RuPaul, supermodel of the world and arguably the most recognizable drag queen working right now, is not content with having an Emmy-winning, successful TV show, a podcast, and even her own brand of chocolate bars. The ever-entrepreneurial queen launched DragCon, the largest drag queen convention back in 2015 in Los Angeles. Having tripled in size, Ru is bringing the fabulous affair to New York City this September. With an exhibit hall that’ll have everything from artist prints of your favorite queens to wig, make-up, and merch vendors, DragCon will be a haven for all things queer.
The New York City event promises to be even bigger and better than its LA counterpart. Plan to catch what will surely be fan-favorite panels like UNHhhh (with Trixie Mattel) and “Judgy Judies: Behind the Judge’s Bench,” featuring Carson Kressley, Michelle Visage, and Todrick Hall. But also keep an eye on various others featuring some A+ Latino talent: Jade Sotomayor will be hosting a “Sissy That Walk: Runway Walk Off,” LA-born comics artist Phil Jimenez is gonna be part of a geek-friendly panel titled “Pow! Boom! Zap!: Comic Book Queeroes,” Manny Mua will be dishing out secrets in “On Brand Beauty: Beauty Bloggers Tell All,” while the fab Luis Alvarez-Schacht (aka Bob’s Assistant) joins Season 8 winner Bob the Drag Queen for the premiere of their WOWPresents show, Bobbin’ Around.
But, of course, the main reason to head to DragCon—other than show off your own glittering fashion ensembles!—is the chance to meet some of the Drag Race queens up close and personal. Below, we’ve compiled a handy list of the Latina queens you can expect to catch at the New York City event this September.
RuPaul’s DragCon takes over the Javits Center in New York City Sept 9-10, 2017