10s, 10s, 10s across the board.
Ten is the magic number as RuPaul’s DragCon LA 2020 officially marks the tenth DragCon celebration ever.
Hundreds of talent, more panels than ever, and dozens of performances are coming to the West Coast this upcoming May. Tickets are still available, but they’re going fast! You can get yours here. Read on to brush up on your herstory and learn 10 facts about RuPaul’s DragCon!
1. It All Started in 2015
The first-ever RuPaul’s DragCon was launched in Los Angeles in 2015! 50,000 Drag Race superfans attended that year.
2. It’s One of the Biggest Celebrations of Drag Culture in the World
DragCon has grown to become the drag, pop culture, and art extravaganza each year. A whopping 100,000 attendees showed up and showed out at RuPaul’s DragCon LA and NYC in 2019.
3. It’s Taken Over 3 Cities So Far
DragCon has taken over Los Angeles for the past 6 years, New York City for 3 years, and will head over the pond for the first time ever at RuPaul’s DragCon UK in London this January.
4. You Can Spot Your Fave Celebs
Celeb sightings are a usual occurrence, so keep an eye out! Past stars to show up include Tina Fey, Marc Jacobs, Blac Chyna, Whoopi Goldberg, Jeffree Star, Diane Von Furstenberg, and more. This year, Senator Elizabeth Warren even had a video message for all DragCon NYC attendees!
5. It’s Family Friendly
DragCon is an all-ages, family-friendly event. Children under the age of 10 are admitted for free with an adult ticket. The Kids Zone is the perfect place to take part in Drag Queen Story Hour, have fun in a bouncy house, and create arts and crafts.
6. It’s the Place to Hear Exclusive Announcements First
Last year, we announced that we were going to have the first RuPaul’sDragCon UK and our new RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! residency in Las Vegas. At our tenth DragCon celebration, you’ll be sure to hear some insider T. Who knows what we’ll reveal next?
7. RuPaul DJs at the Main Stage
Ever dreamed of partying with RuPaul (honestly, who hasn’t)? Well, your wildest dreams can come true, because RuPaul will have exclusive DJ sets at RuPaul’s DragCon LA and UK! Dance the day away to Mama Ru’s favorite jams.
8. There Are Tons of Photo Ops
Do it for the ‘Gram! You can finally access the Werkroom, visit Club 96 or Club Hive, get your own picture in the Wall of Fame, and so much more by putting yourself in the middle of your favorite RuPaul’s Drag Race memes and moments. #DragCon
9. You Can Shop Til You Drop!
Looking to spend that bonus check or stock up on essentials? The floor of DragCon is filled with hundreds of vendors who want to share their fabulous goods with you.
10. You Can Take Part in Live Recordings
RuPaul’s DragCon LA will have more panels than ever before. Listen in on your favorite queens and celebs discussing topics ranging from drag tips to art, culture, and politics. And get this, live versions of some of your favorite WOW Presents Plus series will be taking place! Follow us for updates on panel announcements.