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It’s Black Friday

The reigning Goth Youtube queen, It’s Black Friday entertains us with new Youtube videos 3 times a week. She has over 600k followers and over 60 million views, It’s Black Friday is an internet sensation. We’re pleased to have her coming all the way from Germany to be a special guest at Dark Side Of The Con. She will be hosting a panel on “How to be a Successful Youtuber” as well as participating in other panels to be announced!
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Ashley Bad

Ashley Bad: New York City’s BAD Girl of Rubberlesque! is an International Fetish Performer, Spokesmodel for high-fashion couture latex brand Kirsten Li Designs, latex crafter, cosplayer, musician and music video vixen. You’ve seen her on stage with The Voluptuous Horror Of Karen Black, The Girls of Karen Black, and Justin Symbol! She’s also made appearances with her avant-guarde fetish shows at Paul Booth’s Last Rites Gallery, as well as gracing the main stage of SMack! in NYC, Bondage Ball Pittsburgh, Endless Night Vampire Ball Tampa, New Orleans, and Cirque Du Boudoir Montreal, QC, and of course Dark Side of the Con!
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Minnie d’Moocha

Minnie d’Moocha is an international burlesque performer, vocalist, actress, trick shot (archery), award winning cosplayer, heavily published pinup model, gamer, LARPer, avid comic book reader, costumer, and the mother of the world’s most spoilt Yorkshire terrier.  If it is shiny or fluffy, she is pretty much obsessed with it.  She has produced NYC shows such as Take Back the 80’s burlesque, After Hours Burlesque, Rockabilly Burlesque, Hell’s Belles Burlesque, the Rockabilly Roadshow (which was featured in the New Yorker [magazine]), and currently produces Glow burlesque-a blacklight burlesque show in Newark, NJ now in its 5th year!  She has performed at Con’s, Festivals and Nerdlesque shows all over the country, including the Nerdaplooza music festival, the Rats Nest Run In, Katsucon, GenCon, the International Nerdlesque Festival and Viva East!  You can find out more about her at or on instagram at minniedmoocha !

Holly Ween

Holly Ween is Burlesque’s Scream Queen, bringing horror and camp to the world of burlesque. Holly has been performing since 2008 and is known for her elaborate costumes and off- the-wall acts. 

Holly created Cosplay Burlesque in 2008 as a way to get started in the burlesque scene. She performs with Cosplay Burlesque, White Elephant Burlesque Society, and anywhere else that’ll have her.

Cherry Valentine

Known as the rockabilly sweetheart of New Jersey burlesque, Cherry Valentine is a regular performer within the NJ/NYC burlesque community as well as a main member of the nerdlesque troupe Cosplay Burlesque. Although she is known for her bright performances, is ready to show her darker side at this year’s Dark Side of the Con.


Esmerelda May

Esmerelda May hails from NJ. She’s a member of White Elephant Burlesque and the choreographer for Cosplay Burlesque. She’s also a member of the Noir Dames and Sister Bear (an all plus size burlesque troupe). An award winning cosplayer and the Silver Tusk award winner for the Best Sleaze of the Tease, she blends classic burlesque with a metal twist.

“Dirty, Nerdy, and Latin Spice”


Attica Wilde

Being born in the deepest, darkest regions of the great New Jersey, Attica Wilde led a rather unexciting existence for the greater part of her life. Knowing there was more to be had in this expansive world, Miss Wilde was constantly reaching for the stars. Like the mythical Pheonix, Attica was to be reborn in a firestorm of glitter and rhinestones through the art of Burlesque dancing.

Attica is completely self taught; learning the art through the rigorous studies of greats such as Dita Von Teese, Michelle L’amour, Angie Pontani, and of course Veronica Varlow, some trial and error, and hours of practice behind closed doors. Not content with simply imitating others, as “Imitation is suicide,” Miss Wilde could not help but to add her own charming personality to all of her performances. Attica has now come into her own as a confident entertainer, despite her small start. She has performed all over New Jersey, New York, and occasionally ventures as far as Baltimore. Even though she came so far in so little time, Attica can still remember the encouraging words Veronica Varlow spoke to her on a wintery night in New Jersey and, is eternally grateful for them.

Attica finds herself more at home between the pages of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Classic, The Great Gatsby, than the in humdrum of modern day and, as a result, draws her aesthetics from the glamor of the 1920s. However, she is not a girl afraid to get her hands, hair, dress, or shoes dirty, and often draws influence for her acts from the classic horror movies which she adores. Do not fret, Attica is a woman who prides herself on her boundless class and style and, would only use gallons of glitter blood if she felt the act was tasteful.

She is also a professor and founder of the Garden State Burlesque Academy, specializing in teaching stage craft and helping to build confidence. She is also the Co-Producer of The New Jersey Burlesque Festival.


Lilly Marz

Lilly Marz is a retro lovin’ gal who loves keeping the stage purrfectly neat & tidy! She’s been the resident stage kitten for Glow Burlesque for over 5 years and has assisted regularly on other shows such as Rockabilly Burlesque, ‘80s Burlesque, and the Rock ‘N’ Roll Roadshow as well as guest spots on XXXO Love Letters from Sincerely Yours, the Wiggle Room and Debauchery. With a background in fashion and wardrobe styling, she is always dressed for the occasion from head to claws. When she’s not slinking around a stage she can be found producing the NY Pin Up Club’s Little Tease show and retro themed photo shoots ~ since 2007!