Events

Each year, BurlyCon curates a full weekend of both scintillating and relaxing social events that offer ample opportunity for networking, chatting, and connecting. Keep an eye on this space as we announce more details on this year’s events in the coming months! You can keep abreast of any updates by checking back regularly, or following us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Nightly Events

All nightly events are included in BurlyCon registration! Event-only tickets are available for those wishing to attend evening events at BurlyCon, but who do not want to attend classes.

THURSDAY

Meet & Greet Social
Vintage Attire Suggested
We have some special plans for our 10 Year Anniversary.  Stay tuned!

Where: Emerald E & F
When: 6pm – 10pm

Peer Reviews
Peer reviews are one of the hallmark experiences of BurlyCon. They’re a priceless opportunity for thoughtful feedback in a supportive and inspiring format. Come support your fellow performers as we watch, enjoy, and explore new directions in our work..

Where:  Crystal A-C
When: 10:30pm-12:30am

FRIDAY

Keynote Address
Join us in Crystal A-C for the Keynote Address by our guests of honor, Board President Coco Lectric, Board Member Jo “Boobs” Weldon, and Executive Director Miss Indigo Blue.

Where: Crystal A-C
When: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Class Photo
The Class Photo is a fun opportunity to capture the Con spirit and preserve the memories for years to come! Sign up for your $5 photo at the BurlyCon vending table. Photos will be delivered under your door late Saturday night. Those not staying at the hotel may pick up their photos at registration on Sunday.

Where: Emerald E & F
When: Arrive at 9:30 PM for placement. Photo will be taken at 9:50 PM sharp!

What to Expect: We will take a photo of the ENTIRE group at once. Please arrive between 9:30-9:45 PM. We will take the photo at 9:50 PM SHARP, so please be patient if you arrive early. Once your photo is taken, you will be directed to the neighboring ballroom to get your dance on! Please work with us to stay orderly and efficient so we can have a beautiful photo keepsake.

BurlyCon Dance Party – 10 Year Anniversary!!!!
We have some special plans for our 10 Year Anniversary.  Stay tuned!

Date: Friday, 10:00 PM-1:30AM
Where: Crystal A-C

What to Expect: Come dressed according to the theme or just be yourself.  Must keep boobies and booties covered until you get into the Convention Center! A bar will be provided by the hotel.

SATURDAY

Tales Around the Glampfire
Oral history guides us as performers. Join your host and a panel of burlesque celebrities to hear a story from their burlesque journey. Modeled after the Moth Radio Hour, our storytellers will regale us with their memories in 5 minutes or less. Your host will also read selected anecdotes submitted by the audience. Come prepared to listen and to share. A bar will be provided by the hotel.

Where: Emerald E & F
When: 8:30pm-10:30pm

What to Expect: Wear your PJ’s and will have chairs available for seating.

Peer Reviews
Peer reviews are one of the hallmark experiences of BurlyCon. They’re a priceless opportunity for thoughtful feedback in a supportive and inspiring format. Come support your fellow performers as we watch, enjoy, and explore new directions in our work.

Where:  Crystal A-C
When: 10:30pm – 12:30am

SUNDAY

Closing Ceremony
One of BurlyCon’s most treasured traditions, the Closing Ceremony ritual celebrates the connections made at BurlyCon before we part ways. We gather as a community to give our thanks for new friends, old friends, and the change within ourselves. Please come and acknowledge our hopes, achievements, and significant moments experienced over the weekend.

Where: Crystal A-C
When: 4:00-5:00pm

What to Expect: Casual dress, standing room only, and lots of hugging. Kleenex will be provided.


Hospitality

Location: St. Helen’s Suite (3rd Floor of Hotel over Elliott’s)
Thurs: 12:30 pm–5 pm | Fri: 7:30 am–5 pm Sat: 8 am–5 pm | Sun: 8 am–3 pm 
Hospitality will be closed on Friday from 11:45 am–1:15 pm for the Keynote Address
 
Stop by Hospitality to get you through those long days at BurlyCon. Located on the 3rd floor in the Residential wing (look for signs pointing you there!), Hospitality offers you a space where you can recharge, rest, and socialize in a low pressure way. We provide the snacks, you provide the conversation. This year Hospitality will be offering: 
  • Fresh fruits and veggies all day
  • Cheese, Kind Bars and other tasty snacks meant to keep you going from meal to meal 
  • Perpetual PB&J Bar (Including gluten free bread and nut free options, too!) 
  • Coffee and Tea all day
In addition to the usual fare, we have a couple of special sections for you to check out:
  • The Honor Bar: Heartier snacks for you to refuel if you missed lunch! Please donate some money to help us offset the cost of these items
  • The Share Table: Did you bring something fun from your hometown and want to share it? Pack a few too many bags of pretzels? Bring them in and share with your fellow burlesquers!*
*Please note we can only accept shelf-stable snacks! 

BurlyBar

Location: St. Helen’s Suite Thurs: 6 pm–11:30 pm | Fri: 6 pm–1:30 am | Sat: 6 pm – 12:00 am Sun: Mimosas 9am – 12pm
Come unwind and with a drink at the BurlyBar! All sales benefit BurlyCon directly, so PreFunk at the BurlyBar! All drinks under $5! Our bartenders are serving up some specialty cocktails as well as wine, beer and mixed drinks. 
 
Cash and credit accepted. 
 
Note: All BurlyBar beverages must be consumed in the BurlyBar or Hospitality Room. Beverages from the bar may not be brought into the hallway or into any other space in the hotel.

Library

Need some peace and quiet? The library offers a large assortment of burlesque books, papers, and poster presentations. Join us for daily book signings by select authors. See the schedule for exact details.

Where: Emerald C
When: Thursday 12-6, Friday 8-8, Saturday 9-7, Sunday, 9-3