The January Play Party has been canceled

Gentlemen, 

With the recent rise in transmissions of Covid-19 in the Bay Area, the Fraternal Committee have decided to cancel our January 2022 play party.  Your health and safety are always paramount for all of our events.  We will resume our play parties as soon as the committee has determined that we all are safe to gather again.

For those of you who have already purchased tickets, a full refund will be forthcoming.

I can’t wait to see you all again in the dungeon again. We are a resilient club. We play when we can and we take care of each other and keep each other safe in the times when we can’t.

Eric See
Party Chair


We Are...

  • A social and sexual fraternity for men who engage in BDSM.
  • The longest-standing gay male BDSM Association in the western USA.
  • Active in the San Francisco BDSM community with play parties, an annual run (Boot Camp), social events and charitable fund raising.
  • Premier BDSM Players who mentor by example.
  • Safe, Sane and Consensual.
  • A volunteer Association with over 190 members, coordinated by a Fraternal Committee.
  • Open to members and invited guests with a government-issued ID verifying you are 18 years of age or older.

No on-site Ticket Sales or Registration

December 7th, 2021

Please be aware that there are currently no on-site ticket sales at the door, and no on-site registration.

Previously, people could pay admission at the door. We have moved to Advance Tickets Required, because we need more information (like COVID Vaccination status), and to allow us to make sure we stay within the city's Capacity Limits for the space. We literally do not keep a cash box at the Front Desk and are not set up for sales at the door.

We also used to have a laptop that people who were bringing guests who were not in our system could use to enter their vital information, and the Front Desk could then retrieve it and print a Release Form for them to sign. Unfortunately, we've had three laptops stolen within the past year, and are no longer equipped for doing on-site registration.

So, make sure you and your guests buy tickets in advance, and also make sure your guests are registered in our system before coming to an event. Our apologies, but this is non-negotiable.


The Inquisitor - November/December 2021

Stories


Upcoming 15 Association Events

Get out and play with your brothers! Mark your calendars for these upcoming 15 Association Play (and other) Events:

  • Sat December 11 Noon – 5pm (Doors Close: 3pm) — Holiday Play Party* — Transform1060, 1060 Folsom St, SF
  • Sat January 22 7pm – Midnight (Doors Close: 10pm) — Play Party* — Transform1060, 1060 Folsom St, SF — CANCELLED

* All events are conducted according to the health regulations of the City of San Francisco. COVID Vaccination required, or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event. Advance Ticket Required, and there are no sales at the door. The situation is fluid — please check the website for current information. The Calendar is more current than the Inquisitor.


Message from the Chairman

Happy Holidays, brothers.

My first year as Chairman was certainly nothing like what I expected but this year was one like no one did. As we have weathered the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic, we now find ourselves once again doing what we’ve done for four decades: bringing together men who express our love and passion for one another through BDSM.

As we wrap up the year, we set our sights to 2022. The Fraternal Committee is hard at work finding a new location for our Anniversary Dinner as our previous location did not survive. With so much pent-up demand and reduced options, this is a difficult process, but we are still aiming for the weekend of 2/25-2/27/22. We expect to finalize plans by mid-December.

Looking farther ahead, we are happy to confirm that Boot Camp XXXII will happen from Saturday, 6/11, to Thursday, 6/16/22. This is a full day longer than our previous Boot Camp runs. Jeff will provide more details farther down in this issue of the Inquisitor.

With a blood-curdling scream, I welcome Rob Callbeck as our newest Fraternal member. We are extremely pleased to have him on board. Thank you for your service, Rob.

Finally, I have received many questions regarding our home dungeon, SF Catalyst. SF Catalyst is undergoing a transition in ownership from the Leather Alliance to a new organization whose principals include both Eric See and me. Our projection is that once the transition is successful, SF Catalyst will be around for years to come.

I wish each of you a joyful season and look forward to seeing you in 2022.

With love and brotherhood,
Christopher Wood
Chairman, The 15 Association


Christopher Wood


Upcoming Event Dates

Anniversary XLII — February 25 – 27 (tentative)
Check here and the Events Calendar for more details for the return of Anniversary Dinner and Play Parties.

Associates Weekend is April 23rd and 24th.

BootCamp is set for June 11th – 16th, 2022.


BootCamp 2022

Dear Boot Campers:

After two long years we are absolutely delighted to announce that for 2022 Boot Camp is back — bigger and better than ever. We are going to have an extra day up at Saratoga Springs to play and bond in brotherhood!

The run will begin Saturday, June 11 and run to the morning of Thursday, June 16.

Gary, our fabulous chef, is on board and ready to keep us the best fed perverts on the planet for the duration of the event.

Obviously with the extra day, as well as pricing increases for food, fuel, and basically everything, there is going to have to be a price increase.

The pricing for Boot Camp 2022 is as follows:

  • Member doubles: $725 per person
  • Member bunks: $675 per person
  • Member camping: $550 per person
  • Guest doubles: $775 per person
  • Guest bunks: $725 per person
  • Guest camping: $600 per person

For those who either cannot arrive on Saturday or need to leave before Wednesday night, we are able to offer a $100 discount for folks in bunks or doubles, or a $50 discount for folks camping. I need to make perfectly clear that this is an either/or option. We cannot afford to double the discount for those who need to shave a day off both ends of the run. My apologies.

For the time being, as with all 15 Association events, we do require proof of vaccination for participation. The Fraternal Committee remains committed to being COVID safe. During the months coming up to the run we will look at any other necessary mitigating safety measures that may need to be put in place but hope that by June 2022 we will be able to safely play to our hearts content.

I look forward to seeing all of my old friends and meeting many new friends during this fantastic return to Boot Camp at Saratoga Springs.

In brotherhood,
Jeff Garner
Boot Camp Committee Chairman


Annual Membership Dues

2021 Dues are due before December 31, 2021!

Members can apply for a Jones fund grant online! We are also accepting 2022 Member dues.


Fraternal Committee

Meetings are open for all to attend. We generally meet once a month on the same date as the monthly Play Parties. If you have an interest in attending and want to know what goes into making Play Parties and other events happen...


Other News and Events

Other events of interest to 15 Association members:

  • Fri Dec 10  — 7pm – 9pm — BLUF SF Holiday Dinner — Basil Canteen, 1489 Folsom St, SF. Reservations online at OpenTable.com or call 415-552-3963.
  • Sat Dec 11  — 11am – 5pm — Santa Second Saturday — Wicked Grounds Annex, 289 8th St, SF. $5 admission https://sfleatherdistrict.org/santa/
  • Sun Dec 12  — Noon – 3pm — LDG 25th Anniversary — SF Oasis, 298 11th St, SF

Patreons

Patreon contributions can be made to:

The Leather Journal — recording our history for over 30 years!
https://www.patreon.com/theleatherjournal


Got News? We want it!

Do you have News or Events our members would have interest in or enjoy outside the Dungeon?! Whether you are producing an event or just attending one others may not be aware and wish to participate. Our Community has much to offer and a variety of tastes so don’t hesitate to e-mail by the 25th of the month for publication in the following month’s issue. Inquisitor editor: Tyler Fong tazpuppy15@gmail.com.

 

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Events Calendar

2022
Tue 2/1–12:01 am Guest Registration begins for BootCamp
Fri 2/25
6pm–10pm
Anniversary Dinner *
Sat 2/26
6pm–11pm
Anniversary Play Party *
Doors close at 9pm
Sun 2/27
2pm–6pm
Anniversary Sunday Play Party *
Doors close at 4pm
Sat 6/11
2pm–6/16 12pm
BootCamp XXXII *
* NOTE: Event Controlled for COVID

To attend this event, you must be Fully Vaccinated. This means:

  • At least two weeks past one shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or
  • At least two weeks past the second shot of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.

AND you were Boosted by an additional shot five months after your original vaccination.

To confirm vaccination, you can upload a picture of your Vaccination Card to our site, along with entering the date of your last shot.

If you cannot provide proof of vaccination, you will not be admitted to the event.