BurlyCon Basics-Packing 101

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 – …

Panels and Caucuses 101

Who are you: Kiki Mustang & Lola Love BurlyCon Job Title: Kiki: Caucus and Panels Coordinator, Lola: Director of Programming How long have you volunteered for BurlyCon? Kiki: Two years, this is my first year as Caucus and Panels Coordinator. Lola: 5 years Location: Kiki: Seattle, WA, USA, Lola: Honolulu, HI What is the difference between a panel and a caucus? KM: My understanding is that a panel has a …

New Limited Edition 10th Anniversary Poster!

We collaborated with the amazingly talented Mexican artist Lady Love to bring you a collectors item like none other. Because this is our 10th year celebrating burlesque, Legends, and the history & art of our craft we wanted to do something special for all of you. Lady Love graciously reached out to us wanting to work together and now we give you this spectacular piece commemorating our home of Seattle, …

New to BurlyCon-BurlyCon Amenities

Whether this is your first BurlyCon or you need a refresher from last year we are pleased to bring you our New to BurlyCon blog series where we give advice to help our first time attendees have a great experience! Our first blog focused on how to dive into the class schedule as well as some tips for preparing for a weekend of burlesque classes. In this blog we’ll go …

New to BurlyCon Series- Classes 101

First Time at BurlyCon? So this is your first time at BurlyCon? Welcome! This is quite an exciting first BurlyCon to attend as we are celebrating our big X. Yup, ten years of burlesque education shenanigans and we are pulling out all the stops in order to make this an extra special event. To help prepare our newcomers for their first convention we’ll be writing a series of tips to …

Welcome Dee Milo!

BurlyCon is proud to announce Dee Milo as our second Guest of Honor and Living Legend for BurlyCon X. Dee Milo, “The Venus of Dance”, got her start in burlesque in 1949 in New Orleans and became a headliner performing nationally and internationally. She is known for her signature act “Sentimental Journey” where she undresses and then redresses in the routine. During her career Dee Milo toured with the USO; …

Peer Reviews: A Look Inside with Fosse Jack

 Peer Review Lottery Applications are now live and will be accepted until August 15th. There are 10 spots available at this years Peer Review event, where peer review participants will receive feedback from a panel of experienced performers and other professionals. Want in on the action? Apply HERE!     To help us learn a little more about Peer Reviews, we’ve caught up with Fosse Jack the Peer Review Coordinator to get a …

BurlyCon Peer Review with The English Muffin

I’m The English Muffin, and I’m the co-founder of Frostease Burlesque in Anchorage, Alaska. Last year at Burlycon, I presented my “Eat It” act for Peer Review. What was originally concepted as a throwaway act for a seven deadly sins show had grown, in my head, to a signature piece of commentary on diet culture, body shaming versus body positivity, and my own relationships with food and body image. As …

Meet your BurlyConX Scholarship winners

Every year BurlyCon offers scholarships to help offset the costs of attending the convention and this year we are excited to introduce you to 6 of the 7 scholarship recipients. To help us get to know them a bit better we asked them a couple of questions to find out what they are looking forward to most about attending BurlyCon X.   Chicky Brulee Ashland Oregon by way of Denver …

Burlesque Hall Of Fame FINISHING SCHOOL!

Learn from your Living Legends of Burlesque! Every year BurlyCon sponsors special classes at your Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender, and 2017 is no exception! The BHoF Finishing School presents classes with burlesque Living Legends from the mid-twentieth century. Classes are held during the Burlesque Hall of Fame Exotic World Weekend in Las Vegas, and focus on lifestyle, skills, and history. These classes are a fantastic and opportunity to receive information …