Yaaas, drag queens! It's that time of the year: RuPaul's DragCon NYC 2019 kicks off on September 6 in NYC and runs for three days through September 8.
The event will bring together personalities familiar to the RuPaul universe and RuPaul's Drag Race, including faces familiar to the world of Bravo, like Carson Kressley from Get a Room with Carson & Thom, Stephen McGee from Summer House, Gary "Garo Sparo" Spampinato from Bravo's Project Runway, and Million Dollar Listing New York newbie agent Tyler Whitman.
Other notable guests will include legends and past Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen guests like Diane Von Furstenberg, Whoopi Goldberg and Isaac Mizrahi. Flipping Out designer Jeff Lewis' BFF Chaz Dean will also be on hand for the event.
RuPaul previously spoke to The Daily Dish in 2017 about the world in which drag and drag performers exist. "All of these people understand intrinsically that we are all in drag," he said. "You're born naked and the rest is drag, so they understand the concept of presentation [and] of what it is like to present yourself in your sort of Superman costume. Drag is like Superman to Clark Kent."
When speaking to The Daily Dish at the time, the RuPauls' Drag Race host added that in the decade since his show launched, culture and pop culture has certainly shifted, in no small part to the series.
"The biggest change is in the vernacular because of social media and because of the way queens speak with a certain irreverence and a certain humor and a play on words," he said. "These sweet, sensitive souls throughout history have survived through our laughter and our ability to make light of seemingly heavy topics. So the vernacular that has always been a part of gay culture and drag culture is now part of the pop lexicon. When you get the first lady talk[ing] about 'throwing shade,' that's been the most remarkable change. But also I think the most significant change has to be with acceptance and with people realizing that there is only one of us on this planet. We are not separate from one another. We are actually one thing on this planet; we're all connected and I think our show has helped emphasize that [feature] of our combined experience."
Tickets for RuPaul's DragCon NYC 2019 are currently available for purchase.
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