The Guide to RuPaul's DragCon Parties (May 11-13, 2018)

Fabulous parties in Downtown L.A. each night of DragCon

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Now in its fourth year, RuPaul's DragCon returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center in Downtown L.A. Taking place from Friday, May 11 to Sunday, May 13, RuPaul’s DragCon provides a platform for fans – of all ages and backgrounds – to meet and interact with world-renowned RuPaul's Drag Race Queens, celebrities, and icons in a friendly and accessible environment.

Tickets are now on sale at Eventbrite. In addition to booths on the convention floor, there will be a wide range of programming, including Q&A sessions with drag stars and icons, lip sync contests, drag herstory, fashion, make-up, styling, and pop culture workshops, for men and women. Check out the full list of talent and exhibitors coming to DragCon LA.

Each night after RuPaul's DragCon events at LACC, off-site parties are taking place at historic theatres in DTLA. DragCon parties require separate tickets for entry.

Battle on the Runway (Friday, May 11)

RuPaul's DragCon LA 2018 Battle on the Runway
RuPaul's DragCon LA 2018 Battle on the Runway | Photo courtesy of World of Wonder

The entire cast of RuPaul's Drag Race, Season 10 will participate in the Battle on the Runway: Aquaria, Asia O'Hara, Blair St. Clair, Dusty Ray Bottoms, Eureka, Kalorie Karbashian, Kameron Michaels, Mahem Miller, Monique Heart, Miz Cracker, Monet X Change, The Vixen, Vanessa Mateo, and Yuhua Hamasaki. Queens face-off with Dance Queens in an unforgettable runway show at the Belasco Theatre that combines fashion with high-energy performance. Shangela hosts this legendary battle of Looks versus Dance! Doors at 8pm, show starts at 9pm. 21 and over only.

  • General Admission tickets are $49. Party around the runway. Standing room and the closest spot to all the action.
  • Balcony Seating is $69 per person. Watch the show from your reserved seat on the balcony.

World of Queens (Saturday, May 12)

RuPaul's DragCon LA 2018 World of Queens
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Travel the globe inside the historic Orpheum Theatre with stops at the favorite countries of Acid Betty, Detox, Kim Chi, Kennedy Davenport, Latrice Royale, Violet Chachki, and Valentina. Featuring DJ Lady Bunny. Doors at 8pm, show starts at 9pm. World of Queens is an all-ages event.

  • General Seating is $49. Regular seat in the rear orchestra, rear mezzanine or balcony.
  • Premium Seating is $69 and features a premium seat in the front orchestra or front mezzanine.

RuPaul's DragCon Pageant (Sunday, May 13)

RuPaul's DragCon LA 2018 Pageant
RuPaul's DragCon LA 2018 Pageant | Photo courtesy of World of Wonder

On the final night of DragCon, the Orpheum Theatre welcomes first eliminated queens to return for the Crown; Coco Montrese, Naysha Lopez, Pandora Boxx, Porkchop, Tempest DuJour, Vanessa Mateo, and Venus DLite. Your favorite Drag Race Stars display their charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent to earn your vote in the first annual DragCon Pageant. Michelle Visage hosts Runway and Talent competitions to help you choose a winner! Lineup to be announced closer to the event. Doors at 8pm, show starts at 9pm. This is an all ages event.

  • General Seating is $49. Regular seat in the rear orchestra, rear mezzanine or balcony.
  • Premium Seating is $69 and features a premium seat in the front orchestra or front mezzanine.