28. October 2011 22:12
Oh, my lovelies, I wanted to share a wrap up of my weekend at the amazing convention dedicated to the continuing education of performers and producers in the burlesque community, BurlyCon. This was the fourth BurlyCon and my second time there. The convention ran from the Thursday, the 20th, through Sunday at the DoubleTree Hotel in SeaTac, just south of Seattle. If you perform or produce burlesque, you should be at this convention. Really, it is just that amazing.On Thursday, I began my day with a little volunteering at Registration to help things out and then ran off to “Ultimate Organization for Producers” lead by Raylean Courtney. Sadly, I hadn’t started my “BurlyCon Notes” note on my phone at this point--that started on Friday--so things are a little fuzzy. The big word she put up on the white board was "communication". I thought I did a lot of communication when it came to running my shows. Raylean puts me to shame and I walked away with a number of good ideas to make my shows run even smoother. My favorite take was from this class was the notion of remote control vibrating panties for your host as a non-verbal way for the stage manager to let the host know that she or he needs to stall. Yeah, I thought this was magical as well. The only down side of the class was that Raylean and I never got together after the class to share the black magic of Google Docs that we knew. We both use Google Docs in different ways and if we could somehow combine them, our plan for glittery domination will be unstoppable! I was saddened by this for sure, but you do know what this means, right? A road trip to Portland, Oregon, for burlesque, drinks, and spreadsheets! It’ll be grand. More...
17. October 2010 17:51
I think the best way to sum up this weekend, and BurlyCon in general, is to repeat the words I spoke when I stepped off of that stage at the Little Red Studio back in July.
Oh my goddess, I have got to do that again!
This weekend has been amazing from the first panel on Thursday about being present to the final volunteering shift on Sunday afternoon. The people I have met have been nothing short of amazing and awe inspiring. These are people who have inspired me to more, including the idea for producing a regular show. It's going to be fabulous!
On Friday, I was able to present a work-in-progress piece for review and feedback. The Wind Up Doll was received and the feedback was absolutely stellar. For those of you who are curious, the music was "Revival" by Beats Antique from their latest release, Blind Threshold.
As with any convention, there was not enough sleep to go around, but I think it is more so with BurlyCon because so many of the classes and panels were very interactive. As a burlesque performers, we move around, we dance, we engage, we laugh and we challenge. That sensibility permeated everything the convention had to offer and it was that much better for it.
"We are all rock stars. Get used to it."
-- Burgundy Brixx, Head Mistress of the School of Tease in Vancouver.
Yes, deark lady, we certainly are.
4. June 2010 07:49
In my virtual, flishnet gloved hands rests the production schedule for the Victorian Fetish Show, a part of the Erotic Steampunk Festival at the Little Red Studio in Seattle. Doomsday is approaching once again in Seattle, about three months after the last time. :)
In the mean time, I'm strongly considering going to BurlyCon this year, October 14th to the 17th at the Quality Inn and Suites. Are you going?