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The FANDom Nerdlesque Presents “S3nd N00bz: Game On, Pants Off

Let’s discuss video games. Our nerd community runs on a heavy dose of memes, D&D and… video games. I, myself, was a gamer throughout college, and enjoyed it thoroughly. However it had been a few years since I’ve been able to dive fully into the world so I took the opportunity to jump at a pitch for the Video Game themed scripted show for FANDom. I asked my boyfriends and close friends for advice on which character I would best represent and Commander Shepard from Mass Effect won the pitch for me! I’ve never worked with EVA foam before so this was a whole new skill-set I needed to develop. Good thing… EVA foam is super forgiving and it was actually really fun to see what I could make from a sheet of foam, a heat gun and a pattern.

The costume base was an old wetsuit that I got in trade for a pair of custom heels several years ago. 14 zippers, 10 industrial hook and eye clasps and a lot of swearing later and the base for a fully break-away, strippable N7 armor stage costume was ready. I choose “Zombie” by the Cranberries and watched so much game play that I actually developed my own “ship” (Garrus and fem!Shep for life!) much to the excitement of my conWife, Firehawke. I even got a request to do a couples cosplay out of it… which to a costumer is, like… at least promise ring level commitment.

It was a three show run and it was such a great time backstage with a wonderful cast. Masquerade (Purgatory stage) really rolled out the great support and professional atmosphere. I like their new location, even if that weekend was kinda busy downtown for parking.

I love scripted shows. It’s such a fun departure from the normal line up and feels more like theater than just a recital. FANDom’s next scripted show is going to be Marvel themed!

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New Years Eve 2018 with Burlesque Right Meow

With the year winding down I decided that this year, unlike years past, I would book a burlesque performance to close out the year. Enter the lovely Burlesque Right Meow team! I’ve worked with Sally Stardust, Murphy Lawless, and Scarlet Starlet independently but this with the first time under this banner. The host, Ego Von Hubris is also someone I’ve shared a stage with and like the co-founders, also a lovely co-performer! New co-stars Nadira, Angelina Sophia, Ellie Quinn, and Santobella Spark made the backstage area fun and interesting with their stories and good humor.

I brought both my Hotel California Act (affectionately nicknamed “My Cat’s Quinceañera” because of the over the top and flowery costume) and my fan dance, “Who Wants to Live Forever.” The brewery has a charming tradition of dropping a large hop instead of a ball and toasting with some of their lovely brew instead of champagne.

I ended the show with my fan dance, which is a very emotional act for me and I was astonished by the standing ovation as I exited the show… truly a wonderful way to wrap 2017/ start 2018!

As always, Strangeways Brewery featured delightful craft brews that even my lovely date, E enjoyed, for all that he rarely drinks.

Frolicon 2017 Teaching and Performance Schedule

Secret City Burlesque presents: Babes in Slumberland “Let us bring your dreams to life (and maybe your nightmares too)! Join Athens-based neo-burlesque troupe Secret City for “Babes in Slumberland” – a fun, funny, super sexy burlesque tribute to everyone’s second favorite thing to do in bed! And don’t miss your chance to get in on the action during intermission with Secret City’s Sexy Games – an all-volunteer burlesque game show! Make sure to come wearing your favorite pajamas (or whatever it is you prefer to sleep in)! We are the secret, fun, wild side of yourself that you hide so people will think you are “responsible.” We are a celebration of all the things good boys and girls learn they are not supposed to be when they grow up–classy, dirty, smart, fun, wild, unabashedly sexy, and usually naked. Hailing from Athens, Georgia Secret City is an adults-only pastiche of singing, dancing, debauchery, and comedy all wrapped up in a cutting edge burlesque troupe! We’ve performed across the southeast and produce and host a variety of burlesque events from high-concept theatrical burlesque to open mics to game shows. Our mission is to promote body positivity, sex positivity, and social awareness through performance art, and to empower others to do the same!” Thursday 10:00PM – 11:00PM Capitol North
Lock and Key Earrings This class will be a hands on and practical lesson on building a set of “secretly kinky” themed earrings. Each participant will build and keep a pair of earrings to take with them.
Class size limited to 30 persons
Friday 11:30 AM-12:45 PM Rm 123
Calm Down Sensory Bottles This class will be a practical, hands on demonstration of how to build sensory focus bottles useful for anxiety, PTSD reactions and for over stimulated BDSM participants in aftercare or session pauses. Class size is limited to 20 persons Friday 2:30 PM-3:45 PM Rm 123
Subterranean Cirqus Frolicon’s favorite sideshow freaks return for another year of follies. Come see over a hour of insanity featuring World Record holder, Pinkie the Princess of Pain, Silver Kitsune, Lazarus Hellgate, Bobby Anderson, Cool Hand Hayes, and more! Friday 11:30PM – 1:00AM Atlanta 1&2
Modeling/Photography 301 – Make-up for Modeling & Photography This class focuses on how to present a polished and camera ready makeup look for models and performers. There will be both a lecture portion and a practical demonstration. Bring questions! Saturday 10:00 AM-11:15 AM Center Ballroom
Fascinators This class is a practical and hands on demonstration class on how to build a black and red themed fascinator with ostrich feather and roses. Each participant will build and take with them their own fascinator. Class size is limited to 20 persons. Saturday 1:00 PM-2:15 PM Rm 123
Jewelry Making This class is a hands on and practical demonstration of how to assemble wearable art from found/scavenged/repurposed jewelry elements. Participants will be able to build their own jewelry pieces during this class. Class size is limited to 20 persons. Saturday 4:00 PM-5:15 PM Rm 123

Dragoncon 2015

It’s already been a few weeks since Dragoncon 2015… but let me tell you, what a ridiculous riot of amazing wonderfulness!

Worked Special Events Security this year with an amazing team, a fearless leader and more man-hours than sense. We stayed fueled with pixie sticks, coffee, energy drinks and sheer silliness. Best Dragoncon volunteer experience I have had yet, I must say!

I was invited to sit on the Kink 201 panel in the Hilton this year. This was my second panel at Dragoncon and wholly different from my first (Orientlism in Burlesque). I had a lovely time speaking with my peers. I adore any chance to advance education and this panel definately lived up to expectations. I can only thank the lovely men and women (and those who have yet to make up their minds!) who made it possible, who sat with me and who attended.

I passed out a trio of cosplays to the lovely Amelia Bareheart. Hannah had two and Jeff was splendid and ecstatic in his singular cosplay! I myself only had time for two, one old and one new, but I did have a chance to have my picture taken multiple times with young children when I wore my Princess Bubblegum cosplay!

Frolicon 2015

This weekend was A-FREAKING-MAZING.

I could end the post right here and now and feel perfectly confident that I had updated you to the utmost extent.

Frolic has always been my favorite con. Dragon is by far larger and more of a “big deal” but this con has always been near and dear to my heart. Every year is more fulfilling than the last both as a performer and a professional. This year I was in one show (Thursday night with the wonder-fabulous Secret City Burlesque) where I performed the perfected version of my Dragon act. An act I’ll now be making “live” on the site for booking purposes. I was on one panel (Modeling 102 with Amelia Bareheart and Lady Julie), was a subject model for another (Modeling 201) and then finally was a model for a photo meet up (Modeling 400). I love sitting on panels and this is my first one since Dragoncon 2011. I always find myself surprised by how much I actually know!

And then last, but certainly not least, I competed for the title of “Bartender of the Year” at the House Renatius room party “Four Bartenders of the Apocalypse.” Now that… that was the party that retro 80s movies are made of. We had a Whore of Babylon, angels, demons, priests, some random hobo with an “end is nigh” sign and so much more. I had my two loves working as my “shots girls” both of them muscled men in kilts and a healthy splash of blue paint to mimic woad. My very own Celtic warriors! My fellow Horsemen -Death, Famine, Pestilence- really pulled out all the stops and worked their tails off as well, I only wish I’d gotten to try their drinks as well, but… well, we four put out over 2,000 drinks in two hours. I was having so much fun I forgot it was a competition until they pulled the boxes to tally the coins!

I won! A huge, red and crystal crown and a trophy that I ended up doing a shot out of (I still have no idea what booze they poured me…). I was caught *completely* by surprise, after all, I had designed very simple drinks with nothing more complex than simple syrups I’d made and brought with me from home.

I carried the crown around with me the next day, sans make up, comfy clothes, not a single f*ck to be given. All hail War.

I am one seriously gleeful, fulfilled, satisfied and exhausted fox.