Master John has been actively involved with the BDSM Lifestyle for over 35 years. He started serving Master Richard in true Old Guard ways in the Castro in the early 70’s.
     Master John was Honorary Member of the Year 2008 by the SFLBC. He was a principle in Daddy’s Closet located in Wilton Manors, Fl. and hosts the website: www.DungeonAcademy.com. He has worked closely with BDSM educators including Jack Mc George, Robert Dante, Catherine Gross, Sebastian, and Pandora to name a few. He was the publisher and editor of the Leather Link, a publication of leather events, stories etc., in the Ft Lauderdale area. He is a past member of the Florida NLA, Ft Lauderdale, Fl. He is a past sponsor of the ILSb (International Leather Sir boy) contest regionally and in 2009 was a feature theatre presenter and educator for ILSb in San Francisco.
     Actively involved in educating our community through Mr. S, LeatherWerks, SFLBC, Leather University, Mens Academy, ILSb, Beyond Leather and S.P.I.C.E., his educational focus embraces both gay and pansexual lifestyles. He is a voting member and contributor to the Leather Archives. He is an experienced judge at many contests globally. Master John co-chairs Leather Title Holders Sunday at the M.C.C. Sunshine Cathedral annually in Ft. Lauderdale. He is involved in charity work at Tuesday’s Angels, Center One, The Leather Masked Ball, Lighthouse for the Blind, Care Resources and The Children with Aids Network. In 2009 he became Master Boo to Jeffrey Payne, IML 2009 and Lamalani, IMSL 2009. Over the past five years, he has attended and presented at more than 200 events.
     He currently is working on his next book, Old Guard Traditions and Values, featuring many of the past events and traditions which have almost disappeared and not been written about to date.

Smoke, Ash and Burning Embers
A Handbook for Cigar Play by John D. Weal
Price: $19.95
Paperback: 42 pages
ISBN:  978-1-935509-72-1

The book details how and when cigars where first noted in history all the way to today and how they have changed. It includes what one needs to smoke cigars and cigar play i.e., humidors, lighters and such with all the different types talked about. The majority of the book is on how to play with a submissive using smoke, ash, and embers doing everything from simple smoke play kiss to burning a nipple. It also covers things like play with gas masks using smoke. It has first aid and safety information to consider when you play with smoke. The final chapter is on how to clean your leathers when they have the smell of cigar smoke embedded into the leathers. A well rounded book for anyone who smokes cigars and is into the BDSM lifestyle! This book is for everyone with an interest in Cigar Play from the beginner to the most experienced.