The Judges

of the 2019 contest

Mr. World Bear, Johnny


Johnny is a bear residing in Norfolk, VA where he lives with his finance and 3 children.

He began his bear journey by winning the title of Mr. Virginia Bear 2017, and went on the win the first ever Mr. World Bear title.

He is an associate member of the leather and Levi club, The Knighthawks of Virginia. Johnny is passionate about unity and works tirelessly trying to bridge the gaps between the various subcultures in our LGBT community.

He also started the #WeCanToo movement which aims to support and educate people and society about same sex parenting.

Tony Conrad, Mr. VA Cub 2019

Tony Conrad

A vet assistant by day and a bear by night, Tony Conrad is your Mr. Virginia Cub 2019.

As an active member of the Virginia bear community for the past 3 years, he finally mustered up enough courage to represent his Virginia Community.

Being an active full patch member of the leather and Levi club, the Knighthawks of Virginia, you can catch Tony at various venues selling jello shots and raffle tickets for a number of charitable organizations.

Tony looks forward to his first shot at judging a regional contest and expects big things from his Delaware brothers.

Josh Shonewolf, Producer

Josh Shonewolf

37 year old Pennsylvanian, Josh is the event producer, extraordinaire.

Josh regular series of events in Philly and surrounding cities, including Wilmington, and brings such titles as Daddy & Friends, Bearlesque (who will be performing Saturday night!), and manages Songbird: The Search for Philly's Best Singer.

In an interview with Philly Mag, Josh said " ...if we change one person’s point of view about appreciating all shapes and sizes, then we’ve done our job! Bears are some of the sexiest, most open-minded and most awesome people in the community."