We’ve waited a whole year for the time to come again, and it’s finally here—RuPaul’s DragCon NYC is back! *snaps*
Filled with plenty of pop culture, art, and all things drag, the epic three-day event will kick off this Friday (Sept. 6) at the Javits Center and run through Sunday (Sept. 8). “The world’s largest drag culture convention” originally made its NYC debut in 2017, after several successful years in LA, and has been growing ever since.
This year, DragCon NYC will have some exciting additions with new photo opps to strike a pose with and, for the first time in NYC, the one-and-only RuPaul will DJ on Saturday and Sunday from the Tik Tok Main Stage! You can also expect to see some big names from RuPaul’s Drag Race in the U.S. and across the pond like A’keria C. Davenport, Acid Betty, Aquaria, Blair St. Clair, Detox, Ariel Versace, Brooke Lynn Hytes, Miss Fame, and Yvie Oddly among others.
There is expected to be over 300 exhibitors at this weekend’s DragCon, so while you’re rubbing elbows with celebs you’ll be able to shop art, fashion, wigs, and plenty of merch.
With the event quickly approaching, tickets are going fast so you’ll want to snag yours a.s.a.p.! As of now there are still VIP tickets available which will get you priority access to meet queens and panelists, in addition to a mix and mingle soiree with RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Queens and a fabulous performance by Trixie Mattel on Friday. DragCon is open to all, encouraging people of any age to be their authentic selves, and even has a Kid Zone for children to partake in activities like arts and crafts after meeting some of their favorite queens, too!
It’s a weekend you absolutely won’t want to miss out on, so grab your tickets to RuPaul’s DragCon NYC, here.
Where: Javits Convention Center
When: Friday (September 6), Saturday (September 7), and Sunday (September 8)
Tickets: Prices vary, grab them here
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