“Captain Adam” is an EMS professional specializing in event medicine for underserved and at-risk groups. He has over 20 years of operational experience in a variety of contexts, as well as an equal amount of time in the Kink and LGBTQIA+ communities. He has spent the last 8 years developing specialized practice standards and delivering care in unconventional environments (and unconventional outfits). A veteran of the GWOT, the Corporate Wars, the COVID-19 Pandemic, multiple 911 systems, and the Southeast Convention Circuit, Adam has a diverse resume in both the "conventional" and fringe communities that lends itself to the edge cases. He currently serves on the board for Usagi Medical Group, and most recently has launched Outlier Solutions Group in order to bring the best of the bleeding edge to even more of the Atlanta community. Find Captain Adam on social media as @the_captain_adam on Instagram, Facebook and Discord.
A returning presenter to Southeast Black and Blue, Bishop has been a part of the Atlanta Leather/Kink community since 2011. Knowledgeable in many areas of kink, his primary interests are Fire and Knifeplay. He identifies as a Bi Top Poly Leather HyenaPup.
Ames Beckerman is a native of Boston, MA who moved to NYC in 2006 where he discovered a love of kink through nightlife photography. Since moving to Atlanta at the beginning of the pandemic, he opened Ames Studios, LLC where he focuses on body positive and sex positive photography within the LGBTQIA+ community. In addition to headshot, family, and wedding photography, Ames particularly enjoys photographing kink events as well as providing kink and boudoir shoots in his private studio. Ames is active in the trans and kink communities, and can often be found at the Eagle with his husband Jay and his camera.
Master Archer has spent much of the past 30 years trying to pay forward the debt incurred when the Leather and kink Community in Dallas TX began to teach him what being Leather was about. Except the debt keeps growing as more and more people young and old provide deeper and more varied lessons. He has finally decided that he will eventually die still very much in debt to hundreds of people. Master Archer earns a living as an Environmental Health and Safety Professional and has use that knowledge for both his personal risk profile and to advise a number of groups how to use EHS tools and techniques to address their group risk profile.
Bull is a switchy sober fucker who thrives on energy exchange, breath play, ass play, and boots – also described as a “barnyard science experiment gone wrong.” He has been involved in the Atlanta leather/fetish scene since 2012, and over the years has also spent time in the Philadelphia and San Francisco communities before returning to Atlanta as his home. In 2013, Bull was a founding member of Team Friendly Atlanta advocating for PrEP access and broadcasting the message that Undetectable = Untransmittable. In San Francisco, Bull was an Events Committee member of the Grassroots Gay Rights Foundation; and now, serves as the Production Director for ALP-SEBB events, where he’s worked to produce events such as Atlanta Leather Pride, Southeast Black and Blue Weekend, Hotlanta Rubber and Gear Nights, Furry Nights @ Atlanta Eagle, Leather and Lace, BDSM101 Monthly Classes, and many others. Feeling just as comfortable in a sling as he does on a stage, has produced a wide range of play parties including Fort Troff Maneuvers and the quarterly Atlanta Dominion party. When he’s not in “human drag,” you can often find Bull in his Bull/Wolf fur-sona, named Bael. Bull is owned by his Sir, his brother, and his cat – Zavala.
Pup Dante is a commercial, editorial, lifestyle, and kink photographer born and raised in Metro Atlanta. He works in both film and digital formats and loves to experiment with light. He has worked with Lifetouch, Dunlop Productions, The Home Depot Foundation, the Cobb County School District, David Atlanta, SEBB, and Kink Down South. Pup Dante specializes in portraiture, but he also loves capturing landscapes and events. He believes that everyone should feel comfortable in front of the camera while celebrating their body and the way they choose to present themselves. Whether it be headshots or a photoshoot showcasing your gear, he wants to make sure you feel comfortable and look your best. When he’s not behind the camera, you might find him somewhere in the woods exploring his favorite hiking spots in Northeast Georgia and North Carolina, chilling by the pool at Oz Campground, or spending time with his guys. A self-proclaimed “Pro Napper,” Dante loves a lazy day on the couch cuddled up while watching scary movies.
Illinois-born and Atlanta-based David is a proud associated member of the Chicago Hellfire Club and former Mister Atlanta Eagle 2018. At IML 2019, he took the stage in fursuit head and diaper. He has been an active member of the furry, ABDL, and leather communities for many years and strives towards finding common ground to intermingle people from these different circles. He embraces a kink lifestyle as an exploration of personal freedom and breaking of social constructs. If you catch him padded, feel free to check just how soggy of a doggy he can be.
MsDDom & CreamDreamShe/Her & he/him/él
MsDDom and CreamDream have lived in an authority-based dynamic since 2010. With lifestyle experiences, cultural, and age differences, their goal is a sustainable authority-based relationship. Active in the Atlanta BDSM and Leather communities, both are servant leaders who share their time by presenting topics, advocating for BIPOC presence, and volunteering for various organizations, conferences, and groups. This dynamic couple are Librarians at the Carter/Johnson Library and Collections Atlanta Annex, co-lead the Black Atlanta Munch, and are servant Head Master and majordomo slave, respectively, of the Black FemDoms – Atlanta group. MsDDom and CreamDream enjoy traveling and sharing their time with lifestyle people in the U.S. and Canada.
Holly Myst (she/her) is a bootblack and submissive-leaning leatherwoman. She recently relocated to the Atlanta area from the Great Lakes where she had been active in the Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago communities over the past decade. She has helped run a number of groups in Wisconsin including: Satyricon Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Area Subs Gathering, and Rope in Waukesha. In the fall of 2019, she was named Ms. Wisconsin Leather Pride 2020 and held this title through 2022. Since moving to Atlanta, she has become a mentor liaison for the Atlanta Mentors and the bootblack coordinator for the Leather Leadership Conference, in addition to bootblacking at a number of events at the Atlanta Eagle. She began bootblacking in 2015, and takes every opportunity to learn from, and share skills with, other bootblacks.
Jay Jennings blends his commitment to trans activism and organization with his interests in Leather and BDSM, particularly rope bondage and impact play. As a passionate trans activist, Jay advocates for greater visibility and acceptance within the LGBTQIA+ community, by sharing his personal journey to empower others to embrace their authentic selves with confidence. Jay is one of the founders of Trans Atlanta Social Club, a newly reorganized non-profit that seeks to provide opportunities and avenues for building community through positive activities. He brings his experiences to the Leather and Kink communities and believes that all bodies are sexy, beautiful, and have a place in the family. In his spare time, Jay volunteers his time as a fluffer for his husband, Ames’, boudoir photography sessions.
Jeb is a kinkster with multiple tools in his belt. With a little over 8 years and counting in the community, he has mentored and learned with a plethora of experienced leather family's, Sir's, Boy's, and people from all walks of life within the community. He upholds the foundation of Respect and honor. Fully believing in the pass it forward method has devoted much of his free time to working with the community to share his knowledge and skill set for the hope of a better generation behind him. Owner and operator of the Guardian Forge, a skilled metal worker and innovative kinkster, he has set about to bring custom and innovative ideas to the community both in craftsmanship and thought.
Sir John is a Leatherman who honors the traditions of history, as well as embracing the evolving leather culture. He began contributing to the community by being a founding member of Houston Warriors, board member of Panther L/L, and President of National Leather Association – International. He has judged at MIR, presented and demonstrated at ILS/b ICBB, performed at LUEY and NIBL, and presented and demonstrated at SEBB. He is proficient with impact play like spanking, paddling, caning, whipping, cock & ball torture, and especially flogging. Other kinky preferences are bondage involving mummification/plastic wrapping and nipple play. The Leather culture is important to him, as he feels that it has given him mental health, friendships, and options the general gay community could not. He lives the leather lifestyle in a Dominant/submissive dynamic with his boy.
LittleZap has been in the kink community for nearly a decade. He is a swtichy gearhead, with a wide spectrum of kinks and experience in the kink world. He has two partners, tallglassofoj in Atlanta, and AxxPup in Rochester.
Meet Nash, born and bred in the heart of Tennessee. Nash is an Atlanta resident. An activist in turning heads and breaking boundaries in the pursuit of self-expression and equality, but don't let the serious side fool you – this pansexual knows how to infuse a dash of kink into every endeavor. When not championing the rights of the marginalized, you'll find Nash exploring the sensual embracing bodies in all their forms. And when it comes to personal pleasures, Nash has a penchant for the art of anticipation, with a favorite fetish that's both alluring and intriguing – the delicate dance of chastity. They relish the thrill of edging, revel in the mystery of blindfolds, find solace in sensory deprivation, and embrace the power dynamics of humiliation.
Poptart is an Atlanta-native and lifelong kinkster. He works as a performer, stand-up comedian, and drag queen. He co-created and co-hosts the award-winning all-drag, all-stand-up comedy show, STANDING ROOM ONLY, at Mary's. He also has the honor of being the current reigning Mr. Atlanta Eagle. You can find him on Instagram @Poptartthequeen.
Daddy Rod is a native of San Jose, CA and currently splits his time between the SF Bay Area and Atlanta. He has been a part of the Leather and BDSM/Kink Community for over 25 years with the last 22 years in the Atlanta area. He is currently the Treasurer of the ONYX National Council, and was Mr. Atlanta Eagle 2016. His involvement with the Leather/BDSM and Kink community, and ONYX in particular, has helped Daddy Rod embrace Leather History, his kinks and become a more confident man with a passion for education and preserving Leather History! His kinks include Assplay (i.e. Dildos/Fisting), Spanking, Wax Play, Sensory Play, and more “intense” kinks which he will gladly discuss on a 1-1 basis 🙂 Daddy Rod is an avid health/fitness enthusiast, loves traveling around the world, and loves many genres of music. He is a former Radio DJ at a jazz station and also enjoys game shows where he has appeared and won on both “The Price is Right” and “Let’s Make a Deal”.
Running Aemok identifies as a polyamorous, pansexual, neurodivergent, 2-Spirit Leather person with a long list of kinks. For nearly two decades, they have been a body & sex positive advocate and educator supporting the community and are committed to breaking stigmas around mental health & accessibility. Wanting to share their passion and knowledge Aemok has taught at events across the US, including Florida Power Exchange, Frolicon, and Wicked Women, as well as brought their rope bondage to the stages at kink and non-kink events such as the Hulaween Music Festival and Aerial Dragons. They hope to inspire others to pursue their passions while building strong, fulfilling relationships. They are a proud member of Mama's Family, co-founded Hitchin’ Bitches Tampa and T-LAW, and is Florida Puppy 2023 1st runner-up.
Mx. Noël/Shepherd has been training animals, hitting people, and practicing formal etiquette all their life. Raised by the Last Great Southern Belle, she learned tea and animal training from childhood. Unsurprisingly, this translated easily to humans on their introduction to BDSM at 19. Shepherd is an Our Whole Lives Lifespan Sexuality facilitator, former Board Member for Whippersnappers Atlanta, Mx Southeast Olympus Leather 2011, and a Regional Operating Committee member for LLCXVI. Their current, primary volunteer gig is that of Spiritual and Behavioral Health Director for Usagi Medical Group, an all-volunteer event medicine company. In her copious spare time, Shepherd rides motorcycles, scuba dives, works as a hospital chaplain, and attempts to keep up with their school-age children.
I am a woman of diverse skills and talents. I have walked the paths of child, daughter, sister, mother, spouse, partner, business woman, performer, teacher, facilitator, and so many more.I am an Autistic, queer, white woman of the American South who is kinky and consensually non monogamous. I have been active in the pagan, energy work, poly, and kink communities for over 20 years. I am also Co-Head of House Evolution. I have been studying and practicing wellness modalities since early childhood. My passion for wellness led me to become an Erotic Embodiment Practitioner, Conscious Erotic Touch Practitioner, Reiki Master, body stress ritual facilitator, consultant, educator, and coach. As a society, we have been taught to ignore the relationship between our body, mind, and spirit. This denies us the pleasure and peace found when we are fully embodied. It denies us the ability to recognize that we are already whole and divine beings.
Victor, also known as Pup Volt, is a Brazilian-American Millennial who lives in Atlanta with his polycule. Having grown up on boardgames and Dungeons & Dragons, he was used to spending long nights in somebody’s basement having fun with complicated rules, and so he naturally took to the kink community as soon as he was able. Now a regular at ‘Atlanta Men In Rope’ for eight years, Volt has taught introductory shibari and performed demonstrations at local events such as Getting Knotty, Atlanta Leather Pride, Kink Down South Weekend, and Furry Weekend Atlanta. Outside of shibari, Volt is also a fisting top, a practicing furry, a Dungeon Master (in more ways than one), an amateur writer, and a Pokémon champion. Last but not least, Volt is a proud dog dad to Oliver, his polycule’s 3-year-old pitbull puppy. Be careful! If provoked, Volt WILL go on for hours about how adorable and perfect his dog is.