Have you ever felt like maybe there’s a queen diva trapped inside you just waiting for the right shade of lipstick to burst out into the world and start lip syncing for her life?
Well you are in luck. RuPaul and a list of queens longer than Divine’s eyebrows are converging for the first ever (yes, the first ever in herstory) “Drag Con” in Los Angeles in May, and shit’s gonna get real.
Here’s a taste of whats on the agenda:
- “Everything You Wanted to Know about Tucking but Were Afraid to Ask,”
- “Lady MacBeth to Lady Gaga: Drag in the Mainstream”
- “Drag King Makeovers”
- “A Drag Revolution: Stonewall Riots”
- “Padding 101: Dude, Where’s My Mattress?”
- “Weaves, Waffles, and Wig Water”
Besides these lessons in all things drag, expect performances, workshops, and lots and lots of shopping.
“I am thrilled to bring this one-of-a-kind event to Los Angeles,” said RuPaul. “DragCon is not just a showcase for the most talented drag queens in the world. It’s a chance for all lovers of drag culture – young and old, gay and straight – to come together, to inspire each other, and to let their freak flags fly high.”
Here’s the full list of queens participating so far:
RuPaul, Lady Bunny, Michelle Visage, Big Freedia, Coco Peru, James St. James, Peaches Christ, Chi Chi LaRue, Hot Chocolate, and Courtney Stodden, as well as the crowned queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race, Bianca del Rio, Jinkx Monsoon, Chad Michaels, Sharon Needles, Raja, Tyra Sanchez, and Bebe Zahara Benet. Plus, more Drag Race royalty including Jujubee, Alyssa Edwards, Latrice Royale, Detox, Willam, Ivy Winters, Katya, Morgan McMichaels, Kandy Ho, Jade Sotomayor, Trinity K. Bonet, Alisa Summers,Victoria “Porkchop” Parker, Darienne Lake, Tatiana, Laganja Estranja, Mariah Balenciaga,Jasmine Masters, Sasha Belle, Shannel, Jiggly Caliente, Yara Sofia, Kelly Mantle, Mystique Summers Madison, Jessica Wild, Mimi Imfurst, Honey Mahogany, Venus D Lite, Stacy Layne Mathews, Tempest Du Jour, Gia Gunn, Joslyn Fox, Mrs. Kasha Davis, Tammie Brown, Jade Jolie, and Ongina
God damn that’s a lot of tucking under one roof. More info here.