BLACKOUT was conceived as the traditional anniversary run for ONYX starting back in Chicago in 1995. It is a time when all ONYX members and supporters can come together to fellowship, share knowledge and enjoy the company of leather family. Past years saw BLACKOUT held in various locations: Chicago, Atlanta, Augusta, New York City, Fort Lauderdale and Washington, DC. This year ONYX/Southeast will host Blackout 22, our 22nd anniversary run. The event takes place in New Orleans, LA over the weekend of Thursday, September 28 through Sunday, October 1, 2017. Attendance at Blackout XX is not restricted to Men of Color. We look forward to having attendees come from across the country and persons of various genders and orientations who embrace the lifestyle. Traditional events during BLACKOUT include: an awards/recognition brunch, Annual General Meeting (AGM) and the infamous bar crawl. A major highlight event of the last BLACKOUT celebration weekend was Saturday’s ONYX University, a series of educational leather/BDSM workshops and demonstrations. More info and registration available for Voodoo in the Bayou here!