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Hello again from Ogre Jenni!

A Virginia-based burlesque company, Blacklist Burlesque, will perform at Santa Fe’s hometown theater, the Jean Cocteau Cinema, on Monday, September 14th and Tuesday, September 15th. Blacklist Burlesque promises a hilarious and sexy parody of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series. View the specific times and purchase tickets here: http://bit.ly/1Kggk3a

Here are some silly quotes from Blacklist Burlesque:

    “For the night is dark and full of rhinestones.”

    “Arya gonna come see us? Aw, c’mon, you gotta have a Sansa humor!”

Blacklist Burlesque refers to themselves as the "first name and last word in Richmond, Virginia and beyond for neo-burlesque and nerd-lesque shows." They already had me at "Burlesque," but they won my tiny black heart with "nerd-lesque."

Holy fishnets, Batman! I did not know that “nerd-lesque” was even a thing until we booked Blacklist Burlesque’s Game of Thrones-themed act at the Cocteau. Apparently, in the world of nerd-lesque, there are Star Trek cabarets, super hero acts, high fantasty burlesque shows, and—quite frighteningly—Cthulhu strip-teases. There are just some things in this universe that the human mind shouldn’t be exposed to. Or maybe I should just get out of my lair every once in a while.

For those who don’t know the basic history of burlesque, it is an art form that has thumbed its nose at upper-class cultures and social conventions for hundreds of years. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the umbrella term “burlesque” covered many varieties of theatrical lampooning or “travesty.” In the 19th century, burlesque producers and performers would take specific arias and oratorios from famous operas, and rewrite the lyrics for comedic effect—just like “Weird Al” Yankovic! In other words, the middle and lower classes got to knock “serious” art off of its pedestal from time to time.

But what about the strip-tease, the feather costumes, and the pasties, you ask? Strip-tease, an important aspect of modern and neo-burlesque, became standard around the 1930s. Think of the bawdy cabaret culture of the 1930s—and then the pin-up girls of the 1940s and 1950s. Now this is just a brief overview from a humble ogre, so if any of you readers have any interesting or tantalizing tidbits to add about burlesque, please leave a comment—and see you at the show!


Joe Bertwah
Sep. 13th, 2015 09:55 pm (UTC)
Weird Al
Weird Al is so COOL!!! So happy that we share tastes in music!!! Please tell me that "Like a Surgeon" is your favourite.

Nice Tolkein to ya,
Joe Bertwah
Sep. 13th, 2015 11:46 pm (UTC)
ahahaha, picturing the look on Jorah's face at burlesque!Dany.
Sep. 14th, 2015 12:24 am (UTC)
Princess of dragons in the movie I like more
Sep. 14th, 2015 02:13 am (UTC)
This is awesome! Have you seen the SuicideGirls one? It's quite good.
Sep. 14th, 2015 04:08 pm (UTC)
Wish I could go see this! Sounds like a lot of fun!
Sep. 14th, 2015 04:49 pm (UTC)
We've had several nerdlesque shows here in Kansas City the last few years, including a show loosely connected with Planet Comicon in 2014. I hear rumblings in the local burlesque community that something similar may occur to coincide with Worldcon in KC next year.
Sep. 14th, 2015 05:44 pm (UTC)
this is the best thing I've read all day.
Sep. 14th, 2015 07:35 pm (UTC)
Pretty Please?
Please tell us you're going to post a few pictures afterward for the ones of us who are too far away to get there!
Sep. 15th, 2015 12:15 am (UTC)
I am the self-proclaimed Professor of Nerdlesque and I thank you for so completely NAILING IT with your statements. Kudos from the expert on Nearly Naked Nerds. I now get to site your blog in my research. Cheers!
Adam Posner
Sep. 15th, 2015 01:17 am (UTC)
Dragons, Your Lair and a question about recent article - your Spanish Publisher

Fun Fact about Burlesque - The word derives from the Italian burlesco, which, in turn, is derived from the Italian burla – a joke, ridicule or mockery

If you could have 1 dragon, What would it's colors be?

Latest article quotes a man who seems to be or works for your Spanish Publisher. He states that you are expected to deliver WINDS manuscript before U.S. release date.
Is there truth to this?

I know any hard information on the release will be found right here and only here...that's why I'm asking here :)
You're the one of the "GREATS" of our time, Your "A Song of Ice and Fire" Series is a masterpiece, layered so intricately as to hide gems for those who care to find them. It brought reading to a whole new level for me. ADWD left off on such a climax AND cliffhanger, know that my question, if annoying to you, is only fueled by the passion that you instilled in me. Thanks in advance for answering and if you don't answer thanks for writing!
Sep. 15th, 2015 05:07 am (UTC)
Re: Dragons, Your Lair and a question about recent article - your Spanish Publisher
It will be finished when it's finished.
Noah Haskell Silbert
Sep. 15th, 2015 04:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Dragons, Your Lair and a question about recent article - your Spanish Publisher
If it's finished a bit after it's finished, that works, too. Measure twice, cut once, and all that.
Sep. 15th, 2015 05:58 pm (UTC)
A lot of fun
This looks like a lot of fun, and now I want to check it out. Too bad I'm on the other side of the country... though Virginia isn't TOO far. Hmm...


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