Welcome to BurlyCon 2015!!
Burlesque Education & Social Convention
BurlyCon, November 12-15, 2015, is an annual burlesque social and educational convention held every fall in the Seattle area. As the educational arm of the burlesque arts circuit, BurlyCon provides a unique opportunity to learn, practice, network, and thrive in a supportive (and fun!) community environment. There’s simply no other single event where attendees can access such multifaceted teaching talent to explore the practice and the theory of burlesque.
Written by Jet Noir
Editor’s note: This article was originally posted on Jet Noir’s excellent blog, Jet Set Weekly. The post was written after Jet was inspired by a panel discussion on sex work and burlesque at BurlyCon 2014.
The term sex worker once confused my literal mind. I understood it to mean someone that was paid for sexual encounters (be they virtual via phone/internet or actual). When I heard a stripper refer to herself as a sex worker, I was confused. Sex isn’t in the job description of a stripper (not even in the private room)! How can someone be a sex worker if they don’t get paid for sex acts!? I checked the modern-day replacement for the World Book Encyclopedia, Wikipedia. And according to their definition…Read more!