7 Things You Absolutely Must Do At DragCon 2017

The dragstravaganza returns April 29!

We’re just a few weeks away from the world’s biggest dragstravaganza—RuPaul’s DragCon 2017.

The third annual drag convention returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center April 29 and 30, with exhibits, panels, performances and one-on-one time with Drag Race stars.

Head to DragCon.com to pick up tickets and check out our guide of the must-see moments at this year’s biggest weekend for all things drag.

  1. Attend A Live Taping Of A WOW Web Series

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    Be a part of the studio audience for live episodes of “UNHhhh” with Katya and Trixie Mattel, “Bro’laska” with Alaska and brother Cory, “Alyssa’s Secret,” “Fashion Photo RuView” with Raja and Raven, and “M.U.G.” with Kim Chi and Naomi Smalls.

  2. Learn How To Beat Your Mug

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    Come face-to-perfectly-painted-face with top beauty bloggers Bretman Rock, Laura Lee, Manny Mua and Patrick Starrr. These makeup mavens will share tricks of the trade and secrets to becoming social media superstars.

  3. Snap A Selfie With Your Favorite Queen

    This year, DragCon welcomes Acid Betty, Alexis Michelle, Aja, Charlie Hides, Jiggly Caliente, Chi Chi Devayne, Derrick Barry and many more Drag Race alums.

  4. Get Your Gayme On

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    Matt Baume geek outs with gay gamers Dylan Zaner, Gordon Bellamy, Pandora Boxx and Will Shepherd as they discuss the latest console trends and queer representation in the gaming world.

  5. Help Take Down Trump

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    Teen Vogue is asking “What Is Drag In Trump’s America?” with a panel featuring Alaska, Bob The Drag Queen, and Eureka discussing the political power of drag.

  6. Learn Hairography

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    Derrick Barry, Dida Ritz, Trinity K. Bonet, Yara Sofia and moderator Bobbie Pinz discuss the finer points of whipping your hair back and forth.

  7. Find Inspiration

    RuPaul’s keynote address is always the big draw, so make you get to the closing ceremonies early.

RuPaul’s DragCon takes place April 29 and 30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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