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 …

International Burlesque Artists on Women’s Day

“Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030” is the theme for the 2017 International Women’s Day (IWD) which falls on March 8th. While the first National Woman’s Day was observed in the United States on February 28 in honor of the “1908 garment workers’ strike in New York, where women protested against working conditions” the first International Women’s Day was observed in 1911. The UN marks …

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 …

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.  

#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 …

2015 Scholarship Winner: Bunny Barebuns

Each year, BurlyCon offers a limited number of scholarships to promising individuals in the burlesque community who have demonstrated financial need. BurlyCon Media Liaison Czech Mate recently caught up with 2015 scholarship recipient Bunny Barebuns.  Performer name: Bunny Barebuns Performer tagline: “Kink with a Wink” Years performing: 3 Current hometown: Indianapolis, IN/St. Petersburg, FL Number of BurlyCons attended: This will be my first! Favorite rhinestone adhesive: E6000 Preferred method of glitter …

BurlyCon Announces 2015 Guest of Honor Ronnie Magri

Interview by Czech Mate, BurlyCon Press & Media Writer BurlyCon is thrilled to have you as a 2015 Guest of Honor! Your work with the Shim Sham Revue as musical director, bandleader and drummer for one of the first authentic 1950s-style burlesque revival shows in the nation is legendary. How does it feel to be a musician with a place in modern burlesque history? Thank you! I’m honored & ecstatic of the news to …

BurlyCon Announces 2015 Legend Guest of Honor Delilah Jones

[slideshow_deploy id=’2707′] Learn from acclaimed pin-up icon, model, actress and burlesque superstar! Interview by Czech Mate, BurlyCon Press & Media Writer BurlyCon is proud to announce pin-up icon, model, actress and burlesque dancer Delilah Jones as our 2015 Legend Guest of Honor! Burlesque Hall of Famer Delilah Jones was born Doris Gohlke in Berlin, during Hitler’s reign. She survived occupied Nazi Germany to become the most photographed pin-up of 1959. She’s been featured in more …