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 175 members, coordinated by a Fraternal Committee.
  • Open to members and invited guests with a government-issued male ID who are at least 21 years of age.

The Inquisitor - February 2018

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Upcoming 15 Association Events

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

  • Fri February 23 6pm – 10pm — Anniversary XXXVIII Dinner at Patio Español.
  • Sat February 24 1pm – 4pm — Dungeon Monitor (DM) Training Class at SF Catalyst.
  • Sat February 24 7pm – Midnight — Play Party at SF Catalyst. Doors close 10pm.
  • Sun February 25 2pm – 6pm — Play Party at SF Catalyst. FREE Admission. Doors close 4pm.
  • Sat March 24 7pm – Midnight — Play Party at SF Catalyst. Doors close 10pm.
  • Sat April 21 7pm – Midnight — Play Party at SF Catalyst. Doors close 10pm.
  • Sat May 19 7pm – Midnight — Play Party at SF Catalyst. Doors close 10pm.

Message from the Chairman

Gentlemen,

Welcome to our anniversary month. I hope that you all have purchased tickets to our Anniversary Dinner on Friday February 23rd. This is one event you do not want to miss, trust me. This year we will be securing our history, making our mark on the present, and preparing for our future all in the course of one evening. Go to our website to secure your tickets. And once again we will have a cigar patio, no-host bar, the largest silent auction on the west coast, excellent food, fine conversation...and this time around a bootblack during the cocktail hour.

Aside from a weekend of play and perversion, we will also be holding a Dungeon Monitor (DM) class on Saturday afternoon. This is the way to get DM-certified by our club, to help DM our events both officially and unofficially, as well as help out other parties and runs around the country. Please RSVP to chairman@the15association.org if you plan to attend.

I will see all of you in a few weeks.

Eric See
Chairman


Eric See


Silent Auction Donations

Donations are still being accepted for our Silent Auction at Anniversary Dinner on Friday Feb 23rd! This is your chance to clear out your closets and storage to put funds into your club! Most anything Leather, kink or fetish — includes toys, sports gear, art work, cigars, wine, books, gift certificates, and travel vouchers. Please contact Dustin Yeager for pick up of items: Dly44boy1dr@yahoo.com OR 415-259-7020


Dungeon Monitor class

The fundamentals for monitoring Play Parties, medical safety, and tour of the SF Catalyst will be included in this peer-led presentation. Printed DM Guide provided to each attendee to take notes, and use for future reference.

SF Catalyst, 1 – 4pm, Saturday, February 23rd.
Please RSVP to chairman@the15association.org if you plan to attend.


Bootblack at Anniversary Dinner!

A bootblack will be available at Anniversary Dinner this year to tend to any touch ups you may need to look your best at Anniversary Dinner. Service will be available during cocktails prior to dinner.

Ever wonder why a bootblack gets tips? Well, yes, for the awesome work they do on your leathers, but this is a skill set that does not happen overnight. Years of crafting their trade, researching the best products to use depending on temperature and humidity of the region, tricks of the trade to conceal or highlight that boot scuff you’ve just acquired, and everything from product, brushes, spray bottles, and spare laces don’t come cheap! Have you ever tried to travel with a bootblack kit? That’s one more checked piece to add to the other typical checked baggage.


T-Shirts with Club logo

T-shirts size Small to 2XL will be available in Black, White, Grey, Red, and Yellow. Only $15, and you can custom select another color or size if it’s not on hand at the Anniversary Dinner. Send your requests to tazpuppy@sbcglobal.net. If you want a shirt and won’t be at dinner, but will be at the Play Party, please email Tyler at that address, and he’ll have your T-shirt at the party.


Bootcamp XXX

Boot Camp XXX registration is filling up quickly! If you want to participate, we strongly suggest you act quickly. Doubles are nearly sold out. Also, we can always use more people to offer rides for the Boot Camp Ride Share, so if you have any room in your vehicle to take one or more men to and/or from Boot Camp, please make sure to note it when you register. If you have already registered you can still offer a ride by contacting the Boot Camp Coordinator, Jeff Garner at msterjeffrey@comcast.net or by hitting the “Boot Camp Coordinator" button in the Contact Us section of the website.

We still have a little room on the Set-Up Crew (the Monday and Tuesday before the Run), and could really use more help on the Tear-Down Crew (Sunday afternoon after the Run). Participating in either Tear-Down or Set-Up entitles you to an optional/additional Tuesday night Pre-Run Dungeon Christening Party!


Other News and Events

Mark Your Calendar

Other events of interest to 15 Association members:

  • Sat February 10 8pm – 1am — SLICK: A Rubber Experience, Men’s Play Party, at SF Catalyst, 1060 Folsom St, San Francisco
  • Sun February 11 2pm – 4pm — Whip throwing demonstration and practice, Billy DeFrank Center, 938 The Alameda, San Jose
  • Fri March 2nd – Sun 4th — Leather Alliance Weekend. Good luck to Austin as he competes on Sat March 3 for the title of Mr. San Francisco Leather 2018! www.leatherallianceweekend.org

Edge Jail & Dungeon

Gee Y. writes:

A recently constructed prison/dungeon compound is located on top of a secluded mountain area. Built by Smboy in collaboration with a team of kinky engineers and craftsmen, the project took years of designing and hard work.

The compound includes cell blocks and a dungeon. The jail includes an interrogation area; a shower to cleanse the inmates; two slide-door cells with flushing toilets and running water; a double-door cell for solitary confinement; and a padded cell that is fully soundproofed. The warden can monitor all the cells and control the lighting remotely.

Furnished with lockers, a separate corridor connects the jail entrance to the fully-equipped dungeon, with rack, cages, St. Andrew’s Cross, electric hoists, a large section of bondage gear, and additional bondage furniture.

As a European transplant who has been a passionate player of BDSM all his life, Smboy envisions The Edge to serve the community as a unique space for private sessions, play parties, and communal events. The Edge is located in Santa Cruz, about 1.5-hour drive from San Francisco. 15 Brothers should mention the Club to get a special rate. Smboy can be reached on Recon under the same handle, or at Edgedungeon.com.

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 tazpuppy@sbcglobal.net.

 

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The 15 Anniversary 2018

As Chairman of The 15 Association, it is my great pleasure to invite you to Anniversary Weekend XXXVIII. Please join us as we renew old friendships, make new ones, and enjoy the company of our members and guests in the friendly and relaxed environment that has become a tradition for us. And of course, there will be plenty of opportunities to play.

The Anniversary Banquet will be at the Patio Espanol, 2850 Alemany Blvd. San Francisco, a truly spectacular banquet hall with plenty of parking and a  patio for cigar smoking. The dinner entrées are: prime rib, salmon in a champagne sauce, chicken breast in a sherry cream sauce, and pasta primavera.

For Anniversary XXXVIII, the schedule is:

  • Friday Night Anniversary Banquet, February 23rd, 6:00 pm at Patio Espanol. No-host bar and appetizers start at 6:00 pm, dinner served at 7:30 pm. Cost is $55.00 with your choice of entrée. Pre-payment is required to attend. 
  • Saturday Night Catalyst Dungeon Play Event, February 24th, 7:00 pm to 12 Midnight at 1060 Folsom (at 6th). Doors Close at 10:00 pm. $15 for Members, $20 for Guests, with $10.00 off for people registered for the Anniversary Banquet.
  • Sunday Catalyst Dungeon Play Event, February 25th, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at 1060 Folsom (at 6th). Doors Close at 4:00 pm. Admission is FREE!

To apply and pay for the Anniversary Banquet, please fill out the application form. You can either pay online by credit-card (preferred), or mail us a check or money order. The deadline is February 16th, 2018 at 11:59 pm.

A limited amount of funding is available for 15 members from the Jones fund to assist those who cannot afford to attend. If you need assistance, please include a request with your application. If you can offer assistance, we would appreciate your contributions* (see application for details).

I look forward to seeing you there.

In Brotherhood,
Eric See
Chairman, The 15 Association


Events Calendar

2018
Fri 2/23
6pm–10pm
Anniversary Dinner
Sat 2/24
7pm–12M
Anniversary Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 2/25
2pm–6pm
Anniversary Sunday Play Party
Doors close at 4pm
Sat 3/24
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 3/24
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 4/21
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 4/21
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 5/19
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 5/19
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 5/20
3pm–6pm
Beer Bust
Fri 6/1–12:01 am Member Ticket Sales begin for Dore Alley
Wed 6/13
2pm–6/17 12pm
BootCamp XXX
Sat 6/30
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sun 7/1–12:01 am Guest Ticket Sales begin for Dore Alley Party
Sat 7/28
6pm–12M
Dore Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Wed 8/1–12:01 am Member Ticket Sales begin for Folsom Party
Sat 8/25
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 8/25
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 9/1–12:01 am Guest Ticket Sales begin for Folsom Party
Sat 9/22
6pm–12M
Folsom Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 10/27
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 10/27
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm
Sat 11/17
3pm–5pm
Fraternal Meeting
Sat 11/17
7pm–12M
Play Party
Doors close at 10pm