Monday, August 29, 2011

SIR Alan and Pup Nitro kick off their travels with the Trident Knights 18th annual SECC run.

SIR Alan and  myself were very happy to start off our title year travels with a "Home Game" as we called it.  We got to spend this past weekend with the brothers and sisters of the Trident Knights of Charleston, SC.  The Knights are a founding member of the Southeast Conference of Clubs (SECC).  They not only have an amazing time at their events, but they also raise thousands of dollars every year for the Charleston Ryan White grant program.  The weekend included a dance party hosted by the men of Onyx Southeast, games, cocktail parties, Leather vendors, mud wrestling, Conference-wide meeting, play parties, and of course good old fashioned brotherhood.
The weather was perfect in Augusta, GA at the Parliament House Resort.  SIR Alan and I were able to enjoy some great afternoons and errr ummmm nights by the pool.  The quote of the weekend was definitely "No, the pool party has to wait... SIR Alan and Nitro are ummm busy..."  LOL!!!!!  Yeah so apparently we weren't being as slick as we thought we were.   
We also got to spend some quality play time in the Pig Pen doing some impromptu BDSM demos.

SIR Alan and Pup Nitro

The Southeast Conference of Clubs is now up to 26 clubs as of our newest members being voted in on Saturday 08/27/2011.  Not pictured above are the newest clubs, Lords of Leather (New Orleans, LA), C.O.M.M.A.N.D. (Baltimore, MD), Minotaurs South Florida (Fort Lauderdale, FL).

Atlanta S/m Solidarity (Atlanta, GA), Greenville Renegaydes (Greenville, SC), C.L.A.W.S. (Myrtle Beach, SC),

Highland LLC (Fayetville, NC), Code 12 Jax (Jacksonville, FL), CSRA Leatherbears (Augusta, GA).

Hotlanta Rubber & Gear Club (Atlanta, GA), New Orleans Bears and Bear Trapper Social Club (New Orleans, LA), First Coast Leather Society (Jacksonville, FL)

Our host club for the weekend, the Trident Knights from Charleston, SC.

Onyx Southeast (Atlanta, GA), Panther L/L (Atlanta, GA), Tennessee Gryphons (Knoxville, TN), Tradesmen (Charlotte, NC)

Reading Railmen (Reading, PA), Tri River Guardians (Columbia, SC), Rogues LLC (Roanoke, VA)

Trident International Central Florida (Orlando, FL), South Florida Boys of Leather (Fort Lauderdale, FL), WNC Leathermen (Asheville, NC), The Tampa Leather Club (Tampa, FL)

The Parliament Resort in Augusta, GA is such a generous sponsor of the SECC.  They provide hosting for most of the club runs for the conference.

Getting ready for dinner.

SIR Alan and Pup Nitro before dinner.

Yes those are individual cupcakes for everyone at the run.

Sneak Attack Pic of SIR Alan

Mama's Family

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Hearing From the Heart Atlanta

Tonight Sir Alan, slave scott, and myself went to the Jungle Club in Atlanta, GA to join some wonderful people for a great fundraising event.  Boy Dustin, who spoke publicly tonight about being a recipiant of assistance from the Sharon St. Cyr foundation, organized this amazing event and helped raise over $2,300.00 for the foundation.  Way to pay it forward boy Dustin, very proud of you.
Not only were special guest performances done by entertainers such as Vickie Shaw, but there were also titleholders for miles around.
We had a lot of fun, congratulations again boy Dustin.
pup Nitro

My Speech from ILSb -

Good morning everyone,
During the ILSb contest each contestant is required to give a speech of up to 120 seconds.  Going into the contest I decided that I was going to take a very personal approach to my speech.  I have received several requests to post my speech online for others to read.  If you have any questions about my speech please let me know. 

Thank you so very much everyone,
pup Nitro

Good afternoon brothers and sisters in Leather.  My name is Bryson Hankinson but many of you know me by a much more intimate name, pup Nitro.  In 2004 I was leaving a D/s relationship that was emotionally and physically abusive in which I was given no voice of my own.  Almost five years ago, I had the honor of being collared by Sir Alan Penrod.  Soon after, I was given my pup name of “pup NITRO” meaning “Needs Intense Torture to Reach Orgasm”.  Today I am humbled to be standing on this stage in front of you all, and I am truly honored to be sharing this stage with the man that helped me find the strength inside to rebuild myself to where I am today.
Sir Alan taught me that even as a sub I can still have a strong, yet respectful, voice within my community and I can help lead.  This is a concept that in the beginning was very foreign to me, but I now embrace this empowerment openly.  My goal is to help others who felt the same way as I did in 2004, beaten and alone, learn to stand up and have their voice heard.  My hope is that I can help even one sub within the community find the voice that is in their heart, and help them to use it with strength and respect to warrant a change in their life and in their community.
I want to thank you very much for this opportunity today, and to Sir Alan I would like to thank you for taking a chance on a 22 year old boy who’s young head and heart needed a guiding hand.
I love you Sir.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A truly blessed, happy, and humbled pup.

To say that the last two weeks has been an amazing experience would truly be an understatement. 
This time two weeks ago my family was getting ready to open a whole new chapter of our lives.  We were getting ready for the Meet and Greet to kickoff ILSb/ICBB 2011 weekend in San Francisco.  During the course of the weekend I opened a lot of very private doors about my past, and I am very glad that they are now seeing the light.  I very much look forward to seeing where this adventure takes me in my own self discovery.  I also hope that I can help some other people learn a few things about themselves along the way.

In 2004 I never would have dreamed about sitting here writing a blog about how I was recently named International Leatherboy 2011 by a group of amazing judges.  Nor would I have imagined that I would be doing this alongside an amazing Sir who would hold the key to my collar.  I sure as hell wouldn't have dreamed that we would have an amazing slave, my brother Scott, who would be keeping us on an even keel for the weekend. 

Even though that wouldn't have been in my imagination those years ago, that is exactly what happened.  I am so blessed to be able to share this experience with my amazing and wonderful Family, and I certainly couldn't do it alone. 

This is going to be the first blog of many during this ride, but I hope that it gives you a brief idea of where I am starting out from.

In Leather,
Bryson "Pup Nitro" Hankinson