I’m having a great time at my first SHUX but was wondering if anyone, other than myself, attended and found the Geekenders Bourlesque show a bit… uncomfortable.
It was a breath of fresh air when I read the SHUX code of conduct and realized how important respect and behaviour are to this group. Even more promising were the reminders by Matt and Quinns during the opening ceremony including a subtle nod to non-binary gender recognition.
And I realize I didn’t have to attend this Burlesque show but after reading the description there was a bit of morbid curiosity/disbelief that I had to see for myself.
“They can’t possibly be exploiting sexuality and nudity at a board game conference,” was my thought.
Now I don’t want to say that there’s no place in the world for a male dressed as Link stripping or a female zombie strip show… but what did that have to do with a board game convention?
The cheers (or more appropriately jeers and whistles) when new pieces of flesh were exposed on stage also didn’t seem to indicate that the audience was taking this in as high art.
I’ve been thinking on this throughout last evening and this morning and still feel a bit uncomfortable/disbelief.
What was it about this strip show that made the SU&SD crew feel that it had a place in the conference.
There is, after all, a FanExpo right around the corner from us and even that would have made slightly more sense for a “Geeky Brlesque Show”.
Did/does anyone else have these types of feelings or is it really just me not understanding?