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A welcome letter from the Con Chair:

All Hail the mighty volunteers ...

The New England Leather Alliance would like to extend its most heartfelt thanks to all of the volunteers. Without the hundreds (if not thousands) of dedicated hours, the Fetish Fair Fleamarket® would not happen. Thank you!


A welcome letter from the Organization:

Yes, Virginia, there is another Welcome Letter.

First, the good:

Greetings and salutations to everyone! Welcome to the New England Leather Alliance’s 28th Fetish Fair Fleamarket ™. Here we are in … where are we again? I’ve lost track. Oh, but wait, we’re in the “good” portion. Okay:

Is this your first Fetish Fair Fleamarket®? Well, whether it is your first , your tenth or your 28th, I hope you have a blast. We’re all here to be part of the magic that is the Flea. So browse, shop, revel in the atmosphere, learn something new, see an old friend, relax and ENJOY! Please know that NELA is thrilled you are here.

Now, the not good:

On behalf of the Board and volunteers, I have to say we are tired of moving around. Andover, Park Plaza, Sheraton, Mansfield, Danvers. Are we Nomads?

Is it so wrong to want to have a home and stay put for a while? Granted, there are various reasons for some of the departures. I’m guessing we would have stayed in Andover if the Ramada had not gone out of business. And the Sheraton could have been a permanent home if they had been able to offer January dates versus the week before Christmas. But, an industrial park in the middle of nowhere should have worked out. Thanks a lot, Mansfield.

Keep your fingers crossed. Tell the hotel staff how happy you are to be here. Tell Danvers and Middleton that we will bring in more than a million dollars in business over the weekend. We deserve an event free of antiquated zoning laws, small minded politicians and conservative zealots trying to tell us what we can and cannot do in private surroundings. Freedom of assembly is still a constitutional right. Perhaps this will be kinky Custer’s last stand.

Outgoing Chair (2001-2006)