Welcome To BurlyCon University!

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Are you ready to go back to school? BurlyCon's theme in 2018 is BurlyCon University and our motto is Gradus Autem Vexo (that's Latin for: Degrees of Tease): We're Proudly Unaccredited!

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.

If you'd like to get tickets for only the night time activities follow this link.
 Event Only Tickets 

Peer review applications closed August 14.

 

Thursday Nov. 8th

BurlyCon University presents: Orientation Night!

Room: Emerald E&F

Time: 8pm-10pm

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.

Peer Reviews

Room: Crystals

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 Closed August 15. 

Friday Nov. 9th

Back to School Pep Rally

Room: Crystals

Time: 12pm-1pm

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.

Bacchus Ball

Room: Crystals

Time: 10pm-1:30am

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

Room: Mercers

Time: 10:30pm-1:30am

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

Storytelling

Room: Emerald E&F

Time: 8:30-10pm

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

Room: Crystals

Time: 10:30pm-Midnight

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 Closed August 15.

Sunday Nov. 11th

Commencement Ceremony

Room: Crystals

Time: 3:15pm

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!

If you can't make the entire con but want to see friends, or maybe your partner is going but not attending any classes- don't worry! You can purchase tickets to the evening festivities as a package or for individual nights.

Event Only Tickets

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