Corium 2016

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BootCo is celebrating 26 years by presenting Queensland’s premier all male leather, fetish and dance event.

Sponsored by Lucrecia & DeSade this years Corium will be at Number 29 –  with doors opening exclusively to ticket-holders in a whole venue event from 6 pm till late on August 27.

Featuring DJ Fradge and DJ Saeni Boi, there will be entertainment a plenty with the options of dancing the night away, playing in the upstairs area, visiting the pop up dungeon for something a bit kinkier, watching one of the several shows or even just kicking back and socialising with friends in the garden area.

A key feature of Corium is the announcement of Mr Queensland Leather 2016, with Lucrezia & DeSade returning as the main sponsor. This year we are also delighted to re-welcome Army of Men as the new sponsor for Queensland Leatherboy 2016, with the winner for both being announced on the night.

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Mr Queensland Leather is a prestigious title amongst the Australian Leather Community – we encourage men from all sections of the leather community to enter. This year also sees the Queensland Leather Boy competition continuing it’s growth with stages of competition rather than just an appearance onstage.

Providing a coat check service on the night is our returning corporate sponsor is Brisbane’s first all male adult , Spunk’d who will also be trading late.

The MQL competition and Corium even are proudly sponsored by Lucrezia & DeSade, Spunk’d Adult Store, Army Of Men Leather, STFUmedia, and Number 29 Cruise Club.

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Members can buy tickets at Tom’s Bar only for $25.00 and Online until 7th August until the price raises to $30.00

Tickets cost $30 for members and $35 for guests and are available now online through eventbrite and at the door at Number 29. If not sold out, a limited amount of tickets will also be available on the night – so make sure you get your tickets early.

Tickets at the door will cost $35.00
Tickets can be purchased from Number 29
Corium Tickets Online:
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

 

Number 29 is located at 29 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley

MQL 2015 Title Year Journey

As it is coming to the end of my year as Mr Queensland Leather, I can look back at my year with pride, amusement and enjoyment. The title year started out with me finding my feet and deciding how I was going to mark the year as my own and how I was going to promote BootCo and promote the causes that were near to my heart.

I had already begun to promote BootCo to a younger generation before my time as MQL through Boot Youth and I continued to do so. I also wanted to get the club to interact more with the wider Australian leather community, I therefore reciprocated the invitation by Sydney Leather Pride to be part of their Mardi Gras contingent by inviting Mr Sydney Leather, Tim Ball to BootCo. I also participated in the first Australian BLUF event in Melbourne, attended by many leather men from all over Australia and beyond. I then attended Code Black soon after and met Stephen Morgen, Mr Laird Leatherman. It was great to meet so many leathermen and to form connections in person with those who I had been chatting with online.

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Leather Journey – Richard Fraser

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Headshot for BootCo newsletter

While there may not be such a thing as a typical leather journey, my own experience of this subculture may be somewhat unusual.

It is approaching 18 months since I started photographing Brisbane’s leather and kink subculture, as part of my ambitious attempt to transition from media and telecommunications regulator to visual artist. About to commence my final year of a photography degree and faced with the challenge of what to do my major project on, I thought it would be fun and interesting to look at pup play – something I had only the vaguest knowledge and understanding of at the time. I had no real desire to participate but at the same time sensed that it would be – ironically – an engaging story about how we as human beings relate to one another.

To cut a long story short, my visual exploration of pup play evolved into an examination of other kinks and I was able to produce a body of work that was included in an exhibition of photojournalism earlier this year. The work provides visual account of the physical and emotional components of this often secret world and shows a playfulness and sense of connection which are often absent from the highly constructed representations of kink often found in mass media. If you have yet to see my work it can be viewed at www.rfphoto.com.au.

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President’s Welcome 2016

Greetings and Salutations!

Firstly, my sincere apologies for those of you who have been eagerly awaiting the first newsletter from your new President. I can only apologise for the lateness and I can assure you that my tardiness will not be repeated.

Before I go any further, I would like to say thank you to all the members of the outgoing committee. Steering any club/organisation takes many skills and, Boot Co’s ongoing success as a club, is testament, not only to the outgoing committee, but to all previous committees. Thank you, again.

I now ask you to join me in welcoming the incoming committee. I have observed that this is a committee that has enthusiasm, skills, knowledge and maturity to take Boot Co forward. Their varied backgrounds and experiences will be invaluable to the club’s ongoing success.

I am again, honoured, to be President of Boot Co. The trust and respect that has been shown to me by club members is very humbling and I will continue to assist the club to grow and be successful in maintaining a relaxed, friendly and respectful forum where men can come together to meet, talk, explore their fetishes and have fun. Together, with the incoming committee, I believe that Boot Co is heading for another successful chapter in its own history: new chapters are exciting, filled with the unexpected and provides opportunities for the club to continue to grow in meeting the needs of its members.

I know many members have some idea of who I am but, for those that don’t know me, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Joshua Hart; I am 58 y/o; have a partner of 24 years, Kevin; I work in senior health management for a not for profit, religious based organisation. Kevin and I joined Boot Co in 2002 when we first moved to Brisbane. Kevin won Mr. Qld Leather 2004 and then I won the title in 2005. In 2008 I was voted in as President and continued until 2010 when my work took Kevin and I to Cairns for three years. We returned to Brisbane in 2013. So, please feel free to say hello to us when we are out and about.

Now, back to business. Outside of the planning and preparing the clubs events, the committee have undertaken some extra projects, particularly in our social media platforms, to ensure that all information contained on our Face Book page, web site, twitter etc is current, accurate and authorised by the Boot Co committee. Furthermore, this is helping to preserve the club’s journey and adding information to our archives.

The committee have also decided, in order to ensure transparency, the minutes of the committees monthly meetings will be posted on our website for members to view. You will be able to find them in the member’s only section.

Upcoming events: our biggest event of the year, Corium, is now less than two months away and planning has commenced in earnest. This also means that the annual Mr. Qld Leather competition and the Qld Leather Boy competition nominations will be soon be open with the application forms and information packs available on our web site. If you have the drive to represent Boot Co; if you believe that you have the passion and skills to become Mr. Qld Leather, then this is your chance to put yourself forward. Likewise, if you believe that you have what it takes to be an outstanding Qld Leather Boy, then we want to hear from you. Judging for both titles will commence in early August and will culminate at Corium on August 27th. Last year saw six men battle it out for the Mr. Qld Leather title and eight battle it out for the Qld Leather Boy title.

Well men, I will leave my meanderings there for now and I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.

Yours, in leather, Joshua Hart, President.