Festival Updates!

Mark your calendars, we have several festivals with application deadlines coming up! Get all the latest Burlesque Festival news over at burlesquefests.com   Golden Legends Challenge Colorado Springs, CO Festival Dates: August 11-13 Application Deadline: March 1 http://www.goldenlegends.org/apply/   Ohio Burlesque Festival Cleveland, OH Festival Dates: August 3-5 Application Deadline: March 15 http://www.ohioburlesque.com/   Slavic Burlesque Festival Minsk Mazowiecki, Poland Festival Dates: June 16 – 17 Application Deadline: March 19 …

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 …

Bursting with Pride!

The BurlyBoard is so very impressed with each and every one of you. Thank you for your kindness of spirit, enthusiasm, encouragement of one another, and support of BurlyCon and burlesque as an art form. We were all amazed at how well you handled personal issues by asking for help, speaking directly to one another, and remembering to take care of yourselves during our long weekend of learning. We are …

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 – …