We’re FOUR weekends away from RuPaul’s DragCon 2017 (yes, that’s 26 days hunties!) Amidst the wildly successful new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9, drag race fans will get the opportunity (for the third year in a row!) to meet all their favorite queens at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 29-30. RuPaul recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss the family friendly event, the importance of finding your tribe, and some new plans that will unveil at this year’s Con: a Kid’s Zone for starters.
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The inaugural Kids Zone section will debut as part of DragCon 2017, marking an inclusive, interactive section RuPaul tells EW was spurred by his desire to foster a sense of community amid the tumultuous political climate in the U.S.
“What’s brilliant about DragCon is all the young people [who attend] — I’m talking 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 years old,” the Emmy winner says. “They come with their parents and they get to meet all these other kids from around the world that they know online… You can’t beat meeting your tribe in person!”
“[In the beginning] we thought, well, we’ll get some drag queens and gay guys, but it’s clear that parents know that this is a safe space for their kids to understand diversity,” he notes. “And I mean diversity across the board — not just gay or straight or drag queens — I mean across the board. Smart parents are bringing their kids, and that’s why we have a Kids Zone.”