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Stripping Our Way To The Truth: X-Files Burlesque

This blog post is the love note I wrote for the program of The Burl-X-Files: The Truth Is Down There, a burlesque parody of The X-Files that happened on January 14-16 at Seattle’s Theatre Off Jackson. Images from Jules Doyle and Heather Schofner. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ All things return. In 2013, I did a really strange thing. I produced a burlesque show inspired by The X-Files. I was simply exorcising my fan demons, finding ways to incorporate my passion for burlesque, theater, science fiction, and participatory fandom into one naughty little package. I had wondered, “If we build it, will they come?” I honestly didn’t realize it would coincide with the 20th … Continue reading

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The Burl-X-Files Returns: The Truth Is Down There

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I’m a Baby Bird Comic Nerd and I Just Got My Wings!

I’m a rare bird in the slow-changing and challenging comics industry: a middle-aged newbie female reader. I’m a noob! Sometimes I feel dumb then I get over it. I ask a lot of questions. I get recommendations. I browse shelves that are very confusing My new fandom and plucky attitude can be attributed to friends like Edward Ward, GeekGirlCon and bloggers like Jill Pantozzi. It all started with Ed. He had a dream a few years back of creating a mobile comic book store called Paper Windows Bookseller. It was genius. He sadly didn’t get past the start-up phase but for a short time he was hand-delivering to a small … Continue reading

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This Weekend in Nerdlesque: Scully, Sex and Strong Female Characters

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burlesque performer Shanghai Pearl as X-Files agent Dana Skully

As I am pushing myself into a weekend of promotion for my next show, The Burl-X Files, and generally bouncing around the Internet and off the walls, I offer excerpts from a few articles that have decided to run amok in my brain. “In an entertainment world where women are disappearing from multiplexes, where men bulk up as superheroes while women don’t eat but sip pink drinks, we need to remember that there was once a very short heroine who hunted monsters and talked about Einstein, who kicked ass and questioned her faith, who went to work with a man she loved but didn’t rip his shirt off over lunch, … Continue reading

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