The Pink Carpet Passion of RuPaul’s DragCon LA 2022

PHOTOS & TEXT BY MARTY BARRETT | RuPaul’s DragCon LA 2022 (May 13-15) was a seismic event—and how appropriate for Pacific Rim-adjacent Los Angeles—that represented a release of all that pent-up COVID claustrophobia in a healing lava rain of drag queens across a grateful downtown LA. The 10th in-person DragCon featured hundreds of vendors, reunions of beloved international casts, queens from across the country strutting their brands, and—most surprising to this first-timer—whole families screaming for their favorite queen. It’s hard to imagine the namesake of this convention being subdued in comparison, but RuPaul Andre Charles himself wisely turned down his own Supermodel of the World wattage to let a thousand other queens shine.

Hot off the heels of DragCon LA, World of Wonder also announced that tickets are also now on sale for DragCon UK 2023. The gag-worthy three-day spectacle, which will take place from Friday, January 6th to Sunday, January 8th 2023, will see ExCeL London play host and once again feature extraordinary Drag Queens from all over the world. For more information and to buy tickets and VIP experience passes to RuPaul’s DragCon UK at ExCeL London visit:



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