Leather History Preservation Weekend

Leather History Preservation Weekend is the ongoing mission of the Leather History Preservation Foundation to fulfill our vision of preserving and sharing our Leather History, our culture and our traditions. 


November 4 - 6, 2022

LHPW 2022 will be a weekend of shared journeys, camaraderie and fellowship, with multiple presenters sharing their experiences.  In the tradition of the best of Leather events, there will be cocktails, play time, vendors, networking and FUN!

Meet our 2022 Keynote                              Meet Our 2022 Historians

We are so grateful that our historians agreed to share their experiences with us for 2022, and are

delighted to be able to be with them this year. 

Please use the above links (coming soon)  to view the folx who agreed to share their stories with us!

Also, through remote access, we are trying to make it possible for some of them to attend our 2022 event.


Full Weekend and Saturday Only preregistrations include the Saturday night dinner and keynote history, event pin, access to all our history sessions, vendors, and all the social and networking opportunities the event provides! 

Thanks to our NEW host hotel and negotiations for the contract, we were able to hold the line on the registration costs for LHPW 2022!

Registration price for the 2022 event is tiered, the earlier you register, the more you will save!  Starting July 25, our Opening Sale will last a week, and is a bargain at $75.00!  August 2nd the Opening Sale ends, and regular registration of $85.00 begins.  Late registration is $100.00, begins October 8th and goes until preregistration ends Oct. 30th.

The sooner you register, the more you save!

We will be offering a GROUP REGISTRATION option.  If you want to register 5 - 10 people at one time, you have the option to do so now.  The group registration rate will be $80 for each person, with a minimum charge of $400.  Groups larger than 10 can be broken up over multiple registration sessions.


All full weekend pre-registrations also include your annual membership in the Leather History Preservation Foundation.

There will be day passes available for preregistration if you can not attend all weekend.  Pre-registration for Saturday also includes the dinner and keynote!  Onsite registration will be available, however, please note: onsite registration for the full weekend and for Saturday Only day passes WILL NOT INCLUDE THE DINNER AND KEYNOTE.  Because of our catering contract, we have to have a firm head count for dinners the week before the event.



We are so grateful to the management and staff of the Sonesta Atlanta Airport North!
Thanks to their understanding and kindness, LHPW 2022 is happening!

Sonesta Atlanta Airport North

Link for details on room block reservations

Weekend Crew Opportunities

Leather History Preservation Weekend could not happen without a great deal of work!  Our dedicated Board and staff need a lot of crew members to help make everything happen.  From load-in to load-out, we need event security, dungeon crew, room monitors, ASL interpreters, hospitality helpers and more! Everyone chips in to make this event happen, but we do offer crew a discount on event registration.  If you would like to learn more about these opportunities for our 2022 event, contact:

Our primary Crew Coordinator,

Sir Malcavian - director.malcavian@lhpfoundation.org or

MsTori - exec.director@lhpfoundation.org



Thanks to our friends and family of the heart at

SOUTHEAST LEATHERFEST,  we did not have to re-invent the wheel when it comes to creating a policy to protect the health and safety of our historians, attendees, and crew!  With their kind permission, we are pretty much copying their 2022 event policy.

Leather History Preservation Weekend is a fully vaccinated event. Every person who attends must show proof of vaccination before they will be given their badge. There will be NO REFUNDS, NO EXCEPTIONS.

The LHPF board of directors defines fully vaccinated as you having received: 1) both doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine; 2) had the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine; and 3) Astra-Zeneca, and other non-north American vaccination qualify (two injections are considered completion).  Boosters are highly recommended.

Acceptable Verification Methods per CDC:

  1. CDC issued vaccination card
  2. Vaccination certificate with QR code*,
    digital pass via Smartphone application with QR code* (e.g., United Kingdom National Health Service COVID Pass, European Union Digital COVID Certificate)
  3. COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued at national or subnational level or by an authorized vaccine provider.

* - The QR code in a verifiable vaccination record links to information confirming the credential was generated from an immunization record in an official database and is protected from tampering.

LHPW plans to:

  • complete an enhanced cleaning regimen in all rooms including common areas with door handles, pens, handrails, elevator buttons, tabletops, and the like will also receive enhanced cleaning.
  • supply hand sanitizer and bleach cloths in programming rooms.
  • ask presenters, hosts, and vendors to help us wipe down easels, markers, and other hard surfaces between classes. If you touch it, clean it.
  • Update policies as required to ensure we are following local and federal
    government and public health agencies.

Mask wearing:

Please wear a mask when picking up your registration package or buying a registration package. If you need to interact with registration during the weekend, please do wear a mask. We are asking due to the proximity and the handling of personal materials that you happily and courteously comply.

Attendees are encouraged to wear personal protective equipment to keep themselves as well as others safe. We are not currently mandating mask wearing except in line with registration. We will happily comply with the CDC’s recommendations for indoor mask usage.

Closer to the event, we will again visit this topic based on current information. We care about the safety of our attendees and want to ensure we proceed with the utmost care.

Social Distancing:
Attendees are encouraged to social distance using the standards of 6ft/2m between attendees and staff when possible.

Leather History Preservation Foundation was honored and humbled to have been chosen to receive the

The belief and support of the voters and judges for this award was amazing!  The Foundation will work hard to continue to be worthy of the trust and confidence of our attendees, historians, and the volunteers who make this event possible.