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The BurlyCon Board Gets Dolled Up!

The BurlyCon Board of Directors is getting all dolled up with bite-sized bibliophile Bebe “The Doll” Bardeaux! BurlyCon is all about education. It only makes sense that a historian, librarian, and soon-to-be author like Bebe Bardeaux would j oin the BurlyCon board. Bebe Bardeaux is an award-winning shake dancer, pinup model, and rollergirl. Bebe Bardeaux has been honored with the 2019 Golden Smile Award at the Golden Legends Champion Challenge, …

Chocolate City Comes to the BurlyCon Board!

The BurlyCon Board of Directors stays fly and is beginning to multiply! Chocolate City has sent a representative to the Emerald City to add more glitz, glam, and allure for sure as BurlyCon welcomes its newest Board Member, GiGi Holliday!  GiGi Holliday had her start after studying the art of burlesque with a double major in class and sass and a minor in tit-elation. In her native home of Washington, …

Giving Tuesday

Since 2012, “Giving Tuesday” takes place on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving and has helped to amplify year-end fundraising efforts for nonprofits and charitable causes. For all those who have given to BurlyCon in the past, our entire committee and board would like to send a heartfelt THANK YOU! This year, GivingTuesday falls on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 BurlyCon would like to share your stories on why YOU give on our own …

An Open Letter to the Community II

I wanted to take the time to chat about BurlyCon and our work transitioning as an Anti-racist and Anti-Oppressive organization. It’s important to me that you know what we are working on and where we are headed.  When I was promoted to Executive Director (ED), I promised the community two things: commitment to shifting BurlyCon to an anti-racist organization; and transparency within the organization. Since my promise, the board took …

An Open Letter to the Community

This statement comes with a clear and unwavering message of frustration, empathy, unity, and hope. BurlyCon stands firmly beside our Black community with togetherness, strength, and though a million words can be said, three ring out the most – Black Lives Matter! It’s not just a movement. It’s a symbol of ideals that are the most basic of human rights – the easiest to give, yet the hardest to win. …

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 …