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AnimeCon.Org is proud to present our very own in-house Nerdlesque troupe: The Forbidden Fandom Dames! They appear on Saturday Nights at our four biggest conventions of the year to bring you a wide range of dazzling and exciting original performances, adorable Stage Maids, and the most engaging and hilarious EmCee in the Midwest, AnimeCon.Org's own RDK! From sexy, to silly, to mildly horrifying, our 18+ variety show is guaranteed to keep you entertained and wondering what's coming next!

The Forbidden Fandom Dames Perform at AniMinneapolis, Anime Midwest, M.A.G.E., and Con+Alt+Delete.


Join The Forbidden Fandom Dames

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Do you have a passion for dance, or a unique skill (Flo Arts, Pole, Acrobatics, etc.) to demonstrate on stage? We'd love to hear from you! The Forbidden Fandom Dames welcomes any and all applications for troupe members - we are a body-positive, all gender inclusive, disability friendly group of performers, who are always excited to welcome new, intermediate, or experienced individuals or groups into our supportive community!

Click here to apply to join the troupe!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Nerdlesque?

This term might seem strange - but, if you've heard of Nerds, and you've heard of Burlesque, you're most of the way there! Nerdlesque is simply the term used by most troupes in the Anime and Gaming Convention communities! Which, excitingly for our attendees, means that all of our performances will include fandom-related content or themes! Who knows - you might just see your favorite character up on stage!

Can We See the Performers Outside the Shows?

You can! Not only do most of The Forbidden Fandom Dames performers host panels and main events throughout the weekend (check your convention schedule for anything labeled "FFD"), you can also find us on Social Media, where we post highlights, photos, theme announcements, and more!

Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | ACO Discord

After every show we will be stationed outside of Main Events at the Forbidden Fandom Dames Merch Table, where you can help support the troupe and purchase tshirts, buttons, stickers, and trading cards or prints of your favorite performers, maids, or our EmCee - which you can then have signed at our autograph table, while you chat with them!

If you attend the Fabulous Date Auction on Friday of our conventions, you will also have a chance to bid on two of our Stage Maids! If you win, not only will you gain early entry to the show - you'll also get front row, VIP seats, and even some free merch signed by the entire troupe!

Please feel free to send us an email by clicking here with any questions, suggestions, or feedback! We’d love to hear from you!

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