'RuPaul's DragCon' breaks all records with 50,000 attendees
The fourth annual 'RuPaul's DragCon LA' this year broke the record for the highest attendees ever in the history of the celebration!
The fourth annual 'Rupaul's DragCon LA' saw the highest number of attendees so far - a record-breaking 50,000.
Held at the Los Angeles Convention Center this past weekend, the massively successful convention has seen a huge growth since 2015 when it first started. The organizers claim an increase of 500% in just four years.
A family-friendly event, it welcomes fans of all ages and backgrounds to meet and greet their favorite drag queens in a creative, friendly and accessible environment.
The three-day celebration had curated panels, live runway performances, talent signings, more than 30 Instagrammable spaces on the floor, including a lifelike Werk Room from 'RuPaul’s Drag Race.'
That’s a wrap on #DragCon LA 2018! Thank you so much for coming and making the event so special! Friendly Ru-Minder: tickets for #DragCon NYC go on sale at midnight tonight! You can get them here: https://t.co/fx8j4VJR4z pic.twitter.com/tdYhebe2eV— RuPaul's DragCon (@RuPaulsDragCon) May 14, 2018
RuPaul, one of the most popular and loved drag queens of the world, is very happy with the outcomes.
"In this time of chaos and lies, for three days tens of thousands of big-hearted, super-creative, and sensitive souls peacefully gathered to celebrate their truth at RuPaul’s DragCon. Seeing all the young people and families and queens has filled my heart with gratitude and hope. The future is going to be fierce," she said.
"The overwhelming success of this year's DragCon is a testament to the talent and creative vision of the hundreds of drag artists who attended the convention," said World of Wonder co-founder Randy Barbato, who collaborated with RuPaul to organize the show, "Drag has become a cultural force that is here to stay."
The convention featured top talent for performances by RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Bianca Del Rio, Trixie Mattel, Billy Eichner, Alaska 5000, Jinkx Monsoon, Alyssa Edwards, Aquaria and many more. 'RuPaul's Drag Race' and All Stars winners Trixie Mattel, Sasha Velour, Sharon Needles, Alaska 5000, Jinkx Monsoon and Bebe Zahara Benet strutted on the runway.