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24 October 2008 @ 02:41 pm
The Santa Clara County Leather Association Leather Weekend is our annual showcase event.
Proceeds to benefit the
Billy deFrank LGBT Center

Friday Nov. 7, Leather and Uniform Night at
Renegades Bar.
501 W. Taylor St. San Jose, CA 95110; 408/275-9902; 21 and over
Meet and Greet! Cruise and Schmooze! Fun in the Bun! Surprises!

Saturday Nov. 8, 8pm, The Art of Sleaze Mixed Energy Dungeon Party at Edges.
1725 De La Cruz Ave, Santa Clara; 18 & over; $25;
Must be a member of Edges or SCCLA, or a pre-registered guest of a member (rsvp for guests at
rsvp@edges.biz).
Come frame your fantasy in a world where (nearly) everything is permitted.

Sunday Nov. 9th, noon: SCCLA Leather Brunch at Cardinal Coffee Shop and Lounge
3197 Meridian Ave. San Jose, CA 95124; 408/269-7891
Buy your brunch, schmooze and munch in good company! We'll be seated in the bar area.

Learn more about the SCCLA on our
website.
 
 
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12 September 2008 @ 03:25 pm

Offered for your consideration... portraits in pleasure and power...

The Santa Clara County Leather Association proudly presents Leather Weekend 2008 – it ain't the same old thing, it's something nastier - the Art of Sleaze!

Friday, Nov. 7, 9pm: Meet and Greet at Renegades Bar

Saturday, Nov. 8: Art of Sleaze Mixed Energy Dungeon Play Party, at Edges

Sunday, Nov. 9, Noon; schmooze brunch at the Cardinal, in San Jose

We dream of living art in the dungeon... painted flesh... small acts that entice as you create your own scenes... of delicacies, artfully presented in the social areas... of leather men and women... of gearheads...wild animals... of rough sex, proudly displayed... How will *you* frame your fantasy?

Visit www.SCCLeather.com for details as the date nears.

The SCCLA is a project of the Billy deFrank LGBT Center.

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19 August 2008 @ 08:12 am
* Summertime, and the livin' is easy *

What: Santa Clara County Leather Association's Annual Leather Community Picnic
Where: Steven's Creek Park in San Jose (Details on  RSVP)
Date: Saturday, August 23, 2008
Time: Noon. - 4 p.m.
Cost: Free (there is a $5/car parking fee charged by the park)

Bring your meat (or other) and a dish to share - we'll provide the grill & grilling utensils

RSVP: rsvp@sccleather.org <//rsvp@sccleather.org/>

The event is free, the site is shaded, and the energy will be high!
The aim of this picnic is to build community. It is not an event for kids.

Parking is limited, so carpooling is a very good idea.

Throw water balloons, grill a burger, wear your wet underwear, cruise, schmooze... take a nap!

Visit www.SCCLeather.org for updates!
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16 May 2008 @ 01:45 pm
The Santa Clara County Leather Association is hosting the Meet and Greet for the Northwest Leather Conference (and NWM/s contest) tonight, Friday May 16 in San Jose.

WHERE: Renegades Bar  www.renegadesbar.com
501 W. Taylor St, San Jose, CA  95110
WHEN: 8pm until whenever they kick us out!
COVER: There's never a cover charge at Renegades! C'mon out!
Friday is going to be one hot night all the way around, but it's going to be
extra steamy at Renegades!

-Meet the contestants for Northwest Master/slave 2008!

-See  demos by LorenQ and Michael Sol, and just maybe one or two other
interesting  surprises.

-Have your boots blacked by boyjean, International Community  Bootblack 2007!

-Buy some raffle tickets and win some fun stuff! Proceeds  from the raffle
benefit the NWM/s travel fund.

-Adore our fabulous emcee  for the evening, and for the weekend, Gabrielle
Antolovich, International Ms  Leather 1990!

- Bring  your appetite! For just $6, Captain's Fun in the Bun will
give you a  plate of your choice of Chicago Dog, The King Louie (Spicy Polish),
The Big Al  (Italian Beef), Captain's Big Ass Chili Dog or Sabra's Bitchin' BBQ
Beef  Sandwich: Choice of Potato Salad or Sabra's Special ColeSlaw: Brownie
Bites for  dessert!

Dinner starts serving around six pm, so feel free to come on  down as soon as
you want, but the Meet and Greet festivities kick off at eight pm.

Come on down to Renegades, at 501 W. Taylor St, San Jose,  this Friday, and
join the SCCLA in kicking off smOdyssey's Northwest  Leather
Celebration!
 
 
Calling all puppies, foxes, ponies, their owners, trainers, riders...

Join the Santa Clara County Leather Association for a leather outreach party at Furcon next Saturday 1/26 (date correction)!

We'll be offering tastes of the violent wand and of bondage, as well as beverages and munchies, all with an Asian flair, as part of the Fur East gathering that is Furcon this year.

Fur friends are invited to meet kinky,queer, sex-positive SCCLA members, and see what we have to offer as a club.

Furcon takes place at the San Jose Doubletree all weekend long. It's $30 for a day membership. A membership is required to visit the party floor on Saturday night. You'll want to see all the adorable - and hot- folks running around anyhow. :-)
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15 November 2007 @ 03:47 pm
 Santa Clara County Leather Association and Pierce Ink
invite you to a special screening of...

*Liberty in Restraint - behind the eyes of a fetish photographer*

WHAT: 90 minute feature documentary plus Q&A with director Michael Ney;
ask questions, buy a copy!

WHEN: Friday November 16, 2007
(Doors Open @ 7:30pm, Screening @ 8:00pm)

WHERE: the Back Room of Pierce Ink, 48-B Race St, San Jose, CA 95126
(Enter thru the front door, please.)

Suggested Donation: $5, no one turned away for lack of funds

All adults are welcome. You don't need to be a member to attend.

For more information please visit http://www.sccleather.org/

Please feel free to forward this on to other appropriate lists.

And hey, we'll have munchies!

Please pass the word to the appropriate lists and friends. :-)
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05 November 2007 @ 03:14 pm
Santa Clara County Leather Association and Pierce Ink
invite you to a Special Screening of "Liberty in Restraint"

"Liberty in Restraint - behind the eyes of a fetish photographer"
90 minute Feature documentary plus Q&A with the director Michael Ney

Friday November 16, 2007
Doors Open @ 7:30pm, Screening @ 8:00pm
Back Room of Pierce Ink
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Race St
San Jose, CA 95126
Suggested Donation: $5, no one turned away for lack of funds

for more information please visit http://www.sccleather.org/

Please feel free to forward this on to other appropriate lists.

Join the director Michael Ney for a Q&A and hear about the background
to creating this unusual documentary.

Please tell all your friends to join us. Be the first in San Francisco
to get your copy of the DVD too - signed by the director. Preview
release available now.

More info, photos, videos etc at: http://www.libertyinrestraint.com

Press kit at:
http://www.libertyinrestraint.com/files/lib_a4_presskit_sept05.pdf

Liberty in Restraint - behind the eyes of a fetish photographer is a
story about freedom of expression and daring to follow one's visions.
This documentary follows fetish photographer Noel Graydon in his quest
for authenticity, showing his work in progress, the passion for his
art and its themes, and the transgressive activities of the community
he loved to photograph. It also investigates the nature of sexual
transgression, the prejudices of society and how an artist can break
through boundaries.

The clandestine world of bondage and discipline, dominance-submission,
sadomasochism, fetish fashion and alternative sex was a powerful
attraction for Noel Graydon. For five years he trained and worked as a
BDSM Master, aka "Master Venom", and established the friendships which
led him to genuinely capture this clandestine world "as an insider
looking out." Liberty in Restraint follows Noel in his quest for
authenticity and explored his life, work and community... revealing
the mentors, muses and masochists who inspired his artistic
endeavours... showing the passion for his art and its themes.

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The DVD will be released in stores on Dec 11. You can alert your
favorite video stores to the existence of Liberty and request they
order it in as soon as possible... distribution via MVD.

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Tribute to Noel Graydon

It is with great regret that we bring the sad news that photographer,
Noel Graydon, suffered a fatal heart attack on Saturday 7 July 2007 in
Brisbane, Australia. Noel was riding his push bike and suffered an
asthma attack triggering a major heart attack caused by an arterial
blood clot.

Noel received global exposure as the subject of the documentary
"Liberty in Restraint" and his journey embraced fathering two
daughters and an ongoing struggle to reconcile fetish life with family
life. After years of drug addiction, then total recovery with his
parents help, it is all the more tragic that he died at his parents
place after being healthy for many years. He will be missed by all who
knew him.
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10) Several of your favorite vendors are bringing their wares just for YOU!!

9) You just might learn something.  There are going to be interesting and helpful demonstrations and discussions and things-to-know led by some of our community's best!

8) Leather.  Boots.  Cigars.  Uniforms.  Hot people wearing and using all those in really hot ways,  especially at our Friday kickoff at Renegades! <okay, I gotta stop here and move on to number 7 before I overheat>

7)The show. If you have never been to an SCCLA show event, YOU ARE MISSING OUT.  The delicious fantasies and gorgeous performances are worth the price of admission all by themselves.

6)A yummy, yummy Tamale and Southwestern salad to fill you up before the show and get those carbs and protein going before the play party.

5) A LIVE auction filled with all kinds of really terrific offerings.

4) Insert your favorite "tool" double entendre here.

3) MMmmmmm....bootblacks.

2) All your favorite south bay leatherfolk in one place!  What else do you need?

1) The SCCLA has chosen two very deserving charities this year as recipients.  The Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center, and the Leather Leadership Conference, which will be held in San Francisco, April 11-13, 2008.
 
 
10 October 2007 @ 10:12 am
 The Santa Clara County Leather Association Proudly Presents:
Leather Weekend '07: "Tools of the Trade"  November 2-4, 2007

Friday: Meet and Greet at Renegades Bar in San Jose!

What are your tools?  Are you a cowboy?  A fireman? Is construction more your speed?  Wear your gear and enter our "Gear Up" contest, emceed by the lovely Lady Hilary!

Saturday: A full day of happenings at Edges in Santa Clara!

A vendor fair brimming over with some of our favorite tools and toys, both silent and live auctions with even more gear to buy-with the proceeds going to worthwhile organizations, a delicious meal, fabulous entertainment, and a hot play party!  What's not to love?

Sunday: Wind down from the weekend's excitement at brunch.  The Cardinal has a brunch buffet second to none, so you can have a leisurely meal with friends and leather loved ones.

For more information, please visit http://www.sccleather.org or to buy tickets go to http://www.frantix.net

Note: RSVP is required for the play party (for non-SCCLA or Edges members); buying your ticket in advance qualifies as an RSVP.
 
 
10 September 2007 @ 11:04 am

Our favorite kink yoga instructor,Conni, returns with the next round of classes TOMORROW! 9/11/07, at the deFrank LGBT center (938 The Alameda, SJ). I love the class-

Lance

Beginner’s Level I& II Hatha Yoga

Tuesday Evening 8 Week Series

Sept. 11 - Oct.30  5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

The Billy DeFrank Center
Grand Ballroom

 

Join us for an exploration of gentle yoga postures, breathing exercises and meditation in a peaceful environment. These classes are designed to be a safe sanctuary for opening your heart, for students who are seeking peace of mind,physical movement and relaxation of the nervous system.

 

Series $80

 Or Drop In at any Tuesday class  $15

Classes are open to all 

No previous experience necessary.

 

Instructor Bio:  Conni Hayzelden, owner Lotus Heart Body and Yoga Therapy has been a body-mind professional supporting her client’s and student’s individual exploration of their connections between heart, body, mind and spirit. A nationally Certified Yoga Instructor, she also holds a BA in Psychology and is a Senior Bodywork Practitioner. It is her strong desire to share with each student the myriad benefits of yoga regardless of ability, age or physical condition.