2007 Judging Panels Announced for International LeatherSIR / Leatherboy / Community Bootblack

(Toronto, Aug. 21) — Mike Zuhl, president of DCI Productions, has announced the judging panel for the International LeatherSIR / Leatherboy 2007 and International Community Bootblack 2007. The competitions are held over Thanksgiving Day weekend (Columbus Day weekend for Americans), Oct. 5-7, in Dallas, Texas.

The judging panels include three Canadians. Remi Collette, Mr. Leatherman Toronto 2004 and Benjamin Palmer (now an ex-pat living in the UK), International Mr. Bootblack 2006 will be judging the LeatherSIR/Leatherboy competitions. Toronto’s Alex Dunlop, Bootblack Toronto 2006 will be one of three judges of the Community Bootblack competition.

The complete panel of judges for International LeatherSIR / Leatherboy:

  • Benjamin Palmer, International Mr. Bootblack 2006
  • Antoin Strachan, Events Manager, Recon.com
  • Mr. Marcus Hernandez, Leather Editor for the Bay Area Reporter
  • Blackkat, American Leatherman 2005, Founder and Director, Safer+Saner
  • Lauren Ide, International Ms. Leather 2007
  • Remi Collette, Mr. Leatherman Toronto 2004
  • Rick Storer, Executive Director, Leather Archives & Museum
  • Michael Di Mugno, Owner, Spexter Leather (Munich, Germany)
  • Randal Kinnear, International LeatherSIR 2006

International Leatherboy 2006 boy marshall will be serving as Judges boy.

The judges for the International Community Bootblack 2007 are:

  • Henry James, International Community Bootblack 2006
  • Alex Dunlop, Bootblack Toronto 2006
  • Darren Willard, Founding Member of WOOLF (Wichita, Kansas)

For more information about the contest weekend, visit www.LeatherSIR.com.