7 Things You Absolutely Must Do At DragCon LA 2018

The dragstravaganza returns May 11!

After its New York debut last year, RuPaul’s DragCon is back in LA for the fourth annual convention celebrating everything drag with exhibits, panels, performances and one-on-one time with Drag Race stars and squirrel friends.

DragCon has expanded to three days this year, May 11-13, so there will be a ton going on throughout the weekend. Scroll through below to see seven things you should put on your list as you start planning your packed DragCon weekend.

  1. Tour the workroom

    For the first time ever you can pose for a pic and live your full fantasy in the actual workroom that was used for filming RuPaul’s Drag Race. Better start thinking of your entrance line now.

  2. Watch the Season 10 queens bring it to the runway

    Drag Race Season 10 will still be airing when DragCon LA happens, and now you will be able to see the newest crop of queens in a live show featuring every contestant from the current season. Which queen will you be rooting for?

  3. Catch a Trixie Mattel acoustic performance

    The All Stars Season 3 winner will be playing an exclusive stripped down set for VIP ticket holders on the first night of the convention. Remember to pack your cowboy boots.

  4. Witness a RuPaul’s Drag Race reunion for the herstory books

    Season 3 squirrel friends India Ferrah, Mariah Balenziaga, Phoenix, Stacy Layne Matthews, and Venus D-Lite reunite to spill tea about the third season of Drag Race, the drama behind the scenes and how their lives have changed since being on the series.

  5. Find inspiration

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    RuPaul always delivers a powerful keynote speech that inspires all of the children attending DragCon. Make sure you snag a seat early so Mother can take you to church with his sermon.

  6. Become a master tucker

    Have you always wanted to do drag but afraid of the painful tucking situation? Well, let Kimora Blac, Monet X Change, and Yara Sofia show you how to tuck like a professional at the Tucking 101 panel.

  7. Buy some swag!

    World of Wonder

    Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for some DragCon LA exclusive merch like these super cute pin set that will give some fierce flare to any of your jean jackets.

RuPaul’s DragCon takes place May 11, 12 and 13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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