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 …

A Teacher’s Perspective…or three

The countdown to BurlyCon X is on with 6 months left to budget, plan, and kick yourself into gear as we prepare to celebrate ten years of BurlyCon! With education and training being the main attraction in this blog I’ve interviewed a few burlesque teachers who have been in the business of teaching burlesque. Not only will you find them at burlesque schools, but they have also taught at universities, …

Invited Presenter Spotlight: World Famous *BOB*

This year marks BurlyCon’s 10 year anniversary and we are celebrating in a big way, with incredible changes to our format and schedule! Every year BurlyCon invites a handful of select members of the burlesque community to share their knowledge, our Invited Presenters. Today’s Invited Presenter spotlights is World Famous *BOB*! Known for her blonde bombshell looks and effervescent personality, World Famous *BOB* has captivated audiences all over the world with her unique burlesque stylings, …

Invited Presenter Spotlight: Willy Barrett

This year marks BurlyCon’s 10 year anniversary and we are celebrating in a big way, with incredible changes to our format and schedule! Every year BurlyCon invites a handful of select members of the burlesque community to share their knowledge, our Invited Presenters. Today’s Invited Presenter spotlights is Joe Williams-Willy Barrett! An accomplished performer and teacher, his knowledge on The Delsarte System has been shared around the world. Joe lives in New York City, and …

Invited Presenter Spotlight: Sweetpea

This year marks BurlyCon’s 10 year anniversary and we are celebrating in a big way, with incredible changes to our format and schedule! Every year BurlyCon invites a handful of select members of the burlesque community to share their knowledge, our Invited Presenters. Next up in this year’s Invited Presenter spotlights is Sweetpea! She’s been teasing her way into the hearts of audiences for more than 12 years, from being a …

Invited Presenter Spotlight: Ray Gunn

This year marks BurlyCon’s 10 year anniversary and we are celebrating in a big way, with incredible changes to our format and schedule! Every year BurlyCon invites a handful of select members of the burlesque community to share their knowledge, our Invited Presenters. Today’s Invited Presenter spotlight is 2013’s King of Burlesque at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender, Ray Gunn! Trained in contemporary dance, acrobatics, capoeira, and pole dancing, Ray …

Time to Plan for BurlyConX!

Savings Squirrel Says: It’s time to get organized and ready for your big trip to Seattle! Budgeting now will be your best friend. Open a second savings account, use a credit card that will give you plenty of points/airline miles, or simply stow cash away in a jar- putting the money away now will help you save more and put less stress on you in the days leading up to the …

Invited Presenter Spotlight: Lola Frost

This year marks BurlyCon’s 10 year anniversary and we are celebrating in a big way, with incredible changes to our format and schedule! Every year BurlyCon invites a handful of select members of the burlesque community to share their knowledge, our Invited Presenters. Today in this year’s Invited Presenter spotlights is Lola Frost! This multiple award winning Vancouver based international burlesque sinsation lights fire onstage and in the classroom.  From traveling the world …