr. Bootblack CompetitionRendezvousInternational Mr. Bootblack Competition.
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. Guest authors will join us during the weekend to sign and sell copies of their books, so stop by often. While you're there be sure to sign the 2019 IML flag, and renew your membership to the LA&M for 2019!
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLeather Recovery MeetingGuest Room 700 North Tower
6:00 PM - 9:00 PMInternational Mr. Leather ContestAuditorium TheatreINTERNATIONAL MR. LEATHER CONTEST Auditorium Theatre: Ticket Packages available Ticket Sales Desk at Congress Plaza Hotel, 1st floor, Ticket Sales Desk. 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. With custom laser and light shows, sensational set designs, Go-Go dancers from around the world and the best DJ talent on the decks, this incredible party produced by Matthew Harvat (aka CircuitMOM) will once again fill every floor of the 4-story House Of Blues Chicago space. 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

TimeEventLocationDescription
10:00 AM - 3:00 PMLeather Market Day Pass RegistrationPrince Albert RoomLeather Market Access – Must be 21+ to enter market area. Requires access wristband available with IML weekend packages. Day passes available.
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. Guest authors will join us during the weekend to sign and sell copies of their books, so stop by often. While you're there be sure to sign the 2019 IML flag, and renew your membership to the LA&M for 2019!
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.
3:00 PM - 4:00 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 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. Ticket Packages available Ticket Sales Desk at Congress Plaza Hotel, 1st floor, Ticket Sales Desk.