Jeez Loueez leading a class at BurlyCon 2016. Copyright Don Spiro for BurlyCon

Electra Mourning’s BurlyCon Recap

Well… What does one say? Donald Trump is President Elect of the United States of America. What effect this would have on the BurlyCon weekend, I honestly wasn’t sure.  I did know I was glad to be spending the weekend following the Election with the...

Bettie Blackheart's BurlyCon 2014 Diary

Bettie Blackheart’s BurlyCon 2014 Diary

The Lean, Mean Glitter Machine: BURLYCON! You stole my heart! Ever since the first BurlyCon was organised I have followed its development from a smaller gathering to a huge convention with as many as 600 participants. Through the years I have heard so many good things...

Jo Weldon: BurlyCon 2013

Jo Weldon’s BurlyCon 2013 Diary.

A fantastic report from BurlyCon 2013, by BurlyCon Board Member and Vice President Jo 'Boobs' Weldon. Prepare for a lot of mushiness, gratitude, and self-congratulation. I had a great BurlyCon 2013 weekend. BurlyCon was seven years old this year, and it was our first year as a...

Sydni Deveraux' BurlyCon Diary 2012

Sydni Deveraux’ BurlyCon Diary 2012

BurlyCon V: November 2012 Every year, strippers from all over the world come to BurlyCon with the hopes of meeting their heroes, learning a new technique or two, and having a 4-day slumber party. I feel like BurlyCon’s secret mission this year was that old adage:...

Lola Frost's BurlyCon Diary

Lola Frost’s BurlyCon Diary

Before I gave an interview on what I teach, someone whom I admire very much said to me, 'Go get 'em, don't be stingy with your knowledge. What you have to offer is valuable, be generous.' It was sound advice from a leader I trusted....

BurlyCon 2008 to 2010: A Retrospective, by Sydni Deveraux

BurlyCon 2008 to 2010: A Retrospective.

I have been a part of planning BurlyCon in different ways since its beginning three years ago, and just like a fine wine - it gets better with age. In the last two years (just two years!) the number of attendees has DOUBLED in size,...

BurlyCon: Past, Present and Future

BurlyCon – Past, Present and Future.

I really can't say enough about BurlyCon. I feel positively gleeful with excitement every time I think about it, or see a new announcement. Of all the things Indigo Blue has contributed to burlesque, BurlyCon is a precious, ingenious gift, for which she has my...