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BravoCon 2019

Here's What Went into Making the First Ever BravoCon a Reality

Our hearts and minds will never be the same after the glorious, Bravoleb-filled festivities that took place at the first ever BravoCon!

By Amanda Borges Stroud
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This past weekend, thousands of Bravoholics descended upon a beautifully brisk and sunny NYC for the first ever BravoCon. Attracted by the promise of exclusive content, photo ops with Bravolebs galore, and an insider look at what the future holds at Bravo, our super fans ate, drank, shopped, and reveled in an immersive experience that glittered with the glamour that Bravo is known for. Now that the festivities are behind us, let's dive into some of the exclusive details about BravoCon weekend! 

1000s of Superfans

Bravo superfans from all over the world traveled by the thousands to the heart of New York City for three days of exclusive BravoCon experiences.

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88 Bravolebs Were in Attendance

This includes everyone at the BravoCon panels, photo ops, events, and a surprise appearance by Visa Manderhump (Tom Sandoval's drag alter-ego).

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77 Bravolebs Participated in a WWHL Live Taping

Andy Cohen hosted a Watch What Happens Live event Friday night with a whopping total of 77 of your favorite Bravolebrities! 

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36 Real Housewives

These Real Housewives, past and present, participated in panels and various events throughout the weekend.

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20 Bravolebs Set Up Shop in the Bravo Bazaar

They sold a variety of products including Stassi Schroeder, Katie Maloney-Schwartz, and Kristen Doute's Witches of WeHo Wine, Craig Conover's Sewing Down South pillows and merch, Kyle CookeAmanda Batula, and Carl Radke's Loverboy drink, and Kathryn Dennis' Kensie + Saint collection.  

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10 Sneak Peeks

Guests in attendance got a chance to preview new seasons and projects at Bravo, including clips from upcoming episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and Married to Medicine, previews of Summer House Season 4, Shahs of Sunset Season 8, and Vanderpump Rules Season 8, and an early look at upcoming Bravo series Below Deck Sailing Yacht, Family Karma, Spy Games, and digital series Basically Stassi.

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24 Real Housewives Reunion Dresses

Guests got an up close and personal look at authentic reunion dresses worn by the Real Housewives! 

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18 Iconic Items in the Real Housewives Museum

Along with the Reunion looks, Bravo recreated Housewives history for fans, including the "Friend Contract" drafted by Nene Leakes and Cynthia Bailey, Shannon Beador's 9 lemons in a bowl, the infamous "sprinkle cookies" from The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Lisa Rinna's bag of pills, Tamra Judge's breast implants, and Dorinda Medley's fish room! 

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Several Bravolebs in Attendance at Countess and Friends Show

BravoCon weekend ended on a high note when Countess Luann performed classics like "Chic C'est La Vie" and "Money Can't Buy You Class" for fans and Bravolebs including Below Deck's Kate Chastain, The Real Housewives of DallasLeeAnne Locken and D'Andra Simmons, and Southern Charm's Craig Conover at an exclusive BravoCon Cabaret show!

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Our heads are reeling but our hearts (and camera rolls) are full! It was definitely a weekend we will never forget.

Keep checking, @bravodailydish, and The Daily Dish Podcast for continued post-BravoCon coverage. 

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