April 5, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Competetitors for the 23rd Annual International Olympus Leather Contest have submitted their applications and are preparing to to compete in San Diego during Olympus Leather Weekend at the Events new venue the Crowne Plaza Mission Valley.
Raven Darknights is the sole competitor for the International Mx Olympus Leather title this year. They live in Tucscon, AZ and are a self sponsored independant contestant.
Here is Raven's Official Bio:
"Can you remember a time before Leather Titles? Remember the days of Drummer and Eagle and secret house parties? Y’all did have secret house parties, didn’t you? Raven was introduced to “the scene” back in the early ‘80’s, in Atlanta, through a series of super secret house parties. It was in the early days of creating “women’s space” in the guy’s gay leather scene. In this scene, one wouldn't dream of picking up a tool if they hadn't been mentored in it and it wasn't a "play" space, it was a disciplined, ritual space with clear rules and bounds. As one was mentored in, they became Family and Tribe. Raven’s introduction to the scene was a very different time and place than now and has informed their ideas ever since.
Most recently, Raven has served as an educator and presenter offering classes on razors and shaving, chivalry, blade bondage, predicament bondage, seduction, and creating sacred space. They’ve also served as co-producer and event wrangler of EQUUS International Pony Play Event and the North American Pony/Trainer Leather Title as well as being a lively and entertaining Master of Ceremonies at a number of events.
They love chivalry, are fascinated by the sensual, and enjoy an elegant esthetic. They’ve developed the practice of caring for and revitalizing vintage straight razors as tools for connecting with sacred space and spirit energy and are a leading expert on vintage straight razor history. Raven likes the tension of between and enjoys flirtation and negotiation as much as any physicality. They are chivalrous, romantic, sensual, strong and handsome butch top energy that responds to femme bottom energy but defines themselves as genderqueer.
Come see them compete May 4-6, 2017 tickets and informaiton available online at OlympusLeather.com.