FAQ

General Q’s:
What is BurlyCon?
How is BurlyCon different?
What will attendees get out of the weekend?
What happens at night after classes?
What classes are offered?
How do I sign-up for the classes?
Who’s putting the Convention on?
Location? Where will it be held?
Attendance? Who’s coming already?
How can I get involved?
Registration Q’s:
How do I change my stage name?
Can’t attend, but have a registration? Change and Cancellation Policy
Can I get a refund?
Why is there a $50 transfer fee?
Do you have payment plans available? How do I sign up for one?
 
What is BurlyCon?

BurlyCon is an annual community-oriented professional growth and educational organization for burlesque performers, producers, fans, and aficionados. Our aim is to further the current development and historical knowledge of this unique American art form, especially in light of burlesque’s resurgence worldwide. BurlyCon is committed to providing an affordable opportunity for performers of all levels to learn, grow, and develop their skills.


How is BurlyCon different from other burlesque events like Exotic World Weekend, New York Burlesque Festival, Tease-O-Rama, and the Great Boston Burlesque Expo?

BurlyCon is focused on community-building, education, and social events. It is the world’s only burlesque educational convention.


What will attendees get out of the weekend?

BurlyCon weekend is packed with thought-provoking, skill-building and transformative educational and community-building opportunities.  A “newbie” track of introductory classes and workshops supports the budding burlesquer.  A “seasoned” track of challenging panels and workshops will deepen and enhance skills for performers who have several years of experience already under their shimmy belts. With additional offerings for documentarians, techies, producers, fans, and fan dancers, BurlyCon offers something for everyone who loves the burlesque community.


What happens at night after classes?

Thurs: Vintage Meet & Greet

Fri: Keynote Address & Dance Party

Sat:  Special Events, like Movie Screenings and Story Telling

Sun:  Closing Ceremony


What classes/workshops are offered?

The convention curriculum is updated each year. Topics include costuming, performance skills, history, photography, business, and ethics. Examples of previous workshops are “Building Persona,” “Melodrama: Pushing Conceptual Edges,” “Old School Walks & Struts,” “The Boudoir of Ideas,” “Ethics, Copyright, Propriety & Imitation,” “Exoticism, Racism, and Cultural Appropriation,” “Getting Booked,” “Quick Release Costuming,” “Photographing Live Burlesque Shows,” “Burlesque 1860-1900,” and “Hair & Makeup for the Burlesque Stage.”

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How do I sign-up for the classes?

You don’t need to sign-up! Just check out the class schedule and plan your weekend accordingly. Some classes are repeated during the weekend. We do our best to schedule each class in a room that will hold all those who wish to attend. However, classes do fill up despite our best efforts.


Who’s putting the Convention on?

BurlyCon is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The Executive Director is Miss Indigo Blue. The Board of directors is Coco Lectric (President), Jo “Boobs” Weldon (Vice President), Red Delicious (Treasurer), Kristina Nekyia (Secretary), Miss Indigo Blue, Baby Doe, Jen Gapay, Ophelia Flame, and Sandy Beaches. The event is organized by a volunteer steering committee, with members from all across the US (and a few from Canada).


Location? Where will it be held?

The entire convention will be held at our host hotel, Hilton Airport and Convention Center  in SeaTac. Like the name implies, it’s RIGHT by the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the light rail station. The hotel has room service, an onsite restaurant, café, an outdoor hot tub and pool, and GREAT rates for us.  All attendees are encouraged to stay at our host hotel, as all weekend events will be at the hotel.

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Attendance? Who’s coming already?

BurlyCon will announce the Guests of Honor on the Guest of Honor page and in our Newsletter!  You can keep up with the latest by following us on Facebook and Twitter, or by signing up for the BurlyCon Newsletter. We also have a regularly updated list of attendees under the Register menu.


How can I get involved?
  • Register to attend and reserve your hotel room!  Discounts for early registration!
  • Sell your wares at the vending fair!
  • Volunteer!!!
  • Help get someone to Seattle! Donate frequent flyer miles to help support someone attending this amazing community event!
  • Donate goods or money to this vital community educational event!

How do I change my stage name?

1. If you are in our old system (prior to March 15th, 2018) then you will need to contact Reg @ BurlyCon.org with the following information:
a. Provide your legal name and stage name.
b. Have your stage name (past and present), legal name, and any other changes ready when you email.

2. If you are registered in the new system (post March 15th, 2018), then you can create an account in the system to edit your own information and transfer the registration on your own!
a.  Make sure you have set up your account – link in your confirmation email.  Check your spam folder too!
b.  Login
c.   Click View Details next to your registration
d.  Edit the fields you would like to update
e.  Click Save

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Can’t attend, but have a registration? Did you sell your ticket?  How does the buyer get registered?

CHANGE AND CANCELLATION POLICY

All payments to BurlyCon are NON-Refundable. Passes are transferable, and you may sell your pass to another person. You must make those arrangements yourself. Most folks wanting to do this use Twitter and/or Facebook to vend their tickets. Once you have a buyer for your ticket, use the following process to change that ticket over to the new person.

1. If you are in our old system (prior to March 15th, 2018) then you will need to contact Reg @ BurlyCon.org with the following information:
a. Provide your legal name, stage name, and email (so we can find you in the system).
b. Provide your buyer’s information (stage name & email, address).
c. BurlyCon will send a link to your buyer to register that includes a $50 transfer fee charge.
d. You will collect the registration fee from your buyer for the sale and the buyer will pay the transfer fee.

2. If you are registered in the new system (post March 15th, 2018), then you can create an account in the system to edit your own information and transfer the registration on your own!
a.  Make sure you have set up your account – link in your confirmation email.  Check your spam folder too!
b.  Click this transfer link TRANSFER MY REGISTRATION
c.  Have your buyer’s information (name, email address) ready and your order number and email you registered with.
d.  Click TRANSFER.  This CAN NOT be undone.  You will be refunded your registration fee minus $50 and your buyer will be sent a link to purchase your registration.
e.  Your buyer will receive an email requesting that they CLAIM the transfer.  They must complete the steps in order to transfer their registration.  The buyer will not be registered until the transaction is complete.

OR

a.  Login to your account (from your confirmation email).
b.  Click Registrations
c.  Click View Details
d.  Scroll down and select Transfer
e.  Enter the name and email of your buyer
f.  Click TRANSFER.  This CAN NOT be undone.  You will be refunded your registration fee minus $50 and your buyer will be sent a link to purchase your registration.
g.  Your buyer will receive an email requesting that they CLAIM the transfer.  They must complete the steps in order to transfer their registration.  The buyer will not be registered until the transaction is complete.

Can I get a refund?

You can get a refund of the full face value of your tickets and any service fees within 24 hours of purchase or if the event is canceled or postponed.  There are no refunds past 24 hours.

Why is there a $50 transfer fee?

BurlyCon has calculated the volunteer hours necessary to change a registration and have determined that this is quite a drain on our volunteers.  Therefore, we are charging $50 per transfer.  We realize that this is an additional headache for you, but is actually under the cost of what the transfer process actually involves on our end.


Do you have payment plans available? How do I sign up for one?
  1. Register for BurlyCon using the registration listed as Payment Plan Registration.
  2. $225 Payment Plan from 3/15-3/31 at 5pm PST
    $255 Payment Plan from 3/31-6/15 at 5pm PST
    $300 Payment Plan from 6/15-8/15 at 5pm PST

  3. During registration, pay a deposit of $75, and provide us with all the info for your registration badge, which you will receive when you sign in at the desk at BurlyCon. Be sure to provide a valid email address that you check on a regular basis.
  4. You will be automatically charged the remaining 2 payments.  MARK YOUR CALENDAR
  5. By signing up for the payment plan you agree to make your first payment upon registration and agree to TWO additional automatic payments for the balance within 60 days of sign-up. See the dates below.
  6. Once your balance is paid in full, you’ll be considered fully registered!

Be sure to pay on time! If you miss a payment or do not pay in full by the end of your payment plan period, you’ll be bumped to the next current price plan.  This means you’ll owe an additional balance, so don’t miss your chance at savings.

This payment plan offer is NONREFUNDABLE. In other words, if you change your mind, you forfeit your payments, but they can be declared as donations for your taxes.

Payment Plan Schedule – MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Early Bird Payment Plan (register by March 31st):
$75 paid during registration.
$75 invoice due 30 automatically paid between 4/15-4/20
$75 invoice due 60 days after first payment

Spring Special Discount Payment Plan (register by June 15th):
$75 paid during registration.
$90 invoice due and automatically paid 30 days after first payment
$90 invoice due and automatically paid 60 days after first payment

Summer Special Payment Plan (register buy August 15th):
$75 due at registration.
$112.50 invoice due and automatically paid 30 days after first payment
$112.50 invoice due and automatically paid 60 days after first payment

Le Fine Print:

  • This payment plan is offered as a courtesy to participants.
  • After an invoice deadline has passed, any unpaid persons are put on a FLAG list. These persons must now pay an increased balance (up to the next *current* price level) to honor their registration commitment and obtain a weekend pass, or forfeit their payment as a donation to our 501-C organization, which is tax-deductible.
  • Once payment in full has been received, Registration updates buyer’s record to “paid in full” status, ensuring a BurlyCon badge is available at conference registration.

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