After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the queens of Course de dragsters de RuPaul are ready to kill fans with their appearances at RuPaul’s DragCon 2022 held in Los Angeles. A full-fledged convention celebrating drag performers and the art of drag kicked off in 2015 with RuPaul’s first-ever DragCon in Los Angeles. The event expanded further in 2016, and it has continued to grow over the years. In 2017, DragCon was also brought to New York.
In 2018, RuPaul’s DragCon in Los Angeles and New York drew up to 100,000 visitors and brought in $8 million in profits (via THR). Like other pop culture conventions dedicated to superheroes, comic books, movies and TV shows, DragCon has earned its place as a pivotal event for LGBTQIA+ artists attached to the RuPaul universe of drag-centric shows. In 2022, a record number of Course de dragsters de RuPaul seasons and spinoffs air on television around the world.
RuPaul’s first-ever UK DragCon took place in January 2020. Alas, DragCon 2020 in Los Angeles and New York was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, a special edition of Digital DragCon was held for fans to attend online. Considering the pandemic was still in effect in 2021, DragCon events were not held in Los Angeles or New York. Now that things are slowly looking up, DragCon is back in full force for a 2022 edition in Los Angeles.
Drag race winners
DragCon 2022 will feature a star-studded lineup including several Course de dragsters de RuPaul winners across the franchise. This year, DragCon LA will feature the following winners from Course de dragsters seasons in the United States: Raja from season 3, Aquaria from season 10, Jaida Essence Hall from season 12, Symone from season 13, All Stars 2it’s Alaskan Thunderf**k, All Stars 4de Trinity The Tuck, et All stars 6by Kylie Sonic Love. In turn, the convention will feature the three winners of RuPaul’s Drag Race in the UK: The Vivienne from season 1, Lawrence Chaney from season 2 and The Vivienne from season 3. Blu Hydrangea, who recently won RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Vs. The World, will also participate in the event. Other stars who will be featured on DragCon include Canada’s Drag Race season 1 winner Priyanka, RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Season 1 winner Kita Mean, Drag Race Hollande season 1 winner Envy Peru and season 2 winner Vanessa Van Cartier, and Drag Race Spain Carmen Farala, winner of season 1.
Drag Race Queens de RuPaul
The DragCon 2022 Los Angeles lineup will also include a huge number of queens from the regular American seasons of Course de dragsters. L’événement mettra en vedette A’Keria C. Davenport, Adore Delano, Aiden Zhane, Alexis Mateo, Alexis Michelle, Alyssa Hunter, Angeria Paris VanMicheals, Ariel Versace, Blair St. Clair, Bosco, Brita, Crystal Methyd, Cynthia Lee Fontaine, Dahlia Sin, Darienne Lake, Daya Betty, DeJa Skye, Denali, Detox, Dusty Ray Bottoms, Elliott With 2 Ts, Eureka !, Gigi Goode, Heidi N Closet, Honey Davenport, Jackie Cox, Jade Sotomayor, Jaidynn Diore Fierce, Jan, Jasmine Kennedie, Jaymes Mansfield, Jessica Wild, Jiggly Caliente, Joey Jay, Jorgeous, Jujubee, June Jambalaya, Kahmora Hall, Kalorie Karbdashian-Williams, Kameron Michaels, Kandy Ho, Kandy Muse, Kennedy Davenport, Kerri Colby, Kim Chi, Kornbread “The Snack” Jeté, Lady Camden, Laganja Estranja, Laila McQueen, LaLa Ri, Latrice Royale, Madame LaQueer, Maddy Morphosis, Mariah Balenciaga, Mercedes Iman Diamond, Milk, Mo Heart, Morgan McMichaels, Mme Kasha Davis, Mystique Summers, Nicky Doll , Nicole Paige Brooks, Olivia Lux, Ongina, Orion Story, Boîte de Pandore x, Rock M. Sakura, Sasha Belle (maintenant connue sous le nom de Frisbee Jenkins), Scarlet Envy, Serena ChaCha, Shuga Cain, Stacy Layne Matthews, Tamisha Iman, Tammie Brown, Tempest DuJour, Thorgy Thor, Tina Burner, Trinity K. Bonet, Utica Queen, Vivacious, Widow Von’Du, Willow Pill, Yara Sofia et Yuhua Hamasaki.
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Queens
Additionally, DragCon will feature many queens from all three seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race in the UK: A’Whora, Baga Chipz, Chery Hole, Crystal, Divina De Campo, Sum Ting Wong, Tayce, Tia Kofi and Vinegar Strokes. As previously mentioned, all three winners – The Vivienne, Lawrence Chaney and Krystal Versace – will be present. Unfortunately, there will be no additional Season 3 queens at DragCon LA this year.
Canada’s Drag Racing Queens
Fortunately, fans of Canada’s Drag Race seasons 1 and 2 will also have the chance to meet many of the show’s queens at DragCon 2022. Along with Season 1 winner Priyanka, the lineup for the event will include Adriana, Anastarzia Anaquway, Beth, Eve 6000, Gia Metric, Ilona Verley, Jimbo, Juice Boxx, Kendall Gender, Kiara, Kimora Amour, Lemon, Océane Aqua-Black, Pythia, Scarlet BoBo, Suki Doll, Synthia Kiss and Tynomi Banks.
RuPaul’s Drag Race in Queens
Some queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down season 1 will travel all the way to LA to attend DragCon 2022. Along with season 1 winner Kita Mean, fans will get to meet Art Simone, Coco Jumbo, Etcetera Etcetera, and Maxi Shield, which is very exciting.
Other Stars of the Global Drag Race Franchise
This year, DragCon Los Angeles will also make room for many LGBTQIA+ cast members from other international spinoffs and Course de dragsters-adjacent shows. The DragCon 2022 lineup will include Drag Race Hollande stars Envy Peru, Janey Jacké, Love Masisi aka Pierre Alexandre, Sederginne and Vanessa Van Cartier. As mentioned before, Drag Race Spain Season 1 winner Carmen Farala will represent her country at DragCon. Drag Race Thailand stars Genie, Mocha Diva and Pangina Heals will also be present. Meanwhile, queen of the universe Season 1 stars Aria B. Cassadine, Betty Bitschlap, Gingzilla, Grag Queen, Novaczar and Rani Ko-He-Nur will also attend the event. Last but not least, a few competitors of painted with crow will be seen at DragCon: Jamaun Harris, Jordan Ruggeri and Yvonne The Artist.
DragCon 2022 Los Angeles Infos
Needless to say, DragCon 2022 seems like a blast for Course de dragsters de RuPaul fans present. The DragCon 2022 LA event will be held on May 13 (Friday), May 14 (Saturday) and May 15 (Sunday) at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The event is open to people of all ages and children 8 years old or younger enter for free. Otherwise, tickets are now sold for $40 (single day) and $70 (3-day weekend). The VIP package for DragCon 2022 has already sold out, so it is no longer available for purchase. Meanwhile, the second edition of RuPaul’s DragCon UK is now scheduled for January 6, 7 and 8, 2023. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only one edition of DragCon UK could take place. Meanwhile, a date for DragCon New York City has yet to be set for 2022, so it’s unclear if the NYC convention will take place this year. That said, it’s likely that the producers are focused on marketing the return of DragCon LA and a date for DragCon 2022 in New York will be set later this year.
Course de dragsters de RuPaul season 14 airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on VH1.
Source : Billets DragCon, THR, DragCon
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