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RUPAUL’S DRAGCON IS GOING DIGITAL

Ladies, gentlemen and queens, start your virtual engines, because RuPaul’s DragCon is heading over to YouTube. The annual event, which allows fans to meet their favorite Drag Race queens and by merch from the contestants as well as other independent queer designers, was supposed to kick off in Los Angeles this weekend, but due to that bitch Miss Rona the event had to be cancelled.

RuPaul’s Digital DragCon will take place Saturday and Sunday (12 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT) as a YouTube Premiere on series producer World of Wonder’s YouTube channel, WOWPresents. The virtual event will feature entertainment, panels, Q&As, performances, shout-outs and more content from the queens made famous on RuPaul’s Drag Race

The queens and celebrities scheduled to appear are: Adore Delano, Alaska, Aquaria, August Getty, Blu Hydrangea, Honey Davenport, Jackie Cox, Jake Shears, Karen From Finance, Manila Luzon, Mayhem Miller, Miami Knight, Miz Cracker, Mystique Summers, Nicky Doll, Nicole Paige Brooks, Rebecca Black, Scaredy Kat, Scarlet Envy, Shuga Cain, Sum Ting Wong, Tammie Brown, The Vivienne, Varla Jean Merman, Vinegar Strokes, Widow Von’du, Yuhua Hamasaki and Tony Hale. No RuPaul? Maybe he’ll make a surprise appearance.

I think this is a brilliant idea since so many of the queens not only make their money from traveling on their road either with their own shows, but through Drag Race-based tours put together by various promoters. DragCon is very profitable for some of the queens. The annual event in New York and L.A., co-produced by RuPaul and World of Wonder, raked in $8 million in 2018 conventions thanks to a combined 100,000 visitors on both coasts.

I had the opportunity to go to the one in New York that year since I was press, and I have to say I had a really good time taking in all that was happening and meeting some of the Drag Race girls.

No word on how much the event made last year, but I’m sure due to the show’s continued popularity it definitely made more.

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