RuPaul's DragCon Adds Bold and Provocative Zumanity to its Lineup & Announces Kick-Off Event

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RuPaul's DragCon - the first drag convention in HERstory - adds provocative Las Vegas cabaret-style production Zumanity to its lineup. DragCon also announced the DragCon Ball -- a drag queens-studded event to celebrate the inaugural year of the convention.

RuPaul's DragCon is the first drag convention in HERstory!

"We promised a one-of-a-kind event that will have lovers of drag culture letting their freak flags fly high," said RuPaul. "Zumanity is on the cutting edge of entertainment and will surely be exciting to everyone at DragCon."

RuPaul’s DragCon– the first-ever drag convention in HERstory that celebrates “the art of drag, queer culture and self-expression for all,” announced a lineup addition: Zumanity™ – a provocative cabaret-style production with a Cirque du Soleil® twist. RuPaul’s DragCon, which takes place May 16-17 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, is spearheaded by RuPaul and World of Wonder, and will be a glittering weekend with the largest-ever gathering of drag queens and gay icons.

Zumanity is an adult-themed 90-minute production that blends playful innuendo with daring eroticism – only at New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Emceed by “Mistress of Sensuality” Edie (famed drag diva Christopher Kenney), and distinguished by an unconventional culture of artists, the production renders a tale of emotional freedom, natural beauty and acceptance of differences. At RuPaul’s DragCon, Edie and members of the cast and crew will give you a peek behind the curtain of Las Vegas’ sexiest cabaret with stories about the show’s creation, a make-up demonstration, and samples of Thierry Mugler’s fabulous costumes. New choreography by young French dance sensation Yanis Marshall will be demonstrated by two hot guys in heels.

“We promised a one-of-a-kind event that will have lovers of drag culture letting their freak flags fly high,” said RuPaul. “Zumanity is on the cutting edge of entertainment and will surely be exciting to everyone at DragCon.”

DragCon also announced the DragCon Ball, an official event to celebrate the inauguration of RuPaul’s DragCon. The drag queen-studded event will take place at The Conga Room at LA Live on Friday May 15th. Tickets are $10 in advance and $20 at the door.

DragCon will be packed with a wide range of programming:


There will also be Q&A sessions with the queens themselves, as well as fashion, make-up and styling workshops (“She-crets of a Drag Queen”) for men and women. Attendees can also shop the floor for shoes, apparel, art and other fabulous products.

Scheduled to appear are RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Martha Wash, Linda Clifford, Big Freedia, Faith Evans, Peter Paige, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Teri Nunn, Coco Peru, James St. James, Peaches Christ, Chi Chi LaRue, G.LO.W., Hot Chocolate, and Courtney Stodden, as well as the crowned queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race, Bianca del Rio, Jinkx Monsoon, Chad Michaels, Sharon Needles, Raja, Tyra Sanchez, and Bebe Zahara Benet. Plus, more Drag Race royalty including Jujubee, Alyssa Edwards, Latrice Royale, Delta Work, Detox, Willam, Alaska 5000, Ivy Winters, Katya, Morgan McMichaels, Kandy Ho, Manila Luzon, Jade Sotomayor, Victoria "Porkchop" Parker, Darienne Lake, Tatiana, Laganja Estranja, Mariah Balenciaga, Jasmine Masters, Sasha Belle, Jiggly Caliente, Yara Sofia, Kelly Mantle, Jessica Wild, Mimi Imfurst, Venus D Lite, Pearl, Tempest Du Jour, Gia Gunn, Joslyn Fox, Mrs. Kasha Davis, Tammie Brown, Jade Jolie, and Ongina – and more!

Tickets are on sale at starting at $30. VIP Experience tickets sold out quickly, so get your tickets now! Fans can purchase photos and autographs at the show. For more info follow @RuPaulsDragCon on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and follow the hashtag #DragCon!


RuPaul skyrocketed to international fame with the release of the album Supermodel of the World, which was followed by roles in over 50 films and television sitcoms, the host of The RuPaul Show (VH1), morning drive radio on WKTU & WNEW and currently hosts the podcast What’s the Tee? With Michelle Visage. RuPaul has been a spokesperson for WebEx, Rockport and was awarded a seven-year contract as the “first face of M.A.C. Cosmetics.” Wax portraits of RuPaul are displayed at Madame Tussauds in both NYC and San Francisco. RuPaul is the author of the autobiography Lettin' It All Hang Out and Workin' It. Released in 2014, “Born Naked" is RuPaul’s 10th and highest charting studio album to date. RuPaul is returning as a judge for the second season of the hit GSN series, Skin Wars. RuPaul is Executive Producer and Host of the global phenomenon "RuPaul's Drag Race" on Logo, entering its 7th hit season.


Innovative production company World of Wonder is behind such entertaining hit series as RuPaul's Drag Race (Logo), Million Dollar Listing (Bravo), CandidlyNicole (VH1), Big Freedia (Fuse), Friends to Lovers (Bravo), and Island Hunters (HGTV). RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo) won the 2014 TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming. Big Freedia (Fuse) won the 2014 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program, and Million Dollar Listing NY (Bravo) was a 2014 Emmy® Award nominee for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program. World of Wonder has also created award-winning films and documentaries such as Inside Deep Throat, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Wishful Drinking, Monica in Black and White, and The Last Beekeeper, which won an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Nature Programming. Seven of their films have premiered at the Sundance Film festival including Becoming Chaz and Party Monster, the documentary and feature film starring Macaulay Culkin. Their most recent feature I Am Britney Jean (E!) offers an intimate look at Britney Spears' journey into residency in Las Vegas. World of Wonder has created a substantial digital footprint with its YouTube channel WOWPresents, along with an award-winning blog, The WOW Report. Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey authored The World According to Wonder, celebrating 21 years of production, which can be found online at Randy and Fenton were honored with the IDA Pioneer Award in December 2014, celebrating exceptional achievement, leadership, and vision in the nonfiction and documentary community.

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