After two years off, we are bringing nerdy back in August 2022!

3rd KCNF August 9-14, 2022

The Kansas City Nerdlesque Festival will return to the Just Off Broadway Theater for a week long nerdy experience this August! 

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Photo by J. Michael Strange

Center: Mona Montague, 2019 Master of Nerdlesque
Right: Caramel Knowledge, First Runner Up
Left: Doris Night, Second Runner Up

ALL EVENTS

July 30 - August 4

WORKSHOPS

Friday & Saturday

Nerdlesque Headliners

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Vivienne Vermuth

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EmpeROAR Fabulous!!!

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Bohemian Cult Revival

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Poison Ivory

What is Nerdlesque?

The melding of nerdy pop culture and burlesque, nerdlesque encapsulates everything you wanted from your favorite literary, cinema, and comic book characters: more. The sacred rule 34 applies to nerdlesque: If it exists, a burlesque performer somewhere has referenced it in a striptease.

Photo by Oh, Honey

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The Kansas City Nerdlesque Festival celebrates the art of burlesque and all things nerdy. A combination of a comic-con and a burlesque festival, KCNF brings nerds of all shapes, sizes, and shades together to share their fandoms in the sexiest way possible. This festival is a shame-free zone and all are welcome to join in the events regardless of size, color, gender identity, or sexuality.

Photo by Russ Matthews
 

FESTIVAL SHOWCASES

THURSDAY @ 7

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FRIDAY @ 7

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SATURDAY @ 7

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SATURDAY @ 10

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When?

August 9-14, 2022

  • Tuesday, August 9 - 8pm. Space Balls - An Unauthorized Parody Staged Reading

  • Wednesday, August 10 - 6-10pm Board Game Mixer

  • Thursday, August 11 - 7pm. Thursday Night Showcase

  • Thursday, August 11 - 10pm-12am Trivia Night

  • Friday, August 12 - 9:30am-1pm TBA Workshops

  • Friday, August 12 - 7pm. Friday Night Showcase

  • Friday, August 12 - 10pm-12am. Nerdy-oke (Karaoke Night)

  • Saturday, August 12 - 9:30am-1pm TBA Workshops

  • Saturday, August 13 - 7pm. Master of Nerdlesque Competition

  • Saturday, August 13 - 10pm. Saturday Night Showcase

  • Sunday, August 14 - 9:30am-12pm Brunch and Awards

Where?

Just Off Broadway Theatre
3051 Central St., Kansas City, MO 64108

2019 Festival Sponsors

We couldn't do what we do without our amazing 2019 sponsors.
Thank you for supporting KCNF and the performing arts!

Alamo Drafthouse Kansas City
Maite Salazar for Congress
Accio Box!
Nerdhaus Games
Hot In Topeka Burlesque
Brown Sugar Cabaret
Tango Clothing Company
J. Michael Strange
Game Cafe
H-Phase Digital
Rogue Fox
Rhythm & Boobs
Odd Fox, Inc.
Rude Revue & Burly Q
Drops Unlimited Entertainment
KC Strips