Submission Deadline: 02-01-2018
PAY: small stipend, a gift bag, free entry to all performances, free vendor space (you must provide someone to work your booth), discounted workshops, and housing
The Kansas City Nerdlesque Festival is presented by Annie-Mae Allure in cooperation with KC Perform and Drops Unlimited Entertainment
==What’s this festival?==
The Kansas City Nerdlesque Festival aims to celebrate the art of burlesque and all things nerdy. A combination of a comic-con and a burlesque festival, KCNF will bring nerds of all shapes, sizes, and colors together to share their fandoms in the sexiest way possible. KCNF believes that all performers deserve to be compensated for their time and that burlesque is for every body. This festival is a shame-free zone and all are welcome to join in the events regardless of age, size, color, gender identity, sexuality, or beliefs.
==When and where is the show happening?==
KCNF will take place at the Just Off Broadway Theater in Kansas City, MO on August 6-12, 2018. Participants will not be required to attend every event, but will receive free entry to all performances and discounts for workshops should they wish to attend.
==What are the events?==
There will be a game night and opening party on Wednesday evening. The main shows will take place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Thursday and Friday evenings will feature themed shows followed by a group trivia night of the same theme. Saturday evening will feature one competition show followed by a third theme show. All applicants will be considered for the competition – one winner will be awarded a prize pack and crowned the Master of Nerdlesque. The winner will also be invited to headline at the 2nd Annual KC Nerdlesque Festival and judge the competition. Our judges this year will be Poison Ivory, EmpeROAR Fabulous, and Vivienne Vermuth.
==What kinds of performances will be accepted?==
We are down for ANYTHING as long as it is NERDY. If your performance pays tribute to a fandom of any kind, we want to see it. Aerial acts will be accepted only if the performer can provide their own rigging. Grinding acts are permitted and fire acts will be considered for our outdoor events. Priority casting will be given to burlesque performances. Not sure if your performance is nerdy enough? Here some sample categories to give you an idea of the types of acts we will be casting: Anime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Cartoons, Cinema, Literature…you get the idea. If you can wear your costume to comic-con, you’re probably good to go.
==What am I getting if I say “yes”?==
Performers will receive a small stipend, a gift bag, free entry to all performances, free vendor space (you must provide someone to work your booth), discounted workshops, and housing assistance. We are unable to cover transportation costs so please consider how you will be getting to the festival before applying.
==How do I submit myself for the show?==
Applications will open on July 1, 2017. Please submit your act ideas for the show by 02/01/2018 by filling out the form at https://www.kcnerdfest.com/apply
==When will I hear about my submission?==
All performers will be informed of whether or not they have been cast by 02/28/18 at the latest.
==What is the application fee?==
There is an application fee of $20 to help offset production costs. Payments should be sent via PayPal or Google wallet to firstname.lastname@example.org Applications without payment will not be considered. You may submit up to 2 acts with each application and there is no limit to the number of applications. (If finances prevent you from paying a fee, please contact the producer to discuss scholarship opportunities)