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Monday, October 27, 2008

BurlyCon Seattle is coming, November 7-9, 2008

Since I know lots of burlesque performers read this blog, I thought I'd mention Burlycon Seattle ( It seems to be a convention for mainly burlesque performers and others in the business, meaning there are no shows. There are classes, workshops, panels, and social activities (Which means paaaaartayyyy! ;-)). The organizers also include aficionados and fans in their target markets, so it seems everyone would be welcome. Don't know if I'd stick out in a tassel twirling workshop, though. Hehe.

There are some discount tickets available thru October 31, and there are some scholarships for performers available, due October 30. They even have "out of town" passes at discounts prices. Very considerate! See the website for more information, links, and applications.

If I were a performer/producer--and I could afford the convention pass, plane ticket, and hotel--I'd give serious consideration to going to BurlyCon. Looking over the workshops, teachers, guest speakers and such, the offerings seem impressive. "Neo Burlesque and the Contemporary Scene," "Exotic Dance in Contemporary Film with Jo "Boobs" Weldon," Cultural appropriation/racism/exoticism," "Fan Dancing with Michelle L'Amour," "How to produce a show: Lessons Learned with the Swedish Housewife." Seems like they put together a solid convention. Not to mention you get to party with lots of hot people at night! ;-)

Addendum (10/30/2008): Queen Kellita of the Hot Pink Feathers is teaching a class at BurlyCon, and has arranged a discount for members of the greater Feathers tribe. For $85 BurlyCon passes, use the code "Kellita1" when you purchase tickets in advance on the Brown Paper Tickets site (
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