Welcome To BurlyCon University!
Start planning those collegiate outfits and get that BurlyCon spirit because we're going back to school this November! We have lots of events planned for you this weekend, including plenty of extracurricular activities. School isn't all work and no play at BurlyCon U(though, we think even the classwork is fun!), so take a look below for all our special events throughout the weekend. And if you're interested in Peer Reviews go HERE for more details and the application which will open on July 15th.
Thursday Nov. 8th
BurlyCon University presents: Orientation Night!
Room: Emerald E&F
We welcome you to BurlyCon University with this fun back-to-school night hosted by Tito Bonito! Come get to know your fellow ecdysiasts, mingle with alumni, various clubs and the faculty. Dress in your best collegiate, academia inspired looks and get a hands-on education with trivia games, contests and much more. Prepare yourself for a weekend of learning by coming to this fun and social mixer!
Need outfit inspiration? Check out this pinterest board.
Time: 10:15pm -11:30pm
Peer Reviews are a hallmark experience of BurlyCon. They are an educational experience, designed to further the Burlesque artform by modeling performance critique in a professional format. They are intended to inspire growth, ingenuity, creativity, and excellence. They are meant to encourage keen observation, and honest critique within the context of community. We invite you to come cheer on performers of our community and engage in sharing your feedback to participants.
*Peer Review Applications Open July 15th. Want to apply? Get all the details and the application HERE*
Friday Nov. 9th
Back to School Pep Rally
It’s the Back to School Pep Rally! Cheer along with the Cheerleaders! Celebrate your hard-working Student Council Members. And hear the wise words of your Board of Directors & Guests of Honor. This is a MUST-DO for all attendees! Not only is it fun & funny (with sprinklings of tender moments), this is the ONE place & time to be with EVERYONE at BurlyCon University! Super secret, mega special, and totally useful info will be conveyed at the Pep Rally, so don’t miss it.
Hitting the books too hard? Are the blessings of your genius over worked? Are the views of your Master Thesis caught in the oubliette of the Oracle’s eye? Fear not mortal! Hit back and party hard! Come dance the night away in bacchanalian splendor at the Bacchus Ball! Toga! Toga! Toga!
We invite all you gods, goddesses, titans, furies, mortals and muses alike. What? You say you don’t have regalia? Bring a sheet from home and show off your creative ingenuity!
Follow the sirens call of live musical stylings by the BurlyCon University marching bands: Chaotic Noise & Butt Dial.
Need costume inspiration? Check out this Pintrest board
Movie (Makeout) Night
The Student council invites you to our Movie Night. Join us in the Mercers to watch film classics, Animal House and Revenge of the Nerds! We will have chairs, but if you prefer the floor, bring some pillows and blankets.
Saturday Nov. 10th
Room: Emerald E&F
Our Community and Culture is defined by the stories we tell about ourselves and our histories. Hosted by Blanche Debris and modeled after the NPR radio show "The Moth Radio Hour", BurlyCon Story Time is an opportunity to hear a hand-picked panel tell true anecdotes from their experiences growing up in Burlesque. Dress theme is bed-time casual – come in your PJ’s to chill out. Cozy flannel or X-rated lingerie, it’s up to you!
Peer Reviews are a hallmark experience of BurlyCon. They are an educational experience, designed to further the Burlesque artform by modeling performance critique in a professional format. They are intended to inspire growth, ingenuity, creativity, and excellence. They are meant to encourage keen observation, and honest critique within the context of community. We invite you to come cheer on performers of our community and engage in sharing your feedback to participants. *Applications can be found HERE and will be accepted from July 15th-August 15th*
Sunday Nov. 11th
This is our commencement ceremony! After all your hard work to become stronger, more knowledgeable ecdysiasts- it’s graduation time! Caps off to the Class of 2018! Maybe you didn't get a real degree, but this is the time to shed a tear for a full, and sometimes overwhelming, weekend of burlesque education and community. Say your goodbyes, hear from our Director and Board one last time, and know you have a better burly-q foundation after 4 days at the world's #1 unaccredited university!