10s, 10s, 10s across the board.
The biggest drag convention graced us with hundreds of talent, compelling panel discussions, and dozens of performances in Los Angeles, New York, and the UK. Until we roll out the pink carpet again, let’s brush up on our 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. 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 made its debut at RuPaul’s DragCon UK in January 2020.
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, Diane Von Furstenberg, and more. In 2019, 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
7. RuPaul DJs at the Main Stage
At every DragCon, fans can party with RuPaul at Mama Ru’s exclusive DJ sets! Fans love dancing the day away to her favorite jams.
8. There Are Tons of Photo Ops
Do it for the ‘Gram! DragCon allows fans to 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.
9. You Can Shop Til You Drop!
DragCon is the place to stock up on drag essentials. The floor of DragCon is filled with hundreds of vendors who are eager to their fabulous goods with fans.
10. You Can Take Part in Live Recordings
Each year, DragCon ups the ante for its panels. 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 take place! You will always be the first one to hear the tea.