“All that you touch you Change. All that you Change Changes you. The only lasting truth is Change.” Octavia Butler  Our brilliant Executive Director Lola Love, who has brought this organization onto a new, expanded path, is moving on at the end of this year to pursue new endeavors. Which means, sparkly people, that we […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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BurlyCon is almost here and we are SO FLIPPING EXCITED! There are several ways to stay in the know all weekend and here are a few tips that should help you keep sane and happy: If you haven’t already be sure to download our BurlyCon app which can be found here: BurlyCon App . We’re always working […]

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