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Frolicon 2017

The largest show I do every year is Frolicon. This year was no different! Two shows and five classes kept me busy all weekend.

First up was Secret City Burlesque, my home away from home. We opened the convention with a Thursday night show dedicated to all things dreams and nightmares. I built a new act around the concept of a seer that included a floor length gown that was leopard print with a burgundy lining covered in eyes. I performed the entire act with a lace blindfold on and a chain lead that I whipped around to great effect. This is the kind of crowd I can really let loose with and, being a fetish convention, they were very appreciative of the realism when I performed self flagellation. The bruises lasted for over a week but the reaction was well worth it.

After that there were five classes on Sensory Bottles (used for anxiety attacks, ADD and children on the spectrum, but in this case I have found them to be very useful in aftercare), earring building (I used the lock and key combo because of our specific setting), a class on fascinator building (this time it was black ostrich, peacock eyes and red roses), found jewelry assembly (where we used a ton of broken and mismatched jewelry pieces to build new pieces), and a class on basic pin up makeup (and let me tell you, teaching that puppy after a night of partying when you’re still at least a little drunk on a model who is in the exact same boat was a Herculean effort).

My show with Subterranean Cirqus was an amazing amount of fun as per usual. I love working with them so much! I am the only burlesque performer usually, but it’s a return to the roots of sideshow that makes me feel like I am really stretching my art. This year I brought on my bestie on stage once again, this time in a far more active role. We revamped my tongue in cheek tribute to Doms everywhere but this iteration with D as the submissive and myself as the dom. It was a lot of fun and he did so well! I actually used live steel on stage for the first time in a while. I usually don’t because of the risk to myself, despite my ability to use a knife in a knowledgeable way, and more importantly the risk that an uneducated performer might decide that the idea of using live steel on stage is an easy thing to incorporate into an act without a lot more experience and care. But the act went wonderfully! Next up I did a new Prince song (I just can’t seem to stay away from them!) to Darling Nikki, a shorter one but still following the basic pattern of my Prince numbers: throw all the choreography out of the window and fuck the stage. It just happens. I’ve learned to work with it over the years.

It was a wonderful weekend made even better by the addition of our pack girlfriend, who is a very spunky, kickass individual from LA who attended her very first Frolicon with us this year.

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Drama Bomb Burlesque

 


In about two weeks, give or take, I’ll be debuting with the newest Alabama burlesque troupe, Drama Bomb Burlesque. Founded by Shay Blaze, a fun and multi-talented performer out of Birmingham, AL, Shay hit me up on Facebook a little while ago to ask if I would like to be be a part of a small troupe. 

It’s been almost two years since I was forced to walk from my last troupe -where I got my start in the stripteasers game- so I’ve been a bit leery of committing to an ensemble full time. Luckily the three other ladies that form Drama Bomb are also traveling performers. If there is one thing an independent values, it’s autonomy and professionalism. Working with Shay has already been a breath of fresh air compared to my last troupe member experience. 

I am proud to be a part of the birth of this new troupe and I can’t wait to write about our shows. This month we’re doing a free-for-all theme, September is a nerdlesque show, and November is a salute to our veterans! Come out and meet the gang!

DRAMA BOMB BURLESQUE can be found on Facebook. We will be at… well, you can read the posters all over this blog entry! 😸

Silver Kitsune, LLC

Due to the crack-down of Facebook on those of us with non-traditional names (ie, stage names, drag names, trans names, those of us trying to protect our selves from stalkers, abuse, etc) my stage name account was suspended pending “verification.”

One of two ways this could have happened:

1) Someone reported me as being “fake.” (Rude. malicious. Bad, no cookie.)

2) My page has gotten too “popular” and was investigated.

“Why” doesn’t really matter any more, honestly. What matters is that I am on the brink of losing 5 years worth of documented evidence of my blood, sweat, tears and hard work. About to lose the free platform of social media wherein I do all of my networking.  (I’m a “starving artist” archetype here, free beats just about anything.)

So, on the advice of the estimable Vernita, I registered as an LLC.

For the next 365 days, Silver Kitsune legally exists. She/I is/am a real person/business. We’ll see if it works.

For the princely sum of $25, I bought myself.

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.