Are you ready for the next evolution in drag herstory?
Last week the legendary RuPaul and World of Wonder announced "RuPaul's DragCon." Described as a mash-up of "Comic-Con," "BeautyCon" and "Hello Kitty Con," "RuPaul's DragCon" will kick off the 2015 Pride season as the "art of drag, queer culture and self-expression for all” in a convention framework.
"DragCon" will act as a platform for fans of "RuPaul's Drag Race" and drag culture in general to meet some of their biggest drag idols and celebrity guests within a safe, queer environment. The convention will also offer a range of programs for participants, ranging from “Lady MacBeth to Lady Gaga: Drag in the Mainstream” to “A Drag Revolution: Stonewall Riots." This is certainly shaping up to be interesting and uncharted territory for the world of drag.
“I am thrilled to bring this one-of-a-kind event to Los Angeles,” RuPaul said in a statement. “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.”
The list of those involved with drag icon is massive, including RuPaul, Lady Bunny, Michelle Visage, Big Freedia, Coco Peru, James St. James, Peaches Christ, Chi Chi LaRue -- and, of course, your favorite girls from "RuPaul's Drag Race."
"DragCon" is slated to occur on May 16-17 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Head here for tickets and more information.