Message from Executive Director Lola Love

Aloha Friends! I have been having a hard time finding the words to write this. Like all of you during this unprecedented time, some days are easy and some days are hard. We are all in the midst of something we’ve never experienced and it’s challenging. Here are my top 10 things coping methods for the sh*tshow that is 2020. Putting on a cute outfit. I won’t lie, most days …

Seattle Boylesque Festival – Saturday’s Late Show Benefits Burlycon

Thirsty Girl Productions Presents The 6th Annual Seattle Boylesque Festival The Seattle Boylesque Festival has been postponed due to COVID-19, and rescheduled for healthier summer programming on August 21st & 22nd, 2020 at The Triple Door! If you have already purchased a ticket for the Triple Door shows they will be notifying you with all pertinent details. If you bought a ticket to the opening party at Queer Bar, we …

Why I Give to BurlyCon

My first year I attended Burlycon, someone else paid for my ticket. It meant more to me than I think that person ever realized. I have been a committee member for the last few years and have loved giving my time and putting my heart into helping Burlycon inspire more sparkle beings each year. Last year (2018) was my first year as a benefactor and it was something I felt …

BurlyCon is Hiring!

Do you love coordinating travel arrangements? Assisting with contracts? Note taking specialist? We want to hear from you! We’re looking for an Executive Assistant to join the BurlyCon team. For the complete job description and/or to apply go to: http://ow.ly/Yf5T50xAHCQ Applications due by January 15

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 …

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, …