I found an interesting article today that reminds me that SELF (the South-East LeatherFest) is coming up soon. It is a major BDSM convention in Atlanta, and will be celebrating 25 years of existance this year. While I have only been to the vendor rooms (damn budgeting, I will make it there some day), I hear wonderful things about it.
Southern Voice has a wonderful write up about it. If your going to be in the Atlanta area June 12-14, stop in and check it out.
Celebrating its 25th festival this year and open to all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, SELF includes a weekend full of classes, entertainment, parties and role-playing.
Organizers have shifted the schedule so that there is more programming on Friday and less on Sunday, have lowered ticket prices across the board and are offering one-day and vendor fair-only passes.
“We’re a little different this year,” says SELF co-owner Catherine Gross. “Everyone else has had to tighten their belt. We are a community event, why shouldn’t we do the same thing? We know what’s going on with our attendees, everyone has been hit hard… It was the right thing to do, and we did it.”
Last year, a good friend got an award at SELF, this year friends are running for the Master and Slave title. I wonder what else will happen.
Share your SELF memories, please, in the comments.