2018 Title Holders
Intergalactic Power Bottom
Intergalactic Ethical Sadist
Intergalactic Hardcore Switch
Intergalactic Power Bottom
Intergalactic Ethical Sadist
Intergalactic Hardcore Switch
The Kinky Queer Weekend will consist of two days of competition. Entry is open to any self-identified kinky-queers over the age of 21.
Judges score each contestant based on their fetish aesthetic, presentation, and skills demonstrated over the weekend's events.
Yep, we see you, going back and forth and up and down and every which way. You’re the middle management. You’re the Beta pack dog. You’re the wrestling jocks flipping each other, again and again. It takes skills to get that kind of play going and we want to see more of it. Wanna have a back patch that gives you a reason to spread your love of all things play? Come and get it! This title is going to the player with a kaleidoscope of kinks, who’s ready willing and able to get a room going because we want you!
Are you a bottom who knows what you want and isn’t afraid to go for it? Do you value your limits while seeking your edges? Are you often found instigating play? Excited to take one for the team, or from the team? This title is for you. This role is about honoring the power bottoms have, from receiving pain and humiliation, to giving service and taking orders. We know it takes tough stuff to take it. We want you to show us your super Power Bottom skills!
The Intergalactic Ethical Sadist will go to a player who exemplifies the ability to indulge our love of power exchange, control, pain, suffering, embarrassment, humiliation, and/or domination while consciously practicing BDSM in a way that centralizes consent. We’re looking for a skilled top who practices clear communication; values open, honest negotiation of limits and expectations; and is drawn to playing on the edge. Do you love taking a bottom up to their limit but not past it? Does your play clear a dungeon or captivate a room? This title is for you!
Please read through all the below requirements, qualifications and expectations before applying.
Each contestant must meet the following requirements:
At least twenty-one (21) years old.
A person with some kind of queer identity (TLGBQ etc. community), active in the bdsm, fetish, leather, or kink communities.
Not currently a titleholder. If selected, will not run for another title until after their Intergalactic stepdown.
Submit fully completed and signed contestant application by deadline Friday, August 30th, 2019 with Bio of 1,000 characters or less and a high quality photo to be used in press. Contestants who miss this deadline will be disqualified from competition.
Has signed the photographic release form.
Pay contestant registration fee.
Consent to a criminal background check prior to their contestant application being approved and accepted by the Intergalactic Contest (Boots & Bonfire LLC.)
Agrees to donate an “auction basket” of items to be used for silent auction fundraising purposes to benefit the Titleholders Travel Fund. Basket values will be left up to each contestant. This is NOT a judged category. Please reach out to your community for this and DO NOT spend a bunch of money on it.
By choosing to compete one agrees to:
Appear onstage wearing appropriate leather/fetish/kink apparel and perform an onstage leather/fetish/kink sexual fantasy of an explicit nature (while conforming with local regulations, if any, pertaining to nudity and obscenity). While not violating any of the boundaries of the space (NO GLITTER) or code of conduct.
Permit photographs to be taken during the contest weekend and on-stage for the use by Boots and Bonfire Productions for there website, social media sites, and for any media, marketing, promotional and/or general purposes whatsoever.
If your fantasy has any messy components they must be accounted for. Clean up can take no more than 2 min. Please bring tarps if you need them.
All contestants must arrive at the venue location for the Kinky Queer Weekend no later than 4pm Friday, and agree to appear in person for all of scheduled events during Kinky Queer Weekend up to the completion of the Saturday evening contest. Contest winners will be required to attend the Brunch on Sunday. We encourage everyone to attend this but it is not required.
A panel of judges shall score each contestant based on the following categories and point allocations:
Friday — Meet and Beat:
Show us how you make play happen! Each contestant will have 20 minutes to provide a demo and/or tasting of one of their favorite kinks (you will have 5 min to set up and clean up at either end of your demo, we encourage you not to make a mess). Show your negotiation and consent skills along with your passion and skill for the kink or fetish you present. While you are not giving your demo we encourage you to mingle, meet folks, and encourage play.
Contestants are scored on their Technical Ability: maximum 50 points per judge • Measures the contestant’s ability to negotiate and obtain consent, to engage in bdsm activities with skill and precision, and effectively encourage consensual bdsm activity.
Saturday — Interviews & Stage Contest
Interview: maximum 80 points per judge • Each contestant will meet with the judging panel offstage prior to the contest to answer the judges’ questions about the contestant’s interest in fetish and kink, knowledge, service in the community, and willingness and ability to represent the title. (20 min)
Physique/Body Confidence: maximum 30 points per judge • Each contestant shall appear onstage in ones best fetish attire that emphasizes ones favorite physical feature. This category is not judged by mainstream beauty standards. Contestants are judged on how confidently and charismatically they present their body — all body types please!
Pop Quiz: maximum 20 points per judge • Contestants will draw a pop question and be given a chance to read it. The MC will read the question to the audience, then contestants are asked to answer. Avoid simply saying yes or no; answers should represent contestants’ specific fetish while demonstrating wit and spontaneity.
Speech & Image: maximum 30 points per judge • Each contestant will appear onstage to introduce themself to the audience with a speech and an outfit that best represents their fancy kinky self. The speech should briefly describe the contestant’s background or interest in the leather/fetish/bdsm/kink community, and what drew them to compete for the title. Please wear whatever you consider your fanciest look. What would you wear to a formal social, kink or bdsm event? The onstage speech shall be no longer than two (2) minutes. Speeches that exceed two (2) minutes will automatically receive a 5% penalty.
Fantasy: maximum 50 points per judge • Each contestant will perform an entertaining onstage leather/fetish/kink sexual fantasy of their choosing . The onstage Fantasy shall be no longer than four (4) minutes. The goal of said fantasy should want to encourage others to engage and be enticed to play and have a good time with you
Overall Image and Personality: maximum 40 points per judge • Throughout the weekend the judges will observe how the contestants present themselves and interact with the public, how they interact with their fellow contestants, and their play skills. The judges will consider the contestant’s general manner, attitude, appearance, and their adherence to the codes of conduct for the contest weekend as defined by Kinky Queer Weekend.
Time restrictions will be strictly enforced for each of these categories. Exceeding time restrictions will result in a 5% point penalty for that category to the contestant’s score. Time restrictions and allocation of points may be modified with prior notice to the contestants.
A winner shall be selected for each contest. In the event of any tie or dispute regarding the tallying of a contest, Boots and Bonfire Productions will be consulted along with the head judge to make a final determination.
In addition to the winners and runners-up, a Congeniality Award will be presented to the most congenial contestant, selected by an anonymous poll of the contestants and event staff. The Congeniality Award recipient receives the coveted Golden Paddle.
The winner of each title will receive a prize package that includes but is not limited to the following provided they complete their entire title year in good standing:
· Travel fund whose amount will be determined by Boots and Bonfire Productions (45) days following completion of Kinky Queer Weekend (to offset costs for your return to step down)
· One registration for the stepdown weekend event
· Title patch
· Other items as provided by individual sponsors if available
EXPECTATIONS OF THE INTERGALACTIC TITLE HOLDERS
· Attend quarterly check in calls with Contest Director
· Attend a minimum of (6) events in the year (from bar nights to play parties we count them all)
· Attend the stepping down event the year following your victory and participate in the step down process
· Wear your back patch as much as possible to represent at events
· Host a fundraiser for a charity (local or national)
· Host a fundraiser for your travel fund.
Play in acceptable public venue at least 3 times in the year in your vest.
· Represent the community well with no code of conduct violations
· Coordinate activities with the other titleholders and the Contest Director
* we understand that intergalactic travel can be costly so we are happy for you to meet these requirements in your home communities.
TRAVEL AND TRAVEL FUNDS
During your title year you will be able to get reimbursed for travel expenses up to the travel fund raised during the year. Since funds will not be sufficient to cover all expenses related to your travel, we encourage you to supplement the travel fund through fundraising activities and/or your own resources. (We want this to be accessible to all we do NOT expect you to go everywhere. We do want you to play publicly and encourage others to engage in the BDSM, kink and fetish communities.
All events that you attend need to be recorded with the Contest Director so we can publicize your great work! If you want to go places reach out our community is vast and wide and we are happy to use our connections to help you cross pollinate as much as possible. Even without coin we can often assist with housing and travel. Before you book a hotel, always reach out and inquire about alternative options.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
Title holders are expected to encourage intersectional community building and play opportunities. Please use social media to promote activities and tell us what a great time you have playing. Please develop a hashtag so we can follow your hijinks. We don’t want to be surprised by people sending us screenshots of your actions, so please keep your profile transparent with the Boots Bonfire profile on Facebook.
STANDARD OF BEHAVIOR/CONDUCT
All titleholders are community ambassadors and must conduct themselves as such. Creating an intersectional community is our goal. Speaking up and expressing your thoughts regarding dismantling systems of oppression is needed. Perpetuation of those systems is not. Avoid being photographed with a drink in your hand, being publicly intoxicated, or engaging in illegal activities. Acts of racism, transphobia, misogyny, classism, ableism and other oppressive behavior is not tolerated. We all make mistakes, it is how they are handled that speaks volumes to one character. Those that can’t or won’t learn from these actions will be considered in violation. Violation of the code of conduct policy is grounds for removal of title.
REMOVAL OF TITLE
If a title holder fails to perform their duties as specified, or is found to be in violation of any clause in this agreement, or is arrested during their title year, Boots & Bonfire LLc. reserves the right to remove title from said person. Keeping us up to date and communication can reduce many of these concerns. If there are any other situations in your life that may come out during your title year that reflect negatively on you and you have not already included this in your application, be sure to share that with the Contest Director immediately who will escalate to the Executive Board for discussion.
If a titleholder is removed from their position, Boots and Bonfire productions LLc. may ask the first runner up to serve in their place as title holder for the balance of the title year. The removed titleholder must return patches and paraphernalia, medallions, and trophies pertaining to the revoked title immediately and forfeits any prizes not already redeemed. The removed titleholder will not be considered as having stepped down and will not be accorded the rights and benefits of an alumni titleholder.