Our big Mr Midwest Rubber 2017 Contest weekend is here! We have a full schedule of events lined out below. There is a huge prize pool of over $1,500 in cash and prizes to be awarded to the winner and runner ups. And we have some incredible guests coming to help us over the weekend, including the current Mr International Rubber 2017 Preston So.
We are honored to have as our sponsors, Latex Catfish, Touché, Full Kit Gear, Leather 64TEN, Titans of the Midwest, Andersonville Brewing Company and the Chicago Rubbermen. They have all helped to make this contest weekend special for you.
Contestant applications will be accepted up to 9pm on Friday night before the Welcome Party kicks off the weekend. Applications are available at the bar or may be downloaded here.
Admission to all events are free (discount coupons for the Sunday Bounce Back Rubber Brunch will be available at the bar) You must be 21 or older to participate. Here’s the complete weekend schedule of events:
Friday, July 14th
CONTESTANT REGISTRAION 9pm
WELCOME PARTY 10pm meet the judges and get your first look at the men vying to become Mr Midwest Rubber 2016
ROAST OF PUP ICARUS MWR2016 @midnight
Saturday, July 16th
RUBBER EYE-OPENERS noon
FETISH FLEA MARKET noon – 5pm buy-sell-trade fetish gear leather-rubber-uniforms clear out your closet there is no fee to participate, tables available or come look for bargains
KINK U 1-5pm presented by Titans of the Midwest
MR MIDWEST RUBBER 2017 CONTEST 10pm Emcee Ms Karen Ultra
GEAR FETISH NIGHT 10pm Celebrate with our newly named Mr Midwest Rubber 2017 Strict dress code in Club Room
Sunday, July 17th
BOUNCE BACK RUBBER BRUNCH 11am-2pm Andersonville Brewing Company 5402 North Clark Street revive with a Bloody Mary & a hearty breakfast
BEER BUST noon -4am Chicago’s Best Deal, $1 drafts of Bud & Bud Light, sodas and Pucker shots ALL DAY
RUBBER MELT DOWN 4-7 pm lube wrestling & raffles benefit for the MWR Travel Fund
Judging our Mr Midwest Rubber 2017 Contest are:
Preston “wexx” So is Mr. International Rubber 20 (2017) and Mr. New England Rubber 2016. The first international fetish titleholder of Asian descent, he is honored to bring the MIR title back to New England and the New England Rubber Men. Previously, Preston was the resident materials expert at Harvard College Munch, the BDSM student organization at his alma mater, where he educated other members about leather, rubber, spandex, and similar fetishes at a time when the group was vilified by Bill O’Reilly on Fox News as a university-funded “sex club.” Proud to practice his passion by wearing latex out regularly, Preston enjoys mentoring new rubberists regardless of their gender or sexuality, especially through latex fetishism workshops at DV8/Purple Passion and Cleveland Leather Annual Weekend (CLAW). As an international titleholder, he has appeared on Vice.com, Watts the Safeword, and NoSafeWord to promote and foster latex fetishism. Preston’s mission as Mr. International Rubber 20 is to rubberize the world — to bring the latex fetish to places further afield and especially to unawaken rubberists.
Pup Icarus is originally from Houston, TX, He has worked with various charities, clubs and organization around the Chicago Land area which include, Howard Brown Health Center, Broadway Youth Center, and Chicago House. He is a currently an associate member of Chicago Puppy Patrol, and member of M.A.F.I.A a supporter of Chicago Area Gear Enthusiasts and Chicago Rubbermen. Before Leaving Houston Pup Icarus worked with The A.I.D.S Foundation Houston, Legacy Clinic and H.A.T.C.H where he was a mentor for gay youth. In his spare time you can find this puppy searching for treats , scritches, belly rubs and spreading the gospel of rubber peace and love. He is married to a wonderful man Bart O’toole and is Alpha to Pup JoJo
Issa Arden has been a player for almost 30 years (early bloomer) and a member of the leather community for almost 20. During her time in the community she has been an educator on various topics, held board posts for NLA-NOLA, has been a consultant and volunteer for the LA&M and a judge for various contest. She held the title of Ms Louisiana Olympus Leather 1999 and is the last Ms. Louisiana Leather. She is currently working on two Bi visibility projects in the leather community, is the Contestant Coordinator for American Brotherhood Weekend, on the production staff for Leather Hall of Fame, a member of the IML Media Team, Chicago Puppy Patrol and Team Friendly Chicago and a supporter of Chicago Area Gear Enthusiasts and Chicago Rubbermen. Last summer she curated Excavating Experience: The Presence of LGBTQ People of Color in Cook County at the Leather Archives and Museum.
Solomon is a freelance adult toy designer, rubber craftsman, entrepreneur, and pervert extraordinaire. His creations and collaborations have been enjoyed by many, including titleholders and national celebrities. Solomon recently closed his rubber fashion line, Eccentric Anomaly, in order to reconnect with friends and family, but be on the lookout for his next kinky project. Solomon has been a part of the Chicago community since he moved here in 2011 with his husbands, Pup Snuggles and Victor, and he loves to support his fellow Windy City perverts. He’s volunteered at many leather and rubber title contests, and was one of the initial board members for Chicago Puppy Patrol. Being asked to judge Mr. Midwest Rubber is a real honor for Solomon, and he admires and applauds anyone with the urge to compete.
Gerald “Daddy G” Cernak, Mr. Chicago Leather 2017 is a proud Chicago native. He’s a self-described “volunteer-a-holic” who has 20 years under his belt with such organizations as the Chicago Leather Community Outreach (volunteer coordinator), Center on Halsted (prior volunteer of the year), Equality Illinois, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Mr. Friendly and helped raise over $30,000 as a member of Team Touché benefitting TPAN’s ride for AIDS and over $10,000 for many others. He believes volunteering is a form of activism.
He’s a full member and current Illinois representative of the Titans of the Midwest and prior executive board member, a member of the Chicago Band of Brothers, Associate member of Blue Max St. Louis Leather Club and the LA&M. Daddy G was proud to have represented Chicago’s Leather and Kink Community as MCL 2017 at IML39. He lives in Chicago’s Rogers park neighborhood with his partner of 3 years, Jeffrey, an active member in the rubber and latex community and a prior Mr. International Rubber. Their relationship proves that leather and rubber do go great together.