Sketchycon ’09 in NYC photos

Photo by happykatie (Katie Laird, Dr. Sketchy's Houston): Amber Ray and Gal Friday, The Slipper Room, April 25, 2009
So Alexis and I went to the first ever world-wide Dr. Sketchy’s convention this past weekend for the folks who run the various Dr. Sketchy’s branches. If you attended Monday’s session, you saw Alexis’s hangover and heard the CD made by Joe Wos (the director of Dr. Sketchy’s Pittsburgh and the Toonseum) – both of which were gotten at the convention.
The convention was a great deal of fun and VERY taxing on our livers (thank you, Molly!). Besides copious amounts of alcohol and bar hopping, there were a bunch of seminars filled with a ton of new ideas that we’re going to start implementing over the next couple of weeks and months.

Anyways, a bunch of folks took some really good photos and I thought you might be interested in seeing a couple.

The first night was a Dr. Sketchy’s drawing session for all the folks who run Dr. Sketchy’s but never actually get to DRAW at one. I’d be amazed if you’ve ever seen me pick up a pencil at one of our own sessions. Alexis is able to sneak a sketch in every now and then, but for the most part, it just doesn’t work too well, so this was pretty fun.

Photo by happykatie (Katie Laird)
Photo by happykatie (Katie Laird, Houston): Molly Crabapple, Gal Friday, Amber Ray, John Leavitt, The Slipper Room, April 25, 2009
Hey look, it’s me….I don’t think I’m drawing though. Probably flipping through the gift bag or something. Alexis up front drawing where she can get a better look (I moved up there a little later when another chair opened up).
Photo by happykatie
Photo by happykatie (Katie Laird, Houston)

I have no idea what was going on in this next one…Molly and John obviously up to no good…

Photo by dmwah (Mathew Hohfeld), Molly Crabapple, John Leavitt, Amber Ray
Photo by dmwah (Mathew Hohfeld), Molly Crabapple, John Leavitt, Amber Ray

One of the drawing contests was conducted on Johnny Dallas’s front and back….apparently it took forever to scrub this stuff off the next morning.

Photo by happykatie (Katie Laird), Johnny Dallas
Photo by happykatie (Katie Laird, Houston): Johnny Dallas

Afterward, we went to a secret, secret after party at Sutra, a little bar covered with illustrations from the Karma Sutra (though you couldn’t really see them in the dark). All this is somewhat a haze…

Photo by Georgiana Elias
Photo by Georgiana Elias (Montreal)
And no, I have no idea what we were laughing about.
Photo by Georgiana Elias
Photo by Georgiana Elias (Montreal)

The next is the “Oh my God, who’s that making out over there??!!” photo.

Photo by Georgiana Elias
Photo by Georgiana Elias (Montreal)

The next day was a screening of the Dr. Sketchy’s documentary, which will get shown in Baltimore at some point (it’s freaking hysterical), tons of skillshare seminars, screwdrivers, and some amazing cupcakes from Glittle Cupcakes.

Photo by happykatie (Katie Laird, Houston)

Tell me that isn’t the most amazing loft ever. 🙂 Here’s Molly during the presentations.

Photo by dmwah (Matthew Hohfeld)
Photo by dmwah (Matthew Hohfeld, San Diego): Molly Crabapple with a bunch of people
Photo by Georgiana Elias
Photo by Georgiana Elias (Montreal)

Well, that’s probably enough photos. If you want to see more, check out the flickr pool.

Thanks so much to Molly Crabapple, our fearless leader, for putting this all together, and thank you to everyone who made us feel so welcome . . . if I start listing names, I’m literally going to have to list EVERYONE. We had a great time and have so many ideas now we’re not quite sure what to do with all of them. 🙂

Photo by Eli from Dr. Sketchy's Denver

ELEGANCE…on The Block

Okay folks, we’ve been posting haphazardly about various burlesque shows or other similar things going on in Baltimore, especially if one of our models were involved, but we’re going to start being more thorough. Baltimore’s scene is really taking off, and well, if you like Dr. Sketchy’s, you’ll love the various other burlesque things going on around Baltimore as well.

And no, no one’s paying us for any of this stuff. We’re usually just at all of them and we need more folks to get drunk with. Tomorrow I’ll see if I can put up a permanent calendar of upcoming stuff, but for now, here’s a pretty big one coming up on Friday.

I’m probably just ignorant, but this is the first time I’ve heard of the Hustler club doing anything Burlesque oriented…in any case, Trixie Little and Evil Hate Monkey are amazing, as are Twig & Berries, Miss Astrid, and Paco, who modeled for us in December. We’ve not seen the other performers, I THINK, but if they’re sharing a billing with those six, well, that pretty much says all you need to know right there.

Here’s a link to Trixie and Monkey’s calendar.

Here’s some of the ad copy as well (though not all of it)…

Miss D’Lish is a two-time Miss Exotic World and MAJOR influence on the entire neo-burlesque movement…she is flying in from California WITH her champagne glass to make something “elegant” happen in Baltimore!

TRIXIE & MONKEY will make sexy fun and fun sexy.
MISS ASTRID will use her one good eye to see your soul.
CATHERINE D’LISH will make you seriously thirsty.
DR. LUCKY will make you earn it.
PEEKABOO POINTE will purr and pounce.
ALBERT CABABRA will read your dirty mind.
TWIG & BERRIES will defy gravity and logic.
DJ MOMO TARO will make you shake it until it all falls off.
GAL FRIDAY will dance until your satisfied.
PACO will make everything stick together…or at least make it sticky.

For everyone: $20 General Admission Tickets Available at Door Only
(First come first serve. The club is HUGE. Most seating on the first floor will be reserved for tables, but there is a sexy second floor with tables and a balcony that looks down over the main stage)

After that, there’s a bunch more copy about how you can spend a bazillion trillion dollars on going gangster and getting bottle service, rail seatings, etc….check the link if you got that much cash.

Alexis and I will definitely be there in any case, and maybe Bill, Jeff, and others, so if your Friday is looking weak, check it out.