Schedule of Events

This year we celebrate 20 years of Mr. International Rubber and The Rubber Blowout Weekend!  Join in the fun with gear intensive kinksters from around the globe for a weekend filled with shopping, playing, socializing, edcuation, entertainment and so much more.  Check out the schedule of events below and make your plans to attend MIR20!

Please note this schedule is tentative and subject to change.  Additional events will be added as they are confirmed.

Thursday November 3, 2016

7 PM - 9 PM

Welcome To Chicago Dinner

An annual "Welcome to Chicago" dinner hosted by the local rubber title holder. Ala carte, not included in the weekend package, open to all.  Location To Be Announced. RSVP via Facebook.


11 PM - 4 AM

Touche Welcomes MIR Attendees — Touche-Chicago of 6412 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60626

Touche Chicago welcomes Mr. International Rubber attendees with a bar night filled with surprises for all in attendance. No cover charge, photo ID required.


Friday November 4, 2016

12 PM - 6 PM

Kink Market, Social, and Chicago Rubbermen Gear Sale — The Recreation Center of Center on Halsted

Vendors from around the globe will be offering their wares for sale and trial in our kink market. Meet some new friends in the Kinkster Lounge, watch or participate in a demo in our rubber playground. If you have fetish gear that you haven't worn in a while and are looking to sell it, don't waste your time with online auctions, sell it at the Chicago Rubbermen Gear Sale!

See the complete list of vendors here.


12 PM - 7 PM

Registration and Individual Ticket Sales — The Reception Hall of Center on Halsted

Pick up your weekend package at the Center on Halsted beginning today.


2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Kink U - "Get PrEPpy with Mr Friendly" presented by Dave Watt — Room 201 of Center on Halsted

Questions about PrEP? Join us to help promote a world where we can all date stigmafree. Rethinking HIV prevention and the processes of PrEP. Group discussion will follow. 

Dave was honored with the title of Mr Michigan Leather 2009, served on the CLAW board for 5 years and has judged IML, MIR and GLLA. He has completed many food fetish presentations, countless HIV-related classes and enjoys flogging "newbies" at leather events while feeding Little Debbie snacks (hence the name Mama's Nutty Buddy). Passionate about reducing HIV stigma, he is currently a supervisor for HIV Prevention and Early Intervention Services at Michigan's second largest CBO CARES and is the creator of the anti-stigma campaign "Mr Friendly.

Kink Ed is presented by Titans of The Midwest in partnership with Mr. International Rubber.


7 PM - 8:30 PM

Recovery Meeting — 2nd Floor Youth Center of Center on Halsted

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, so they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from addiction.  This is an regularly scheduled, open, beginners meeting of CMA. Learn more at CMA Chicago.


7 PM - 9 PM

Pre-Contest Cocktail Party — The Reception Hall of Center on Halsted

A cocktail party prior to the start of the MIR20 Contest. Socialize with attendees, contestants and judges. Sponsored by The Chicago Rubbermen.


9 PM - 11 PM

20th Anniversary Mr. International Rubber Contest - Part 1 — The Theater of Center on Halsted ASL Logo

The fun and erotic entertainment begins as the contest swings into action. Contestants compete in the first two judged categories of the competition, including "Rubber Image" and "Rubber Fantasy" competition. Our contest is a fun and unique way to select an international titleholder. Come see why so many have said, "I've never had this much fun at a contest before!"


11 PM - 4 AM

Rubber Hole at The Jackhammer Complex — The Hole at The Jackhammer Complex of 6406 N Clark St Chicago, IL 60626

Chicago's most notorious fetish bar serving the international fetish community welcomes Mr. International Rubber attendees to experience The Hole. Cover Charge possible, and Photo ID Required.


Saturday November 5, 2016

9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Recovery Meeting — Room 204 of Center on Halsted

A friendly, small group setting, to talk freely, share ideas, support and experience.  We learn proven, practical self-management and recovery skills – through discussions, training tools from the tool-box and other self-help activities to increase self-reliance to live a balanced lifestyle and free yourself from addiction. This is an regular, open, SMART Recovery meeting. Learn more at Smart Recovery Chicago.


12 PM - 7 PM

Registration and Individual Ticket Sales — The Reception Hall of Center on Halsted

Pick up your weekend package at the Center on Halsted.


12 PM - 6 PM

Kink Market, Social, and Chicago Rubbermen Gear Sale — The Recreation Center of Center on Halsted

Vendors from around the globe will be offering their wares for sale and trial in our kink market. Meet some new friends in the Kinkster Lounge, watch or participate in a demo in our rubber playground. If you have fetish gear that you haven't worn in a while and are looking to sell it, don't waste your time with online auctions, sell it at the Chicago Rubbermen Gear Sale!

See the complete list of vendors here.


1 PM - 2 PM

Kink U - "Gear Worship" presented by Boy Patrick — Room 201 of Center on Halsted

Do you love physical touch? Enjoy servicing others or getting serviced? Don’t mind getting a little dirty or greasy? Gear worship is all about taking fetish wear care to the next level. It’s about going beyond caring for items, but giving an intimate experience with the person wearing it. We explore how to not only how to care for leather and rubber items, but also how to implement different techniques to give the wearer a sensual experience. It’s all about making gear care more than a chore and an entry point for a scene or foreplay.

boy Patrick is a queer, switch femme, otter. A native of Dallas, he has a huge passion for leather and fetish wear care. Patrick is all about education and empowerment when it comes to kink, both in and out of the dungeon. Through education and experience we are able to expand our abilities to give and receive pleasure. Patrick is one of the bootblacks at the Dallas Eagle. He is also the current International Community Bootblack. He thrives off of presence and sharing energy with anyone who will engage with him, on or off the stand. Patrick believes that through this presence we can build bridges between communities, develop a better understand of our history and present, and most importantly connect with one another on a deeper level.

Kink Ed is presented by Titans of The Midwest in partnership with Mr. International Rubber.


3 PM - 4 PM

The Rubber Pup Rumpus — The Recreation Center of Center on Halsted

Puppies from around the globe slip into all sorts of gear for the annual Rubber Pup Rumpus at MIR.

Hosted by the Chicago Puppy Patrol.


4 PM - 5 PM

Meet The Contestants — The Recreation Center of 3656 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60613

Attendees will have a chnace to get to know the contestants for MIR20 in this interactive session when the Contestants take over the Demo Pit and Social Zone.  Get to know the contstants through one on one conversation in the social zone or watch them go to town in the demo pit. It's your chance to find out who the men are under that rubber gear. Prepare to cast YOUR vote and help select the 20th Mr. International Rubber!


7 PM - 9 PM

Pre-Contest Cocktail Party — The Reception Hall of Center on Halsted

Enjoy cocktails with the contestants, judges and fellow attendees prior to the part 2 of the MIR20 contest! Sponsored by The Hotlanta Rubber and Gear Club & The Florida Rubber Tribe and Mr. Florida Rubber contest.


9 PM - 11 PM

The 20th Anniversary Mr. International Rubber Contest - Part 2 — The Theater of Center on Halsted ASL Logo

The exciting conclusion to the Mr. International Rubber Contest. Includes judging of "onstage question", "mystery-bag" and cast your vote for Mr. International Rubber in the audience voting. Be there for the excitement of selecting MIR20!


11 PM - 4 AM

Slick & Twisted: The MIR20 Strict Rubber Dress Code Party — Steamworks Chicago of 3246 North Halsted Street Chicago, IL. 60657

The Official Victory Party for MIR20, a strict rubber dress code will be enforced, tickets must be purchased in advance from MIR Registration, age 21+, mens only. Photo ID Required. (Included in weekend package.)


11 PM - 3 AM

C.A.G.E. Gets Rubbery — The Cell Block Chicago of 3702 N Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60613

Join the Chicago Area Gear Enthusiasts (CAGE) for a cocktail after the announcement of the winners at MIR20.  Located just two doors north of the contest venue, Joining us this year is International Mr. Bootblack 1st-runner up booblack beta and Patrick - International Community Bootblack 2016. Both are more than happy to shine you up, rub you down and work your boots. Proceeds from tips and raffles will help benefit the MIR Travel Fund. No Cover Charge.  Photo ID Required.


Sunday November 6, 2016

11 AM

3rd Annual Puppy Brunch — Cell Block Chicago of 3702 N Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60613

3rd Annual Puppy Brunch - Hosted by Sir Justin & Pup Tork.


12 PM - 5 PM

Kink Market, Social, and Chicago Rubbermen Gear Sale — The Recreation Center of Center on Halsted

Vendors from around the globe will be offering their wares for sale and trial in our kink market. Meet some new friends in the Kinkster Lounge, watch or participate in a demo in our rubber playground. If you have fetish gear that you haven't worn in a while and are looking to sell it, don't waste your time with online auctions, sell it at the Chicago Rubbermen Gear Sale!

See the complete list of vendors here.


1 PM

Cards Against Humanity & Mimosas — The Reception Hall of Center on Halsted

Join us Sunday afternoon for a rousing game of Cards Against Humanity and Mimosa's as we kick off the final day of MIR20. Included in weekend package or $10 general admission for unlimited mimosa's.  Hiosted by Dick Cashman! 


2:30 PM - 4 PM

Recovery In Gear Meeting — Room 200 of Center on Halsted

Recovery in Gear is a meeting specifically for attendees of MIR who are active members of the kink, BDSM and fetish communities to share their experience, strength and hope in recovery.


3 PM - 4 PM

The Rubber Club Summit — The Theater of Center on Halsted

The rubber club summit welcomes rubber and fetish club leaders, officers, members, and all interested participants to join in a group discussion about various club activities, share success stories, and chat about different events and strategies.


4 PM - 5 PM

Lubed Up Latex Wrestling — The Recreation Center of Center on Halsted

Things get slippery and sexy as attendees get covered in lube and wrestle for the love of all things tight, shiny, sexy and drenched in lube.  And just because...it's fun.


5 PM - 9 PM

Shiny Guys, Showtunes, and Slushies Sidetrack 3349 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657

Each year when MIR weekend has concluded, tradition has it that rubbermen from around the globe converge on Sidetrack for a uniquely Chicago experience, Showtunes at Sidetrack. Rubbermen, leathermen, bears, twinks and vanilla guys gather for slushies and showtunes.