Fierce! is slated for the first weekend of May 2013.

This glitterific goddess of Columbus burlesque, Viva Valezz, announced today that she and Janine Aquino (owner of Camelot Cellars and Double Oh 7 Productions) will produce the first international queer burlesque festival next year.

The festival, called Fierce!, will be the first weekend of May 2013. Fierce! will celebrate the international LGBT community and its allies' burlesque performers with a four-day extravaganza. Following is the inaugural itinerary, according to a press release. You can also find more information here. "Fierce! Opening Night Warehouse Party" 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2 400 West Rich Featuring live music, cocktails and a burlesque show. "Fierce! All-Star Showcase" 8 p.m. Friday, May 3 Axis Nightclub Featuring headliner Tigger!, the boylesque pioneer from New York. Burlesque classes by Fierce! instructors 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 4 Location TBD "Fierce! All-Star Showcase" 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4 Wall Street Nightclub Featuring 2011 Miss Exotic World, Indigo Blue from Seattle. "Fierce! High Tea and Wine Tasting" 12 p.m. Sunday, May 5 Camelot Cellars Au revoir burlesque and variety show.