Deanna Danger Brings BurlyCon Home

We want to give a shout out to Deanna Danger for inspiring us! Every year we open scholarships so more performers, regardless of finances, have the chance to learn at our convention in Seattle. But the lovely Miss Danger has taken it upon herself to create her own BurlyCon Scholarship for her students at her studio in Richmond, Virgina. Performers attending class at Boom Boom Basics have the chance to receive a scholarship …

Burlesque Festival News

Happy January 2017! For those of you who put ‘apply to more festivals’ on your New Year’s Resolutions list we’ve rounded up festival applications that are currently open and accepting applications!  POLAND​: Applications are open for the Slavic Burlesque Festival until March 19th. The Festival will take place June 16/17 in Poland, Minsk Mazowiecki (50km from Warsaw). Write to: slavicburlesquefest@wp.pl to request an application. BERLIN​: Applications are open for Berlin Burlesque …

Write a Stellar Class Proposal – BurlyCon 2018!

By Sailor St. Claire  BurlyCon is about to open the floodgates for class submissions for our 2018 convention, and we’ve put together this short how-to guide to help you write the best class proposal possible. Not only do your descriptions of your classes factor into our decision-making process, but they are also how you market your class to potential students at BurlyCon! So what should you include? First of all, include …

Today is #GIVINGTUESDAY at BurlyCon

Now in its fifth year “Giving Tuesday” has become a global movement celebrating giving and philanthropy. In the spirit of #GivingTuesday, Burlycon is launching our end of year giving platform, which includes our 2016-17 Membership Campaign, Burlycon 2017 Sponsorship and BurlyBenefactor Push! Do you love burlesque and BurlyCon? Are you looking for a way to be more involved in the health and growth of the organization? Supporters like you contribute to the organization, …

KOMO News Discovers BurlyCon

Last weekend, a KOMO News team took a peek in classes taught by Coco Lectric and Jeez Loueez to find out what BurlyCon is all about. Includes interviews with Miss Indigo Blue, Executive Director; Gina Bon Bon, Legend Guest of Honor; and attendee Polly Esther. Check out the article and video here.  

Five Truths for Artists Working in Times of Despair

Based on remarks given at the closing ceremonies of BurlyCon 2016 By Lillith Grey ONE There have always been entertainers in times of war. There have always been artists in times of crisis. Even in the depths of despair, art survives. We saw theatre, poetry, music, and comedy in concentration and internment camps. We saw films, television, music and performance art throughout the Vietnam war. We saw drag, burlesque, theatre …

BurlyCon Packing List!

Think of BurlyCon as burlesque’s summer camp! It’s a weekend off from show mode, so wear what makes you comfortable. We do offer the chance to dress up for our themed special events (see below). Leave space in your suitcase for a few glamorous items, and be aware that your yoga pants will probably see the light of day far more than your beaded evening gowns. What to Pack – …

2016 Schedule and Guests of Honor Announced!

We are very excited to announce the 2016 Class Schedule! You can also download the official BurlyCon Guidebook onto your phone or tablet. Check out our amazing lineup of presenters. We also present our 2016 Guests of Honor: Rachel Shteir, Bonnie Dunn and Legend Gina Bon Bon . You’ll want to make sure to attend at least one class with each of these distinguished individuals of the burlesque world. [button …

#SeaBQ Community Participates in Its 10th Seattle Pride Parade

by Vixen Valentine For the 10th year in a row the Seattle Burlesque Community will be participating in the Seattle Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26th. Planning is already underway as decorations and a float are currently being constructed. A few of the Seattle Pride Parade Committee members were able to give us some insight on what is in the works for this year’s’ parade! What was the process for …