Mr. International Rubber
November 6 @ 8:00 am - November 8 @ 5:00 pm
Join in the fun with gear intensive kinksters from around the globe for a weekend filled with shopping, playing, socializing, education, entertainment and so much more for MIR24!
MIR welcomes attendees of all nationalities, abilities, genders, orientations, income and experience levels. If you are into rubber gear, you are welcome!
All events at Center on Halsted and The Vic Theatre are open to attendees 18 years and older with package purchase. For offsite events, check with venue for admission policies.
A Note Regarding MIR24 & COVID-19 from the MIR Orgnizers
The Mr. International Rubber organization is keeping close tabs on the COVID-19 outbreak and how it is affecting events around the world. We also understand how important the MIR weekend is to our attendees, and the spirit of community it fosters among those who may not physically interact with like minded kinksters throughout the year.
We are very fortunate to be based in a state and city which are being led by science and data based public health decision making processes. Illinois Governor, J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor, Lori Lighfoot have deferred to medical and scientific professionals throughout this pandemic. As such, state and local decisions around businesses and events will be made based on the circumstances on the ground; and the progress made towards containment, treatment, vaccinations and a possible cure for COVID-19.
We have been in contact with venues and vendors to open lines of communication and ensure that there can be frank discussions about economic impacts on travel, sales, attendance, and the viability of a major event weekend given evolving social distancing and public health guidelines. In each instance, these venues and vendors have been both understanding and flexible with us as we try to assess how to move forward. It has been heartening that the constant refrain has been how wonderful our attendees are, and how much fun our event is for these businesses to work or host. It confirms that they look forward to the weekend as much as our attendees.
Given that MIR is several months in the future, we hope to be able to move forward with the event as planned. However, we will continue to re-evaluate as the months move forward and situations evolve around the globe. Our Executive Team meets on a regular basis, is in communication with relevant authorities, and actively engaged in planning for multiple scenarios.
We are continuously encouraged by the creativity and resourcefulness of the global rubber, kink and fetish community in finding news ways to gather, celebrate and connect in the virtual realm while honoring public health directives and maintaining distancing guidelines in the physical realm. When we as a planet and a people emerge from the other side of this crisis – and rest assured we will – our local and international communities will be stronger and our embraces will be tighter.
In the meantime – Stay safe. Stay shiny. Stay Connected.
The Mr. International Rubber Executive Team and Staff