Emmy Award winners RuPaul and World of Wonder (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”) hosted close to 100,000 attendees between LA DragCon and during the third annual “RuPaul’s DragCon NYC” at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center this past weekend. The massively popular convention has experienced rapid growth since its Los Angeles debut in 2015 and NYC debut in 2017.
Created by World of Wonder Productions and RuPaul, RuPaul’s DragCon is a family-friendly event welcoming attendees – of all ages and backgrounds – to kiki with all of their favorite drag queens and stars in a creative, friendly and accessible environment.
The three day event included extensively curated panels with topics including getting out the vote in 2020 and activism in your community, drag trends and their impact on the fashion and beauty worlds, stand-up comedy showcases with emerging LBGTQ comedians, Disney on Broadway, celebrity drag makeovers, and more. RuPaul himself DJ’ed two dance party sets for all attendees to enjoy. Rupaul’s DragCon never seems to disappoint The Queens were in “Full Regalia”, giving us full glam! I was elated to see some of my favorites.
The convention featured Queens and other celebrity talent for performances, meet and greets, panels and more, including: RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Trixie Mattel, Nina West, Peppermint, Silky Nutmeg Ganache, Trinity the Tuck, Miss Vanjie, Aquaria, Blair St. Clair, Eureka, Acid Betty, Brooke Lynn Hytes, Mrs. Kasha Davis, Kameron Michaels, Yvie Oddly, Kennedy Davenport, Manila Luzon, Monet X Change, Raven, Detox, Ross Mathews, Todrick Hall, Isaac Mizrahi, Carson Cressley, Diane Von Furstenberg, Whoopi Goldberg, the entire cast of upcoming RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Divina De Campo, Cheryl Hole, Blu Hydrangea, Baga Chipz, Gothy Kendall, Crystal, Sum Ting Wong, Vinegar Strokes, Scaredy Kat, The Vivienne, and World of Wonder co-founders & DragCon co-creators Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey.
Curated by Laurean Ossorio
Jennifer Graylock-Graylock.com for World of Wonder
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