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RuPual’s DragCon Opens This Month Your Need-To-know Info Before You Head To Hollywood

By Sean Charles
Published May 1, 2018

The time has come; RuPual’s DragCon 2018 is around the corner and with it some big changes.  The third annual convention all about drag has moved to the south hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center, May 11th, 12th, and 13th, which means it will boast a larger space. In true RuPaul Branding realness the convention, now in its third year, will also boast more events to its agenda. Among its center pieces, this year DragCon will serve its first Pageant, include over thirty insta-ready photo ops inside the werk-room, the judges panel complete with celebrity cutouts, and of course the infamous snatch game tables. Plus,  you will be able to meet and greet over 90 Celebrity Drag Queens, the most ever, wig officially snatched.  Merely it’s in infancy, debuting in 2015, the convention has become the highlight of the year for the queer and queer enthusiast of the wurrrl. So, if this is your first time attending or maybe this is your third time we want to help you navigate your day or whole weekend with need-to-know information about tickets, events, and who will be there all before you head out to Hollywood. Don’t worry kitty girl if you can’t make the gig this spring, wait for the Fall RuPual’s DragCon New York will be this September, tickets available May 14th.

Remember, Rupaul’s DragCon is a Safe Zoom for every Queer and those who love queer things and queer people. So be nice, love one another and PLEASE don’t be a “Dirty Sanchez”.

“If you can’t Love  yourself how the hell you going to love someone else” -RuPaul

Who Will Be there: The Entire List: HERE





Ticket Levels

Weekend Tickets

3 days instead of 2! Not only does the weekend ticket get you in Saturday and Sunday, it gets you into our expanded Preview Night on Friday!

Single Day Tickets

If you can’t join us for the full weekend, Single day tickets get you in either Saturday or Sunday starting at 10am.

Kids Tickets

All are welcome at RuPaul’s DragCon. Kids 10 and under are free when accompanied by an adult with a ticket. The kids ticket will grant them the same access to DragCon as the adult’s ticket level, but does not include VIP perks or access to the parties. Kids will be let in during VIP hours if the adult has a VIP ticket.

VIP Experience – Sold Out

The biggest VIP experience yet. No other DragCon ticket required because the VIP Experience gets you in early Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.


Convention Events and Panels Discussions HERE

Big reminder, The list of events is a living thing and it  grows everyday. Keep watching for updates and additions to panel discussion, drag classes, and celebrity meet and greets closer to convention weekend.



Outside L.A.Convention Center EVENTS: HERE

RuPaul’s DragCon Pageant

Sunday, May 13th 2018

Doors open at 8:00pm, show starts at 9:00pm.


General Seating –  $49

Premium Seating – $69


The Orpheum Theatre
842 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Click Here for Other outside venue Events like Battle of the Runway and World Of Queens show.

MAP: Extended View HERE

This will be the first year in the much bigger South Hall of the Las Angeles Convention Center, Click Here for the Entire Booth Roster of all Rupaul’s Drag Race Queens and their locations.




Considering all the drag world will be descending on LA keep your eyes peeled for other Non DragCon Events happening throughout the city. One event not to miss is BUSHWIG, the Brooklyn based drag festival, will descending on LA don’t miss Rify Royalty,  The Entire House of Aja  and Dragula’s Meatball and Pinche Queen all making their appearances.

Bushwig Tickets: HERE

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