Following the massive success of the first drag convention in HERstory, RuPaul’s DragCon returns to Los Angeles Convention Center on May 7 & 8, 2016.
Tens of thousands are expected to attend this glitter-filled weekend that celebrates the art of drag and self-expression for all.
To accommodate the growing demand, floor space at DragCon will be tripled as compared to last May’s inaugural event.
Spearheaded by RuPaul and World of Wonder Productions, RuPaul’s DragCon provides a platform for fans – of all ages and backgrounds – to meet and interact with world-renowned celebrities and icons in a friendly and accessible environment.
The convention will feature over 100 vendors and exhibitors, panel discussions, screenings, autographs, and photo opportunities.
Plus, attendees can shop ‘til they drop on a floor full of unique and custom shoes, apparel, art and many other fabulous products.
In addition to booths on the convention floor, there will be a wide range of programming, including, Q&A sessions with drag stars and icons, lip sync contests, drag herstory discussion groups, and fashion, make-up and styling work shops, for men and women.
“RuPaul’s DragCon is the place to find your tribe,” said RuPaul. “For all the super creative and super sensitive people out there who live in a world that says that you’re too much or that you don't fit in, DragCon says ‘Welcome home, baby.’”
“Entering its eighth season, RuPaul’s Drag Race is about to unleash it’s 100th drag queen contestant to the world. The intensity and loyalty of the fan base continues to explode,” said World of Wonder co-founder, Fenton Bailey. “RuPaul’s DragCon is the direct result of the fans demand for more, more, more!”
“The biggest surprise from last year’s DragCon was how much of a family event it is. Whether your family is San Francisco’s legendary drag group, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, or you’re a tween girl superfan visiting with your Mom & Dad, there’s something for everybody at RuPaul’s DragCon,” said World of Wonder co-founder, Randy Barbato.
Tickets are currently on sale at RuPaulsDragCon.com starting at $50. VIP Experience tickets are also on sale. Fans can purchase photos and autographs at the show. For more info follow DragCon @RuPaulsDragCon, or Facebook.
About RuPaulRuPaul skyrocketed to international fame with the release of the album Supermodel of the World, which was followed by roles in over 50 films and television sitcoms, the host of The RuPaul Show (VH1), morning drive radio on WKTU & WNEW and currently hosts the podcast What’s the Tee? With Michelle Visage. RuPaul has been a spokesperson for WebEx, Rockport and was awarded a seven-year contract as the “first face of M.A.C. Cosmetics.” Wax portraits of RuPaul are displayed at Madame Tussauds in both NYC and San Francisco. RuPaul is the author of the autobiography Lettin' It All Hang Out and Workin' It. Released in 2014, “Born Naked" is RuPaul’s 10th and highest charting studio album to date. RuPaul is returning as a judge for the second season of the hit GSN series, Skin Wars. RuPaul is Executive Producer and Host of the global phenomenon "RuPaul's Drag Race" on Logo, entering its eighth hit season.