By Sailor St. Claire; with updated 2020 dates from Shy Twilight BurlyCon is about to open the floodgates for class submissions for our 2020 convention, and we’ve put together this short how-to guide to help you write the best class proposal possible. Not only do your descriptions of your classes factor into our decision-making process, […]

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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 […]

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‘Um’…the forbidden word. The word I say too much. But ‘Um’ is a good word to describe the weekend. “Um, what just happened?” “Um, what do I do now?” “Um, how do I get more of that in my life?” As the ‘Um’s’ start to build it’s easy to get overwhelmed by …Glitter Crash–the feeling […]

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Tickets are purchased. Flights are booked. You’ve obsessed over this years curriculum and you’ve somehow mapped out a balanced schedule all while avoiding glitter burnout. (FOMO is a very real thing, my friends. Don’t overdo it). So now that you’ve got that out of the way, it’s time to start thinking about what to pack.  […]

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How to plan your BurlyCon schedule Classes. This is why we’re all here, right? BurlyCon is the only convention dedicated to the education of burlesque over the course of 4 days with classes taught by a wide range of burlesque educators! Get the full schedule HERE to start mapping out your game plan. And don’t […]

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Welcome to BurlyCon! Your plane has landed. You’ve collected your luggage and successfully checked-into the hotel (which is just across the street from the airport. So convenient!) Now what?  It’s time to get settled in! The hotel itself is split into three parts–two hotel buildings and the convention center, which is across the parking lot […]

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So, it’s your first time in Seattle?  First thing’s first, the rumors are true. It does rain here…a lot! If you want to fit in like a true Seattle-ite, leave your umbrella at home and pack a jacket with a hood instead. But even if you don’t go the raincoat route, make sure you’re ready […]

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Lady Lily La Douce Packing and prepping for BurlyCon is like packing for summer camp…summer camp in early November in Seattle. So Bring Socks! Lots of socks, cheese sticks, and granola bars. I don’t think I truly appreciated the power of a good thick sock until I went to BurlyCon the first time; or how […]

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by Bazuka Joe BurlyCon is just a few short months away! As a reminder, this year’s theme is “Under the Big Top”, and though the circus theme is meant to create a fun addition to the planned events with games and costumes, it does bring up genuine concerns over Coulrophobia (aka The Fear of Clowns). […]

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“Burlesque legend Camille 2000 (Camille Sands) passed away today after a lengthy battle with cancer. ‘The Girl for Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow’ was awarded our 2019 Living Legend Award for her contribution to burlesque. Her work, like her signature ‘Marquis de Sade’ act, consistently pushed against and expanded the boundaries of the art. More than […]

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