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 about BurlyCon from so many performers I respect that […]

The Atomic Bombshells in CAKE! A Decade of Decadent Dazzle

The Atomic Bombshells in CAKE! A Decade of Decadent Dazzle (Photos)

The Atomic Bombshells in CAKE! A Decade of Decadent Dazzle, by Crystal Tassels. Seattle burlesque mainstays The Atomic Bombshells celebrated their tenth anniversary last weekend. Hosted by the ever-so-chipper BenDeLaCreme of RuPaul’s Drag Race fame, CAKE! A Decade of Decadent Dazzle was a glitzy delight. In addition to the Bombshells themselves, the troupe invited superstars […]

Showgirl Problems: Producing Pedigree Burlesque in Hebden Bridge

Showgirl Problems: Producing Pedigree Burlesque in Hebden Bridge

Jessickah Walsh speaks to Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival producers Heidi Bang Tidy and Lady Wildflower (with honorary showgirl Neil Kendall) about the challenges of producing pedigree burlesque shows in the UK… In a recent independent study (me, sat listening in to people’s conversations on the train) it was found that Hebden Bridge is famed for […]

Kitten n' Lou's Helsinki Burlesque Festival Diary

Kitten ‘n’ Lou’s Helsinki Burlesque Festival Diary

Hi! We’re Kitten ‘n’ Lou, ‘The World’s Show-busiest Couple!’  We kicked off our marvellous month-long European Honeymoon Tour with the Helsinki Burlesque Festival, and we would love to share it with you! (Disclaimer: this journal in no way attempts to speak for everyone else’s experience; it is simply a glimpse of the festival through our […]

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 full-fledged 501C-3. It reinforced my passion for the […]

Burlesque Beauty: Kitten De Ville

Burlesque Beauty: Kitten de Ville

In my new Burlesque Beauty series, performers discuss their favourite beauty products, beauty regimes, indulgences and philosophy, and I’m delighted to launch the series with Kitten de Ville, Miss Exotic World 2002! Lips Onstage and off I use only the ‘Kitten de Ville’ shade of RED Burlesque lipstick. I personally hand-picked the colour, which I […]

The Burlesque Assassins now available on DVD and Digital Download

Burlesque Assassins now on DVD and Digital Download.

“The Burlesque Assassins: beautiful, deadly, and a vital weapon in the war against communism and tyranny that threaten our freedom. Created during WWII by the lovers turned resistance fighters Johnny Valentine and Katarina Molotov, The Burlesque Assassins used the feminine charms of the dancehall to lure their way within killing distance of the top ranking […]

Ruby Joule's New Orleans Burlesque Festival Diary

Ruby Joule’s New Orleans Burlesque Festival Diary

Ruby Joule presents her New Orleans Burlesque Festival Diary… It is a long, nine hour drive from Austin to New Orleans, but it’s a drive I’ve got used to and now enjoy as I watch the Texas hill country give way to lush swampland and Spanish moss.  We rolled into the Crescent City the night […]

Sydni Deveraux: New Orleans Burlesque Festival Diary

Sydni Deveraux: New Orleans Burlesque Festival Diary

Thursday – September 15, 2011 We arrive in New Orleans after leaving Hawaii on Wednesday. As we hadn’t slept since 7am the previous day, we were thrilled to leave the sticky tropical heat, and were met with a kinder, more gentle heat in NOLA. I must say, I’ve never met so many men in my […]